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James Smythe was born in London in 1980. Since completing a PhD in Cardiff University, he has taught creative writing, and is currently writer/narrative designer for a major forthcoming video game. He lives on the grounds of a boarding school in West Sussex. He has also written a novel called The Testimony, which was published by Blue Door/HarperCollins in 2011.

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No Harm Can Come to a Good Man by James Smythe
No Harm Can Come to a Good Man
James Smythe
This is a dark dystopian thriller set in the not very distant future (2020) where a new technology, Clear Vista, can seemingly predict the future based on a handful of questions. Laurence Walker is a Senator who uses Clear Vista...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
No Harm Can Come to a Good Man by James Smythe
No Harm Can Come to a Good Man
James Smythe
How far would you go to save your family from an invisible threat? A terrifyingly original thriller from the author of The Machine.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
The Machine by James Smythe
The Machine
James Smythe
An eerie and frightening, near-future tale that does have echoes of Frankenstein as the publishers suggest, only here there is a lot of concentration on memory and how it defines and builds in us. The plot, of which I will...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2014
The Explorer by James Smythe
The Explorer
James Smythe
A tense, claustrophobic and gripping science fiction thriller from the author of The Testimony. A jounalist’s dreams of securing himself a place in literary history, documenting the first manned deep space mission, turn into a nightmare as millions of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/08/2013
The Testimony by James Smythe
The Testimony
James Smythe
This is a pretty unsettling and powerfully compelling debut, well worth a read for the original storyline alone. The world seems to stop and some people hear the words ‘My Children. Do not be afraid’. Confusion and terror reign and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/02/2013

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