David Marusek is a long-time resident of Fairbanks, Alaska. His fiction has appeared in Playboy, Nature, MIT Technology Review, and Asimov’s, and has been translated into ten languages. According to Publisher's Weekly, “Marusek's writing is ferociously smart, simultaneously horrific and funny, as he forces readers to stretch their imaginations and sympathies." Tor Books released Marusek’s first novel, Counting Heads, in 2005, and his second, Mind Over Ship, in 2009. His first short story collection, Getting to Know You, appeared in 2007 and was named a finalist for the Quill Awards. Visit his blog and website at www.marusek.com.