Is there a connection between Gordon Freeman (GF), author of Canada’s Stonehenge and Gordon Freeman, the main character of the computer game Half-Life, developed by Valve Software?
In fact, there are some curious similarities. They wear similar large, dark-framed glasses and have similar body builds. Forty years ago, GF, the author looked quite a lot like the game hero. Both GFs have a brother named John. And, although the game hero is said to have been created in homage to the theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson, the game doesn’t use the details of Dyson’s place of work. It is GF, the author, who was a nuclear scientist working in an underground radiation lab – in Washington State.
Whether these are all coincidences or author Gordon Freeman was an intentional or unintentional inspiration for the game, the similarities delight GF and his family and friends.