RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 141,582
Posts: 5,515,180
Members: 25,156
Currently online: 507
Newest member: jerrlaro

TrekToday headlines

Two New Starships Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Dec 26

Captain Kirk’s Boldest Missions
By: T'Bonz on Dec 25

Trek Paper Clips
By: T'Bonz on Dec 24

Sargent Passes
By: T'Bonz on Dec 23

QMx Trek Insignia Badges
By: T'Bonz on Dec 23

And The New Director Of Star Trek 3 Is…
By: T'Bonz on Dec 23

TV Alert: Pine On Tonight Show
By: T'Bonz on Dec 22

Retro Review: The Emperor’s New Cloak
By: Michelle on Dec 20

Star Trek Opera
By: T'Bonz on Dec 19

New Abrams Project
By: T'Bonz on Dec 18


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Misc. Star Trek > Trek Literature

Trek Literature "...Good words. That's where ideas begin."

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old May 1 2011, 01:58 AM   #1
JD
Admiral
 
JD's Avatar
 
Location: Arizona, USA
OT: James Swallow and Deus Ex

I was just looking around on Amazon, and apparently our very own James Swallow has written Icarus Effect,a novel set in the universe of the Deus Ex video games, and he is also one of the writers of the next game in the series, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. This was one of my most anticipated games this year before I found out he was a writer for it, and learning this just makes me that much more excited for it. Hopefully I'll get a chance to pick up the book sometime before the game comes out.
__________________
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. - Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites
JD is online now   Reply With Quote
Old May 1 2011, 10:28 AM   #2
James Swallow
Writer
 
James Swallow's Avatar
 
Location: UK
View James Swallow's Twitter Profile
Re: OT: James Swallow and Deus Ex

Hey JD, thanks for the interest in Deus Ex. I have indeed written Icarus Effect, which is a 'side-story' that ties in to the first few hours of the plotline of the Deus Ex Human Revolution videogame. I've been a core member of the writing team on DXHR since early 2008 and it's been a great experience - the finished game looks awesome!
James Swallow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 1 2011, 06:52 PM   #3
Thrawn
Rear Admiral
 
Thrawn's Avatar
 
Location: Washington, DC
Re: OT: James Swallow and Deus Ex

Ooooh, good! James, I've been wondering this, but didn't know who to ask: I never played either of the previous Deus Ex games. Is the novel written for people who are into the universe and understand it from the previous games, or is it a good place to jump in? How about the game itself?
Thrawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2 2011, 09:37 AM   #4
James Swallow
Writer
 
James Swallow's Avatar
 
Location: UK
View James Swallow's Twitter Profile
Re: OT: James Swallow and Deus Ex

Thrawn wrote: View Post
I never played either of the previous Deus Ex games.
You should certainly play the first one, if you get the chance. It's dead cheap and worth the effort.

Is the novel written for people who are into the universe and understand it from the previous games, or is it a good place to jump in?
You don't have to be Deus Ex-savvy to read Icarus Effect but you'll get a lot more out of it if you are.

How about the game itself?
You can play Deus Ex Human Revolution without having played the other games in the series; it's actually a prequel to the original game.
James Swallow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2 2011, 05:56 PM   #5
Thrawn
Rear Admiral
 
Thrawn's Avatar
 
Location: Washington, DC
Re: OT: James Swallow and Deus Ex

^ Awesome, thanks for the help.
Thrawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2 2011, 09:16 PM   #6
timothy
Rear Admiral
 
timothy's Avatar
 
Location: chester's mill, maine
View timothy's Twitter Profile Send a message via Yahoo to timothy
Re: OT: James Swallow and Deus Ex

to mr.swallow all so love you're warhammer 40 k novels awesome are you planing to write any for horous hersey?
timothy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2 2011, 09:44 PM   #7
ronny
Fleet Captain
 
ronny's Avatar
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
View ronny's Twitter Profile
Re: OT: James Swallow and Deus Ex

I remember the first game being a LOT of fun. Didn't play the 2nd because I wasn't into games at the time and if I remember correctly it got a lot of so so reviews. I don't remember much if any of the back story, just some of the game play. I had a choice of being a stealth guy or carrying a big bazooka. I went with the bazooka most of the time.
__________________
If you want people to respect your ideas, get better ideas. - John Scalzi

My Star Trek reading progress.
ronny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2 2011, 11:01 PM   #8
BrotherBenny
Rear Admiral
 
BrotherBenny's Avatar
 
Location: BrotherBenny
View BrotherBenny's Twitter Profile Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to BrotherBenny Send a message via Yahoo to BrotherBenny
Re: OT: James Swallow and Deus Ex

timothy wrote: View Post
to mr.swallow all so love you're warhammer 40 k novels awesome are you planing to write any for horous hersey?
Timothy, did you actually graduate high school or is your grammar so bad because you type fast on an iPhone or something?

I just ask because it seems so bad. See below what it should look like, correctly formatted.

"To Mr. Swallow, I also love your Warhammer 40k novels. They're awesome. Are you planing to write any for Horus Heresey?"
__________________
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." - Henry David Thoreau

My blog / My crime stories
BrotherBenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 3 2011, 09:25 AM   #9
James Swallow
Writer
 
James Swallow's Avatar
 
Location: UK
View James Swallow's Twitter Profile
Re: OT: James Swallow and Deus Ex

timothy wrote: View Post
to mr.swallow all so love you're warhammer 40 k novels awesome are you planing to write any for horous hersey?
BrotherBenny wrote: View Post
I just ask because it seems so bad. See below what it should look like, correctly formatted.
"To Mr. Swallow, I also love your Warhammer 40k novels. They're awesome. Are you planing to write any for Horus Heresey?"
It's, uh, actually Heresy...

And in answer to timothy's question, I've already written two Horus Heresy novels - The Flight of the Eisenstein and Nemesis - plus short stories in the anthologies Tales of Heresy and Age of Darkness, and the audio dramas Oath of Moment and Legion of One. I'm planning a third Horus Heresy novel for 2012.
James Swallow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 3 2011, 02:15 PM   #10
BrotherBenny
Rear Admiral
 
BrotherBenny's Avatar
 
Location: BrotherBenny
View BrotherBenny's Twitter Profile Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to BrotherBenny Send a message via Yahoo to BrotherBenny
Re: OT: James Swallow and Deus Ex

It was a typo
__________________
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." - Henry David Thoreau

My blog / My crime stories
BrotherBenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 3 2011, 08:33 PM   #11
timothy
Rear Admiral
 
timothy's Avatar
 
Location: chester's mill, maine
View timothy's Twitter Profile Send a message via Yahoo to timothy
Re: OT: James Swallow and Deus Ex

I am up to nemesis right now and loving it. just picked up the new hersey anthology as well this week. I wish you could get david mack to right for the warhammer universe his combat righting is fantastic. all so picked up stargate universe air nove excellent read. are they planing to do more for the books?



all so I looked up you're new book on my nook and it apears as untitled eidos and it's 9.99.
timothy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 4 2011, 09:52 AM   #12
James Swallow
Writer
 
James Swallow's Avatar
 
Location: UK
View James Swallow's Twitter Profile
Re: OT: James Swallow and Deus Ex

Fandemonium Books have discussed the idea of more Stargate Universe novels, but there are no firm plans that I'm aware of.
James Swallow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
deus ex series, james swallow, video games

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.