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Before Ribbonworld. The Story begins.
Where is Layla Balcom?

The most famous woman in the Galaxy, heiress to the Balcom empire, has vanished.
Has she simply exchanged her celebrity life for peace and quiet or has the unthinkable happened?

Free short stories

Here are some samples of my work, from Sci-fi to Steampunk

Now, here’s a bit more about my series and stand alone novels.

Dave Travise Series

Officially, Finn Douglas died on active duty. The truth is more complicated than that.

Now called Dave Travise (it’s a long story), Finn is just trying to stay alive and one step ahead of trouble. To make matters worse, he’s met Myra. She’s his new boss’s sister and the real Dave Travise’s ex. He’s going to need all the luck in the Galaxy to get out of this in one piece.

Andorra Pett.

Andorra Pett shouldn’t have been in space. It was all Trevor’s fault.

When Andorra discovers Trevor is cheating, she needs to get away. A space station orbiting Saturn ought to be far enough. She thought it would be a new start, then the bodies started turning up. Adventure and peril are constant companions on her journey through the Solar System.

The Balcom Series

“Review a luxury hotel for me, on Reevis’ she said. ‘It’ll be easy,’ she said.
I haven’t even got started and there’s a body in the bathroom.”

For Miles Goram, things go from bad to worse. He’s suddenly in danger on Reevis, there’s corruption, mistrust and a missing heiress. Plus the continual struggle to stay alive on an inhospitable planet. Then, in Jungle Green, Balcom Industrial is faced with corporate espionage
on a grand scale


In Norlandia, a world of Steam and Clockwork, evil forces are at play.

Norlandia is a country in the midst of change, the old order is collapsing yet those in power
seek to hold on to what they have. Join Horis Strongman in The Rocks of Aserol and
A New Life in Ventis, as he battles to survive the wrath of those in power.

Meet the Orphan Detectives in The Sensaurum and the Lexis.
They’re a secret group of agents, dedicated to keeping the realm safe from all its foes.
Enjoy their second adventure in The Safety of the Realm.

Stand-alone novels

Life and Other Dreams. The question is simple. Where do your dreams take you?
We Are Saul. Second chances come with a price.
I Remember Everything. Ian Gisbon died. His soul moved on. Where did it go?
The Syk’m. Everyone said they were monsters. Then they asked for our help.
The Hitman and the Thief. It was one last job for the hitman, what could possibly go wrong?
Survive. The tale of Ballantyne Alysom. Lost in space. That’s the good news!

My latest Blogposts.

Free for the next few days, a tale of survival.

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The gentle art of Continuity. Making it all line up.

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About me.

I’m Richard Dee and I’m from Brixham in Devon.

I write all kinds of speculative fiction, from Science Fiction and Steampunk to sci-fi crime and psychological thrillers.

Forty years at sea gave me the ideas, I just changed the names and set them in the future, or an alternative now.

All my work is fuelled by black coffee and homemade digestive biscuits.

I’d love to hear from you,