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Bruce R. Cordell

Bruce R. Cordell

Born in South Dakota, Bruce R. Cordell earned a degree in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology from the University of Colorado. While working as a Research Associate in the biopharmaceutical industry, he learned to synthesize DNA and a host of other exciting scientific methods.

But always, he had to contend with the siren song of game design and writing. Could science, with its many blind alleys, compete?

In 1995, after a few years as a freelancer and design contributor of an online text-generated virtual world (the Tolkien-inspired Elendor MUSH), he abandoned science for a design position with TSR, now Wizards of the Coast. His many design credits include the Expanded Psionics Handbook, the Sunless Citadel, and the Epic Level Handbook. He won the Origins Award for Return to the Tomb of Horrors, and Ennies for Mindscapes, If Thoughts Could Kill, and his work on the Manual of the Planes.

Bruce wrote Oath of Nerull (under the house name of T. H. Lain), Lady of Poison, and the short story "Hollows of the Heart" that appears in Children of the Rune.

Bruce lives in Seattle, WA, with his wife Dee (and their dog and six cats). In addition to writing books and games, he enjoys authoring multimedia projects on his Macintosh powerbook, rollerblading, kickboxing, preaching to the converted about his progressive politics and "smart" dietary habits, and reading like a fiend.


Homepage: BruceCordell.Com


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A special 'Thank you' goes to WotC, Inc. I copied the bio from their database.

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