Press Kit

Updated 2018-08-06

Short Bio

David Mack is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels of science fiction, fantasy, and adventure, including the Star Trek Destiny and Cold Equations trilogies. His writing credits span several media, including television (for episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), film, short fiction, and comic books. He resides in New York City.


Long Bio

David Mack is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels and numerous short works of science fiction, fantasy, and adventure, including the Star Trek Destiny and Cold Equations trilogies.

Beyond prose, Mack’s writing credits span several media, including television (for produced episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), film, and comic books.

Mack’s most recently published novels are Star Trek: DiscoveryDesperate Hours, Star Trek: Titan – Fortune of War, and The Midnight Front, the first book of his new Dark Arts series.

His upcoming works include The Iron Codex (2019) and The Shadow Commission (2020), books two and three, respectively, of his Dark Arts series published by Tor Books.

He is represented by Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency.

Mack resides in New York City with his wife, Kara.

Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


Awards & Honors

Three novels on the New York Times bestsellers list

One novel on the USA Today bestsellers list

Twenty-five appearances on the Locus Magazine bestseller list for media-related fiction, including six #1 bestsellers

More than 1.25 million books sold in the United States alone

Winner, Scribe Award for Best Original Novel, General Fiction (24: Rogue)

Dragon Award Finalist for Best Media Tie-in Novel (2018), for Desperate Hours

Five nominations for the IAMTW’s Scribe Award for Best Novel

Winner,’s “Best Story of the Year” Award, 2011, for Rise Like Lions



Download the PDF one-sheet of David Mack’s official writing credits.


Author Photos

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David Mack on Social Media

Facebook Author Page (verified)

Twitter Feed (verified)

Amazon Author Page

Goodreads Author Profile

SFWA Speakers Bureau


Book Covers

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Star Trek Discovery - Desperate Hours (cover)   



Promotional Quotes

“That David Mack. If you need a story that combines fear, pain, sorrow, suffering, thrills, humor, and an atmosphere awash in raw, intimate emotion and life-or-death tension, Mack is your man.”
Killian Melloy, Wigglefish

“When it comes to complex storylines that hook you in, David Mack has proven to be a master… Mack’s fiction crackles with energy.”
Jacqueline Bundy, Trek Today

“With the skill of the best thriller authors, Mack leaves you saying ‘one more page’ until there are no more.”
Matthew Rushing,

David Mack is good at writing galaxy-changing events, but he is equally adept at tender character moments that really pack an emotional punch.”
Dan Gunther, Trek Lit Reviews

“[David] Mack does an excellent job of weaving mystery, political intrigue, science fiction, and action together in a fast-paced character-driven story. … Mack writes a story with a fine balance of character-driven interactions and exciting action sequences that leave the reader riding a roller coaster of heart-pounding intensity.
J. A. Lantz, Avid Reading, Constant Writing

“David Mack … [is] your go-to guy when you want something explosive, unpredictable, and engaging.”
Robert Lyons, The Trek Lit Report

“David Mack’s work has been among the best of Star Trek in recent years.”
Daniel Berry, BookTrek

“Mack is a master of writing action and suspense. … While Mack can write epic, sweeping stories, it is the very human struggles of the characters in his novels that provide the true drama.”
Dan Gunther, Trek Lit Reviews

“Mack is one of those rare but very pleasing science-fiction writers who gets better with every book.”
Steve Donoghue, Open Letters Monthly

“Mack excels in characterization and the kind of gentle humor that surfaces in perilous situations, making his stories come alive.”
Library Journal

“Mack is a master of writing action sequences.”
—Robots and Vamps

“There are few authors who can write action sequences … the way David Mack does. You feel it, you hear it, and you see it. You can almost smell the battle.”
Jacqueline Bundy, Trek Today