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Who is Winchell?

Winchell D. Chung Jr.'s (aka Nyrath the nearly wise) 15 minutes of fame came back in 1975, when he did the illustration for a boardgame about robot tanks, called Ogre. He has often brooded about wasting his moment in the limelight while still in high school.

"Winchell" is English for "a bend or a crook in a path or a plot of land". "Dosuk" is Korean for "a broad road". So I guess my name means: "A broad crooked road". Go figure.

Born: in California (38°31'N, 121°30'W)

Marital Status: Re-Married, no children, two adorable insouciant black cats.

Motto: "If you haven't learned anything new today, the day is lost..."

Interests: 1960's vintage cardboard-and-paper hexmap wargames, science fiction (especially space opera), 3-D starmaps, slide rules, astrolabes, nomograms, sundials, old science fiction plastic models, drawing SF illustrations, computer game programming.

Favorite Authors: Robert Heinlein, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Andre Norton, James Burke, J.R.R. Tolkien, E.E. "Doc" Smith, Buckmister Fuller, P.E.I. Bonewits, Peter Carroll, Robert Anton Wilson.