Lyndon Hardy

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Lyndon Hardy
Lyndon Hardy (2016)
Lyndon Hardy (2016)
Period1980–1988 and 2016–present

Lyndon Mauriece Hardy is an American physicist, fantasy author, and business owner.


Hardy is a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America.[1] He attended California Institute of Technology as an undergraduate and the University of California Berkeley for his Ph.D.[2]

In his college years, he became fascinated with fantasy literature. In addition to being a fantasy author, he worked for 30 years at the aerospace company TRW, and started a computer consulting company named Alodar Systems Inc. that, among other things, helped develop intelligence tools for medical research and enterprise resource planning software for small businesses. He is married and has two daughters.

In 1961, Hardy masterminded the Great Rose Bowl Hoax, in which Caltech students rearranged the cards used by Washington to spell out words during halftime.[3]


Magic by the Numbers[edit]

  1. Master of the Five Magics (1980), reissued in modified form in 2016
  2. Secret of the Sixth Magic (1984), reissued in modified form in 2016[4]
  3. Riddle of the Seven Realms (1988), reissued in modified form in 2016[5]
  4. The Archimage's Fourth Daughter (2017)
  5. Magic Times Three (2020)
  6. Double Magic (2020)
  • "Double Magic" (2019; novelette; Island Magic #1)


  1. ^ "Science Fiction Writers of America Member Directory". Science Fiction Writers of America. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
  2. ^ "LinkedIn entry for Lyndon Hardy". LinkedIn. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
  3. ^ Crowe, Jerry (2010-12-26), "Fifty Years Ago, Caltech Pulled Off a Prank for the Memory Banks at Rose Bowl", Los Angeles Times, retrieved 2010-12-27
  4. ^ "Paperback Best Sellers". The New York Times. September 9, 1984. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
  5. ^ Riddle of the Seven Realms (Magic by the Numbers, #3) by Lyndon Hardy.

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