Dutchman Django Mathijsen was born in 1966 to professional musicians. He worked as a jazz-organist while studying engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, and was a technical consultant on the award winning British TV-programs Robot Wars and TechnoGames. As a science journalist and editor, he’s written over three hundred articles for English and Dutch magazines, and—combining music and technology—wrote a book about the Hammond-organ. He now concentrates on composing music and writing fiction. Django has been published in all Dutch SF&F magazines—Pure Fantasy, Wonderwaan, and SF Terra—and his work has won the Unleash Award (twice), the Brugse Boekhandel Fantasy Award and the NCSF-prize. In March 2010, Mando Vidé en het Robotbevrijdingsfront, his first (Dutch SF) novel, was published by Books of Fantasy. “Tears in the River” is his first English fiction publication. Visit Djanjo online.