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Ben Jeapes (born 14 February 1965) is a British science fiction writer living in Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

Ben Jeapes
Jeapes along with a Cyberman character
Born (1965-02-14) 14 February 1965 (age 54)


Early life and educationEdit

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 careerEdit

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 Books.[3]

Published booksEdit

  • 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)

As a ghostwriter, Jeapes wrote the first three books in the Vampire Plagues series (Scholastic UK, 2004 to 2006), published under the collective pseudonym Sebastian Rook. The series was completed in three books written by Helen Hart.[4]

  • London (2004); US title, London, 1850
  • Paris (2004); US title, Paris, 1850
  • Mexico (2005); US title, Mexico, 1850

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.[5]


  1. ^ "Biography" Archived 18 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Copyright 2012. Ben Jeapes ( Retrieved 2015-05-08.
  2. ^ [Jeapes, Ben]. "Ben Jeapes – an infinity plus profile". infinity plus ( 24 February 2001. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  3. ^ "New acquisition announcement: Ben Jeapes is set to bring a world of fire and ice to Solaris with Phoenicia's Worlds ..." Archived 18 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine. The Solaris Editors' Blog. Michael Molcher. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
  4. ^ Vampire Plagues / Vampire Dusk series listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Retrieved 2015-05-08. Select a title to see its linked publication history and general information. Select a particular edition (title) for more data at that level, such as a front cover image or linked contents.
  5. ^ Wilks, Paul (13 November 2011). "Jeapes, Jeapes Japes (2011)". The Future Fire Reviews. The Future Fire ( Retrieved 19 March 2012.

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