James Swallow

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James Swallow is a British author and scriptwriter. A BAFTA nominee and a New York Times and Sunday Times best-seller, 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 Marc Dane series of action thrillers, the Sundowners series of Western fiction steampunk novels, and fiction from the worlds of Star Trek, Warhammer 40,000, Doctor Who, 24, Stargate, 2000 AD and many more. He lives and works in London.[1]

Novels & Novellas[edit]

The Marc Dane series[edit]

  • Nomad (2016), audiobook (2016)
  • Exile (2017), audiobook (2017)
  • Ghost (2018), audiobook (2018)
  • Shadow (2019)

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), partwork edition (2017), audiobook (2018)
  • 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)
  • Bloodline (Chapbook) (2010), reprinted in Blood Angels: The Second Omnibus, 25 For 25, Hammer & Bolter #23 (2012), The Best of Hammer And Bolter Volume Two (2013) and Blood Angels: The Complete Rafen Omnibus (2018)
  • Hammer & Anvil (2011), partwork edition (2018)
  • Blood Angels: The Second Omnibus (Collected edition of Red Fury, Black Tide, Heart of Rage, Bloodline and the short story Redeemed) (2012)
  • Sisters of Battle: The Omnibus (Collected edition of Faith & Fire, Hammer & Anvil, the short story Heart & Soul and an adaptation of Red & Black) (2017)
  • Blood Angels: The Complete Rafen Omnibus (Collected edition of Deus Encarmine, Deus Sanguinius, Red Fury, Black Tide and additional short stories) (2019)

The Horus Heresy[edit]

  • The Flight of the Eisenstein (2007), reprinted as Collector's Edition (2012), audiobook (2013), partwork edition (2018)
  • Nemesis (2010), audiobook (2015), Collector's Edition (2016)
  • Fear To Tread (2012), audiobook (2012), Collector's Edition (2015), partwork edition (2018)
  • Vow of Faith (2016), reprinted in Garro: Weapon of Fate (2017)
  • Garro: Weapon of Fate (Collected edition, including Vow of Faith and adaptations of Oath of Moment, Sword of Truth, Burden of Duty, Ashes of Fealty, Legion of One and Shield of Lies) (2017), audiobook (2017)
  • The Buried Dagger (2019)

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)
  • Star Trek: Titan - Sight Unseen (2015)
  • Star Trek - The Latter Fire (2016)
  • Star Trek: Discovery - Fear Itself (2018), audiobook (2018)

Doctor Who[edit]

Stargate[edit]

24[edit]

  • Deadline (2014), audiobook (2014)

2000AD[edit]

Deus Ex[edit]

  • Icarus Effect (2011)
  • Fallen Angel (Novelette) (2013)
  • Black Light (2016)
  • Hard Line (Novelette) (2016)

Tannhäuser[edit]

  • Enigma (2013)

Dark Future[edit]

  • Jade Dragon (2006)

Other Tie-in Fiction[edit]

Short fiction[edit]

Original Fiction[edit]

  • Snowblind - Silent Night (2002)
  • Target Market - Full-Throttle Space Tales Volume 3: Space Grunts (2009)
  • Screen Burn - Game Over (2015)
  • Toy Soldier - Mech: Age of Steel (2017)

Warhammer 40,000[edit]

  • Crimson Night - Inferno! #38 (2003), reprinted in What Price Victory (2004), The Book of Blood (2010)
  • Wings of Bone - Inferno! #40 (2004), reprinted in Wings of Blood (2019)
  • Relics - Inferno! #43 (2004)
  • Blood DebtThe Blood Angels Omnibus (2008), reprinted in The Book of Blood (2010) and Blood Angels: The Complete Rafen Omnibus (2018)
  • 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 Returned - Legends of the Space Marines (2010), reprinted in Space Marines: The Omnibus (2013) and There Is Only War (2013)
  • Redeemed - Blood Angels: The Second Omnibus, reprinted in Hammer & Bolter #16 (2012), The Best of Hammer And Bolter Volume Two (2013) and Blood Angels: The Complete Rafen Omnibus (2018)
  • Honours - Games Day UK 2012 Official Programme, reprinted in Black Library Advent Calendar 2012 (2012)
  • The Fury - Space Marines: Angels of Death (2013), reprinted in Blood Angels: The Complete Rafen Omnibus (2018)
  • 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)
  • Reflection in Blood - Black Library Advent Calendar 2014 (2014), reprinted in Blood Angels: The Complete Rafen Omnibus (2018)
  • Red & Black - Sisters of Battle: The Omnibus (adaptation of audio drama) (2017), reprinted in Crusade + Other Stories (2017)
  • Heart & Soul - Sisters of Battle: The Omnibus (2017)

The Horus Heresy[edit]

  • The Voice - Tales of Heresy (2009), audiobook (2015)
  • Liar's Due - Age of Darkness (2011), audiobook (2011)
  • Lost Sons - Black Library Weekender 2012 Anthology Volume One (2012), reprinted in The Silent War (2016)
  • All That Remains - The Imperial Truth (2013), reprinted in War Without End (2016)
  • Gunsight - Death And Defiance (2014), reprinted in War Without End (2016)
  • Exocytosis - Black Library Advent Calendar 2016 (2016)
  • Ghosts Speak Not - Tales of the Knights Errant, reprinted in The Silent War (2016)
  • Patience - Tales of the Knights Errant, reprinted in The Silent War (2016)
  • The Chamber at the End of Memory - Scions of the Emperor (2019)

2000AD[edit]

  • Passive/Aggressive - Judge Dredd Megazine #225 (2004)

Star Trek[edit]

  • Closure - Star Trek Voyager: Distant Shores (2005)
  • Ordinary Days - Star Trek The Next Generation: The Sky's The Limit (2007)
  • The Black Flag - Star Trek Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows (2009)
  • The Slow Knife - Star Trek: Seven Deadly Sins (2010)

Doctor Who[edit]

Stargate[edit]

  • Choices - Stargate: The Official Magazine #10 (2006)
  • Outsiders - Stargate: The Official Magazine #20 (2007)

BattleTech[edit]

  • Straw Man – Battlecorps.com (2008)

Halo[edit]

  • Breaking Strain - Halo: Fractures (2016)

Other Tie-in Fiction[edit]

  • The Turn of The Card - Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters (2014), audiobook (2014)
  • Ashes & Iron - Adventures In No Man's Sky (2016)

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)
  • Cyberman: The Complete Series 1 & 2 (Collected edition including Cyberman 2) (2016)

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)
  • Red & Black (2011), appears in prose form in Sisters of Battle: The Omnibus (2017)
  • Corsair: The Face of the Void (2018)
  • Faith & Fire audiobook (2018)

The Horus Heresy audio drama[edit]

  • Oath of Moment (2010), in script form in The Horus Heresy: The Scripts Volume 1 (2012), appears in prose form in Garro: Weapon of Fate (2017)
  • Legion of One (2011), in script form in The Horus Heresy: The Scripts Volume 1 (2012), appears in prose form in Garro: Weapon of Fate (2017)
  • Liar's Due (audiobook) (2011), appears in prose form in Age of Darkness (2011)
  • Sword of Truth (2012), in script form in The Horus Heresy: The Scripts Volume 2 (2014), appears in prose form in Garro: Weapon of Fate (2017)
  • 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), appears in prose form in Garro: Weapon of Fate (2017)
  • Shield of Lies (2014), appears in prose form in Garro: Weapon of Fate (2017)
  • Knight Errant (Collected edition of Oath of Moment, Sword of Truth, Burden of Duty, Ashes of Fealty, Legion of One and Shield of Lies) (2015)
  • Ashes of Fealty (2015), appears in prose form in Garro: Weapon of Fate (2017)
  • Nemesis (audiobook) (2015)
  • The Voice (audiobook) (2015), appears in prose form in Tales of Heresy (2009)
  • Garro: Weapon of Fate (audiobook) (2017)

Dan Dare audio drama[edit]

  • Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures Volume 01 - Episode 2 The Red Moon Mystery (2016)

Space 1889 audio drama[edit]

  • The Steppes of Thoth (2005)

Videogames[edit]

Other Credits[edit]

  • Audio 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.[5]

His novel Day of the Vipers won the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers Scribe Award for Best Original Speculative Fiction in 2009.[6] He was previously nominated for the Scribes in this category for Faith & Fire in 2007.[7] His novel Deadline was nominated in the Best Original General Fiction category in 2015.[8]

Nominated for the 2017 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for his novel Nomad.[9]

Nominated for the 2018 Dragon Award for Best Media Tie-In Novel for Fear Itself.[10]

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.[11]

Co-winner of the 2012 Canadian Videogames Award for Best Writing for Deus Ex: Human Revolution.[12]

Co-winner of the 2016 Canadian Videogames Award for Best Narrative for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.[13]

His novels The Poisoned Chalice,[14] Fear To Tread [15] and Nemesis [16] were New York Times Bestsellers in 2013, 2012 and 2010. His novel Nomad was a Sunday Times and Irish Times bestseller in 2016[17]; the follow-up novel Exile was a Sunday Times bestseller in 2017.

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, and the Doctor Who audio drama Destiny of the Doctor: Shockwave.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Author" - Halcyon, Fandemonium Press
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Hussain, Tamoor (7 August 2016). "First No Man's Sky Update Detailed, Early Copy Players Recommended to Delete Saves". GameSpot. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.game-debate.com/news/18146/interview-with-dark-future-blood-red-states-chief-writer-james-swallow
  5. ^ Ayers, Jeff (November 2006). Voyages of Imagination: The Star Trek Fiction Companion. Pocket Books. p. 655. ISBN 978-1-41650-349-1.
  6. ^ http://iamtw.org/the-scribe-awards/previous-scribe-award-winners/#2009
  7. ^ http://iamtw.org/the-scribe-awards/previous-scribe-award-winners/#2007
  8. ^ http://iamtw.org/the-scribe-awards/scribe-award-nominees/
  9. ^ http://www.wilbur-niso-smithfoundation.org/index.php?p=news/shortlist-announced-for-the-2017-wilbur-smith-adventure-writing-prize-1
  10. ^ http://awards.dragoncon.org/2018-ballot/
  11. ^ http://awards.bafta.org/award/2012/games/story
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ http://www.cvawards.ca/cva-2016/canadian-video-game-awards-announce-2016-winners/
  14. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2013-12-15/mass-market-paperback/list.html
  15. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2012-09-16/mass-market-paperback/list.html
  16. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2010-08-15/mass-market-paperback/list.html
  17. ^ http://www.zaffrebooks.co.uk/books/nomad/