Bennett Coles has a degree in naval history and served 15 years as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. His first novel, Virtues of War, won the Cygnus Award grand prize for science fiction and spawned two follow-on novels, plus a short story in the 2017 anthology Infinite Stars. He lives in Victoria, Canada, with his wife and two sons.
“A rollicking read. --Scifi Pulse “The big ship energy is real. --Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog “The kind of authentic-feeling space navy action that you'd expect from a master like Jack Campbell. --Michael Mammay, author of Planetside Bennett R. Coles ranks among my go-to list in SF. Entertaining and intelligent storytelling and terrific characters. In Winds of Marque, Coles may well have invented a whole new subgenre that has me scrambling for a description--Steam Space? Whatever you call it, a blast to read. --Steven Erikson, New York Times bestselling author