Bestselling Fiction & Non-Fiction Authors, from The Orion Publising Group
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Hjalti Danielsson

Hjalti Daníelsson has worked in different capacities on EVE Online since its start in 2003 and currently serves as CCP¿s main creative writer for the harsh universe of New Eden, the setting for EVE Online. He is the author of more than seventy short stories and assorted other fiction set in the EVE Online universe.
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.
Gavin Deas

Gavin Deas is the pseudonym for the collaborative writing team of bestselling Gollancz authors Stephen Deas and Gavin Smith.
John DeChancie

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 Dedman

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

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

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.
Paul DiFilippo

Paul Di Filippo (1954- ) Paul Di Filippo is a US science fiction writer. His place of birth, Rhode Island, has been his typical venue and focus throughout his career. Di Filippo was first published in the winter of 1977, with "Falling Expectations" for Unearth, and has published widely since, with nearly 200 stories appearing in a wide range of journals. He is also a regular reviewer for a number of magazines, including the Washington Post, Science Fiction Weekly and, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. The Steampunk Trilogy (1995) is his most widely known title.
Shane Dix

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".
Stephen Donaldson

Stephen Donaldson lived in India for 13 years with his father, a medical missionary, who worked extensively with lepers; it was here that he conceived the character of Thomas Covenant. He was awarded the John W. Campbell Award as Best Writer of the Year for The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant The Unbeliever, which, with the sequel trilogy, became instant bestsellers. He is also the author of the fantasy duology 'Mordant's Need', the SF epic quintet 'The Gap', and a number of mysteries written under the pseudonym Reed Stephens. He won the World Fantasy Award in 2000. The four books of The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant have been acclaimed worldwide.
Paula Downing King

Paula Downing King (1951 - ) Paula Downing King lives in Pinetop, Arizona, where she works as a managing attorney of five Legal Aid offices and is also the Public Defender for the White Mountain Apache Tribe. She sold her first two novels, Mad Roy's Light and Rinn's Star, in 1989. She has since sold many other novels and released a fantasy trilogy starting in 2001. In her spare time enjoys reading, cross-stitch and playing guitar. She has published titles as Paula E. Downing (Flare Star, Maia's Veil, Siduri's Net), Paula King, P. K. McAllister (Orion's Dagger) and Paula Downing King.
Dave Duncan

Dave Duncan, born in Scotland in 1933, is a Canadian citizen. He received his diploma from Dundee High School and got his college education at the University of Saint Andrews. He moved to Canada in 1955, where he still lives with his wife. He has three grown children and four grandchildren. He spent thirty years as a petroleum geologist. He has had dozens of fantasy and science fiction novels published, among them A Rose-Red City, Magic Casement and The Reaver Road, as well as a highly praised historical novel, Daughter Of Troy, published, for commercial reasons, under the pseudonym Sarah B. Franklin. He also published the 'Longdirk' series of novels, Demon Sword, Demon Knight and Demon Rider, under the name Ken Hood. His website is DaveDuncan.com. In the Fall of 2007, Duncan's 2006 novel, Children Of Chaos, was nominated for both the Prix Aurora Award and the Endeavour Award.
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