James Swallow

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James Swallow is a British author and scriptwriter. A BAFTA nominee and a New York Times bestseller, he is the author of several original books and tie-in novels, as well as short fiction, numerous audio dramas and videogames.

His writing includes The Sundowners series of Western fiction steampunk novels, and fiction from the worlds of Star Trek, Warhammer 40,000, Doctor Who, Stargate and 2000 AD. He lives and works in London.[1]

Novels & Novellas[edit]

The Sundowners series[edit]

  • Ghost Town (2001)
  • Underworld (2001)
  • Iron Dragon (2001)
  • Showdown (2001)

Warhammer 40,000[edit]

  • Deus Encarmine (2004)
  • Deus Sanguinius (2005)
  • Faith & Fire (2006)
  • The Flight of the Eisenstein (2007), reprinted as Collector's Edition (2012), audiobook (2013)
  • Red Fury (2008)
  • The Blood Angels Omnibus (Collected edition of Deus Encarmine, Deus Sanguinius and the short story Blood Debt) (2008)
  • Black Tide (2009)
  • The Book of Blood (Collected edition including Heart of Rage and the short stories Crimson Night and Blood Debt) (2010)
  • Nemesis (2010)
  • Bloodline (Chapbook) (2010), reprinted in Blood Angels: The Second Omnibus, 25 For 25, Hammer & Bolter #23 (2012) and The Best of Hammer And Bolter Volume Two (2013)
  • Hammer & Anvil (2011)
  • Blood Angels: The Second Omnibus (Collected edition of Red Fury, Black Tide, Heart of Rage, Bloodline and the short story Redeemed) (2012)
  • Fear To Tread (2012), audiobook (2012)

Star Trek[edit]

  • Star Trek: Terok Nor - Day of the Vipers (2008)
  • Star Trek Myriad Universes - Infinity's Prism (features novella Seeds of Dissent) (2008)
  • Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis (2009)
  • Star Trek - Cast No Shadow (2011)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Stuff of Dreams (2013)
  • Star Trek: The Fall - The Poisoned Chalice (2013)

Doctor Who[edit]

Stargate[edit]

24[edit]

  • 24: Deadline (2014), audiobook (2014)

2000AD[edit]

Deus Ex[edit]

  • Icarus Effect (2011)
  • Fallen Angel (Novelette) (2013)

Tannhäuser[edit]

  • Enigma (2013)

Dark Future[edit]

  • Jade Dragon (2006)

Other Fiction[edit]

Short fiction[edit]

  • Snowblind - Silent Night (2002)
  • Crimson Night - Inferno! #38 (2003), reprinted in What Price Victory (2004), The Book of Blood (2010)
  • Wings of Bone - Inferno! #40 (2004)
  • Relics - Inferno! #43 (2004)
  • Passive/Aggressive - Judge Dredd Megazine #225 (2004)
  • Closure - Star Trek Voyager: Distant Shores (2005)
  • Siege Mentality - Bernice Summerfield Something Changed (2006)
  • Museum Peace - Doctor Who Short Trips: Dalek Empire (2006), reprinted in Doctor Who Short Trips: Re:Collections (2009), audiobook (2010)
  • Choices - Stargate: The Official Magazine #10 (2006)
  • The Inconstant Gallery - Bernice Summerfield Collected Works (2006)
  • Lady of the Snows - Doctor Who Short Trips: Destination Prague (2007)
  • Outsiders - Stargate: The Official Magazine #20 (2007)
  • Piecemeal - Doctor Who Short Trips: Snapshots (2007)
  • Ordinary Days - Star Trek The Next Generation: The Sky's The Limit (2007)
  • Clean-up on Aisle Two - Doctor Who Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership (2008)
  • Blood DebtThe Blood Angels Omnibus (2008), reprinted in The Book of Blood (2010)
  • Straw Man – Battlecorps.com (2008)
  • The Black Flag - Star Trek Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows (2009)
  • The Voice - Tales of Heresy (2009)
  • Target Market - Full-Throttle Space Tales Volume 3: Space Grunts (2009)
  • Heart of Rage - The Book of Blood (adaptation of audio drama) (2010), reprinted in Victories of the Space Marines (2011), Blood Angels: The Second Omnibus (2012) and Space Marines: The Omnibus (2013)
  • The Slow Knife - Star Trek: Seven Deadly Sins (2010)
  • The Returned - Legends of the Space Marines (2010), reprinted in Space Marines: The Omnibus and There Is Only War (2013)
  • Liar's Due - Age of Darkness (2011), audiobook (2011)
  • Redeemed - Blood Angels: The Second Omnibus, reprinted in Hammer & Bolter #16 (2012) and The Best of Hammer And Bolter Volume Two (2013)
  • Honours - Games Day UK 2012 Official Programme (2012)
  • Lost Sons - Black Library Weekender 2012 Anthology Volume One (2012)
  • All That Remains - The Imperial Truth (2013)
  • The Fury - Space Marines: Angels of Death (2013)
  • Vigil - Space Marines: Angels of Death (2013)
  • Dante: Lord of the Host - Lords of the Space Marines (2013)
  • The Sanguinor: Exemplar of the Host - Lords of the Space Marines (2013)
  • The Turn of The Card - Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters (2014), audiobook (2014)

Non-fiction[edit]

  • The Manga Collector's Edition, Volume 1 (co-writer with Peter J. Evans) (1995)
  • Starlog: Star Trek's Greatest Guest Stars (contributing writer) (1997)
  • Dark Eye: The Films of David Fincher (2003)
  • Games Writing: Narrative Skills for Videogames (contributing writer) (2006)

Scriptwriting[edit]

Star Trek Voyager[edit]

  • One, episode #193, 4th season (original story concept) (1996)
  • Memorial, episode #236, 6th season (original story concept) (1998)

Doctor Who audio drama[edit]

  • Doctor Who: Singularity (2005)
  • Doctor Who: Kingdom of Silver / Keepsake (2008)
  • Doctor Who - The Companion Chronicles: Old Soldiers (2007)
  • Doctor Who: Peacemaker (audiobook) (2008)
  • Cyberman 2: Outsiders (2009)
  • Cyberman 2: Terror (2009)
  • Cyberman 2: Machines (2009)
  • Cyberman 2: Extinction (2009)
  • Doctor Who - Short Trips in Time & Space: Museum Peace (audiobook) (2010)
  • Doctor Who - Destiny of the Doctor: Shockwave (2013)

Blake's 7 audio drama[edit]

  • Blake's 7 The Audio Adventures - Liberator (2007)
  • Blake's 7 The Early Years - Point of No Return (2008)
  • Blake's 7 The Early Years - Escape Velocity (2010)
  • Blake's 7 The Liberator Chronicles: Volume 7 - The Hard Road (2014)

Stargate audio drama[edit]

  • Stargate SG-1 - Shell Game (2008)
  • Stargate Atlantis - Zero Point (2008)
  • Stargate SG-1 - First Prime (2009)
  • Stargate SG-1 - Half Life (2012)

2000AD audio drama[edit]

Warhammer 40,000 audio drama[edit]

  • Heart of Rage (2009), appears in prose form in The Book of Blood (2010), Victories of the Space Marines (2011), Blood Angels: The Second Omnibus (2012) and Space Marines: The Omnibus (2013), in script form in The Space Marine Script Book (2012).
  • Oath of Moment (2010), in script form in The Horus Heresy: The Scripts Volume 1 (2012).
  • Legion of One (2011), in script form in The Horus Heresy: The Scripts Volume 1 (2012).
  • Liar's Due (audiobook) (2011), appears in prose form in Age of Darkness (2011)
  • Red & Black (2011)
  • Sword of Truth (2012), in script form in The Horus Heresy: The Scripts Volume 2 (2014).
  • Fear to Tread (audiobook) (2012)
  • The Flight of the Eisenstein (audiobook) (2013)
  • Burden of Duty (2013), in script form in The Horus Heresy: The Scripts Volume 2 (2014).

Space 1889 audio drama[edit]

  • The Steppes of Thoth (2005)

Videogames[edit]

Other Credits[edit]

  • Voice-Over Direction on Maelstrom (2007)
  • Script Editor on Highlander: The Four Horsemen audio drama series, episodes 1-4 (2011)
  • Script Editor on Stargate audio drama series 3, episodes 2-6 (2012)

Notes[edit]

Although uncredited, Swallow is the only British writer to have worked on a Star Trek television series, having created the original stories for "One" and "Memorial", two episodes of the series Star Trek: Voyager.[2]

His novel Day of the Vipers won the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers Scribe Award for Best Original Speculative Fiction in 2009.[3] He was previously nominated for the Scribes for Faith & Fire in 2007.[4]

Nominated with Mary DeMarle and Jean-François Dugas in 2012 for the BAFTA Video Games Awards Story category, for their work on Deus Ex: Human Revolution.[5]

Co-winner of the 2012 Canadian Videogames Award for Best Writing for Deus Ex: Human Revolution.[6]

His novels The Poisoned Chalice,[7] Fear To Tread [8] and Nemesis [9] were New York Times Bestsellers in 2013, 2012 and 2010.

At the Pegusus 2 convention held in the UK in 2007, James Swallow auctioned off the chance to have a "walk on role" in the Stargate SG-1 novel Relativity. The money was given to charity. He has previously done this with the books Underworld and Whiteout.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Author" - Halcyon, Fandemonium Press
  2. ^ Ayers, Jeff (November 2006). Voyages of Imagination: The Star Trek Fiction Companion. Pocket Books. p. 655. ISBN 978-1-41650-349-1. 
  3. ^ http://iamtw.org/the-scribe-awards/previous-scribe-award-winners/#2009
  4. ^ http://iamtw.org/the-scribe-awards/previous-scribe-award-winners/#2007
  5. ^ http://awards.bafta.org/award/2012/games/story
  6. ^ http://www.canadianvideogameawards.com/enfinalistsfrfinalistes/
  7. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2013-12-15/mass-market-paperback/list.html
  8. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2012-09-16/mass-market-paperback/list.html
  9. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2010-08-15/mass-market-paperback/list.html