|Stephen Marley is a UK author whose novels and short stories cover genres from dark fantasy through science fiction to historical. His critically acclaimed work is frequently quirky and sometimes controversial. Originally a social anthropologist, he switched from an academic career to full-time writer in 1985. He has also designed videogames for PC and Playstation and directed voice-actors for game dialogue scripts.|
Marley's first two novels were published in 1988, one of which, Spirit Mirror, introduced his Chia Black Dragon series. The second in this series, Mortal Mask, was acclaimed a ‘masterpiece’ in the respected Clute/Grant Encyclopedia of Fantasy. His other works range from controversial historical fiction (The Life of the Virgin Mary) to the dark comedy SF of Managra and Dread Dominion. To date, he has published seven novels and several short stories.
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