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Luke Sharp
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Luke Sharp is an author who has written four Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. "Luke Sharp" is a nom de plume for Alkis Alkiviades.


Early LifeEdit

Alkis Alkiviades completed a BA degree in "History of Near and Middle East" between 1972 and 1975 in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.[2] His background in Near and Middle Eastern history is apparent in his three Fighting Fantasy books set in Titan - some of the names in these books are drawn from the Oghuz Turkic epic, the Book of Dede Korkut, for example.


"Luke Sharp" as a PseudonymEdit

Luke Sharp is a pseudonym. We know this from a number of sources:[3]

It is interesting to note that the use of "Luke Sharp" as a pseudonym is not confined to Alkis Alkiviades. Robert Barr (16 Sep 1850-22 Oct 1912), the Scottish born crime author who founded The Idler magazine (with Jerome K. Jerome), also on occasion went by the pseudonym Luke Sharp.



Fighting Fantasy GamebooksEdit

Outside of Fighting FantasyEdit


Captain Dotto GamebooksEdit

  • Dotto and the Pharaoh's Mask (Blitz Publishing, 1997)
  • Dotto and the Minotaur's Maze (Blitz Publishing, 1998)

See AlsoEdit

External LinksEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Alkis Alkiviades on Facebook
  2. 2.0 2.1 SOAS Alumni website
  3. The original compilation of these disparate pieces of information was by greyarea13 in post 1839 at the forum Titan Rebuilding

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