Michael Carroll and Matthew Smith are celebrated novelists and Dredd comics writers. Smith, also the editor of 2000 AD, has written two previous novels for Abaddon and Black Flame and the comics series Dredd Year One for IDW. Carrol is the YA author of Quantum Prophecy and The New Heroes series. Cavan Scott is a Sunday Times bestselling writer of novels, comics, audio dramas and non-fiction including Pathfinder, Blake's 7 and Warhammer 40,000. He is the writer of Titan Comics' Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor miniseries and has written Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space, one of the 2016 World Book Day titles.