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.