Michael John Grist writes dark and weird science fiction and fantasy stories, with many stories published in professional fiction magazines, e.g. Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Ideomancer.

Michael has published several collections of short stories, a travelogue / memoir of his adventures in Japan’s modern ruins, and the fantasy novel Saint Ignifer’s Rise.

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The Bells of Subsidence Bone Diamond Ruins of the Rising Sun Saint Ignifer's Rise



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    Mr. Ruins
    In an apocalyptic world destroyed by global tsunamis, ex-marine Ritry Goligh must learn to fight through the landscape of the mind, before the sadistic Mr. Ruins can steal his soul.

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    King Ruin
    In the wreckage of his battle with Mr. Ruins, ex-marine Ritry Goligh thinks he's safe, but he's not. He is prey, and King Ruin will hunt him to the edge of existence for the secrets of his soul.

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    Ignifer's Rise
    In a brutal city splintered by caste, a condemned boy called Sen must confront the fate written in his scars and unite the castes in rebellion, before the apocalypse dawns.

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    Abandoned theme parks, mountain ghost towns, relics of WWII- they're all in this unique memoir of a serial ruins explorer.

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