Stephan was born in a mundane Welsh suburb in 1959. He operated worldwide for over twenty years as a business leader in computer and Internet software, dealing with many large industries including the US intelligence services.
Stephan’s first novel was published in 2009, receiving some critical acclaim but no wide audience. He subsequently completed a novel about a top CIA operative addicted to prescription meds, for which the publication and film rights are under negotiation. A new screenplay called “American Parable” was completed by him and a co-writer earlier this year.
Stephan is finalising a third novel, a cross-genre work exploring how our bodies, minds and spiritual development will all be affected by recent and near-term advances in artificial intelligence and nanobiotechnology. In addition, Stephan is working with a fellow script-writer on an animated TV comedy series, yet to be titled.
As well as his writing, Stephan advises on the application and ethics of Artificial Intelligence. He holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Kent, is a Fellow of the RSA, a RYA Yacht-master and a yoga and meditation teacher. He lives in southern England.