The other part of Armchair Alien
Hi, I'm C. Rene Astle ... or Rene Astle, depending on what you like to read
I’m an odd duck, curious cat, and author of fantasy and scifi - at least that’s what my website says so. I write dark urban fantasy under C. Rene Astle while my scifi books and stories are found under the super secret psuedonym of Rene Astle - clever, I know!
You can read A Demon of Midwinter here on the substack - it’s the story how a vampire and human joined forces to fight a malevolent creature…and fall in love along the way. You can read more of their story in A Scarlet Fever, book 1 of Bloodborne Pathogens.
I gained a love of fiction, fantasy in particular, and a voracious appetite for story literally at my mother’s knee, being read The Hobbit and Chronicles of Narnia at bedtime – because those are the types of stories my mom wanted to read.
From my father, I got an enduring curiosity about the universe, earned shivering in the dark beside a telescope on cold, Canadian winter nights waiting to witness some celestial event. Which might have inspire my scifi stories.
I love history, mythology and archeology along with the cosmos, so look for me to share musing on those along with urban fantasy and scifi stories.