Female Fantasy Authors, November 2012
The Speed of Dark, a science fiction near-future tale told from the viewpoint of an autistic computer programmer, won Elizabeth Moon the 2003 Nebula for Best Novel, and it is mind-blowing. A former computer specialist in the US Marine Corps, Moon has been publishing stellar fantasy and hard science fiction works since 1988, primarily within her Paksennarrion Series of sword and sorcery adventure. Within Vatta's War, Moon pulls out the stops for a militaristic space adventure. Moon is a capable author in both realms, wielding a sword or a blaster with competence.