James Maxey

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James Maxey
BornRoanoke, Virginia
Period2001 - present

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James Maxey is an American author best known for his work in the fields of science fiction and fantasy. He has won the Phobos Award,[1] been nominated for the WSFA Small Press Award,[2] and reprinted in the Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy.[3] In addition to writing fiction, Maxey has also reviewed novels for the online magazine InterGalactic Medicine Show (IGMS),[4] and appeared on panels and taught workshops at numerous conventions on the east coast.[5][6] He currently lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina with his wife, Cheryl.[7]


Before becoming widely published, Maxey attended several notable writer's workshops, including Odyssey Writing Workshop[8] and Orson Scott Card's Writing Boot Camp.[9] Maxey's short fiction has been published in Asimov's Science Fiction, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and numerous anthologies. He has to-date published nine novels, six from Solaris Books[3] (three in the Dragon Age trilogy and three in the Dragon Apocalypse trilogy). Rights to The Dragon Age books were sold internationally, with all three books being translated into German and French.[10]


Cindy Lynn Speer of SF Site called Nobody Gets the Girl "very well written."[8] The blog Guilded Earlobe gave Maxey's audiobook Bitterwood an A- rating.[11] Bull Spec Magazine wrote, "James Maxey's Dragon Apocalypse series has been a lot of fun so far — and yet every time I say that I feel remiss in focusing on the fun, and not enough on how creative these books are."[12] The book review website Founding Fields saying, "James Maxey is a freaking genius. I want more."[13] George T. Dodds of SF Site wrote of Maxey's Dragonforge, "While I was entertained and the plot was compelling and well structured, the story left me feeling underwhelmed in a number of ways." Dodds expounded, "My biggest problem with Dragonforge is that the dragons are basically humans in dragon suits ... a bit more of Cthulhu-like incomprehensibility and alienness to their behaviour would have made them more interesting."[14]



Super-Hero novels

Nobody Gets the Girl (2003)

Burn Baby, Burn (2012)

Covenant (2017)

Dragon Age Trilogy

Dawn of Dragons (prequel, 2013)

Bitterwood (2007)

Dragonforge (2008)

Dragonseed (2009)

Dragon Apocalypse Trilogy

Great Shadow (Jan. 2012)

Hush (June 2012)

Witchbreaker (Dec. 2012)

Cinder (2016)

Lawless Series

Cut-Up Girl: Lawless Book One (2018)

Big Ape: Lawless Book Two (2018)

Victory: Lawless Book Three (2018)

Non-Series Novels

Bad Wizard (2015)


Empire of Dreams and Miracles: The Phobos Science Fiction Anthology (v. 1) (2002)[16]

Absolutely Brilliant in Chrome (2005)[17]

Prime Codex (2007)

InterGalactic Medicine Show (2008)

Masked (2010)

InterGalactic Medicine Show Awards Anthology (2012)


There Is No Wheel (2011)[18]

The Jagged Gate: Twelve Tangled Tales (2017)


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  2. ^ "Washington Science Fiction Association's Small Press Award". wsfasmallpressaward.org. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  3. ^ a b "Solaris Books : James Maxey". solarisbooks.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  4. ^ "Lit Geek - by James Maxey - Intergalactic Medicine Show". intergalacticmedicineshow.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  5. ^ "Capclave 2013: Program Participants". capclave.org. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  6. ^ "Program Schedule 2014 - illogicon". illogicon.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  7. ^ "Amazon.com: james maxey". amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  8. ^ a b Rodger Turner, Webmaster. "The SF Site Featured Review: Nobody Gets the Girl". sfsite.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  9. ^ "Former Boot Campers Published". hatrack.com. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  10. ^ "Amazon.com: Books". amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  11. ^ "Audiobook Review: Bitterwood by James Maxey | The Guilded Earlobe". theguildedearlobe.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  12. ^ "Release day: Witchbreaker by James Maxey | Bull Spec". bullspec.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  13. ^ "Hush by James Maxey – Book Review [Shadowhawk] | The Founding Fields". thefoundingfields.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  14. ^ Dodds, Georges T. (c. 2008). "Dragonforge - A review by Georges T. Dodds". SFSite.com. SF Site. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  15. ^ "Amazon.com: James Maxey: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle". amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  16. ^ "Empire of Dreams and Miracles: The Phobos Science Fiction Anthology (v. 1): Orson Scott Card, Keith Olexa: 9780972002608: Amazon.com: Books". amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  17. ^ "Phobos Entertainment - Books". phobosweb.com. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  18. ^ "There is No Wheel by James Maxey — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists". goodreads.com. Retrieved 2014-03-05.