Adrian Cole


ADRIAN COLE is a native of and lives in North Devon, England.

His first published work was a ghost story for IPC magazines (UK, 1972) followed by a trilogy of sword & planet novels, THE DREAM LORDS (Zebra, US, 1970s). Subsequently he has had more than 2 dozen novels and numerous short stories published, many translated into foreign editions.

He has written science fiction, heroic fantasy, sword & sorcery, horror, pulp fiction, and Mythos as well as two young adult novels, MOORSTONES and THE SLEEP OF GIANTS (Spindlewood, UK, 1980s).

His best known works are the OMARAN SAGA and STAR REQUIEM fantasy quartets, both reprinted recently as e Books (Gollancz SF Gateway) and as audio books (Audible).

Adrian’s most recent book is NICK NIGHTMARE INVESTIGATES (Alchemy UK) which collects the first arc of stories about his hard-boiled occult private eye. It was the recipient of the 2015 British Fantasy Award for best collection. He has previously appeared in Year’s Best Fantasy and Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror anthologies.

He contributes regularly to the revised WEIRDBOOK Magazine (US) and has had several short horror stories in anthologies in both the US and the UK, including The Mammoth Book of Halloween, due this autumn