Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Daniel Lucero
PORTALES--It turns out that Eastern New Mexico University has a second
author (besides world-renowned Jack Williamson) who also publishes science
The mystery (so to speak) writer is Dr. Christopher Stasheff, associate
professor of communications. Dr. Stasheff, who was born in Mount Vernon,
N.Y., moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., with his parents when he was eight.
About the same time he began thinking up ideas which would later be
published in some of his novels and short stories. His first book, The
Warlock in Spite of Himself, was published in 1969. Before that he wrote
Dr. Stasheff has written about 40 novels and seven short story collections.
His best selling novel was Her Majesty's Wizard. According to Dr. Stasheff,
"Ninety-seven percent of that book sold through, which means 97 percent of
books sent to stores were sold."
After attending college in Lincoln, Neb., he moved to Montclair, N.J., and
taught; he later moved to New York to become a professional writer. Dr.
Stasheff came to ENMU because "he enjoyed the atmosphere of the
communication department; I liked the way it was structured."
Dr. Stasheff's three favorite books he has written are The Warlock in Spite
of Himself, Her Majesty's Wizard and A Company of Stars (Starship Troupers).
"Experiences in my life have influenced most of my work, " says Dr.
Stasheff. "A lot of my novels and short stories target politics and
His most recently published book is Mind Out of Time. He is currently
working on a book due out by June of 2004, The Warlock's Last Run. It will
be the 25th book in the Warlock series and will tie all the other Warlock
For more information about Eastern's second most famous science
fiction/fantasy author, contact Dr. Stasheff at 505-562-2841.