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Kasner, Michael

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1941-2008) US author who served as a US Army captain in Vietnam and wrote under various names, including Rick Mackin for the Chopper Cops Near Future police procedurals beginning with Chopper Cops: Fire Storm (1990) and ending with Chopper Cops: Sky War (1991), and Don Pendleton, the latter after the real Pendleton sold his name as a House Name, contributing various titles to the Mack Bolan: Stony Man sequence of thrillers featuring a protagonist with some Superhero powers, and marginally Near Future settings [see Checklist]. Under his own name he wrote the Warkeep 2030 sequence of Post-Holocaust Military SF tales set some decades after the time of writing, beginning with Warkeep 2030 (1992) and ending with Warkeep 2030: Jungle Breakout (1993). [JC]

Michael William Kasner

born 17 November 1941

died Oregon: 19 March 2008



Chopper Cops

Warkeep 2030

Mack Bolan: Stony Man

Only titles by Kasner are listed below: see Don Pendleton for the full roster.


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