Daniel Abraham writes under several names, all of them successful. His M.L.N. Hanover aspect writes the Black Sun’s Daughter series, while under his own name he has published short stories, works in George R.R. Martin’s Wild Card series, and the Dagger and the Coin series and the Long Price Quartet.
He is also one-half of the collaborative team (the other half being Ty Franck) that is bestselling author James S.A. Corey, whose Expanse series is popular both in novels and as realized in the SyFy TV series now in production for a second season.
Daniel started writing early, producing “terrible short stories but perseverance led to the stories becoming less terrible. In 1996 Daniel sold his first story to a semi-prozine. A six-week Clarion West Writers Workshop — with an amazing lineup of teachers including George R.R. Martin, Connie Willis and Gardner Dozois — helped him hone his craft, and he was soon publishing steadily.
The Expanse series is noted for a return to believable space opera but hard SF is only one of the genres Abraham embraces, with popular works in epic fantasy, urban fantasy, steampunk, and horror. (His story Flat Diane won the 2004 International Horror Guild Award for Intermediate Form.)
Daniel lives in New Mexico with his wife, daughter, and the writer’s requisite number of critters.