Robert V.S. Redick is the author of two epic fantasy series: The Fire Sacraments and The Chathrand Voyage. He is a former professor in the Stonecoast and University of Nevada Reno MFA programs. Stories in Clarkesworld and many anthologies, including Dreams For a Broken World (2023). Finalist for the Locus Award for Best First Novel, the Booknest Award for Best Novel, and the Thomas Dunn/AWP award for Best Novel. Special citation by the Crawford Award committee for The Red Wolf Conspiracy and The Ruling Sea (2010). Grimdark Magazine called his most recent book, Sidewinders, "a brilliant fever-dream of a novel that is bound to impress." Robert is also an international social & environmental justice consultant with 25 years of experience in Latin America and elsewhere. Former employers include Oxfam, Friends of the Earth and the Center for International Forestry Research in Bogor, Indonesia.