Jonathan Green Interview | AfterBuzz TV’s Creators and Showrunners

AFTERBUZZ TV – AfterBuzz TV’s Creators and Showrunners edition, is a long form interview series featuring Creators and Showrunners discussing their roles and shows as well as their thoughts, passions and journeys. In this episode host Kaori Takee interview writer Jonathan Green .

Before becoming a full-time writer, Green was a teacher and Deputy Headmaster of a school in London.[1]

He is best known for having written three gamebooks in the original Fighting Fantasy series and the long-lost gamebook Bloodbones which has now been published as part of the new series. He also wrote Spellbreaker, Knights of Doom and Curse of the Mummy in the original series, and a number of other novels and gamebooks.[2][3] He also successfully raised funds throughKickstarter for You Are the Hero, a non-fiction book unearthing the history of Fighting Fantasy books.[3][4]

Green has also written a number of novels for the Games Workshop Black Library label, on similar themes. These include Necromancer, Magestorm, The Dead and the Damned, and Iron Hands(set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe). He co-authored several Sonic the Hedgehog gamebooks for Puffin Books with Marc Gascoigne.

In 2003 Green co-created the Pax Britannia science fiction steampunk setting for Abaddon Books‘ new novel line. He wrote the first book in the series Unnatural History, which features a Victorian Bond-style dandy adventurer called Ulysses Quicksilver, and is now the sole writer on the Pax Britannia line.[5] The eight novel in the series. Times Arrow was inspired by his work on gamebooks – it was serialised as an ebook, and readers could vote on the direction the next segment would take.[6]

His gamebook knowledge has also been used in other areas of his work, producing two gamesbooks, one each Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000. Green also wrote The Horror of Howling Hill, a gamebook in the Decide Your Destiny series of Doctor Who and a Star Wars: The Clone Wars gamebook Crisis on Coruscant. He also wrote an electronic interactive gamebook forTin Man Games, Temple of the Spider God.[7]

Many of Green’s books operate on the intersection between fantasy and horrorSpellbreaker uses a religious rather than mythological setting including herblore, Curse of the Mummy imitates ancient Egyptian tropes, Bloodbones is pirate-themed with undertones of chaos-worship and undeath, Knights of Doom borrows Warhammer Fantasy Battle’s chaos imagery, and a number of his Pax Britannia books fall into the horror genre, as well as being Steampunk.[8]

 

 

 

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