Carolyn Ives Gilman’s latest novel is a space exploration adventure, Dark Orbit, due out in 2015 from Tor. Her other books include Isles of the Forsaken and Ison of the Isles, a two-book series about culture clash and revolution in an enchantment-shrouded island nation. Her first novel, Halfway Human, was called “one of the most compelling explorations of gender and power in recent SF” by Locusmagazine. Some of her short fiction can be found in Aliens of the Heart and Candle in a Bottle, both from Aqueduct Press, and in Arkfall and The Ice Owl, from Arc Manor. Her short fiction has appeared in Fantasy and Science Fiction, The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Lightspeed, Phantom Drift, Bending the Landscape, Interzone, Universe, Full Spectrum, Realms of Fantasy, and others. Her work has been translated and reprinted in France, Poland, Russia, Romania, the Czech Republic, Sweden, and Germany. She has been nominated for the Nebula Award three times and for the Hugo once. In her professional career, Gilman is a historian specializing in 18th- and early 19th-century North American history, particularly frontier and Native history. She lives in Washington, D.C. and works at the National Museum of the American Indian.