Male. Hobbies and other interests: Collecting sculpture, paintings, and antiques; traveling to Europe and the Middle East.
Home—Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Agent—c/o Author Mail, Forge Books, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.
Environmental consultant, classical scholar, and historian; full-time freelance writer, 2001—.
Periodical Writers Association of Canada.
The Fifth Horseman: A Novel of Biological Disaster, Forge (New York, NY), 2001.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
The Devil's Casket, a sequel to The Fifth Horseman.
Canadian writer Richard Sherbaniuk maintains a special interest in environmental and geopolitical issues. A former consultant to governments and corporations, he has frequently served as an advisor on environmental protection concerns. Turning to freelance writing in 2001, he fulfilled a childhood ambition and became a novelist. The Fifth Horseman: A Novel of Biological Disaster follows the story of Dr. Michael Zammit, an environmental detective. Summoned by the White House, Zammit finds himself in the Middle East trying to stave off an environmental crisis. Terrorists have placed a genetically altered organism into the Turkish water supply, killing thousands of people and threatening to do much more damage worldwide. Readers follow Zammit as he goes through a series of misadventures trying to thwart the terrorist plot.
While having some reservations about Sherbaniuk's novel, several reviewers found The Fifth Horseman to be an action-packed novel worth reading. On the negative side, a Publishers Weekly contributor called the novel "woefully overwritten," but Booklist contributor William Beatty asserted that "Sherbaniuk has the skill and the detailed scientific and psychological knowledge to make this a gripping, fast-moving, realistic caper, and a frighteningly provocative one, to boot." Other reviewers also picked up on Sherbaniuk's deep personal knowledge of environmental issues and his ability to infuse the book with facts and realism. "It's definitely worth reading just for the interplay of historical, scientific, and political information," commented Eva Wojcik-Obert in Fantastica Daily online.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, February 1, 2001, William Beatty, review of The Fifth Horseman: A Novel of Biological Disaster, p. 1040.
Publishers Weekly, February 19, 2001, review of The Fifth Horseman, p. 71.
Ukrainian Weekly, August 31, 2003, "UMANA Holds Its 37th Scientific Convention in Chicago."
AllReaders.com,http://www.allreaders.com/ (November 11, 2004), review of The Fifth Horseman.
Fantastica Daily,http://www.mervius.com/ (June 12, 2001), Eva Wojcik-Obert, review of The Fifth Horseman.*
"Sherbaniuk, Richard." Contemporary Authors. . Encyclopedia.com. (January 20, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/sherbaniuk-richard
"Sherbaniuk, Richard." Contemporary Authors. . Retrieved January 20, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/sherbaniuk-richard
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.