Phil Hornshaw is a freelance writer, journalist, author, Internet addict and generalized nerd who hails from the Los Angeles area. He’s worked as a freelancer since 2009, covering a variety of industries and topics, including general news, technology, movies, television and video games.

Over the last decade, Hornshaw’s primary coverage area has been video games. He’s worked for a number of websites covering games and related tech, including Playboy, Complex, Polygon, Kotaku, Gamasutra, GameSpot and Appolicious.

In 2012, he published his first book with co-author and super best friend Nick Hurwitch: “So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Time Travel.” The book combines a frankly ludicrous knowledge of poplar culture with science fiction, humor, and actual science to create a sort of guidebook to time travel. Its follow-up, “The Space Hero’s Guide to Glory: How to Get Off Your Podunk Planet and Master the Final Frontier,” was published in 2015.

Today, Hornshaw’s work can most often be found on and Digital Trends. He’s also a frequent contributor to the timesuck that is Twitter.