Stephen W. Dunne

Biography

As an emerging writer I am trying to get my work and my name out into the open, where readers can access and enjoy my science-fiction and fantasy tales.

I am thirty years old, living in Dublin and becoming a writer has always been a dream of mine. Completing that first novel was an astounding achievement and I look forward to completing many more.

I take my influences from all things fantasy. Tolkien to Feist to Jordan and Brett, they have each brought me to worlds and universes filled with colourful characters, magic, and inspiration.

I hope you enjoy any and all work which I may soon publish here.

Stephen W. Dunne.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first "fantasy" story I wrote was when I was in 5th year in school. I'd have been about 14 or 15 at the time. Of course I never finished it but it was a sort of eye opener in that the more I wrote, the bigger the universe was becoming and the more detail would need to be filled in. The story began with some kind of cosmic entity awakening and coming to life and using its powers to create worlds and see how his own experiments would render different effects on them. Not really sure on where it was going but that was when I knew I wanted to write fantasy and sci-fi.

The first story I wrote was an essay in primary school; 5th class maybe. I'd have been 9 or 10. I don't remember what the story was about but I remember having to read it in front of the class. I felt proud of it when it took a side step from the plot and jumped back on track by saying "anyway...". The class giggled, at me or the story I'm not sure, and I wanted to write more from then on.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
There were always tons of books at home to be read although I didn't start off by reading them. I was a huge fan of The Beano, a British comic book home to Dennis the Menace. I had a huge stack of them and even some editions which I'm pretty sure would be fairly valuable these days. I didn't like the Dandy so much but of course I had a few of them too.

At some point the house my family was living in was being redesigned. We all moved out and the builders moved in. With such a big operation going on there was always going to be random bits and bobs hidden away in cupboards or attics or any place else. Including my treasured comic book collection.

Needless to say their destruction has had a massively negative impact on me...
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Books

Histories of Nox Caelum: Brother & Twin
You set the price! Words: 13,750. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Floroen Black, Director General of Twin is faced with his home planet's ultimate destruction by the expansive and industrious planet Brother. In the heat of argument and with no other choices he relinquishes power to the ruling Planetary Commonwealth of Nox Caelum. He soon realizes his last grab for hope may have been a push too far, and power could easily fall into the wrong hands.

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