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24 June 2019

Stephen was recently included in Wiki.ezvid.com's list of "10 Australian authors who write Amazing Science Fiction" with both THE MOTHERSEA and THE ANTARAN CODEX listed as notable works. Wiki.ezvid.com is the world's largest video wiki site providing information to millions of people around the world.

Stephen listed in Top 10 Aussie SF Authors on Wiki.ezvid

2 October, 2018

Mapped Space to be translated into Chinese

Stephen signed a deal today with a Beijing publisher to have his five Mapped Space books translated into Chinese and distributed throughout mainland China.

29 May 2018

IPPY Awards Presentation

Stephen and Elenor attended the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards ceremony in New York City, receiving the Gold Medal in Science Fiction for The Riven Stars. They also had the pleasure of meeting an eclectic group of award winning authors and their partners from around the world.

23 May, 2018

The Riven Stars and The Mothersea BOTH recognized at NIEA

It was announced today that both The Riven Stars and The Mothersea were each awarded Finalist Medals in Science Fiction at the American 2018 National Indie Excellence Awards.

12 April, 2018

The Riven Stars wins Gold Medal at the IPPY awards

The Riven Stars has won the 2018 Gold Medal for Science Fiction at the US Independent Publisher Book Awards (the Ippys), the largest book competition in the world.

21 March, 2018

The rationale for MSU's densely populated universe

Added my website article explaining why there is a proliferation of alien life in the MAPPED SPACE Universe and expanding upon the Hourglass Theory first mentioned in The Mothersea

13 March, 2018

Metamorphose Literary review The Antaran Codex

Tammy Davies, Senior Editor and Founder of blogger/publisher Metamorphoselit.com reviewed The Antaran Codex for Metamorphose's March 2018 issue.

"From the first few pages, I was hooked."

14 February, 2018

The Riven Stars Kirkus review update

The Kirkus review of The Riven Stars has been selected by Kirkus editors for inclusion in the February15, 2018  issue of the Kirkus Reviews Magazine, Indie Section.

18 January, 2018

Kirkus review of The Riven Stars

Excerpts from Kirkus review of Mapped Space 3: The Riven Stars:

 

"Blistering action ... arresting characters ... a densely plotted epic.

A steadily paced and exhilarating espionage tale involving the threat of galactic war."

14 March, 2017

Manhattan Book Review of The Siren Project 

"A strong five out of five stars"

10 March, 2017

San Francisco Book Review of The Siren Project 

"It will surely entertain those who love science fiction thrillers"

16 January, 2017

Interstellar travel in the MSU

Added my website article reviewing ideas for interstellar travel and explaining why the superluminal bubble is used in the MAPPED SPACE Universe

10 December, 2016

The Mothersea named for Kirkus Reviews 'Best Books of 2016' 

19 July, 2016

Kirkus review of The Mothersea

Excerpt from Kirkus review of Mapped Space First Contact 2: The Mothership:

 

"Everything a great sci-fi novel should be: visionary, immersive, and thematically profound."

Awarded the Kirkus Star.

17 March, 2016

Graduation Day 

MSc(Astronomy)

Mr & Mrs Mapped Space

Stephen & Elenor, 

author & editor.

14 December, 2015

Kirkus reviews In Earth's Service

Excerpts from Kirkus review of Mapped Space 2: In Earth's Service:

"This volume ... delivers an impressively knotty plotline and impeccably edited writing. Fans of classic space tales (like E. E. Smith’s Lensman saga and Jack Williamson’s Legion of Space) should find this series utterly satisfying.

A sci-fi novel that offers a relentlessly paced, action-packed, and undeniably epic-in-scope adventure."

11 November, 2015

Why aliens in the MSU didn't colonize earth long ago 

Added my website article discussing the astrobiological back story to the MSU.

15 March 2015

Midwest Book Review of The Antaran Codex

"An exceptionally well written science fiction action/adventure story, Stephen Renneberg's "The Antaran Codex" is superbly narrated by Neil Shah in this complete and unabridged audio book edition from Tantor Media."

4 November, 2014

Blue Ink includes The Mothership in list of Must Read SF

"Intelligent, compelling, and visionary, this blockbuster of a science fiction thriller from Aussie novelist Renneberg takes place in the wilds of the Northern Territory of Australia and involves humanity coming in contact with a vastly advanced race of aliens—but that’s just the beginning of this utterly readable storyline laden with jaw-dropping plot twists."

11 July, 2014

Kirkus reviews The Antaran Codex

Excerpts from Kirkus review of Mapped Space 1: The Antaran Codex:
 

"This high-octane sci-fi novel is powered by grand-scale action and adventure, larger-than-life characters, a richly described backdrop and, above all else, relentless pacing.
 

Sirius Kade, the archetypal space-opera hero (is) charismatic, courageous, headstrong and undeniably endearing.
 

Exceptional world building, intricately constructed storyline and breakneck pacing.
 

Fast and furious fun in humankind’s distant future."

5 July, 2013

Kirkus reviews The Mothership

Excerpts from Kirkus review of Mapped Space First Contact 1: The Mothership:
 

"First-contact stories are common in science fiction, but Renneberg’s highly original novel successfully avoids clichés while also providing a highly readable, breakneck-paced story. Readers will likely enjoy its bombshell plot twists and its fitting (and mind-blowing) conclusion.

A compelling, visionary must-read for literary sci-fi fans that recalls genre classics by Frederik Pohl and Arthur C. Clarke."

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