STEPHEN GALLAGHER

Screenwriter and novelist

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Radio

THE LAST ROSE OF SUMMER - 1977
HUNTERS' MOON - 1978
THE BABYLON RUN - 1979

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A trilogy of science fiction serials made for Independent Local Radio. Half-hour episodes. Produced by Tony Hawkins with technical supervision by Peter Baker.

I had my first professional sale with The Last Rose of Summer. It was in six parts and although it was made on a shoestring, it was syndicated around most of the commercial stations in the UK. As well as spawning two sequels, it gave me my first break into print with a novelisation of the scripts from Corgi Books. This was later republished as Dying of Paradise by Sphere, who followed it with a novelisation of Hunters' Moon under the title The Ice Belt.

For further explanation, see the unpublished introduction and extract from The Babylon Run.