About the Author
Michael A. Stackpole got his first rejection slip in 1964, at the tender age of six. He got the next one in 1976, and they arrived with more frequency after that. Clearly clueless about the fact that other folks didn't think he could write, he persisted. Shifting his sights temporarily, he moved into the game industry, writing and designing products for companies like Flying Buffalo, Inc., TSR Inc., Mayfair Games, FASA Corp., Interplay Productions, Steve Jackson Games, and West END
Games. In 1987--self-deluded into believing rejection could no longer hurt him--he convinced the folks at FASA to let him write novels for them, which they did (the twelfth of which will see print later in 1998).
In the realm of fiction he is best known for his bestselling Star Wars X-wing Rogue Squadron novels. An Enemy Reborn is the fourth novel he has written in a universe of his own devising (or as some folks put it, this is his fourth "real novel"--save for those pundits in the SF industry who consider anything containing magick to be trash.) (And he'd live in terror that said pundits might -see this sort of contemptuous remark and think !If of him, but he really doesn't care what they think).
In his spare time he plays Indoor soccer (and at this writing has a three-game scoring streak going), rides a bicycle, and has actually cut down on his television watching (yet another sign of the coming apocalypse). He lives in Arizona with Liz Danforth and three Welsh Cardigan Corgis: Ruthless, Ember, and Saint.