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jmswallow
04 January 2017 @ 12:15 pm

My new thriller novel Nomad came out in paperback over the holiday break and I want to thank everyone who bought a copy - enough of you did so to put it in Sunday Times bestseller list once again!

And here's a personal Achievement Unlocked moment for me -  I got a billboard ad for one of my books! This one is up at London's Victoria Station, but they're popping up all over the UK!

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jmswallow
20 December 2016 @ 11:02 am


*phew!*

I kept busy...

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jmswallow
14 December 2016 @ 02:18 pm

Earlier this year I took a chance on writing something outside the wheelhouse of my more usual sci-fi and genre stuff with Nomad, an original thriller novel published by Bonnier Zaffre books; and I am pleased to say that it has done pretty well out there, hitting the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list for a few weeks with over 50,000 copies sold!

Now I'm getting another shot as Nomad returns for its paperback edition, which starts rolling out from tomorrow in high street stores like WH Smith, Asda and Tesco, with Waterstones, Morrisons and Sainsbury's later in the month.

Marc Dane is a MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Marc as the only survivor - and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6 - he's forced into the front line.

But when the evidence seems to point towards Marc as the perpetrator of the attack, he is accused of betraying his country and must race against time to clear his name.

With nowhere to turn to for help and no one left to trust, Marc is forced to rely on the enigmatic Rubicon group and their operative Lucy Keyes. Ex-US Army, Lucy also knows what it's like to be an outsider, and she's got the resources that Marc is sorely lacking.

A terrorist attack is coming, one bigger and more deadly than has ever been seen before. With the eyes of the security establishment elsewhere, only Lucy and Marc can stop the attack before it is too late...

A DEVASTATING TERRORIST ATTACK IN CENTRAL BARCELONA.
AN ELITE UNIT FATALLY AMBUSHED IN NORTHERN FRANCE.
A SINISTER ORPHANAGE IN THE HEART OF THE DESERT.
A TRAITOR BURIED IN THE BRITISH SECURITY SERVICES.

Only one man can unmask the conspiracy - but only if he survives long enough...


This edition also includes an author's letter from me and an excerpt from Exile, the next book in the Rubicon series.

If you didn't pick up Nomad in hardback, now's your chance! The book is also available in digital and audio versions, all of which you can find online here.

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jmswallow
19 November 2016 @ 11:50 am

An update this weekend from the Black Library Live! 2016 event - BL are continuing their tradition of an advent calendar release for the month of December, publishing 18 eBook short stories and 6 audio dramas from December 1st to Christmas Eve.

The stories will hail from the world of Warhammer 40,000, Age of Sigmar, The Horus Heresy and Blood Bowl, and a you'll be able to pick them up individually or opt in now and get a subscription for reduced cost.

I've got a Horus Heresy short story in the mix, but for now we're keeping stuff under wraps with regards to title and content...

Across the battlefields of the Horus Heresy where brother fights brother, to the humanity's final days ten thousand years later, and from the war-torn Mortal Realms where brave heroes fight to save all from the pervasive grip of Chaos, to the astrogranite where teams of skilled Blood Bowl players vie for glory (and gold), there is one constant: great stories packed with action and drama.

That's what you'll find in the 2016 Black Library Advent Calendar, with eighteen short stories and six audio dramas telling tales from all four of these diverse worlds, filled with heroes, monsters and mayhem.


To subscribe, visit the BL website Here.





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jmswallow
02 November 2016 @ 03:25 pm
Another week, another cover!

I've been writing the adventures of Battle Captain Nathaniel Garro for a while now, ever since I picked up his story in my Horus Heresy novel The Flight of the Eisenstein, and over the years those tales - told in audio drama form - have become fan favourites in the saga. Last year I mixed things up a little with the publication of Vow of Faith, a novella-length prose story, but people have been asking for some time to see more of Nathaniel in book form...and so here he is.


Once again, m'colleague Neil Roberts outdoes himself with another awesome cover for Weapon of Fate, the "complete" (at least for now) saga of Garro's post-Eisenstein stories all in one volume. Important point to make here - this isn't a script book or a collection of short fiction. Weapon of Fate is a full-length novel in the Horus Heresy series that gathers together and adapts all of the audio stories (Oath of Moment, Legion of One, Burden of Duty, Ashes of Fealty, Sword of Truth and Shield of Lies) and the Vow of Faith novella into a seamless whole with new connective material and an author afterword.

Here's the blurb:

From out of the shadows of the Silent War, a hero emerges. Clad all in grey, an errant warrior of the Legiones Astartes kneels before the Regent of Terra, and accepts a solemn new duty – Battle-Captain Garro, once commander of the Eisenstein, now Agentia Primus of Malcador the Sigillite.

From the desolation of Isstvan to the halls of the Imperial Palace itself, he stands as a paragon of loyalty and protector of the innocent, ever ready to strike back at the traitorous allies of the Warmaster.

But Garro is walking a path of his own, one that may lead him to question his own place in the Imperium... and what if he, too, should falter?


The hardback edition of Garro: Weapon of Fate will be available from Black Library in February next year and you can pre-order it here; and if you want to wait for the paperback edition, that'll be out around late Summer.

And if that's not enough? Here's a bonus cover - although it's just a temporary one for the moment...


2017 will also see Black Library re-releasing my Warhammer 40,000 Sisters of Battle stories in a new omnibus edition - more on that in the months ahead...

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jmswallow
27 October 2016 @ 12:18 pm
So it turns out that October has been a crazy-busy month, with me working on a bunch of new projects for cool folks (including but not limited to new Black Library fiction, a to-be-announced Triple-A videogame project and the novelization of the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie) - but by far the most nifty of things has been finalizing edits on the sequel to my original Sunday Times bestselling thriller Nomad; check out the cover for Exile, the next novel in the Rubicon series!


A vicious Serbian gang whose profits come from fake nuclear weapons.

A disgraced Russian general, with access to the real thing.

A vengeful Somali warlord, with a cause for which he'd let the world burn.

A jaded government agency, without the information to stop him.

Only one man sees what's coming. And even he might not be able to prevent it . . .

Racing breathlessly from secret CIA black site prisons to the skyscrapers of Dubai, from stormbeaten oil rigs off the African coast to the ancient caverns beneath the city of Naples, Marc Dane returns in the explosive new thriller from the internationally bestselling author of Nomad...


Exile will be available from Bonnier Zaffre in hardcover format, export trade paperback and Kindle editions in July next year - and you can pre-order a copy right Here!

But before that, the first novel in the Rubicon series Nomad will be out in a mass market paperback edition on December 29th, and that'll feature an excerpt from the first chapter of Exile bound in. In addition, the unabridged audiobook version of Nomad is available now from Bolinda - you can check out all the versions of the book Here.


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jmswallow
03 October 2016 @ 01:15 pm
It's a little short notice, but I will now be appearing at the Destination Star Trek Europe this coming weekend, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham!


Right now, the plan is for me to be on the Voyager Stage on Saturday 8th October from 2.45pm to 3.20pm, along with Jon Van Citters of CBS Licensing and Chris Cooper of Star Trek Magazine to talk about "Star Trek in print and the world of the novels".

Straight after the panel, I'll be off to the retail area to sign books and I'm told there will be copies of Star Trek - The Latter Fire, Star Trek: Titan - Sight Unseen and Star Trek: The Fall - The Poisoned Chalice for purchase there - but I'm happy to sign any of my stuff if you bring it along! (And for those who asked, I *never* charge for autographs)

Other bits of the schedule are still in flux, but it looks like I will also be joinging Ben Robinson from the Eaglemoss team on the Voyager stage on Sunday morning, where we will be talking about Star Trek in comics.

You can check out the full event timetable here.

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jmswallow
26 September 2016 @ 12:15 pm
Kicking off this week with a gratutious image post of this neat piece of art for Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures...


Great work here by Brian Williamson and Pete Hambling on this “movie poster” for “The Red Moon Mystery”, my episode of the forthcoming Dan Dare audio drama.

Coolest touch? I like how Dan is holding one a pistol modelled after the original Lone Star “Dan Dare Space Gun” toys from the 1950′s...

Visit Big Finish's website Here to pre-order a copy of Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures - Volume 1 or check out the trailer Here.

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jmswallow
19 September 2016 @ 01:19 pm

Back in May I posted a cover reveal for a brand new anthology of fiction based on the Halo videogame universe, and this week - tomorrow to be exact - the book arrives out in the world in trade paperback, eBook and unabridged audio editions.

Halo: Fractures is nearly a dozen shots of action, adventure and high drama from this epic and deep science fiction mythos, and I've written one of them. "Breaking Strain" is set toward the end of the events of Halo 3, on a distant colony planet where the shadow of the Human-Covenant war falls dark and deep. My story joins fiction from a whole bunch of other cool folks, including my fellow Black Library writer Matt Forbeck and Star Trek novelists Christie Golden and John Jackson Miller, as well was Tobias Buckell, Troy Denning, Kelly Gay, Kevin Grace, Morgan Lockhart, Frank O’Connor and Brian Reed.

I've been hooked into the Halo games since I first ventured into the halls of the Silent Cartographer, back in the day of the original game on the Xbox, so it was a tick off my geek bucket list to be able to write some fiction for the series - and it's great to be part of such a stellar line-up.

Here's the back-cover blurb for the Halo: Fractures anthology...

A sensational short story collection in the expansive universe of Halo, the New York Times bestselling series!

Launch once more into galaxy-spanning conflict and legendary heroism…shards of an ever-expanding journey where human and alien alike find their finest hours in facing their greatest challenges.

These scattered stories span untold millennia, from the age of the ancient custodial race known as the Forerunners to the aftermath of the Covenant’s bloody war against humanity and even the shocking events surrounding the resurrection of the mysterious Guardians.

Halo: Fractures explores mythic tales of bravery and sacrifice that blaze brightly at the very heart of the Halo universe.


Check out the publisher page Here or read the official announcement on the Halo Waypoint blog Here!

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