Stephen Michaels

Lowell, MA
University Of Hartford, Penn State, Boston College
Strategy, RPGs, Sci-Fi
  • Steve has been playing video games since the NES in the 80s and writing about them for years.
  • He is passionate about the amazing stories only video games can tell, which has drawn him to RPGs in particular.
  • In his free time, Steve hosts a podcast that combines his love of science fiction and his experience in academia.


Steve began console gaming as a young child, quickly discovering a passion for all things related to video games and nerd culture in general. He got into writing about video games while working on his Ph.D. When he's not writing or working on his degree, Steve hosts the Social Science Fiction podcast.


Steve graduated from University of Hartford with a BA in Politics and Government and from Penn State with a Master's in International Affairs. He is currently working on his Ph.D. at Boston College. His education has instilled in him a passion and talent for researching and writing about a number of diverse topics.
Stories By Stephen Michaels