Scott Ciencin

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Scott Ciencin
Born(1962-09-01)September 1, 1962
DiedAugust 5, 2014(2014-08-05) (aged 51)
GenreChildren's, fantasy, horror

Malcolm Scott Ciencin (September 1, 1962 – August 5, 2014) was an American author of adult and children's fiction. He co-authored several books with his wife Denise Ciencin.


Malcolm Scott Ciencin was born in 1962.[1] He was a New York Times bestselling author who wrote adult and children's fiction and works in a variety of mediums including comic books. Among his works are novels written for the Dungeons & Dragons role playing game campaign settings.[2] He also wrote books for the Dinotopia series.[3] was a New York Times best-selling novelist of 90+ books from Simon & Schuster, Random House, Scholastic, Harper and many more.[4] He had also written comic books, screenplays, and worked on video games.[4] He created programs for Scholastic Books, designed trading cards, consulted on video games, directed and produced audio programs & TV commercials, and wrote in the medical field about neurosurgery and neurology. He first worked in TV production as a writer, producer and director.

Personal life[edit]

Ciencin lived in Sarasota, Florida with his wife (and sometimes co-author) Denise. He died in August 2014 of a blood clot to the brain.[4][5]


Forgotten Realms[edit]

The Avatar Series[edit]

Originally published under the pseudonym Richard Awlinson. Ciencin shared the pseudonym with Troy Denning, who wrote part 3 of the Avatar Series "Waterdeep," and James Lowder who edited the trilogy and wrote parts of "Tantras."

  • Shadowdale,[3] (1989) ISBN 978-0-7869-3105-7
  • Tantras,[3] (1989) ISBN 978-0-7869-3108-8

The Harpers[edit]

Robert Silverberg's Time Tours[edit]

Published under the pseudonym Nick Baron.

The Wolves of Autumn[edit]

The Vampire Odyssey[edit]

The Nightmare Club[edit]

Published under the pseudonym Nick Baron.

WildC.A.T.S, Covert Action Teams[edit]


The Elven Ways[edit]

The Lurker Files[edit]




Jurassic Park Adventures[edit]

Ciencin's Jurassic Park stories are original novels based on the Jurassic Park films rather than directly on Michael Crichton's work.


Starfleet Corps of Engineers[edit]


Kim Possible[edit]



Kim Possible: Pick a Villain[edit]

Standalone novels[edit]

Comic books and other works[edit]

Scott Ciencin also wrote comic books. His credits include

Original PSP Creation for Sony and Konami


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  2. ^ Buker, Derek M. (2002). The science fiction and fantasy readers' advisory: the librarian's guide to cyborgs, aliens, and sorcerers. ALA readers' advisory series. ALA Editions. pp. 127–128. ISBN 0-8389-0831-4.
  3. ^ a b c "Scott Ciencin". Archived from the original on February 24, 2009.
  4. ^ a b c About Scott Ciencin
  5. ^ Jacob Ogles (2014-07-29). "Scott Ciencin, author and film festival promoter, dies". SRQ Backlot. Retrieved 2014-08-09.

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