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Saratoga Springs
Getting There
The City
The Saratoga Hilton
Overflow Hotels
Saratoga City Center
 
Guests of Honor
Steven Erikson
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
 
Toastmaster
Paul Di Filippo
 
Special Guests
Glen Cook
David Drake
Lloyd Currey
Rick Lieder
Kathe Koja
 
In Tribute
Graham Joyce
 
Waiting List
Supporting Membership
 
Registered Members
 
World Fantasy Awards
Life Achievement
2015 Nominees
 
Programming
Program
Dealers' Room
Art Show
Richard Powers Exhibit
Banquet
Publisher Liaison
 
Code of Conduct
 
Photo © Steven Erikson
Steven Erikson
STEVEN ERIKSON
Guest of Honor

Steven Erikson was born in Toronto, Canada, and grew up in Winnipeg. He subsequently lived in the UK with his wife and son, but has since returned to British Columbia. He is an anthropologist and archaeologist by training and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. For his thesis at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Erikson wrote a "story cycle" of short stories titled A Ruin of Feathers about an archaeologist in Central America. Subsequently, Erikson received a grant to finish the work which was published by TSAR, a small Canadian publishing house. For his next work Erikson co-won the Anvil Press International 3-Day Novel Contest for which he signed away the rights, a mistake he attributes to inexperience. Erikson's third book was also published by TSAR, and consisted of a novella and short stories titled Revolvo and other Canadian Tales. Later, upon moving to England, Erikson sold what he refers to as his "first real novel" to Hodder and Stoughton—This River Awakens—written when he still lived in Winnipeg. The first four books were published under Erikson's real name including The River Awakens which was republished recently. In addition to writing, Erikson paints in oil.

The Malazan world was devised by Steven Erikson and Ian Cameron Esslemont, initially as a setting for a role-playing game. Gardens of the Moon began as a movie script but evolved into a novel, which Erikson completed in 199192.

In the late 1990s, Transworld—a division of Random House—bought Gardens of the Moon and requested Erikson write additional books in the series. Using the history of the Malazan world he created with Esslemont, Erikson plotted nine additional novels. After the publication of Gardens of the Moon, reviews spread via the internet, and Orion publications attempted to lure Erikson away from Transworld. However, Transworld retained an option on additional novels in the series and offered £675,000 for the remaining nine books of the series.

You can find out more by visiting www.stevenerikson.com.
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