Born in 1944, Glen Cook grew up in northern California, served in the U.S. Navy, attended the University of Missouri, and was one of the earliest graduates of the well-known "Clarion" workshop SF writers. Since 1971 he has published a large number of SF and fantasy novels, including the "Dread Empire" series, the occult-detective "Garrett" novels, and the very popular "Black Company" sequence that began with the publication of "The Black Company" in 1984. Among his SF novels is "A Passage at Arms." After working many years for General Motors, Cook now writes full-time. He lives near St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife Carol.
"Sheer page-turning fun--indeed, sometimes I turned the pages so
quickly in the heat of adventure that I had to turn back again to
see what actually happened!"
--Robin McKinley, author of "The Hero and the Crown"