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 lived in India for 13 years with his father, a medical missionary, who worked extensively with lepers; it was here that he conceived the character of Thomas Covenant. He was awarded the John W. Campbell Award as Best Writer of the Year for The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant The Unbeliever, which, with the sequel trilogy, became instant bestsellers. He is also the author of the fantasy duology MORDANTS NEED, the SF epic quintet THE GAP and a number of mysteries written under the pseudonym Reed Stephens. He won the World Fantasy Award in 2000.