About Orion’s scribe

Andy Oppenheimer

Andy Oppenheimer AIExpE MIABTI is an author, editor, public speaker and subject matter expert in counter-terrorism and CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear weapons & explosives). He works with counter-terrorist agencies and bomb disposal units in the UK and US.


As the scribe for Orion the Mighty Hunter, 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 alien contact.

The second in the series, Fields of Orion: The Mission was published on Amazon in October 2020 – to coincide with the annual Orionids meteor shower – where the story begins many Octobers ago … 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 Editor-in-Chief of CBNW (Chemical, Biological & Nuclear Warfare) and CBNW Xplosive magazines. https://cbnw.co.uk/

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 has also been a singer/songwriter of electro pop music since 1982 (Oppenheimer Analysis, Oppenheimer MkII) https://oppenheimermkii.bandcamp.com/album/the-presence-of-the-abnormal , a diehard fan of David Bowie, a painter of surrealist pictures since childhood, and a lover of Greek mythology, and especially Greek goddesses, for a very long time.

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