Author Guest of Honor
Stoker and World Fantasy Award nominee, winner of British Fantasy and International Horror Guild Awards for his short fiction, Stephen Gallagher is the author of fifteen novels including Valley of Lights, Down River, Rain, and Nightmare, With Angel. He's the creator of Sebastian Becker, Special Investigator to the Lord Chancellor's Visitor in Lunacy, in a series that includes The Kingdom of Bones, The Bedlam Detective, and The Authentic William James.
With a background in radio drama his screenwriting break was in two
seasons of ‘classic era’ Doctor Who. TV credits range from gene-splicing
thriller Chimera and CBS science drama series Eleventh Hour, inspired by
his novella Doctor Hood and with Rufus Sewell taking over Patrick Stewart’s
role in the British original. In the US Stephen was showrunner and lead
writer on NBC's Crusoe and joined ABC as a writer and co-executive
producer. British series work includes spooky anthology show Chillers,
period detective drama Murder Rooms (in which he speculated on the
possible inspiration behind Conan Doyle’s The Lost World), and three
seasons as writer and series consultant on near-future technothriller BUGS.
He adapted and directed his novel Oktober as an ITV miniseries with
Stephen Tompkinson as the unwitting test subject in a reality-bending
pharmaceutical trial, while the BBC’s Life Line featured Ray Stevenson
hunting down the source of a chat line for the dead. His two-part story for
Silent Witness picked up a European Science Award for Best TV Drama.
He recently worked on Stan Lee's Lucky Man and is Executive Producer on Scott Free’s updated reboot of Chimera.
Visit Stephen's website at www.stephengallagher.com