Ignifer Tales

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Ignifer Tales is a collection of 7 epic fantasy short stories set in the world of Ignifer’s Mons, exploring life and death in the city at the center of the world, from battles over Damask in the Boomfire to the whale hunts of a pious Hammerhand, lost treasure in the underground birails, lost souls buried in the Gutrock, and the …

Ignifer’s War

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Ignifer’s War is an epic fantasy novel set in a bleak industrial world populated by bizarre castes, where a young man with the fate of the world written in his scars must raise a long-dead legendary army to rescue his swallowed world from the throat of an apocalypse god. It is book #2 in the Ignifer Cycle, available in ebook …

God of Ruin – Ruins War 3

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God of Ruin is a high-octane SF thriller set in a tsunami-ravaged future world, and closes out the Ruins War series begun in Mr. Ruins with a sparking cacophony of SF ideas. The war for ex-Arctic marine Ritry Goligh’s broken soul is just beginning. His squad of six rugged marines are scattered across the tsunami-ruined world, hunted by their deadliest …

King Ruin – Ruins War 2

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King Ruin is an action-thriller science fiction novel set in a sprawling future-ruin, sequel to Mr. Ruins. Ex-Arctic marine Ritry Goligh must become master of his own mind, while 5 lost marines venture deep into a tsunami-drenched Sunken World, before the tyrannical King Ruins can steal the souls of billions. Readers have said: “The twists & drama of this roller …

Mr. Ruins – Ruins War 1

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Mr. Ruins is a vicious, visionary SF thriller. Grimy cyberpunk a la Bladerunner for the 21st century. Ex-marine Ritry must learn to fight through his own broken mind, before the madman Mr. Ruins can steal his soul and the souls of everyone he ever loved. Readers have called it- “… a mind-twisting thriller through the tsunami-ravaged future.” – Christine Hooker …

Ignifer’s Rise

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Ignifer’s Rise is an epic fantasy novel set in a bleak industrial world populated by bizarre castes, where a boy with the fate of the world written in his scars must raise a legendary hero to life, and prevent the rise of an apocalypse god.

Into the Ruins – Adventures in Abandoned Japan

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Into the Ruins – Adventures in Abandoned Japan is a hybrid Japan travelogue/ photo-book written by author / photographer Michael John Grist, crammed with explorations of abandoned ruins. Best-selling thriller writer Barry Eisler has said- “Gorgeous, haunting, stunning memento mori photos… fascinating text commentary… I guarantee you will start fantasizing about exploring haikyo yourself.” It’s currently available as an e-book …

Bone Diamond – 9 Weird Stories

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Bone Diamond is a collection of 9 weird and surreal stories written by Michael John Grist, filled with sky-painting giants, gods of the mud, and a world where the direction East can die. Readers have called it- “magical … poetic … out-of-the-box … a little gem.“ It’s currently available as an e-book through Amazon: – Amazon US – Amazon UK …

The Bells of Subsidence – 9 Science Fiction Stories

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The Bells of Subsidence is a collection of 9 science fiction stories written by Michael John Grist, filled with ruined intergalactic civilizations, lonely robots, and AI that has to die. Readers have called it- “Intriguing … atmospheric … other-worldly … excellent.” It’s currently available as an e-book through Amazon: – Amazon US – Amazon UK Story: Aliqa’s mind has been …