Leah Schnelbach is a staff writer for Tor.com. They earned their MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College in 2012, and their work has been published in Lumina and Anamesa. When they're not writing for Tor.com they edit fiction for No Tokens Journal and work on a Novel of Unusual Size. Turn-ons include scruffy-looking nerf-herders, good espresso, and the Oxford comma. Turn-offs include Objectivism, unnecessary prequels, and the death of the author.