Norwescon 35 Writer Guest of Honor: Stephen Baxter

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Norwescon is proud to announce Stephen Baxter as our Writer Guest of Honor for Norwescon 35!

Stephen Baxter

Writer Guest of Honor Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter was born in Liverpool, England, in 1957 and now lives in Northumberland. Since 1987 he has published somewhere over forty books, mostly science fiction novels, and over a hundred short stories.

Mr. Baxter has degrees in mathematics, from Cambridge University, engineering, from Southampton University, and in business administration, from Henley Management College. He worked as a teacher of math and physics, and for several years in information technology. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.

Mr. Baxter applied to become a cosmonaut in 1991—aiming for the guest slot on Mir eventually taken by Helen Sharman—but fell at an early hurdle.

Stephen Baxter’s professionally published short story appeared in 1987, and his first novel in 1991. He has been a full-time author since 1995. Mr. Baxter is President of the British Science Fiction Association, and a Vice-President of the HG Wells Society.

His science fiction novels have been published in the U.K., the U.S., and in many other countries including Germany, Japan, France. The books have won several awards including the Philip K. Dick Award, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, the Kurd Lasswitz Award (Germany) and the Seiun Award (Japan) and have been nominated for several others, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Hugo Award and Locus awards. Mr. Baxter has published over 100 sf short stories, several of which have won prizes.

His non-fiction includes the books Deep Future and Omegatropic.

Stephen Baxter’s website is