Alan Taylor

Author of Unicorn Close in the Dark Scotland Anthology, and Finding Victoria in the Dark London Anthology


Alan Taylor works with numbers during the day and words in his spare time.  Born in Edinburgh, he has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Dublin and London, and is currently quite happily back in Edinburgh, where he lives with his husband. He dabbles in photography, cooking and planning global domination (badly).

His writing is mainly short stories – he likes to write SFF, sometimes in other people’s universes, but increasingly he likes to explore the alternative paths that history never took.

He can be found on twitter as alan_is_writing, even when he isn’t writing, and he occasionally blogs at

Alan writes Unicorn Close for the Dark Scotland anthology, and Finding Victoria for the Dark London anthology.

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Dark London

This author has contributed a short story to Dark London, a collection inspired by one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and showcasing the writing talents of seventeen writers across the world.

From mysterious locations to undiscovered people, and covering nearly a millennium of history, we’re sure that you’ll love this diverse collection.

All royalties will be donated to London-based charities. Writers, artists, editors, contributors and the publisher receive no royalties.


Dark London is the first in a series of city-inspired anthologies. Look out for news of the second anthology soon.