Loren L. Coleman
- This article is about a science-fiction writer. For a cryptozoologist, author, and television personality, see Loren Coleman.
is a science-fiction writer, known for having written many books for series such as Star Trek, Battletech/Mechwarrior, Age of Conan, Crimson Skies, The Gathering and others. Former member of the United States Navy, he has also written game fiction and source material for such companies as FASA Corporation, TSR, Inc. and Wizards of the Coast. He resides in Washington with his wife Heather and three children. The Official Robert E. Howard Website
He is also one of the founders of InMediaRes, WizKids Games a company that was founded in 2003 with the intention of licensing Classic BattleTech fiction. This was accomplished in the fall of 2003 when WizKids agreed to grant IMR an exclusive license for publishing new, canon BattleTech fiction online. This was done through BattleCorps, which was launched in August 2004. BattleCorps:/InMediaRes
In 2005, InMediaRes announced its intention to create a similar website for Shadowrun, Holostreets.
Coleman announced on April 20, 2007 that InMediaRes was in negotiations to acquire the licenses for Classic BattleTech and Shadowrun from WizKids as Fantasy Productions' license was set to expire. BattleCorps:/
In June 2007, InMediaRes created the Catalyst Game Labs imprint from which to publish their Shadowrun, and Classic BattleTech licensed properties, as well as other material which could be produced or licensed at a later date.