Author Profile: Jonathan Green

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CBP - JG - UQ In the authors words: JONATHAN GREEN is a writer of speculative fiction, with more than fifty books to his name. Well known for his contributions to the Fighting Fantasy range of adventure gamebooks, he has also written fiction for such diverse properties as Doctor Who, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, Sonic the Hedgehog, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Moshi Monsters, World of Warriors, Lego and Judge Dredd. CBP - JG Sharkpunk

He is the creator of the Pax Britannia series for Abaddon Books and has written eight novels set within this steampunk universe, featuring the debonair dandy adventurer Ulysses Quicksilver. He is also the author of the critically-acclaimed YOU ARE THE HERO – A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks.

2015 sees the release of SHARKPUNK, an anthology of shark-themed stories that he has compiled and edited. To find out more about his current projects visit WWW.JONATHANGREENAUTHOR.COM.


CBP - JG - DS Covering all of Jonathan’s books, fiction and non-fiction, here would be the work of days and not so useful when you can check them on Wikipedia or browse in more detail on the site of your retailer of choice, some being of more particular interest to a particular audience as well. However we would draw you attention to some particular books and clusters thereof. CBP - JG BB
CBP - JG - UQ As creator and main author of the Pax Britannia series from Abaddon books, and knowing there’s a considerable number of lovers of steampunk out there, this full-blown victoriana is definitely one of his worlds to be aware of. CBP - JG HotW
CBP - JG Sharkpunk And the ‘punk doesn’t stop there, though we move away from the period-specific and into predatory waters with the (at time of writing) upcoming anthology he’s edited, the publication of which doubtless owes a little to the modern ‘So Bad It’s Good’ made for (Syfy) TV Z-movie trend. CBP - JG - Curse_of_the_Mummy
CBP - JG YATH And we all loved the Fighting Fantasy books, now re-released for a new generation as the Wizard Books brand of Icon Books so we couldn’t help but represent Jonathan’s titles in that series; but we’d particularly like to highlight his celebration / history of the books You Are The Hero. CBP - JG KoD
CBP - JG - NZA - G Check them all out below, and more titles on WP and the author’s site… CBP - JG SS


In the closing years of the 20th century the British Empire’s rule is still going strong. Queen Victoria has been on the throne for 160 years, kept alive by advanced steam technology. London is a fantastical sprawling metropolis where dirigibles roam the skies, robot bobbies enforce the law and dinosaurs are on display in London Zoo.
Welcome to Magna Britannia, a steam driven world full of fantastical creations and shady villains. Here dashing dandies and mustachioed villains battle for supremacy while below the city strange things stir in the flooded tunnels of the old London Underground.
“It’s steampunk with scallywags, dinosaurs, dirigibles, neanderthals, automatons, femme fatales… and self-aware jokes.”
~ The Penny Dreadful Review ~
“Pax Britannia… a steampunk London where every shadow holds a knife and enemies of the Empire plot against the throne.”
~ Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review ~
“This is a lunatic world where the imagination runs wild – where steam-powered squid co-exist with face-changing super-villains – and the reader can delight in it all.”
~ Pornokitsch ~
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An Anthology of Killer Shark Stories
CBP - JG Sharkpunk Sharks – the ultimate predators, masters of their watery domain, a world that is entirely alien and inhospitable to man. So many aspects of the shark are associated with humankind’s most primal fears. The tell-tale dorsal fin slicing through the water, the dead eyed-stare, the gaping jaws full to unforgiving teeth, the remorseless drive to kill and feed…
Inspired by such classic pulp movies as Jaws and Deep Blue Sea – as well as such ludicrous delights as Sharknado and Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus – the stories contained within are rip-roaring page-turners and slow-build chillers that celebrate all things savage, pulp and selachian.
Covering the whole range of speculative fiction genres, from horror and Steampunk, through to SF and WTF, these are stories with bite!
Come on in. The water’s fine…
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9781909679382 HB – £40 (also as £12 e-book) Snowbooks Sep-14
CBP - JG YATH Fighting Fantasy gamebooks have sold over 17 million books worldwide, in over 30 languages. But when Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone sat down to write The Warlock of Firetop Mountain they had no idea this one book would go on to spawn another eighty or more titles, and have an immeasurable impact on a generation of children growing up in the 1980s. CBP - JG SB
 Part history, part celebration, YOU ARE THE HERO chronicles more than three decades of Fighting Fantasy. Written by Jonathan Green (author of seven Fighting Fantasy titles), this mighty tome will appeal to anyone who ever wiled away a washed-out summer holiday with only two dice, a pencil, and an eraser for company. CBP - JG BB
CBP - JG SS CBP - JG HotW  “YOU ARE THE HERO is as read-under-the-covers immersive as its subject matter; great characters, amazing stories and a surprise behind every door. 5 stars!”  SCIFI Now CBP - JG KoD
 “The most comprehensive history of the Fighting Fantasy phenomenon I’ve ever seen. With its maps, notes, art and photographs it’s not just a celebration but a fascinating resource.” — SFX
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