John Jackson Miller Bio

John Jackson Miller

John Jackson Miller

I’m a New York Times bestselling author, having written several Star Wars novels from Random House/Del Rey including Star Wars: A New Dawn, the first work created in conjunction with the new Lucasfilm Story Group. My bestseller Star Wars: Kenobi won the 2014 Scribe Award for Best Original Tie-In Novel – Speculative Fiction.

I also wrote Star Wars: Knight Errant, Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith, as well as twenty graphic novels, including ten Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic volumes. Originally published by Dark Horse, they’re now in rerelease from Marvel.

My first Star Trek novel, Star Trek: The Next Generation – Takedown, was released in 2015 by Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books, for whom I’m writing the Star Trek: Prey trilogy of novels for release in 2016. I’ve also written for my own science-fiction universe in Overdraft: The Orion Offensive, a setting which has associated short stories available as well.

My comics work has included Marvel Comics’ Iron Man, Bongo Comics’ Simpsons, and Mass Effect and Conan stories for Dark Horse Comics. I also wrote the comics adaptation of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

In games, my work includes writing for the Star Wars Role-Playing Game and reference guides including the Scrye Collectible Card Game Checklist & Price Guide.

In non-fiction, my research specialties include studies into comic-book circulation history, which in 2002 spawned the first of four Standard Catalog of Comic Books volumes. I’ve also edited magazines including Comics Buyer’s Guide, Comics & Games Retailer, and Scrye: The Guide to Collectible Card Games, serving also as Collectibles Editorial Director and later, Interactive Media Editorial Director for F+W Publications. Since that time, I have continued my research interests on my other website, Comichron.

With a master’s in comparative politics from Louisiana State University, I’ve sought to play on international and political elements in my fiction and games. I hold a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Tennessee, where I served as editor for The Daily Beacon eons ago. Before that, I was active in the fanzine and minicomics community, the 20th century equivalent of webzines and webcomics.