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Steven Popkes

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Steven Popkes

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Full Name: Steven Earl Popkes
Born: October 9, 1952
Santa Monica, California, USA
Occupation: Software Engineer, Writer
Nationality: American


From his webiste:

I was born in Southern California and, nearly being a native Angelino, have no need to live there. Consequently, I spent most of my life moving north. California to Alabama to Seattle to Missouri. Then, I left home and went to college at the University of Missouri at Columbia. Fast forward 8 years to get a B.S. in Zoology and an M.S. in Neurophysiology. Found out I was suited to be a labtech. Times being what they were I went into software and moved to Boston.

I became serious about writing in 1972. I attended Clarion SF Workshop in 1978. When I left biology for computing it was with the idea that the engineering would support my writing habit. After all, it was just a 9-to-5 job, right? (Gales of hysterical laughter.)

That was 1979.

Now, I had the chance to work on the NASA Ares project-- for a bit, anyway. Neat Stuff.

I've had about thirty or so short stories published in various places and two novels.

His first story, "A Capella Blues", was published in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in May 1982. In the late 1980s, he was involved in the Future Boston collaboration, a project where a number of Boston area science fiction writers contributed stories set in a common future, where the city of Boston is slowly sinking underwater. One of his more acclaimed stories, "The Egg", (Asimov's, January 1989) is set in the future Boston history, and was later incorporated into his short novel Slow Lightning (1991).

His other novel is Caliban Landing (1987).

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Non Series Works


 Tor Double

 30. (1991)