Allen Mulherin Steele, Jr. (born January 19, 1958) is an American journalist and science fiction author.
Allen M. Steele
|Born||Allen Mulherin Steele, Jr.|
January 19, 1958
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Steele was born in Nashville, Tennessee on January 19, 1958. He was introduced to science fiction fandom attending meetings of Nashville's science fiction club. He graduated high school from the Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, received a bachelor's degree from New England College and a master's from the University of Missouri.
Before he established himself as a science fiction author, he spent several years working as a journalist. Steele began publishing short stories in 1988. His early novels formed a future history beginning with Orbital Decay and continuing through Labyrinth of Night. Some of his early novels such as Orbital Decay and Lunar Descent were about blue-collar workers working on future construction projects in space. Since 1992, he has tended to focus on stand-alone projects and short stories, although he has written five novels about the moon Coyote.
Steele serves on the Board of Advisors for both the Space Frontier Foundation and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and he is a former member (Eastern Regional Director) of the SFWA Board of Directors. In April 2001, he testified before the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics of the U.S. House of Representatives, in hearings regarding space exploration in the 21st century.
In 2004, he contributed a chapter to the collaborative hoax novel, Atlanta Nights.
Allen Steele received several awards for his writing:
- 1990: Locus Award for Orbital Decay
- 1996: Hugo Award for "The Death of Captain Future"
- 1997: Locus Award for ""... Where Angels Fear to Tread""
- 1997: Science Fiction Chronicle Readers Award for ""... Where Angels Fear to Tread""
- 1998: Hugo Award for ""... Where Angels Fear to Tread""
- 1998: Seiun Award for "The Death of Captain Future"
- 2002: Asimov's Readers' Award for "Stealing Alabama"
- 2005: Asimov's Readers' Award for "The Garcia Narrows Bridge"
- 2011: Hugo Award for "The Emperor of Mars"
- 2013: Seiun Award for "The Emperor of Mars"
- 2013: Robert A. Heinlein Award (together with Yoji Kondo)
- 2014: Asimov's Readers' Award for "The Legion of Tomorrow"
This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (May 2015)
- The Jericho Iteration. 1994.
- The Tranquillity Alternative (1996)
- Oceanspace (2000)
- Chronospace (2001) Re-released for Kindle under the Author's preferred title, Time Loves a Hero
- Apollo's Outcasts (2012)
- V-S Day (2014)
- Arkwright (2016)
- Near-Space series
- also called Rude Astronauts series
- Orbital Decay (1989)
- Clarke County, Space (1990)
- Lunar Descent (1991)
- Labyrinth of Night (1992)
- A King of Infinite Space (1997)
- Coyote series[a]
- Coyote Trilogy
- Coyote: A Novel of Interstellar Exploration (2002)
- Coyote Rising: A Novel of Interstellar Revolution (2004)
- Coyote Frontier: A Novel of Interstellar Colonization (2005)
- Coyote Chronicles
- Coyote Horizon (2009)
- Coyote Destiny (2010)[b]
- Coyote Universe
- Captain Future series
- Avengers of the Moon (2017)
- The Return of Ul Quorn, Book I: Captain Future in Love (2019)
- The Return of Ul Quorn, Book II: The Guns of Pluto (2020)
- The Return of Ul Quorn, Book III: 1,500 Light Years From Home (2021)
- The Return of Ul Quorn, Book IV: The Horror at Jupiter (2021)
- The Weight (1995)
- The Days Between (2002)
- The River Horses (2007)
- Angel of Europa (2011)
- Rude Astronauts (1992)
- All-American Alien Boy (1996)
- Sex and Violence in Zero-G: The Complete Near-Space Stories (1998)
- American Beauty (2003)
- The Last Science Fiction Writer (2008)
- Tales of Time and Space. Fantastic Books.
|John Harper Wilson||1989||Steele, Allen M. (June 1989). "John Harper Wilson". Asimov's Science Fiction. 13 (6): 78–91.|
|Goddard's People||1991||Asimov's Science Fiction, July 1991|
|Riders in the Sky||1994||Alternate Outlaws edited by Mike Resnick|
|The Death of Captain Future||1995||Asimov's Science Fiction, October 1995||Dozois, Gardner, ed. (1996). The year's best science fiction : thirteenth annual collection. St Martin's Griffin.|
|'... Where Angels Fear to Tread'||1997|
|The Emperor of Mars||2010||Asimov's Science Fiction, June 2010||Dozois, Gardner, ed. (2011). The mammoth book of best new SF 24. Robinson.|
|Sixteen Million Leagues from Versailles||2013||"Sixteen million leagues from Versailles". Analog. 133 (10): 8–22. October 2013.|
|Martian Blood||2013||Dozois, Gardner; Martin, George R R, eds. (2013). Old Mars. Bantam Books.||
|The Legion of Tomorrow||2014||Steele, Allen M. (July 2014). "The Legion of Tomorrow". Asimov's Science Fiction. 38 (7): 70–102.|
|The Prodigal Son||2014||Steele, Allen M. (October–November 2014). "The prodigal son". Asimov's Science Fiction. 38 (10–11): 150–181.||Novella|
|Frogheads||2015||Dozois, Gardner; Martin, George R R, eds. (2015). Old Venus. Bantam Books.|
|The long wait||2015||Steele, Allen M. (January 2015). "The long wait". Asimov's Science Fiction. 39 (1): 70–100.||Novella|
|Starship Mountain||2018||Steele, Allen M. (July–August 2018). "Starship Mountain". Asimov's Science Fiction.|
|The Lost Testament||2019||Steele, Allen M. (March–April 2019). "The Lost Testament". Asimov's Science Fiction.|
- Primary Ignition (2003) includes articles and essays from 1997–2004
- Steele, Allen M. (September 2014). "Tomorrow Through the Past". Thought Experiment. Asimov's Science Fiction. 38 (9): 10–16.
Critical studies and reviews of Steele's workEdit
- Tales of Time and Space
- Sakers, Don (July–August 2015). "The Reference Library". Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 135 (7&8): 185–188.
- ^ "Official site: Bibliography". Retrieved September 27, 2014.
- ^ Allen Steele Announces New Coyote Books Archived 2010-01-16 at the Wayback Machine, CoyoteSeries.com, 2008-05-16
- ^ Coyote Destiny: Allen Steele’s great space colonization series continues, Tor.com (and comments by author in Coyote Destiny introduction), 2010-02-26
- ^ "Allen Steele Bio". Retrieved 22 July 2015
- ^ Thomas, Lynne. "LibGuides. Rare Books and Special Collections At Northern Illinois University. Previous SFWA Officers Listing". libguides.niu.edu. Archived from the original on 2015-10-22. Retrieved 2015-10-19.
- ^ United States Congress. House Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics (2001), Vision 2001 : future space : hearing before the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, first session, April 3, 2001, U.S. G.P.O, ISBN 978-0-16-065955-3
- ^ Steele, Allen. "Allen Steele Biography". allensteele.com. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
- ^ "Steele and Kondo Win 2013 Heinlein Award". locusmag.com. Locus Publications. 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
- ^ "Asimov's Readers' Awards". asimovs.com. Penny Publications, LLC. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
- ^ DeNardo, John (February 14, 2013). George R.R. Martin; Gardner Dozois (eds.). "TOC: Old Mars". SF Signal. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
- ^ Bedford, Robert H. (October 8, 2013). George R.R. Martin; Gardner Dozois (eds.). "Mars as We Thought it Could Be: Old Mars". Tor.com. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
- ^ "Not A Blog: Venus In March". GRRM.livejournal.com. June 19, 2014. Archived from the original on August 21, 2014. Retrieved September 27, 2014.