Bio: Tony Daniel has had multiple stories in Gardner Dozois' "Year's Best" anthologies, one of which, "Life on the Moon," won the Asimov's Reader's Poll Award for year's best story and was nominated for a Hugo. His new novel Metaplanetary, an expansion of his novella "Grist," will be out in spring of 2001. He is currently a producer and playwright for the SciFi channel's Seeing Ear Theatre.
The Grist is the goo of life that links humanity with the collective consciousness of every living thing. Andre Sud, itinerant priest and expert rock balancer, searches for the Large Array Personality (LAP) known as Thaddeus Kaye, who threatens the delicate balance of interstellar events with his suspected ability to control the future.