Greg Farshtey

Greg Farshtey Gregory Todd Farshtey is an American writer, best known for his work on the Bionicle series of novels? (2004–2010), the Bionicle comics? (2001–2010), and the New York Times-bestselling Ninjago graphic novel series.

Farshtey began writing seriously in high school, where he wrote and edited a weekly satirical newsletter, Lunetic News and World Report. After college, he worked as a reporter and sports editor before securing an editorial position with West End Games. Over the next seven years, he authored or co-authored over 35 roleplaying game books and helped to create the Shatterzone and Bloodshadows roleplaying game universes. He also authored a handful of short stories and three novels, "The River of God" in Shatterzone setting as well as "Hell's Feast", and "Demon's Dream" in the Bloodshadow universe.

Farshtey joined The Lego Group in late 2000, writing for the Lego Mania Magazine and the Bionicle comic series?. He now writes and edits six editions of the bi-monthly Lego Club Magazine, as well as Lego Club Jr. Magazine.

Farshtey is the author of over 80 books, including novels set in the Bionicle, Exo-Force, and Hero Factory universes, the Ninjago graphic novel series, short stories for Chima and Ninjago, and the Bionicle comic series. (At the time of its publication, Bionicle was the most widely distributed comic in the world, with over 2 million readers). His work has been published in English, Russian, Chinese, French, Polish, and German, among other languages. He also wrote the story for the Bionicle DVD movie?, Bionicle: The Legend Reborn? (2009). He has made numerous public appearances at San Diego Comic-Con, bookstores, and libraries.

He is currently employed as the Editorial Director at the Lego Company.

Space Opera Novels

Shatterzone Universe

The River of God (1992)
Shattered and Other Stories (1994), anth.


Bionicle Chronicles?

4 Tales of the Masks (2003)

Bionicle Adventures?

1 Mystery of Metru Nui (2004)
2 Trial by Fire (2004)
3 The Darkness Below (2004)
4 Legends of Metru Nui (2004)
5 Voyage of Fear (2004)
6 Maze Of Shadows (2004)
7 Web of the Visorak (2005)
8 Challenge of the Hordika (2005)
9 Web of Shadows (2005)
10 Time Trap (2005)

Bionicle Legends?

1 Island of Doom (2006)
2 Dark Destiny (2006)
3 Power Play (2006)
4 Legacy of Evil (2006)
5 Inferno (2006)
6 City of the Lost (2007)
7 Prisoners of the Pit (2007)
8 Downfall (2008)
9 Shadows in the Sky (2008)
10 Swamp of Secrets (2008)
11 The Final Battle (2008)

Bionicle Super Chapter Books?

1 Raid on Vulcanus (2009)
2 The Legend Reborn (2009)

Graphic Novels


Bionicle Graphic Novels?

1. Rise of the Toa Nuva (2008)
2. Challenge of the Rahkshi (2008)
3. City of Legends (2008)
5. The Battle of Voya Nui (2009)
6. The Underwater City (2009)
7. Realm of Fear (2009)
8. Legends of Bara Magna (2010)
9. The Fall of Atero (2010) (with Pop Mhan)
10. Makuta's Guide to the Universe (2010)
Mata Nui's Guide to Bara Magna (2010)

Bionicle Reader?

3. Desert Of Danger (2009)
The Secret of Certavus (2009)
Challenge of Mata Nui (2009)

Fact Books


The Official Guide to Bionicle (2003)
Bionicle Collector's Sticker Book (2003)
Metru Nui, City of Legends (2004)
Bionicle Boxed Set (omnibus) (2004)
Rahi Beasts (2005)
Bionicle Encyclopedia (2005)
Dark Hunters (2006)
Journey of Takanuva (2008)

RPG Books


Universe Guide, 1993 (reprinted 2011), with Shane Lacy Hensley & Dave Wetzel
Arsenal, 1993, with Sean Patrick Fannon, Sandy Addison, Brian Sean Perry, David L. Pulver, Ed Stark and Lisa Willner
Through the Cracks, 1994, with Shane Lacy Hensley, Ronald Seiden, Ed Stark, Matt Forbeck & John Terra
Fringer's Guide, 1994 (reprinted 2014), with Samuel Witt Jr & Daniel Scott Palter

D6 Space?

D6 Space Rule Book?, with Ed Stark, Douglas Kaufman?, Fred Jandt?, Peter Schweighofer, Bill Slavicsek?, Bill Smith and George R. Strayton?

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