Roger Zelazny

Roger Zelazny (Roger Joseph Zelazny, May 13, 1937 – June 14, 1995) was an American poet and writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels, best known for The Chronicles of Amber. He won the Nebula award three times (out of 14 nominations) and the Hugo award six times (also out of 14 nominations), including two Hugos for novels: the serialized novel …And Call Me Conrad (1965), … Read more

Brian Herbert

Brian Herbert (Brian Patrick Herbert, born June 29, 1947) is an American author who lives in Washington state. He is the elder son of science fiction author Frank Herbert. Brian Herbert’s novels include Sidney’s Comet, Prisoners of Arionn, Man of Two Worlds (written with his father), and Sudanna Sudanna. In 2003, Herbert wrote a biography of his father: Dreamer of Dune: The Biography of … Read more

J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien, born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa, settled in England as a child, going on to study at Exeter College. While teaching at Oxford University, he published the popular fantasy novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The works have had a devoted international fan base and been adapted into award-winning blockbuster films. … Read more

Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert (Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr., October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction writer best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels. Though he became famous for his long novels, he was also a newspaper journalist, photographer, short story writer, book reviewer, ecological consultant and lecturer. The Dune saga, set in … Read more