Joe Haldeman was born in Oklahoma in 1943 and studied physics and astronomy before serving as a combat engineer in Vietnam, where he was severely wounded and won a Purple Heart. The Forever War was his first SF novel and it won both the Hugo and Nebula awards, a feat which The Forever Peace repeated. He is also the author of, among others, Mindbridge, All My Sins Remembered, Worlds, Worlds Apart and Worlds Enough and Time.
Born in 1918, Frank Hampson always wanted to be a pilot. After serving in the Army during the Second World War, he managed to live his dream as creator and original artist for Dan Dare, first published in the British comic The Eagle in April 1950. Hampson went on to write and illustrate nearly a decade's worth of revolutionary Dan Dare strips. He subsequently worked on a highly regarded strip on the life of Jesus Christ and illustrated a number of children's books for Ladybird. But it was Dan Dare that Hampson was most famous for and he was to receive numerous accolades and awards in recognition of his outstanding contribution to comics. Frank sadly dies on 8 July 1985.
Born in 1840, Thomas Hardy is one of the nation's best-known novelists. The author of such classics as FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES and JUDE THE OBSCURE, Hardy is renowned for his novels set in the Wessex landscape.
M. John Harrison
M. John Harrison (1945 - ) Michael John Harrison is the author of, amongst others, the Viriconium stories, The Centauri Device, Climbers, The Course of the Heart, Signs of Life, Light and Nova Swing. He has won the Boardman Tasker Award (Climbers), the James Tiptree Jr Award (Light) and the Arthur C. Clarke Award (Nova Swing). He lives in Shropshire.
Travis Heermann grew up in the countryside of Nebraska and graduated from University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a BSc in electrical engineering. In 2003, he shifted careers and moved to Japan to teach English to young students in public schools. He has written role-playing and online MMORPG game guides and supplements for Alderac Entertainment Group and later wrote his first novel, The Ivory Star. While living and teaching in Fukuoka, Heermann was inspired to combine the Japanese culture in which he was immersed as well as his passion for fantasy to write Heart Of The Ronin, a tale of a teenage warrior in 13th century Japan.
Brian Herbert is an American SF author and son of the famous author Frank Herbert.
Frank Herbert (1920-86) was born in Tacoma, Washington and worked as a reporter and later editor of a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first SF story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in Analog of 'Dune World' and 'The Prophet of Dune' that were amalgamated in the novel Dune in 1965.
Christopher Hinz is the author of four science fiction novels originally published by St. Martins Press. LIEGE-KILLER, which begins the Paratwa Saga, won the Compton Crook Award for best first novel and earned a nomination for the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. While working to complete his first new novel in years (a contemporary science fiction thriller), Mr. Hinz writes for a newspaper and a public relations firm, and creates and scripts original comic books.
Little is known about the poet Homer but he is thought to have composed the Iliad in the second half of the eight century BC and according to tradition lived on the island of Chios in the east Aegean.