Paul Kidd

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Paul Kidd
Paul Kidd - Convergence2 2007.jpg
Paul Kidd at Convergence2 2007
Born 1963 (age 52–53)[citation needed]
Nationality Australian
Genre Fantasy fiction
Website
paulkidd.net

Paul Kidd is an Australian writer of fantasy fiction.

Career[edit]

Before pursuing a career in writing Kidd had worked at Beam Software, an Australia-based game developer. He is credited as, among other things, the writer, director and lead designer of Nightshade, an action-adventure title for the NES.[1] He is also credited as the lead designer for Shadowrun.

Kidd's first book, entitled Mus of Kerbridge, was released in 1995 and received a short-list nomination for the 1995 Aurealis Awards best fantasy novel.[2] He has since released six more stand alone novels, written a two book series and has contributed to two of the Dungeons & Dragons novel series, Forgotten Realms: Nobles and Greyhawk.[3] His novel releases include White Plume Mountain (WOTC), Descent into the Depths of the Earth (WOTC), A Whisper of Wings (Vision), The Rats of Acomar (Vision), The Fangs of K'aath (United Press UK), Lilith (Vision), Petal Storm (Vision), Neue Europa (Vision), and the Petal Storm graphic novel series.[4] Kidd also has written a non-fiction strategy guide based on the video game Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!?[3] and has written two short stories which were published in Dragon Magazine.[5]

Kidd lives in Perth, Australia.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Mus of Kerbridge (1995)
  • The Council of Blades (1996) (part of the Forgotten Realms: Nobles series)
  • A Whisper of Wings (1999)
  • White Plume Mountain (1999) (part of the Greyhawk series)
  • Descent into the Depths of the Earth (1999) (part of the Greyhawk series)
  • Lace and Steel (2000)
  • The Rats of Acomar (2000)
  • Queen of the Demonweb Pits (2001) (part of the Greyhawk series)
  • Fey (2005)
  • Dreamscape (2007)
  • Lilith (2007)
  • Petal Storm (2007)
  • Neue Europa (2007)
  • Tiamat (2011)
  • Halls of Orpheus (2011)
  • Mission (2011)
  • Red Sails in the Fallout: A D&D Gamma World Novel (2011)

Effectuators[edit]

  • Effectuators Book 1: Horrors of the Night (2011)
  • Effectuators Book 2: Green and Pleasant Land (2012)
  • Effectuators Book 3: To Foreign Shores (2013)
  • Effectuators Book 4: Sweet Albion! (2014)

Fangs of K'aath[edit]

  • Fangs of K'aath (1999)
  • Guardians of Light (2006)

Travellers[edit]

  • Travellers Book 1: The Epsilon Queen (2010)
  • Travellers Book 2: The Ryakan Legacy (2010)
  • Travellers Book 3: The Kimtoa Bequest (2010)

Spirit Hunters[edit]

  • Spirit Hunters Book 1: The Way of the Fox (2014)

Short fiction[edit]

  • "By The Job" (2000) in Dragon Magazine, May 2000 - Issue #271
  • "Keoland Blues" (2000) in Dragon Magazine, December 2000 - Issue #278

Non-fiction[edit]

  • Discworld II: Missing Presumed... - The Official Strategy Guide (1996)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2007/06/column_might_have_been_nightsh.php
  2. ^ "aurealis awards, previous years' results" (PDF). Aurealis Awards. Retrieved 2009-12-25. 
  3. ^ a b "Paul Kidd". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  4. ^ a b "Paul Kidd". Archived from the original on 24 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "Paul Kidd - Summary Bibliography". ISFDB. Retrieved 2009-12-28.