P. R. Ellis

P. R. EllisI was born and brought up in Cardiff and now, retired, have returned to Wales to live in Monmouth. In between, I spent my career teaching Chemistry and a bit of Physics, and writing “educational materials”, in various parts of southern England.

Science Fiction has been a pleasure all my life; the variety of sub-genres and range of authors that I have read, amazingly broad. I have also been writing since I was 10. Strangely, the first novel I had published, by Elsewhen Press, happened to be more Fantasy than SF. The Evil Above the Stars trilogy, contains science but it is pre-Copernican. The sequel, Cold Fire, is also Fantasy with a touch of C17th chemistry. I am still working on my first-contact SF novel.

Since I was in my 20s, I have felt a conflict between my masculine and feminine traits. That has been resolved by adopting a non-binary/gender-fluid identity. I have advised the police on transgender matters and write regular articles for a transgender magazine.

Lou and I have now been married for 35 years and enjoy our time together. We play tennis, go for walks and have holidays on our shared-ownership narrowboat. I have two step-children and four delightful grandchildren. Despite having passed the biblical three score years and ten, I am hoping for many more years of putting on screen and paper the ideas that come into my head.

Artwork: Alison Buck Artwork: Alison Buck Artwork: Alison Buck Artwork: Alison Buck

Seventh Child, volume 1 of P.R. Ellis’ fantasy series Evil Above the Stars was published by Elsewhen Press on 2nd January 2015. Volume 2, The Power of Seven, was published by Elsewhen Press on 30th January 2015. Volume 3, Unity of Seven, was published by Elsewhen Press on 2nd January 2016. September Weekes returns in the first September Weekes novel, Cold Fire which was published by Elsewhen Press in August 2017.


Artwork by Alison BuckP.R. Ellis’ story In the bleak Long Winter is included in the anthology Existence is Elsewhen which was published by Elsewhen Press on 18th March 2016.


An Extraordinary tale by P.R. Ellis; cover art by Alison BuckP.R. Ellis’ fantastical novel An Extraordinary Tale, A Gnomes’s Odyssey will be published by Elsewhen Press on 9th June 2023.




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