Bio: Stephen Leigh has published twenty-some novels and several short stories, under both his own name and pseudonymously. His fiction has won several awards within the science fiction and fantasy fields. He also teaches Creative Writing courses at a local university. His other interests and avocations include music (he spent several years playing full-time for various rock and jazz groups, and still plays in a two bands ... and you can sometimes catch him singing and playing on his own at conventions), the Japanese martial art Aikido (in which he holds the rank of Nidan), art (he has a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art), history, language and sociology, prowling the web (he has a web site at www.farrellworlds.com and a Livejournal account) and finding spare bits of free time. He is married to his best friend and favorite first reader, Denise Parsley Leigh; they have two children who are growing impossibly old.