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Biography

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, SFBook.com and Concatenation.org and is the editor of the British Fantasy Society Journal. He was the Chair of Fantasycon for 2017 and 2018.

Allen's personal website is here - http://www.allenstroud.com.

 

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, University of Winchester

1 Sep 20131 Nov 2017

Management Studies, Postgraduate Diploma, Buckinghamshire New University

1 Sep 20081 Jul 2009

Creative Writing, MA, University of Bedfordshire

1 Sep 20041 Dec 2005

Higher Education, Postgraduate Certificate, Buckinghamshire New University

1 Sep 20031 Jul 2004

External positions

External Examiner, Canterbury Christ Church University

15 Jan 201830 Oct 2018

External Examiner, Kingston University

1 Sep 2017 → …

Lead Writer, Snapshot Games

1 May 2017 → …

External Examiner, University of Bedfordshire

1 Mar 20171 Jul 2017

External Examiner, University Campus Suffolk

30 Sep 2016 → …

Lead Writer, Make Believe Games

1 Mar 2016 → …

Keywords

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

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Research Output

Fearless

Stroud, A., 23 Jul 2020, 1 ed. London: Flame Tree Press. 256 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Catharsis as Process

Stroud, A., 3 Apr 2019, In : Writing in Practice: The Journal of Creative Writing. 5, 1, 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
  • 12 Downloads (Pure)

    Utopia by Sir Thomas Moore: New Writers Edition

    Moore, T. & Stroud, A. (ed.), 28 Jun 2019, 1 ed. HWS Press. 114 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Review: 100 Best Video Games That Never Existed by Nate Crowley: Review by Allen Stroud

    Stroud, A., 20 Feb 2018, In : BFS Journal. 1, 18, p. 90-91 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

    Open Access
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    Review: Dinnusos Rises by Tej Turner: Review by Allen Stroud

    Stroud, A., 1 Oct 2018, In : BFS Journal. 1, 19, p. 51-53 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

    Open Access
    File
    15 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    • 3 Editorial activity
    • 2 Public Engagement Event
    • 1 Publication peer-review
    • 1 Invited talk

    Foundation (Journal)

    Allen Stroud (Editorial Board Member)
    1 Aug 2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Writing in Practice: The Journal of Creative Writing (Journal)

    Allen Stroud (Peer Reviewer)
    19 Jan 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Fantasycon

    Allen Stroud (Chair)
    19 Oct 201821 Oct 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Engagement Event

    Defamiliarising Europe

    Allen Stroud (Speaker)
    13 Aug 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Fantasycon

    Allen Stroud (Chair)
    Oct 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Engagement Event

    Prizes

    Outstanding Contribution to Research

    Allen Stroud (Recipient), 1 Sep 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Press / Media

    Zombies: Dead and Loving It

    Allen Stroud

    1/02/16

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment