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Susan Shwartz

About the Author Back after several years, Susan Shwartz's most recent books are a reprint of WHITE WING (with Shariann Lewitt , writing as Gordon Kendall) and THE SUBVERSIVE JOB HUNGER'S HAND BOOK. She is also responsible for HOSTILE TAKEOVER (Tor) and the VULCAN SOUL trilogy (with the late Josepha Sherman; SECOND CHANCES, a retelling of LORD JIM; a collection of short fiction called SUPPOSE THEY GAVE A PEACE and Other Stories, SHARDS OF EMPIRE (Tor) and CROSS AND CRESCENT (Tor), set in Byzantium; along with the STAR TREK novels (written with Josepha Sherman) VULCAN'S FORGE and VULCAN'S HEART. Others of her works include THE GRAIL OF HEARTS, a revisionist retelling of Wagner's PARSIFAL, and over 70 pieces of short fiction. She has been nominated for the Hugo twice, the Nebula five times, the Edgar and World Fantasy Award once, and has won the HOMer, an award for science fiction given by Compuserve. She received her B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Mount Holyoke and earned her doctorate in English from Harvard University. She has also attended summer school up at Trinity College, Oxford, and has held a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for postdoctoral study in conjunction with Dartmouth College. For the past 20 years, she's worked in the financial services industry. . Her nonfiction has appeared in VOGUE, THE NEW YORK TIMES, ANALOG, AMAZING, various encyclopedias, and collections of critical work. She is a frequent public speaker, most recently at the Naval War College, but also at the NSA, Harvard, Princeton, Mount Holyoke, the University of Connecticut, The State University of New York at Binghamton, Smith College, the Air Force Academy, and the United States Military Academy.