Yoon Ha Lee was born in Houston, Texas and is the author of several critically acclaimed short stories and the Machineries of Empire trilogy for adults: Ninefox Gambit (Solaris, 2016), Raven Strategem (Solaris, 2017), and Revenant Gun (Solaris, 2018). Yoon draws inspiration from a variety of sources such as Korean history and mythology, fairy tales, higher mathematics, classic moral dilemmas, and genre fiction.