I 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.
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.
P.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.
P.R. Ellis’ fantastical novel An Extraordinary Tale, A Gnomes’s Odyssey will be published by Elsewhen Press on 9th June 2023.
- “a well-told fantasy story that will intrigue adult and young adult readers alike” – review of Cold Fire on Risingshadow
- “A fascinating fantasy adventure with strong elements of Welsh mythology. A finalist and highly recommended.” – Wishing Shelf Awards
- “a sharp collection” – 8/10 review of Existence is Elsewhen on Starbust Magazine
- “excellent and wonderfully imaginative” – review of Existence is Elsewhen on Risingshadow
- “gripping and entertaining” – Review of Unity of Seven on Risingshadow
- “transports the reader into another world” – review of The Power of Seven on Risingshadow
- “compelling epic fantasy novel” – review of Seventh Child on Risingshadow
- Cold Fire – P. R. Ellis at Leominster Library October 16, 2017
- Nine Worlds 2017 – we had a blast! August 9, 2017
- REVEALED: Cover of Cold Fire, the new September Weekes novel July 15, 2017
- Unity of Seven launch at Mancunicon March 30, 2016
- Existence is Elsewhen launch at Mancunicon March 30, 2016
- Published today – Existence is Elsewhen, Science Fiction anthology headlined by John Gribbin March 18, 2016
- Third and final volume of epic Celtic fantasy series Evil Above the Stars published today January 2, 2016
- FIRST LOOK: The cover of Unity of Seven December 18, 2015
- Elsewhen Press launches new science fiction and fantasy titles at Eastercon in Heathrow April 3, 2015
- Dysprosium – Eastercon 2015 February 25, 2015
- The Power of Seven published today – second volume of Evil Above the Stars January 30, 2015
- Seventh Child published today – first volume in fantasy series, Evil Above the Stars January 2, 2015
- New fantasy series combines Celtic mythology, alchemy and Ptolemaic cosmology June 6, 2014
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P.R.Ellis can be contacted via Elsewhen Press using p.r.ellis (at) elsewhen.co.uk