Matthew Stover Matthew Woodring Stover is an American fantasy and science fiction novelist. He may be known best for his four novels, including the Star Wars novelization of . He has also written several fantasy novels, including Iron Dawn and Jericho Moon. He has written four science-fiction/fantasy hybrid stories featuring a hero named Caine: Heroes Die, Blade of Tyshalle, and Caine , with the most recent, Black Knife Caine's Law, released April 4, 2012. BiographyStover attended Danville High School in Danville, Illinois, and graduated in 1979. He then graduated in 1983 from Drake University, and settled in Chicago for many years, before relocating to St. Petersburg, Florida. He is an avid martial artist and a student of the Degerberg Blend, a Jeet Kune Do concept that mixes approximately twenty-five different fighting arts from around the world. This combat style influences the way Stover writes his fight scenes, for which he has won considerable acclaim. He is also the founder and self-described "international grandmaster" of a parodic self-defense system he calls Huàn Dao, which he has described as "self-defense for people too lazy to train and too smart to fight." He says the system was inspired by a passage from the ancient Greek soldier-poet Archilochus: "The fox is swift and clever and knows many tricks, yet still he is taken by the hounds. The hedgehog is slow and dull, and knows only one trick -- but it is a very good trick." He sometimes refers to Huan Dao as "Fatmattjitsu." His non- Star Wars novels have garnered a smaller but loyal audience, primarily for the Acts of Caine cycle. As for future Star Wars novels, Stover has said that he would be interested in writing the final adventure of the heroic trio of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia. Works Barra the Pict In Iron Dawn , Jericho Moon , Heart of Bronze January 2011, fsand.com released e-book versions of both novels. The e-books were slightly revised by Stover to restore some material cut by the original publisher. The Acts of Caine Heroes Die Blade of Tyshalle Caine Black Knife Caine's Law Star Wars Traitor Shatterpoint Star Wars on Trial: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Debate the Most Popular Science Fiction Films of All Time Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor Star Wars on Trial: The Force Awakens Edition: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Debate the Most Popular Science Fiction Films of All Time Other God of War, Stover and Robert E. Vardeman – continued by Vardeman alone, 2011 Test of Metal: A Planeswalker Novel Unpublished The Real Flash Gordon Short stories "Precursor" from Legends: Tales from the Eternal Archive "Br'er Robert" "Equipment" from the Star Wars Short Story Collection "In the Sorrows" "The Persian, the Coon, and Bullets" from the anthology Catopolis "South Side Whipsaw: A Brock Steele Adventure" from Conquering Science Fiction "The Tenebrous Way" from Star Wars Insider #130 Suvudu Cage Match 2012 * "Round 1: Caine versus Paksenarrion" * "Round 2: Caine versus Zaphod Beeblebrox" * "So, Conan and Elric Walk Into a Bar" "A Friend in Thark" from A Princess of Mars and New Tales of the Red Planet Screenplays Terminal Kill Her Demise Knights of the Revenant Interviews by Gabe Chouinard, October 15, 2001 December 9, 2008 by EU Cantina, January 4, 2009 on YouTube for Expanded Books, October 26, 2008
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