Timothy Zahn is the "New York Times" bestselling and Hugo Award- winning author of more than thirty original science fiction novels and dozens of short stories. "Dragon and Thief," in his young-adult Dragonback series, was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He is the author of more than a half dozen Star Wars novels, including "Heir to the Empire," the bestselling Star Wars spin-off novel of all time. He lives in coastal Oregon.
"Hang on! Hugo-winner Zahn takes off on a rip-roaring interstellar train ride with hard-boiled hero Frank Compton tough-guy PI fiction and characters straight out of Dick Tracy make this night train a juicily familiar joyride." --"Publishers Weekly" on "Night Train to Rigel" "An inventive plot Zahn's strength is hard science fiction, and he excels at technical description. The comic-book-like nonstop action will attract fans of the genre." --"Romantic Times BOOKreviews" on "Night Train to Rigel" "Zahn plays out his suspense as deftly as always, building a tense situation and ultimately defusing it in believable and pleasing ways." --"Locus" on "Manta's Gift" "Zahn paints every futuristic detail with gleamy realism and mock-scientific dialogue that streams with starship hardware and military trooper talk. Immensely appealing." --"Kirkus Reviews" on "Angelmass" "Through in-depth characterization, as well as toothsome scientific and political mysteries, Zahn unfolds an intricate tale of adventure sure to please his many fans." --"Publishers Weekly" on "Angelmass""