John Ringois author of theNew York Timesbest-selling Posleen War series which so far includesA Hymn Before Battle,Gust Front,When the Devil Dances, andHell's Faire, as well as the connected novelsCally's War(with Julie Cochrane),The Hero(with Michael Z. Williamson), andWatch on the Rhine(with Tom Kratman), and is the hottest new science fiction writer since David Weber. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his novels of high-tech future war.Travis S. Taylor--?Doc? Taylor to his friends--has earned his soubriquet the hard way: He has a Doctorate in Optical Science and Engineering, a Master's degree in Physics, a Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering, a Master's degree in Astronomy, and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Taylor has worked on various programs for the Department of Defense and NASA for the past sixteen years. He's currently working on several advanced propulsion concepts, very large space telescopes, space-based beamed energy systems, and next generation space launch concepts. He lives in Auburn, AL with his wife Karen and their daughter.Ringo, John is the author of 'Vorpal Blade ', published 2007 under ISBN 9781416521297 and ISBN 1416521291.