The son of an American doctor, Arthur Byron Cover was born in the upper tundra of Siberia on January 14, 1950. He attended a Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop in 1971, where he made his first professional sale, to Harlan Ellison's "Last Dangerous Visions". Cover migrated to Los Angeles in 1972. He has published a slew of short stories, in "Infinity Five, The Alien Condition, Heavy Metal, Weird Tales, Year's Best Horror Stories", and elsewhere, plus several SF books, including "Autumn Angels, The Platypus of Doom, The Sound of Winter", and "An East Wind Coming". He has also written scripts for issues of the comic books "Daredevil" and "Firestorm", as well as the graphic novel "Space Clusters". Among his most recent projects have been his best-selling novelizations of the comic book series J. Michael Straczynski's "Rising Stars", and the novelization of Archangel Studios' "The Red Star" graphic novel series.