Graham  Keeler




Science fiction author








Retired University Lecturer has exciting first science fiction novel published

Following a forty year career as a Physics Lecturer at Salford University, recently retired IoP member Graham Keeler has now launched into a new career with the release of his first science fiction novel, Stowaway to the Stars, published by Netherworld Books.

Heralded as ‘the most exciting Science Fiction book we’ve read in years’ by, Stowaway to the Stars tells the story of Larry, an undercover agent for the Interstellar Exploration Programme, who stumbles on a covert operation by Zilon, a ruthless member of the Galactic Union. He finds himself framed by the Ziloni and a fugitive from the Union.

Karen is seeking the man responsible for the death of her sister. But one simple case of mistaken identity and a reckless decision suddenly sees her life in turmoil.  She discovers that she is a stowaway on Larry’s spacecraft and her future is now irrevocably linked to his.

 Larry’s future looks bleak.  His only chance of finding evidence that will clear his name entails a near-suicidal invasion of a Ziloni military base.  Karen has no choice but to accompany Larry on his mission, where she is thrown into the strange environment of the Union. Together they face the ultimate test as they battle with the collective might of the Ziloni and the Galactic Union.

 Stowaway to the Stars is available on Amazonas as a Kindle ebook ( priced at only 0.99, and in paperback (200 pages,, priced at 8.99. More information is available on the author’s website:

About the Author:

Graham Keeler was born in Hertfordshire and grew up in neighbouring Essex. He studied Physics at Queen Mary College, London, and graduated in 1965 with First Class Honours, continuing to a PhD in 1969. He now lives in Bolton, Lancashire. He has been a member of the IoP for over 45 years.

As well as being an avid science fiction reader, he has always been fascinated by anything to do with astrophysics and space travel, and applied to be a British candidate for the first American Spacelab mission.

He has written, co-authored and edited seven books on various aspects of microcomputers and the development of physics software simulations. Stowaway to the Stars is his first science fiction novel. Switching to part-time teaching a few years ago gave him the opportunity to develop an idea for a science fiction novel.

For further information, Graham Keeler can be contacted at, by phone on 01204 697715 or 07711 984225, or at

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