Alex Rath, Author

Military Science Fiction and Fantasy Author

My name is Alex Rath, and I’m a long time reader and fan of books of many styles, and a little over a year ago, the time came to start writing them!

I’ve been gaming in universes like the ones I write in for a long time, starting with Dungeons & Dragons in 1979, so I have a long history of gaming to pull from. Everything from D&D, Battletech, Shadowrun, and on and on. Not to mention online games starting with Gemstone III in 1991, and again, on and on. I’m excited to put down a lot of the stores I played out into written form to be shared.

My first book, “With Your Shield,” written the growing Four Horsemen Universe with Chris Kennedy, and published by Chris Kennedy Publishing, released on April 12th, 2019 and has seen amazing success!

Since then, as I close out 2019, I end the year with 3 novels, and 2 short stories in anthologies, covering 3 different univserses published! You can see the full list on the Published Works page of the site.

  • Wrapping up 2019
    What a year it has been! I know, it’s been a while since my last update (again), but that’s something I plan to get better about in the new year. But as a quick wrap-up, I wanted to review the highlights for me in 2019. March 2019 – Appeared at FantaSci in Durham, N.C. as …

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  • DragonCon 2019 After Action Report
    It was an unexpected journey for me, but I did make my way to DragonCon in Atlanta, GA this year! I ended up staying at a hotel about a half-mile from the main area, so a LOT of walking was involved. I had a great time, but I have to admit, I’m glad to be …

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  • New Release! New character! New Universe!
    Yesterday, August 2nd, “From the Ashes” released! It’s a great anthology with 16 amazing authors, set in Christopher Woods’ The Fallen World universe. My story, titled “Mr. Smith Goes to Toronto” is one of the stories in the book, and I’m very proud of it! It was a new writing experience for me, because it …

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  • ConGregate 6 After Action Report
    ConGregate 6 is in the books, and it was a great convention and opportunity for me. I won’t even talk about the drive up and back, which is always one of the worst parts of the convention experience. We all know that. First, I want to give praise to the con chairs and volunteers. They …

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