Eleanor Arnason is the author of five published novels and a number of poems and short stories. She has received the James Tiptree, Jr. award for "gender-bending SF," and the Mythopoeic Society's Fantasy Award for A WOMAN OF THE IRON PEOPLE. She has also received the Minnesota Book Award for RING OF SWORDS. Her earlier novels include THE SWORD SMITH, TO THE RESURRECTION STATION, and DAUGHTER OF THE BEAR KING. Her short stories include "The Warlord of Saturn," "The Lovers" (a preliminary nominee for awards in 1996), "Ace 167," "The Hound of Merin," and many others which have appeared in Orbit, New Improved Sun, Tales of the Unanticipated, Xanadu, A Room of One's Own, New Women of Wonder and The Norton Book of SF.