STEVEN A. ROMAN made his professional writing debut in 1993 with the publication of his comic book horror series Lorelei. His writing has garnered praise from such authors as award-winning fantasy writer Charles de Lint, Bram Stoker Award-winner Elizabeth Massie, and crime fiction novelist Neal Barrett Jr., and from such magazines as Cemetery Dance and Severe.
In 1997, Steve was the “ghost” author of the Young Adult novel Spider-Man Super-Thriller: Warrior’s Revenge (the book was credited to Neal Barrett Jr.). He also contributed to the prose anthologies Untold Tales of Spider-Man and The Ultimate Hulk. In June 2000, his first credited novel was published: X-Men/Dr. Doom: The Chaos Engine, Book 1, the first in a trilogy of novels starring the popular Marvel Comics superhero team. It was followed by Book 2: X-Men/Magneto and Book 3: X-Men/Red Skull in 2002. All three novels were collected in a hardcover omnibus edition by the Science Fiction Book Club in 2004.
In addition to writing, Steve was a fiction editor for ten years, the last six of those spent as Editor-in-Chief of ibooks, inc., a New York–based publishing company. Among the many titles he edited were: original licensed novels based on Terminator 2, The Transformers, Spider-Man, and Ghostbusters; the fantasies Dragonkin and Moebius’ Arzach; the science-fiction series Isaac Asimov’s Robot Mysteries; novelizations of the movies Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.2 and Dinocroc; and the Young Adult SF spoof Britney Spears is a Three-Headed Alien!
Post–X-Men, Steve has written a variety of projects: the graphic novels Lorelei: Building the Perfect Beast, Sunn, and Stan Lee’s Alexa; the original novel Final Destination: Dead Man’s Hand; short stories in the anthologies Doctor Who: Short Trips: Farewells, If I Were an Evil Overlord, The Best New Zombie Tales 2, The Dead Walk Again! and Tales of the Shadowmen 4: Lords of Terror; the script for the direct-to-DVD animated short X-Men: Darktide; the show bible for a YA live-action series based on his Sunn graphic novel; and the comic book adventure Lorelei: Une Marée de Sang! (“A Pool of Blood”), serialized in the French magazine Strange. And there’s more to come!