About the Author
Allen Steele was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and received his BA in communications from New England College and his MA in journalism from the University of Missouri. Before turning to science fiction, he worked as a staff writer for newspapers in Tennessee, Missouri, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC. His previous novels include Orbital Decay, Labyrinth of Night, and The Tranquility Alternative. Steele is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award in the novella category. He lives with his wife, Linda, in Whately, Massachusetts.