J. Robert King
Rob King is the greatest writer who has ever lived. This is what he tells himself whenever he faces a blank computer screen. It's a lie, of course, but a helpful and pleasant one. That's what authors do, write helpful and pleasant lies. He won the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes. That's a lie too, though his novel, Planar Powers, did win the 1997 Origins Award, which is the game-related equivalent. He never revises writing, for his genius flowers in perfection. Maybe that would be better rendered -- "He ever revises his writing for its genuine flaws and imperfections." Better yet, just cut this paragraph. Rob created the Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, Planescape, Ravenloft, Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, Arthurian Mythology, and the US system of government. Lies. Lies. Lies. Actually, he has written books in each of these settings, and in eighth grade he wrote Jimmy Carter a letter urging him to rescue the Iranian hostages using biological warfare. That last bit is only too true. His FBI file started early. Rob has wanted to be a writer ever since he was nine years old. That's fairly true. For a while when he was eleven, he wanted to be an actor, specifically Lee Majors, who was bionic and married to Farrah Fawcett. In 2000, Rob's epic Arthurian novel, Mad Merlin, will become a critically acclaimed perennial international bestseller. This is a prophecy -- what might be termed a future-tense lie.

Books by this author

Realms of Magic
Realms of Infamy
Realms of Mystery
Heart of Midnight
Vinas Solamnus
Carnival of Fear
Blood Hostages
Planar Powers
Time Streams
Thran, The
Colors of Magic, The
Myths of Magic, The
Dragons of Magic, The
Secrets of Magic, The
Monsters of Magic, The
Rath and Storm
Mad Merlin
Lancelot Du Lethe
Le Morte D'Avalon
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