About the Author
Flint Dille has spent most of his creative life on the porous border between the game business and the film business. He has designed games with Gary Gygax and written movies for Steven Spielberg. His friend, Frank Miller immortalized him as Dillios (a Spartan-ization of Dille), the narrator in 300. Flint has twice won 'Game Script of the Year' (Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and Dead to Rights) and is up for awards in 2010 for Ghostbusters and Dark Athena. He has worked on numerous franchises including Transformers (writer on Transformers: The Movie), G.I. Joe, James Bond, Batman (in Guiness Book of Videogame Records for having created the first Batman villain outside of the comics), Superman, Dungeons & Dragons, American Tail, Teen Titans, Scooby-Doo (writing a story about the guy who made all of those rubber costumes and is the grandson of the originator of Buck Rogers. He has a degree in Ancient History from U.C. Berkeley and an MFA from USC. He is also a consultant to the intelligence community. Sword of the Apocalypse was a product of his fascination with History and all things involving spies and swords.
David Liss is an award winning novelist. His debut, A Conspiracy of Paper was named a New York Times Notable Book and won him the 2001 Barry, MacAvity and Edgar awards for Best First Novel. David has also won awards for The Coffee Trader, which was also named a New York Times Notable Book and was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the year’s 25 Books to Remember. His A Spectacle of Corruption, the sequel to A Conspiracy of Paper, became a national bestseller. Other titles include Ethical Assassin, his first full-length work that is not historical fiction, The Whiskey Rebels and The Devil’s Company.