BioWhen he's not sitting at his computer building websites for national institutions and international companies, Steve Turnbull can be found sitting at his computer building new worlds of steampunk, science fiction and fantasy.
Technically Steve was born a cockney but after five years he was moved out from London to the suburbs where he grew up and he talks posh now. He's been a voracious reader of science fiction and fantasy since his early years, but it was poet Laurie Lee's autobiography "Cider with Rosie" (picked up because he was bored in Maths) that taught him the beauty of language and spurred him into becoming a writer, aged 15. He spent twenty years editing and writing for computer magazines while writing poetry on the side.
Nowadays he writes screenplays (TV and features), prose and computer programs.
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VEONA (Patterner's Path 0) Steve Turnbull
Veona of Corlain doesn't know she's in the middle of a political storm, all she knows is that she is due to give birth. But with the forces of dark magic can she or her unborn child survive? This short story sets the scene for the book ELONA, the first in the Patterner's Path series.
Broken Vows: Love Story (a Voidships book) Steve Turnbull
BROKEN VOWS BARBARA FLYNN's only skills are embroidery but, living in Victorian India, that's all she really needs. But when she and her nagging mother find themselves in the middle of a terrible siege without even a change of clothes and the threat of painful death on all sides, she must learn to fight for their survival. Lieutenant ANGUS FERGUSON, the only survivor from a Scotsman regiment, has only one duty: keeping the civilians alive in desperate circumstances. The last thing he needs is the complication of a woman that he cares for. In a place where death could strike at any moment, and a time when physical love is forbidden, passion should be the furthest thing from anyone's mind.
Journey into Space, 1874 (a Voidships book) Steve Turnbull
When Lawrence Finley-Blythe joined the Royal Navy it was because he was clever with numbers, not because he knew a poop deck from a mizzen mast. He still doesn't, because in 1874 the most senior military force in the world is going into space. And he is the navigator on the first experimental flight a trip from which no one may return. But their ship, Albatross, makes it into the Void they are completely unprepared for what they find and their journey soon becomes a fight for survival against forces they can barely understand. And, as the least competent officer among them, Finley-Blythe has to fight hardest of all.
Harry on the Run (a Voidships book) Steve Turnbull
Harriet and Khuwelsa Edgbaston are not typical sisters. Harry wants to fly but even with all her sister's ingenuity they can't build a flying machine. Instead they just have the steam-powered runabout Sellie built. When they take a trip into Mombasa they are side-tracked by a landing Zeppelin and from that point things go from ordinary to outrageous. As chaos reigns they are forced to make a decision that will change their entire future.
Lure of the Riptide (A Maliha Anderson Novella) Steve Turnbull
1908. In a corner of India that will be forever France, a murderer walks. Maliha Anderson prefers to be alone and the murdered body washed up by the tide is one person too many. Having returned to the place of her birth to take part in the death rituals for her mother Maliha is confronted with a crime that will be unavenged unless she does something about it. But as she digs into the circumstances of the death she faces greed, lust and intense prejudice in a cultural clash between East and West. The question is, how far must she go to bring the true culprit to justice? In a past that never was, this tale of love and avarice is filled with vivid descriptions, intriguing characters, and crisp, elegant prose.
KYMIERA: PURITY (Season 1, Episode 1) Steve Turnbull
Episode 1 of KYMIERA - a six-part mini-series in book form. In a broken future of genetic corruption and crumbling civilisation, CHLOE DARK wants to save the world from monsters. She trains hard at her local dojo and studies how ordinary people become freaks. But when school's over, will she be able to stand with the Purity and join the fight? When her closest friend disappears, neither the police nor Purity can help. Chloe vows to save her friend on her own. It doesn't take long for Chloe to become a target herself and, tested to breaking point, she finds the courage to ask: WHO ARE THE REAL MONSTERS?