Scott Mackay is a Canadian science fiction author from Toronto, where he still lives with his wife and two children. He is the award-winning author of eleven novels and over forty short stories. His short story, Last Inning, won the 1999 Arthur Ellis Award for best short mystery fiction. Another story, Reasons Unknown, won the Okanagan Award for best Literary Short Fiction in early 1999. His first Barry Gilbert mystery, Cold Comfort, was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for best mystery novel, and his science fiction novel, The Meek, was a finalist for the prestigious U.S. John Campbell Memorial Award for Best SF Novel of 2001. His novels have been published in six languages.