| Fiction writer|
| Alexander Christian Irvine
March 22, 1969 (age 46)
Ypsilanti, Michigan (1969-03-22) |
Writer, lecturer and reporter
Science fiction, superheroes
University of Denver, University of Maine
Crawford Award, Locus Award for Best First Novel
Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story, Locus Award for Best Collection
Supernatural: John Winchest, Transformers: Exodus, Pacific Rim: The Official M, The "Supernatural" Book of M, Transformers: Exiles
Bill Finger, Mark W Tiedemann, Joe R Lansdale, Greg Rucka, Michael Reaves
Alexander C. Irvine Wikipedia
Alexander Christian Irvine (born March 22, 1969) is an American fantasy and science fiction writer. Many of his works have appeared under the simpler moniker "Alex Irvine."
Irvine was born on March 22, 1969. Irvine first gained attention with his Locus Award-winning 2002 novel A Scattering of Jades (which also won the Crawford Award in 2003) and the stories that would form the 2003 collection Unintended Consequences. He has also published the Grail Quest novel One King, One Soldier (2004), and the World War II-era historical fantasy The Narrows (2005). He released a collection of thirteen short stories called Pictures from an Expedition in 2006. Buyout, a novel set in 2041, was published by Random House in 2009.
In addition to his original works, Irvine has published Have Robot, Will Travel (2004), a novel set in Isaac Asimov's positronic robot milieu; and Batman: Inferno (2006), about the DC Comics superhero. His novel The Ultimates: Against All Enemies, about the Marvel Comics superhero team was published by Pocket Books in September 2007. He also wrote the Vertigo Encyclopedia. As well as writing about comics he has written a number of comic book series, including one featuring Daimon Hellstrom for the Marvel Comics imprint MAX, Daredevil Noir, and "Iron Man: The Rapture."
He has worked on Alternate Reality Games including The Beast and I Love Bees and is the writer of the Facebook game Marvel: Avengers Alliance.
Irvine has a B.A. from the University of Michigan (1991), an M.A. from the University of Maine (1996), and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver (2003). From 2005-11, he was an assistant professor of English at the University of Maine. He also worked for a time as a reporter at the Portland Phoenix. He is married with twins, a boy and girl. Irvine is vehemently opposed to the use of ketchup as a condiment for eggs, the only exception being in the case of egg sandwiches. He is currently a professor at the University of Southern Maine.
As listed in Contemporary Authors.Lennie Isaacs Memorial Award, Clarion Writer's Workshop, 1993
Steve Grady Poetry Award, University of Maine, 1995
Albert Morton Turner Essay Prize, University of Maine, 1995
Technology in the First-Year English Classroom Award, University of Denver, 1999
Travel and dissertation research grant, ColRoMorA Family Foundation, 1999
Best Web site of the Year, Entertainment Weekly, for The Beast, 2001
Best Ideas of the Year, New York Times, for The Beast, 2001
Pushcart Prize nomination for "Snapdragons", 2002
Best First Novel, Locus, for A Scattering of Jades, 2003
Best First Novel, International Horror Guild, for A Scattering of Jades, 2003
Crawford Award for best first novel, for A Scattering of Jades, 2003
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, for A Scattering of Jades, 2003
New England Press Award for investigative journalism, 2004
International Game Developers Association award for innovation, for I Love Bees, 2005
Critic's choice award, 48-hour Film Project, for "Music Box", 2006
Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, for "Wizard's Six", 2007