David MacNeal (author, etc.)


Denver-based journalist exploring the fringes of science, culture, and story. My nonfiction book Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2017 and translated into three languages. Currently managing content during the day and writing a novel in between.

Frequent contributor to WIRED with bylines also appearing in WSJViceMedium, Los Angeles MagazineOnion A.V. ClubPacific Standard, 5280ArsTechnicaOutside, and others.

My WIRED stories covered a gamut of intrigue—from 3-D printed body partscloud speakers, bug sushi, and Darwin’s facial expressions to my feature story on the banana-clad madness of Decentralized Dance Parties.

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