Eric Flint is the author/creator of the New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series, the most popular alternate history series today, including the recent Times best seller, 1636: The Kremlin Games. He collaborated with Ryk E. Spoor on two previous novels in this popular space adventure series, Boundary and Threshold. 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-writer time with his wife and sons. His solo novels for Baen include Digital Knight, Grand Central Arena, and Phoenix Rising.