Van Allen Plexicowon the 2015 Pulp Factory Awards for both Novel of the Year and Anthology of the Year. He is the Amazon bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and numerous short stories, novellas, nonfiction books, columns and essays from a variety of publishers. In addition to his ongoing SENTINELS illustrated superhero novel series and his SHATTERING space opera series, he has written two bestselling nonfiction books about Marvel’s Avengers as well as being selected to write the year-by-year history of the Avengers for Upper Deck’s commemorative trading card set. He has written the adventures of many classic pulp characters for various publishers, including Sherlock Holmes, the Griffon, Hawk, Mars McCoy and Lance Star. His biweekly interview program, the White Rocket Podcast, was a finalist in the 2015 Parsec Awards.
An Associate Professor at Southwestern Illinois College, he has appeared as a guest, presenter and event host at many conventions and festivals across the US, and has hosted the Marvel vs DC Jeopardy event at DragonCon in Atlanta for the past 18 years.