Thorarinn Gunnarsson

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Thorarinn Gunnarsson is the pseudonym of an American author of science fiction and fantasy. For several years, he claimed to be of Icelandic birth but eventually admitted that this (along with much of his biography) was false. [1]

Science fiction Genre of speculative fiction

Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction that has been called the "literature of ideas". It typically deals with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, time travel, parallel universes, fictional worlds, space exploration, and extraterrestrial life. It often explores the potential consequences of scientific innovations.

Fantasy Genre of literature, film, television and other artforms

Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often inspired by real world myth and folklore. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then became literature and drama. From the twentieth century it has expanded further into various media, including film, television, graphic novels, manga and video games.

Iceland Island republic in Northern Europe

Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of 360,390 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík, with Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country being home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude almost entirely outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.

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His 1990s novels Make Way For Dragons!, Human, Beware! and Dragons on the Town featured a dragon named Dalvenjah Foxfire for whom DALnet is (indirectly) named. Dragon's Domain appears to take place much earlier in the same continuity, establishing some elements of the setting.

Dragon a large, serpent-like legendary creature that appears in the folklore of many cultures around the world

A dragon is a large, serpent-like legendary creature that appears in the folklore of many cultures around the world. Beliefs about dragons vary drastically by region, but dragons in western cultures since the High Middle Ages have often been depicted as winged, horned, four-legged, and capable of breathing fire. Dragons in eastern cultures are usually depicted as wingless, four-legged, serpentine creatures with above-average intelligence.

DALnet IRC network

DALnet is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network made up of 33 servers, with a stable population of approximately 8,000 users in about 7,000 channels.

Bibliography

Starwolves series

  1. Starwolves Warner Books 1988 ISBN   0-445-21040-0
  2. Battle of the Ring Warner Books 1989 ISBN   0-445-20908-9
  3. Tactical Error Warner Books 1991 ISBN   0-446-36134-8
  4. Dreadnought Questar Warner Books 1993 ISBN   0-446-36322-7

Song of the Dwarves series

  1. Song of the Dwarves 1988
  2. Revenge of the Valkyrie 1989

Dragons series

  1. Make Way for Dragons! 1990
  2. Human, Beware! 1990
  3. Dragons on the Town 1992
  4. Dragon's Domain 1993

Dragonlord Chronicles

  1. Dragonlord of Mystara 1994 ISBN   1-56076-906-8
  2. Dragonking of Mystara 1995 ISBN   0-7869-0153-5
  3. Dragonmage of Mystara 1996 ISBN   0-7869-0488-7

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References

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20040606073739/http://www.thuntek.net/hardmag/thorinn.htm Confessions of Thorarinn Gunnarson, introduced by Walter Jon Williams (via archive.org)

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