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For the character in Tolkien, see Galadriel

Name: Altariel
Alias(es): Una McCormack
Type: fan writer, pro writer, academic
Fandoms: Lord of the Rings, Blake's 7, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Lois McMaster Bujold & others
URL: LiveJournal, InsaneJournal, stories at
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Altariel is the pseudonym of British tie-in writer Una McCormack. As Altariel, she has written extensively in the Tolkien fandom; she founded the Henneth Annûn mailing list, and was a co-founder of the Henneth Annûn Story Archive. She and her co-writer Isabeau of Greenlea have written an extended series of interconnected stories set in Gondor.

Under the name Una McCormack, she wrote fanfiction based on Blake's 7 and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.


More recently, McCormack has written several pro-novels in the Star Trek and Doctor Who franchises and has scripted two Big Finish Blake's 7 audio-plays.


McCormack has written several academic articles on fandom. She organised the Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold conference in 2014.


Notable Fanworks


Academic Articles

  • 'Finding Ourselves in the (Un)Mapped Lands: Women's Reparative Readings of The Lord of the Rings' in: Perilous And Fair: Women in the Works and Life of J. R. R. Tolkien (Janet Brennan Croft & Leslie Donovan, eds) (2015) – studies LotR fanfiction