“Epic SciFi on Extraordinary Worlds”


Welcome to the novels and thoughts of John Frank Marshall – author of over 10 SciFi and Urban Fantasy epics. My writing blends magic and science, with an environmental backdrop that holds a mirror to our own world.

Like many budding writers I have to work full-time, so I do most all of my creative work whilst commuting and that suits me well. I have yet to write a train-themed novel, but I can see that happening…

I am proud to be a client of the John Jarrold Literary Agency. Thank you for your wise words, John. Thanks also to the talented photographer and digital artist Thomas Budach for the illustrations on this site and to Nicola Wells for the image on the home page.

My news:

NOW WORKING ONOrobouros, final in the Eco trilogy.  Thirteen years in the future, the second Scitha invasion is imminent and this time, there seems to be no hope of survival for the nature-loving society of the Rift. Leah Esvane, now aged 21, is more gifted than Caia. Feisty and passionate, she is also very like her mother, with whom she agrees on nothing. Leah can also mind-join across time, and perhaps find a way to prevent the emergence of City 5, even if this means she can no longer exist.

LATEST NOVEL – Second Dawn, second of the Eco trilogy. As a conflicted civilisation struggles to recover from the war, new threats emerge. A second city (Rax) has followed City 5 to the surface, but life in Rax has adapted to the ocean, and it sees the land as a threat. This novel will be completed end 2018, all being well. Click here to download the synopsis.

FIRST NOVEL IN NEW TRILOGY – Emergence – an undersea city of post-apocalyptic survivors from an alien invasion re-emerges in a stone-age world called Eco, where science must come to terms with the power of an ancient magic. Click here for a downloadable synopsis.

Use the menu above the main image to explore synopses and browse the first few chapters.