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Roger Ley

Roger Ley writes in a variety of speculative genres from magic to time travel and back again.

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Roger Ley was born and educated in London and spent some of his formative years in Saudi Arabia. He worked as an engineer in the oilfields of North Africa and the North Sea, before pursuing a career in higher education. His stories have appeared in about thirty ezines and some have been podcast and broadcast, notably on the AntipodeanSF Radio Show in Australia and Tall Tale TV in the USA.

He has published five books:

'The Muslim Prince.' is an alternate history novel that asks the question, 'What if Princess Diana hadn't died?' The repercussions for the British Royal Family are surprising, to say the least.

'Dead People on Facebook' is a collection of published stories in various speculative genres including: Steampunk, Horror, Sci-fi, Time travel, a little Magic and one Romance.

‘Chronoscape’ is a science fiction novel dealing with time and alternate realities. The Government is able to read the newspapers from two weeks in the future. The future has become flexible, they can change it.

'The Steampunk Adventures of Harry Lampeter' is a romp. Harry is an anarchic urban adventurer, a Steampunk James Bond. The Scots and English are at war and the Americans want to take over the UK and make it the 54th State of the Union. 

‘A Horse in the Morning’ is a collection of mainly comic autobiographical stories, some previously published in the Readers Digest, The Oldie, Best of British and others.

Find him at: rogerley.co.uk

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Dia de los Muertos

Published May 12, 2020 · 1,215 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 84 views

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The day of the dead is a special time but somebody has to keep a watch on the festivities and this year my number had come up.

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Pilgrimage

Published May 12, 2020 · 1,123 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 64 views

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A message from the Chosen is sent back to their hive, telling the brethren of the wonders that await them on the completion of their Pilgrimage.

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The Wheel Fiddle

Published May 12, 2020 · 878 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 74 views

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Beware the charming minstrel and his clever mechanical fiddle.

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Trajectory

Published May 12, 2020 · 1,736 words (7 minutes) · 1 like · 69 views

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After a rough launch into Lunar orbit, Martin gets some bad news from the ships A.I.

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The Steampunk Adventures of Harry Lampeter - Chapter 1

Published Aug 14, 2018 · 1,081 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 338 views

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England and Scotland are at war. The United States has stepped in to keep the peace but plan to make the United Kingdom into the 54th State of The Union. Can Harry Lampeter stop Telford Stephenson from stealing the plans for the English Navy's new Ironclad battleships?

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The Last Word

Published Aug 14, 2018 · 620 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 417 views

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A divorced father of two contemplates his ex-wife's fate as she prepares to leave the solar system in an experimental faster than light spacecraft.

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Dead People on Facebook

Published Mar 6, 2018 · 672 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 828 views

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Posts on social media are not always what they seem.

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