Derek Stéphane Künsken writes science fiction, fantasy and horror in Ottawa. His fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Analog, a multiple times in Asimov’s Science Fiction. His work as been reprinted in various languages, has appeared on StarShip Sofa and all three Escape Artists podcasts, as well as Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year, Baen’s Year’s Best Military SF and Space Opera, and Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy. He has been short-listed for the Aurora and won the Asimov’s Readers’ Award. He blogs at BlackGate.com, tweets at @derekkunsken and keeps the world up to date at www.derekkunsken.com.