Born 1968 in Jerusalem to a literature teacher and an astronomy buff, Eyal Teler took to SF/F in high school, advancing from Hebrew translations of genre standards to English, largely, he says, thanks to a seeming inexhaustible supply of Perry Rhodan novels. He attended the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, graduating with an M.Sc. in computer science, and has been a software developer ever since, creating, among other products, games, an AI chip and a 3D 360 degree camera. Teler credits the online Critters writing workshop with his first and only sale so far, “Possibilities,” to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 2003. The story was a response to Bradbury’s story, “Quid Pro Quo,” published in 2000. He later sold the story through the online service Fictionwise, earning a majestic $2.20, the proceeds of which he never banked, as check-cashing charges in Israel exceeded the value of the check. Henceforth, writing took the far back seat to family and work responsibilities – Teler is married and has two children – and although he has considered writing a novel centered on the female protagonist of his story, time, he says, has eluded them both.