For two decades, Christopher Anvil had nimerous stories in the leading fiction magazines, and was a frequest and popular contributor to the leading magazine, Analog, where he consisitently ranked high in the reader's polls, and had several stories nominated for Hugo and Nebula awards. Like Keith Laumer, he has a rare ability to combine fast-moving adventure with wry humor. His previous books for Baen were Pandora's Legions, Interstellar Patrol, Interstellar Patrol II: The Federation of Humanity, and The Trouble with Aliens. His other novles include Strangers in Paradise; Warlord's World; The Steel,
the Mist, and the Blazing Sun; and The Day the Machines Stopped.