Alan Russell tells us, “When people ask me what I do, I tell them that I am a storyteller. Identifying me as a storyteller is the epithet I would want on my gravestone. I love to weave yarns. I think about my characters as if they are real people. I worry about those that I write about. I want to know what’s going to happen to them. And I feel this need to tell their stories to other people.”

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And take a look at Road Kill and/or No Cats, No Chocolate  to find out why bestselling science fiction writer David Brin warns readers: “There are few subjects upon which the scientific community is in agreement, and the science fiction community is just as fractious. However, when it comes to Russell and Kuhlken we all concur: We hope they fall into a wormhole, end up on the other side of a distant galaxy, and are never heard from again!”