About the Author
is the author of the New York Times
best seller 1634: The Galileo Affair
(with Andrew Dennis)—a novel in his top-selling “Ring of Fire” alternate history series. His first novel for Baen, Mother of Demons
, was picked by Science Fiction Chronicle
as a best novel of the year. His 1632
, which launched the ring of Fire series, won widespread critical praise, as from Publishers Weekly
, which called him “an SF author of particular note, one who can entertain and edify in equal, and major, measure.” A longtime labor union activist with a Master’s Degree in history, he currently resides in northwest Indiana with his wife Lucille.