Guest announcement: Diane Duane and Peter Morwood
22 July 2017
Diane Duane: Science Fiction and Fantasy writer, her best known works include her “Young Wizards” series, she was awarded the Grand Master / lifetime achievement award of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers in 2014.
One of the few writers that has worked both on Star Trek and Doctor Who (she managed to sneak Four into a Star Trek novel!), her tv and film writing goes from Batman to Spiderman, and from Scooby-Doo to Transformers. She wrote novels based on comic characters, computer games, RPGs, and TV shows.
She made Sean Bean run around a postapocalyptic New York landscape in tight leather pants, in the SyFy miniseries The Lost Future.
In her spare time Diane hangs out on Twitter and Tumblr (we are surprised she even has spare time!)
At a science fiction convention in Glasgow, Scotland in 1985, author Anne McCaffrey introduced Peter Morwood to Diane. After several more meetings and a brief courtship they celebrated their engagement at the World Science Fiction Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, and they married in 1987
Peter Morwood: studied English literature at Queens University in Belfast, he sold his first novel in 1982 while working in the UK's civil service as a clerk for the Customs and Excise. He became a full time SF and fantasy writer in 1986.
He is known for the Book of Years, Clan Wars and Tales of Old Russia epic fantasy series, his screen work ranges from animated series like Gargoyles and Batman: The Animated Series to the award-winning SyFy miniseries Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King, (which he co-wrote with Diane). He has written Star Trek novels both solo and with Diane (Star Trek: TOS: Rihannsu #2: The Romulan Way was written on their honeymoon, makes you kind of wonder doesn’t it….).
Peter now resides in a cottage in the wilds of County Wicklow with Diane, he consults on modern militaria and medieval European weapons, and together they maintain Diane’s hobby/foodblogging website www.europeancuisines.com . (“Food temperatures are easy, colour temperatures are hard.”)