About Orion’s scribe

Andy Oppenheimer

Andy Oppenheimer AIExpE MIABTI is the scribe for Orion the Mighty Hunter.

An author, editor, public speaker and retired subject matter expert in counter-terrorism and defence, he began writing sci-fi novels in 2019.


In November 2021, as the scribe for Orion the Mighty Hunter, he hosted, compiled and published Stars of Orion: An Astronomy Special – a beautifully illustrated book of stunning photos and enthralling essays from 45 astronomers about the Orion Constellation.

The ebook is available from Amazon

The paperback edition is available from Amazon

and the Book Depository

in August 2019 he published the first in a trilogy of science fiction novels.

Fields of Orion: An Odyssey amzn.to/33ObWLy is set in London in the near-future world of terrorism, espionage and first contact.

The second in the series, Fields of Orion: The Mission was published on Amazon in October 2020. https://cutt.ly/OgjjfKT

His third sci-fi novel due out later in 2023 is Orion: The Hunter’s Story: a fabulous fusion of first contact, alien visitation and Greek mythology.

His first major book on explosives and terrorism, IRA: The Bombs and the Bullets: A History of Deadly Ingenuity https://www.amazon.co.uk/IRA-Bullets-History-Ingenuity-Directions/dp/0716528959 was published by Irish Academic Press in 2008. 

He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Explosives Engineers and a Member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians & Investigators. He has written hundreds of articles for specialist defence and security journals, provided consultancy and interviews to media, and a speaker at conferences worldwide.

He is also a singer/songwriter of electro pop music (Oppenheimer Analysis 1982-84, Oppenheimer MkII) https://oppenheimermkii.bandcamp.com/album/the-presence-of-the-abnormal

His next album – Songs From A Constellation – recorded with Crystalline Stricture and due out on TONN Recordings later in 2023 – continues the theme of Orion.

His next big project is Orion’s Bizarre: an exciting new cosmic collection of clothing inspired by his books & music. Hand-painted customised jackets, T shirts & much more – coming soon!

His main pastime is shooting arrows with Archery Clubs in Brighton and London.

He has been inspired by the music and imagery of David Bowie as well as Greek mythology for a very long time.

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