Michael Scott Rohan (1951 - )
Michael Scott Rohan, born in Edinburgh in 1951, writes both fantasy and science fiction. Whilst studying law at Oxford, Rohan joined the SF group and met the president, Allan J Scott, who started him writing for the group's semi-professional magazine SFinx
alongside names such as Robert Holdstock and Ian Watson. His first novel, Run to the Stars
, was published in 1983 and he collaborated with Allan J Scott on The Hammer and the Cross
, a non-fiction account of how Christianity arrived in Viking lands. Rohan is best known for his acclaimed The Winter of the World
sequence, an epic fantasy set in an ice-bound world.