Max Gladstone has been thrown from a horse in Mongolia and nominated (twice!) for the John W Campbell Best New Writer Award. Tor Books published his third novel, Full Fathom Five, in July 2014. The first two books in his Craft Sequence, Three Parts Dead and Two Serpents Rise, came out in October 2012 and 2013. Last First Snow, the next Craft Sequence novel, will hit shelves in July 2015. Max's game, Choice of the Deathless, was nominated for the XYZZY Interactive Fiction Award.