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Steve Jackson - Author

About the Author

On leaving school Steve Jackson fell into journalism, where filling in expense forms gave him a solid grounding in fiction writing. From there he meandered through numerous occupations - musician, recording engineer, university drop-out, guitar tutor, riding instructor - before turning his hand to thriller writing. Born in Scotland, he spent most of his childhood with his nose in a book in deepest, darkest Gloucestershire. He currently lives in St Albans.

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Fighting Fantasy: Appointment With F.E.A.R.

Fighting Fantasy: Appointment With F.E.A.R.

Author: Steve Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

PART STORY, PART GAME - PURE ADVENTURE! You, the hero, are the Silver Crusader, a superhero who protects Titan City. You must battle criminals the Scarlet Prankster, Dr. Macabre, the Serpent and the Alchemists and infiltrate a meeting between leaders of evil organization F.E.A.R. to capture master villain the Titanium Cyborg.

Fighting Fantasy: Creature of Havoc

Fighting Fantasy: Creature of Havoc

Author: Steve Jackson Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

PART STORY, PART GAME - PURE ADVENTURE! You, the hero, must track down three Vapours in order to defeat the feared necromancer Zharradan Marr. Access the Galleykeep, Marr's flying vessel, to destroy his portal and his means of entering Allansia - or perish in the attempt!

Fighting Fantasy: Sorcery! The Shamutanti Hills

Fighting Fantasy: Sorcery! The Shamutanti Hills

Author: Steve Jackson Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

PART STORY, PART GAME - PURE ADVENTURE! You, the hero, must search for the legendary Crown of Kings, hidden in the Shamutanti Hills. Alive with evil creatures, lawless wanderers and bloodthirsty monsters, the land is riddled with tricks and traps waiting for you. Will you be able to cross the hills safely - or will you perish in the attempt?

Munchkin Vol. 6

Munchkin Vol. 6

Author: Steve Jackson, Nicole Andelfinger, Andrew Hackard Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2017

Join Spyke and Flower as they go to any lengths to get some loot. This includes (but is not limited to) outsmarting foes, learning kung fu, venturing into wonderland, and battling legendary monsters all in the name of stacking up that gold.

Fighting Fantasy: House of Hell

Fighting Fantasy: House of Hell

Author: Steve Jackson Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Taking refuge in the infamous House of Hell may be the worst mistake of your life... The dangers of the torrential storm outside are nothing compared to the blood-curdling adventures that await you inside, where a den of demon worshippers are preparing an initiation ceremony tonight... will you be one of their sacrifices?

Fighting Fantasy: Citadel of Chaos

Fighting Fantasy: Citadel of Chaos

Author: Steve Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

PART STORY, PART GAME - PURE ADVENTURE! Are YOU brave enough to enter the trap-filled lair of the sorcerer Balthus Dire.? You are a fearless young wizard, armed with magic spells - the last hope to defeat the dread warlord Balthus Dire whose sorcery threatens the land. You must enter his forbidden citadel and take on his monstrous minions, or perish in the process. step up, hero, it's time to fight!

Munchkin Vol. 5

Munchkin Vol. 5

Author: Steve Jackson, Katie Cook, Will Hindmarch Format: eBook Release Date: 24/05/2017

Based on the mega-hit card game about dungeon adventure, join Spyke and Flower as they compete in fairs, battle Cthulhu monsters, visit Oz, and go on dungeon crawls all in the name of racking up that loot. Collects issues #17-20 of the Munchkin comic with stories from the world of the fantasy roleplaying satire.

Bogeyman: He Was Every Parent's Nightmare

Bogeyman: He Was Every Parent's Nightmare

Author: Steve Jackson Format: eBook Release Date: 09/04/2017

Munchkin #25

Munchkin #25

Author: Steve Jackson, Nicole Andelfinger, Andrew Hackard Format: eBook Release Date: 25/01/2017

Spyke & Flower's Final Adventure! All good things come to an end, and so, Spyke and Flower ride off into the sunset to find their final bag of loot in the land of Munchkin. Final oversized issue!

Munchkin Vol. 4

Munchkin Vol. 4

Author: Steve Jackson, Will Hindmarch, Sam Sykes Format: eBook Release Date: 18/01/2017

Based on the popular card game! Spyke is sent to Hell to be taught a lesson, while Flower decides to be a "e;good role model"e; and mentor a wayward Munchkin. Then, Spyke and Flower go to a comic convention, and later, on a dungeon crawl - roaming dungeons and crypts throughout the land to see how many dungeons they can loot in a single night! Collects issues #13-16.

Munchkin #24

Munchkin #24

Author: Steve Jackson, Nicole Andelfinger, Andrew Hackard Format: eBook Release Date: 28/12/2016

Love is in the air! Oh, wait. Oh, no. That's not love. THAT SMELLS AWFUL, WHO DID THAT? Snuggle up with this Valentine's-themed issue of Munchkin!

Munchkin #23

Munchkin #23

Author: Steve Jackson, Nicole Andelfinger, Andrew Hackard Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2016

Spyke and Flower head down the rabbit hole for a Wonderland-themed adventure!

Munchkin #22

Munchkin #22

Author: Steve Jackson, Nicole Andelfinger, Andrew Hackard Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2016

Everybody was kung-fu fighting! Specially Flower as she combats her way through ninjas on a quest to avenge her master. And we got a backup full of braiiiins! The zombie apocalypse has begun in the world of Munchkin. Cover and backup story illustrated by Munchkin Zombies artist Greg Hyland.

Munchkin #21

Munchkin #21

Author: Steve Jackson, Nicole Andelfinger, Andrew Hackard Format: eBook Release Date: 28/09/2016

Seeking fame and honor, Spyke enters a tournament of honorable knights. It doesn't end well.

Munchkin Vol. 3

Munchkin Vol. 3

Author: Steve Jackson, Thomas Siddell, Will Hindmarch Format: eBook Release Date: 28/09/2016

Based on the immensely popular card game, Munchkin Vol. 3 collects stories from the world of the fantasy roleplaying satire, featuring Flower's experiment with social media; Spyke's attempt to find new, powerful monsters; and the trouble the pair get into during a dungeon crawl. Collects issues #9-12.

Munchkin #20

Munchkin #20

Author: Steve Jackson, Katie Cook, Will Hindmarch Format: eBook Release Date: 24/08/2016

Feeling glum, chum? Turn that frown upside down with some dungeon-dwelling fun! This issue ties into the Munchkin Gloom and Moop's Monster Mashup game releases.

Munchkin #19

Munchkin #19

Author: Steve Jackson, Katie Cook, Will Hindmarch Format: eBook Release Date: 27/07/2016

To tie in with the release of Katie Cook's Munchkin Cthulhu Guest Artist Edition card set from Steve Jackson Games, Katie will be joining us this month as the writer of a Cthulhu-themed Munchkin tale!

Munchkin #18

Munchkin #18

Author: Steve Jackson, Katie Cook, Will Hindmarch Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2016

In this issue, follow an intrepid FBI agent and his team as they raid a cult of Cthulhu. Everyone gets more than they bargained for when, in addition to a horror from beyond time, they summon Spyke and Flower. Even the Consulting Occultist doesn't know what to make of them. Also, Flower provides a hard lesson on the ecology of the Plutonium Dragon, and Spyke gives some tips on saving the environment in a special one-page story written by Steve Jackson himself!

Munchkin #17

Munchkin #17

Author: Steve Jackson, Katie Cook, Will Hindmarch Format: eBook Release Date: 25/05/2016

Spyke and Flower are on a dungeon crawl to see how many dungeons they can loot in a single night.

Munchkin #16

Munchkin #16

Author: Steve Jackson, Will Hindmarch, Sam Sykes Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2016

Spyke and Flower are on a dungeon crawlaroaming dungeons and crypts throughout the land to see how many dungeons they can loot in a single night.

Munchkin #15

Munchkin #15

Author: Steve Jackson, Will Hindmarch, Sam Sykes Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2016

When Spyke dies on a dungeon run, he is sent to the deepest level of the lower planes reserved for pedants, whiners, and Munchkins.

Munchkin #14

Munchkin #14

Author: Steve Jackson, Will Hindmarch, Sam Sykes Format: eBook Release Date: 24/02/2016

Dungeons, and monsters, and loot?oh my!

Munchkin #13

Munchkin #13

Author: Steve Jackson, Will Hindmarch, Sam Sykes Format: eBook Release Date: 27/01/2016

A munchkin has to visit an expert for help after she's hit with an unknown curse that's making her lose everything.

Munchkin Vol. 1

Munchkin Vol. 1

Author: Steve Jackson, Thomas Siddell, Jim Zub Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2016

Based on the immensely popular card game, Munchkin comes to comics! Munchkin takes place in a very flexible mashup of genres. Originally a satire of fantasy roleplaying, it has since then taken on non-fantasy and non-gaming elements. Characters in Munchkin change constantly but never permanently. What do Munchkins do? They play for the win. They are rules lawyers. They backstab. They gloat. They whine when someone else backstabs or gloats. Munchkins are emotional. Munchkins may be clever, but they are never wise. Munchkins have short attention spans. Munchkins may be brave in the face of awful odds, but they are even braver when beating up crippled goblins for their lunch money. If a Munchkin seems to show mercy, it's because he was bored or distracted. After all, even stomping an ant helps you level up.

Munchkin #12

Munchkin #12

Author: Steve Jackson, Thomas Siddell, Will Hindmarch Format: eBook Release Date: 23/12/2015

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it's a super powered Munchkin who will only help those in need for a considerable fee.

Cult of Analytics Data analytics for marketing

Cult of Analytics Data analytics for marketing

Author: Steve Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/12/2015

Cult of Analytics enables professionals to build an analytics driven culture into their business or organization. Marketers will learn how to turn tried and tested tactics into an actionable plan to change their culture to one that uses web analytics on a day to day basis. Through use of the fictitious ACME PLC case, Steve Jackson provides working examples based on real life situations from the various companies he has worked with, such as Nokia, KONE, Rovio, Amazon, Expert, IKEA, Vodafone, and EMC. These examples will give the reader practical techniques for their own business regardless of size or situation making Cult of Analytics a must have for any would-be digital marketer. This new edition has been thoroughly updated, now including examples out of how to get the best from Google analytics, as well as ways to use social media data, big data, tag management and advanced persona segmentation to drive real value in your organisation. It's also been expanded to include exercises and new cases for students and tutors using the book as a text.

Cult of Analytics Data analytics for marketing

Cult of Analytics Data analytics for marketing

Author: Steve Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2015

Cult of Analytics enables professionals to build an analytics driven culture into their business or organization. Marketers will learn how to turn tried and tested tactics into an actionable plan to change their culture to one that uses web analytics on a day to day basis. Through use of the fictitious ACME PLC case, Steve Jackson provides working examples based on real life situations from the various companies he has worked with, such as Nokia, KONE, Rovio, Amazon, Expert, IKEA, Vodafone, and EMC. These examples will give the reader practical techniques for their own business regardless of size or situation making Cult of Analytics a must have for any would-be digital marketer. This new edition has been thoroughly updated, now including examples out of how to get the best from Google analytics, as well as ways to use social media data, big data, tag management and advanced persona segmentation to drive real value in your organisation. It's also been expanded to include exercises and new cases for students and tutors using the book as a text.

Munchkin #11

Munchkin #11

Author: Steve Jackson, Thomas Siddell, Will Hindmarch Format: eBook Release Date: 25/11/2015

Spyke and Flower go kicking down doors, exploring dungeons and stealing loot!

Munchkin #10

Munchkin #10

Author: Steve Jackson, Thomas Siddell, Will Hindmarch Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2015

Flower and Spyke pillage and double-cross their way through another dungeon!

Munchkin #9

Munchkin #9

Author: Steve Jackson, Thomas Siddell, Will Hindmarch Format: eBook Release Date: 30/09/2015

A squad of space marines is sent to investigate a colony that has recently fallen out of contact. They are accompanied by a tough lady that knows what horrors await?

Munchkin #8

Munchkin #8

Author: Steve Jackson, Thomas Siddell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/08/2015

Spyke and Flower journey through a desolate, post-apocalyptic world. An exclusive Munchkin game card is included in every first printing copy.

Munchkin #7

Munchkin #7

Author: Steve Jackson, Thomas Siddell Format: eBook Release Date: 29/07/2015

Spyke and Flower are up to more shenanigans in a dungeon adventure! An exclusive Munchkin game card is included in every first printing copy.

Munchkin #6

Munchkin #6

Author: Steve Jackson, Thomas Siddell Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2015

Spyke and Flower once again take center stage in a classic adventure of Munchkin proportions.

Munchkin #5

Munchkin #5

Author: Steve Jackson, Thomas Siddell Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2015

THE FUTURE! Everyone lives underground now. The shadowy government decides to send someone back in time to rectify past mistakes. The time traveller runs into other time travellers, including a cyborg hunter sent to "e;terminate"e; a military leader, two high school kids on an Excellent Adventure, a crazy doctor and a young man who seem to be travelling back to the past/future, and Jeanne Claude Van Damme as TIMECOP from the movie TIMECOP. Turns out the future was messed up by all these conflicting time-travelling jerks.

Munchkin #4

Munchkin #4

Author: Steve Jackson, Thomas Siddell, Jim Zub Format: eBook Release Date: 29/04/2015

Based on the popular card game. A squad of space marines are sent to investigate a colony that has recently fallen out of contact, but when they get there, they find the first signs of non-human life are super annoying. Plus, an exclusive game card is included with every copy of the first printing!

Munchkin #3

Munchkin #3

Author: Steve Jackson, Thomas Siddell, Jim Zub Format: eBook Release Date: 25/03/2015

Based on the popular game of the same name, the Munchkin comic gives you a whole new way to enjoy the world with Spyke and Flower. In this issue, check out what it's like to be a monster who's door just got kicked in by some Munchkins! Plus, an exclusive game card is included with every copy of the first printing!

Munchkin #2

Munchkin #2

Author: Steve Jackson, Thomas Siddell, Jim Zub Format: eBook Release Date: 25/02/2015

Munchkin-the game where you do whatever it takes to win, whether it's backstabbing your own mum or befriending your worst enemy-is now a comic. And the twists and turns are just as unpredictable as the game. This little comic has a real Napoleon complex. Featuring a backup story by Jim Zub (Wayward). All first printings come with an exclusive game card!

Munchkin #1

Munchkin #1

Author: Steve Jackson, Thomas Siddell, Jim Zub Format: eBook Release Date: 28/01/2015

Based on the immensely popular card game, Munchkin comes to comics! Munchkin takes place in a very flexible mashup of genres. Originally a satire of fantasy roleplaying, it has since then taken on non-fantasy and non-gaming elements. Characters in Munchkin change constantly but never permanently. What do Munchkins do? They play for the win. They are rules lawyers. They backstab. They gloat. They whine when someone else backstabs or gloats. Munchkins are emotional. Munchkins may be clever, but they are never wise. Munchkins have short attention spans. Munchkins may be brave in the face of awful odds, but they are even braver when beating up crippled goblins for their lunch money. If a Munchkin seems to show mercy, it's because he was bored or distracted. After all, even stomping an ant helps you level up.

SCOOTER MANIA! Recollections of the Isle of Man International Scooter Rally

SCOOTER MANIA! Recollections of the Isle of Man International Scooter Rally

Author: Steve Jackson Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2014

At last! A year-on-year account of the Isle of Man International Scooter Rally, the brainchild of WWI veteran-turned-politician, James Mylchreest Cain. Following a fact-finding mission to Dusseldorf, accompanied by Peter Agg from Lambretta, the second Rally went International for 1958, and was to grow in popularity throughout the 1960s, attracting competitors from countries as far and wide as Australia, USA, Rhodesia, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Poland, Czechoslovakia and India. In addition to gymkhana and endurance events, closed-road and circuit racing attracted fast men such as Neville Frost, John and Norman Ronald, Ray Kemp, Andy Smith, and Norrie Kerr. In 1971, the then chairman of the Tourist Board, Bill Quayle, declared that the annual Scooterist week was the most important cog in the mosaic of Manx tourism. The author's access to personal photographic archives, and Manx Press pictures, combined with period reports and interviews with competitors, builds a unique reconstruction of a hugely successful event on the scootering sporting calendar: an event that was to endure for 20 years and attract thousands of spectators.

Voyage of the Suzy Wong

Voyage of the Suzy Wong

Author: Steve Jackson, Paul Cardoza, George Todd, Walter Banks Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2014

FOUR GUYS, A DOG, AND A BOAT... ... and 26,000 miles of high seas between Hong Kong and Miami. THE YEAR WAS 1960. William Holden was the latest cinema heartthrob and his movie "e;The World of Suzie Wong"e; was all the rage. It was also the year four young men hatched a plan to sail halfway around the world. Never mind that they weren't sailors or that one of them couldn't swim. These four young men jumped at the chance to prove something to the world and to themselves. Armed with not much more than a forty-one-foot Sparkman & Stephens wooden sailboat, a Chinese Chow puppy, and all the gumption needed to survive dysentery, monsoons, and equipment failures, Steve, Walter, George, and Paul christened their newly-built vessel the Suzy Wong and set sail for the adventure of a lifetime. "e;Voyage of the Suzy Wong"e; is the true story of four young men who relied on the kindness of strangers, their own resourcefulness, and just plain luck to survive a world-embracing journey and live their dream.

Monster

Monster

Author: Steve Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2013

Gurps - Space

Gurps - Space

Author: Steve Jackson Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/03/2009

Theorizing Sexuality

Theorizing Sexuality

Author: Steve Jackson, Sue Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2007

This book surveys and evaluates the sociological contribution to the study of sexuality. It not only maps major theoretical shifts and debates, but also offers a unique examination of the topic that emphasises the sociality of sexuality. In particular, it considers the institutional, biographical and interactional contexts of our sexual lives as well as the cultural significance and everyday practice of sexuality.The authors contest not only popular understandings of sexuality as natural, but also psychoanalytic explanations and forms of analysis that privilege the cultural construction of sexuality over its everyday social accomplishment. In particular, they challenge the 'specialness' of sexuality within contemporary culture, arguing that sexuality is better understood as a routine part of everyday social life. The book confronts the anxieties associated with sexuality in the late modern, western world and engages with wider debates on social transformations in late modernity. As such, it provides both an overview of the field of sexuality as well as setting an agenda. Theorizing Sexuality is key reading for students, researchers and academics interested in theories of sexuality, gender and intimacy and anyone concerned with the social conditions that inform our sexual identities.

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