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About the Editor

Valerie Thompson is a book worm, board-gamer, backpacker, and alliteration enthusiast. Trained as a neuroscientist, Valerie served as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation before joining the editorial staff at Science in 2014.

Have a suggestion for a book or media review? Interested in writing one? Email Valerie at indicating why you believe the work would be of interest to Science readers, and, for prospective authors, why you are well-positioned to write the review.

If you wish to submit an item for review for consideration, please email Valerie at