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Stephen Marley is a British author and video game designer, best known for his Chia Black Dragon series. He was born in Derby of Irish parents and was educated in Derby and Nottingham. He graduated in Social Anthropology in 1971 in London, gained an M.Sc in the Sociology of Science in 1973 and worked on his Ph.D on ancient Chinese science while lecturing in Manchester. He gave up an academic career and took up writing full-time in 1985. From 1995 onwards he has also followed a parallel career in video games. In one game he designed on PlayStation, Martian Gothic, he voice directed, among others, Fenella Fielding and Julie Peasgood.

He has had seven novels published and recently completed a religious/political thriller, provisionally titled The Heresy. His third novel, Mortal Mask, was acclaimed a 'masterpiece' in the Clute/Grant The Encyclopedia of Fantasy.

According to reports his favourite film is A Taste of Honey, favourite television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, favourite novel William Golding's Free Fall and his favourite breed of dog is the boxer.



Short stories

Video games

  • Dreamweb on PC and Amiga: prequel story published with the game. Developers, Creative Reality; publishers Empire Interactive (1994)
  • Warhammer: Dark Omen on PC: dialogue scriptwriter and voice acting direction. Developers, Mindscape; publishers Electronic Arts (1995)
  • Martian Gothic aka Martian Gothic: Unification on PC and Playstation: designer, dialogue scriptwriter, voice acting and casting director. Developers, Creative Reality; publishers Take 2 (2001)

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