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Steve Bellinger

Born: 1950 in Chicago, IL
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: 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.

Biography: 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.

  • The Chronocar Black Science Fiction Society Book of the Month, 2015; Best Indie Book Literary Award, Science Fiction Category, 2018; Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner, 2019

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers


Selected Titles

e-Pocalypse: The Digital Dystopia Is Coming

Independently Published 2020

Matty Williams’ retirement as a computer tech goes awry when he and his girlfriend Divvie discover that new social technologies are subtly affecting the minds of their users. As they delve deeper into the technological marvels revolutionizing the lives of virtually everyone on the planet, they are set on a course that leads directly back to their employer, Roydon Technologies.Now there’s the latest gadget, augmented reality glasses known as “Augies,” that can literally recreate reality for the user, all controlled by the ruthlessly efficient global computer system with the deceptively reassuring name of NANA.Will Matty, Divvie, and their super geek friend, Howard, save humanity from a life of programmed subservience, or will their attempt to thwart NANA result in something even worse?5 stars!

Edge of Perception: A Paranormal Science Fiction Love Story
ISBN: 1688041028 OCLC:

Independently Published 2019

From the author of the award-winning science fiction adventure The Chronocar: An Urban Adventure In Time. If ghosts can visit us, can we visit them? Ron Lewis’ education and career are firmly rooted in science. But a curse that dates back to the days of slavery has plagued him since childhood. Born in a black ghetto in Chicago in the 1960s, Ron’s pragmatism is at odds with his experiences; whether it’s the trials of an interracial relationship or the supernatural forces that he can’t seem to avoid. Just when he thinks he’s finally found peace of mind, Ron’s life is upended by tragedy. He gets the opportunity to use science to try to communicate with the dead, and to finally confront the evil that has plagued him and his family for generations. That’s when all hell breaks loose.

The Chronocar: An Urban Adventure in Time
ISBN: 1941295185 OCLC: 918901215

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?

Time Waits For No One: The Chronocar Chronicles

Independently Published 2020

Time travel is incredibly dangerous. Building a time machine is surprisingly simple. In 2015 Tony Carpenter stumbled upon the plans for the Chronocar, a time machine conceived before it could be built by Dr. Simmie Johnson, genius, scientist, and son of a slave. Tony’s visit to 1919 to see the doctor and his lovely daughter Ollie turned into disaster, forcing the doctor to make a most difficult final decision. Now the timeline has worked its way back to 2012. A new Tony Carpenter is about to be hit by a real blast from the past when he chances upon Dr. Johnson's granddaughter, who has a story he can hardly believe and evidence of a journey to the past he can't deny. When Tony shows up in 1919 yet again, Dr. Johnson is confronted with the possibility of his invention ultimately obliterating all of creation. Can they locate and destroy all the copies of the journal with his article and any Chronocars that may exist before everything literally goes to hell?