Dr Bronwyn Lovell is a poet, novelist, and scholar of science fiction and space history. Her essays have been published by Science Fiction Film and Television, The Journal of Feminist Scholarship, and the National Gallery of Victoria. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies including Best Australian Poems, Australian Love Poems, and Borderless: A transnational anthology of feminist poetry, and journals including Meanjin, Southerly, Antipodes, and Strange Horizons. She has won the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award and been shortlisted for the Dorothy Hewett Award, Judith Wright Poetry Prize, Fair Australia Prize, Speculate Prize, Newcastle Poetry Prize, Bridport Prize, and Montreal International Poetry Prize. She holds a certificate in space studies from the International Space University and teaches creative writing and screen studies at the University of South Australia. Her debut novel, The Best of Both Worlds, is forthcoming from the University of Western Australia Publishing.In Bed with Animals is her first poetry collection.