Steve Dennison was born in Budapest. His mother was in show business and his grandparents raised him. He took an active part in the uprising in Hungary, was wounded, captured and maltreated by the State Security Police. After the uprising was crushed and reprisals began, he headed for England where he had jobs as door-to-door salesman, miner's labourer, then senior engineer and manager and married a nice girl. The marriage ended seventeen years later and he accepted a job in Germany as consultant on space research and satellite development projects for NASA and ESA. He lives with his second wife in a town north of Lake Constance.