Stephen Dando-Collins is the author of the acclaimed CAPTAIN BLIGH'S OTHER MUTINY and a successful series of popular histories about the legions of ancient Rome published in the US, UK, and Australia: CAESAR'S LEGION, NERO'S KILLING MACHINE , CLEOPATRA'S KIDNAPPERS, MARK ANTONY'S HEROES. He is also the author of the American history STANDING BEAR IS A PERSON. This book has been optioned by Hollywood filmmakers. His historical novel THE INQUEST, was published in the US, Canada, Spain and Italy. PASTEUR'S GAMBIT HAS BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR THE SCIENCE AWARD IN THE VICTORIAN PREMIERS LITERARY AWARDS FOR 2009.