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James Swallow is a British author, journalist, and scriptwriter.
Swallow is the only British writer to have worked on a Star Trek television series, having written the original story premises for "One" and "Memorial", two episodes of the series Star Trek: Voyager; he also wrote the script for the videogame Star Trek: Invasion.
His writing includes "Closure", a story for the Voyager 10th anniversary anthology Distant Shores and "Ordinary Days", a story for the Star Trek: The Next Generation 20th anniversary anthology The Sky's the Limit. Swallow's story, "Seeds of Dissent", features in Infinity's Prism, book one of the Star Trek: Myriad Universes series.
Swallow also wrote Day of the Vipers, the first novel of the Star Trek: Terok Nor mini-series, which was released in March 2008, and for which he was awarded a Scribe Award from the International Association of Tie-In Writers for Best Novel – Original (Speculative Fiction). He followed up on this award with a "Best Media Tie-In Novel" Dragon Award nomination in 2018 for his first Star Trek: Discovery novel, Fear Itself, in addition to his second Scribe Award nomination, neither of which won however.
As a journalist, his work has appeared in several different official Star Trek publications in several languages (including Star Trek Monthly, Star Trek Fact Files, The Official Star Trek: Voyager Magazine, Star Trek: The Collector's Edition, Comlink (magazine) and Star Trek: The Magazine).
His first (credited) work in Star Trek Monthly was in Star Trek Monthly issue 22 of that publication.
- "Necessary Evil"
- "The Adversary"
- "The Visitor"
- "Trials and Tribble-ations"
- "Tears of the Prophets"
Along with his work on the Final Frontier, he is the author of several original books and tie-in novels, as well as scripts for videogames and audio dramas.
Outside of Star Trek, he has written several Doctor Who stories: the Big Finish audio dramas Singularity, Old Soldiers, Kingdom of Silver and the Cyberman 2 miniseries, the novel Peacemaker and stories in the anthologies Short Trips: Dalek Empire, Short Trips: Destination Prague, Short Trips: Snapshots, Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership and Short Trips: ReCollections. He has also worked on fiction in the worlds of Stargate, Blake's 7, 2000 AD and Warhammer 40,000.