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Award winning Script Writer, Novelist, and Games Designer

John French is an award winning script writer, novelist, and games designer. He has written twelve novels over a decade long career, notably the Ahriman series and Horusian Wars trilogies set in the dystopian far future of Warhammer 40,000, and five novels in the New York Times Bestselling The Horus Heresy series, most recently with The Solar War. His other work includes cosmic horror in the Lord of Nightmares Trilogy from Fantasy Flight Publishing, and detective fiction in The Last Visitor in Further Associates of Sherlock Holmes from Titan Books (writing as Stephen Henry). In 2018 he won a Scribe Award for Best Audio with his script for the drama Agent of the Throne: Blood and Lies.

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What are Letters From An Unknown Land?

What are Letters From An Unknown Land?

31/01/2023

As you look around this site you might have noticed a series of stories all labelled s ‘Letters From An Unknown Land’ and thought what are they and what is going on? Well here are some answers.

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Get Notes and Fix Problems

Get Notes and Fix Problems

22/12/2023

Getting notes and feedback is vital to making sure that your writing is great, but to get the most from them you have to know yourself as a writer, what you are trying to achieve, so that you can make sure that you solve genuine problems with solutions that fit you.

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Ahriman: Undying and The Dead Kingdom Announced

Ahriman: Undying and The Dead Kingdom Announced

15/12/2023

Ahriman: Undying, the fifth book in the Ahriman series, and The Dead Kingdom, the second Cado Ezechiar book have been announced.

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Story: Harbour of Dreams

Story: Harbour of Dreams

07/08/2023

Kalik travels to a town beside the sea that is home to old dreams, and new nightmares.

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Cypher Out Now

Cypher Out Now

21/07/2023

Cypher: Lord of the Fallen is out now in hardback, audio and ebook.

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Rest and Recharge

Rest and Recharge

24/05/2023

To be able to create, you need endurance. To build endurance, you need to make a conscious practice of doing what makes you feel energised, making a habit of sleep, and recognising when you have done hard work and resting.

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Agent of Weird Interview

Agent of Weird Interview

23/03/2023

I talk writer-to-writer with Alec Worley about craft, getting published and staying focused, as well as revealing my new creator-owned fantasy project ‘Letters from an Unknown Land’.

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