Richard Baker

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A best-selling author and award-winning game designer, Richard Baker is known for his novels in the Forgotten Realms setting and his work on the Dungeons & Dragons game. His Realms novels include Condemnation (book 3 of the War of the Spider Queen), the Last Mythal trilogy, and the Blades of the Moonsea trilogy. He is currently working on a new military-themed science fiction series centered on the character Sikander North; Valiant Dust, the first book in the new series, debuts in November 2017 from Tor Books.

A native of Ocean City, New Jersey, Rich graduated from Virginia Tech in 1988 and went on to serve as a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy. When he's not writing fantasy or science fiction, he works in game publishin
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Valiant Dust, fantasy writer Richard Baker’s first original science fiction novel, is very, very, very good. If you read his fantasy, you already know that h
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“And even if that weren’t true, Sikander had never understood how any decent human being could take pride in holding the sincere beliefs of others in contempt.”
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