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Michael A. Stackpole


Mr. Stackpole writes:

I was born in Wausau, Wisconsin in late 1957 to Jim and Janet Stackpole. I remember little of my time in the dairy state, primarily because I spent the first six months of my life lobbying my parents to return to Vermont, which they did when my father's internship was finished. (My father is a pediatrician and my mother was a teacher before becoming a politician and active in a variety of programs in the community.)

After the return to Vermont my brother Patrick was born and, four years after that, my sister Kerin was born. Patrick is career military, having graduated from West Point. My sister is a lawyer and quite good at what she does. (I find it rather comforting to know that in my family I can get good medical advice, good legal advice, and good military advice, all of which are vital in my trade.)

Not having been born in Vermont caused a limited amount of childhood trauma for me, since, according to good old Yankee wisdom, I was not truly a Vermonter. (As is commonly noted, if someone is baking cookies in an oven and a puppy crawls in there and is cooked, that doesn't make it a cookie.) I got over this trauma. In my teen years my rebellion against my parents took the form of listening to Boston Bruins hockey games on a transistor radio when I was supposed to be doing homework. I was, as you can see, a real rakehell.

I graduated from Rice Memorial High School in 1975 and went from there to the University of Vermont. I graduated from there in 1979 with a BA in History. Having already sold my first gaming project to Flying Buffalo Inc. in 1977, I headed west to the land of Mexican food, where it seldom snows, and the snow never lasts long enough to be shoveled. I have lived in Arizona ever since, save for a four month stint in Hartford, CT, working as a consultant for Coleco Industries.

In 1987 FASA Corporation hired me to write the Warrior trilogy of BattleTech novels and the rest, as we historians are fond of saying, is history.

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A sampling of Stackpole's books:
reven.gif (5462 bytes) TALION REVENANT
hero.gif (6877 bytes) ONCE A HERO
born.gif (5776 bytes) A HERO BORN
enemy.gif (14671 bytes) AN ENEMY REBORN
rogue.gif (5568 bytes) ROGUE SQUADRON
wedge.gif (5237 bytes) WEDGE'S GAMBLE
krytos.gif (6429 bytes) THE KRYTOS TRAP
bacta.gif (13751 bytes) THE BACTA WAR
ijedi.gif (15266 bytes) I, JEDI

Other Works by Michael A Stackpole:

DragonCrown War

Published by Bantam Books.

  • 2000 The Dark Glory War
  • 2001 Fortress Draconis
  • 2002 When Dragons Rage
  • 2003 The Grand Crusade

Age of Discovery

Published by Bantam Books.

  • 2005 A Secret Atlas
  • 2006 Cartomancy
  • 2007 A New World


Published by FASA Corporation.


  • 1988 Warrior: En Garde
  • 1988 Warrior: Riposte
  • 1989 Warrior: Coupé

Blood of Kerensky

  • 1989 Lethal Heritage (FASA)
  • 1990 Blood Legacy (FASA)
  • 1991 Lost Destiny (FASA)

Other BattleTech

  • 1992 Natural Selection (novel) (FASA/ROC)
  • 1993 Assumption of Risk (ROC/FASA)
  • 1994 Bred For War (ROC/FASA)
  • 1996 Malicious Intent (ROC/FASA)
  • 1997 Grave Covenant (ROC/FASA)
  • 1998 Prince of Havoc (ROC/FASA)
  • 2002 Ghost War (ROC/WizKids)
  • 2007 Masters of War (ROC/WizKids)

Star Wars

  • 1996 X-Wing: Rogue Squadron (Bantam Books)
  • 1996 X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble (Bantam Books)
  • 1996 X-Wing: The Krytos Trap (Bantam Books)
  • 1997 X-Wing: The Bacta War (Bantam Books)
  • 1998 I, Jedi (Bantam Books)
  • 1999 X-Wing: Isard's Revenge (Bantam Books)
  • 2000 The New Jedi Order - Dark Tide I: Onslaught (Del Rey Books)
  • 2000 The New Jedi Order - Dark Tide II: Ruin (Del Rey Books)

Dark Conspiracy

Published by GDW.

  • 1991 A Gathering Evil
  • 1991 Evil Ascending
  • 1992 Evil Triumphant


  • 1994 Once a Hero (Bantam Books)
  • 1994 Dementia (Roc/Target)
  • 1997 Talion: Revenant (Bantam Books)
  • 1997 A Hero Born (HarperPrism)
  • 1998 An Enemy Reborn (HarperPrism)
  • 1998 Wolf and Raven (Roc/FASA)
  • 1998 Eyes of Silver (Bantam Books)

Other publications

  • 1989 Game Hysteria and the Truth
  • 1990 The Pulling Report
  • 1994 GAMA News, Model Retailer, March, 98-99


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