Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
(1930-2015) US author who published his first story, "Monster Tracks", in If in October 1964 solo, but became best known for the collaborations with Piers Anthony which comprise all his book-length work. These began with two sf novels, The Ring (1968) – the titular device being imposed on criminals to provide an artificial conscience that punishes conscious wrongdoing with severe pain (see Crime and Punishment) – and the rather more lightweight The E.S.P. Worm (1970). After a substantial delay, the collaborations with Anthony continued with the five-book Kelvin of Rud series of fantasies: Dragon's Gold (1987), Serpent's Silver (1988), Chimaera's Copper (1990), Orc's Opal (1990) and Mouvar's Magic (1992). [JC/DRL]
see also: Psychology.
Robert Ervien Margroff
born Fayette County, Iowa: 5 March 1930
died La Crosse, Wisconsin: 25 May 2015
Kelvin of Rud
- Dragon's Gold (New York: Tor, 1987) with Piers Anthony [Kelvin of Rud: pb/Steve Hickman]
- Serpent's Silver (New York: Tor, 1988) with Piers Anthony [Kelvin of Rud: pb/Manuel Morales]
- Chimaera's Copper (New York: Tor, 1990) with Piers Anthony [Kelvin of Rud: pb/Manuel Morales]
- The Adventures of Kelvin of Rud: Across the Frames (New York: GuildAmerica, 1992) with Piers Anthony [omni of the first three: hb/Dean Morrissey]
- Orc's Opal (New York: Tor, 1990) with Piers Anthony [Kelvin of Rud: pb/Darrell K Sweet]
- Mouvar's Magic (New York: Tor, 1992) with Piers Anthony [Kelvin of Rud: pb/Darrell K Sweet]
- The Ring (New York: Ace Books, 1968) with Piers Anthony [in the publisher's first Science Fiction Special series: pb/Diane and Leo Dillon]
- The E.S.P. Worm (New York: Paperback Library, 1970) with Piers Anthony [pb/Herbert Norton Rogoff]
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