Writer. Joined LPP in 2017.
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 has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Winchester.
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 was chair of Fantasycon for 2017 and 2018.
Nominated for the BSFA Awards 2017 for The Forever Man.