James Alan Gardner
James Alan Gardner got his M. Math in Applied Math with a thesis on black holes…then he began writing science fiction instead. He has published eight novels, and numerous short stories in magazines/anthologies. He has won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and the Aurora award, and has been a finalist (twice) for both the Hugo and the Nebula awards. He lives in Kitchener, Ontario with a mistrustful rabbit. In his spare time, he plays piano and teaches kung fu.