Allan Cole


Allan Cole is a best-selling author, screenwriter and former prize-winning newsman who brings a rich background in travel and personal experience to his imaginative work.
Son of a CIA operative, Cole was raised in the Middle East, Europe, and the Far East. He attended thirty-two schools and visited or lived in as many countries. He recalls hearing Othello for the first time as a child sitting on an ancient fortress wall in Cyprus - the island Shakespeare had in mind when he wrote the play.
Rejecting invitations to join the CIA, Cole became an award-winning investigative reporter and editor who dealt with everything from landmark murder cases to thieving government officials.
Since that time he’s concentrated on books and film. His novels include the landmark science fiction series, “Sten,” the highly-praised fantasy trilogy, “Tales Of The Timuras,” “The Far Kingdoms” series, a World Fantasy Award Finalist, and the Vietnam war classic, “A Reckoning For Kings.” The “Sten” novels, which he coauthored with the late Chris Bunch, have sold upwards of 25 million books worldwide and have been published in 13 languages.
His latest novels include “The Lords Of Terror,” which he wrote with Russian fantasy master, Nick Perumov, as well as “MacGregor,” and “Drowned Hopes,” thrillers set in Boca Raton, Florida. “Lords” is the first and only novel written by American and Russian collaborators.
Allan has sold more than a hundred and fifty television dramas, ranging from “Quincy” and “The Rockford Files” to and “Walker, Texas Ranger.”
He lives in Boca Raton, Florida, with his wife, Kathryn. For more information see his homepage at and his film and entry at

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Where to buy in print


My Hollywood MisAdventures
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 206,440. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Tales Sometimes Tall, but always true, of Allan Cole's years in Hollywood with his late partner, Chris Bunch.
The Hate Parallax
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 115,580. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In a unique blend of Science Fiction and Fantasy, an American and a Russian author spin a mesmerizing "what if tale" about a Cold War that lasts a Thousand Years and imperils the entire Galaxy.
The Sten Cookbook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,640. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Eternal Emperor's best recipes, including many that weren't in the best-selling Sten Series.
The Alex Kilgour Jokebook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,850. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Alex Kilgour Jokebook: Mind-bendingly awful jokes from the world renowned Sten science fiction series.
The Wars Of The Shannons
Series: The Shannon Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 195,490. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
The Wars Of The Shannons... In third book in the Shannon series young Patrick Shannon finds himself swept up in the Civil War - and fighting on the opposite side of his family.
A Daughter Of Liberty
Series: The Shannon Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 165,120. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
A Daughter Of Liberty - Book #2 Of The Shannon Trilogy. Diana Shannon sheds the chains of indenture to forge a path to freedom in a New America.
A Reckoning For Kings
Series: The Shannon Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 185,690. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
A gripping war story. For the first - and only - time in fiction, Reckoning tells the story of the Vietnam Conflict from both sides - Americans, as well as North Vietnamese.
The Gods Awaken
Series: The Timura Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 141,990. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In the exciting conclusion to the Timura Trilogy, Safar Timura, his warrior woman lover, and his half-demon son race against time to save their world from ultimate disaster.
Wolves Of The Gods
Series: The Timura Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 149,990. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In Wolves Of The Gods - Book Two of The Timura Trilogy - Safar Timura, the greatest wizard of his age, must battle the ultimate evil to save his his people, and his world from a great natural and magical disaster
When The Gods Slept
Series: The Timura Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 155,430. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Fantasy master Allan Cole - co-author of the Sten Series creates a haunting and unique world peopled with characters that readers will hate to love and love to hate--a world whose siren song will be irresistible to fantasy lovers everywhere.
Drowned Hopes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,070. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Betrayed by her friends, her family and her lover, Ellen thinks she's reached rock bottom. Then she is tangled in the web of one of the worst villains to ever step out of a cellblock.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,560. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
New South Florida Hero: MacGregor races against time to save a boatload of kidnapped children.
Tales Of The Blue Meanie
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,640. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A counterculture paradise in the hazy, crazy days of Venice Beach is threatened by a giant of a man known as "The Blue Meanie."
Freedom Bird
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 113,980. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
THREE YOUNG SOLDIERS, home from the Vietnam War, discover themselves and their future in San Francisco during the "Summer Of Love."
Lucky In Cyprus: A True Story ABout A Boy, A Teacher, An Earthquake, Some Terrorists And The CIA
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 167,010. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
(3.00 from 1 review)
Lucky In Cyprus is a coming-of-age story set in the Middle East during the height of the Cold War. An American teenager – son of a CIA operative – is inspired by grand events and a Greek Cypriot teacher. He witnesses earthquakes and riots and terrorist attacks, but in the end it is his teacher’s gentle lessons that keep him whole.

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Smashwords book reviews by Allan Cole

  • The Nuclear Method for Smashwords Authors on March 18, 2011

    This is an outstanding guide to Smashwords. I was getting pretty frustrated until I came upon Ms. Porter's book. Highly recommended. Allan Cole
  • The Ultimate Game on June 14, 2011
    (no rating)
    Once again, LJ DeLeon knocks it out of the park with The Ultimate Game. It's the Sleeper Awakes with lots and lots of sizzle! DeLeon is my new favorite!