Max Gladstone is the author of The Empress of Forever (Tor, 2019) and co-author, with Amal El-Mohtar, of This Is How You Lose the Time War (Saga, 2019), as well as the author of the Hugo-nominated Craft Sequence, of which the most recent novel is Ruin of Angels (, 2017). Max’s interactive mobile game Choice of the Deathless (Choice of Games, 2013) was nominated for the XYZZY Award, and his critically acclaimed short fiction has appeared on and in Uncanny Magazine, and in anthologies such as XO Orpheus: Fifty New Myths (Penguin, 2013) and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales (Saga, 2016). In addition to his solo and creator-owned work, Max is the lead writer on the Bookburners serial (Serial Box, 2014-2019) and a contributing writer on The Witch Who Came In from the Cold (Serial Box, 2015-2016), and he contributed a comic for the Kodansha Press anthology Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network (Kodansha, 2018). Max has sung in Carnegie Hall and was once thrown from a horse in Mongolia.