Born in California at an unreasonably early age, Steve decided to specialize in science fiction and fantasy when he was about 6. Living in England at the time, he read the adventures of spaceman Dan Dare in the weekly Eagle magazine, which confirmed his decision. Many years later he founded the fan group PESFA in Pullman-Moscow (WA & ID) area, publishing his first fanzine and chairing his first convention. He moved to Canada in 1985, becoming a dual citizen and continuing his SFnal activities. He has vowed to punch himself in the nose should Canada and the US ever come to war.