JAMES ALAN GARDNER has twice won the Aurora Award from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association, as well as the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for short fiction, and the Asimov's Reader's Choice Award. He lives in Ontario.
A very smart, funny, thrilling, and quite original science fictional treatment of magic by a master of both, featuring an irresistibly appealing heroine. --Spider Robinson James Alan Gardner is a genius. He always knocks my socks off with his inventive use of language, wild imagination, and engaging storytelling, and this novel is his best yet. You'll love it--it's an absolute joy, managing to be funny, moving, and exciting all at once. --Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Quantum Night Read this! It's brilliant, fast-moving FUN. The writing just POPS. A witty, wild ride. -- Ed Greenwood, New York Times bestselling author