Steven Harper Piziks was born in Saginaw, Michigan, but he moved around a lot and has lived in Wisconsin, Germany, and (briefly) Ukraine. Currently he lives with his wife and three sons near Ann Arbor, Michigan.
His novels include IN THE COMPANY OF MIND and CORPORATE MENTALITY, both science fiction published by Baen Books. Writing as Steven Harper for Roc Books, he has produced The Silent Empire series: DREAMER, NIGHTMARE, TRICKSTER, and OFFSPRING. All four are now available in e-format at Smashwords. He's also written books based on Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and The Ghost Whisperer, as well as the movie novelization IDENTITY. With his mother Penny Drake, he’s written the romantic thriller TRASH COURSE.
Booklist calls his novels “fast, furious, and absorbing,” and “intelligent enterntainment.” Strange Horizons says his work is filled with “fast-paced adventure filled with intrigue and populated with characters you care about,” and The Romantic Times writes that “Harper . . . creates a compelling universe.”
Steven currently teaches high school English in southeast Michigan. His students think he’s hysterical, which isn’t the same as thinking he’s hilarious. When not writing, he plays the folk harp, dabbles in oral storytelling, and spends more time on-line than is probably good for him.
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Offspring: A Novel of the Silent Empire
One madman's lust for power tore the Dream asunder. Now only a handful of the Silent can enter it. Kendi Weaver is one of them. As an important election begins on Bellerophon, Kendi is caught in the crossfire. Attempts on his life—and a rash of Silent kidnappings—point to a political enemy...or a personal one. Either way, the future of the Dream is at stake. And it may become a nightmare.
Trickster: A Novel of the Silent Empire
In the midst of the Despair, Father Kendi Weaver and the crew of the Poltergeist have a limited window of opportunity to find the loved ones they have lost--including Kendi's parents and siblings, who were sold into slavery fifteen years ago.
But just as Kendi closes in on the whereabouts of his brother and sister, they are taken by a mysterious group intent on using them for their own agenda.
Nightmare: A Novel of the Silent Empire
In the future, Dreamers known as "Silent" are able to look into other people's dreams and communicate with other Silent across the galaxy.
Hijacked into slavery, Kendi Weaver has resigned himself to a life of servitude. Then the discovery of his innate Silence changes everything. He is rescued and taken to the planet Bellerophon--where a brutal Silent killer has chosen Kendi for his next victim.
Dreamer: A Novel of the Silent Empire
Rust is just one planet among many in the Empire of Human Unity. It's nothing special...except that it's home to an unknown boy who may be the most powerful Silent telepath ever born.
For now, only Kendi Weaver of the Children of Irfan knows about the boy. But power like that can't remain hidden for long--and every government in the galaxy will be willing to go to war to control him.
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