LICENSED WORK

Josh has written for a number of licensed properties over the past twelve years, including Warhammer 40,000, Mack Bolan: Executioner, and Legend of the Five Rings. Below is a list of all his licensed work to date, arranged according to date of publication and format. If you’d like to learn more, click the links in the titles!


ARKHAM HORROR

Pulp action and fantasy adventure in 1920s Massachusetts, pitting brave investigators against a sweeping tide of occult activity aimed at resurrecting alien gods who will consume our world...

Novels

  • Wrath of N’kaiCountess Alessandra Zorzi, international adventurer and thief, arrives in Arkham pursuing an ancient body freshly exhumed from a mound in Oklahoma, of curious provenance and peculiar characteristics. But before she can steal it, another party beats her to it. Now, caught between her mysterious client, the police, and a society of necrophagic connoisseurs, she finds herself on the trail of a resurrected mummy as well as the star-born terror gestating within it.

Short Stories

  • “The Hounds Below”An author visits a patient in Arkham Sanitarium, seeking answers to a gruesome mystery.

LEGEND OF THE FIVE RINGS

Warring samurai clans fight with swords and magic for the Emperor’s favor while protecting their borders from the demonic incursions of the Shadowlands...

Novels

  • Poison River: A Daidoji Shin MysteryDaidoji Shin, unrepentant wastrel with a taste for scandal and dice, coasts through his role as Crane Clan’s trade envoy in the City of the Rich Frog. But when a case of poisoned rice threatens the brittle peace between the competing clans, the Imperial Governor drags Shin from his indolence and orders him to find the culprit.
  • Death’s Kiss: A Daidoji Shin MysteryDaidoji Shin, former louche layabout turned amateur investigator, and his long-suffering bodyguard, Kasami, are called away from the comforts of the City of the Rich Frog and into Unicorn lands to investigate a seemingly open-and-shut case of murder. But it’s never that straightforward…

Short Stories


MACK BOLAN: EXECUTIONER

The classic vigilante action series…

Novels

  • Executioner: Border Offensive (as Don Pendleton)American smugglers intent on running terrorists across the Mexican border don’t realize that the extra man they’ve picked up en route is working undercover to stop them. Or that the man is Mack Bolan and he’s dedicated to preventing their treacherous human cargo from ever reaching the U.S.
  • Executioner: Arctic Kill (as Don Pendleton)Formed in the wake of World War I, a renegade secret society has never lost sight of its goal to eradicate the “lesser races” and restore a mythical paradise. This nightmare scenario becomes a terrifying possibility when the society discovers an ancient virus hidden in a Cold War-era military installation. Called in to avert the looming apocalypse, Mack Bolan must stop the white supremacists by any means necessary.
  • Executioner: Murder Island (as Don Pendleton)On an uncharted island in the Indian Ocean, a psychotic hunter stalks the most dangerous prey: man. His newest target is an international arms dealer, a criminal who was in CIA custody when his plane was shot down. Sent in to locate the missing prisoner, Mack Bolan finds himself caught in the same trap.
  • Executioner: Final Assault (as Don Pendleton)Not all publicity is good publicity. Especially when the fake hijacking of the world’s first self-sustaining vessel turns into the real deal. With the ship and its cargo being auctioned off to terrorists, Mack Bolan must rescue the hostages and destroy the vessel before it falls into even more dangerous hands.

NIGHTSCAPE

A literary pulp extravaganza featuring mummified telepaths, ancient machine gods, world-destroying artifacts, undead pirates, vodou elementals and dream-powered treasure ships…

Novellas

  • The Divine Drowned (with David W. Edwards)In exploring the underwater remnants of a lost Egyptian city, supernatural adventurer Nolin “Lancer” Quigg and his crew are blasted into an alternate dimension wracked by psychic war. Broken and scattered, the members of Integrand General struggle to reunite and return home. Complicating their mission: a prophecy that not only exposes the terrible secret of Lancer’s superhuman strength but signals the end of reality itself.

PHILEAS FOGG

Philip Jose Farmer’s The Other Log of Phileas Fogg was only the beginning!

Novellas

  • Phileas Fogg and the War of ShadowsIt is 1889 and Phileas Fogg has settled into a life of quiet sequestration in the rural idyll of his family estate with his wife and children. The millennia-old conflict which once threatened to consume him is over and done. Or so he thought. But when an old foe disrupts his peaceful retirement, seeking his aid against an enemy which threatens them both, Fogg  finds himself once more thrown into the white-hot crucible of war.
  • Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra1889. The war of shadows is over, but a new and more deadly conflict has begun in the Central European country of Ruritania. A conflict which threatens to consume the few remaining survivors of the millennia-old struggle between Eridaneans and Capelleans, including Phileas Fogg. 

SMITE!

A free-to-play online MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) and ARTS (action real-time strategy) game developed by Titan Forge Games and published by Hi-Rez Studios. 

Short Stories


TURNIP28

It’s about turnips. And post apocalyptic warfare. But mostly turnips...

Short Stories


WARHAMMER 40,000

The grim darkness of the far future, where mighty armies clash on countless war-torn worlds and Humanity stands alone, beset on all sides by the threats of the heretic, the mutant and the alien.

Audio Dramas

  • Master of the HuntKor’sarro Khan leads the White Scars on a hunt against the deadliest and most vicious foe they have ever faced: the daemon prince known as Doomrider.
  • Fabius Bile: Repairer of RuinLupercalia burns, the might of the Traitor Legions reducing the last redoubt of the Sons of Horus to rubble and through the ruins strides Apothecary Fabius of the Emperor’s Children…
  • Lukas the Trickster: Art of ProvocationWhen orks amass on Polix Tertius, Lukas the Trickster decides to play a dangerous game. Risking the ire of the Wolf Lords, he turns his attentions to the planetary vox, and begins to broadcast…

Novels

  • Shield of Baal: DeathstormThe sons of Sanguinius land upon Phodia, commanded by First Captain Karlaen, the Shield of Baal. Their mission is to find and secure the planetary governor, whose blood may hold the key to curing the twin curses of the Chapter: the Red Thirst and the Black Rage.
  • Fabius Bile: PrimogenitorExiled into the depths of the Eye of Terror for his dark deeds, former Emperor’s Children Apothecary Fabius is drawn back to the Imperium in search of a secret that could be the key to saving his misbegotten life…
  • Fabius Bile: ClonelordDrawn back into the deadly machinations of his former Legion, Fabius Bile finds his destiny lies in a forgotten world on the Eastern Fringe… a world called Solemnace.
  • Lukas the TricksterWhen the drukhari come to raid Fenris itself, Lukas the Trickster takes to the battlefield to face a rival unlike any he has fought before…
  • Space Marines Conquests: ApocalypseThe Word Bearers have come to despoil the Ecclesiarchy world of Almace – and it will take the Space Marines and the world’s secretive leaders working together to prevent an apocalypse…
  • Fabius Bile: ManflayerAs his Homo Novus project comes to fruition, Fabius Bile faces a new threat – the dreaded haemonculi of the Thirteen Scars. Can he marshal his forces to protect his creations, or are the New Men doomed to death?

Novellas

  • Damocles: Hunter’s SnareKor’sarro Khan leads the White Scars on a hunt for their most cunning prey yet – the Tau commander known as Shadowsun.
  • Armageddon: Dante’s CanyonThe White Scars battle orks in fast-paced action on Armageddon, and the secrets of the Stormseers and their place in the Chapter are revealed.
  • The Beast in the Trenches An unpredictable commissar searches for an elusive foe on a battle-ravaged world.

Short Stories

  • “Angels of Death: Cadre”Manse Jah-Hlley of the Mentors Chapter is alone on a hostile world, his battle-brothers spread far and wide across the planet. But he is far from helpless…
  • “Legion of the Damned: Remorseless”As Skaranx the Gland-Hound stalks his prey, he encounters Space Marines the likes of which he has never seen before.
  • “Sanctus Reach: The Fall of Hive Jensen”As an ork horde descends on the hive world of Ghul Jensen, an inquisitor of the Ordo Xenos takes the opportunity to carry out the secret mission…
  • “Shield of Baal: Shadow of the Leviathan”Tigurius of the Ultramarines faces an alien horror on a dying world as Hive Fleet Leviathan sweeps across the galaxy.
  • “Enyalius, in Memoriam”Marakitedes of the World Eaters, fights on the hull of an Imperial starship, in order to honour his fallen brother, Enyalius, and send him to Khorne with a mighty host of skulls.
  • “The Zheng Cipher”The radiation-soaked Skitarii Vanguard deploy to a dying world. The locals think they’re to be rescued, but the cyborg soldiers know that there is no surviving the battle to come.
  • “Fabius Bile: A Memory of Tharsis”Fabius Bile finds himself in trouble when he seeks fresh resources for his vile experiments on a forge world.
  • “Fabius Bile: The Howling Ship” – Fabius Bile launches a raid on one of the infamous Black Ships of the Adeptus Astra Telepathica.
  • “Fabius Bile: Prodigal”When Fabius Bile is attacked by daemons, he is surprised to be rescued by an old friend, one of his very first experiments. But does the prodigal’s return bode well or ill?
  • “Lukas the Trickster: A Trick of the Light”Lukas the Trickster descends into the ice caverns of Fenris and faces a beast of legend that may be a match for the Space Wolf: the dread doppelgangrel.
  • “Fabius Bile: Light of a Crystal Sun”Desperate to stop his body’s degeneration, Fabius Bile tries to use remnants of an aeldari seer to discover the secrets of life after death and immortality…
  • “Lukas the Trickster: Breath of Morkai” – Lukas faces a cunning foe on an icy planet.
  • “Blackstone Fortress: Shapes Pent in Hell”UR-025 confronts a being like itself in the bowels of the Blackstone Fortress. But is it friend…or foe?

WARHAMMER AGE OF SIGMAR

An age of brutal warfare in the Mortal Realms…

Audio Dramas

  • Hallowed Knights: Prisoner of the Black SunExplore the Realm of Death with the Hallowed Knights as they seek an audience with the Great Necromancer Nagash and gain a most unlikely ally…
  • Hallowed Knights: Sands of BloodThe Hallowed Knights – and their vampire ally, Mannfred von Carstein – continue their quest to find the gates of the underworld and an audience with Nagash.
  • Hallowed Knights: Lords of HelstoneMannfred von Carstein leads his Stormcast allies into the ruins of Helstone…why does Lord-Celestant Tarsus feel a connection to the forsaken place?
  • Hallowed Knights: Bridge of Seven SorrowsFinally, the Hallowed Knights reach the underworlds of Shyish. On the Bridge of Seven Sorrows, Lord-Celestant Tarsus will meet his destiny.
  • Hallowed Knights: The DeniedKnight-Questor Akastus must return an aelf corsair, Salekh, to Hammerhal Ghyra to face justice. But the servants of Sigmar aren’t the only ones looking to punish Salekh for his myriad crimes…
  • Eight Lamentations: War-ClawGunmaster Owain Volkner and his companion Zana Mathos seek an ancient weapon – but so do their enemies, and in an isolated mountaintop outpost, battle is joined…
  • Darkly DreamingA masked ball could prove to be the inroads poet and agitator Melinno Vaasa needs to get back into the high society of Thurn. But what awaits her when the party begins is beyond her wildest nightmares…

Games

Novels

  • Legends of the Age of Sigmar: Skaven PestilensThe Crawling City is under siege. The diseased hordes of the skaven Clans Pestilens seek the way to one of the Thirteen Great Plagues and this colossal worm holds the key – but to claim it, they must defeat the might of Sigmar’s Stormcast Eternals…
  • Legends of the Age of Sigmar: Black RiftA Stormhost of Sigmar’s celestial warriors run a gauntlet of enemies in an attempt to close a dangerous rift that could drown an entire realm in daemons.
  • Realmgate Wars: Fury of Gork Still in search of allies for their war against Chaos, the Stormcasts brave the Ghurlands, but someone else is there, a champion of Tzeentch seeking a mighty weapon. Only a dangerous mission into the Howling Labyrinth can stop the sorcerer before it’s too late.
  • Nagash: The Undying KingIn the Realm of Death, the Rictus clans face their most relentless enemy ever, and even the intervention of two of the Great Necromancer’s Mortarchs might not be enough to turn back the lumbering minions of the Plague God. Where is Nagash, the Undying King, when the people of Shyish need him most?
  • Hallowed Knights: Plague GardenDuring the greatest battles of the War for Life, the Stormcast Eternals suffered a great tragedy: the Hallowed Knights Lord-Castellant Grymn was lost to the Realm of Chaos. Now his fellow Steel Souls venture into the domain of Nurgle himself in search of their lost comrade…
  • Eight Lamentations: Spear of ShadowsEight mighty artefacts, crafted by the dark servants of Chaos, blight the Mortal Realms. The Ruinous Powers hunt them – and so do a group of heroes, chosen by Grungni for this dangerous and essential task.
  • Soul WarsNagash is rising. As his legions march forth from Shyish to bring death to all the realms, the Anvils of the Heldenhammer stand firm in Glymmsforge, a city of Order in the heart of Nagash’s domain…
  • Shadespire: The Mirrored CityAmidst the ruins of the once-great Mirrored City, cursed by Nagash himself, ex-freeguild soldier Seguin Rayner and his allies seek secrets – but even if they retrieve them, can they ever escape Shadespire?
  • Hallowed Knights: Black PyramidAs they spearhead an advance into the Realm of Death, the Hallowed Knights are beset by enemies – including the treacherous Mannfred von Carstein, who may hold the key to saving a long lost soul.
  • Dark Harvest A disgraced warrior-priest who prowls the Greywater Fastness is forced to confront his past when a message from an old friend sends him on a perilous quest. In an isolated village full of untrusting souls, his darkest secrets threaten to come to light.

Novellas

  • Hallowed Knights: The Gates of DawnThe Stormhosts’ grand crusade brings war to the Ghyrtract Fen, where Gardus of the Hallowed Knights strives to take back the Gates of Dawn.
  • Hallowed Knights: War in the Hidden ValeIn Ghyran and the lands of Rotwater Blight, Lord-Castellant Grymn fights on, not only to avenge the death of Lord-Celestant Gardus but also to find the Hidden Vale of Alarielle, the Radiant Queen and ruler of the sylvaneth.  
  • Hallowed Knights: Hammerhal Dark forces stir within the bowers of the mysterious Hexwood. A great warhost of Tzaangor beastkin, creatures devoted to Tzeentch, the Architect of Fate, defile the once-verdant lands of Ghyran. All that opposes them are the noble Stormcast Eternals of the Hallowed Knights. 

Short Stories


WARHAMMER BLOOD BOWL

Fantasy football – Warhammer style…

Short Stories

  • “Manglers Never Lose”Tyrus Bundt, coach of the Middenplatz Manglers, finds his star player dead on the eve of the Doombowl finals. With no time to recruit a replacement, he can only think of one last, desperate option – find a necromancer!
  • “Doc Morgrim’s Vow”When the Middenplatz Manglers take a trip to the cold north, the stakes are more than just victory for Doc Morgrim – his very freedom is at stake.

WARHAMMER FANTASY BATTLES

Classic stories from the World-that-Was…

Novels

  • Knight of the Blazing SunThe young knight Hector Goetz is sent to a distant island to investigate the disappearance of a group of knights. Reunited with his comrades, he battles vicious pirates and bloodthirsty raiders, but from his increasingly disturbing nightmares Goetz realises that there is more to the place than meets the eye. 
  • Blood of Nagash: NeferataA queen without a kingdom, Neferata sets her sights on a capital for her new empire – the stronghold of Silver Pinnacle. She calls her allies to battle – but can she truly trust them?
  • Gotrek and Felix: Road of SkullsWhen Gotrek and Felix race to the aid of the besieged dwarf city of Karak Kadrin, they are drawn into a war that threatens the entire Old World, and pitted against a foe who could be the one to fulfil an ancient prophecy.
  • Blood of Nagash: Master of DeathW’soran’s hunt for power is interrupted by a civil war in Mourkain, the mountain nation ruled by his former ally, Ushoran. Now W’soran must battle old friends and new enemies alike.
  • Gotrek and Felix: The Serpent QueenIn the sun-bleached deserts of what once the land of Nehekhara, Gotrek and Felix are captured by the undead Queen Khalida and forced to aid her against her enemies in a war that will take them into the heart of the Land of the Dead.
  • End Times: Return of NagashAs the forces of Chaos threaten to drown the world in madness, Mannfred von Carstein and Arkhan the Black put aside their difference and plot to resurrect their dark master: Nagash.
  • End Times: Lord of the End TimesArchaon Everchosen marches on the city of Middenheim. The last heroes of men, elves and dwarfs gather to stop him, but to stand against the hordes of the Ruinous Powers, they must turn to darker allies…

Novellas

  • Gotrek and Felix: Charnel CongressGotrek and Felix journey through the haunted marshes of Hel Fenn in search of an honourable death for the Slayer, but awaken an ancient evil long thought dead.

Short Stories


WARHAMMER HORUS HERESY

After thousands of years of expansion and conquest, the human Imperium is at its height. Now is the beginning of the end…

Audio Dramas

  • Blackshields: The False WarFormer World Eater Endryd Haar and his warband face trials that drive them to the brink of destruction as they try to survive the Horus Heresy.
  • Blackshields: The Red FiefEndryd Haar leads his battered warband of renegade Blackshields into battle once more. Answering a distress call from an old friend, Haar seeks out the tithe-world of Duat, intent on plunder.
  • Blackshields: The Broken ChainHounded by the Sons of Horus and betrayed by his second in command, Blackshield Endryd Haar must enact his riskiest gamble yet if he is to fulfil his oath to kill the traitor Warmaster Horus.

Novels

  • Fulgrim: The Palatine PhoenixSeeking a new challenge and a mighty triumph, Fulgrim – prideful primarch of the Emperor’s Children – sets out to conquer a world with just seven warriors by his side…

WARHAMMER NECROMUNDA

Brutal Gang Warfare in the 41st Millennium…

Audio Dramas

  • Venators: Half-HornThree underhive fugitives shelter around a fire in the midst of a storm. They must be safe here, for the only one who could track them is Gor Half-horn. And he’s a myth, isn’t he?

Novels

  • Kal Jerico: Sinner’s BountyWith a Guilder armoury looted, and the culprit racing downhive in a mining hauler bristling with stolen weaponry, Kal Jerico chases the bounty… but with a prize like this, every other Venator worth the name will be after it too.

Short Stories

  • “Death’s Head”Goliath ganger Topek Greel seeks out an underhive legend, a killer with a terrifying record. 
  • “Bonegrinder”Goliath ganger Topek Greel battles a savage denizen of the underhive.
  • “Kal Jerico: Red Salvage”Investigating the wreck of an ancient ship, Kal Jerico, Scabbs and Yolanda face deadly dangers and treachery.

WATCH DOGS: LEGION

Set in a darkly dystopian London just a few years from now, sinister forces attempting to control the nation are opposed by a secretive band of hackers and activists known as DedSec...

Novels

  • Day Zero (with James Swallow)Four lives are drawn into a murderous conspiracy that threatens to destroy Dedsec and plunge the city of London into chaos. Something very bad is going down in London town…

ZOMBICIDE

The zombie apocalypse is here – and you’re stuck right in the middle of it. With undead hordes on every side, the survivors must band together to fight back against the lurching, brain-hungry menace. Pick your weapons and get stuck in. It’s going to get messy…

Novels

  • The Last ResortThe zombie apocalypse has driven humanity up into the Adirondacks. Enter Westlake, a hardened career criminal on the path of “the Villa”, a legendary mafia hideout where he can escape the devastation. When he’s ambushed by the undead, an old FBI “friend” and his squad of survivors rescue him… and then force him to reveal his secrets. Reluctantly, Westlake is saddled with an oddball team to navigate minefields, trip wires, and flesh-eating zombies at every turn to find their safe haven…