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Dayton Ward

Dayton Ward is a New York Times bestselling author or co-author of nearly forty novels and novellas, often working with his best friend, Kevin Dilmore. With Kevin and fellow author David Mack, he helped develop Star Trek: Seekers, the "literary spin-off" to the critically acclaimed Star Trek Vanguard novel series.

His short fiction has appeared in more than twenty anthologies, and he's written for publications such as NCO Journal, Kansas City Voices, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Star Trek and Star Trek Communicator as well as the websites,, and

Dayton's newest works for 2021 include contributions to Modiphius Entertainment’s Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game as well as short stories co-written with Kevin for the anthologies Pangaea Book III: Redemption, It Came from the Multiplex, and Thrilling Adventure Yarns 2021.

Before making the jump to full-time writing, Dayton was a software developer, having discovered the private sector after serving for eleven years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Though he currently lives in Kansas City with his wife and two daughters, Dayton is a Florida native and still maintains a torrid long-distance romance with his beloved Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Visit him on the web at

Books by Dayton Ward:

Title ISBN Date Publisher
978-198215-852-1 Simon&Schuster/Gallery Books
Thrilling Adventure Yarns 2021 Crazy 8 Press
978-173391-775-9 Hex Publishers
Pangaea Book III: Redemption 978-099692-756-5 Crazy 8 Press
978-198213-368-9 Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books
Zlonk! Zonk! Zowie! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Guide to Batman ’66 – Season One 979-862157-537-3 Crazy 8 Press
978-168298-430-7 Insight Editions
978-168383-521-9 Insight Editions
978-194969-103-0 eSpec Books
IncrediBuilds – Toy Story: Buzz Lightyear Book/Model Set 978-168298-233-4 Insight Editions
IncrediBuilds – Toy Story: Sheriff Woody Book/Model Set 978-168298-416-1 Insight Editions
978-198211-327-8 Pocket Books
978-168298-167-2 Insight Editions
978-168298-184-9 Insight Editions
978-150117-174-1 Pocket Books
978-168405-017-8 IDW
978-178565-540-1 Titan Books
978-161475-529-6 Wordfire Press
978-160887-519-1 Insight Editions
978-150114-731-9 Pocket Books
978-150111-131-0 Pocket Books
978-194058-915-2 The Sequart Organization
978-178565-268-4 Titan Books
Star Trek Adventures Core Rulebook 978-191013-285-2 Modiphius Entertainment
978-150112-277-4 Pocket Books
978-076537-794-4 Tor Books
978-152264-243-5 Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio; MP3 Una
978-160887-520-7 Insight Editions
978-150111-129-7 Pocket Books
978-177041-292-7 ECW Press
ECW Press
Joe Books
978-151502-100-1 Crazy 8 Press
978-147678-269-0 Pocket Books/Star Trek
1-47675-726-7 Pocket
978-189254-409-4 Crazy 8 Press
1-47671-899-7 Pocket
0-61591-027-0 Sky Warrior Books
1-47671-900-4 Pocket
978-145165-068-6 Pocket
1-45160-863-2 Pocket
978-143916-083-1 Pocket
1-45160-691-5 Pocket
1-43919-486-6 Pocket
978-143916-774-8 Pocket
1-43910-944-3 Pocket
Seven Deadly Sins (hc) 1-43958-112-6 Gallery Books
Full-Throttle Space Tales #3: Space Grunts 0-98189-574-1 Flying Pen Press
1-41659-494-9 Pocket
1-41655-850-0 Pocket
1-41654-792-4 Pocket
978-141654-321-3 Pocket
1-93377-148-8 Pocket
978-141654-898-0 Pocket
0-74349-255-2 Pocket
1-41654-489-5 Pocket
1-89368-786-4 Yard Dog Press
1-41652-459-2 Pocket
Turn the Page (SCE) 1-41654-324-4 Pocket
1-59816-744-8 TokyoPop
0-74349-254-4 Pocket
Things Fall Apart (ST: Mere Anarchy) 1-41653-437-7 Pocket
1-41652-400-2 Pocket
0-97707-080-8 Phobos Impact
Distant Early Warning (e-book) 1-41653-309-5 Pocket
1-41650-326-9 Pocket
Where Time Stands Still (SCE#44)(e-book) 0-74349-361-3 Pocket
0-74349-171-8 Pocket
Grand Designs (SCE#39) (e-book) 0-74348-086-4 Pocket
0-74348-300-6 Pocket
0-74348-299-9 Pocket
0-74348-298-0 Pocket
0-74347-707-3 Pocket
0-74345-789-7 Pocket Star
Home Fires (SCE#25) (e-book) 0-74347-591-7 Pocket
Foundations III (SCE#19) (e-book) 0-74345-674-2 Pocket
0-74345-673-4 Pocket
0-74345-672-6 Pocket
0-74346-454-0 Pocket
0-74344-412-4 Pocket
0-74341-225-7 Pocket
0-85965-312-9 Plexus
0-74342-871-4 Pocket
978-074342-882-8 Pocket
0-74343-996-1 Pocket
0-67103-652-1 Pocket
0-67101-447-1 Pocket
0-67102-693-3 Pocket
0-67102-692-5 Pocket
0-67101-446-3 Pocket