A. L. Gengler creates poetry and writes short stories under the byline Mark Brandon Allen. He began writing Science Fiction and Fantasy purely for the amusement of his friends, children and grandchildren. His extended family includes eight children, eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one vicious three pound Yorkshire terrier who holds both he and his wife hostage in Valparaiso Indiana.
His work has been published in print, on the pages of Demon Minds Anthology, Bull Spec, The Last Man Anthology, Sounds Of The Night, Indiana Science Fiction Anthology 2011, Polluto, WordPlay -The Story Behind The Story and Christmas Angles Anthology. Online, e-zines including The 5th D, Pedestal Magazine, Everyday Weirdness, Underneath The Juniper Tree and Matters Most Extraordinary Anthology have showcased his work. Podcasts of his work have been read on Sciphi Journal, Cast Macabre, Cast Of Wonders and Anthro Dreams.
His Science Fiction novelette Espacio:Space published in issue #7 of Pulp Empire is the keystone offering in ifs. He is currently working on a Science Fantasy novel titled Dark Water, the production of an epic Science Fiction poem Fifth World Temporal.
He blogs on www.markbrandonallen.com and on The Illiana Garden Railroad (IGRS) website www.illianaroad.com
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ifs Fantasy Science Fiction
by Al Gengler
A complement of nineteen "ifs" from author Mark Brandon Allen. Divided into eleven short stories, a novelette, two flash fiction nouvelles and five eclectic works of poetry the collection enjoys a sense of fun along with a bit of serious commentary. These "ifs" explore the many facets of the speculative genres including apocalyptic, shapeshifer, gothic, slipstream, anthropomorphic and time travel.
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