Edward Willett, writing under his own name and also as E.C. Blake, is the author of over 50 science-fiction and fantasy, science and other non-fiction books for both young readers and adults. His science fiction novel Marseguro won the 2009 Prix Aurora Award for best Canadian science fiction and fantasy novel. Song of the Sword, the first book in The Shards of Excalibur series was nominated for the Sunburst Award, and Twist of the Blade, the second in the series, was nominated for the Prix Aurora Award. His non-fiction writing for young readers has received National Science Teachers Association and VOYA awards.