Victor Milan

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Victor Woodward Milán (born 1954 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American writer known for libertarian science fiction and an interest in cybernetics. In 1986 he won the Prometheus Award for Cybernetic Samurai.[1] He has also written several shared universe works for the Forgotten Realms, Star Trek, and Wild Cards Universes. He has also written books under the pseudonyms Richard Austin (Jove Books "The Guardians" series), Robert Baron (Jove Books "Stormrider" series), and S. L. Hunter ("Steele" series with Simon Hawke, who used the pen name J. D. Masters). He also wrote at least 9 novels under the "house name" of James Axler for the Harlequin Press/Gold Eagle Books "Deathlands" and "Outlanders" series.[2]

Milan is also known as the longtime emcee of the Archon multigenre convention in Collinsville, Illinois.


Series and shared universes[edit]

Guardians series [as Richard Austin]
Stormrider series [as Robert Baron]
Donovan Steele series [as S. L. Hunter]
Battletech series
War of Powers
Star Trek
Wild Cards
Forgotten Realms
Rogue Angel series [as Alex Archer]



  1. ^ Heck, Peter J. (March 25, 1990). "Battle of the Titans", The Washington Post, p. L10.
  2. ^ James Axler
  3. ^ Emery, C. Eugene Jr. (October 13, 1985). "Science Fiction: The Cybernetic Samurai, by Victor Milan", The Providence Journal, p. I-07.
  4. ^ Carroll, Michael J. (December 1, 1985). "Fiction: The Cybernetic Samurai. Victor Milan", Los Angeles Times, p. 12.
  5. ^ (March 26, 1986). "Ultimate computer falls victim to its own code", Richmond Times-Dispatch, p. 13.
  6. ^ Jones, David E. (April 15, 1990). "The devilishly satiric trials of God's only daughter", Chicago Tribune, p. 6.

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