We are delighted to announce that Allen Stroud is officially one of us!
Allen is a multitalented SF and Fantasy writer and academic from Bedfordshire. He worked on the computer game Elite: Dangerous with David Braben and Frontier Developments as both a concept writer and official author, publishing Elite: Lave Revolution in 2014. He then worked with Julian Gollop and Snapshot Games on Chaos Reborn, devising the world of the game and publishing The Loremaster’s Guide and Dreams of Chaos in 2016. He is now involved with their new game, Phoenix Point, to be published in 2018. Allen is also working with World of Darkness creator, Mark Rein-Hagen and his company, Make Believe Games, on the roleplaying game, Xenofactor.
In the world of academia, Allen is a PhD student at the University of Winchester and Course Leader of the BA (Hons) Film and TV Production, and the new BA (Hons) Creative Writing for Publication degrees at Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe.
He writes reviews for The British Fantasy Society, SFBook.com and Concatenation.org and is the editor of the British Fantasy Society Journal. He has also written for Total Film and SFX Magazine.
Allen is chair of Fantasycon for 2017 and 2018 and we will be launching his new book at this year's Fantasycon.
Allen had this to say about "The Forever Man", his new title with Luna Press Publishing:
"The Forever Man brings together some of my experiences and ideas I had about popular fantasy stories. I always thought C. S. Lewis’ ‘Wood between Worlds’ was a concept that wasn’t explored enough and Robert Holdstock’s ideas about ancient magic and myth surrounding such places are fascinating. The Forever Man is set on an alternative Earth, with some subtle differences to our own, particularly with places like Stonehenge and characters like King Arthur. The mythical concepts and ideas in the book are carefully researched and familiar, but taken in new directions."
We are very excited to see this book come to life, so stay tuned and we'll keep you informed!