I.E. Lester

The Malleus Maleficarum, nonfiction, Issue 15, June 1, 2011
Dead Streets, book review, April 18, 2011
Ars Memoriae, book review, March 1, 2011
Isaac Asimov
, nonfiction, December 1, 2009
Corrupted Science, book review, March 1, 2008
Hitler's War, book review, December 1, 2010
Chambers Dictionary of the Unexplained, book review, March 1, 2008
Charles Babbage and the Difference Engine, nonfiction, September 1, 2010


Birthdate? January 15th, 1968

When did you start writing? First submission to a writing market was in February 2007.

When and what and where did you first get published? First issue of now defunct UK sf website Darker Matter - March 2007.

Why do you write? I am not totally sure to be honest.  After years of being an avid reader with people telling me I should write I finally tried. Sold the first article I submitted and now am hooked.

Why do you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy?Neither as yet, I've been writing exclusively non-fiction - science and history articles and reviews.

Who are your favorite authors? Your favorite stories?
Isaac Asimov, followed by Robert Charles Wilson and Mike Resnick

Frank Herbert's Dune (the book not the film or TV mini-series), Ward Moore's Bring the Jubliee, Lester del Rey's Police Your Planet, Asimov's Foundation Trilogy and Julian May's Galactic Milieu Trilogy.

What are you trying to say with your fiction? Not a fiction writer, but with the nonfiction I guess it's an extension of my penchant for explaining things.

Do you blog? Where? I don't, although it is an intention of mine to start...

If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say? A believer in science.

Biography:
I.E. Lester is a lifelong science fiction fan, from when an Asimov book cover attracted a 9-year-old sheltering from the rain in a seafront kiosk.

Having read the fiction of Asimov (and Heinlein, Clarke, etc.) he moved onto Asimov's nonfiction, encouraging a love of science.

A University graduate in Mathematics/Astrophysics, he works in computing. When not reading scifi or science, you'll find him watching cricket or rugby, or wandering medieval streets in France or Italy.