Alan Spade worked for eight years for the press, reviewing video games. In his youth, he acquainted himself with the classic French authors, while immersing himself in the works of H. P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov, J. R. R. Tolkien and Stephen King.

That wide range of influences is reflected in his style, simultaneously approachable, visually evocative and imaginative.

Alan likes to say that "a good book is like a good old pair of shoes: you feel at ease inside, comfortable."

The Breath of Aoles is his third book: previously, he wrote a fantasy novel for two years, between 2001 and 2003, but after submitting it to publishers, he decided the story wasn't good enough. He didn't try to publish it anymore. Then he wrote a Science Fiction short stories collection, and then, for six years, The Breath of Aoles.

J'ai très tôt fait connaissance avec les écrivains classiques en même temps que je baignais dans les romans de Lovecraft, Asimov, Tolkien et King. J'ai travaillé huit ans dans la presse écrite en tant que chroniqueur de jeux vidéos, ce qui, je crois, se ressent dans mon univers. Mes deux premiers tomes autoédités du cycle d'Ardalia (romans de Fantasy à la croisée des chemins entre La Guerre du Feu, Le Seigneur des Anneaux et Dune) se sont déjà vendus à plus de 2600 exemplaires cumulés (livres papier + ebooks).
  • Pontoise, France
  • JoinedJune 26, 2013




Stories by Alan Spade
Ardalia: The Breath of Aoles by Alanspade
Ardalia: The Breath of Aoles
Pelmen hates being a tanner, but that’s all he would ever be, thanks to the rigid caste system amongst his pe...
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A brief history of Ardalia by Alanspade
A brief history of Ardalia
This mythological, not to say cosmogonic, story describes in a few pages the genesis of the four great civili...
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Les Explorateurs - nouvelle by Alanspade
Les Explorateurs - nouvelle
Deux officiers de la Compagnie d’Exploration Interstellaire aux personnalités divergentes, envoyés sur une pl...
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