Steven McLean's research focuses on the interconnections between literature and science in the Nineteenth Century. He is the author of The Early Fiction of H. G. Wells: Fantasies of Science (London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) (shortlisted for the 2009 British Society for Literature and Science book prize) and the editor of H. G. Wells: Interdisciplinary Essays (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008, Paperback 2009). He has written articles, reviews and encyclopedic entries on Wells. More recently, he has edited George Griffith's The Angel of the Revolution for Victorian Secrets and has written on Emile Zola. Steven has taught at a range of academic institutions.