Nick Kyme is an editor and author who originally hails from Grimsby, a small town on the east coast of England. His fledgling writing career began in 1998 when his very first article for the Games Workshop fanzine The Citadel Journal was published.
Nick went on to build on this success with several more gaming articles for this publication, followed by commissioned pieces for the magazines Town Cryer and Fanatic. His first work of fiction, the short story Perfect Assassin appeared in the bi-monthly Inferno! magazine. It was followed by two further stories and later anthologised in the novel The Cold Hand of Betrayal.
Upon completing a BA (HONS) degree in English and History at the University of Lincoln, Nick moved to Nottingham in 2003 to work on White Dwarf magazine first as a Layout Designer then a Staff Writer and Journalist. During this time, he had several freelance articles published in White Dwarf and also wrote his first novel, Back from the Dead a dark, science fiction story set in the world of Necromunda.
Since then, Nick has taken up a position at Games Workshop’s publishing house, the Black Library, as an editor. In this role, he has been involved in a multitude of diverse projects, including art books for Namco Bandai’s Mark of Chaos game and EA Mythic’s Wahammer Online: Age of Reckoning.
During his time as editor, Nick has had two further short stories published in anthologies; Dead Man’s Hand appeared in the novel Tales of the Old World, while Sanctity was published in the anthology, Invasion! He has written several novels, including his debut Back from the Dead, a grim science fiction survival story set in the dark world of Necromunda; his dwarf novels Oathbreaker and Honourkeeper, both stirring heroic fantasy tales set in the world of Warhammer and Assault on Black Reach: The Novel, a short novella set in the gothic-futuristic world of Warhammer 40,000 featuring the indomitable Ultramarines. His first full-length Warhammer 40,ooo novel, Salamander, follows it and is book one in a trilogy.
Nick continues to write novels and short stories in the fantasy and science fiction worlds of Warhammer. His other writing credits include the Games Workshop background books The Inquistion and Grudgelore.
As well as being an ardent war gamer, Nick is also a big comic book fan, citing Batman as his all-time favourite character. He often rattles away on his keyboard to the dulcet tones of the latest indie band or stirring soundtrack. A movie buff extraordinaire, DVDs, books and graphic novels all vie for territory in his study or ‘Bat Cave’ as he likes to think of it.