Famous author, historian, poet, scientist, playwright, mathematician and "Renaissance Man". Works include:-
- The Lights in the Sky are Photofloods
- Theory of Galactic Sapiency
- 2001 and all that - an anecdotal history of space-travelling man
- Religions of a Hundred Worlds.
He does not however allow his likeness to be published. His face is a patchwork of scars and he is accompanied by an old mad class 1 robot. Or maybe it's the other way round?