Paul is a native Scotsman now settled in Northern Ireland with his wife and dog. He has had a varied career: a twenty-two year stint in the British Army, followed by several years as a constable in the Police Service of Northern Ireland all of which have given Paul a unique outlook on life. He combines this experience with his love of science fiction and has been writing Sci-Fi since 2014.
“I was born in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1967. I joined the British Army in 1985, at the grand old age of seventeen and a half. After completing my initial training I joined the British Army’s elite parachute force, 5 Airborne Brigade, spending four years there until moving on to various intelligence and signals units for the remainder of my twenty-two year’s service. During my career I served in many areas including: Africa, the Balkans, Central America, Northern Ireland, the Middle East and South East Asia.
I have been a fan of science fiction since my school days, my reading tastes have developed to include all things military, past, future and alternate history.
I wrote my first story in 2013 and with the help of my wife, Sarah, I self-published DISCOVERY OF THE SAIPH in 2014. Unbelievably, after the release of SEARCH FOR THE SAIPH, the second instalment of the series, and just one year later – Discovery of the Saiph and Search for the Saiph became number one Amazon Best Sellers!
I’ve since gone on to publish my Saiph series as Audiobooks through Tantor Media, and I’m very pleased to say that Tantor Media have optioned ‘LEGACY OF THE SAIPH, book 4’ of the Saiph series and the complete series of my new military SF series ‘The K’Tai War’. The K’tai War trilogy comprises of INVASION, RESISTANCE and finally SECESSION.
I’m also extremely pleased to announce that Retropunk (http://www.retropunk.net/editora), a Brazillian small press and game publisher have optioned the Saiph Series for publishing the series in Portuguese.
I’ve recently become an acquiring editor for Castrum Press, my own publishing imprint. I am keen to help other science fiction writers achieve success and I am certain that Castrum Press is the first step in doing this.
I am a member of a fantastic writing community on facebook and love to hear from writers and readers – so please join me there, you can friend me at https://www.facebook.com/PaulCorcoranAuthor“
In 2017 Paul will release the fourth book of the Saiph series and start a new military SF series, the K’Tai War.
Notable Successes: In 2015 the first two books of the Saiph series ranked number 1 in the Amazon.co.uk Military SF book chart. Saiph #1 went on to reach the Top 10 in Amazon.com and number 1 in Amazon.com.au.
All three of the Saiph series have reached the Top 20 best-sellers of Amazon.com Military SF book chart.
Trivia: Paul once bribed an RAF pilot.. .While returning from Central America, Paul bribed an RAF pilot to declare an engine fault and emergency land in Washington DC, he had never been to Washington. Paul and his eighty colleagues got to spend the night and the pilot got a six pack of beer.
From Discovery of the Saiph, book 1 of the Saiph Series
A lost civilisation, a trove of underground secrets, and a daring mission outside the solar system. A riveting journey for fans of military sci-fi.
Read Discovery of the Saiph in The Empire at War: British Military Science Fiction anthology and get four novels for the price of one!