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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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The last time I published here, in fact, published anywhere, was four days before something happened that changed my life and the lives of everyone I love. A tragedy. Private and personal, yet instantly public and disseminated via international news channels.

I will not dwell on this event for two main reasons; first, because the emotions involved are still too raw and far too near the surface t... Read more of this blog post »
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