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Richard Lee Byers

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A resident of the Tampa Bay area, Richard spends much of his leisure time fencing, playing poker, shooting pool and is a frequent guest at Florida science-fiction conventions. His current projects include new novels set in the Forgotten Realms universe and the eBook post-apocalyptic superhero series The Impostor.

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I've been reading some of the discussion of whether a representation of H. P. Lovecraft is an appropriate choice for the World Fantasy Award. Occasionally, some of those who argue that it isn't throw in a comment like, "And it's ugly, too!"Many people have stuck up for Lovecraft, but I have yet to notice anybody defending Gahan Wilson, who sculpted the bust. Not, of course, that a creator as br... Read more of this blog post »
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The Reaver by Richard Lee Byers
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“I don't much like it when people commit unsavory acts and try to shift the blame onto me.”
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