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.
Lilian Harry grew up in Gosport, on the shores of Portsmouth Harbour, and now lives on the edge of Dartmoor with two miniature schnauzers who allow her just enough room on the sofa. She is a keen bellringer and walker, and enjoys taking part in village life. Her daughter and two grandchildren live nearby.Follow Lilian on Twitter @LilianHarry or visit www.orionbooks.co.uk to find out more.
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.
Lisa Heidke studied journalism at Queensland University, fled Brisbane and settled in Sydney where she worked in book and magazine publishing. After many years living in Sydney's inner west, Lisa woke up one morning to find herself married with three children and living on the North Shore. In 2006, Lisa's This Wife's Life was shortlisted for the Varuna/Harper Collins Manuscript Awards and then in 2007, Lucy Springer's Story was shortlisted.
Brian Herbert is an American SF author and son of the famous author Frank Herbert.
Edward Herrmann is an Emmy Award® winning and Tony® Award nominated actor. His theater credits include Mrs. Warren's Profession, The Philadelphia Story, Plenty, and Love Letters. His film and television credits include Intolerable Cruelty, Welcome to Mooseport, The Aviator, Gilmore Girls, and The Practice.
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.