Richard J. "Rick" Sutcliffe was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1947. He currently lives in Bradner, a community in Abbotsford, British Columbia, with his wife Joyce, and is Professor of Mathematics and Computing Science at Trinity Western University. He is also author of numerous articles, columns, (including The Northern Spy ) and several books, including texts on programming in Modula-2 and ethics (The Fourth Civilization), as well as several alternate history Christian science fiction novels. Among many others, he coined the terms New Renaissance, metalibrary, and Fourth Civilization.
- The Interregnum (An Irish Science Fiction Series)
- A Gift for the King (Retelling of an old Christmas legend)
- Modula-2: Abstractions for Data and Programming Structures (2004) ISBN 0-675-20754-1
- The Fourth Civilization—Technology Society and Ethics