Karen Traviss is a New York Times bestselling author of military science fiction whose critically acclaimed Wess’har novels have been nominated for the Philip K. Dick and Campbell awards. She also writes Star Wars novels for Lucasfilm, where she explores the same themes of identity, species, and political and personal corruption. A former defense correspondent, and TV and newspaper journalist, she has also served in the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service and the Territorial Army. She lives in Wiltshire, England. You can visit her Web site at www.karentraviss.com.