Tracy Raye Hickman
Tracy Hickman DragonCon 2006
Tracy Hickman at Dragon Con 2006.

Born November 26, 1955
Salt Lake City, Utah
Occupation Novelist
Nationality United States of America
Writing period 1984-Present
Genres Fantasy Fiction

Official website

Tracy Raye Hickman (born November 26, 1955) is a best-selling fantasy author, best known for his work on Dragonlance as a game designer and co-author with Margaret Weis, while he worked for TSR. They also wrote the Darksword trilogy, the Death Gate Cycle, and the Sovereign Stone trilogy. Tracy Hickman was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. He married Laura Curtis in 1977, and together they have four children.

Tracy and Laura have been publishing game designs together for over twenty-five years including the popular and innovative Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Ravenloft module. They published their first joint novel, Mystic Warrior, in 2004. Tracy and Laura have been producing their DragonHearth podcast since December of 2005.

Tracy recently announced starting two new fantasy series: one being the six-book 'Dragonships' series with his long-time writing partner Margaret Weis and the other the three-book 'Drakis' series with his wife, Laura.

In 1999 Pyramid magazine named Tracy Hickman as one of The Millennium's Most Influential Persons "at least in the realm of adventure gaming."[1] The magazine stated that Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis are "basically responsible for the entire gaming fiction genre."[1] Hickman was inducted into the Origins Hall of Fame in 2002, recognized in part for "one game line turned literary sensation: Dragonlance."[2]


Tracy Hickman was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on November 26 1955. He graduated from Provo High School in 1974, where his major interests were in drama, music, and Air Force JROTC. In 1975, Tracy began two years of service as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His initial posting was for six months in Hawaii before his visa was approved, and he moved on to his final calling in Indonesia. There, he served as a missionary in Surabaya, Djakarta, and the mountain city of Bandung before being released honorably in 1977. As a result, Tracy can still speak conversational Indonesian, and occasionally bases his magical phrases on that language.

Tracy married his high school sweetheart, Laura Curtis, within four months of his return to the United States. They are the parents of four children: Angel, Curtis, Tasha, and Jarod. Tracy has worked as a supermarket stockboy, a movie projectionist, a theater manager, a glass worker, a television assistant director, and a drill press operator in a genealogy center. It was in 1981 — between jobs and wanting to buy shoes for his children — that he approached TSR about buying two of his modules, and ended up with a job instead. That job led to his association with Margaret Weis and their first publication together: the Dragonlance Chronicles.

On his personal website, Hickman states that he continues to be an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and resides in St. George, Utah.[1]



Main article: Dragonlance
  • Chronicles:
    1. Dragons of Autumn Twilight 1 (1984)
    2. Dragons of Winter Night 1 (1985)
    3. Dragons of Spring Dawning 1 (1985)
    4. Dragons of Summer Flame1 (1996)
  • Legends:
    1. Time of the Twins 1 (1986)
    2. War of the Twins 1 (1986)
    3. Test of the Twins 1 (1986)
  • The Second Generation 1 (1995)
    1. Dragons of Summer Flame 1 (1996)
  • The War of Souls:
    1. Dragons of a Fallen Sun 1 (2000) (Winner of the 2000 Origins Award for Best Game-Related Novel [3])
    2. Dragons of a Lost Star 1 (2001)
    3. Dragons of a Vanished Moon 1 (2002)
  • The Lost Chronicles:
    1. Dragons of the Dwarven Depths 1 (2006)
    2. Dragons of the Highlord Skies 1 (2007)
    3. Dragons of the Hourglass Mage 1 (2008)


Main article: Darksword
  1. Forging the Darksword 1 (1987)
  2. Doom of the Darksword 1 (1988)
  3. Triumph of the Darksword 1 (1988)
  4. Legacy of the Darksword 1 (1997)

Rose of the Prophet[]

Main article: Rose of the Prophet
  1. The Will of the Wanderer 1 (1988)
  2. Paladin of the Night 1 (1989)
  3. The Prophet of Akhran 1 (1989)

Death Gate Cycle[]

Main article: Death Gate Cycle
  1. Dragon Wing 1 (1990)
  2. Elven Star 1 (1991)
  3. Fire Sea 1 (1992)
  4. Serpent Mage 1 (1993)
  5. The Hand of Chaos 1 (1993)
  6. Into the Labyrinth 1 (1994)
  7. The Seventh Gate 1 (1995)

Songs of the Stellar Winds[]

Main article: Songs of the Stellar Winds
  1. Requiem of the Stars (1996)


Main article: Starshield
  1. Starshield: Sentinels 1 (1996)
  2. Nightsword 1 (1998)

Sovereign Stone[]

Main article: Sovereign Stone
  1. Well of Darkness 1 (2000)
  2. Guardians of the Lost 1 (2001)
  3. Journey into the Void 1 (2003)

Bronze Canticles[]

Main article: Bronze Canticles
  1. Mystic Warrior 2 (2004)
  2. Mystic Quest 2 (2005)
  3. Mystic Empire 2 (2006)


Main article: Dragonships
  1. Bones of the Dragon 1 (2008)
  2. Dragonships 2 (working title) 1 (TBA)
  3. Dragonships 3 (working title) 1 (TBA)
  4. Dragonships 4 (working title) 1 (TBA)
  5. Dragonships 5 (working title) 1 (TBA)
  6. Dragonships 6 (working title) 1 (TBA)


Main article: Drakis
  1. Song of the Dragon 2 (2008)
  2. Citadel of the Lost 2 (TBA)
  3. Blood of the Empire 2 (TBA)

Other novels[]

  1. The Immortals (1996)
  2. Starcraft: Speed of Darkness (2002)

1 (co-author Margaret Weis)
2 (co-author Laura Hickman)


  • Varney, Allen (1998-08). "Profiles: Tracy Hickman". Dragon #250 XIII (3): 120. 

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