Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Ciencin, Scott

(1962-    ) US writer who works under his own name, under the Forgotten Realms house name Richard Awlinson, and as Nick Baron. He began publishing, as Awlinson, with the first two of the Avatar Trilogy, Shadowdale * (1989), and Tantras * (1989); the third, Waterdeep * (1989), was by Troy Denning as Awlinson. As Nick Baron, SC wrote two ties for Robert Silverberg's Time ToursGlory's End * (1991) and The Pirate Paradox * (1992), the latter with Greg Cox – and four YA horror novels for the Nightmare Club sequence: The Initiation * (1993) and The Mask * (1993), about a mask (> Masks) which transforms a young girl into a seductress, Spring Break * (1994) and Virtual Destruction * (1995). Under his own name, SC published a Forgotten Realms tie, The Night Parade * (1992), being volume 4 of the Harpers sequence, the Wolves of Autumn sequence – Wolves of Autumn (1992) and The Lotus and the Rose (1993) – and the Vampire Odyssey sequence – The Vampire Odyssey (1992), The Wildlings (1992) and Parliament of Blood (1992) – in which a young half-Vampire woman and her mother band together to fight off the undead, and (it seems) do some good. [JC]

Malcolm Scott Ciencin

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