Alexander Aurand has been writing stories for as long as he can remember, in spite of his general distaste for reading as a child. He didn’t find a book he couldn’t put down until he was about 10. The book was Three Tales of My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. From there, the problem only grew worse. He missed most of a middle school leadership retreat because he couldn’t tear himself away from Ender’s Game. After a slew of books by Brandon Sanderson and others, he’s recognized the common thread among his favorite stories. The protagonist overcomes conflict with his/her wits — typically becoming a better person in the process.
After several failed projects, he completed his first story of substantial length in 2007. He graduated from high school in 2009 and pursued engineering at the Ohio State University. He graduated with his Master’s in 2015. During this time, he managed to write two novels — one sci-fi, one steampunk — as well as handful of short stories.
During spring of 2017, Alexander Aurand is publishing Selecting Faces, a series of short stories that takes place in a lunar colony. The stories are bound together by common settings, themes, and characters.
He is also currently planning a novella dealing with interstellar colonization, immunology, and the future of politics.
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