Shore Leave, A fan run Science Fiction Convention
Alan Smale writes alternate and twisted history, science fiction and fantasy. His novella of a Roman invasion of ancient America, A Clash of Eagles, won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History, and his debut novel set in the same universe, Clash of Eagles, was published by Random House/Del Rey in 2015. The series continues with Eagle in Exile (2016) and concludes with Eagle and Empire (2017). Alan has sold 40 short stories to Asimov's, Realms of Fantasy, Abyss & 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 England, and has degrees in Physics and Astrophysics from Oxford University. He currently performs research on black holes and neutron stars at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and serves as director of an astrophysics data archive. Alan also sings bass for 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. Check out his Web site at http://www.alansmale.com, or follow him on Facebook/AlanSmale or Twitter/@AlanSmale.