Maggie Koerth-Baker is a journalist and the science editor at the award-winning blog BoingBoing.net. Before the Lights Go Out, her book about infrastructure and the future of energy in the United States, will be published in April. The book focuses on the big-picture trends that will shape what we can and cannot do to solve our energy problems in the short term. Along the way, there is storytelling, nuanced analysis, some surprising history, and a few jokes.
Fascinated by a wide range of scientific research, Koerth-Baker has written about everything from the developmental psychology of humans and animals, to Midwestern farmers making use of locally produced energy resources. Her work has been published in magazines and on websites, including Discover, Popular Science, National Geographic News, and Scientific American.