Iain Richmond is a science fiction author, prolific reader, and a man of the people.

He has lived on a tugboat in southeast Alaska, near the Ye Olde Cider Bar in Newton Abbot, England, a canvas tent in the Boulder Mountains of Southern Utah and many other locations of mystical beauty (near a pub).


He built his own home (with his own hands) and worked over thirty jobs (midnight janitor to cutting corners off of day planners) while paying for college/grad school. Iain now enjoys world-building and writing science fiction novels, while he searches the world (on a shoestring budget) for the perfect cocktail.

Iain has visited (often worked) where his novels take place (earth only… for now). He spent months in Malta, Africa and Scotland learning of the history and following in the footsteps of his characters before writing, BATAL, Volume I of the Spartan Chronicles. He remains an avid student of boxing and feels at home trekking into primitive wilderness. Iain is a lifelong and proud space geek that holds tight to the dream that a ‘warp drive’ will be hand-delivered (three fingers) by a great alien civilization one day soon. 

Iain works and writes from his small ranch in northern California, USA. He spends much of his free time traveling with his wife (much better half) and Rónán (aka Devil Dog), his Bernese Mountain Dog. He also brews a mean hard cider (drinks one too).

Darkness, Book One of the Oortian Wars was his first novel, with many more on the way.