Mark Ellis is a versatile suspense and science-fiction writer who has authored over 50 books. During his 30-plus years as a full-time writer, he has worked as a journalist, newspaper editor, feature writer and advertising copywriter.
His numerous credentials as a comic book/graphic novel creator include critically acclaimed properties such as: Doc Savage, The Wild, Wild West, H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu, Star Rangers, Ninja Elite, Death Hawk, Nosferatu: Plague of Terror, The Miskatonic Project, The Justice Machine, King Solomon’s Mines and many others.
He is the co-author of The Everything Writing Graphic Novels book. Under his James Axler pen-name, Mark created the best-selling Outlanders series for Harlequin Enterprises’ Gold Eagle imprint. Published consecutively for over 18 years in print, digital and audio book editions, Outlanders is the most successful mass market paperback original series of the last 30 years.
His other novels include Cryptozoica, The Falcon Resurrected, The Spur: Loki’s Rock, The Spur: Helldorado and entries in the Executioner and Deathlands series. He has been featured in Starlog, Comics Scene and Fangoria magazines. He has also been interviewed by Robert Siegel for NPR’s All Things Considered.
Mark lives with his wife, best-selling author and photographer, Melissa Martin Ellis in rural Ireland.
Deep in the jungled hell of Big Tamtung, a forgotten island in the South China Seas, lies an ancient substance that will unlock the secrets of life on Earth-- Prima Materia, a fabled material that has been whispered about since Biblical times.
Two centuries before, Charles Darwin discovered the last pool of Prima Materia on Big Tamtung and his discovery was suppressed by The School of Night, a secret society of scholars founded by Sir Walter Raleigh.
Now, when a small group of scientists and fortune hunters explore the jungles of Big Tamtung, they must endure frightening tests of their ingenuity and courage, as they struggle against ancient terrors--a lost world of dinosaurs and a miracle older than time.
With a non-human language spoken by Biblical patriarchs and coded secrets scribbled in the suppressed log of Darwin as their only clues, "Tombstone" Jack Kavanaugh and his partner, Augustus Crowe, discover secrets linking Prima Materia to the hidden history of humanity.
Kavanaugh and Crowe lead a pair of cynical scientists and the notorious Madame Bai Suzhen through the seething cauldron of a bizarre ecosystem--the remnant of an Earth that was and might be again. Pursued by a crew of bloodthirsty Triad assassins and frighteningly intelligent monsters spawned by a twisted evolution, Kavanaugh and Crowe are no longer interested in seeking a fortune, but merely in staying alive.
Deep in the broiling jungle, amid ruins half as old as time, they plunge into the heart of humanity's greatest mystery--and to a violent confrontation with a misshapen madman who lusts after a miracle but will settle for murder. Lavishly illustrated by Jeff Slemons!
The Spur: Loki’s Rock
From Mark(James Axler) Ellis, writer of Doc Savage, author of Cryptozoica and creator of the best-selling Outlanders series comes The Spur: Loki’s Rock.
The colony world in the Orion Spur known as Loki wasn't so much lost as forgotten. In the 188 years since a world-wide catastrophe destroyed what passed for civilization there, Loki had become a savage wilderness of strange cultures, as well as being the sanctuary for every bizarre cult, mad sect and outlawed scientific discipline in the Sol 9 Commonwealth.
Quentin Crockett, a Colonel in the department of OffWorld Operations leads a team of specialists to Loki to monitor, catalog, and if necessary, eliminate the myriad societies that sprang up in the wake of the global cataclysm. In their armored ACP Ambler, the team travels Loki, searching for the lost Terran Enclave, while fighting off not only wild beasts, and the wilder natives but also the ruthless schemes of a mastermind about whom they know practically nothing.
In The Spur: Loki’s Rock, Crockett and his team contend with the bizarre native fauna, but also with resurrected Nazi supermen, flocks of flying piranha, and the denizens of the kill-crazy town of Loki’s Rock, led by the psychotic Django Bonner and his bloodthirsty hench-wench, Pagan.
Ellis, the veteran author of 50 books as well as numerous comic properties, including such classics as: Death Hawk, The Justice Machine and Doc Savage: Man of Bronze, spent 15 years writing novels for Gold Eagle, the action-adventure imprint of Harlequin Enterprises. Under the pen name of James Axler, he created the best-selling Outlanders series, now in its 16th year of consecutive publication, making it the most successful mass-market paperback series published in the last 25 years.
NOSFERATU: PLAGUE OF TERROR BOOK ONE
Vampires, Zombies and a A Chilly Draft from Doomsday...
NOSFERATU makes his terrifying return in this two-part, digitally remastered and colorized Kindle ebook which is a compilation of the acclaimed Millennium comics series based on the legendary F.W. Murnau film, Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horrors.
A smiling fiend from the pits of hell who has cast his diseased shadow across mankind for centuries, he toys with human lives and changes the course of history to amuse his own depraved tastes.
Only one man can match him and thwart his plans, the immortal William Longsword. Sir William has hunted Orlock the Nosferatu across the centuries. In NOSFERATU: PLAGUE OF TERROR, he pursues him to New York City. It is a race against time, because Orlock has already unleashed a fiendish plan to corrupt mankind for his own amusement.
With his zombie minions, Orlock has set a trap that is about to snap shut on he jugular of the citizens of New York, and as the game plays out, he will enjoy leading Longsword deeper and deeper into the filthy underworld of a city filled with drug users, disease and desperation.
This classic of undead horror is reimagined by best-selling Sci-Fi author, Mark (James Axler) Ellis, Rik (Captain America) Levins, Melissa (The Everything Ghost Hunting Book) Martin-Ellis, Richard (New Warriors) Pace and Frank (Nightstalkers) Turner.
Books One and Two contain graphic scenes of violence and are suggested for mature audiences.
Parallax Prime: Of Dire Chimeras
Science Fiction, Action Adventure, Mythology
PARALLAX PRIME—ONE SAGA ENDS, ANOTHER BEGINS!
Two centuries after a global catastrophe, the wasteland of America is a slave state crushed under the tyrannical rule of nine hybrid barons who owe their true allegiance to the alien Annunaki. After years of bloody struggle, a fierce band of warriors finally break the yoke of slavery around the collective neck of humankind. Their victory is short-lived.
The Chimerii rise from the ancient world of gods and monsters. Imprisoned for millennia, they are free and filled with killer lust by the mad genius of Abraxas, last of the Archons.
Armed with fearsome weapons, the Chimerii threaten a world just beginning to recover from a nuclear cataclysm—unless Kane, Brigid Baptiste, Grant and Domi can find a way to stop them!
A master of combining myth and science-fiction with blazing action, Mark (James Axler) Ellis, creator of the best-selling Outlanders series, returns with Parallax Prime: Of Dire Chimeras. The first in a high-impact series featuring his characters introduced in 1997's Outlanders: Exile to Hell in a new setting and facing bizarre new enemies.
In his Outlanders series, Ellis employed myths from all cultures as underpinnings, building a complex, epic saga spanning many novels. Like most myth cycles, when one saga ends, another begins.
Ellis says, “Parallax Prime: Of Dire Chimeras expands the canvas, going in a new direction. I wrote these characters almost to the exclusion of all else for many years, so I wanted to craft a new beginning without a reboot. This approach offers fans of my books and new readers alike the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a unique universe…one that has an established history but doesn't require memorizing 20 years worth of past continuity to understand and enjoy."