Alexander Besher (born in China in 1951) is an author of fiction and non-fiction. In addition to novels, screenplays and teleplays, he is a journalist, consulting futurist on Pacific Rim affairs (for the San Francisco-based Global Business Network, the corporate future scenarios think-tank) and former editor of Chicago Review.
Besher was contributing editor of InfoWorld. He wrote the internationally syndicated weekly column "Pacific Rim", covering business trends, technology, and cultural trends for a period of six years for The San Francisco Chronicle. This led to his authoring and editing the compendium The Pacific Rim Almanac.
- Rim Trilogy: science fiction, set in Japan in the 2020s and 2030s (HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster)
- Kabbalah noir genre: literary supernatural action adventure exorcism tales in the style of Hasidic fables.
- The Clinging, novel and screenplay, set in contemporary San Francisco
- The Night of the Golem, semi-sequel set in Nazi Berlin
- The Unchosen, semi-sequel set in 1939/40 Shanghai
- The Manga Man (2008)