Garfield Reeves-Stevens

Garfield Reeves-Stevens

Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens are bestselling novelists as well as a writing/producing team who have created, written, and produced television in the United States, Canada, and Australia. In June, 2013, they were honored with a Constellation Award for “Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television in 2012” for creating the new series, PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD. 

 Another of their television projects was literally out of this world: RACE TO MARS, a four-hour miniseries for Discovery Channel Canada and the Science Channel. Part of an unprecedented television event, the mini is the companion piece to MARS RISING, a six-hour documentary series detailing the current state of Mars exploration. Judith and Garfield worked with more than seventy scientific and technical advisors to create the dramatic story of the first human mission to Mars in the year 2031. The Toronto Star praised the miniseries as “a tautly written tale that simply zings with tension… a dramatic winner.”

 Judith's and Garfield's familiarity with Mars arose, in part, from their acclaimed non-fiction book: GOING TO MARS: The Stories of the People Behind NASA’s Mars Missions, Past, Present, and Future. The book was co-written with Brian Muirhead of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, former Flight Systems Manager for the Mars Pathfinder mission, Chief Architect of NASA’s Project Constellation to establish a permanent outpost on the Moon in preparation for human expeditions to Mars, and now JPL’s Chief Engineer. 

 In addition to their work in television, Judith and Garfield are New York and Los Angeles Times bestselling authors whose novel, ICEFIRE, was praised by Stephen King as “a hardwired, totally riveting, dare-you-to-put-it-down story of disaster, heroism, and suspense. There’s no need for techno-thriller fans to wait for the next Clancy or Coonts; ICEFIRE is the best suspense novel of its type since THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER.” Judith and Garfield conducted some of their research for ICEFIRE during an expedition to Antarctica on assignment for Microsoft’s “Wild Lit” series of adventure-travel articles for the Internet. Among the eleven other bestselling authors selected by Microsoft for this series were Amy Tan, Clive Cussler, Tom Robbins, Ed McBain, Tama Janowitz, and Nelson DeMille. Their newest book, WRAITH, is a chilling tale of rogue technology, conspiracy, and supernatural suspense, revealing how classified government research into remote viewing has spawned a terrifying new form of warfare: Ghosts have been weaponized. WRAITH will be published in April 2016, by Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press. Their previous novel from Thomas Dunne is SEARCH, is a novel of “forbidden history,” featuring the writing team’s unique blend of cutting-edge science and unrelenting suspense in a breathtaking race to uncover the secret origins of human civilization. Publishers Weekly said, “This fine archaeological quest novel smoothly blends a fast-moving fantasy plot with a solid scientific backdrop... Smart, suspenseful writing and a clever concept add up to a compelling read.” In genre media, Judith and Garfield are perhaps best known as writer/producers on the fourth season of ENTERPRISE, for which called their episode, “The Forge,” “not only the best episode of ENTERPRISE, but the best episode of STAR TREK” Well-known to the Star Trek community, the couple have written four acclaimed non-fiction books detailing the production history of the franchise, and appear in the supplementary DVD material that accompanies the release of Robert Wise’s director’s edition of STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, as well as providing commentaries for the Blu-Ray editions of STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE and STAR TREK: THE FINAL FRONTIER.

 In the world of features, Judith and Garfield have recently brought their love of sci-fi worldbuilding and epic storytelling to two classic genre franchises. For the Goddard Film Group, they have delivered the first feature script of a proposed trilogy based on Jerry Pournelle’s classic interplanetary military sci-fi novel series, JANISSARIES. For Kirin Media Ventures and George Paige Entertainment, they have also delivered the first script for a trilogy of movies based on Andre Norton’s bestselling WITCH WORLD franchise. Judith and Garfield began their writing careers as science and technology educators; have served on a NASA Space Policy Workshop with “distinguished forward-thinking individuals” including Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dr. Charles Elachi, NASA Chief Scientist, astronaut John Grunsfeld, and filmmaker James Cameron; and have worked with the Disney Imagineers as “Lead Land Writers” to develop concepts, stories, and attractions for the new SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND theme park opening in 2016.
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