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John Ringo


USA (1963 - )

John Ringo had visited 23 countries and attended 14 schools by the time he graduated high school. This left him with a wonderful appreciation of the oneness of humanity and a permanent aversion to foreign food. He chose to study marine biology and really liked it. Unfortunately the pay was for beans. So he turned to quality control database management, where the pay was much better. His highest hopes were to someday upgrade to SQL Server, at which point, he thought, his life would be complete. But then Fate took a hand: John has become a professional science fiction writer, and is in the early stages of becoming fabulously wealthy, which his publisher has assured him is the common lot of science fiction writers who write for Baen Books. In addition to his own enthusiastically received military SF series-A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, When the Devil Dances, and now Hell's Faire-he is collaborating with New York Times best-selling author David Weber on a new SF adventure series: March Upcountry, March to the Sea, and March to the Stars, with more to come.

With his bachelor years spent in the airborne, cave diving, rock-climbing, rappelling, hunting, spear-fishing, and sailing, the author is now happy to let other people risk their necks. He prefers to write science fiction (both alone and in collaboration with David Weber) raise Arabian horses, dandle his kids and watch the grass grow. Someday he may even cut it. But not today. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe he'll just let the horses eat it.
 
Series
A Hymn Before BattleGust FrontWhen the Devil DancesHell's Faire
The HeroCally's WarWatch on the RhineYellow Eyes
Sister TimeHonor of the ClanEye of the StormThe Tuloriad
 
March UpcountryMarch to the SeaMarch to the StarsWe Few
Empire of ManThrone of Stars
 
There Will Be DragonsEmerald SeaAgainst the TideEast of the Sun, West of the Moon
 
GhostKildarChoosers of the SlainUnto the Breach
A Deeper BlueTiger by the Tail
 
Into the Looking GlassVorpal BladeManxome FoeClaws That Catch
 
Special Circumstances
1. Princess of Wands (2006)
2. Queen of Wands (2012)
Princess of WandsQueen of Wands
 
Live Free or DieCitadelThe Hot Gate
 
Clan of the Claw (with Jody Lynn Nye, S M Stirling and Harry Turtledove)
1. Exiled (2011)
Exiled
 
Under a Graveyard SkyTo Sail a Darkling SeaIslands of Rage and HopeStrands of Sorrow
 
Anthologies edited
Citizens
 
John Ringo recommends
A State of Disobedience
A State of Disobedience (2003)
Tom Kratman
"Probably the most realistic depiction of a second American Revolution ever written."
Warp Speed
Warp Speed (2004)
(Warp Speed, book 1)
Travis S Taylor
"Reads like Doc Smith writing Robert Ludlum; beautiful, vivacious female astronauts, sterling-hearted redneck scientists and evil mercenaries bent upon galaxy-wide conquest. You won't want to put it down. FLUBELLS AWAY!""
Children No More
Children No More (2010)
(Jon and Lobo, book 4)
Mark L Van Name
"He's going to be the guy to beat in the race to the top of SFdom."



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