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Gordon Rupert Dickson was born November 1, 1923 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In 1937, after his father’s death, he moved with his mother in the USA, specifically in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Eventually he became an American citizen. During his long career he wrote a lot of novels and short fiction. He’s famous especially for the science fiction Childe cycle, also known as the Dorsai series, and the fantasy Dragon Knight series.
Walter Jon Williams was born on October 15, 1953 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. He wrote novels of several genres, mainly science fiction and fantasy. His most famous novel is “Aristoi”.
The novel “The Fire Worm” by Ian Watson was published for the first time in 1988.
John Cunningham is a psychiatrist who has a kind of double life in which his alter-ego Jack Cannon is a horror writer. To maintain his medical reputation, he reveals no information about his true identity, not even to his publisher. However, his second identity is to him like a second personality.
Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith, this is his real name, was born on August 20, 1943 in Dunoon, Scotland. With the stage name Sylvester McCoy he had a long career especially in theater and television. He’s famous especially as the Seventh Doctor in the “Doctor Who” saga. Lately he’s playing Radagast in the Hobbit saga. Continue reading
Jerry Eugene Pournelle was born on August 7, 1933 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. During his career, he’s written articles and essays on military strategy, science fiction stories on his own or with colleagues such as Larry Niven and computer science articles and textbooks.
The novel “Carrion Comfort” by Dan Simmons was published for the first time in 1989. It won the Bram Stoker Award, the Locus Poll Award as the best horror novel, the World Fantasy Award and the August Derleth Award.
There are some people who feed on the emotions of others and are also able to mentally control normal people, even at a distance. Saul Laski, a psychiatrist who survived a Nazi concentration camp, has been looking for almost forty years for one of those people, a former SS officer named Wilhelm von Borchert who uses the false name Willi Borden.