David Rain (1961–2015), known by his pen name Tom Arden, was a British science fiction and fantasy writer. He was born in Australia. 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.
Arden was born in 1961 and grew up in Mount Gambier, South Australia. He wrote his first unpublished novel, Moon Escape at the age of seven and later studied English at the University of Adelaide, graduating with First Class Honours. Arden completed his Ph.D. thesis on Clarissa, the epic tale by 18th-century novelist Samuel Richardson.
In 1990, he moved to the United Kingdom, living in Northern Ireland and England. He lectured in English at Queen's University of Belfast for seven years. Since 2003, he lectured creative writing at Middlesex University, London. He died of cancer on 15 December 2015.
Speculative Fiction Novels (8)
| The Translation of Bastian Test |
2005 | science fiction
| Nightdreamers (Doctor Who Novellas #3) |
2002 | science fiction
| Empress of the Endless Dream (The Orokon #5) |
2001 | fantasy > high fantasy
| Shadow Black |
2001 | fantasy, horror
| Sisterhood of the Blue Storm (The Orokon #4) |
2000 | fantasy > high fantasy
| Sultan of the Moon and Stars (The Orokon #3) |
1999 | fantasy > high fantasy
| The King and Queen of Swords (The Orokon #2) |
1998 | fantasy > high fantasy
| The Harlequin's Dance (The Orokon #1) |
1997 | fantasy > high fantasy