Simon Gonzalez writes science fiction short stories and little one-liners on this site. His book, Miners, is a cypherpunk biohacking tale set in Texas.

Simon earned a PhD in biological sciences and co-authored a handful of scientific articles, including work on alternative genetic systems. He is currently researching ways to turn DNA, the “blueprint” of cells, into useful technology. Born and raised on the border of South Texas, he now resides in Massachusetts.


Long ago, cells that were not based on DNA lived and then met extinction, setting the stage for the rise of our DNA-based ancestors. ALIENBUTTS.COM is dedicated to these pioneers.

May your true potentials be realized on other, gentler planets.

And may our future interactions be like those of old friends.