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S. Spencer Baker

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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. He woke up one morning 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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Slabscape Reboot (Slabscape, #3) by S. Spencer Baker
Slabscape: Reboot

Published on Kindle on December 21st 2020.

The paperback will follow in the new year, as will all three in the Slabscape series as audiobooks.

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