Allen Stroud

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    Allen Stroud is a university lecturer and Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer from Bedfordshire, England. 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. The audio version from the Radio Theatre Workshop was launched in 2018. He writes for role-playing games and computer games and is currently Lead Writer on Phoenix Point.

    In 2017, Allen won a short story competition to appear in the Clarke Award anthology with Clarke Award winners and nominees. That anthology, 2001: An Anthology in Words was published in June 2018, by Newcon Press.

    Allen writes reviews for The British Fantasy Society, and and is the editor of the British Fantasy Society Journal. He was the Chair of Fantasycon for 2017 and 2018.

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    Research Interests

    Allen's research interests focus around Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror, with a focus on print outputs, film, television, audio and games. A particular focus in looking at mythology and mythic construction as well as the referential qualities of each genre.

    Allen is a practice based researcher, applying critical writing to his creative outputs.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Creative Writing, Doctorate, Investigation and Application of Writing Structures and World Development Techniques in Science Fiction and Fantasy., University of Winchester

    1 Sept 20131 Nov 2017

    Award Date: 1 Nov 2017

    Management Studies, Postgraduate Diploma, Buckinghamshire New University

    1 Sept 20081 Jul 2009

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2009

    Creative Writing, MA, A Study of the use of World Building as a Technique employed by the Fantasy Author and how it relates to Informing the Structure of Narrative, Plausibility of Environment and Believability of Characters., University of Bedfordshire

    1 Sept 20041 Dec 2005

    Award Date: 1 Dec 2005

    Higher Education, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Buckinghamshire New University

    1 Sept 20031 Jul 2004

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2004

    External positions

    External Examiner, Canterbury Christ Church University

    15 Jan 201830 Oct 2018

    External Examiner, Kingston University

    1 Sept 2017 → …

    Lead Writer, Snapshot Games

    1 May 2017 → …

    External Examiner, University of Bedfordshire

    1 Mar 20171 Jul 2017

    External Examiner, University Campus Suffolk

    30 Sept 2016 → …

    Lead Writer, Make Believe Games

    1 Mar 2016 → …


    • B Philosophy (General)
    • Media Industries
    • Fantasy
    • Science Fiction
    • Horror
    • Genre
    • Mythology
    • Magic
    • Magic Realism
    • Writing
    • Screenwriting
    • Film
    • NE Print media


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