Scott Westerfeld is a software designer, a composer of music for modern dance, and the author of four previous novels. He lives in New York City and Sydney, Australia.
"The concluding half of a superior space adventure yarn, filled with romance, betrayal, and terrific ordnance."--"Locus "on" The Killing of Worlds " "A superb job of depicting an escalating space battle between human and rival Rix (cyborg) forces, with its constantly amazing but logical weapons and tactics, as well as political maneuvering back at the imperial capital. Vivid characterization and a witty, laconic style lift this far above the space-opera average."--"Publishers Weekly "on" The Killing of Worlds " "The successor to "The Risen Empire" is just as fine a rip-roaring space opera, with its strength residing in the characters, all of them involved in believable dilemmas, even Herd, the supposedly emotionless cyborg Rix soldier who finds love."--"Booklist "on" The Killing of Worlds "