Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life, which early on, took the form of roleplaying game settings. Since 1996, he has developed the “Divergent Fates” world, in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, The Awakened Series, The Harmony Paradox, and the Daughter of Mars series take place.

Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, Gamemaster for two custom systems, and a fan of anime, British humour, and intellectual science fiction that questions the nature of reality, life, and what happens after it.

He is also fond of cats.



  • Prophet of the Badlands (Awakened 1)
  • Archon’s Queen (Awakened 2)
  • Grey Ronin (Awakened 3)
  • Daughter of Ash (Awakened 4)
  • Zero Rogue (Awakened 5)
  • Angel Descended (Awakened 6)
  • The Hand of Raziel (Daughter of Mars 1)
  • Araphel (Daughter of Mars 2)
  • Ghost Black (Daughter of Mars 3)
  • Division Zero (Division Zero 1)
  • Lex De Mortuis (Division Zero 2)
  • Thrall (Division Zero 3)
  • Guardian (Division Zero 4)
  • Heir Ascendant (Faded Skies 1)
  • Ascendant Revolution (Faded Skies 2)
  • One More Run (Roadhouse Chronicles 1)
  • The Redeemed (Roadhouse Chronicles 2)
  • Dead Man’s Number (Roadhouse Chronicles 3)
  • Emma and the Banderwigh (Tales of Widowswood 1)
  • Emma and the Silk Thieves (Tales of Widowswood 2)
  • Emma and the Silverbell Faeries (Tales of Widowswood 3)
  • Emma and the Elixir of Madness (Tales of Widowswood 4)
  • Emma and the Weeping Spirit (Tales of Widowswood 5)
  • Virtual Immortality (Virtual Immortality 1)
  • The Harmony Paradox (Virtual Immortality 2)
  • Caller 107
  • Chiaroscuro: The Mouse and the Candle
  • Nine Candles of Deepest Black
  • Operation Chimera [With Tony Healey]
  • The Dysfunctional Conspiracy [With Christopher Veltmann]
  • The Eldritch Heart
  • The Far Side of Promise
  • The Summer The World Ended
  • Wayfarer: AV494
  • Citadel: The Concordant Sequence
  • The Cursed Codex
  • Convergence (Winter Solstice 1) [With J.R. Rain]
  • Containment (Winter Solstice 2) [With J.R. Rain]
  • Nascent Shadow (Temporal Armistice 1)
  • The Shadow Collector (Temporal Armistice 2)
  • New Moon Rising (Samantha Moon Origins 1) [With J.R. Rain]
  • The Devil’s Eye (Maddy Wimsey #1) [With J.R. Rain]
  • The Menagerie of Jenkins Bailey [With J.R. Rain]

Short Stories

  • A Ghost Among Fireflies
  • A Queen’s Lament
  • Innocent Deception
  • Into the Beneath
  • Loose Ends
  • Ouroboros
  • The Far Side of Promise
  • The Roommate
  • The Ruin of Man (Actuator 2.5 Anthology)
  • The Tower
  • One More Run (Precedes the events of the novel)
  • Out of Sight
  • Stolen Orchid (Borderlands Anthology)
  • A Dream of Clouds (Valcoria Anthology)
  • The Old City (An Awakened short story)
  • Maestro’s Requiem (A Virtual Immortality short story)
  • Sophie’s Light


Prophet of the Badlands (excerpt) – Honorable Mention – Writers of the Future


Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/mscox

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MatthewSCoxAuthor

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7712730.Matthew_S_Cox

Twitter: @mscox_fiction

Curiosity Quills: https://curiosityquills.com/authors/matthew-cox/

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/matthewcox10420/

G+: www.google.com/+MatthewCoxAuthor

Email: mcox2112 (at) gmail.com