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Talos: Crossroads of the Galaxy  (Rasp, 1992.)


                The story of a human civilization on another world that believes itself to be alone in the universe.  The first interstellar expedition discovers otherwise.  A sequel, Circle of Madness, was announced but may not have ever been published.




Alien Invaders  (Bantam, 1991.)


                A multi-path gamebook.


Cave of Time, The  (Bantam, 1979.)


                A multi-path gamebook.


Comet Masters, The  (Bantam, 1991.)


                A multi-path gamebook.


ESP McGee  (Avon Camelot, 1983.)


                Not seen.


Exploration Infinity.  (See The Third Planet from Altair.)


Faster Than Light  (Bantam, 1991.)


                A multi-path gamebook.


Hyperspace  (Bantam, 1983.)


A Choose Your Own Adventure book.


Multi-path gamebook about a trip to another dimension.


Inside UFO 54-40  (Bantam, 1982.)


A Choose Your Own Adventure book.


Multi-path gamebook about abduction by flying saucers.


Invaders from Within  (Bantam, 1991.)


                A multi-path gamebook.


Journey to the Year 3000  (Bantam, 1987.)


                A multi-path gamebook.


Message from Space.  (See The Third Planet from Altair.)


Mutiny in Space  (Bantam, 1989.)


                A multi-path gamebook.


Perfect Planet, The  (Bantam, 1988.)


                A multi-path gamebook.


Return to the Cave of Time  (Bantam, 1985.)


                A multi-path gamebook.


Space Fortress  (Bantam, 1991.)


                A multi-path gamebook.


Space Vampire  (Bantam, 1987.)


                A multi-path gamebook.


Supercomputer  (Bantam, 1984.)


                A multi-path gamebook.


Survival at Sea  (Bantam, 1982.)


A Choose Your Own Adventure book.


Multi-path gamebook about a shipwreck during a search for a dinosaur.


Tenopia Island  (Bantam, 1986.)


Tenopia #1.


                A multi-path gamebook.


Terror on Kabran  (Bantam, 1986.)


Tenopia #3.


                A multi-path gamebook.


Third Planet from Altair, The   (Lippincott, 1979.  Bantam, 1980, as Message from Space.  Magnet, 1982, as Exploration Infinity.)


A Choose Your Own Adventure book.


Multi-path gamebook about a visit to a deserted planet.


Through the Black Hole  (Bantam, 1990.)


                A multi-path gamebook.


Trapped in the Sea Kingdom  (Bantam, 1986.)


Tenopia #2.


                A multi-path gamebook.


Underground Kingdom  (Bantam, 1983.)


A Choose Your Own Adventure book.


Multi-path gamebook about a journey to the center of the Earth.


Vampire Invaders  (Bantam, 1991.)


                A multi-path gamebook.


PADGETT, LEWIS  (Pseudonym of Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore, both of whom see.)


Chessboard Planet   (See The Far Reality)


Fairy Chessmen, The  (See The Far Reality)


Far Reality, The  (Consul, 1963.  Magazine version, 1946, as The Fairy Chessmen.  Galaxy Novel, 1951, as Chessboard Planet.)


America and Europe are at war, each living in underground cities and sending robots to do the fighting.  A mercenary from the future provides the Europeans with a complex equation that alters natural laws, and American scientists begin to go insane while trying to solve it.


Gnome There Was, A  (Simon & Schuster, 1950.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Line to Tomorrow  (Bantam, 1954.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Tomorrow and Tomorrow  (Consul, 1963.)


                Not seen.


Tomorrow and Tomorrow and the Fairy Chessmen  (Gnome, 1951.)


                Omnibus of the two novels.


Well of the Worlds  (Galaxy, 1953.  Magazine version, 1952.  Ace, 1964 appeared as by Henry Kuttner.)


An investigator from our world is snatched into another where the godlike Isier brutally repress the more human Khom.  Their world includes floating islands, barbarian races, and other dangers, all of which are overcome as our hero rescues a potential sacrifice and returns to his own world.  Reads like fantasy but rationalized as science.


PADGETT, LEWIS & MOORE, C.L.  (See also Henry Kuttner)


Beyond Earth's Gates  (Ace, 1954.  Magazine version, 1949, as The Portal in the Picture.)


An engaging parallel world story about an actor from Earth who visits an alternate reality where New York City is portrayed as Heaven by a theocratic dictatorship that he eventually, and reluctantly, helps to overthrow.




Apacheria  (Del Rey, 1998.)


                An alternate history in which the Apache tribe managed to create a separate, independent nation in the Southwest.  The time rolls forward to the future when they cooperate with the government of the US to outwit and capture Al Capone and his gang.


Shatterhand  (Del Rey, 1996.)


                In the latter days of the World War II, the Germans launch a desperate plot to undermine the US by invading from Mexico and trying to convince the local Indian population to rise up in revolt against the government they despise.




As in Music and Other Stories  (Methuen, 1990.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Island Paradise  (Methuen, 1989.)


                Following an unspecified world conflict, society has become nearly Utopian, although the aged are encouraged to die.


PAGE, NORVELL  (See also Grant Stockbridge.)


City of Doom  (Baen, 2009.)


Omnibus of The City Destroyer, The Faceless One, and The Council of Evil, previously published as by Grant Stockbridge.


Robot Titans of Gotham  (Baen, 2007.)


Omnibus of three novels.  Death Reign of the Vampire King and Satan's Murder Machines are Spider novels originally published as by Grant Stockbridge.  The Octopus is also included.




Blue Steel  (Python, 1978.  Magazine title Slaughter Incorporated.)


                Originally a Spider novel, with the character names changed for legal reasons prior to its magazine appearance.  Marginal thriller about massive unrest in New York City.  Probably by Norvell Page.




Hephaestus Plague, The  (Putnam, 1973, Bantam, 1975.)


                A previously unknown beetle is released from an underground cavern.  It eats carbon which it acquires by causing small fires that present an increasing danger to humans, matched only by the discovery that they share a gestalt intelligence.  Filmed as Bug.


Sigmet Active  (Charter, 1978, Quadrangle, 1978.)


                A weapons test causes changes in the ozone layer that generates an unprecedentedly powerful storm and upsets weather patterns all over the world.




Demiurge  (Booklocker, 2000.)


                In a future when technology has conquered death by allowing the recreation of living bodies, a government investigator's illegal clone must track down his original to solve a mystery.




Futurist Fifteen  (Laurie, 1914.)


                Marginal near future political speculation.




Great White Way, The  (Taylor, 1901.)


                A lost world in Antarctica.


PAINE, LAURAN  (See also Roy Ainsworthy, Mark Carrel, and Troy Howard.)


This Time Tomorrow  (Consul, 1963.)


                People all over the world struggle to avert a worldwide nuclear war which seems fated to start within the next few hours.


PAINTER, THOMAS  (See collaboration with Alexander Laing.)




Time Machine II  (Dell, 1981.)


                A sequel to The Time Machine by H.G. Wells.  A young man pursues the time traveler into the future in order to solve the mystery of his own lineage.




Across the Zodiac  (Long, 1896.)


                Not seen.


Adventures of a Micro-Man, The  (Long, 1902.)


                Not seen.




Map of Time, The (Atria, 2012, translated from the 2008 Spanish edition by Nick Caistor.)


H.G. Wells gets involved with real time travel.




Seven Surrenders (Tor, 2017.)


Future #2.


A secret plan to keep a quasi-Utopia in balance begins to fall apart.


Too Like the Lightning (Tor, 2016.)


Future #1.


Adventures in a future society much unlike the present.


Will to Battle, The (Tor, 2017.)


Future #3.


A sinister plan to maintain peace in an overpopulated future collapses.




Jim Dunlap and the Long Lunar Walk  (Moody, 1974.)


                Intrigue and adventure as youngsters traverse the moon to escape an enemy agent.


Jim Dunlap and the Mysterious Orbiting Rocket.  (See Pat Collins and the Mysterious Orbiting Rocket.)


Jim Dunlap and the Mysterious Spy  (Moody, 1974.)


                Teenagers foil a spy aboard a space station.


Jim Dunlap and the Secret Rocket Formula.  (See Pat Collins and the Secret Engine.)


Jim Dunlap and the Strange Doctor Brockton.  (See Pat Collins and the Mysterious Doctor Brockton.)


Jim Dunlap and the Wingless Plane.  (See Pat Collins and the Wingless Plane.)


Pat Collins and the Captive Scientist  (Moody 1958.)


Pat Collins #6.


                Not seen.


Pat Collins and the Hidden Treasure  (Moody, 1957.)


Pat Collins #3.


                Not seen.


Pat Collins and the Mysterious Orbiting Rocket  (Moody, 1958.  Moody, 1968, as Jim Dunlap and the Mysterious Orbiting Rocket.)


Pat Collins #5.


                Not seen.


Pat Collins and the Peculiar Doctor Brockton  (Moody, 1957.  Moody, 1967, as Jim Dunlap and the Mysterious Doctor Brockton.)


Pat Collins #1.


                Not seen.  The Moody paperback of Jim Dunlap and the Secret Rocket Formula seems to indicate this is the same novel.


Pat Collins and the Secret Engine  (Moody, 1957.  Moody, 1967, as Jim Dunlap and the Secret Rocket Formula.)


Pat Collins #2.


                A teenager thwarts attempts to steal plans for a revolutionary new rocket.


Pat Collins and the Wingless Plane  (Moody, 1957.  Moody, 1968, as Jim Dunlap and the Wingless Plane.)


Pat Collins #4.


                Not seen.




Emergence  (Bantam, 1984.)


                Following a nuclear war that included the use of biological weapons, the remnants of humankind are scattered in isolated communities.  From among them arise a new step in human evolution, a breed with higher intelligence and an immunity to all known diseases.  The protagonist, one of the new humans, sets out to find others of her kind.


Threshold  (Bantam, 1985.)


                A gifted human discovers that his advantages are the result of manipulation by a secretive alien race, preparing him for a sojourn on a strange planet and a confrontation with a force that could shape the future of the entire galaxy.




Morcai Battalion, The  (Luna, 2007. Previous version published in 1980 as by Susan S. Kyle.)


Romance in the middle of an interstellar war.




Moving Moosevan  (Women's Press, 1990.)


Dweller #2.


                Not seen.


Planet Dweller, The  (Womenís Press, 1985.)


Dweller #1.


                Spoof in which an alien race searching for living space drives other races from their own worlds, and the latest of their advances threatens to make things uncomfortable for Earth.


Watcher, The  (Womenís Press, 1986.)


                A far planet has been invaded by a force which lurks like a vampire draining the worldís energy.  As a last resort, they send an envoy to Earth for assistance.




Invasion of New York, The  (Neely, 1897.)


                Japan invades the United States.




Artemis  (Orbit, 2011.)




Debatable Space  (Orbit, 2008.)


Piracy in space.


Hell Ship  (Orbit, 2011,)


A search through space for a rogue spaceship.


Redclaw  (Orbit, 2009.)




Version 43  (Orbit, 2010.)


A cyborg is sent to a penal planet to solve a mystery.




Justice of Martin Brand, The (Armchair, 2013, bound with Bring Back My Brain! by Dwight V. Swain. Magazine appearance 1950.)


A patriotic Earthman goes undercover to foil a Martian attack.


Metal Emperor, The (Armchair, 2016, bound with All Aboard for the Moon by Harold M. Sherman. Magazine appearance 1955.)


A human brain in a robot body.




Memory Seed  (Orbit, 1996.)


                Runaway vegetation is on the brink of overwhelming the last human city on the planet.




Dream Science  (Tichnor & Fields, ?)


                A surreal novel of the near future.




Dominator  (Ripping, 1996.)


Excalibur #2.


                Humans must rally their forces when their alien enemies build a super starship equal to their own superweapon.


Minds of the Empire  (Ripping, 1996.)


Excalibur #1.


                Earth frees itself from an alien invasion force by uncovering an ancient starship buried under Stonehenge.


Starweb  (Ripping, 1997.)


Starweb #1.


                A collective of sentient computers sets out to destroy the human race.




Curious Culture of the Planet Loretta, The  (Vantage, 1968.)


                Talky story about an astrally projected human arguing utopian theory with an alien.




Quietus (Angry Robot, 2018.)


Parallel worlds.




Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, The   (Robinson & Dodsley, 1751, Dutton, 1914, Dent, 1928, Hyperion, 1975.)


                Heavily dated but still interesting novel of the discovery of a race of winged people secretly sharing the Earth with ordinary humans.




City Wars  (Bantam, 1979.)


                Following a nuclear war, the major cities of North America exist as independent nations.  Now the soldiers of Chicago prepare for a new outbreak of warfare, this time against New York City, which is supposedly deserted.




Shelter  (Tor, 2007.)


                A group of people living in a semi-sentient house have difficulties and find personal redemption when the self-aware house provides shelter to a homeless man whose memories have been erased.


PAN  (Pseudonym of L. Beresford, whom see.)


Great Image, The  (Odhams, 1921.)


                The repressive practices of industrialists leads to a revolution.


Kingdom of Content, The  (Mills & Boon, 1918.)


                Civilization is destroyed.




Company of Glory, The  (Pyramid, 1975.)


20 Minute War #2.


                Chronologically a prequel, this is set in the first generation after the war.  A vile and ambitious man has used assassination to gain control of a post apocalyptic community, and several of his subjects are forced to flee to save their lives when they challenge his dictatorship.


Davy  (Ballantine, 1964, St Martins, 1964, Macmillan, 1964, Dobson, 1967, Old Earth, 2005.)


20 Minute War #1.


                Thoughtful novel of a young manís voyage of discovery across a post apocalyptic North America inhabited by mutants and the remnants of humanity, broken up into warring nations dominated by a repressive, anti-technological religion.


Good Neighbors and Other Strangers   (Macmillan, 1972, Collier, 1973.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Judgment of Eve, The  (Simon & Schuster, 1966, Dell, 1967, Rapp & Whiting, 1968.)


                In the aftermath of a nuclear war, three wanderers encounter an unusual household and are torn by their rivalry for the affections of a young woman.


Mirror for Observers, A  (Doubleday, 1954, Muller, 1955, Dell, 1958, Old Earth, 2005.)


                Superb novel about the last survivors of Mars, long lived and biologically altered so they can pass among humans, living in exile on Earth.  One faction wishes to help the human race and the other to destroy it, and the battle focuses briefly on a brilliant but troubled young boy.


Still I Persist in Wondering  (Dell, 1978.)


20 Minute War #3.


                Collection of loosely related stories following a nuclear war.


West of the Sun  (Doubleday, 1953, Hale, 1954, Dell, 1966, Armchair, ?.)


                An exploratory vessel from Earth crashes on a planet and the six surviving humans not only manage to survive, but introduce new ideas into a savage culture.  At the same time, they find much to admire among the natives, and the interplay among the humans and two indigenous intelligent species is the source of conflict and its resolution.




Farewell to Yesterdayís Tomorrow  (Berkley, 1976.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Masque World  (Ace, 1969.)


Anthony Villiers #4.


                While attending a masked ball on a party world, Villiers and his companions get into a new crop of trouble.  A fourth novel in this series, The Universal Pantograph, was announced but never published.


Rite of Passage  (Ace, 1968, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1969, Pocket, 1982, Fairwood, 2007.)


                After Earth is destroyed in war, humans exist only on colony worlds and in gigantic starships.  The story  centers on a young girl coming of age aboard one of these ships, and her trials and tribulations in a society that has become inflexible.


Star Well  (Ace, 1968.)


Anthony Villiers #1.


                The title refers to a meeting place of humans and aliens, heroes and villains, beauties and beasts, all in distant space.  Villiers arrives, desperate to raise funds to pay for his ever increasing back rent and living expenses.


Thurb Revolution, The  (Ace, 1968.)


Anthony Villiers #2.


                Villiers travels to a peaceful planet recently plagued by pornographers and other perverts, thereupon becoming the target of an assassin and the cause of an unheaval in the planetís economy.


Transmutations  (Elephant, 1982.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


PANTELL, DORA  (See also collaborations with Ellen MacGregor.)


Miss Pickerell and the Lost World  (Watts, 1986.)


Miss Pickerell #17.


                Not seen.


Miss Pickerell and the War of the Computers  (Watts, 1984.)


Miss Pickerell #16.


                Not seen.


PAOLINI, CHRISTOPHER  (Also writes Fantasy.)


To Sleep in a Sea of Stars (Tor, 2020.)


The discovery of an interesting parasite involves Earth in an interstellar war.




Chain Reaction  (Viking, 1978.)


                International politics as Quebec secedes from Canada, England threatens to become a Communist state, and the US is going through domestic turmoil. 




And So Ends the World  (Elek, 1961, Panther, 1963.)


                Murky disaster story involving a mystical being who steals the moon.


PARDOE, BLAINE LEE  (See also collaboration which follows.)


Call of Duty  (Roc, 2001.)


A Battletech novel.


                A military leader hopes to turn the battle for control of a single world into a trap which will eliminate one of his most elusive enemies.


Exodus Road  (Roc, 1997.)


A Battletech novel.


A disgraced warrior intends to retrieve his honor, even if it means overturning the existing structure of the mercenaries' worlds.


Highlander Gambit  (Roc, 1995.)


A Battletech novel.


A soldier infiltrates a mercenary group in order to cause a division among their ranks and destroy them as a cohesive fighting force.


Impetus of War  (Roc, ?)


A Battletech novel.


An elite but poorly armored division of mercenaries is hired to take a supposedly lightly defended world, and instead find themselves facing one of the most powerful units in the galaxy.


Operation Audacity  (Roc, 2002.)


A Battletech novel.


                Political maneuverings surround efforts to bring an interstellar civil war to a conclusion.


Roar of Honor (Roc, 1999.)


A Battletech novel.


                A mercenary group is trapped into undertaking a mission which they are almost certain to fail, perhaps dying in the process.




By Blood Betrayed  (Roc, 1999.)


A Mech Warrior novel.


                A young man joins an interplanetary mercenary group to find out what happened to his brother.  He discovers that the military is rife with corruption and internal power struggles that cost the lives of the front line troops.




Talking Coffins of Cryo-City, The  (Elsevier Nelson, 1979.)


                Not seen.




All Those Vanished Engines (Tor, 2014.)


Three loosely related alternate histories.


Celestis  (Tor, 1995.  Harper, 1993, as Coelestis.)


                Humans have taken control of a world with indigenous humanoids, and the inevitable racial prejudice appears.  The natives undergo treatment to make themselves appear more human, but a kidnapped colonist falls in love with one of these, and then sees what happens when her treatment is suspended.


Coelestis.  (See Celestis.)


Cult of Loving Kindness, The  (Morrow, 1991, Avon, 1992, Grafton, 1993.)


Starbridge #3.


                The government installed by a recent revolution begins to oppress the population in its own way, until two individuals upset things and start the wheel of change moving again.


If Lions Could Speak and Other Stories  (Wildside, 2002.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Soldiers of Paradise  (Arbor House, 1987, Grafton, 1989, Avon, 1990.)


Starbridge #1.


                On a strange human colony world, the government is in the hands of an aristocracy.  Two members of the privileged class repudiate their birthright and descend into the world of their subjects, where their presence sparks a rebellion.


Sugar Festival, The  (Guild America, ?)


                Omnibus of Sugar Rain and Soldiers of Paradise.


Sugar Rain  (Morrow, 1989, Avon, 1990, Grafton, 1990.)


Starbridge #2.


                An upheaval in the planetís climate and a rebellion by the underprivileged classes has wrought a great change in its society.  But in the aftermath, chaos threatens to overwhelm order, and the two lovers who were instrumental in bringing about much of the change find themselves separated and in danger.




Hand of Prophecy  (Avon, 1998.)


Slave Worlds #2.


                A slave on a far world works as a medic in the arenas, finishing off those too injured to continue.  Her slavery is maintained by a virus injected into her body, but when she learns that there is a cure, she has renewed hope of one day retrieving her freedom.


Speaking Dreams  (Firebrand, 1992, Avon, 1997.)


Slave Worlds #1.


                In a galaxy dominated by three interstellar empires, and where slavery is commonplace, a master falls in love with a slave, and that single act is the first in a sequence that will alter the balance of power.




April  (Simon & Schuster, 1999.)


Countdown #4.


                More battles between teens and the force plotting to wipe out humanity.


February  (Simon & Schuster, 1999.)


Countdown #2.


                In the aftermath of the plague, the teenage survivors find themselves splitting up into warring camps, battling to the death over the dwindling resources available to them.


December  (Simon & Schuster, 1999.)


Countdown #12.


                A possibly supernatural force endangers the teenagers who are the only survivors of a world wide plague.


January  (Simon & Schuster, 1998.)


Countdown #1.


                A plague wipes out virtually everyone on Earth including all adults, and a handful of teenagers sets about surviving in the aftermath.


July  (Simon & Schuster, 1999.)


Countdown #7.


                Teenagers must learn to trust one another if they are to survive a series of plagues.


June  (Simon & Schuster, 1999.)


Countdown #6.


                It appears that even the survivors of the world destroying plague are infected, and none of them may live long enough to ensure the future of the species.


March  (Simon & Schuster, 1999.)


Countdown #3.


                The teenaged survivors of a worldwide plague discover that they are not alone on the Earth, that an evil alien intelligence has been waiting for a chance to replace humankind.


May  (Simon & Schuster, 1999.)


Countdown #5.


                A second plague threatens the teenagers who survived an earlier one that wiped out all the adults.


October  ( Simon & Schuster, 1999.)


Countdown #10.


                One girl has the power to prevent a prophesy of extinction from coming true, but only if she can find the courage to use her abilities.




Hendon Fungus, The  (Gollancz, 1967, Meredith, 1968.)


                Young adult story about a mutant fungus that menaces the world.


Time to Choose, A  (Hutchinson, 1973.)


                Two children must choose which of two alternate worlds to live in.




Gunheads  (Black Library, 2009.)


A Warhammer novel.


Interstellar soldiers are sent on a perilous mission to another planet.


Rebel Winter  (Black Library, 2007.)


A Warhammer novel.


A military unit is cut off by overwhelming enemy forces and has to fight to escape.


Rynn's World  (Black Library, 2010.)


A Warhammer novel.


A handful of soldiers must prevent an interplanetary invasion.


PARKIN, LANCE  (See also collaboration which follows.)


Cold Fusion  (Doctor Who Books, 1996.)


A Doctor Who Missing Adventure.


The Doctor becomes involved in a civil war on a remote planet, a war suppressed by a peacekeeping force that may have ulterior motives linked to a mysterious discovery.


Dying Days, The  (Virgin, 1997.)


A Doctor Who New Adventure.


A plethora of plots in the last of the original New Adventures series involving the first British moon mission, a plot to overthrow the government, and the escape of a criminal mastermind from custody.


Eyeless, The  (BBC, 2008.)


A Doctor Who novel.


The Doctor has to destroy a superweapon on a distant planet.


Father Time  (BBC, 2000.)


A Doctor Who novel.


                The Doctor has amnesia just as he intervenes in a war between alien factions that is being played out on Earth. The only one of his friends to remain at his side in his daughter.


Infinity Doctors, The  (BBC, 1998.)


A Doctor Who novel.


                The Time Lords face their greatest challenge, one of their own kind who has reached the end of time itself and laid a deadly trap for his people.


Just War  (Doctor Who Books, 1996.)


A Doctor Who New Adventure


In 1941, the Germans have invaded England and the US never entered the war.  Now the Nazis are working on a new superweapon that might lead to total victory.


Trading Futures   (BBC, 2002.)


A Doctor Who novel.


                Two supernations on future Earth battle for control of time travel.


Winning Side, The  (Telos, 2003.)


A Time Hunter novel.






Beige Planet Mars  (Virgin, 1998.)


The New Adventures #16.


                A meeting of academics on colonized Mars gets exciting when a murder victim is discovered.  His death is linked to the one time invasion of that planet by aliens, who were assisted by a traitorous human official.


PARKINSON, DAN  (Although not directly related, the Gates of Time series is peripherally linked to the Time Cop series.)


Blood Ties  (Del Rey, 1999.)


A Time Cop novel.


                A time agent must track down a rogue time traveler who plans to eliminate Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin during the 1930s so that they cannot forge an alliance against Hitler during the second world war.


Faces of Infinity  (Del Rey, 1999.)


Gates of Time #2.


                Agents of the Whispers, mysterious intelligences living in the future, must prevent a madman from altering the course of history and eliminating all of his enemies.


Paradox Gate  (Del Rey, 1999.)


Gates of Time #3.


                A criminal super genius escapes from prison and plots to destroy the course of history.  To do so, he must gain control of a man from the 21st Century who has developed the ability to spontaneously travel through time without mechanical assistance.


Scavenger, The  (Del Rey, 1998.)


A Time Cop novel.


                Not seen.


Starsong  (TSR, 1988.)


                An alien race that originated on Earth returns from the stars.  They have seven senses rather than five and interact with some difficulty with the human race, although an awkward love affair helps to break down those barriers.


Viper's Spawn  (Del Rey, 1998.)


A Time Cop novel.


                An agent of a force that helps keep the timelines unchanged discovers a complex plot by an opposing force to give the secret of time travel to the Nazis during World War II.  He jumps back and forth through several eras before foiling the plot.


Whispers, The  (Del Rey, 1998.)


Gates of Time #1.


                A contemporary man encounters a time traveler who enlists his help in creating a secret base for time travelers from the very distant future.  These latter claim to be searching for the secret of the beginning of time, but may have hidden motives as well.




They Shall Not Die (Constable, 1939.)


                A new medicine halts all diseases but makes its recipients infertile.




Phoenix Seduction, The  (Commonwealth, 1997.)


                A saboteur discovers that the only witness to his crime has taken refuge on a primitive world, so he enlists the assistance of an unscrupulous alien race to launch an interplanetary war in order to silence her forever.


PARNOV, EREMEI  (See collaboration with Mikhail Emtsev.)




Scarlet Empire, The  (Bobbs-Merrill, 1906.)


                A utopian novel.




Chariots of Fire  (Orbit, 1974, Popular Library, 1977.  Gary Rusoff is credited as co-author inside but not on the cover.)


                A novel based on the concept of the ancient astronauts.  An alien race visits Earth during prehistoric periods and alters the course of human history and evolution.




Venom Virus  (Pocket, 1992.)


                Terrorists have developed a new virus that is rapidly fatal and easily spread from one person to another.  As it begins to claim victims in population centers, a scientist and his team get involved in a desperate and dangerous race to find a cure.




Twilight of the Past  (Nightengale, 2005.)


                Intrigue on a distant planet.




Sherwood Nation (Small Beer, 2014.)


Following an ecological disaster, a kind of Robin Hood steals water for the poor.




Futuresex  (Hustler, 1981.)


                Pornography about a future where robots do all the work, men compete in gladiatorial games, and everyone has sex at every opportunity.




New York Nightmare  (Minstrel, 1998.)


Alex Mack #31.






Adam Troy, Astroman  (Lutterworth, 1954.)


                An asteroid strikes the Earth.


Ajax and the Haunted Mountain  (?, 1963.)


                Not seen.


Farm Beneath the Sea  (Harrap, 1969.)


                Not seen.


Flight to the Misty Planet.  (See Lost on Venus.)


Kidnappers of Space  (Lutterworth, 1953.  Bobbs Merrill, 1955, as Space Captives of the Golden Men.)


                A series of adventures involving Martians and other characters in a story that takes place mostly on our moon.


Lost on Venus  (Lutterworth, 1954.  Bobbs Merrill, 1956, as Flight to the Misty Planet.)


                Adventures of two teenagers on the planet Venus.


Send for Johnny Danger  (Lutterworth, 1956, Whittlesey House, 1958.)


                A trip to the moon.


Space Captives of the Golden Men. (See Kidnappers of Space.)


Venus Project, The  (Brockhampton, 1963.)


                Not seen.




Eruption  (Zebra, 1979.)


                Disaster novel about a new super volcano.


PATON, JOHN  (Pseudonym of Frederick Bateman.)


Leap to the Galactic Core  (Hale, 1978.)


                Not seen.


Proteus  (Hale, 1978.)


                Not seen.


Sea of Rings, The  (Hale, 1979.)


                Not seen.




Spirals  (Houghton Mifflin, 1983, Signet, 1984.)


                Medical chiller about an illegal experiment in genetic manipulation that has unforeseen results.


PATTERSON, JAMES  (See collaborations which follow.)


Angel Experiment, The (Little, Brown, 2005.)


Maximum Ride #1.


                A group of mutant children have adventures in the near future.


Dangerous Days of Daniel X  (Little, Brown, 2008.)


Daniel X #1.


A superpowered boy battles aliens in this scientifically illiterate YA book.


Final Warning, The  (Little, Brown, 2007.)


Maximum Ride #4.


The mutant kids solve global warming.


Protectors, The  (Little, Brown, 2009.)


A Maximum Ride novel.


Winged kids solve an undersea mystery.


Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports  (Little, Brown, 2006.)


Maximum Ride #3.


                The mutants battle a sinister plot against the world.


School's Out Ė Forever  (Little, Brown, 2006.)


Maximum Ride #2.


                Discovered by the FBI, the mutants are forced to attend school.




Alien Hunter  (Little, Brown, ?)


Daniel X #2.






Dangerous Days of Daniel X, The  (Little, Brown, ?)


Daniel X #1.





Watch the Skies  (Little, Brown, 2009.)


Daniel X #3.


A teen tracks down a mischievous alien.




Shadow, The (Grand Central, 2021.)


The Shadow battles evil after traveling to his future.




Mecha Corps (Roc, 2011.)


Armor Wars #1.


Soldiers are trained to merge their consciousness with machines.


Mecha Rogue  (Roc, 2012.)


Armor Wars #2.




PATTON, CLIFF  (See also collaboration which follows.)


Omni Strain  (Zebra, 1980.)


                A genetically altered bacteria designed to eat oil slicks mutates and becomes a deadly plague that sweeps across North America.  Scientists  wage the usual battle to find a cure before their time runs out.




Ghost Rig  (Zebra, 1981.)


                An offshore oil drilling operation causes global problems when it runs into a field of radioactive material with strange properties that affect the operation of nuclear plants even many miles away.


PATTON, LEAH  (See collaboration with Cliff Patton.)




Bibblings  (Signet, 1979.)


                An interstellar federation attempts to negotiate with two warring planets in order to gain access to their mineral wealth.  The delegation sent there quickly discovers that this is harder than they thought, because both species seem to be certifiably mad.


Exercise for Madmen, An  (Berkley, 1978.)


                An alien race makes its first contact with humans, but not a representative sample.  Instead they land on a world dedicated to scientists, but quarantined from the rest of the human race because of their experimentation with artificial life.


Liars & Tyrants & People Who Turn Blue  (Doubleday, 1980, Pinnacle, 1982.)


                A woman with a psychic talent that allows her to tell whether or not people are telling the truth is recruited by the government.  Someone is victimizing terrorists, and while that might not be bad in itself, the CIA suspects that something more sinister is lying concealed.


Pillars of Salt  (Signet, 1979.)


                In the future, mental time travel back into the bodies of our ancestors is commonplace for both educational and recreational purposes.  It's supposed to be perfectly safe, until one traveler gets stuck in the body of Elizabeth Tudor and begins to alter the course of history.


Three-Minute Universe, The  (Pocket, 1988.)


A Star Trek novel.


An unusually nasty alien race commits genocide in order to steal the secret of a new technology, with which they subsequently open a hole in the fabric of space time, endangering the entire universe.


Under the Canopy  (Signet, 1980.)


                An ambitious woman arrives on a colony world with grandiose plans for its reorganization, only to discover that she is opposed by the government, the local colonists, and apparently the planet itself.




Phoenix Island  (Bernard Geis, 1975, Signet, 1976.)


                Marginal story about an unprecedentedly large tidal wave that destroys much of the world.  The story takes place on an island that is spared, as the survivors attempt to build a new and better society.


PAUL, F.W.  (Pseudonym of Paul Fairman, whom see)


Planned Planethood Caper, The  (Lancer, 1969.)


Man from Stud #7.


                Lightweight sex romp about a secret agent brought aboard a spaceship from a world where the women arenít satisfied by the local men.




Battle at the Moons of Hell, The  (Del Rey, 2007.)


Helfort's War #1.


A small contingent of soldiers must rescue a group enslaved by a brutal interstellar empire.


Battle for Commitment Planet, The  (Del Rey, 2010.)


Helfort's War #4.


Military SF involving a daring rescue attempt.


Battle of Devastation Reef, The  (Del Rey, 2009.)


Helfort's War #3.


A military strike against an enemy installation in space is hampered by internal politics.


Battle of the Hammer Worlds, The  (Del Rey, 2008.)


Helfort's War #2.






Legacy  (Pres-TIGE, 1999.)


                A changewar novel set after a nuclear war convinced humans not to fight on Earth any more.  But now someone has gone back through time to change the course of history.


PAULSEN, GARY  (See also collaboration which follows.)


Compkill  (Tor, 1981.)


                Thriller about a computer technician that discovers that a secret organization is planning to use computers to destroy America's economy.


Escape  (Delacorte, 2000.)


White Fox Chronicle #1.


                In a future in which the US has become a repressive dictatorship, a young boy escapes from a prison camp and becomes a leader in the effort to overthrow the evil government.


Implosion Effect, The   (Major, 1976.)


                Marginal thriller about a secret organization that is plotting to take over the US government.


Meterorite Track 291  (Dell, 1979.)


                Disaster story about a meteor headed straight for Chicago, and the man who discovers the shocking truth of an elaborate conspiracy.


Rodomonte's Revenge  (Dell Yearling, 1994.)


                Two youngsters are mentally trapped inside a computer game.


Seventh Crystal, The  (Dell Yearling, 1996.)


                Another teenager trapped inside a virtual reality computer game.


Time Hackers, The  (Wendy Lamb, 2004.)


                Young adult book about attempts to play with time.


Transall Saga, The  (Delacorte, 1998, Dell Laurel, 1999.)


                A mysterious beam of light transports a teenager  from the desert of Earth to an unknown world populated with primitive humans among whom he eventually finds a place.


White Fox Chronicles, The  (Delacorte, 2000, Dell Laurel, 2002.)


                In a future when America has collapsed and is part of a new repressive world order, a teenager escapes from a prison camp to become a leader in the resistance movement.




Green Recruit, The  (Independence, 1978.)


                Young adult story about a man who returns from a space journey accompanied by an eight foot tall humanoid creature who tries out as a professional basketball player.




Red Planes Fly East  (Routledge, 1938, translated from the Russian.)


                Future war between Russia and Japan.




Decipher  (Simon & Schuster UK, 2001, Thomas Dunne, 2007.)


                The discovery of Atlantis brings the world to the brink of war.




Before Dawn  (Hutchinson, 1955.)


                The world achieves universal peace.




Second Body  (Belmont Tower, 1979.)


                A dying woman has her head transplanted onto the body of a brain dead, but very sexy young woman.  The consequence is a complete change of her life style even after the notoriety fades.






It's About Time.  (See Trapped in Time.)


Trapped in Time  (Archway, 1986.  Macmillan, 1984, as It's About Time.)


                Two teenagers travel back through time to watch the first meeting between their parents, and inadvertently foul things up.  To preserve their own existence, they have to find a way to get the couple back together.




Cructars Are Coming, The  (Armchair, 2018, bound with Made to Order by Frank Belknap Long. Magazine appearance 1952.)


Aliens secretly invade the Earth.


PAYTON, T. AARON  (Pseudonmy of Tim Pratt, whom writes Fantasy.)


Constantine Affliction, The  (Night Shade, 2012.)


A steampunk adventure.




Adrift in Time  (Deutsch, 1991.)


                Not seen.




Inherit the Stars (Roc, 2015.)






Kidnapped into Space  (Dobson, 1975.)


                Not seen.


Worlds for the Grabbing  (Dobson, 1977.)


                The efforts to exploit the other planets in the solar system results in interplanetary tensions.




Dam of Death  (Whitman, 1967.)


An Invaders novel.


                One man knows that the Earth has been secretly invaded by aliens from outer space.  No one believes him, and the invaders are determined to silence him forever.


Operation Doomsday  (Whitman, 1967.)


Space Eagle #1.


                A young astronaut helps foil an evil plot.


Operation Star Voyage  (Whitman, 1970.)


Space Eagle #2.


                A heroic teenager takes on another mission, this one aimed at exploring the stars, although as usual there are villains out to prevent him from doing so.


Plot to Kill the President, The  (Pinnacle, 1972.)


                Marginal thriller about a plot to assassinate the President that is revealed to be masterminded by members of the government.




Best-Known Man in the World and Other Misfits, The  (Aardwolf, 2001.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Brain and Breakfast (Sam's Dot, 2011.)


Novella about an interdimensional policeman.


Final Dream and Other Fictions, The  (Permeable, 1995.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Giant in the House & Other Excesses, A  (Merry Blacksmith, 2011.)


Collection of short stories not all of which are SF.




Adoration of Jenna Fox, The  (Holt, 2008.)


A young girl with amnesia discovers that she is not entirely real.




Postscript for Malpas  (Macmillan, 1975, Dodd, Mead, 1976.)


                A near future thriller in which Britain is near economic collapse, but might be saved by a new energy program.  As it moves forward, a sinister plot appears designed to allow certain individuals to protect their financial interests.




October's Ghost  (Morrow, 1994, Avon, 1995.)


                As Castro nears death, he decides to finally play a hidden card and precipitates a world crisis designed to destroy the United States.




World of a Department Store, The (Gay & Bird, 1900.)


                A Utopian novel.




Final Solution  (Doubleday, 1973.)


                A man wakens from cryogenic sleep to find society split into two separate castes.




Capture of London, The  (General Publishing, 1887.)


                Future war pamphlet.




Saber-Tooth Curriculum, The  (McGraw Hill, 1939.)


                Humorous account of the college curriculum of cavemen.


PEDERSEN, TED  (See also collaboration with Mel Gilden.)


Gypsy World  (Pocket, 1996.)


#7 in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine series for younger readers.


Jake and Nog are stowaways aboard a ship from a secretive world.  Discovered, they must survive a trek across a brutal landscape before they can be allowed to return to the station.


Space Camp  (Pocket, 1997.)


#10 in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine series for younger readers.


                Summer camp on a world filled with alien ruins turns into a nightmare when a planet busting bomb is activated.


PEDLER, KIT  (See collaborations with Gerry Davis.)




Gunpowder Moon (Harper Voyager, 2018.)


Murder on the moon.




Chariot of Flesh, The  (Lawrence & Bullen, 1897.)


                Not seen.  Superhuman powers.


PEEKNER, RAY  (See collaboration with Gary Paulsen.)


PEEL, JOHN  (See also Rick North and collaboration with Mike Ford.)


Alien Prey  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1993.)


                A mysterious man arrives in town and people begin dying, but only some of the local kids realize anything strange is happening.  They discover that the newcomer is a mind controlling alien scout.


Betrayal  (Scholastic, 1999.)


Doomsday #2.


                In a society too dependent on computers, the release of a devastating virus threatens to topple civilization, unless one teenager can stop it.


Beware the Metal Children  (Tor, 1999.)


                A robot child attempts to adjust to school.


Change, The  (Tor, 1999.)


An Outer Limits novel.


                A teenager aboard a space station orbiting Jupiter must become a hero when an alien infiltrator begins kidnapping members of the crew and encapsulating them in cocoons.


Chase, The  (Target, 1989, from the 1965 script by Terry Nation.)


A Doctor Who book.


The Doctor is warned that the Daleks are searching time and space for him, so he uses the Tardis to jump from one place to another, hoping to elude them.


Death of Princes, The  (Pocket, 1997.)


A Star Trek Next Generation novel.


The crew is split in two as a plague ravages one world and a renegade threatens to violate the Prime Directive by preventing a political assassination on another.


Doomsday  (Scholastic, 1999.)


Doomsday #1.


                Computer viruses threaten the net and a secret clone becomes a pivotal figure in the opening volume of a new young adult series set a century from now.


Evil of the Daleks, The  (Doctor Who Books, 1993, from the 1966 script by David Whitaker.)


A Doctor Who novel.


In Victorian London, the Doctor's friends are held captive by the Daleks, who are forcing him to help them discover what it is about humans that makes them such formidable enemies, the first step in their plot to conquer the universe.


Evolution  (Doctor Who Books, 1994.)


A Doctor Who Missing Adventure.


This time the Tardis sets the Doctor down right in the middle of the Hound of the Baskervilles where he teams up with Rudyard Kipling and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to solve the mystery of a series of mutilations.  As it turns out, there's a secret plot to use creatures from under the sea to conquer the surface world.


Field Trip  (Minstrel, 1996.)


A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel.


Jake and Nog visit a planet where the plant life acts like animals.  For younger readers.


Fight for Justice, The  (SBS, 1998.)


A Star Wars novel.


                Luke Skywalker's early adventures.


Here There Be Dragons  (Pocket, 1993.)


A Star Trek: Next Generation novel.


The Enterprise discovers a lost colony world that is stuck with a medieval culture, and whose native dragons are hunted by clandestine trophy dealers from neighboring worlds.  The away team beams down to open contact, gets into trouble with the natives, and tries to find a way to neutralize the offworld weapons before their ship is destroyed.


Independence  (Boulevard, 1997.)


A Quantum Leap novel.


Someone else has jumped into the past, into the mind of his ancestor during the American Revolution.  Sam must determine if the man is planning to alter the course of history and, if so, prevent him from doing it.


Innocent, The  (Tor, 1998.)


An Outer Limits book.


                A planet upon which only the children of the human colonists survived a deadly attack is contacted by Earth.  The rescuers want to evacuate the children, but they donít want to leave.


I, Spy!  (Minstrel, 1997.)


Alex Mack #13.




Legacy of the Daleks  (BBC, 1998.)


A Doctor Who novel.


                In the aftermath of the Dalek conquest and expulsion from Earth, rival factions are on the verge of open warfare for control of England.  The Doctor arrives searching for his missing companion and gets caught up in the conflict.


Lost, The  (Tor, 1998, based on the screenplay by ?)


An Outer Limits book.


                A young girl suspects that the other children in her town are being brainwashed into acting as perfect little children, conventional in every way, so she investigates to find out who is responsible.


Lost in Vegas  (Minstrel, 1998.)


Alex Mack #23.




Mission to the Unknown  (Target, 1989, from the first half of the 1965 script titled The Daleks' Master Plan by Dennis Spooner and Terry Nation.)


A Doctor Who book.


A human security man discovers that the Daleks are about to launch their most ambitious plan of attack ever, but they catch him before he can warn anyone.  Then the Doctor shows up just in time to get in their way.


Mutation of Time, The  (Target, 1989, from the second half of the 1965 script titled The Daleks' Master Plan by Terry Nation and Dennis Spooner.)


A Doctor Who book.


To thwart the Daleks' plan to conquer the universe, the Doctor has stolen a crucial component of their Time Destroyer, and is leading them a merry chase around the universe to prevent them from recovering it.


Objective: Bajor  (Pocket, 1996.)


A Star Trek Deep Space Nine novel.


Bajor is menaced by a travelling planetoid occupied by a mass mind, a gestalt race which swallows entire worlds.  Sisko and his crew must find a way to divert the alien invader before the entire planet Bajor is laid waste.


Payback, The  (Tor, 1999.)


An Outer Limits Book


Genetically enhanced animals escape from an experimental farm and mingle with ordinary house pets, setting up a revolt against their human masters.


Power of the Daleks, The  (Doctor Who Books, 1993, from the 1966 script by David Whitaker.)


A Doctor Who book.


Colonists discover too inert Daleks and revive them, subsequently believing the Daleks' assertions that they are willing to become servants of the humans.  But the Doctor suspects their real motives for appearing to be benign, and prevents a deadly invasion.


Prisoners of Peace  (Pocket, 1994.)


A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine book.


Not seen.


Timewyrm: Genesys (Doctor Who Books, 1991.)


A Doctor Who New Adventure.


The Doctor travels back to the time of Gilgamesh and discovers that an alien being of terrible power has arrived on Earth to alter human history and master the universe.


Traitor  (Scholastic, 2000.)


Doomsday #3.


                Not seen.


War of the Daleks  (BBC, 1997.)


A Doctor Who novel.


                The Thals have seized Davros and reawakened him, hoping to use him as bait to lure the Daleks to ultimate destruction, but Davros is a wily enemy and has already signaled his creations.




Living Proof (Tor, 2012.)


A fertility clinic harbors a dark secret in a dystopian future America.




Aliens  (Betancourt, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Black Hole Planet  (Betancourt, 2003.)


                A space pilot has to solver an interplanetary conflict in order to get his wife the medical attention she requires.


Chap Foey Rider: Capitalist to the Stars  (Wildside, 2000.)


                Collection of related stories about an entrepreneur who discovers galactic civilization.


Dinosaur Park.  (See The Thirteenth Majestral.)


Jonathan White: Stockbroker in Orbit  (Wildside, 2001.)


                Collection of related stories about a financial advisor based in the asteroid belt.


Napoleon Disentimed  (Tor, 1987.)


                A conman from our world finds himself in an alternate universe where Napoleon conquered the world.  He is enlisted by agents of Germany and England in a plot to travel back through time and kidnap Napoleon so that history will work out differently.


Phylum Monsters  (Tor, 1989, Wildside, 2001.)


                Comic novel of a geneticist whose creations begin to manifest strange deformities as part of the plan by a Martian overmind to free the creatures that humans have adopted as pets.


Thirteenth Majestral, The  (Tor, 1989.  Tor, 1992, as Dinosaur Park.)


                When his father is killed by dinosaur worshipping religious fanatics on a far world, the protagonist is sold into slavery.  Years later, he escapes, gets hold of a time machine, travels back to prehistoric Earth, and enlists the assistance of aliens he finds there to bring some really nasty dinosaurs back as part of a revenge plot.




Machine  (Apex, 2012.)


Seriously ill people can be housed in robot bodies.


PELLEGRINO, CHARLES  (See also collaborations which follow.)


Flying to Valhalla  (Avon, 1993.)


                The first interstellar expedition is en route to an inhabited star system and humanity's first contact with aliens.  Unfortunately, there is reason to believe that the leader of the expedition has become dangerously unstable during the course of the flight.




Dyson Sphere  (Pocket, 1999.)


A Star Trek: Next Generation novel.


                Picard sets out to explore a gigantic artificial world that may hold the secret of the Borg's creation, but it's a race against time because a neutron star is on a collision course with the artifact.


Killing Star, The  (Avon, 1995.)


                Aliens have virtually destroyed the human race by bombarding the solar system with their advanced weaponry.  A handful of survivors who were in space at the time of the attack seek a safe haven as their mysterious enemies try to complete their victory.




Pro Patria  (Ward Lock, 1901.)


                France builds a tunnel under the English Channel in order to invade England.




Fury from the Deep  (Target, 1986.)


A Doctor Who book.


A gigantic sentient weed growing under the ocean seizes control of the minds of people working nearby and uses them to develop its plans to conquer the Earth.


Pescatons, The  (Target, 1991.)


A Doctor Who book.


A group of scientists disappear while investigating the site of a meteorite landing.  The Doctor arrives just as more of the meteorites begin to land, the opening stage of an invasion of the Earth.




Caterpillar Chronciles, The  (Commonwealth, 1997.)


                A young woman encounters a caterpillar shaped alien who explains the human condition to her.


PENDLETON, DON  (See also Dan Britain.)


Ashes to Ashes  (Popular Library, 1986.)


Ashton Ford #1.


                Not seen.


Cataclysm: The Day the World Died  (Pinnacle, 1969.)


                A series of volcanic upheavals and violent weather patterns cause havoc.  The protagonist analyzes the pattern and predicts that the world as we know it is about to come to an end but, as expected, he has a hard time convincing anyone.


Eye to Eye  (Popular Library, 1986.)


Ashton Ford #2.


                Not seen.


Guns of Terra 10, The  (Pinnacle, 1970.)


                As rebellious mutants and malevolent aliens combine to assault the Earth, the most powerful space going warship of all time falls into the hands of humanity's enemies.  A brave hero regains control in order to save the day.


Heart to Heart  (Popular Library, 1987.)


Ashton Ford #5.


                Not seen.


Life to Life  (Popular Library, 1987.)


Ashton Ford #4.


                Not seen.


Mind to Mind  (Popular Library, 1987.)


Ashton Ford #3.


                Not seen.


1989: Population Doomsday  (Pinnacle, 1970.


                An ecological disaster has made it impossible to breathe freely without artificial aids, and the situation is getting worse.  A desperate President initiates a radical program to try to reverse the damage.


Revolt!  (Beeline, 1988.)


                A revolution within the US.


Time to Time  (Popular Library, 1988.)


Ashton Ford #6.


                A man with extrasensory powers is hired to help cure a woman of her delusions about UFOs.  Instead, he discovers that her stories are correct and that there are in fact aliens observing us.


PENDRAY, G. EDWARD  (See Gawain Edwards.)




Man Who Could Stop the War, The  (Hodder, 1929.)


                A paralysis gas is used to defeat the Russian army.




Out of Time  (Hale, 1979.)


                Not seen.


Starchant  (Hale, 1975.)


                Not seen.


Sunset People, The  (Hale, 1975.)


                Not seen.


Sunshine 43  (Hale, 1978.)


                Not seen.


PENROSE, ROGER  (See collaboration with Brian W. Aldiss.)




Pit, The (Doctor Who Books, 1993.)


A Doctor Who New Adventure.


The Doctor investigates a group of planets that disappeared some time in the past and runs into a group of android assassins and two shapechangers with their slave servants.  Things get even more complicated when the Doctor is shifted into an alternate universe, and the planet's residents begin to riot.




Big Deep  (Mills & Boon, 1977, Venture, ?.)


                Pollution causes ordinary sea creatures to grow to monstrous size in this short novel for young adults.




Dead Lands, The (Grand Central, 2015.)


Nuclear war and plague destroy civilization.




Love in the Ruins.  (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1971, Dell, 1972.)


                Sometimes wryly humorous novel set following the collapse of civilization in North America.




Linz Testament, The  (Donald Fine, 1985, Pinnacle, 1988.)


                A variety of forces battle for possession of a document that proves irrefutably that Christ came again in this thriller.


Slatewiper  (Forge, 2003.)


                Marginal thriller involving a new genetic weapon.


Tesla Bequest, The  (Pinnacle, 1984.)


                Thriller about a secret society that uses a superscientific discovery to create a weapon that will give them world power.




Aftermath 15  (Hale, 1973.)


                Life after a nuclear war.


Another Eden  (Hale, 1976.)


                Not seen.


Celeste  (Hale, 1979.)


                Not seen.


Charon Tapes, The  (Hale, 1975.)


                Not seen.


Contact  (Hale, 1977.)


                Not seen.


King of Hell, The  (Hale, 1978.)


                Not seen.




Rocket to the Moon  (Faber, 1946.)


                Not seen.  For younger readers.




Terminus  (Essex House, 1969.)


                Not seen.  Erotica.




Bob Bridges: An Apocalyptic Fable  (Chrome Deco, 2000.)


                A broadly satirical novel in which an unemployed computer programmer is brought into the future by an intelligent cockroach from the civilization that has inherited the Earth after a nuclear war destroyed the human race.




Polaris  (Belmont Tower, 1979.)


                A seasoned captain is given the unwelcome task of refurbishing a military starship that has fallen into disrepair.  Right in the middle of that, he finds himself in the middle of a crisis caused by the discovery of an alien race with advanced technology and possibly hostile intentions.




Annabelle Starr, E.S.P.  (Clarion, 1983.)


                Not seen.




Terminal Games  (Bantam, 1994.)


                A new virtual reality network is sweeping the country, but someone is murdering its subscribers, recreating scenes broadcast for general viewing.  A detective notices the coincidence and links it to a mysterious online personality whose real identity is carefully shielded.


PERRY, DAL  (See collaboration with Steve Perry.)




Scavengers, The  (HarperCollins, 2014.)


Ecological collapse leads to domed cities.




Fenella Fang  (Hutchinson, 1986.)


Fenella #1.


                Not seen.


Fenella Fang and the Time Machine  (Hutchinson, 1991.)


Fenella #2.


                Not seen.


PERRY, ROBERT  (See collaborations with Mike Tucker and with Lance Parkin.)


PERRY, ROGER  (Pseudonym of Roger Cowern.)


Esper's War  (Hale, 1981.)


                Not seen.


Making of Jason, The  (Hale, 1980.)


                Not seen.


Senior Citizen  (Hale, 1979.)


                Not seen.




Program for a Puppet  (Allen, 1979, Pocket, 1981.)


                A corporation builds a new supercomputer designed as a tool, but secretly part of a plot to subvert the US government and take control.


PERRY, S.D.  (See also collaborations with Steve Perry as Stephani Perry, and those which follow. Also writes Fantasy.)


Avatar: Book One  (Pocket, 2001.)


A Star Trek Deep Space Nine novel.


                The Dominion strikes again and lays siege to the station.


Avatar: Book Two  (Pocket, 2001.)


A Star Trek Deep Space Nine novel.


                Jake Sisco must undertake a quest to save the station from the Dominion.


Berserker  (Bantam, 1998.)


An Aliens novel.


                A cyborg and a team of killers are sent to wipe out an alien hive aboard a space station without destroying the installation itself, which holds a secret their employers want suppressed.


Caliban Cove  (Pocket, 1998.)


Resident Evil #2.


                Those who know about the genetic experiments gone wrong in the first volume have been declared outlaws by their former employers.  Now the survivors must locate a second installation and neutralize it before more creatures are unleashed on the world.


City of the Dead  (Pocket, 1999.)


Resident Evil #3.


                The protagonist attempts to escape from another nest of biological horrors, including people who have been turned into man-eating zombies.


Cloak  (Pocket, 2001.)


A Star Trek novel.


                Kirk has to deal with the Federation's secret service when they take a stolen cloaking device and use it to de-stabilize the galaxy.


Code: Veronica  (Pocket, 2001.)


Resident Evil #6.


                A secret operative searching for her brother finds herself fighting a variety of bio-engineered monsters.


Criminal Enterprise  (Dark Horse, 2008.)


An Aliens novel.


Interplanetary drug dealers run into predatory aliens.


Labyrinth  (Bantam, 1996, Orion, 1996.)


An Aliens novel.


A scientist questions his superior's efforts to find a way to allow humans to mentally control the alien drones.  He is particularly upset when he discovers a series of mysterious deaths aboard the space station where the research is being conducted.


Nemesis (Pocket, 2000.)


Resident Evil #5.


                In order to cover up the evidence of their illegal and dangerous biotech experiments, an organization sends in teams of killers backed up by a genetically altered supercreature.


Rising Son  (Pocket, 2002.)


A Star Trek Deep Space Nine novel.


                Jake Sisko is separated from everything he knows and has adventures among the stars in his quest to find his way home.


State of War  (Berkley, 2003.)


A Net Force novel.


                A mastermind plots to seize control of the internet.


Timecop  (Berkley, 1994, based on the screenplay by Mark Verheiden and Mike Richardson.)


                The time police are supposed to maintain the proper time stream.  This puts one of their number in opposition to a corrupt senator who plans to use time travel to rearrange his career so that he can become President.


Umbrella Conspiracy, The  (Pocket, 1998.)


Resident Evil #1.


                A team of special operatives are called in to investigate a series of horrible murders in a remote community.  They trace the disturbances to a secluded building where bizarre experiments are being conducted, and where some of the experimental subjects have found a way to escape.


Underworld  (Pocket, 1999.)


Resident Evil #4.


                A team of rogue agents attempts to infiltrate and destroy another hidden experimental laboratory where the Umbrella organization is creating mutated superweapons.


Unity  (Pocket, 2003.)


A Star Trek Deep Space Nine novel.


                The final DS9 novel, with Bajor joining the Federation.


Virus  (Tor, 1998, based on the screenplay by Chuck Pfarrer and Dennis Feldman.)


                A mutated lifeform lurks aboard a deserted Russian trawler.  When the crew of another ship boards intending to claim salvage rights, they find themselves pursued by creatures still evolving into new and frightening forms.


War  (Bantam, 1999.)


An Alien vs Predator novel.


                A human who once hunted with the Predators and a group of alien hunters sought by the Company are both marked for death, so they team up to defeat both of their enemies.




Inception  (Pocket, 2010.)


A Star Trek novel.


 A chance encounter could reshape the future of the Federation.


Night of the Wolves  (Pocket, 2008.)


A Star Trek novel.


A Bajorian resistance movement battles Cardassian invaders.


PERRY, STEVE  (See also collaborations which follow.)


Albino Knife, The  (Ace, 1991.)


Matadora #4.


                The daughter of one of the heroes of the rebellion seeks to find her father, who disappeared at the height of the revolution.  At the same time, his old enemy - though dead - has left systems in place which seek him as well, but for more deadly purposes.


Aliens  (Millennium, 1995.)


                Omnibus of Earth Hive and Nightmare Asylum.


Black Steel  (Ace, 1992.)


Matadora #5.


                The matadors have become professional bodyguards following the end of the war.  One of their number has been dishonored and seeks to rebuild his reputation.  To do so, he takes service with a woman who is menaced by a host of enemies.


Breaking Point  (Berkley, 2000.)


A Net Force novel.


                Set in a series created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik.  Ten years from now, someone steals military secrets from the government, and the Net Force is given the task of tracking them down before they use this knowledge to create a superweapon.


Brother Death  (Ace, 1992.)


Matadora #6.


                Announced in advance as Mue.  A secretive brotherhood is systematically assassinating prominent citizens despite the best efforts of their bodyguards.  Now one of the matadors is about to face his greatest challenge, against a league of enemies.


Civil War Secret Agent  (Bantam, 1984.)


Time Machine #5.


                A multi-path gamebook.


CyberNation  (Berkley, 2001.)


A Net Force novel.


                Terrorists declare a new nation in cyberspace and disrupt the internet.


Digital Effect, The  (Ace, 1997.)


                The hero is a private detective and sometimes artist living aboard an orbiting habitat.  He takes a job investigating the apparent suicide of another resident, and discovers that it was actually murder, covered up by executives of a major corporation.


Earth Hive  (Bantam, 1992, Millennium, 1993.)


An Aliens novel.


Another attempt to capture some of the aliens in order to employ them as military weapons goes horribly wrong as some of the captives escape and begin to propagate on Earth itself.


Forever Drug, The  (Ace, 1995.)


Venture Silk #2.


                Silk emigrates to another planet and finds a new lover, this time one who possesses the secret of greatly extended life.  That makes her the target of spies and assassins, and Silk is caught up  in a desperate fight for both their lives.


Immune Response  (Five Star, 2006.)


                Marginal thriller about attempts to control a new longevity drug.


Lone Star  (Avon, 1995.)


Stellar Ranger #2.


                The ranger is called to a jungle planet by a governor beset by rebels who use terrorist tactics against the government.  Soon after arriving, the outsider discovers that he hasn't been given the full story, and will have to reconsider whose side he's on.


Machiavelli Interface, The  (Ace, 1986, Sphere, 1990.)


Matadora #3.


                A powerful man in the galactic empire recognizes that the order of Matadors presents a definite threat to the status quo.  He orders them disbanded, but this only provokes them to emerge from hiding and begin the series of attacks which will eventually result in the fall of the government.


Man Who Never Missed, The  (Ace, 1985, Sphere, 1989.)


Matadora #1.


                A former member of the repressive forces of a brutal interstellar empire sees the error of his ways.  Trained in the martial arts, he travels to a remote planet where he becomes one of the leaders of a growing rebellion against the tyrants.


Matadora  (Ace, 1986, Sphere, 1989.)


Matadora #2.


                A famed warrior was finally defeated by the empire, but he has established a legend and a tradition that lives on in his followers.  Now they seek to gather together those with unusual martial skills so that an effective force can be raised against their oppressors.


Men in Black  (Bantam, 1997, based on the screenplay by Ed Solomon.)


                Two members of a secret organization that deals with clandestine alien visitors on Earth are given the toughest assignment yet.  They must find an alien masquerading as a human being, who has possession of an artifact that could result in the destruction of Earth.


Musashi Flex, The  (Ace, 2006.)


                A futuristic martial art competition becomes a hotbed of danger.


Nightmare Asylum  (Bantam, 1993, Millennium, 1994.)


An Aliens novel.


Refugees from alien infested Earth seek shelter on a colony world, only to discover that it is in the grip of a military dictator who is also obsessed with making use of the aliens as weapons.


97th Step, The  (Ace, 1989.)


                This is a precursor to the Matadora series.  A highly skilled warrior hones his skill as he leads various separate lives in a violent future society.


Point of Impact  (Berkley, 2001.)


A Net Force novel.


                Someone is using the sophisticated internet of the future to distribute dangerous drugs.


Ramal Extraction, The  (Ace, 2012.)


Cutter's War #1.


A human and alien guerilla strike team.


Shadows of the Empire  (Bantam, 1996.)


A Star Wars novel.


Set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, this interesting bridge novel pits Darth Vader against a crimelord named Xizor, whose family was killed indirectly by one of Vader's projects. 


Spindoc  (Ace, 1994.)


Venture Silk #1.


                Silk is a professional spokesperson whose job is to find a positive way to represent any disaster that may occur.  Then someone murders his girlfriend, and he finds himself in the unusual position of having to separate truth from fiction instead of blending the two.


Stellar Ranger  (Avon, 1994.)


Stellar Ranger #1.


                A conscious blend of SF with the western.  A roaming law officer on the fringes of human space gets wind of a plot by an insane but influential man to alter the balance of power in human space.  There's an inevitable confrontation, this time on a desert planet.


Target Earth  (Warner Aspect, 1997.)


                Based on a concept by Leonard Nimoy.  Aliens took some of Earth's dinosaurs to another planet, where they evolved into an intelligent race.  Now their first expedition returns, and humankind will never be the same after discovering the truth.


Tejano Conflict, The (Ace, 2015.)


Cutter's War #3.


Military SF involving industrial conflicts.


Trinity Vector, The  (Ace, 1996.)


                Three mysterious boxes are discovered, each of which possesses the ability to reveal information about the future.  One man wants to unite the boxes and discover even greater secrets, but others fear that to do so would be to unleash an uncontrollable power.


Tularemia Gambit, The  (Gold Medal, 1981.)


                An agent must outsmart his former partner and prevent him from unleashing a new plague that could sweep across the world in days and lay waste to the human race.


Turnabout  (Dark Hourse, 2008.)


A Predator novel.

A game warden and others find themselves being hunted by an alien.


Vasalimi Gambit, The  (Ace, 2014.)


Cutter's War #2.


A mercenary medic suspects a plague was used as a weapon.




Isaac Asimov's I-Bots  (Harper, 1998.)


                Rather than allow his highly advanced robots to fall into the hands of a ruthless corporate executive, a scientist runs off with them and helps them hide from the authorities.  These robots are so advanced that they are not distinguishable from human beings and obey a much more sophisticated set of behavioral laws.




Gangster Conspiracy, The  (Roc, 2007.)


A continuation of the Star Risk series by Chris Bunch.  A security firm is hired to blockade a planet to help bolster unionization efforts.


Titan A.E.  (Ace, 2000, from the screenplay by ?.)


A Titan A.E. novel.


                Aliens have conquered Earth and the human survivors are scattered among the stars.  One young man uncovers evidence of a gigantic supership with unprecedented technology, and sets out to locate it as a means of restoring human domination over their home world.




Female War, The  (Bantam, 1993, Millennium, 1994.)


An Aliens novel.


Ripley is wakened from suspended animation in time to become involved in the effort to eradicate the alien hives that have sprung up all over Earth.


Prey  Bantam, 1994, Millennium, 1994.)


An Aliens vs Predator novel.


The Predator species has bred aliens as hunting animals and seeds them on a world that has just been colonized by human beings.  The hunters try to correct the problem, but a disaster leaves only their unruly young alive on the world.




Battle Surgeons  (Del Rey, 2004.)


A Star Wars novel.


                A sideshow to the main Clone Wars story line with doctors battling to do good on a contested planet.


Death Star  (Del Rey, 2007.)


A Star Wars novel.


The story of the development and destruction of the Death Star.


Dome  (Berkley, 1987, Gollancz, 1988.)


                A biological war gets out of hand and wipes out all of humanity except for the inhabitants of a domed, undersea city.  They attempt to create a new civilization and keep their environment viable even though they are cut off from outside help.


Hellstar  (Berkley, 1984.)


                The crew of a starship sent on a decades long voyage to the stars discover that the very laws of science are being subtly altered aboard their vessel as it progresses, endangering the mission.


Jedi Healer  (Del Rey, 2004.)


A Star Wars novel.


                The battle between the Republic and the droid army worsens.


Omega Cage, The  (Ace, 1988.)


                A man convicted unfairly of a crime he didn't commit is sent to the ultimate prison on a remote planet.  Unwilling to spend the rest of his life as a prisoner, he plots an elaborate escape plan to get around the formidable defenses of his captors.


Sword of the Samurai (Bantam, ?)


Time Machine #3.


                A multi-path gamebook.




Archimedes Effect, The  (Berkley, 2005.)


A Net Force novel.


                In the near future, someone discovers a way to bypass military security systems.


Changing of the Guard  (Berkley, 2003.)


A Net Force novel.


                A story of espionage and blackmail in a near future setting.


Springboard  (Berkley, 2005.)


A Net Force novel.


                A rogue Chinese general tries to destroy the Internet.




Earth Is Near, The  (Dell, 1975, Bradbury, 1973, Longman Young, 1973, translated from the German by Anthea Bell.)


                Realistic story of the first expedition to Mars and the gradual deterioration of morale and discipline in the face of the relentless, hostile environment and the lack of stimulation.


Log of a Moon Expedition, The  (Collins, 1969, Knopf, 1969.)


                Fictional account of the first expedition to the moon.


Trap for Perseus  (Bradbury, 1980, translated from the 1976 German edition by Anthea Bell.)


                A man investigates mysterious phenomena inside a generational starship.




Alpha Yes, Terra No!  (Ace, 1965, bound with The Ballad of Beta 2 by Samuel R. Delany.)


                An alien race considers human expansion into space a danger so they decide to exterminate the species.  A group of humans and some dissident Alphans combine to find a way for the two races to live in peace.


Caves of Mars, The  (Ace, 1965, bound with The Space Mercenaries by A. Bertram Chandler.)


                A spaceman loses his arm in an accident so he travels to Mars, where an organization distills a substance that will allow him to grow a new one.  He discovers later that the treatment also causes the subject to become a

fanatic follower of the institute's leader.


Doom of the Green Planet  (Ace, 1968, bound with Star Quest by Dean R. Koontz.)


Green Planet #2.


                An intruder has destroyed the creature that ruled the green planet and its Celtic legend population, so now he must take that being's place and serve as the world's protector against other visitors.


Lord of the Green Planet  (Ace, 1967, bound with Five Against Arlane by Tom Purdom.)


Green Planet #1.


                A space traveler crashlands on a strange world whose human culture seems to be based on ancient Celtic folklore.


Nets of Space, The  (Berkley, 1969.)


                The first interstellar expedition has disappeared without reporting back.  On Earth, one man has strange dreams of an alien race that lays traps between the stars and destroys any race that stumbles into its nets.


Path Beyond the Stars, The  (Dell, 1969.)


                An orphan with psi powers endeavors to fit into society until in his maturity he encounters an individual who recognizes him for what he really is - the offspring of a race that moves through time and space.


Prism, The  (Ace, 1968, bound with Crown of Infinity by John M. Faucette.)


                Two people from different worlds discover that their destiny is to act together to manipulate the prism that controls travel from one reality to the other.


Saga of Lost Earths  (Ace, 1966.)


Kalevala #1.


                Various problems beset the government of Earth, each contributing to a rising tide of chaos.  Then they discover that an alien race is secretly living on Earth, and that a major confrontation is in the offing.


Saga of Lost Earths and The Star Mill  (DAW, 1979.)


                Omnibus of the two novels.


Seed of the Dreamers  (Ace, 1970, bound with The Blind Worm by Brian M. Stableford.)


                A star traveling policeman is chasing a madman from system to system.  He tries to recruit the assistance of the fugitive's daughter but ends up on a primitive fringe world facing one danger after another.


Stardrift and Other Fantastic Flotsam  (Fantasy Publishing, 1971.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Star Mill, The  (Ace, 1966.)


Kalevala #2.


                A man found marooned on a remote asteroid proves to be the only one whose mind is immune to the corrosive disruption of an interstellar disruption.


Stolen Sun, The  (Ace, 1967.)


Kalevala #3.


                Intergalactic high jinx.


Stolen Sun, The  (DAW, 1979.)


                Omnibus of The Stolen Sun and Tramontane.


Time Twister, The  (Dell, 1968.)


                The protagonist settles in what appears to be a perfect small town.  Then he discovers that it is virtually cut off from the outside world, and that the residents worship an inhuman creature they believe to be a god, but which is actually a being that can move through time as well as space.


Tramontane  (Ace, 1967, bound with The Wrecks of Time by Michael Moorcock.)


Kalevala #4.


                Alien forces send an individual to Earth on a mission to destroy certain individuals found there, even if it means wiping out the entire planet.




Song and Dance  (Boulevard, 1998.)


A Quantum Leap novel.


                Our hero has jumped back into the body of a dancer who is about to become famous.


PETERS, DAVID  (See also Peter David.)


Chaos Kid, The  (Diamond, 1991.  Ace, 2000 as by Peter David.)


Psi-Man #4.


                A single opponent to the Psi-Man appears, this time an untried kid with no discipline but with powers equal to that of our hero.


Deathscape  (Diamond, 1991.)


Psi-Man #2.


                With his various psi powers, the hero must battle others with similar powers who are less reluctant to use them for evil purposes, as well as mutations spawned by pollution.


Exile  (Berkley, 1987.)


Photon #5.


A young women seeks adventure and knowledge by masquerading as a man, and gets caught up by a group intent on assassinating a powerful warrior from Earth.  But she kind of likes him, and that changes things dramatically.


For the Glory  (Berkley, 1987.)


Photon #1.


A gameplayer recruited from Earth travels through space and time to battle an avaricious warlord from another world who wants to enlist Hitler's assistance in his plan to conquer the Earth.


Haven  (Diamond, 1992.  Ace, 2000, as by Peter David.)


Psi-Man #6.


                The final battle as a psionically gifted man tries to find refuge from agents of both the US and Soviet governments, both of which want to use him as a weapon.


High Stakes  (Berkley, 1987.)


Photon #2.


 A new recruit uses poor judgment and endangers an entire contingent of soldiers opposed to the ambitions of an interstellar warlord.


In Search of Mom  (Berkley, 1987.)


Photon #3.


The good guys are at a disadvantage when their computer is stolen, leaving them at the mercy of a ruthless interstellar warlord.  But they rely on their own resources, survive, and recapture their equipment.


Main Street D.O.A.  (Diamond, 1991.)


Psi-Man #3.


                Not seen.


Psi-Man  (Diamond, 1990.  Ace, 2000, as by Peter David.)


Psi-Man #1.


                A clandestine government project identifies the hero as a man who can develop powerful psychic powers under stress.  They arrange a series of attempts on his life as a means to cause the change, hoping to use him as a secret weapon afterwards.


Skin Deep  (Berkley, 1988.)


Photon #6.


A cyborg who formerly fought on the side of the Photon warriors is captured and reduced to a quivering coward no longer capable of holding his own in battle.  His friends are reluctant to abandon him, but can they trust his nerve in battle?


Stalker  (Diamond, 1991.  Ace, 2000, as by Peter David.)


Psi-Man #5.


                A bionic killer capable of changing his appearance to blend into crowds plans to kill a number of people meeting on a train.  Fortunately, the psionically powered hero is on board as well.


This Is Your Life, Bhodi Li  (Berkley, 1987.)


Photon #4.


An Earthman secretly recruited into an interplanetary army wakes up one day to discover that none of his friends remembers anything about the war, his recruitment, or anything else that has happened recently?  Is something wrong with his memories, or with theirs?




Pursuit to the Future  (Laura, 1979.)


                Some people express concern about the new factories that are appearing all over the world, and they also object to the mysterious people who show up whenever the merit of the changes is questioned.  Turns out it's a kind of colonization from the future.


PETERS, L.T.  (Pseudonym of Jo-Ann Klainer and Abert S. Klainer.)


11th Plague, The  (Pinnacle, 1973.  Pinnacle, 1976, under their real names.)


                Standard tale of a secret terrorist organization, possibly a foreign power, that has released a deadly new plague in America designed to undermine the government and prepare the population for conquest.




Red Army  (Pocket, 1989.)


                Soviet Russia and its allies launch an attack on Western Europe, primarily through Germany, and NATO forces meet and eventually defeat them.


War After Armageddon, The  (Forge, 2009.)


The world after a limited nuclear war destroys Israel.


War in 2020, The  (Pocket, 1991.)


                Japan is the new villain, allying itself with rebels against a beleaguered Soviet government that has become an ally of the Western powers.  The US is recovering from an earlier devastating war and a plague, so has limited forces with which to help the Soviets stave off disaster.


PETERSEIL, YAACOV  (See collaboration with Gideon March.)




Rock the Big Rock  (Curtis, 1970.)


                A rock star survives a devastating meteor shower that destroys most of Earth by remaining in suspended animation.  Revived in the future among an apparently perfect people, he finds himself worshipped as a god.




Paraworld Zero  (Blue Works, 2007.)


Parallel Worlds #1.


A teenager finds himself in a parallel world where it seems that magic works.


PETERSON, WILL  (Pseudonym of Mark Billingham.)


Burning, The  (Candlewick, 2009.)


Triskellion #2.


Two telepathic children flee a nefarious government organization.


Gathering, The  (Candlewick, 2010.)


Triskellion #3.


Two telepaths are pursued across the world.


Triskellion  (Candlewick, 2009.)


Triskellion #1.


Two youngsters with telepathic powers uncover a conspiracy.




Inner Circle  (Macmillan, 1966, Panther, 1968.)


                Three separate stories wound into a look into a dismal future.




Riot '71  (Hodder, 1967.)


                Near future political SF.




Frank  (IPublish, 2001.)


                An illegal brain transplant operation has unexpected side effects in this vague homage to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.




Dark Designs (Titan, 2019.)


A Captain America novel.


Captain America and the Red Skull are both carriers of a deadly virus.


Forever Young (Titan, 2018.)


A Spider-Man novel.


Spider-Man battles villains for control of a powerful artifact.


Paws (Marvel, 2015, Titan, 2018.)


Deadpool battles alien monsters.


Tunnel at the End of the Light, The  (Telos, 2004.)


#2 in the multi-author Time Hunter series.


                A bomb explosion in London is followed by the emergence of troglodytic creatures.




Last Refuge, The  (Whiting & Wheaton, 1966, Penguin, 1968.)


                There's a repressive new government in post nuclear war England, one which suppresses anything resembling the old freedoms.  One man presents a threat to him, because he's an honored writer whose reputation has survived.




Institute, The  (Manor, 1978.)


                The protagonist suspects, rightly as it turns out, that the disappearances of people he knows are connected to a mysterious government agency that is using them for scientific experiments.




Ashes  (Hale, 1981.)


                Not seen.




Dead & the Gone, The  (Harcourt, 2008.)


Moon #2.


An asteroid causes disaster on Earth.


Life As We Knew It  (Harcourt, 2006.)


Moon #1.


                A meteor changes the moonís orbit with catastrophic effects on Earthís weather.


PFEIL, DONALD J.  (See William Arrow.)


Look Back to Earth  (Manor, 1977.)


                A rebel frustrated by his inability to act against the government of a repressive Earth finds a fleet of super starships abandoned by an ancient race.  With them under his control, he has the power to overthrow the empire, if he can figure out how to make use of it.


Through the Reality Warp  (Ballantine, 1976.)


                One man is given the mission of piloting a starship through a black hole into an alternate universe where he must defeat a force that is prepared to destroy our universe.  The catch is that even if he succeeds, there is no way for him to return.


Voyage to a Forgotten Sun  (Ballantine, 1975.)


                A petty criminal is given a chance to avoid imprisonment.  To do so, he must accompany a diplomat on a perilous trip through the stars, during which he decides that maybe prison wasn't such a bad idea.




Life As We Knew It  (Harcourt, 2006.)


                Young adult novel about life after a meteor causes a series of natural disasters.




Goodman 2020  (Indiana University, 1986.)


                Business executives gain complete control of the world.




Centenarians, The  (Heinemann, 1958.)


                Most of the intellectuals of the world try to retreat to a remote area and form a perfect society, but it doesn't work.  What a surprise.


Winter People, The  (Lane, 1963, Simon & Schuster, 1964, Penguin, 1968.)


                A lost world adventure set in South America.




Last Book in the Universe, The  (?, Scholastic, 2002.)




PHILBRICK, W.R.  (See William R. Dantz.)


PHILLIFENT, JOHN T.  (See also John Rackham.)


Corfu Affair, The (Ace, 1969.)


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


Thrush uses radio controlled mindless clones.


Genius Unlimited  (DAW, 1972.)


                A planet dedicated to allowing scientists to experiment free of interference attracts a variety of different intellects.  It also attracts the attention of unscrupulous men interested in exploiting those discoveries, even if it's at the point of a gun.


Hierarchies  (Ace, 1973, bound with Mister Justice by Doris Piserchia.)


                Interplanetary adventure involving an intricate plot to steal some valuable gems.


King of Argent  (DAW, 1973.)


                The protagonist allows his employers to physically alter his body so that he can live on a fabulous new planet and exploit its resources.  After some time passes, he realizes that he is an expendable commodity and starts to think of the planet as his home instead of a project.


Life with Lancelot  (Ace, 1973, bound with Hunting on Kunderer by William Barton.)


                Aliens of advanced intelligence find an abandoned human starship.  From the wreckage they reconstruct what they think is our entire culture and send a representative to communicate with humanity.  Unfortunately, they've gotten things slightly wrong.


Mad Scientist Affair, The (Ace, 1966.)


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


A mad scientist has a compound that will turn the oceans into jelly.


Power Cube Affair, The (Ace, 1969.)


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


Marginal thriller about a crystal that enhances mental powers.




Star Lord  (Roc, ?)


A Battletech novel.


A group of highly trained warriors is infiltrating the government of an interstellar society by taking the place of its officials.  A mercenary band discovers what's happening and takes steps to foil the plot.




Mars 1: Voyage to Earth, Year 1489  (Dorrance, 1977.)


                Not seen.


PHILLIPS, MARK  (Pseudonym of Randall Garrett and Laurence Janifer, both of whom see.)


Brain Twister  (Pyramid, Pyramid, 1962.  Magazine title was That Sweet Little Old Lady.  Carroll & Graf, 1992, as by Randall Garrett & Laurence Janifer. Armchair, 2018, bound with Planet of Exile by Edmond Hamilton.)


Malone #1.


                A special agent has to locate and recruit telepaths to help him track down a foreign agent who is reading the minds of government officials and selling the secrets abroad.


Impossibles, The  (Pyramid, 1963.  Magazine title was Out Like a Light. Armchair, 2018, as by Randall Garrett and Laurence Janifer, bound with Mistress of Machine-Age Madness by Jack Williamson.)


Malone #2.


                Someone is stealing things from locked rooms, making impossible escapes, and causing things to move with no apparent cause.  Agent Malone suspects that a new psychic talent has manifested itself, and that the thief is able to teleport.


Supermind  (Pyramid, 1963.  Magazine title was Occasion for Disaster.)


Malone #3.


                Agent Malone must deal with another paranormal talent, this time someone who is generating a field of mental interference that is causing members of the government to act in an increasingly irrational fashion.


PHILLIPS, ROG  (Pseudonym of Roger Graham. See also Robert Arnette and William Carter Sawtelle.)


Armageddon (Armchair, 2015, bound with The Love Machine by Jim Brown. Magazine appearance 1948.)


The first interstellar flight runs into two rival galactic empires.


Brainstorm (Armchair, 2022, bound with The Defiant Agents by Andre Norton. Magazine appearance 1948.)


Ambiguous murder story involving an experimental brain operation.


Cosmic Junkman, The  (Armchair, 2012, bound with The Ultimate Weapon by John W. Campbell Jr. Magazine appearance 1943.)


An alien tries to use human robots powered by dog brains to destroy the human empire.


Cyberene, The (Armchair, 2013, bound with Badge of Infamy by Lester Del Rey. Magazine appearance 1953.)


A computer in the future sends people back through time to control humanity.


Face Beyond the Veil, The (Armchair, 2016, bound with Rest in Agony by Paul Fairman. Magazine appearance 1950.)


A woman drifts through space in suspended animation, calling for help telepathically.


Involuntary Immortals, The  (Avalon, 1959.  Magazine version 1949. Armchair, 2012, bound with The Wrong Side of Paradise by Raymond F. Jones.)


                A handful of people who are secretly immortal exist within human society, forever fearful that their gift will be discovered and that they will either be hunted down by those who hate and fear them, or captured and used as experimental subjects.


Man Who Lived Twice, The (Armchair, 2012, bound with Valley of the Croen by Lee Tarbell. Magazine appearance 1952.)


A man wakes from suspended animation to find that humanity has become a single gestalt personality.


M'Bong-Ah (Armchair, 2016, bound with Mercenary by Mack Reynolds. Magazine appearance 1949.)


A spaceman falls in love with a Venusian.


Mental Assassins, The  (Armchair, 2020, bound with The Colossus Conclusion by S.J. Byrne. Magazine appearance 1950.)


Someone is wreaking havoc in a world of shared dreams.


Planet of the Dead (Armchair, 2016, bound with Between Worlds by Garret Smith. Magazine appearance 1949.)


A mystery planet appears.


Robot Men of Bubble City, The  (Armchair, 2014, bound with Dragon Army by William Morrison. Magazine appearance 1949.)


Explorers find a robot civilization on Pluto.


Secret of the Flaming Ring (Armchair, 2018, bound with The Secret Martians by Jack Sharkey. Magazine appearance 1951.)


A godlike being on Venus seeks human help.


So Shall Ye Reap (Armchair, 2011. Magazine publication 1947.)


Humanity moves underground when radiation renders the surface world uninhabitable.


These Are My Children (Armchair, 2018. Magazine appearance 1952.)


Hundreds of foundling children develop psi powers.


Time Trap  (Century, 1949, Newstand Library, 1950. Armchair, 2014, bound with The Cosmic Destroyer by Alexander Blade.)


                A new invention causes a link to the future, from which a bomb is sent back to destroy the inventors.  They are warned by another voice out of time, which tells them how to build a time machine, travel to the future, and confront their attacker.


Victims of the Vortex (Armchair, 2015, bound with The Cosmic Computer by H. Beam Piper. Magazine appearance, 1950.)


A man in a drifting spaceship encounters a beautiful alien in a space warp.


Weapon from the Stars (Armchair, 2013, bound with The Earth War by Mack Reynolds. Magazine appearance 1950.)


Earth is dominated by aliens.


Who Sows the Wind (Armchair, 2010, bound with The Puzzle Planet by Robert A.W. Lowndes. Magazine appearance 1951.)


World War III leads to ceaseless war on Earth and on the moon.


World of If  (Merit, 1951. Armchair, 2012, bound with Slave Raiders from Mercury by Don Wilcox.)


                Scientists develop a device that allows people to remember events that haven't taken place yet.


Worlds Within  (Century, 1950.)


                An engineer spots a girl and follows her, and then gets involved in a series of adventures in parallel universes before catching up to her.




Address Unknown  (Hutchinson, 1949.)


                Not seen.  Communication with aliens.


Owl of Athene, The  (Hutchinson, 1936.)


                The human race is menaced by an invasion of giant crabs.  Would I make this up?


Saurus  (Murray, 1938, Hyperion, 1976.)


                A space capsule falls in England, within which is found an egg.  This hatches out a gentle, telepathic reptile whose contact with the human race is an enriching experience that prepares us for intercourse with the rest of the universe.


PIACENTINI, VALERIE  (See also collaboration which follows.)


Wheel Turns, The  (Strathmartine, 1979.)


A Star Trek novel.


                Not seen.


Wine of Calvoro  (Strathmartine, 1979.)


A Star Trek novel.


                Not seen.




Wheel of Fate  (Strathmartine, 1980.)


A Star Trek novel.


                Not seen.




Drylandís End  (Masquerade, 1995, Southern Tier, 2004.)


                A matriarchal society five thousand years in our future is beginning to break down thanks to internal rivalries.


PICKOVER, CLIFFORD  (See collaboration with Piers Anthony.)


PIECZENIK, STEVE  (See also collaborations with Tom Clancy.)


State of Emergency  (Jove, 1999.)


                Four southwestern states announce their secession from the US and threaten to wreak terrible destruction if their demands are not met.




Body of Glass  (Penguin, 1992, Michael Joseph, 1992.  Knopf, 1991, Crest, 1992, as He, She and It.)


                A futuristic retelling of the story of the Golem.  Civilization has broken up into a scattering of domed cities, holdouts against environmental decay.  A scientist teams up with a sophisticated cyborg to protect her community from barbaric attackers.


Dance the Eagle to Sleep  (Doubleday, 1970, Crest, 1971, Allen, 1971.)


                The US has become a brutal dictatorship spawning an underground revolutionary movement.  The novel follows the careers of four disparate and unlikely members of the rebel movement.


He, She and It.  (See Body of Glass.)


Woman on the Edge of Time  (Knopf, 1976, Crest, 1976, Women's Press, 1979.)


                A woman is caught after committing a crime and is subjected to an experiment which links her to a personality from the future.


PIKE, CHRISTOPHER  (Pseudonym of Kevin McFadden.)


Alien Invasion  (Hodder, 1997.)


                Not seen.


Aliens in the Sky  (Hodder, 1996.)


                Not seen.


Season of Passage, The  (Tor, 1992.)


                The second expedition to Mars encounters mysterious, evil creatures which turn out to be the origin for human legends of vampires.


Starlight Crystal, The  (Pocket, 1996.)


                Young adult novel about a love affair that overcomes the problems of a long space mission and the time differential.


Tachyon Web, The  (Bantam, 1986.)


                Five teenagers steal an interstellar spaceship for a jaunt to the stars.  Then they compound their situation by deciding to fly past a boundary which has been imposed on the entire human race.


Whisper of Death  (?, 1991.)


                Not seen.  For young adults.


PILLER, EMANUEL  (See collaboration with Leonard Engel.)


PINBOROUGH, SARA  (Also writes Horror.)


Into the Silence  (Random UK, 2009.)


A Torchwood novel.


A team of investigators tracks a metallic creature.




Not With a Bang  (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1965, Doubleday, 1965, Signet, 1966, New English Library, 1967.)


                A new drug is discovered which extends the human lifespan and allows older people to remain as vigorous as when they were young.  Although this initially seems a boon, its effects gradually lead to a breakdown of order and a wave of violence.


PINCHIN, FRANK  (See also Peter Dagmar.)


Mars 314  (Wingate-Baker, 1970.)


                Not seen.


Nexweb  (Newmark, 1990.)


                Not seen.


Stargrail  (Little London, 1989.)


                Not seen.




01-01-00  (Forge, 1999.)


                Problems with computers all over the world lead an FBI agent to investigate in a remote region of the world, where she discovers that an ancient ritual is connected to an interstellar force.


Breakthrough  (Forge, 1997.)


                Marginal spy thriller involving the next step in computer miniaturization.  (Forge, 2001.)


                Marginal thriller about a plot to seize control of the US.


CyberTerror  (Forge, 2003.)


                Marginal story about a series of terrorist attacks using advanced computer techniques.


Exposure  (Forge, 1996.)


                The protagonist discovers that the man about to become President is concealing the fact that a flaw in a microchip his company produced could potentially claim the lives of thousands of people.  Her attempts to reveal the truth make her a target for his hired assassins.


Firewall  (Forge, 2002.)


                Marginal thriller about a man who is trying to protect the codes that could trigger a nuclear exchange.


Shutdown  (Forge, 2000.)


                Marginal story of a plot against America arranged by sabotaging computer chips.


Ultimatum  (Tor, 1994.)


                Near future story in which Iraq gets possession of nuclear weapons and threatens to use them against the US, which forces the government to respond militarily.




No Rates and Taxes  (Arrowsmith, 1902.)


                Future political satire.


PINKWATER, DANIEL M.  (See also D. Manus Pinkwater.)


Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars  (Dutton, 1979, Bantam, 1981.)


                A youngster informs his best friend that he is actually a visitor from Mars, and to prove his point demonstrates the ability to levitate objects with his mental powers.


Borgel  (Macmillan, 1990, Aladdin, 1992.)


                Young readers' story of a raucous journey through space.


Fat Men from Space  (Dodd, Mead, 1977, Dell Yearling, 1980.)


                A boy whose tooth receives radio transmissions hears plans for an invasion of Earth.


Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, The  (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1982, Signet Vista, 1983.)


Snarkout Boys #1.


                Intricate young adult comic novel about a group of friends and their unlikely adventures including the discovery of an alien invasion of Earth and some nasty villains.


Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror, The  (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1984, Signet Vista, 1985.)


Snarkout Boys #2.


                The gang is back for another wild adventure, this one involving a creature that might be an alien, or perhaps a werewolf, or perhaps something else entirely.


Worms of Kukumlima, The  (Dutton, 1981.)


                An expedition sets off to Africa to investigate rumors of intelligent earthworms.


Yobgorgle  (Houghton Mifflin, 1979, Bantam Skylark, 1981.)


                Spoof about a giant pig that lives in a lake.


PINKWATER, D. MANUS  (See also Daniel M. Pinkwater.)


Hoboken Chicken Emergency, The  (Scholastic, 1977.)


                Children's spoof about a giant chicken.


Lizard Music  (Dodd, Mead, 1976, Dell, 1978.)


                A young boy left temporarily at home while his parents travel runs into a large number of unlikely characters before discovering that aliens may be taking over the world.




Cold Skin  (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2005, Canongate, 2007, translated from the 2002 Spanish edition by Cheryl Leah Morgan.)


                A lighthouse is besieged by humanoid creatures.


PIPER, H. BEAM  (See also collaborations which follow.)


Complete Fuzzy, The  (Ace, 1998.)


                Omnibus of the three Fuzzy novels.


Complete Paratime, The  (Ace, 2001.)


                Omnibus of Paratime and Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen.


Cosmic Computer, The  (Ace, 1964. Armchair, 2015, bound with Victims of the Vortex by Rog Phillips.  Putnam, 1963, as Junkyard Planet.)


                The rebuilding society on a war torn planet believes that somewhere in the wreckage lies a supercomputer so powerful that its discovery and reactivation will restore their economy and make their future a pleasant one.  The protagonist has more realistic expectations.


Edge of the Knife (Armchair, 2012, bound with Craig's Book by Don Wilcox.)




Empire  (Ace, 1981.)


                Collection of sometimes loosely related stories.


Federation  (Ace, 1981.)


                Collection of loosely related stories.


Four-Day Planet  (Ace, 1979, bound with Lone Star Planet.  Putnam, 1961, Longmans, 1961.  Armchair, 2020, bound with Biddy and the Silver Man by Harlan Ellison.)


                A revolution is brewing on a planet that undergoes extremes of heat and cold that near the limits of human endurance.


Fuzzies and Other People  (Ace, 1984.)


Fuzzy #3.


                A legal battle brews when there are questions about whether the Fuzzies can distinguish between truth and lies, and whether or not they can be witnesses in trials.


Fuzzy Papers, The  (Doubleday, 1977.)


                Omnibus of Little Fuzzy and The Other Human Race.


Fuzzy Sapiens.  (See The Other Human Race.)


Gunpowder God.  (See Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen.)


Junkyard Planet.  (See The Cosmic Computer.)


Little Fuzzy  (Avon, 1962.)


Fuzzy #1.


                Company executives clash with humans when they insist that the diminutive natives of Zarathrustra are just clever animals, while their opponents contend that the Fuzzies are actually an intelligent species with rights to control its own destiny.


Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen  (Ace, 1965.  Sphere, 1978, as Gunpowder God.)


                Novel made up of several shorter adventures of a time agent who battles people who try to change the course of history by altering the past.


Other Human Race, The  (Avon, 1964.  Ace, ?, as Fuzzy Sapiens.)


Fuzzy #2.


                Although the Fuzzies have been ruled to be an intelligent species, the human colonists on their planet still look at them as cute little creatures to be exploited by a more technologically advanced invader.


Paratime  (Ace, 1981.)


                Collection of related stories about a time patrol.


Space Viking  (Ace, 1963, Sphere, 1978.)


                In the aftermath of the breakout of a galactic empire, space piracy and raiding of isolated planets has become a common practice.  One of the leaders of such a group is actually laying an elaborate trap for an old enemy.


Time Crime (Armchair, 2018, bound with Last Call for Sector 9G by Leigh Brackett. Magazine appearance 1955.)


Manhunt through time.


Uller Uprising  (Ace, 1983.  Twayne, 1952, as part of an omnibus.)


                The Terran military has helped administer the rule of a remote colony world, but things get out of hand when the locals finally begin to deal effective blows to the invading Earthmen..


Worlds of H. Beam Piper, The  (Ace, 1983.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




First Cycle  (Ace, 1982.)


                In a distant star system, two planets evolve intelligent lifeforms, similar in some ways but physically very different.  Then both species begin to develop space travel, and an interplanetary war is the inevitable result.




Crisis in 2140  (Ace, 1957, bound with Gunner Cade by Cyril Judd.  Magazine version 1953 as Null ABC.)


                Technology has made it possible for society to flourish even with ninety percent of the population illiterate and uneducated.  The minority that still seeks knowledge quickly becomes a despised underclass, tolerated but not protected by the government.


Lone Star Planet.  (See A Planet for Texans.)


Planet for Texans, A  (Ace, 1958, bound with Star Born by Andre Norton.  Ace, 1979, bound with Four-Day Planet as Lone Star Planet. Armchair, 2014, bound with The Cosmic Kings by Edmond Hamilton.)


                The ambassador of a human alliance must convince a planet settled by disputatious Texans that they need to surrender some of their sovereignty and join for military reasons.  A canine derived alien race is threatening to pick off any human world that remains outside the fold.




Space Swap 1984-8612  (Narcissus, 1970.)


                Pornography set in outer space.




Queen Floraís Recollections  (Stock, 1911.)


                The Stuarts are restored to the throne of England.


PISERCHIA, DORIS  (See also Curt Selby.)


Billion Days of Earth, A  (Bantam, 1976, Dobson, 1977.)


                Earth has become a chaotic jungle where humankind is no longer the only intelligent species.  Into this disorder comes an individual with the power to unite disparate species.


Deadly Sky, The  (DAW, 1983.)


                The protagonist has visions of a great crack opening in the sky itself, and believes that he is seeing a danger that originates in another dimension.


Dimensioneers, The  (DAW, 1982.)


                A young girl with the power to mentally link with animals and to skip off into other dimensions discovers that there are others with her ability in those other worlds, and some of them are involved in an interdimensional war that threatens her world.


Doomtime  (DAW, 1981.)


                In the far future, Earth's masters are two gigantic trees who battle one another, and within whose branches the human race still exists, as soldiers ready for use in the arboreal combat.


Earthchild  (DAW, 1977, Dobson, 1979.)


                Earth has been overwhelmed by strange forms of life and a living, protoplasmic ocean.  The protagonist is the only human being there, unless you count visitors from Mars who are descended from human stock.


Earth in Twilight  (DAW, 1981.)


                An explorer visits an abandoned colony world reputed to be infested by hostile lifeforms.  When he arrives, he discovers a greenish humanoid race and realizes that scientists were involved in a forbidden experiment to modify human forms to live in different environments.


Fluger, The  (DAW, 1980.)


                An apparently unkillable alien creature emerges from a cargo ship and begins to lay waste to a Utopian city on a distant world.  Appalled, the local residents hire an alien offworlder to kill the invader, but in the process he seems likely to create just as much damage as his prey.


Mister Justice  (Ace, 1973, bound with Hierarchies by John T. Phillifent.  Dobson, 1977.)


                A vigilante with a time machine makes life difficult for those who attract his attention.


Spaceling  (DAW, 1978.)


                A mutation among humans allows some to perceive dimensional gates in the atmosphere.  By using these gates, the gifted few can visit other dimensions.  The protagonist does so, and gets trapped in a decidedly unfriendly one.


Spinner, The  (DAW, 1980.)


                An experiment inadvertently opens a gateway to a parallel universe and allows an alien creature to enter a human city.  The invader is a kind of alien spider that begins spinning webs with which to capture human prey.


Star Rider  (Bantam, 1974, Women's Press, 1987.)


                In a galactic civilization which seems almost magical, a woman travels among the stars, and by doing so attracts the attention of a wide variety of individuals and species.  Some of them are fond of her, and others have dastardly plans.




When Two Worlds Collide  (Strathmartine, 1983.)


A Star Trek novel.


                Not seen.




Predator, The  (Mason/Charter, 1976.)


                A financier invites the head of four major European nations to his island retreat, where he places them under arrest.  Then his private army seizes control in their home countries and he is suddenly master of an entire continent.


This City Is Ours  (Mason/Charter, 1975, Avon, 1978.)


                Criminals threaten to set off an explosion that will destroy much of New York City in this marginal thriller.


PIZIKS, STEVEN  (See also Steven Harper.)


Corporate Mentality  (Baen, 1999.)


                A troubled child seizes mental control of the nanomachines on her planet, effectively conquering the world and threatening the rest of the universe.  When an expert fails to defeat her, his two children arrive to suborn her control and free the local population.


In the Company of the Mind  (Baen, 1998.)


                A man whose billionaire father experimented on him as a child is tricked into accepting an investigatory job on an orbiting space station.  There he discovers that it is a plot to place him again under his father's control.


Nanotech War, The  (Pocket, 2002.)


A Star Trek Voyage novel.


                The crew get involved with an alien race who use nanotechnology to control the Borg.




Brad's Flying Saucer  (Washburn, 1969.)


                Not seen.  For younger readers.


Nobody Meets Bigfoot  (Dodd, Mead, 1976.)


                Young readers novel about a boy's brief encounter with the abominable snowman.




Kassa Gambit, The  (Tor, 2013.)






New Neighbors, The  (Manor, 1979.)


                Nefarious aliens are secretly living on Earth as part of their master plan to rule the universe.




Dirty in Cashmere (Seven Stories, 2016.)


Radiation devastates San Francisco.


PLATT, CHARLES  (See also Robert Clarke.)


City Dwellers, The  (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1970, Sphere, 1971.  Revised as Twilight of the City.)


                A  sudden decline in the population causes the major cities to become largely depopulated and a wave of lawlessness sweeps over much of the world.


Free Zone  (Avon, 1989.)


                In this futuristic spoof, civilization is coming apart, giant monsters are emerging from a sunken city, and in the Free Zone people can still do pretty much what they want to.  When a threat arises which is likely to destroy that haven of independence, a hero rises to the occasion.


Garbage World  (Berkley, 1967, Panther, 1968, Belmont Tower, 1973.)


                An asteroid that has functioned as the trash dump for all the other settled Belt colonies suddenly attracts the interest of the government, who discover strange forms of life living in the garbage.


Gas, The  (Ophelia, 1970.)


                Not seen.


Loose Cannon  (Wildside, 2002.)




Planet of the Voles  (Putnam, 1971, Berkley, 1972.)


                Two humans are stranded on a world after an encounter with hostile aliens and set out to help the local colonists regain their independence.


Plasm  (Signet, 1987, Grafton, 1988.)


Chthon #1.


                A man thought to be dead is brought back to life to play an integral part in the power struggle among humans and non-humans in a bizarre interstellar society.


Power and the Pain, The  (Ophelia, 1971.)


                Not seen.


Protektor  (Avon, 1996.)


                A computer hacker sabotages the programs that run every aspect of life on a vacation planet.  As systems fail and people begin to die, the protagonist seeks to neutralize the virus that is causing all the trouble and locate the party responsible for introducing it.


Silicon Man, The  (Bantam, 1991, Tafford, 1993.)


                A government agent discovers that a secret cabal within the government has developed a method of transferring human personalities into computers.  Although this causes the death of the body, it offers a chance for a kind of immortality in a virtual world.


Soma  (Signet, 1989, Grafton, 1990.)


Chthon #2.


                A man half human, half mutant is manipulated by various parties who wish to turn him into a deadly assassin.  Eventually he acts on his own and turns the tables on everyone, determining the future of the non-human Minionettes in the process. This is set in the universe of Piers Anthony's Chthon


Twilight of the City  (Macmillan, 1977, Berkley, 1978.  This is a revised version of The City Dwellers.)


                Civilization has started to fall apart and the cities have become concrete jungles where the survivors live in armed camps and all utilities have been cut off.


PLATT, KIN  (See also Kirby Carr.)


Blue Man, The  (?, 1961, Scholastic, 1971.)


                A boy on vacation suspects that one of the other occupants of the hotel is actually an alien from another planet, and of course it turns out he's right.




Battlefield  (Target, 1991, from the 1989 script by Ben Aaronovitch.)


A Doctor Who book.


Confusing adventure involving the theft of a nuclear missile, authentic knights from Camelot transported to modern Britain, a crashed spaceship and an evil alien invader.  The Doctor manages to sort it all out.


Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible  ( Doctor Who Books, 1992.)


A Doctor Who New Adventure.


When the Doctor is apparently killed and the Tardis destroyed, Ace finds herself stranded on an alien world at the mercy of an alien called the Process.  But the Doctor is still potentially alive in another time line, and he isn't ready to concede the battle just yet.


Downtime  (Doctor Who Books, 1996, from the author's screenplay.)


A Doctor Who Missing Adventure


This one's actually a companions adventure despite the label.  The Brigadier and Sarah Jane Smith help an old friend defeat a renewed attack by the Great Intelligence, this time using an unconventional university as its weapon.


Ghost Light  (Target, 1990.)


A Doctor Who book.


The Tardis comes to rest in a Victorian mansion that is shunned by much of the community and which is home to a reclusive scientist who has conceived a plan to seize control of the British Empire.


Lungbarrow  (Virgin, 1997.)


A Doctor Who New Adventure.


A host of the Doctor's companions are gathered on Gallifrey to solve the mystery of the reason the Doctor left his family nearly seven centuries earlier.  The final New Adventure from this publisher.




Dreams of an Unseen Planet  (Arbor House, 1986.  Tesseract, 1989, revised.)


                A woman is haunted by mysterious dreams ever since she arrived on a colony world where the birthrate has dropped so low that the colony seems doomed to extinction.  Her dreams prove to be the key to discovering a great secret about the planet and resolving the crisis.




Streams of Babel  (Harcourt, 2008.)


Terrorists unleash a sophisticated new disease.


She, The  (Harcourt, 2003.)


                A teenager investigating the death of his parents at sea discovers the existence of a new form of life.




California Dreamer in King Henry's Court, A  (Silver Dawn Media, 1989.)


                An academic travels back through time to the court of King Henry VIII, planning to make a crucial change in the course of world history.  He finds out that it isn't as easy to alter entrenched prejudices and convince people to change their ways.




New Slave Masters, The  (Novel, 1965.)


                Pornography set in the future.




Dark Passage  (Forge, 2002.)


                A time anomaly links the present with the past, and several terrorists pass through it determined to change the course of history.  Three others are sent to stop them, but are not allowed to take any modern technology.


Feathered Serpent 2012  (Tor, 2010.)


An ancient creature - perhaps an alien - wakens in 2012.




Science Fiction of Edgar Allen Poe, The  (Penguin, 1976.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Hard Drive  (Diamond, 1993, Ace, 1995.)


                A particularly sinister virus begins to affect military and government computer systems throughout the world.  One programmer recognizes the threat but finds it difficult to communicate his alarm to anyone with the power to do something about it.


POHL, FREDERIK  (See also collaborations that follow and one with Arthur C. Clarke.)


Abominable Earthman, The  (Ballantine, 1963.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Age of the Pussyfoot, The  (Trident, 1968, Ballantine, 1969, Gollancz, 1970.)


                Forrester died in a fire but his body was preserved for five centuries, then restored to life.  He finds himself in what appears to be a Utopian society, supported by the accumulated interest on his investments.  Later he discovers that things aren't quite as perfect as he was led to believe.


All the Lives He Led  (Tor, 2011.)


After North America is devastated by a super volcano, the world is dominated by terrorist attacks.


Alternating Currents  (Ballantine, 1956, Penguin, 1966.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Annals of the Heechee, The  (Del Rey, 1987, Gollancz, 1987.)


Heechee #4.


                An alien menace threatens humans and Heechee alike.  One human being, who has achieved immortality by having his personality moved to a virtual reality world, proves to be the ultimate salvation for both races.


Best of Frederik Pohl, The  (Ballantine, 1975, Doubleday, 1975, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1977.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Beyond the Blue Event Horizon  (Del Rey, 1980, Gollancz, 1980, Tor, 2009.)


Heechee #2.


                The discovery of an automated alien ship beyond Pluto's orbit provides an opportunity to end hunger forever, but the man poised to exploit it has another motive as well.  He hopes to be able to rescue a friend who disappeared beyond the event horizon.


Bipohl  (Del Rey, 1982.)


                Omnibus of The Age of the Pussyfoot and Drunkard's Walk.


Black Star Rising  (Del Rey, 1985, Gollancz, 1986.)


                China has conquered the US by the time aliens finally arrive.  The aliens, however, demand to speak to the President of the US, so the Chinese select an unlikely member of the local population to serve as their emissary, with unexpected consequences.


Boy Who Would Live Forever, The  ??


Case Against Tomorrow, The  (Ballantine, 1957.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Coming of the Quantum Cats, The  (Bantam, 1986, Gollancz, 1987.)


                The discovery of a method of breaking down the borders between alternate universes causes chaos across the time lines with people migrating from one to another and upsetting the cultural balance.  A handful of people from different worlds combine in an effort to bring order back to creation before all the universes are destroyed.


Cool War, The  (Del Rey, 1981, Gollancz, 1981.)


                A minister is recruited into a secretive group that replaced the CIA in a not too distant future in which subtle sabotage and espionage are the major weapons in a conflict that quietly encompasses the entire planet.  As time passes, he begins to have doubts about the wisdom of the process he is helping to perpetuate.


Danger Moon (Armchair, 2014, bound with The Hidden Universe by Ralph Milne Farley. Magazine appearance 1951.)


A mining operation on the moon is plagued by sabotage.


Day Million  (Ballantine, 1970, Gollancz, 1971.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Day the Martians Came, The  (St Martins, 1988, Easton, 1988, Grafton, 1990.)


                Several short stories cobbled into a novel about the effects on human society when a failed colony returns from the planet Mars, bringing a handful of genuine surviving Martian natives with them.


Demon in the Skull.  (See A Plague of Pythons.)


Digits and Dastards  (Ballantine, 1966, Dobson, 1968.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Drunkard's Walk  (Ballantine, 1960, Gnome, 1961, Gollancz, 1961, Penguin, 1966.)


                Satire involving mutations and immortality.


Early Pohl, The  (Doubleday, 1976, Dobson, 1980.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Eschaton Sequence, The  (Science Fiction Book Club, ?)


                Omnibus of the Beloved Leaders trilogy.


Far Shore of Time, The  (Tor, 1999.)


Beloved Leaders #3.


                A cloned human is interrogated by the enigmatic aliens who may or may not be planning to invader Earth.  Eventually he escapes in the company of various other aliens and returns to Earth in time to save the day.


Frederik Pohl Omnibus, The  (Gollancz, 1966.  Panther, 1979, as Survival Kit.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Gateway   (St Martins, 1977, Gollancz, 1977, Del Rey, 1978, Easton, ?, Millennium, 1999, Gollancz, 2006.)


Heechee #1.


                Humans stumble upon abandoned alien technology.  Although they have no way of knowing where the automated ships will end up, it is often worth the risk for an explorer to volunteer for a mission in exchange for a percentage of the take if he finds a valuable destination.


Gateway Trip, The  (Del Rey, 1990, Easton, 1990.)


Heechee #5.


                Collection of related stories set in the universe of the Heechee.


Gold at Starbow's End, The  (Ballantine, 1972, Gollancz, 1973, Panther, 1975.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Heechee Rendezous  (Del Rey, 1984, Gollancz, 1984.)


Heechee #3.


                The dangers that forced an alien race to flee our galaxy have not disappeared, and now the human race faces its greatest challenge.  To prepare for the confrontation, the protagonist decides to follow the Heechee into their black hole and learn the truth about their history.


Homegoing  (Del Rey, 1989, Easton, 1989, Gollancz, 1990.)


                A human child has been raised by aliens and now they are finally bringing him back to Earth.  Upon arriving, they announce that they have various technological gifts for the human race, but eventually some people begin to suspect that their motives are not entirely altruistic.


In the Problem Pit  (Bantam, 1976, Corgi, 1976.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Jem  (St Martins, 1979, Gollancz, 1979, Bantam, 1980, Baen, 1994, Millennium, 2001.)


                Earth has solidified into three warring power blocks as overpopulation threatens to cause planet wide chaos.  Then a habitable world is discovered in another star system, peopled with three indigenous alien races, and human conflicts are translated across space in a crisis that threatens to bring war in both systems.


Man Plus  (Random House, 1976, Gollancz, 1976, Bantam, 1977, Baen, 1995, Millennium, 2000, Orb, 2011.)


                In order to colonize Mars, humans are fitted with a number of artificial enhancements designed to allow them to live outside of domed colonies.  The transformations have a psychological effect as well, one which the planners had not anticipated.  The sequel was written in collaboration with Thomas T. Thomas.


Man Who Ate the World, The  (Ballantine, 1960, Panther, 1979.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Merchants' War, The  (St Martins, 1984, Gollancz, 1985.)


                Sequel to The Space Merchants, written with C.M. Kornbluth.  The colonists on Venus decide to rebel against the human government on Earth, which is run exclusively by advertising agencies.  So the agencies decide to create a new campaign as a subtle form of warfare.


Midas World  (Tor, 1983, Gollancz, 1983.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Mining the Oort  (Del Rey, 1992, HarperCollins, 1993.)


                The transformation of Mars is largely dependent upon mining water from the Oort beyond Pluto.  When the authorities on Earth divert funds from this project, the protagonist is frustrated.  Then he learns of a plan to force the restoration of the project, but at the cost of countless lives.


Narabedla, Ltd  (Del Rey, 1988, Gollancz, 1990.)


                The agent for a number of musicians is puzzled by the disappearance of one of his clients after signing a lucrative contract with a mysterious offworld organization.  When he tries to track the man down, he is approached by individuals willing to make it worthwhile for him to drop the investigation.


O Pioneer!  (Tor, 1998.)


                A computer technician unwisely decides to emigrate to a colony world, where he finds himself in the middle of an increasingly rancorous situation.  The human administration is corrupt, and the aliens of  that planet are unruly and difficult to deal with.  Surprisingly, the experience transforms him into a leader.


Other End of Time, The  (Tor, 1996.)


Beloved Leaders #1.


                Signals from space indicate that two alien empires are locked in a struggle.  One of them takes possession of an orbiting space station, and when astronauts arrive there they are captured, duplicated, and interrogated.  When they are finally released to Earth, they don't know whether or not they are the originals, nor do they know if the aliens are friends or enemies.


Outnumbering the Dead  (St Martins, 1990, Legend, 1991.)


                In a future world where immortality is a fact of life, a single human being discovers that the treatment doesn't work with him and that he is fated to be the only one who grows older and eventually dies.  This has a profound effect on his personality.


Plague of Pythons, A  (Ballantine, 1965, Gollancz, 1966.  Armchair, 2011, bound with The Bees of Death by Robert Moore Williams.  DAW, 1984, revised as Demon in the Skull.)


                Some humans have the power to mentally invade and take control of the bodies of other people.  The protagonist wakens to find that while possessed he committed terrible crimes, and he will suffer the consequences unless he can prove what is really happening.


Planets Three  (Berkley, 1982.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Platinum Pohl, The  (Tor, 2005.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Pohlstars  (Del Rey, 1984, Gollancz, 1986.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Siege of Eternity, The  (Tor, 1997.)


Beloved Leaders #2.


                Unrest spreads across the Earth in the wake of the arrival of aliens.  A group of astronauts who were cloned by the aliens seeks an explanation of the motives of the visitors, who may be the victims of the violence, or perhaps even the masterminds behind it.


Slave Ship  (Ballantine, 1957, Dobson, 1961.)


                Humans discover a method of communicating with animals and use them as servants and eventually soldiers and weapons.  Sooner or later, as we all know, such manipulation has a habit of  backfiring.


Starburst  (Del Rey, 1982, Gollancz, 1982.)


                A scientist falsifies evidence indicating the existence of an inhabitable planet in order to encourage an interstellar expedition.  What they eventually find is far more interesting.


Stopping at Slowyear  (Axolotl, 1991, Bantam, 1992.)


                A trading vessel stops at a remote, rarely visited human colony world to conduct some business.  They are welcomed enthusiastically, unaware that they have arrived at just the wrong time, that they are about to become victims of a periodic change in the local population's behavior.


Survival Kit.  (See The Frederik Pohl Omnibus.)


Syzygy  (Bantam, 1982.)


                A conjunction of the planets threatens to cause some upheavals on Earth, but the actual results are minor compared to what happens when unscrupulous speculators deliberately cause a panic in order to take financial advantage of the situation.


Terror  (Berkley, 1986.)


                A group of terrorists are involved in a plot to activate a dormant undersea volcano and destroy a coastal community.


Tomorrow Times Seven  (Ballantine, 1959.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Turn Left at Thursday  (Ballantine, 1961.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Voices of Heaven, The  (Tor, 1994.)


                A manic depressive is shanghaied to a remote colony planet.  At first he is unable to fit in at all, but eventually he makes friends with the resident alien race.  They provide him with the tools to defeat an ambitious man in a subsequent power struggle among the human population.


World at the End of Time, The  (Del Rey, 1990, HarperCollins, 1992.)


                A colony world gets into trouble when a gigantic discorporate supermind begins playing with its star in an effort to destroy some of its unwanted offspring.


Years of the City, The  (Pocket, 1985, Gollancz, 1985.)


                A multi-generation novel about the future evolution of New York City, which eventually is covered by a dome and populated by people who engage in a variety of self destructive activities.




Preferred Risk  (Del Rey, 1980, Methuen, 1983.  Simon & Schuster, 1955, Del Rey, 1962, as by Edson McCann.)


                One large corporation is running everything on Earth, and the protagonist is a claims adjuster.  His rosy view of the world changes when he meets a rebellious woman who shows him the dark underside of the society he serves.




Before the Universe  (Berkley, 1980.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Critical Mass  (Bantam, 1977.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Gladiator-At-Law  (Ballantine, 1955, Digit, 1958, Gollancz, 1964, Pan, 1966.  Baen, 1986, revised. Armchair, 2017, bound with The Jack of Planets by Paul W. Fairman.)


                Satire about a brutal future in which corporations literally run the governments.  The protagonist is a lawyer caught in the struggle between various conglomerates who learns the truth about the secret agenda underlying their conflict.


Our Best  (Baen, 1987.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Search the Sky  (Ballantine, 1954, Digit, 1960, Armchair, 2015.  Baen, 1985, revised.)


                A series of human colony worlds have stopped communicating with Earth.  Years later, the protagonist is sent on a mission to find out what happened to them.


Space Merchants, The  (Ballantine, 1953, Heinemann, 1955, Digit, 1960, Penguin, 1965, Gollancz, 2003. Shorter magazine version, 1952, as Gravy Planet.  St Martins, 1987, revised.)


                Authorities on Earth want to expedite the colonization of Venus, but the planet is inhospitable.  To encourage immigration, they hire an advertising agency to remake the world's image and recruit the unwary to settle it.


Venus, Inc.  (Doubleday, 1985.)


                Omnibus of The Space Merchants and The Merchants' War.


Wolfbane  (Ballantine, 1959, Gollancz, 1961, Penguin, 1967.  Baen, 1986, Gollancz, 2000,revised by Frederik Pohl. Armchair, 2015, bound with Three Against the Roum by Robert Moore Williams.)


                The Earth is held captive by enigmatic alien structures, heated by a sun that needs to be renewed every few years.  One man finds that he possesses an advanced intellect which might make it possible for humanity to regain its freedom.


Wonder Effect, The  (Ballantine, 1962, Gollancz, 1967.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Mars Plus  (Baen, 1995.)


Sequel to Man Plus by Pohl alone.


                Mars has been colonized by genetically altering those sent to live there.  Cyborgs have settled large sections of the planet, and the computer network that administers everything is beginning to display odd and perhaps purposeful quirks.




Farthest Star  (Ballantine, 1975, Pan, 1976.)


Cuckoo #1.


                Replicas of humans are created for various missions in space including the investigation of a mysterious object recently discovered in the galaxy.  The lives of one particular man are complicated by their multiple existences.


Land's End  (Tor, 1988.)


                A comet wiped out all human life on Earth except for a few surface strongholds and the undersea cities.  In the aftermath, efforts to rebuild are hampered by the arrival of an alien intelligence intent upon absorbing the personalities of all those who survived.


Reefs of Space, The  (Ballantine, 1964, Dobson, 1965, Penguin, 1969.)




                A man deprived of most of his memories is informed that he is a master criminal.  To save his own life, he must help develop a new spaceship drive that will allow humans to expand beyond the orbit of Pluto.  In the process of doing so, he begins to question what he has been told about his own past.


Rogue Star  (Ballantine, 1969, Dobson, 1972.)


Starchild #3.


                The creation of a star has an unexpected side effect.  The star itself becomes a sentient creature and develops powers beyond the capabilities of its creators.


Saga of Cuckoo, The  (Doubleday, 1983.)


                Omnibus of Farthest Star and Wall Around a Star.


Singers of Time, The  (Doubleday, 1991, Bantam, 1991.)


                An alien race has effectively conquered the Earth, providing material satisfaction to the masses, purchasing and disbanding the military, discouraging further technological development as being against their religion.  Then their most prominent citizen disappears and they have to ask the humans to provide someone who can help in the search.


Starchild  (Ballantine, 1965, Dobson, 1966, Penguin, 1970.)


Starchild #2.


                Free humans live beyond the orbit of Pluto, and the bulk of the human race suffers under the repressive government of the Plan of Man.  The Starchild is an enigmatic figure who demands freedom for the latter, and who appears to command almost godlike powers to be used to that effect.


Starchild Trilogy, The  (Doubleday, 1977, Penguin, 1980, Pocket, 1983, Baen, 1986.)


                Omnibus of the Starchild novels.


Undersea City  (Gnome, 1958, Dobson, 1968, Mayflower, 1970, Ballantine, 1971.)


Undersea #3.


                A series of undersea quakes threatens the stability of one of the domed cities, but some among the residents suspect that they are not accidental, that some unknown force is deliberately causing them.


Undersea Fleet  (Gnome, 1956, Dobson, 1968, Mayflower, 1970, Ballantine, 1971.)


Undersea #2.


                A domed city under the oceans commands submarines which are required to protect its citizens from the creatures of the deep.  A young cadet becomes involved in a critical situation.


Undersea Quest  (Gnome, 1954, Dobson, 1966, Mayflower, 1970, Ballantine, 1971.)


Undersea #1.


                A teenager risks his career in the academy to investigate the disappearance of his uncle, one of the most experienced citizens of a permanent undersea colony.


Undersea Trilogy, The  (Baen, 1992.)


                Omnibus of the Undersea novels.


Wall Around a Star  (Del Rey, 1983.)


Cuckoo #2.


                Humans investigate a wandering planet object in space that is home to a variety of races including humans, although it recently entered our galaxy from somewhere beyond the rim.




Doom of Three Planets  (Manor, 1978.)


                A human must escape from interplanetary raiders who have hidden their base planet by means of a time warp.




God of Planet 607, The  (Westminster, 1972.)


                An expedition finds a planet of women who have unusual attitudes toward sex, allowing the author to present his opinions on Christianity and sexuality.




Alqua Dreams  (Franklin Watts, 1987, Legend, 1990.)


                A space traveler tries to negotiate mining rights on a world inhabited by an alien race whose religion tells them that life is an illusion and that nothing is of value.  If nothing is of value, then what can he offer them in return for their minerals?


Golden Vanity  (Berkley, 1980.)


                Aliens have arrived and are showering the human race with what appear to be gifts.  Behind the scenes, they are maneuvering to sell the entire planet and its population at a considerable profit.




Air Reprisal  (Hutchinson, 1938.)


                War between England a fictional country of the future.


Murder Germ, The  (Hutchinson, 1937.)


                Not seen.




Monarch of Mars, The (Armchair, 2017, bound with Onslaught from Rigel by Fletcher Pratt. Magazine appearance 1956.)


A group of Earth humans are taken to Mars to help fight barbarians.




Menace  (Laurie, 1935.)


                Future war novel between Russia and England.


POLLOTTA, NICK  (See also Jack Hopkins and collaboration which follows, and others written as James Axler.)


American Knights  (TSR, 1995.)


An Endless Quest book.


Multi-path gamebook set in a violent future world where you wear a robot suit and battle robots, vampires, and so forth.


Tequila Mockingbird  (Wildside, 2004.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


24 Hour War, The  (TSR, 1995.)


An Endless Quest book.


Multi-path gamebook in which the reader guides an armored night across a post atomic future to challenge a rival kingdom.




Illegal Aliens  (TSR, 1989.)


                A street gang foils an alien plot against the human race, and the Space Marines travel to the stars to preserve the peace in this spoof of SF.




Anakinís Pit Droid  (Random House, 2000.)


A Star Wars book.


                Young Anakinís troublesome robot assistant.  For younger readers.


PONTES, RON  (See collaboration with Justine Pontes.)




Election Connection  (Minstrel, 1999.)


An Allen Strange novel.


                An alien boy observes human politics.




Journey to Mars  (Dillingham, 1894, Hyperion, 1974.)


                The first expedition to Mars finds a decadent civilization that battles with swords and rayguns.  Clearly a novel that influenced the later work of Edgar Rice Burroughs.


Journey to Venus  (?)


                A trip through space to Venus..




Operation Lightning Strike  (Simon & Schuster, 2000, Pocket UK, 2001.)


                A shipful of aliens is approaching Earth on a supposedly peaceful mission when they are attacked by elements of humanity opposed to contact.




Caliban Landing  (Congdon & Weed, 1987, Worldwide, 1989.)


                A first contact team lands on a remote world and accidentally kills one of the local inhabitants.  They are faced with death if they cannot prove their good intentions and solve the mystery of a strange culture.


Slow Lightning  (Tor, 1991, bound with The Longest Voyage by Poul Anderson.)


                Short novel about a couple who find a mysterious, oversized egg and nurture it until it hatches.


PORTAL, ELLIS  (See Bruce Powe.)




Day of the Animals  (Ballantine, 1977, based on the screenplay by William Norton, Eleanor E. Norton, and Edward L. Montoro.)


                Pollution and other ills finally tip the balance and the entire animal world unites in an effort to kill every human in sight.  We see the action through the eyes of a team of hikers high in a remote mountain region.




Hot Rain  (Putnam, 1977.)


                Not seen.  Induced lightning strokes.




Zero Ray Terrors, The  (Vawser & Wiles, 1946.)


                Not seen.




Dawnbreaker (Angry Robot, 2015.)


Collapse #3.




Morningside Fall (Angry Robot, 2014.)


Collapse #2.




Sungrazer (Angry Robot, 2017.)


Tensions between Earth and Mars rise after some weaponry goes missing.


Three (Angry Robot, 2013.)


Collapse #1.


The post apocalyptic world resembles the Old West.




Siege of London, The  (Wyman, 1884.)


                Future war pamphlet, England vs France.




Life the Jade  (Everett, 1912.)


                Immortality proves to have some drawbacks.




Amerika  (Pocket, 1987, based on the screenplay by Donald Wrye.)


                Plodding story of an America which has been taken over by communists, and the eventual restoration of freedom thanks to the sacrifice of patriotic citizens.


POURNELLE, JERRY  (See also collaborations with Charles Sheffield, Larry Niven, and with Larry Niven & Stephen Barnes and Larry Niven & Michael Flynn, and those which follow.)


Best of Jerry Pournelle, The (Baen, 2019.)


Collection of sometimes related stories.


Birth of Fire  (Laser, 1976, Baen, 1987.)


                A convict is sent to Mars to serve out his sentence, doomed to labor in the mines.  He chooses a different path, becoming a member of the underground force attempting to liberate Mars from Terran rule.


Escape from the Planet of the Apes  (Award, 1973, from the script by Paul Dehn.)


Novelization of the film.  Three apes return by time machine to the 1970's where they are at first lionized by the American public, but eventually become hated and feared, the subject of attempted assassinations.


Exile - and Glory  (Baen, 2009.)


Omnibus of Exiles to Glory and High Justice.


Exiles to Glory  (Ace, 1978.  Baen, 1993, revised.)


                The protagonist kills a thug in self defense when he is attacked, but because the gangs operate on Earth with impunity, there appears to be no place on Earth that he can be safe.  To resolve the problem, he decides to emigrate to another world, and has various adventures in the process thereof.


Falkenberg's Legion  (Baen, 1990.  (Futura, 1980, as Future History.)


Falkenberg series.


                A revision of The Mercenary and West of Honor into a single novel.


Fires of Freedom  (Baen, 2009.)


Omnibus of Birth of Fire and King David's Spaceship.


Future History.  (See Falkenberg's Legion.)


High Justice  (Pocket, 1977, Futura, 1980, Baen, 1986.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Janissaries  (Ace, 1979, Macdonald, 1981, Baen, 1996.)


Janissaries #1.


                A group of besieged US soldiers escapes death when they are kidnapped by aliens and impressed into being mercenaries for their use on another world, where humans from various periods in history have been snatched and dropped.  The series was continued in collaboration with Roland Green.


King David's Spaceship.  (See A Spaceship for the King.)


Mamelukes (Baen, 2020.)


A Janissaries novel.


Interstellar mercenaries.


Mercenary, The  (Pocket, 1977.)


Falkenberg #2.


                Collection of related stories about a mercenary leader and his army.


Prince of Mercenaries  (Baen, 1989.)


Falkenberg #3.


                Human colony worlds struggle to define their own futures as the old rivalries on Earth are finally resulting in a collapse of both sides and greater independence for the far flung colonies established by both sides.  The series was continued at this point in collaboration with S.M. Stirling.


Spaceship for the King, A  (DAW, 1973, Orbit, 1981.  Pocket, 1981, Baen, ?, as King David's Spaceship.)


                Set in the same universe as The Mote in God's Eye and The Gripping Hand, written with Larry Niven, a  precursor to the Falkenberg series.  A colony world which has been absorbed by a resurgent galactic empire can only regain its independence by proving it can build a working starship.  Plans to do so are hampered by agents of the empire, who prefer it to remain a vassal.


Starswarm  (Tor, 1998, Starscape, 2003.)


                On a sparsely populated colony world, a youngster with a bionic link to an artificial intelligence learns that his parents' death was not an accident.  Someone intends to exploit the world's assets, even if that means wiping out the indigenous intelligent species in the process.


West of Honor  (Laser, 1976.)


Falkenberg #1.


                A peaceful colony world becomes unstable when the authorities turn it into a penal colony and send a large number of hardened criminals to be interned there.  The local military authorities restore order after considerable physical and political struggling.




Clan and Crown  (Ace, 1982, Futura, 1989.)


Janissaries #2.


                Kidnapped by aliens, a handful of American soldiers attempts to unite a diverse group of small human societies into a cohesive whole on another world.  They are opposed by a growing rival nation that is patterned after ancient Rome.


Storms of Victory  (Ace, 1987, Futura, 1989.)


Janissaries #3.


                Unless the warring human factions among the involuntary colonists of the planet Tran can be united, they may all face extinction.  An alien threat faces them all until American soldiers show them how to defend themselves.


Tran  (Baen, 1996.)


                Omnibus of  Clan and Crown and Storms of Victory.




Children's Hour, The  (Baen, 1991.)


                The alien Kzin have seized Alpha Centauri and are planning an invasion of Earth.  Although humans have repelled them in the past, this time they have a new leader who has the ability to organize a more coordinated attack.


Go Tell the Spartans  (Baen, 1991.)


Falkenberg #4.


                The planet Sparta hires a mercenary legion to protect them as Earth dissolves into what may be a planet destroying civil war.  Unfortunately, the legion has its own enemies, and some of them have followed it to the stars.


Prince, The  (Baen, 2002.)


                Omnibus of Go Tell the Spartans, Prince of Sparta, Falkenberg's Legions, and Prince of Mercenaries.


Prince of Sparta  (Baen, 1993.)


Falkenberg #5.


                The forces of a dying Earth rally to press forward with their attack on the free planet of Sparta, and this time it looks like Falkenberg's legion may not be strong enough to resist, even with the assistance of the local forces they have been training.




Last Days of the American Empire, The  (St Martins, 1974, Macmillan, 1974.)


                The world is divided into a handful of power blocks and North America contains only bloated, self indulgent capitalists in this polemic novel of the politics of the next century.


Killing Ground  (Paperjacks, 1977.  Peter Martin, 1968, as by Ellis Portal.)


                Internal dissension in Canada leads to a violent civil war.


POWELL, GARETH  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Embers of War (Titan, 2019.)


After the War #1.


Sentient starships find a new role following an interstellar war.


Recollection, The  (Solaris, 2011.)


A portal to various alien worlds opens on Earth.


Silversands (Pendragon, 2010.)




POWERS, J.L.  (Pseudonym of John Glasby.)


Black Abyss  (Badger, 1960.)


                An expedition to outer space discovers the truth behind the legends of godlike creatures on Earth.




Galatea 2.2  (Farrar Strauss Giroux, 1995.)


                A man helping to develop artificial intelligences chats with them about his past personal failures.




Dinner at Deviant's Palace  (Ace, 1985, Chatto & Windus, 1986.)


                In a post-nuclear California, the survivors are slowly rebuilding a society.  One problem is a fanatic religious group whose recruits are frequently never seen again.  The hero decides to find out what happened to one of his friends who joined, and he uncovers a terrible secret.


Down and Out in Purgatory (Baen, 2019.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Epitaph in Rust  (Laser, 1976, NESFA, 1989.)


                A monk indulges in a minor crime of sky fishing, but that sets off a chain of events that ends up making him a fugitive from justice, the object of a massive manhunt.


Forsake the Sky.  (See The Skies Discrowned.)


Powers of Two  (NESFA, 2004.)


                Omnibus of Epitaph in Rust and The Skies Discrowned.


Skies Discrowned, The  (Laser, 1976.  Tor, 1986, revised as Forsake the Sky.)


                A fugitive hides from the dictators who have usurped the government of Earth by fleeing to a subterranean city.  There he makes a new life for himself, plotting for the day he can return to the surface world and help overthrow the autocrats.




Meltdown  (Delacorte, 2000.)


                Scientists scurry to find a solution when it appears that the entire Arctic ecosystem is about to collapse.


Sea Change  (Delacorte, 1999, Dell, 2000.)


                A mutated protozoan form in the oceans eats living flesh.  Was it a natural development or the result of a military experiment gone wrong?




Up and Out  (MacDonald, 1957.)


                Two unrelated short novels.


POYER, DAVID C.  (Sometimes listed as D.C. Poyer.  See  also David Andreissen.)


Shiloh Project, The  (Avon, 1981.)


                In an alternate world where the South successfully seceded, the 20th Century US has just developed a nuclear weapon for use in the war against Japan.  Now agents of the Confederacy attempt to steal the technology to prevent a change in the balance of power in North America.


Stepfather Bank  (St Martins, 1987.)


                A bank became the largest corporation on Earth and eventually seized control of the government, imposing a rigidly supervised society.  One man remains free to the consternation of the authorities, and he is the trigger for an eventual rebellion.


White Continent  (Jove, 1980.)


                Near future thriller about an expedition designed to help the Western nations claim Antarctica, hampered by the presence of a traitor among the company.




Chinese Agenda, The  (Doubleday, 1972, Sphere, ?, Pyramid, 1974.)


                Marginal thriller about a joint US and Soviet mission to discover the secrets of a new Chinese missile system.


North Cape  (Doubleday, 1969, Pyramid, 1971.)


                Near future thriller about a man who discovers crucial intelligence about Russian weapons and who is hunted through the Arctic by both sides.


Operation Malacca   (Doubleday, 1966, Curtis, 1968.)


                The Chinese government puts a nuclear weapon in the Malacca Straits and is threatening to set it off as part of the latest world crisis.


Shooting of the Green, The  (Doubleday, 1973, Pyramid, 1974.)


                In the near future, opium has almost been wiped out thanks to spy satellites that watch for fields.  When the drug reappears in large quantities, one agent suspects that it is being grown in Ireland, but he can't convince anyone that he's right until he looks into it personally.


Tunnel War    (Atheneum, 1979, Crest, 1983.)


                Alternate history in which the British construct a tunnel beneath the Channel in 1911, despite attempts by the Germans to sabotage the project pyramided on top of the expected construction problems and a gang of rebellious Irishmen.


Vengeance 10  (Atheneum, 1980.)


                Marginal secret history thriller in which the Germans develop moon rockets during World War II.




Newman Factor, The  (Dell, 1973.)


                Unlikely story in which a scientist discovers that a near passage by a black star could have a devastating effect on our nuclear stockpiles, spontaneously exploding all the nuclear weapons in the world.


PRAGNELL, FESTUS  (See also collaboration which follows.)


Green Man of Graypec, The  (Greenberg, 1950.  Allan, 1936, as The Green Man of Kilsona.)


                A voyage into a microscopic world.


Green Man of Kilsona, The.  (See The Green Man of Graypec.)


Machine God Laughs, The  (Fantasy Publishing, 1949.)


                American and Chinese scientists race to create the most powerful supercomputer of all time in order to make sure that their respective sides win the war.  Bound with two short stories by other writers.


Terror from Timorkal, The  (Bear, Hudson, 1946.)


                A new element is discovered in Africa.




Thieves of the Air  (Cole, 1943.)


                Not seen.




Dark Side of the Sun, The  (St Martins, 1976, Colin Smythe, 1976.)


                A man using radically new mathematics to predict the location of a fabled planet while his footsteps are dogged by a determined but somewhat inept robot assassin.


Long Earth, The  (Harper, 2012.)


Long #1.




Only You Can Save Mankind  (?, 1992.)


                The alien creatures depicted in a video game are actually alive.




Long Cosmos, The (Harper, 2016.)


Long #3.




Long Earth, The  (Harper, 2014.)


Long #2.


Humans face an interstellar war.


Long Utopia, The  (Harper, 2015.)


Long #4






Alien Planet    (Avalon, 1962, Ace, ?. Magazine version, 1932, as A Voice Across the Years.)


                Early story of the first visit to Earth by a representative of a far superior alien culture, followed by the observations of the first human being invited to visit the alien's home planet.


Double in Space    (Doubleday, 1951, Boardman, 1954, Curtis, ?)


                Two related short novels about adventures in interstellar space.


Double in Space  (Boardman, 1954.)


                Omnibus of Double in Space and The Undying Fire.


Double Jeopardy    (Doubleday, 1952, Galaxy, 1957, Curtis, ?.)


                Scientific mystery involving an investigator trying to find the source of a miraculous drug.  He discovers a  secret research group trying to create living matter and gets involved with murder and kidnapping before solving the case.


Invaders from Rigel  (Airmont, 1960, Airmont, 1964. Armchair, 2017, as Onslaught from Rigel, bound with The Monarch of Mars by John Pollard.   (Magazine title was Onslaught from Rigel.)


                The arrival of a strange comet in the solar system has an unexpected effect.  Although it doesn't destroy or even seriously damage the world, it causes all human flesh to turn to metal and transforms human society forever.


Undying Fire, The  (Ballantine, 1953.  Magazine title was The Conditioned Captain.)


                A spaceship captain tries to regain his reputation by undertaking a difficult and dangerous interstellar mission.  His various adventures are parallel to those of Odysseus.


PRATT, TIM  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Dreaming Stars, The (Angry Robot,2018.)


Axiom #2.


A space crew has to destroy an alien installation before it annihilates a human colony world.


Forbidden Stars, The  (Angry Robot,2019.)


Axiom #3.


Alien technology transforms a human colony world.


Wrong Stars, The  (Angry Robot, 2017.)


Axiom #1.


An alien artifact threatens the human race.




Cold War  (Berkley, 2001.)


                Marginal thriller about near future economic rivalries in Antarctica.


Cutting Edge  (Berkley, 2002.)


                Marginal thriller about a battle to control Africa.




Cry of Justice  (Bittersea, 2007.)


Maneuverings after a global war on another planet.




Guts  (Ace, 1979.  C.J. Henderson is listed as collaborator inside the cover.)


                A man from the future decides to travel back through time to the golden age of rock music but he misses his aim and ends up in the 1970s instead.


PRESBY, JOELLE  (See collaboration with David Weber.)


PRESCOTT, DRAY  (Pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer, whom see.  Note that the first eighteen volumes of the Scorpio series were written under the name Alan Burt Akers, who is also Kenneth Bulmer.)


Allies of Antares  (DAW, 1981.)


Scorpio #26.


Having conquered most of the significant enemies of the first two dozen volumes, Dray Prescott must rally his forces to resist an invasion from another continent.


Beasts of Antares  (DAW, 1980.)


Scorpio #23.


Disjointed further adventures of Dray Prescott, who has finally, for the time being anyway, defeated his enemies, recovered his place as ruler of Vallia, and personally set out to free some old friends from slavery.


Delia of Vallia  (DAW, 1982.)


Scorpio #28.


Change of pace for this repetitive series, provided by a new set of characters, amazon warriors who master arts supposedly limited just to males.


Fires of Scorpio  (DAW, 1983.)


Scorpio #29.


More dangers and villains confront Dray Prescott as he frees a potential sacrifice from a bloody cult and leads other warriors against brutal invaders from another land.


Fortune for Kregen, A  (DAW, 1979.)


Scorpio #21.


Prescott is forced to participate in a dangerous treasure hunt, further delaying his efforts to recover the throne that was stolen from him.


Legions of Antares  (DAW, 1981.)


Scorpio #25.


Yet still more adventures of a barbaric human warrior trying to end slavery on a planet with several dozen different intelligent species.


Life for Kregen, A  (DAW, 1979.)


Scorpio #19.


An Earthman mysteriously transported to a barbaric alien world has succeeded to the throne of one of its major nations, only to be attacked by rebels, enemies, and his own treacherous offspring.


Masks of Scorpio  (DAW, 1984.)


Scorpio #31.


Pirates, his formerly hostile daughter, and a band of heroes help Prescott end the rule of a vicious religious cult.


Mazes of Scorpio  (DAW, 1982.)


Scorpio #27.


Prescott travels to a remote, swampy part of Scorpio where a new enemy lies in a buried fortress.


Omens of Kregen  (DAW, 1985.)


Scorpio #36.


A battle of magical superscience seems inevitable as Dray Prescott seeks to preserve his empire in the face of two attacking armies, one led by witches.


Rebel of Antares  (DAW, 1980.)


Scorpio #24.


An Earthman on a far world pursues his vendetta against those rival rulers who condone slavery.


Seg the Bowman  (DAW, 1984.)


Scorpio #32.


A sidetrip from the main story line, following the adventures of one of Dray Prescott's friends on a remote island filled with monsters and villains.


Storm Over Vallia  (DAW, 1985.)


Scorpio #35.


The son of Dray Prescott struggles to deal with monsters, mighty enemies, sneaky plotters, and his own doomed love affair.


Sword for Kregen, A  (DAW, 1979.)


Scorpio #20.


In his efforts to recover the throne that was stolen from him, Dray Prescott becomes a living piece in a deadly game.


Talons of Scorpio  (DAW, 1983.)


Scorpio #30.


Prescott battles a fanatic cult prone to human sacrifice, barbaric sea raiders, and the treachery of his own daughter.


Victory for Kregen, A  (DAW, 1980.)


Scorpio #22.


Dray Prescott returns to Vallia in order to raise an army and remove the usurpers from power.


Werewolves of Kregen  (DAW, 1985.)


Scorpio #33.


Prescott's enemies have adopted quasi-occult powers and attack his empire with shapechangers who become super powerful in the form of wolves.


Warlord of Antares  (DAW, 1988.)


Scorpio #37.


Prescott finally finds the solution to his many problems, defeats both armies threatening his empire, and lives happily ever after. At least, there were no further adventures in this series.


Witches of Kregen  (DAW, 1985.)


Scorpio #34.


Fantasy and SF blur as an army of evil witches uses powers which might be magical to hinder their enemies from successfully attacking their stronghold.


PRESTON, DOUGLAS  (See also collaborations which follow.)


Blasphemy  (Forge, 2008.)


A scientific project appears to have communicated with God.


Impact  (Forge, 2010.)


An alien artifact on a moon of Mars fires a weapon at Earth.


Kraken Project, The  (Forge, 2014.)


An artificial intelligence gets loose on the internet.


Tyrannosaur Canyon  (Forge, 2005.)


                The battle for possession of a mummified dinosaur leads to the discovery of a plague from outer space that wiped out most life on Earth.




Beyond the Ice Limit (Grand Central, 2016.)


Meteor #2.


A giant alien tree is growing under the ocean.


Bloodless (Grand Central, 2021.)




A monster from another dimension attacks Savannah.


Book of the Dead, The  (Warner, 2006.)


Pendergast #7.


                Marginal thriller about a villain who uses strobe lights and sounds to alter human personalities.


Brimstone  (Warner, 2004.)


Pendergast #6.


                A series of murders designed to look like the work of the devil are actually a devious plot by a man armed with a microwave gun.


Cabinet of Curiosities, The  (Warner, 2002.)


Pendergast #3/Nora Kelly #2.


                During the investigation of a series of serial killings, evidence reveals that a man has found the secret to extending human life.


Diablo Mesa (Grand Central, 2022.)


Real aliens at Roswell.


Ice Limit, The  (Warner, 2000.)


Meteor #1.


                An expedition to recover the largest meteorite ever found from a remote Chilean island runs into trouble in the form of a rogue destroyer captain, as well as the unusual properties of the meteorite itself.


Mount Dragon  (Forge, 1996.)


                A geneticist involved in a project to tailor a virus that will counteract the flu suspects that the risks are larger than the benefits.  He also discovers that his superiors are concealing another secret in their remote laboratory, one which threatens the existence of the human race.


Obsidian Chamber, The (Grand Central, 2016.)


A Pendergast novel.


Mundane thriller but there is an immortality drug.


Relic  (Tor, 1995.)


Pendergast #1.


                A South American drug gives rise to a genetically unique monster that travels to the US and commits a series of grisly murders in a major natural history museum until it is tracked down and killed.


Reliquary  (Tor, 1997.)


Pendertast #2.


                The plant that caused the mutation in the original book was not completely destroyed, and a group of people have been taking a drug extracted from it in order to achieve immortality, but instead have become deformed creatures that lurk in the subway tunnels beneath Manhattan.


Still Life with Crows  (See listing under horror fiction.)


Pendergast #5.


                Horror novel, listed here to indicate series continuity.


Thunderhead  (Warner, 1999.)


Nora Kelly #1.


                Marginal thriller about the discovery of a lost Anasazi city in the American Southwest.


PRESTON, RICHARD  (See also collaboration with Michael Crichton.)


Cobra Event, The  (Random House, 1997, Orion, 1998.)


                Marginal thriller about the use of biological weapons in the US.


Hot Zone, The  (Random House, ?)


                Marginal thriller about an outbreak of Ebola in the US.




Breaking Strain  (Avon, 1987, Pan, 1990.)


Venus Prime #1.


                A young woman with superhuman powers seeks the secret of her origin in a solar civilization.  In the opening volume, she is sent to investigate a disaster in space, a freighter that arrived with only one survivor and no indication of what happened to the rest.


Broken Symmetries  (Pocket, 1984, Penguin, 1984.)


Physics #1.


                A scientist working with a particle accelerator begins to notice that unusual activity is taking place around him.  He investigates and discovers that the equipment is producing a revolutionary new type of material that could make those who possess it rich beyond imagining.


Core  (Morrow, 1993, Avon, 1994.)


                Unexpected subterranean changes threaten the stability of the entire planet, so a great effort is made to probe beneath the crust and prevent a disaster that could mean the end of humanity.


Diamond Moon, The  (Avon, 1990.)


Venus Prime #5.


                Sparta accompanies an expedition to Jupiter's moon Amalthea in order to report on its discoveries to the government.  Rivalry between two scientists leads to sabotage and the near destruction of the expedition after a crashlanding on the satellite.


Gates of Heaven, The  (Bantam, 1980.)


                A message is received from the distant stars, but to the consternation of scientists, the voice is human, and results in an expedition that will travel not only across space but through time as well.


Hide and Seek  (Avon, 1989, Pan, 1991.)


Venus Prime #3.


                Two murders are committed on Mars which appear to be connected to an alien artifact, originally found on that planet and now missing.  Sparta investigates, uncovers the culprits, and is set on the trail that may reveal the secrets of her past.


Human Error  (Tor, 1985.)


                A pharmaceutical company announces that it has a new product that will cure many of humanity's ills, but when one of their executives tries to sound a warning, they have him committed.  His doctor suspects the truth, that the new drug has not been sufficiently tested and may cause more harm than good.


Maelstrom  (Avon, 1988, Pan, 1991.)


Venus Prime #2.


                A group of scientists are trapped on the planet Venus.  Sparta is an agent sent to rescue them, but when she arrives she discovers an alien artifact that may be a clue to her past and to the superhuman powers she possesses.


Medusa Encounter, The  (Avon, 1990, Pan, 1991.)


Venus Prime #4.


                Sparta suspects that members of a fanatic religious cult have infiltrated the project sponsoring an expedition to the Jovian moons.  Since she is determined that it will succeed, she exerts herself to uncover the guilty parties and remove them from power.


Re-Entry  (Bantam, 1981.)


                The protagonist decides to change his life by traveling back through time into an alternate world, but he is pursued by an assassin and a mysterious woman who wants to manipulate him for her own reasons.


Secret Passages  (Tor, 1997.)


Physics #2.


                A radical scientific breakthrough is achieved on the island of Crete, with serious consequences for the scientists working on the project.


Shining Ones, The  (Avon, 1991.)


Venus Prime #6.


                An abandoned alien ship is discovered near Jupiter.  Sparta and a group of scientists manage to reactivate it and it takes them off on a journey to another star system, a trip whose consequences could affect the future of the human race.


Starfire  (Tor, 1988, Simon & Schuster, 1988.)


                An astronaut who has been fired from the government program takes a job aboard a radically new type of spaceship.  On its maiden flight, it is disabled by a solar flare, and he must rely on his own resourcefulness to prove NASA wrong about his abilities and judgment.


PRICE, E. HOFFMAN (See also collaboration with Otis Adelbert Kline.)


Operation Exile  (Del Rey, 1986.)


Rod Garvin #2.


                A feisty space pilot is given the job of looking after the wife of the highest official on Earth.  With war looming, he wants to be involved more actively, unaware that his boss is about to take a desperate gamble that could result in the fall of the government.


Operation Isis  (Del Rey, 1987.)


Rod Garvin #3.


                Garvin travels to Egypt to convince a prominent women to come out of hiding, but he and his son find themselves in imminent danger from powers opposed to the present government of Earth.


Operation Longlife  (Del Rey, 1982.)


                A genetic surgeon stumbles across the secret of prolonged youth.  He lives on a secluded island avoiding notoriety until the authorities get wind of his true age and begin to suspect what he has discovered.


Operation Misfit  (Del Rey, 1980.)


Rod Garvin #1.


                Rod Garvin is rebellious by nature, and the government tries to discipline him by assigning him to the mines on Mars.  When that doesn't work, he is sent on a mission past Saturn, where he discovers a derelict alien ship filled with advanced technology.  Garvin decides that the repressive human government doesn't deserve the knowledge he has found.




Dystopia's Edge (Price, 2021.)


A mercenary has adventures following the fall of civilization.




Frenzy  (Roc, 1994.)


#2 in the multi-author Mutant Chronicles series.


An army of evil mutants has locked their secrets in the mind of a comatose woman, and now a series of pitched battles rages for control of her body, between an alliance of mutants and traitors and the rest of the human race.


Pursuit of the Phoenix, The  (Zebra, 1990.)


                An American orbital flight is diverted when three Russian cosmonauts send a distress call from their space station.  The Russian government threatens war if the shuttle approaches the station, but the mission commander is unwilling to let the men die without attempting a rescue.


PRICE, ROGER  (See also collaboration which follows.)


Four into Three  (Piccolo, 1976.)


A Tomorrow People book.


                Collection of related stories about a group with psi powers.


OneLaw  (Piccolo, 1976.)


A Tomorrow People novel.


                A group of people with unusual powers discover another of their kind who is apparently using his abilities for evil purposes.  Based on a television series.


Three in Three  (Piccolo, 1976.)


A Tomorrow People book.


                Collection of related stories about a group with psi powers.


Upright Ape, The  (Lyle Stuart, 1960.)


                Satire about an intelligent ape.




Visitor, The  (Piccolo, 1978)


A Tomorrow People novel.


                A group of people with psi powers deal with a mysterious visitor from another world.




Sterkarm Handshake, The  (Scholastic, 1998, HarperCollins, 2000, Eos, 2003.)


                Young adult novel about a company that uses time travel in an attempt to mine gold from the past, but runs into trouble with the inhabitants of the 16th Century.

PRIEST, CHERIE  (Also writes Horror.)


Boneshaker  (Tor, 2009.)


Clockwork Century #1.


Alternate history with rationalized zombies in a plague ridden Seattle.


Clementine  (Subterranean, 2011.)


Clockwork Century #4


An ex-spy in an alternate America.


Dreadnought  (Tor, 2010.)


Clockwork Century#2.


In an alternate world where the Civil War is still going on during the 1880s, a gas creates the equivalent of zombies as a young woman takes a perilous trip across the country.


Fiddlehead (Tor, 2013.)


Clockwork Century #6.


In an alternate America, the invention of a computer might presage the end of the world.


Ganymede  (Tor, 2011.)


Clockwork Century#3.


An experimental submarine could end all alternate Civil War.


Inexplicables, The  (Tor, 2012.)


Clockwork Century #5.


The plague in Seattle may be spreading.


Jacaranda (Subterreanean, 2015.)


Clockwork Century #7.


Steampunk at the time of the Galveston hurricane.


PRIEST, CHRISTOPHER  (See also collaboration which follows.)


Adjacent (Orion, 2013, Titan, 2015.)


A new technology allows things to be shunted into alternate realities.


Affirmation, The  (Scribners, 1981, Faber, 1981.)


                A parallel world exists barely touching ours, accessible under ordinary circumstances only through dreams.  A disturbed man has the ability to slip from one to the other, but this confuses him even further and makes it impossible for him to distinguish illusion from reality.


Client, The  (BT, 2003.)


A Black Panther novel.


                The Black superhero has further adventures.


Darkening Island  (Harper & Row, 1972, Manor, 1974.  Faber, 1972, New English Library, 1973, as Fugue for a Darkening Island.)


                With Great Britain already on the brink of a civil war, refugees from an Africa devastated by nuclear conflict turn the struggle into a three sided struggle that could destroy all the parties involved.


Dream of Wessex, A.  (See The Perfect Lover.)


Evidence, The (Gollancz, 2020.)


Solving a mystery is difficult when reality itself is changing.


EXistenZ  (Pocket, 1999, based on the screenplay by David Cronenberg.  Pocket, UK, 1999, as by John Luther Novak.)


                A computer game designer survives an assassination attempt and escapes with a security guard.  Pursued by their enemies, they eventually enter a virtual reality world in order to save their lives.


Extremes ???




Glamour, The  (Jonathan Cape, 1984, Doubleday, 1985, Gollancz, 2005.)


                The glamour is a psychic power that allows people to become virtually invisible at will.  Two people with this ability attempt to make a life for themselves as a couple.


Indoctrinaire  (Faber, 1970, Harper & Row, 1970, Pocket, 1971.  Pan, 1979, revised.)


                A scientist experimenting with mind altering drugs finds himself in a future prison camp where he ingratiates himself with the guards only to discover that they are just as much prisoners as is he.


Infinite Summer, An  (Scribners, 1979, Faber, 1979, Dell, 1981.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Inverted World, The  (Faber, 1974, Harper & Row, 1974, Popular Library, ?.)


                Adventure in a world that bears only superficial similarities to the Earth we know, where time is measured in distance traveled by perambulating cities.


Islanders, The  (Orion, 2012, Titan, 2014.)


A string of islands is caught between two warring continents.


Making of the Lesbian Horse, The  (Birmingham SF Group, 1979.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Perfect Lover, The   (Scribners, 1977, Dell, 1979.  Faber, 1977, as A Dream of Wessex.)


                Two people participate in an experiment wherein they dream a detailed possible future, one in which England is dominated by the Soviet Union, and the only haven is in Wessex, which has become separated from the mainland by earthquakes.


Prestige, The   (Touchstone, 1995, St Martins, 1996, Tor, 2005.)


                Two stage  magicians have a long standing rivalry involving a particularly clever trick.  One solves the problem by concealing the existence of his twin brother, while the other actually develops a machine that can transmit him from one place to another.


Quiet Woman, The  (?, 1990.)


                A future England has become a dystopia after radiation is spread throughout part of the countryside.


Real-Time World  (New English Library, 1974.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Separation, The  (Scribner, 2002, Gollancz, 2003.)


                A subtle alternate history novel revolving around two brothers' adventures during World War II.


Space Machine, The  (Harper & Row, 1976, Faber, 1976, Popular library, 1978.)


                An unconventional retelling of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, told from the point of view of two people who have traveled to Mars in an experimental spaceship.




Sleepers 2  (Ibooks, 2006.)


A Green Lantern novel.


                The Green Lantern is trapped in another dimension.




Sleepers  (Ibooks, 2005.)


A Green Lantern novel.


                The Green Lantern battles his evil counterpart.




Doomsday Men, The  (Harper, 1938, Heinemann, 1938, Pan, 1949, Popular Library, 1962, Corgi, 1963.)


                Three brilliant but warped men develop the technology that could destroy the world.  Working in secret, they advance their plot, which is finally interfered with by a determined young woman.


Saturn Over the Water  (Doubleday, 1961, Heinemann, 1961, Pocket, 1963, Corgi, 1966.)


                The protagonist investigates a mystery that leads to a conspiracy that could potentially destroy the world, but the enemy is so clever that they have him doubting the evidence of his own eyes.


Shapes of Sleep, The  (Doubleday, 1962, Heinemann, 1962, Popular Library, 1963, Corgi, 1964.)


                Marginal spy thriller involving a new scientific breakthrough.


Snoggle  (Heinemann, 1971.)


                For younger readers.




Monster in the Moat, The  (Manor, 1979.)


                The Loch Ness Monster emerges from the water to kill a few people before the authorities realize the danger.




Type One Super Robot, The  (Deutsch, 1986.)


                Not seen.  For younger readers.




Memoirs of a Dangerous Alien  (Dolphin, 1999.)


Dominic #1.


                A boy encounters aliens from another world.


Pulling the Plug on the Universe  (Dolphin, 2000.)


Dominic #2.


                More adventures of a youngster, this time averting an alien invasion.




Awakening, The  (Target, 1985.)


A Doctor Who book.


The Tardis misses its target once again and the Doctor is caught up in another adventure.




Trinity's Child  (Putnam, 1983, Berkley, 1985.)


                The US and the Soviet Union push things too far and exchange nuclear strikes.  In the ruins, the President struggles to restore order and finds himself in a domestic power struggle.


PROCTOR, GEORGE W.  (See also collaborations with Andrew J. Offutt as John Cleve.)


Chicago Conversion, The  (Pinnacle, 1985.)


A "V" novel.


Battle for control of the Earth rages in the skies above Chicago as humans attempt to defeat the reptilian invaders by spreading a virus fatal to their kind.


Esper Transfer, The  (Major, 1978.)


                The aggressive Terran empire invades an alien world to add it to their holdings, but they run into a few surprises when they belatedly learn that their latest conquest  is a race of telepaths.


Fire at the Center  (Gold Medal, 1981.)


                A man with unusual psychic powers completes two missions.  The first is to occupy the mind of a dinosaur in the past and bring it to his present  The second involves helping the inhabitants of a distant planet who are being destroyed by an unknown source of psychic intrusions.


Shadowman  (Gold Medal, 1980.)


                A single angry man living on what appears outwardly to be a Utopian colony world launches a singlehanded rebellion against the status quo, and the inexperienced government finds that it cannot neutralize him.


Starwings  (Ace, 1984.)


                The human race has divided into two armed camps, each apparently determined to start the final war, the one that will exterminate the entire race.  Then an early interstellar exploratory ship reappears, carrying an emissary from a superior intelligence.


Stellar Fist  (Ace, 1989.)


                A psionic agent for the human confederation resigns, but reluctantly returns to the service when her brother returns from a distant planet.  His mind has been tampered with and she is determined to find out who is responsible and why they did it, and then to exact her revenge.


Texas Run, The  (Pinnacle, 1985.)


A "V" novel.


The war against the invading aliens is not going well, as the virus designed to kill them is no longer effective.  In Texas, a group of freedom fighters resorts to guerilla tactics as the aliens seek to carry off large segments of the population.




Days of Iron (Permuted, 2015.)


In the far future, tension among humans and genetically engineered variations.


PRONZINI, BILL  (See also collaboration with Barry Malzberg.)


High Concepts (Stark House, 2023.)


Collection of unrelated stories.




After  (HarperCollins, 2003.)


                Implausible near future novel for teens about draconian measures taken to improve security in the school system.


PROTHEROE, CYRIL  (See Rand Le Page.)




Dawn of the New Man  (Xlibris, 2002.)


                Rivalry between two future super nations, one dedicated to materialism and the other to human rights.


PRUYN, LEONARD  (See collaboration with Day Keene.)




Mask of Caliban, The  (Headline, 1996.)


                In the far future, a polluted, overpopulated Australia loses its freedom to the rule of artificial intelligences.


Talent  (Headline, 1997.)


                Australia under a military dictatorship.


PSEUDOMAN, AKKARD (Pseudonym of Edwin Northrup.)


Zero to Eighty  (Scientific Publishing, 1937.)


                The first flight to the moon.


PTACEK, KATHRYN  (See Les Simons.)




Death of the Fuhrer, The  (St Martins, 1972, Gold Medal, 1973.)


                The hero learns from a dying doctor that Hitler didn't die, that he had his mind transferred into the body of another person so that the Allies would think him dead.  He then sets out to track down the German leader.




Net, The  (Joseph, 1952.)


                An experimental vehicle that is submersible and can fly.




Dream of Treason, A  (Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, 1974, Pinnacle, 1975.)


                Marginal near future thriller about a secret government cabal that uses assassination as a way to ensure they have control of the world's oil supplies.


Last Place Left, The   (Harper & Row, 1969, Popular Library, ?.)


                A secret government research specializing in bacteriological warfare is the focus for a series of disappearances that lead to the suspicion that a dangerous and world shattering conspiracy is in the works.




Celestalia - A Fantasy  (Canberra, 1933.)


                Worldwide migrations result in Australia being overrun by Asians.




My Journey with Aristotle to the Anarchist Utopia  (III Publishing, 1994.)


                Following a labor dispute in Australia, a miner somehow finds himself a thousand years in the future, where he is shown the details of the utopian society that has replaced contemporary capitalism.




Barons of Behavior, The  (Ace, 1972, Dobson, 1977.)


                A political struggle takes a futuristic turn when the protagonist realizes that some politicians are using sophisticated and advanced psychological techniques to control the electorate.


Five Against Arlane  (Ace, 1967, bound with Lord of the Green Planet by Emil Petaja.)


                A handful of offworlders plot to overthrow the dictatorial government of Arlane, which enforces its policies by subjecting its population to mind controlling devices.


I Want the Stars  (Ace, 1964, bound with Demons' World by Kenneth Bulmer.)


                Humans deal warily with the mysterious alien borg.  On the one hand they appear willing to teach humans anything they want to know.  On the other hand, they seem to have a sinister reason for doing so.


Reduction in Arms  (Berkley, 1971.)


                The US and Soviet Union have signed an arms treaty that allows inspectors from either side to monitor the opposition's arms program.  When a Russian scientist is spirited away to an institution, some in the US suspect it is covering up a secret bacteriological warfare project.


Tree Lord of Imeten, The  (Ace, 1966, bound with Empire Star by Samuel R. Delany.)


                A small human colony on a jungle world turns out to be the balancing factor between the two indigent alien species, which have long been waged in a war of extermination against one another.




Peculiar Lives  (Telos, 2005.)


A Time Hunter novel.


                A secret race of advanced humans are living among us.




Against Arcturus  (Ace, 1972, bound with Time Thieves by Dean R. Koontz.)


                A woman travels to Arcturus under an assumed name to spy on the local government.




Zero Gravity Swap  (Candid, 1970.)


                Pornography set in orbit.




Crying of Lot 49, The  (Lippincott, 1966, Bantam, 1967.)


                Surrealistic novel about a worldwide conspiracy.


Gravity's Rainbow  (Viking, 1973, Jonathan Cape, 1973, Bantam, 1974.)


                A surreal novel of America on the brink of apocalypse.