As a Senior Space Research Analyst at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, Brian Enke researches Mars and asteroid science, artificial intelligence and robotics algorithms, and remote sensing technologies. Prior to 2001, he worked for 17 years as a senior integrator and complex-system problem solver at Bell Labs. Brian currently assists or advises several space advocacy groups including 4Frontiers, the MarsDrive Consortium, the National Space Society, and the Mars Society. In his part-time writing career, he has written and published /Shadows of Medusa/, a full-length mystery/science fiction novel about Mars exploration (http://www.ShadowsOfMedusa.com). His long-awaited sequel is currently in-progress. Brian also led the development of a series of Mars settlement short stories for the young-adult market featuring several distinguished science fiction authors (http://www.Crazy4Mars.com). He writes on-line articles analyzing the space industry for The Examiner (http://www.examiner.com/x-2558-Denver-Space-Industry-Examiner), and he delights in assisting other aspiring authors further their writing careers.