Steve Turnbull

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When he's not sitting at his computer building websites for national institutions and international companies, Steve Turnbull can be found sitting at his computer building new worlds of steampunk, science fiction and fantasy.

Technically Steve was born a cockney but after five years he was moved out from London to the suburbs where he grew up and he talks posh now. He's been a voracious reader of science fiction and fantasy since his early years, but it was poet Laurie Lee's autobiography "Cider with Rosie" (picked up because he was bored in Maths) that taught him the beauty of language and spurred him into becoming a writer, aged 15. He spent twenty years editing and writing for computer magazines while writing poetry on the side.

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Steve Turnbull Write. Finish. Get it out there.

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I hate the term "aspiring". If you're writing then you're a writer. Maybe you have a lot to learn but if you;re getting down and dirty with the words on the page you *are* a writer, not aspiring.(less)
Steve Turnbull The fourth Maliha Anderson book "Wind in the East" which will be novel length, and a whole bunch of non-fiction books.
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I'm not going to answer that question directly because it's very naughty.

When we think of dragons we're usually all about the fantasy and the magic and the completely improbably breathing of fire. I mean, seriously, what kind of evolutionary rabbit hole did dragons dive down to end up breathing fire? And where does all that energy come from.

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" Set in the same steampunk universe as my books - but 17 years earlier.

Nearly 2 hours of story. Originally serialised on G+.

Reviews: "BRAVO! [Standing
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" Set in the same steampunk universe as my books - but 17 years earlier.

Nearly 2 hours of story. Originally serialised on G+.

Reviews: "BRAVO! [Standing
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This is not an easy read but it's a good read. China Mieville is an astonishing writer with an amazing imagination, and a way with words.

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“Would I be right in thinking you’ve been attacked by a Zeppelin crewed by German airmen?” The entire group looked astonished. “How did you know?” said the mayor. “We’ve been on their tail for a while.” Khuwelsa put her hand over her face to hide her smile at Harry’s exaggerated account of the situation. The mayor looked at Harry, then Khuwelsa, then the Pegasus. “You’re chasing them?”
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