Harry Turtledove--the New York Times bestselling author of numerous alternate history novels, including The Guns of the South, How Few Remain, and the Worldwar quartet--has a Ph.D. in Byzantine history. Nominated numerous times for the Nebula Award, he has won the Hugo, Sidewise, and John Esthen Cook Awards.
"Turtledove is a master of operating on a grand scale, using interconnected stories of individuals to tell a much larger tale....He treats this massive disaster in a realistic fashion, creating a world that tries to limp along in the aftermath of the greatest blow nature has ever struck against modern man."--The Maine Edge
"A classic Turtledove view of the world through the eyes of the little people story....I am looking forward to seeing how the Fergusons survive the coming action."--SFRevu