SPROAT, Robert. Scottish, b. 1944. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Information science/Computers. Career: Affiliated with British Telecom in middle management positions, 1965-90; freelance writer and computer programmer, 1990-. Publications: Stunning the Punters (stories), 1986; Chinese Whispers (novel), 1988. Work appears in anthologies. Contributor of short stories and book reviews to periodicals; contributor of technical articles to the computer trade press. Address: c/o PFD, Drury House, 34-43 Russell Street, London WC2B 5HA, England.