Eric Flint is a modern master of alternate history fiction, with over three million books in print in his Ring of Fire series. With David Drake he has written six popular novels in the Belisarius alternate Roman history series, and with David Weber collaborated on 1633 and 1634: The Baltic War and the Crown of Slaves Honorverse series, with latest entryNew York Times bestseller, Cauldron of Ghosts. Flint was for many years a labor union activist. He lives near Chicago, Illinois.
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 Grand Central Arena, Spheres of Influence, Paradigms Lost, and epic fantasies Phoenix Rising and Phoenix in Shadow.