Alex Stewart (writer)

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Alexander Michael Stewart (born 25 July 1958)[1] is a British writer. His best known work is fiction written under the pseudonym Sandy MitchellWarhammer and Warhammer 40,000 novels, including the Ciaphas Cain series.

A full-time writer since the mid-1980s, the majority of his work (as Sandy Mitchell) has been tie-in fiction for Games Workshop's Warhammer fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 science fiction lines, as well as a novelisation of episodes from the high tech thriller series Bugs, for which he also worked as a scriptwriter under his real name.

He has also contributed some Warhammer roleplaying game material (including Scourge the Heretic, the first tie-in book to the Dark Heresy roleplaying game[2]) as well as a number of short stories and magazine articles.

He lives in the North Essex village of Earls Colne, with his wife and daughter.[3]

As a member of the Midnight Rose Collective he edited the Temps and EuroTemps collections of short stories with Neil Gaiman.

Selected works[edit]

Warhammer 40,000[edit]

In the Warhammer Universe, as ISFDB catalogues it, Sandy Mitchell is the sole author of Ciaphas Cain and Dark Heresy series (both listed completely here).[4]

Ciaphas Cain series

Novels, all published by Black Library

  • For The Emperor (2003)
  • Caves of Ice (2004)
  • The Traitor's Hand (2005)
  • Death or Glory (2006)
  • Duty Calls (2007)
  • Cain's Last Stand (2008)
  • The Emperor's Finest (2010)
  • The Last Ditch (2012)
  • The Greater Good (2013)

Omnibus editions: Ciaphas Cain: Hero of the Imperium (Black, 2007), the first three novels plus short fiction; Ciaphas Cain: Defender of the Imperium (Black, 2010), the next three novels plus short fiction.[4]

Short fiction:

  • "Fight or Flight", first published in the Black Library magazine Inferno! (Nov–Dec 2002); collected in Hero of the Imperium
  • "The Beguiling", Inferno! (Mar–Apr 2003); in Hero of the Imperium
  • "Echoes of the Tomb", Inferno! (Mar–Apr 2004); in Hero of the Imperium
  • "Sector 13", Bringers of Death (Black, 2005), anthology; in Defender of the Imperium
  • "Traitor's Gambit" (Black, 2009), limited edition chapbook for UK Games Day; in Defender of the Imperium[4]
Dark Heresy series
  • Scourge the Heretic (Black Library, 2008)
  • Innocence Proves Nothing (2009)


Short fiction[citation needed]
  • "A Mug of Recaff" - published in Hammer and Bolter 20[clarification needed]
  • Old Soldiers Never Die (Novella) - to be released in November 2012.
  • "The Smallest Detail" - published in Black Library Weekender (Anthology)
  • "The Little Things" - published during the Black Library Weekender 2012
Audio dramas
  • Dead in the Water (July 2011)
  • The Devil You Know (April 2014)
  • " Good Man" - published in Sabbat Worlds (Anthology) (2010)
  • "Hidden Depths" - published online in April 2014
  • "Shooting the RIFT" - published by Baen in 2016


  1. ^ "Stewart, Alex, 1958–". Library of Congress Name Authority File. Retrieved 2014-07-27. Citing the British Library name authority file.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Sandy (2008-02-04). Scourge the Heretic. Black Library. p. 416. ISBN 1-84416-512-4. 
  3. ^ "Sandy Mitchell at the Black Library". Archived from the original on 2007-04-06. 
  4. ^ a b c "Warhammer 40,000 – Series Bibliography". ISFDB. Retrieved 2014-07-27.

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