KING, Bernard. American, b. 1946. Genres: Science fiction/Fantasy. Career: Fantasy novelist and molecular biologist. University of Aston in Birmingham, research fellow, 1972-76; Dundee Institute of Technology, lecturer, 1976-79, senior lecturer, 1979-83, head of Department of Molecular Life Sciences, 1983-91, dean of Faculty of Science, 1987-89; Robert Gordon Institute of Technology, assistant principal, 1991-92. Publications: FANTASY NOVELS Witch Beast, 1989; Blood Circle, 1990; When Naked Hassidim Dance, 1997. "STARKADDER" TRILOGY: Starkadder, 1985; Vargr-Moon, 1986; Death-Blinder, 1988. "CHRONICLES OF THE KEEPER" TRILOGY: Destroying Angel, 1987; Time-Fighters, 1987; Skyfire, 1988. NONFICTION: The Elements of the Runes, 1993. Author of scientific and technical papers on biodeterioration and the preservation of wood. Address: 11 Dalhousie Place, Arbroath, Angus DD11 2BT, Scotland.