Richard Alexander Steuart Gordon
(18 May 1947 – 7 February 2009) was a Scottish
author born in Banff
who wrote numerous science fiction
, and travel guides
. Gordon's novels are noted for their mix of historical fact and creative fictionalized events.
Gordon was brought up and educated in Buckie
. His family's home is located at the Cairnfield estate near Arradoul
. Gordon studied history at Newcastle University
and was offered post-graduate work, but instead he accepted a job as a market researcher. He later left this position and made a career as a writer.
After many years of writing, Gordon moved to London
, where he took a course in teaching English as a foreign language.Gordon began teaching abroad in his 50s. He first taught in Poland
, Gordon collapsed at the Lianhua Road Subway Station
in the Shanghai Metro
of a heart attack and died in hospital on February 7, 2009. He had been teaching at Shanghai High School International Division
Gordon began publishing science fiction with "A Light in the Sky" for New Worlds
in 1965 as Richard A. Gordon.
Later his publisher ask him to adopt a... Read More