Christopher Stasheff (15 January 1944 – 10 June 2018) was an American science fiction author and fantasy author whose novels include The Warlock in Spite of Himself (1969) and Her Majesty's Wizard (1986). He has a PhD. in Theatre and taught radio and television at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico; he retired in 2009 and moved to Champaign, Illinois. Stasheff has been noted for his blending of science fiction and fantasy, as seen in his Warlock series, which placed an "'epic fantasy' in a science fictional frame". Stasheff's writing is often seen in the moral and ethical mentor style similar to Terry Goodkind, Terry Brooks or J.R.R. Tolkien.