"Ad astra per aspera, 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 to share your story, poem, or any writing roadblocks you are facing, and how to prepare for this year's NaNoWriMo challenge in November!
05 Sep 2023
Info & Meeting Link
Listen to the
audio drama version of my "The Last Science Fiction Story" from the Oct 2021 Dark Matter Magazine Halloween Special Issue, available on most podcast platforms.
05 Jul 2023 Listen to the story on Podbean
Speculative fiction stories & poems about the most frightening thing on any world: