- Don Perrin
Don Perrin Born October 1, 1964
Occupation Novelist Nationality Canada Spouse(s) Margaret Weis (divorced)
Don Perrin (born 1 October 1964) is a Canadian writer and former military officer. Born in Iserlohn, Germany, Perrin grew up in Kingston, ON, Canada, McMasterville, QC, Canada, Bromley, Kent, England, and Ottawa, ON, Canada. Perrin served in the Canadian Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, in the Canadian Department of National Defence. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1987.
Perrin was married to Margaret Weis (though they are now divorced) for whom he acted as an advisor on the final Star of the Guardians novel, Ghost Legion (in which he also appears as a character). The couple co-authored the Mag Force 7 novels.
Perrin is also a contributor to the Dragonlance novels associated with Advanced Dungeons and Dragons.
Don Perrin, Michael Cosentino and Kathyrn Plamback purchased the two US wargaming magazines, "The Courier" and "MWAN" and combined them into the Historical Miniature Gamer Magazine in 2005. This magazine won the Nonfiction Publication of the Year Award at the 32nd Annual Origins Awards. The magazine offered articles on wargaming/wargames (of widely varied periods), tips on painting, building hints, scenarios, reviews of wargaming books, rules, miniatures and a monthly column by Howard Whitehouse. In 2007 James Manto was brought in as editor-in-chief to help with the organization and structure of the articles. Taking advantage of Perrin's QPOD (Quality Printing on Demand) in-house printing (where small numbers of books, rules, supplements can be printed inexpensively) the magazine underwent a complete overhaul to an easy to hold quarterly magazine. The magazine was closed in 2008.
Mag Force 7 series
- The Knights of the Black Earth (1995), ISBN 0-451-45425-1
- Robot Blues (1996), ISBN 0-451-45581-9
- Hung Out (1998), ISBN 0-451-45618-1
- Theros Ironfeld (1996), ISBN 0-7869-0481-X
- The Doom Brigade (1996), ISBN 0-7869-0526-3
- Brothers in Arms (1999), ISBN 0-7869-1429-7
- Draconian Measures (2000), ISBN 0-7869-1678-8
- Bertrem's Guide to the War of Souls Volume Two (1 November 2002), Wizards of the Coast, ISBN 0786928166, with Steven T. Brown and Mary H. Herbert
- Lord of the Clans (1 October 2001), ISBN 0743426908
- "First Dragon Army Bridge Building Company" (in Dragons of Krynn)
- "Island of the Brutes" (in The History of Dragonlance)
- "War Diary of Lord Ariaken" (in Dragons of Summer Flame)
Tabletop RPG books
- Dragonlance Campaign Setting (1 August 2003), Wizards of the Coast, ISBN 0786930861
- Starships: Traveller (1996), Imperium Games, ISBN 1578283019
- Sovereign Stone Game System (July 2000), Sovereign Press, ISBN 0965842274, with Lester Smith
- ^ a b c "Don Perrin". SFBookcase.com. http://www.sfbookcase.com/author.asp?author=Don+Perrin. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
- ^ "Don Perrin". The Alliterates. http://alliterates.com/index.php?/categories/7-Don-Perrin. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
- ^ Grey, Ciara. "Interview with Don Perrin and Margaret Weis". Fiction Factor. http://www.fictionfactor.com/interviews/margaretweis.html. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
- ^ "TALADAS TRILOGY/DARK DISCIPLE ANNOUNCEMENT". The DragonLance Nexus. 2003-04-17. http://www.dlnexus.com/news/newsletter/12550.aspx. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
- ^ "About Don Perrin". DonPerrin.com. WordPress. http://www.donperrin.com/?page_id=65. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
- Don Perrin at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
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