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S. Spencer Baker (Steve) was born in September 1956 in Nottingham, England. He fled formal education and family at 17 and refused to ever return to either. He spent many years exploiting the intellectual property of others, first by setting up an indie record label which failed, and then a management company that struggled for far too long before finally finding international success and then a design, film and advertising company which, after a shaky start, thrived in Europe, the US, and Japan. One morning he woke up in Tokyo and remembered that his childhood dream was to write Science Fiction.

Ten years later, Steve published his first novel Slabscape: Reset. The novel is a web-back; a work of fiction which is published in printed as well
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Average rating: 3.91 · 151 ratings · 55 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Slabscape: Reset (Slabscape...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Yesterday, a friend asked me why I write science fiction.

It's not the first time I've been asked. Each time I respond with variations on a theme about hope for the future, of having been instilled since childhood with a belief that technology will provide solutions for our problems, and with a list of the TV shows from Space Patrol and Fireball XL5 to Doctor Who and Star Trek that reinforced my... Read more of this blog post »
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