Anne McCaffrey was the Hugo Award-winning author of the bestselling Dragonriders of Pern(R) novels, the Brainship series,
and many others. She remains one of the most popular science fiction authors of all time. New York Times best-selling author
and former Marine Elizabeth Moon has written many novels, including the Paksenarrion fantasy trilogy (available from Baen
as The Deed of Paksenarrion and also as separate books), the Heris Serrano space adventure series (the first three novels
of which have been combined as Heris Serrano), and Remnant Population, which was a Hugo Award finalist. For Del Rey, she has
written Command Decision, Engaging the Enemy, Marque and Reprisal, Trading in Danger, and the Nebula Award winner The Speed
of Dark. After earning a degree in history from Rice University, Moon went on to obtain a degree in biology from the University
of Texas, Austin. She lives in Florence, Texas, with her husband and son.