|The Apocalypse Troll
||For Ed Wells & Richard Maxwell -Two of the good ones it hurts to lose.Watch each other’s backs, guys.
||This book is dedicated to our mothers.To Alice Louise Godard Weber,Who put up with me, taught me, edited me, believed in me, and encouraged me to believe I could be a writer... despite all evidence to the contrary. I love you. There. I said it.To Jane M. Ringo,For dragging me places I didn’t want to go and trying to make me eat stuff that would turn a monkey’s stomach. Thanks Mom. You were right.
|March to the Sea
||For “Uncle Steve” Griswold, USMC, the“barbarian” who taught me that people are always responsible for their ownactions, but that sometimes good peoplehave to take the responsibility for fixing other people’s mistakes. You did…for thirty-one years. God Bless.
|The Excalibur Alternative
||For Bobbie and Sharon, my two favorite ladies.
|The Shiva Option
||The authors would like to extend their sincere thanks to Fred Burton, war gamer and friend, who personally designed the entire Star Union of Crucis and not only made it live, but also gave us permission to steal…er, borrow it for our story.Thanks, Fred.
||To Sharon and Lucille,For putting up with us whileWe disappeared into this book!
|War of Honor
||For every adoptive parent who knows the true heart-hunger.God bless.
|Crown of Slaves
||To Andre Norton-Andre, you proved long ago that being a giant has nothing to do with physical stature. You’ve been taking giant steps and teaching the art of story-telling for over half a century, and we are among those – those many – who have been priviledged to be your students. It’s time we told the teacher thank you.
|Wind Rider's Oath
||For Megan, Morgan, and Michael, who hold my Heart in their hands. And always and especially for Sharon, the center of us all, for making miracles possible.
|The Shadow of Saganami
||For Anne McCaffrey,Because ideas, like dragons, fly,And you helped give mine wings.