Jonathan Hicks was born in 1971 and by the time Star Wars appeared in the UK in late December 1977 was already a huge science fiction and fantasy fan. He began writing stories inspired by Star Wars in the early 1980s. This love of the written word progressed into all kinds of writing which includes short stories, novels, novellas, scripts, game design and magazine articles.
After co-creating the Setnin sector, a playground for his Star Wars creations, Jonathan fleshed it out with the West End Games Star Wars D6 roleplaying game. He had already been involved in the roleplaying hobby since 1983. His writing credits include an article in Arcane magazine, he has been published twice by the British Science Fiction Association’s writer’s magazine Focus, written reviews for RPG.net, edited and published the free online RPG magazine ODDS, designed the missions and wrote the dialogue for a video game of Universal’s re-imaging of Battlestar Galactica, published the short story collection Those Dark Places and the book The Book Of Roleplaying Hints, Tips and Ideas, written articles for various online websites and runs the small RPG company Farsight Games and its accompanying blog Farsight Blogger.
Jonathan is the co-author of Stellar Adventures, an Advanced Fighting Fantasy RPG, which was released in mid 2017.
Jonathan is the former Roleplay and Gaming Editor of both Lightsabre and Jedi News and is also the founder of the GammaCon roleplay convention which held it’s first event in January 2012.
Jonathan lives in Northampton, England with his wife Lisa and his son Bruce.