Steven Hardesty / thrillers / war stories / comedies / rowdy sci-fi

War and thriller novelist, sci fi, indie publisher,hungry traveler, military historian, Vietnam vet ’68-69 still trying to figure things out.  Worked in Burma, Iran, Saudi Arabia, more. Grand places, tough living.

GS AMZI like the tastes and smells of old bazaars. Seeing a desert rose bloom through snow beside a minaret. Standing in a haunted silver mine on a mountainside overlooking a jungle city. Stepping aside to let elephants pass on a Mandalay street. Drifting off to sleep listening to the baby cries of tigers in the hills. Meeting all the many kinds of people the world offers – grand, tough, exciting and sometimes terrible. Watching my child being born and thinking her the greatest adventure of all.

I write about these and other things in my novels and and short stories, and sometimes in my blogs Man Up a Tree with a Book and a Pizza (click in the left sidebar) and Forgotten War Stories at


Oh, yes, for those who like to read dusty back issues, I’m Rafe van Zanzs in some places like Science Fiction Review and Arthur Cuff in others, such as Mike Shayne’s Mystery Magazine.

What comes next is The Harry Seaburn Thrillers, a comic crime series about a thief who is tough, brash, running on empty and wants a good woman, anybody’s good woman, but he tends to kill people.   Harry’s  first novel will debut on Kindle in fall 2014 with five more novels to follow every couple of weeks.


Click hereThrillers & No Apologies – for Harry’s own thoughts on his debut.