Last updated 10/25/17

 

LACEY, ALAN

 

Love Warrior, The  (New English Library, 1975.)

 

                War between barbarian hordes in the far future.

 

LACH-SZYRMA, W. S.

 

Aleriel:  A Voyage to Other Worlds.  (See A Voice from Another World.)

 

Under Other Conditions  (Black, 1892.)

 

Venus #2.

 

                Not seen.

 

Voice from Another World, A  (Oxford, 1874.  Wyman, 1883, as Aleriel, or a Voyage to Other Worlds.)

 

Venus #1.

 

                Not seen.

 

LACKEY, MERCEDES  (See collaborations which follow, plus with Anne McCaffrey.)

 

LACKEY, MERCEDES & FLINT, ERIC & FREER, DAVE

 

Wizard of Karres, The  (Baen, 2004.)

 

                A sequel to The Witches of Karres by James H. Schmitz.  A comic adventure in space.

 

LACKEY, MERCEDES & GUON, ELLEN

 

Freedom Flight  (Baen, 1992.)

 

A Wing Commander novel.

 

                An unlikely group of star pilots find their fates entwined as they attempt to free a world from an oppressive invader.

 

LACKEY, MERCEDES & LIBBEY, STEVE & MARTIN, CODY & LEE, DENNIS

 

Invasion (Baen, 2011.)

 

Secret World #1.

 

?

 

LAFARGUE, PHILIP

 

Forsaken Way, The  (Hurst & Blackett, 1900.)

 

                A future in which Britain has become a third world nation.

 

LAFFERTY, MUR (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Six Wakes (Orbit, 2017.)

 

LAFFERTY, R.A.

 

Annals of Klepsis  (Ace, 1983, Wildside, 2002.)

 

                The world may be on the verge of destruction if not saved by a hero and what appears to be a genuine ghost.  A madcap adventure that verges on fantasy.

 

Apocalypses  (Pinnacle, 1977.)

 

                Two metaphysical short novels about the future of humanity.

 

Arrive at Easterwine  (Scribners, 1971, Ballantine, 1973, Dobson, 1977.)

 

                A self aware computer writes its own autobiography, satirizing human foibles in the process.

 

Aurelia  (Starblaze, 1982.)

 

                A brilliant alien girl from the stars shows up on Earth where she is considered a god by some, a devil by others.

 

Back Door of History, The  (United Mythologies, 1988.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Does Anyone Have Anything Further to Add?  (Scribner, 1974, Dobson, 1980, Wildside, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Early Lafferty, The  (United Mythologies, 1981.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Early Lafferty II, The  (United Mythologies, 1990.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Elliptical Grave, The  (United Mythologies, 1989.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Episodes of the Argo   (United Mythologies, 1990.)

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

Fourth Mansions  (Ace, 1969, Dobson, 1972, Wildside, 2002.)

 

                A totally indescribable story about seven unlikely people who are drawn together to save the world, or maybe not.  Includes an invisible creature, men who live multiple lives, and a poor innocent trying to figure out what’s going on.

 

Golden Gate and Other Stories, The  (Corroboree, 1985.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

How Many Miles to Babylon  (United Mythologies, 1989.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

Iron Tears  (Edgewood, 1992, Wildside, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Lafferty in Orbit  (Broken Mirrors, 1991, Wildside, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Man Who Made Models, The (Centipede, 2014.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Nine Hundred Grandmothers  (Ace, 1970, Dobson, 1975, Wildside, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Not to Mention Camels  (Bobbs-Merrill, 1976, Dobson, 1980, Wildside, 2002.)

 

                An unusual man who exists in three different realities with three different personalities is involved in a series of phantasmagorical adventures across a set of universes.

 

Past Master  (Ace, 1968, Rapp & Whiting, 1968, Wildside, 2002.)

 

                A planet whose Utopian culture is beginning to fall apart decides to consult an expert to find out what they are doing wrong.  So they reach back through time and grab Sir Thomas More and introduce him to the world they believe is fashioned after his philosophy.

 

Promontory Goats  (United Mythologies, 1988.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Reefs of Earth, The  (Berkley, 1968, Dobson, 1970, Wildside, 2002.)

 

                The Puca family includes seven ugly children who have strange powers and who intend to wipe out everyone on Earth except themselves.

 

Ringing Changes  (Ace, 1984.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Serpent's Egg  (Wildside, 2003.)

 

                A satirical look at the future.

 

Space Chantey  (Ace, 1968, bound with Pity About Earth by Ernest Hill.  Dobson, 1976.)

 

                Comic novel of space explorers and their improbable adventures, patterned after the Odyssey.

 

Strange Doings  (Scribners, 1972, DAW, 1973.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Through Elegant Eyes: Stories of Austro and the Men Who Knew Everything  (?, 1983.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

LAFLIN, JACK

 

Bees, The  (Tempo, 1976.)

 

                Swarms of killer bees from South America begin to invade the US, attacking and killing people and stirring the government to action against them.

 

Temple at Ilumquh, The  (Award, 1970, Tandem, 1970.)

 

                Marginal spy thriller about a band of fanatic assassins whose minds have been programmed and bodies augmented.

 

LAIDLAW, MARC

 

Dad’s Nuke  (Donald Fine, 1985, Critics Choice, 1987.)

 

                Satire in which a man builds a nuclear reactor as part of his home protection system, while his genetically programmed son, angry wife, and precocious daughter each rebel in their own way.

 

Kalifornia  (St Martins, 1993.)

 

                Satire in which a woman has her unborn child wired for direct sensory input prior to birth, but who runs into trouble in the form of religious fanatics.

 

Third Force, The  (Scribner, 1996.)

 

                A former member of the government of a repressive future totalitarian state joins the underground and discovers much that she didn’t know about her society.  Based on the computer game Gadget.

 

LAIGHT, RUPERT

 

Revenge of the Slitheen  (BBC, 2007.)

 

A Sarah Jane Smith novel.

 

?

 

LAIMO, MICHAEL

 

Atmosphere  (Leisure, 2002.)

 

                Although packaged as horror, the serial killers in this are human agents of alien invaders who are harvesting lifeforce to power their spaceships.

 

LAIN, DOUGLAS

 

After the Saucers Landed (Night Shade, 2015.)

 

?

 

Last Week's Apocalypse  (Night Shade, ?)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

LAING, ALEXANDER & PAINTER, THOMAS

 

Glass Centipede, The.  (See The Motives of Nicholas Holtz.)

 

Motives of Nicholas Holtz, The  (Farrar & Rinehart 1936.  Butterworth, 1936, as The Glass Centipede.)

 

                Not seen.  An experiment in the creation of artificial life results in a deadly virus.

 

LAKE, DAVID J.

 

Fourth Hemisphere, The  (Void, 1980.)

 

                Even though Earth has been virtually destroyed in a nuclear war, the two warring factions continue their battle from bases on the moon, from which each hopes to launch colony ships to other planets.

 

Gods of Xuma, The  (DAW, 1978.)

 

Xuma #1.

 

                An explorer in a far star system discovers a planet whose climate and inhabitants bear an uncanny resemblance to the Barsoom of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and he subsequently has a series of adventures there.

 

Man Who Loved Morlocks, The  (Hyland, 1981.)

 

                A sequel to The Time Machine by H.G. Wells.

 

Right Hand of Dextra, The  (DAW, 1977.)

 

Dextra #1.

 

                Humans try to colonize a world where DNA takes an entirely different form, and their efforts to replace the native flora and fauna run into serious problems until they finally decide to find a way to reach a biological compromise.

 

Ring of Truth, The  (DAW, 1982, Cory & Collins, 1982.)

 

                An aristocrat of a non human race in what may be another universe goes on a quest across the surface of his world, a place where the laws of nature are not the same as those of our Earth.

 

Walkers on the Sky  (DAW, 1976.  Fontana, 1978, revised.)

 

                Adventure on a world divided into two, where the ground dwellers look up and see people passing above them in the sky.  Things start to get interesting when one of the people from the upper world falls through the barrier into the lower one.

 

Warlords of Xuma  (DAW, 1983.)

 

Xuma #3.

 

                What appears to be a primitive world of swords and pirates and the like turns out to be the mask covering a much more sophisticated and established alien culture that has consciously chosen the face it turns to the stars.

 

Wildings of Westron, The  (DAW, 1977.)

 

Dextra #2.

 

                The battle between two different ecosystems on one planet is renewed, while the human colonists are themselves divided into two rival camps.  And the local ecology seems to be evolving into a more dangerous form.

 

LAKE, JAY

 

American Sorrows (Wheatland, 2004.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Greetings from Lake Wu  (Wheatland, ?)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Rocket Science  (Fairwood, 2005.)

 

                A returning veteran has the secret of a radical new form of space propulsion system, and many enemies who want it.

 

LALLEY, PAUL

 

Colony, The  (Carlyle, 1979.)

 

                An infestation of South American Fire Ants shows up in the US and endangers the citizens of a small town.  In an effort to bring the colony under control, the authorities plan to make use of a proscribed insecticide, despite protests from some within the community.

 

LAM, LAURA

 

False Hearts (Tor, 2016.)

 

Pacifica #1.

 

?

 

Shattered Minds (Tor, 2017.)

 

Pacifica #2.

 

A woman discovers the truth behind experiments on the human mind.

 

LAMARK, DREW

 

Medusa Horror, The  (Futura, 1983.)

 

                A horde of maneating jellyfish begin picking off vacationers along the Cornish coast until survivors alert the world to the danger.

 

LAMASTER, SLATER

 

Cupid Napoleon  (Humphries, 1934.  Magazine version, 1928, as Luckett of the Moon.)

 

                Not seen.

 

LAMB, HAROLD

 

Marching Sands  (Appleton, 1920, Jacobsen, 1930, Hyperion, 1974.)

 

                A lost world novel set in Asia with a group of explorers escaping religious cultists and stumbling across a civilization isolated from the outside world for many generations.

 

LAMB, WILLIAM  (Pseudonym of Storm Jameson, whom see.)

 

World Ends, The  (Dent, 1937.)

 

                Not seen.  An end of the world novel.

 

LAMBARD, CREEDE  (See collaboration with Steve Jackson.)

 

LAMBARD, SHARLEEN  (See collaboration with Steve Jackson.)

 

LAMBE, DEAN R.  (See collaboration with Michael Banks.)

 

LAMBERT III, W.  (See also Adriana DeBolt and Christopher Dane.)

 

Assignment: Grey Area  (Carousel, 1981.)

 

                Awkward thriller about a spy trying to disrupt a Soviet bacteriological weapons program that could wipe out all human life.

 

Encores in Fade  (Carousel, 1981.)

 

                A human is transported to a primitive world where he is forced to participate in gladiatorial games, all of which he believes to be a dream.

 

Michael: The Master  (Carousel, 1981.)

 

Sequel to The Alien Within, published as by Adriana DeBolt.

 

                The protagonist sets out to capture his father, who became a traitor and took his starship into an alternate universe.

 

LAMBOURNE, JOHN

 

Kingdom That Was, The  (Murray, 1931.)

 

Professor Ellis #1.

 

                A lost world novel.

 

Second Leopard, The  (Murray, 1932.)

 

Professor Ellis #2.

 

                A lost world novel.

 

LAMBSHEAD, JOHN  (See collaboration with David Drake.)

 

L’AMOUR, LOUIS

 

Californios, The  (Bantam, 1974, Saturday Review Press, 1974.)

 

                Marginal western novel involving an Indian with psychic power.

 

Haunted Mesa, The  (Bantam, 1987.)

 

                An investigator is trying to determine what happened to the Anasazi Indian tribe and stumbles across a lost civilization.

 

LAMPMAN, EVELYN SIBLEY

 

Rusty’s Space Ship  (Doubleday, 1957.)

 

                Kids story about efforts to return a wandering UFO to its owner.

 

Shy Stegosaurus of Cricket Creek, The  (Doubleday, 1955, Scholastic, 1962.)

 

Stegosaurus #1.

 

                Amusing tale of the complications that arise when teenagers find and befriend a fully grown, slightly clumsy dinosaur.

 

Shy Stegosaurus of Indian Springs, The  (Doubleday, 1962.)

 

Stegosaurus #2.

 

                Not seen.

 

LAMPP, JAMES

 

Sandra Effect, The  (Manor, 1978.)

 

                An inventor creates a working matter transmitter, but it has some unusual quirks.  For one thing, although it moves people around, it always leaves their clothing behind.

 

LAMPTON, CHRISTOPHER  (See also collaboration with David Bischoff.)

 

Cross of Empire  (Laser, 1976.)

 

                A hapless tourist gets caught between the security forces of Earth and an alien race, both of which think he is an agent working for the other side.

 

Gateway to Limbo  (Doubleday, 1979.)

 

                The discovery of an alternate reality.

 

LAMSZUS, WILHELM

 

Human Slaughterhouse, The  (Hutchinson, 1913.)

 

                Future war novel.

 

LANCASTER, KURT

 

Falling Towards Jupiter  (Terminus, 2003.)

 

                A coming of age novel about a young girl who solves a murder on a station orbiting Jupiter.

 

LANCE, KATHRYN  (See also Lynn Beach.)

 

Caution: Aliens at Work  (Gold Key, 1998.)

 

                A young boy finds an alien toolkit that gives him great powers, but the owner is on the warpath trying to reclaim his property.

 

Pandora’s Children  (Questar, 1986.)

 

Pandora #2.

 

                The anti-science bias of a fanatical religious group brings them into conflict with the last surviving scientific establishment on Earth, in a battle which will determine the fate of the human race.

 

Pandora’s Genes  (Questar, 1985.)

 

Pandora #1.

 

                Two young people attempt to find love in a post collapse world where machines no longer work and a fanatical religious cult fights any attempt to regain the lost of the their ancestors.  Unless something is done, however, the human race faces extinction.

 

LANCOUR, GENE  (Pseudonym of Gene Lancour Fisher.)

 

Globes of Llarum, The  (?, 1980.)

 

                A mercenary helps colonists revolt against an interstellar corporation.

 

LANDE, IRVING W.  (See collaboration with Frank Belknap Long.)

 

LANDERS, MELISSA

 

Alienated (Hyperion, 2014.)

 

Alien #1.

 

A teen meets her alien roommate.

 

Invaded (Hyperion, 2015.)

 

Alien #2.

 

?

 

Starflight (Hyperion, 2016.)

 

A teenager emigrates to the stars.

 

United

 

LANG, JEFFREY

 

Force and Motion (Pocket, 2016.)

 

Immortal Coil  (Pocket, 2002.)

 

A Star Trek Next Generation novel.

 

                Data leads the search for a revolutionary new type of android which disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

 

LAND, JON

 

Alpha Deception, The  (Gold Medal, 1988.)

 

McCracken #2.

 

                ?

 

Blue Widows, The  (Forge, 2003.)

 

                Marginal thriller about a future terrorist plot on an immense scale.

 

Council of Ten, The  (Gold Medal, 1987.)

 

                ?

 

Dead Simple  (Forge, 1998.)

 

                A tanker full of experimental explosives is hijacked by terrorists who use the material to destroy every bridge and tunnel into Manhattan as part of their plan.

 

Eighth Trumpet, The  (Gold Medal, 1989.)

 

McCracken #3.

 

                A group armed with superweapons sets out to conquer the world.

 

Last Prophecy, The  (Forge, 2004, Tor, 2005.)

 

                Marginal thriller about a plot against the US linked to Nostradamus.

 

Lucifer Directive, The  (Zebra, 1984.)

 

                Stolen nuclear weapons precipitate a crisis.

 

Ninth Dominion, The  (Gold Medal, 1991.)

 

                ?

 

Omega Command, The  (Gold Medal, 1986.)

 

McCracken #1.

 

                ?

 

Omicron Legion, The  (Gold Medal, 1991.)

 

McCracken #4.

 

                High tech assassination and other thrills as several different international conspiracies upset international order.

 

Valhalla Testament, The  (Gold Medal, 1990.)

 

                ?

 

Vortex  (Zebra, 1984.)

 

                The entire world is doomed when a launch of Soviet missiles heads for the US, powerful enough to rip a hole in the structure of space time itself.

 

Walk in the Darkness, A   (Forge, 2000.)

 

                Marginal thriller about a series of murders that leads a group to believe that a secret society is trying to prevent revelation of the fact that the basis for Christianity is false.

 

LANDIS, ARTHUR H.

 

Home - To Avalon  (DAW, 1982.)

 

                Inhabitants of various human colonies on inhospitable worlds begin to distrust the very nature of the only Earthlike planet ever discovered and clamor for its destruction.  The hero travels to that world to solve its various mysteries.

 

LANDIS, GEOFFREY A.

 

Impact Parameter and Other Quantum Realities  (Golden Gryphon, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Mars Crossing  (Tor, 2000.)

 

                The third expedition to Mars seems doomed to follow the first two into disastrous failure.  The only chance the astronauts have to survive is in a dangerous trek across the planet’s surface.

 

Myths, Legends, and True History  (Pulphouse, 1991.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

LANDIS, MARIE  (See collaboration with Brian Herbert.)

 

LANDON, KRISTIN

 

Cold Minds, The  (Ace, 2008.)

 

Hidden Worlds #2.

 

Humans battle artificial intelligences.

 

Dark Reaches, The  (Ace, 2009.)

 

Hidden Worlds #3.

 

Humans battle sentient machines and discover survivors in Earth's home system.

 

Hidden Worlds, The  (Ace, 2007.)

 

Hidden Worlds #1.

 

Sentient machines destroy the Earth but some humans survived to colonize other worlds.  Years later, their presence is discovered.

 

LANDSMAN, SANDY

 

Gadget Factor, The  (Atheneum, 1984, Signet Vista, 1985.)

 

                A brilliant kid is trying to invent a new twist when he inadvertently discovers genuine time travel, and gets the entire human race into big trouble.

 

LANE, ANDY  (See also collaborations which follow.)

 

All Consuming Fire  (Doctor Who Books, 1994.)

 

A Doctor Who New Adventure.

 

The Doctor teams up with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to track down the thief who stole a book that describes the doorways to another dimensions, and the dangers and powers beyond.

 

Empire of Glass, The  (Doctor Who Books, 1995.)

 

A Doctor Who Missing Adventure

 

In 17th Century Venice, the Doctor encounters William Shakespeare and Galileo, and together they help to foil an alien invasion force.

 

Original Sin  (Doctor Who Books, 1995.)

 

A Doctor Who New Adventure.

 

The Doctor is sent to a future Earth where he is immediately arrested and sent to a prison planet.  But a series of murders shakes human society, and the authorities ultimately turn to the Doctor to solve the mystery.

 

Slow Decay  (BBC, 2007.)

 

A Torchwood novel.

 

?

 

LANE, ANDY & MORTIMORE, JIM

 

Lucifer Rising  (Doctor Who Books, 1993.)

 

A Doctor Who New Adventure.

 

The Doctor travels to a planet where an expedition searching for alien artifacts broke off its exploration without explanation some time in the past.  His investigation uncovers the fact that the alien technology isn't entirely inactive.

 

LANE, ANDY & RICHARDS, JUSTIN

 

Banquo Legacy, The  (BBC, 2000.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                A hostile time lord has deprived the Doctor of transportation and the power to regenerate and left him in the middle of the late 19th Century.

 

LANE, JANE  (Pseudonym of Elaine Dakers.)

 

State of Mind, A  (Muller, 1964.)

 

                A repressive new society emerges from the ashes of a nuclear war.

 

LANE, JOHN  (Pseudonym of Dennis Talbot Hughes, whom see.)

 

Maid of Thuro  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Mammalia  (Curtis Warren, 1953.)

 

                Not seen.

 

LANE, MARY E. BRADLEY

 

Mizora: A World of Women  (?, Bison, 2002.)

 

                ?

 

LANG, ALLEN KIM

 

Wild and Outside  (Chilton, 1966, Ambassador, 1966.)

 

                A secret agent has adventures on a wild world.

 

LANG, H.

 

Air Battle, The  (William Perry, 1859, Cornmarket, 1972.)

 

                The advent of aerial warfare completely changes the geopolitical structure of the world with an African nation becoming the pre-eminent power.

 

LANG, JEFFREY  (See also collaborations with Dean Weddle and J.G. Hertzler.)

 

Cohesion  (Pocket, 2005.)

 

A Star Trek Voyager novel.

 

                The ship stumbles into an alternate dimension.

 

Immortal Coil  (Pocket, 2002.)

 

A Star Trek Next Generation novel

 

                Data goes through an identity crisis while investigating the mysterious destruction of a new android.

 

LANG, KING  (House pseudonym.)

 

Astro Race  (Curtis Warren, 1951. )  (David Griffiths.)

 

                A new space drive is developed at the Jupiter mining colony.

 

Gyrator Control  (Curtis Warren, 1951. )  (David Griffiths.)

 

                Martians, conquered by Earth, plot to steal a secret weapon.

 

Projectile War  (Curtis Warren, 1951.)  (David Griffiths.)

 

                Earth battles invaders who have captured the outer solar system.

 

Radar Invasion  (Curtis Warren, 1951.)  (David Griffiths.)

 

                Humans use a tailored plague to thwart alien invaders.

 

Saturn Patrol  (Curtis Warren, 1951.) (E.C. Tubb.)

 

                One man organizes various planets into an alliance against interstellar outlaws.

 

Space Line  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)  (John Jennison.)

 

                The moon is kidnapped by aliens seeking a way to preserve their race.

 

Task Flight  (Curtis Warren, 1951.)  (David Griffiths.)

 

                Space adventure involving telepathic aliens and mysterious incidents.

 

Terra!  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)  (George Hay.)

 

                Humorous tale of one man’s crusade to turn back an alien invasion.

 

Trans Mercurian  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)  (Brian Holloway.)

 

                The first expedition to Mercury discovers another planet.

 

LANG, SIMON  (Pseudonym of Darlene Hartman.)

 

All the Gods of Eisernon  (Avon, 1973.)

 

Skipjack #1.

 

                An aggressive race launches an invasion of a peaceful, idyllic planet as part of their planet to dominate the galaxy.  Earth decides to call their bluff and attempts to reverse the invasion, leaving the formerly paradisical planet caught in the middle.

 

Elluvon Gift, The  (Avon, 1975.)

 

Skipjack #2.

 

A mutinous crew is further tempted by the gift of a mysterious alien race, and then endangered by the actions of an alien enemy who seeks to steal the technology for their own, warlike use.

 

Hopeship  (Ace, 1994.)

 

Skipjack #5.

 

                A spaceman is being treated aboard a hospital ship when someone commits a murder and frames him for the crime.  Despite his injuries, he must find a way to unmask the real killer before his own fate is sealed.

 

Timeslide  (Ace, 1993.)

 

Skipjack #4.

 

                A starship crew takes a dangerous journey into the past to observe Earth during the second world war, and also to look into a war on a planet of feline aliens.

 

Trumpets of Tagan, The  (Ace, 1992.)

 

Skipjack #3.

 

                A human starship crew returns to the planet they helped to liberate when one of its most revered citizens is kidnapped into space by unknown forces.

 

LANGART, DARRELL T.  (See Randall Garrett.)

 

Anything You Can Do  (Doubleday, 1963, Mayflower, 1963, Lancer, 1969.  Leisure, ?, as Earth Invader as by Randall Garrett.)

 

                An alien from the stars invades Earth, single handedly (if that’s the right term) killing many people, stealing military secrets, destroying installations.  Scientists finally develop a superman who is designed to be able to defeat the invader, but he’s a reluctant hero with serious doubts about the entire enterprise.

 

Earth Invader.  (See Anything You Can Do.)

 

LANGE, JOHN  (Pseudonym of Michael Crichton, whom see.)

 

Binary.  (Knopf, 1972, Literary Guild, 1972, Bantam, 1973.)

 

Near future thriller in which an insane millionaire decides to wipe out the entire city hosting the Republican National Convention using a newly developed nerve gas.

 

LANGE, OLIVER

 

Defiance: An American Novel.  (See Vandenberg.)

 

Vandenberg  (Stein & Day, 1971, Bantam, 1972.  Day, 1984, as Defiance: An American Novel.)

 

                The Soviet Union conquers America after wiping out Washington and having the rest of the country virtually collapse.  But under the occupation, a stubborn patriot rallies the resistance and eventually helps overthrow the invaders.

 

LANGELAAN, GEORGE

 

Out of Time  (Four Square, 1964.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

LANGFORD, DAVID  (See also William Robert Loosley.  See also collaboration which follows.)

 

Dragonhiker’s Guide to Battlefield Covenant at Dune’s Edge: Odyssey Two, The  (Drunken Dragon, 1988.)

 

                Collection of spoofs.

 

Irrational Numbers  (Necronomicon, 1994.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Leaky Establishment, The  (Muller, 1984, Sphere, 1985, Big Engine, 2001.)

 

                Marginal satire about a man who inadvertently steals a nuclear device and can't figure out how to put it back.

 

Space Eater, The  (Arrow, 1982, Pocket, 1983,  Baen, ?)

 

                Two agents are sent via matter transmitter to a distant planet to bring to a halt a series of proscribed experiments which pose a deadly threat to the stability of the human empire.

 

LANGFORD, DAVID & GRANT, JOHN

 

Earthdoom!  (Grafton, 1987.)

 

                Not seen.  A spoof of disaster novels in which all of them happen at once.

 

LANGFORD, GEORGE

 

Kutnar, Son of Pic  (Boni & Liveright, 1921.)

 

Pic #2.

 

                A story of prehistory.

 

Pic, the Weapon Maker  (Boni & Liveright, 1920.)

 

Pic #1.

 

                A story of prehistory.

 

Senrac, the Lion Man  (Liveright, 1954.)

 

                A story of prehistory.

 

LANGLEY, BOB

 

War Lords  (Morrow, 1981.)

 

                Concerned about the weakness of British resolve in the face of a new Soviet build up, the US resorts to covert and increasingly overt actions to subvert the British government and turn the country into a puppet state run by the CIA.

 

LANG-TUNG

 

Decline and Fall of the British Empire, The  (White, 1881.)

 

                Pamphlet about the Chinese conquest of England.

 

LANIER, STERLING E.

 

Hiero Desteen  (Doubleday, 1984.)

 

                Omnibus of Hiero’s Journey and The Unforsaken Hero.

 

Hiero’s Journey  (Chilton, 1973, Bantam, 1974, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1975.)

 

Hiero #1.

 

                In a post holocaust world where mutations are everywhere and science is a forgotten mystery, a man sets out on a quest to locate a storehouse of knowledge from the ancient past in an effort to help humanity regain mastery of the world.

 

Hiero’s Journey and The War for the Lot  (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1981.)

 

                Omnibus of the two novels.

 

Menace Under Marswood  (Del Rey, 1983.)

 

                Someone is stirring up trouble among the less civilized clans of human settlers on Mars, so the United Nations decides to send a mission to root out the rebels.  To do so, they try to mend their fences with another set of enemies.

 

Unforsaken Hiero, The  (Del Rey, 1983.)

 

Hiero #2.

 

                Deprived of his psychic powers, the protagonist must survive treachery at the hands of his former friends, escape across a post holocaust world, and outwit a host of new enemies.

 

LANNING, SERETA

 

Escape from Tomorrow  (Fearon-Pitman, 1977.)

 

                A misguided scientific experiment creates a goo that begins to spread, threatening to engulf the world.

 

LANSDALE, JOE R.

 

Captured by the Engines  (Warner, 1991.)

 

A Batman novel.

 

                Gotham City is menaced by mechanical assassins, self aware motor vehicles, too powerful for the local authorities until Batman lends a hand.

 

Something Lumber This Way Comes  (Subterranean, 2000.)

 

                Young adult chiller about a house that is actually a creature from another world.

 

Terror on the High Skies  (Little, Brown, 1992, Fantail, 1993.)

 

A Batman story.

 

                Adventure for younger readers.

 

Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man’s Back  (Pulphouse, 1992.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form set following a nuclear war.

 

LANTZ, FRANCESS

 

Neighbors from Outer Space  (Rainbow Bridge, 1996.)

 

                Kids' book about a boy's encounter with aliens.

 

LARGE, ERNEST C.

 

Asleep in the Afternoon  (Jonathan Cape, 1938, Holt, 1939.)

 

Charles Pry #2.

 

                Marginal story about an invention that can force people to sleep.

 

Dawn in Andromeda  (Jonathan Cape, 1956.)

 

                Ten people are marooned on an uninhabited world and must build a new society.

 

Sugar in the Air  (Jonathan Cape, 1937, Nelson, 1937, Scribner, 1937.)

 

Charles Pry #1.

 

                Near future story about a company’s development of a new product involving artificial photosynthesis.

 

LARGENT, R. KARL

 

Black Death  (Leisure, 1988.)

 

                The excavation of an ancient grave lets loose an old plague to which no one in the modern world has any resistance.

 

Jakarta Plot, The  (Leisure, 1999.)

 

                Marginal thriller about the kidnapping of the Vice President and an international coalition against China.

 

Red Ice  (Leisure, 1995.)

 

                A resurgent Russian nation has designed a new doomsday weapon, but it has been stolen by a Chinese spy who died, but whose files lay at the bottom of the ocean.

 

LARSEN, EGON

 

You’ll See  (Rider, 1957.)

 

                The world is united under a single benevolent though sometimes inept government.

 

LARSEN, REIF

 

I Am Radar (Penguin, 2015.)

 

Reality is not what we think it is.

 

LARSON, CHARLES

 

Chinese Game, The  (Lippincott, 1969, Pocket, 1970.)

 

                Marginal thriller about mind control and a sinster Chinese plot.

 

LARSON, ELLEN

 

Measure of the Universe, The  (Saga, 2002.)

 

                A human and an alien scientist investigating the history of the development of written language have a series of interesting encounters.

 

LARSON, GLEN A.  (See collaborations with Ron Goulart, Robert Thurston, Nicholas Yermakov, Reginald Hill, and Mike Resnick)

 

LARSON, MAJLISS

 

Pawns and Symbols  (Pocket, 1985.)

 

A Star Trek novel.

 

Famine has devastated the Klingon worlds, and they are threatening an all out interplanetary war to save themselves.  Kirk struggles to avert the war, and rescue a human scientist with amnesia who has fallen into Klingon hands.

 

LA SALLE, VICTOR  (House Pseudonym.)

 

After the Atom  (Spencer, 1953.)  (Leonard Fish.)

 

                Aliens conquer Earth following a nuclear war.

 

Assault from Infinity  (Spencer, 1953. ) (T.M. Wade.)

 

                Aliens from another solar system begin a conquest of humanity.

 

Black Sphere, The  (Spencer, 1952.)  (Gerald Evans.)

 

                Humans are kidnapped to Saturn by a race planning to invade the Earth, but instead they undermine their captors’ power.

 

Dawn of the Half Gods  (Spencer, 1953.)  (John Glasby.)

 

                The children of the human race become a separate species and destroy all the adults.

 

Menace from Mercury  (Spencer, 1954.)  (Robert Lionel Fanthorpe.)

 

                An invading force from Mercury, previously believed to be uninhabitable, threatens the entire solar system.

 

Seventh Dimension, The  (Spencer, 1953.)  (T.M. Wade.)

 

                A handful of people discover a doorway to another, and very dangerous, dimension.

 

Suns in Duo  (Spencer, 1953.)  (T.M. Wade.)

 

                Visitors to another star arrive just in time to get caught up in a planetary disaster.

 

Twilight Zone  (John Spencer, 1954, Badger, 1959.)  (John Glasby.)

 

                A new ice age has covered the Earth and humanity survives in a repressive society on Mercury.

 

LASKI, MARGHANITA

 

Love on the Super-Tax  (Cresset, 1944.)

 

                Marginal story of a future European war.

 

Thunder on the Right.  (See Tory Heaven.)

 

Toasted English.  (See Tory Heaven.)

 

Tory Heaven  (Cresset, 1948.  ?, as Thunder on the Right.  ? as Toasted English.)

 

                Alternate history in which postwar British politics turned in a different direction.

 

LASKY, KATHRYN

 

Star Split  (Hyperion, 1999.)

 

                Young adult novel about a teenager in the far future who discovers that the perfect society she has believed in is actually breeding the individuality out of the human race.  She subsequently becomes a rebel.

 

LASSER, DAVID  (See collaboration with David H. Keller.)

 

LASSER, DUSTIN

 

Orgy in Orbit.  (See Space Nymph.)

 

Space Nymph  (Beeline, 1978.  Beeline, 1980, as Orgy in Orbit, bound with Janet’s Sex Planet by Carrie Onn.)

 

                Pornography in outer space.

 

LASSWITZ, KURD

 

Two Planets  (Southern Illinois University, 1971, Popular Library, 1978, translated from the 1948 German edition.)

 

                An expedition to the North Pole stumbles across a secret Martian outpost and nearly precipitates an interplanetary war with the peaceful explorers seeking resources to help their dying planet.

 

LATHAM, PHILIP  (Pseudonym of R.S. Richardson, whom see.)

 

Five Against Venus  (Winston, 1952.)

 

                A family crashlands on the jungle planet of Venus and has an exciting time before they are eventually rescued.

 

Missing Men of Saturn  (Winston, 1953.)

 

                An expedition to Titan follows a series of mysterious disappearances, then seems doomed itself when members of the crew turn up missing.

 

LATHAM, WILLIAM

 

Resurrection  (Powys Carlton, 2002.)

 

A Space 1999 novel.

 

                A mysterious force prowls the runaway moon, claiming victim after victim.

 

LATNER, ALEXIS GLYNN

 

Hurricane Moon  (Pyr, 2007.)

 

An attempt to colonize another world goes awry when the journey lasts so long that human genetic tissue is altered.  The system where they finally stop also has a world which has been artificially sculpted by a dead race.

 

LA TOURETTE, AILEEN

 

Cry Wolf  (Virago, 1986.)

 

                Strange novel about a woman who is the sole survivor of a nuclear war who knows what happens.  Although she attempts to shelter the future population of Earth from knowledge of what destroyed the old order, she is finally compelled to share her knowledge.

 

LATTER, SIMON (Pseudony of E.C. Eliott, whom see.)

 

Global Globules Affair, The (Four Square, 1967.)

 

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

 

Thrush has a chemical that only destroys currency.

 

Golden Boats of Tarabata Affair, The (Four Square, 1967.)

 

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

 

Marginal thriller about Thrush operating a drug smuggling operation from a fictional island nation.

 

LATTIMER, DICK

 

Space Station Friendship  (Stackpole, 1988.)

 

                The story of a visit to the first functioning space station concentrating on the mechanics of its operation and the advantages to science.

 

LAUMER, KEITH  (See also collaboration with Gordon R. Dickson, and collaboration which follows.)

 

Afrit Affair, The  (Berkley, 1968.)

 

An Avengers novel.

 

                Marginal thriller based on the television series in which a super criminal uses various inventions to perplex the protagonists.

 

Alien Minds  (Baen, 1991.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Assignment in Nowhere  (Berkley, 1968, Dobson, 1972.)

 

Brion Bayard #3.

 

                Someone is playing with the timelines again, and now bits and pieces of history are disappearing.  Bayard and friends must track down another menace to the stability of their worlds.

 

Back to the Time Trap  (Baen, 1992.)

 

Roger Tyson #2.

 

                Once more the battle between two groups of superbeings has unsettled the time stream and people are being shunted from one century to another without warning.

 

Best of Keith Laumer, The  (Pocket, 1976.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Beyond the Imperium  (Tor, 1981.)

 

                Omnibus of Assignment in Nowhere and The Other Side of Time.

 

Big Show, The  (Ace, 1972, Hale, 1976.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Bolo  (Berkley, 1977, Millington, 1977.)

 

Bolo #1.

 

                Collection of related stories about robot fighting machines.

 

Breaking Earth, The.  (See Catastrophe Planet.)

 

Catastrophe Planet  (Berkley, 1966, Dobson, 1970.  Tor, 1981, with additional short material.)

 

                A series of devastating earthquakes has destroyed much of the Earth.  In the aftermath, the hero discovers that there is a mysterious civilization living at the bottom of the ocean, and that mysterious men are keeping track of his activities.

 

Chrestomathy  (Baen, 1984.)

 

                Collection of excerpts from unrelated novels.

 

Compleat Bolo, The  (Baen, 1990.)

 

                Omnibus of Bolo and Rogue Bolo.

 

Day Before Forever and Thunderhead, The  (Doubleday, 1968, Dell, 1969.)

 

                Two unrelated novellas.

 

Dinosaur Beach  (Scribner, 1971, DAW, 1971, Hale, 1973, Baen, 1986.  Magazine title The Time Sweepers.)

 

                The agent of one group of time travelers is the only survivor of an attack on their base in the Jurassic.  Alone, he must defeat the opposition, who are hoping to reshape the timeline to their advantage.

 

Diplomat at Arms (Armchair, 2014, bound with Land Beyond the Lens by S.J. Byrne.)

 

A short Retief story.

 

Drowned Queen, The  (Berkley, 1968.)

 

An Avengers novel.

 

                Steed and Peel are sent aboard the first submersible ocean liner to prevent criminals and/or saboteurs from interfering with its maiden voyage.

 

End As a Hero  (Ace, 1985.)

 

                A soldier manages to overcome the mental control of an invading alien race and steals the secrets of their technology.  But when he attempts to return to Earth to share his knowledge, he learns that no one believes his story and that the military is trying to destroy him under the mistaken impression that he has been brainwashed.

 

Enemies from Beyond  (Pyramid, 1967.)

 

Invaders #2.

 

                Further adventures of the only human who knows the Earth has been invaded secretly by inhabitants of another planet.

 

Envoy to New Worlds  (Ace, 1963, bound with Flight from Yesterday by Robert Moore Williams.  Ace alone, ?.  Baen, ?, Dobson, 1972, as Retief: Envoy to New Worlds. Armchair, 2012, bound with Earth Quarter by Damon Knight.)

 

Retief #1.

 

                Collection of related stories about a galactic diplomat.

 

Future Imperfect  (Baen, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Galactic Diplomat  (Berkley, 1966, Doubleday, 1966.)

 

Retief #3.

 

                Collection of related stories about a galactic diplomat.

 

Galactic Odyssey  (Berkley, 1967, Dobson, 1968, Tor, 1983.)

 

                A wise cracking human is off to the stars in pursuit of the aliens who kidnapped the woman whom he was supposed to be guarding.

 

Galaxy Builder, The  (Ace, 1984.)

 

Lafayette O’Leary #4.

 

                Tired of being shuffled from one reality to the next, O’Leary finally decides to track down the entities or devices responsible for controlling the probability worlds so that he can return to his preferred home permanently.

 

Gambler's World  (Aegypan, 2011.)

 

?

 

Glory Game, The  (Doubleday, 1972, Popular Library, 1973, Hale, 1974, Pocket, 1980, Tor, 1983.)

 

                The captain of a military space vessel gets caught in the middle when his patrol on the borders of an alien empire becomes the center of attention for one group of politicians determined to negotiate a peace on any terms, and another committed to all out war regardless of the consequences.

 

Gold Bomb, The  (Berkley, 1968.)

 

An Avengers novel.

 

                Peel and Steed discover that someone in England is assembling a nuclear weapon and set out to track him down.

 

Great Time Machine Hoax, The  (Simon & Schuster, 1964, Pocket, 1965.  Magazine title A Hoax in Time. Armchair, 2011, as A Hoax in Time bound with Inside Earth by Poul Anderson.)

 

                Comic romp about a man who inherits a mysterious machine which he operates without knowing what it is designed to do.  To his immense discomfort, it’s a working time machine.

 

Greylorn  (Berkley, 1968.  Dobson, 1968, as The Other Sky.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

House in November, The  (Putnam, 1970, Berkley, 1971.  Magazine title The Seeds of Gonyl.)

 

                A small town wakes up one day to find that it has been conquered by forces which appear different depending on who is looking at them.  Some of the residents are missing, and others are compelled to perform tasks required by a mysterious and compelling force.

 

House in November and The Other Sky, The  (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1973, Tor, 1981.)

 

                Omnibus of the two short novels.

 

Imperium  (Baen, 2005.)

 

                Omnibus of Worlds of the Imperium, The Other Side of  Time, and Assignment in Nowhere.

 

Infinite Cage, The  (Putnam, 1972, Berkley, 1974, Dobson, 1976, Tor, 1983.)

 

                An amnesiac wakens in a large city, destitute and confused.  As time passes, he discovers that he has strange powers which will help him to survive, and which might be the key to the discovery of his actual identity.

 

Invaders, The  (Pyramid, 1967.  Corgi, 1968, as The Meteor Men as by Anthony Lebaron.)

 

Invaders #1.

 

                Episodic novel based on the television series about a man who discovers aliens are secretly living among us, and who is pursued by them ever afterwards.

 

It Could Be Anything (Aegypan, 2011.)

 

?

 

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Galaxy  (Berkley, 1968, Dobson, 1969.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Judson’s Eden  (Baen, 1991.)

 

                Judson is marooned on a planet whose flora cause him to hallucinate, but he manages to make an idyllic retreat for himself, although the passage of time is so strange that he isn’t sure how long he’s been there.  But then Earth discovers him, and its self serving government decides to appropriate the planet for its own uses.

 

Knight of Delusions.  (See Night of Delusions.)

 

Legions of Space  (Baen, 2004.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories and novels.

 

Lighter Side, The  (Baen, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories, plus the novels The Time Trap and The Great Time Machine Hoax.

 

Long Twilight, The  (Putnam, 1969, Berkley, 1970, Hale, 1976.)

 

                Two immortals who have existed since before recorded history continue their endless battles in the future, this time focusing on a runaway nuclear power plant that could devastate much of the Earth.

 

Long Twilight and Other Stories, The  (Baen, 2007.)

 

Omnibus of The Long Twilight, Night of Delusions, and some unrelated stories.

 

Monitors, The  (Berkley, 1966, Dobson, 1968.)

 

                Alien visitors take control of the Earth and force human beings to rigidly conform to the laws we have passed, leading to chaos, repression, and sardonic humor.

 

Night of Delusions  (Putnam, 1972, Berkley, 1974, Dobson, 1977.  Tor, 1982, with additional short stories as Knight of Delusions.)

 

                The bodyguard of a politician gets involved with dream therapy and discovers in the process that aliens are secretly invading the world.

 

Night of the Trolls (Armchair, 2016, bound with The Ant with the Human Soul. Magazine appearance 1963.)

 

Robots directed  by humans battle to the death.

 

Nine by Laumer  (Berkley, 1967, Faber, 1968.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Odyssey  (Baen, 2002.)

 

                Omnibus of Galactic Odyssey, Dinosaur Beach, and several short stories.

 

Once There Was a Giant  (Doubleday, 1971, Hale, 1975.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Once There Was a Giant  (Tor, 1984.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Other Side of Time, The  (Berkley, 1965, Dobson, 1968.)

 

Brion Bayard #2.

 

                Having overthrown the dictator of an alternate Earth, Bayard is now faced with a variety of menacing forces from still other timelines, some of which have science far in advance of anything he’s familiar with, and all of which seem to have produced outstanding villains.

 

Other Sky, The.  (See Greylorn.)

 

Other Sky and the House in November, The  (Tor, 1981.)

 

                Omnibus of the two titles.

 

Plague of Demons, A  (Berkley, 1965, Penguin, 1967, Baen, 1985.  Magazine title The Hounds of Hell.)

 

                A bioengineered human discovers that aliens have been systematically kidnapping selected people in order to incorporate them into their war machines in a conflict that has been going on for generations.

 

Plague of Demons & Other Stories, A  (Baen, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Retief!  (Baen, 2002.)

 

Collection of related stories.

 

Retief: Ambassador to Space  (Doubleday, 1969, Berkley, 1970.)

 

Retief #5.

 

                Collection of related stories about a galactic diplomat.

 

Retief and the Pangalactic Pageant of Pulchritude  (Baen, 1986.)

 

Retief #14.

 

                Retief gets involved with a beauty pageant, among other things.  Incorporates the novel Retief’s Ransom.

 

Retief and the Rascals  (Baen, 1993.)

 

Retief #17.

 

                A wild and woolly outlaw world is being invaded by the alien Groaci, and despite its unsavory reputation the planet is viewed as important to human expansion, so a diplomatic mission is sent to turn the tide.

 

Retief and the Warlords  (Doubleday, 1968, Berkley, 1970, Pocket, 1978, Baen, ?.)

 

Retief #4.

 

                Retief sets out to negotiate a peace with the aggressive, lobsterlike race threatening part of human controlled space, but he runs into trouble with space pirates along the way.

 

Retief at Large  (Ace, 1978.)

 

Retief #9.

 

                Collection of related stories about a galactic diplomat.

 

Retief: Diplomat at Arms  (Pocket, 1982, (Baen, ?)

 

Retief #11.

 

                Collection of related stories about a galactic diplomat.

 

Retief: Emissary to the Stars  (Dell, 1975, Pocket, 1979.)

 

Retief #8.

 

                Collection of related stories about a galactic diplomat.

 

Retief: Envoy to New Worlds.  (See Envoy to New Worlds.)

 

Retief in the Ruins  (Baen, 1986.)

 

Retief #15.

 

                Collection of related stories about a galactic diplomat.

 

Retief of the CDT  (Doubleday, 1971, Pocket, 1978, Baen, 1985.)

 

Retief #7.

 

                Collection of related stories about a galactic diplomat.

 

Retief’s Ransom  (Putnam, 1971, Berkley, 1972, Dobson, 1975.  Later incorporated into Retief and the Pangalactic Pageant of Pulchritude.)

 

Retief #6.

 

                Retief has to outsmart the Groaci again, this time on a planet whose inhabitants consists of gestalt entities which can split up into numerous bodies.

 

Retief to the Rescue  (Pocket, 1984, Baen, ?)

 

Retief #12.

 

                A civil war on a primitive planet gives alien enemies a great opportunity to set back the course of human diplomacy in that region of space.  Fortunately, Retief outsmarts them and ultimately ends the war.

 

Retief’s War  (Doubleday, 1965, Berkley, 1967, Pocket, 1978, Baen, ?)

 

Retief #2.

 

                Efforts to unite a dangerous planetary population under a single, more amiable government are endangered by the presence of agents of the rival Groaci race, so an unorthodox diplomat must break a few rules to see that his government’s desires are met.

 

Retief Unbound  (Ace, 1979.)

 

Retief #10.

 

                Collection of related stories about a galactic diplomat.  Includes Envoy to New Worlds.

 

Return of Retief, The  (Baen, 1984.)

 

Retief #13.

 

                On probation for his tendency to disobey orders, a diplomat finds himself in a perfect position to bring an end to escalating alien assaults on a human colonized region of space.

 

Reward for Retief  (Baen, 1989.)

 

Retief #16.

 

                Retief’s latest mission is to a hostile world whose inhabitants are concealing the fact that they are located near a dimensional flux that allows them to alter reality simply by thinking about it.

 

Rogue Bolo  (Baen, 1986.)

 

Bolo #2.

 

                The narrative history of the development of the bolo, a robot fighting machine which eventually begins to develop self awareness.

 

Shape Changer, The  (Putnam, 1972, Berkley, 1973, Hale, 1977, Ace, 1981.)

 

Lafayette O’Leary #3.

 

                O’Leary is unstuck among the probability worlds once again, and before he can return this time he encounters an alternate version of himself.

 

Star Colony  (St Martins, 1981, Ace, 1983.)

 

                The story of the founding of the first human colony among the stars, originally planned as the beginning of a series.

 

Stars Must Wait, The  (Baen, 1990.)

 

Bolos #3.

 

                An astronaut is stuck in suspended animation for a century and wakens on an Earth that has been reduced to barbarism and whose inhabitants are menaced by sentient robot tanks which are still functioning after a war long over.

 

Star Treasure, The  (Berkley, 1971, Putnam, 1971, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1974.  Baen, 1986, includes short stories.)

 

                When one of his friends is murdered by agents of a secretive group of power brokers, the protagonist vows to have revenge, even if that means upsetting the entire structure of human civilization.

 

Time Bender, The  (Berkley, 1966, Dobson, 1971, Ace, 1981.  Magazine title Axe and Dragon.)

 

Lafayette O’Leary #1.

 

                An unlikely hero finds himself in another probability world where magic appears to work, although he eventually discovers that there are some very sophisticated bits of technology helping things along.

 

Timetracks  (Ballantine, 1972.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Time Trap  (Berkley, 1970, Putnam, 1970, Hale, 1976, Baen, 1992.)

 

Roger Tyson #1.

 

                A man from our era is recruited to help a time agent when something becomes unstuck in the fabric of the space time continuum and people start drifting from one place and one year to another.

 

Trace of Memory, A  (Berkley, 1963, Mayflower, 1968, Paperback Library, 1972, Tor, 1984, Armchair, ?)

 

                The protagonist agrees to aid an amnesiac who seems to have lived for centuries.  Before long they discover an ancient spaceship orbiting the Earth, and find themselves being chased by hostile aliens.

 

Ultimax Man, The  (St Martins, 1978, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1980, Berkley, 1982, Baen, ?)

 

                A petty criminal becomes the subject of an experiment to combine all of the acquired knowledge of humankind into a single brain.  As a consequence, he becomes something else entirely.

 

Undefeated, The  (Dell, 1974.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

World Shuffler, The  (Berkley, 1970, Putnam, 1970, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1973.)

 

Lafayette O’Leary #2.

 

                O’Leary found a home for himself in another probability world and was quite happy, until someone altered the rules and he found himself exiled to another reality with no way of getting back.

 

Worlds of the Imperium   (Ace, 1962, bound with Seven from the Stars by Marion Zimmer Bradley.  Dobson, 1967, Ace, ?, alone.  Tor, 1982, has added unrelated stories. Armchair, 2012, bound with A God Named Smith by Henry Slesar.)

 

Brion Bayard #1.

 

                The protagonist is kidnapped into an alternate world ruled by an iron fisted dictator who turns out to be his alternate self.  His mission is to replace his doppelganger and help free the human race.

 

Zone Yellow  (Baen, 1990.)

 

Brion Bayard #4.

 

                The worlds of the imperium are being invaded from other timelines, this time chiefly by intelligent, humanlike rats who carry a deadly plague on top of their equally nasty weapons.

 

LAUMER, KEITH & BROWN, ROSEL GEORGE

 

Earthblood  (Doubleday, 1966, Berkley, 1968, Coronet, 1979, Dell, 1980, Bluejay, 1984.)

 

                An Earth boy is shanghaied aboard a circus ship, kidnapped by space pirates, befriended by their leader, and becomes his staunchest friend for a series of interplanetary exploits.

 

Earthblood & Other Stories  (Baen, 2008.)

 

The novel with selected stories by each of the two authors.

 

LAURENS, MARSHALL

 

Z Effect, The  (Pocket, 1974.)

 

                A mad scientist discovers a way to wipe out the entire human race and announces his intention to become world dictator.  The protagonist is assigned the job of tracking him down and preventing him from making use of his discovery.

 

LAURIA, FRANK

 

Dark City  (St Martins, 1998, based on the screenplay by Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs, and David S. Goyer.)

 

                Aliens kidnap a city full of humans and experiment upon them, causing them to fall into a deep sleep each night in which their personalities are reprogrammed and the city is reformed around them.  The aliens, who animate dead human bodies in order to move around, are attempting to find out what makes us human in an effort to save themselves from extinction.  When one man manages to stay awake and remember his previous existence, their experiment is endangered.

 

Pitch Black  (St Martins, 2004, based on the screenplay by Jim & Ken Wheat and David Twohy.)

 

                A spaceship crashes on a desert world where the infrequent total eclipse unleashes a horde of ravenous creatures.

 

LAURIE, A.

 

New York to Best in Seven Hours  (Sampson Low, 1890.)

 

                An oil pipeline is built across the Atlantic.

 

LAVERS, NORMAN

 

Northwest Passage, The  (?, 1984.)

 

                Not seen.

 

LAW, WINIFRED

 

Rangers of the Universe  (New Century, 1945.)

 

Space #2.

 

                On their way back to Earth, two youngsters are captured by interplanetary pirates.

 

Through Space to the Planets  (New Century, 1944.)

 

Space #1.

 

                Children’s book about a boy’s adventures on another planet.

 

LAWHEAD, STEPHEN R.

 

Dream Thief  (Crossway, 1983.)

 

                A scientist aboard a space station is troubled by odd dreams which eventually lead him to the discovery of an enigmatic alien who infiltrates through our subconscious minds.

 

Emphyrion  (Lion, 1990.)

 

                Omnibus of The Search for Fierra and The Siege of Dome.

 

Howard Had a Spaceship  (?, 1986.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Search for Fierra, The  (Crossways, 1985.)

 

Empyrion #1.

 

                A writer is enlisted in a project to create a record of a visit to an alien civilization, and discovers that the people he is studying are slowly surrendering their high civilization to chaos.

 

Siege of Dome, The  (Crossways, 1985.)

 

Empyrion #2.

 

                A writer trying to chronicle the decline of a race gets caught up in an imminent war of conquest.

 

LAWLER, RICK

 

Sudden Impact  (toExcel, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are SF.

 

LAWRENCE, EDMUND

 

It May Happen Yet  (?, 1899.)

 

                Napoleon invades England.

 

LAWRENCE, HENRY LIONEL

 

Children of Light, The  (MacDonald, 1960, Consul, 1962.)

 

                Radiation causes mutations.

 

LAWRENCE, J.A.  (See also collaboration with James Blish.)

 

Mudd's Angels  (Bantam, 1978, Corgi, ?)

 

A Star Trek novel.

 

The Enterprise runs into Harry Mudd again, the irrepressible, rather dishonest trader is this time planning to delivery a cargo of beautiful androids as sex toys for the frontier worlds.

 

LAWRENCE, JIM  (See also Victor Appleton II and Hunter Adams.)

 

Cutlass Clue, The  (Signet Vista, 1986.)

 

                A group of kids team up to track down a saboteur on a remote island where their parents are working on the first artificial intelligence machine.

 

LAWRENCE, JOSEPHINE

 

Not a Cloud in the Sky  (Harcourt Brace, 1964.)

 

                Mild satire set in a future where compulsive retirement is accompanied by segregation to supposedly better administered communities for the aged.

 

LAWRENCE, LOUISE  (Pseudonym of Elizabeth Wintle.)

 

Andra  (Collins, 1971.)

 

                Two thousand years from now humanity lives underground.  A young girl has a brain implant from a brain preserved from the 20th Century and then sees her own society from the point of view of our time period.

 

Calling B for Butterfly  (Harper, 1982.)

 

                A colony ship is badly damaged by an asteroid and only six people survive, and they appear to be on a collision course with Jupiter.  They must learn to live together, survive without their fellow crewmembers, and find a way to avert the final destruction of their ship.

 

Dream-Weaver  (Clarion, 1996.)

 

                An apprentice empath tries to help in a conflict between humans and her people.

 

Extinction is Forever and Other Stories  (Bodley Head, 1990.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Moonwind  (Harper & Row, 1986.)

 

                Two teenagers win a trip to the moon, but on their arrival, they become involved with a discorporate alien intelligence wakened from hibernation and seeking help to return to the stars.

 

Power of Stars, The  (Collins, 1972, Lion, 1976.)

 

                A young girl appears to have been possessed by some extraordinary extraterrestrial power, and two boys each attempt in their way to rescue her from whatever it is.

 

Star Lord  (Harper, 1978, Pocket, 1980.)

 

                A young boy is rescued from a crash in a remote mountain region, but one of his rescuers knows that he is not human, but rather an alien who is the focus of a struggle far larger than the concerns of Earth.

 

Warriors of Taan, The  (Bodley Head, 1986, Harper & Row, 1988.)

 

                A humanoid race that has always lived in balance with their ecology sees their world being destroyed by the growing number of colonists from Earth.  Eventually this results in an armed uprising that eventually recaptures their planet.

 

LAWRENCE, MARGERY

 

Tomorrow of Yesterday, The  (Hale, 1966.)

 

                Atlantis is founded by colonists from Mars.

 

LAWS, ROBIN D.

 

Freedom Phalanx, The (CDS, 2006.)

 

A City of Heroes novel.

 

                Young superheroes attempt to motivate their elders.

 

LAYMON, RICHARD

 

Flesh  (Allen, 1987, Tor, 1988, Headline, 1990.)

 

                An alien parasite travels secretly from body to body, drawing its sustenance from the terror and painful deaths of its hosts.  Eventually someone notices the trail of deaths and begins to put two and two together.

 

Quake  (St Martins, 1995, Headline, 1995.)

 

                A devastating earthquake destroys much of Los Angeles, and in the aftermath a sadistic madman attempts to take advantage of some of the trapped victims.

 

Woods Are Dark, The  (Paperback Library, 1981, New English Library, 1983, Headline, 1991.)

 

                An alien is stranded in the woods near a small town, from which point it mentally enslaves some of the local people in order to provide itself with fresh human victims.

 

LAYTON, J.A.

 

Vortex One  (Jove, 2001.)

 

                Marginal thriller about the pursuit of people who possess a new technology that could change the world.

 

LAZARUS, H.

 

English Revolution of the Twentieth Century, The  (Unwin, 1894.)

 

                Political satire.

 

LAZARUS, KEO

 

Gismo  (Follett, 1970.  Scholastic, 1974, as The Gismo from Outer Space.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Gismo from Outer Space, The.  (See The Gismo.)

 

LAZARUS, RICHARD

 

Journey into Mystery  (University Editions, 1992.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

LAZENBY, NORMAN  (See also Bengo Mistral.)

 

Terror Trap  (Shenstone, 1949.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

LAZUTA, GENE

 

Blood Flies  (Diamond, 1990.)

 

                A cavern is opened from which emerges a horde of insects not seen on Earth for thousands of years.  The flies are ravenous and they swarm in such numbers that they kill every living thing which they encounter.

 

LEA, RICHARD

 

Outward Urge, The  (Cowan, 1947.)

 

                Time travel to ancient Britain.

 

LEACOCK, STEPHEN

 

Afternoons in Utopia  (Dodd Mead, 1932, Lane, 1932.)

 

                Collection of loosely related satires.

 

LEAHY, JOHN

 

Drome  (Fantasy Press, 1952.)

 

                Not seen.  An underground world.

 

LEAHY, JOHN

 

Unity (Necro, 2016.)

 

An obsessed man wipes out most of the world with a virus.

 

LEATHERWOOD, HANK

 

Startail  (Pleasure Reader, 1969.)

 

                Pornography set in outer space.

 

LEBAN, JOHN  (See collaboration with Harold Bell Wright.)

 

LEBARON, ANTHONY  (Pseudonym of Keith Laumer, whom see.)

 

Meteor Men, The.  (See listing under Keith Laumer.)

 

LEBBON, TIM  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Alien - Invasion (Titan, 2016.)

 

An Aliens novel.

 

?

 

Armageddon (Titan, 2016.)

 

An Aliens novel.

 

Coldbrook (Titan, 2015.)

 

Scientists open a gateway to a parallel world.

 

Contagion (Pyr, 2013.)

 

Toxic City #3.

 

Mutants must prevent the army from destroying them by setting off a nuclear weapon in London.

 

Incursion (Titan, 2015.)

 

A Predator novel.

 

Humans battle the predators in space.

 

Kong Skull Island (Titan, 2017, novelization of the screenplay by Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein.)

 

An expedition to an uncharted island uncovers various monsters.

 

London Eye  (Pyr, 2012.)

 

Toxic City #1.

 

Four teens discover that devastated London is filled with mutants.

 

Out of the Shadows (Titan, 2013.)

 

An Aliens novel.

 

Ripley helps the crew of a disabled mining ship battle a horde of hostile aliens.

 

Reaper's Legacy (Pyr, 2013.)

 

Toxic City #2.

 

Wild mutations abound in London so the government decides to wipe out the city.

 

Silence, The (Titan, 2015.)

 

Explorers break into a contained cave system and release predatory batlike creatures.

 

LEBECK, OSKAR & DUBOIS, GAYLORD

 

Stratosphere Jim and His Flying Fortress  (Grosset, 1941.)

 

                Not seen.

 

LEBLANC, MAURICE

 

Three Eyes, The  (Burt, 1921, Macaulay, 1921.)

 

                A man invents a machine that displays pictures of past events and uses it to solve crimes.

 

LE BRETON, THOMAS

 

Mr Teedles, the Gland Old Man  (Laurie, 1927.)

 

                Amusing novel about an early experiment in rejuvenation.

 

LECKIE, ANN

 

Ancillary Justice (Orbit, 2013.)

 

Breq #1.

 

A galactic empire totters when its multi-bodied ruler schisms.

 

Ancillary Mercy (Orbit, 2015.)

 

Breq #3.

 

Aliens add to the mix of an interstellar civil war.

 

Ancillary Sword (Orbit, 2014.)

 

Breq #2.

 

An AI trapped in a human body tries to bring stability to a remote star system.

 

LEDERMAN, FRANK

 

Tremor  (Kaye, 1952.)

 

                A woman is kidnapped to another planet and a rescue team must deal with that world’s strange lifeforms.

 

LEDWIDGE, MICHAEL  (See collaboration with James Patterson.)

 

LEE, CAROLE ANN

 

Banner's Bonus  (BMI, 1995.)

 

                A romance about an interstellar kidnapping plot that gets complicated when a young woman's bodyguard becomes romantically interested in her.

 

LEE, DAVID  (Pseudonym of David S. Garnett, whom see.)

 

Destiny Past  (Hale, 1974.)

 

                Not seen.

 

LEE, EDWARD

 

Operator “B”  (CD, 1999.)

 

                A test pilot is given a secret mission.  Fly a captured, operational flying saucer to Mars in order to prevent a space probe from bringing back a lethal virus.

 

Slither  (Leisure, 2006.)

 

                Aliens infest an island with predatory worms and claim numerous victims.

 

Stickmen, The  (CD, 2000.)

 

                An out of work journalist discovers that many of the popular conspiracy theories are correct.  The government is hiding the remains of a crashed alien spaceship, among other things, and a young boy with unusual powers has stolen a small yield nuclear device. 

 

LEE, FONDA

 

Exo (Scholastic, 2017)

 

A  teenager's adventures in an alien occupied Earth.

 

LEE, GENTRY  (See also collaborations with Arthur C. Clarke.)

 

Bright Messengers  (Bantam, 1995.)

 

Rama #1.

 

                Set in the universe of the Rama novels written by Arthur C. Clarke and sometimes Gentry Lee.  A research project on Mars is trying to determine whether a strange manifestation is a natural occurrence, evidence of alien intelligence, or a message from God.

 

Double Full Moon Night  (Bantam, 1999.)

 

Rama #2.

 

                A handful of explorers enter an alien sphere in an attempt to discover the nature of the creators of this artificial environment.

 

Tranquility Wars, The  (Bantam, 2000.)

 

Rama #3.

 

                The solar space colonies have been split into two separate warring power groups and two young people get caught up in the struggle and have to re-examine their values.

 

LEE, MARY SOON

 

Ebb Tides and Other Tales  (Dark Regions, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

LEE, MIKE  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Fallen Angels  (Black Library, 2009.)

 

A Warhammer novel.

 

War among the stars.

 

LEE, PATRICK

 

Breach, The  (Harper, 2009.)

 

Breach #1.

 

A strange phenomenon provides access to random items of alien technology.

 

Deep Sky  (Harper, 2012.)

 

Breach #3.

 

Alien technology leads to a military strike against the US government.

 

Ghost Country  (Harper, 2011.)

 

Breach #2.

 

An alien device shows that the world will be devastated by a secret plot.  Our heroes must find out what it is and stop it from happening.

 

Runner (St Martins, 2014.)

 

Sam Dryden #1.

 

A secret government project to develop telepathy is compromises when one of the subjects escapes.

 

Signal (Minotaur, 2015.)

 

Sam Dryden #2.

 

The discovery of a method of listening to future radio signals leads to an international conspiracy.

 

LEE, ROBERT C.

 

Day It Rained Forever, The  (Little, Brown, 1968.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Once Upon Another Time  (Nelson, 1977.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Summer of the Green Star  (Westminster, 1981.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Timequake  (Westminster, 1982.)

 

                Not seen.

 

LEE, SHARON & MILLER, STEVE (Also write Fantasy.)

 

Agent of Change  (Del Rey, 1988, Ace, 2002.)

 

A Liaden Universe novel.

 

                A spy and a mercenary become involuntary partners when they run into difficulties both with the police force of the planet they are visiting and an interplanetary crime ring.  With the aid of an alien acquaintance, they eventually escape their troubles.

 

Balance of Trade  (Meisha Merlin, 2004, Ace, 2006.)

 

A Liaden Universe novel.

 

                A young man takes an unlikely position with a company of interstellar traders.

 

Carpe Diem  (Del Rey, 1989, Ace, 2003.)

 

A Liaden Universe novel.

 

                The two fugitives don’t get much rest.  Now they’re pursued by his former employers and family members, their old enemies in the criminal syndicate, and a fresh bunch of space pirates.

 

Conflict of Honors  (Del Rey, 1988, Ace, 2002.)

 

                An outcast works various jobs on interstellar freighters until she discovers that someone with a grudge against her is willing to commit violence to satisfy their anger.  Although she decides to leave the ship on which she is currently working, the captain decides to intercede in her battle.

 

Crystal Dragon  (Meisha Merlin, 2006.)

 

Great Migration #2.

 

?

 

Crystal Soldier  (Meisha Merlin, 2005, Ace, 2007.)

 

Great Migration #1.

 

                Set in the Liadem universe.  A soldier and a space pirate team up for a series of interstellar adventures.

 

Dragon in Exile (Baen, 2015.)

 

A Liaden Universe novel.

 

?

 

Dragon Ship  (Baen, 2012.)

 

A Liaden Universe novel.

 

?

 

Dragon Variation, The  (Baen, 2010.)

 

Omnibus of Local Custom, Scout's Honor, and Conflict of Honors.

 

Fledgling  (Baen, 2009.)

 

A Liaden Universe novel.

 

A young woman gets into trouble on a rigidly controlled world.

 

Ghost Ship  (Baen, 2012.)

 

A Liaden Universe novel.

 

?

 

I Dare  (Meisha Merlin, 2002, Ace, 2003.)

 

A Liaden Universe novel.

 

                The last desperate battle to resolve the future of an interstellar family of aristocrats.

 

Local Custom  (Ace, 2002.)

 

A Liaden Universe novel.

 

                An interstellar merchant must decide whether honor obligates him to marry the woman who bore his child as an interstellar war becomes imminent.

 

Mouse & Dragon  (Baen, 2010.)

 

A Liaden Universe novel.

 

A woman gets involved with missing space pilots while straightening out her love life.

 

Necessity's Child  (Baen, 2013.)

 

A Liaden Universe novel.

 

?

 

Neogenesis (Baen, 2018.)

 

Partners in Necessity (Meisha Merlin, 1999.)

 

                Omnibus of the first three Liaden novels.

 

Pilot's Choice  (Meisha Merlin, 2000.)

 

A Liaden Universe novel.

 

                Omnibus of two unpublished novels, Local Custom and Scout's Progress.

 

Plan B  (Meisha Merlin, 1999.)

 

A Liaden Universe novel.

 

                Space adventure involving a planetary invasion, a pair of fugitives who are wanted by practically everyone, a purloined spaceship, and an interstellar war.

 

Saltation  (Baen, 2010.)

 

A Liaden Universe novel.

 

An unruly student pilot strikes out on her own as an interplanetary traveler.

 

Scout's Progress  (Ace, 2002.)

 

A Liaden Universe novel.

 

                A woman rebels against the passive role expected of her and travels into space.

 

Sword of Orion  (Phobos, 2005.)

 

Beneath Strange Skies #1.

 

                A human and an alien discover that they must play a pivotal role in a political struggle in the aftermath of the collapse of an interstellar empire.

 

Tomorrow Log, The  (Meisha Merlin, 2003.)

 

                An interplanetary thief gets in trouble with a local crime lord and is pursued by a woman who wants him to return to the spaceborn culture in which he was born.

 

Trade Secret (Baen, 2013.)

 

A Liadem novel.

 

?

 

 LEE, STAN

 

God Project, The  (Grove Weidenfeld, 1990.)

 

                The CIA may have a direct line to God.

 

LEE, STAN  (See also  collaboration with Bill McCay.)

 

LEE, STAN & TIMMONS, STAN

 

Alien Factor, The  (Ibooks, 2001.)

 

                An alien crashes on Earth during World War II>

 

LEE, TANITH

 

Beautiful Biting Machine, The  (Cheap Street, 1984.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

Birthgrave, The   (DAW, 1975, Orbit, 1977.)

 

Vazkor #1.

 

                Although technically SF, this series has the feel of epic fantasy.  In the opener, a woman awakens in the midst of a volcano with no knowledge of her past or future, possessing psi powers, and destined to be the focus of a great deal of conflict.

 

Biting the Sun  (Bantam, 1999.)

 

                Omnibus of Don't Bite the Sun and Drinking Sapphire Wine.

 

Day by Night  (DAW, 1980.)

 

                A colony living underground on the dark side of a planet that never revolves to see the sun is entertained by stories about a mythical civilization on the bright side.  But then evidence surfaces indicating that perhaps there is some truth underneath the tales.

 

Days of Grass  (DAW, 1985.)

 

                Aliens have conquered the Earth and the only free humans survive in vast underground caverns.  A young woman emerges onto the surface out of curiosity, and is taken as a captive to an alien city where she learns the truth about the future of her world.

 

Don’t Bite the Sun  (DAW, 1976.)

 

Four-Bee #1.

 

                A precocious young woman has a series of adventures in a future where biotechnology allows you to recover from death, and to design a body to your own specifications, one that can be changed almost as easily as changing clothing.

 

Drinking Sapphire Wine  (DAW, 1977.)

 

Four-Bee #2.

 

                The protagonist finally does something that the protective, all seeing utopian government of Earth cannot tolerate, so he/she is exiled.  But eventually we discover that human ingenuity is still smarter than the average supercomputer.

 

Drinking Sapphire Wine  (Hamlyn, 1979.)

 

                Omnibus of the title novel and Don’t Bite the Sun.

 

Electric Forest  (Doubleday, 1979.)

 

                The only ugly woman in a society which has mastered its own genetic development becomes emotionally involved with a man who promises to make her beautiful, but who has a secret agenda.

 

Eva Fairdeath  (Headline, 1994.)

 

                A woman cast adrift in a future Earth where pollution has destroyed all the trees and birds meets an enigmatic man who offers her a new hope for the future.

 

Metallic Love  (Bantam, 2005.)

 

Robot #2.

 

                The story of a woman who fell in love with a robot inspires a slum child and her companions.

 

Quest for the White Witch  (DAW, 1978, Orbit, 1979.)

 

Vazkor #3.

 

                A barbarian warrior has various adventures as he travels across a primitive world trying to track down his mother, who is supposedly a witch who managed to survive her own death.  Ultimately he discovers his true heritage and helps transform the world.

 

Sabella, or the Blood Stone  (DAW, 1980, Unwin, 1987.)

 

                The title character lives on a remote colony world, and although she’s not a supernaturally undead creature, she’s as close to a genuine vampire as you’re likely to encounter in SF.

 

Shadowfire.  (See Vazkor, Son of Vazkor.)

 

Silver Metal Lover, The  (Doubleday, 1981, DAW, 1982, Unwin, 1986, Orion, 1986, Bantam, 1999.)

 

Robot #1.

 

                The protagonist falls passionately in love with a new robot who is designed to look and function exactly like a man.  Then the company that manufactured him orders a recall, and she is faced with the possibility of losing him forever.

 

Space Is Just a Starry Night  (Aqueduct, 2013.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Vazkor, Son of Vazkor  (DAW, 1978.  Futura, 1979, as Shadowfire.)

 

Vazkor #2.

 

                The son of an ambitious man who tried to unite the diverse cities of a barbaric planet into a unified nation tries to step into the role of his now dead father, despite rumors that the latter was driven not by common sense but by the manipulation of a witch.

 

Venus Preserved  (Outlook, 2003.)

 

Secret Books of Venus #4.

 

                In an alternate version of Venice, an experiment attempts to bring back to life the souls of two people long dead.

 

Women as Demons  (Women’s Press, 1989.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

LEE, THOMAS

 

Falsivir’s Travels  (Proprietor, 1886.)

 

                Exploration of the lands concealed within the earth.

 

LEE, TUNG

 

Wind Obeys Lama Toru, The  (Kutub Popular, 1967.)

 

                Not seen.  An overpopulated future.

 

LEE, WALT  (See collaboration with Richard Delap.)

 

LEE, YOON HA

 

Ninefox Gambit (Solaris, 2016.)

 

?

 

LEESOM, ROBERT

 

At War With Tomorrow  (Longman, 1986.)

 

Time #4.

 

                Not seen.

 

Fire on the Cloud  (Mammoth, 1991.)

 

Cloud #2.

 

                Not seen.

 

Landing in Cloud Valley, The  (Mammoth, 1991.)

 

Cloud #1.

 

                Not seen.

 

Metro Gangs Attack, The  (Longman, 1986.)

 

Time #3.

 

                Not seen.

 

Slambash Wangs of a Compo Gormer  (Collins, 1987.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Three Against the World  (Longman, 1986.)

 

Time #2.

 

                Not seen.

 

Time Rope  (Longman, 1986.)

 

Time #1.

 

                Not seen.

 

LE GUIN, URSULA K.

 

Always Coming Home  (Harper, 1985, Bantam, 1986, Gollancz, 1986, University of California Press, 2001.)

 

                An intricate interweaving of stories and sketches all set in a near future Utopian society.

 

Birthday of the World, The  (Harper, 2002.)

 

                Collection of mostly loosely related stories set in the Hain universe.

 

Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences  (Capra, 1987, Plume, 1988, Gollancz, 1990, Roc, 1990.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Changing Planes  (Harcourt, 2003, Gollancz, 2003, Ace, 2004.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

City of Illusions  (Ace, 1967, Gollancz, 1971, Panther, ?)

 

                Earth’s empire has been destroyed by an alien race who strike again whenever they see any sign of technology rising on any of the worlds humans have colonized.  One man, armed with a strange knowledge, prepares to defy the aliens and help humanity resume its proper role in the universe.

 

Compass Rose, The  (Pendragon, 1982, Gollancz, 1983.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Dispossessed, The   (Harper & Row, 1974, Gollancz, 1974, Avon, 1975, Millennium, 1999, Gollancz, 2006.)

 

                Two very different cultures exist on the planet Urras and its moon, Anarres.  One is a competitive group of contending nations similar to Earth, while the other is a Utopian society that has lasted for generations.  The protagonist believes that both societies are doomed, however, unless they unite once more and share their differing ideas.

 

Eye of the Heron, The  (Gollancz, 1982, Harper, 1983, Bantam, 1984, Starscape, 2003.)

 

                A group of pacifists is exiled to a distant planet, where they seem doomed to be destroyed by the lawless population that greets them.  Ultimately they are led off to found a separate society by a woman who abandons her own people to join them.

 

Eye of the Heron and The Word for the World Is Forest, The  (Gollancz, 1991.)

 

                Omnibus of the two titles.

 

Fisherman of the Inland Sea, A  (Harper, 1994, Gollancz, 1996.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Five Complete Novels  (Avenel, 1985.)

 

                Omnibus of Rocannon’s World, Planet of Exile, City of Illusions, The Left Hand of Darkness, and The Word for the World Is Forest.

 

Four Ways to Forgiveness  (HarperCollins, 1996, Gollancz, 1997.)

 

Four related stories set in the Hainish universe.

 

Lathe of Heaven, The  (Scribner, 1971, Gollancz, 1972, Avon, 1973, Panther, ?, Millennium, 2001.)

 

                A psychiatrist discovers that one of his patients can actually alter the real world through his dreams.  He begins manipulating them in an attempt to create a better world, but unsurprisingly everything goes wrong and he ends up creating a dystopian nightmare instead.

 

Lathe of Heaven, The Dispossessed, The Wind’s Twelve Quarters, The  (Book of Month Club, 1991.)

 

                Omnibus.

 

Left Hand of Darkness, The  (Ace, 1969, Macdonald, 1969, Panther, ?, Walker, 1969, Gollancz, 2001.)

 

                The first ambassador to the planet Winter finds himself in a very complex mix of intrigues and local problems.  The inhabitants of Winter are, for one thing, hermaphroditic, and their planet is caught in the midst of an endless ice age.

 

New Atlantis, The  (Tor, 1989, bound with The Blind Geometer by Kim Stanley Robinson.)

 

                Long story of a future America where central authority is collapsing.

 

Nine Lives  (Pulphouse, 1992.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form concerning a clone.

 

Ones Who Walk Away from the Omelas, The  (Creative Education, 1993.)

 

                Short story.

 

Outer Space, Inner Lands  (Small Beer, 2012.)

 

Collection of sometimes related stories.

 

Planet of Exile  (Ace, 1966, bound with ?  Ace, alone, ?, Tandem, 1972.)

 

                A small, lost human colony must ally itself with a primitive tribe of indigenes who fear the outsiders because both cultures are menaced by an even fiercer horde of barbarians that are threatening to overrun the entire area.

 

Rocannon’s World  (Ace, 1966, bound with The Kar-Chee Reign by Avram Davidson.  Ace, alone, ?, Tandem, 1972.)

 

                A human scientist living on a planet with three distinct humanoids races watches in horror as an outside force invades and conquers the planet.  Enraged, he decides to help the natives defeat the invaders.

 

Telling, The  (Harcourt, 2000, Ace, 2001, Gollancz, 2001.)

 

A Hain novel.

 

                A researcher explores the culture of a planet which destroyed its entire history and literature in order to shed a primitive culture and create a technological one which would enable them to reach the stars.

 

Three Hainish Novels.  (See Worlds of Exile and Illusion.)

 

Visionary: The Life Story of Flicker of the Serpentine, The  (Capra, 1984, bound with Wonders Hidden by Scott R. Sanders, which is not SF.)

 

                Excerpt from the novel Always Coming Home.

 

Wild Girls, The  (PM, 2011.)

 

Short story published as a chapbook.

 

Wind’s Twelve Quarters, The  (Harper & Row, 1975, Bantam, 1976, Gollancz, 1976.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Word for the World Is Forest, The  (Berkley, 1976, Gollancz, 1977, Starscape, 2006, Tor, 2010.)

 

                Humans discover a planet that resembles paradise and begin to exploit it ruthlessly despite the protestations of the natives, until the latter begin to use their power over the dreamworld to drive the invaders away.

 

Worlds of Exile and Illusion  (Orb, 1996.  Doubleday, ?, as Three Hainish Novels.)

 

                Omnibus of City of Illusions, Rocannon’s World, and Planet of Exile.

 

LEIB, FRANKLIN ALLEN

 

Behold a Pale Horse  (Forge, 2000.)

 

                Very marginal story of future political intrigues in which a President launches military strikes against North Korea and Iraq before being assassinated.

 

LEIBER, FRITZ

 

Best of Fritz Leiber, The  (Del Rey, 1974, Doubleday, 1974, Sphere, 1974.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Big Time, The  (Ace, 1961, bound with The Mind Spider and Other Stories, also by Leiber.  Ace, alone, ?, Four Square, 1965, Tor, 2000, Easton, ?, Orb, 2001.)

 

A Changewar novel.

 

                A group of time agents are resting in a time station set outside of time when they begin to suspect that one of their number is a traitor, working secretly for their adversaries, who wish to twist time into another history.

 

Book of Fritz Leiber, The  (DAW, 1974.  Gregg, 1980, includes The Second Book of Fritz Leiber.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Change War, The  (Gregg, 1978.)

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

Changewar  (Ace, 1983.)

 

                Collection of related stories about a battle to control the course of time.

 

Dealings of Daniel Kesserich, The  (Tor, 1997.)

 

                Short novel originally written in the 1930’s about a scientific experiment to explore the world beyond life.

 

Destiny Times Three  (Galaxy, 1952.  Magazine version, 1945.)

 

                The citizens of what appears to be a Utopian society have similar dreams of their problems in another world ruled by a dictatorship.

 

Gather, Darkness  (Pellegrini & Cudahy, 1950, Grosset, 1951, Berkley, 1962, New English Library, 1966, Pyramid, 1969.  Magazine version, 1943.)

 

                Following the collapse of our current civilization, a new one arises using high technology and brainwashing to control its population.  The government is in the hands of a repressive church, and the revolutionaries therefore assume the guise of devils in order to defeat them.

 

Ghost Light, The  (Berkley, 1984, Ace, 1991.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Green Millennium, The  (Abelard, 1953, Lion, 1954, Icon, 1964, Olmstead, 2001.  Ace, 1969, bound with Night Monsters, also by Leiber.)

 

                The protagonist is agonizing over the possibility that his job might be lost to a robot when a strange cat enters his life, leading him to adventure in an amusement park of the future, and with strange visitors from another planet.

 

Kreativity for Kats and Other Feline Fantasies  (Wildside, 1990.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Leiber Chronicles, The  (Dark Harvest, 1990.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Let Freedom Ring (Armchair, 2015, bound with The Machine That Floats by Joe Gibson. Magazine appearance 1950.)

 

Dystopia with rigid population control.

 

Mind Spider and Other Stories, The  (Ace, 1961, bound with The Big Time also by Leiber.  Ace, alone, ?)

 

                Collection of mostly unrelated stories.

 

Moon Is Green, The (Armchair, 2013.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Night Monsters  (Ace, 1969, bound with The Green Millennium by the same author.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Night Monsters  (Gollancz, 1974.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories, not the same as the Ace edition.

 

Night of the Long Knives (Armchair, 2012, bound with Dwellers of the Deep by Don Wilcox. Magazine appearance 1957.)

 

?

 

Night of the Wolf, The  (Ballantine, 1966, Sphere, 1976.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Pail of Air, A  (Ballantine, 1964.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Second Book of Fritz Leiber, The  (DAW, 1975.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Secret Songs, The  (Hart-Davis, 1968, Panther, 1975.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Selected Stories (Night Shade, 2012.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Shadows With Eyes  (Ballantine, 1962.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Ship of Shadows  (Tor, 1989, bound with No Truce for Kings by Poul Anderson.)

 

                Long story bound in doublebook format.

 

Ships to the Stars  (Ace, 1964, bound with The Million Year Hunt by Kenneth Bulmer.  Ace, alone, ?, Gollancz, 1979.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Silver Eggheads, The  (Ballantine, 1962, New English Library, 1966.)

 

                Satirical look at a future in which writers use computers to generate their novels, the minds of important people are preserved in silver, egg shaped containers, and robots are programmed to act just like people.

 

Sinful Ones, The  (Pocket, 1980, Baen, 1986.  Universal Giant, 1953, bound with Bulls, Blood, and Passion by David Williams.  Magazine version 1950.)

 

                A chance encounter leads the protagonist to the realization that he is one of the very few real human beings in a world populated by robots masquerading as living creatures.

 

Specter Is Haunting Texas, A  (Walker, 1969, Gollancz, 1969, Bantam, 1971, Collier, 1992.)

 

                A visitor from the moon colony arrives in a future Texas where bioengineering has led to universally tall Texans and their abnormally short Mexican slaves.  His arrival turns out to be the key to the overturn of the status quo.

 

Tarzan and the Valley of Gold  (Ballantine, 1966, based on the screenplay by Clair Huffaker.)

 

A Tarzan novel.

 

                Tarzan has a series of typical adventures battling a group of villains, but in this case he is transplanted from the jungles of Africa to those of South America.

 

Wanderer, The  (Ballantine, 1964, Dobson, 1967, Tor, 1983, Gollancz, 2000.)

 

                A wandering star comes too close to the Earth and sets off cataclysmic natural disasters everywhere.  Unlike most similar novels of the time, the book concentrates on the fate of average people rather than the triumphs of unlikely heroes.

 

Worlds of Fritz Leiber, The  (Ace, 1976.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

You’re All Alone  (Ace, 1972, Carroll & Graf, 1990.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories incorporating the novel The Sinful Ones.

 

LEIBER, JUSTIN

 

Beyond Gravity  (Tor, 1988.)

 

Forth #2.

 

                A disembodied human intelligence is captured by an alien race and carried off to the stars, where he discovers he has been chosen as the representative for the entire human race.

 

Beyond Humanity  (Tor, 1987.)

 

Forth #3.

 

                The discovery that humanity is not alone in the universe has a devastating effect, resulting in waves of anti-technological hysteria that threaten to bring down civilization.

 

Beyond Rejection  (Del Rey, 1980.)

 

Forth #1.

 

                The hero wakes up in a new body and is told that he died in an accident in space.  He suspects this to be a lie and eventually teams up with an unusual secret agent to track down the people who have stolen his body, eventually leading to contact with an alien race.

 

LEIBOLD, JAY

 

Antimatter Formula, The  (Bantam, 1986.)

 

Choose Your Own Adventure #57.

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

Beyond the Great Wall  (Bantam, 1987.)

 

Choose Your Own Adventure #73.

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

LEICHTER, LARRY R.

 

Epidemic!  (Zebra, 1980.)

 

                A new form of meningitis that appears to originate in the ocean and which kills fish as well as humans spreads inward despite every effort to quarantine the infected or to find an effective treatment for those already afflicted.

 

LEIGH, LORA  (Also writes Horror.)

 

Bengal's Heart  (Berkley, 2009.)

 

Feline Humans #7.

 

Felinoid humans fight for their rights.

 

Bengal's Quest (Berkley, 2015.)

 

Feline Humans.

 

?

 

Coyote's Mate  (Berkley, 2009.)

 

Feline Humans #6.

 

An uplifted coyote is overwhelmed by passion.

 

Dawn's Awakening  (Berkley, 2007.)

 

Feline Humans #4.

 

Romance involving feline humans.

 

Harmony’s Way  (Berkley, 2006.)

 

Feline Humans #2.

 

                A woman genetically altered to have feline characteristics runs afoul of a cult.

 

Lawe's Justice  (Berkley, 2011.)

 

Feline Humans #11.

 

Romance with uplifted animals.

 

Lion's Heat (Berkley, 2010.)

 

Feline Humans #8.

 

Romance involving genetically altered humans.

 

Megan’s Mark  (Berkley, 2006.)

 

Feline Humans #1.

 

                A part human, part feline detective tracks a killer.

 

Mercury's War  (Berkley, 2008.)

 

Feline Humans #5.

 

?

 

Navarro's Promise  (Berkley, 2011.)

 

Feline Humans #10.

 

Romance involving genetically altered animals.

 

Overcome (Berkley, 2015.)

 

Feline Humans #

 

?

 

Rule Breaker (Berkley, 2014.)

 

Feline Humans #12.

 

Uplifted creature romance.

 

Styx's Storm  (Berkley, 2010.)

 

Feline Humans #9.

 

Genetically created people are enslaved.

 

Tanner's Scheme  (Berkley, 2007.)

 

Feline Humans #3.

 

Humans launch a campaign to wipe out genetically altered feline humans.

 

LEIGH, R.A.

 

3 Passports to Paradise  (Spectrutek, 1999.)

 

Spectrutek #1.

 

                A conference among representatives of three colony worlds leads to tension and conflict.  The colonies consist of New Age cultists, genetically enhanced animals, and super patriots.

 

LEIGH, STEPHEN  (See also collaborations which follow. Writes fantasy as S.L. Farrell.)

 

Alien Tongue  (Bantam, 1991.)

 

                A team of humans is sent to explore a mysterious wormhole discovered near Jupiter, suspecting that it was artificially constructed by an alien race.

 

Bones of God, The  (Avon, 1986, Headline, 1988.)

 

                Religious heretics are waiting for a prophesized leader to help them gain freedom from the repression of the ruling theocracy.  The government trains an amoral man to impersonate their messiah and lead them to defeat, but he discovers that he has acquired superhuman powers and begins to wonder if he is in fact the one foretold.

 

Changeling  (Ace, 1989.)

 

#1 in the multi-author Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Robots and Aliens series.

 

A world of intelligent robots is menaced by alien invaders, and their best hope for survival is a pair of humans who have been stranded among them.

 

Crystal Memory, The  (Avon, 1987.)

 

                Humans have never left the solar system, despite the arrival of an alien race with faster than light travel.  A woman wakens one day to discover that two years have been stolen from her memories, and her search for answers will change the future of the entire species.

 

Dance of the Hag  (Bantam, 1983.)

 

Neweden #2.

 

                Now that the guild of assassins has been allowed to take assignments offworld, their internal discipline begins to fall apart, and their leader suddenly finds that his former followers are now potentially his greatest enemies.

 

Dark Water’s Embrace  (Avon, 1998.)

 

Mictlan #1.

 

                An abandoned human colony beset by infertility and unexplained mutations is becoming increasing authoritarian, and the discovery by a doctor that there is a connection between this and the planet’s previous inhabitants makes her an outcast among her own kind.

 

Dinosaur Conquest  (Avon, 1995, Ibooks, 2005.)

 

Dinosaur #6.

 

                The final effort to restore the original time stream is endangered by the usual cast of villainous characters.

 

Dinosaur Planet  (Avon, 1993.)

 

Dinosaur #2.

 

                Two time travelers try to track down a psychotic third one who is playing with the course of history, but their efforts run into trouble when they encounter two different races of intelligent dinosaurs, each determined to wipe out the other.

 

Dinosaur Warriors  (Avon, 1994.)

 

Dinosaur #4.

 

                Things don’t get any easier for two stranded time travelers who find that the fabric of time has been completely destroyed and can only be restored if they find the man who caused the problem in the first place.  But in the meantime, they’re pursued by fresh villains as well as their old enemies, the dinosaurs.

 

Dinosaur World  (Avon, 1992.)

 

Dinosaur #1.

 

                The discovery of time travel has an unfortunate side effect when one trip changes the entire course of history.  In the aftermath, if that’s the right term in a time travel novel, humans must team up with a race of intelligent dinosaurs to try to bring stability to the time continuum.

 

Quiet of Stone, A  (Bantam, 1984.)

 

Neweden #3.

 

                The one time leader of the assassins guild now returns to their planet as head of a military force, determined to defeat the villainous forces who have taken his place and turned the assassins from true artisans of death into less disciplined killers.

 

Secret of the Lona, The  (Ace, 1988.)

 

#1 in the multi-author Dr. Bones series.

 

A human adventurer goes on a mission to plumb the secrets of an alien civilization that seems intent upon conquering all other species.

 

Slow Fall to Dawn  (Bantam, 1981, Headline, 1988.)

 

Neweden #1.

 

                The leader of a secretive order of assassins is hoping to allow his prize students to operate off their homeworld, but his plans are endangered by the machinations of a local politician who suspects him of treachery.

 

Speaking Stones  (Avon, 1999.)

 

Mictlan #2.

 

                The human colonists on Mictlan are mutating, and a distinct third sex has emerged.  When a human child is kidnapped, tensions between humans and indigenous aliens come to a boiling point.  A team of investigators from a society of the new gendered humans decides to solve the mystery and defuse the situation.

 

LEIGH, STEPHEN & MILLER, JOHN J.

 

Dinosaur Empire  (Avon, 1995.)

 

Dinosaur #5.

 

                In an ancient Egypt that has been settled by dinosaurs rather than humans, the wandering heroes must retrieve the key to their freedom from that era before it is buried forever in a gigantic tomb.

 

Dinosaur Samurai  (Avon, 1993.)

 

Dinosaur #3.

 

                Two men lost in a fluctuating time stream find themselves in an alternate medieval Japan, where they are caught between fierce samurai warriors and intelligent time traveling dinosaurs.

 

LEIGHTON, EDWARD   (See also Geoffrey John Barrett, Dennis Summers, and James Wallace.)

 

Light from Tomorrow, A  (?, 1977.)

 

                ?

 

Lord of the Lightning  (?, 1977.)

 

                ?

 

Out of Earth's Deep  (?, 1976.)

 

                ?

 

LEIGHTON, TOM

 

Phoenix Formula, The  (Dell, 1980.)

 

                Two Americans contend with agents of Hitler’s SS to find an ancient secret that could prove to be a powerful enough weapon to change the outcome of the war.

 

LEININGER, ROBERT

 

Black Sun  (Avon, 1991.)

 

                A change in the nature of the sun suddenly turns the Earth into a dark and increasingly cold place where panic and violence destroy civilization almost overnight and the human race seems doomed to extinction.

 

LEINSTER, MURRAY.  (Pseudonym of Will F. Jenkins, whom see.)

 

Aliens, The  (Berkley, 1960.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Best of Murray Leinster, The  (Corgi, 1976.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Best of Murray Leinster, The  (Del Rey, 1978.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Black Galaxy, The  (Galaxy, 1954.  Magazine version 1949.)

 

A lone spaceship from Earth discovers that an alien race has been systematically exterminating every species that discovers space travel.  Cut off from home, the crew devises a means to defeat the enemy's warfleet in this implausible but adventurous early space opera.

 

Brain-Stealers, The  (Ace, 1954, bound with Atta by Rufus Bellamy.  Badger, 1960. Magazine version 1947, as The Man in the Iron Cap.)

 

In the not too distant future, science has been outlawed by the government.  The protagonist, an escaped political prisoner, discovers that aliens with the power to control the minds of groups of people have invaded the Earth, and can be withstood only by wearing metal caps.

 

Checkpoint Lambda  (Berkley, 1966.  Magazine title Stopover in Space.)

 

A newly assigned commander at a space station discovers that a band of criminals is aboard, preparing to hijack a ship that is due to arrive and rumored to be carrying a priceless treasure.

 

City on the Moon  (Ace, 1957, bound with Men on the Moon edited by Donald A. Wollheim.  Avalon, 1957.)

 

Joe Kenmore #3.

 

The moon is being colonized jointly by a number of nations, but fear that the US is dominating everything leads a number of powers to engage in a continuing program of sabotage.

 

Colonial Survey  (See The Planet Explorer.)

 

Conquest of the Stars  (American SF, 1952.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

Corianis Disaster, The (Armchair, 2015, bound with Deathworld by Harry Harrison. Magazine appearance 1960.)

 

A freak encounter duplicates a spaceship.

 

Creatures of the Abyss  (Berkley, 1961.  Sidgwick & Jackson, 1969, as The Listeners. Armchair, 2012, bound with The Life Watch by Lester Del Rey.)

 

Aliens from two different worlds are secretly conducting operations in the Luzon Deep, harvesting fish from the ocean, and occasionally destroying a passing vessel.  A team of investigators discovers the truth and battles giant squids and other dangers.

 

Doctor to the Stars  (Pyramid, 1964.)

 

A Med Service book.

 

Three long stories about a star traveling doctor's adventures on three separate planets.

 

Duplicators, The  (Ace, 1964, bound with No Truce with Terra by Philip E. High.  Magazine title Lord of the Uffts)

 

A Landing Grid novel.

 

Two unlikely adventurers land on a primitive world whose colonists have an odd society in which commerce is considered insulting.  There's an intelligent species of animal on the planet that doesn't like humans very much, although it supports their civilization, and a large number of matter duplicators.

 

Fifth-Dimension Tube, The (Armchair, 2016, bound with The Flying Threat by David H. Keller. Originally published in 1933.)
 

Scientists investigate a world in another dimension that menaces the Earth.

 

Fight for Life  (Prize, 1949.  Magazine version as The Laws of Chance, 1947.)

 

In the aftermath of a nuclear war, several survivors discover that the blasts alter certain minerals such that they can affect the laws of chance.  They use these luck charms to change their own situation and eventually retaliate against the invaders.

 

First Contacts  (NESFA, 1998.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Forgotten Planet, The  (Gnome, 1954, Ace, 1956, Carroll & Graf, 1990, incorporating material published in magazines in 1926, 1927, and 1953)

 

Descendants of a shipwrecked crew struggle to survive on a world of giant insects.  One of their number changes the course of history by rediscovering human dignity and leading his people to a safer region of the planet.  Inventive adventure story with almost no dialogue.

 

Four from Planet Five  (Gold Medal, 1959, White Lion, 1974.  Magazine title Long Ago, Far Away.)

 

A spaceship crashes in the Antarctic and its passengers, four children, are rescued.  Although there is worldwide panic at the prospect of alien invasion, the children are actually the survivors of a prehistoric civilization who were sent through time to escape a global catastrophe.

 

Greks Bring Gifts, The  (Macfadden, 1964.)

 

An alien starship arrives on Earth, dispensing superscience and promising scientific advances.  Unfortunately, there's something they're not revealing, the fact that their technology is a trap designed to ruin the planet's economy and make them dependent on the Greks.

 

Hot Spot, The  (Pyramid, 1969.)

 

Land of the Giants #2.

 

Based on the television series.  A handful of humans on a gigantic alternate Earth travels to the South Pacific seeking refuge on a remote island.

 

Invaders, The (Armchair, 2017, bound with World of the Mist by Laurence Manning. Magazine appearance 1964.)

 

Aliens visit the Earth.

 

Invaders of Space  (Berkley, 1964, Tandem, 1968.)

 

A Landing Grid novel.

 

An engineer is shanghaied aboard a pirate starship that plans to loot a luxury liner carrying a large amount of cash.  They discover that the crew and passengers abandoned ship for an uninhabited planet, and the protagonist foils the pirates and saves the day.

 

Land of the Giants  (Pyramid, 1968.)

 

Land of the Giants #1.

 

Based on the television series.  An airplane goes through a spacewarp and emerges on a world that is very much like the Earth, but much larger.  There they must deal with giant humans, insects, and other obstacles.

 

Last Spaceship, The  (Galaxy, 1949, Fell, 1949, Cherry Tree, 1952.)

 

Three story series about a man who escapes an interstellar civilization that controls people by means of a disciplinary circuit, a mental block that limits their actions.  He becomes leader of another planet and leads the fight to defeat aggressors from other worlds.

 

Listeners, The.  (See Creatures of the Abyss.)

 

Logic Named Joe, A  (Baen, 2005.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Med Series, The  (Ace, 1983.)

 

Med Service series.

 

A collection of stories about Calhoun of the Med Service.

 

Med Ship  (Baen, 2002.)

 

                Collection of stories about Calhoun of the Med Service, including the novels This World Is Taboo and The Mutant Weapon.

 

Men into Space  (Berkley, 1960.)

 

Based on the television series.  Stories about the development of near future space travel told from the viewpoint of a successful astronaut.  Starts with orbital shots and ends with voyages to Mars and Venus.

 

Miners in the Sky  (Avon, 1967.)

 

Two miners searching the rings of a remote world find a valuable mineral deposit.  But unscrupulous rivals looking for an easy fortune murder one and try to kill the other in order to steal their claim.

 

Monster from Earth's End, The  (Gold Medal, 1959, Muller, 1960.)

 

A cargo plane full of newly discovered Antarctic plants crashes on a remote island.  The plants are animate and soon begin killing the staff of a military/scientific base stationed there.  Filmed as The Navy vs the Night Monsters.

 

Monsters and Such  (Avon, 1959.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Murder Madness   (Brewer Warren, 1931, Fantasy Press, 1949.)

 

                A drug is used as a means to achieve world power.

 

Murray Leinster Omnibus, A  (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1968.)

 

                Omnibus of Operation Terror, Checkpoint Lambda, and Invaders of Space.

 

Mutant Weapon, The  (Ace, 1959, bound with The Pirates of Zan.  Magazine title Med Service)

 

A Med Service adventure.

 

Calhoun is a star travelling doctor who investigates a planet that seems deserted except for a handful of thugs.  He discovers they have unleashed a mutated plague that selectively kills the original colonists, allowing them to move in and take over an already established colony.

 

Operation: Outer Space  (Fantasy Press, 1954, Signet, 1957, Grayson, 1957.)

 

Set in same universe as the Joe Kenmore series.

 

A television crew sent to the moon to help a neurotic scientist realize his fantasy accidentally discovers the secret of faster than light travel and visit an Earthlike world around another star.

 

Operation Terror  (Berkley, 1962, Tandem, 1968. Armchair, 2013, bound with The Sinister Invasion by Edmond Hamilton.)

 

Very contrived thriller about an apparent invasion of the US by aliens armed with a weapon that beams terror.  After many alarms and excursions, we discover that it is actually a plot by the US government to make other countries aware of the danger of this kind of technology.

 

Other Side of Here, The  (Ace, 1955, bound with One Against Eternity by A.E. Van Vogt.  Magazine title The Incredible Invasion.)

 

Invaders from an alternate Earth use a device that puts entire cities into suspended animation.  The only two people who know the truth are hunted as plague carriers while the invaders systematically being looting our world.

 

Other Side of Nowhere, The  (Berkley, 1964.  Magazine title Spaceman.)

 

A Landing Grid novel.

 

When Braden signs onto the Rim Star, he discovers that the captain is planning to commit suicide in order to kill his newly hired crew, a band of men who hijacked another ship in the past.  Braden and the passengers have to team up to prevent themselves from being caught in the crossfire.

 

Out of This World  (Avalon, 1958.)

 

                Collection of three related stories about an intuitive genius.

 

Pirates of Zan, The  (Ace, 1959, bound with The Mutant Weapon.  Bart, 1989.  Armchair, 2014, bound with The Stars, My Brothers by Edmond Hamilton. Magazine title, The Pirates of Ersatz.)

 

A Landing Grid novel.

 

A refugee from a planet of space pirates tries to make an honest living and gets into trouble with more than one planetary government.  Eventually he makes use of some of the techniques of his homeland to make a place for himself.

 

Planet Explorer, The  (Avon, 1957.  Gnome Press, 1957, as Colonial Survey)

 

Four long stories about Bordman, a colonial survey officer, who solves ecological problems on four different planets during his career. 

 

Planet of Dread (Armchair, 2012, bound with Twice Upon a Time by Charles L. Fontenay.)

 

?

 

Planets of Adventure  (Baen, 2003.)

 

                Omnibus of The Forgotten Planet, The Planet Explorer, and several short stories.

 

Quarantine World  (Carroll & Graf, 1992.)

 

Med Service series.

 

A collection of stories about Calhoun of the Med Service.

 

Sidewise in Time  (Shasta, 1950.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Silver Menace, The  (Black Dog, 2006.)

 

Collection of two related stories.

 

S.O.S. from Three Worlds  (Ace, 1966.)

 

Med Service series.

 

A collection of stories about Calhoun of the Med Service.

 

Space Captain  (Ace, 1966, bound with The Mad Metropolis by Philip E. High.  Magazine title Killer Ship.)

 

A Landing Grid novel.

 

A heroic space captain makes use of a revolutionary new device in his quest to track down a notorious pirate ship and put it out of business permanently.

 

Space Gypsies  (Avon, 1967.)

 

A group of explorers seeking knowledge about a human space empire that predated Earth's expansion to the stars runs into hostile aliens.

 

Space Platform  (Shasta, 1953, Pocket, 1955, Belmont, 1965.)

 

Joe Kenmore #1.

 

The US launches a space station despite the protests, and an unbelievably prolific number of sabotage attempts.  The paranoia is undoubtedly a productive of the Red scare of the 1950's, but the novel conveys a good sense of the excitement the possibility of space travel provided in pre-NASA days.

 

Space Tug  (Shasta, 1953, Pocket, 1954, Belmont, 1965.)

 

Joe Kenmore #2.

 

The US has a space station in orbit, but a foreign power is attacking it with nuclear missiles.  Joe Kenmore and company devise a way to defend and resupply the station.

 

Talents, Incorporated  (Avon, 1962. Armchair, 2016, bound with The Daughter of Thor by Edmond Hamilton.)

 

A group of humans with various psychic abilities sell their services to a planet trying to defend itself from an aggressive, multi-system empire by predicting the future, mentally locating warships, and so on.

 

This World Is Taboo  (Ace, 1961.  Magazine title, Pariah Planet.  Armchair, 2012, as Pariah Planet bound with Tyrants of Time by Milton Lesser.)

 

A Med Service book.

 

Short novel about Calhoun's adventures when he discovers one world whose inhabitants are disfigured by a now dormant plague, and another that has a pathological hatred of the first.  When famine threatens the former, Calhoun takes direct action to force the latter to overcome their prejudices.

 

Timeslip!  (Pyramid, 1967.)

 

Time Tunnel #2.

 

Based on the television series.  A nuclear weapon is lost a century back and time travelers must find a way to recover it before it explodes in the present and precipitates a war.

 

Time Tunnel  (Berkley, 1964.)

 

This should not be confused with Leinster's The Time Tunnel, although there are similarities.  Two scientists discover that there is a tunnel connecting the present to the year 1804, and that someone has gone through in order to change the course of history.

 

Time Tunnel, The  (Pyramid, 1967, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1971.)

 

Time Tunnel #1.

 

Based on the television series and not the same novel as Time Tunnel.  Two adventures in time travel, one at the Johnstown Flood, the other in the old West featuring Bat Masterson.

 

Twists in Time  (Avon, 1960.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Unknown, The  (American SF, 1952.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

Unknown Danger  (Pyramid, 1969.)

 

Land of the Giants #3.

 

Based on the television series.  A group of refugees on a world of giants explores the ocean in search of a place of safety while trying to find out how to return to the real Earth.

 

Wailing Asteroid, The  (Avon, 1960. Armchair, bound with The World That Couldn't Be by Clifford D. Simak.)

 

Signals from the asteroid belt lure an adventurer and his friends to a deserted fortress which, they discover, was an outpost abandoned to colonize the Earth.  And now an alien battle fleet is approaching and no one remembers how to use the still functioning weaponry.  Filmed as The Terrornauts.

 

War With the Gizmos  (Gold Medal, 1958, Muller, 1959.  Magazine title, Strange Invasion.)

 

Three people discover the existence of invisible gaseous lifeforms that suffocate warm blooded creatures.  The gizmos chase them cross country to prevent them from revealing their existence, wiping out entire communities in the process.

 

LEISNER, WILLIAM

 

Losing the Peace (Pocket, 2009.)

 

A Star Trek Next Generation novel.

 

War with the Borg threatens the galaxy.

 

LEITHAUSER, BRAD

 

Hence  (Knopf, 1989.)

 

                Reflective novel about a man reminiscing about a chess match between a human and a computer.

 

LEM, STANISLAW

 

Chain of Chance  (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978, Jove, 1979.  Polish version, 1975.)

 

                An investigator looking into several mysterious disappearances discovers that the laws of chance may not be working as they usually do.

 

Cosmic Carnival, The  (Continuum, 1981, translated from the Polish by Michael Kandel.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Cyberiad, The  (Seabury, 1974, Avon, 1976, Harvest, 1985, translated from the Polish by Michael Kandel.  Original Polish version, 1967.)

 

                Collection of related stories set in a future world run by robots.

 

Eden  (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989, translated from the Polish by Marc E. Heine.)

 

                A space crew crashlands on a bizarre planet where genetic engineering and automation seem to have completely destroyed the resident civilization.

 

Fiasco  (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988, translated from the Polish by Michael Kandel.)

 

                A ship full of enlightened humans arrives on an alien world just as its inhabitants are reaching the peak of a self destructive arms race.

 

Futurological Congress, The  (Seabury, 1974, Avon, 1976, Harvest, 1985, translated from the Polish by Michael Kandel.  Polish version, 1971.)

 

An Ion Tichy book.

 

                A space pilot finds himself in a future which appears to have achieved Utopia, partially with the assistance of newly developed hallucinogenic drugs.  But when he tries the drugs himself, he discovers an unpleasant truth about this perfect world.

 

His Master’s Voice  (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983, Harvest, 1984, translated from the Polish by Michael Kandel.  Polish version, 1968.)

 

                A mysterious signal from space seems to be a message, but is it the basis for a new technology, the secret of a new weapon, or something else entirely?

 

Imaginary Magnitude  (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984, Harvest, 1985, translated from the Polish by Marc E. Heine.)

 

                Collection of essays supposed about genuine books published in the next century.

 

Investigation, The  (Seabury, 1974, Avon, 1976, translated from the Polish by Adele Milch.  Polish version, 1959.)

 

                Police officials are trying to figure out how bodies are mysteriously moving from one place to another, or disappearing entirely.  The solution lies not with criminals, however, but with the existence of another world impinging on our own.

 

Invincible, The  (Seabury, 1973, Ace, 1973, translated from the German by Wendayne Ackerman.  German edition, 1967.)

 

                An expedition finds an abandoned spaceship whose crew was apparently attacked and killed by an unknown force.

 

Memoirs Found in a Bathtub  (Seabury, 1973, Avon, 1976, translated from the Polish by Michael Kandel and Christine Rose.  Polish version, 1971.)

 

                An extraterrestrial virus has destroyed all of the paper in the world.  The last bastion of old style paperwork is the hermetically sealed Pentagon, which has become a high tech, paranoid culture unto itself.

 

Memoirs of a Space Traveler  (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982., translated from the Polish by Joel Stern and Maria Swiecicka-Ziemianek.)

 

A Tichy book.

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

More Tales of Pirx the Pilot  (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1982, Harvest, 1983, translated from the Polish by Louis Iribarne, Michael Kandel, and Magdalena Majcherizyk.)

 

A Pirx book.

 

                Collection of related stories about a space adventurer.

 

Mortal Engines  (Seabury, 1977, Avon, 1982, translated from the Polish by Michael Kandel.)

 

                Collection of loosely related stories about intelligent machines.

 

One Human Minute  (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986, translated from the Polish by Catherine S. Leach.)

 

                Collection of three “reviews” of books written in our future.

 

Peace on Earth  (Harcourt Brace, 1994, translated from the Polish by Elinor Ford and Michael Kandel.  Polish version, 1987.)

 

An Ion Tichy story.

 

                A very funny novel about a man sent to investigate robotic activities on the moon who has his brain split so that different parts of his body are at war with one another.

 

Perfect Vacuum, A  (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978, translated from the Polish by Michael Kandel.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Return from the Stars  (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980, Avon Bard, 1982, translated from the Polish by Barbara Marszal and Frank Simpson.  Polish version, 1961.)

 

                Because of the time differential, a space pilot returns to Earth after over a century, and finds a society that now uses artificial means to remove all tendencies toward violence from its citizens.  But he doesn’t want to be changed.

 

Solaris  (Faber, 1970, Walker, 1970, Berkley, 1971, Harvest, 1987, translated from the French by Joanna Kilmartin and Steve Cox.  French edition, 1961. 

 

                Scientists visiting a newly discovered planet with an ocean that is essentially a single sentient being are shown manifestations of people they’ve lost in their past lives, and speculate that the ocean being is a repository of memory from which reality can be generated.

 

Solaris, The Chain of Chance, A Perfect Vacuum  (Penguin, 1981.)

 

                Omnibus of the three titles.

 

Star Diaries, The  (Seabury, 1976, Avon, 1977, Harvest, 1985, translated from the Polish by Michael Kandel.  Polish version, 1971.)

 

An Ion Tichy book.

 

                Collection of related stories about a wandering space pilot.

 

Tales of Pirx the Pilot  (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1979, Avon, 1981, translated from the Polish by Louis Iribarne.)

 

A Pirx book.

 

                Collection of related stories about a space adventurer.

 

Tales of Pirx the Pilot, Return From the Stars, The Invincible  (Penguin, 1982.)

 

                Omnibus of the three titles.

 

LEMARCHAND, ELIZABETH

 

Alibi for a Corpse  (Rupert Hart-Davis, 1969, Tandem, 1971.)

 

Standard murder mystery which includes a brief encounter with a genuine telepath.

 

L’ENGLE, MADELEINE

 

Acceptable Time, An  (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1989, Dell, 1990.)

 

Time #5.

 

                A time gate opens and transports a young girl three thousand years into the past where she encounters a Native American tribe menaced by a drought.

 

Arm of the Starfish, The  (Farrar Straus, 1965, Hodder, 1990.)

 

                ?

 

Many Waters  (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1986, Dell, 1987.)

 

Time #4.

 

                Two children are cast back through time to the days of Noah, as he constructs his ark, and as fantastic beings make their presence known on Earth.

 

Swiftly Tilting Planet, A  (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1978, Dell Laurel, 1979,  Souvenir, 1980.)

 

Time #3.

 

                More adventures in time as a handful of children set out to stop a mad dictator who is threatening to destroy the world.

 

Wind in the Door, A  (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1973, Dell Yearling, 1974, Methuen, 1975.)

 

Time #2.

 

                An alien shows up in a garden and conducts two children into space, where they find the key to solving some of their problems on Earth.

 

Wrinkle in Time, A  (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1962, Constable, 1963, Scholastic, 1970., Dell Laurel, ?, Dell Yearling, 1973, Puffin, ?)

 

Time #1.

 

                A mysterious adult helps three children travel through time in search of a missing professor.

 

LENGYEL, CORNEL

 

Atom Clock, The  (Fantasy Press, 1951.)

 

                A short play about an attempt to create a Utopian society in the aftermath of a nuclear war.

 

LEOKUM, LEONARD & POSNICK, PAUL

 

Weather War  (Pinnacle, 1978.)

 

                A series of natural disasters strikes in different parts of the country.  The protagonist begins to suspect a pattern and learns that someone has found a way to control the weather and turn it into a devastating and unsuspected weapon.

 

LEON, MARK

 

Gaia War  (Avon, 1995.)

 

Lew Slack #2.

 

                Slack’s computer hacker friend has apparently found a way to access a different reality, from which he has extracted what appears to be a genuine goddess.  Blurs the border between SF and fantasy.

 

Mind Surfer  (Avon, 1995.)

 

Lew Slack #1.

 

                A computer programmer discovers the key to travel outside the normal realms of space and time and has various adventures.

 

Unified Field, The  (Avon, 1996.)

 

Lew Slack #3.

 

                With the assistance of secrets gained from another reality, two young computer programmers set out on a journey to the stars and discover the secret of human destiny.

 

LEONARD, GEORGE H.  (See also Hughes Cooper.)

 

Alien  (Playboy, 1977.  Sphere, 1981, as Alien Quest.)

 

                A man sets out on a search for proof of extraterrestrial visitors on Earth in order to claim a million dollar reward.  He finds his efforts hindered by mysterious forces, some of which are human, and some of which definitely are not.

 

Alien Quest.  (See Alien.)

 

Beyond Control  (Macmillan, 1975, Pocketg, 1978.)

 

                Marginal thriller about a doctor who discovers a secret government conspiracy involving the medical profession.

 

LEONARD, PAUL  (See also collaboration which follows.)

 

Dancing the Code m (Doctor Who Books, 1995.)

 

A Doctor Who Missing Adventure

 

The Doctor peers into the future and sees himself and his companion being murdered by the Brigadier.  Determined to avert this fate, he is nonetheless forced toward that conclusion with the discovery of an alien invasion force on Earth.

 

Dreamstone Moon  (BBC, 1998.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                The Doctor gets involved in the conflict between ecologists and miners on a planetoid that is the source of dreamstones, which can capture and preserve what one dreams.

 

Genocide  (BBC, 1997.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                The Doctor visits Earth in the 22nd Century and discovers that the human race never existed, so he has to go back to prehistoric times to find out what has changed and restore the original timeline.

 

Last Resort, The  (BBC, 2003.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                Aliens conquer an alternate version of Earth.

 

Revolution Man  (BBC, 1999.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                A mysterious figure is altering the history of the 1960s by means of a strange new drug.

 

Speed of Flight  (Doctor. Who Books, 1996.)

 

A Doctor Who Missing Adventure.

 

The Doctor and his companions find themselves in fresh trouble when they land on a primitive world just going through the early throes of an industrial revolution.

 

Toy Soldiers  (Doctor Who Books, 1995.)

 

A Doctor Who New Adventure

 

In the aftermath of World War I, the Doctor searches for a group of missing children and discovers that they are being kidnapped to an alien world.

 

Turing Test, The  (BBC, 2000.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                The Doctor travels back to help Dr. Turing decipher the German military codes during World War II, gets involved in a series of killings, and finds out that a nonhuman intelligence is meddling in human affairs.

 

Venusian Lullaby  (Doctor Who Books, 1994.)

 

A Doctor Who Missing Adventure.

 

The Doctor arrives on Venus just as its native race seems on the verge of extinction, either by the depletion of their planet's resources or in all out war.  A star travelling species offers to evacuate the survivors to Earth, but the Doctor suspects their motives.

 

LEONARD, PAUL & WALTERS, NICK

 

Dry Pilgrimage  (Virgin, 1998.)

 

The New Adventures #13.

 

                A space traveler goes on what she thinks is a vacation trip and gets mixed up with religious fanatics and a murder.

 

LEOPOLD, CHRISTOPHER

 

Blood and Guts Is Going Nuts  (Doubleday, 1976, Berkley, 1978.)

 

                Alternate history in which Patton invades Russia.

 

LEOURIER, CHRISTIAN

 

Mountains of the Sun, The  (Berkley, 1974.  French version, 1971.)

 

                Civilization on Earth has collapsed and colonists from Mars are able to return after many generations.  There they find primitive human tribes battling nature gone wild.

 

LE PAGE, RAND  (House pseudonym.)

 

“A” Men  (Curtis, 1952.  (Brian Holloway.)

 

                A scientist is held prisoner in the asteroid belt.

 

Asteroid Forma  (Curtis Warren, 1953.)  (Dennis Talbot Hughes.)

 

                Efforts to create a communications network throughout the galaxy go awry when unscrupulous individuals try to use it to build a power base.

 

Beyond These Suns  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)  (Cyril Prothero.)

 

                ?

 

Blue Asp  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)  (David O’Brien.)

 

                Flying saucers attack earth with a series of natural and unnatural disasters.

 

Satellite B.C.  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)  (John Glasby and Arthur Roberts.)

 

                Episodic adventures of an exploratory space vessel.

 

Time and Space  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)  (John Glasby and Arthur Roberts.)

 

                A galactic war of the far future spills over into the various ages of humanity.

 

War of Argos  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)  (William Bird.)

 

                ?

 

Zero Point  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)  (John Glasby and Arthur Roberts.)

 

                Various forces on Earth compete to dominate an inhabited world discovered in another star system.

 

LEPIRE, JOE H.

 

I Was Alone  (Exposition, 1963.)

 

                Not seen.

 

LE QUEUX, WILLIAM

 

Battle of Royston, The.  (See The Invasion of 1910.)

 

Great War in England in 1897, The  (Tower, 1894.)

 

                Future war novel in which England defeats France and Russia.

 

Invasion, The.  (See The Invasion of 1910.)

 

Invasion of 1910, The  (Nash, 1906.  Newnes, 1910, as The Invasion.  Ellison, 1984, as The Battle of Royston.)

 

                Future war novel in which England is nearly defeated because of its unpreparedness.

 

Mystery of the Green Ray, The  (Hodder, 1915.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Terror of the Air, The  (Lloyd’s, 1920.)

 

                Germans use advanced aircraft to threaten the security of England.

 

Unknown Tomorrow, The  (White, 1910.)

 

                A socialist dystopia.

 

LERANGIS, PETER

 

Amazing Ben Franklin, The  (Bantam, 1987.)

 

Time Traveler #4.

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

Last of the Dinosaurs, The  (Bantam, 1988.)

 

Time Machine #22.

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home  (Wanderer, 1986, based on the screenplay by ?.)

 

                Young readers’ version of the movie.

 

LERNER, EDWARD M.  (See also collaboration with Larry Niven.)

 

Energized  (Tor, 2012.)

 

A disaster destroys much of the world's oil supply.

 

Enigma (FoxAcre, 2015.)

 

InterstellarNet #3.

 

Various characters interact after Earth defeats an invasion of the solar system.

 

Fools' Experiments  (Tor, 2008.)

 

An artificial life form begins attacking computer experts.

 

Moonstruck  (Baen, 2005.)

 

                Aliens offer what appears to be a very good deal to the governments of Earth, but some suspect that there is a hidden drawback.

 

New Order (FoxAcre, ?)

 

InterstellarNet #2.

 

?

 

Origins (FoxAcre, ?)

 

InterstellarNet #1.

 

?

 

Probe  (Warner, 1991.)

 

                A space probe in the vicinity of Jupiter encounters an alien probe, which results in various repercussions back on Earth.

 

Small Miracles  (Tor, 2009.)

 

A man gets infected by nanomachines.

 

LERNER, RICHARD & GUNTHER, MAX

 

Epidemic 9  (Morrow, 1980.)

 

                A terrible new plague that could literally change the appearance of the human race for future generations begins to spread throughout the world.

 

LEROE, ELLEN W.

 

Robot Raiders  (Harper & Row, 1987.)

 

Robot #2.

 

                Not seen.

 

Robot Romance  (Harper & Row, 1985.)

 

Robot #1.

 

                A human boy in a robot school engages in some troublesome experiments that get the mechanical faculty into an uproar.

 

LEROUX, GASTON

 

Bride of the Sun, The  (McBride, 1915.)

 

                A lost world novel.

 

Machine to Kill, The  (Macaulay, 1935.)

 

                Not seen.  A robot murderer.

 

LERR, NED

 

First Contact  (Disney, 2009)

 

Spectrobe #1.

 

Young adult fare about a quest to defeat an alien invasion.

 

Rise of the Darkness (Disney, 2009.)

 

Spectrobe #2.

 

Youngsters have adventures in space while seeking to locate representatives of an ancient time.

 

LESLIE, DESMOND  (See also collaboration which follows.)

 

Amazing Mr. Lutterworth, The  (Wingate, 1958.)

 

                Aliens help save the Earth by providing a source of cheap energy.

 

Angels Weep   (Laurie, 1948.)

 

                A fascist dictatorship in America.

 

LESLIE, DESMOND & MOORE, PATRICK

 

How Britain Won the Space Race  (?, 1982.)

 

                Alternate history in which England developed a space program in the 19th Century.

 

LESLIE, PETER

 

Autumn Accelerator, The  (Corgi, 1969.)

 

Invaders #4.

 

                Not seen.

 

Cornish Pixie Affair, The (Souvenir, 1967.)

 

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

 

?

 

Diving Dames Affair, The (Ace, 1967.)

 

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

 

Thrush builds an undersea base with new weapons.

 

Finger in the Sky Affair, The (Ace, 1969.)

 

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

 

Marginal thriller about a device that radiates a field that interferes with all machinery.

 

Night of the Trilobytes, The  (Corgi, 1968.)

 

Invaders #3.

 

                Not seen.

 

Radioactive Camel Affair, The (Ace, 1967.)

 

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

 

Thrush tries to build a nuclear arsenal in Africa.

 

Splintered Sunglasses Affair, The (Ace, 1968.)

 

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

 

Marginal thriller about international criminal conspiracies.

 

Unfair Fare Affair, The (Ace, 1969.)

 

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

 

Very marginal story about a smuggling operation uncovered by an international organization that fights crime.

 

LESSER, MILTON  (See also Adam Chase and collaboration with Ivar Jorgensen.  Writes mysteries as as Stephen Marlowe.)

 

A As in Android (Armchair, 2013.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

All Heroes Are Hated (Armchair, 2015. bound with And the Stars Remain by Bryan Berry. Magazine appearance 1950.)

 

Humans are confined to Earth after accidentally destroying a civilization.

 

Earthbound  (Winston, 1952, Hutchinson, 1955.)

 

                A teenager with an uncertain past goes on a rescue mission to the asteroid belt.

 

Forty Days Has September (Armchair, 2013, bound with Devil's Planet by David Wright O'Brien. Magazine appearance 1951.)

 

Aliens give humans a deadline to evacuate the planet.

 

Gateway to Infinity (Armchair, 2016, bound with Around the Universe by Ray Cummings. Magazine appearance 1956.)

 

An interstellar search for a rejuvenation process.

 

He Fell Among Thieves (Armchair, 2015, bound with The Princess of Arelli by Aladra Septama. Magazine appearance 1952.)

 

Stalin has allied himself with Martians.

 

Idols of Wuld, The (Armchair, 2016, bound with Planet of the Damned by Harry Harrison. Magazine appearance 1953.)

 

An interstellar empire begins to crumble.

 

Jungle in the Sky (Armchair, 2011, bound with Recalled to Life by Robert Silverberg. Magazine appearance 1952.)

 

Two ships of spacemen trapping exotic animals come into conflict.

 

Last Revolution, The (Armchair, 2014, bound with First on the Moon by Jeff Sutton. Magazine appearance 1952.)

 

A man is revived in the distant future to fight a war.

 

Operation Disaster (Armchair, 2013, bound with Land of the Damned by Berkeley Livingston. Magazine appearance 1956.)

 

An effort to evacuate a doomed planet runs into trouble.

 

Recruit for Andromeda  (Ace, 1959, bound with The Plot Against Earth by Calvin M. Knox.  Magazine title Voyage to Eternity.)

 

                A man from Earth is drafted for a trip to the stars, supposedly only for a set period although no one has ever returned.  His companion is a mysterious character who seems to have more knowledge about their journey than he should have.

 

Revolt of the Outworlds (Armchair, 2014, bound with The Voyage of the Asteroid by Laurence Manning. Magazine appearance 1954.)

 

Interplanetary politics.

 

Secret of the Black Planet  (Belmont, 1965. Armchair, 2012, bound with The Outcasts of Solar III by Emmett McDowell. Magazine appearance 1952.)

 

                Two related stories about a man with superhuman abilities.

 

Slaves to the Metal Horde (Armchair, 2011, bound with Hunters Out of Time by Joseph E. Kelleam. Magazine appearance 1954.)

 

A rebellion against robots in the aftermath of an apocalyptic war.

 

Somewhere I'll Find Your (Armchair, 2011, bound with The Time Armada by Fox B. Holden. Magazine appearance 1951.)

 

A woman is kidnapped into alternate worlds.

 

Son of the Black Chalice (Armchair, 2014, bound with Sentry in the Sky by Evelyn Smith. Magazine appearance 1952.)

 

Humans use alien technology to develop new abilities.

 

Spacemen Go Home  (Winston, 1961, Thunderchild, ?.)

 

                Humans attempt to subvert an interstellar computer that has determined that our species should be confined to our solar system.

 

Stadium Beyond the Stars  (Winston, 1960.)

 

                En route to the interstellar Olympics, a teenager discovers the existence of a telepathic alien race, but no one appears to believe him, except for a mysterious group who get him disqualified from competing as part of their effort to destroy his credibility.

 

Star Seekers, The  (Winston, 1953.)

 

                A generational starship is finally near its goal, but unless some of its residents can escape the conditioning of their enclosed society and take control of the ship, it will crash instead of landing.

 

Tyrants of Time (Armchair, 2012, bound with Pariah Planet by Murray Leinster. Magazine appearance 1954.)

 

Time travel is used to manipulate history.

 

Voyage to Eternity (Armchair, 2010, bound with Citadel of the Star Lords by Edmond Hamilton. Magazine appearance 1953.)

 

A journey to another star could determine the fate of Earth.

 

LESSING, DORIS

 

Canopus in Argos: Archives  (Vintage, 1992.)

 

                ?

 

Documents Relating to the Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire, The  (Jonathan Cape, 1983, Knopf, 1983.)

 

Canopus in Argos #5.

 

                ?

 

Four-Gated City, The  (Knopf, 1969, MacGibbon & Kee, 1969, Bantam, 1970.)

 

                Fifth and final volume in a series, the previous of which are not SF, culminating with the collapse of London into anarchy.

 

Making of the Representative for Planet Eight, The  (Knopf, 1982, Jonathan Cape, 1982, Vintage, 1983.)

 

Canopus in Argos #4.

 

                A peaceful, Edenlike planet with a near Utopian society is plunged into a new ice age without warning and with disastrous consequences.

 

Marriage Between Zones Three, Four, and Five  (Jonathan Cape, 1980, Knopf, 1980, Granada, 1981.)

 

Canopus in Argos #2.

 

                ?

 

Memoirs of a Survivor, The  (Octagon Press, 1975, Knopf, 1975, Book of Month Club, 1975, Psychology Today Books, 1975, Bantam, 1976.)

 

                In a near future where anarchy, pollution, and the general decay of orderly society are the rule of the day, a woman and her twelve year old child struggle to survive and make a new life for themselves.

 

Shikasta  (Jonathan Cape, 1979, Knopf, 1979, Granada, 1980.)

 

Canopus in Argos #1.

 

                ?

 

Sirian Experiments: The Report by Ambien II, of the Five, The  (Jonathan Cape, 1981, Knopf, 1981.)

 

Canopus in Argos #3.

 

                ?

 

Story of a Non-Marrying Man, The.  (See The Temptation of Jack Orkney and Other Stories.)

 

Temptation of Jack Orkney and Other Stories, The  (Knopf, 1972, Bantam, 1974.  Jonathan Cape, 1972, as The Story of a Non-Marrying Man.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are SF.

 

LESSNER, ERWIN

 

Phantom Victory  (Putnam, 1944.)

 

                A resurgent Nazi movement finally succeeds in conquering the entire world.

 

LESTER, ANDREW  (See also Terry Greenhough.)

 

Thrice-Born, The  (New English Library, 1976.)

 

                A bigoted interstellar society sends a mission to decide the moral status of a planet of hermaphrodites, thereby revealing more about their own prejudices than anything else.

 

LESTER, EDWARD

 

Siege of Bodike, The  (Heywood, 1886.)

 

                Speculation about the temporary separation of Ireland from the British Empire.

 

LESTER, H.F.

 

Taking of Dover, The  (Arrowsmith, 1888.)

 

                Future war pamphlet.

 

LESTER, SEELEG

 

Cobb's Choice  (Denlinger's, 2001.)

 

                An artist enters a parallel world where his alternate self is a master criminal.

 

L’ESTRANGE, MILES

 

Platonia  (Arrowsmith, 1893.)

 

                A journey to a previously unsuspected planet in our solar system.

 

What We Are Coming To  (Douglas, 1892.)

 

                A look at a future when women have the vote.

 

LETHCOE, JASON

 

Amazing Adventures from Zoom's Academy  (Del Rey, 2005.)

 

                Young adult novella about a teen who discovers she has super powers.

 

LETHEM, JONATHAN

 

Amnesia Moon  (Tor, 1995, Headline, 1995, New English Library, 1997.)

 

                The protagonist lives in a remote town following a nuclear war that devastated most of the world.  Or at least that’s what he thinks.  He subsequently learns that the world has undergone quite a different transformation.

 

Gun, With Occasional Music  (Tor, 1994, Harcourt, 1994, Headline, 1995.)

 

                A satiric blend of the tough detective story with SF.  The protagonist lives in a future world where some of his fellow citizens are animals that have been altered to produce intelligence, and where he must solve a murder mystery despite interference by government officials.

 

Men and Cartoons  (Doubleday, 2005.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye, The  (Tor, 1996.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

LETTS, BARRY  (See also collaboration with Terrance Dicks.)

 

Daemons, The  (Target, 1974.)

 

A Doctor Who book.

 

An archaeological dig in England involves an ancient barrow which actually holds imprisoned a demonlike alien race defeated in the distant past.  But the Master shows up to urge the dig on, and the Doctor has to intervene to keep the Earth from being invaded.

 

Ghost of N-Space, The  (Doctor Who Books, 1995.)

 

A Doctor Who Missing adventure.

 

The Doctor travels to Italy to help foil a mafia plot, only to discover that the menace is more than merely human evil and that the mysterious ghosts of a local castle are actually visitors from elsewhere.

 

Island of Death  (BBC, 2005.)

 

A Doctor Who book.

 

                The Doctor investigates a strange cult on a remote island on Earth.

 

Paradise of Death, The  (Doctor Who Books, 1994.)

 

A Doctor Who book.

 

The Doctor and friends investigate a murder at a futuristic theme park and discover that some of the attractions are more realistic than expected.  In fact, alien creatures from another world have opened a beachhead on the Earth.

 

LEVEN, JEREMY

 

Creator  (Coward, McCann, Geoghegan, 1980, Pocket, 1982.)

 

                A scientist is attempting to clone his dead wife while carrying on an affair with a much younger woman, and also while resisting the efforts of his young assistant to supplant him, in more ways than one.

 

LEVENE, MALCOLM

 

Carder’s Paradise  (Hart-Davis, 1968.)

 

                A future society has automated most work and developed other technological advances.

 

LEVENE, PHILIP & MORRISSEY, J.L.

 

City of the Hidden Eyes  (WDL, 1960.)

 

                Unearthly creatures begin appearing in the darkness, snatching human victims for some nefarious purposes of their own, originating in an underground kingdom.

 

LEVENE, REBECCA  (See also collaboration which follows. Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Bad Timing  (Black Flame, 2004.)

 

                Human mutants are shunned by normal humans, so many of them support themselves as interstellar bounty hunters.

 

Kill or Cure  (Abaddon, 2007.)

 

An Afterblight Chronicles novel.

 

?

 

LEVENE, REBECCA & WINSTONE, SIMON

 

Where Angels Fear  (Virgin, 1998.)

 

The New Adventures #17.

 

                An epidemic of religious cultism sweeps across a planet, accompanied by what appears to be genuine miracles.  As most alien races withdraw, a scientist tries to determine what is happening.

 

LEVETT, ARTHUR

 

Martian Examines Christianity, A  (Watts, 1934.)

 

                More lecture than story, and the title tells it all.

 

LEVI, PRIMO

 

Mirror Maker, The  (Schocken, 1989.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Sixth Day, The  (Joseph, 1990, Summit, 1990, Abacus, 1991, translated from the Italian by Raymond Rosenthal.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

LEVIE, REX DEAN

 

Insect Warriors, The  (Ace, 1965.)

 

                A primitive hunter has various adventures in a world filled with giant insects.

 

LEVIN, BETTY

 

Creature Crossing  (Greenwillow, 1999.)

 

                Two youngsters encounter a small animal that turns out to be a dinosaur in this young readers' book.

 

LEVIN, IRA

 

Boys from Brazil, The  (Random House, 1976, Joseph, 1976, Dell, 1978.)

 

                Before the fall of the Third Reich, Nazi scientists initiated a wide ranging plot to bring to life a new Hitler some time in the future, and now that time is at hand.

 

Stepford Wives, The  (Random House, 1972, Joseph, 1972, Crest, 1973.)

 

                The wives in the town of Stepford are all very subservient to their husbands, and with good reason.  They’ve been replaced by robots indistinguishable from the originals.

 

This Perfect Day  (Random House, 1970, Joseph, 1970, Crest, 1971.)

 

                The world government of the future has established what they claim to be a Utopia, but the truth is very different.

 

Three by Ira Levin  (Random House, 1985.)

 

                Omnibus of The Stepford Wives, This Perfect Day, and Rosemary’s Baby.

 

LEVIN, JOHN  (See collaboration with Frank M. Robinson.)

 

LEVINE, DAVID D.

 

Arabella and the Battle of Venus (Tor, 2017.)

 

Arabella #2.

 

Steampunk adventures on the swamp planet Venus.

 

Arabella of Mars (Tor, 2016.)

 

Arabella #1.

 

Steampunk novel involving space travel.

 

LEVINSON, PAUL

 

Bestseller  (Pulpless, 1999.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Borrowed Tides (Tor, 2001.)

 

                The first starship leaves for Alpha Centauri for a series of adventures, including a return trip that effectively moves through time as well as space.  A lifeless planet in that system is transformed instantly into a duplicate of Earth.

 

Consciousness Plague, The  (Tor, 2002.)

 

D'Amato #2.

 

                A detective gets involved when a new treatment neutralizes an organism in the human brain which is responsible for consciousness.

 

Pixel Eye, The  (Tor, 2003.)

 

D'Amato #3.

 

                While investigating the disappearance of squirrels from a park, a police detective stumbles upon a piece of new technology that is being secretly deployed.

 

Plot to Save Socrates, The  (Tor, 2006.)

 

                Time travelers plan to rescue Socrates before he drinks the hemlock.

 

Silk Code, The  (Tor, 1999.)

 

D'Amato #1.

 

                A detective uncovers a conspiracy of individuals who throughout the centuries have developed a biological equivalent of technology.

 

LEVINSON, BRUCE SCOTT  (See collaboration with L.E. Modesitt.)

 

LEVITIN, SONIA

 

The Cure  (Harcourt Brace, 1999.)

 

                Young adult novel about a boy sent back from the 25th Century because of his capacity for proscribed emotion to the 13th Century.  In the midst of the Black Death, he tries to alter the future.

 

LEVY, DAVID

 

Gods of Foxcroft, The  (Arbor House, 1970, Pocket, 1971.)

 

                Two lovers are brought back to life in the far future when all the citizens of Earth have been forced to accept immortality by an extraterrestrial race, and suicide is now the only crime.

 

LEVY, ELIZABETH

 

Something Queer in Outer Space  (Hyperion, 1993.)

 

                Children’s book about a family’s trip into outer space.

 

LEVY, ROGER

 

Dark Heavens  (Gollancz, 2003.  Originally announced as Bad Memory.)

 

Dystopia #2.

 

                As civilization descends into chaos and religious fundamentalism, mass suicide becomes legal.  The protagonist is engaged in monitoring things to make sure that the suicides are voluntary.

 

Reckless Sleep  (Gollancz, 2000, Millennium, 2001.)

 

Dystopia #1.

 

                A military group that tried successfully to invade another world returns to an Earth that is undergoing considerable volcanic activity.  Virtual reality has become the favored occupation of much of the population.  One ex-soldier discovers that the after effects of the failed invasion are influencing his life.

 

LEWIN, LEONARD C.

 

Triage  (Dial, 1972, Warner, 1973.)

 

                The US government begins passing laws which authorize the euthanizing of certain classes of misfits, starting with drug addicts and ending who knows where?

 

LEWIS, C.S.

 

Cosmic Trilogy, The  (Bodley Head, 1990.)

 

                Omnibus of Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength.

 

Dark Tower and Other Stories, The  (Collins, 1977, Harcourt Brace, 1977.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.  There has been some controversy as to whether or not many of these were actually written by Lewis.

 

Essential C.S. Lewis, The  (Macmillan, 1988.)

 

                Collection of stories, not all of which are SF.

 

Of Other Worlds  (Harcourt, 1966.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Out of the Silent Planet  (Lane, 1938, Nelson, 1943, Macmillan, 1946, Avon, 1949, Collier, 1962, Oxford, 1966, Longmans, 1966.)

 

Ransom #1.

 

                The story of the first expedition to Mars.  An involuntary astronaut communicates with the native Martians and discovers that Earth is dominated by an evil spirit.

 

Perelandra  (Lane, 1943, Macmillan, 1944, Avon, 1950, Collier, 1962.  Pan, 1953, as Voyage to Venus.)

 

Ransom #2.

 

                Travelers to the planet Venus discover that there is a mystical power that inhabits each planet, giving them their own distinct personalities.  Their near perfect society is menaced by the arrival of a scientist from Earth who is inspired by the spirit of evil.

 

That Hideous Strength  (Lane, 1945, Bodley Head, 1945, MacMillan, 1946, Pan, 1955, Collier, 1962.  Avon, ?, as The Tortured Planet, abridged.)

 

Ransom #3.

 

                Good and evil battle on planet Earth as a secret society of scientists plans to remake human society along more orderly lines.

 

Tortured Planet, The.  (See That Hideous Strength.)

 

Voyage to Venus.  (See Perelandra.)

 

LEWIS, HENRY

 

Way Out: The Social Revolution in Retrospect, Viewed from A.D. 2050, The  (Stock, 1933.)

 

                Not seen.

 

LEWIS, IRWIN

 

Day New York Trembled, The  (Avon, 1967.)

 

                A clever new weapon is introduced into the US by foreign agents, an epidemic that makes people immune to pain.

 

Day They Invaded New York, The  (Avon, 1964.)

 

                An unlikely hero uncovers a clever plan by alien agents to invade the US by changing routine parts of everyday life.

 

LEWIS, MICK

 

Combat Rock  (BBC, 2002.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                Ancient mummified natives return to life as a wave of primitivism sweeps through the Pacific Islands.

 

Rags  (BBC, 2001.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                The Doctor must contend with a traveling carnival that uses superscience to affect the minds of those it entertains and promote class warfare.

 

LEWIS, OSCAR

 

Lost Years, The  (Knopf, 1951.)

 

                An alternate history in which Lincoln survived the assassination attempt and died in disgrace.

 

LEWIS, PETER  (Credited as Peter Crown on the inside.)

 

Father of the Amazons  (Kozy, 1961. )

 

                Pornography about an astronaut on a world of gorgeous women.

 

LEWIS, R.C.

 

Spinning Starlight (Hyperion, 2015.)

 

?

 

LEWIS, RICHARD

 

Black Horde, The  (Signet, 1980.  Hamlyn, 1979, as The Devil’s Coach Horse.)

 

                A new breed of carnivorous beetles breeds in the Alps and then descends upon the world, threatening to destroy all animal life.

 

Devil’s Coach Horse, The.  (See The Black Horde.)

 

Parasite  (Hamlyn, 1980.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Rabid  (Mayflower, 1977, based on the screenplay by David Cronenberg.)

 

                A woman infected with a strange new variety of rabies begins to transmit it to other human beings, turning them into violently insane killers who further disperse the illness.

 

Spiders, The  (Hamlyn, 1978, Signet, 1980.)

 

                A horde of flesh eating spiders erupts from the Earth to attack human beings.

 

LEWIS, ROY

 

Evolution Man, The  (Penguin, 1963.  Hutchinson, 1960, as What We Did to Father.)

 

                The sardonic memoirs of an apeman whose father invented a variety of things before human beings rose to prominence.

 

What We Did to Father.  (See The Evolution Man.)

 

LEWIS, SINCLAIR

 

Hike and the Aeroplane  (?, 1912.)

 

                Not seen.  Futuristic aircraft.

 

It Can’t Happen Here  (Doubleday, 1935, Sun Dial, ?, Dell, 1961,  Mayflower, 1965, Signet, 1970.)

 

                A right wing, chauvinistic politician and his Nazi style followers seize control of the US government and establish a repressive dictatorship.

 

LEWITT. S.N.  (Writes fantasy as Shariann Lewitt.  See also Rick North and Gordon Kendall.)

 

Angel at Apogee  (Berkley, 1987.)

 

                A military space pilot is struggling to deal with family politics without undermining her career when she finds herself in a position to create a compromise between two rival races.

 

Blind Justice  (Ace, 1991.)

 

                The only survivor of a space vessel  whose disappearance has given rise to legends of a ghost ship hopes to track down its present whereabouts.

 

Cybernetic Jungle  (Ace, 1992.)

 

                An ambitious executive and an embittered victim of its manipulations team up in an elaborate plan to remove the current management from power, using sophisticated cybernetic technology.

 

Cybersong  (Pocket, 1996.)

 

A Star Trek Voyager novel.

 

The wandering starship stumbles across a derelict alien vessel which it explores. Subsequently, a subtle alien influence begins to affect the crew.

 

Cyberstealth  (Ace, 1989.

 

Cargo #1.

 

                A newly recruited but top notch space fighter pilot adjusts to his new duties, and in the process discovers that someone in his unit is secretly providing information to their enemies.

 

Dancing Vac  (Ace, 1990.)

 

Cargo #2.

 

                The hero discovers that his former best friend has become a traitor, so he resigns his own commission, grabs a spaceship, and tries to track him down.

 

Interface Masque  (Tor, 1997.)

 

                A fledgling computer specialist in a future Venice stumbles across the secret of a hidden conspiracy that controls the world, and discovers that this knowledge puts her in a dangerous predicament.

 

Memento Mori  (Tor, 1995.)

 

                A colony world is struck by a plague and isolated from the rest of the universe.  As they wait to see who will live and who will die, a group of artists decides to make the best of the situation.

 

Rebel Sutra  (Tor, 2000.)

 

                The aristocracy of a human colony world has manipulated its own genes to become a “superior” strain of humanity and ensure their domination.  A bright normal human and a rebellious youngster of their own society team up to change the course of their planet’s future.

 

Songs of Chaos  (Ace, 1993.)

 

                In a bioengineered future Earth, a relatively normal human being stands out so much that he is exiled into space.  There he discovers the culture of another world that is even stranger than himself.

 

U.S.S.A. Book 2  (Avon, 1987.)

 

                Second in a multi-author series about teenagers battling a repressive American dictatorship, in this case involving some apparently stolen motorcycles.

 

U.S.S.A. Book 4  (Avon, 1987.)

 

                Teens struggle to save the life of the last legitimate President of the US under the eyes of a brutal dictatorship.

 

 

LEYTON, E.K.  (See Carl Dreadstone.)

 

LICHTENBERG, JACQUELINE  (See also Daniel R. Kerns and collaborations which follow.  Note that Jean Lorrah wrote a separate Sime novel.)

 

City of a Million Legends  (Berkley, 1985, Wildside, 2004.)

 

Zref #2.

 

                A man who has been programmed to forget his past begins to remember bits and pieces, and suspects that he was once responsible for spiriting away a deadly weapon that could alter the balance of power in the galaxy.  And a number of unfriendly people are after him for the same reason.

 

Dreamspy  (St Martins, 1989, Benbella, 2004.)

 

Luren #2.

 

                A galactic war that could make all space travel impossible threatens to erupt, and a race of alien vampires is forced to deal with human beings, because only on Earth does dreaming exist, and through dreams the disaster might be averted.

 

Dushau  (Questar, 1985.)

 

Dushau #1.

 

                The new emperor of a human empire has inaugurated a program to systematically wipe out a group of immortals who have been aiding the race for thousands of years.  He does this by falsely accusing them of concealing information that is essential to the race’s continued dominance of the galaxy.

 

Farfetch  (Questar, 1985.)

 

Dushau #2.

 

                Falsely accused of murdering the emperor, an immortal and his companions flee into space, only to crashland on a primitive and hostile world, to which they are pursued by their enemies.

 

House of Zeor  (Doubleday, 1974, Pocket, 1977.)

 

Sime #1.

 

                The human race has split into two distinct species, the Sime a kind of rationalized vampire that feeds through tentacles on the forearms, the Gen their natural though unwilling prey.  When one of the Gen crosses into Sime controlled territory in search of the woman he loves, he starts a chain of events that could lead to a compromise between the two.

 

Mahogany Trinrose  (Doubleday, 1981, Playboy, 1982.)

 

Sime #4.

 

                On an Earth split between two mutant strains of humanity, a young woman discovers that she has a variety of psi powers including teleportation, telekinesis, and clairvoyance, and needs all of them to avoid her fate.

 

Molt Brother  (Playboy, 1982.)

 

Zref #1.

 

                An alien bonds with one of the human visitors to her planet and accompanies him on a quest for a legendary city that could be the site of an ancient technology long forgotten.

 

Outreach  (Questar, 1986.)

 

Dushau #3.

 

                An immortal has been using his telepathic powers to help a colony of refugees from a repressive human empire to create a new life for themselves, but he is about to go through a period of sexual activity that interferes with his powers, and that lapse could doom the colony.

 

Rensime  (DAW, 1984, Doubleday, 1984.)

 

Sime #6.

 

                A woman who suddenly converts from a neutral to a Sime and who kills two people in a sudden frenzy devotes her life to finding a way to end the slaughter of the Gens.  Traditional Simes are equally determined not to change, and they’re going to trap her into committing an unforgivable act in order to discredit her.

 

Those of My Blood  (St Martins, 1988.)

 

Luren #1.

 

                An alien race of vampires has been living secretly on Earth for generations, divided into good and evil societies.  The crash of a starship on Earth’s moon precipitates a crisis which might reveal their existence, and might also lead to the enslavement of humanity.

 

Unto Zeor, Forever  (Doubleday, 1978, Playboy, 1980.)

 

Sime #2.

 

                One of the mutant Simes decides to become a doctor, even though that is in violation of the traditions of his species and precipitates a fresh crisis in their relations with the second branch of humankind.

 

LICHTENBERG, JACQUELINE & LORRAH, JEAN

 

Channel’s Destiny  (Doubleday, 1982, DAW, 1983.)

 

Sime #5.

 

                Some among the Sime are experimenting with a way to extract life force from their victims without causing their deaths, as the first step in an effort to reunite the two strains of humanity.

 

First Channel.  (Doubleday, 1980, Playboy, 1981.)

 

Sime #3.

 

                One of the vampiric Simes discovers a different point of view, and at the same time one of the Gen decides not to allow the woman he loves to be sacrificed to the other branch of the human race.

 

Zelerod’s Doom  (DAW, 1986.)

 

Sime #7.

 

                The division of humanity is leading to its inevitable conclusion, with not enough energy providing Gens to sustain the growing population of Simes.

 

LIEBERMAN, HERBERT

 

Sandman, Sleep  (St Martins, 1993.)

 

                A scientist is on the brink of discovering immortality when he is murdered, perhaps by the peculiar dwarflike folk who live near his castle.  A detective is brought in to solve the crime, and discovers much more than he bargained for.

 

LIEBERMAN, ROBERT

 

Perfect People  (Dell, 1986.)

 

                In the aftermath of a nuclear war, the survivors live in enormous underground cities where they use genetic engineering to remake themselves into “perfect” form, until one of its citizens discovers the truth about the surface world.

 

LIEBSCHER, WALT

 

Alien Carnival  (Fantasy Reader, 1974.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

LIEF, EVELYN

 

Clone Rebellion, The  (Pocket, 1980.)

 

                Clones are being grown in order to provide normal humans with slave labor and an endless supply of transplanted organs.  A woman who is distressed at this state of affairs provides assistance when a secret society springs up among the clones, who are determined to improve their status.

 

LIGHT, JOHN

 

Well of Time, The  (Hale, 1981.)

 

                Not seen.

 

LIGHTMAN, ALAN

 

Einstein’s Dreams  (Pantheon, 1993.)

 

                Marginal story about a series of visions of other times and places revealing themselves to Albert Einstein.

 

LIGHTNER, A.M.

 

Day of the Drones, The  (Norton, 1969, Bantam, 1970.)

 

                Following a nuclear war, civilization stands a chance of surviving only in Africa, but in that land the old racial stereotypes have been turned upside down, but not banished.

 

Doctor to the Galaxy  (Norton, 1965.)

 

                A young doctor takes a new assignment on a distant planet and discovers that what is really needed is a veterinarian.

 

Galactic Troubadours, The  (Norton, 1965.)

 

                A group of star traveling entertainers cause trouble at a few of their stops.

 

Gods or Demons?  (Four Winds, 1973.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Planet Poachers, The  (Putnam, 1965, Longmans, 1965.)

 

Planets #2.

 

                A planetary patrol stops at a planet whose local animals display some unusual abilities.

 

Rock of Three Planets, The  (Putnam, 1963.)

 

Planets #1.

 

                Not seen.

 

Space Ark  (Putnam, 1968.)

 

Planets #3.

 

                Spacemen help save some of the animals from a planet about to be destroyed.

 

Space Gypsies, The  (McGraw Hill, 1974.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Space Olympics, The  (Norton, 1967, Tempo, 1972.)

 

                An athlete from a high gravity world becomes a discus thrower and has adventures on a variety of planets when he participates in interstellar Olympics.

 

Space Plague, The  (Norton, 1966.)

 

                A group of children help a doctor solve the mystery of a strange and potentially devastating plague.

 

Star Circus  (Dutton, 1977.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Star Dog  (McGraw Hill, 1973, Scholastic, 1973.)

 

                After a UFO sighting, a mysterious dog is befriended by a family, who soon discover he is from outer space.

 

Thursday Toads, The  (McGraw Hill, 1971.)

 

                Adventure for younger readers on a planet inhabited by toxic toads.

 

LIGHTNER, LEE

 

Sons of Fenris  (Black Library, 2007.)

 

A Warhammer novel.

 

                Two longstanding rivals must learn to cooperate or both will be destroyed in a looming space battle.

 

Wolf's Honour  (Black Library, 2008.)

 

A Warhammer novel.

 

Interstellar war escalates.

 

LIKE, RUSSELL

 

After the Blue  (Brunswick Galaxy, 1998.)

 

                Aliens inadvertently wipe out most humans and set about rebuilding the world in this amusing spoof.

 

LIN, YUTANG

 

Looking Beyond.  (See The Unexpected Island.)

 

Unexpected Island, The  (Hutchinson, 1955.  Prentice Hall, 1955, as Looking Beyond.)

 

                A group of people create a new society on an island following a series of terrible wars.

 

LINAKER, MICHAEL

 

Darksiders  (Gold Eagle, 1992.)

 

Cade #1.

 

                In a decaying future America where mutations are common and the law is not, a hard bitten adventurer investigating a series of disappearances in New York City becomes more intimately involved when a friend of his becomes one of the victims.

 

Firestreak  (Gold Eagle, ?)

 

Cade #3.

 

                Not seen.  Announced but possibly never published.

 

Hardcase  (Gold Eagle, 1992.)

 

Cade #2.

 

                A series of murders leads Cade to uncover a plot by industrialists and dissident military leaders to seize control over what remains of the US government.

 

Scorpion  (Signet, 1981.)

 

Scorpion #1.

 

                A leaking nuclear plant causes the mutation of a colony of scorpions into poisonous, two foot monsters which promptly start attacking people in a nearby community.

 

Scorpion: Second Generation  (New English Library, 1982.)

 

Scorpion #2.

 

                Not seen. 

 

LINAWEAVER, BRAD  (See also collaborations which follow and those with Daffyd ab Hugh and Richard Hatch.)

 

Moon of Ice  (Tor, 1988, Arbor House, 1988, Grafton, 1989.)

 

                The Nazis invent the atomic bomb and use it to conquer England and become the dominant power in the world in this alternate history novel.

 

Sliders: The Novel  (Boulevard, 1997.)

 

Novelization of the television program about a group of people who are lost in a series of parallel universes. They have various adventures as they jump from one danger into another.

 

LINAWEAVER, BRAD & HASTINGS, J. KENT

 

Anarquia  (Sense of Wonder, 2004.)

 

                Alternate history in which anarchists change the course of the Spanish Civil War.

 

LINCOLN, MAURICE

 

Man from Up There, The  (Hamilton, 1929.)

 

                A giant from the moon causes much consternation on Earth.

 

LINDBERG, ANNE

 

Nick of Time  (Little, Brown, 1994.)

 

                A group of teenagers learn a lesson about life when they encounter a visitor from the future who can move about in time.

 

LINDHOLM, MEGAN

 

Alien Earth  (Bantam, 1992.)

 

                ?

 

LINDSAY, C. MACDONALD.

 

Betrayed!  (Drane, 1928.)

 

                Socialists come to power in England and as a consequence, the Empire falls.

 

LINDSAY, DAVID

 

Sphinx   (Long, 1923, Carroll & Graf, 1988.)

 

                A man invents a machine that reads dreams and explores the possibilities in private.

 

Voyage to Arcturus, A  (Methuen, 1920, Gollancz, 1946, Macmillan, 1963, Ballantine, 1968, Bison, 2002, Wildside, 2003.)

 

                A visitor to the sole inhabited planet of the Arcturus system undergoes a series of physical as well as mental changes as he meets a succession of strange beings.  Largely a metaphorical fantasy rather than typical science fiction.

 

LINDSAY, DAVID T.

 

Green Ray, The  (Hamilton, 1937.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Ninth Plague, The  (Hamilton, 1936.)

 

                Not seen.

 

LINDSAY, JEFFRY P.  (See collaboration with Michael Dorn and Hilary Hemingway, and with Hemingway alone.)

 

LINDSAY, RICHARD

 

Moon Is the Key, The  (Hale, 1980.)

 

                Not seen.

 

LINDSEY, JOHANNA

 

Heart of a Warrior  (Morrow, 2001.)

 

Ly-San-Ter #3.

 

                While on an interplanetary search for a throneless king with a mind control device, a man falls in love with an Earth woman.

 

Keeper of the Heart  (?, 1993.)

 

Ly-San-Ter #2.

 

                ?

 

Warrior’s Woman  (Avon, 1990.)

 

Ly-San-Ter #1.

 

                Romance about a woman who flees to a primitive warrior planet seeking soldiers to overcome the brutal dictator of her homeworld, but who instead falls in love with a dashing young hero before finally remembering her duty.

 

LINDSKOLD, JANE  (See also collaboration with Roger Zelazny.)

 

Artemis Awakening (Tor, 2014.)

 

Artemis #1.

 

A colony world is cut off from the rest of humanity.

 

Artemis Invaded (Tor, 2015.)

 

Artemis #2.

 

?

 

Chronomaster  (Prima, 1996.)

 

                Pocket universes constructed by technology allow people to live in realms where the laws of physics are wildly different.  But someone or something is acquiring power over the mini-universes, and one of their architects risks his life to find out what is happening.

 

Marks of Our Brothers  (Avon, 1995.)

 

                A woman who is plotting to destroy the leaders of an interstellar corporation must alter her plans when she learns the truth about a planet whose animal population seems destined to extinction, but which conceals a dangerous secret.

 

Smoke and Mirrors  (Avon, 1996.)

 

                A telepathic prostitute on a remote world flees with her daughter when she reads the mind of a client and discovers evidence of an alien plot to conquer the entire human race.

 

LINEHAN, L.L.

 

Biohack: Symbiotic Worlds  (Carousel, 1981.)

 

                A plague kills all of the older people of a colony on a very undesirable planet, and the survivors lack the knowledge to maintain the equipment that protects them from the poisonous atmosphere.  Then an alien arrives who may be able to solve their problems if he can master the ancient texts.

 

LINEY, PETER

 

Detainee, The (2015)

 

LING, PETER.

 

Mind Robber, The  (Target, 1986, from the 1968 script by Derrick Sherwin.)

 

A Doctor Who book.

 

The Tardis is apparently destroyed in an explosion, stranding the doctor in a mysterious forest outside of space and time.  There they encounter characters straight out of Lewis Carroll.  Are they real or just an illusion, and how will they ever escape this trap?

 

LINKLATER, ERIC

 

Impregnable Women, The  (Jonathan Cape 1938.)

 

                Women in many countries band together and force an end to a widespread war.

 

LINKROUM, RICHARD

 

One Before Bedtime  (Lippincott, 1968, Pocket, 1969.)

 

                An experimental drug turns a white man completely black, and in that new role he suddenly becomes a civil rights militant.

 

LIONEL, ROBERT  (Pseudonym of Robert Lionel Fanthorpe, whom see.)

 

Face of X, The  (Arcadia, 1965.  Badger, 1960, as by Lionel Roberts.)

 

                An Earthman agrees to undergo a psychological operation that will make him think he’s someone else, but his new personality is troubled by dreams of a visitor from another world.

 

Time Echo  (Arcadia, 1964, MacFadden, 1970.)

 

                A rebel in a repressive future returns to our time seeking refuge, but runs into problems adjusting.

 

LIONNI, LEO

 

Parallel Botany  (Knopf, 1977.)

 

                Not properly speaking fiction, this is a treatise on the botany of a world very different from our own.

 

LIPARULO, ROBERT

 

Deadfall  (Nelson, 2007.)

 

A group of bad guys take a town hostage by means of an orbiting laser weapon.

 

LIPMAN, KEN

 

Bad News Babysitting  (Minstrel, 1996.)

 

Alex Mack #3.

 

                ?

 

LIPPINCOTT, DAVID

 

E Pluribus Bang!.  (Viking, 1970, Paperback Library, 1971.)

 

                Marginal spoof of American politics with a man suddenly elevated to the Presidency, involved with murder and other shenanigans.

 

Tremor Violet   (Putnma, 1975, Signet, 1976.)

 

                A devastating earthquake destroys all of Los Angeles and the surrounding countryside, and the survivors quickly descend into violence in the aftermath.

 

LIPSYTE, ROBERT

 

Liberty Two  (Simon & Schuster, 1974.)

 

                Marginal story about an astronaut who returns to earth with a fascist, fundamentalist political message and who attempts to spur the country to revolt against its government.

 

LIQUORI, SAL  (Pseudonym of Betty Anne Crawford, whom see.)

 

Sal's Book  (Scholastic, 1985.)

 

Not seen.

 

LISLE, HOLLY 

 

Hunting the Corrigan’s Blood  (Baen, 1997.)

 

                A resourceful space adventurer finds herself locked up with a corpse shortly after agreeing to conduct a search for a missing starship that was outfitted with revolutionary new technology.  Rather than discouraging her, her opponents make her more determined than ever to beat them to the ship.

 

LISTON, EDWARD

 

Bowl of Night, The  (Coward McCann, 1948, Longmans, 1950, Jarrolds, 1950.)

 

                A doctor stumbles across a lost civilization in South America.

 

LITTELL, JONATHAN

 

Bad Voltage  (Signet, 1989.)

 

                The poorer inhabitants of a future Paris amuse themselves playing realistic wargames, but one of their number falls into company with upscale people from a better part of their city, and their games are a lot more dangerous.

 

LITTELL, ROBERT  (See collaboration with Edward Klein.)

 

LITTLE, JERRY

 

Hot Black Hole  (Hustler, 1981.)

 

                Pornography about the crew of a spaceship investigating a black hole who suddenly become obsessed with sex.

 

LITTON, JOSIE

 

Fountain of Dreams  (Bantam, 2003.)

 

Akora #1.

 

                Marginal romance involving a mythical island nation.

 

LITTON, MELVIN

 

Geminga  (III Publishing, 1993.)

 

                A biologically engineered assassin has adventures in a future in which various cults are sweeping the world in response to the rapid rate of technological change.

 

LIU, CIXIN

 

Dark Forest, The (Tor, 2015.)

 

Death's End (Tor, 2016.)

 

Three Body Problem, The (Tor, 2015.)

 

LIU, KEN (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, The (Saga, 2016.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

LIU, MARJORIE M.  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Dark Mirror (Pocket Star, 2005.)

 

An X-Men novel.

 

Several of the X-Men find themselves in the wrong bodies.

 

LIVINGSTON, BERKELEY

 

Land of the Damned (Armchair, 2013, bound with Operation Disaster by Milton Lesser. Magazine appearance 1957.)

 

The descendants of Mu return from space and devastate the Earth.

 

Meteor of Death  (American SF, 1934.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

Queen of the Panther World (Armchair, 2012, bound with Hocus Pocus Universe by Jack Williamson. Magazine appearance 1948.)

 

A man is propelled into a barbaric other world.

 

LIVINGSTON, HAROLD

 

Climacticon, The  (Ballantine, 1960.)

 

                The invention of a machine that senses and displays information about sexual interest revolutionizes the dance between the sexes and causes responses ranging from delight to outrage.

 

LIVINGSTONE, IAN  (See collaboration with Steve Jackson.)

 

LJOKA, DAN

 

Shelter  (Manor, 1973.)

 

                A short lived but devastating nuclear war results in people all over the world scrambling to find something to shelter them from the clouds of radiation.

 

LLEWELLYN, ALUN

 

Strange Invaders, The  (Bell, 1934.)

 

                During the next ice age, a Russian society that has warped its memories of communism must battle an invading force of intelligent lizards.

 

LLEWELLYN, DAVID

 

Night of the Humans  (BBC, ?)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

?

 

Taking of Chelsea 426, The (2009)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

A flower show on a city floating above Saturn.

 

Trace Memory  (BBC, 2008.)

 

A Torchwood novel.

 

?

 

LLEWELLYN, EDWARD

 

Bright Companion, The  (DAW, 1980.)

 

Future #2.

 

                The advent of a new contraceptive has an alarming side effect, leaving most of the current generation sterile.  As the population dwindles, civilization is reduced to pockets, most of which are dominated by ruthless people seeking control of the few fertile women remaining on the Earth.

 

Douglas Convolution, The  (DAW, 1979.)

 

Future #1.

 

                The discoverer of a way to travel forward in time finds himself in a future where civilization has largely collapsed and the remnants of the US struggle to hold the East Coast against an invading army of bestial attackers from the rest of North America.

 

Fugitive in Transit  (DAW, 1985.)

 

                A human man is drawn into assisting a mysterious woman from another world, who has been pursued across the galaxy by an organization that considers her a threat to the established power structure.

 

Prelude to Chaos  (DAW, 1983.)

 

Future #3.

 

                Two people who have stumbled upon a dangerous plan to use biological warfare are imprisoned by factions within the US government, and must escape and spread the alarm before the weapon is put to use.

 

Salvage and Destroy  (DAW, 1984.)

 

                Aliens who have been secretly monitoring Earth are alarmed by human advances into space.  They launch an expedition to prevent the capture of their orbiting beacon and to exert control over human expansion, but discover that humanity is more resourceful than they expected.

 

Word-Bringer  (DAW, 1986.)

 

                An investigator who has a form of psi that allows him to see more clearly than ordinary humans is looking into the sudden rash of new technology when he discovers that aliens are secretly on Earth.  But it is a while before he can decide whether their presence is benevolent, neutral, or the prelude to an invasion.

 

LLOYD, JOHN URI

 

Etidorpha or the End of the Earth  (Author, 1895, Sun, 1976, Pocket, 1978.)

 

                A lone man goes on an extended journey of discovery in a fantastic, underground world filled with strange flora and fauna.

 

LOBDELL, SCOTT & MAGGIN, ELLIOT S.

 

Generation X  (Boulevard, 1997.)

 

A Marvel comics novel.

 

A group of young mutants finds its their powers tested against the appearance of what appears to be the ghost of a previous group, now dead. 

 

LOCKE, ASHLEY  (See collaboration with Arthur B. Reeve.)

 

LOCKE, JOSEPH  (Pseudonym of Ray Garton, whom also see.)

 

Hocus Pocus  (Minstrel, 1997.)

 

Alex Mack #19.

 

                ?

 

LOCKE, M.J.  (See also Laura J. Mixon.)

 

Up Against It  (Tor, 2011.)

 

Colonies in the asteroids are menaced by a rogue artificial intelligence.

 

LOCKE, R.A.

 

Moon Hoax, The  (Gowans, 1859, Gregg, 1975.)

 

                A series of linked pseudo-articles about intelligent life on the moon.

 

LOCKWOOD, RYAN

 

Below (Pinnacle, 2013.)

 

Valerie Martell #1.

 

Marginal. A shoal of super aggressive squid begin attacking humans.

 

What Lurks Below (Pinnacle, 2015.)

 

Valerie Martell #2.

 

An octopus of unprecedented size attacks a resort.

 

LOFFICIER, JEAN-MARC & RANDY

 

Robonocchio  (Black Coat Press, 2004.)

 

                A variant of Pinocchio with a robot boy brought to life by an alien.

 

LOFTON, SAAB

 

A.D.  (III Publishing, 1997.)

 

                Black and White militant separatists seize power and divide the country between them.

 

LOGAN, CHARLES

 

Shipwreck  (Gollancz, 1975, Panther, 1977.)

 

                The lone survivor of a giant colony ship forges a telepathic bond with the seal like inhabitants of the planet on which he is marooned, but later discovers that his supplies are running out faster than expected.

 

LOGAN, NORA

 

Dinosaur Adventure  (Scholastic, 1984.)

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

Murf the Monster  (Scholastic, 1984.)

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

RIM, the Rebel Robot  (Scholastic, 1984.)

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

LOGSDON, SYD

 

Fond Farewell to Dying, A  (Pocket, 1981.)

 

                India is the only major nation to survive a nuclear war.  An American scientist goes into exile there where he develops cloning techniques and prepares to transfer his personality into one as the first step toward immortality, despite the warning of his lover that he will instead end up disembodied.

 

Jandrax  (Del Rey, 1979.)

 

                An explorer is stranded on a new colony world, and decides to use his talents to help the colony survive.  Unfortunately, someone among the colonists is trying to murder him.

 

LONDON, ALEX

 

Guardian (Philomel, 2014.)

 

Revolution #2.

 

?

 

Proxy (Philomel, 2014.)

 

Revolution #1.

 

?

 

LONDON, JACK

 

Before Adam  (Macmillan, 1906, Regent, 1907, Laurie, 1908, Library of Science, 1963, Ace, ?, Bantam, 1970, Easton, ?, Bison, 2000, University of Nebraska Press, 2000.)

 

                The story of a prehistoric tribe of humans surviving during the time of the sabre tooth tiger and other dangers.

 

Fantastic Tales  (Bison, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Iron Heel, The  (Macmillan, 1907, Everett, 1908, Grosset & Dunlap, 1913, Hill & Wang, 1957, Bantam, 1971.)

 

                A novel about an America in which capitalists have created a repressive dictatorship, until the socialist workers finally get fed up and revolt.

 

Scarlet Plague, The  (Macmillan, 1915, Mills Boon, 1915, HiLo, ?.)

 

                A disaster novel following which civilization is reduced to barbarism.

 

Scarlet Plague, The, and Before Adam  (Arco, 1968.)

 

                Omnibus of the two novels.

 

Science Fiction of Jack London, The  (Gregg, 1975.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Selected Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories  (Fictioneer, 1978.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

LONG, CHARLES

 

Eternal Man, The  (Avalon, 1964.)

 

                A human immortal trying to overthrow a dictatorship discovers that alien immortals are at work behind the scenes.

 

Infinite Brain  (Avalon, 1957.)

 

                A man has memories of life in the 20th and 30th centuries simultaneously, and finds himself piloting the first rocket to Venus.

 

LONG, DOUG  (See collaboration with Vic Mayhew.)

 

LONG, DUNCAN

 

Anti-Grav Unlimited  (Avon, 1988.)

 

                After a limited nuclear war, the world is dominated by megacorporations, until an inventor comes up with a working anti-gravity device that allows him to escape to the moon to avoid their unwelcome attentions.

 

Hiccups in Time  (Harper, 1997.)

 

Spider Worlds #3.

 

                A race of intelligent hornets are planning to take over the world, and an alien spider has warned a teenager that he just travel in time in order to prevent them from succeeding.

 

Lost and Found  (Harper, 1997.)

 

Spider Worlds #2.

 

                ?

 

Spider Worlds  (Harper, 1997.)

 

Spider Worlds #1.

 

                ?

 

LONG, FRANK BELKNAP  (See also collaboration which follows.)

 

And Others Shall Be Born  (Belmont, 1968, bound with The Thief of Thoth by Lin Carter.)

 

                Alien cylinders convey beings that resemble humans but which have deadly powers.

 

Androids, The.  (See Lest Earth Be Conquered.)

 

Black Druid and Other Stories, The.  (See The Hounds of Tindalos.)

 

Dark Beasts, The  (Belmont, 1964.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Early Long, The  (Doubleday, 1975, Hale, 1977.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Horror from the Hills, The  (Arkham House, 1963, Brown Watson, 1965.)

 

                A scientist investigates the statue of a hideous creature, and eventually discovers that it is meant to represent a still present god of malignant inclinations.  He eventually discovers that rather than supernatural, the creature is actually an infiltrator from another dimension.

 

Hounds of Tindalos, The  (Arkham House, 1946, Museum, 1950, Jove, 1975.  Belmont, 1963, has fewer stories.  Panther, 1975, as The Black Druid and Other Stories is also abridged.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

It Was the Day of the Robot  (Belmont, 1963, Dobson, 1964. Armchair, bound with Full Cycle by Clifford D. Simak.)

 

                When the Earth gets more and more reliant on its giant computers, it sets itself up for a takeover by machine intelligences that plan a more orderly future for the planet.

 

John Carstairs, Space Detective  (Fell, 1949, McLeod, 1949, Cherry Tree, 1951, Fantasy Press, 1951.)

 

                Collection of related stories about a futuristic detective.

 

Journey into Darkness  (Belmont, 1967.)

 

                Mysterious alien creatures appear in the night sky, killing humans in apparently random attacks as they begin to invade the Earth in ever increasing numbers.

 

Lest Earth Be Conquered  (Belmont, 1966.  Tower, 1969, as The Androids.)

 

                Living concealed within the human race are a small group of people with extraordinary powers, powers that make them more than human.  And they are united in a sinister plot to supplant the human race with their own kind.

 

Mars Is My Destination  (Pyramid, 1962, Armchair, ?)

 

                Two rival corporations are battling for control of the Martian colonies, and their conflict is now moving toward the actual change of nuclear weapons strikes.  In an effort to prevent war, the colonization board sends for an expert negotiator from Earth, but someone is determined to sabotage his mission.

 

Martian Visitors, The  (Avalon, 1964.)

 

                The demonstration of a thought projector supposedly tuned to the planet Mars strikes the protagonist as a bit too realistic.  He suspects instead that the operator is actually a Martian secretly visiting the Earth, and for what purpose?

 

Mating Center   (Chariot, 1961.)

 

                In a future world Utopian society where sex is rigidly controlled, a woman who is denied the right to sex gets fed up and refuses to obey the law, thereby undermining the entire structure of her society.

 

Mission to a Star   (Avalon, 1964.  Armchair, 2011, as Mission to a Distant Star, bound with Second Chance by J.F. Bone. Magazine title Mission to a Distant Star.)

 

                All powerful aliens have been visiting the earth for several years, claiming to be observers only and apparently living up to their word.  Then a man disappears, and turns up later with his memories erased, and the protagonist begins to wonder what is really going on.

 

Monster from Out of Time  (Popular Library, 1970, Hale, 1971.)

 

                Two people from our time travel through a time warp back to prehistory where they are menaced by subhumans and other dangers.

 

Night Fear  (Zebra, 1979.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Odd Science Fiction  (Belmont, 1964.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories, including the novel The Horror from the Hills.

 

Rim of the Unknown, The  (Arkham House, 1972, Condor, 1978.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Space Station #1  (Ace, 1957, bound with Empire of the Atom by A.E. Van Vogt.  Ace, alone, 1962. Armchair, 2010, bound with The Galaxy Raiders by William P. McGiven.)

 

                Alien infiltrators have boarded a gigantic orbiting space station in their efforts to prevent the human race from expanding into space.

 

Survival World  (Lancer, 1971.)

 

                In the wake of a wave of pollution that brings famine and devastation to the world, the protagonist must battle a population of new barbarians in his efforts to find a way to reverse the deterioration of the ecosphere.

 

This Strange Tomorrow  (Belmont, 1966, Digit, 1966.)

 

                A spaceship en route to Mars experiences a strange translation to another region of space, and panic breaks out among the crew and passengers.

 

Three Faces of Time, The  (Tower, 1969.)

 

                Some mysterious individuals are watching the human race, eventually revealed to be aliens who have the ability to travel back and forth in time.

 

Three Steps Spaceward  (Avalon, 1963.  Magazine title Little Men of Space.)

 

                A journey into the jungles of Titan to rescue a team of scientists who have been studying the indigenous lifeforms.

 

Woman from Another Planet  (Chariot, 1960. Armchair, bound with Homecalling by Judith Merril.)

 

                Low key sex novel about a man who falls in love with a woman from another world.

 

LONG, FRANK BELKNAP & LANDE, IRVIN W.

 

Operation Square Peg (Armchair, 2011. bound with Enchantress of Venus by Leigh Brackett. Magazine appearance 1957.)

 

Criminals turn out to be better spaceship crews than honest men.

 

LONG, G.

 

Valhalla  (Drane, 1906.)

 

                Life in a world subject to devastating floods.

 

LONG, JAMES

 

D.R.T.  (Roc, 1994.)

 

A Battletech novel.

 

                A victorious mercenary band accepts what should be a relatively easy assignment serving as garrison on a remote world, but the conditions of their job are a lot more dangerous than they anticipated.

 

Main Event  (Roc, 1993.)

 

A Battletech novel.

 

                A warrior who lost his robot fighting machine struggles to gain a new one and then build a new mercenary band with which to work his revenge.  Unfortunately, he runs into more financial troubles than open battles.

 

LONG, JEFF

 

Descent, The  (Millennium, 1999, Crown, 1999, Jove, 2001.)

 

                A network of tunnels is found deep within the Earth, but explorers are slaughtered by an unseen force.  The need for the minerals to be found there causes fresh attempts at exploitation.  They discover a country analogous to Hell, inhabited by demonic appearing creatures who bitterly resent the intrusion from the surface.

 

Year Zero  (Pocket, 2002.)

 

                An archaeologist sets free an ancient plague, and scientists decide to clone people from ancient times to find out why they were immune.

 

LONG, NATHAN  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Jane Carver of Waar (Night Shade, 2012.)

 

Waar #1.

 

Spoof of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

 

Swords of Waar  (Night Shade, 2012.)

 

Waar #2.

 

Pastiche of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

 

LONG, PETER  (Rumored to be Ben Hecht.)

 

Demi-Wang, The  ( ?, 1931, Pendulum, 1968.)

 

                Not seen.

 

LONGMATE, NORMAN

 

If Britain Had Fallen  (Hutchinson, 1974, Stein & Day, 1974.)

 

                Germany wins the second world war.

 

LONGO, CHRIS

 

Last Gene, The  (Major, 1976.)

 

                An experiment to create a biologically perfect testtube baby goes awry when she begins to display extraordinary destructive powers and a vindictive nature.

 

LONGSTRETH, T. MORRIS

 

Time Flight  (Macmillan, 1954.)

 

                Some teens go back to see the Salem witchcraft trials.

 

LONGYEAR, BARRY B.  (See also collaboration which follows.)

 

Change, The  (Pocket, 1994, from the script by Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle.)

 

An Alien Nation novel.

 

George Francisco is undergoing a radical biological change, badly timed since he's also the target for a ruthless killer, an agent of the Overseers.  The physical changes are affecting his reasoning and his ability to concentrate on small matters like survival.

 

Circus World  (Doubleday, 1980, Berkley, 1981, Macdonald, 1982.)

 

Baraboo #1.

 

                Collection of related stories about a lost colony world settled by a circus troupe.

 

City of Baraboo  (Putnam, 1980, Berkley, 1981, Macdonald, 1983.)

 

Baraboo #2.

 

                Collection of related stories set on a planet colonized by circus performers.

 

Elephant Song  (Berkley, 1982.)

 

Baraboo #3.

 

                When a circus ship crashes on an uncharted world, the result is a colony that is split into tribes patterned after the various attractions from the circus.  But as time passes, the old equipment wears out, and the old traditions must make way for the new.

 

Enemy Mine  (Tor, 1989, bound with Another Orphan by John Kessel.)

 

                Short story that inspired the movie, subsequently expanded into the novel of the same name written with David Gerrold.

 

Enemy Mine: The Enemy Papers  (White Wolf, 1997.)

 

                Omnibus of the novel and some short stories.

 

Homecoming, The  (Walker, 1989.)

 

                After countless generations, a race of intelligent dinosaurs returns to Earth to reclaim its homeland, and finds that evolved apes have taken over in their absence.

 

Infinity Hold  (Questar, 1989.)

 

                Earth relieves itself of some unwanted population by sending a group of criminals to a distant planet that is being turned into a colony for convicted felons.

 

It Came from Schenectady  (Bluejay, 1984, Questar, 1986.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Manifest Destiny  (Berkley, 1980, Macdonald, 1982.)

 

A Dracon book.

 

                Collection of related stories in which humans contend with an alien race for mastery of the stars.

 

Naked Came the Robot  (Popular Library, 1988.)

 

                Satire about a future America where robot and android labor is replacing all humans, and just to make things even tougher, alien robots have infiltrated as part of their program of conquest.

 

Sea of Glass  (Bluejay, 1987, Avon, 1988, Legend, 1988.)

 

                A massive and repressive computer rules the world of the future when overpopulation has become a threat to all of civilization.  The protagonist, who manages to escape being registered like all other humans, discovers that the computer is planning a drastic effort to reduce the surplus population.

 

Slag Like Me  (Pocket, 1994.)

 

An Alien Nation novel.

 

A human reporter disguised as a Tenctonese in order to write a story about prejudice disappears while on assignment.  Sikes and Francisco are trying to locate him but they need to do so quickly, since the publicity surrounding the story is spreading a wave of racial hatred through the city.

 

Tomorrow Testament, The   (Berkley, 1983.)

 

A Dracon book.

 

                A human prisoner of war on a Dracon world is able to open a line of communication with her alien captors, which eventually helps to promote a peaceful settlement of the conflict.

 

LONGYEAR, BARRY & GERROLD, DAVID

 

Enemy Mine  (Charter, 1985, Corgi, 1986, from the screenplay by Edward Kharma from the story by Barry Longyear.)

 

A Dracon book.

 

                A human and an alien warrior are both stranded on an uninhabited and dangerous world and are forced to put aside their personal differences and team up to stay alive.  In the process, they find a common bond between themselves which will set example for their races.

 

LOOMIS, NOEL  (See also Manly Banister and Silas Water.)

 

City of Glass  (Double Action, 1955.)

 

                The protagonist finds himself on a blasted future Earth where the only sign of civilization is a mysterious city of glass.

 

Man With Absolute Motion, The (Armchair, 2010, bound with Iron Men of Venus by Don Wilcox. Magazine version 1955. Rich and Cowan, 1955, Arrow, 1965, as by Silas Water.)

 

The energy level of the universe is declining rapidly, so the protagonist is sent on a mission to find the source of power and reinvigorate it.

 

LOOSLEY, WILLIAM ROBERT  (Pseudonym of David Langford, whom also see.)

 

Account of Meeting With Denizens of Another World, 1871, An  (?, 1979.)

 

                Not seen.  A spoof.

 

LOPEZ, ANTONY

 

Second Coming, The  (New English Library, 1975.)

 

                Amidst earthquakes and other disasters, rumors of the end of everything and the coming of a new messiah accompany a wave of repression rather than tidings of hope and joy.

 

LOPEZ, HANK

 

Afro-6  (Dell, 1969.)

 

                A group of Black militants isolate Manhattan, take a number of prominent hostages, and set out a list of demands.

 

LORD, BEMAN

 

Day the Spaceship Landed, The  (Walck, 1967.)

 

Spaceship #1.

 

                A child encounters aliens secretly visiting the Earth.

 

Spaceship Returns, The  (Walck, 1970.)

 

Spaceship #2.

 

                Not seen. 

 

LORD, GABRIELLE

 

Salt  (?, 1990.)

 

                Overpopulation and pollution have destroyed civilization, and a new one begins to stir in Australia generations later.

 

LORD, JEFFREY  (House pseudonym.)

 

Bronze Axe, The  (MacFadden, 1969, Pinnacle, ?)  (Manning Lee Stokes.)

 

Blade #1.

 

                A man from our world is transported to another dimension where, stark naked and unarmed, he befriends a princess on the run from ruthless villains and helps save the day, inaugurating a long series of adventures each set in another world.

 

Champion of the Gods  (Pinnacle, 1976.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #21.

 

                Blade survives various dangers in a rapid succession of dimensional worlds this time, his situation complicated by the presence of a Russian agent who is also traveling from one reality to another.

 

City of the Living Dead  (Pinnacle, 1978.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #26.

 

                The protagonist finds himself among a people who have bred all of the violent traits out of their personality, letting their world be managed by robots and androids.  Now a more aggressive strain of humanity is threatening to conquer them unless they can relearn these old vices.

 

Crystal Seas, The  (Pinnacle, 1975.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #!6.

 

                The protagonist is held captive by a race of mermen, escapes, learns of a conspiracy by an evil empire to provoke a war, and eventually exposes the plot and saves the day.

 

Dimension of Dreams  (Pinnacle, 1974.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #11.

 

                This time Blade encounters a civilization which has discovered a way to preserve their bodies while they live in dream worlds of their own creation, tailored to their particular desires.

 

Dimension of Horror  (Pinnacle, 1979. ) (Ray Nelson.)

 

Blade #30.

 

                Back in his own dimension, an adventurer is afflicted with amnesia and is apparently the subject of poltergeist phenomena.  He eventually recovers his memory and realizes that the manifestations indicate that a race from another dimension has crossed into our own.

 

Dragons of Englor, The  (Pinnacle, 1977.) (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #24.

 

                This time Blade finds himself in a dimension that has many parallels to our Earth, and there he must defend a version of England from the trained war dragons of an aggressive Russian nation.

 

Empire of Blood  (Pinnacle, 1977.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #23.

 

                After unsuccessfully trying to overthrow a despotic emperor, Blade becomes a galley slave, until he is captured by pirates, escapes, and returns to save the day.

 

Forests of Gleor, The  (Pinnacle, 1976.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #22.

 

                When a cruel ruler attacks a neighboring kingdom using giant spiders as his primary weapon, Blade invents a gun that sprays sticky fluid that will immobilize the creatures.

 

Gladiators of Hapanu  (Pinnacle, 1979.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #31.

 

                Once again Blade is forced to become a gladiator entertaining a cruel dictator, and once again he organizes a successful rebellion which overthrows a society resembling that of ancient Rome.

 

Golden Steed, The  (Pinnacle, 1975.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #13.

 

                When he is mistaken for a legendary figure who is supposed to save a city, Blade decides to adopt that role temporarily in order to help the local people defeat and repel a foreign invader.

 

Guardians of the Coral Throne  (Pinnacle, 1976.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #20.

 

                A traveler to other dimensions proves his fighting ability and becomes a bodyguard to the local emperor.  When he discovers that an evil woman is plotting against the ruler, he is captured and imprisoned on a remote island, from which he must escape if he is to prevent the coup.

 

Ice Dragon  (Pinnacle, 1974.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #10.

 

                When he investigates a series of attacks on outlying villages by a bunch of dragons, Blade discovers that the animals are being directed by a human being.

 

Jade Warrior, The  (MacFadden, 1969, Pinnacle, ?) (Manning Lee Stokes.)

 

Blade #2.

 

                Trapped in another dimension, Richard Blade allies himself with a relatively civilized race that is menaced by the attacks of their barbaric neighbors.

 

Jewel of Tharn   (MacFadden, 1969, Pinnacle, ?)  (Manning Lee Stokes.)

 

Blade #3.

 

                Blade struggles with a society that uses an elite force of eunuchs as secret police, and which has some peculiar laws about sex.

 

Killer Plants of Binaark  (Pinnacle, 1980.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #33.

 

                Two small nations separated by an impenetrable forest of carnivorous plants are on increasingly unfriendly terms, and the ruler of one has found a secret weapon that will overcome the plants and allow him to invade the other.

 

Kingdom of Royth  (Pinnacle, 1974.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #8.

 

                Blade and a group of shipwrecked people are rescued by a noble and taken aboard his ship.  The area is notoriously dangerous because of depredations by pirates, and it soon turns out that the captain of the ship is in cahoots with them.

 

King of Zunga  (Pinnacle, 1975.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #12.

 

                Blade becomes an involuntary gladiator in a country where giant serpents lurk in the waterways.

 

Liberator of Jedd  (MacFadden, 1971, Pinnacle, ?)  (Manning Lee Stokes.)

 

Blade #5.

 

                The protagonist agrees to the dying wishes of an empress to marry a young princess and to lead her people to safety.  The latter proves more difficult than he expected when inimical robots take a hand.

 

Looters of Tharn  (Pinnacle, 1976.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #19.

 

                Blade returns to Tharn where he finds that his son is now the king, and that the kingdom is menaced by invaders from another dimension who use high technology to overwhelm the local defenses.

 

Lords of the Crimson River, The  (Pinnacle, 1981.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #35.

 

                An extra dimensional traveler encounters a feudalistic world and immediately becomes embroiled in the local politics.

 

Master of the Hashomi  (Pinnacle, 1978.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #27.

 

                Blade encounters a society that uses drugs to condition all of its citizens into being brave soldiers and obedient servants of the state, so he takes the side of a free, rival nation to help defeat their ruler.

 

Monster of the Maze  (MacFadden, 1972, Pinnacle, ?)  (Manning Lee Stokes.)

 

Blade #6.

 

                Blade’s latest expedition into an alternate dimension runs into trouble when he begins imagining things that apparently aren’t real.

 

Mountains of Brega, The  (Pinnacle, 1976.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #17.

 

                Blade discovers two separate tribes, one of all men, one of all women, and each determined to attack and kill every individual of the opposite sex that they encounter.  He correctly concludes that there is a connection, and helps to heal two distorted cultures.

 

Pearl of Patmos  (Pinnacle, 1973.)  (Manning Lee Stokes.)

 

Blade #7.

 

                Blade rescues an  ungrateful priestess from death, after which he is caught in the middle of a three way war.

 

Pirates of Gohar  (Pinnacle, 1979.) (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #32.

 

                Yet still again, Blade decides to organize a revolution against a dictator.

 

Return to Kaldak  (Pinnacle, 1983.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #36.

 

                Blade returns to a dimension he has visited before, and this time finds a highly technological society on the brink of a devastating nuclear war.

 

Ruins of Kaldac, The, Pinnacle, 1981.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #34.

 

                In the aftermath of a nuclear war in another dimension, one group of survivors uses remote controlled fighting machines to exert authority over the rest of the inhabitants of that world, until Blade arrives and shows the subject tribes how to outsmart their oppressors.

 

Slave of Sarma  (MacFadden, 1970, Pinnacle, ?)  (Manning Lee Stokes.)

 

Blade #4.

 

                In this installment, Blade has to track down a Soviet agent who has traveled to the other dimensional world in order to impersonate Blade.

 

Temples of Ayocan, The  (Pinnacle, 1975. )  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #14.

 

                Pretending to be an acolyte of a mysterious religious order, Blade penetrates their holy temples in an effort to find out what is going on in their inner circles, machinations which are leading to a terribly destructive war.

 

Torian Pearls, The  (Pinnacle, 1977.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #25.

 

                On a swamp world, Blade befriends a migratory people searching for a new home, when they are beset by man eating flying reptiles and a tribe of bloodthirsty barbarian warriors.

 

Towers of Melnon, The  (Pinnacle, 1975.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #15.

 

                As consort to the queen of Melnon, Blade should have been content.  But he finds the artificial caste system that divides the local people into two separate cultures abhorrent, so he decides to change their society whether they want him to or not.

 

Treasure of the Stars  (Pinnacle, 1978.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #29.

 

                Blade overthrows yet another extra-dimensional dictatorship, this one on the brink of discovering technology that would allow their ruler’s influence to be spread to the stars.

 

Undying World  (Pinnacle, 1973.)  (Manning Lee Stokes.)

 

Blade #8.

 

                On his latest trip to Dimension X, Blade finds an empty world, all its inhabitants apparently whisked off to some other reality.

 

Warlords of Gaikon  (Pinnacle, 1976.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #18.

 

                Our hero gets mixed up with a Japanese style culture that uses human beings as playing pieces in a giant chess game and which imposes a rigid caste system on its citizens.

 

Warriors of Latan  (Pinnacle, 1984.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #37.

 

                More adventures for Blade, this one in a world filled with the equivalent of American Indians riding giant lizards into battle.

 

Wizard of Rentoro  (Pinnacle, 1978.)  (Roland Green.)

 

Blade #28.

 

                In another dimension, a man with a variety of psi powers uses them to set himself up as wizard and dictator and uses sword bearing thugs to enforce his policies among his unwilling subjects.

 

LORD, KAREN  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Best of All Possible Worlds, The  (Del Rey, 2013.)

 

An alien world is devastated by an unprovoked attack.

 

Galaxy Game, The (Del Rey, 2014.)

 

Psi powers in an interstellar society.

 

LORENTZ, DAYNA

 

No Dawn Without Darkness (Dial, 2014.)

 

Plague #3.

 

?

No Easy Way Out (Dial, 2013.)

 

Plague #2.

 

?

 

No Safety in Numbers (Dial, 2013.)

 

Plague #1.

 

?

 

LORNQUEST, OLAF

 

Moonlovers, The  (Pinnacle, 1975.)

 

                Silly blend of romance and space travel as a woman stows away to the moon.

 

LORRAH, JEAN  (See also collaborations with Jacqueline Lichtenberg.)

 

Ambrov Keon  (DAW, 1986.)

 

A Sime novel (See Jacqueline Lichtenberg for remainder of series.)

 

                More intrigue involving efforts to create a new Channel, a sime that can siphon energy from the gens without killing them.

 

Captives of the Savage Empire  (Berkley, 1984.)

 

Savage Empire #3.

 

                The series drifts into fantasy with this volume, as the conflict between the Aventine empire and the savage hordes aided by a renegade scholar escalate.

 

Dragon Lord of the Savage Empire  (Playboy, 1982.)

 

Savage Empire #2.

 

                A visiting telepath is given a high post in the government of the savage lands outside the Aventine empire, although if his abilities were known, it would probably lead to his lynching rather than his elevation.

 

Epilogue Part 1  (Empire, 1979.)

 

A Star Trek novel.

 

                Not seen.

 

Epilogue Part 2  (Empire, 1979.)

 

A Star Trek novel.

 

                Not seen.

 

Full Moon Rising  (Yeoman, 1976.)

 

A Star Trek book.

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

Idic Epidemic, The  (Pocket, 1988.)

 

A Star Trek novel.

 

A world jointly occupied by Vulcans, humans, Klingons, and others, a virulent plague is devastating the population, a plague which seems to be rooted in the nature of Vulcan philosophical thought.

 

Jean Lorrah’s Sarek Collection  (Empire, 1980.)

 

A Star Trek book.

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

Metamorphosis  (Pocket, 1990.)

 

A Star Trek: Next Generation novel.

 

A mission to a planet plagued by mysterious fluctuations in its gravitational field leads to unusual adventures for Data, who thinks he has finally found the means to become more like a human being.  But has the transformation effected by the natives of that world changed his personality along with his body?

 

Night of the Twin Moons, The  (Creative, 1976.)

 

A Star Trek novel.

 

                Not seen.

 

Savage Empire  (Playboy, 1981.)

 

Savage Empire #1.

 

                When a rogue telepath begins helping a barbarian horde in their attacks against a relatively benevolent empire, his one time tutor goes on a journey of discovery into the wilderness.  There he discovers that mutated humans have developed a wide range of extrasensory powers.

 

Survivors  (Pocket, 1989.)

 

A Star Trek: Next Generation novel.

 

A colony world that was on the verge of becoming a full member of the Federation is wracked by a series of violent battles perpetrated by an ambitious warlord.  When the Enterprise sends an investigating team, they discover that the legitimate government plans to steal their weapons and use them to put down the usurper.

 

Vulcan Academy Murders, The  (Pocket, 1984.)

 

A Star Trek novel.

 

On a visit to a hospital on Vulcan, Kirk learns that several patients have died mysteriously and rightly suspects that someone is murdering them.  But the Vulcans refuse to believe that anything as irrational as homicide could be happening within their society.

 

LORRAINE, LILITH  (Pseudonym of Mary Wright.)

 

Brain of the Planet, The  (Stellar, 1929.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

LORRAINE, PAUL  (House pseudonym.)

 

Dark Boundaries  (Curtis Warren, 1953.)  (John Russell Fearn.)

 

                Complicated story of a powerful scientist who creates two artificial worlds to quarantine segments of the human race.

 

Two Worlds  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)  (William Bird.)

 

                A battle for control of the Earth is complicated by the presence of aliens within the revolutionary movement.

 

Zenith D  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)  (John Glasby and Arthur Roberts.)

 

                A starship discovers an evil alien presence in space.

 

LORY, ROBERT  (See also Paul Edwards.)

 

Eyes of Bolsk, The  (Ace, 1969, bound with The Space Barbarians by Mack Reynolds.)

 

Trovo #1.

 

                A secret agent from Earth is whisked away to another planet with a medieval society and given a mission.  He then has great difficulty discovering whether there is a source of super technology operating on the planet, or whether magic actually works there.

 

Harvest of Hoodwinks, A  (Ace, 1970, bound with Masters of the Lamp, also by Lory.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Identity Seven  (Ace, 1974.)

 

                An interstellar spy with the power to alter his appearance is sent to investigate the murder of one of his fellow agents on a distant world.

 

Trovo #2.

 

Master of the Etrax  (Dell, 1970.)

 

                Amusing, sometimes clever spoof of fantasy quest stories with a young man sent to retrieve a supposedly magical artifact from a remote castle guarded by a variety of monsters. 

 

Masters of the Lamp  (Ace, 1970, bound with A Harvest of Hoodwinks, also by Lory.)

 

O’Dell #1.

 

                An interstellar agent is investigating the deaths of two fellow agents when he is caught up in a growing messianic movement on a far planet, led by a man who demonstrates unusual powers.

 

Thirteen Bracelets, The  (Ace, 1974.)

 

                In a post collapse US, a shapechanging government agent is sent to track down thirteen missing slavegirls, “aided” by employees of their owner, and discovers that they may have been taken by his own government.

 

Veiled World, The  (Ace, 1972, bound with The Hard Way Up by A. Bertram Chandler.)

 

O’Dell #2.

 

                The hero stumbles upon an intelligent alien creature hidden below the surface of a newly discovered world.

 

LOTT, S. MAKEPEACE

 

Escape to Venus  (Rich & Cowan, 1956.)

 

                Following a worldwide war, a human colony is started on Venus, but it turns into a dictatorship.

 

LOTTMAN, EILEEN  (Also wrote horror as Maud Willis.)

 

Double Identity.  (See Welcome Home, Jaime.)

 

Extracurricular Activities  (Berkley, 1977.  ?, 1977, as A Question of Life as by Maud Willis.)

 

Bionic Woman #2.

 

                A cyborged woman has to use all of her special abilities to prevent a handful of government secrets from being stolen by enemy agents.

 

Question of Life, A.  (See Extracurricular Activities.)

 

Welcome Home, Jaime  (Berkley, 1976.  ?, 1976, as Double Identity and as by Maud Willis.)

 

Bionic Woman #1.

 

                A woman turned into a cyborg is pitted against a man determined to kill her, despite the fact that her body is threatening to reject its implants.

 

LOUDERBACK, LEE  (See Nick Carter.)

 

LOUVISH, SIMON

 

Resurrections, The  (Four Doors Eight Windows, 1994.)

 

                An alternate history in which Adolf Hitler becomes a US senator and various other revolutionaries have different careers.

 

LOVE, ANN

 

Taking Control  (Royal Fireworks, ?)

 

                A group of children are taken back through time to witness various important events in the life of Alexander the Great.

 

LOVE, JOHN

 

Evensong (Night Shade, 2015.)

 

Super soldiers enforce corporate law.

 

Faith (Night Shade, 2014.)

 

Military SF.

 

LOVE, ROSALEEN

 

Total Devolution Machine and Other Stories, The  (?, 1989.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

LOVECRAFT, H.P.  (Note that the Cthulhu Mythos stories are generally published as horror, but could be read as SF.  The collections listed below contain some stories from this setting, though not necessarily all.  See also collaborations which follow.)

 

Annotated Lovecraft, The  (Dell, 1987.)

 

                Collection of sometimes loosely related stories.

 

At the Mountains of Madness  (Donald Grant, 1990.)

 

                The short novel fully illustrated.

 

At the Mountains of Madness  (Arkham House, 1943, Gollancz, 1966, Panther, 1968, Beagle, 1971.)

 

                Collection of sometimes loosely related stories.

 

Colour Out of Space, The  (Lancer, 1964.)

 

                Collection of sometimes loosely related stories.

 

Colour Out of Space, The  (Necronomicon, 1982.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

Cry Horror!  (See The Lurking Fear.)

 

Dunwich Horror, The  (Bart House, ?)

 

                Collection of sometimes loosely related stories.

 

Dunwich Horror, The  (Lancer, 1963.)

 

                Collection of sometimes loosely related stories, not the same selection as the Bart House edition.

 

Haunter of the Dark, The  (Gollancz, 1951, Panther, 1963.)

 

                Collection of sometimes loosely related stories.

 

Lurking Fear, The  (Arkham House, ?, Panther, 1964.  Avon, 1947, as Cry Horror!)

 

                Collection of sometimes loosely related stories.

 

Road to Madness, The  (Ballantine, 1996.)

 

                Collection of sometimes loosely related stories.

 

Shadow Out of Time, The  (Hippocampus, 2001.)

 

                Restored original version of the novella about a man whose mind is occupied by the consciousness of an alien from a prehistoric civilization.

 

Shadow Over Innsmouth, The  (Necronomicon, 1997.  Visionary Press, 1936, unannotated.)

 

                The Necronomicon edition is an extensively annotated edition of the novelette.

 

Shadow Over Innsmouth and Other Stories of Horror, The  (Scholastic, 1971.)

 

                Collection of sometimes loosely related stories.

 

Tales of H.P. Lovecraft  (Ecco, 1997.)

 

                Collection of sometimes loosely related stories.

 

LOVECRAFT, H.P. & DERLETH, AUGUST

 

Lurker at the Threshold, The  (Arkham House, 1945, Gollancz, 1968, Panther, 1970, Carroll & Graf, 1988.  Note that the Carroll & Graf edition does not credit Derleth.)

 

                When the protagonist travels to the family’s ancestral home in rural Massachusetts, he plans to restore the reputation of his predecessors.  Unfortunately, he fails to believe the family legends indicating that his family is linked to a visitor from another order of reality.

 

Shadow Out of Time and Other Tales of Horror, The  (Gollancz, 1968.)

 

                Collection of sometimes loosely related stories.

 

Shuttered Room and Other Tales of Horror, The  (Panther, 1970.)

 

                Collection of sometimes loosely related stories.

 

Survivor and Others, The  (Arkham House, 1957, Ballantine, ?.)

 

                Collection of sometimes loosely related stories.

 

LOVEGROVE, JAMES  (See also J.M.H. Lovegrove.)  Also writes Fantasy.

 

Computopia  (Orion, 1998.)

 

Part of the multi-author Web series.

 

                Someone is trying to set up an alternate system to the existing worldwide web network.

 

Days  (Phoenix, 1997, Millennium, 1999.)

 

                A series of adventures and crises inside a gigantic department store whose reputation is such that people are willing to kill just to get an admission card.

 

Foreigners, The  (Gollancz, 2000, Millennium, 2001.)

 

                An alien race fascinated with human music brings us the tools to build a Utopian society.  Unfortunately, there are parties on Earth who would prefer a different future, and they’re planning to kill the aliens if necessary to drive them away.

 

Hope, The  (Macmillan, 1990.)

 

                A gigantic multi-generation ocean going ship has various episodic problems and crises.

 

Provender Gleed  (Gollancz, 2005.)

 

                Marginal story of international conspiracy in the near future.

 

Stuff of Nightmares, The  (Titan, 2013.)

 

Sherlock Holmes crosses paths with a man with steam powered armor.

 

Thinking Engine, The (Titan, 2015.)

 

Sherlock Holmes is faced with an electronic brain.

 

Untied Kingdom  (Gollancz, 2003.)

 

                England becomes the outcast of Europe, devastated by war, disintegrating into regional city states.  A teacher goes in search of his missing wife.

 

World of Fire (Solaris, 2014.)

 

World #1.

 

An agent undertakes a mission on a very hot world.

 

World of Water (Solaris, 2016.)

 

World #2.

 

?

 

LOVEGROVE, J.M.H.  (See also James Lovegrove.)

 

Berserker  (Millennium, 1999, TV Books, 1999.)

 

Guardians #2.

 

                A hacker is threatening to infiltrate and destroy the computer network which the Guardians use to monitor the scientific progress of humanity.

 

Krilov Continuum, The  (Millennium, 1998, TV Books, 1999.)

 

Guardians #1.

 

                Two groups of humans are secretly allied with different factions of an alien race from a parallel universe.  One is apparently trying to incite the humans to develop self destructive technology, while the other claims to be  suppressing potentially dangerous discoveries.  But both are willing to murder innocent people to accomplish their aims.

 

LOVEJOY, JACK

 

Brotherhood of Diablo, The  (Tor, 1985.)

 

Vision of Beasts #3.

 

                Pursued by their mutant enemies, a band of humans finally decides to turn and fight, and predictably they overcome the superior numbers of their foes.

 

Creation Descending  (Tor, 1984.)

 

Vision of Beasts #1.

 

                Many generations after a nuclear war destroys civilization, humans live in scattered tribes and battle against giant mutated animals for control of the planet.

 

Hunters, The  (Tor, 1982.)

 

                Human military forces are routed instantly as aliens take over the Earth and turn it into a game preserve with people as their prey.

 

Outworld Cats  (DAW, 1994.)

 

                Two sentient, telepathic cats are caught while investigating a human space station, although they are assumed to be ordinary Terran cats.  This enables them to learn the secrets of a conspiracy and recruit allies to prevent a takeover of human communications technology by an ambitious businessman.

 

Second Kingdom, The  (Tor, 1984.)

 

Vision of Beasts #2.

 

                A tribe of normal humans is driven from their homeland by a band of mutants, so they set out to find a new territory in which to settle, beset along the way by hideous monsters produced by the radiation.

 

Star Gods  (Major, 1978.)

 

                A scientist builds a capsule in which he sleeps for nearly four hundred years, eventually awakening in a world split into two societies.  One is barbaric, the other consists of a single city whose residents worship gods from the stars, who are actually aliens stealing human lifeforce.

 

LOVEJOY, WILLIAM H.  (See also Hank Bostrum.)

 

Back\Slash  (Kensington, 1996.)

 

                A cyber criminal is released from prison on the condition that he track down and neutralize a terrorist who has seized effective control of the world wide information network and who is using it to interfere with commerce throughout the planet.

 

China Dome  (Pinnacle, 1995.)

 

                Marginal thriller about a terrorist hijacking of an advanced airplane at a super airport in Hongkong.

 

Cold Front  (Zebra, 1990.)

 

                Government investigation involving an unprecedented spell of freezing weather that is destroying American agriculture turns to clandestine Soviet activity and turns up a plot to destroy the country by controlling its weather.

 

Red Rain  (Pinnacle, 1996.)

 

                A case of particularly violent industrial espionage has military and political implications, because it involves the secret of a stunning new laser technology.

 

Ultra Deep  (Zebra, 1992.)

 

                A Russian missile crashes in the deeper parts of the ocean, containing enough radioactive material to kill off a large portion of the life in the ocean.  The US government hires expert undersea workers to salvage it before that can happen.

 

White Night  (Zebra, 1994.)

 

                ?

 

LOVELACE, DELOS W.

 

King Kong  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1935, Bantam, 1965, Ace, 1976, Gollancz, 2005, from the screenplay by Edgar Wallace and Merian C. Cooper.)

 

                The novelization of the classic movie.  A film company discovers a giant ape on a remote island, carry it back to the US, where it gets loose, destroys a lot of things before being shot off the top of the Empire State building.

 

LOVELOCK, JAMES & ALLABY, MICHAEL

 

Greening of Mars, The  (Deutsch,  1984.)

 

                Not seen.

 

LOVIN, ROGER  (See also Rodgers Clemens.)

 

Apostle  (Donning, 1978, Hale, 1980.)

 

                Earth is menaced by an apparently unbeatable alien enemy.  The protagonist, however, recognizes that the aliens are metaphorical devils, and since he knows that evil cannot triumph, there must be a way to defeat them.

 

LOVISI, GARY

 

Gargoyle, The  (Gryphon, 2000.)

 

                Collection of related stories cobbled together into a novel featuring a wizard at the end of time battling various creatures and saving the universe.

 

Sarasha  (Gryphon, 2002.)

 

                Adventure on a future earth dominated by animals.

 

LOW, A.M.

 

Adrift in the Stratosphere  (Blackie, 1937, Peal, ?)

 

                The usual juvenile tale of youngsters finding themselves traveling through space and battling a Martian for control of the Earth.

 

Mars Breaks Through  (Joseph, 1937.)

 

                A Martian possesses a human scientist.

 

Satellite in Space  (Jenkins, 1956, Digit, 1963.)

 

                Human powers are battling using satellites orbiting the Earth when aliens from the asteroid belt intervene.

 

LOWACHEE, KARIN

 

Burndive  (Aspect, 2003.)

 

Warchild #2.

 

                A young man begins to suspect that his father's involvement in an ongoing interstellar war is not as benevolent as he thought.

 

Cagebird  (Aspect, 2005.)

 

Warchild #3.

 

                A captured space pirate becomes an involuntary government agent.

 

Warchild  (Aspect, 2002.)

 

Warchild #1.

 

                A child abducted by space pirates eventually becomes a secret agent deep in the heart of an alien empire inimical to humans.

 

LOWE, CHARLES

 

Great War of 189_, The  (Heinemann, 1893.)

 

                Future war novel.

 

LOWE, STEVE

 

Aurora  (Dodd, Mead, 1985, Gold Eagle, 1987.)

 

                A comet threatens the Earth and a right wing US President decides it's all a communist plot.

 

LOWENSTEIN, SALLIE

 

In the Company of Whispers  (Lion Stone, 2008.)

 

An overpopulated dystopia.

 

LOWNDES, ROBERT A.W.  (See also collaboration with James Blish.)

 

Believers’ World  (Avalon, 1961.)

 

                Three colony worlds end up with three different belief systems and begin to battle each other for supremacy.

 

Mystery of the Third Mine  (Winston, 1953.)

 

                Adventure in the asteroid belt when rich mineral claims cause people to break the laws.

 

Puzzle Planet, The  (Ace, 1961, bound with The Angry Espers by Lloyd Biggle. Armchair, 2010, bound with Who Sows the Wind by Rog Phillips.)

 

                A visitor to a planet whose inhabitants are inordinately fond of practical jokes is nearly killed by what appears to have been a prank.  But was it a prank or a murder attempt, and was it planned by one of his fellow humans, or one of the indigenous aliens?

 

LOWRY, LOIS

 

Gathering Blue (Houghton Mifflin, 2000.)

 

                After civilization has collapsed, a primitive new society evolves.  The protagonist is a young woman who gets into trouble because she doesn’t accept all the truths of that new culture.

 

Giver, The  (Houghton Mifflin, 1993.)

 

                A Utopian future society seems ideal to a young boy about to go through a coming of age ceremony, until he is chosen for a special role and discovers the secrets that lie beneath the smooth facade.

 

LOWTHER, GEORGE

 

Superman  (Random House, 1942, Applewood, 1995.)

 

                Novel based on the comic strip.

 

LUBAR, DAVID (Also writes Horror.)

 

Flip  (Tor, 2003, Starscape, 2004.)

 

                A pair of teenagers find an alien device that lets them become merge their minds with famous people from history.

 

Hidden Talents  (Tor, 1999, Starscape, 2003.)

 

Talents #1.

 

                A teenager with psi powers tries to make a new life for himself.

 

My Rotten Life  (Starscape, 2009.)

 

An experimental drug makes a boy half dead.

 

True Talents  (Tor, 2007.)

 

Talents #2.

 

                The outside world discovers that some members of a group of teens have unusual psi powers.

 

LUCAROTTI, JOHN

 

Aztecs, The  (Target, 1984.)

 

A Doctor Who book.

 

The Tardis materializes in the midst of the Aztec culture.  His young companion is by mischance hailed as a personificationof an Aztec god, which isn't a problem until she tries to convince them to give up the practice of human sacrifice.

 

Marco Polo  (Target, 1984.)

 

A Doctor Who book.

 

In the 13th Century, the Tardis appears on the route of Marco Polo and that adventurer decides to introduce the Doctor to Kublai Khan.  Everything goes well after that, until the Doctor gambles and loses the Tardis to the Khan.

 

Massacre, The  (Target, 1987.)

 

A Doctor Who book.

 

In 16th Century France, the Doctor and his companion become involved in the suppression of the Protestant Huguenots by the Catholic majority, and the Doctor has to play a duplicitous role in order to extract them both safely.

 

LUCAS, E.V. & GRAVES, C.L. 

 

War of the Wenuses, The  (Arrowsmith, 1898.)

 

                A spoof of The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.

 

Wisdom While You Wait  ( ?, 1903.)

 

                Non-fact book about the future.

 

LUCAS, F.L.

 

Woman Clothed With the Sun and Other Stories, The  (Cassell, 1937.)

 

                Collection of loosely related stories comprising a history of the human race concluding in the future.

 

LUCAS, FRANCES

 

Cathy IV  (New Victoria, 1992.)

 

                A woman crashlands on a planet where slavery is still practiced, so she teams up with an android to help overthrow the government.

 

LUCAS, GEORGE  (In this case, a pseudonym of Alan Dean Foster, whom see.)

 

Star Wars  (Ballantine, 1976, from the screenplay by George Lucas.)

 

                Novelization of the most popular SF film of all time.  Rebels against the Empire have stolen the plans for a battle station, and the villains are determined to get them back at any cost.  A young farm boy becomes a hero in the effort to thwart them.

 

LUCENO, JAMES  (See also collaborations with Brian Daley as James McKinney.)

 

Big Empty, The  (Del Rey, 1993.)

 

                A cyborg who retires from government service to a remote frontier world is chased by agents of various groups, all of which want him dead because his brain holds the secrets of an impending war.

 

Cloak of Deception  (Del Rey, 2001.)

 

A Star Wars novel.

 

                The Republic is starting to fall apart, assassins menace those who try to hold it together, and one Senator is secretly negotiating with the Trade Federation to create an illegal blockade of the planet Naboo.

 

Dark Lord  (Del Rey, 2005.)

 

A Star Wars novel.

 

                The story of the rise of Darth Vader.

 

Darth Plagueis  (Del Rey, 2012.)

 

A Star Wars novel.

 

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Dimension  (Del Rey, 2002.)

 

Web Worlds #2.

 

                A young computer wizard tries to protect some code that allows one to expand the borders of virtual reality.

 

Fearful Symmetry, A  (Del Rey, 1989.)

 

                The US and the Soviet Union are on the brink of war, and all over the world there’s been an upsurge in belief in magical objects, weird powers, and unusual sightings.  When the President announces he has been kidnapped by aliens, then returned, he demands a consultation with the head of an obscure cult.

 

Hero's Trial  (Del Rey, 2000, Arrow, 2000.)

 

A Star Wars New Jedi Order novel.

 

                Following the death of Chewbacca, Han Solo sets out to track down a spy working for aliens attacking the New Republic.  He discovers a plot to subvert the Jedi themselves.

 

Illegal Alien  (Del Rey, 1990.)

 

                An enhanced human being is sent to a primitive world that commands a jump gate to other parts of the universe.  The aliens are caught between two powerful alien empires that Earth cannot afford to fight, so instead they manipulate the sexual interests of the aliens.  Unfortunately, there’s an unforeseen side effect.

 

Jedi Eclipse  (Del Rey, 2000.)

 

A Star Wars novel.

 

                The New Republic is besieged by an alien race that has allied itself with the Hutts and which has spread misinformation designed to trap the Republic's forces into putting themselves in a vulnerable position.

 

Labyrinth of Evil  (Del Rey, 2005.)

 

A Star Wars novel.

 

                Annakin becomes a full knight and sets off on another mission to find Darth Sidious.

 

Memories End  (Del Rey, 2002.)

 

Web Warriors #1.

 

                Two young techno-wizards are almost killed in virtual reality when they rescue an imprisoned virtual person, so they apply their expertise to find out who is responsible.

 

Saboteur  (Del Rey, 2001 – published electronically only.)

 

A Star Wars novel.

 

                An adventure of Darth Maul.

 

Shadow, The  (Ivy, 1994, from the screenplay by David Koepp.)

 

                This story of the famous pulp hero, the Shadow, left out his extrasensory powers, but is listed here because of its peripheral link to SF.

 

Unifying Force, The  (Del Rey, 2003.)

 

A Star Wars novel.

 

                Although the alien invaders were beaten back once, the Republic finds themselves on the defensive once again.

 

LUDWIG, EDWARD W.

 

Mask of John Culon, The  (Lenox Hill, 1970.)

 

                A man wakens from suspended animation to find the world has become a theocracy.

 

Seven Shapes of Solomon Bean and 14 Other Marvelous Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy, The  (Polaris, 1983.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

LUIGI, BELLI

 

Cosmic Calamity  (Scientific Thriller, 1949.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Master-Mind Menace  (World, 1950.)

 

                A criminal genius uses a mind control device to control others.

 

Metal Monster, The  (World, 1950.)

 

                A metallic monster menaces mankind mostly.

 

LUKENS, ADAM  (Pseudonym of Diane Detzer, whom see.)

 

Alien World  (Avalon, 1963.)

 

Not seen.  Adventures on an alien world.

 

Conquest of Life  (Avalon, 1960.)

 

Not seen.  Women dominate the world and men are bought and sold.

 

Eevalu  (Avalon, 1963.)

 

Humans and aliens have problems on a colony world following an accident that might have been murder, and the discovery that the natives of the planet wish to keep it for themselves.

 

Glass Cage, The  (Avalon, 1962.)

 

Murder mystery involving a mutant on another planet.

 

Sea People, The  (Avalon, 1969.)

 

A disabled spaceman recovering on a remote moon learns that one of the local residents is in telepathic communication with an intelligent amphibian race unknown to the authorities.

 

Sons of the Wolf  (Avalon, 1961, Consul, 1963.)

 

Unusual story in which werewolves from the Middle Ages travel to the future and discover that they are no longer considered particulary frightening considering the number of alien races that have been discovered.

 

World Within, The  (Avalon, 1962.)

 

Not seen.  Mysterious disappearances in a future society.

 

LUKODYANOV, I.  (See collaboration with E. Voiskunsky_

 

LULL, D.

 

Celestia  (Reliance Trading, 1907.)

 

                Utopian novel.

 

LUMLEY, BRIAN

 

Brian Lumley’s Mythos Omnibus  (HarperCollins, 1997.)

 

                Omnibus of The Burrowers Beneath, The Transition of Titus Crow, and The Clock of Dreams.

 

Brian Lumley’s Mythos Omnibus Volume II  (HarperCollins, 1997.)

 

                Omnibus of Spawn of the Winds, In the Moons of Borea, and Elysia.

 

Burrowers Beneath, The  (DAW, 1974, Ganley, 1989.)

 

A Cthulhu Mythos novel.

 

                The world is in serious danger as minions of an ancient race of Gods that once ruled our universe begin manifesting themselves under the ground, preparing for a return of their all powerful masters.

 

Clock of Dreams, The  (Jove, 1978, Ganley, 1994.)

 

A Titus Crow novel.

 

                Episodic adventures of a man who travels through time and space in order to stop a war, rescue a friend, and find his true love.

 

Compleat Crow, The  (Ganley, 1987.)

 

                Collection of stories about Titus Crow.

 

Elysia: The Coming of Cthulhu  (Ganley, 1989, Grafton, 1993.)

 

A Titus Crow novel.

 

                Crow and his companions are roused to battle the coming of Cthulhu himself, greatest of the Old Ones who seek to reclaim this world for their own.

 

House of Doors, The  (Tor, 1990.)

 

Maze #1.

 

A group of people discover that their comparatively mundane personal conflicts take on deadly proportions when their subconscious thoughts begin to affect the physical world as they explore a strange structure brought to Earth by aliens.

 

In the Moons of Borea  (Jove, 1979, Grafton, 1993, Ganley, 1995.)

 

A Titus Crow novel.

 

                The protagonist travels to an ice covered world for a confrontation with the ancient alien being that resides there.

 

Maze of Worlds  (Tor, 1998.)

 

Maze #2.

 

                Although humans solved the puzzle presented by an alien race to determine whether or not we are fit to survive, dissident elements among the aliens have decided to force a new test, this time rigged so that we cannot succeed.  Or survive.

 

Screaming Science Fiction  (Subterranean, 2006.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Spawn of the Winds  (Jove, 1978, Grafton, 1992, Ganley, 1995.)

 

A Titus Crow novel.

 

                Episodic adventures of a super telepath and his mutant allies as they struggle against the ultimate evil force in the universe.

 

Titus Crow Volume I  (Tor, 1997.)

 

                Omnibus of The Burrowers Beneath and The Transition of Titus Crow.

 

Titus Crow Volume II  (Tor, 1997.)

 

                Omnibus of The Clock of Dreams and Spawn of the Winds.

 

Titus Crow Volume III  (Tor, 1997.)

 

                Omnibus of In the Moons of Borea and Elysia The Coming of Cthulhu.

 

Transition of Titus Crow, The  (DAW, 1975, Grafton, 1991, Ganley, 1992.)

 

A Titus Crow novel, and a Cthulhu Mythos novel.

 

                An investigator of the paranormal discovers that a race of ancient, godlike aliens are preparing to return to our universe, where they will enslave or destroy the human race.

 

LUNA, KRIS  (House pseudonym.)

 

Operation Orbit  (Curtis Warren, 1953.)  (William Bird.)

 

                There’s a stalemate between humans and alien invaders, the latter of whom have been driven back to a stronghold in India.  There a spy attempts to manipulate the aliens into making a fatal mistake.

 

Stellar Radium Discharge  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)  (David O’Brien.)

 

                Interstellar nonsense involving a kidnapping and a world disaster.

 

LUNATIC, NICHOLAS

 

Satiric Tales  (Hughes & Symons, 1808.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

LUNDBERG, KNUD

 

Olympic Hope, The   (Paul, 1958, translated from the Dutch by Eiler Hansen & William Luscombe.)

 

                In the future, athletes use drugs to improve their performance.  Obviously one of the more prophetic books of its time.

 

LUNDWALL, SAM J.

 

Alice’s World  (Ace, 1971, bound with No Time for Heroes, also by Lundwall.  Arrow, 1975.)

 

                Sometimes inspired silliness about a planet where it appears almost anything is possible, and the efforts by offworlders to rescue a young girl.

 

Bernhard the Conqueror  (DAW, 1973.)

 

                The title character escapes from a prison planet and boards an immense starship, whose artificial intelligences have been reprogrammed to worship him, in this spoof of SF.

 

No Time for Heroes  (Ace, 1971, bound with Alice’s World, also by Lundwall.)

 

                Spoof of military SF in which an unlikely hero investigates a planet full of creatures that originated in literature.

 

2018 A.D. or The King Kong Blues  (DAW, 1975, Wyndham, 1976.)

 

                Satiric look at secret masters behind secret masters, focusing on an advertising campaign a few years from now.

 

LUNN, HUGH KINGSMILL

 

Dawn’s Delay, The  (Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1948.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

LUPICA, MIKE

 

Hero  (Philomel, 2010.)

 

A young boy discovers he has superhuman powers.

 

LUPOFF, RICHARD  (See also Addison Steele.)

 

Before…12:01…And After  (Fedogan & Bremer, 1996.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Circumpolar!  (Timescape, 1984, Berkley, 1985, Granada, 1985.)

 

Alternate Earth #1.

 

                The airplane race of all times is to include Baron von Richthofen, Amelia Earhart, and many other famous characters from our history.  But things are a little different here, because this is set on an alternate Earth which is shaped like a doughnut, not a ball, and from which it is entirely possible to fall off.

 

Claremont Tales  (Golden Gryphon, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Claremont Tales II  (Golden Gryphon, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories, not all of which are SF.

 

Complete Ova Hamlet, The  (Ramble House, 2007.)

 

Collection of related stories.

 

Countersolar!   (Arbor House, 1987, Grafton, 1988, Ace, 1989.)

 

Alternate Earth #2.

 

                Albert Einstein and Juan Peron race through space, each intending to be the first to land on a counterpart of Earth in the same orbit on the opposite side of the sun.

 

Crack in the Sky, The  (Dell, 1976.  Sphere, 1978, as Fool’s Hill.)

 

                The small population of an over polluted Earth lives in a series of domed cities where drugs and free sex keep their minds off their problems.  Within that society, a secret organization rises determined to improve the moral stature of the race, even if it means killing everyone in the process.

 

Digital Wristwatch of Philip K. Dick, The  (Canyon, 1985.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

Fool’s Hill.  (See The Crack in the Sky.)

 

Forever City, The  (Walker, 1987, Hutchinson, 1990.)

 

                Unemployed, the protagonist leaves his orbiting city for a dangerous flight to the very edge of the solar system.  There his ship goes through a warp into another reality, which is patterned after the fictional holovision series in which his father used to act.

 

Galaxy’s End  (Ace, 1988, Grafton, 1989.)

 

Daniel Kitajima #2.

 

                Can a lone cyborg find a way to reverse the death of the sun and save the human race? 

 

Into the Aether  (Dell, 1974.)

 

                Amusing pastiche of old style SF with a coal powered spaceship flying to the moon, and the crew’s adventures among the local inhabitants there.

 

Lovecraft’s Book  (Arkham House, 1985, Grafton, 1987.)

 

                Marginal secret history novel in which Lovecraft is approached by Nazi agents before the war to write a more palatable version of Hitler’s credo for publication in the US.

 

Nebogipfel at the End of Time  (Underwood Miller, 1989.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

Night of the Living Gator!  (Ace, 1992.)

 

#3 in the multi-author Melvinge of the Megaverse series.

 

                The loan shark at the biggest mall in the universe is exactly that, an intelligent and not particularly forgiving shark.

 

One Million Centuries  (Lancer, 1967, Pocket, 1981.)

 

                A man awakens from suspended animation in the far distant future on an almost unrecognizable Earth then, with one of his new contemporaries, travels back through time toward the present, having numerous adventures along the way.

 

Ova Hamlet Papers, The  (Pennyfarthing, 1976.)

 

                Collection of related short stories each of which involves a joke.

 

Sacred Locomotive Flies  (Beagle, 1971.)

 

                Comic satire about a near future in which an unlikely hero is called upon to save the world.

 

Sandworld  (Berkley, 1976.)

 

                A handful of people from Earth are somehow instantly transported to a distant, desert planet whose alien civilization has collapsed.  In the ruins, they discover a race of vampirelike aliens, who instantly attempt to kill the newcomers.

 

Space War Blues  (Dell, 1978, Sphere, 1979.)

 

                Collection of loosely related near future satires.

 

Stroka Prospekt  (Toothpaste, 1982.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

Sun’s End  (Berkley, 1984, Grafton, 1987.)

 

Daniel Kitajima #1.

 

                After an accident destroys much of his body, the protagonist has his personality transferred into a nearly indestructible body.  This makes him the center of attention for a secretive group who have discovered that the sun is about to render the solar system uninhabitable.

 

Triune Man, The  (Berkley, 1977, Dobson, 1979.)

 

                The quiet, unassuming author of a series of comics about superheroes is hijacked to another universe where he is told he must save the universe from an evil force.

 

LURGAN, LESTER  (See collaboration with Richard Ganthony.)

 

LURIE, ALISON

 

Imaginary Friends  (Coward McCann, 1967, Avon, 1968.)

 

                A cult of crackpots are the only people aware of the fact that a genuine alien visitor is on his way to Earth.

 

LUTHER, RAY  (See also Arthur Sellings.)

 

Intermind  (Banner, 1967. Dobson, 1969, as by Arthur Sellings.)

 

                A special agent agrees to have another man's memories added to his own so that he can solve a mystery and bring the end to a criminal plot.

 

LUTZ, JOHN

 

Bonegrinder  (Putnam, 1977, Berkley, 1980.)

 

                Monster story about a creature living in a lake whose existence provides cover for a man wanting to commit murder.

 

LUZZATO, KFIR

 

Odyssey Gene, The  (Echelon, 2006.)

 

                A man immune to a terrible disease is shunned by his fellows.

 

LYDECKER, JOHN  (Pseudonym of Steven Gallagher, whom see.)

 

Terminus  (Target, 1983.)

 

A Doctor Who book.

 

Someone sabotages the control panel of the Tardis and its journeying becomes distinctly unstable and the Doctor's companion has mysteriously disappeared.

 

Warriors' Gate  (Target, 1982.)

 

A Doctor Who book.

 

The Doctor is trapped in a pocket universe with no way to return.  Finally he sets the controls of the Tardis at random, hoping to break free, and is transported to a bizarre world where violence is commonplace.

 

LYMINGTON, JOHN  (Pseudonym of John Newton Chance.  See also Jonathan Chance.)

 

Caller from Overspace, A  (Hodder, 1979.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Coming of the Strangers, The  (Hodder, 1961, Corgi, 1963, MacFadden, 1971.)

 

                The arrival of invisible crablike alien invaders brings terror to a small coastal town when they emerge secretly from the sea and begin killing humans.

 

Froomb!,.  (Doubleday, 1964, Hodder, 1964, MacFadden, 1967.)

 

                A man travels to the future and discovers that a war has reduced the planet to a lifeless wasteland.  First he must get his time machine to return him to the present, then he must find a way to convince the world he’s telling the truth and get them to change the future.

 

Giant Stumbles, The  (Hodder, 1960, Corgi, 1961.)

 

                A scientist stumbles across a dreadful secret.  Experiments with nuclear fission have initiated a chain reaction that will destroy the world if it cannot be reversed.

 

Green Drift, The.  (See The Night Spiders.)

 

Grey Ones, The  (Hodder, 1960, Corgi, 1962, MacFadden, 1970.)

 

                Mysterious alien creatures start appearing in the world, vaguely resembling human beings but eventually revealing themselves as an outside force bent on conquest.

 

Grey Ones, A Sword Above the Night, The  (Manor, 1978.)

 

                Omnibus of the two titles.

 

Hole in the World, The  (Hodder, 1974.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Laxham Haunting, The  (Hodder, ?)

 

                An apparent haunted house is actually indications of an alien presence.

 

Night of the Big Heat  (Hodder, 1959, Corgi, 1960, Dutton, 1960, MacFadden, 1969.)

 

                A remote town in England experiences an unprecedented heat spell during which aliens send test animals to Earth in preparation for an invasion.  Filmed as Island of the Burning Doomed.

 

Night Spiders, The   (Doubleday, 1965, Curtis, ?.  Hodder, 1965, as The Green Drift.)

 

                A man has a mysterious vision of the near future in which giant alien spiders invade the Earth, and then begins to see his dream becoming reality.

 

Night Spiders, The  (Corgi, 1964, Doubleday, 1967.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories, not all of which are SF.

 

Nowhere Place, The  (Hodder, 1969.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Power Ball, The  (Hale, 1981.)

 

                An invention which seems to be a cheap source of power has an unpleasant side effect.

 

Screaming Face, The.  (Hodder, 1963, Corgi, 1965, MacFadden, ?)

 

                World leaders discover that a periodic combination of gravitational forces is about to cause great destruction on Earth, so they begin to secretly evacuate a select few to another world to wait for the disaster to be over.

 

Sleep Eaters, The  (Hodder, 1963, Corgi, 1964, MacFadden, 1969.)

 

                A clever variation of the alien invasion story.  This time the aliens are weakening the human race by infiltrating our dream state and causing world wide insomnia.

 

Spider in the Bath, A  (Hodder, 1975.)

 

                An invasion of giant spiders threatens the world.

 

Starseed on Gye Moor  (Hodder, 1977.)

 

                Apparently supernatural events on the British moors are actually indications of the activities of an alien intelligence.

 

Star Witches, The  (Hodder, 1965, MacFadden, 1970.)

 

                A coven of witches claims to be raising the dead, but the reality is that repulsive aliens are invading the Earth in the guise of the walking dead.

 

Sword Above the Night, A  (Hodder, 1962, MacFadden, 1971.)

 

                Only one of the dozen people at an inn knows the truth.  They are about to become prisoners of an alien race that isolates small sections of the Earth with impenetrable force fields.

 

Ten Million Years to Friday    (Hodder, 1967, Doubleday, 1967, Lancer, ?.)

 

                A creature that lived before the advent of the human race is wakened from its hibernation beneath the Earth and challenges humanity for control of the planet.

 

Terror Version, The  (Hale, 1982.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Vale of Sad Banana, The  (Hale, 1994.)

 

                A series of odd events on Earth presage visitors from the stars.

 

Voyage of the Eighth Mind, The  (Hodder, 1980.)

 

                A man has a vision of alien invaders.

 

Waking of the Stone, The  (Hodder, 1978.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Year Dot, The  (Hodder, 1972.)

 

                Dystopian future.

 

LYNCH, COLONEL A.

 

Seraph Wings  (Long, 1923.)

 

                England becomes a dictatorship.

 

LYNCH, BOHUN

 

Menace from the Moon  (Jarrolds, 1925.)

 

                Not seen.  Humans who have secretly colonized the moon return to attack the Earth.

 

LYNCH, CHRIS

 

Cyberia  (Scholastic, 2009.)

 

Cyberia #1.

 

A teenager in the future learns to talk to animals.

 

Monkey See, Monkey Don't  (Scholastic, 2009.)

 

Cyberia #2.

 

A boy who can talk to animals has made a bad enemy.

 

LYNCH, PATRICK

 

Carriers  (Villard, 1995, Berkley, 1996.)

 

A new virus similar to Ebola but airborne and much more deadly devastates an area in a rain forest, then begins to spread into more civilized regions.

 

Omega  (Dutton, 1997, Signet, 1998.)

 

                Another new plague is loose in the world, and the protagonist suspects that a cure is being secretly hidden for political purposes.

 

LYNN, DAVID

 

Cybro Sex  (Nightstand, 1968.)

 

                Pornography involving sex with robots.

 

Zardoc, Warrior Stud  (Leisure, 1967.)

 

                Pornography set in prehistory.

 

LYNN, ELIZABETH

 

Different Light, A  (Berkley, 1978, Gollancz, 1979, Ace, 2000.)

 

                A terminally ill man decides to risk his future by traveling to the stars by way of a phenomenon that will compress the time he has left to live.

 

Sardonyx Net, The  (Berkley, 1981, Ace, 2001.)

 

                In a brutal future interstellar civilization in which slavery and drugs are the order of the day, a slave trading captain undergoes a change of perspective and initiates a rebellion.

 

Woman Who Loved the Moon, The  (Berkley, 1981.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

LYNN, JACK

 

Turncoat, The  (Delacorte, 1976, Dell, 1977.)

 

                An American returns from China with the knowledge that Chinese infiltrators have already seized control of the US government, and that the coup will be irreversible unless he can spread the alarm credibly in a very short period of time.

 

LYON, CAPTAIN E.D.

 

Ireland’s Dream  (Sonnenschein, 1888.)

 

                Ireland becomes independent.

 

LYON, RICHARD K.

 

Rotational Assignment  (Wild Cat, ?)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

LYON, STEVE

 

Gift Moves, The  (Dell Laurel, 2006.)

 

                Young adult book set in distant future when cats talk and other things are similarly strange.

 

LYON, WINSTON

 

Batman vs Three Villains of Doom  (Signet, 1966.)

 

                Batman and Robin have to battle three of the greatest villains of all time.

 

LYONS, JONATHAN

 

Burn  (Domhan, 2000.)

 

                A private detective struggles to stay solvent in a future city where artificial intelligence, androids, pollution, corporate crime, and other difficulties add up to a very unpleasant and unhealthy environment.  He accepts a job investigating a murder, and discovers a surprising truth about his world.

 

Machina (Double Dragon, 2004.)

 

                Somewhat surreal speculation about quantum physics and its effect on reality.

 

LYONS, LYNDA

 

Priorities  (Naiad, 1990.)

 

                A professional robot hunter has to battle a criminal mastermind who is creating a race of androids to help her in her campaign of illegality.

 

LYONS, STEVE  (See also collaboration with Jaspre Bark.)

 

Conundrum  (Doctor Who Books, 1994.)

 

A Doctor Who New Adventure.

 

This time the Doctor arrives in a world that makes no sense at all, one where costumed superheroes and vampires both coexist, and where an enemy he once destroyed has magically returned to life.

 

Crooked World, The  (BBC, 2002.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                The Doctor arrives on a world populated by cartoon animals.

 

Dead Man Walking  (Black Library, 2010.)

 

A Warhammer novel.

 

A zombielike race takes over a mining planet.

 

Death World  (Black Library, 2006.)

 

A Warhammer novel.

 

                A military force finds the fauna and flora of a distant world particularly threatening.

 

Final Sanction, The  (BBC, 1999.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                The Doctor vows not to interfere in the final battle between humans and an alien race, but then the aliens capture his friend and he is forced to change his plans.

 

Head Games  (Doctor Who Books, 1995.)

 

A Doctor Who New Adventure.

 

The Doctor faces a twisted alternate version of himself, a renegade Timelord with delusions of grandeur and a taste for warmaking.

 

Ice Guard  (Black Library, 2008.)

 

A Warhammer novel.

 

A military unit tries to find an important man lost on an ice world.

 

Killing Ground   (Doctor Who Books, 1996.)

 

A Doctor Who Missing Adventure.

 

The Doctor is captured by Cybermen when he stumbles onto a planet they've conquered, and his companion tries to organize a rescue operation among that world's defeated original inhabitants.

 

Legacy Quest Trilogy Book One, The  (BP, 2002.)

 

An X-Men novel.

 

                A plague is spreading through the mutants, and the race is on to find a cure and rescue a kidnapped friend of the X-Men in the process.

 

Micronauts, The  (Ibooks, 2003.)

 

Micronauts #1.

 

                An interdimensional drift opens up in a small town, allowing passage through space and time.

 

Murder Game, The  (BBC, 1997.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                The Doctor visits a plush hotel on another world, where a mystery game is in process, except that someone is using it as a cover for a series of real murders.

 

Salvation  (BBC, 1999.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                The Doctor deals with yet another apparent contradiction of history.  In the 1960's, five unearthly creatures with extraordinary powers visit New York City and insist that they are the harbingers of a new religion.

 

Space Age, The  (BBC, 2000.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                A super city is built which is supposedly open to members of all races in the solar system, but there's a dark secret.

 

Stealers of Dreams, The  (BBC, 2005.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

The Doctor visits a planet where fiction is illegal.

 

Time of Your Life  (Doctor Who Books, 1995.)

 

A Doctor Who Missing Adventure.

 

The Doctor arrives on a space station dominated by violent entertainment programs just as the situation gets out of hand and the violence spills over into real life.

 

Witch Hunters, The  (BBC, 1998.)

 

A Doctor Who novel.

 

                The Doctor arrives in Salem just before the witchcraft trials but his plan to depart before they begin runs into trouble when his companion wants to intervene.

 

 LYONS, VICTOR S.

 

Unconquerable Survivor of 2055 A.D., The  (Exposition, 1973.)

 

                Not seen.