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Catherine Asaro

Two-time Nebula ® award winner Catherine Asaro writes science fiction, fantasy and thrillers, and has over twenty-seven novels, as well as many novellas, short stories and non-fiction. Her acclaimed “Ruby Dynasty series,” also known as “The Skolian Saga,” combines adventure, hard science, math, romance and fast-paced action. Baen Books (distributed by Simon & Schuster) published her book Undercity  in 2014, the first in a new series set in the Ruby Dynasty universe. The next book,The Bronze Skies, comes out from Baen in September, 2017. Asaro earned her doctorate in theoretical chemical physics from Harvard. She currently directs the Chesapeake Math Program and coaches some of the top-ranked math students in the country. She is a member of SIGMA, a think tank of speculative writers that advises the government on future trends affecting national security. She is also known for her advocacy in bringing girls and women into STEM fields. She has been an invited speaker at various institutions, including the National Academy of Sciences, Harvard, Georgetown, NASA, the New Zealand Context Writer's program, and the US Naval Academy. In May, 2018, she will be appearing at the Guest of Honor at Balticon 52.