David Drake was attending Duke University Law School when he was
drafted. He served the next two years in the Army, spending 1970 as
an enlisted interrogator with the 11th armored Cavalry in Viet Nam
and Cambodia. Upon return he completed his law degree at Duke and
was for eight years Assistant Town Attorney for Chapel Hill, North
Carolina. He has been a full-time freelance writer since 1981.
Besides the bestselling Hammer's Slammers series, his books for
Baen include With the Lightnings and its sequel Lt. Leary,
Commanding, Ranks of Bronze, Starliner, All the Way to the Gallows,
Redliners, and many more. His most recent novels are Paying the
Piper, a new Hammer's Slammers novel, and The Far Side of the
Stars, the latest in the popular Lt. Leary series.
Jim Baen has been the editor of Galaxy magazine, of Ace Books, of Tor Books, and has for two decades helmed Baen Books, a powerhouse in science fiction publishing and the world's leading publisher of military science fiction.
Eric Flint's impressive first novel, Mother of Demons (Baen), was selected by SF Chronicle as one of the best novels of 1997. His next solo novel, 1632, sold out its first hardcover printing and went back to press almost immediately, and received enthusiastic critical praise. With David Drake he has written five popular novels in the Belisarius series. Flint has also begun a highly-praised fantasy adventure series, so far comprising The Philosophical Strangler and Forward the Mage. Flint received his masters degree in history from UCLA and was for many years a labor union activist. He lives in East Chicago, IN, with his wife.