James L. Sutter is a co-creator of the Pathfinder and Starfinder Roleplaying Games. For thirteen years, he worked as an editor and game designer at Paizo Publishing, eventually becoming both the Starfinder Creative Director and the Executive Editor of the Pathfinder novel line for Tor/Macmillan. He is the author of two novels: Death’s Heretic, a finalist for the Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel, and The Redemption Engine, which won the 2015 Scribe Award for Best Original Speculative Tie-In Novel. He has also written comics, video games, and a wealth of award-winning tabletop gaming supplements, plus essays and short stories for such publications as Escape Pod, Apex Magazine, Queers Destroy Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and the #1 Amazon bestseller Machine of Death. You can find him online at jameslsutter.com or on Twitter at @jameslsutter.