SPBWho am I? Steph P. Bianchini.
What do I do? In an ideal universe, I would be a starfighter pilot. Or a voidhawk’s captain (Peter Hamilton’s fans know what I’m talking about). In this imperfect world of ours, I’m a writer and a university bookworm, who teaches rather boring stuff – probability, statistics and quantitative finance among others. Obviously I’m not any good at them, otherwise I’d be working in the City – earning huge piles of quids, sipping Cristal and enjoying (night)life. fact5

Where do I leave? Edinburgh, Scotland – beautiful and rainy. No glittering space stations or hospitable moonlets around here, but I’m still able to observe my favourite planet in the evening sky – from September to December, provided I am lucky with the weather (which is not that often).

What do I write? Mainly non-fiction -i.e., journal articles for my academic job. Books and book chapters, less technical, policy-oriented but still a bit geeky. I do (now more often than before) write fiction under a different byline – guess what, SF. But I also fancy (alternate) history, dystopias, and cyberpunk. And horror.

What are you going to find here? Discussions about the science in SF, astrophysics first of all. References and interesting stuff collected here and there. Book / movie reviews on SFF&H (that stays for Science-Fiction Fantasy & Horror). Weird, spooky things I came across when surfing the web researching my next article. And Japanese manga/anime, a lifetime passion that never went away.


  1. Henry Chamberlain

    I’m so glad to find your blog as I need more hard Sci-Fi insights. I’m more into fanciful and simply fun and literary SF. Time travel, anyone? I’m following your blog now and just LIKED your Facebook page. That should remind me to check back in from time to time.

    1. Stephen P. BIanchini (Post author)

      Hello Henry, thanks. I can certainly advice you some good time travel or alternate history classics if you are so inclined. By the way, you have a great blog!

  2. Joanne Corey

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Top of JC’s Mind. As I look around here, I think that you might enjoy one of the blogs that I follow: https://ireadencyclopedias.wordpress.com. It touches on some of the same themes and interests that you have.

    1. Stephen P. BIanchini (Post author)

      Hello Joanne, many thanks and you’re quite right about your suggestion – I already follow that blog. 🙂

      1. sjhigbee

        Hi Stephen,
        I’ve nominated you for The Infinity Dreams Award sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2015/12/13/the-infinity-dreams-award/

        1. Steph P. Bianchini (Post author)

          Hello, many thanks for that 🙂


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