June 24, 1967 |
Columbus, Indiana, United States
|Period||2000 - Present|
|Notable work(s)||Men of Bronze, The Lion of Cairo|
Scott Oden (born June 24, 1967, in Columbus, Indiana) is an American historical novelist. His settings run the gamut, from Late Period Egypt to the era of Alexander the Great, to Medieval Cairo. His first book was the critically acclaimed Men of Bronze (2005).
His lifelong fascination with ancient history began in 1976, when his third-grade teacher showed his class a few slides from the traveling Tutankhamun exhibit.
Now a full-time writer, Oden and his wife, Shannon, live in rural North Alabama, near Huntsville. Oden also works part-time in Decatur, Alabama as a driver for Domino's. According to his website, Oden has an "unhealthy interest" in orcs.
- 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)
- Serpent of Hellas (scheduled for 2012)
- "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.