Stephen Marley (writer)

Stephen Marley (writer)

Stephen Marley is a British author and video game designer, best known for his Chia Black Dragon series. He was born in Derby of Irish parents and was educated in Derby and Nottingham. He graduated in Social Anthropology in 1971 in London, gained an M.Sc in the Sociology of Science in 1973 and worked on his Ph.D on ancient Chinese science while lecturing in Manchester. He gave up an academic career and took up writing full-time in 1985. From 1995 onwards he has also followed a parallel career in video games. He has had seven novels published and recently completed a religious/political thriller, provisionally titled "The Heresy". His third novel, "Mortal Mask", was acclaimed a 'masterpiece' in the Clute/Grant The Encyclopedia of Fantasy.

Novels

*"Spirit Mirror": Chia Black Dragon series; dark fantasy: publisher HarperCollins (1988)
*"Life of the Virgin Mary"; historical/fantasy: publisher Lennard Publishing (1988)
*"Mortal Mask": Chia Black Dragon series; dark fantasy: publisher Random House (1991)
*"Shadow Sisters": Chia Black Dragon series; dark fantasy: publisher Random House (1993)
*"Judge Dredd: Dreddlocked"; science fiction: publisher Virgin Books (1993)
*"Judge Dredd: Dread Dominion"; science fiction: publisher Virgin Books (1994)
*"Doctor Who: Managra"; science fiction: publisher Virgin Books (1995).

Short stories

*"Diary of a (Mad?)man" prequel story for Dreamweb video game (see also video games)
*"Bibliophage" in Virgin Decalog 5 (1997)
*"Waters-of-Starlight" in Virgin Decalog 5 (1997)
*"Baron (Count) Dracula and Count (Baron) Frankenstein" in Perfect Timing 1 (1999)
*"Knitworld" in Perfect Timing 2 (2000)

Video games

*"Dreamweb" on PC and Amiga: prequel story published with the game. Developers, Creative Reality; publishers Empire Interactive (1994)
*"" on PC: dialogue scriptwriter and voice acting direction. Developers, Mindscape; publishers Electronic Arts (1995)
*"Martian Gothic" aka "" on PC and Playstation: designer, dialogue scriptwriter, voice acting and casting director. Developers, Creative Reality; publishers Take 2 (2000)

External links

* [http://www.stephenmarley.co.uk Stephen Marley official website]
*imdb name|id=1739967|name=Stephen Marley
* [http://www.2000adonline.com/?zone=droid&page=thrills&Comic=Specials&Field=Writer&choice=stephenm 2000 AD profile]
* [http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,40062/ "Stephen Marley"] profile at MobyGames


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