In the year 2035, medical experiments on monkeys have evolved to serve a sinister purpose.[audio:lauranelson-monkeyretreat.mp3|titles=Monkey Retreat|artists=Laura Nelson]
Laura Nelson has a doctorate in neuroscience, used to be a science journalist and is about to start helping to run a medical ethics charity. Her short fiction stories have been published in the anthology Decongested Tales and the science magazine Nature, and she had two stories in Litro magazine in 2009, one of which (‘Majuto’) was listed as a favourite on the website for a year. Laura has written guest articles about writing in literary magazines and political commentary in the Guardian’s Comment is Free, and is working on her second novel. She blogs at delilah-mj.blogspot.com.