I'm John Meaney, and I write science fiction, fantasy and thrillers. Welcome to my virtual home! Pull up a chair, and let's catch up on what's happening.

Tristopolis Chasm

From award-winning author John Meaney comes a thrilling tale of Tristopolis, a Gotham-like city beneath perpetually dark skies, where the bones of the dead fuel the reactor piles, indentured wraiths power the elevators, and daylight never shines.

A missing-person case has Donal Riordan searching for a crime lord while wraiths try to stop him, but every clue brings him closer to a different kind of danger aimed right at the heart of Tristopolis. The city must be protected – but what will be the cost?

Concurrent Execution

An exciting thriller set in the interzone between physical and cyber action.

Case and Kat work the deadliest missions for IACS. But when Case becomes a target and his own agency's systems are compromised, how can he and Kat prevent a deadly series of attacks? Preferably without dying in the process.

Tristopolis Revenge

Tristopolis has faced eldritch dangers before, with resurrected cop-turned-PI Donal Riordan at the forefront of keeping his city safe – but this time it's the ones he loves who face the deepest risk. Will he be in time to save them? Or will the only thing left be revenge?

New Jerusalem
The year is 1962, in a different world. The setting is New Jerusalem: the free Jewish state, founded in 1948, that occupies 15 percent of pre-war Germany. Cold war is a growing threat, made more likely by a neo-Nazi resurgence in Outer Germany.

David Wolf is a scientist and a spy, tragically in love with a woman who can never be his.

When treachery, betrayal and weapons-grade uranium mix together, can one lone Wolf possibly save lives and a fragile peace from total annihilation?

Also out... THE RAGNAROK TRILOGY in a new US/Canadian edition.
From across a cosmic void, the Darkness moves. At scattered points in human history, some individuals become its tools, while others stand against them: Ulfr, a young Viking; Gavriela, pioneering physicist and World War 2 cryptographer; Roger Blackstone, a 27th century mu-space Pilot.

There are others, but will they be enough to save humanity's descendants a million years from now, when the Darkness and its forces reach the heart of our galaxy?

John Meaney... a brilliant, inventive writer... Absorption is his most compelling and accomplished work yet... he may produce his masterpiece in The Ragnarok Trilogy...Absorption is the best hard science fiction I've read this year, well written, exciting, mysterious, full of interesting characters and ideas... The Times, London

For readers of my Tristopolis books, please note that Black Blood and Dark Blood are the same book, released under different titles by different publishers, either side of the Atlantic. (If you buy books online, it's not obvious when you're buying a foreign import, which might be a different edition of something you already own.)

What I do

I live in South Wales, write books, teach a little software engineering, and train six or seven days a week in my dojo. (That's the big shed in my garden. Or wherever I happen to be.) Simple.

The nice things people say

A brilliant, inventive writer.The Times

A masterclass in characterisation. Eric Brown, The Guardian

A spectacular writer. He makes SF seem all fresh and new again. Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author

A wonderful writer who deserves worldwide recognition. Cheryl Morgan, Emerald City

John Meaney has rewired SF. Everything is different now. Stephen Baxter

One of the best authors of hard SF in the world... SFX

One of British science fiction's most original and exciting practitioners. Barnes & Noble