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Dave Wolverton

Wolverton at CONduit 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Born 1957
Pen name David Farland
Occupation writer
Nationality USA
Genres science fiction, fantasy
Official website

Dave Wolverton (born 1957) is a science fiction author who also goes under the pseudonym David Farland for his fantasy works. He currently lives in St. George, Utah with his wife and five children.



Dave Wolverton began writing during college and entered short stories into various contests. His career began in 1987 when he won the top award in the L. Ron Hubbard "Writers of the Future" contest.

Dave Wolverton became a judge for that contest in 1991. In addition, he edited the annual anthology before passing on the role to Algis Budrys.

Other awards he has been nominated for include the Nebula Award in the Best Novellette category for his short story After a Lean Winter. He has also been nominated for a Hugo Award.

In the summer of 1998 Dave Wolverton broke the world record for the most book signings in one sitting, which he achieved with A Very Strange Trip.

Under his Pseduonym David Farland, he writes fantasy, leaving his real name for his science fiction novels.

In his spare time Dave Wolverton is also a Boy Scout leader.

Wolverton has also worked as an English professor at Brigham Young University.

He is also responsible for the concept of "lurkers" in the well-known RTS (Real-Time Strategy) game Starcraft.



Original Works


  1. The Writers of the Future Decade (1994) - Originally published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume X
  2. About the Writers and Illustrators of the Future (1995) - Originally published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XI


  1. The Sky is an Open Highway (1988) - Originally published in the July edition of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine
  2. My Favorite Christmas (1993) - Originally published in Christmas Forever
  3. We Blazed (1995) - Originally published in Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn
  4. In the Teeth of Glory (1995) - Originally published in David Copperfield's Tales of the Impossible
  5. The Stone Mother's Curse (1996) - Originally published in Return to Avalon


  1. On My Way to Paradise (1989)
  2. Wheatfields Beyond (1993)
  3. A Very Strange Trip (1999), based on a story by L. Ron Hubbard
  4. Of Mice And Magic (2005), Benjamin Ravenspell series
  5. In the Company of Angels (2009)

Short stories

  1. On My Way to Paradise (1989) - Originally published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. III
  2. After a Lean Winter (1996)
  3. A Rarefied View at Dawn (2005) - Published in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show


Serpent Catch
  1. Serpent Catch (1991)
  2. Path of the Hero (1993)
The Golden Queen
  1. The Golden Queen (1994)
  2. Beyond the Gate (1995)
  3. Lords of the Seventh Swarm (1997)
The Runelords

(Published under the pseudonym David Farland)

  1. The Sum of All Men (1998)
  2. Brotherhood of the Wolf (1999)
  3. Wizardborn (2001)
  4. The Lair of Bones (2003)
  5. Sons of the Oak (2006)
  6. Worldbinder (2007)
  7. The Wyrmling Horde (2008)
  8. Chaosbound (2009)
Mummy Chronicles
  1. Revenge of the Scorpion King (2001)
  2. Heart of the Pharaoh (2001)
  3. The Curse of the Nile (2001)
  4. Flight of the Phoenix (2001)

Pre-existing Series

Star Wars

  1. The Courtship of Princess Leia (1994)

Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice

  1. The Rising Force (1999)


Star Wars Episode I Adventures

1. The Ghostling Children (2000)
2. The Hunt for Anakin Skywalker (2000)
3. Capture Arawynne (2000)
4. Trouble on Tattooine (2000)

Star Wars Missions

1. The Search for Grubba the Hut (1998)
2. The Hunt For Han Solo (1998)
3. Ithorian Invasion (1997)


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