James L. Sutter is the Fiction Editor for Paizo Publishing, publisher of Pathfinder and Planet Stories. His short fiction has appeared in such venues as Catastrophia (PS Publishing), Machine of Death, and Aberrant Dreams, and his forthcoming anthology, Before They Were Giants, pairs the first published short stories of speculative fiction greats from Ben Bova and Larry Niven to China Miéville and William Gibson with anecdotes and instructional critiques by the authors themselves. In addition to fiction, he has published dozens of roleplaying game products and over a hundred journalistic articles. He lives in a crooked house in Seattle with seven to twelve roommates, and more information on his fiction, game design, and hardcore metal band can be found at www.jameslsutter.com.
They’re waiting for him when he comes out of the tank. Whether plainclothes or just another pair of clockers, he can’t quite tell, but the way they avoid looking in his direction tips him off in a heartbeat. When Ari Marvel walks by, you look.