Erec Stebbins is the author of the new thriller The Ragnarök Conspiracy, which took root in him after he witnessed the destruction of Sept. 11, 2001, from his Manhattan apartment. He received a degree in physics from Oberlin College in 1992, and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Cornell University in 1999. He previously co-authored a science textbook and was interviewed by The New York Times. He is a “religious liberal, a skeptical inquirer and an emotional theist.” He currently lives and works in New York City as a scientist and professor in biomedical research.