About the Author
Eric Flint is the author of the "New York Times" best seller "1634: The Galileo Affair" (with Andrew Dennis)--a novel in his top-selling "Ring of Fire" alternate history series. His first novel for Baen, "Mother of Demons," was picked by "Science Fiction Chronicle" as a best novel of the year. His "1632," which launched the ring of Fire series, won widespread critical praise, as from "Publishers Weekly," which called him "an SF author of particular note, one who can entertain and edify in equal, and major, measure." A longtime labor union activist with a master's degree in history, he currently resides in northwest Indiana with his wife Lucille. Virginia DeMarce, after jobs as peculiar as counting raisins for the Calif. Dept. of Agriculture, received her Ph.D. in Early Modern European History from Stanford University. She has published a book on German military settlers in Canada after the American Revolution and has served as president of the National Genealogical Society. She taught at Northwest Missouri State University and at George Mason University. She has had stories in the "Ring of Fire" anthology and "Grantville Gazette" (#1), and more stories in the online "Grantville "