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Christopher Crosby Morris (born 1946) is an American author of fiction and non-fiction, as well as a lyricist, musical composer, and singer-songwriter. He is married to author Janet Morris. He is a defense policy and strategy analyst and a principal in M2 Technologies, Inc. He writes primarily as Chris Morris, but occasionally uses pseudonyms. Chris Morris began writing music in 1966, fiction in 1984, and nonfiction in 1989. Much of his fiction and nonfiction literary work, including all of his book-length science fiction and fantasy, has been written in collaboration with his wife Janet Morris, including two novels under the joint pseudonym of Daniel Stryker and one novel under the pseudonym of Casey Prescott. He has contributed stories to the shared universe series Thieves’ World, Heroes in Hell, and Merovingen Nights and co-authored with Janet Morris five titles in The Sacred Band of Stepsons series. Chris Morris also writes song lyrics and melodies, and is chief songwriter, singer, and leader of the “Christopher Morris Band”, formed in 1976, whose first members were Chris Morris, Janet Morris, Leslie Kuipers and Vince Colaiuta. The “Christoper Morris Band” album, (MCA 2282) produced by Al Kooper of Blood, Sweat and Tears fame and featuring the Tower of Power horn section, was released by MCA Records in 1977. The album’s nine songs, all sung by Morris, included eight songs written or co-written by him. The “Christopher Morris Band” album was reviewed by Ken Tucker in Rolling Stone Magazine and in GIG Magazine; it was one of Billboard Magazine’s “Top Album Picks” (7/16/77) and listed by WBCN Boston as among WBCN’s “52 Heaviest Records for 1977.” The “Christopher Morris Band” album was also reviewed in Record World, July 23, 1977. The Christopher Morris Band was reviewed after their first major live performance as a headliner in The Boston Globe by Tom Long. Chris Morris was the band leader, and the original Christopher Morris Band was the core back-up band, for Al Kooper’s 1976-1977 “Act Like Nothing’s Wrong” national tour. In nonfiction, Chris Morris has authored books and articles on military and defense matters in collaboration with Janet Morris and others. Chris Morris was Research Director and Senior Fellow (1989-1994) at the United States Global Strategy Council, as well as Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (1993-1995). At USGSC, Morris co-authored the nonlethal weapons concept and the seminal paper, Nonlethality: A Global Strategy, and co-led the USGSC’s Nonlethality Policy Review Group. Morris’ seminal work in nonlethal weapons is chronicled in Chapter 15 of War and Anti-War, by Alvin Toffler and Heidi Toffler, (Little, Brown, 1993). In 1998-1999, Chris Morris was made a member of the Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force on Nonlethal Technologies and his views are reflected in the associated report, Nonlethal Technologies: Progress and Prospects, Council on Foreign Relations,1999. He subsequently served in 2003-2004 as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force on Nonlethal Weapons, which produced the report Nonlethal Weapons and Capabilities in 2004.

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Author: Chris Morris
Heroika 1: Dragon Eaters

Heroika 1: Dragon Eaters

The art of dragon killing: Dragons have been eating humans for centuries. Now heroes throughout history stalk their legendary foe. Learn how to hunt, kill, and eat the wild dragon. More info →
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I, The Sun

I, The Sun

A biographical novel of the life and times of Suppiluliumas I, Great King of Hatti. More info →
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Outpassage

Outpassage

“Det” Cox keeps seeing aliens. Paige Barnett knows too much about the rebellion among space mining colonies. Together they plunge into the mystery's deadly secret and find new truths. More info →
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Interview with the Devil

Interview with the Devil

William Safire interviews Satan in New Hell's Hall of Injustice, penning this cautionary tale all sinners should read. (Excerpted from the shared-world anthology, Lawyers in Hell). More info →
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Doctors in Hell

Doctors in Hell

Damned souls wail as plagues wreak havoc, doctors up their fees, snake-oil salesmen make a killing, and Satan turns his hit-man loose. Be there when Erra, the Babylonian plague god, and his seven personified weapons, spread terror throughout the underverse! More info →
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Poets in Hell

Poets in Hell

The best, the worst, and the ugliest bards in perdition vie for Satan's favor as poets slam one another, Fallen Angels smirk up their sleeves, and the illiterati have their day! More info →
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Dreamers in Hell
Rogues in Hell
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Shards of the Glass Slipper

Shards of the Glass Slipper

Author: Roy Mauritsen Narrated by: Chris Morris More info →
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The 40-Minute War

The 40-Minute War

“After Washington, D.C. is vaporized by a nuclear surface blast, Marc Beck, wonder boy of the American foreign service, prevails on Ashmead, covert action chief, to help him fly two batches of anticancer serum from Israel to the Houston White House. From the moment the establish their gritty relationship, life is filled with treachery and terror for Beck (who) must deal with one cliffhanger after another during the desperate days that follow. More info →
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Pirates in Hell

Pirates in Hell

Avast, ye readers! Here be Pyrates! Feast yer eyes on the cursed treasures before you! Hoist the skull 'n' crossbones! Walk the plank with hell's sorest losers! Join the damnedest buccaneers and privateers ever to sail infernal seas. More info →
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