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Blaine Pardoe

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Blaine Pardoe
Born6 November 1962 (1962-11-06) (age 61)
Newport News, Virginia
OccupationWriter, author
Alma materCentral Michigan University

Blaine Lee Pardoe is an American author and military historian, known primarily for writing the BattleTech and MechWarrior: Dark Age series of science fiction books.

Personal life[edit]

Pardoe was born in Newport News, Virginia, in 1962 and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan. He attended Central Michigan University, where he wrote for the school newspaper. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in business management, he worked for Michigan auto companies Ford, GM, and Chrysler. He began writing for sci-fi games and reference books and moved back to Virginia.[1] Pardoe lives in Spotsylvania, Virginia.[2]


Pardoe designed the Domination role-playing game, which was published by StarChilde Publications in 1989.[3] He was a writer for BattleTech's fiction. His best-known book in the MechWarrior: Dark Age line was Surrender Your Dreams. Hour of the Wolf, written by Pardoe, is Catalyst Game Lab's bestselling BattleTech novel. He contributed stories to the online pay-to-read fiction website Battlecorps.[citation needed]

Pardoe has been a guest speaker at the U.S. National Archives, the U.S. Navy Museum, the Smithsonian, the Mariner's Museum, and the New York Military Affairs Symposium. He won the Historical Society of Michigan's State History Award in 2011 and the Silver Medal from the Military Writer's Society of America the same year for his book Lost Eagles about Frederick Zinn of the Lafayette Flying Corps. His books have appeared on several bestseller lists, including the New York Times Murder and Mayhem list in October 2014, on Amazon.com, and in numerous newspapers.[citation needed]

On July 30, 2022, Catalyst Game Labs announced they were suspending publication of new works by Pardoe "primarily due to Mr. Pardoe’s online activities, which do not align with Catalyst’s publishing vision."[This quote needs a citation] In an article on the website American Greatness, Pardoe wrote: "I found myself canceled for voicing my conservative beliefs".[4] Pardoe has been a regular contributor to American Thinker, PJ Media, American Greatness, Bizpac Review, and other conservative sites.[citation needed]


  1. ^ www.blainepardoe.com http://www.blainepardoe.com/page2.html. Retrieved August 2, 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "A moment with Pardoe". Culpeper Star-Exponent. October 2, 2008. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved May 10, 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. Prometheus Books. p. 289. ISBN 0-87975-653-5.
  4. ^ "My Publisher Canceled Me in Favor of an Activist Who Threatened My Life". American Greatness. July 29, 2022. Retrieved August 1, 2022.

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