About the Author
Catherine Asaro has an M.A. in physics, and a Ph.D. in chemical physics, both from Harvard. She has done research at the University of Toronto, The Max Planck Institute, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. A former ballet and jazz dancer, she founded the Mainly Jazz Dance program at Harvard and now teaches at the Caryl Maxwell Classical Ballet. She has written sixteen novels in the popular Skolian Saga as well as two near-future technothrillers, "The Veiled Web" and "The Phoenix Code." Her other books for Baen include "The Ruby Dice," "Alpha" and "Sunrise Alley."" "She currently runs Molecudyne Research and lives in Maryland with her husband and daughter.