Allen M. Steele

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(January 19, 1958 – )

Allen Steele.
Photo by Guy Lillian III from the DSC 50 PB.

Allen Steele is a U.S. pro writer and fan and winner of three Hugo Awards. He discovered science fiction fandom through the Nashville Science Fiction Club in the mid-1970s, while he was a student at a boarding school in nearby Bell Buckle, Tennessee. He was one of a group of teenagers who would play marathon Dungeons and Dragons games that would last a weekend, with the older "Orange Mike" Lowrey serving as Dungeonmaster and host.

He serves on the Board of Advisors of SFWA and is a Eastern Regional Director. In 2004, he contributed a chapter to the collaborative hoax novel, Atlanta Nights by Travis Tea.

He worked as a journalist for various papers in Tennessee, Missouri and the Northeast, getting an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri, as well as freelancing, but eventually became a full-time SF writer. Born in Nashville, he now lives in Massachusetts.

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