Micaiah Johnson is the Compton Crook Award-winning author of The Space Between Worlds. Her debut novel was an Editors’ Choice at The New York Times and was named one of best books of 2020 and one of the best science fiction books of the last decade by NPR. Her follow-up novel, Those Beyond the Wall, an eerily timely looked at violence during apartheid, was released March 12th, 2024. She is a doctoral candidate at Vanderbilt University, where her work focuses on the intersections of race and technology.