Sci-fi story collection is Balderton author Steve P. Lee's latest work
An author who started writing short stories as a break from working on an epic fantasy novel has just had his first collection published.
Steve P. Lee, of Balderton, had always wanted to write, but was less than happy with early attempts.
“I burned my first efforts and gave them the burial they deserved,” he said.
But two years ago, unable to work due to back problems, he started writing again.
He now works part-time, and writes part-time, and has published five novels in his favourite genres of fantasy and science fiction.
His new story collection, called Rival Distress and other short sci-fi stories, has just been released.
He had been working on a fantasy novel for some time but found himself struggling to complete it.
“So I started to write a short story to prove to myself that I could start something and finish it,” he said. “I found I really enjoyed it, so I put the fantasy novel aside and wrote some more.”
Steve will be reading from his new collection at the LetsXcape Together board game and event café at the front of Newark Town Hall on Saturday, November 16, followed by a question and answer session.
Some stories are set on earth, some in the solar system, and others farther away. One, called Triton Rising, is set loosely in Newark.
Steve also has two sci-fi series ongoing, The Gene Weavers Sequence and The Oblivion Trilogy.
They are available in paperback and on e-reader.