My name is Drew Wagar and I’m the author of several best-selling science fiction, space opera and fantasy novels, including several video game novelisations.
I love hearing from fans and gamers about my books, so feel free to get in touch.
You can also contact me to discuss commissions and the film/tv rights for my works.
You can also find me on social media.
A little about me…
Having had a successful career in IT, I’m in the position of being able to write for pleasure and create the stories that have been bubbling away in the back of my mind for several years.
I take my inspiration from the great writers I came across in my youth; the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Anne McCaffrey, Iain M. Banks and Frank Herbert alongside others such as Jonathan Lynn, Antony Jay, Margaret Atwood, Ursula Le Guin, John Scalzi, James S.A.Corey (both of them!), Anne Leckie and Elizabeth Moon.
I’ve very much enjoyed 70s and 80s TV, Cartoon and Films, including the obvious Star Wars and Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica in addition to Ulysses 31, Battle of the Planets, Star Fleet (X-Bomber), and the Mysterious Cities of Gold.
I’m also a fan of more contemporary tv/film SF such as Farscape, Firefly, The Expanse Series and Dark Matter, alongside fantasy offerings such as Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and the Avengers.
My most significant work to date is the Shadeward Saga, a sequence of four books written in a fantasy style with a hard science fiction background. I am currently working on expanding this universe with a new series, also of four books, known as Hegira.
I’ve novelised the epic video games “Lords of Midnight” and “Doomdark’s Revenge” by Mike Singleton and I wrote the two officially licensed novels for Frontier Development’s “Elite Dangerous” during its heyday prior to 2018.
I’m also very keen to to encourage new writers to experiment and create their own works. Contrary to what many would claim, you don’t need to have in-depth academic qualifications (I have a single C-grade English Literature O-Level to my name) or have attended seminars or writing courses to be a successful writer – in fact these things may very well detract from your abilities and creativity.
I dislike allegory and preaching in books, I only seek to write stories of adventure, excitement, discovery and exploration with a dash of romance. I’m not on a quest to change the world, nor am I writing to take a stand on social issues. Such diversity as you will find in my stories, and there is a lot, is a result of the needs of story-telling, not an agenda.
My books are written as escapism first and foremost, with tight exciting plots and a cast of characters you’ll love… or love to hate, nothing more, nothing less.
My books are available in ebook, paperback and, increasingly, audible.
I hope you enjoy them!