M. Alan Kazlev originated the Orion’s Arm project with Donna because he felt the time for a new and original, high quality and realistic “space opera” was well overdue. He has loved science fiction since he was a kid; some of his fondest memories are of watching the original Star Trek when he was 10 or 11 years old. As a teenager he read most of the classic masters of the genre, before turning to explore other areas of knowledge. His various interests include hard science fiction, worldbuilding (of course!), futurism, anime, space opera of any kind, metaphysics, environmentalism, biology, palaeontology, meditation, and self-transformation. As one of OA’s founding Board members, he constantly tries to ensure a balance between grand worldbuilding and the everyday human concerns, diamond-hard science & tech and imaginative speculation, and intelligent SF ideas and popular Sci Fi entertainment. His ambition is to establish OA as a powerful new constellation in the Geek Universe. He is currently working on a sci fi novel set in the OA universe.
You may contact Alan here.