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Jeapes along with a Cyberman character
14 February 1965 |
Early life and education
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.
Jeapes began writing science fiction at the age of 18. 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 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)
- London (2004)
- Paris (2004)
- Mexico (2005)
The remaining titles, Outbreak (2005), Epidemic (2005) and Extermination (2006), were written by Helen Hart.
A collection of Jeapes's short fiction, Jeapes Japes has been published by Wizard's Tower Press.
- Jeapes, Ben. "Ben's Biography". Retrieved 4 March 2011.
- Jeapes, Ben (24 February 2001). "Ben Jeapes - an infinity plus profile". infinity plus. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
- Wilks, Paul (13 November 2011). "The Future Fire Reviews: Jeapes, Jeapes Japes (2011)". The Future Fire Reviews. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
- The Ben Jeapes home page
- Ben Jeapes at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- The story behind His Majestys Starship by Ben Jeapes
- The story behind Jeapes Japes by Ben Jeapes
- Story behind Phoenicias Worlds by Ben Jeapes
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