"Ad astra, my friends!"
I am a seeker of knowledge & the answers to life's riddles, puzzles, & mysteries.
I study & photograph the past to better understand our present.
I write & teach speculative fiction to discover where our life quests can take us all.
I am passionate about quality & insightful:
writing – prose, poetry, non-fiction, technical, & science
graphic design – print, online, & video
photography – product, people, travel, & astronomy
See About the author for my bio.
From 1994 to 2000, I was the owner & creative director of Alan Michaels Associates, a marketing, advertising, & graphics design agency in Rochester, New York.
Maybe that's why I've been contacted by many people who think I am someone else. See Cases of mistaken identity! to discover other "Alan Michaels"-named people "out in the wild."
Join me & the R-SPEC Team for a roundtable on Crafting Alien Dialogue Into Your Stories. More info at the R-SPEC website.
Info & Meeting Link
Read my "The Last Science Fiction Story" & speculative fiction poem "We Eat" in the October 2021 Halloween Special Issue.
Speculative fiction stories & poems about the most frightening thing on any world:
The Aethereal Engineer & Hawk and Young online compilations offer speculative fiction writers & poets the opportunity to craft microfiction stories & poems inspired by weekly Twitter single-word prompts.
Aethereal Engineer 08/21/2022
"ARTEMIS I LAUNCH"
Aethereal Engineer 08/28/2022