About

Graham Edwards

An experienced writer and animator, Graham Edwards spends his days crafting fiction, wrangling facts, and harnessing the power of the moving image.

Fiction

Graham’s most recent novel, The Dragons of Bloodrock, revisits the mythical prehistory he created in his first book, Dragoncharm, published back in 1995. Meanwhile Stone & Sky transports its Victorian hero to the vertiginous slopes of a world-sized wall where the memories of all humanity are stored. If crime is more your thing, plunge into the interdimensional thriller String City, or rub shoulders with the world’s first detective in the prehistoric murder mystery Talus and the Frozen King.

An experienced ghostwriter, Graham also works under pseudonym with editorial teams and book packagers to write novels for younger readers, including the acclaimed fantasy trilogy Crown of Three, and the award-winning School of Alyxa.

Journalism

In 2013, Graham joined the editorial team at Cinefex, the journal of cinematic illusions, where he set up and ran the Cinefex blog. Now, as senior staff writer, he researches and writes long-form articles on the making of major motion pictures and television series.

During his time at Cinefex, Graham has covered shows including Spectre, Star Trek Beyond, Arrival, Alien: Covenant, Thor: Ragnarok, The Shape of Water, Black Panther, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Game of Thrones and Terminator: Dark Fate, and interviewed film directors including James Cameron, Robert Zemeckis, Guillermo del Toro, Ron Howard, Luc Besson, Taika Waititi, Ryan Coogler, Justin Lin, David Leitch and Duncan Jones.

PR & Copywriting

Over the years, Graham has worked as copywriter and graphic designer at a number of advertising and design agencies, creating promotional campaigns for companies including Boots, Black & Decker, Mars Petcare and Experian.

Since 2018, he has been part of the team promoting VIEW Conference, Italy’s premiere digital media event, for which he interviews delegates and speakers, writes press releases, and creates a range of promotional graphics and videos.

Animation

Like many film enthusiasts of his generation, Graham spent much of his youth making animated films with a Super 8 camera. He now works digitally, designing and creating animated advertisements, promotional featurettes and video stings. Tapping into his experience in the themed entertainment sector, he also writes and produces in-ride videos for theme parks and visitor attractions.

Graham Edwards Bibliography

Novels

  • Dragoncharm (1995, UK – HarperCollins-Voyager, USA – HarperPrism, Germany – Bastei-Lubbe, Hungary – Beholder; 2016, Special Edition – Independent)
  • Dragonstorm (1996, UK – HarperCollins-Voyager)
  • Dragonflame (1997, UK – HarperCollins-Voyager)
  • Stone & Sky (1999, UK – HarperCollins-Voyager)
  • Stone & Sea (2000, UK – HarperCollins-Voyager)
  • Stone & Sun (2001, UK – HarperCollins-Voyager)
  • Runaway Minister (2008, UK – Black Star Crime, writing as Nick Curtis)
  • Close Enemies (2009, UK – Black Star Crime, writing as Nick Curtis)
  • Talus and the Frozen King (2014, UK – Solaris)
  • Crown of Three (2015, US – Aladdin, writing as J.D. Rinehart)
  • The Lost Realm (2016, US – Aladdin, writing as J.D. Rinehart)
  • A Kingdom Rises (2017, US – Aladdin, writing as J.D. Rinehart)
  • String City (2019, UK – Solaris)
  • School of Alyxa: Secrets and Shadows (2019, Willow Tree Books, writing as R.L. Ferguson)
  • The Dragons of Bloodrock (2020 – Independent)

Graham has also ghostwritten a number of other novels for both adults and children.

Short Fiction

  • Riding the Drop (2009, Jim Baen’s Universe, 2009)
  • The Wooden Baby (2011, 40k Books; first published in Realms of Fantasy, 2005)
  • Dead Wolf in a Hat (2011, 40k Books; first published in Realms of Fantasy, 2005; also anthologised in The Dragon Done It, ed. Eric Flint & Mike Resnick, Baen Books)
  • Syren (2012, 40k Books; first published in Realms of Fantasy, 2007)
  • Still Point (2012, 40k Books; first published in Realms of Fantasy, 2007)
  • Girl in Pieces (2012, 40k Books; first published in Realms of Fantasy, 2008; also anthologised in The Best Horror of the Year 1, ed. Ellen Datlow, Nightshade Books)
  • The Dame Don’t Whimper (2012, 40k Books, 2012)
  • Lifestrings of the Loving Couple (2012, 40k Books)
  • A Night to Forget (2013, The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic ed. Jan Edwards, Jenny Barber)
  • The String City Mysteries (2021, Independent)

Journalism (Motion Pictures)

  • Formula For Fire – Rush (2014, Cinefex 136)
  • Explosive Cocktail – Spectre (2016, Cinefex 145)
  • Smart-Mouthed Glory – Deadpool (2016, Cinefex 146)
  • History in the Making – Hail, Caesar! (2016, Cinefex 146)
  • Apocalypse Rising – X-Men: Apocalypse (2016, Cinefex 147)
  • Acts of War – Warcraft (2016, Cinefex 148)
  • Cosmic Deconstruction – Star Trek Beyond (2016, Cinefex 148)
  • Quick the Eye, Steady the Hand – Ben-Hur (2016, Cinefex 149)
  • One Moment of Pure Wonder – Approaching the Unknown (2016, Cinefex 149)
  • Persistence of Vision – Arrival (2016, Cinefex 150)
  • Love in a Dangerous Time – Allied (2016, Cinefex 150)
  • The Dreamsmiths Unleashed – Virtual Reality (2017, Cinefex 151)
  • A Lonely God – Kong: Skull Island (2017, Cinefex 152)
  • Blood Father – Logan (2017, Cinefex 152)
  • Life in the Fast Lane – The Fate of the Furious (2017, Cinefex 153)
  • Dark Materials – Alien: Covenant (2017, Cinefex 153)
  • Symphony of Color – Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, Cinefex 154)
  • Spirit of the Ocean – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017, Cinefex 154)
  • Gunslinger – The Dark Tower (2017, Cinefex 155)
  • Team Thor – Thor: Ragnarok (2017, Cinefex 156)
  • The Patron Saint of Otherness – The Shape of Water (2017, Cinefex 156)
  • Afrofuture – Black Panther (2018, Cinefex 158)
  • The Marvel Effect (2018, Cinefex 158)
  • Heft and Jank – Pacific Rim Uprising (2018, Cinefex 159)
  • Kessel Runner – Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018, Cinefex 160)
  • Knocking ’em Dead – Deadpool 2 (2018, Cinefex 160)
  • Symbiosis – Venom (2018, Cinefex 161)
  • Lone Wolf – Alpha (2018, Cinefex 161)
  • Small Wonder – Welcome to Marwen (2018, Cinefex 162)
  • Robert Zemeckis Q&A (2018, Cinefex 162)
  • Transformation – Bumblebee (2019, Cinefex 163)
  • Beast of the Apocalypse – Hellboy (2019, Cinefex 164)
  • The Nature of the Beast – CG Animals (2019, Cinefex 164)
  • Ancient Gods – Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019, Cinefex 165)
  • A Very English Armageddon – Good Omens (2019, Cinefex 165)
  • Grand Illusions – Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019, Cinefex 166)
  • When Dragons Go To War – Game of Thrones: Season 8 (2019, Cinefex 166)
  • Muscle Cars – Hobbs & Shaw (2019, Cinefex 167)
  • No Fate But What We Make – Terminator: Dark Fate (2019, Cinefex 168)
  • 12,000 Feet Straight Down – Midway (2019, Cinefex 168)
  • The Visionaries – Interviews with James Cameron and Robert Zemeckis (2020, Cinefex 169)
  • The Illusionists – Interviews with VFX Oscar-Winners (2020, Cinefex 169)
  • Inner Demons – The New Mutants (2020, Cinefex 170)
  • Why Have Average? – The Boys (2020, Cinefex 171)
  • Resetting the Wonder – Tales from the Loop (2020, Cinefex 171)
  • The Undiminished Spirit – Star Trek: Discovery (2021, Cinefex 172)
Storylines and Scripts for Visitor Attractions
  • Nemesis Sub-Terra – Alton Towers, UK (script)
  • Shark Academy – Sea Life Centre, Disneyland Paris, France (script)
  • Excalibur: A Dragon’s Tale – Drayton Manor Park, UK (concept, story, script)
  • Stormforce 10 – Drayton Manor Park, UK (script)
  • Beneath the Loch – Loch Lomond Shores, UK (concept, story, script)
  • Apollo 3000 – Earth Explorer, Belgium (story, script)
For a more detailed look at Graham’s writing career to date, check out these blog posts: