Alexander C. Irvine (born Ypsilanti, Michigan) is an American fantasist and science fiction writer who was writing the canceled Nomi Sunrider novel. Many of his works have appeared under the simpler moniker "Alex Irvine". He first gained attention with his 2002 novel A Scattering of Jades and the stories that would form the 2003 collection Unintended Consequences. He has also published the Grail quest novel One King, One Soldier (2004), and the World War II-era historical fantasy The Narrows (2005).
In addition to his original works, Irvine has published Have Robot, Will Travel (2004), a novel set in Isaac Asimov's positronic robot milieu; and Batman: Inferno (2006), about the DC Comics superhero. His novel The Ultimates: Against All Enemies, about the Marvel Comics superhero team was published by Pocket Books in September 2007.
His academic background includes an M.A. in English from the University of Maine and a PhD from the University of Denver. He is an assistant professor of English at the University of Maine. He also worked for a time as a reporter at the Portland Phoenix.