Collection: Alan Smale

Alan Smale writes alternate and twisted history, historical fantasy, and occasional pure SF. His novella of a Roman invasion of ancient America, “A Clash of Eagles”, won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History, and his series of novels set in the same universe, Clash of Eagles (2015), Eagle in Exile (2016), and Eagle and Empire (2017), is available from Penguin Random House/Del Rey. Alan has also sold over forty pieces of shorter fiction to Asimov’sRealms of FantasyAbyss & Apex, and numerous other magazines and original anthologies, and his non-fiction science pieces about terraforming and killer asteroids have appeared in Lightspeed.

Alan grew up in Yorkshire, England, acquired degrees in Physics and Astrophysics from St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, and moved to the US in his late twenties. He currently performs astronomical research into black holes and neutron stars at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, with over a hundred published academic papers, and serves as director of an astrophysical data archive. He also sings bass with high-energy vocal band The Chromatics, and is co-creator of their educational AstroCappella project, spreading astronomy through a cappella in schools across the country. The Chromatics have been Music Guests of Honor and regular performers at many SF conventions across the northeastern US, which gives Alan yet another excuse to hang out with fellow science fiction writers and other really cool people. Check out his website at

Alan Smale