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A former expert IT Project Manager, Steve Stone has a number of award winning developments under his belt. Steve threw off the shackles of computer contracting in 2005 to become a full-time writer. He waited many years for an opportunity to begin penning his 'Intrepid' series of five novels, with matching screenplays. To date, the first three novels and screenplays are complete. Steve currently plans to release the fourth and fifth novels of the series in 2013/14.
Because the central characters are exposed to increasingly dangerous and complex challenges, multiple genres are explored; space, war, horror, historical mystery, gangland, disaster, comedy, and the stories consequently appeal as both action adventure and science fiction. So if you are a big budget film producer looking for your next formula fiction box office smash hit, Steve would love to talk to you about his screenplays!
Steve was born in Bristol, England in 1962, and was married to Debi in 1995. He has travelled to many parts of the world, his three-month tour of New York and Florida with Debi being of particular inspiration to the 'Intrepid' franchise. Steve has enjoyed a busy life, and has many accomplishments outside of his IT and writing careers;
Wales and Western England Amateur Poker Champion 2010.
8-ball pool BAPTO World Championship Quarter-Finalist 2002.
UK National Trickshot Finalist 2006 and 2007.
County pool player 1998-2006, 68 tournament wins.
Former pool and snooker club owner.
Completed Nijmegen 128-mile march in 1991 and 1992 ("just to prove the first time wasn't a fluke").
Expert statistician, business applications of Multiple Regression Analysis and Linear Programming a particular speciality.
24-handicap golfer, having struggled around championship courses in Hawaii, Florida and San Francisco. Particularly fond memories of Ko Olina, overlooking Pearl Harbour, scoring 99 and watching John Daly throw his clubs in the lake to the left of the glass-like 18th green.
on July 13, 2011 :
If you ever dreamed about being an astronaut and seeing the stars, in 2017, Intrepid is the space shuttle to take you there. But when Lance and his crew inadvertently become part of the reason for a devastating nuclear war on Earth, there stands one chance for the Intrepid to set things straight and save a lot of lives. It includes time travel, but it's not going to be easy and the cost of what they will have to sacrifice is set high.
Steve Stone adds a vivid touch to detail in this story and real characters you want to follow. He brings this ride right along speculative fiction, making you feel as if you're right there and a part of the thrill of it. Lance will do what is necessary against the weight of his conscience, while keeping hold of it as well. With the help of the teenager James, both will keep you emotionally bound to the humanity of it all. Even as their mission is ultimately turned into that of playing god to save a lot of people.
The second book, Intrepid - The Two Storms, looks to be an equally good read that I will be looking into in the near future.
(reviewed the day of purchase)