Steven Savile has written for Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval, Stargate, Warhammer, Slaine, Fireborn, Pathfinder, Arkham Horror, Risen, and other popular game and comic worlds.
Silver was written entirely in coffee shops across Europe. Yeah he’s THAT guy
Steve’s first ever story sales were to ‘lads mags’ in the UK. You’ll never find them. He used 12 different names.
His mum found the mags hidden under his bed and threw them out so Steve doesn’t have any copies of his first 12 stories. They were written back in the time of typewriters. Shudder. … and no, they weren’t porn stories. Mind out of the gutter, you. They were all horror stories.
Steve supports Tottenham Hotspur. What this means is if you look closely you’ll find obscure references to the boys from White Hart Lane hidden in his books.
Steve signed the Official Secrets Act in the UK when he worked for the Ministry of Defence
Steve has been escorted at gunpoint more than once. It’s less fun than it sounds.
Steve has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and a Master of Philosophy in Comparative Religions. He dropped out of a PhD in English when he emigrated to Sweden.
Steve has worked as a teacher, a burglar alarm salesman (for a day), a double glazing salesman (for a day), an auditor for a building company (managed a few weeks until he found out one of the partners was embezzling from the firm), in a fish factory (again for a day – there’s a pattern here, can you see it?), and had various local Government jobs before becoming a full time writer.
Steve wrote one of the competitive tenders read before the House of Parliament during the rationalisation of the Navy. They all lost their jobs. Coincidence?
In 2003, Kevin J Anderson burned Steve’s story. In an open fire. Stranded in a cabin. He claims it was a matter of survival.