L. Sprague de Camp
Lyon Sprague de Camp was born in 1907 and died in 2000. During a writing career that spanned seven decades, he wrote over a hundred books in the areas of science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, non-fiction and biography. Although arguably best known for his continuation of Robert E. Howard's Conan stories, de Camp was an important figure in the formative period of modern SF, alongside the likes of Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein, and was a winner of the Hugo, World Fantasy Life Achievement and SFWA Grand Master awards.
Catherine Crook de Camp
Catherine Crook de Camp (1907-2000) was an American SF and fantasy writer. She mainly worked in collaboration with her husband, L. Sprague de Camp.
John DeChancie is a popular author of numerous science fiction/fantasy novels including the hugely entertaining Castle series and the Starrigger trilogy. He grew up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and now lives in Los Angeles, California.
Stephen is the author of the novels The Art of Arrow Cutting (Tor, 1997) and Foreign Bodies (Tor, 1999), and the non-fiction book Bone Hunters: On the Trail of the Dinosaurs (Omnibus, 1998). His short stories have appeared in an eclectic range of magazines and anthologies, including The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror, Little Deaths, Asimov's, F&SF, Science Fiction Age, Interzone, Weird Tales, and Realms of Fantasy. His work has won the Aurealis Award and Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award, and been shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, and the Sidewise Award for Alternate History.
Stephen lives in Western Australia, and enjoys reading, travel, movies, complicated relationships, talking to cats, and startling people.
Gideon Defoe is rumoured to be directly related to Daniel Defoe. He was born in 1976 and wrote his first book about pirates to impress a girl. He lives in London.
Rupert Degas has narrated over a hundred audiobooks. He has recorded a diverse range of authors, from Andy McNab, James Patterson, Wilbur Smith and Chris Ryan to children's authors such as Derek Landy, Darren Shan, Jamie Rix and Philip Pullman. He has narrated books by Patrick Rothfuss, Haruki Murakami, Mervyn Peake, Rose Tremain and Cormac McCarthy as well as recording classics from Kafka, Conan-Doyle, Lovecraft and Wilde. Rupert has lent his voice to numerous cartoons, including Mr Bean, Robotboy, Gumball, Thomas & Friends and Bob the Builder and has performed in over fifty radio productions for BBC Radio 4, including The Brightonomicon and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He spent eighteen months in the West End performing in Stones in his Pockets and was in the original London cast of the smash-hit comedy The 39 Steps.
Philip K. Dick
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was born in Chicago but lived in California for most of his life. He went to college at Berkeley for a year, ran a record store and had his own classical-music show on a local radio station. He published his first short story, 'Beyond Lies the Wub' in 1952. Among his many fine novels are The Man in the High Castle, Time Out of Joint, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said.
William C. Dietz
William C. Dietz is the author of more than thirty science fiction novels. He grew up in the Seattle area, spent time with the Navy and Marine Corps as a medic, graduated from the University of Washington, lived in Africa for half a year, and traveled to six continents. Dietz has been variously employed as a surgical technician, college instructor, news writer, television producer and currently serves as Director of Public Relations and Marketing for an international telephone company. He and his wife live in the Seattle area where they enjoy traveling, boating, snorkeling, and, not too surprisingly, reading books.
Shane Dix is a science fiction writer perhaps best known for his collaborations with Sean Williams.
With Sean Williams, Shane Dix has produced the EVERGENCE series (three volumes), the ORPHANS OF EARTH series (three volumes) and the GEODESICA series (two volumes). They also co-wrote the STAR WARS: NEW JEDI ORDER: FORCE HERETIC trilogy. Together, they have been called "the new Niven & Pournelle for the 21st century".