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Tom Arden

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Tom Arden

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Full Name: Tom Arden
Born: May 2, 1961
Mount Gambler, South Australia
Died: December 15, 2015
Occupation: Writer, DJ
Nationality: Australian
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Biography

Tom Arden is the pen name of David Rain

David Rain was born in 1961 and grew up in Mount Gambier, a small town in Australia. He wrote his first novel, Moon Escape, when he was seven years old -- a tale of lunar explorers kidnapped by evil aliens. He has been in bands and worked as a disc jockey on a public radio station. Studying English at the University of Adelaide, he graduated with First Class Honours. Later he completed a PhD thesis on Clarissa, the epic tale by the 18th-century novelist Samuel Richardson. In 1990, Rain moved to the UK and for some years was a university lecturer in Northern Ireland. He lived in Brighton.

His main work is the five volume Orokon saga, as well as the novels Shadow Black, The Translation of Bastian Test and the Doctor Who novella Nightdreamers.


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