Alan Smale writes science fiction, fantasy and alternate history. His novella of Romans in ancient America, “A Clash of Eagles”, won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History, and the first book in a trilogy set in the same universe, CLASH OF EAGLES, appeared in 2015 from Del Rey in the US and Titan Books in the UK and Europe. The series continues with EAGLE IN EXILE (March 2016) and will conclude with EAGLE AND EMPIRE (2017).

Alan’s short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Realms of Fantasy, Abyss & Apex, Paradox, Writers of the Future 13, Podcastle and Pseudopod, and numerous other magazines and original anthologies.

Born and raised in England, Alan lives in the U.S. and works as an astrophysicist and data archive manager at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Alan also sings bass and serves as Business Manager for high-energy vocal band The Chromatics, and is co-creator of their educational AstroCappella project, in use in schools across the country. The Chromatics are regular performers at festivals, museums, and science fiction conventions and were Music Guests of Honor at Philcon in 2008.


  1. Just finished “The Clash of Eagles” and loved it. When in 2016 will the next book come out and does anyone have the movie or TV rights to the book?


    1. Hi Tal! Thanks very much! Appropriately enough, “Eagle in Exile” will be published on the Ides of March next year — March 15, 2016. The third book, “Eagle and Empire”, will drop a year later in March 2017. Nobody has snapped up the TV or movie rights as yet, but I’d certainly be very happy to explore the idea if someone was interested…


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