Victor Milán, 1954-2018

We’re saddened to report that author Victor Milán passed away yesterday. Milán’s work spanned genre: he moved easily between westerns, historical fiction, and action adventure, but it was in science fiction and fantasy that he made his largest mark, with Cybernetic Samurai (which won the Prometheus Award in 1986) and Cybernetic Shogun, and of course with the Dinosaur Lords series. He was also active in several shared-universe series, including Forgotten Realms, Star Trek, and George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards series. Martin wrote a tribute to Milán, even calling him “the father of Wild Cards”:

He was also a Wild Cards writer, of course; one of my aces. In a sense he was the father of Wild Cards. It was Vic who gave me the Superworld game as a birthday present back in 1983, and it was those long long nights of playing Superworld that eventually inspired me to ...