Scott Bakker divides his time between writing philosophy and fantasy, and often has trouble distinguishing one from the other. He is the author of The Prince of Nothing, an epic fantasy trilogy consisting of The Darkness that Comes Before (2004), The Warrior-Prophet (2005), and most recently, The Thousandfold Thought (2006). He believes that genre fiction is the only way literature can hope to recover its cultural relevance. Because of this, he lives in hiding somewhere in the Great Lakes vicinity.