As a writer concerned with exploring the unknown, Warren Ellis has written and been invited to speak on subjects such as inventing the future, our possible transhumanist landscape, and where the cultural history of ritual applies to our current understandings of technology.
Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like Transmetropolitan, Fell, Ministry of Space and Planetary, and the author of the NYT-bestselling Gun Machine and the “underground classic” novel Crooked Little Vein. The film ‘Red’ is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013. His graphic novel Global Frequency is in development at Jerry Bruckheimer TV for the Fox network, and his Gravel books are in development for film at Legendary Pictures, with Tim Miller attached to direct. Iron Man 3 is based on his Marvel Comics graphic novel Iron Man: Extremis. He’s also written extensively for Vice, WIRED UK and Reuters on technological and cultural matters, and is co-writing a video project called Wastelanders with Joss Whedon. He is serialising a new graphic novel, Trees, with artist Jason Howard, through Image Comics. Warren Ellis is currently working on a non-fiction book about the future of the city for Farrar Giroux Straus. His newest publication is the digital short-story single Dead Pig Collector, from FSG Originals. His next book will be the novella Normal, also from FSG.
A documentary about his work, Captured Ghosts, was released in 2012.
Recognitions include the NUIG Literary and Debating Society’s President’s Medal for service to freedom of speech, the Eagle Awards Roll Of Honour for lifetime achievement in the field of comics & graphic novels, the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2010, the Sidewise Award for Alternate History and the International Horror Guild Award for illustrated narrative. He is an Associate of the Institute of Atemporal Studies.WEB | TWITTER