(1948- ) US author and games publisher best known for Fantasy series [not listed below], in particular the extensive Dragonlance sequence of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Role Playing Game-based Ties beginning with Dragons of Autumn Twilight (1984) with Tracy Hickman (1955- ). Of sf interest are two short linked series of Space Operas: the Star of the Guardians tetralogy beginning with The Lost King (1990), and the collaborative Knights of the Black Earth/Mag Force 7 trio whose opening novel is The Knights of the Black Earth (1995) with Don Perrin – Weis's husband from 1996 until a later divorce. Mag Force 7, a Cyborg-led team of sf mercenaries loosely based on the eponyms of The Magnificent Seven (1960), features in the first series and, enlarged, takes centre stage in the second for various light-hearted interstellar capers; the action is lively but routine. Weis wrote the foreword for Matt Stawicki's The Art of Matthew Stawicki (graph 2002). [DRL]
see also: Prisons.
Margaret Edith Baldwin Weis
born Independence, Missouri: 16 March 1948
works (sf titles only)
Star of the Guardians
Knights of the Black Earth/Mag Force 7
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