An Evening with Allen Stroud

03rd November 2023

About this event

Allen is a science fiction, fantasy and horror writer, a lecturer and researcher at Coventry University, and Chair of the British Science Fiction Association. He has also been Chair for several Fantasycons. He writes in a variety of formats and has work published as novels, short stories and in computer games. His novel FEARLESS (2020 from Flametree Press) has been praised as hard SF that offers a glimpse of a vividly plausible future for humanity as it colonises the solar system, and in Adrian Tchaikovsky’s words, a “fast-paced, gripping hard SF with death in hard vacuum waiting at every turn.” The sequel RESILIENT was published in 2022.

Allen completed his PhD in 2017 at the University of Winchester. He specialises in the research and development of fictional worlds that provide opportunities for imaginative storytelling. He continues to research the nature of storytelling and regularly publishes papers on mythmaking, catharsis and immersion. His current work involves a research project called Creative Futures. This partnership between the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and Coventry University puts science fiction writers in conversation with the MOD to identify the challenges we will face in the future.

Allen is also a composer of science fiction soundtracks, creating orchestral synth tracks for audio dramas, podcast theme tunes and short films. His work on the computer game ELITE DANGEROUS involved a novel, an audio drama and music album completed in 2014.

Info from


Birmingham Science Fiction Group Members: £3 (inc. booking fee)
Non-members: £6 (inc. booking fee)

Members: Free
Non-members: £3.15 (inc. booking fee)

For more information on joining the Birmingham Science Fiction Group click here or email

Getting to Millennium Point

Millennium Point is in the Eastside of Birmingham City Centre just 5-minutes walk from Moor Street and 15-minutes from Grand Central and the tram. There is also limited parking on-site which means we’re easy to find regardless of how you travel. For more information please click here.