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Tracy Raye Hickman
Tracy Hickman DragonCon 2006
Tracy Hickman at Dragon Con 2006.

Born November 26, 1955
Salt Lake City, Utah
Occupation Novelist
Nationality United States of America
Writing period 1984-Present
Genres Fantasy Fiction

Official website

Tracy Raye Hickman (born November 26, 1955) is a best-selling fantasy author, best known for his work on Dragonlance as a game designer and co-author with Margaret Weis, while he worked for TSR. They also wrote the Darksword trilogy, the Death Gate Cycle, and the Sovereign Stone trilogy. Tracy Hickman was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. He married Laura Curtis in 1977, and together they have four children.

Tracy and Laura have been publishing game designs together for over twenty-five years including the popular and innovative Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Ravenloft module. They published their first joint novel, Mystic Warrior, in 2004. Tracy and Laura have been producing their DragonHearth podcast since December of 2005.

Tracy recently announced starting two new fantasy series: one being the six-book 'Dragonships' series with his long-time writing partner Margaret Weis and the other the three-book 'Drakis' series with his wife, Laura.

In 1999 Pyramid magazine named Tracy Hickman as one of The Millennium's Most Influential Persons "at least in the realm of adventure gaming."[1] The magazine stated that Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis are "basically responsible for the entire gaming fiction genre."[1] Hickman was inducted into the Origins Hall of Fame in 2002, recognized in part for "one game line turned literary sensation: Dragonlance."[2]

BiographyEdit

Tracy Hickman was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on November 26 1955. He graduated from Provo High School in 1974, where his major interests were in drama, music, and Air Force JROTC. In 1975, Tracy began two years of service as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His initial posting was for six months in Hawaii before his visa was approved, and he moved on to his final calling in Indonesia. There, he served as a missionary in Surabaya, Djakarta, and the mountain city of Bandung before being released honorably in 1977. As a result, Tracy can still speak conversational Indonesian, and occasionally bases his magical phrases on that language.

Tracy married his high school sweetheart, Laura Curtis, within four months of his return to the United States. They are the parents of four children: Angel, Curtis, Tasha, and Jarod. Tracy has worked as a supermarket stockboy, a movie projectionist, a theater manager, a glass worker, a television assistant director, and a drill press operator in a genealogy center. It was in 1981 — between jobs and wanting to buy shoes for his children — that he approached TSR about buying two of his modules, and ended up with a job instead. That job led to his association with Margaret Weis and their first publication together: the Dragonlance Chronicles.

On his personal website, Hickman states that he continues to be an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and resides in St. George, Utah.[1]

BibliographyEdit

Dragonlance Edit

Main article: Dragonlance

Darksword Edit

Main article: Darksword
  1. Forging the Darksword 1 (1987)
  2. Doom of the Darksword 1 (1988)
  3. Triumph of the Darksword 1 (1988)
  4. Legacy of the Darksword 1 (1997)

Rose of the Prophet Edit

Main article: Rose of the Prophet
  1. The Will of the Wanderer 1 (1988)
  2. Paladin of the Night 1 (1989)
  3. The Prophet of Akhran 1 (1989)

Death Gate Cycle Edit

Main article: Death Gate Cycle
  1. Dragon Wing 1 (1990)
  2. Elven Star 1 (1991)
  3. Fire Sea 1 (1992)
  4. Serpent Mage 1 (1993)
  5. The Hand of Chaos 1 (1993)
  6. Into the Labyrinth 1 (1994)
  7. The Seventh Gate 1 (1995)

Songs of the Stellar Winds Edit

  1. Requiem of the Stars (1996)

Starshield Edit

Main article: Starshield
  1. Starshield: Sentinels 1 (1996)
  2. Nightsword 1 (1998)

Sovereign Stone Edit

Main article: Sovereign Stone
  1. Well of Darkness 1 (2000)
  2. Guardians of the Lost 1 (2001)
  3. Journey into the Void 1 (2003)

Bronze Canticles Edit

Main article: Bronze Canticles
  1. Mystic Warrior 2 (2004)
  2. Mystic Quest 2 (2005)
  3. Mystic Empire 2 (2006)

Dragonships Edit

Main article: Dragonships
  1. Bones of the Dragon 1 (2008)
  2. Dragonships 2 (working title) 1 (TBA)
  3. Dragonships 3 (working title) 1 (TBA)
  4. Dragonships 4 (working title) 1 (TBA)
  5. Dragonships 5 (working title) 1 (TBA)
  6. Dragonships 6 (working title) 1 (TBA)

Drakis Edit

Main article: Drakis
  1. Song of the Dragon 2 (2008)
  2. Citadel of the Lost 2 (TBA)
  3. Blood of the Empire 2 (TBA)

Other novels Edit

  1. The Immortals (1996)
  2. Starcraft: Speed of Darkness (2002)


1 (co-author Margaret Weis)
2 (co-author Laura Hickman)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Haring, Scott D. (1999-12-24). "Second Sight: The Millennium's Best "Other" Game and The Millennium's Most Influential Person". Pyramid (online). http://www.sjgames.com/pyramid/login/article.html?id=1306. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  2. "Origins Award Winners (2001) and Hall of Fame Inductees". Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design. http://www.originsgamefair.com/awards/2001/list-of-winners. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  3. "Origins Award Winners (2000)". Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design. http://www.originsgamefair.com/awards/2000/list-of-winners. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  • Varney, Allen (1998-08). "Profiles: Tracy Hickman". Dragon #250 XIII (3): 120. 

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