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Matthew Woodring Stover (born 1962) is an American fantasy and science fiction novelist. He is perhaps best known for his four Star Wars novels, including the novelization of Revenge of the Sith. He has also written several fantasy novels, including Iron Dawn and Jericho Moon. He has written three science-fiction/fantasy hybrid stories featuring a hero named Caine: Heroes Die, Blade of Tyshalle, and Caine Black Knife, with a fourth His Father's Fist planned for release in 2011.
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Stover graduated in 1983 from Drake University and settled in Chicago. He is an avid martial artist and a student of the Degerberg Blend, a Jeet Kune Do concept that mixes approximately twenty-five different fighting arts from around the world. This combat style influences the way Stover writes his fight scenes, for which he has won considerable acclaim. Stover lives with artist and writer Robyn Drake.
His non-Star Wars novels have garnered a smaller but loyal audience, though only his three most recent novels, retroactively dubbed as part of the Acts of Caine cycle, are still in print. Stover lists some of his prime influences as Roger Zelazny, Stephen R. Donaldson, and Fritz Leiber. His dedication in Blade of Tyshalle cites other late "friends" including Leo Tolstoy and Friedrich Nietzsche.
Matthew Stover has stated (on TheForce.net's message board) that he will be writing several non-fantasy genre works. Going outside of his known genre, he said he would be using a pseudonym. He stated that the novels would be a Chicago crime novel as well as a few mysteries.
As for future Star Wars novels, Stover has said that he would be interested in writing the final adventure of the heroic trio of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia.