John Harper


John Harper’s writing career began in his first year of school when he stood before the school assembly and read out his ‘novelisation’ of the movie Short Circuit.

Fast forward a few years and John is now a science fiction writer living in Wellington, New Zealand. His debut novel, Elite: And Here The Wheel, was published in May 2014 by Fantastic Books Publishing.

John likes spending time with his wife and two children, and he follows the cricket and V8 Supercars religiously. John is a passionate writer at night and occupies his days working as a chartered mechanical engineer.

Where to find John Harper online



Shallow Space: Factions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,750. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The definite narrative for Shallow Space, a 4X real time strategy space sim, featuring stories, vignettes and information about the governments and factions within the game.
The Gift
Series: Shallow Space, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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They've called him the Lord of Thieves, but Marlon Kurtz’ latest job, to steal a Terran Confederate Battlecruiser, is pushing even his boundaries. On the most alien of planets, with a wary Navy in his way, Kurtz must stage the biggest heist in the history of mankind.

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