Alan Smale
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Alan Smale

Alan Smale is a professional astronomer, but his writing tastes have always veered more towards alternate and twisted history, fantasy, and horror. His novella of Romans in ancient America, "A Clash of Eagles" in Panverse Two, 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 has sold 40 short stories to magazines including Asimov's, Realms of Fantasy, Abyss & Apex, Paradox, and Scape, and original anthologies Panverse One and Two, Apollo's Daughters, Book of Dead Things, and Writers of the Future #13.

Alan grew up in England, and has degrees in Physics and Astrophysics from Oxford University. He serves as director of an astrophysical archive, and performs research on black hole binaries at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Alan also sings bass with well-known vocal band The Chromatics, and is co-creator of their educational AstroCappella project.

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    • Clash of Eagles

    • By: Alan Smale
    • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set in a world in which the Roman Empire never fell, Clash of Eagles finds Praetor Gaius Marcellinus leading his 33rd Legion into Nova Hesperia....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rome invades the United States!

    • By Paul Vasquez on 12-04-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Eagle in Exile

    • The Clash of Eagles Trilogy, Book II
    • By: Alan Smale
    • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
    • Length: 19 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
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    Alan Smale's gripping alternate history series imagines a world in which the Roman Empire has survived long enough to invade North America in 1218....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fine follow-up audiobook in the series.

    • By Keith LaDue on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Eagle and Empire

    • The Clash of Eagles Trilogy, Book III
    • By: Alan Smale
    • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
    • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tasked with subjugating North America for the Roman Imperium in AD 1218, Praetor Gaius Marcellinus lost his entire legion but gained a powerful sense of purpose....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best Alt History novels out there!

    • By Caelin on 05-19-17

    Regular price: $38.49

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