New York Times bestselling and Alex, Nebula, and Hugo-Award-winning author Seanan McGuire is the author of the October Daye and InCryptid urban fantasy series. In 2013, she became the first person to appear five times on the same Hugo Awards Ballot. Under the pseudonym “Mira Grant,” she writes the Newsflesh and Parasitology horror series. Seanan’s latest work is the fantasy standalone Middlegame, introducing readers to a new world of amoral alchemy, shadowy organizations, and impossible cities. Brother and sister Roger and Dodger could become gods if they wanted to, but they don’t know that. Not yet at least. Roger with his penchant for words and Dodger with her uncanny ability with numbers complete each other in every way. Using them, the cunning and deadly alchemist named Reed seeks to obtain “The Impossible City” and to rewrite the very world.
Seanan is joined by actress, writer, director, and producer Amber Benson. She is best known for her role as Tara Maclay on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is the author of the Echo Park Coven Novels and the Calliope Reaper-Jones Novels. She cocreated, cowrote, and directed the animated supernatural Web series Ghosts of Albion with Christopher Golden, which they followed with a series of novels, including Witchery and Accursed, and the novella Astray. Benson and Golden also coauthored the novella The Seven Whistlers. Amber is the audiobook narrator for Middlegame.