Alexander C. Irvine
|Alexander Christian Irvine|
March 22, 1969 |
|Occupation||Writer, lecturer and reporter|
|Education||M.A. in English, University of Maine
PhD, University of Denver
|Genres||Science fiction, superheroes|
Alexander Christian Irvine (born March 22, 1969 in Ypsilanti, Michigan) is an American fantasy and science fiction writer. Many of his works have appeared under the simpler moniker "Alex Irvine."
Irvine was born on March 22, 1969. Irvine first gained attention with his Locus Award-winning 2002 novel A Scattering of Jades (which also won the Crawford Award in 2003) and the stories that would form the 2003 collection Unintended Consequences. He has also published the Grail Quest novel One King, One Soldier (2004), and the World War II-era historical fantasy The Narrows (2005). Buyout, a novel set in 2041, was published by Random House in 2009.
In addition to his original works, Irvine has published Have Robot, Will Travel (2004), a novel set in Isaac Asimov's positronic robot milieu; and Batman: Inferno (2006), about the DC Comics superhero. His novel The Ultimates: Against All Enemies, about the Marvel Comics superhero team was published by Pocket Books in September 2007. He also wrote the Vertigo Encyclopedia. As well as writing about comics he has written a number of comic book series, including one featuring Daimon Hellstrom for the Marvel Comics imprint MAX, Daredevil Noir, and "Iron Man: Rapture."
His academic background includes an M.A. in English from the University of Maine and a PhD from the University of Denver. From 2005-11, he was an assistant professor of English at the University of Maine. He also worked for a time as a reporter at the Portland Phoenix.
Original fiction 
- A Scattering of Jades (2002, ISBN 0-7653-0116-4)
- One King, One Soldier (2004, ISBN 0-345-46696-9)
- The Narrows (2005, ISBN 0-345-46698-5)
- Buyout (2009, ISBN 0-345-49433-4)
- Mystery Hill (novella, PS Publishing, 2009, ISBN 978-1-906301-40-8)
Licensed work 
- Have Robot, Will Travel (2004, ISBN 1-59687-151-2)
- Batman: Inferno (October 2006, ISBN 0-345-47945-9)
- The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007, ISBN 1-4165-1071-0)
- The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls (September 2007, ISBN 0-06-136703-6)
- Irvine, Alex (2008). In Dougall, Alastair. The Vertigo Encyclopedia. New York: Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 0-7566-4122-5. OCLC 213309015.
- Supernatural: John Winchester's Journal (February 2009, ISBN 0-06-170662-0)
- Iron Man: Virus (January 2010)
- Iron Man 2 (April 2010, ISBN 978-0-446-56458-8)
- Transformers: Exodus (June 2010, ISBN 978-0-345-51985-6)
- Transformers: Exiles (2011)
- The Seal of Karga Kul: A Dungeons & Dragons Novel (December 2010)
- Star Wars: Mandorla (Canceled)
- The Adventures of Tintin: A Novel (Movie Tie-In) (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (November 2011, ISBN 0-316-18579-5)
- Hellstorm: Son of Satan -- Equinox #1-5 (art by Russell Braun) (Marvel MAX, October 2006-February 2007)
- Daredevil Noir: Liar's Poker #1-4 (art by Tomm Coker) (Marvel, April–July 2009)
- The Murder of King Tut #1-5 (adapted from the novel by James Patterson, art by Christopher Mitten and Ron Randall) (IDW, June–October 2010)
- Iron Man: The Rapture #1-4 (art by Lan Medina) (Marvel Knights, November 2010-January 2011)
- Dark Sun: Ianto's Tomb #1-5 (January 2011-)
- Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
- CCI: The Vertigo Encyclopedia, Comic Book Resources, July 29, 2008
- VanderMeer, Jeff. Alex Irvine and the Vertigo Encyclopedia, Omnivoracious, September 30, 2008
- Alex Irvine talks us through our case of Vertigo, Forbidden Planet blog, November 14, 2008
- Shout at the Devil: Irvine talks "Son of Satan", Comic Book Resources, June 2, 2006
- WW Philadelphia - Axel Alonso on The Return of Hellstrom (cached), Newsarama, June 2, 2006
- 'Daredevil Noir' Q&A With Writer Alex Irvine, Wizard Universe, September 12, 2008
- The Man Who Would be King(pin): Irvine on Daredevil Noir, Comic Book Resources, April 3, 2009
- University of Maine faculty page