Elizabeth Bear is a Hugo and Sturgeon Award–winning science fiction and fantasy writer, with thirty novels and over a hundred short stories to her credit, including "Covenant," a haunting tale of neurobiology in our first collaboration, Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future. Bear has also served as a game master for tabletop roleplaying games, and has participated in collaborative and group storytelling projects such as Shadow Unit.
Melissa Gay is an award-winning illustrator of books and tabletop roleplaying games. Her credits include book covers and illustration projects with Hugo, World Fantasy, and Stoker Award–winning authors, as well as critically-acclaimed fan favorite games such as The Dresden Files, Night’s Black Agents, Trail of Cthulhu, Part-Time Gods, Mermaid Adventures, and most recently the Yellow King Roleplaying Game, based on the work of Robert W. Chambers. Her work has been featured in the annual Infected By Art anthologies for Imaginative Realist painting.