Philip Athans (born 1964) is an American editor and author.
Biography [ edit ]
Philip Athans was born in 1964 in
Rochester, New York, but was raised in Chicago. Athans grew up reading  Marvel comics and magazines, and watching Starlog . Star Trek He graduated from film school in 1985 and started small circulation literary magazine called  Alternative Fiction & Poetry. 
Although Athans used to work in a record store while working on his writing career in his spare time, he was taken on in the book publishing department of
TSR in 1995 when J. Robert King resigned from his full-time position as editor, and Athans stayed on through the 1997 transition to Wizards of the Coast. Athans became Managing Editor for Wizards of the Coast Book Publishing, where he spent most of his time as the  Forgotten Realms novel line editor. There he edited dozens of anthologies and novels, and continued to write his own, and helped launch the  Greyhawk, , Dark Matter , and Star*Drive . Dungeons & Dragons novel lines He wrote a number of Forgotten Realms books such as  in 2006 and Lies of the Light in 2008. He is well known for writing the novelizations of the computer games, Realms of War and Baldur's Gate . His most recent works are the three novels in the Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Watercourse Trilogy.
Partial bibliography [ edit ]
Forgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate series [ edit ]
Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen series [ edit ]
Forgotten Realms: The Watercourse Trilogy [ edit ]
Other novels [ edit ]
The Savage Caves (under the pseudonym T.H. Lain) (2002)
The Halls of Stormweather (Gateway to Sembia) (2007)
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