About the Author


New York Times bestselling author Alexander Marsh Freed has worked as a game designer, novelist, editor, and comic book writer for nearly fifteen years, contributing to dozens of works ranging from mass market video games of record-setting scope to critically acclaimed small press anthologies.

From 2006 to 2012, Freed was part of the in-house writing staff at video game developer BioWare, where he served as Lead Writer on multiple projects before departing to focus on freelancing. Since then, he has continued to work on such BioWare franchises as Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age, as well as contributing to products from companies such as Kabam, Obsidian Entertainment, Stoic, WB Games Montreal, and others.

Freed’s original short stories have appeared in Interzone magazine and various anthologies. His first novel, Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company, was included on BuzzFeed’s “Best Science Fiction Books Of 2015” list.

As of this writing, he lives in Austin, Texas and refers to himself in the third person. He is an avid roller skater and eater of mangos.


24 Best Science Fiction Books of 2015 (Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company)

BuzzFeed, 2015

BuzzFeed called the novel “an immensely enjoyable bit of science fiction writing” in its year-end roundup. Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company was the only tie-in product that appeared on the list.

Game of the Year (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

MSNBC, 2011

Also received multiple “Best MMO” awards in the same year from Game Informer, GameSpy, and others. Received four Game Developer’s Choice Awards.

Longlist Nominee, Best Short Story (The Star Necromancers)

British Science Fiction Association, 2007

Nominated at the longlist level for this short story, published in Interzone magazine.

Nominee, Best Electronic Book (Lorebook of the Broken Isles)

Gen Con EN World RPG Award, 2006

Contributed writing, rules design and editing to this “pen and paper” game setting.

Nominee, Best d20 Monster Supplement (Denizens of Avadnu)

Gen Con EN World RPG Award, 2004

Also excerpted for the publication “The Year’s Best d20” (Malhavoc Press).

Nominee, Best Long-Form Fiction (The Book of More Flesh)

Origins Award, 2002

Contributed short story “Inheriting Red” to the anthology (which was nominated as a whole and edited by James Lowder).

Nominee, Best Anthology (The Book of More Flesh)

International Horror Guild, 2002

Contributed short story “Inheriting Red” to the anthology (which was nominated as a whole and edited by James Lowder).