James Swallow is a British author and scriptwriter. He is the author of several original books and tie-in novels, as well as numerous audio dramas and videogames.
His writing includes The Sundowners series of Western fiction steampunk novels, and fiction from the worlds of Star Trek, Warhammer 40,000, Doctor Who, Stargate and 2000AD. He lives and works in London.
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.
His novel Day of the Vipers won the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers Scribe Award for Best Original Speculative Fiction. He was previously nominated for the Scribes for Faith & Fire.
His novel Nemesis was a New York Times Bestseller.
At the Pegusus 2 convention held in the UK, 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.