Michael Swanwick has received the Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, World Fantasy and Hugo Awards, and has the pleasant distinction of having been nominated for and lost more of these same awards than any other human being. He has written nine novels, a hundred and fifty short stories, many works of flash fiction, and much nonfiction. His latest novel is Chasing the Phoenix, in which post-Utopian con men Darger and Surplus accidentally conquer China. He is currently at work on a new novel and more short fiction. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Marianne Porter.