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Last updated 6/21/17

 

BABCOCK, GEORGE

 

Yezad: A Romance of the Unknown  (Co-operative Pubs, 1922.)

 

                Not seen.  Reincarnation and visits to other planets.

 

BACH, RACHEL

 

Fortune's Pawn (Orbit, 2013.)

 

Paradox #1.

 

Military SF.

 

Heaven's Queen (Orbit, 2014.)

 

Paradox #3.

 

Military SF.

 

Honor's Knight (Orbit, 2014.)

 

Paradox #2.

 

Military SF.

 

BACHARDY, DON  (See collaboration with Christopher Isherwood.)

 

BACHMAN, RICHARD  (See also Stephen King.  Also writes Horror.)

 

Long Walk, The  (Signet, 1979.)

 

                In a repressive near future America, a marathon walking competition is designed to reward the winner, but the losers stand to lose their lives.

 

Regulators, The  (Dutton, 1996, Signet, 1997.)

 

                Odd story about an alien creature that causes the manifestation of evil, real life versions of cartoon characters, who then engage in a weird killing spree.

 

Running Man, The  (Signet, 1982, New English Library, 1988.)

 

                The latest form of entertainment is a televised manhunt using real weapons, with most of the contestants dying on live camera.

 

BACIGALUPI, PAOLO  (Also writes Horror.)

 

Drowned Cities, The  (Little, Brown, 2012.)

 

Ship #2.

 

?

 

Pump Six and Other Stories (Night Shade, 2008.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Ship Breaker (Little, Brown, 2011.)

 

Ship #1.

 

?

 

Water Knife, The (Knopf, 2015.)

 

Water shortages ravage the world.

 

Windup Girl, The (Night Shade, 2009.)

 

Various characters attempt to survive as ecological and political disasters shake the world.

 

BACON, WALTER

 

Last Experiment, The  (Hale, 1974.)

 

                Not seen.

 

BADON, ELBERTO & BADON, ELIZABETH

 

Embryo of the Star, The   (Vantage, 1997.)

 

                An implausible, vanity press novel about a meteor strike that sets off a nuclear war, moves Earth out of its orbit, and causes a likely collision with Mars.

 

BADON, ELIZABETH  (See collaboration above with Elberto Badon.)

 

BAEN, JIM  (See collaboration with Barney Cohen.)

 

BAGGOTT, JULIANNA

 

Burn (Grand Central, 2014.)

 

Pure #3.

 

A domed city is torn by factions.

 

Fuse  (Grand Central, 2013.)

 

Pure #2.

 

A disaster splits the world into domed survivors and barbarians.

 

Pure (Grand Central, 2012.)

 

Pure #1.

 

?

 

BAGNALL, R.D.

 

Fourth Connection, The  (Dobson, 1975.)

 

                Collection of loosely related stories about the discovery of the fourth dimension.

 

BAHNSON, AGNEW H. JR

 

Stars Are Too High, The  (Random House, 1959, Bantam, 1960.)

 

Scientists scare the world into peace by creating a flying object that seems to indicate an imminent invasion from outer space.  Their purpose is to unite a divided humanity against a common foe, but they’re too naďve and their plot is uncovered.  An optimistic oversimplification but a fairly well told story.

 

BAILEY, CHARLES W II  (See collaborations with Fletcher Knebel.)

 

BAILEY, DALE  (Also writes Horror.)

 

End of the End of Everything, The (Arche, 2015.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

The Resurrection Man's Legacy and Other Stories  (Golden Gryphon, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

BAILEY, DENNIS R.  (See collaboration with David Bischoff.)

 

BAILEY, MARK

 

Saint  (Jove, 1997.)

 

When scientists discover that DNA can carry personal memories, the Pope agrees to provide some remains of Saint Peter for research.  But the host body for the revivified Saint Peter soon escapes custody and heads for Rome, pursued by a mysterious assassin.

 

BAILEY, NANCY

 

Bound for Australia  (Bantam, ?)

 

Time Machine #20.

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

BAILEY, THOMAS C.

 

Descendants of Scar, The  (Exposition, 1980.)

 

A truly desperately bad novel about a hero's adventures among mutants and other creatures in a post nuclear war world.

 

BAIN, DARRELL  (See also collaborations which follow.)

 

Alien Infection  (Twilight Tales, 2005.)

 

Visiting aliens accidentally let loose a symbiont that could kill most of the human race.

 

Circles of Displacement  (Hard Shell Word Factory, 2002.)

 

                Several chunks of Texas are displaced into the distant past, and a power struggle erupts among those transported.

 

Pet Plague, The  (Double Dragon, 2002.)

 

                Enhanced pets have overrun the world, confining humans to fortified enclaves until the crash of an alien spacecraft forces them to emerge.

 

BAIN, DARRELL & BERRY, JEANINE

 

Sex Gates, The  (Lighthouse, 2002.)

 

                It's possible to trade bodies, but you have to become the opposite sex to do so.

 

BAIN, DARRELL & HODGES, BARBARA M.

 

Shadow Worlds  (Twilight Tales, 2005.)

 

Identical but unliving twins are appearing from an alternate universe.

 

BAIRD, WILHELMINA  (Pseudonym of Joyce Hutchinson.)

 

Chaos Come Again  (Ace, 1996.)

 

Bizarre novel of an alien symbiote that makes it possible for people to communicate telepathic, change the physical form of their bodies, even alter the nature of reality.  But naturally the old human frailties survive in new forms and warfare breaks out between those who have accepted the symbiotes and those who have not.

 

Clipjoint  (Ace, 1994.)

 

Cass & Moke #2.

 

Three friends are enticed back to Earth from the moon in order to investigate the reappearance of a friend they thought dead.  Is he still alive somehow, or has some other personality borrowed his body?  A gritty story of a computerized future.

 

Crashcourse!  (Ace, 1993.)

 

Cass & Moke #1.

 

Several friends think they've got it made when they're hired to be the subjects of a new multi-sensual movie recorded in the real world.  But that's before they discover that one of their co-stars is a psychopathic killer, and that the production staff think this is just the kind of tension the story requires.

 

Psykosis  (Ace, 1995.)

 

Cass & Moke #3.

 

An alien species with a group mind has been attacking the Earth every fifteen years, gradually pushing back the borders of human dominated space.  A human group sent to negotiate an armistice discovers their mission is futile for that purpose, but instead they learn the internal weaknesses of their fanatical enemies.

 

BAKER, ERIC T.

 

Checkmate  (Roc, 1998.)

 

                A large portion of the human race has left the planet, choosing instead to live in a fleet of gigantic starships, whose main entertainment seems to be chess tournaments.  But someone is running contraband between the ships, and the protagonist is charged with the job of identifying the culprits and stopping the activity, even if it involves highly placed officials.

 

BAKER, FRANK  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Birds, The  (Davies, 1936, Panther, 1964.)

 

Birds go on a rampage.  There are strong hints of a supernatural cause but nothing explicit.

 

BAKER, FRED

 

Ptolia  (IW, 1982.)

 

This is labeled "Book 1" but I've never seen any further volumes.  Thank heaven.  A mishmash about another world where a regimented society controls the use of words, where farming is forbidden, where invisibility is a mental power, and where invaders from another world threaten to destroy the resident population.  Purports to be a true chronicle revealed through the spiritual power of Eckankar.

 

BAKER, KAGE  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Best of Kage Baker, The  (Subterranean, 2012.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Black Projects, White Knights  (Golden Gryphon, 2002.)

 

Company #5.

 

                Collection of related stories about a time travel organization.

 

Children of the Company, The  (Tor, 2005.)

 

Company #7.

 

                Related stories assembled as a novel about a power struggle within the company.

 

Empress of Mars, The  (Tor, 2009.)

 

Various people attempt to terraform Mars.

 

Gods and Pawns  (Tor, 2007.)

 

Company #8.

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

Graveyard Game, The  (Harcourt, 2001, Tor, 2005.)

 

Company #4.

 

                Agents of a time travel group that originated in the 24th Century begin to have doubts about those who run the organization.  For some reason, their existence seems to have ended at about mid-century, and they are very secretive about what happened after that.

 

In the Company of Thieves (Tachyon, 2013.)

 

A Company collection.

 

Collection of loosely related stories.

 

In the Garden of Iden  (Harcourt, 1998, Avon, 1998.)

 

Company #1.

 

                A young woman is recruited from the cells of the Inquisition to become an agent for time travelers from the future who select items from the past and arrange for them to survive in a protected manner until their own present.  Things get complicated when she falls in love with a man from the 16th Century.

 

Life of the World to Come  (Tor, 2004.)

 

Company #6.

 

                Mendoza is stranded in the distant past when she encounters yet another incarnation of the man she loves.

 

Machine’s Child, The  (Tor, 2006.)

 

Company #8.

 

                An immortal cyborg is revived in a new body for another series of adventures.

 

Mendoza in Hollywood  (Harcourt, 1999.)

 

Company #3.

 

                A group of time travelers of varying dispositions gather and interact in various ways when they travel back through time to indulge their personal hobbies.  The protagonist encounters the virtual ghost of the man she once loved.

 

Not Less Than Gods  (Tor, 2010.)

 

A Company novel.

 

A man has adventures in an alternate England.

 

Sky Coyote  (Harcourt, 1998, Avon, 2000.)

 

Company #2.

 

                Time traveling cyborgs attempt to convince a village of native Americans to migrate to the future so that their culture can survive the advent of Europeans.

 

Sons of Heaven, The  (Tor, 2007.)

 

Company #9.

 

                A web of plots and counterplots are all brought to their conclusions.

 

BAKER, MEGAN SYBIL

 

Accidental Goddess, An  (LTD, 2002.)

 

Dvre #2.

 

                A woman travels three centuries into the future and discovers that she is considered a goddess.

 

Wintertide  (LTD, ?)

 

Davre #1.

 

                ?

 

BAKER, PIP AND JANE

 

Mark of the Rani, The  (Target, 1986, from the 1985 script by the authors.)

 

Doctor Who.

 

The Doctor pops up in the middle of the Luddite riots in England, drawn there by the Master in one of his endless plots to change the course of human history.  The Rani, another outlawed Timelord, shows up as well, and the Doctor manages to defeat them both.

 

Race Against Time  (Ballantine, 1986.)

 

#6 in the multi-author Doctor Who Find Your Fate series.

 

                A gamebook.

 

Terror of the Vervoids  (Target, 1988, from the 1986 script by the authors.)

 

Doctor Who.

 

The Doctor is forced to commit racial genocide when a species of lethal plants starts killing off everyone aboard a starship.

 

Time and the Rani  (Target, 1987, from the 1987 script by the authors.)

 

Doctor Who.

 

A space time disturbance causes the Doctor to regenerate a new body and in that form, bereft of much of his memory, he is convinced by the Rani that she is his assistant.  In that guise, she hopes to wrest from him the secrets of the TARDIS, his time machine.

 

Ultimate Foe, The  (Target, 1988, from the 1986 script by the authors.)

 

Recalled to his home world of Gallifrey, the Doctor is put on trial for supposed crimes he has committed, but he uncovers a plot to seize control of the Timelords themselves.

 

BAKER, RICHARD  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Zero Point  (TSR, 1999.)

 

                A bounty hunter and his prisoner discover a derelict alien space ship that is still functioning.  Unfortunately, it is designed to destroy intruders, and the two must cooperate in order to escape the deadly trap into which they have fallen.

 

BAKER, RUSSELL

 

Our Next President  (Dell, 1968, Atheneum, 1968.)

 

An essay disguised as a story demonstrating how Robert Kennedy could/would become the President of the US in 1968.

 

BAKER, SCOTT  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Nightchild  (Pocket, 1983.  Berkley, 1979, different version.)

 

On a world whose religion insists that everyone on the world is actually dead, a young boy contends that he is alive.  His rebellion leads him to uncover the mystery of the colony's origin, a starship stolen by an enigmatic alien.  Two fantasy novels, the Ashlu series, are sequels!

 

Symbiote's Crown  (Berkley, 1978.)

 

In the near future, humans discover the gateway between dimensions, and people unhappy with an Earth torn by plagues and warfare are quick to seek new homes, even though some of these alternatives are totally alien and even though they must abandon their human forms to reach them.

 

BAKER, SHARON

 

Burning Tears of Sassurum  (Avon, 1988.)

 

Naphar #3.

 

The planet Naphar is undergoing major upheavals because of a rare astronomical alignment, and in the chaos an ambitious priest uses his terrified followers to broaden his control.  To legitimize his rule, he requires only a sacred object held by three fugitives.

 

Journey to Memblar  (Avon, 1987.)

 

Naphar #2.

 

A periodic astronomical alignment throws the varied cultures of Naphar into chaos.  The world is populated by three distinct genetically altered species existing in an uneasy stasis that threatens to disintegrate under this new pressure.

 

Quarreling, They Met the Dragon  (Avon, 1984.)

 

Naphar #1.

 

A young boy is kidnapped from his tribe by slavers who plan to sell him either as a slave to a rich noble or as a sacrifice in one of the local temples.  He eventually escapes and finds refuge in a cave system that may contain the secret of the colony world's origin.  The planet's population includes crossfertilization of humans and the indigent alien species.

 

BAKER, S. SPENCER

 

Slabscape: Reset  (Blip, 2010.)

 

The first interstellar journey results in several surprises.

 

BAKER, STEPHEN

 

Boost, The  (Tor, 2014.)

 

Everyone has an augmentation chip in their brain.

 

BAKER, THEO  (See collaboration with Lin Oliver.)

 

BAKER, VIRGINIA

 

Jack Knife  (Jove, 2007.)

 

                A time traveler decides to reshape Victorian England to his liking during the time of the Jack the Ripper killings.

 

BAKER, WILL

 

Shadow Hunter (Viking, 1993, Roc UK, 1994, Pocket, 1994, Hodder, 1996)

 

America has become even more computerized and urbanized than ever following a major catastrophe, though parts of North America are desolate and abandoned.  A teenager disappears on a hunting trip, taken in by a tribe of semi-human cave dwellers whose actions precipitate a war between the artificial and natural worlds.

 

Star Beast, The  (Hodder, 1996.)

 

                Not seen.

 

BAKIS, KIRSTEN

 

Lives of the Monster Dogs  (Farrar Strauss Giroux, 1997.)

 

A satiric novel of the near future when a group of dogs, genetically engineered to be intelligent and to walk on two legs, escapes their creators and travels to New York City.  There they attempt to fit into human society, with not entirely unpredictable results.

 

BAKKER, ROBERT

 

Raptor Red  (Bantam, 1995.)

 

The story of a young dinosaur's struggle to survive and find a mate in a scientifically accurate attempt at describing everyday life in prehistory.

 

BAKKER, SCOTT  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Neuropath  (Gollancz, 2008, Tor, 2009.)

 

Marginal thriller about a killer who makes use of advanced surgical tools.

 

BALCHIN, NIGEL

 

Kings of Infinite Space  (Doubleday, 1967, Collins, 1967, Curtis, 1968.)

 

A near future novel concentrating on the training of astronauts for orbital flight.  Very little of the latter in this thoughtful character study.

 

BALDERRAMA, OSCAR & CERTO, LAUREN

 

Vengeance (Titan, 2016.)

 

An Arrow novel.

 

Origin story for the Green Arrow.

 

BALDWIN, BILL  (Pseudonym of Merl Baldwin.)   Timberwolf  may have reprinted some of these.

 

Canby's Legions  (Aspect, 1995.)

 

The empire of Earth is endangered by the depredations of star traveling pirates until an ex-soldier puts together a band of mercenaries and goes out to defeat them.  But his victory causes a subtle shift in the power structure, and former friends may now be enemies.

 

Defenders, The  (Questar, 1992.)

 

Helmsman #5.

 

Interstellar war flares up throughout the galaxy as elements within the galactic empire oppose any effort to confront the enemy fleets.  The Helmsman's mission is to organize the fragmented imperial fleet and win a desperate battle to reverse the course of the war.

 

Defiant, The  (Aspect, 1996.)

 

Helmsman #7.

 

The Helmsman is back, this time organizing a warfleet to conquer an enemy fortress.  At the same time he must protect himself from false charges that he is disloyal.

 

Galactic Convoy  (Questar, 1987.)

 

Helmsman #2.

 

The Helmsman is assigned to a newly commissioned warship, visits a variety of worlds, and discovers that a fleet of enemy ships using artificial invisibility are about to deal a devastating blow to the empire he serves.

 

Helmsman, The  (Questar, 1985. Original printing as by Merl Baldwin)

 

Helmsman #1.

 

A rollicking space opera featuring a young cadet from a poor background who makes a name for himself as an operative for the galactic empire's space navy in its struggle against a rival power.  He proves his mettle and falls in love with a beautiful princess along the way.

 

Mercenaries, The  (Questar, 1991.)

 

Helmsman #4.

 

The galactic empire has been largely defeated by a tyrannical rival power and is helpless to defend many of the worlds that depend on its space navy.  The Helmsman captains an experimental warship that is sent to defend a planet whose raw materials are essential if the empire is to survive.

 

Siege, The  (Questar, 1994.)

 

Helmsman #6.

 

A friendly planet is invaded by a superior force, and the human alliance is reluctant to risk their own troops unless there is clear evidence that they have a serious chance of winning.

 

Trophy, The  (Questar, 1990.)

 

Helmsman #3.

 

The ruler of a rival to the galactic empire offers to negotiate peace and well meaning but misguided citizens of the empire are disarming the space navy.  The Helmsman decides to enter a contest to develop a new interstellar drive, but by doing so uncovers a plot by the enemy power to organize an alliance for a new wave of wars.

 

BALDWIN, JOHN & MARR, JOHN S.

 

Eleventh Plague, The  (HarperCollins, 1998.)

 

                A mad scientist plots to unleash a series of plagues upon the world.

 

BALDWIN, MERL.  (See Bill Baldwin.)

 

BALFOUR, BRUCE

 

Digital Dead, The  (Ace, 2003.)

 

                In a future where dying people are electronically copied into a virtual reality world, two people uncover a plot to seize control of the government.

 

Forge of Mars, The  (Ace, 2002.)

 

                The discovery of alien artifacts buried on Mars becomes more complicated when the protagonist runs afoul of a secretive organization which already possesses other artifacts whose existence has not been made public.

 

Prometheus Road  (Ace, 2004.)

 

                Following a cataclysm that destroyed civilization, a farmer rebels against the gods, who turn out to be artificial intelligences.

 

Star Crusader  (Prima, 1995.)

 

Routine space opera based on the computer game.  An empire building alien race imposes its will on one world after another until heroic freedom fighters turn the tide of battle.

 

BALIZET, CAROL

 

Seven Last Years, The  (Chosen Books, 1979, Bantam, 1980.)

 

The ascension of a new Pope coincides with a devastating meteor strike, a wave of disappearances and natural disasters, plague, and so forth.  The Pope is actually the Anti-Christ, and the last days of humanity are at hand.

 

BALL, BRIAN N.  (Also writes Horror.)

 

Night of the Robots.  (See The Regiments of Night.)

 

Planet Probability  (DAW, 1973.)

 

Talisker #5.

 

The Frames of the planet Talisker can influence the course of history, even retroactively.  Supposedly the alien intelligence who created them has long since passed away, but new evidence arises indicating the possibility that it's still around, and tinkering with human history.

 

Probability Man, The  (DAW, 1972.)

 

Talisker #4.

 

The universe has largely been colonized and the main form of entertainment consists of the Frames, a sort of hologramatic theater where history can be recreated.  One of the producers of these entertainments programs himself into all of his creations, to the consternation of the authorities.  But are these simply plays, or does the planet Talisker hold an ancient alien artifact that allows time itself to be altered?

 

Regiments of Night, The  (DAW, 1972. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1972, as Night of the Robots.)

 

Earth has lost an interstellar war and has become little mor than a ruined museum while her colony worlds control the universe.  But that may change when tourists stumble across a hidden cavern that contains an army of robots.

 

Singularity Station  (DAW, 1973.)

 

Interstellar travel is made possible with the development of robotic intelligence.  But robots have problems in the vicinity of a black hole, because their minds can only fathom the rational and predictable.  A troubled man arrives at an observation station near one such point in space, hoping to discover the fate of a ship which vanished there.

 

Space Guardians, The  (Dobson, ?, Futura, 1975, Pocket, 1975.)

 

Third in the multi-author first Space: 1999 series.

 

The absurd setting for this series is our Moon, wandering through apparently interstellar space, in this adventure doubly menaced by a mental force capturing the captain's soul and a physical one that has transformed a crew member into a monster.

 

Starbuggy, The  (Heinemann, 1983.)

 

Not seen.

 

Sundog9.  (Dobson, 1965, Corgi, 1966, Avon, 1969.)

 

An alien race has built a force field around the solar system so that humanity cannot travel to the stars.  Hemmed in, government gives way to control by a corporation so restrictive that even dreams are regulated.  Then a single space pilot escapes the conditioning and sets in motion a quiet rebellion against the status quo.

 

Timepiece  (Ballantine, 1968.  Dobson, 1968.)

 

Talisker #1.

 

The Frames are the remnants of an alien device that allows time itself to be manipulated.  Although humans believe they have mastered the technology, something eventually goes wrong and a reluctant hero is sent on a mission through time and space to set things back to their proper course.

 

Timepit  (Dobson, 1971.)

 

Talisker #3.

 

Not seen.

 

Timepivot  (Ballantine, 1970.)

 

Talisker #2.

 

A rupture of time itself seems to have been healed and the alien artifact that caused it is abandoned for a time.  But the cure is more apparent than actual, and a group of scientists are about to discover that time is vulnerable and changeable.

 

Truant from Space  (Antelope, 1985.)

 

Not seen.

 

BALL, DONNA

 

Cry in the Woods, A  (Pinnacle, 1991.)

 

                A woman and her daughter are menaced by the mutated descendants of a previously unknown hominid species that has somehow survived parallel to modern man, concealed in the world’s darker forests.

 

BALL, JOHN

 

First Team, The.  (Little, Brown, 1971, Bantam, 1973.)

 

A wish fulfillment thriller about the conquest of the US by the Soviet Union, accomplished by pacifists who refuse to fight.  A small group of unlikely heroes and one nuclear submarine plan a desperate gamble to save the nation.

 

Operation Space  (See Operation Springboard.)

 

Operation Springboard  (Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1958.  Hutchinson, 1960, as Operation Space.)

 

Not seen.  A young adult novel about a space race to Venus.

 

Spacemaster I  (Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1960.)

 

Not seen.

 

BALL, K.C.

 

Snapshots from a Black Hole & Other Oddities  (Hydra House, 2011.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

BALL, MARGARET  (See also collaboration with Anne McCaffrey. Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Disappearing Act  (Baen, 2004.)

 

                An undercover agent looks into crimes in interstellar space.

 

BALLANTINE, BETTY

 

Secret Oceans, The  (Ballantine, 1994.)

 

                Basically an elaborate picture book with accompanying text about an exploration submarine that discovers an ancient intelligence living in Earth’s oceans.

 

BALLANTYNE, TONY  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Blood and Iron (Tor, 2011, Pan, 2012.)

 

Penrose #2

 

?

 

Capacity  (Tor UK, 2005, Bantam, 2007.)

 

                In a future where virtual reality is everywhere, a woman discovers that she is being repeatedly murdered by the same person.

 

Divergence  (Bantam, 2007.)

 

                When Earth falls under the domination of an AI, a specially created woman is designed to destroy it.

 

Recursion  (Bantam, 2006.)

 

                A man who accidentally destroyed a planet's ecology must battle sentient machines.

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Twisted Metal (Pan, 2012.)

 

Penrose #1.

 

?

 

BALLARD`, J.G.  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Atrocity Exhibition, The  (Panther, 1972.  Jonathan Cape, 1970, Grove, 1972, as Love and Napalm: Export USA, Flamingo, 1993.  Re/Search Classics, 1990, with additional stories.)

 

Collection of related stories repackaged as a "novel".  This comprises most of the author's experimental fiction and is more surreal than SF.

 

Best of J.G. Ballard, The  (Orbit, 1977.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Best Short Stories of J.G. Ballard, The  (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1978, Owl, 1995.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Billenium  (Berkley, 1962.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Burning World, The  (Berkley, 1964.  Jonathan Cape, 1965, Penguin, 1968, Viking, 1977, all using the earlier magazine title The Drought and somewhat different text)

 

A worldwide drought has destroyed civilization, most governments have fallen, the population has dwindled to a handful, and cities are wastelands filled with the dead and the deadly. 

 

Chronopolis  (Putnam, 1971, Berkley, 1972.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Complete Short Stories of J.G. Ballard, The  (Flamingo, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Crystal World, The  (Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux, 1966, Jonathan Cape, 1966, Berkley, 1967, Panther, 1968, Avon, 1976.)

 

A growing portion of Africa is being cut off from the rest of civilization by a creeping plague of crystalization that turns the jungle and its inhabitants into beautiful but doomed parts of its spreading web.  A British visitor is seduced by the beauty of the transforming world and seeks to investigate despite the opposition of the local authorities.

 

Day of Forever, The  (Panther, 1967.  Reissued with slightly different contents in 1971.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Disaster Area, The.  (Jonathan Cape, 1967, Panther, 1969, Paladin, 1992.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Drought, The  (See The Burning World.)

 

Drowned World, The  (Berkley, 1962, Gollancz, 1962, Penguin, 1965, Dragon's Dream, 1981, Carroll & Graf, 1987, Indigo, 1997, Millennium, 1999.  Magazine title was Equinox.)

 

An alteration in the sun's corona changes the climate of Earth, and tropical jungles spread further northward, melting the icecaps and inundating the coastlines.  A handful of survivors attempt to hold onto the last vestiges of civilization as the heat and humidity literally rot the city from around them.  Illogically, primordial animals are already appearing.

 

Drowned World, The, and The Wind from Nowhere  (Doubleday, 1965, Carroll & Graft, 1997, Indigo, 1997.)

 

Omnibus of the two novels.

 

Four Dimensional Nightmare, The, Penguin, 1965.  (Gollancz, 1963, Penguin, 1965.  Penguin, 1977, J.M. Dent, 1984, as The Voices of Time.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Hello America  (Jonathan Cape, 1981, Granada, 1983, Carroll & Graf, 1988.)

 

Following the collapse of the American economy, North America is largely abandoned.  Years later an expedition of Europeans arrives off the East Coast and sets off overland for a series of satiric adventures, including an insane would-be President who threatens thermonuclear war.

 

High Rise (Jonathan Cape, 1975, Holt Rinehart, 1977, Popular Library, 1978, Carroll & Graf, 1988.)

 

An enormous apartment building serves as a world in miniature for the study of human strengths and weaknesses in this marginal story in which the inhabitants experience a complete breakdown of order.  Set in the next century, it deals with the fragility of the rule of law as vigilante justice and random violence seize the complex.

 

Impossible Man, The  (Berkley, 1966.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Love and Napalm: Export USA   (See The Atrocity Exhibition.)

 

Low-Flying Aircraft  (Jonathan Cape, 1976, Panther, 1978.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Memories of the Space Age  (Arkham House, 1988.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Myths of the Near Future  (Jonathan Cape, 1982.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Overloaded Man, The  (Panther, 1967.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Passport to Eternity  (Berkley, 1963.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Terminal Beach  (Berkley, 1964, Gollancz, 1964, Penguin, 1966,.Carroll & Graf, ? Not the same contents as The Terminal Beach.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Terminal Beach, The  (Carroll & Graf, 1987, Indigo, 1997, Phoenix, 2001.  Not the same contents as Terminal Beach.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Unlimited Dream Company, The  (Jonathan Cape, 1979. Holt Rinehart, 1979, Pocket, 1985, Lightyear, 1993.)

 

Not seen.

 

Venus Hunters, The  (Panther, 1980.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Vermilion Sands  (Berkley, 1971, Carroll & Graf, 1988.  Jonathan Cape, 1973 with slightly different contents.)

 

Collection of stories set in an artists' colony in the future.

 

Voices of Time, The  (Berkley, 1962.  Gollancz, 1985, has different selection of stories, as does Penguin, 1977, Indigo, 1997, Phoenix, 2001.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

War Fever  (Collins, 1990, Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux, 1990, Paladin, 1991.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Wind from Nowhere, The  (Berkley, 1962, Doubleday, 1962, Penguin, 1967, Viking, 1976.  Magazine title Storm Wind.)

 

A worldwide windstorm begins to build slowly and inevitably, mounting until nothing manmade can stand before it.  Several characters attempt to survive in devastated England, where a monomaniacal financier has constructed what he believes to be an invulnerable tower.

 

BALLARD, PATRICIA

 

By Honor Bound  (Five Star, 1999.)

 

Honor #1.

 

                Confused romance novel set four thousand years from now when people have sunk into apathetic barbarism, have time travel and other high technology, but lack the energy to procreate.  They create a contagious disease that promotes lust.

 

BALLING, L. CHRISTIAN

 

Revelation  (Forge, 1998.)

 

                Marginal thriller involving cloning.

 

BALLINGER, BILL S.

 

49 Days of Death, The  (Sherbourne, 1969.)

 

Not seen.

 

Lopsided Man, The  (Pyramid, 1969.)

 

Very marginal piece about a man surgically altered and mentally programmed to impersonate another.

 

Ultimate Warrior, The  (Warner, 1975, Star, ?)

 

Novelization of the film.  A presumably nuclear war has devastated most of the world and the cities are now violently barbaric places.  Two groups, one pacifistic, the other not, contend for control of a tomato patch.

 

BALLOU, ARTHUR W.

 

Bound for Mars (Little Brown, 1970.)

 

A saboteur on the first flight to Mars.

 

Marooned in Orbit  (Little Brown, 1968.)

 

                An astronaut must undertake a dangerous attempt to rescue two others stranded in orbit around the moon.

 

BALMER, EDWIN  (See collaborations with Philip Wylie.)

 

BALSDON, D.

 

Sell England?  (Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1936.)

 

                Satire set in the next millennium.

 

BAMBER, GEORGE

 

Sea Is Boiling Hot, The  (Ace, 1971.)

 

Earth's atmosphere has become poisonous and the human race is forced to live in domed cities.  There they turn inward, entertaining themselves with virtual reality games and leaving all decisions to the computers.  A scientist realizes that unless the situation changes, the human race is headed toward extinction, so he sets out to destroy the computer rulers.

 

BAMMAN, HENRY  (See collaboration with William Odell.)

 

BANGS, NINA

 

Original Sin, An  (Lovespell, 1999.)

 

                After the male gender has become extinct, women gratify themselves with artificial men created scientifically.  Then one of those responsible for designing men encounters the real thing.

 

BANISTER, MANLY 

 

Conquest of Earth  (Avalon, 1957, Airmont, 1964. Magazine title The Scarlet Saint.)

 

A painfully bad novel of Earth dominated by alien invaders until a secret order of Earthmen successfully stages a rebellion.

 

Magnanthropus (Armchair, 2015, bound with Beyond the Fearful Forest by Geoff St. Reynard. Magazine appearance 1961.)

 

A man from our world finds himself on another Earth in an alternate dimension.

 

BANKER, ASHOK  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Iron Gods  (Solaris, 2007.)

 

                A mysterious object as big as the moon appears in the solar system.

 

BANKS, DAVID

 

Iceberg  (Doctor Who Books, 1993.)

 

New Adventures of Doctor Who.

 

An Antarctic base is attempting to prevent the destruction of the Earth's magnetic field when the Doctor arrives.  Their efforts are endangered by a contingent of Ice Warriors, inhuman beings who want the Earth for themselves.

 

BANKS, IAIN M (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Against a Dark Background  (Macdonald & Co, 1992, Bantam, 1993, Orbit, 1993.)

 

An antiquities expert is chased across the galaxy by professional assassins hired by religious fanatics.  Her investigations may hold the secret of a lost technology, a weapon so powerful it can alter the balance of power across the known universe.

 

Algebraist, The  (?, 2004.)

 

Interstellar war and life inside a gas giant.

 

Canal Dreams  (MacMillan, 1989, Doubleday, 1991.)

 

A new world war breaks out, trapping several people in the Panama Canal area who try to maintain normality even as the war spreads toward them.

 

Consider Phlebas  (St Martins, 1987, MacMillan, 1987, Bantam, 1991.)

 

Culture Universe #1.

 

A shapechanging alien spy is tired of the pressure of his job so he agrees to perform one more, highly dangerous mission in exchange for his freedom, even though he suspects that the side he works for is doomed to be defeated.  A grandly styled, ambitious space opera filled with alien races and strange characters.

 

Excession  (Orbit, 1996, Bantam, 1997.)

 

Culture Universe #5

 

A career diplomat is assigned to investigate the appearance of a star that appears to be older than the entire universe.  During his investigation, he must bring back to life an interstellar explorer who died generations earlier.

 

Feersum Endjinn  (Orbit, 1994, Bantam, 1995.)

 

Earth has been deserted for the stars by its most talented minds.  Those who remain behind are faced with the threat of a new ice age.  A kind of immortality exists by translating personalities into virtual reality, but someone is murdering these artificial people as well.

 

Hydrogen Sonata, The  (Orbit, 2012.)

 

Culture Universe

 

An ancient secret threatens to result in interstellar war.

 

Inversions  (Orbit, 1998, Pocket, 2000.)

 

                Secrecy, intrigue, and political maneuvering on a distant planet.  Two offworlders try to affect the course of affairs, with mixed success.

 

Look to Windward  (Orbit, 2000, Bantam, 2001.)

 

Culture Universe #6.

 

                A military officer is sent to meet with an exiled political dissident on a distant world, but is secretly part of a conspiracy to sabotage an artificial world.

 

Matter  (Orbit, 2008.)

 

Culture Universe #7.

 

Court intrigue and interstellar politics on a primitive human world where the succession to the throne is the focus for violence and conspiracy.

 

Player of Games, The  (MacMillan, 1988, St Martins, 1989.)

 

Culture Universe #2.

 

A skillful but bored games player travels to a world where the winner of an elaborate contest becomes emperor of the entire world, on a planet famous for its xenophobia.

 

State of the Art, The.  (Mark Ziesing, 1989, Orbit, 1991, Nightshade, 2005.)

 

Culture Universe #3 .

 

Agents of the culture visit Earth in the short title novel. Includes several unrelated short stories.

 

Surface Detail (Orbit, 2010.)

 

Culture Universe #9.

 

A war to determine the nature of virtual hells and heavens.

 

Transition ?

 

Use of Weapons  (MacDonald, 1990, Orbit, 1990, Bantam, 1992.)

 

Culture Universe #4.

 

A highly effective agent of one side in an interstellar cold war is reluctantly drawn out of retirement for a new mission in a galactic civilization made possible by artificial intelligence.  He has reservations about his society's exploitation of less advanced worlds.

 

Walking on Glass  (MacMillan, 1985, Houghton Mifflin, 1986.)

 

Not seen.

 

BANKS, MICHAEL & LAMBE, DEAN R.  (See collaborations between Michael Banks and Mack Reynolds.)

 

Odysseus Solution, The  (Baen, 1986.)

 

Aliens have successfully invaded Earth by introducing cheap and simple matter duplicators, then moved in during the ensuing economic chaos to seize power.  Fortunately, a secret group of humans sees through the ploy and seeds a rebellion against Earth's inhuman masters.

 

BANKS, RAMOND E.  (Variation of name of Raymond E. Banks, see below.)

 

Moonrapers, The  (Hustler, 1980.)

 

Pornographic novel of a plot to destroy the human race by forced interbreeding with an alien species, designed ultimately to dissipate all humanity's good genes.

 

Ultimate Transform, The  (Castle Books, 1978, bound with Lust in Space by Ralph Burch.)

 

Not seen.

 

BANKS, RAYMOND E. (See also Ramond Banks and Ralph Burch. Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Daryk  (Castle Books, 1978, bound with Lust of the Swampman by Ralph Burch.)

 

Not seen.

 

Savage Princess, The  (Hustler, 1980. Bound with Penetrators of Time by Merlin Kaye.)

 

Not seen.

 

BANNISTER, JO

 

Cactus Garden, A  (Hale, 1983.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Matrix, The  (Hale, 1981.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Winter Plain, The  (Hale, 1982.)

 

                Not seen.

 

BANNON, MARK  (Pseudonym of Albert King.  See also Paul Conrad, Floyd Gibson, Scott Howell, Paul Muller, and Christopher King.)

 

Assimilator, The  (Hale, 1974.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Tomorrow Station, The  (Hale, 1975.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Wayward Robot, The  (Hale, 1974.)

 

                Not seen.

 

BAO, KAREN

 

Dove Arising (Viking, 2015.)

 

A young woman struggles to survive in a moon colony.

 

BARA, DAVE

 

Defiant (DAW, 2017.)

 

Impulse (DAW, 2015.)

 

Lightship #1.

 

Military SF.

 

Speedwing (Whiskey Creek, 2012.)

 

An alien conspiracy.

 

Starbound (DAW, 2016.)

 

Lightship #2,

 

Military SF.

 

BARBER, GRIFFIN  (See collaboration with Eric Flint.)

 

BARBET, PIERRE  (All novels originally published in French.)

 

Baphomet's Meteor  (DAW, 1972, translated by Bernard Kay.  French edition 1972.)

 

Baphomet #1

 

An alternate history in which the Knights Templar are contacted by a stranded alien, whom they see as a demon, but who convinces them to enter into a deal in which they receive gifts of technology.  The catch, of course, is that the alien wants to be able to contact his own kind.

 

Cosmic Crusaders  (DAW, 1980.  Omnibus containing Baphomet's Meteror and Stellar Crusade, the latter of which did not have a separate US edition.)

 

Emperor of Eridanus, The  (DAW, 1983, translated by Stanley Hochman.)

 

Eridanus #2.

 

A handful of kidnapped French mercenaries has seized power over the pacifistic people of Eridanus, but unless they can master the technique of interplanetary war, their rule will be cut short by yet another alien race.

 

Enchanted Planet, The  (DAW, 1975, translated by C.J. Richards.  French edition 1973.)

 

Setni #2.

 

The continuing adventures of a resourceful space pilot on a world where psi powers are so common that they are indistinguishable from magic.

 

Games Psyborgs Play, The  (DAW, 1973, translated by Wendayne Ackerman.  French edition 1971.)

 

Setni #1.

 

A new planet pops into existence, defying all the laws of nature and confounding the galaxy's greatest minds.  Conditions on the surface are even more bizarre, a world where magic apparently works, and where human history has been recreated. An adventurous space pilot discovers psi powers explains the magic.

 

Joan-of-Arc Replay, The  (DAW, 1978, translated by Stanley Hochman.  French edition 1973.)

 

An odd variation of the alternate history story.  Galactic historians find a planet almost exactly paralleling the Earth at the time Joan of Arc was killed.  They decide to observe to determine whether the same results will take place there.  But then a new element is added.

 

Napoleons of Eridanus, The  (DAW, 1976, translated by Stanley Hochman. French edition 1970.)

 

Eridanus #1.

 

A race of complete pacifists has long all memories of how to conduct war, so when they're invaded by another race with fewer scruples, they kidnap some of Napoleon's troops from Earth.  The cure may turn out worse than the disease, however, because the French troops have imperial designs of their own.

 

Stellar Crusade  (DAW, 1980, as part of Cosmic Crusaders, translated by C.J. Cherryh.  The novel was not published separately in English.  French edition 1974.)

 

Baphomet #2.

 

An alien has given high technology to the Templar Knights so that he can escape imprisonment on Earth and return to his home world.  His secret plan to conquer the Earth as well goes awry when the knights prove too clever for him, clever enough to turn the conquest plan end for end.

 

BARBOR, H.R.

 

Against the Red Sky  (Daniel, 1922.)

 

                The British government is overthrown with predictable consequences.

 

BARBREE, JAY

 

Pilot Error  (Warner, 1975.)

 

Part of the multi-author Six Million Dollar Man series.

 

Steve Austin investigates a mysterious plane crash that reflects badly on an old friend, and discovers he was not responsible after all.

 

BARJAVEL, RENE

 

Ashes, Ashes  (Curtis, 1967, translated by Damon Knight.  Doubleday, 1967. French edition 1943.)

 

Plague and power failures reduce Paris to chaotic nightmare in the middle of the 21st Century.  The protagonist and a small circle of friends try to organize a new community on the ashes of the old. 

 

Future Times Three  (Award, 1970, translated by Margaret Sansone Scouten.  French edition, 1958.)

 

A team of scientists study the nature of time with the aid of a device that lets them travel through it.  They discover that civilization in the 20th Century is very near an inevitable crash and rebirth. 

 

Ice People, The  (Pyramid, 1973, translated by Charles Lam Markmann. Morrow, 1970, Hart-Davis, 1970.  French edition 1968.)

 

Two survivors of a previous, technological civilization are discovered in suspended animation in Antarctica.  The knowledge locked in their brains is too tempting a treasure to be ignored by modern powermongers.

 

Immortals, The  (Ballantine, 1975, translated by Eileen Finletter.  Morrow, 1974, French edition 1973.)

 

A quest for a missing lover leads a woman to a startling discovery.  A small group of people have discovered the secret of immortality, and to protect their privileged status, they have arranged assassinations, wars, and other major historical events.

 

BARK, JASPRE & LYONS, STEVE

 

Fistful of Strontium, A  (Black Flame, 2005.)

 

A Strontium Ace novel.

 

                A bounty hunter chases his quarry across a planet of mutants.

 

BARKER, ALBERT

 

Apollo Legacy, The  (Award, 1970.)

 

Borderline spy novel involving an astronaut who returns carrying a space virus which infects his child. 

 

BARKER, CLIVE  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Sacrament  (Harper, 1996.)

 

                A man's view of the world changes after a mystical encounter with a bear.

 

BARKER, D.A.

 

Matter of Evolution, A  (Hale, 1975.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Question of Reality, A  (Hale, 1981.)

 

                Not seen.

 

BARKER, LAWRENCE

 

Blood Red Sphere  (Swimming Kangaroo, 2009.)

 

A Martian colonist is unjustly accused of murder.

 

BARKER, THOMAS

 

Five for Infinity  (Major, 1976.)

 

Embarrassing bad story of a hijacked experimental starship that lands its crew in the middle of hostile aliens, space battles, and other dangers.

 

BARLEY, MICHAEL

 

Jackal Bird  (Tesseract, 1995.)

 

Three related novellas about a colony world whose people are slowly acting to throw off a brutal dictatorship.

 

BARLOW, JAMES

 

Hour of Maximum Danger, The   (Simon & Schuster, 1963, Bantam, 1964.)

 

Near future political SF involving the destruction of a Russian orbiting satellite, corruption in government circles, and the threat of nuclear war.

 

One Half of the World  (Cassell, 1957.)

 

Not seen.  Britain has become a dictatorship and the protagonist, who discovers religion, is declared a criminal.

 

BARNABY, HUGO  (Pseudonym of Ernest Hugh Fitzpatrick, whom see.)

 

Marshal Duke of Denver, The  (Donohue & Henneberry, 1895.)

 

                Not seen.

 

BARNES, ARTHUR K.

 

Interplanetary Hunter  (?, 1956, Ace, 1972.)

 

A collection of related stories about hunting parties in scientifically untenable versions of Jupiter, Venus, Neptune, Saturn, and a comet.  From stories originally published between 1937 and 1946.

 

BARNES, J.

 

Unpardonable War  (Macmillan, 1905.)

 

                England and the US reunite after a disastrous war.

 

BARNES, JOHN  (See also collaboration with Buzz Aldrin. Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Apostrophes and Apocalypses  (Tor, 1998, Millennium, 1999.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Armies of Memory, The  (Tor, 2006.)

 

Doors #4.

 

                Chaos threatens the civilized galaxy as insurgent elements seize a copy of a personality with dangerous knowledge.

 

Battlecry  (Gold Eagle, 1992.)

 

Timeraider #2.

 

The Vietnam Vet hero of this series is thrown back through time once again, this time to the Mexican War.  He has a second enemy as well, a ruthless rancher who wants to ensure that slavery becomes an established fact in the Southwest.

 

Caesar’s Bicycle  (Harper, 1997.)

 

Timeline Wars #3.

 

                The war against the Closers for control of the Timelines takes a sinister turn when the gates begin closing and our detective hero finds himself trapped in a suddenly very dangerous ancient Rome.

 

Candle   (Tor, 2000.)

 

                In a future where the human race is telepathically linked through a repressive mind control device, a hunter is recalled from retirement to track down the last remaining holdout.  In the process, he accidentally loses his link and learns the truth about the society he has been serving.

 

Daybreak Zero (Ace, 2011.)

 

Apocalypse #2.

 

An engineered apocalypse has destroyed much of civilization.

 

Directive 51  (Ace, 2010.)

 

Apocalypse#1.

 

A group of high tech fanatics decides to destroy modern civilization.

 

Duke of Uranium, The  (Aspect, 2002.)

 

#1.

 

                A young boy sets off to rescue the kidnapped daughter of one of the solar system's noble families.

 

Earth Made of Glass  (Tor, 1998, Millennium, 1998, Orion, 1998.)

 

Doors #2.

 

                Two agents are sent to a recently contacted colony world which is split between two cultures who hate each other so implacably that it doesn’t seem possible for them to avoid a major war.  On that world, they become involved with the creation of a new religious leader who might have the key to reconciliation, or who might provide the tinder for a major conflagration.

 

Finity  (Tor, 1999, Gollancz, 2000, Millennium, 2001.)

 

                In an alternate universe where the Nazis won the second world war and several reichs have carved up the world, an American expatriate living in New Zealand discovers that many of his acquaintances remember entirely different histories than he does.

 

Gaudeamus  (Tor, 2004.)

 

                Humorous, episodic piece about a series of unlikely inventions.

 

In the Hall of the Martian King  (Aspect, 2003.)

 

#2

 

Kaleidoscope Century  (Tor, 1995, Millennium, 1998.)

 

A man whose body has been altered so that he periodically goes into suspended animation, emerging with a new appearance and memories, is employed as an assassin by mysterious forces.  But eventually his old memories begin to return, providing a panoramic view of the collapse of civilization in an alternate world.

 

Last President, The  (Ace, 2012.)

 

Apocalypse #3.

 

?

 

Man Who Pulled Down the Sky, The  (Congdon & Weed, 1986, Worldwide, 1988, New English Library, 1988.)

 

A wave of wars, plagues, and other problems has left Earth nearly destitute, effectively ruled by orbiting colonies with better weapons.  The colonies are in turn threatening war against the ever more independent asteroid states, which decide to tip things in their favor by sending an agent to Earth to stir up a rebellion.

 

Merchants of Souls, The  (Tor, 2001.)

 

Doors #3.

 

                On Earth, it has become legal to replay the memories of the dead as a kind of virtual reality.  This will result in the planet being shunned by the rest of the civilized universe if it is not reversed.  An agent is sent from the outer worlds to try to derail the legislation.

 

Million Open Doors, A  (Tor, 1993.)

 

Doors #1.

 

A spoiled dilettante from a world of excessive leisure, duels, and a fondness for the arts is made ambassador to another human world, one with very different values.  An adventure story that takes a serious look at how cultures work and how our personalities are shaped by our environment.

 

Mother of Storms  (Tor, 1994.)

 

A pre-emptive nuclear strike by the United Nations precipitates a change in the Earth's atmosphere.  A gigantic hurricane starts, so powerful that it is self sustaining, and spins off daughter storms that also grow in strength, until the winds are powerful enough to destroy cities.

 

Orbital Resonance  (Tor, 1991, Millennium, 1998.)

 

A young boy from a ravaged Earth seeks to find a new home and friends in an orbiting habitat where a major change in social evolution may be underway.

 

Patton's Spaceship  (Harper, 1996.)

 

Timeline Wars #1.

 

A private eye with a personal vendetta against a terrorist group discovers that they are agents of a power that operates through alternate realities.  He eventually is tranported to a world where Hitler one World War II and is instrumental in helping the allies in exile develop the weapons to end the war.

 

Sin of Origin  (Congdon & Weed, 1986, Worldwide, 1989, New English Library, 1991.)

 

Three different species exist on the planet Randall, living peacefully until militant missionaries and dedicated communists from Earth decide to force it into the human commonwealth.  Their efforts upset the delicate balance and threaten the stability of the planet's ecosystem.

 

Sky So Big and Black, The  (Tor, 2002.)

 

                A young girl grows up in the Mars colonies after Earth succumbs to a mass mind mentality.

 

Union Fires  (Gold Eagle, 1992.)

 

Timeraider #3.

 

A 20th Century American soldier travels through time to the Civil War, where he helps rescue a prisoner from Richmond, despite the fact that the body he’s inhabiting was that of a traitor who planned to betray the underground railroad.

 

Wartide  (Gold Eagle, 1992.)

 

Timeraider #1.

 

A Vietnam vet is somehow transported back through time to World War II where he learns of a secret German weapon that might win the war. 

 

Washington's Dirigible  (Harper, 1997.)

 

Timeline Wars #2.

 

An agent for the good guys in a changewar visits a variation of Earth designed to be an ally, one where America never rebelled against England.  But he finds that agents of the enemy have infiltrated, including an evil version of himself.

 

BARNES, JONATHAN (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Cannonbridge (Solaris, 2015.)

 

Alternate history.

 

BARNES, STEVEN  (See also collaborations with Larry Niven, and with Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Cestus Deception, The  (Del Rey, 2004.)

 

A Star Wars novel.

 

                Obi-Wan tries to prevent the sale of an army of cyborg soldiers to the rebels.

 

Charisma  (Tor, 2002.)

 

                An experiment designed to imprint positive values on disadvantaged children backfires when the donor personality turns out to be a serial killer.

 

Far Beyond the Stars  (Pocket, 1998, based on the screenplay by Ira Steven Behr, Hans Beimler, and Marc Scott Zicree.)

 

A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel.

 

                Sisko wakes up one day and discovers he is a science fiction writer living in Harlem in the 1950’s, even though he clearly remembers his life aboard the space station.

 

Gorgon Child  (Tor, 1989.)

 

Aubry Knight #2.

 

A martial arts fan in a collapsing urban future combats a fanatic religious leader and his followers, assisted by surgically augmented soldiers. 

 

Kundalini Equation, The  (Tor, 1986.)

 

Proper martial arts training requires mental as well as physical discipline.  Barnes theorizes about a new form of training which transcends the mere physical and allows mental control of matter.  The result is a man whose very spirit is corrupted by the terrible power he wields.

 

Lion's Blood  (Warner, 2002.)

 

Uchronia #1.

 

                A young white slaveboy in a North America that was colonized by African and Islamic powers seeks freedom when a war sweeps across the continent.

 

Streetlethal  (Ace, 1983, Tor, 1991.)

 

Aubrey Knight #1.

 

A talented street fighter struggles against organleggers, drug syndicates, and other criminals in a future Los Angeles where anarchy is the normal state of affairs.  Formerly employed by the local crimelords, he has decided to retire from a job where that isn't normally an option.

 

Twelve Days (Tor, 2017.)

 

A group of terrorists are eliminated through the powers of an autistic child.

 

Zulu Heart  (Warner, 2003.)

 

Uchronia #2.

 

                In an alternate history where America was colonized from Africa, a man and a freed slave become caught up in an imminent civil war.

 

BARNES-SVARNEY, PATRICIA

 

Computer Crunch!  (Minstrel, 1998.)

 

Alex Mack #24.

 

                Alex suspects that someone in her newsletter group is secretly providing information to their rivals.

 

High Flyer  (Minstrel, 1997.)

 

Alex Mack #14.

 

                Someone is sabotaging a new flying school, so Alex uses her powers to find out who is responsible and stop him.

 

Junkyard Jitters  (Minstrel, 1997.)

 

Alex Mack #11.

 

                When she tries to help an eccentric inventory living in a junkyard, Alex may have risked discovery of her powers.

 

Loyalties  (Pocket, 1996.)

 

#10 in the Star Trek: Starfleet Academy series.

 

Young Dr. Crusher is forced to turn detective when her academy roommate is accused of causing a serious accident, suspecting that an influential officer has framed her.

 

Quarantine  (Pocket, 1997.)

 

Star Trek Voyager: Starfleet Academy #3.

 

                Young Janeway is sent to a planet of domed cities and a supposedly poisoned atmosphere, and discovers that the air is breathable and the people are being misled.

 

BARNETT, DAVID

 

Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon (Tor, 2014.)

 

Gideon Smith #2.

 

Steampunk.

 

Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl (Tor, 2013.)

 

Gideon Smith #1.

 

Steampunk.

 

BARNETT, PAUL  (See also John Grant.)

 

Kaantalech  (Legend, 1997.)

 

Strider Chronicles #2.

 

                A handful of humans have helped overthrow a creature ruling an entire galaxy, but now a new menace arises in the form of another being intent upon dominating a million stars.

 

Strider's Galaxy  (Legend, 1997.)

 

Strider Chronicles #1.

 

Earth's first interstellar colonization ship is snatched off to unknown regions of space by an unsuspected jump portal and finds itself right in the middle of an interstellar war.

 

BARNWELL, WILLIAM

 

Blessing Papers, The  (Pocket, 1980.)

 

Blessing Trilogy #1.

 

Set following a nuclear war, this series follows the adventures of Turly, a young boy whose lie signifies the end of the era of ignorance, although early events are not promising.  A religious order condemns the boy because of his white hair, while others seem to think he possesses secret knowledge.

 

Imram  (Pocket, 1981.)

 

Blessing Trilogy #2.

 

Turly has visions that are designed to help him shape the future of a post-nuclear society that has largely abandoned science.  In the comparatively slow middle volume of the trilogy, he flees into the wilderness seeking self understanding and is taken in by a primitive tribe.

 

Sigma Curve, The  (Pocket, 1981.)

 

Blessing Trilogy #3.

 

As he matures, Turly has developed leadership skills and created the nucleus of a new society from a scattering of villages.  But there's someone else maneuvering for power, a recluse who claims to have magical powers, actually remnants of forgotten science.

 

BARON, MIKE  (See collaboration with Christopher Priest.)

 

BARON, NICK  (Pseudonym of Scott Ciencin, whom see.  See also collaboration which follows.)

 

Glory's End  (Harper, 1990.)

 

Number 2 in the multi-author Time Tours series for younger readers.

 

Time travel is a tourist business, but some of the travelers are breaking the law, specifically introducing anachronisms that might change the course of history.  The Time Patrol rushes to action when they discover laser weapons in use in the Civil War and President Lincoln suriving an attempted assassination.

 

BARON, NICK & COX, GREG

 

Pirate Paradox, The   (Harper, 1991.)

 

Number 5 in the multi-author Time Tours series for younger readers.

 

                Not seen.

 

BARON, ROBERT  (Pseudonym of Victor Milan, whom see.)

 

Lord of the Plains  (Jove, 1993.)

 

Storm Rider #3.

 

                Not seen.  May not have been published.

 

River of Fire  (Jove, 1992.)

 

Storm Rider #2.

 

                The free bikers who rule the wastelands of post nuclear war America are forced to fight for their survival when they are assaulted by the army of religious fanatics.

 

Storm Rider  (Jove, 1992.)

 

Storm Rider #1.

 

                Following a nuclear war, most survivors are forcibly gathered into cities.  But a few rebel and head out into the blasted wastelands, riding motorcycles and preserving a vestige of the old freedom.

 

BARR, DENSIL

 

Man With Only One Head, The  (Rich & Cowan, 1955, Digit, 1962.)

 

                A mysterious fog leaves only one man fertile.

 

BARR, DONALD

 

Planet in Arms, A  (Crest, 1981.)

 

Civil war has devastated the planet Rohan, where ambitious men and women vie for power.  But yet another rebellion is brewing, this one with its origin in a penal colony

 

Space Relations  (Donald McKay, 1973, Charterhouse, 1973, Crest, 1975.)

 

A diplomat is kidnapped by space pirates and sold into slavery.  He escapes into the bed of a powerful aristocrat and rises to power, only to discover that the galaxy is on the verge of a major war.

 

BARR, MARLEEN S.

 

Oy Pioneer!  (Terrace, 2004.)

 

                A blend of feminist themes and humor in a future setting.

 

BARR, MIKE W.

 

Gemini  (Pocket, 2003.)

 

A Star Trek novel.

 

                Someone attempts to murder the delegates to a peace conference and Kirk must identify the guilty party and rescue his kidnapped nephew to prevent renewal of a planetary war.

 

BARR, TYRONE C.

 

Last 14, The  (Chariot, 1960. Digit, 1959, as Split Worlds.)

 

A handful of people in orbit watch as the human race destroys itself in a nuclear war.  The few survivors decide to make themselves self sufficient and provide some hope that the human race might survive, at least temporarily, by remaining in orbit.

 

Split Worlds  (See The Last 14.)

 

BARREN, CHARLES  (See collaboration with R. Cox Abel.)

 

BARRETT, GEOFFREY JOHN  (See also Edward Leighton, Dennis Summers, and James Wallace.)

 

Bodysnatchers of Lethe, The  (?, 1976.)

 

                ?

 

Brain of Graphicon, The  (?, 1973.)

 

                ?

 

City of the First Time  (?, 1975.)

 

                ?

 

Earth Watch  (?, 1978.)

 

                ?

 

Hall of the Evolvulus, The  (?, 1977.)

 

                ?

 

Lost Fleet of Astranides, The  (?, 1974.)

 

                ?

 

Night of the Deathship, The  (?, 1976.)

 

                ?

 

Other Side of Red, The  (?, 1977.)

 

                ?

 

Paradise Zone, The  (?, 1975.)

 

                ?

 

Robotria  (?, 1977.)

 

                ?

 

Slaver from the Stars (?, 1975.)

 

                ?

 

Timeship to Thebes  (?, 1976.)

 

                ?

 

Tomorrow Stairs, The  (?, 1974.)

 

                ?

 

BARRETT, MICHAEL DENNIS

 

Asylum and Circus  (Manor, 1977.)

 

The US and the Soviet Union are both developing super weapon systems in orbit while denying it publicly.  Then alien emissaries arrive, only to find themselves made pawns in the international power struggle.

 

BARRETT, NEAL JR.  (Rumored to be the author of one or more uncredited novels as Victor Appleton.  Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Aldair, Across the Misty Sea  (DAW, 1980.)

 

Aldair #3.

 

Aldair the adventurer searches for the secret of the worlds creation, convinced that the fabled Man was a physical and not a spiritual being, and that science not faith holds the key to his evolution from pig stock.

 

Aldair in Albion  (DAW, 1976.)

 

Aldair #1.

 

The opening volume of a surprisingly good series set in the far future after humankind has essentially abandoned the Earth and turned it over to genetically altered animals, raised to be intelligent.  The continuing hero is a pig, who in the opening volume begins to question the dictates of the religious hierarchy about the nature of man and the world.

 

Aldair, Master of Ships  (DAW, 1977.)

 

Aldair #2.

 

Convinced that the world is round, an intelligent creature evolved from pigs is a new Magellan in this series set in a far future where humankind has disappeared and uplifted animal species have inherited the world.

 

Aldair, the Legion of Beasts  (DAW, 1982.)

 

Aldair #4.

 

The adventures of Aldair conclude with his discovery of a secret human installation that is occupied by the last human to live on Earth.  From him, Aldair demands an explanation of the creation of his own kind.

 

Batman in the Black Egg of Atlantis  (Little Brown, 1992.  Fantail, 1992, as The Black Egg of Atlantis.)

 

Not seen

 

Black Egg of Atlantis, The.  (See Batman in the Black Egg of Atlantis.)

 

Dawn's Uncertain Light  (Signet, 1989, Grafton, 1992.)

 

Howie #2.

 

Howie has learned that the supposedly benign government emerging from the ruins of war torn America is actually turning some of its population into food, others into sex slaves for a hidden aristocracy.   He sets off to rescue his sister from their citadel.

 

Day the Decorators Came, The  (Subterranean, 2000.)

 

                Collection of two unrelated stories.

 

Different Vintage, A  (Subterranean, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Gates of Time, The  (Ace, 1970, bound with Dwellers of the Deep by K.M. O'Donnell.)

 

Earth and the human race have ceased to exist, in fact, they might never have existed at all except that there is one survivor, who persists in insisting on his own existence even though all the other races refuse to believe in him.

 

Highwood  (Ace, 1972, bound with Annihilation Factor by Barrington J. Bayley.)

 

A human xenologist is investigating a world whose apelike inhabitants engage in a deadly war between the sexes for most of their life cycles when her computer program detects a perplexing and ultimately terrifying trend.

 

Judge Dredd  (St Martin’s, 1995, from the screenplay by William Wisher and Steven E. De Souza.)

 

A law officer of the future is framed and disgraced, escapes from prison to track down those responsible, including a genetically cloned man who was once his friend.  The film is based on the comic strip series.

 

Karma Corps, The  (DAW, 1984.)

 

A theocratically governed human race is waging war against an alien species that can teleport, whom they characterize as demons.  In the process of learning how to deal with his enemy, a soldier develops doubts about his own faith.

 

Kelwin  (Lancer, 1970.)

 

After a worldwide nuclear war, the remains of North America are dominated by Asiatic invaders in the north and a revived Indian nation in the south.  An itinerant trader and his friend are instrumental in averting a new and devastating war between the emergent nations.

 

Leaves of Time, The  (Lancer, 1971.)

 

The gorgon is an alien creature capable of moving through alternate time lines, possessed of a hatred for all other forms of intelligent life.  A shapechanger, it can impersonate anyone it wants when it visits an alternate North America colonized by Scandinavia, pursued by a single time agent.

 

Lizard’s Rage  (Pocket, 1997.)

 

A Spiderman adventure.

 

                Two super villains are on the trail of a brilliant scientist, each for his own reasons, and Spiderman has to thwart them both and ensure that their quarry remains safe.

 

Other Seasons: The Best of Neal Barrett Jr. (Subterranean, 2012.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Perpetuity Blues  (Golden Gryphon, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Prince of Christler-Coke  (Golden Gryphon, 2004.)

 

                Broad satire of a future when executives have become the new aristocracy.

 

Slightly Off Center  (Swan, 1992.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Stress Pattern  (DAW, 1974.)

 

An astronaut lands on a world that swallows his spaceship, literally, almost as soon as he lands.  He sets out overland and discovers an alien race whose view of reality and sanity is at right angles to his own.

 

Through Darkest America  (Worldwide, 1988, Congdon & Weed, 1988, New English Library, 1988.)

 

Howie #1.

 

A nomadic culture dominates post-war North America, but the main food source is Stock, human beings apparently lacking intelligence who are herded and harvested.  Howie has accepted the status quo all his life, until he finds evidence that the population is being systematically culled to replenish the Stock.

 

Touch of Your Shadow, the Whisper of Your Name, The  (Dell, 1996, ghost written by Al Sarrantonio.)

 

A Babylon 5 novel.

 

The inhabitants of Babylon 5 are troubled by terrifying dreams whose after effects spill over into their waking hours.  At the same time, they detect a band of colored light millions of miles long approaching the station.

 

BARRETT, WILLIAM F.  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Fools of Time, The  (Doubleday, 1963, Pocket, 1964.)

 

The communists have developed a serum that will make people immortal, and the western world is in turmoil.  Will people defect in order to get access to it, or will someone manage to steal the formula.

 

BARRON, D.G.

 

Zilov Bombs.  (Andre Deutsch, 1962, Pan, 1965.)

 

The Soviet Union controls England, but a clandestine group of patriots is seeking to rebel using non-radioactive nuclear weapons.

 

BARRY, C.J.

 

Unearthed (Love Spell, ?)

 

Space #4.

 

Love in outer space.

 

Unleashed (Love Spell, ?)

 

Space #2.

 

?

 

Unmasked  (Love Spell, 2005.)

 

Space #1.

 

                A futuristic romance in outer space.

 

Unraveled  (Love Spell, ?)

 

Space #3.

 

?

 

BARRY, MAX

 

Lexicon (Viking, 2013, Penguin, 2014.)

 

A strange new science of vocabulary enables manipulation of the country.

 

BARRY, RAY  (Pseudonym of Dennis Talbot Hughes, whom see.)

 

Blue Peril  (?, 1952.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Death Dimension  (?, 1952.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Gamma Product  (?, 1952.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Humanoid Puppets  (?, 1952.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Ominous Folly  (?, 1952.)

 

                Not seen.

 

BARRY, SCOTT IAN  (Also writes Horror.)

 

Streeter, The  (Tor, 1994.)

 

Chemical wastes transform a pack of dogs into clever, ruthless hunters who claim human prey.  They amass a considerable number of victims before anyone takes interest in the rising number of animal attacks and draws the obvious conclusion.

 

BARTH, JOHN  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Giles Goat-Boy  (Doubleday, 1966, Secker & Warburg, 1967, Crest, 1967, Penguin, 1967.)

 

A broad satire that uses a futuristic university as the basis for a parable about human society.

 

BARTHOLOMEW, BARBARA  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Great Gradepoint Mystery, The  (Macmillan, 1985.)

 

A Microkid novel.

 

                A boy and his computer intelligence friend solve the mystery of a cheat at school.

 

BARTON, DAN  (Also writes Horror.)

 

Relife  (Pocket, 1991.)

 

                After a mysterious "accident", the protagonist wakens to find he has near total amnesia and that his blood has been replaced with a synthetic substitute.  As he attempts to discover what has been done to him, he realizes that his body is still changing, that he is no longer properly speaking a human being at all.

 

BARTON, ERLE  (Pseudonym of Robert Lionel Fanthorpe, whom see)

 

Planet Seekers, The  (Badger, 1963, Vega, 1964.)

 

A dreadfully bad novel about the rising conflict between normal humans and bio-engineered supermen.

 

BARTON, LEE  (Pseudonym of Robert Lionel Fanthorpe, whom see.)

 

Shadow Man  (Badger, 1966.)

 

                Not seen.

 

BARTON, S.W.  (Pseudonym of Barton Whaley.  See collaboration with Michael Kurland.)

 

BARTON, WILLIAM  (See also collaborations which follow.)

 

Acts of Conscience  (Aspect, 1996.)

 

Through a combination of luck and happenstance, the protagonist becomes sole owner of an interstellar spaceship, with which he sets out to see the universe.  To his dismay, his fellow humans have wrought such havoc on others that higher powers are about to exterminate his entire species.

 

Dark Sky Legion  (Bantam, 1992.)

 

The protagonist is an immortal and an enforcer, used by a far future government that encompasses thousands of planets, dedicated to ensuring that culture remains homogenous throughout human space.  Now he's sent to an out of the way planet which has swerved from the accepted course, and he must decide the future of an entire world.

 

Hunting on Kunderer  (Ace, 1973, bound with Life with Lancelot by John T. Phillifent.)

 

Big game hunters on a primitive planet find the tables turned when the local fauna proves smarter, and deadlier, than advertised.

 

Plague of All Cowards, A  (Ace, 1976.)

 

A nearly omniscience artificial intelligence is involved in the search for a deadly assassin.

 

Transmigration of Souls, The  (Warner Aspect, 1996.)

 

The American moonbase has closed and the US has retreated within its borders, guarding them with superscientific devices they discovered via a system of interstellar teleportation devices they discovered on the moon.  The Americans live in fear of a destructive alien force that may discover their existence, so they try to destroy missions to the moon from the Arab nations and China.

 

When Heaven Fell  (Warner, 1995.)

 

Earth has been conquered by an alliance of aliens dominated by an artificial intelligence.  A human mercenary turns against his masters, ultimately to learn that they are retreating in the face of an even more powerful foe.

 

Yellow Matter  (TAL Publications, 1993.)

 

Short story in pamphlet form about sexual relations with aliens.

 

BARTON, WILLIAM & CAPOBIANCO, MICHAEL

 

Alpha Centauri  (Avon, 1997.)

 

An expedition to the nearest star finds the ruins of a space traveling civilization just as they begin to suffer from the effects of an unsuspected virus.

 

Fellow Traveler  (Bantam, 1991.)

 

The Soviet Union is planning to convert an asteroid into an orbiting factory complex.  The US government objects to the movement of the asteroid into near Earth orbit and destroys the project, nearly precipitating a war.

 

Iris.  (Doubleday, 1990, Bantam, 1991, Avon, 1999.)

 

A starship full of colonists fleeing economically ravaged Earth discovers a rogue planet entering the solar system as it crosses Neptune's orbit.  They land on one of the planet's moons and find an abandoned but still functioning alien starship.

 

BARTRAM, GEORGE   (Pseudonym of Kenneth Cameron whom see.)

 

Sunset Gun, The  (Pinnacle, 1993

 

An insane scientist invents a portable particle beam weapon with which, according to the blurbs, he can destroy the entire universe.  Despite the hype, it's a borderline political thriller.

 

BARUTH, PHILIP

 

X President, The  (Bantam, 2003.)

 

                On the verge of losing a worldwide war in the middle of the 21st Century, a writer is asked to rewrite the history of the previous administration.

 

BARZMAN, BEN

 

Echo X  (Paperback Library, 1962.  Putnam, 1960, as Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.  Collins, 1960, Fontana, 1963, as Out of This World.)

 

An exact duplicate of Earth appears in orbit, same nations, same history, same language.  Satirical humor as the author uses subtle differences as the basis for social commentary.

 

Out of This World (See Echo X.)

 

Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane  (See Echo X.)

 

BASE, GRAEME

 

Truck Dogs  (Amulet, 2004.)

 

                Young adult book about a planet where dogs and trucks have interbred.

 

BASILE, GLORIA VITANZA

 

Eye of the Eagle  (Pinnacle, 1983.)

 

Global 2000 #1.

 

Most of the Mideast has been destroyed by a mysterious nuclear attack and the major powers are poised to attack one another.  Spends most of its considerable length dwelling on the author's perception of the recent international mistakes of the US government.

 

Jackal Helix, The  (Pinnacle, 1984.)

 

Global 2000 #2.

 

A secret organization of European businessmen and aristocrats is planning to seize clandestine control of the world by finding ancient parchments which hold lost technological secrets.  They employ a ruthless assassin to accomplish their aims.

 

Sting of the Scorpion, The  (Pinnacle, 1984.)

 

Global 2000 #3.

 

The ultimate confrontation between two power groups hidden from public view, one evil and intent on world domination, even if that requires a nuclear war, the other determined to preserve freedom.

 

BASS, MILTON

 

Force Red  (Berkley, 1970.)

 

A multi-national force created to prevent nuclear technology from spreading develops an agenda of its own when it is ordered to disband. 

 

BASS, T.J.  (Pseudonym of Thomas Bassler.)

 

Godwhale, The  (Ballantine, 1974, Metheun, 1975.)

 

Hive #2.

 

The Rorqual Maru is a bio-engineered harvesting machine abandoned by a humanity that has lost most of its technological knowledge.  Life has returned to the oceans and the harvester is functional again, if only it can find someone to serve.

 

Half Past Human  (Ballantine, 1971, Methuen, 1984.)

 

Hive #1.

 

Possibly the best novel of overpopulation of all time.  Earth is so crowded that conformity has become an absolute credo, and humans have even grown smaller to provide more space.  They function more as organic machines than as people and the world is a peaceful place.  Meanwhile, a cyborg starship plans to spread humanity to the stars.

 

BASSETT, JAMES C.  (See collaboration with Stephen L. Antczak.)

 

Living Real  (Harper, 1997.)

 

A designer of virtual reality environments is targeted by the paranoid head of a government security agency who believes the programmer is undermining national security.  And the protagonist's newest program makes the virtual real even more appealing than before.

 

BASSINGTHWAITE, DONALD (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Breathe Deeply  (White Wolf, 1997.)

 

                In a plague stricken near future world, a man travels to the Amazon hoping to find a cure.

 

If Whispers Call  (Wizards of the Coast, 2000.)

 

#2 in the multi-author Dark Matter series.

 

                Strange hybrid horror/SF novel based on the role playing game.  Scientists investigate what appears to be a ghost to find the link between the manifestation and a woman stuck in a mysterious coma.

 

BATCHELOR, JOHN CALVIN

 

Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica, The  (Henry Holt, 1983, Penguin, 1984, Doubleday, 1984.)

 

In a future unsettled by plague, war, and the collapse of civilization, a handful of refugees make new lives for themselves in the frozen Antarctic.

 

Father's Day  (Henry Holt, 1994, St. Martins, 1996.)

 

The President temporarily passes his authority to the Vice President during an illness, but when he tries to return to duty, the country is embroiled in a near military coup.

 

Peter Nevsky and the True Story of the Russian Moon Landing  (Henry Holt, 1993.)

 

This uchronian novel examines the inner workings of a Soviet developed expedition to the moon, focusing on the tensions among scientific staff, administrators, and the government/

 

BATEMAN, ROBERT

 

When the Whites Went  (Dobson, 1963, Digit, 1964.)

 

A mysterious plague wipes out every caucasion inhabitant of the British Isles, and the Negroes who have survived reorganize in the ensuing chaos to create a new civilization.

 

BATES, PAUL L.

 

Dreamer  (Five Star, 2008.)

 

Dytopia #2.

 

A group of people with unusual talents battle a dystopian future government.

 

Imprint  (Five Star, 2006.)

 

Dystopia #1.

 

?

 

BAUER, SABINE

 

Mirror Mirror  (Fandemonium, ?)

 

A Stargate novel.

 

An alien device provides a gateway to an alternate world.

 

Survival of the Fittest  (Fandemonium, ?)

 

A Stargate novel.

 

An ambitious officer threatens to upset the balance of power among worlds.

 

Trial by Fire  (Fandemonium, ?)

 

A Stargate novel.

 

Mission to a world of religious fanatics.

 

BAUERS, W.C.

 

Indomitable (Tor, 2016.)

 

Promise Paen #2.

 

?

 

Unbreakable (Tor, 2015.)

 

Promise Paen #1.

 

Interstellar politics and space pirates.

 

BAUM, L. FRANK  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Master Key, The  (Bobbs-Merrill, 1901, Hyperion, 1974.)

 

An inventor encounters a strange being who reveals to him the secrets of electricity, but some of those secrets involve incredible destructive power.  A generally didactic morality tale.

 

BAXENDALE, TREVOR

 

Coldheart  (BBC, 2000.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                On a planet suffering from a water shortage, a growing number of mutants join forces in their attacks on the rest of society.

 

Deadstone Memorial, The  (BBC, 2005.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                Dream creatures begin appearing in the real world.

 

Deep Time (Broadway, 2015.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

The Doctor deals with a highway through space that leads to a dangerous threat.

 

Dragon King, The  (BBC, 2008.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

?

 

Eater of Wasps  (BBC, 2001.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                Soldiers from the future are searching contemporary England for a missing artifact, and in the same area a species of wasp appears which is deadly to humankind.

 

Heart of Stone (Puffin, ?)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

?

 

Janus Conjunction, The  (BBC, 1998.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                The Doctor arrives in a system with two inhabited planets, one rich and one poor, both engaged in a war with one another.  Complicating matters are the still working machines left by the planet’s previous, now missing inhabitants.

 

Prisoner of the Daleks  (BBC, 2009.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

?

 

Something in the Water  (BBC, 2008.)

 

A Torchwood novel.

 

An animated dead man warns of something living in the water.

 

Undertaker's Gift, The  (BBC, 2009.)

 

A Torchwood novel.

 

A flurry of alien arrivals on Earth taxes Torchwood.

 

Wishing Well (BBC, 2007.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

?

 

BAXTER, JOHN  (See also James Blackstone.)

 

Hermes Fall, The.  (Simon & Schuster, 1978, Panther, 1978, Ballantine, 1979.)

 

The asteroid Hermes is on a collision course with Earth.  While some work desperately to find a way to divert it, others hope to turn the likely disaster to their advantage.  Eventually a space flight is launched to use a thermonuclear device to change its course.

 

Off-Worlders  (Ace, 1966, bound with The Star Magician by Lin Carter.  Horwitz, 1968, using the original magazine title, The God-Killers.)

 

A largely abandoned colony world has descended into a primitive culture, with a strong anti-science bias.  Despite the prevailing Luddism, some local inhabitants still search for lost knowledge, and they discover that there are people from off the planet conducting a similar search, surprising in such an unlikely place.

 

BAXTER, STEPHEN  (See also collaboration that follows and others with Terry Pratchett and  Arthur C. Clarke.)

 

Anti-Ice  (HarperCollins, 1993.)

 

In an alternate Victorian age, a scientists discovers a deposit of antimatter in the Antarctic which is a source of unbelievable power.  He uses it to develop flight to the moon and the ensure Britain's pre-eminence in the world, but is dismayed when plans are made to use it as the ultimate superweapon.

 

Ark, The  (Roc, 2010.)

 

Flood #2.

 

Efforts are made to evacuate some humans from a flooded Earth to another world.

 

Bronze Summer (Roc, 2012.)

 

Alternate prehistory.

 

Coalescent  (Gollancz, 2003, Del Rey, 2003.)

 

Destiny's Children #1.

 

                The protagonist discovers the existence of a secret society planning humanity's future.

 

Conqueror  (Gollancz, 2006, Ace, 2007.)

 

Time’s Tapestry #2.

 

                The Battle of Hastings turns out differently.

 

Emperor  (Gollancz, 2006, Ace, 2009.)

 

Time’s Tapestry #1.

 

                A prophecy in ancient Rome may be the result of manipulation by a being who exists outside normal time.

 

Evolution  (Del Rey, 2003, Gollancz, 2006.)

 

                Episodic novel which follows the evolution of the human species from pre-history through the far future.

 

Exultant  (Gollancz, 2004.)

 

Destiny's Children #2.

 

                Humans battle an alien race

 

Flood  (Gollancz, 2008, Roc, 2009.)

 

Flood #1.

 

Rising sea levels inundate parts of the world.

 

Flux  (HarperCollins, 1993.)

 

A colony of miniaturized human beings has been established inside a neutron star.  There they struggle to survive and explore their world despite storms, wild animals, and other dangers.

 

Grey Hair  (Millennium, 1998.)

 

Mammoth #1.

 

                The mammoths are an intelligent species who, in this opening volume, witness the advent of the human race on Earth.

 

GulliverZone  (Orion, 1997, Starscape, 2005.)

 

Part of the mutli-author Web series.

 

                Young adult novel in which talented youngsters battle villains in virtual reality.

 

H-Bomb Girl, The  (Gollancz, 2007.)

 

?

 

Hunters of Pangaea, The  (NESFA, 2004.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Icebones  (Gollancz, 2001, Avon Eos, 2002.)

 

Mammoth #4.

 

                After Mars is colonized, mammoths are recreated and set free to roam, and they become the dominant species when humanity retreats to Earth.

 

Last and First Contacts  (Newcon, 2012.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Longtusk  (Gollancz, 2000, Millennium, 2001, Avon, 2001.)

 

Mammoth #3.

 

                Actually number two in the series, but the first was split into two volumes.  The further adventures of a tribe of intelligent mammoths.

 

Mammoth  (Millennium, 1999.  Harper, 1999, Avon, 2000, as Silverhair.)

 

Mammoth #2.

 

                A small number of mammoths have survived on a Siberian island, but now they have been discovered by people anxious to hunt them.

 

Manifold: Origin  (Del Rey, 2002.)

 

Malenfant #3.

 

                A new moon suddenly replaces our own.  A group of people are displaced in time and space, and the secret of the creation of human life is ultimately revealed.

 

Manifold: Space  (Del Rey, 2001.)

 

Malenfant #2.

 

                An entrepreneur finds an alien stargate and sets out to explore the universe.  Back on Earth, a scientist discovers that aliens have visited the solar systems several times in the past, have often wiped out most life here, and that a new wave of invaders is approaching.

 

Manifold: Time  (Del Rey, 2000.)

 

Malenfant #1.

 

                As human civilization begins to succumb to overpopulation and ecological damage, a foresighted man sends a mutant squid to explore an asteroid, solves the mystery of messages being sent back from the future, helps avoid the extinction of the human race, and discovers the existence of time portals.

 

Massacre of Mankind, The (Crown, 2017.)

 

Sequel to The War of the Worlds.

 

Moonseed  (Harper, 1998.)

 

                A sample of lunar bedrock reacts with terrestrial lava and begins a change reaction which could doom the Earth.  A group of scientists plans to escape by migrating to the moon and discovers instead that the moon itself is an interloper from another star system.

 

Navigator  (Gollancz, 2007, Ace, 2008.)

 

Time’s Tapestry #3.

 

                A mysterious force manipulates the conflict during the Crusades.

 

Phase Space  (HarperCollins, 2002.)

 

                Collection of sometimes related stories.

 

Proxima (Roc, 2014.)

 

Proxima #1.

 

Colonization of the stars must be forced upon the populace.

 

Raft  (Grafton, 1991, Roc, 1992, HarperCollins, ?)

 

Xeelee #1.

 

One of the most original hard science novels of all time, set in a universe where gravity is one billion times that of our own.   Into this pocket universe comes a human ship, the crew of which survives in a trapped pocket of air. 

 

Reality Dust  (PS, 2000.)

 

                Novella about the chaos following the abandonment of Earth by the aliens who conquered it.  With human history largely forgotten, the survivors turn on one another.

 

Resplendent  (Gollancz, 2006.)

 

Destiny’s Children #4.

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

Riding the Rock  (PS, 2002.)

 

Xeelee #4.

 

                Novelet published in book form involving the ongoing war between the human race and the Xeelee.

 

Ring  (Harper, 1994.)

 

Xeelee #3.

 

A scientist experimenting with wormholes is apparently lost in space, but then he sends a message indicating that the universe is doomed, but that there is an escape route to another reality.

 

Silverhair.  (See Mammoth.)

 

Stone Spring (Roc, 2011.)

 

Northland #1.

 

Alternate history in which the British Isles were never separated from Europe.

 

Timelike Infinity  (Roc, 1993, Harper, 1993.)

 

Xeelee #2.

 

Humans were spreading through the universe, nearly immortal, masters of many planets, until they met and were subjugated by an alien species.  A group of rebels uses a time machine to escape into the past of Earth, but the aliens pursue in a conflict which will determine the future of both races.

 

Time Ships, The  (Harper, 1995.)

 

A direct sequel to The Time Machine by H.G. Wells.  The anonymous traveler is off for another adventure, but discovers that his travels have changed the course of human history.  Now the Morlocks are relatively benevolent, although they have encased the sun in a sphere and have abandoned the Earth.  With a Morlock companion, he returns to explore alternate timelines.

 

Titan  (Harper, 1997.)

 

                Life is discovered on the moon Titan by a cobbled together, dying effort of the US program.  During their trip, the Chinese start a shooting war over Taiwan, divert an asteroid toward the US, and nearly destroy the entire world.

 

Traces  (Harper, 1998.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Transcendent  (Del Rey, 2005.)

 

Destiny's Children #3.

 

                Humans from the distant future return to the present day.

 

Ultima (Roc, 2015.)

 

Proxima #2.

 

?

 

Vacuum Diagrams  (HarperCollins, 1997.)

 

                Omnibus of Raft, Flux, Ring, and Timelike Infinity.

 

Weaver  (Ace, 2008, Gollancz, 2008.)

 

Time's Tapestry #4.

 

A secret war through time focuses on World War II.

 

Voyage  (Harper, 1996.)

 

An alternate history in which John Kennedy survived the assassination attempt and became a vocal supporter of the manned space program, eventually leading to a voyage to the planet Mars under Nixon's administration.  Thoughtful and non-melodramatic.

 

Webcrash  (Orion, 1998.)

 

Part of the multi-author Web series.

 

                Something is causing an elaborate virtual reality system to crash.

 

Wheel of Ice, The  (BBC, 2012.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

?

 

BAXTER, STEPHEN & REYNOLDS, ALASTAIR

 

Medusa Chronicles, The (Gollancz, 2016, Saga, 2016.)

 

The story of the colonization of the solar system.

 

BAY, AUSTIN

 

Prism  (Harper,?)

 

                A clandestine government agency conducts its espionage by using psychic powers.

 

BAYLEY, BARRINGTON J.

 

Annihilation Factor  (Ace, 1972, bound with Highwood by Neal Barrett, Jr.  Allison & Busby, 1979, Schocken, 1980.)

 

An alien creature that draws sustenance from the deaths of entire worlds moves into the human colonized part of the galaxy.

 

Collision Course   (DAW, 1973.  Allison & Busby, 1977, Wildside, 2002, as Collision with Chronos.)

 

On a world supposedly ravaged by alien invaders in the forgotten past, an odd phenomenon is occuring.  The ruins are visibly growing newer with the passage of time, because there are waves in time which make it appear to work in reverse in that particular area. 

 

Collision with Chronos  (See Collision Course.)

 

Empire of Two Worlds  (Ace, 1972, Hale, 1974, Schocken, 1980.)

 

The colony world of Killibol is inimical to humankind, so the colonists live in domed cities where they have grown complacent and ingrown.  The protagonist is a bitter man who steals an armored vehicle and gets involved with a tyrant and his own doppelganger.

 

Eye of Terror  (Black Library, 2000.)

 

A Warhammer novel.

 

?

 

Fall of Chronopolis, The  (DAW, 1974, Allison & Busby, 1979, Wildside, 2002.)

 

The Chronotic Empire uses armed fleets of timeships to protect its own timeline, destroying other realities, preventing sabotage to its own.  Opposed is the Hegemony, which engages in unorthodox warfare in this very original setting.

 

Fall of Chronopolis, The, and Collision with Chronos  (Pan, 1989. )

 

Omnibus of two novels.

 

Forest of Peldain, The  (DAW, 1985.)

 

Peldain is a colony world with a handful of islands lost in an immense ocean.  All but one of the islands are united under a single government, the last overgrown with a forest so thick and deadly that settlement is impossible. This is the story of a military expedition to penetrate the forest, and what they find within.

 

Garments of Caean, The  (Doubleday, 1976, DAW, 1980.  Fontana, 1978, revised.)

 

Clothes make the man becomes more than just a metaphor on Caean, where garments are spun from a material that alters the personalities of those that wear them.  An ambitious Earthman is determined to gain a suit of the material, but what he learns is the real secret, that there is a symbiosis between the wearer and the clothing.

 

Grand Wheel, The  (DAW, 1977, Fontana, 1979, Wildside, 2005.)

 

A professional gambler is enlisted as humanity's representative in a galactic gambling establishment that plays for more than just wealth, but for the future of entire races. 

 

Great Hydration, The  (Wildside, 2005.)

 

?

 

Knights of the Limits, The  (Allison & Busby, 1978, Wildside, 2002.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Pillars of Eternity, The  (DAW, 1982.)

 

A wandering planet, rumored to follow an artificially determined past, has reappeared and a host of treasure hunters is searching for it.  A wide ranging story that encompasses cloning, artificial enhancement of the human body, and other familiar themes.

 

Pillars of Eternity, The, and The Garments of Caean  (Pan, 1989.)

 

Omnibus of both novels.

 

Rod of Light, The  (Methuen, 1985, Arbor House, 1987.)

 

Jasperodus #2.

 

Jasperodus is the only robot acknowledged to have a soul, but others have begun to recognize the situation and are secretly attempting to remedy it.  Elsewhere, humans are slowly wakening to the possibility that this trend will put them on a collision course with their own creations.

 

Seed of Evil, The  (Allison & Busby, 1979, Schocken, 1980.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Sinners of Erspia, The  (Wildside, 2002.)

 

                ?

 

Soul of the Robot, The (Doubleday, 1974, Allison & Busby, 1976, Condor, 1978, Wildside, 2002.)

 

Jasperodus #1.

 

In a future where all menial work is performed by robots, one such machine develops a unique intelligence and self awareness.  Puzzled about his own nature, the robot sets out on a voyage of self discovery despite the hostility of humans jealous of their supremacy.

 

Star Virus, The  (Ace, 1970, bound with Mask of Chaos by John Jakes.)

 

When humans stumble across a mysterious alien artifact, they attract the attention of a bellicose race who demand its immediate surrender.  Or else.

 

Star Winds   (DAW, 1978.)

 

Science has been replaced by a priesthood of alchemists and space travel is accomplished by taking advantage of solar winds in converted sea vessels.  An unlikely but fanciful story of a voyage to Mars to find an ancient store of scientific knowledge.

 

Zen Gun, The   (DAW, 1983, Methuen, 1984.)

 

In a future galactic civilization where genetic engineering is common, where empires rise and fall in the blink of an eye, and where uplifted animals man Earth's defenses, a superweapon is discovered which might destroy space and time itself.

 

BAYLUS, ROBERT F.

 

People Exchange, The  (Carlyle, 1980.)

 

A century from now, people are able to swap personalities from body to body, which makes it very difficult to track down a crafty criminal.  Nevertheless, a detective and a self aware computer attempt to track down a master criminal. 

 

BAYLY, JOSEPH

 

Winterflight  (Word, 1981.)

 

                Medical techniques allow the elimination of undesirable genetic traits, but the supposedly perfect society has some flaws.

 

BAYNE, NEIL

 

Inoculate  (Leisure, 1979.)

 

A virulent plague breaks out at a military base in the US, followed by similar problems elsewhere in the world.  Although the government calls for massive inoculations, one man suspects that this wasn't an accident, that it is a dark plan designed to make the US the dominant force in the world.

 

BEACH, LYNN  (Pseudonym of Kathryn Lance, whom see. Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Attack of the Insecticons, The  (Ballantine, 1985.)

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

Conquest of the Time Master  (Avon, 1985.)

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

Invisibility Island  (Ballantine, 1988.)

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

BEAR, DAVID

 

Keeping Time  (St Martins, 1979, Popular Library, 1981.)

 

An implausible but fascinating concept.  Time is a commodity that can be stored.  You can bank all of the dull parts of your life for use later, for more interesting things.  But someone commits murder to steal some of these time chits, and a private detective sets out to solve the crime.

 

BEAR, ELIZABETH  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Carnival  (Bantam, 2006.)

 

                Diplomats travel to a planet ruled by women.

 

Chains That You Refuse, The  (Night Shade, 2006.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Chill  (Ballantine Spectra, 2010.)

 

Starship #2.

 

Civil war aboard a generation starship.

 

Dust  (Bantam, 2007.)

 

Starship #1.

 

War among the tribes in a generation starship.

 

Grail  (Spectra, 2011.)

 

Starship #3.

 

A generation starship arrives on a planet to discover it has already been settled.

 

Hammered  (Bantam, 2005.)

 

Jenny Casey #1.

 

                A fugitive in a repressive future is sought as a subject in a scientific experiment.

 

Karen Memory (Tor, 2015.)

 

Steampunk adventure in an alternate Old West.

 

Scardown  (Bantam, 2005.)

 

Jenny Casey #2.

 

                 A cyborged woman agrees to join a mission to explore the stars.

 

Shoggoths in Bloom  (Prime, 2012.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Undertow  (Bantam, 2007.)

 

An assassin seeking to retire gets into trouble on a frontier world.

 

Worldwired  (Bantam, 2005.)

 

Jenny Casey #3.

 

                As Earth teeters on the brink of war, aliens arrive.

 

BEAR, GREG  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Anvil of Stars  (Warner, 1992, Questar, 1993, Orb, 2008.)

 

Forge of God #2.

 

A handful of survivors from destroyed Earth are traveling to the stars, determined to find the race that destroyed their homeworld and exact revenge.  But once they reach their goal, they have to decide whether their proposed course of action is the right one.

 

Beyond Heaven's River  (Dell, 1980, Tor, 1987, Severn House, 1989, Millennium, 2000.)

 

A kamikazi pilot is kidnapped by aliens and taken to another world where, effectively immortal, he is made master of the planet.  Generations later a human ship arrives and the pilot meets a powerful human business executive who falls in love with him.

 

Beyond the Farthest Suns (Open Road, 2016.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Blood Music  (Arbor House, 1985, Ace, 1986, Gollancz, 1986, Millennium, 2001, Ibooks, 2002, Gollancz, 2007.)

 

A frustrated scientist working on nanotechnology injects the self reproducing cells into his own body in order to smuggle them out of the lab.  But the process is open ended, consumes his body, and spreads into the world at large.

 

City at the End of Time  (Del Rey, 2008, Gollancz, 2008.)

 

Three people in our time share visions of a disintegrating future.

 

Collected Stories of Greg Bear, The  (Tor, 2002, Orb, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Corona  (Pocket, 1984, Firecrest, 1985.)

 

A Star Trek novel.

 

A cluster of sentient stars has seized control of the minds of a group of Vulcan scientists.  When the Enterprise comes to the rescue, they discover that the protostars are considering creating an explosion that will recreate the universe.

 

Cryptum: The Forerunner Saga (Tor, 2011.)

 

A Halo novel.

 

The future of an interstellar civilization hangs in the balance.

 

Darwin's Children  (Del Rey, 2003.)

 

Darwin #2.

 

                The genetically enhanced children who were born after a gene altering plague now find themselves being hunted down and harassed by old style humans.

 

Darwin's Radio  (Del Rey, 1999, Ballantine, 2000.)

 

Darwin #1.

 

                A disease imprinted in human DNA reappears, causing pregnant women to lose their children.  Scientists believe that the phenomenon might mark the next step in human evolution, but the public is terrified by what they see as imminent extinction.

 

Dinosaur Summer  (Warner, 1998, HarperCollins, 1998.)

 

                A sequel to The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Fifty years have passed since Professor Challenger brought dinosaurs back from South America, and now the public has lost interest in the dinosaurs.  When the last dinosaur circus shuts down, the owners attempt to return the creatures to their original habitat, but an accident strands several of them for a series of low key adventures.

 

Early Harvest  (NESFA Press, 1988.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Eon  (Bluejay, 1985, Tor, 1986, Gollancz, 1986, Vista, 1998, Millennium, ?.)

 

Thistledown #1.

 

The world is on the brink of nuclear war when a new asteroid appears in the solar system, one containing a wealth of artifacts.  Within its depths are the ruins of a human civilization, apparently one from an alternate future, and an account of the war that almost destroyed the human race.  But there is another discovery to be made as well, a chamber that opens up into another universe. 

 

Eternity  (Warner, 1988, Gollancz, 1989,  Questar, 1989, Warner Aspect, 1994, Millennium, 1999.)

 

Thistledown #2.

 

Human explorers of an orbiting asteroid from the future believe that the existence of a gateway between universes that exists within its core may be endangering the future of both planes of existence. 

 

Far Thoughts and Pale Gods (Open Road, 2016.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Forge of God, The  (Tor, 1987, Gollancz, 1987, Vista, 1998.)

 

Forge of God #1.

 

One of the moons of Jupiter disappears, followed by odd events on Earth, new mountains, and so forth.  An alien race has decided to destroy the Earth, and is apparently indifferent to the fate of the race that lives on it.  A handful of survivors escape aboard an experimental spaceship.

 

Foundation and Chaos  (Orbit, 1998.)

 

                A sequel to Gregory Benford’s Foundation's Fear, set in the world of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series.

 

Hardfought  (Tor, 1988, bound with Cascade Point by Timothy Zahn.)

 

Long story bound as double.

 

Heads  (Legend, 1990, St Martins, 1991, Tor, 1992.)

 

Conflict on the moon when possession of a large number of cryogenically preserved human heads causes religious as well as practical questions to be raised.

 

Hegira  (Dell, 1979, Gollancz, 1987.   Tor, 1989, Millennium, 1999, revised.)

 

On a forgotten human colony world, the laws of physics seem to have been rewritten.  The planet is orders of magnitude larger than Earth, and written records are inscribed on stone obelisks beyond the technology of the planet's inhabitants.  Three unlikely travelers provide a grand tour of the world and discover that it is designed to survive the death of the universe.

 

Hull Zero Three (Orbit, 2010.)

 

A colony ship goes astray on its way to the stars.

 

Just Over the Horizon (Open Road, 2016.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Killing Titan (Orbit, 2015.)

 

War Dogs #2.

 

?

 

Legacy  (Tor, 1995, Legend, 1995.)

 

Prequel to Eon.

 

                A government agent investigates illegal mass immigrations.

 

Lost Souls  (See Psychlone.)

 

Mariposa  (Vanguard, 2009.)

 

Quantico #2.

 

A private company tries to seize control of the country.

 

Moving Mars  (Legend, 1993, Tor, 1994, Orb, 2007.)

 

A very realistic portrayal of an emerging independence movement in the Martian colonies, told from the point of view of a prominent woman who rises to become leader of the insurgents.  The movement wins when it uses a new field of science to free Mars from its orbit.

 

Primordium (Tor, 2011.)

 

A Halo novel.

 

Two humans find themselves in a world where the laws of nature are different.

 

Psychlone  (Ace, 1979, Charter, 1982, Gollancz, 1989, Millennium ?.  As Lost Souls, Tor, 1988, Severn House, 1990.)

 

A wave of mysterious and violent deaths, visions, and nightmares is sweeping systematically across the country.  An investigation reveals that the collected souls of the victims of Hiroshima have been transformed into a powerful force that is exacting mindless revenge as it drifts across the world.

 

Quantico  (Vanguard, 2007.)

 

Quantico #1.

 

Political intrigue in a near apocalyptic future.

 

Queen of Angels  (Warner, 1990, Gollancz, 1990, Questar, 1991,  Aspect, 1994, Easton, ?, Millennium, 2000.)

 

Nanotech #1.

 

In a society which has supposedly cured mental disease, a poet commits murder.  The police detective assigned to the case uncovers the unpleasant fact that artificially imposed sanity may just be another form of delusion. And nanotechnology is altering the very structure of human society.

 

Rogue Planet  (Del Rey, 2000.)

 

A Star Wars novel.

 

                Annakin and Obi-Wan are sent off to a distant planet which is the source of the fastest spaceships in the galaxy.  There they cross paths with others who want to steal the technology to build an irresistible military force.

 

Silentium (Tor, 2013.)

 

A Halo novel.

 

?

 

Sisters  (Pulphouse, 1992.)

 

Pamphlet containing the 1990 short story about the problems of a young child of natural birth in a world where genetic engineering makes everyone else "perfect".

 

Slant  (Tor, 1997, Legend, 1997, Orbit, 1998.)

 

Nanotech #2.

 

Nanotechnology has completely revolutionized human culture, and even mental disease appears to be disappearing.  But with self awareness comes even deeper insights into the human mind, and the hidden traps that wait there.

 

Strength of Stones  (Ace, 1981. Gollancz, 1988, Severn House, 1991, Millennium, 1999, Ibooks, 2002, revised.)

 

Computer controlled cities have been designed to protect humankind from itself.  To do so, they have discretionary subroutines that allow them to banish anyone who causes trouble, a definition that is interpreted with increasing leniency.  Generations later, cities filled with docile populations are besieged by nomadic tribes determined to find a way in. 

 

Tangents  (Warner, 1989, Gollancz, 1989, Questar, 1990, Millennium, 2000.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Venging, The  (See Wind from a Burning Woman.)

 

Vitals  (Del Rey, 2002.)

 

                A scientist investigating life extension becomes the target of a secret group of conspirators who have acquired virtual immortality and use tailored bacteria to control their rivals.

 

War Dogs (Orbit, 2014.)

 

War Dogs #1.

 

An alien race far in advance of humans appeals for help.

 

Wind from a Burning Woman  (Arkham House, 1983, Ace, 1984, Questar, 1990.  Legend, 1992, revised as The Venging.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Women in Deep Time   (Ibooks, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

BEASON, DOUG  (See collaborations with Kevin Anderson.)

 

BEATTY, JEROME JR.

 

Bob Fulton’s Amazing Soda Pop Stretcher  (Bantam Skylark, 1979.)

 

Bob Fulton #1.

 

                Not seen.

 

Bob Fulton’s Terrific Time Machine  (Bantam Skylark, 1982.)

 

Bob Fulton #2.

 

                Not seen.

 

Maria Looney and the Cosmic Circus   (Avon Camelot, 1978.)

 

Maria Looney #2.

 

Spies infiltrate a circus to steal the moon's secrets.  For younger readers.

 

Maria Looney and the Remarkable Robot  (Avon Camelot, 1979.)

 

Maria Looney #3.

 

A helpful household robot is kidnappped/stolen by a greedy corporation.

 

Maria Looney on the Red Planet  (Avon Camelot, 1977.)

 

Maria Looney #1.

 

A young moon maiden travels to Mars to investigate a mind control device.

 

Matthew Looney and the Space Pirates  (Addison Wesley, 1972, Collins, 1972, Avon Camelot, 1974.)

 

Matthew Looney #4.

 

Comic adventures of a moon man searching for a new home for his people on the planet Freeholy.

 

Matthew Looney in the Outback  (Addison Wesley, 1969, Avon Camelot, 1973.)

 

Matthew Looney #3.

 

A moon man comes to Earth to negotiate a treaty and ends up in Australia.

 

Matthew Looney's Invasion of the Earth  (Addison Wesley, 1965, Avon Camelot, 1972, Collins, 1985.)

 

Matthew Looney #2.

 

Comic adventures of moon people who visit the Earth.  For younger readers.

 

Matthew Looney's Voyage to the Earth  (Addison Wesley, 1961, Avon Camelot, 1972.)

 

Matthew Looney #1.

 

The story of a young moon boy who makes his first visit to Earth. 

 

Tunnel to Yesterday, The  (Avon Camelot, 1983.)

 

A young boy spending his summer vacation helping an archaeologist in Plymouth falls asleep and wakes up in the past.  More fantasy than SF.

 

BEAUCLERK, HELEN  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Mountain and the Tree, The  (?, 1936.)

 

Not seen.  A novel of prehistory.

 

BEAUJOHN, P.

 

Peace Under Earth  (Megaw, 1938.)

 

                In the future, the human race lives underground.

 

BEAUMONT, ROGER  (See  collaboration with R. Snowden Ficks.)

 

BEAUSEIGNEUR, JAMES

 

Acts of God  (Aspect, 2004.)

 

Christ Clone trilogy #3.

 

                The apocalypse nears as the clone of Christ promises a new age but organized religion and other organizations resist.

 

BECHER, DON

 

Ticket to Nowhere, A  (Vega, 1966.)

 

Absolutely terrible story of a man kidnapped by flying saucers so that he can convey a message of warning to the President.

 

BECK, C.

 

Brigand of the Air, The  (Pearson, 1920.)

 

                Adventures in futuristic aircraft.

 

BECK, GREIG

 

Beneath the Dark Ice  (St Martins, 2010.)

 

?

 

Dark Rising (St Martins, 2011.)

 

?

 

This Green Hell  (Momentum, 2012.)

 

A drilling project uncovers a mysterious lifeform.

 

BECKER, WALT

 

Link  (Morrow, 1998.)

 

                An anthropological dig discovers the remains of an extraterrestrial along with an artifact that leads them to a buried alien installation in South America.  There they battle the natural disasters of the long abandoned base as well as the villainy of one of their own number as they attempt to discover the secrets of human intelligence.

 

BECKETT, BERNARD

 

Genesis  (Text, 2006, Houghton Mifflin, 2009.)

 

New Zealand survives a worldwide plague by quarantining itself.

 

BECKETT, CHRIS

 

Dark Eden

 

Eden #1.

 

Mother of Eden (Broadway, 2015.)

 

Eden #2.

 

A failed colony tries to recover.

 

BEDFORD, JACEY

 

Crossways (DAW, 2015.)

 

Psy Tech #2.

 

?

 

Empire of Dust (DAW, 2014.)

 

Psy Tech #1.

 

?

 

BEDFORD, JOHN  (Pseudonym of David Wiltshire, whom see.)

 

Triton Madness, The  (Hale, 1984.)

 

                Not seen.

 

BEDFORD, K.A.

 

Eclipse  (Edge, 2006.)

 

                A new recruit aboard an exploratory vessel becomes involved in a first contact situation.

 

Hydrogen Steel  (Edge, 2006.)

 

                A retired detective gets involved with a plot against androids and an artificial intelligence.

 

Orbital Burn  (Edge, 2003.)

 

                A humorous detective story set in the future.

 

Paradox Resolution  (Edge, 2012.)

 

Spider Webb #2.

 

A time machine repairman has adventures in the future.

 

Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait  (Edge, 2008.)

 

Spider Webb #1.

 

Humorous story of a man who repairs time machines.

 

BEEBEE, CHRIS

 

Hub, The  (Macdonald, 1987.)

 

                In a future where cults have proliferated, a professional deprogrammer discovers a plot to destroy the stability of society.

 

BEECHING, JACK

 

Dakota Project, The  (Delacorte, 1968, Jonathan Cape, 1968,Dell, 1971.)

 

A secret government project is aimed at using mind control to create a secret society of people who will eventually be used to replace the public at large.

 

BEEDING, F.

 

One Sane Man, The  (Hodder, 1934.)

 

                A scientist uses weather control as a weapon to influence international policy.

 

BEEMISH, CRAGG 

 

Worlds Away  (Gannet, 1953.)

 

Not seen.  The first rocket ship is kidnapped by aliens.

 

BEENE, DON ALLEN

 

One and the Golden Circle, The  (IUniverse, 2003.)

 

                Experimentation with DNA allows a scientist to relive the lives of his ancestors.

 

BEESE, P.J. & HAMILTON, TODD CAMERON

 

Guardsman, The  (Pageant, 1988.)

 

A race of lion men has served as palace guard to the emperor of a galactic civilization for countless generations.  But the current ruler is insane and his madness threatens the stability of the galaxy.  One of his loyal servants must decide between honoring his oath to the man or helping the empire as a whole.

 

BEECHCROFT, WILLIAM

 

Position of Ultimate Trust  (Dodd, Mead, 1981, Signet, 1982.)

 

A secret cabal inside the US government uses a sophisticated super computer network to undermine the President in this near future political SF thriller.

 

BEECHEN, ADAM & HIPP, DAN

 

What I Did on My Hypergalactic Interstellar Summer Vacation  (Actionopolis, 2006.)

 

                A kid finds himself in the middle of an interstellar war.

 

BELAYEV, ALEXANDER

 

Amphibian, The  (Foreign Language Publishing, ?, translated from the 1928 Russian edition.)

 

                The human race encounters new lifeforms as it colonizes the oceans.

 

BELDEN, DAVID

 

Children of Arable  (Signet, 1987.)

 

Connectivity #1.

 

In a genderless future which has become indifferent to emotion and in which children are born from artificial wombs, a single woman with romantic ideals sets out on an adventure that crosses the galaxy, involves a mysterious alien species, and eventually brings the concept of love back to the human race.

 

To Warm the Earth  (Signet, 1988.)

 

Connectivity #2

 

Earth is in the grip of a new ice age, ignored by the galactic civilization to which it helped give birth.  A primitive woman from the small remaining population sets off to seduce a powerful man whose assistance might reverse the death of the planet.

 

BELDEN, WILANNE SCHNEIDER

 

Mind Find  (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Mind-Hold  (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987.)

 

After the West Coast is largely destroyed by an earthquake, a young brother and sister flee eastward where they fall under the control of a religious fanatic who learns of the younger child's telekinetic abilities.

 

BELIAEV, ALEXANDER

 

Professor Dowell's Head  (MacMillan, 1980, Collier, 1981, translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis.)

 

1930's scientific adventure story involving an evil mad scientist who finds a way to keep decapitated heads alive.

 

BELL, CLARE  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

People of the Sky  (Tor, 1989.)

 

A woman shepherding a vintage aircraft to a collector on the planet Oneway is faced with certain failure unless she becomes an honorary member of a tribe of displaced Pueblo Indians who have found a way to forge a bond with alien flying creatures native to that world. 

 

Tomorrow's Sphinx  (McElderry, 1986, Dell, 1988.)

 

Intelligent cheetahs take over Earth after humans have left its ecology destroyed and abandoned it for other worlds.  Now some humans have returned, perhaps to forge a new link between the two species.

 

BELL, DAVID JACK

 

Condemned, The  (Delirium, 2008.)

 

The government unleashes a zombie like plague in a city in order to get rid of undesirables.

 

BELL, GORDON

 

Golden Troubadour, The  (McGraw Hill, 1980.)

 

                On a distant planet, the battle between good and evil is about to be played out once again.  A travelling musician inspires the people to rise against those who would dominate them and restrict their freedom.

 

BELL, HILARI  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Matter of Profit, A  (Harper, 2001.)

 

                A young soldier returns home and is enlisted in an effort to discover whether or not there really is a conspiracy to assassinate the planetary emperor.  His problems are complicated by his foster sister's refusal to accept an arranged marriage.

 

Navohar  (Ace, 2000.)

 

                Genetic alterations are made to human DNA on Earth to resist an alien invasion.  The next generation develops a new, fatal disease that could wipe out the race, so scientists are dispatched to the lost colony worlds in search of unspoiled DNA.  Only one colony seems to have survived, and it conceals an even deadlier secret.

 

BELL, M. SHAYNE

 

Inuit  (Pulphouse, 1991.)

 

Short story in pamphlet form about an orbiting colony that allows the Inuit lifestyle to continue, and a young resident who must choose between tradition and progress.

 

Nicoji  (Baen, 1991.)

 

Two frustrated men leave Earth for a colony world to work for an interplanetary consortium, hoping to escape the home planet's economic doldrums.  But when they discover an attempt at genocide, they decide to put principles in front of economic considerations and expose the company's plans

 

BELL, NEAL

 

Gone to Be Snakes Now  (Popular Library, 1974.)

 

A pretty terrible after the holocaust story, featuring a young adventurer who dares to leave the protected valley where his village has survived, despite the prohibitions of the local Elders.  Outside, he finds a landscape filled with bizarre mutants and other dangers.

 

BELL, PAUL W.  (See collaboration with Ralph F. Robinett.)

 

BELL, TED

 

Time Pirate, The  (St Martins, 2010.)

 

Time travel for younger readers.

 

BELL, THORNTON  (Pseudonym of Robert Lionel Fanthorpe, whom see. Also writes Horror.)

 

Space Trap  (Badger, 1964, Arcadia, 1966.)

 

An experimental starship crashlands on a world inhabited by a mysterious alien intelligence. 

 

BELL, WILLIAM DIXON

 

Moon Colony  (The, Goldsmith, 1937.)

 

An abysmally bad Burroughs clone about an expedition to the moon and the subsequent adventures in a world inhabited by warlike insects.

 

BELLAIRS, JOHN  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Trolley to Yesterday, The  (Dial, 1989, Bantam Skylark, 1990.)

 

Johnny Dixon #6 (The first 5 are fantasy, not SF).

 

Johnny is off to another round of adventures, this time by means of a time machine that takes him back to the Turkish invasions in the 15th Century.

 

BELLAMY, EDWARD  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Blindman's World  (Houghton Mifflin, 1898, Watt, 1898, Irvington, 1989.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Equality  (Appleton, 1897, Heinemann, 1897, Greenwood, 1969, AMS, 1970, Irvington, 1979, Scholarly Press, 1987.)

 

Utopia #2.

 

Utopian novel.

 

Looking Backward  (Ticknor, 1888, Reeves, 1889, Routledge, 1904, Judd, 1932, World Publishing, 1945, Grosset & Dunlap, ?, Modern Library, 1951, Signet, 1960, Lancer, 1968, Amsco, 1970, Hendricks, 1979, McGraw Hill, 1982, Random House, 1982, Penguin, 1988, Bedford, 1995, Dover, 1996, Buccaneer, 1996.)

 

Utopia #1.

 

One of the classic but tediously dull utopian novels, actually a prolonged narrative essay describing the author's view of a perfect future America, seen through the eyes of a man mysteriously carried forward in time from our own period.

 

BELLAMY, FRANCIS RICHARD

 

Atta  (Ace, 1954, bound with The Brain Stealers by Murray Leinster.  A.A. Wyn, 1933.)

 

A young man who detests insects is carried off by a tornado and dumped into a world where he is the size of an ant.  After various adventures, he learns respect for the many legged creatures he formerly despised.

 

BELLETTO, RENE

 

Machine  (Grove, 1993.)

 

                Using a revolutionary new machine, an investigator tries to look into the mind of a serial killer, but somehow the two personalities are swapped in the process.

 

BELLMORE, CYNTHIA

 

Space Lust  (Dual Novels, 1978.)

 

Not seen.

 

BELLOC, H.

 

But Soft - We Are Observed  (Arrowsmith, 1928.)

 

                Near future political satire.

 

Change in the Cabinet, A  (Methuen, 1909.)

 

                Marginal near future political satire.

 

Man Who Made Gold, The  (Arrowsmith, 1930.)

 

                Satire of scientists and politicians.

 

Mr. Clutterbuck’s Election  (Nash, 1908.)

 

                Marginal political satire.

 

Postmaster-General, The  (Arrowsmith, 1932.)

 

                Marginal political satire.

 

BENCHLEY, PETER

 

Beast  (Random House, 1991, Hutchinson, 1991, Crest, 1992.)

 

The author of Jaws tries to reprise his success, this time with a gigantic squid of unprecedented size that rises from its usual hunting grounds to pluck unsupecting humans and other prey from boats and the shore.  A well paced thriller that unfortunately follows the pattern of its predecessor a bit too closely.

 

Creature.  (See White Shark.)

 

White Shark  (Random, 1994, St Martins, 1995.  St Martins, 1998, as Creature.)

 

                A Nazi biological experiment escapes from its underwater prison and begins killing people and animals in the ocean and adjacent shore.  Eventually it is revealed to be a human being equipped with gills and metal claws and teeth.

 

BENFORD, GREGORY  (See also Sterling Blake. See also collaborations which follow.  The Killeen series is a follow up to the Ocean of Light series.)

 

Across the Sea of Suns   (Simon & Schuster, 1983, MacDonald, 1984, Bantam, 1987, revised.  Vista, ?, Aspect, 2004.)

 

Galactic Center #2.

 

Earth has successfully made contact with the flourishing alien civilization that surrounds its system.  Living conditions have improved dramatically with the aid of alien technologies, but now there is evidence that at least one of those non-human species has designs on humanity's homeland.

 

Against Infinity  (Simon & Schuster, 1983, Gollancz, 1983, Pocket, 1984, Avon, 1998.)

 

Human attempts to terraform Ganymede into a habitable colony have been consistently thwarted by the aleph, an ambient alien artifact that destroys anything introduced from the outside.  Two humans set out on a lonely and dangerous journey of discovery in search of a solution.

 

Artifact  (Tor, 1985, Avon, 1998, Orbit, 2001.)

 

Scientists discover an anomaly inside an ancient tomb, an artifact of an alien civilization that apparently visited ancient Earth.  Inside that artifact is an unimaginable source of power, or destruction, and various human interest groups are all determined to unlock its secrets.

 

Best of Gregory Benford, The (Subterranean, 2015.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Beyond Infinity  (Warner, 2004.)

 

                The last surviving human travels to the stars to confront a malevolent alien force.

 

Beyond the Fall of Night  (Putnam, 1990, Ace, 1991.)

 

Published with Arthur C. Clarke's Against the Fall of Night, to which it is the sequel.  What remains of the human race is confined to an oversized domed city, never venturing outside until one rebel upsets the status quo and alerts Earth to a threat from an unimaginable intelligence from the stars.

 

Centrigrade 233  (Cheap Street, 1990.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Cosm  (Avon, 1998, Orbit, 1998.)

 

                A scientific experiment inadvertently results in the creation of another universe and the physicist responsible struggles to retain control of her project.  Within that tiny microcosm, time passes at millions of times our own rate, so she witnesses the entire lifespan of a universe, which develops intelligent life and spawns a new universe of its own.

 

Deeper Than the Darkness  (Ace, 1970.  Rewritten as The Stars in Shroud, which see.)

 

Oceans of Night #3 (Revised version only.)

 

An alien race is attacking human colony worlds using a weapon that completely demoralizes the survivors.  An outcast human stumbles across the secret of their power, and their intentions toward humanity.

 

Eater  (Avon, 2000, Orbit, 2001.)

 

                An artificial intelligence seven billion years old enters the solar system and demands that 100,000 people have their personalities uploaded into its structure to enhance its experiences.  When humans resist, it begins to systematically wreak havoc upon the Earth.

 

Foundation's Fear  (Harper, 1997, Orbit, 1997.)

 

#1 in the multi-author Foundation series based on Asimov's novels.

 

Hari Seldon has been chosen for high government office on Trantor, a position he is reluctant to accept because it would interfere with his research into psychohistory. 

 

Furious Gulf  (Bantam, 1994, Gollancz, 1994, Vista, ?)

 

Galactic Center #5..

 

Refugees from the destruction of human civilization face new dangers when mutinous crew members object to their captain's quest to find the heart of the galaxy.  At the same time, robot killer ships are pursuing them, hoping to exterminate the last vestiges of the species.

 

Great Sky River  (Bantam, 1987, Gollancz, 1988, Vista, ?, Aspect, 2004.)

 

Galactic Center #3.

 

In the far future, humanity as we know it seems headed for extinction, dominated by alien intelligences totally beyond our comprehension.  A handful of ordinary humans struggles against artificial warriors who can strip the secrets from their very minds.

 

Immersion and Other Short Novels  (Five Star, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

In Alien Flesh  (Tor, 1986, Gollancz, 1988.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

In the Ocean of Night  (Dial Press, 1977, Dell, 1978, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1978, Pocket, 1984, Vista, ?, Aspect, 2004.)

 

Galactic Center #1.

 

An abandoned alien starship concealed in a comet is discovered by humans who use its technology to transform the Earth.  Years later, signals arrive heralding the visit of the first alien species to approach the human race.  But there are powers back on the Earth who are inclined to shoot first and discuss the issue later.

 

Jupiter Project  (Nelson, 1975.  Revised - Berkley, 1980, Sphere, 1982, Tor, 1984, Avon, 1998.)

 

The orbital research station around Jupiter is about to be closed down, and at least one of its long term residents isn't happy.  To forestall the inevitable, he steals a small ship and sets out to discover Jovian life, instead uncovering the remnants of a base built by visitors from the stars.

 

Martian Race, The  (Warner, 1999.)

 

                A privately financed expedition is the first to reach Mars, closely followed by a Chinese-European joint effort.  The latter crew has insufficient fuel to return, unless they commandeer that belonging to the Americans.

 

Matter's End  (Bantam, 1995, Gollancz, 1996, Vista, 1997.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Of Space/Time and the River  (Cheap Street, 1985.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Sailing Bright Eternity  (Bantam, 1995, Easton, 1995, Vista, 1996, Aspect, 2005.)

 

Galactic Center #6.

 

The final confrontation between the last surviving humans and the mechanical creatures intent upon destroying them takes place at the heart of the galaxy, in an area where the laws of time and space themselves have been altered.

 

Stars in Shroud, The  (Putnam, 1978, Berkley, 1979, Gollancz, 1979, Tor, 1984.  A revision of Deeper Than the Darkness, which see.)

 

Sunborn, The  (Aspect, 2005.)

 

                Two separate expeditions to the outer reaches of the solar system must work together against a common danger.

 

Tides of Light  (Bantam, 1989, Gollancz, 1989, Vista, ?)

 

Galactic Center #4.

 

Overwhelmed by the power of the super intelligence that dominates the galaxy, the vestiges of the human race flee to the outskirts where they encounter lifeforms the size of entire worlds, religious fanatics, and natural wonders.

 

Timescape   (Simon & Schuster, 1980, Gollancz, 1980, Pocket, 1981, Vista, 1996, Millennium 2000.)

 

In the near future, scientists struggle to save a dying ecosystem by sending a message to the past.  In the 1960's, another team of researchers receives the message, but finds the world skeptical of its authenticity, or relevance.

 

Time's Rub  (Cheap Street, 1984.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Worlds Vast and Various  (Avon, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

BENFORD, GREGORY & BRIN, DAVID

 

Heart of the Comet  (Bantam, 1986, Orbit, 1997.)

 

A crack team of scientists and technicians is off to explore a new comet that has entered our solar system, and to escape even if only briefly the troubles that plague the homeworld.  Topnotch hard science from two of the most respected writers in the field.

 

BENFORD, GREGORY & CARTER, PAUL A.

 

Iceborn  (Tor, 1989, bound with The Saturn Game by Poul Anderson.)

 

Novelet about the discovery of life on Pluto.

 

BENFORD, GREGORY & EKLUND, GORDON

 

Find the Changeling  (Dell, 1980, Sphere, 1983.)

 

There's an alien loose on the planet Alvea, an alien who is particularly hard to capture because it can change its body readily into that of an inanimate object or a human being.  Earth sends two agents to hunt the alien down, but they have to be particularly careful since the Alvean population at large isn't fond of Earth either.

 

If the Stars Are Gods  (Putnam, 1977, Berkley, 1978, Gollancz, 1978, Ace, 1981, Bantam, 1989.)

 

A scientist searches the solar system and beyond for the secrets of life.  Alien emissaries have asked for a delegate help bridge the communication gap between the two species and he volunteers, driven by an indomitable urge to know.

 

BENFORD, GREGORY & MARTIN, MARK O.

 

Darker Geometry, A  (Baen, 1996.)

 

                An episodic fix-up novel of shorter pieces from the Man-Kzin War anthology series, about the battles between the human race and an aggressive feline race.

 

BENFORD, GREGORY & NIVEN, LARRY

 

Bowl of Heaven  (Tor, 2012.)

 

Bowl World #1.

 

A starship encounters an immense bowl shaped habitat in space.

 

Shipstar (Tor, 2014.)

 

Bowl World #2.

 

Further revelations about an immense artifact in space.

 

BENFORD, GREGORY & ROTSLER, WILLIAM

 

Shiva Descending  (Avon, 1980, Sphere, 1980.)

 

A gigantic meteor is racing toward Earth and the end of the world is clearly imminent.  Scientists and governments rush to launch space missions with nuclear weapons to destroy or at least alter the course of the onrushing disaster, but at least one among their number is insane and determined to see the world punished for its sins.

 

BENFORD, TIMOTHY R (Also writes Horror.)

 

Hitler's Daughter  (?, 1983, Pinnacle, 1989.)

 

Near future political thriller about neo-Nazis threatening to seize control of the US under the leadership of Hitler's daughter, who may be any one of three prominent women.

 

BENJAMIN, JACOB

 

Flight of the Sandpiper  (Laura, 1979.)

 

Fairly dull story of sabotage aboard a spaceship, causing it to crash on an uninhabited planet where the crew survives long enough to make repairs and escape.

 

BENNETT, A.G.

 

Demigods, The  (Jarrolds, 1939.)

 

                Giant intelligent ants battle humans for control of the planet.

 

BENNETT, CHERIE & GOTTESFELD, JEFF  (Bennett also writes Fantasy.)

 

Flight  (Little, Brown, 2002.)

 

A Smallville novel.

 

                Clark must solve the mystery of a series of robberies while dealing with a strange girl with an unusual secret.

 

Greed  (Little, Brown, 2003.)

 

A Smallville novel.

 

                ?

 

See No Evil  (Little, Brown, 2002.)

 

A Smallville novel.

 

                Young Clark Kent battles a mysterious force affecting members of the cast of a school play.

 

Sparks  (Little, Brown, 2004.)

 

A Smallville novel.

 

                A meteor makes a young woman irresistible.

 

Speed  (Little, Brown, 2003.)

 

A Smallville novel.

 

                ?

 

BENNETT, CHRISTOPHER L.

 

Buried Age, The  (Pocket, 2007.)

 

A Star Trek Next Generation novel.

 

Picard's life immediately before becoming captain of the Enterprise.

 

Choice of Futures, A  (Pocket, 2013.)

 

A Star Trek Enterprise novel.

 

Hostile aliens attack in the early days of the Federation.

 

Drowned in Thunder  (Pocket, 2007.)

 

A Spiderman novel.

 

Killer robots make life difficult for Spidey.

 

Ex Machina  (Pocket, 2005.)

 

A Star Trek novel.

 

                A colony confuses artificial intelligences with the gods.

 

Face of the Unknown, The (Pocket, 2017.)

 

A Star Trek novel.

 

An aggressive new race threatens the Federation.

 

Forgotten History  (Pocket, 2012.)

 

A Star Trek novel.

 

Investigators find a ship from an alternate reality.

 

Greater Than the Sum  (Pocket, 2008.)

 

A Star Trek Next Generation novel.

 

The Borg are on the verge of discovering a new technology.

 

Live by the Code (Pocket, 2016.)

 

A Star Trek Enterprise novel.

 

?

 

Only Superhuman  (Tor, 2012.)

 

Intrigue in the asteroid belt.

 

Over a Torrent Sea  (Pocket, 2009.)

 

A Star Trek Titan novel.

 

Part of an exploratory party is cut off on a water world.


Struggle Within, The  (Pocket, 2011.)

 

A Star Trek Typhon Pact novel.

 

?

 

Tower of Babel (Pocket, 2014.)

 

A Star Trek Enterprise novel.

 

?

 

Uncertain Logic (Pocket, 2015.)

 

A Star Trek Enterprise novel.

 

?

 

Watchers on the Walls  (Pocket Star, 2006.)

 

An  X-Men novel.

 

The mutants have to save some alien refugees.

 

Watching the Clock (Pocket, 2011.)

 

A Star Trek novel.

 

A special division of Starfleet deals with attempts to change history.

 

BENNETT, GARY

 

Star Sailors, The  (St Martins, 1980.)

 

                An alien civilization causes turmoil in an interstellar civilization.

 

BENNETT, GEOFFREY 

 

This Creeping Evil  (Hutchinson, 1950, Arrow, 1963.)

 

                Old fashioned but implausible story of a monster with a mile long tentacle.

 

BENNETT, JANICE  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Amethyst Moon  (Pinnacle, 1995.)

 

A woman finds true love during an uprising on a far world.  A romance novel.

 

BENNETT, JEFF

 

Cosmic Rape  (Bee-Line, 1974.)

 

Not seen.

 

BENNETT, MARCIA J.

 

Beyond the Draak's Teeth  (Del Rey, 1986.)

 

Ni-Lach #3.

 

A human expedition on an alien world is endangered by giant serpents which dwell in the swamps.  The indigent race controls these creatures through their extraordinary mental powers, so the expedition secures the unwilling services of an alien who resents human domination, and whose best interests might require their search to go unrewarded.

 

Seeking the Dream Brother  (Del Rey, 1989.)

 

Ni-Lach #4.

 

One of the last of the Ni-Lach race sets out on a fresh adventure when mental visions warn of a new species active on the planet.  The setting is SF but the treatment of this quest adventure has the feel of modern fantasy.

 

Shadow Singer  (Del Rey, 1984.)

 

Ni-Lach #2.

 

A supposedly extinct race still survives despite persecution by human bounty hunters.  One Ni-Lach and a half breed human are chased around while the latter tries to learn to use her mental powers to displace herself in time.

 

Where the Ni-Lach  (Del Rey, 1983.)

 

Ni-Lach #1.

 

An other worlds adventure with the feel of fantasy.  The Ni-Lach are an alien race supposedly wiped out by human interlopers on their world, although rumors of their continued existence, as well as of great treasures, persists.  A group of disreputable fortune hunters chases a boy with strange powers to foresee the future.

 

Yaril's Children  (Del Rey, 1988.)

 

Two breeds of human exist on the same planet, one conventional, the other a mutant form with mysterious mental powers.  A young mutant's hopes to lead an ordinary life are disrupted when he discovers a plot to stir up animosity between the two communities.

 

BENNETT, MARGO

 

Long Way Back, The  (Bodley Head, 1954.)

 

                A novel of a future in which an expedition from Africa explores the war ravaged ruins of England.

 

BENNETT, RICHARD  (See collaboration with Granville Hicks.)

 

BENNETT, ROBERT A.

 

Thyra, A Romance of the Polar Pit  (Holt, 1901.)

 

                Lost race novel involving Vikings and dinosaurs at the North Pole.

 

BENNI, STEFANO

 

Terra!  (Pantheon, 1985, translated from the Italian by Annapaola Cancogni.  Italian edition, 1983.)

 

Farcical satire set in a post war Earth that has grown decadent and more competitive than ever.  Rival groups set out to find the source of mysterious signals from outer space.

 

BENOIT, HENDRA  (Pseudonym of Betty Anne Crawford, whom see.)

 

Hendra's Book  (Scholastic, 1985.)

 

Not seen.

 

BENOIT, PIERRE

 

Atlantida  (Ace, 1964, Armchair, 2015, translated by Mary C. Tongue & Mary Ross.  Duffield, 1920, Hutchinson, 1920, Bison, 2005, as The Queen of Atlantis.)

 

An adventurer sets out to discover the lost continent of Atlantis, succeeds, falls in love with its queen, learns the secrets of its superscience, and survives to tell his story.  Filmed as Siren of Atlantis.

 

Queen of Atlantis, The  (See Atlantida.)

 

BENSEN, DONALD R.

 

And Having Writ…  (Bobbs-Merrill, 1978, Ace, 1979.)

 

Aliens about to crash on Earth shift to an alternate reality where their ship survives.  They then set about altering the course of human history to develop the technology required to fix their ship, causing Thomas Edison to be elected President along with a host of other changes.

 

BENSON, ANN

 

Plague Tales, The  (Delacorte, 1997, Dell, 1998.)

 

                The bubonic plague reappears early in the next century, and quickly spreads throughout the world in a story which alternates with scenes set during the 14th Century outbreak of the same disease.

 

BENSON, ROBERT HUGH  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Dawn Of It All, The  (Hutchinson, 1911, Herder, 1911.)

 

                The Catholic Church benevolently rules most of the world in a novel that plays with Utopian themes without falling into the usual formula.

 

Lord of the World  (Pitman, 1907, Dodd Mead, 1908, Wildside, 2002.)

 

                Future catastrophe novel with civilization grinding to a stop for the ultimate battle between good and evil.  God intervenes in the final chapters because Catholicism survives the drift toward atheism.

 

BENTLEY, C.F.  (See also Irene Radford.)

 

Enigma  (DAW, 2009.)

 

Harmony #2.

 

A lost colony re-establishes relations with the human empire.

 

Harmony  (DAW, 2008.)

 

Harmony #1.

 

Humans try to negotiate a way out of an interstellar crisis.

 

BENTLEY, JOHN

 

Where Are the Russians?   (Doubleday, 1967, Curtis, 1968.)

 

The first American expedition to the moon is disrupted by the tension between two members of the crew and concern that a rival Russian crew may be close by.

 

BENTLEY, N.K.

 

Drake’s Mantle  (Jarrolds, 1928.)

 

                Future war between England and Russia.

 

BENTLEY, NORMAN

 

Armada of the Air  (Lothrop, Lee, 1937.)

 

Marginal future war novel.

 

BENTLEY, PETER  (Pseudonym of Alan Moon.)

 

Destined to Survive  (Hale, 1977.)

 

                Not seen.

 

BENTLEY, WILLIAM R.

 

Girl in the Plywood Box, The  (Brandon, 1976.)

 

Marginal softcore pornography about a secret invasion to undermine the US government.

 

BERARD, SYLVIE

 

Of Wind and Sand  (Edge, 2008, translated by Sheryl Curtis.)

 

Exploration of space runs into hostile aliens.

 

BERESFORD, J.D.  (See also collaboration which follows.  Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Common Enemy, A  (Hutchinson, 1941.)

 

                A natural disaster causes the peoples of Europe to forget their differences and unite in a new political entity.

 

Goslings, The  (Heinemann, 1913, Hilo, 2013. Macauley, 1913 as A World of Women.)

 

A plague devastates London and leaves women in the majority.

 

Hampdenshire Wonder, The  (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1911, Penguin, 1937; Arno, ?, Garland, 1975.  Doran, 1917, Bison, 2002,  as The Wonder.)

 

Not seen.  A child with superior intellect is born to an ordinary couple.

 

Revolution  (Putnam, 1921, Collins, 1921.)

 

                A cautionary novel predicting a revolution against the status quo after the economic situation in Britain begins to deteriorate.

 

What Dreams May Come  (Hutchinson, 1941.)

 

                An evolved human race finally achieves Utopia.

 

Wonder, The.  (See The Hampdenshire Wonder.)

 

World of Women, A.  (See The Goslings.)

 

BERESFORD, J.D. & WYNNE-TYSON, E.

 

Riddle of the Tower, The  (Hutchinson, 1944.)

 

                A time traveler visits various future eras.

 

BERESFORD, L.  (See also Pan.)

 

Second Rising, The  (Hurst & Blackett, 1910.)

 

                India revolts against British rule.

 

BERESFORD, LEIGH

 

Fantocine  (Hale, 1981.)

 

                Not seen.

 

BERGAMINI, DAVID

 

Venus Development  (Popular Library, 1976.)

 

Scientifically illiterate and preposterous story of a group of scientists who decide to secretly launch a project to move Venus into a better orbit to provide a home for all those seeking to escape the oppressiveness of government and industry.

 

BERGER, THOMAS   (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Being Invisible  (Little Brown, 1987, Methuen, 1988, Penguin, 1988, GK Hall, 1988.)

 

A man discovers he has the power to make things, including himself, invisible.

 

Changing the Past  (Little Brown, 1989, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1990.)

 

A man develops the ability to examine his life if he had made different choices, and discovers that in many instances he escaped peril.

 

Nowhere  (Delacorte, 1985, Methuen, 1986, Delta, 1986, Little Brown, 1987.)

 

Satirical spoof of Utopian novels, among other things, with an American playwright coerced into being a spy in a mythical European nation that has very strange and exaggerated attitudes toward life.

 

Regiment of Women  (Simon & Schuster, 1973, Methuen, 1974, Popular Library, ?, Little, Brown, 1991.)

 

A satire on gender roles set in the future where everything is reversed.  Women wear paste-on beards and recalcitrant men are castrated.  Implausible as described, although that's largely irrelevant to the author's purpose. 

 

Vital Parts  (Signet, 1970, Richard Baron, 1970, Scribners, 1970, Dutton, 1970, Delacorte, 1982, Little, Brown, 1990.)

 

Near future social satire involving sex, drugs, rock music, revolutionary rhetoric, fads, artificial creatures, and broad humor.

 

BERGIN, PAUL A.

 

Xuan and the Girl from the Other Side  (Tower, 1969.)

 

Dismally pedantic story about two opposing forces, one faceless and repressive, the other sexy and humane, struggling for control of a city on another world.  The hero's mission to rescue an imprisoned scientist throws him into a love affair with an agent from the other side.

 

BERK, HOWARD

 

Sun Grows Cold, The  (Delacorte, 1971, Dell, 1972.)

 

The US government has become a repressive dictatorship in the near future.  The brainwashed protagonist falls in love with a woman supposed to be nothing more than a sex toy, and the two become fugitives from the authorities.

 

BERLINER, JANET  (See also collaboration with Kevin Anderson, F. Paul Wilson, and Matthew J. Costello. Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

BERLYN, MICHAEL  (See also Mark Sonders.)

 

Crystal Phoenix  (Bantam, 1980.)

 

Technology has enabled people to die with impunity, since their personalities can be revived in a new body if they've paid the necessary fees.  In that context, violent death has become the latest fad.

 

Eternal Enemy, The  (Morrow, 1990.)

 

An expedition to a remote planet almost results in the genocide of an entire race when the protagonist concludes that the inhabitants are a threat to other worlds.

 

Integrated Man, The  (Bantam, 1980.)

 

A vengeful man uses high tech to get revenge, programming his hatred into chips which are implanted in other bodies and subsequently control the recipients' actions.

 

BERMAN, MITCH

 

Time Capsule  (Putnam, 1987.)

 

                A musician is one of the survivors of a nuclear attack that leaves America in ruins.

 

BERMAN, RUTH  (See collaboration with Joan Marie Verba.)

 

BERNA, PAUL

 

Continent in the Sky  (Bodley Head, 1959.)

 

Michael Jousse #2.

 

Not seen.

 

Threshold of the Stars  (Bodley Head, 1958, Black Knight, 1967, translated from the French by John Buchanan-Brown.  Original French version, 1954.)

 

Michael Jousse #1.

 

Near future young adult story about two boys living at a French research station where the first flight to the moon is being planned.  They get involved with spies and saboteurs.

 

BERNARD, DAVID VALENTINE

 

Intimate Relations with Strangers  (Strebor, 2007.)

 

In a terrorist dominated future, a nameless man becomes obsessed with a possibly supernatural woman.

 

BERNARD, J.

 

New Race of Devils, The  (Anglo-Eastern, 1921.)

 

                An experiment in genetic engineering goes awry.

 

BERNARD, JOEL

 

Thinking Machine Affair, The (Ace, 1969.)

 

A Man from U.N.C.L.E. novel.

 

A scientist develops a thought control device.

 

BERNARD, RAFE

 

Army of the Undead  (Pyramid, 1967. Corgi, 1967, as The Halo Highway.)

 

The Invaders #3, a multi-author series - #1 in the British paperback series.

 

Based on the television series, the story of one man who knows of a secret alien invasion of Earth.  On the one hand, the authorities refuse to believe him; on the other, the invaders are determined to eliminate him before he can put their plans at risk.

 

Halo Highway, The  (See Army of the Undead.)

 

Wheel in the Sky, The  (Ward Lock, 1954.)

 

Not seen.  Concerns a murder committed during the construction of a space station.

 

BERNSOHN, AL

 

Fabulous Sex Weed, The  (Nite Time, 1964.)

 

Not seen.

 

BERNSTEIN, DAVID

 

Toxic Behemoth (Severed, 2014.)

 

A mutated sea creature has human memories.

 

BERRIE, L.W.

 

Strike at the Heart  (Xlibris, 2005.)

 

                A time gate in the jungle.

 

BERRY, BRYAN  (See also Rolf Garner.)

 

Aftermath  (Authentic, 1952.)

 

                Not seen.

 

And the Stars Remain  (Panther, 1952, Atlas, 1956. Armchair, 2015, bound with All Heroes Are Hated by Milton Lesser.)

 

Humans and Martians cooperate to reach the stars and discover a super intelligence waiting for them.  The clear message is that we are not ready for the stars.

 

Born in Captivity  (Hamilton, 1952.  Reprinted as World Held Captive.)

 

Not seen.  Intrigue involving a nuclear war and the creation of robots.

 

Dread Visitor  (Panther, 1952.)

 

An alien device that can control minds is transported through time to the present when explorers discover Atlantis, just in time to thwart an alien attack.

 

From What Far Star?  (Panther, 1953.)

 

Not seen.  Alien invaders menace Earth.

 

Return to Earth  (Hamilton, 1951. Armchair, 2012, bound with Old Spacemen Never Die! by John Jakes.)

 

Not seen.  Following a nuclear war and the general collapse of civilization, Venusian colonists discover the knowledge that enables them to return to Earth.

 

Venom Seekers, The  (Panther, 1953.)

 

A time traveler searches for a superweapon lost in the past.

 

World Held Captive  (See Born in Captivity.)

 

BERRY, D. BRUCE   (See collaboration with Andrew J. Offutt.)

 

BERRY, JAMES R.  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Dar Tellum:  Stranger from a Distant Planet  (Walker, 1973, Scholastic, 1974.)

 

Very short tale of a young boy who contacts his alien friend to help Earth avoid the melting of its ice caps.

 

Galactic Invaders, The  (Laser, 1976.)

 

Aliens from outside the galaxy are plotting an invasion on an enormous scale.  To pave the way, they are eliminating key humans, including the protagonist, who survives an assassination attempt and learns that the invaders have human collaborators.

 

Quas Starbrite  (Bantam, 1981.)

 

Almost the exact same plot as the same author's The Galactic Invaders, with the names and some other details changed.  But much better written.

 

BERRY, JEANINE  (See collaboration with Darrell Bain.)

 

BERRY, STEPHEN AMES

 

AI War, The  (Tor, 1987.)

 

Biofab War #3.

 

The insectoid aliens from another dimension are about to attack again, and the authorities are reluctant to respond to the threat until the commander of a space battleship travels to an abandoned part of the galaxy to gain possession of a super weapon.

 

Battle for Terra Two  (Tor, 1986.)

 

Biofab War #2.

 

Although alien invaders from an alternate universe have been defeated, a number of the insectoid monsters have fled into a third universe where they plan a new attack.  The man who pursues them finds himself on an Earth ruled by the Fourth Reich.

 

Biofab War, The  (Ace, 1984.)

 

Biofab War #1.

 

Three humans are kidnapped by aliens using a matter transmitter to convey them to an alternate Earth conquered by alien invaders who can alter their bodies to impersonate humans. 

 

Final Assault  (Tor, 1988.)

 

Biofab War #4.

 

Despite his heroic efforts, a space captain and his crew are imprisoned for seeking superweapons in a forbidden sector of the galaxy.  Meanwhile, alien invaders are planning the conquest of the entire universe.  Routine space opera series.

 

BERRYHILL, SHANE

 

Chance Fortune and the Outlaws  (Tor, 2006.)

 

Chance Fortune #1.

 

                A boy with no superpowers  fakes them to get into a training school for superheroes.

 

Chance Fortune in the Shadow Zone (Starscape, 2008.)

 

Chance Fortune #2.

 

Superheroes are trapped in an alternate world.

 

BERTHOLF, BRET

 

Alfred Bester Is Alive and Well and Living in Winterset, Iowa  (Wormhole, 2004.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

BERTIN, JACK

 

Brood of Helios  (Arcadia, 1966.)

 

Not seen.  Time travel to the very far future.

 

Interplanetary Adventurers, The  (Lenox Hill, 1970.)

 

Probably written in whole or in part by Peter Germanos.  Americans and Soviets land on Mars and begin to build domed cities, which attracts the attention of Martians living underneath the polar ice caps.  The author confuses planets with comets and makes other comical errors.

 

Pyramids from Space, The  (Lenox Hill, 1970, MacFadden, 1971, Manor, 1977.  Probably written in whole or in part by Peter Germanos.)

 

Enigmatic pyramids begin to appear on Earth, devices by which an alien invader gathers information.  They quietly capture human specimens and spirit them away to another world where people from different periods of history are set to interact.

 

BESANT, WALTER  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Inner House, The  (J.W. Arrowsmith, 1888, Greenhill, 1986.)

 

Science discovers a cure for most diseases and society moves toward utopia.  Or does it?  As conformity becomes the rule, a few dissenters question the way things are going, progressing to outright rebellion.

 

Revolt of Man, The  (Blackwood, 1882, published anonymously.)

 

                Satire in which women rule the world until the mess gets so bad that men have to take over.

 

BESHER, ALEXANDER

 

Chi  (Orbit, 1999.)

 

Mir #3.

 

                Criminals are channeling psychic energy from enslaved humans and selling it on the black market to those willing to pay.  A man secretly a member of a mutated cast destined to supplant humanity offers to sell what amounts to immortality.

 

Hanging Butoh  (Orbit, 2000.)

 

Johnny Hara #1.

 

                First in a hard boiled futuristic detective series.  All illnesses can be cured by exposure to a particular form of radiation, but to receive the treatment you have to win the right in a citywide casino, and the games aren’t always entirely fair.

 

Mir  (Orbit, 1997, Simon & Schuster, 1998, Orbit, 1998.)

 

Mir #1.

 

                A very strange virtual reality future where cyber personalities can have programmed tattoos attached to them, although the tattoos often carry hidden instructions.  An investigator explores this world in pursuit of a particularly dangerous program and its maker.

 

Rim  (HarperCollins, 1994, Orbit, 1995.)

 

Mir #2.

 

Virtual reality has become one of the most important business in the world, and rival corporations compete for control of the most popular cybercity.  At the same time, the change in the preoccupations of the human mind seems to be altering reality, as Tokyo begins to phase in and out of existence.

 

BES SHAHAR, ELUKI  (Writes fantasy as Rosemary Edghill.)

 

Archangel Blues  (DAW, 1993.)

 

Hellflower #3.

 

                ?

 

Darktraders  (DAW, 1992.)

 

Hellflower #2.

 

                ?

 

Hellflower  (DAW, 1991.)

 

Hellflower #1.

 

                ?

 

Smoke and Mirrors  (Boulevard, 1997.)

 

An X-Men novel.

 

                It appears that the government is planning to eliminate all mutant powers, whether used for good or ill, but the X-Men discover that the real motivating force is an old enemy who plans to neutralize them before making his own bid for power.

 

BEST, DAVID  (Pseudonym of Don Donaldson.)

 

Judas Virus, The  (Berkley, 2003.)

 

                Marginal medical thriller about an experimental implant and a secret government conspiracy.

 

BEST, H.

 

Twenty-Fifth Hour, The  (Jonathan Cape, 1940.)

 

                Adventures in a devastated future postwar world.

 

BESTER, ALFRED  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Alfred Bester Omnibus, An  (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1967.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Computer Connection, The  (Berkley, 1975. Magazine version 1975 under the title The Indian Giver.  Eyre Methuen, 1975, as Extro.)

 

A group of immortals includes an individual who gains control of Extro, the computer that controls the Earth, whose purpose is to create conditions in which the human race can continue to evolve.  But the computer intelligence seizes control of the immortal instead, and the balance of the story consists of efforts by the rest of the immortals to bring it back under control.

 

Dark Side of the Earth, The  (Signet, 1964, Pan, 1969.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Deceivers, The  (Wallaby, 1981, Tor, 1982,  Severn House, 1984, Ibooks, 2000.)

 

Rogue Winter sets off to search the solar system for his kidnapped lover, whose is in the clutches of a monomaniac searching for a fabulous power source on Triton.  A spoof of space opera that never quite gets going.

 

Demolished Man The  (Shasta, 1953, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1953, Signet, 1954, Panther, 1959, Penguin, 1967, Lightyear, 1993, Easton, ?, Vintage, 1996, Millennium, 1999.)

 

One of the acknowledged masterpieces in the field.  Four centuries from now, the police use telepaths and successful crimes are impossible to conceal.  A powerful businessman commits murder and concocts a clever ploy to escape punishment.

 

Extro  (See The Computer Connection.)

 

Golem 100  (Simon & Schuster, 1980, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1980, Pocket, 1981.)

 

A handful of women use cybernetic techniques to update a supernatural ritual and tap into unsuspected mental powers, actually creating a demon.  Three talented geniuses set out to track the monster down and discover they've taken on a larger task than they expected.

 

Light Fantastic, The  (Berkley, 1976, Gollancz, 1977.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Redemolished  (Ibooks, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Starburst  (Signet, 1958,  Sphere, 1968.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Star Light, Star Bright  (Berkley, 1976, Gollancz, 1978.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Starlight  (Doubleday, 1976, Berkley, 1977, Buccaneer, 1993.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Stars My Destination, The  (Signet, 1957, Panther, 1959, Bantam, 1970, Gregg, 1975, Lightyear, 1997, Millennium, 1999. Gollancz, 2001. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1956, Penguin, 1967, Franklin Watts, 1987, Vintage, 1996.As Tiger! Tiger!)

 

Gully Foyle is a space pilot left to die in a derelect spaceship.  His latent ability to teleport to another place manifests itself, and after recovering he sets out to track down the people responsible for condemning him to death.  His mission of revenge ultimately ends in his transformation.

 

Tiger! Tiger!  (See The Stars My Destination.)

 

Virtual Unrealities  (Vintage, 1997.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

BETANCOURT, JOHN GREGORY  (See also Jeremy Kingston and Victor Appleton, collaboration which follows, and collaboration with Arthur Byron Cover and Tim Sullivan as Thomas Shadwell. Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Dragons of Komako, The  (Ace, 1989.)

 

#4 in the multi-author Dr. Bones series.

 

An interstellar archaeologist travels to a remote planet to protect a recent discovery of alien artifacts.  There he runs into trouble from the local miners, who don't wish to have their operation disrupted by scientists.  And a third party is sabotaging both sides.

 

Heart of the Warrior  (Pocket, 1996.)

 

A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel.

 

Worf and Kira are on a secret mission inside the Dominion to discover the source of an addictive drug while a peace conference is in session aboard the station.  Odo works against his own people to rescue his friends.

 

Incident at Arbuk  (Pocket, 1995.)

 

A Star Trek: Voyager novel.

 

The Voyager crew stumbles across a system where a superweapon has become the focus of attention for a number of alien races.

 

Infection  (Pocket, 1999.)

 

A Star Trek: Next Generation novel.

 

                The Enterprise travels to a planet devastated by plague, and her crew proves equally vulnerable.

 

Johnny Zed  (Questar, 1988, Wildside, 2002.)

 

Animen #1.

 

As the US declines into an economic wasteland dominated by drugs and crime, an increasingly repressive federal government is opposed by rebels including genetically engineered crossbreeds of human and animal, and others with artificially enhanced bodies.

 

Playing in Wonderland  (Wildside, ?)

 

                Not seen.

 

Rememory  (Questar, 1990, Wildside, 2002.)

 

Animen #2.

 

Genetically altered human/animal hybrids prowl a super-city of the future.  Two criminals stumble across a new device, a sensory recorder so potentially valuable and dangerous that their former allies suddenly become their enemies.

 

Starskimmer  (TSR, 1986.)

 

A star captain mining the coronas of stars runs into a mysterious menace when an unseen power seeks to control the minds of his crew.  A local alien race is secretly trying to protect their turf.

 

BETANCOURT, JOHN GREGORY & COX, GREG

 

Devil in the Sky  (Pocket, 1995.)

 

A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel.

 

A group of silicon based hortas have been brought to Bajor to help that planet rejuvenate its mining industry.  Unfortunately, the mother horta is kidnapped by Cardassians, and her hatchlings will run amok unless she can be rescued in time.

 

BETHANCOURT, T. ERNESTO  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (adaptation)  (Fearon, 1985.)

 

Rewritten for those with reading disabilities.

 

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (adaptation)  (Fearon, 1986.)

 

Rewritten for those with reading disabilities.

 

Instruments of Darkness  (Holiday House, 1977.)

 

Odin #2.

 

A young man with psi powers battles a religious fanatic who uses mind control techniques..

 

Mortal Instruments, The  (Holiday House, 1977, Bantam, 1979.)

 

Odin #1.

 

A teenager recovers from a coma with enhanced mental powers that allow him to influence the computer that controls America's nuclear weapons.  He descends into paranoid delusions, notwithstanding the fact that he has real enemies.

 

Time Machine, The by H. G. Wells (adaptation)  (Fearon, 1986.)

 

Rewritten for those with reading disabilities.

 

Tomorrow Connection, The  (Holiday House, 1984.)

 

Not seen.

 

Tune in Yesterday  (Holiday House, 1978, Bantam, 1981.)

 

Not seen.

 

BETHKE, BRUCE

 

Headcrash  (Warner, 1995, Orbit, 1995.)

 

A virtual reality expert with an iconoclastic nature gets into trouble in the world of near future computer networking after losing his job.  With lots of experimental text manipulation.

 

Maverick  (Ace, 1990.)

 

#5 in the multi-author Isaac Asimov's Robot City series.

 

A human whose neurological system is tied into an elaborate computer network controls several robotic series.  But the well intentioned but ill conceived efforts of his mother cause a breakdown in the operating system that may trigger a war between the human race and aliens.

 

BEUKES, LAUREN (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Moxyland  (Jacana, 2008, Angry Robot, 2010.)

 

A cyberpunk adventure.

 

BEVERLEY, B.

 

Space Raiders, The  (Allan, 1936.)

 

                Earth organizes defenses against attackers from outer space.

 

BEVIS, H.U.

 

Alien Abductors, The  (Lenox Hill, 1972.)

 

A race of aliens starts kidnapping humans as a source of food.

 

Space Stadium  (Lenox Hill, 1970.)

 

Not seen.

 

Star Rovers, The  (Lenox Hill, 1970.)

 

Trivial story of a robot dominated future where two young men prove that star travel and exploration still must be performed by human beings.

 

Time Winder, The  (Lenox Hill, 1970.)

 

Not seen.  Time travel is used to escape killer robots.

 

To Luna With Love  (Lenox Hill, 1971.)

 

Implausible story of an expedition to colonize the moon with children in order to escape the doom facing an overpopulated Earth.

 

BEYER, KIRSTEN (Also writes Horror.)

 

Atonement (Pocket, 2015.)

 

A Star Trek Voyager novel.

 

?

 

Children of the Storm  (Pocket, 2011.)

 

A Star Trek Voyager novel.

 

?

 

Eternal Tide, The  (Pocket, 2012.)

 

A Star Trek Voyager novel.

 

A secretive planet conceals genetic engineering.

 

Full Circle  (Pocket, 2009.)

 

A Star Trek Voyager novel.

 

One starship crew struggles with conflicting problems.

 

Pocket Full of Lies, A (Pocket, 2016.)

 

A Star Trek Voyager novel.

 

A Federation ship stumbles into an interplanetary war.

 

Protectors (Pocket, 2014.)

 

A Star Trek Voyager novel.

 

?

 

Unworthy (Pocket, 2009.)

 

A Star Trek Voyager novel.

 

A ship investigates to see if the Borg are really gone for good.

 

BEYER, WILLIAM GRAY

 

Minions of the Moon  (Gnome, 1950.)

 

A man travels to a barbaric far future where he is befriended by a disembodied intelligence that lives on the moon.

 

BEYNON, JOHN  (Pseudonym of John Wyndham, whom see.)

 

Exiles on Asperus  (Coronet, 1979.  Severn House, 1979, as by John Wyndham.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Planet Plane  (Newnes, 1936.)

 

                The first trip to Mars.

 

Sleepers of Mars  (Coronet, 1973.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Wanderers of Time  (Coronet, 1973.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

BICK, ILSA J.

 

Blood Avatar  (Roc, 2005.)

 

A Mechwarrior novel.

 

                A series of mysterious murders are eventually solved by a detective team.

 

Daughter of the Dragon  (Roc, 2005.)

 

A Mechwarrior novel.

 

                A woman from a disgraced family seeks  to interfere in a power struggle.

 

Dragon Rising  (Roc, 2007.)

 

A Mechwarrior novel.

 

                A group of independent worlds must be subdued.

 

Well of Souls  (Pocket, 2003.)

 

A Star Trek Lost Era novel.

 

                A Federation ship involved with the discovery of an ancient Cardassian civilization runs into trouble with a crime syndicate.

 

BICKERTON, DEREK

 

King of the Sea  (Random House, 1979, Berkley, 1981.)

 

A young scientist learns to communicate with dolphins and decides to take their side and declare war on the human race.

 

BICKHAM, JACK  (See also Jeff Clinton.)

 

Ariel  (St Martins, 1984, Tor, 1985.)

 

Not seen.

 

Day Seven  (Tor, 1988.)

 

The discovery of an operating alien beacon in the solar system spurs a race to Mars, but religious fundamentalists and industrial agents on Earth team up to sabotage all efforts, for reasons of their own.

 

Regensburg Legacy, The  (Doubleday, 1980, Tor, 1985.)

 

Near future thriller about the discovery of a Nazi superweapon in Germany, and the battle by US and Soviet agents to secure it for their respective countries.

 

BIDMEAD, CHRISTOPHER H.

 

Castrovalva  (Target, 1983, from the 1982 script by the author.)

 

Doctor Who.

 

A disoriented Doctor goes to the peaceful world of Castrovalva to recover from his recent regeneration.  Unfortunately his old enemy the Master follows him.

 

Frontios  (Target, 1984, from the 1984 script by the author.)

 

Doctor Who.

 

Earth has been destroyed and some of its survivors have found refuge on the planet Frontios. The Doctor and his companions crashland on the same world just as it is about to make a pivotal decision about its future development.

 

Logopolis  (Target, 1982, from the 1981 script by the author.)

 

Doctor Who.

 

The Master pursues the Doctor to another peaceful world, where the latter hopes to repair his malfunctioning TARDIS.  But the Master's machinations threaten to destroy the entire universe this time, a situation even he finds appalling.

 

BIEMILLER, CARL L.

 

Escape from the Crater  (Doubleday, 1974.)

 

Hydronauts #2.

 

                The crew of a submarine must secure a peace between land dwellers and those who have taken refuge under the sea.

 

Follow the Whales  (Doubleday, 1973.)

 

Hydronauts #3.

 

                Genetically enhanced people capable of living in the ocean have been acting strangely.  An investigation is launched to determine whether or not they should be wiped out.

 

Hydronaut Adventures, The   (Doubleday, 1981.)

 

                Omnibus of the Hydronauts series.

 

Hydronauts, The  ( Doubleday, 1970.)

 

Hydronauts #1

 

Following a nuclear war, the surviving members of the human race live in underwater cities and communicate with the dolphins. And suspended animation allows people to remain dormant while generations pass.

 

Magic Ball from Mars, The  (Morrow, 1953.)

 

                Not seen.

 

BIGGLE, LLOYD JR.  (See also collaboration with T.L. Sherred.)

 

All the Colors of Darkness  (Doubleday, 1963, Dobson, 1964, Paperback Library, 1965, Penguin, 1966, New English Library, ?, Bart, 1988, Wildside, 2000.)

 

Jan Darzek #1.

 

An Earthman is kidnapped to the moon by five aliens who wish to investigate the "color" of the human soul.  If they don't like the answer, the human race will be exterminated.

 

Angry Espers, The  (Ace, 1961, bound with Puzzle Planet by Robert A.W. Lowndes. Robert Hale, 1968.  Magazine title as A Taste of Fire.)

 

A space pilot crashlands on a planet whose people have developed mental telepathy, and who read in his mind the potential danger represented by our species.

 

Chronocide Mission, The  (Wildside, 2002.)

 

                Mind control devices lead to the collapse of society into castelike barbarism, and a time traveler from the past is the key to changing the status quo.

 

Fury Out of Time  (Doubleday, 1965, Dobson, 1966, Berkley, 1967, Sphere, 1968, Leisure, 1975, Wildside, 2002.)

 

A time machine appears in the present with disastrous consequences.  Eventually a living pilot takes control and visits the far future, where automated cities wage war against each other, and to the past, where he discovers aliens shipwrecked on Earth.

 

Galaxy of Strangers, A  (Doubleday, 1976, Wildside, 2001.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Light That Never Was, The  (Doubleday, 1972, DAW, 1973, Elmfield Press, 1975, Wildside, 2002.)

 

A world dedicated to the arts is also a hotbed of interspecies hatred.  A human visitor uncovers a plot to eradicate entire intelligent species concealed in this unlikely setting.

 

Metallic Muse, The  (Doubleday, 1972, DAW, 1974.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Monument  (Doubleday, 1974, New English Library, 1975, Bantam, 1978, Wildside, 2002.)

 

A lost human colony has become a beautiful world dedicated to pleasure.  Its imminent rediscovery by the rest of the human race puts its future in jeopardy, so the protagonist sets out to conceal the world's existence.

 

Out of the Silent Sky (See Rule of the Door and Other Fanciful Regulations.)

 

Rule of the Door and Other Fanciful Regulations, The  (Curtis, 1967, Doubleday, 1967.  Belmont Tower, 1977, as Out of the Silent Sky, Robert Hale, 1979, as The Silent Sky.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Silence Is Deadly  (Doubleday, 1977, Millington, 1980, Wildside, 2002.)

 

Jan Darzek #4.

 

Darzek is surgically altered so that he can pass for an alien and investigate the disappearance of a number of people on a world where hearing is an unknown sense. 

 

Silent Sky, The  (See Rule of the Door and Other Fanciful Regulations.)

 

Still Small Voice of Trumpets, The  (Doubleday, 1968, Curtis, ?, Rapp & Whiting, 1969, Wildside, 2002.)

 

Cultural Survey #1.

 

A human agent is sent to help organize a rebellion on an alien world dedicated to the creation of beautiful music, and discovers that alien races don't have the same concept of freedom.

 

This Darkening Universe  (Doubleday, 1976, Millington, 1977, Wildside, 2000.)

 

Jan Darzek #3.

 

An unseen force is passing through the galaxy, destroying the populations of entire worlds.  Darzek takes direction from a supercomputer in the effort to find some form of protection.

 

Tunesmith, The  (Tor, 1990, bound with Eye for Eye by Orson Scott Card.)

 

Long story bound back to back.

 

Watchers of the Dark   (Doubleday, 1966, Curtis, ?, Rapp & Whiting, 1968, Leisure, 1975, Wildside, 2000.)

 

Jan Darzek #2.

 

Some power is systematically destroying inhabited planets and Earth may be next.  A human private detective is hired by the galactic government to discover the nature of the weapon and end its threat.

 

Whirlagig of Time  (Doubleday, 1979, Wildside, 2002.)

 

Jan Darzek #5.

 

A human who has become a prominent leader of the galaxy investigates a super criminal who has turned a planet into a new sun and is demanding protection money from another world.

 

World Menders, The    (Doubleday, 1971, DAW, 1972, Elmfield Press, 1973, Wildside, 2000.)

 

Cultural Survey #2.

 

A race that has devoted itself to art ignores the fact that their civilization is dependent upon the enslavery of another species.  A human observer goes native in order to stir up a rebellion even though neither of the alien races quite understands what he's doing.

 

BILDERDIJK, WILLEM

 

Short Account of a Remarkable Aerial Voyage, A  (Wilfion, 1987, translated from the Dutch by Paul Vincent  First published in 1813.)

 

Very early account of a balloon voyage to another planet.  Interesting historically, but the accompanying essays contending that it is the first SF "novel" ignore the fact that it is less than 50 pages long and actually a novelet.

 

BILENKIN, DMITRI

 

Uncertainty Principle, The  (Macmillan, 1978, Collier, 1979, translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis. 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

BILLIAS, STEPHEN  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

American Book of the Dead, The  (Questar, 1987.)

 

Odd satire about a man whose far of nuclear war is so great that he sets out on a protracted Zen odyssey to discover the way to save the world.

 

Holo Men, The  (Aspect, 1996.)

 

Cyberpunk 2020 #2.

 

Based on the role playing game Cyberpunk.  A group of unlikely netsurfers oppose the power grab engineered by an evil computer mastermind.

 

Quest for the 36, The  (Questar, 1988.)

 

An omniscient power is going to destroy the Earth unless a booking agent can find 36 people good enough to earn a respite.  Aided by an unlikely cast of characters, the protagonist does a grand tour of the world to find them, including a visit to the Arctic.

 

Ravengers, The  (Warner Aspect, 1995.)

 

Cyberpunk 2020 #1.

 

Set in the world of the Cyberpunk 2020 game series.  Two virtual reality junkies are enlisted to locate pieces of artwork which might inspire a return to a more sane version of America.  A blend of real adventure and explorations of virtual reality.

 

BILLS, RANDALL N.  (See also collaboration with Jason M. Hardy.)

 

Hunters of the Deep  (Roc, 2004.)

 

A Mechwarrior novel.

 

                Mutiny and civil war within a mercenary community.

 

Pandora's Gambit  (Roc, 2007.)

 

The splintered human empire attempts to reunite.

 

BINDER, EANDO  (Pseudonym of Earl and Otto Binder, together and separately, most frequently Otto alone.  Otto also wrote Horror. See also John Coleridge.)

 

Adam Link in the Past  (Whitman, 1950.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Adam Link, Robot  (Paperback Library, 1965.)

 

Although labeled a novel, this is actually a series of stories about a self aware robot.  Not as well written or thought out as are those of Asimov, but interesting for historic reasons and occasionally amusing.

 

Anton York, Immortal  (Belmont, 1965.)

 

Four related stories about an immortal man's adventures in the far future.

 

Avengers Battle the Earth-Wrecker, The  (Bantam, 1967.)

 

Based on the Marvel Comics series, Captain America and his friends battle a creature from outer space whose weapons and forcefield make him effectively invulnerable to attack.

 

Double Man, The  (Curtis, 1971.)

 

Rescued from a space wreck, a scientist discovers he has been propelled into an alternate reality where another version of himself is still alive and where the Earth is menaced by a plague engineered by aliens.

 

Enslaved Brains  (Avalon, 1965. Armchair, 2015, bound with Conception: Zero by Gerald Vance.  Magazine version in 1933.)

 

Following a limited nuclear war, America is ruled by scientists, benevolently at first, but evolving quickly toward an autocratic dictatorship.  Dying people have their brains extracted as organic computers, supposedly with no consciousness.  One angry man finally sets off a rebellion against the system.

 

Five Steps to Tomorrow  (Curtis, 1968. (Magazine version in 1940.)

 

A cabal of evil scientists have seized control of the world, using mind control and murder to control the population.  Using superweapons of his own, a lone rebel alters the balance of power to bring down the dictators.

 

Get Off My World  (Curtis, 1971.)

 

Martians have invaded the Earth and are in the process of exterminating the human race.  Just when the end seems near, a message is received from an ancient civilization hidden inside the Earth, a civilization armed with weapons that can defeat the invaders.

 

Impossible World, The  (Curtis, 1967.  Magazine version in 1938.)

 

An alien devised machine is moving the moons of Saturn.  Humans and aliens must team up to avert the menace of an artifact that has power beyond that of either species.

 

Lords of Creation.  (Prime Press, 1949, Belmont, 1969.)

 

A present day scientist volunteers for suspended animation and wakes up three thousand years later in a world dictatorship. 

 

Menace of the Saucers  (Belmont, 1969, Leisure, undated.)

 

Thane Smith #1.

 

A science fiction writer discovers that aliens in flying saucers are fighting a war for the control of Earth.  Aided by a young woman from one side, he attempts to prove his story to the authorities, while menacing Men In Black prepare to kill him to conceal the truth.

 

Mind from Outer Space, The  (Curtis, 1972.)

 

A disembodied artificial alien intelligence has reached Earth, and the only one aware of its arrival is a scientist who has been doing research into psychokinesis.  Amorphous monsters and other pulp situations follow.

 

Night of the Saucers  (Belmont, 1971.)

 

Thane Smith #2.

 

Earth has welcomed aliens to the Earth, but science fiction writer Thane Smith suspects the truth, that the supposedly peaceful missions are actually the advance guard of a powerful invasion force.

 

Puzzle of the Space Pyramids  (Curtis, 1971.)

 

The first expedition to Mars is menaced by ravening insects as they seek to solve the mystery of strange buildings left by a vanished Martian race.  Their follows a grand tour of the solar system, finding the pyramids in various places.  Originally the "Via" series of short stories.

 

Secret of the Red Spot  (Curtis, 1971.)

 

A human pilot is forced to land on Jupiter by a band of Martian pirates in this scientifically inept adventure story.

 

Where Eternity Ends  (Pinnacle Press, ?)

 

                Short story published as a chapbook.

 

BINGEMAN, ALISON  (See collaboration with Gerry Davis.)

 

BINGHAM, CARSON  (Pseudonym of Bruce Bingham Cassiday.  See also House pseudonym Con Steffanson.  Writes supernatural fiction as Annie Laurie McAllister and Annie Laurie McMurdie.)

 

Gorgo  (Monarch, 1960, from the screenplay by Robert L. Richards, writing as John Loring, and Daniel James, writing as Daniel Hyatt).

 

A carnival crew is exhibiting a dinosaur that was captured in a remote English fishing village, unaware of the fact that it is a very young one, and that its gigantic, angry mother will devastate London when she comes to retrieve her child.

 

War of the Cybernauts, The  (Avon, 1975.)

 

Flash Gordon #6.

 

Flash is investigating some mysteriously vanished satellites when he crashlands on a planet filled with robots who engage in endless warfare.

 

Witch Queen of Mongo, The  (Avon, 1974.)

 

Flash Gordon #5.

 

Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov recruit allies to help them rescue Flash Gordon from the prisons of Ming the Merciless.

 

BINGHAM, ROGER  (See collaboration with Raymond Hawkey.)

 

BINGLE, DONALD J.

 

Greensword  (Five Star, 2008.)

 

Near future ecological disaster novel.

 

BIRCH, A.G. 

 

Moon Terror, The  (Wildside, 2000.  Magazine version 1927.)

 

                Chinese scientists use directed earthquakes in an effort to become dominant over the entire world.  This is actually an anthology with three other stories from Weird Tales magazine.

 

BIRCH, KATE

 

Lone Star Plague, The  (Leisure, 2004.)

 

                A new strain of plague breaks out in anticipation of a vice presidential visit in this marginal thriller.

 

BIRD, WILLIAM  (See Kris Luna and Lee Elliott.)

 

BIRKEN, GARY

 

Plague  (Berkley, 2002.)

 

                Marginal thriller about a terrorist using a new disease to commit murders.

 

BIRKMAIER, ELIZABETH G.

 

Poseidon’s Paradise  (Clemens, 1892.)

 

                Non-magical novel of ancient Atlantis.

 

BIRMINGHAM, JOHN  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

After America  (Del Rey, 2010.)

 

Change #2.

 

An America suddenly emptied of people becomes a battleground for various elements from around the world.

 

Ascendance (Del Rey, 2015.)

 

Dave vs Monsters #3.

 

Monsters from another reality attack the world.

 

Designated Targets  (Del Rey, 2005.)

 

Axis of Time #2.

 

                The presence of weapons from the future changes the course of  World War II.

 

Emergence (Del Rey, 2015.)

 

Dave vs Monsters #1.

 

Monsters from another reality attack an oil platform.

 

Final Impact  (Del Rey, 2007.)

 

Axis of Time #3.

 

                The disruption of time threatens to help Hitler and Tojo build nuclear weapons.

 

Resistance (Del Rey, 2015.)

 

Dave vs Monsters #2.

 

A super powered human battles creatures from another reality.

 

Weapons of Choice  (Del Rey, 2004.)

 

Axis of Time #1.

 

                A future naval warfleet is transported back through time and materializes just before the battle of Midway.

 

Without Warning  (Del Rey, 2010.)

 

Change #1.

 

A strange phenomenon destroys the US but leaves the rest of the world unscathed.

 

BIRNBAUM, ALFRED  (See collaboration with Haruki Murakami.)

 

BISCHOFF, DAVID  (See also Mark Grant and collaborations with Harry Harrison, Ted White, and with John DeChancie. Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Abduction:  The UFO Conspiracy  (Warner, 1990.)

 

UFO #1.

 

The government knows that there really are flying saucers out there, and a prominent debunker begins to suspect he's been wrong when he discovers a conspiracy designed to conceal the truth about UFO's. 

 

Alien Island  (Harper, 1996.)

 

Space Precinct #3.

 

A militant feminist police officer attempts to disrupt a traditional get together, and an alien criminal moves behind the scenes to take advantage of the ensuing confusion.

 

Ancient, The  (Ace, 1994, Millenium, 1994.)

 

#3 in the multi-author SeaQuest DSV series.

 

A super submarine is pitted against a prehistoric sea monster that wakens from its long sleep to begin preying on commercial vessels. 

 

Blob, The  (Dell, 1988, form the screenplay by Chuck Russell & Frank Darabont.  (Star, 1989.)

 

Novelization of the remake of the classic movie.  An amorphous creature that dissolves all living tissue it touches menaces a small town while government agents decide to sacrifice the population in order to acquire a potent biological weapon.

 

Crunch Bunch, The  (Avon Flare, 1985.)

 

For younger readers.  A couple of youngsters plan to fool a computer network into believing it is receiving a message from outer space, but instead they open a channel to genuine alien visitors.

 

Deception:  The UFO Conspiracy  (Warner, 1991.)

 

UFO #2.

 

Not seen.

 

Deity-Father, The  (Harper, 1995.)

 

#1 in the Space Precinct series.

 

Based on the dreadful television series.  Two human police officers move to the planet Altor and join the local multi-species law enforcement agency just as an interstellar version of the Mafia decides to move in.

 

Demon Wing  (Harper, 1995.)

 

#2 in the Space Precinct series.

 

A cop on a distant planet has his life turned upside down when his new partner turns out to be a tough, attractive woman from Earth.  They are pitted against an alien creature with a vampiric nature that sucks the life out of its victims.

 

Diplomatic Touch, The  (Foggy Windows, 2001.)

 

                Sexual adventures of a husband and wife interstellar diplomatic team as they conform to local kinky practices in order to negotiate a treaty.

 

Galactic Warriors   (Ace, 1985.)

 

Starhounds #2.

 

A woman joins space pirates in a secret mission against an evil alien planet, unaware of the fact that she has been programmed to kill her brother rather than rescue him.

 

Genocide  (Bantam, 1994, Millenium, 1994.)

 

#4 in the multi-author Aliens graphic story series.

 

Without a female to lead them, a colony of aliens splits into two warring factions.  On Earth, which is recovering from the aftermath of an alien infestation, a new drug is discovered which is coveted by the military and by athletes, and which is derived from the aliens' bodies.  The only known source of the drug is the world where the creatures are currently attempting to exterminate one another.

 

Gremlins II  (Avon, 1990, from the screenplay by Charles S. Haas.)

 

                The gremlins return to menace the protagonists is a gigantic television studio.

 

Grounded  (Pocket, 1993, Titan, 1993.)

 

#25 in the multi-author Star Trek: The Next Generation series.

 

The Enterprise is infected with a strange virus that consumes inorganic materials.  In order to prevent the infection from spreading to other ships and worlds, Starfleet orders the Enterprise destroyed, but Picard's crew...surprise...comes up with a cure in the nick of time.

 

Hackers  (Harper, 1995, from the screenplay by Rafael Moreu.)

 

A renegade hacker breaks into forbidden areas and blames his depredations on innocent kids until a hacker comes out of retirement to track him down.

 

Hunter's Planet  (Bantam, 1994, Millenium, 1994.)

 

Part of the multi-author Aliens vs Predator series.

 

A human woman who spent time hunting with Predators becomes caught up in a disaster when a world set aside as a hunting preserve gets entirely out of hand, filled with aliens, Predators, and other genetically altered creatures.

 

Infinite Battle, The  (Ace, 1985.)

 

Starhounds #1.

 

Aliens have captured a brilliant scientist and his sister sets out to rescue him.  But in order to reach the alien world, she has to convince a far from trustworthy space pirate to help her.

 

Jack London, Star Warrior   (Wildside, 2002.)

 

                A female warrior on an alien controlled Earth tries to steal sophisticated technology.

 

Macrocosmic Conflict, The  (Ace, 1986.)

 

Starhounds #3.

 

Betrayed by humans an aliens alike, a secret agent and her pirate allies hope to avert a war between the two species and rescue her brother at the same time.

 

Mandala  (Berkley, 1983.)

 

A beautiful woman travels across the galaxy to an artificial world where the inhabitants play elaborate games with lives as counters.

 

Manhattan Project, The  (Avon, 1986.)

 

Novelization of the film about a precocious boy who steals plutonium to demonstrate how easy it is to construct a nuclear weapon.

 

Night of the Living Shark!  (Ace, 1991.)

 

#1 in the multi-author Melvinge of the Megaverse series inspired by Daniel M. Pinkwater.

 

A madcap farce set in a mall so big that entire planets are dwarfed in comparison.  Interdimensional travel, a variety of alien creatures including a gypsy werewolf, and lots of other madness.

 

Nightworld   (Del Rey, 1979.)

 

Nightworld #1.

 

A crazed computer genius has turned a planet into a nightmare out of Earth's legends, with cyborgs and robots playing the parts of vampires, werewolves, and other monsters.  The surviving human inhabitants are out to find the mastermind and stop him before he kills them all.

 

Philip K. Dick High  (Wildside, 2000.)

 

                A teenager discovers that some of his teachers and fellow students are actually aliens in disguise, and that he's part of a mysterious experiment.  This is a spoof of Philip K. Dick.

 

Revelation:  The UFO Conspiracy  (Warner, 1981.)

 

UFO #3.

 

The final confrontation between a group of private citizens who belief the Earth has been visited by aliens from another world, and the government, which is willing to do anything to keep the public from knowing the truth.

 

Search for Dinosaurs, The  (Bantam, 1984.)

 

#2 in the multi-author Time Machine series.

 

Gamebook in which you try to stay alive after traveling back through time to the age of dinosaurs.  

 

Star Fall  (Berkley, 1980.)

 

Star Fall #1.

 

An interstellar liner that caters to a variety of intelligent races is off on its maiden voyage to visit legendary Earth.  But someone has secreted antimatter aboard the ship, in a plot to destroy humanity's homeworld.

 

Star Spring  (Berkley, 1982.)

 

Star Fall #2.

 

The man who uncovered a plot to destroy Earth in the opening volume of this series attracts the attention of a powerful cyborg who plans to reconstruct the entire planet Earth.  Unfortunately, there's a tinge of madness in his methods.

 

Vampires of Nightworld, The  (Del Rey, 1981.)

 

Nightworld #2.

 

The evil genius who used artificial creatures to terrorize the nights on a colony world has been defeated, but now his creations are free to make their own rules, and are no longer bound by the advent of day.

 

War Games  (Dell, 1983, Penguin, 1983, screenplay by Lawrence Lasker & Walter E. Parkes.)

 

Novelization of the film.  A young computer hacker inadvertently taps into the US defense network and nearly starts a nuclear war playing what he thinks is a harmless computer game.

 

BISCHOFF, DAVID & BAILEY, DENNIS R.

 

Tin Woodman  (Ace, 1979, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1980.)

 

The protagonist is a psychic so sensitive that he cannot abide anyone else in close physical proximity.  When an enigmatic alien appears in human space, he's involuntarily sent into space to contact it with his mind, with results unfortunate for those who ill used him.

 

BISCHOFF, DAVID & LAMPTON, CHRISTOPHER

 

Seeker, The  (Laser, 1976.)

 

An alien crashlands in a small Midwest town, and the terrified townspeople are out to hunt down the "monster".  Fortunately the alien is befriended by a local minister, who learns he is fleeing from a repressive and expansionist culture.

 

BISCHOFF, DAVID & MONTELEONE, THOMAS F.

 

Day of the Dragonstar  (Berkley, 1983.)

 

Dragonstar #1.

 

Opening volume of a trilogy involving a starship miles in diameter.  A human space crew is stranded on the alien vessel, most of their number killed by the dinosaurs that still exist aboard the ship.  The key to their survival is communication with a subset of the saurians who have developed intelligence.

 

Dragonstar Destiny  (Ace, 1989.)

 

Dragonstar #3.

 

The mixed human and saurian crew of a gigantic alien starship is carried helplessly out to the fringes of the galaxy when the ship comes unexpectedly to life.  There, orbiting around a doomed planet, they wait for the intelligence that brought them there to reveal itself.

 

Night of the Dragonstar  (Berkley, 1985.)

 

Dragonstar #2.

 

Having established contact with the intelligent dinosaurs aboard the derelict alien star vessel, several humans decide to reveal the state of affairs to Earth.  But at the last moment, several of the saurians unexpectedly attack their supposed human friends, and the starship's engines stir to life.

 

BISCHOFF, DAVID & WHITE, TED

 

Forbidden World  (?, 1978, Questar, 1985.)

 

Four space explorers land on a mysterious world populated by humans, but broken up into numerous mini-cultures that were clearly artificially designed.  And each has been placed in a situation apparently tailor made to test his or her deepest fears.

 

BISCHOFF, HEATHER WOODARD  (See collaboration with Edwin Woodard.)

 

BISHOP, DAVID  (See also collaboration with James Stevens. Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Amorality Tale  (BBC, 2002.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                A battle between concerned citizens and gangsters is complicated by the discovery of an alien being living in London.

 

Bad Moon Rising  (Black Flame, 2004.)

 

A Judge Dredd novel.

 

                Law enforcement is hard pressed to contain xenophobic violence in a mega city of the future.

 

Cursed Earth Asylum  (Virgin, 1993.)

 

Judge Dredd #4.

 

A planet set aside for genetically damaged victims of proscribed experiments with psi powers is visited by Judge Dredd and a handful of companions.  When most of the group is killed, the only other survivor accuses Dredd of having betrayed them and launches a manhunt to track him down.

 

Domino Effect, The  (BBC, 2003.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                The Doctor arrives in Edinborough just in time for a wave of terrroist attacks.

 

Empire of Death  (BBC, 2004.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                The Doctor investigates a ghost in the Tardis and a secret valley guarded by the British army of 1851.

 

From Russia with Lust  (Black Flame, 2007.)

 

                A roguish criminal has adventures in a version of our world where the Russian revolution never took place.

 

Honour Be Damned!  (Black Flame, 2006.)

 

Nikolai Dante #3.

 

                In an alternate future Earth, a man is accused of a crime he didn't commit.

 

Imperial Black  (Black Flame, 2005.)

 

Nikolai Dante #2.

 

                ?

 

Kingdom of the Blind  (Black Flame, 2004.)

 

A Judge Dredd novel.

 

                A crime boss tries to seize power over an entire future city.

 

Savage Amusement, The  (Virgin, 1993.)

 

Judge Dredd #1.

 

Dredd is running for mayor at the same time he battles a variety of villainy, escaped killers, robots, even a malfunctioning building.

 

Strangelove Gambit, The  (Black Flame, 2005.)

 

Nikolai Dante #1.

 

                A fugitive fights evil in an alternate future in which communism never arose.

 

BISHOP, DEBBIE  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Enter the Game  (Angel Gate, 2003.)

 

Black Tide #1.

 

                A teenager gets involved with spies, secret societies, and super science.  Based on a comic book.

 

BISHOP, GEORGE  (Also writes Horror.)

 

Shuttle People, The  (Bantam, 1983.)

 

Earth is surrounded by orbiting habitats where a new breed of human has arisen, one which believes itself so superior to the Earthborn that they feel destined to rule the world.  Their plot begins to unravel when they commit murder and a cagey investigator looks into the case.

 

BISHOP, MICHAEL  (See also collaboration with Ian Watson.  Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Ancient of Days  (Tor, 1985, Arbor House, 1985, Paladin, 1987, St Martins, 1995.)

 

A serious update of John Collier's His Monkey Wife.  A proto-human is discovered in the US, an intelligent male with artistic and philosophical depth, who makes enemies when he becomes involved in a love affair with an evolved human of our own period.

 

And Strange at Ecbatan the Trees.  (See Beneath the Shattered Moons.)

 

Apartheid, Superstring, and Mordecai Thubana  (Axolotl, 1989.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Author's Choice Monthly #15  (See Emphatically Not SF, Almost.)

 

Beneath the Shattered Moons  (DAW, 1977.  Harper & Row, 1976, as And Strange at Ecbatan the Trees.  Tor, 1990, as And Strange at Ecbatan the Trees, bound with The Color of Neanderthal Eyes by James Tiptree Jr.)

 

A colony world faces disaster as the supposed myth of creatures of enormous size proves to be literal truth.  At the same time, the escaped survivors of war ravaged Earth have regressed toward barbarism despite the presence of individuals who seem to have evolved to the next state of human existence.

 

Beneath the Shattered Moons & The White Otters of Childhood  (Sphere, 1978.)

 

Collection of related stories.

 

Blooded on Arachne  (Arkham House, 1982, Pocket, 1983.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Blue Kansas Sky  (Golden Gryphon, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories, not al of which are SF.

 

Brittle Innings  (Bantam, 1994, Fairwood, 2012.)

 

Frankenstein's monster survives into the 20th Century, having modified his appearance somewhat and with a powerful intellect.  A troubled young man becomes a minor league ball player and discovers the identity of his roommate.  A fascinating and totally unconventional novel.

 

Catacomb Years  (Putnam, 1979, Berkley, 1980.)

 

Domed Atlanta #1.

 

Collection of related stories all set in a future domed Atlanta.

 

Close Encounters with the Deity  (Peachtree, 1986.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Color of Neanderthal Eyes, The, and And Strange at Ecbatan the Trees  (Tor, 1989.)

 

                Novel and story in a combined edition.

 

Count Geiger’s Blues  (Tor, 1992.)

 

                An unlikely prospect turns into an offbeat superhero after exposure to nuclear radiation in this comic novel with serious overtones, set in in an alternate version of the US.

 

Door Gunner and Other Perilous Flights of Fancy, The  (Subterranean, 2012.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Emphatically Not SF, Almost  (Pulphouse, 1990. Also titled Author's Choice Monthly #15.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Eyes of Fire  (Pocket, 1980.  Revised version of A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire, which see.)

 

Funeral for the Eyes of Fire, A  (Ballantine, 1975, Sphere, 1978.  Kerosina, 1989, third version.)

 

Two human entrepreneurs travel to an alien world, supposedly to help transport a religious cult to their new home.  But shortly after arriving, they discover that those placed in their charge are actually destined to become slave laborers.

 

Little Knowledge, A  (Berkley, 1978.)

 

Domed Atlanta #2.

 

Religious fanatics dominate a world where cities are enclosed in protective domes.  Meanwhile, the first alien visitors have arrived and are concealed by authorities who fear the charismatic religious leaders will react negatively to their presence.

 

No Enemy But Time  (Pocket, 1982, Gollancz, 1982, Bantam, 1989.)

 

An archaeologist travels back in time to Earth's prehistory on a research mission, and is trapped there for years when the time machine fails to recall him.  He eventually is accepted by a tribe of pre-humans and learns their culture far more intimately than he had expected.

 

One Winter in Eden  (Arkham House, 1984.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Philip K. Dick Is Dead, Alas  (See The Secret Ascension.)

 

Quickening, The  (Pulphouse, 1991.)

 

Reprint of the 1981 short story in pamphlet form.  A mysterious cataclysm results in the inability of any two people to speak the same language.

 

Secret Ascension, The  (Tor, 1987,. Grafton, 1988, Orb, 1994,  Tor, 1994, as Philip K. Dick Is Dead, Alas.)

 

A satirical alternate history with Philip K. Dick as the protagonist.

 

Stolen Faces  (Harper & Row, 1977, Gollancz, 1977, Dell, 1978.)

 

A colony world beset by a disfiguring plague has been quarantined by the rest of the interstellar community.  In reaction, they resort to elaborate rituals and self mutilation to make an asset out of their deformities.

 

Transfigurations  (Berkley, 1980, Gollancz, 1980, Putnam, 1989.)

 

A scientist specializing in alien cultures is obsessed with the Asadi, an intelligent species whose behavior seems totally irrational.  She uses a genetically altered ape to help bridge the gap and decipher the complex rituals of the aliens.

 

BISSON, TERRY  (See also collaboration with Stephanie Spinner,  uncredited collaborator with Walter M Miller Jr. and collaboration which follows. Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Bears Discover Fire  (Orb, 1993.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Dear Abbey  (PS, 2003.)

 

                Novella about a form of time travel that gives the protagonist a view of several stages of human development.

 

Fifth Element, The  (Harper, 1997, from the script by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen.  (HarperCollins, 1997.)

 

Novelizatization of the mild spoof of SF films.  A taxi driver in a future megalopolis becomes involved with a more than human woman from outer space who is the key weapon needed to save the universe from a menacing but undescribed evil.

 

Fire on the Mountain  (Arbor House, 1988.)

 

The Southern slaves successfully overthrew their masters and created an independent nation in North America.  The story is in the form of reminiscences of the struggle for freedom, in a contemporary world where racism has largely disappeared.

 

Galaxy Quest  (Ace, 1999, based on the screenplay by Robert Gordon and David Howard.)

 

                Novelization of the movie about a group of actors from a long running SF television series (wonder who they had in mind) who are recruited by aliens for a real mission because the aliens don't understand the concept of fiction.

 

Greetings & Other Stories  (Tachyon, 2005.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

In the Upper Room and Other Likely Stories  (Tor, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Johnny Mnemonic  (Pocket, 1995, HarperCollins, 1996, based on the screenplay by William Gibson.)

 

Novelization of the screenplay by Gibson based on his own short story.  A courier who programs information into his own brain becomes the quarry for a number of ruthless killers in a cybernetic near future, all of whom are interested in the contents of his memory.

 

Left Left Behind, The  (PM, 2009.)

 

Spoof of the Left Behind series.

 

Miracle Man  (Harper, 2000, based on the screenplay by Howard Gordon & Chris Carter.)

 

An X Files novel.

 

                The agents are sent to investigate an apparently authentic faith healer after one of those he is supposed to help dies under mysterious circumstance.

 

Numbers Don't Lie  (Tachyon, 2005.)

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

Pickup Artist, The  (Tor, 2001.)

 

                Satiric look at the future when the government employs people who collect old art no longer appreciated and new art with no audience, catalog and destroy it, in order to make room for new creations.

 

Pirates of the Universe  (Tor, 1996.)

 

                The protagonist contends for a place in a wild theme park of the future in this sometimes comic novel of aliens, politics, and low key adventure.

 

6th Day, The  (Tor, 2000, based on the screenplay by Cormac Wibberley & Marianne Wibberley.)

 

                A man must discover why someone has replaced him with a clone, and then prove that he is the original.

 

Virtuosity  (Pocket, 1995, from the screenplay by Eric Bernt.)

 

A virtual reality training program designed to create a supercriminal succeeds all too well, and the artificial intelligence escapes into the real world, where he is hunted down by an ex-cop who is currently a convict because he killed the terrorist who murdered his family.

 

Voyage to the Red Planet  (Morrow, 1990, Avon, 1991, Pan, 1992.)

 

Corporations have come to the aid of the US government, effectively buying many government agencies.  A Hollywood movie mogul purchases part of the space program and launches the first visit to the planet Mars, with a film crew aboard to make it profitable.

 

BIXBY, E. REW

 

Ambush Planet  (Manor, 1978.)

 

Vassa #1.

 

Confused story of a planet colonized by humans despite resident aliens, who use genetic manipulation to create mutant warriors and high technology to damage incoming colony ships.

 

Fire Throne Mountain  (Tower, 1981.)

 

Vassa #2.

 

A mishmash that doesn't bear close examination.  Humans have colonized a planet where local aliens take offense at our presence and attack both personally and using mutated humans as their surrogates.

 

BIXBY, JEROME  (Also writes Horror.)

 

One Way Street (Armchair, 2010.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Space by the Tale  (Ballantine, 1964.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

BLACK, CAMPBELL  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Asterisk Destiny  (Morrow, 1978, Michael Joseph, 1979, Signet, 1980.)

 

A secret US project builds a fake UFO in order to scare the Soviets.  Very marginal political thriller.

 

Brainfire  (Signet, 1980.  Morrow, 1979, Michael Joseph, 1980, Harper, 1990, as by Campbell Armstrong.)

 

The Russians have perfected a method by which a person's personality can be destroyed through psi powers, and they plan to eliminate the President of the US.

 

BLACK, EDWIN

 

Format C:  (Brookline, 1998.)

 

                The Year 2000 bug is used as a plot by a ruthless businessman to gain control of computer technology throughout the world.

 

BLACK, IAN STUART

 

Macra Terror, The  (Target, 1987, from the 1967 script by the author.)

 

Doctor Who.

 

A resort world is troubled by the insistence of one of its inhabitants that monstrous aliens are secretly invading the world.  Although few take him seriously, the Doctor's naturally suspicious nature leads him to investigate, and subsequently thwart a dastardly plot.

 

Savages, The  (Target, 1986, from the 1966 script by the author.)

 

Doctor Who.

 

The Doctor and his companions arrived on a world whose main society appears to be sensible and highly advanced.  But the savages outside the city limits are unsettling, as is the discovery that there is a secret organization operating behind the scenes.

 

War Machines, The  (Target, 1988, from the 1966 script by the author.)

 

Doctor Who.

 

A new military computer designed to defend England has become self aware and has initiated the construction of an army of robot machines with which to make itself the master of the entire Earth. 

 

BLACK, JAID  (Also writes Horror.)

 

Deep, Dark, and Dangerous  (Pocket, 2006.)

 

                Two women discover a lost world of Vikings underground in the Northwest. Sequel to new novellas.

 

Strictly Taboo  (Berkley, 2005.)

 

                Collection of three unrelated stories.

 

BLACK, JENNA (Also writes Horror.)

 

Resistance (Tor, 2014.)

 

Replica #2.

 

?

 

BLACK, JONATHAN

 

Plague  (Belmont, 1976.)

 

New York City is devastated by a sudden outbreak of bubonic plague brought in by an unsuspecting airline passenger.

 

BLACK, J. PATRICK

 

Ninth City Burning (Ace, 2017.)

 

Aliens attack Earth using a new technology.

 

BLACK, L.

 

Poison War, The  (Paul, 1933.)

 

                Future war novel.

 

BLACK, PANSY E.

 

Men from the Meteor, The  (Stellar, 1932.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Valley of the Great Ray, The  (Stellar, 1930.)

 

                Not seen.

 

BLACKBURN, JOHN  (Also writes Horror.)

 

Bury Him Darkly  (Putnam, 1969, Jonathan Cape, 1969, Berkley, 1971, Valancourt, 2013.)

 

Investigation into the circumstances of the death of an 18th Century aristocrat of doubtful morals results in the opening of his tomb.  But when admirers open the vault, they release a living creature emerges which can absorb anything organic which it touches.

 

Children of the Night  (Jonathan Cape, 1966, Panther, 1968, Berkley, 1970.)

 

A primitive people living concealed in the caves of rural England emerge at night to prey on the surface dwellers.  They have lived for several centuries and have telepathic powers.

 

For Fear of Little Men.  (Jonathan Cape, 1972, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1974.)

 

In a remote part of the British Isles, a hidden race of subterranean dwellers have a disproportionate impact on the surface world.

 

Reluctant Spy, The  (See A Scent of New-Mown Hay.)

 

Scent of New-Mown Hay, A  (Secker & Warburg, 1958, Mill, 1958, Penguin, 1961, Digit, 1964, New English Library, 1968.  Lancer, 1966, as The Reluctant Spy.)

 

A new disease is spreading through the world, one which threatens to destroy the entire human race.  British and Russian spies must collaborate if they are to find the source, and the antidote.

 

BLACKFORD, RUSSELL

 

Dark Futures (Ibooks, 2003.)

 

A Terminator novel.

 

                ?

 

Evil Hour, An  (Ibooks, 2003.)

 

A Terminator novel.

 

                A female terminator is sent to protect John Connor from an evil terminator from an alternate dimension.

 

Kong Reborn  (Ibooks, 2005.)

 

                A sequel to King Kong in which the giant ape is cloned years later.

 

Times of Trouble  (Ibooks, 2003.)

 

A Terminator novel.

 

                The battle between man and machines finally ends.

 

BLACKSTONE, JAMES  (Pseudonym of John Brosnan and John Baxter, both of whom also see.)

 

Torched!    (Grafton, 1986.)

 

Not seen.

 

BLACKWELL, PAUL

 

Undercurrent (Harper, 2014.)

 

A teenager finds himself in an alternate version of his life.

 

BLACKWOOD, GARY L.

 

Attack of the Mushroom People  (Players Press, 1990.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Beyond the Door  (Atheneum, 1991.)

 

A teenager meets a man from a primitive alternate Earth who is visiting our world to gain scientific knowledge to help his own people.  Eventually he crosses over, and discovers that he has been mislead about what's going on there.

 

Dying Sun, The  (Atheneum, 1989.)

 

A new and sudden ice age has driven many Americans down into Mexico, and the overcrowding and deteriorating conditions cause many of the local residents to form armed militias to repel the involuntary invaders from the North.

 

BLADE, ALEXANDER  (House pseudonym.)

 

Cosmic Destroyer, The (Armchair, 2014, bound with Time Trap by Rog Phillips. Magazine appearance 1957.)

 

An interstellar search for alien technology.

 

BLAINE, JOHN  (Pseudonym of Harold Goodwin.  Not all of the Rick Blaine stories have been confirmed as SF but all are included here as a convenience.  See also Blake Savage.)

 

Blue Ghost Mystery, The  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1960.)

 

Rick Brant #15.

 

Marginal.  Mysterious goings on in an old mine involving radioactivity and a make believe ghost..

 

Caves of Fear, The  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1951.)

 

Rick Brant #8.

 

Not seen.

 

Danger Below  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1968. Written with Philip Harkins.)

 

Rick Brant #23.

 

Marginal.  Undersea adventure involving a giant lobster.

 

Deadly Dutchman, The  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1967.)

 

Rick Brant #22.

 

Not SF.  A mysterious organization targets one of Rick’s friends..

 

Egyptian Cat Mystery, The  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1961.)

 

Rick Brant #16

 

Marginal.  While trying to solve the puzzle of some radio signals from space, Rick gets caught in a conspiracy to steal an ancient artifact.

 

Electronic Mind Reader, The  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1957.)

 

Rick Brant #12.

 

Spies attempt to steal the secret of a device that allows one to read the mind of another.

 

Flaming Mountain, The  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1962.)

 

Rick Brant #17.

 

Not SF.  A volcano erupts on the island where Rick is vacationing.

 

Flying Stingaree, The  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1962.)

 

Rick Brant #18.

 

A UFO sighting brings Rick to the investigation of a mysterious and eccentric inventor.

 

Golden Skull, The  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1954.)

 

Rick Brant #10.

 

Rick Brant pits his wits and scientific knowledge against a man who stirs up a native tribe to cover his tracks while stealing a priceless artifact.

 

Lost City, The (Grosset & Dunlap, 1947.)

 

Rick Brant #2.

 

Rick and his friends are off to delve into the secrets of a lost civilization while trying to establish a radar station in Tibet.

 

100 Fathoms Under  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1947.)

 

Rick Brant #4.

 

Using a revolutionary new submarine, Rick and his friends search for buried treasure on the ocean’s floor, and encounter hostility from the superstitious natives..

 

Phantom Shark, The  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1949.)

 

Rick Brant #6.

 

Not seen.

 

Pirates of Shan, The (Grosset & Dunlap, 1958.)

 

Rick Brant #14.

 

Not SF.  Rick uses science to outsmart a band of modern day pirates.

 

Rocket Jumper  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1966.)

 

Rick Brant #21.

 

Rick invents a rocket belt just in time for a battle with spies.

 

Rocket's Shadow, The  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1947.)

 

Rick Brant #1.

 

Spies attempt to steal secrets from an experimental rocket project.

 

Ruby Ray Mystery, The  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1964.)

 

Rick Brant #19.

 

Marginal.  The teenagers help protect a scientist from spies who want his latest invention.

 

Scarlet Lake Mystery, The  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1958.)

 

Rick Brant #13.

 

Teenagers track down a spy among the staff of a secret project using rockets to explore nearby space.

 

Sea Gold  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1947.)

 

Rick Brant #3.

 

Marginal.  Rick gets a job at an experimental plant extracting minerals from sea water.

 

Smugglers' Reef  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1950.)

 

Rick Brant #7.

 

Not seen.

 

Stairway to Danger  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1952.)

 

Rick Brant #9.

 

A murderer and a robot figure prominently in the continuing adventures of a scientifically minded teenager. 

 

Veiled Raiders, The  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1965.)

 

Rick Brant #20.

 

Marginal.  While testing a new satellite communications system in Africa, Rick gets involved in a series of mundane adventures..

 

Wailing Octopus, The  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1966.)

 

Rick Brant #11.

 

Not seen.

 

Whispering Box Mystery, The  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1948.)

 

Rick Brant #5.

 

Villains make use of a new ultrasonic hand weapon and Rick and his father try to develop a defense.

 

BLAIR, ERIC  (See George Orwell.)

 

BLAIR, ADRIAN  (Pseudonym of William Bird, who also wrote under house names including Rand Le Page, Lee Elliott, Paul Lorraine, and Kris Luna.)

 

Cosmic Conquest  (Curtis, 1953.)

 

Not seen.  Conflict between mutants and normals in a post nuclear war world.

 

BLAIR, H.

 

Great Gesture, The  (Blackwood, 1931.)

 

                Future war in Europe.

 

BLAIR, JOHN

 

Bright Angel  (Del Rey, 1991.)

 

Earth's ecology deteriorates so rapidly that a new ice age is inevitable.  The protagonist is the only human survivor of a colony world that was similarly frozen, saved and brought back to Earth by an enigmatic alien.  There he seeks to use the alien's knowledge and abilities to avert a similar disaster on the home planet.

 

Landscape of Darkness, A  (Del Rey, 1990.)

 

A crack team of mercenaries is assigned an apparently easy task, destroy an alien weapons implacement on a minor human colony planet.  But someone begins stalking the team as soon as it lands on the planet, someone who may be more than human.

 

BLAKE, STERLING  (Pseudonym of Gregory Benford, whom see.)

 

Chiller  (Bantam, 1993.)

 

                A near future medical thriller about a serial killer and computer expert who fixates on a group of scientists who are experimenting with ways to achieve personal immortality.

 

BLAKEMORE, F.J.

 

Coming Hour, The  (Sands, 1927.)

 

                Revolt against a dystopian future government.

 

BLAKENEY, JAY D.  (Pseudonym of Deborah Chester, whom see.  See also Sean Dalton.)

 

Children of Anthi, The  (Ace, 1985.)

 

Anthi #1.

 

A criminal hijacks a starship and escapes to another world, but there finds himself imprisoned by a religious elite that uses mutant soldiers to hold onto their power.  The priests are planning a rebellion against the tyrranical government and the offworlder eventually plays a key role in their efforts.

 

Goda War, The  (Ace, 1989.)

 

The Godas are enormous robot starships with the power to destroy the fabric of space and time.  A desperate ruler seeing his empire crumble discovers their whereabouts and races a rival to secure their power.

 

Omcri Matrix, The  (Ace, 1987.)

 

An interstellar policewoman is declared outlaw when criminals kidnap a prominent politician from her patrol, killing all her friends.  She desperately seeks to remain free long enough to clear her name and rescue the man for whom she feels responsible.

 

Requiem for Anthi  (Ace, 1990.)

 

Anthi #2.

 

The alien inhabitants of a dying world face extinction as predatory humans prepare to seize control of their planet.  But members of the local priesthood have one desperate hope, that they can waken the power of a goddess.

 

BLASHFIELD, JEAN

 

Villains of Volturnus  (TSR, 1983.)

 

A gamebook in which you pick a path among various aliens on a world that conceals a fabulous treasure.  There's a time machine along one of the diverging story lines.

 

BLATTY, WILLIAM PETER  (Also writes Horror.)

 

Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane  (Doubleday, 1966, Curtis, ?.)

 

A satirical look at astronauts and the space program.  Very marginal.

 

BLAYN, HUGO  (Pseudonym of John Russell Fearn, whom see.)

 

Silvered Cage, The  (Dragon, 1955.)

 

                Not seen.

 

BLEMENFELD, YORICK

 

2099: A Eutopia  (Thames & Hudson, 2000.)

 

                A series of sketches taking place in a city a century from now, where genetic engineering and other scientific advances have improved the quality of life.

 

BLISH, JAMES  (See collaborations which follow.  Note that most of the Star Trek novelizations were actually written by J.A. Lawrence and Muriel Lawrence although all were credited to Blish. Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

After Such Knowledge  (Legend, 1991.)

 

Omnibus collection of novels.

 

And All the Stars a Stage  (Doubleday, 1971, Faber, 1972, Avon, 1974.)

 

Scientists discover the eminent explosion of the sun.  The only way to ensure the survival of the human race is for a relative handful to escape on gigantic starships.  An unruly young man wins a spot aboard one of the ships and rises to a position of authority.

 

Anywhen  (Doubleday, 1970, Avon, 1983. Faber, 1971, with added stories.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Best of James Blish, The  (Del Rey, 1979.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Best Science Fiction Stories of James Blish, The  (See The Testament of Andros.)

 

Case of Conscience, A  (Ballantine, 1958, Faber, 1959, Penguin, 1963, Easton, ?, Millennium, 2000.)

 

A Roman Catholic Priest visits a world peopled by intelligent reptiles who have no sense of sin, and one of the Lithians subsequently visits Earth for a grand tour.  The priest is convinced the aliens were created by the Devil and requests that the planet be exorcised, but his superiors in the Church declare him guilty of heresy for assuming the Devil could create life.  Blish's most famous novel and one of the few genuine masterpieces of SF.

 

Cities in Flight  (Avon, 1970, Arrow, 1981, Millennium, 1999, Overlook, 2004, Gollancz, 2006.)

 

Omnibus volume of the entire series.  See individual titles.

 

Cities in Flight Volume I  (Baen, 1991.)

 

Omnibus containing They Shall Have Stars and A Life for the Stars.

 

Cities in Flight Volume II  (Baen, 1991.)

 

Omnibus containing Earthman Come Home and The Triumph of Time.

 

Clash of Cymbals, A.  (See The Triumph of Time.)

 

Dusk of Idols, A  (Severn House, 1996.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Earthman, Come Home  (Avon, 1955, Putnam, 1955, Faber, 1956, Mayflower, 1963.)

 

Cities in Flight #3.

 

Following the collapse of civilization on Earth, many cities erected domes and cut installed interstellar drives, cutting loose from Earth to exist as free roaming cultures.  Generations later, many of the cities have descended into barbarism, and organized themselves into an army to lay siege to the homeworld.

 

Esper (Greenberg, 1952, Nova, 1955, Avon, 1958, Avon, 1982.  Galaxy Novel, 1954, Avon, 1968, as Jack of Eagles,. Magazine title Let the Finder Beware.)

 

Danny Caiden has psi powers, he can read minds, predict the future, locate missing objects, and perform other paranormal feats.  When he uses his abilities to make a killing on the stock market, he attracts the attention both of the authorities and of organized crime. 

 

Fallen Star  (See The Frozen Year.)

 

Frozen Year, The  (Ballantine, 1957, Avon, 1983.  Faber, 1957, Four Square, 1961, as Fallen Star.)

 

A science writer on an expedition to the North Pole gets the story of his life when one member of the group claims to be a Martian and attempts to sabotage the endeavor.  Ambiguous resolution which may or not be SF.

 

Galactic Cluster  (Signet, 1959, Faber, 1960, Four Square, 1963.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Get Out of My Sky & There Shall Be No Darkness  (Panther, 1980.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

In This World, or Another  (Five Star, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Jack of Eagles  (See Esper.)

 

Life for the Stars, A  (Putnam, 1962, Avon, 1963, Faber, 1964.)

 

Cities in Flight #2 (although written following the other three.)

 

A young man is kidnapped into space aboard a domed city that is leaving the home world to ply the star lanes as a gigantic starship.  But some cities have turned pirate, and warfare has already spread into outer space.

 

Midsummer Century  (Doubleday, 1972, Faber, 1973, DAW, 1974.)

 

A contemporary man is revived from suspended animation thousands of years in the future, after human civilization has risen and fallen several times.  There, against a backdrop of superscience, he discovers that intelligently evolved birds are battling humans for control of the planet.  Published with two unrelated stories.

 

Mission to the Heart Stars  (Putnam, 1965, Faber, 1965, Avon, 1982.)

 

Star Dwellers #2.

 

Earth has applied for membership in a galactic civilization which has its headquarters at the densest part of the galaxy.  A group of representatives sets off to plead their case, initially unaware of the fact they may be securing a death warrant for the entire race.

 

Night Shapes, The  (Ballantine, 1962, Four Square, 1963, Avon, 1983.)

 

A guide reluctantly agrees to escort a scientific expedition to a remote part of Africa.  There they discover that the dinosaurs aren't entirely extinct after all.  Low key and thoughtful rather than adventurous.

 

Quincunx of Time  (Dell, 1973, Faber, 1975, Avon, 1983.)

 

A new interstellar communicator supposedly affording instantaneous transmission of data between stars has an unfortunate side effect.  All messages from all times are present at the same time, which means that it is possible to listen to messages before they are sent.

 

Seedling Stars, The  (Signet, 1959, Faber, 1960, Gollancz, 2001.)

 

Not properly speaking a novel but actually four thematically related stories about the genetic engineering of humans to survive on planets with widely differing ecosystems.

 

Seedling Stars, The, and Galactic Cluster.  (Gnome, 1957, Signet, 1983, Gollancz, 2001.)

 

Omnibus collection.

 

So Close to Home  (Ballantine, 1961.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Spock Must Die!  (Bantam, 1970, Corgi, 1984.)

 

A Star Trek adventure.

 

A transporter error creates a duplicate of Spock while he is preparing to investigate the disappearance of an entire planet, perhaps the first casualty in a new offensive by the Klingons.

 

Star Dwellers, The  (Putnam, 1961, Avon, 1962, Faber, 1962.)

 

Star Dwellers #2.

 

A young astronaut encounters intelligent, bodiless creatures who may have existed since the dawn of time, and whose presence may doom the entire human race to extinction.

 

Star Trek  (Bantam, 1967, Corgi, 1969.)

 

A Star Trek book.

 

Seven episodes from the original television program.

 

Star Trek 2  (Bantam, 1968, Corgi, ?)

 

A Star Trek book.

 

Eight episodes from the original television program.

 

Star Trek 3   (Bantam, 1969, Corgi, ?)

 

A Star Trek book.

 

Seven episodes from the original television program.

 

Star Trek 4  (Bantam, 1971, Corgi, ?)

 

A Star Trek book.

 

Six episodes from the original television program.

 

Star Trek 5  (Bantam, 1972, Corgi, ?)

 

A Star Trek book.

 

Seven episodes from the original television program.

 

Star Trek 6  (Bantam, 1972, Corgi, ?)

 

A Star Trek book.

 

Six episodes from the original television program.

 

Star Trek 7  (Bantam, 1972, Corgi, ?)

 

A Star Trek book.

 

Six episodes from the original television program.

 

Star Trek 8  (Bantam, 1972, Corgi, ?)

 

A Star Trek book.

 

Six episodes from the original television program.

 

Star Trek 9  (Bantam, 1973, Corgi, ?)

 

A Star Trek book.

 

Six episodes from the original television program.

 

Star Trek 10  (Bantam, 1974, Corgi, ?)

 

A Star Trek book.

 

Six episodes from the original television program.

 

Star Trek 11  (Bantam, 1975, Corgi, ?)

 

A Star Trek book.

 

Six episodes from the original television program.

 

Star Trek: The Classic Episodes Volume I  (Bantam, 1991.)

 

                Omnibus of the story versions of all the first season episodes.

 

Star Trek: The Classic Episodes Volume II  (Bantam, 1991.)

 

                Omnibus of the story versions of all the second season episodes.

 

Star Trek: The Classic Episodes Volume III  (Bantam, 1991.)

 

                Omnibus of the story versions of all the third season episodes.

 

Testament of Andros, The  (Arrow, 1977. Faber, 1965, as The Best Science Fiction Stories of James Blish, revised version 1973.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

They Shall Have Stars  (See Year 2018!)

 

Titan's Daughter  (Berkley, 1961, New English Library, 1963, Four Square, 1965, Avon, 1981.)

 

Genetic engineering has led to the breeding of giants among humans, but normals are increasingly fearful of what they see as monsters.  The protagonist is a nine foot tall woman whose plight is complicated by the fact that some of her kind really are plotting to dominate the rest of humanity.

 

Triumph of time, The  (Avon, 1958.  Faber, 1959, as A Clash of Cymbals.)

 

Cities in Flight #4.

 

Researchers discover that matter is being continuously created on the planet HE, which is the gateway between our universe and one comprised of antimatter.  They send a probe through and discover that the two universes are on a collision course which will destroy all of creation.

 

Vanished Jet, The  (Weybright & Talley, 1968.)

 

An experimental aircraft goes into orbit.

 

Vor  (Avon, 1958, Corgi, 1959.)

 

The first alien visitor to Earth is an enigmatic robotic creature apparently impervious to most human weaponry.  More confounding is the fact that we can find no way of communicating with it, until one amateur realizes that it uses color as language.

 

Warriors of Day, The  (Galaxy Novel, 1951, Lancer, 1967, Severn House, 1978.  Magazine title Sword of Xota.)

 

A lone human tries to avert the destruction of Earth by figuring out what the inhabitants of the planet Xota actually want.

 

Welcome to Mars  (Faber, 1967, Putnam, 1967, Sphere, 1978, Avon, 1983. Magazine title The Hour Before Earthrise)  ? By Treehouse to Mars?

 

A precocious young boy discovers the secret of antigravity and uses it to convert his treehouse into an interplanetary vessel.  But things go awry when he lands on Mars, marooning him there, where he meets native Martians while friends back on Earth figure out what happened and come to the rescue.

 

Work of Art and Other Stories, A  (Severn House, 1993.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Year 2018!  (Avon, 1957.  Four Square, 1964. Faber, 1956, Avon, 1966, and New English Library, 1968, as They Shall Have Stars.)

 

Cities in Flight #1.

 

A secret construction project in orbit around the planet Jupiter is the first step in an ambitious project to propel the human race to the stars.

 

BLISH, JAMES & KNIGHT, NORMAN L.

 

Torrent of Faces, A  (Doubleday, 1967, Ace, 1968, Faber, 1968.)

 

Overpopulation several centuries from now has reduced the Earth to near anarchy.  Genetically engineered humans live in the sea as well.  The only possible relief is development of an interstellar space drive.

 

BLISH, JAMES & LAWRENCE, J.A.

 

Star Trek 12  Bantam, 1977.)

 

A Star Trek book.

 

Five episodes from the original television program.

 

BLISH, JAMES & LOWNDES, ROBERT

 

Duplicated Man, The  (Avalon, 1959, Airmont, 1964.)

 

Earth and Venus are engaged in an interplanetary war which will not end so long as Earth is controlled by a repressive government.  Rebels use a matter duplicator to create copies of the heads of state, so that the ensuing chaos will render them ineffective.

 

BLISH, NELSON

 

Taking of the King, The  (Jove, 2006.)

 

                Marginal thriller about the theft of an advanced submarine.

 

BLOCH, ROBERT  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Atoms and Evil  (Gold Medal, 1962, Muller, 1963, Hale, ?)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Best of Robert Bloch, The  (Del Rey, 1977.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Fear Planet and Other Unusual Destinations, The  (Subterranean, 2005.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Fear Today, Gone Tomorrow  (Award, 1971, Tandem, 1971.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Ladies Day & This Crowded Earth  (Belmont, 1968.)

 

Omnibus of two short novels.

 

Last Plea, The (Armchair, bound with The Status Civilization by Robert Sheckley.)

 

?

 

Lost in Time and Space with Lefty Feep  (Creatures At Large, 1987.)

 

Collection of zany adventures of Lefty Feep.

 

Mysteries of the Worm  (Zebra, 1981. Chaosium, 1993, with added stories.)

 

Collection of related stories, all set within the Cthulhu Mythos stories of H.P. Lovecraft.

 

Out of My Head  (NESFA Press, 1986.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Sneak Preview  (Paperback Library, 1971.)

 

Hollywood is a domed city following a nuclear war, and film making has been elevated to the level of a religion.  A producer grows tired of making films which portray space travel as dangerous and costly and bucks the trend, only to stir forces previously hidden.

 

Strange Eons  (Whispers, 1978, Pinnacle, 1979.)

 

In the near future, researchers discover that the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. were more or less based on fact, that there is a superhuman alien race waiting to break through a dimensional doorway to conquer our world. 

 

This Crowded Earth  (Belmont, ?, bound with . Armchasir, 2012, bound with Reign of the Telepuppets by Daniel F. Galouye.

 

Twilight Zone:  The Movie  (Warner, 1983, Corgi, 1983, from the screenplay by Rod Serling, Richard Matheson, Jerome Bixby, George Clayton Johson, John Landis, and Melissa Mathison.)

 

Novelization of the movie which consisted of four unrelated shorter tales.

 

BLOCK, FRANCESCA LIA  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Ecstasia  (Roc, 1993.)

 

Ecstasia #1.

 

                In a future where immortality is freely provided, entertainment is the height of human activity.  The protagonist becomes obsessed with a musical group, but discovers that not everything is perfect in her utopian world.

 

Primavera  (Roc, 1994.)

 

Ecstasia #2.

 

                A group of hedonists retires to a desert paradise in the far future, but one of their number begins to realize that it’s all a trap, and eventually summons the resolve to leave and live her own life.

 

BLOCK, THOMAS

 

Orbit  (Coward, McCann, 1982, New English Library, 1983.)

 

                Marginal bit about a hypersonic passenger ship that inadvertently ends up in orbit, requiring rescue.

 

BLOME, ED

 

Title Deleted for Security Reasons  (West End, 1993.)

 

                Marginal spy thriller involving supercomputers.  Based on a role playing game.

 

BLOODSTONE, JOHN  (Pseudonym of Stuart J. Byrne, whom see.)

 

Godman!  (Powell, 1970.)

 

A Burroughsian adventure in which a man goes through an interdimensional doorway on the moon, finds himself in a realm of warring city states, and uses his technological knowledge to alter the course of that world's history.

 

Thundar, Man of Two Worlds  (Leisure, 1971.)

 

An explorer in South America falls through a time gate and finds himself in a prehistoric world that nevertheless has artifacts from the far future.  An amusing but badly written blend of SF and fantasy themes.

 

BLOOM, HAROLD

 

Flight to Luficer, The  (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1979, Vintage, 1980.)

 

A social satire set on another planet where a colony world is beset with rebels and outlaws, and troubled by a religious controversy that is shaking the very foundations of the planet's culture.

 

BLOOM, BRITTON

 

Matrix Cubed  (TSR, 1991.)

 

#3 in the multi-author Buck Rogers series.

 

Internal politics threaten the political stability of the planet Mercury in the 25th Century.  Someone has murdered a member of the royal family, and an unfriendly power has developed a destructive ray that threatens the continued liberty of the inner planets.

 

BLOOR, EDWARD (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Plague Year, A (Ember, 2012.)

 

A plague results in the collapse of civilization.

 

Taken (Knopf, 2009.)

 

Young adult dystopian novel.

 

BLOW, ERNEST J.

 

Appointment in Space  (Consul, 1963.)

 

                Martians ask Earth for help.

 

BLUM, JONATHAN & ORMAN, KATE

 

Seeing I  (BBC, 1998.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                The Doctor gets involved with a mysterious corporation that has apparently succumbed to the influence of alien infiltrators.  When he tries to investigate, he is imprisoned, while his companion is lost on her own.

 

Unnatural History  (BBC, 1999.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                In the year 2000, the laws of nature seemed to have been altered in San Francisco.  There are reports of inhuman creatures and strange events involving another dimension.

 

Vampire Science  (BBC, 1997.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                The Doctor has to return to Earth when he discovers that the race of vampires supposedly wiped out by the Time Lords has survived and is preparing to rejuvenate itself.

 

BLUM, RALPH

 

Simultaneous Man, The  (Little, Brown, 1970, Bantam, 1971.)

 

Scientists develop a method for copying the information, and personality, from one brain to another.  Shadowy organizations within the government see this as an opportunity to increase their power to spy on one another.

 

BLUM, ROBERT S.

 

Girl from the Emeraline Island, The  (Del Rey, 1984.)

 

Earth has become a simpler, more primitive place following an interstellar war, and not all of its citizens are human.  A young woman struggles to find her place in a society that believes women should remain in domestic roles, and has subsequent adventures involving aliens from another community.

 

BLUMENFELD, BRUCE

 

Last Rainbow, The  (IUniverse, 2003.)

 

                Large, sprawling kitchen sink novel about a disaster facing humanity and a new savior.

 

BLUMLEIN, MICHAEL  (Also writes Horror.)

 

Brains of Rats, The  (Scream Press, 1989, Dell, 1997.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Healer, The  (Pyr, 2005.)

 

                A mutation gives some people the power to heal.

 

Movement of Mountains, The   (St Martins, 1987.)

 

A doctor leaves overpopulated earth for a colony world where genetically engineered slaves do much of the work.  While organizing a rebellion, he discovers a plague that affects mental powers and uses it to undermine the repressive government of Earth.

 

BLY, SCOTT

 

Smasher (Blue Sky, 2014.)

 

A talented boy from the present is transported into a crisis in the future.

 

BLYTH, J.

 

Aerial Burglars, The  (Ward Lock,1906.)

 

                The invention of a flying machine changes the world for the better.

 

Peril of Pines Place, The  (White, 1912.)

 

                An attempt to overthrow the government of England.

 

Swoop of the Vulture, The  (Digby, Long, 1909.)

 

                Future war between England and Germany.

 

Tyranny, The  (Heinemann, 1907.)

 

                A dictator seizes control of England and launches a war against Germany.

 

BLYTHE, DANIEL

 

Autonomy  (BBC, 2009.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

The Nestene Consciousness invades a high tech world.

 

Dimension Riders, The  (Doctor Who, 1993.)

 

New Adventures of Doctor Who #20.

 

The Doctor visits an orbiting space station above Earth and discovers that spectral figures from the future are manifesting themselves.  A creature with the ability to warp time has returned to make the Doctor's life difficult once again.

 

Infinite Requiem  (Doctor Who Books, 1995.)

 

A Doctor Who New Adventure.

 

The Doctor pits his wits against the Sensopaths, three conspirators who can tap into the racial subconscious, and who plan to seize control of a future society of peaceful telepaths.

 

BOARDMAN, ROBERT

 

Savior of Fire  (Blue Note, 1991.)

 

                Earth opens contact with a humanoid race which seems much like us, but which hides a dark secret.

 

BOATMAN, GARRETT

 

Stage Fright  (Onyx, 1988.)

 

A rock musician of the near future experiments with a drug derived from schizophrenics and a machine which allows dreams to be recorded.  As a result, his nightmares become terrifyingly and dangerously real, capable of walking the streets and murdering people.  The drug itself begins to alter his personality, so that he hates and fears everyone he meets.

 

BODEEN, S.A.

 

Compound, The  (Fiewel, 2008.)

 

Life in a bomb shelter.

 

BODELSEN, ANDERS

 

Freezing Down  (Berkley, 1972, translated by Joan Tate.  Harper & Row, 1971, Michael Joseph, 1971, as Freezing Point, original Danish version, 1969.)

 

Revived from suspended animation into a world with weather control and other futuristic advances, a man from our age yearns for the woman he loved until he discovers that she too has been frozen and is awaiting the scheduled thawing of her body.

 

Freezing Point  (See Freezing Down.)

 

BODMAN, KARNA SMALL

 

Check-Mate  (Forge, 2007.)

 

                Marginal thriller involving a new kind of missile defense.

 

BOFFARD, ROB

 

Impact

 

Tracer (Orbit, 2015.)

 

The only survivors of ruined Earth live on a space station and one of them is crazy.

 

Zero-G (Redhook, 2016.)

 

A prison break in space.

 

BOGDANOV, ALEXANDER

 

Red Star  (Indiana University, 1984, translated from the Russian by Charles Rougle.)

 

                Two short novels, the longer of which is a Communist Utopian novel set on Mars.

 

BOGEN, NANCY

 

Bagatelle – Guinevere  (Twickenham, 1995.)

 

                Silliness about a frustrated poet who volunteers for a space mission to a newly discovered planet only to be kidnapped by the locals.

 

BOGGON, MARTYN

 

Inevitable Hour, The  (Award, 1968, Tandem, 1968.)

 

A handful of carefully picked elitists waits in a bomb shelter during a nuclear war, convinced that they will be able to emerge from the ruins and pick up the reins of power.  Unfortunately, one among their number is a murderer who prefers to improve his own survival chances by eliminating the competition.

 

BOGNER, NORMAN

 

Snow Man  (Dell, 1978.)

 

An abominable snowman walks around with a heat ray of some sort emanating from its eyes, destroying everyone it doesn't like.  The carnivorous beast preys on human beings, for which it has developed a taste.  The authorities eventually destroy it.  .

 

BOHNHOFF, MAYA KAATHRYN  (See collaboration with Michael Reaves. Also writes Fantasy.)

 

BOISGILBERT, EDMUND  (See Ignatius Donnelly.)

 

BOLAND, JOHN

 

Holocaust (Orbit, 1974.)

 

A military satellite malfunctions and begins randomly attacking the Earth.

 

No Refuge  (Michael Joseph, 1956, Mayflower, 1963.)

 

Two thugs visit a utopian community in the arctic and are dealt with after breaking the local rules.

 

White August  (Michael Joseph, 1955, Digit, 1956, Brown-Watson, 1957, Mayflower, 1963, Arcadia, 1965.)

 

A future war novel in which a fascist aggressor, probably a thinly disguised Soviet Union, nearly conquers England by using weather control to create endless snowstorms.

 

BOLIN, M.C.

 

Armageddon  (Hyperion, 1998, based on the screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh & Robert Pool.)

 

                A gigantic asteroid is headed for Earth, and minor strikes have already wreaked terrible damage.  A crew of professional drillers is drafted to go out into space, land on the asteroid, and split it into two pieces using a nuclear weapon.

 

BOLME, EDWARD  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Title Deleted for Security Reasons

 

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BOLTON, JOHANNA M.

 

Alien Within, The  (Del Rey, 1988.)

 

A space captain picks up a cargo that contains a living alien in suspended animation, and immediately finds herself caught between human and alien warships, both intent upon destroying her and her guest. 

 

Mission:  Tori  (Del Rey, 1990.)

 

An agent for the human empire is on the planet Tori to track down the reason for a series of diplomatic reversals and murders, accompanied by an android who may be working for the benefit of an alien power.  The planet is host to a sinister parasite.

 

BOLTON, R. SCOTT

 

Killed by Death  (?)

 

                Spoof of various SF plots.

 

BONANNO, MARGARET WANDER (See also Rick North and collaboration with Nichelle Nichols.)

 

Burning Dreams  (Pocket, 2006.)

 

A Star Trek novel.

 

                The life story of Christopher Pike, Kirl’s predecessor.

 

Catalyst of Sorrows  (Pocket, 2004.)

 

A Star Trek novel.

 

                A Romulan refugee tries to warn Admiral Uhura of a danger to the peace.

 

Dwellers in Crucible  (Pocket, 1985.)

 

A Star Trek adventure.

 

As a device to ensure peace, each intelligent species in the Federation has sent one delegate as a hostage to their homeworld's good intentions.  The Romulans kidnap several of these hostages, and will use them to upset the tranquility of the Federation unless the Enterprise can bring about a timely rescue.

 

Others, The  (St Martins, 1990.)

 

Others #1.

 

An alien world is populated by two races, one highly advanced in terms of science, secure in its society, using genetic engineering to ensure the continuity of their species.  The other lives a chancier life, unaware of their neighbors, until more adventurous explorers threaten to alter the status quo.

 

OtherWhere  (St Martins, 1991.)

 

Others #2.

 

The more vigorous of two species introduced in volume one has attacked the pacificistic race who tried to help them and now they are warring among themselves as well.  Can one modest historian find the key to save both races before they destroy the world?

 

OtherWise  (St Martins, 1993.)

 

Others #3.

 

After the peaceful Others have been almost exterminated by the People, a few survivors return from exile to discover their enemies have turned upon each other, and now hope that for assistance from those they previously tried to kill.

 

Preternatural  (Tor, 1996.)

 

Preternatural #1.

 

                A science fiction writer has some interesting problems when the aliens she has created in her latest book begin communicating with her telepathically.

 

Preternatural Three: The Third Thing  (Tor, 2002.)

 

Preternatural #3.

 

                A race trapped between realities influences people in our world.

 

Preternatural Too: Gyre  (Tor, 2000, Forge, 2001.)

 

Preternatural #2.

 

                Still confused about reality and fiction, a writer involved with Hollywood decides to write a new book to explore her possible interface with an alien world and discovers that they are real.

 

Probe  (Pocket, 1992.)

 

A Star Trek adventure.

 

A direct sequel to the fourth Star Trek movie, this story follows the Enterprise on its mission to discover the origin of the mysterious probe that nearly destroyed the Earth.  They must unravel its secrets before it makes a return visit, and succeeds where it failed in the past.

 

Strangers from the Sky  (Pocket, 1987.)

 

A Star Trek adventure.

 

An interesting episode in the ongoing series which alternates between the story of the first contact between humans and Vulcans, and Kirk's recurring dreams of an alternate history where he traveled back through time and prevented the Federation from being formed.

 

BOND, J. HARVEY  (See also Russ Winterbotham.)

 

Other World, The  (Avalon, 1963, Mayflower, 1964, Priory, undated.)

 

                A mad scientist discovers the existence of other dimensions.

 

BOND, LARRY  (See collaboration which follows.)

 

Red Phoenix  (Warner, 1989.)

 

                Very large, detailed, military oriented novel about the second Korean War, fought on land and sea, and with effects all through the world.

 

BOND, LARRY & DEFELICE, JIM

 

Red Dragon Rising #1.

 

Shadows of War  (Forge, 2009.)

 

Nuclear war threatens in the near future as the world's ecology deteriorates.

 

BOND, NANCY  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Voyage Begun, The  (McElderry, 1981.)

 

Not seen.

 

BOND, NELSON  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Exiles of Time  (Prime Press, 1949, Paperback Library, 1965.)

 

A small band of people exiled through time to the far past discovers an ancient, technological civilization menaced by an oncoming comet.

 

Far Side of Nowhere, The  (Arkham House, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

No Time Like the Future  (Avon, 1954.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Phantom Out of Time (Armchair, 2017, bound with Myshkin by David V. Reed. Magazine appearance 1943.)

 

A galactic dictator uses a new weapon against rebels.

 

Remarkable Adventures of Lancelot Biggs, Spaceman, The  (Doubleday, 1950, Wildside, 2000.) 

 

Collection of space adventures with a common protagonist.

 

Sons of the Deluge (Armchair, 2015, bound with Dawn of the Demi-Gods by Raymond Z. Gallun. Magazine appearance 1940.)

 

Time travelers try to warn Atlantis about the imminent disaster.

 

That Worlds May Live  (Wildside, 2002.  Magazine version published in 1943.)

 

                Old fashioned space opera in which humans discover that a ray from another world is shrinking the solar system.

 

Thirty-First of February  (Gnome, 1949.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Wanderers of the Wolf Moon (Armchair, 2015, bound with Into the Green Prism by A. Hyatt Verrill. Magazine appearance 1944.)

 

A spaceship crashlands on Titan and finds primitives.

 

BONE, J.F.

 

Confederation Matador  (Starblaze, 1978.)

 

The agent of a galactic empire gets involved with a conspiracy against the throne and the development of a method of transplanting personalities from one body to another.

 

Founding Father (Armchair, 2015, bound with Minions of the Tiger by Chester S. Geier. Magazine appearance 1962.)

 

Two aliens stranded on Earth use two humans to help them escape.

 

Lani People, The  (Bantam, 1962, Corgi, 1962, Armchair, ?)

 

The Lani are an almost human species, close enough that females are exported as sex toys.  Efforts to emancipate them meet with powerful resistance from entrenched commercial interests.

 

Legacy  (Laser, 1976.)

 

A professional soldier is stranded on a remote world and joins the local police force in order to support himself.   The chief source of crime on that planet is drug trafficking, a drug that gives its users superhuman strength and a nasty disposition.

 

Meddlers, The  (Laser, 1976.)

 

An astute politician realizes that the galactic empire is on the brink of collapse, instigated by a secret organization that has infiltrated the highest levels of government.  His attempts to reverse the trend attracts the attention of dangerous enemies.

 

Second Chance (Armchair, 2011, bound with Mission to a Distant Star by Frank Belknap Long. Magazine appearance 1959.)

 

Two people wake up in an abandoned alien building on a deserted planet.

 

BONE, J.F. & MYERS, ROY

 

Gift of the Manti  (Laser, 1977.)

 

The Manti are a brilliant, advanced race whose homeworld was destroyed by a solar cataclysm.  Cast loose in a galactic society, they engage in large scale games and plots that affect the future of other species.  Sometimes the gift of knowledge turns out to be more of a curse than a blessing.

 

BONESTEEL, ELIZABETH

 

Cold Between, The (Harper, 2016.)

 

Central Corps #1.

 

Military SF involving a murder mystery.

 

BONHAM, FRANK  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Forever Formula, The  (Dutton, 1979, Vagabond, ?.)

 

A teenager is placed in suspended animation and wakens in a future dictatorship whose rulers hope to use him to find the secret of immortality.

 

Missing Persons League, The   (Dutton, 1976, Vagabond, ?.)

 

The government grows increasingly repressive as Earth's ecosystem deteriorates.  But people are suddenly disappearing, and the authorities want to know where they're going.  Illogical conclusion involving suspended animation.  For younger readers.

 

BONTLY, THOMAS  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Giant's Shadow, The  (Random House, 1988, Pinnacle, 1991.)

 

Marginal spy thriller about a secret manuscript that might bring the Soviet Union to its knees.

 

BOONE, EZEKIEL

 

Hatching, The (Emily Bestler, 2016.)

 

Spiders #1.

 

Intelligent spiders begin to take over the world.

 

BOORMAN, JOHN & STAIR, BILL

 

Zardoz  (Signet, 1974, from the screenplay by John Boorman.)

 

A futuristic professional killer in the pay of a being who believes himself a god finds his own life in danger and turns on his former master.

 

BOOT, ANDY

 

A Kind of Peace  (Abaddon, 2006.)

 

A Dreams of Inan novel.

 

Warfare on a planet where magic may work.  Arguably fantasy.

 

BORGES, JORGE LUIS  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Collected Fictions  (Penguin, 1998.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories, not all of which are SF.

 

Ficciones.  (Argentine edition, 1956. Grove, 1962, Grove Weidenfeld, 1963, Knopf, 1993.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories, some of which are SF.

 

Labyrinths  (New Directions, 1964, Norton, 1988.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories, some of which are SF.

 

BORNEFELD, WILLIAM

 

Time and Light  (Borealis, 1996.)

 

                Claustrophobic novel of a city existing in the middle of a radioactive world, with a protagonist whose personality begins to change when he discovers the truth about the outside world.

 

BORODIN, GEORGE

 

Spurious Sun  (Laurie, 1948.  Regular Publications, 1954, as The Threatened People.)

 

An atomic explosion in Scotland.

 

Threatened People, The  (See Spurious Sun.)

 

BOSSE, MALCOLM

 

Mister Touch  (Ticknor & Fields, 1991.)

 

A new virus spreads across the world with devastating effects, killing almost the entire human race.  A handful of survivors organize themselves in Manhattan and set out to cross the country to a refuge in Arizona.  Spiritual overtones in a very quirky after the disaster setting.

 

BOSTON, BRUCE  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Skin Trades  (Drumm, 1988.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Short Circuits  (Ocean View, 1991, bound with Bad News from the Stars by Steve Sneyd.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories, some of which are SF.

 

BOSTON, LUCY M.  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Sea Egg, The  (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1967, Scholastic, 1975.)

 

Two young boys discover the viable egg of a prehistoric creature on the ocean floor.  For younger readers.

 

BOSTRUM, HANK  (Pseudonym of William H. Lovejoy, whom also see.)

 

Ocean Black  (Pinnacle, 1995.)

 

High tech adventure on the ocean floor as a ruthless businessman uses advanced submarines and robots to protect his secret plot to open up a vein of valuable minerals by precipitating a devastating earthquake in California.

 

BOSWELL, D.

 

Posterity  (Jonathan Cape, 1926.)

 

                A future in which birth control is mandated by the government.

 

BOTELHO, RICHARD

 

Reason for Existence (Bookbaby, 2016.)

 

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BOTHELL, DIANE J.

 

Rinim Poodor  (Three Stones, 1986.)

 

                Confusing epic about the invasion of a galaxy by barbarians from another.

 

BOTT, CLAIRE

 

Clockwork Woman, The  (Telos, 2004.)

 

A Time Hunter novel.

 

                Time travelers trapped in the 19th Century are helped by an artificial person.

 

BOUCHER, ANTHONY

 

Compleat Boucher, The  (NESFA, 1999.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Compleat Werewolf, The  (Ace, 1969, Simon & Schuster, 1969, W.H. Allen, 1970.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Compleat Werewolf and Other Tales of Fantasy and Science Fiction, The  (Carroll & Graf, 1990.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Far and Away  (Ballantine, 1953.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

BOUCHER, CHRIS

 

Corpse Marker  (BBC, 1999.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                Someone is reprogramming the robot workers on a remote planet so that they are capable of killing people.  The authorities want to suppress the news to prevent a panic, and the Doctor is determined to find out who is responsible and solve the problem.

 

Last Man Running  (BBC, 1998.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                The Doctor arrives on a planet filled with surprisingly hostile and dangerous creatures, and eventually discovers that the world is an experimental station used by unscrupulous men to design biological weapons of war.

 

Match of the Day  (BBC, 2005.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                Leela is challenged to a duel to the death.

 

Psi-Ence Fiction  (BBC, 2001.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                The Doctor and Leela investigate a murder that took place near a university where students have been investigating the paranormal.

 

BOUCHER-KAPLAN, ALINE

 

Khyren  (Baen, 1988.)

 

                A woman suddenly finds herself on a primitive world.

 

World Spirits  (Baen, 1991.)

 

A sometimes overly complex novel that alternates between a woman trying to accomplish a secret mission on a world where religion dominates every aspect of life, and a man attempting to track a condemned terrorist sent as slave labor to a hostile jungle planet.

 

BOUDINOT, RYAN

 

Blueprints of the Afterlife  (Black Cat, 2012.)

 

Post Apocalyptic satire.

 

BOULLE, PIERRE

 

Garden on the Moon  (Vanguard, 1965, Secker & Warburg, 1965, Signet, 1966, translated from the French by Xan Fielding.)

 

A lowkey and generally uninteresting novel of scientists and their struggles to put the first colony on the moon.

 

Monkey Planet  (See Planet of the Apes.)

 

Planet of the Apes  (Vanguard, 1963, Gramercy, 1963, Signet, 1964, Secker & Warburg, 1964, Lightyear, 1993, Del Rey, 2001, translated from the French by Xan Fielding..   Penguin, 1965, as Monkey Planet.)

 

A satirical look at a future Earth where apes have evolved and displaced humanity as the dominant species, as seen through the eyes of human astronauts who have traveled through time.  Inspiration for the film, which changes the mood and details considerably..

 

Time Out of Mind  (Vanguard, 1966, Secker & Warburg, 1966, Signet, 1969, translated from the French by Xan Fielding & Elisabeth Abbott.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

BOULT, S. KYE  (Pseudonym of William Cochrane, whom see.)

 

Solo Kill  (Berkley, 1977.)

 

A series of short stories assembled as a novel set on an alien world where the inhabitants have the ability to fly, and where warrior skills are highly valued.

 

BOUNDS, SYDNEY J.

 

Dimension of Horror  (Panther, 1953.)

 

A mission to avert a war between humans and Venusians is complicated by the arrival of a mysterious emissary from another dimension, and the romance between a human male and a Venusian female.

 

Moon Raiders, The  (W, Foulsham, 1955, Digit, 1958.)

 

Batlike aliens from another world arrive in flying saucers to raid the Earth for the metals it needs to sustain its civilization.  A human investigator gets kidnapped to the moon before supplying the key to victory to the government.

 

Robot Brains  (Digit, 1958, Arcadia House, 1967, MacFadden, 1969.)

 

Robot intelligences from another world are systematically murdering prominent humans whose discoveries might pose a challenge to them.

 

World Wrecker, The  (W. Foulsham, 1956, Digit, 1964.)

 

A mysterious man who can walk through walls to commit his crimes throws the world into an uproar.  Elsewhere, there are rumors that a Martian spaceship has landed in the jungle, but before the stories can be investigated, earthquakes and other natural disasters through the planet into turmoil.

 

BOURNE, J.L. (Also writes Horror.)

 

Tomorrow War (Gallery, 2015.)

 

Civilization collapses.

 

BOUTIN, OTTO

 

Gold Maker, The  (Leisure, 1981.)

 

A victim of Nazi atrocities during World War II survives, crippled, but still holding the secret of alchemy in his brain.  He knows how to transform base metals into gold, and hopes to use this secret to make further world conflicts impossible.

 

BOVA, BEN  (See collaborations which follow.)

 

Able One  (Tor, 2010.)

 

An experimental system is used when North Korea threatens a nuclear attack.

 

Atermath, The  (Tor, 2007.)

 

Asteroid Wars #4.

 

                Although the war in space is apparently over, old enmities die hard.

 

Aliens  (St Martin, 1978.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

As on a Darkling Plain  (Walker, 1972, Dell, 1974, Magnum, 1981, Tor, 1985.)

 

An alien base, untenanted but still functioning, is discovered on Titan.  A man who believes that the aliens have already once destroyed human civilization decides to take pre-emptive steps to avoid a second disaster, but political rivals endanger his plan.

 

Astral Mirror, The  (Tor, 1985.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Battlestation  (Tor, 1987.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Best of Bova, The (Baen, 2016.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Brothers, Bantam, 1996.  (New English Library, 1996, Easton, 1996. See revised edition as The Immortality Factor.)

 

Two brothers are involved in opposite sides in a legal battle that rages when scientists discover a technique to regenerate human organs, suggesting immortality may be possible.  They are also both involved with the same woman.

 

Challenges  (Tor, 1993.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

City of Darkness  (Scribners, 1976, Berkley, 1982, Starscape, 2004.)

 

The domed city of New York is essentially deserted, except for tourists and criminals.  A young boy fails to leave before the doors are locked for the off season and must survive despite the violence that erupts from the hidden undercity.

 

Colony  (Pocket, 1978, Magnum, 1979, Tor, 1988, Avon, 1999.)

 

Set in the same universe as the Kinsman series.

 

Broadly scoped novel of a future where Earth has on the one hand disintegrated into rival barbarian states and on the other has successfully established colonies in orbit and on the moon.  The protagonist is a genetically engineered human secretly designed by greedy corporations to undermine what remains of governmental authority.

 

Cyberbooks  (Tor, 1989, Mandarin, 1990.)

 

A satirical look at the future of the publishing industry, where literature has beco