Andy Oppenheimer AIExpE MIABTI is an author and consultant in counterterrorism. An Associate Member of the Institute of Explosives Engineers and a Member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians & Investigators, he has written and lectured worldwide on terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, bombs and explosives since 2001. His first book, IRA: The Bombs and the Bullets (Irish Academic Press, 2008) is regarded as a hallmark title on the military campaign of the Irish republican movement.
He has also been a singer-songwriter of electro-pop music since 1982 (Oppenheimer Analysis, Oppenheimer MkII), a painter of surrealist pictures since childhood, and a keen fan of David Bowie and Greek mythology, which feature strongly in Fields of Orion.
Fields of Orion (I): An Odyssey was published in August 2019 as his first science-fiction novel. He wrote Fields of Orion (II) The Mission soon after. The second thriller in this captivating trilogy set in our time is now available on Amazon from October 16 2020, and continues this epic story of first contact.