Megan E. O'Keefe was raised amongst journalists, and as soon as she was able joined them by crafting a newsletter which chronicled the daily adventures of the local cat population. She has worked in both arts management and graphic design, and has won Writers of the Future and the Gemmell Morningstar Award. Velocity Weapon, the first novel in her Protectorate series, was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award for Best Novel. Megan lives in the Bay Area of California.
Brimming with unconventional gender dynamics and shifting identities, The Blighted Stars is character-driven science fiction at its best - a taut novel with human questions at its heart -- E. J. Beaton on THE BLIGHTED STARS Addictive space opera full of intrigue, visceral danger and deeply personal stakes -- J. S. Dewes on THE BLIGHTED STARD Riveting adventure at a rocketing pace, with engaging characters thrown in for good measure! -- Connie Willis on THE BLIGHTED STARS Emotional arcs and action sequences, vivid worldbuilding, and interesting explorations of body printing and corporate servitude provide an immersive story . . . O'Keefe's latest has the intrigue, surprises, and high stakes of her previous novels -- LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)