Forgotten Realms: The Library

J. Robert King

Author: 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.

To learn more about Rob, visit his web-site at You'll find a bunch of other TSR/Wizards of the Coast authors there, and every last one is the greatest writer who ever lived.




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