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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Steve Bellinger  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Science_Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1950 in Chicago, IL


-- Website -- http://www.SteveBellinger.com
-- Steve Bellinger on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=steve+bellinger


Illinois Connection

Bellinger has lived in Illinois all of his life, mostly in Chicago and the South Suburbs (University Park). He was born and raised on the West Side of Chicago and attended the Illinois Institute of Technology and now resides in the Lincoln Park community in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Steve Bellinger was born and raised on the West Side of Chicago by a single mom who worked nights for a printing company. She would bring home books and magazines to encourage her children to read. This is how Bellinger discovered Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke and the other masters of classic science fiction. It didn’t take long for him to get the itch to write. Over the years, he's written everything from newspaper articles, comic strips and radio drama to short stories and fan fiction.

Along with the books listed below, Bellinger was also one of the authors of "Over the Edge: The Edgy Writers Anthology" published in 2017.


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) The author can be reached by [mailto:authorsteve@pcbeeusa.com email] or by phone at (312)880-9014. He will happily speak with any group at no charge if he can feature his book(s). His novel ''The Chronocar'' is an urban time travel story that takes place on the South Side of Chicago (Bronzeville) during the 1919 race riots, and he has given a number of talks on both the history of that time, time travel and science fiction in general.

Selected Titles At Your Library

The chronocar
ISBN: 9781941295199. OCLC Number: 935530085

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Simmie Johnson was born the son of a slave. He was also a genius. After earning a PhD in physics from Tuskegee Institute, he wrote a paper outlining a theory for time travel, including plans for a time machine, called a Chronocar, which was published in a scientific journal in the early 1900s . Since the technology required to build the Chronocar did not yet exist, the paper and its brilliant writer faded into obscurity. A century later, a young Illinois Tech student, Tony Carpenter, discovers the journal article and decides to build a Chronocar so he can travel back to 1919 to meet the black scientist he hopes to emulate. Unfortunately, time is not on his side as he arrives in Chicago just in time for the bloodiest race riot in the citys history. Can Tony use the Chronocar to save his new friends, or will his attempt forever alter the future he hopes to return to?

The chronocar /
ISBN: 1941295185. OCLC Number: 918901215

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Simmie Johnson was born the son of a slave. He was also a genius. After earning a PhD in physics from Tuskegee Institute, he wrote a paper outlining a theory for time travel, including plans for a time machine, called a Chronocar, which was published in a scientific journal in the early 1900s . Since the technology required to build the Chronocar did not yet exist, the paper and its brilliant writer faded into obscurity. A century later, a young Illinois Tech student, Tony Carpenter, discovers the journal article and decides to build a Chronocar so he can travel back to 1919 to meet the black scientist he hopes to emulate. Unfortunately, time is not on his side as he arrives in Chicago just in time for the bloodiest race riot in the city's history. Can Tony use the Chronocar to save his new friends, or will his attempt forever alter the future he hopes to return to?