About the Author
Eric Flint is the author/creator of the "New York Times" best-selling Ring of Fire series, the most popular alternate history series today. With David Drake he has written six popular novels in the Belisarius series, and with David Weber collaborated on "1633," and "1634: The Baltic War," two novels in the Ring of Fire series, and on "Crown of Slaves," a best of the year pick by "Publishers Weekly," and its sequel, "Torch of Freedom." Flint received his masters degree in history from UCLA and was for many years a labor union activist. He lives in East Chicago, IL, with his wife and is working on more books in the best-selling Ring of Fire series. Ryk E. Spoor, while earning his masters degree in Pittsburgh, became a playtesting consultant and writer for the Wizards of the Coast, the leading publisher of role-playing games and related novels. He now lives in East Greenbush, NY, working as a technical proposal writer for a high-tech R&D firm, and spending his non-writing time with his wife and sons. Baen published his first novel, "Digital Knight," in 2003.