About Orion’s scribe

Andy Oppenheimer

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

An author, editor, public speaker and subject matter expert in counter-terrorism and CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear weapons & explosives), he is Editor-in-Chief of CBNW (Chemical, Biological & Nuclear Warfare)  magazine. https://cbnw.co.uk/


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 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. A former Editor of Jane’s Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence, he has written hundreds of articles for specialist defence and security journals, provides consultancy and interviews to media, and is a speaker at conferences worldwide.

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

and enjoys shooting arrows at an Archery Club in north London.

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

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