Ben Jeapes

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Ben Jeapes
Jeapes along with a Cyberman character
Born (1965-02-14) 14 February 1965 (age 49)

Ben Jeapes (born 14 February 1965)[1] is an English science fiction writer living in Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

Early life and education[edit]

Jeapes was born in Belfast in 1965. He was educated at Hampton Dene Primary School, Hereford, Little Chalfont Primary School, Lorraine Primary School, Camberley, Dumpton Prep School, and Sherborne School; and studied Philosophy and Politics at the University of Warwick.[1]

Literary career[edit]

Jeapes began writing science fiction at the age of 18.[2] He has published over 18 short stories, and 7 novels. His first full length novel was His Majesty's Starship, which concerns the actions of several Earth countries competing for the chance to start again on a new world.

His fourth novel The New World Order, is an alternate history novel set during the English Civil War in which technologically advanced Neandertals come to England at the peak of the conflict. The leader of the invading forces attempts to avoid inflicting suffering upon the English people, but soon comes under pressure from superiors who disapprove of his soft-footed approach.

His novel Phoenicia's Worlds, a space opera, was published in August 2013 by Solaris.[3]


  • His Majesty’s Starship (1998) - published as The Ark in the US in 2000
  • Wingèd Chariot (2000) - republished as Time's Chariot in 2008
  • The Xenocide Mission (2002)
  • The New World Order (2004)
  • Phoenicia's Worlds (2013)

Three titles in the Vampire Plagues series, ghostwritten under the children's author name Sebastian Rook:

  • London (2004)
  • Paris (2004)
  • Mexico (2005)

The remaining titles, Outbreak (2005), Epidemic (2005) and Extermination (2006), were written by Helen Hart.

Jeapes has also written a Doctor Who short story for Decalog 3: Consequences.

A collection of Jeapes's short fiction, Jeapes Japes has been published by Wizard's Tower Press.[4]


  1. ^ a b Jeapes, Ben. "Ben's Biography". Retrieved 4 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Jeapes, Ben (24 February 2001). "Ben Jeapes - an infinity plus profile". infinity plus. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
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  4. ^ Wilks, Paul (13 November 2011). "The Future Fire Reviews: Jeapes, Jeapes Japes (2011)". The Future Fire Reviews. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 

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