Tom Arden, Australian-born British author, Died at 54


David Rain was born in 1961, and died on December 15, 2015.

Known by his pen name Tom Arden, was a British science fiction and fantasy writer.

David 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.

David 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He wrote his first unpublished novel, Moon Escape at the age of seven and later studied English at the University of Adelaide, graduating with First Class Honours.

David 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.

David lectured in English at Queen’s University of Belfast for seven years.

Since 2003, he has lectured creative writing at Middlesex University, London.

David Rain passed away on December 15, 2015 from cancer.