When the rows of Olympians march in Achens, Jillian Shomer could be among them. And between now and then, she will have to make a terrible decision - life, death, victory. With victory comes glory. But an intense price will be extracted from both the winners and the losers, because within seven years, 97% of them will be dead.
For Jillian, the stakes are the entire world.
Steven Barnes (born 1952) is an African-American science fiction writer, lecturer, creative consultant, and human performance technician.
He has written several episodes of The Outer Limits and Baywatch. He has also written the episode "Brief Candle" for Stargate SG-1 and the Andromeda episode "The Sum of Its Parts". Barnes's first published piece of fiction, the 1979 novelette The Locusts, was written with Larry Niven, and was a Hugo Award nominee.
Steven Barnes. Wikipedia.