Stephen Donaldson reinvented fantasy with THE CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT, one of the all-time bestselling series. THE RUNES OF THE EARTH and its seaquel, FATAL REVENANT, have been international bestsellers Gollancz is publishing all five of the GAP novels, which have been long out of print in the UK. Donaldson himself considers the GAP novels to be amongst his best work An astonishing achievement in science fiction, the five books make up a powerful work of immense scope 'Donaldson combines detailed character analyses and some perverse plot twists with the stuff of standard space opera, and this unusual mixture raises the story far above the average' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Stephen Donaldson spent 13 years in India, where his father was a medical missionary and orthopaedic surgeon; the idea for Thomas Covenant grew out of his father's work with lepers and the first trilogy won him the British Fantasy and John W. Campbell Awards; he won the World Fantasy Award for his collection REAVE THE JUST AND OTHER TALES. As well as fantasy and science fiction, he has also written a number of crime novels. He lives with his family in New Mexico.