Michael John Grist


Michael John Grist is a British author and ruins photographer who lives in London, UK. He writes dark and weird science fiction and fantasy books, such as the fantasy novel Ignifer’s Rise and the SF series The Ruins Sonata.

For 11 years he lived in Tokyo exploring Japan’s modern ruins, such as abandoned theme parks, military bases, and ghost towns, gaining millions of hits on this website with his photographs and stories.

The best of these adventures are now collected in his unique travel book Into the Ruins, which thriller bestseller Barry Eisler calls, “gorgeous, haunting, stunning.”

Now Michael enjoys working out in the gym, watching TV and movies, and of course writing stories and novels. He lives in London with his wife, and works as an academic English lecturer at university.


Where to find Michael John Grist online


The Lies (Last Mayor 8)
Series: Last Mayor. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,470. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
7 billion dead. 1 truth. The apocalypse killed almost everyone on Earth. Only 700 out of 7 billion people survived. It began with love, and loss, and lies. It will end in blood. The end is coming.
The Lash (Last Mayor 7)
Series: Last Mayor, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,520. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Thirteen years after the apocalypse butchered the world, Amo's dream lies in ruins, obliterated by the great white eye. New LA is forever gone, and with it any hope of peace. All that remains is the lash. Every drop of blood drawn shall be repaid tenfold. Every atrocity meted out shall be answered in kind. The vengeance will be epic, and brutal, and good. What kind of world will survive?
The Laws (Last Mayor 6)
Series: Last Mayor, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,940. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Undead
12 years after the apocalypse, New LA is finally at peace. 3 bunkers have signed the treaty, the demons are gone, and Amo's people think they're finally safe. They're wrong. Lara falls sick, hit by hallucinations that threaten her life, just as The Laws arrive in New LA, fellow survivors with a very different idea of what survival is. Nothing will be the same again. Whose law will stand?
The List (Last Mayor 5)
Series: Last Mayor, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,930. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
7 billion dead. 1 sheriff. At five years old Anna survived the first apocalypse, but lost her father. At fifteen she survived the second, but lost even more. She won't allow a third. She has a list of the 11 remaining bunkers. She has the skills to take them down. But the bunkers have a secret, and won't go down without a terrible, world-shaking fight. Who will survive?
The Loss (Last Mayor 4)
Series: Last Mayor, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,500. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Undead
7 billions dead. 1 mayor. Ten years after the apocalypse destroyed civilization, 'Last Mayor of America' Amo faces the loss of everything he's built. He wants to be a good man. He wants to save his people. But what is good, and who are his people any more? Now the demon is coming. Who will survive?

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