Aaron Allston was an editor of The Space Gamer magazine, which won the H.G. Wells Award for Best Role-Playing Magazine in 1982. Allston later became a freelance game designer, working for Hero Games and Dungeons & Dragons publisher TSR. He is the author of Web of Danger, game-based fiction supporting the Top Secret/S.I. game line, as well as the original fantasy Galatea in 2-0. and multiple Star Wars novels. He now writes fiction full time. He lives in the Austin area.