Les Johnson is a futurist, author, and NASA technologist. Publishers Weekly noted that “The spirit of Arthur C. Clarke and his contemporaries is alive and well . . .” when describing his novel, Mission to Methone. His most recent novels, The Spacetime War and Saving Proxima (with co-author, Travis Taylor), were published in 2021. In his day job at NASA, Les leads the Near-Earth Asteroid Scout mission that will use a 925 square foot solar sail to propel a small spacecraft to rendezvous with an asteroid.