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A pseudonym of Steven Piziks


Steven Harper Piziks was born with a name that no one can reliably spell or pronounce, so he often writes under the pen name Steven Harper. He lives in Michigan with his family. When not at the keyboard, he plays the folk harp, fiddles with video games, and pretends he doesn’t talk to the household cats. In the past, he’s held jobs as a reporter, theater producer, secretary, and substitute teacher. He maintains that the most interesting thing about him is that he writes books.


Steven is the creator of The Silent Empire series, the Clockwork Empire steampunk series, and the Books of Blood and Iron series for Roc Books. All four Silent Empire novels were finalists for the Spectrum Award, a first!


Smoke and Mirrors

I've posted a "new" short story over at Curious Fictions.  "Smoke and Mirrors" first appeared in TURN THE OTHER CHICK, the fifth of Esther Friesner's CHICKS IN CHAINMAIL anthologies.  Go see! And subscribe, if you've a mind.

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Smoke and Mirrors

I've posted a "new" short story over at Curious Fictions.  "Smoke and Mirrors" first appeared in TURN THE OTHER CHICK, the fifth of Esther Friesner... Read more of this blog post »
Danny by Steven Harper
"Her Tangh-i-ness has identified yet another juicy book for all those fellow Bisexual-approving, Mythophilic, Science Fantasy, Ancient History addicts out there.

YA Librarians please take note: other than the use of standard Anglo-Saxon-derived cus..." Read more of this review »
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"I couldn't put this one down.

Most of the time I have problems with horrific real life problems mixed with fantasy; too often the fantasy boils down to wish fulfillment, with an undertone of "suffering gave me power."

Back in the seventies, my spou..." Read more of this review »
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“Not my job to judge, boy." Baba Yaga filled and lit the pipe again. "But I do observe that its difficult to escape familiar patterns. When you live your life with cruel words, you look for people to give them to you. When you escape and evil stepmother, you take an uncaring bride. When your father throws you out, you love someone who won't love you back. And to keep yourself in cruelty, you're willing to risk head and hands on the mayors side board. Keep the pattern going. Hm." ~ Baba Yaga, Clockwork Fairy Tales: A Collection of Steampunk Fables, Steven Harper, Pg. 32.”
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“Finding Louisa in her drawing-room was like discovering a kitten in the cupboard--not necessarily unwelcome, but still startling.”
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