Michael Z. Williamson is an immigrant from the UK and Canada, a retired veteran of the USAF and US Army, a writer of things SF-ey, fantasy and techno-ey, a bladesmith and a firearms enthusiast. He has multiple novels with Baen, three with HarperCollins, dozens of shorts and articles in magazines and sites all over, and has consulted and served as armorer for Discovery and Outdoor Channel productions. He's also Editor-at-Large of Survivalblog. When not writing, he's a craftsman and purveyor of SharpPointyThings.com, and tests and reviews firearms and other outdoor gear for manufacturers. His new collection 'Tour of Duty" will be available from Baen Books in August.