June 24, 1967 |
Columbus, Indiana, United States
|Period||2000 - Present|
|Notable works||Men of Bronze, The Lion of Cairo|
Scott Oden (born June 24, 1967) is an American writer best known for his historical novels set in Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece. His work imitates the styles and themes of the 1930s pulps, most notably the historical fiction and fantasy of Texan author Robert E. Howard.
Oden was born in Columbus, Indiana in 1967. He graduated from Albert P. Brewer High School in 1985 and attended John C. Calhoun State Community College in Decatur, Alabama, where he studied English and History. Oden began writing at the age of 14, and his first published work was a role-playing game called "Rogue Warrior" in 1986—only memorable, Oden says, for the artwork supplied by a teen-aged Cully Hamner.
Oden's breakthrough novel was 2005's Men of Bronze. It was followed in 2006 by Memnon and in 2010 with The Lion of Cairo, which mixed pulp-style action and sorcery with Crusader politics in Fatimid Egypt.
- Men of Bronze (June 2005, Medallion Press, ISBN 978-1-932815-18-4)
- Memnon (August 2006, Medallion Press, ISBN 978-1-932815-39-9)
- The Lion of Cairo (December 2010, Thomas Dunne Books, ISBN 978-0-312-37293-4)
- "Theos Khthonios" (2011, in Lawyers in Hell)
- "Amarante: A Tale of Old Tharduin" (2012, self-published)
- "Sanctuary" (2012, self-published)
- "Interviews: Scott Oden". Command Posts. St. Martin's Press. January 12, 2011. Retrieved July 11, 2011.