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Maurice Druon

Maurice Druon was a French resistance hero, a Knight of the British Empire and a holder of the Grand Croix de la Légion d’Honneur. He was also a member of the Académie Française and a celebrated novelist, best known for his series of seven historical novels under the title of The Accursed Kings, which were twice adapted for television. A passionate Anglophile, he was a great expert on all things English, including its medieval history, which provides great inspiration for the series. His many and diverse fans include George RR Martin, Nicolas Sarkozy and Vladimir...

Dean Devlin

Jody Duncan

Samuel R. Delany

The author was born in 1942 in New York City. His acclaimed science fiction novels include ‘Babel-17’, ‘The Einstein Intersection’ and ‘Dhalgren’. He is also a noted critic of science fiction and has published two essay collections on the field.

Jocelynn Drake

Jocelynn Drake is the New York Times bestselling author of the Asylum series and lives in Florida. When not at her desk, she is most likely to be found playing video games, watching movies, or hanging with her family.

Ian Douglas

Ian Douglas is the author of the popular military SF series The Heritage Trilogy, The Legacy Trilogy, and The Inheritance Trilogy. A former naval corpsman, he lives in Pennsylvania.

Lauren DeStefano

Lauren DeStefano is the author of The Internment Chronicles and The Chemical Garden trilogy, which includes Wither, Fever, and Sever. She earned her BA in English with a concentration in creative writing from Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut. Visit her at...

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is co-editor of BoingBoing.net and the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He writes columns for Make, Information Week, the Guardian online and Locus. He has won the Locus Award for his fiction three times, been nominated for the Hugo and the Nebula, won the Campbell Award and was named one of the internet’s top 25 influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He hopes you’ll use technology to change the...

Gardner Dozois

Gardner Dozois has won fifteen Hugo Awards and twenty-eight Locus Awards as editor on the magazine, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and for the annual anthology The Year’s Best Science Fiction. He has also won two Nebula Awards for his own writing and is the author or editor of over a hundred...

Jack Dann

Andrew Donkin

Born at an early age, Andrew Donkin grew up in the fabulous London suburbia of sunny Ilford. His early ambition was to be an astronaut, however with the British space programme consisting of one washing up bottle painted silver to look like a rocket, tragically it was not to be. Andrew was educated at Christchurch Junior School where he learned to read French and many other words besides. He was the first in his class to receive an Honours Certificate in ‘Bunking off Friday Afternoons’. Certificates in ‘Being Late Although you only live Five Minutes from the School’ and ‘Exceeptionaly Bad Speeling’ were to follow. Somehow he managed to blag his way to being awarded a honours degree in ‘Nuclear Physics & Psychology’ from the University of East London. With such a useful and practical degree under his belt, he immediately decided take a part-time job working on a building site while teaching himself to write. Andrew Donkin has written over 30 children’s books including ‘The Footprints Mystery’, ‘Colour Me Crazy’, And ‘Cosmic Kev’, in the Collins Colour Jet range. Apart from children’s books, he has written scripts for television, as well as grown up novels. He currently lives in Blackheath Village in South-East London with a very large book collection and a very small sausage dog called...

Sara Douglass

Sara Douglass was born in Penola, South Australia, and spent her early working life as a nurse. Rapidly growing tired of starched veils, mitred corners and irascible anaesthetists, she worked her way through three degrees at the University of Adelaide, culminating in a PhD in early modern English history. Sara Douglass currently teaches medieval history of La Trobe University, Bendigo and escapes academia through her...

Peter Dickinson

Peter Dickinson lives in Hampshire with his second wife, author Robin McKinley. He has written more than fifty novels for adults and young readers. He has won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children’s Award twice, and his novel The Blue Hawk won The Guardian Award in...

Stephen Donaldson

Stephen Donaldson was born in 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio. From the age of three until he was sixteen he lived in India, where his father worked as an orthopaedic surgeon. He lives in New Mexico. His first fantasy trilogy, ‘The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever’, was published in 1977 and rapidly became a classic, establishing Stephen Donaldson as one of the most important figures in modern fantasy. It was named Best Novel of the Year by the British Fantasy Society, and earned the author the John W. Campbell Award as best new writer. In 1980, his success continued with the publication of the first volume in his equally popular second trilogy, ‘The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant’. His other bestselling work includes his first collection of short stories, ‘Daughter of Regals’, which has recently been reissued, and the two books in the bestselling Mordant’s Need series, ‘The Mirror of Her Dreams’and ‘A Man Rides Through’. His most recent work is the acclaimed Gap series, an epic five-volume science-fiction adventure that begins in ‘The Real Story’ and continues in ‘Forbidden Knowledge’, ‘A Dark and Hungry God Arises’, ‘Chaos and Order’ and, most recently, ‘This Day All Gods Die’, the latest in a long line of ‘Sunday Times’ top-ten bestsellers. It was after hearing one of his father’s speeches on leprosy that he conceived the character of Thomas Covenant. He has recently completed the bestselling ‘Gap’ series, a five-volume sf epic that has been hailed as ‘the best work of his...

Philip K. Dick

Philip K Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. He attended college for a year at Berkeley. Apart from writing, his main interest was music. He won the Hugo Award for his classic novel of alternative history, ‘The Man in the High Castle’ (1962). He was married five times and had three children. He died in March...