Sergey and Marina Dyachenko have received numerous prestigious literary awards for their novels and short stories. They were honored as the European Science Fiction Society’s Best Writers of Europe at Eurocon 2005. Marina and Sergey are married and live in Kiev. Their short story, "The Burned Tower," originally published in Russian, was a winner of the 1999 InterPressCon Award best story of the year, and has now been translated into English for the first time.
This book was translated by Elinor Huntington, who studied Russian Literature at Barnard College and UCLA. She currently lives in Los Angeles.