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Derek Künsken is a science fiction and fantasy writer living in Gatineau, Québec. His fiction has sold to Asimov’s, On Spec, Black Gate, and other markets. Although trained as a molecular biologist, he left science to work with street children in Latin America and eventually found a career in refugee issues. When not writing, he is invariably found with his six-year old son playing with action figures, building forts, or reading comic books. He is just finishing a fantasy novel set seven years after the events in this story.

Stories by Derek Künsken:
  • “The God Thieves”Issue #84, December 15, 2011
  • "A lot of neat stuff in this scenario. ...the real emphasis here is on the religious issues, the struggle for personal salvation and the peril of the soul." —Lois Tilton, Locus online