Lewis S Kingston
Lewis Kingston was born in 1986. His early introduction to the world of science fiction came in the form of a taped version of the original radio broadcast of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and, before long, he had consumed all of the books, the BBC TV series, and the radio script itself.
By the age of eight, he had moved on to titles such as The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks, only later his parents remembering what they contained, but, despite a voracious appetite for reading and writing, the thought of working in the field never crossed his mind. He subsequently studied Motorsport Engineering at Coventry, and graduated with a good qualification, but deemed himself not much of an engineer and sought work in other fields.
A chance interaction online in 2010 then led to work experience at Parkers, the new and used car guide, which spiralled into a multi-award-winning career in automotive journalism. He still works in the industry but, in 2022, he realised that, having never thought it possible to get into automotive journalism and ending up in it anyway, he should think it never possible to write a novel and subsequently ended up writing one anyway.
He has since decided to think it never possible to write more and is now working on a direct sequel to Prompt Excursion.