Born in 1945, Duncan Lunan has been a full time author, researcher, lecturer, broadcaster, editor, critic and tutor since 1970, specialising in astronomy, spaceflight and science fiction. He has published 10 books to date and contributed to 36 more, with 38 previously published stories and over 1600 articles. He was science fiction critic of the Glasgow Herald from 1971 to 1985, and ran the paper's SF and fantasy short story competition from 1986 to 1992. As Manager of the Glasgow Parks Department's Astronomy Project in 1978-79, he built the first astronomically aligned stone circle in Britain for over 3000 years (recreated at a new site in 2019); he was on the management committee of Airdrie Public Observatory from 1977 to 2008, serving as a curator for 18½ years, and ran the North Lanarkshire Astronomy Project 2006-2009. He is Past Chair of the Astronomers of the Future Club in his home town of Troon, to which he returned with his wife Linda in 2012, moving to Ayr in 2019, and back to Troon in 2020. His monthly astronomy column ‘The Sky Above You’ appears in various newspapers and magazines, and he reviews SF for Interzone and Shoreline of Infinity, as well as non-fiction for Concatenation.