A. L. Gengler creates poetry and writes short stories under the byline Mark Brandon Allen. He began writing Science Fiction and Fantasy purely for the amusement of his friends, children and grandchildren. His extended family includes eight children, eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one vicious three pound Yorkshire terrier who holds both him and his wife hostage in Valparaiso Indiana.

His work has been published in print, on the pages of Demon Minds Anthology, Bull Spec, The Last Man Anthology, Sounds Of The Night, Indiana Science Fiction Anthology, Polluto, WordPlay, Christmas Angles Anthology  and Heroes Of Mars. Online, e-zines including The 5th D, Pedestal Magazine, Everyday Weirdness, Underneath The Juniper Tree and Matters Most Extraordinary Anthology have showcased his work. Podcasts of his work have been read on Sciphi Journal, Cast Macabre and Anthro Dreams.

His novelette Espacio:Space from issue #7 of Pulp Empire is the keystone work in ifs IMAGINE FANTASY SCIENCE FICTION, an indie paperback collection available at Amazon.  Fifth World Temporal a space opera in epic poetry form is also available at Amazon.

He is currently working on a Science Fantasy novel titled On the Water Dark and the production of a A Steam Punk novella Shagamark Lives.  

The Tesla Bars, written in collaboration with his brother, James Gengler appeared in James Ward Kirk’s Indiana Science Fiction.