|Robert (Lynn) Asprin was born in 1946 and spent much of his life in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He began writing in the 70s and often referred to Gordon Dickson as his mentor. While he' wrote some early stand alone novels such as Cold Cash War, Tambu and The Bug Wars and also the Duncan and Mallory Illustrated stories, Bob is best known for his series fantasy. These include the Myth Adventures of Aahz and Skeeve, the Phule’s Company novels, and the Time Scout novels written with Linda Evans. Late in his career he also wrote two non-humorous fantasy novels in the Wartorn series with Eric Del Carlo and a mystery novel, No Quarter, with Eric Del Carlo and Teresa Patterson. Bob also co-edited the groundbreaking Thieves’ World anthology series with Lynn Abbey. His other collaborations included License Invoked (set in the French Quarter of New Orleans) and more recently several new Myth Adventures novels written with Jody Lynn Nye. Bob’s final solo project was a contemporary fantasy series called Dragons, again featuring New Orleans. Dragons Wild was published in 2007, and Dragons Luck in 2009. Jody Lynn Nye has continued both series. Bob Aprin was a well known figure in fandom and at SF conventions. He was instrumental in the creation of both the Dorsai Irregulars and the SCA's Dark Horde.
Bob passed away suddenly and peacefully on May 22, 2008 at home in New Orleans. He is survived by his daughter and son, his mother and his sister.
Lynn Nye lists her main career activity as ‘spoiling cats.’
When not engaged upon this worthy occupation, she writes fantasy
and science fiction books and short stories. Before breaking away
from gainful employment to write full time, Jody worked as a file
clerk, book-keeper at a small publishing house, freelance journalist
and photographer, accounting assistant and costume maker, then on
the technical operations staff of a local Chicago television station.
Since 1985 she has published over 40 books and 100 short stories. Besides the Myth Adventures and License Invoked collaborations with Robert Asprin, she has also written an epic fantasy series, The Dreamland, contemporary humorous fantasy Mythology series (no relation), and the medical science fiction series, "Taylor’s Ark". Jody also wrote "The Dragonlover’s Guide to Pern", "The Visual Guide to Xanth", and edited an anthology entitled "Don’t Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear!" "Strong Arm Tactics" was the first in a humorous science fiction military series, "The Wolfe Pack" for Meisha Merlin (no longer in operation; news will be posted when available). Her newest solo books, "An Unexpected Apprentice" and "A Forthcoming Wizard", are an epic fantasy duology published by TOR Books. Jody lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, with her husband and two cats, Jeremy and Miles. Her personal website is jodynye.com. You can also catch her on Twitter at twitter.com/JodyLynnNye