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14 April 2014 @ 10:58 am
This is April's 'Coming Soon' update on my future projects and events:

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Another day, another podcast - and this one is a team effort!

Sina Alvarado over at the TrekMate site put together an interview for the Ten Forward podcast with four of the five authors of the Star Trek: The Fall miniseries, featuring David R. George III (who wrote Revelation And Dust), David Mack (A Ceremony Of Losses), Dayton Ward (Peaceable Kingdoms) and me (The Poisoned Chalice). Sadly, our fellow writer Una McCormack (The Crimson Shadow) wasn't able to join us, as she's recently become a new mum with all the baby-related stuff that requires, but the show still represents the first gathering of us to discuss the miniseries.

And naturally, putting DRG, D-Mack, Wardo and myself on air together means that there's five minutes of out-takes at the end...

To hear (or download) 'Ten Forward – Episode 93: A Round of Drinks for the Authors of Star Trek: The Fall!' click Here.

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I totally forgot to blog this a couple of weeks ago, so here's another bite of the cherry - I got to join the top chaps at The Explosive Alan Podcast last month, acting as a temporary co-host on their videogames news and discussion show.

Much fun was had by all, and once more I want to thank Dan, Ash, Simon and Gareth for having me on the show.

To download "Episode 24: Swallow & Alan's Sons", click Here - and visit the ExAl site, go Here.


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Following up on last year's hardcover release of The Horus Heresy The Scripts: Volume I, next month will see the release of Volume II in the series, so if you're interested in writing audio drama, reading these stories in their original format or even performing them yourself, here's your opportunity.

This new hardback features two of my audio scripts featuring The Flight of the Eisenstein's Nathaniel Garro - Sword of Truth and Burden of Duty.

The galaxy continues to burn. Rebellions rise. Titans duel across ruined cities. Villains prove themselves heroes. Silence itself becomes a weapon, and a terrible war rages in the hidden depths. These tales are legendary – from the darkest dungeons of Caliban to the foot of the Golden Throne, they will be retold for millennia still to come.

Within these pages you will find the complete production scripts for the next six Horus Heresy audio dramas – ‘The Sigillite’, ‘Honour to the Dead’, ‘Garro: Sword of Truth’, ‘Garro: Burden of Duty’, ‘Grey Angel’ and ‘Censure’. With full soundtrack direction, character notes, and an exclusive introduction from editor Laurie Goulding, take a look behind the scenes of Black Library’s most popular series.


The Horus Heresy The Scripts: Volume II will be on sale next month from the Black Library website, and you can pre-order a copy Here.

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20 March 2014 @ 11:45 pm
ea-legion-of-oneea-oath-of-momentA while back I started writing a series of original audio drama stories featuring Battle Captain Nathaniel Garro, the hero of my Horus Heresy novel The Flight of the Eisenstein.

After his appearance in the novel, readers were interested in seeing a lot more of him, and that coincided nicely with Black Library's decision to produce audio stories.

Garro came to life thanks to amazing voice actor Toby Longworth, and since then he's appeared in four tales, with new adventures still to come.

The first two tales in Garro's ongoing story were Oath of Moment and Legion of One, and this month they are being re-released, but in a new "Enhanced Audio Edition" form.

These new versions are presented as an eBook featuring the full script and incorporating audio elements that you can read and hear on iPad, Android (using epub3 compatible software), PC or Mac platforms - so if you haven't come across them yet, this is cool new way to experience these tales.

Oath of Moment takes place shortly after the events of Flight...; In surviving the horrors on board the Eisenstein, Nathaniel Garro proved his courage and absolute loyalty to the Emperor. On his return to Terra, Garro is despatched on a mission of even greater importance – a mission given to him by Malcador the Sigillite himself. He soon finds himself back amongst the stars and on the fields of battle, thrust into a warzone where the Ultramarines are purported to be battling a greenskin invasion. Once again Garro must fight for survival, but now he also fights to achieve a higher purpose...

Legion of One is set one year after Oath...; Nathaniel Garro, loyalist Death Guard, and hero of the Eisenstein, has found a new calling in his service to the Emperor. Surrounded by a cloak of secrecy, Garro travels the galaxy in pursuit of his new goal. His quest will lead him to heart of the most destructive warzones, and reveal a secret that will change the course of the Horus Heresy itself...

Garro: Oath of Moment Enhanced Audio Edition is available directly from Black Library Here.

Garro: Legion of One Enhanced Audio Edition is available directly from Black Library Here.
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18 March 2014 @ 01:02 pm

Deus Ex: The Fall is available now on the PC platform via Steam digital download!

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Deus Ex: The Fall costs $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99 on Steam, and if you pick it up for a limited time after launch you'll also get a free Steam copy of the classic Deus Ex - Game of the Year Edition. To visit the Steam site, click Here.



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14 March 2014 @ 11:49 am

Over the past few weeks I've been working against the clock on an intensive new writing project with a very challenging deadline...

Stay tuned; I'll be revealing more in the weeks ahead...

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06 March 2014 @ 10:30 am
Here's this months 'Coming Soon' update on my future projects and events...

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26 February 2014 @ 12:37 pm

You asked for this: Deus Ex: The Fall came out in 2013, the first game in the Deus Ex franchise for mobile and tablet devices, initially on iOS and then earlier this year for Android - and now I'm pleased to announce that it will also be available on the PC platform via Steam digital download from March 25th.

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The game is a side-story set in the same world as Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and it picks up from the end of my tie-in novel Icarus Effect; The Fall tells the story of Ben Saxon, a former British SAS Mercenary who underwent physical augmentation and is now seeking the truth behind the drug conspiracy. Betrayed by his private military employers, the Tyrants, not only is his own life at risk, but time is running out for all augmented humans...

This new version of Deus Ex: The Fall has been optimized for the PC, with no in-game purchase options, Steam achievements and trading cards, adjusted AI, revised tutorial, full keyboard and mouse control optimisation, gamepad support and a bunch of other tech tweaks.

Deus Ex: The Fall will cost $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99 on Steam, and if you pre-order or buy it for a limited time after launch you'll also get a free Steam copy of the classic Deus Ex - Game of the Year Edition. To visit the Steam site, click Here.


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20 February 2014 @ 11:11 am
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This week I passed the 3000 follower mark over on Twitter, officially certified by the Geek Institute of Weights and Measures as 6 Milliwheatons, also known as MMM in Roman numerals (which coincidentally is the nice, pleased noise I made when I saw it).

So: I would like to say a big thank you to everybody out there who has supported my work and maintained an interest in the things I write. You guys and girls are a swell bunch, and as a token of my gratitude, I'd like to offer some prizes.

From the time this post goes live until Midnight GMT on Saturday 22nd February, I am running a competition to give away three prizes - winners get to choose from either some Horus Heresy stuff, Star Trek stuff or a mixed bag of science-fiction stuff. Each pack will contain a couple of books and/or audio dramas by me (to be determined), which I will sign and personalise at the winner's request.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is follow me on Twitter and post this message:

"Follow author @jmswallow & RT this link to win signed stuff! http://jamesswallow.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/3000.html #jim3k"

Don't forget to include the hashtag #jim3k so I can track the entries.

One entry per person, please. Entry is open to all countries. Winners will be decided by random draw next week and contacted by direct message on Twitter.

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