Stephen Voller published King Stephen, his first novel, in January 2014.
The book is set around the area that Stephen lives, Hartley Wintney, Hazeley Common and Fleet, in Hampshire, England, but it also includes sections in set in London and in the USA, especially in New York.
Although the first part of the book is set a thousand years ago, the rest of the novel is set in the present day. King Stephen is a work of fiction but represents an amalgam of Stephen’s life experiences in business and in running technology companies.
Stephen has worked in the science and technology business for thirty years. In his last business, he set up an office at the ISIS Neutron Source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford in the UK and a laboratory at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.
In 2004, Stephen developed the world’s first commercial CE-certified proton exchange membrane PEM fuel cell generator based on metal hydride and compressed hydrogen fuel. The system is now in the London science museum.
Stephen has a degree in data processing from the University of Leeds, is a chartered engineer, and has been a member of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the British Computer Society (BCS) for more than twenty-five years.
Stephen was a judge for the 2013 Shell Springboard Awards, a competition run by Shell UK to award the best environmental companies.
Stephen lives in Hampshire, UK, and has two sons.