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Gallagher, Stephen


GALLAGHER, Stephen. Also writes as Stephen Couper, John Lydecker. British, b. 1954. Genres: Mystery/Crime/Suspense, Horror, Plays/Screenplays, Art/Art history. Career: Yorkshire Television, Leeds, England, researcher for documentaries department, 1975; Granada Television, Manchester, England, transmission controller, 1975-80; Piccadilly Radio, Manchester, radio scriptwriter, 1977-80; British Broadcasting Corp., London, England, television scriptwriter for "Doctor Who" serial, 1978-80; full-time freelance writer, 1980-. Publications: FICTION: The Last Rose of Summer (adaptation of radio serial), 1978, reprinted, under pseudonym Stephen Couper, as Dying of Paradise, 1982; Warrior's Gate, 1982; (as John Lydecker) The Ice Belt, 1982; Chimera, 1982; Terminus (adaptation of a "Doctor Who" script), 1984; Follower, 1984; Valley of Lights, 1987; Oktober, 1988; Down River, 1989; Rain, 1990; Dark Visions (3-author collection), 1990; The Boat House, 1991; Nightmare, with Angel, 1992; Red, Red Robin, 1995; Journeyman-The Art of Chris Moore (nonfiction), 2000. Author of short stories and radio and television scripts. Contributor to criticism collections. Address: The Agency, 24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park, London W11 4LZ, England. Online address:

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