I’ve been writing light-hearted sci-fi, high-concept SF dramas and short stories since the 1990s. My novels have earned me an average 4.4-star rating on Amazon, and I’ve received acclaim for both my novels and my self-made cover art.
I’m just back from my appearance as a panel lecturer/moderator at Escape Velocity 2018, where a great time was had by all! I managed to meet and speak to a number of the presenters at the con, and brought back two great souvenirs, books with background on the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey for my collection, and a surprising recommendation to read more fanfic! Next year’s theme is Technology; I’ll have to see if I can think of some good sessions along those lines for 2019.
Now that I’m back, it’s time to get busy again on book 2 of the Kestral Voyages, Defiance of the Concorde, which should be available in a few weeks! The first Kestral book—rewritten and retitled Race to Deep Abignon—is still available as a FREE download; see the new Kestral Voyages page and sign up for my Newsletter if you’re interested in the advance copy. All of the Kestral books will get new covers and revised copy; I promise you’re gonna love ’em. (Check the blog posts and newsletters to keep up with my progress!)
And you can always check out my other novels, stories of—
- Near-future detectives, robot prototypes and corporate espionage;
- Orbiting city-satellites, environmental crisis and space exploration;
- Post-crash America, energy crisis and alternative energy;
- Human augmentation and advanced generations;
- New world governments, megafarms and ex-patriots;
- Virtual worlds, avatars and superheroes.
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I’ve been a fan of science fiction all my life: My formative years were filled with NASA’s manned space program accomplishments, the science fiction TV and movies, and the environmental movements of the 1960s and 70s. I developed an early devotion for science, the environment and the future, as well as a passion for the technology that created the special effects in my favorite movies and TV shows.
As a writer I was a pioneer of the ebook format, championing it and selling my books online in the 2000s before most readers (or publishers) had even heard of ebooks, and resulting in a New York Times interview for an article on ebook formats. My novels and the commentary on this blog highlight my interests in technology, humanity, nature and the future.
I also spend a lot of time trying to find new ways of getting the word of my novels out to you, the readers. And I love to talk about science and SF in books, television and movies. A lot. I hope you enjoy my work.
“Jordan has several other novels that I’ve read, and I have found them all to demonstrate him to be a diverse and talented author. I look forward to more from this author.”
“You have a true talent for creating a future that can be envisioned…”
“This guy can tell a tale.”
“I found myself turning the last few pages in the desperate hope that it was not going to end yet.”
“Trust me on this, old Steven Lyle Jordan can tell a story, and in my opinion, that’s what counts.”
“Steven Lyle Jordan can load mercury with a pitchfork.”
Awards and Accomplishments
Steven Lyle Jordan has won the 2010 Top Four Reads at Daily Cheap Reads, Best of the Best Semi-Finalist at EditorJennifer.com (for Verdant Agenda), and Gold Star Winner in The Book Designer cover design competition, 2013 (for Sarcology, one of his self-made covers). His short story “The Never Ending Battle” was included in the anthology book Heroes. He’s also been a panelist at Escape Velocity and AwesomeCon, the subject of an article for the New York Times, and interviewed at Book Chums and The Tainted Archive.
Find more information on the Novels page.