Last updated  8/22/23


CADIGAN, PAT  (Also writes Horror.)


Avatar  (Dolphin, 1999.)


A Web novel.


                A disabled teenager explores the virtual reality world of the Web in an effort to discover why one of his online acquaintances is suddenly acting very strangely.


Dervish Is Digital  (Tor, 2001.)


Dore Konstantin #2.


                A detective investigates whether or not a man has exchanged personalities with an AI in order to harass his wife in virtual reality.


Dirty Work  (Mark Ziesing, 1993.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Fools  (Bantam, 1992, Harper, 1994.)


Brain Police #2.


An aspiring actress wakes up from a blackout in which she appears to have assumed a new identity.  Her efforts to discover what happened are complicated by a team of assassins hot on her trail and others interested in finding out what is concealed in her hidden memories.


Home By the Sea  (WSFA, 1991.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Mindplayers  (Bantam, 1987, Gollancz, 1988.)


Brain Police #1.


Technology has allowed society to tinker with the inner workings of the human mind, but some of this activity is illegal.  The protagonist agrees to perform community service when she's caught experimenting with artificial psychosis, but finds herself in even greater danger just doing her new job.  Based on several shorter pieces.


My Brother's Keeper  (Pulphouse, 1992.)


Reprint in pamphlet format of the 1988 story about a woman searching for her missing brother.


Parasite  (HarperCollins, 1996.)


                A young girl kills her mother after she realizes that both parents are possessed by mind controlling parasites.  She then flees the scene, pursued by the authorities and the creatures whose existence she threatens to reveal.


Patterns  (Ursus Imprints, 1989, Grafton, 1991, Tor, 1999.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Promised Land  (Harper, 1999.)


A Lost in Space novel.


                The Robinsons encounter a giant wandering planetoid that is actually a spaceship carrying a variety of alien races and cultures.  They have a series of adventures before returning to their own ship and leaving.


Synners  (Bantam, 1991, Harper, 1991, Four Walls, Eight Windows, 2001.)


Virtual reality has become a playground where you can abandon your physical body and become anyone you please.  But someone has unleashed a virus and it's hunting down prey inside the virtual worlds.


Tea from an Empty Cup  (HarperCollins, 1998.)


Dore Konstantin #1.


                In the years following the sinking of Japan, a police detective gets involved with a series of virtual reality related murders which leads her to a secret organization which is dedicated to creating a new Japan in place of the lost one.


Upgrade & Sensuous Cindy  (Black Flame, 2004.)


                Two unrelated stories.


CADY, JACK  (Also writes Horror.)


Man Who Could Make Things Vanish, The  (Arbor House, 1982.)


Right wing dictatorship takes control of the US and a man with supernormal powers battles them.


CAIDIN, MARTIN  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Almost Midnight  (Morrow, 1971, Bantam, 1974.)


Criminals steal several nuclear weapons and threaten to detonate them in American cities unless the government pays an enormous ransom.


Aquarius Mission  (Bantam, 1978,  Corgi, 1978)


An experimental submarine discovers an alien race living in the depths of the ocean.  They are subsequently fitted with devices that allow them to breathe underwater and interact with their new friends.


Beamriders!  (Baen, 1989.)


Laser technology leads to the development of a working (though implausible) matter transmitter.  There follows a series of adventures involving Soviet agents and a visit to the far side of the moon.


Cyborg  (Paperback Library, 1972, Arbor House, 1972, W.H. Allen, 1973, Del Rey, 1978.


Basis for the television series, The Six Million Dollar Man.  Steve Austin loses most of the functions of his body in an accident, but the government secretly rebuilds him as a cyborg, part machine, faster and stronger than ordinary people.


Cyborg IV  (Arbor House, 1975, Warner, 1976, W.H. Allen, 1977)


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


Steve Austin's cyborg abilities make him perfect to interface with the controls of an experimental spaceship on its first orbital run.


Dark Messiah  (Baen, 1990.)


Messiah #2.


An amulet that has the power to amplify human will allows its owner to influence masses of people.  Its new owner has decided not only to conquer the world, but to overcome death itself.


Devil Take All  (Dutton, 1966.)


                A story about a kidnapping in the near future, using high tech gadgetry not yet invented.


Encounter Three  (See The Mendelov Conspiracy.)


Exit Earth  (Baen, 1987.)


A cosmic catastrophe will render the Earth temporarily uninhabitable, so there's a frantic race to save the human race by sending a few off into space to wait out the solar flare.  The usual battle for the coveted seats of safety ensues, complicated by international politics.


Final Countdown, The  (Bantam, 1980, based on the screenplay by David Ambrose & Gerry Davis & Thomas Hunter & Peter Powell.)


A modern aircraft carrier goes back through time to the early days of World War II, where its captain tries to decide whether or not he is justified in attacking the Japanese squadron prior to their attack on Pearl Harbor.


Four Came Back (Donald McKay, 1968, Bantam, 1970, Baen, 1988.)


Inhabitants of a multi-national space station begin dying of a mysterious disease after the station passes through a mysterious cloud in space.


God Machine, The. (Dutton, 1968, Bantam, 1969, Baen, 1989.)


A supercomputer becomes self aware and decides to seize control of the world for its uses, threatening to trigger a nuclear war unless its demands are met.


High Crystal  (Arbor House, 1974, Warner, 1975, W.H. Allen, 1975.)


A Six Million Dollar Man novel.


Austin leads an expedition into the inaccessible mountains of South America to investigate a lost city which is also the location of an alien artifact promising unlimited power.


Killer Station  (Baen, 1985.)


An orbiting station designed to protect America becomes an instrument of imminent doom when sabotage threatens to drop it directly onto a major US city.


Last Fathom, The  (Hawthorn, 1967, Michael Joseph, 1967, Pinnacle, 1974.)


A Russian sub is preparing to set off a gigantic thermonuclear bomb on the ocean floor in this marginal thriller featuring a super submarine with a highly advanced computer aboard.


Life in the Future, A   (TSR, 1995.)


A Buck Rogers novel.


Buck Rogers' body is stored as data following his death, and re-corporated centuries in the future.  There he helps the government of a much diminished America to battle two rival world powers, the Mongols, and Chile, which has recovered technology from Atlantis.


Long Night, The  (Dodd Mead, 1956.)


Not seen.  Story of a nuclear war.


Manfac  (Arbor House, 1979, Dell, 1981, Baen, 1988)


Caidin's virtual rewrite of his own novel Cyborg, which was the basis for the Six Million Dollar Man series.  A man whose body is nearly destroyed in a nuclear reactor finds new hope when he is provided with an experimental artificial one with superhuman powers.


Marooned  (Dutton, 1964, Hodder, 1964, Corgi, 1965, Bantam, 1965.)


A crippled orbiting spaceship threatens to be a deathtrap for its crew unless the authorities on Earth can ignore their personal differences and come up with a plan to rescue them.  Made into the film of the same name.


Mendelov Conspiracy, The  (Hawthorn, 1969, Pinnacle, 1974.  Pinnacle, 1978, as Encounter Three.)


The sighting of a flying saucer is covered up by the government, but an inquisitive reporter refuses to let the issue die and discovers that aliens are about to invade the Earth.


Messiah Stone, The  (Baen, 1986.)


Messiah #1.


A mercenary searches for a crystal which embues its possessor with the power to sway masses of people through mental domination.  Former owners include Christ, Mohammed, and Adolf Hitler.


No Man's World  (Dutton, 1967.)


US and Soviet astronauts battle for control of the moon.


Operation Nuke  (Arbor House, 1973, W.H. Allen, 1974, Warner, 1976.)


A  Six Million Dollar Man novel.


A patriotic cyborg takes on an international criminal syndicate that is using stolen nuclear weapons as instruments of blackmail.


Prison Ship  (Baen, 1989.)


Alien criminals reach the solar system and team up with unsavory human characters in a plot to take control of the world.  The publisher put visual warnings in places to warn readers of graphic violence in the paragraphs that followed.


Star Bright  (Bantam, 1980, Golden Apple, 1984, Baen, 1990)


A nuclear experiment gets out of control and sets of a chain reaction that threatens to destroy the entire planet.  A team of scientists struggles to find a way to reverse the process before it is too late.


Three Corners to Nowhere  (Bantam, 1975, Corgi, 1975, Baen, 1988)


An investigation into yet another disappearance into the Bermuda Triangle uncovers the startling news that the area is prone to sudden time jumps.


Zoboa  (Baen, 1986.)


Terrorists steal several atomic weapons and plan to use them to destroy a new space shuttle, killing everyone in it as well as the numerous foreign dignitaries assembled for its launch.


CAIN, ROBERT  (House pseudonym but most or all of these were probably by William Keith, whom see.)


Capo’s Revenge  (HarperCollins, 1992.)


Cybernarc #4.


                Not seen.


Cybernarc  (HarperCollins, 1991.)


Cybernarc #1.


A robot narcotics officer who can pass for human has his first assignment in this fast paced men's adventure series.


End Game  (HarperCollins, 1993.)


Cybernarc #6


                The robot protagonist disobeys orders and sets out to break up an international drug ring.


Gold Dragon  (HarperCollins, 1991.)


Cybernarc #2.


The robot drug agent protagonist of this series is nearly destroyed in the process of killing yet another large group of drug dealers.


Island Kill  (HarperCollins, 1992.)


Cybernarc #3.


A robot government agent has to rescue a kidnapped senator from an island totally controlled by druglords.


Shark Bait  (HarperCollins, 1992.)


Cybernarc #5.


                Not seen.




Eternal City, The  (Heinemann, 1901.)


                Near future political satire.




Virus  (Onyx, 1989.)


Megalomaniacs unleash a killer virus hoping to evolve a new, superior race of humans from among the survivors.  Ultimately we discover that the plague has actually been engineered by an alien species that communicates telepathically with their pawns on Earth.


CAINE, RACHEL  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)


Working Stiff  (Roc, 2011.)


Revivalist #1.


A woman discovers a company has developed a drug to restore the dead to a kind of life.




Coming Waterloo, The  (Constable, 1901.)


                Future war.




Vacation Stories  (University of Illnois Press, 2001, translated from the Spanish by Laura Otis.)


                Collection of unrelated stories, originally published in the 19th Century.




Shadowboxer  (Putnam, 1976, Ballantine, 1977.)


Marginal thriller about a man whose mind has been totally reprogrammed.


CALDECOTT, MOYRA  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Child of the Dark Star  (Bran's Head, 1984.)


A colony world is dominated by astrologers.


CALDER, RICHARD  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Cythera  (St Martins, 1998, Orbit, 1998.)


                “Ghosts”, manifestations of artificial personalities existing in the internet, begin to escape into the real world in this highly stylistic, surreal look at the future.


Dead Boys  (HarperCollins, 1994.)


Cyborg #2.


Humans have found a way to interbreed with cyborgs, creating a new species halfway between the two.  On colonized Mars, the various strains of humanity create a bizarre new society in an unwelcoming environment.


Dead Girls  (St Martins, 1994, HarperCollins, ?)


Cyborg #1.


High tech cyberfiction about a genetically redesigned woman whose would-be lover risks life and limb to free her from the connivery of powerful people in a world where nanotechnology threatens to replace the human genotype with deadly substitutes.


Dead Girls/Dead Boys/Dead Things  (St Martins, 1998.)


                Omnibus of the three novels.


Dead Things  (St Martins, 1996, HarperCollins, ?)


Cyborg #3.


An attempt to save the universe by ending a plague that threatens the entire species turns into a potentially even greater disaster. 


Frenzetta  (Orbit, 1998, Four Walls, Eight Windows, 2002.)


                In a far future Earth, the remnants of fallen soldiers are reassembled into new warriors.


Lord Soho  (Earthlight, 2002.)


Malignos #2.


                Episodic family novel detailing the future of the human race.


Malignos  (Earthlight, 2000.)


Malignos #1.


                Bleed over from a parallel universe causes many humans to become half something-else.  The protagonist is in love with one of these individuals and is banished because of it.  When she is mysterious stricken, he ventures into the underground realm of the transformees to find a cure.


Twist, The  (Earthlight, 1999, Four Walls Eight Windows, 2004.)


                Convoluted novel about Venusians visiting Earth to harvest our souls, during which they create a kind of technology free limbo that mirrors the Old West.


CALDWELL, TAYLOR  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Devil's Advocate, The  (Crown, 1952, MacFadden, 1964, Amereon, 1978, Jove, 1984.)


Communists have seized control of America and a true patriot becomes an ardent enforcer for the oppressors in order to annoy people enough to stage a revolt against their masters.


Your Sins and Mine  (Popular Library, 1955, Amereon, ?, Muller, 1956, Warner, 1984.)


A drought threatens to bring down the US government and destroy its people, but it is averted at last when the country as a whole gets down on its knees and prays. 




Romance of Atlantis, The  (Morrow, 1975, Crest, 1976, Amereon, ?)


The Queen of Atlantis plots to save her nation by forging a political alliance to stave off an anticipated invasion.  Ends with the usual earthquakes and flooding destroying the entire civilization.




Rust  (Manor, 1980.)


A cabal of egotists uses missiles to cover the world with a strange dust that kills most people, supposedly to renew the world.  But their plans for the survivors is just as exploitive and cruel as everything that went before.




Journey from Ellipsia  (Little, Brown, 1965,  S. Warburg, 1966.)


A human and an alien exchange visits and we see each world through a different perspective.  The aliens have no singular pronouns.




Armored Corps  (Jove, 2005.)


Korea #1.


                North Korea invades the South.


Attack by Fire  (Jove, 2006.)


Korea #3.


                The US finally launches a counterattack against invading North Koreans.


Engage and Destroy  (Jove, 2005.)


Korea #2.


                The war for control of South Korea grows more intense.


CALLAHAN, WILLIAM  (Pseudonym of Raymond Z. Gallun, whom see)


Machine That Thought, The  (Columbia, 1942.)


Short story in pamphlet form concerning a malevolent computer.




Ecotopia  (Banyan Tree, 1975, Banam, 1977, Pluto Press, 1978.)


Ecotopia #1.


A reporter visits the secessionist Northwest US and finds a society that challenges old standards of gender roles, ecological awareness, capitalism, and other truisms of modern society.  Not much plot to hang the discussions on.


Ecotopia Emerging  (Banyan Tree, 1981, Bantam, 1982.)


Ecotopia #2.


A prequel, a history of how the Northwest seceded from the US and evolved its radically different form of government.  The turning point is the suppression of a cheap new form of solar energy.




Lion on Tharthee, A  (Baen, 1987.)


Hexie #2.


The discovery of alien technology on the moon Iapetus leads to the arrival of an alien starship willing to take a select number of humans to one of their own worlds.  As expected, human politics almost fouls the whole deal up before they've even left the solar system.


Saturnalia  (Baen, 1986.)


Hexie #1.


A genius trapped in a deformed body and a university professor suffering from ennui both add excitement to their lives when they learn of the existence of an alien artifact on the moon Iapetus and set out to find it.




Fortress Manhattan  (Gollancz, 1995.)


This is a kind of reverse Escape from New York.  Rich people live in Manhattan and guard it against the mutants who roam in the Badlands surrounding it.  A tv program which plans to broadcast actual executions and suicides reveals that the combined unconscious of humanity is creating a demonic force.




Reluctant Spy, The  (Curtis, 1973.)


Marginal spy thriller about a defector who holds the secret of a new kind of aircraft that could give the Soviets mastery of all of Europe in a matter of hours.


CALVINO, ITALO  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Cosmicomics   (Jonathan Cape, 1968, Harcourt, Brace & World, 1968, Collier, 1970,  translated from the Italian by William Weaver.   Italian edition 1965.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Mr. Palomar  (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985, translated from the Italian by William Weaver.  Italian version, 1983.)


Collection of related stories about a scientist with an odd view of the universe.


Numbers in the Dark and Other Stories  (Pantheon, 1995.)


                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are SF.


Time and the Hunter  (See T Zero)


T Zero  (.  Harcourt, Brace & World, 1969, Collier, 1970, translated from the Italian by William Weaver  Jonathan Cape, 1969, as Time and the Hunter. Italian edition 1967)


Collection of unrelated stories.


CAMBIAS, JAMES (Also writes Fantasy.)


Corsair (Tor, 2015.)


Someone is hijacking orbiting ore ships.


Darkling Sea, A  (Tor, 2014.)


Humans and an alien race edge toward war.


Godel Operation, The (Baen, 2021.)


An AI helps search for a lost technology.


CAMERON, BERL  (House pseudonym.)


Black Infinity  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)  (David O'Brien.)


I.R.C. #2


Not seen.   Story of a galactic war.


Cosmic Echelon  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)  (John Glasby & Arthur Roberts.)


Not seen.  Rebellion against a tyrannical Terran empire.


Destination Alpha  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)  (Brian Holloway.)


Not seen.  War between Mars and Earth.


Lost Aeons  (Curtis Warren, 1953.)  (Dennis Talbot Hughes.)


 Space station deals with a derelict alien ship.


Maid of Thuro  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)  (Dennis Talbot Hughes.)


                Not seen.


Photomesis  (Curtis Warren, 1952.  (David O'Brien.)


I.R.C. #1.


Not seen.  Matter transmitters are used to attack Mars and pre-empt an invasion of Earth.


Solar Gravita  (Curtis Warren, 1953.)  (Author unknown.)


A war between humans and aliens.


Sphero Nova  (Curtis Warren, 1953.)  (John Glasby & Arthur Roberts.)


Another interplanetary war, this time pitting a supposedly invincible fleet of alien starships against the Federation of Worlds.  Two humans travel to the planet of the aliens to figure out how to destroy them.


CAMERON, ELEANOR  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Mr. Bass' Planetoid  (Little, Brown, 1958.)


Mushroom Planet #3.


A dangerous invention threatens the world and its inventor has disappeared, so two young boys travel to Lepton, a previously unknown moon of the Earth, to find out what happened to him.


Mystery for Mr. Bass  (Little, Brown, 1960.)


Mushroom Planet #4.




Stowaway to the Mushroom Planet  (Little, Brown, 1956.)


Mushroom Planet #2.


The two protagonists return to the Mushroom Planet, determined to keep its existence a secret despite the nosiness of a newcomer.


Terrible Churnadryne, The  (Little, Brown, 1959, Archway, 1972.)


Two children see what they think is a monster one foggy night, but naturally no one believes them.  Eventually a seagoing dinosaur turns up, but it's a gentle rather than terrifying one.  For younger readers.


Time and Mr. Bass  (Little, Brown, 1967.)


Mushroom Planet #5.




Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet, The  (Little, Brown, 1954, Scholastic, 1966)


Mushroom Planet #1.


Two young boys are given a tour of the mushroom planet, meet its inhabitants, have various low key adventures, and are eventually returned to Earth.


CAMERON, IAN   (Pseudonym of Donald G. Payne. See also collaborations with George Erskine.)


Devil Country  (See The Mountains at the Bottom of the World)


Island on the Top of the World, The  (See The Lost Ones)


Lost Ones, The  (Hutchinson, 1961, Morrow, 1968, Avon, 1970.  Avon, 1985, as The Island at the Top of the World)


An expedition to the Arctic stumbles across a lost tribe of Viking survivors existing in a sheltered valley within the ice while searching for a lost explorer.  Factions among the Vikings sharply differ about whether or not the intruders should be allowed to leave, or live.


Mountains at the Bottom of the World, The.  (Morrow, 1972, Avon, 1974.  Pan, 1976, as Devil Country)


Within the narrowly confined limits of the Chilean ice fields, primitive versions of humanity still survive, undiscovered until a group of scientists stumble across them completely by accident.  The apemen instinctively fear that discovery will destroy their way of life, so they try to destroy the interlopers.


White Ship, The  (Scribner, 1975, Hodder, 1975, Avon, 1977.)


A group of researchers are exploring an island near Antarctica searching for a rare breed of seal when they find a ship left from another age and get a glimpse of another world.


CAMERON, J.D.  (House Pseudonym.)


Blood Tide  (Avon, 1991.)  (David Robbins.)


Omega Sub #4.


One of the surviving military organizations following a nuclear war uses its base in the South Pacific to launch attacks against other islands of civilization in a bid to dominate the world.


City of Fear  (Avon, 1991.)  (Michael Jahn.)


Omega Sub #3.


A sub crew visits war ravaged Central America and discovers that radiation sick people and crazed animals are attacking the local population.


Command Decision  (Avon, 1991.)  (David Robbins.)


Omega Sub #2.


Not seen.


Death Dive  (Avon, 1992.)  (David Robbins.)


Omega Sub #5.


The crew of a surviving submarine attempt to rescue a few unaffected survivors from New York City, while hordes of people dying of radiation sickness go on a rampage of destruction and murder.


Omega Sub  (Avon, 1991).  (Michael Jahn.)


Omega Sub #1.


Not seen.  Following a nuclear war, a submarine crew maintains their ship and have various adventures around the world.


Raven Rising  (Avon, 1992.)


Omega Sub #6.


                The President has survived a nuclear war, but he has gone insane.  Now from a secret base, he plans to conquer the entire world under his control, a policy which does not set well with the crew of one of the few surviving submarines.


CAMERON, KENNETH M.  (See also George Bartram.)


Power Play  (Popular Library, 1979.)


Various disturbing trends in the US draw to a climax as a massive power failure throws the country into darkness, and long pent up anger and fear erupts in nation wide rioting and the beginning of a revolution against the power structure.


CAMERON, LOU  (See also Dagmar.  Also writes as Julie Cameron.)


Cybernia  (Gold Medal, 1972.)


An artificially managed community directed by a computer is the scene of several mysterious deaths, which are eventually linked to the computer itself.




Brute Force (Pinnacle, 2016.)


America is devastated by biological weapons. 




Rook (Scholastic, 2015.)


Intrigue in a drowned Paris.


Spark Unseen, A  (Scholastic, 2013.)


An inventor is menaced because of his discoveries.




Last Millionaire, The  (Cranton, 1923.)


                A philanthropist transforms the world.


CAMPBELL, H.J.  (See also Roy Sheldon.)


Another Space, Another Time  (Panther, 1953.)


Not seen.  Alien shapechangers from a parallel universe menace Earth.


Beyond the Visible  (Hamilton, 1952.)


Invisible creatures living among us.


Brain Ultimate (Panther, 1953.)


A scientist kidnaps people and uses their disembodied, dreaming brains to build a power base against a repressive government.


Chaos in Miniature  (Hamilton, 1952.)


Satire about human artifacts mysteriously disappearing.


Last Mutation, The  (Hamilton, 1951.)


Not seen.  Mutants plot to overthrow their human masters.


Mice - Or Machines  (Hamilton, 1952.)


Not seen.  A matter transmitter and duplicator destabilizes a dictatorship.


Moon Is Heaven, The  (Hamilton, 1951.)


Not seen.  The first trip to the moon.


Once Upon a Space  (Panther, 1954.)


Not seen.  Revolution against a repressive dictatorship.


Red Planet, The  (Panther, 1953.)


A scientist struggles to survive on a poisonous world.


Tomorrow's Universe  (Panther, 1953.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


World in a Test Tube  (Hamilton, 1951.)


Mutants nearly destroy the world by moving it from its normal orbit.


CAMPBELL, HOPE  (See G. MacDonald Wallis.)


CAMPBELL, JACK  (Pseudonym of John Hemry, whom see. The Beyond the Frontier series is a sequel to the Lost Fleet. Also writes Fantasy.)


Ascendant (Ace, 2018.)


Genesis Fleet


Courageous  (Ace, 2008.)


Lost Fleet #3.


A battle fleet maneuvers to buy time in their struggle with a repressive government.


Dauntless  (Ace, 2006.)


Lost Fleet #1.


                A man comes out of retirement to direct an interstellar war.


Dreadnaught (Ace, 2011.)


Beyond the Frontier #1.


A military unit is sent to investigate an alien race.


Fearless (Ace, 2007.)


Lost Fleet #2.


                A space fleet goes on the offensive in order to avoid being trapped and destroyed.


Guardian  (Ace, 2013.)


Beyond the Frontier #3.


Military SF.


Imperfect Sword (Ace, 2014.)


Lost Stars #2.


Military SF.


Invincible  (Ace, 2012.)


Beyond the Frontier #2.




Leviathan (Ace, 2015.)


Beyond the Frontier #5.


Military SF.


Perilous Shield (Ace, 2013.)


Military SF.


Relentless  (Ace, 2009.)


Lost Fleet #5.


After performing a rescue mission, a fleet has to evade a pursuing force.


Shattered Spear (Ace, 2016.)


Lost Stars


Military SF.


Steadfast (Ace, 2014.)


Beyond the Frontier #4.


Military SF.


Tarnished Knight  (Ace, 2012.)


Lost Stars #1.




Valiant  (Ace, 2008.)


Lost Fleet #4.


More battles in interstellar space.


Vanguard (Ace, 2017.)


Genesis Fleet


Military SF.


Victorious  (Ace, 2010.)


Lost Fleet #6.


War between human factions is complicated by an alien threat.




Terminator 2  (Chronicle, 1998, based on the screenplay by James Cameron and William Wisher.)


                Young reader’s book based on the movie.  Time traveling humans and robots battle it out in the 20th Century in a bid to control the future.




Omega Days (Berkley, 2014.)


Rationalized zombies.




Beyond Pluto (Armchair, 2011, bound with Artery of Fire by Thomas Scortia. Magazine appearance in 1932.)


Explorers in Egypt are kidnapped into outer space.




Best of John W. Campbell  (Del Rey, 1976, Doubleday, 1976.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Beyond the End of Space (Armchair, 2014, bound with Cosmic Kill by Robert Silverberg.)


Discovery of a new power source leads to a conflict to dominate the world.


Black Star Passes, The  (Fantasy Press, 1953, Ace, 1965, Armchair, 2018.)


Arcot, Morey & Wade #1.


Three early space adventures about three heroes who are instrumental in keeping Earth free of alien domination.


Cloak of Aesir, The  (Shasta, 1952, Lancer, 1972.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Conquest of the Planets, The (Armchair, 2013, bound with The Man Who Annexed the Moon by Bob Olsen. Magazine appearance 1935.)


Conflict between Earth and the solar colonies.


Frozen Hell (Wildside, 2019.)


Longer, previously unpublished version of "Who Goes There?"


Incredible Planet, The  (Fantasy Press, 1949.)


Machine #2.


Three related short stories.


Invaders from the Infinite  (Gnome, 1961, Ace, 1966.  Magazine version, 1932.)


Arcot, Morey & Wade #3.


Men from Earth help an alien race resist an invasion by an implacable enemy. 


Islands of Space  (Fantasy Press, 1956, Ace, 1966, Armchair, ?  Magazine version 1930.)


Arcot, Morey & Wade #2.


A human team uses their supercomputer to build a ship capable of travelling to the stars and have various adventures thereon.


John W. Campbell Anthology, A  (?, 1973).


                Omnibus of the Arcot, Morey, & Wade series.


Mightiest Machine, The  (Hadley, 1947, Ace, 1965.  Magazine version, 1935.)


Machine #1.


The first human to travel from one star system to another has various adventures among alien empires that use entire worlds as weapons of war.


Moon Is Hell, The  (Magazine version, 1951.  Fantasy Press, 1960, Ace, 1973, New English Library, 1975, Carroll & Graf, 1990. Armchair, 2012, bound with The Green Planet by Hal Clement.)


Realistic, gripping novel about the first colony on the Moon and its struggle to survive a series of disasters.  Bound with a short fantasy novel, "The Elder Gods".


New Dawn, A  (NESFA, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Planeteers, The  (Ace, 1966, bound with The Ultimate Weapon by the same author.)


Five related space adventures of Penton & Blake, originally published in the 1930's.


Space Beyond, The  (Pyramid, 1976.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Thing and Other Stories, The  (See Who Goes There?)


Thing from Outer Space, The (See Who Goes There?)


Ultimate Weapon, The  (Ace, 1966, bound with The Planeteers by the same author. Magazine publication in 1936 as Uncertainty. Ace later published it singly. Armchair, 2012, bound with The Cosmic Junkman by Rog Phillips.)


An alien race is invading the solar system with spaceships of enormous size, determined to wrest control of Earth from humans.  All seems lost until one man stumbles across a weapon that may turn the tide of battle.


When the Atoms Failed (Armchair, 2016, bound with Dragons of Space by Aladra Septama. Magazine appearance 1930.)


Two related stories about an invasion of Earth.


Who Goes There?  (Shasta, 1948, Kemsley, 1948, Cherry Tree, 1952, as The Thing and Other Stories, Tandem, 1966, as The Thing from Outer Space)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Who Goes There? and Other Stories  (Dell, 1955.)


Collection of unrelated stories.




Pyramid of Dreams  (Leisure, 1994.)


A man is romantically drawn to a woman who is an outcast in a future society which is rigidly controlled by the government.


Stardust Dreams  (Topaz, 1993.)


A space pirate kidnaps a beautiful crime witness and the two of them fall in love.


Stolen Dreams  (Topaz, 1994.)


Time travelers from the future come back to save Earth from a sinister plot, overcome their initial dislike of one another, and fall in love.


Topaz Dreams.  (Leisure, 1992, Pinnacle, 1997.)


                A woman teams up with an empath to track down a missing scientist and a legendary ring that controls the future of an entire planet.


Worlds Apart  (Topaz, 1994.)


One hundred people are kidnapped to the stars to a planet ruled by a matriarchy where both sides learn something about the nature of love.




Assault.  (See Space Sex.)


Sex Machine.  (See Space Sex.)


Space Sex  (Heart, 1964.  pic, 1962, as Assault.  Ram, 1963, as Sex Machine.)


                Pornography in space.


CANE, NANCY  (Pseudonym of Nancy Cohen.)


Circle of Light  (Leisure, 1994.)


An attorney in the near future finds true love at last.


Keeper of the Rings  (Lovespell, 1996.)


                A woman travels to a remote world in search of a fabled artifact, hiring one of the locals as her guide and bodyguard.  Their relationship quickly becomes a romantic one.


Moonlight Rhapsody  (Leisure, 1994.)


A heroic young man falls prey to interstellar slavers and finds himself owned by a beautiful woman whom he teaches the true value of love.


Starlight Child  (Leisure, 1995.)


Extrasensory powers and true love among the stars.


CANNING, VICTOR  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Doomsday Carrier, The  (Morrow, 1977, Ace, 1978, Heinemann, ?, Ulversoft, 1992.)




CANNON, PETER  (Also writes Horror.)


Lovecraft Chronicles, The  (Mythos, 2005.)


                Alternate history of Lovecraft's life.




Down to Heaven  (Hodder, 1997, New English Library, 1997.)


                Scientists crashland in the Venezuelan jungle and stumble onto an entirely new ecology and the remains of a Chinese colony from the far past.


Ember from the Sun  (Hodder, 1995.)


                Strange story about the discovery of a frozen Neanderthal embryo which is used to bring the ancient race back to life, after a fashion.




Containment  (Self Published, 2010, 47North, 2012.)


The first colony on Venus faces a crisis.


Equinox (47North, 2015.)




CAPEK, KAREL  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Absolute at Large, The   (MacMillan, 1927, Allen & Unwin, 1944, Hyperion, 1974, Garland, 1975, Bison, 2005.)


A scientist discovers a device which absolutely destroys matter, leaving behind the essence of a non-specific god.  This essence causes an increasing number of miraculous events to take place.


Krakatit: An Atomic Fantasy  (MacMillan, 1925, Ayer, 1940, Arno, ?Allen & Unwin, 1948, Weiss, 1959.).


Not seen.  A new explosive destroys the world.


Makropoulos Secret, The  (Luce, 1925.)


Not seen.  A woman discovers the secret of immortality.


Meteor  (Allen & Unwin, 1935.)


Not seen.


R.U.R.  (Oxford University Press, 1923, Doubleday, 1923, Washington Square Press, 1969, translated from the Czech by P. Selver.)


A play about a future in which humans build artificial servants to make their lives easier, and are then faced with a revolution by their creations.  Originated the term "robot".  Filmed in Italy.


R.U.R. and The Insect Play  (Oxford, 1961.)


Omnibus of the two plays.


Tales from Two Pockets  (Faber, 1932, MacMillan, 1943, Catbird, 2001.)


Collection of unrelated stories, not all of which are SF.


Three Novels  (Catbird Press, 1990.)


Omnibus of Meteor, Hordubal, and An Ordinary Life.  Only the first is SF.


Toward the Radical Center  (Catbird Press, 1990.)


Collection of unrelated stories, not all of which are SF.


War with the Newts  (Unwin, 1937, Putnam, 1937, Bantam, 1955, Berkley, 1967, Gregg, 1975, Berkley, 1976, Northwestern University, 1985, translated from the Czech by M. & R. Weatherall.   Catbird Press, 1990, translated from the Czech by Ewald Osers. Czech edition, 1936.)


Metaphorical novel about the discovery of a seagoing race of intelligent creatures that become servants of humankind until they realize their own power and conduct war against the land dwellers.


CAPOBIANCO, MICHAEL  (see collaborations with William Barton.)


Burster  (Bantam, 1990.)


A starship whose purpose is to find suitable colony worlds among the stars loses contact with Earth after a mysterious burst of interference.  They subsequently discover that they may be the last surviving members of the species.




Cave of Cornelius, The (See The End of the Tunnel.)


Down to Earth  (Heinemann, 1954, Digit, 1964.)


Antigeos #3.


The opening of communication between Earth and another planet sets off a series of conflicting activities on Earth, corporations hoping to exploit the situation, others fearing that discovery will upset a stable way of life.


End of the Tunnel, The (Heineman, 1955, as The Cave of Cornelius. Thunderchild, 2015.)


Four children find an underground colony of Romans.


Flight of Time  (Heinemann, 1960, Thunderchild, 2015.)


Four children in a time machine visit the future and the past.


Into the Tenth Millennium5.  (Heinemann, 1956, Digit, 1965, Brown Watson, 1965.)


Two people make use of a novel form of time travel to explore the future and find themselves increasingly unable to understand the people they encounter who have evolved a perfect society.


Lost:  A Moon  (See Phobos, the Robot Planet.)


Other Half of the Planet, The  (Heinemann, 1952, Thunderchild, 2015.)


Antigeos #2.


An expedition to a new world finds a Utopia in one hemisphere and slavery in the other.


Other Side of the Sun, The  (Heinemann, 1950, Thunderchild, 2015.)


Antigeos #1.


A newly discovered planet on the other side of the sun has developed a Utopian society.


Phobos, the Robot Planet  (Digit, 1964.  William Heinemann, 1955, Bobbs Merrill, 1956, as Lost:  A Moon.)


A group of humans are kidnapped by a robot to Phobos, the Martian moon, which they discover is inhabited by the machines created by an alien race.


Wonderbolt, The  (Ward Lock, 1955, Thunderchild, 2015.)


Spies battle for control of a mysterious meteorite


World at Bay, The  (William Heinemann, 1953, Winston, 1954, Digit, 1964.)


Aliens plan to replace their dying world with Earth, but their invasion is thwarted by a handful of humans who sabotage their early efforts.


CAPPS, CARROLL  (See also C.C. MacApp.)


Secret of the Sunless World, Dell, 1969.)


An Earthman is enlisted by an alien race to visit a pirate planet and find a kidnapped scientist, but while he's there, he encounters relics of an ancient alien civilization's superscience.


CARAKER, MARY  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Faces of Ceti, The  (Houghton Mifflin, 1991.)


Colonists on a new world confront a unique problem.  The only lifeforms on the planet that are edible for humans are apparently sentient creatures.


I Remember, I Remember  (Pulphouse, 1991.)


Short story in pamphlet form about a young woman who finds herself on a starship with no memory of how she got there.


Seven Worlds  (Signet, 1986.)


Space #1.


Although labeled a novel, this is a collection of adventures of a space travelling spy on alien planets.


Snows of Jaspre, The  (Houghton Mifflin, 1989.)


Space #2.


Adventures on a snow covered world where a religious cult vies with offworld scientists for control of the world's destiny.


Water Song  (Questar, 1987.)


An intelligent alien species that spends most of its life in the water is thrown into turmoil when a change in their star alters the climate. 


CARAS, ROGER  (See Roger Sarac.)




Girl with the Glorious Genes, The  (Bantam, 1968.)


Spoof of the spy thriller genre of marginal interest because it involves a woman whose genetic structure has mutated.


CARD, ORSON SCOTT  (See also collaborations which follow.  Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)


Abyss, The  (Pocket, 1989, Legend, 1989,  from the screenplay by James Cameron.)


Novelization of the film.  An undersea research station investigates a series of mysterious events and stumbles across an alien civilization lying concealed on the floor of the ocean.


Call of Earth, The  (Tor, 1993, Legend, 1993, Orbit, 2000.)


Homecoming #2.


Human civilization has been stable for generations thanks to computerized management, but now an upstart general has precipitated a power struggle that might change things forever.  Part of a multi-generation saga with strong religious overtones.


Capitol  (Ace, 1979, Baronet, 1979.)


Worthing series.


A collection of stories all set on the same world, related to the Worthing series.


Cardography  (Hypatia Press, 1987.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Changed Man, The  (Tor, 1992.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Children of the Mind  (Tor, 1996, Orbit, 1999.)


Ender #4.


Ender and his artificial intelligence companion try to save the population of their adopted world when the rest of the galaxy becomes fearful of her powers and tries to destroy what they've built.


Cruel Miracles  (Tor, 1992.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Earthborn  (Tor, 1995, Orbit, 2000.)


Homecoming #5.


A sentient computer has brought a group of colonists back to ancient Earth where they and their descendants hope to make a new life.  But its greater mission, finding another and greater artificial intelligence, seems fated to fail.


Earthfall   (Tor, 1995, Orbit, 2000.)


Homecoming #4.


The tribe of humans chosen by an artificial intelligence to travel to Earth is torn by internal factions even as the mission is about to commence.



Empire  (Tor, 2006.)


Empire #1.


                Political divisions in the US erupt into open warfare between two minorities, while the majority seeks a way to stop the violence.


Ender in Exile  (Tor, 2008.)


Ender #9.


The savior of Earth goes into exile. 


Ender's Game  (Tor, 1985, Unwin, 1985.  Tor, 1991, Starscape, 2002, revised.)


Ender #1.


Earth is reeling from the effects of a series of attacks by an alien race.  In order to stay prepared for the next assault, selected children are enrolled in a training program that is made more enticing by being structured as a series of games.  Ultimately one game causes the complete eradication of the enemy's species.


Ender's Shadow  (Tor, 1999, Millennium, 2000, Starscape, 2002.)


Ender #5.


                This novel actually runs parallel to the first in the series.  It tells the story of Ender's young friend Bean, his unhappy childhood in Rotterdam, his eventual recruitment into the organization of children who will ultimately form the primary defense of Earth against invaders from the stars.


Ender's War  (Doubleday, 1986.)


Omnibus of Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead.


Eye for Eye  (Tor, 1990, bound with The Tunesmith by Lloyd Biggle.)


Novelet from 1987 about a man who involuntarily kills people through psi when he becomes angry.


First Meetings in the Enderverse  (Tor, 2003, Starscape, 2004.)


                Collection of related stories.


Flux  (Tor, 1995.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Folk of the Fringe, The  (Tor, 1989, Phantasia Press, 1989, Legend, 1990, Orb, 2001.)


A limited nuclear war and other disasters destroys most of the present civilization.  In the southwestern part of New America, a new nation rises, based on individualism and self reliance.


Hidden Empire  (Tor, 2009.)


Empire #2.


The new President is quietly installing a dictatorship.


Homecoming: Earth  (Guild America, 1995.)


Omnibus of the last two Homecoming novels.


Homecoming: Harmony  (Guild America, 1994.)


Omnibus of the first three Homecoming novels.


Hot Sleep:  The Worthing Chronicle  (Ace, 1979, Baronet, 1979, Futura, 1980.)


Worthing series.


A telepath becomes the leader of an interstellar expedition to find a colony world after his unpopularity as a member of the government of Earth forces him to flee his home world.


Keeper of Dreams  (Tor, 2010.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Maps in a Mirror  (Tor, 1990, Easton, 1990, Legend, 1991, Orb, 2004.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Memory of Earth, The  (Tor, 1992, Legend, 1992, Orbit, 2000.)


Homecoming #1.


The planet Harmony is ruled by an orbiting computer that protects humankind from war and other ills.  But when its internal programming begins to fail, the computer must choose from among its charges a group who can arrange to transport it back to Earth for refurbishing.


Monkey Sonatas  (Tor, 1993.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Pastwatch  (Tor, 1996.)


A device that allows researches to study the past without influencing it has a flaw that allows a woman to make subtle changes in the life of Christopher Columbus.  And the results are an entirely different world history.


Planet Called Treason, A  (St Martins, 1979, Dell, 1980, Pan, 1981.  St Martins, 1988 revised.  Orb, 2006, expanded as Treason.)


Treason is a prison planet whose climate forces the involuntary colonists to mutate in bizarre, unpredictable ways.  To escape they try to build a spaceship, but that's difficult on a planet that has almost no metal.


Shadow of the Giant  (Tor, 2005.)


Ender #8.


                Associates of Ender must travel to the stars to escape their enemies on Earth.


Shadow of the Hegemon  (Tor, 2001, Orbit, 2001.


Ender #6.


                After the alien menace was defeated, the population of Earth lost its sense of unity.  One of Ender’s friends returns to Earth and becomes the mastermind who helps reshape civilization into a new whole under the leadership of a single man.


Shadow Puppets  (Orbit, 2002, Tor, 2002.)


Ender #7.


                An ambitious man tries to take advantage of the power vacuum following the war against the aliens to reshape the world.


Shadows in Flight  (Tor, 2012.)


Ender #9.


A legendary family lost in space is rediscovered.


Ships of Earth, The  (Tor, 1994, Legend, 1994, Orbit, 2000.)


Homecoming #3.


War has broken out on the planet guarded by the Oversoul, an artificial intelligence, just when it needs human help to preserve its mission.  A handful of chosen ones set out on a dangerous journey to an abandoned starport.


Songmaster  (Dial, 1980, Dell, 1981, Futura, 1981, Tor, 1987, Gollancz, 2002.)


The protagonist is a young boy trained to have a perfect singing voice.  He is the prized companion of a repressive dictator whose many enemies are willing to strike through innocent bystanders.  But his songs have a power of their own, because they sense and amplify human emotions.


Speaker for the Dead  (Tor, 1986, Arrow, 1987.  Revised Tor edition in 1991.)


Ender #2.


After defeating the aliens who were thought ot menace the Earth, Ender Wiggins disappeared, only to reappear when a new alien species poses a fresh threat.  But this time the emphasis is on the manner in which the two races interact with one another, and Ender's role in resolving the inevitable conflicts.


Treason  (See A Planet Called Treason.)


Unaccompanied Sonata  (Dial Press, 1981.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Unaccompanied Sonata  (Pulphouse, 1992.)


Reprint of the 1979 short story in pamphlet form about a musician in a repressive society who is outlawed when he hears Bach.


War of Gifts, A  (Tor, 2007.)


Ender #9.


Conflict at a training school for interplanetary soldiers.


Worthing Chronicle, The  (Ace, 1983.)


Worthing series.


Novel patched together from stories in other collections.


Worthing Saga, The  (Tor, 1990, Legend, 1991.)


Worthing series.


Collection of related stories about a family of immortals.


Wyrms  (Arbor House, 1987, Legend, 1988, Tor, 1988.)


A planet whose government has been seized by an usurper has a legend that miraculous events will occur during a particular reign.  The rightful ruler is a woman who must decide whether or not an open rebellion is in the best interests of her people.


Xenocide  (Legend, 1991, Tor, 1991.)


Ender #3.


Humans and aliens are living in harmony on a remote world until the virus that allows the latter to survive is deadly to humans.  A massive human warfleet is on the way to sterilize the entire planet, but it disappears enroute.




Earth Afire (Tor, 2013.)


Formic War #2.


Humans vs aliens.


Earth Awakens (Tor, 2014.)


Formic Wars #3.




Earth Unaware  (Tor, 2012.)


Formic War #1.


Prequel to the Ender novels.


Invasive Procedures  (Tor, 2007.)


A brilliant geneticist decides to breed a master race. 




Lovelock  (Tor, 1994.)


Mayflower #1.


An uplifted monkey has been programmed and surgically altered to act as a living recording device accompanying a famous scientist on her trip to the stars.  But along the way, Lovelock starts to have ambitions about his own life.




Vampires of the Andes (Jarrolds, 1925, Arno, 1978, Armchair, 2021.)


Survivors of Atlantis spawned secret societies across the Earth.




Swords Against the Moon Men (ERB, 2017.)


A rebellious earthman fights invaders from the moon.


CAREY, DIANE  (See also collaboration which follows.)


Ancient Blood  (Pocket, 1997.)


A Star Trek Next Generation novel.


                Worf and his son face twin challenges when Worf goes undercover on his home world to discover the leaders of a crime syndicate.


Battlestation!  (Pocket, 1986.)


A Star Trek novel.


Captain Kirk is arrested in connection with the disappearance of an experimental star drive, and Spock and friends must prove his innocence by finding the guilty parties.


Best Destiny  (Pocket, 1993.)


A Star Trek novel.


Captain Kirk is featured both as he prepares to retire from Starfleet, and as a young man yet to decide the course of his future in this paired adventure story involving a mysterious planet and its deadly trap.


Broken Bow  (Pocket, 2001, based on the screenplay by Rick Berman and Brannon Braga.)


A Star Trek Enterprise novel.


                Novelization of the season opener for the fifth incarnation of Star Trek.  The first starship from Earth sets out to the stars, and promptly runs into the hostile Klingons.


Cadet Kirk  (Minstrel, 1997.)


Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #3.


                A young Kirk foils space pirates preying on a prominent scientist.


Call to Arms  (Pocket, 1998.)


A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel.


                The story of the war with the Dominion, based on seven episodes of the television series.


Cauldron  (Dark Horse, 2007.)


An Aliens novel.


A group of cadets unwillingly unleash a nest of aliens.


Chainmail  (Pocket, 2001.)


A Star Trek novel.


                A Federation starship must deal with a horde of aliens who erupt from a gateway in space claiming to be masters of an ancient technology.


Challenger  (Pocket, 2000.)


A Star Trek New Earth novel.


                Kirk and his crew are about to transfer protection of a new colony to a replacement ship when it is destroyed.  He is forced to remain on post and protect the colony from a spaceborn alien intruder.


Descent  (Pocket, 1993, based on the screenplay by Jeri Taylor & Ronald D. Moore, and a second screenplay by Rene Echevarria.


A Star Trek: The Next Generation novel.


Because of Picard's generous gesture to a captured Borg in the past, they have become self aware as individuals and deadlier than ever, determined to destroy the Federation.  Data feels his first human emotions when he realizes the leader of the Borg is his own "brother".


DNA War  (Dark Horse, 2006.)


An Aliens novel.


A scientist is convinced that she can negotiate with a colony of aliens.


Dreadnought!   (Pocket, 1986.)


A Star Trek novel.


A super battleship is stolen by apparent terrorists who demand a rendezvous with the Enterprise and its crew.  But everything is not as it seems, and the theft might be the only way to save the Federation.


Endgame  (Pocket, 2001, based on the screenplay by Kenneth Biller, Robert Doherty, Rick Berman, and Brannon Braga.)


A Star Trek Voyager novel.


                After yet another series of adventures, the crew finally find their way home and return to the Federation.


Final Frontier  (Pocket, 1988.)


A Star Trek novel.


Kirk and company travel back through time to the early days of the Federation, before Starfleet even existed, and Kirk confronts one of his own ancestors.


Fire Ship  (Pocket, 1998.)


A Star Trek: Next Voyager novel.


                Captain Janeway is taken aboard an alien ship where she finds herself in the middle of an interstellar war, until she gains enough influence to bring it to an end.


First Frontier  (Pocket, 1995.)


A Star Trek novel.


The Enterprise crosses into an alternate timeline where the Klingons and Romulans are at war, but where the Federation doesn't exist because the human race never evolved.  Earth, in fact, is still inhabited by dinosaurs.


First Strike  (Pocket, 1996.)


A Star Trek novel.


An alien invasion fleet is poised to conquer the Klingon, Romulan, and Confederation worlds, which were a part of their sphere of influence before the rise of the current civilizations.    


Flashback  (Pocket, 1996, based on the screenplay by Brannon Braga.)


A Star Trek: Voyager novel.


An early adventure of Tuvok and Captain Janeway aboard another ship, one captained by Sulu from the original series.  .


Ghost Ship  (Pocket, 1988.)


A Star Trek: Next Generation novel.


A mysterious alien creature that absorbs the souls of people it kills is in the vicinity of the Enterprise, sensed by Deanna Troi.  The crew must find a way to communicate with the creature or lose their own souls.


Great Starship Race, The  (Pocket, 1993.)


A Star Trek novel.


The Enterprise is taking part in what is supposed to be a friendly sporting event, but a Romulan warship shows up and makes things much more serious.


Red Sector  (Pocket, 1999.)


A Star Trek Next Generation novel.


                The ruling clan of Romulus has contracted an interstellar plague, and Spock and McCoy must come out of retirement to save the day and prevent the incident from destabilizing the galaxy.


Sacrifice of Angels  (Pocket, ?, based on the screenplay by ?)


A Star Trek Deep Space Nine novel.


                Novel based on seven episodes of the television sequence about the war with the Dominion.


Search, The  (Pocket, 1994, based on the screenplay by Ira Steven Behr, Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and Ronald D. Moore.)


A Deep Space Nine novel.


Sisko takes an experimental starship through the wormhole to confront the Dominion, a powerful and aggressive race from another part of the universe that is threatening an interstellar war.


Ship of the Line  (Pocket, 1997.)


A Star Trek Next Generation novel.


                After the destruction of his ship, Picard is on a diplomatic mission when he learns that its replacement has been stolen by a Klingon warlord intent upon launching an attack against Cardassia.


Starfleet Academy  (Pocket, 1997, based on the game written in collaboration with Sandy Fries and Dan Greenberg.)


A Star Trek novel.


A young cadet teams up with the original crew of the Enterprise to unmask a plot to destroy Starfleet Academy's reputation.  Based on a computer game.


Station Rage  (Pocket, 1995.)


A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel.


A group of Cardassian soldiers wakens from suspended animation and, unwilling to accept their defeat, attempts to seize control of the station.


Trials and Tribble-Ations  (Pocket, 1996, from the screenplays by Ronald D. Moore, Rene Echevarria, Steven Behr, Hans Beimler, and Robert Hewitt Wolfe.)


A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel.


Sisko and friends go back through time to the infestation of the Enterprise by tribbles, in order to prevent Kirk's assassination by a Klingon disguised as a human.


Wagon Train to the Stars  (Pocket, 2000.)


A Star Trek New Earth novel.


                Kirk and his crew are given a new assignment, escorting a large contingent of colonists to a new planet and making sure that their settlement is viable and safe from alien threat.


Way of the Warrior, The  (Pocket, 1995, based on the screenplay by Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe.)


A Deep Space Nine novel.


Novelization of a season opener.  The shapeshifting soldiers of the Dominion have used the wormhole to attack Federation space, and the Klingon Empire is about to secede and launch a war as well.


What You Leave Behind  (Pocket, 1999, based on the screenplay by Ira Stephen Behr and Hans Beimler.)


A Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel.


                Novelization of the final episode of the television series.




Belle Terre  (Pocket, 2000.)


A Star Trek New Earth novel.


                A new human colony world seems to be thriving, but then Spock discovers that one of the planet's moons is unstable and is about to self destruct, taking with it all life on the planet below.


CAREY, JACQUELINE  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Saints Astray  (Grand Central, 2011.)


Saints #2.


Attempts are made to suppress information about a project that produced superhuman powers.


Santa Olivia  (Grand Central, 2009.)


Saints #1.


A genetically enhanced human makes a difference in a mildly repressive future.


CAREY, M.R. (Also writes Horror.)


Boy on the Bridge, The (Orbit, 2017.)


A post apocalyptic future.




Spore 7  (Morrow, 1979, Avon, 1980.)


A new plague has begun to spread through a remote town, undetectible, altering the personalities of those it infects.  Is it a disease, an alien invasion, or a supernatural curse?  The protagonist races to find a cure before the government uses nuclear weapons to destroy the entire area.


CARLSON, DALE  (Also writes Horror.)


Mystery of the Galaxy Games  (Golden Press, 1984.)


A James Budd mystery.


                Not seen.


Mystery of the Hidden Trap, The  (Price Stern Sloan, 1983.)


A Jenny Dean mystery.


                Not seen.


Mystery of the Shining Children, The  (Price Stern Sloan, 1983.)


A Jenny Dean mystery.


                Not seen.


Plant People, The  (Franklin Watts, 1977, Dell, 1979.)


Very short tale about a town that is being mysteriously transformed into hybrids between humans and plants.  Not very plausible.  Meant for younger readers.


Secret of the Third Eye, The  (Price Stern Sloan, 1983.)


A Jenny Dean mystery.


                Not seen.


Space Plaque Mystery, The  (Golden Press, 1986.)


A James Budd mystery.


                Not seen.




Plague War  (Ace, 2008.)


Plague #2.


Politics interferes with efforts to distribute a vaccine against a nanotech plague.


Plague Year  (Ace, 2007.)


Plague #1.


A nanotech device intended to cure cancer becomes a plague itself. 


Plague Zone  (Ace, 2009.)


Plague #3.


A future ravished world is engulfed by war and nanotechnology.




Elysium  (Doubleday, 1982.)


A botanist serving what he thinks is the goddess of his world is sent on a mission to the wilderness.  There he experiences his first taste of freedom and begins to realize the tight grip held over his people.


Sunrise West  (Doubleday, 1981.)


                The story of the struggles of a band of people in the far future following of the collapse of modern civilization.  They must ensure an adequate food supply and protect their property from roving gangs of thieves and barbarians.


CARLTON, ROGER  (Pseudonym of Donald Rowland, whom see.)


Beyond Tomorrow  (Hale, 1975.)


                Not seen.


Star Arrow  (Hale, 1975.)


                Not seen.


CARMAN, PATRICK  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)


Dark Planet, The  (Little, Brown, 2009.)


Atherton #3.


An artificial world is saved from destruction.


House of Power, The  (Little, Brown, 2007.)


Atherton #1.


An artificial world consisting of three tiers begins to collapse.


Pulse (Tegen, 2014.)


Pulse #1.


A teen discovers she has telekinesis.


Quake (Tegen, 2015.)


Pulse #2.




Rivers of Fire  (Little, Brown, 2008.)


Atherton #2.


Different cultures begin to fight when their artificial world begins to collapse.


Shantorian  (Scholastic, 2011.)


Trackers #2.


Teens track down a cyber criminal.


Trackers (Scholastic, 2010.)


Trackers #1.


Gimmick novel about teens with high tech equipment, linked to websites.




Worldwarp  (?)


                A young boy with the power to change reality through mental exertion attracts the attention of scientists.


CARMODY, ISOBELLE  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Ashling  (Tor, 2001, Starscape, 2003.)


Obernewtyn #3.


                A woman goes on a perilous journey as part of her effort to reconcile the differences between the government of her post apocalyptic society and an organized corps of rebels.


Farseekers, The  (Tor, 2000.)


Obernewtyn #2.


                A variety of psychic powers helps a group of rebels hold onto their liberty in the face of aggression by the totalitarian government that arose following a worldwide disaster.


Obernewtyn   (Penguin, 1987, Tor, 1999, Starscape, 2003.)


Obernewtyn #1.


                In a world still struggling to recover from a holocaust, a woman with proscribed mental powers is sent to a remote region meant to be her prison.  There she makes enemies as well as friends, and eventually discovers that her powers are critical to the survival of her people.




Girl from B.U.S.T., The  (Bee-Line, 1966.)


Jane Blonde #1.


Not seen.


Joy Ride  (Bee-Line, 1967.)


Jane Blonde #2.


Not seen.




Devine War  (Arbor House, 1986.)


A woman on a colony world investigates the death of her husband, with the sometimes assistance of an artificial intelligence.


Man in the Darksuit, The  (Pocket, 1980.)


A blend of mystery, SF, and humor.   A reporter and some times detective gets involved with sexy aliens, an invisibility device, and other oddballs after he rescues a rich woman. 




Moonspin  (Flagship, 1967.)


Candidate for the worst SF novel of all time.  A group of Americans discover that the Russians are colonizing the moon using Abominable Snowmen, since the creatures are used to living in rarified atmospheres.  Right.  And they're plotting to change the rotation of the moon to give themselves control of Earth.  More absurdities thanI could possibly list here.




Flight One  (Simon & Schuster, 1972, Methuen, 1973, Spehre, 1975.)


Very marginal piece about tensions aboard an experimental passenger aircraft's maiden flight.




Sunstrike  (Pinnacle, 1978.)


A remarkably scientifically inept novel about a scientist who creates an artificial eclipse of the sun, causing the beginning of a new Ice Age, in order to become ruler of the entire world.




Killing Time  (Random House, 2000.)


                In the middle of the next century, a psychologist receives evidence that the assassination of the President in 2018 did not happen the way it is believed to have, and that someone is using technology to manipulate the truth.  He falls into the clutches of a group of conspirators who believe the governments of the world are using the Internet to delude people.




Colonists of Space  (Ward Lock, 1954, Digit, 1962.)


Bel #1.


Routine story of a ship searching for worlds suitable for human colonization and their conflict with an alien species when they finally find one.


Salamander War  (Ward Lock, 1955, Digit, 1962.)


Bel #2.


Not seen.  More conflict between humans and aliens on the planet Bel.




Leviathan's Deep  (Playboy, 1980, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1980.)


A human military officer is infatuated with a prominent official of a primitive female world, but she is determined to expel humans entirely, because she feels they are destroying her race's culture.


Navigator's Sindrome  (Doubleday, 1983.)


Navigator #1.


A star navigator whose job should protect her from the idiosyncrasies of planetary rulers finds herself trapped on an evil world whose ruler uses a web of complex and repressive laws to inflict his will on others.


Rabelaisian Reprise  (Doubleday, 1988.)


Navigator #3.


The recurring protagonists return to the anarchic planet Rabelais for the final confrontation with a local ruler who has tried to enslave or kill them in their previous adventures.


Treasure in the Heart of the Maze, The  (Doubleday, 1985.)


Navigator #2.


A starship's crew goes off on a search for a fabled treasure while the planetary ruler they thwarted in the first volume of the series sends a team of clone assassins after them.


CARR, JOHN F.  (See also collaboration with Roland Green.)


Carnifax Mardi Gras  (Pequod, 1982.)


A holotape producer in a decadent, hedonistic 21st Century America tries to recoup his lost reputation by finding a new gimmick, but the one he discovers amidst a secretive cult might cost him his life.


Kalvan Kingmaker (Pequod, 2000.)


Lord Kalvan #1.


                A sequel to Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen by H. Beam Piper.  Although the theocracy has been defeated by the forces led by a police officer from another time stream, they are regrouping their armies in preparation for a new military campaign.


Ophidian Conspiracy, The  (Major, 1976.)


A bellicose alien race has been defeated by humans, but years later internal bickering and a lack of purpose has split humanity into factions apparently unable to maintain their control of the Ophidians.  Which is exactly what the latter are hoping for.


Pain Gain  (Major, 1977.)


Mutated humans wage war on the rest of the human race, using orbiting fortresses to assist as they seize control of South America.  With telepathy, robot guardians, and other devices.


CARR, KIRBY  (Pseudonym of Kin Platt.)   


Impossible Spy, The  (Major, 1976.)


A government agent is sent to track down a man who can will machines to stop working, and whose very existence endangers the future of technological civilization.


They're Coming to Kill You, Jane  (Canyon, 1975.)


A Hitman adventure.


A recurring detective series moves into SF with this story of a syndicate using a new drug that turns users into mindless creatures controlled by their pushers.




Robbers and Robots  (TSR, 1983.)


A multi-path gamebook in which the reader tries to outwit spies trying to steal secrets from a robot factory.


CARR, ROBERT SPENCER (Also writes Fantasy.)


Beyond Infinity  (Fantasy Press, 1951, Dell, 1954.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Beyond Infinity (Armchair, 2017, bound with Monsters of the Ray by A. Hyatt Verrill.)


A project to develop a faster than light drive.


CARR, TERRY  (See also Norman Edwards.)


Cirque  (Bobbs Merrill, 1977, Crest, ?, Dobson, 1979)


Earth has become an economically depressed and mostly forgotten planet whose brightest star is a single city.  But in the bowels of that city there exists a monstrous creature.


Light at the End of the Universe, The  (Pyramid, 1976.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Warlord of Kor  (Ace, 1963, bound with The Star Wasps by Robert Moore Williams.)


A small group of humans attempts to bring knowledge to the reptilian natives of a newly discovered world, but their arrival may be causing more problems than it solves, and the natives might be better off if they just destroyed the human invaders.




Cretaceous Paradox, The  (Royal Fireworks, 1997.)


                Complex nonsense for young adults about a virus that causes a newer, more virulent form of cancer, and the attempts to find a cure by travelling both backward and forward in time.


CARREL, MARK  (Pseudonym of Lauran Paine, whom see.)


Another View  (Hale, 1972.)


                Not seen.


Bannister's Z-Matter  (Hale, 1973.)


                Not seen.


Crack in Time, A  (Hale, 1971.)


                Not seen.


Underground Men, The  (Hale, 1975.)


                Not seen.


Undine, The  (Hale, 1972.)


                Not seen.




No Power on Earth  (Medalion, 1986.)


                The Earth is dominated by a ruthless corporation.  The protagonist is resigned to her fate until she is kidnapped by outlaws and discovers there is yet hope.




Siren Stars, The  (Pyramid, 1971.)


Scientists searching for life on other worlds receive a coded message from the stars.  Unfortunately, the message comes from a species so advanced that simply reading what they have sent may have fatal consequences for the world.




Time's Fool  (Doubleday, 1981.)


A talented musician chafes at the caustic reviews he receives from a critic.  Caught up in his ensuing personal problems, he defers the operation that will make him immortal and ultimately discovers that art and mortality are linked.




Man on the Mountain  (Little, Brown, 1969, Popular Library, ?)


Implausible near future satire about a world in which four generations have split into separate cultures with little intercourse among them until the two protagonists set out on a voyage of discovery.




Super Human  (Philomel, 2010.)


Young adult novel about a super human from the past.




White Pills  (Crown, 1964.)


A novel unfortunately still relevant thirty years later.  Scientists discover a pill that will turn skin color white, and it becomes impossible to know for sure who is from what race based on casual observation.  A group of racists tries to develop an accurate test, and discover to their horror that some of them no longer qualify as white.




Boys Who Vanished, The  (Duell, Sloan, & Pierce, 1959.)


Two boys become the size of insects.




Experiment, The  (Signet, 1984.)


One of many borderline medical thrillers.  A major hospital is part of a plot to alter the way children are born.




Pawn of Time  (Holt, 1957.)


Not seen.  A modern man is transported to 16th Century Venice.


CARTER, ANGELA  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)


Heroes and Villains  (Heinemann, 1969, Simon & Schuster, 1970, Pocket, 1972, Penguin, 1994.)


A community of scientists surviving despite a nuclear war is plagued by the attacks of barbaric tribes surrounding them.  A young woman from their town is kidnapped by a nomadic warrior, held prisoner by mutants, and becomes the bridge between two different cultures.


CARTER, BRUCE  (Pseudonym of Richard A. Hough. Also writes Horror.)


Buzzbugs  (J.M. Dent, 1977, Avon Camelot, 1979.)


Monster story for younger readers, as giant insects begin attacking livestock and then people in a remote English village.


Into a Strange New World    (See Perilous Descent.)


Perilous Descent  (Puffin, 1958. Bodley Head, 1952, Crowell, 1953, as Into a Strange New World.  1969 Puffin edition is revised.)


Two British aviators crashland while returning from a bombing mission and fall into a cavern that leads them deep into the Earth.  There they discover a lost civilization and become embroiled in the battle between two primitive tribes despite their efforts to remain neutral.


CARTER, CARMEN  (See also collaboration which follows.)


Children of Hamlin, The  (Pocket, 1988.)


A Star Trek: Next Generation novel.


A mysterious alien race attacked a defenseless installation and kidnapped all of its children, and now they've shown up again.  Picard takes the Enterprise to confront them, and demand the return of their prisoners.


Devil's Heart, The  (Pocket, 1994.)


A Star Trek: The Next Generation novel.


Picard answers a distress call and discovers that a scientific group has found an ancient alien artifact that makes its owner nearly omnipotent, power so great it corrupts the mind of its owner.  With the artifact, Picard can control minds, raise the dead, even change the course of time.


Dreams of the Raven  (Pocket, 1987.)


A Star Trek novel.


While answering a distress call, the Enterprise is damaged by a mysterious alien warship and Dr. McCoy suffers almost total amnesia.  Kirk must find a way to defuse the situation or destroy the enemy without the assistance of one of his most valuable aides.




Doomsday World  (Pocket, 1990.)


A Star Trek: The Next Generation novel.


An artificial world is a treasure trove of ancient alien artifacts, but the crew of the Enterprise is accused of helping a terrorist group just as an alien science wakens from a sleep of eons.




Millenium: 2000  (HarperCollins, 1996.)


Millenium #1.


                Not seen.


Millenium: TBC  (HarperCollins, 1996.)


Millenium #3.


                Not seen.


X Files, The  (Harper, 1998, from the screenplay by ?)


                Not seen.




Hand of the Devil, The  (Bodley Head, 2006.)


                Mutated mosquitos become deadly.


CARTER, DEE  (Pseudonym of Dennis Talbot Hughes, whom see.)


Blue Cordon  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)


                The discovery of a frozen corpse leads to a clash with immortals.


Chloroplasm  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)


                Not seen.


Purple Islands  (Curtis Warren, 1953.)


                Not seen.


CARTER, DIANA  (Also writes Horror.)


Zozu the Robot  (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1974.)






Peggy the Aeronaut  (Everett, 1910.)


                An adventure involving rival air fleets.


CARTER, JOHN FRANKLIN  (See Jay Franklin.)


CARTER, LIN  (See also collaborations with L. Sprague de Camp and Robert Howard, and collaboration with Donald A. Wollheim as David Grinnell. Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)


As the Green Star Rises  (DAW, 1975.)


Green Star #4.


This time the protagonist sets out to explore the boundaries of an enormous ocean, and runs into the usual cast of villains.


Barbarian of World's End, The  (DAW, 1977.)


Gondwane #5.


We discover that not only is the protagonist of this series an android rather than a true human, but also that he is a superior creature destined to shape the final days of humanity.


Beyond the Gates of Dream  (Belmont, 1969, Five Star, 1973.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Black Legion of Callisto  (Dell, 1972, Futura, 1975.)


Callisto #2.


Jandar decides to pose as one of the enemy and infiltrate the ranks of the army that holds a Callistan city hostage.  He attracts the favorable attention of an aristocrat, but never loses sight of his original mission.


By the Light of the Green Star  (DAW, 1974.)


Green Star #3.


An Earthman wearing the body of an alien warrior finds himself hired as an assassin, while his friends are in danger of having their entire tribe destroyed or sold into slavery.


City Outside the World, The  (Berkley, 1977.)


Mars #3.


A reclusive Earthman has various adventures on the dying planet Mars on his quest to find a lost city where the old Martian science might still be found.


Darya of the Bronze Age  (DAW, 1981.)


Zanthodon #4.


An enemy of Eric Carstairs kidnaps the two cave people he loves the most, hoping to use them to apply leverage to the man from the surface world.  The mix of characters from different periods of world history, all surviving in an underground kingdom, gives rise to some interesting combinations.


Down to a Sunless Sea  (DAW, 1984.)


Mars #4.


An ex-convict on Mars runs afoul of the law again and is forced to flee into the unexplored Martian wastelands.  There he discovers that ancient Martian science hasn't vanished entirely.


Enchantress of World's End, The  (DAW, 1975.)


Gondwane #3.


An oversized warrior wanders through the twilight of the world, where cities migrate, dragons live again, and the moon is falling.


Eric of Zanthodon  (DAW, 1982.)


Zanthodon #5.


Eric Carstairs helps the good cave people win a war against their various enemies in this concluding volume of a series set in an underground world.


Found Wanting  (DAW, 1985.)


One of this author's more ambitious works, a far future super city in which the protagonist struggles to regain his own sense of identity after a mysterious bout of amnesia. 


Giant of World's End  (Belmont, 1969.)


Gondwane #1.


A wizard and a warrior team up in the last days of the planet Earth as the moon threatens to fall from the sky, the human race has slid back into barbarism, magic works, and an unwary traveler might well end up in the arena.


Hurok of the Stone Age  (DAW, 1981.)


Zanthodon #3.


Eric Carstairs is held captive so his caveman friend Hurok organizes a rescue party.  Some of the inhabitants of the subterranean world have domesticated dinosaurs and use them as mounts on which to ride to battle.


Immortal of World's End, The  (DAW, 1976.)


Gondwane #4.


The last human hero, more or less since he's genetically engineered, attempts to thwart a horde of barbarians and a group of evil scientists in search of the secret of immortality.


In the Green Star's Glow  (DAW, 1976.)


Green Star #5.


In the concluding volume, Karn - an Earthman in an alien body -- rallies the flagging forces of his adopted land and repels the many foes who assail them for the final time.


Jandar of Callisto  (Dell, 1972, Futura, 1974.)


Callisto #1.


An adventurer from Earth is stranded on the moon Callisto, a jungle world filled with various inhuman creatures and beautiful women in this Burroughsian pastiche.  Jandar is enslaved, captured by pirates, and falls in love, all without working up a sweat.


Journey to the Underground World  (DAW, 1979.)


Zanthodon #1.


A thinly disguised imitation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Pellucidar books.  An adventurer and a scientist investigate rumors of a lost civilization and find the entrance to an underground world filled with cavemen, dinosaurs, and other dangers.


Lankar of Callisto  (Dell, 1975.)


Callisto #6.


Carter puts himself in this adventure, transported from Earth to the jungle moon where he battles a variety of villains and monsters on his quest to save his hero, Jandar, from a fate worse than death.


Mad Empress of Callisto  (Dell, 1975.)


Callisto #4.


After rescuing the woman he loves, Jandar sets off for home, only to be captured by yet another barbaric ruler.  And this time there are intelligent insects and a man with almost magical mental powers to make escape even less likely.


Man Who Loved Mars, The  (Gold Medal, 1973, White Lion, 1973.)


Mars #1.

An expedition uncovers an ancient Martian city, but it also stumbles across surviving technological devices that still function well enough to put them all in deadly peril.


Man Without a Planet, The  (Ace, 1966, bound with Time to Live by John Rackham.)


Imperium #1.


A military hero retires from service, disenchanted with the galactic empire he serves because the woman he loves has been deprived of her throne.  Dogging his footsteps is a malevolent spy who believes him to be a traitor, even before the protagonist actually becomes one.


Mind Wizards of Callisto  (Dell, 1975.)


Callisto #5.


Jandar attempts to lead an attack against a remote city filled with villains cultivating coercive mental powers, but once again his plans go awry and he is left wandering the surface while monstrous reptilian creatures try to have him for lunch.


Outworlder  (Lancer, 1971.)


Imperium #3.


An official from the galactic empire is stuck on a primitive world where magic appears to work, and where swords are more effective weapons than modern guns. 


Pirate of World's End, The  (DAW, 1978.)


Gondwane #6.


War, piracy, and the imminent end of the world are the backdrop for the story of a genetically engineered superman and his quest to discover his purpose.


Purloined Planet, The  (Belmont, 1969, bound with The Evil That Men Do by John Brunner.)


Quicksilver #1.


An adventurer travels to a planet where crime is supposed to be non-existent, just in time to discover the entire world has been stolen.


Renegade of Callisto  (Dell, 1978.)


Callisto #8.


One of the more personable insectmen of Callisto, Koja sets off with a young human to explore the jungle world.  But the twosome, predictably enough, get into trouble almost from the outset, are enslaved, fight battles, and ultimately defeat the villains.


Sky Pirates of Callisto  (Dell, 1973, Futura, 1975.)


Callisto #3.


The woman Jandar loves has been kidnapped by the sky pirates of Callisto so he sets out to rescue her, but ends up being enslaved again, and later sent to the gladiatorial games to fight to the death.


Star Magicians  (Ace, 1966. bound with The Off-Worlders by John Baxter.)


One heroic planet stands against the barbarians when the old galactic empire collapses, preserving freedom for those who can rally under its leadership.


Star Rogue  ( Lancer, 1970.)


Imperium #2.


A secret organization known as the Citadel exists within an interstellar society.  Its purpose is to intervene whenever tyranny rears its ugly head, and its agents overthrow dictators and other villains while concealing the secret of their own origin.


Thief of Thoth, The  (Belmont, 1968, bound with And Others Shall Be Born by Frank Belknap Long. Reissued in 1972 bound with Doomsman by Harlan Ellison.)


Quicksilver #1.


Interstellar intrigue involving mysterious aliens who can read human minds telepathically.


Thongor Against the Gods  (Paperback Library, 1967, Warner, 1979.)


Thongor #3.


A primitive warrior has become the ruler of all Lemuria, but Thongor's new wife is kidnapped by his enemies and he risks his throne and his life to get her back.


Thongor and the Dragon City  (See Thongor of Lemuria.)


Thongor and the Wizard of Lemuria  (See The Wizard of Lemuria.)


Thongor at the End of Time  (Paperback Libary, 1968, Tandem, 1970.)


Thongor #5.


The last of a tribe of evil magicians strikes Thongor dead, but he escapes from the world of death and returns to defeat his enemies and reclaim his kingdom.


Thongor Fights the Pirates of Tarakus  (Berkley, 1970, Tandem, 1971.)


Thongor #6.


Just as a combined army of bloodthirsty pirates and evil magicians is about to attack the city where Thongor rules, that worthy mysteriously disappears and his friends fear he has deserted them in their hour of need.


Thongor in the City of Magicians  (Paperback Library, 1968, Warner, 1979.)


Thongor #4.


The series drifted from SF into more obvious fantasy in this volume.  An evil magician plots to imprison the hero's soul and torment it forever.


Thongor of Lemuria  (Ace, 1966. Berkley, 1970, revised as Thongor and the Dragon City.)


Thongor #2.


A barbarian hero living in the time when the human race took the world from the intelligent reptiles who preceded them has various adventures involving apemen, superscience, and even a human villain.


Time War  (Dell, 1974.)


The protagonist is the only man alive who can teleport himself from one place to another, and his ability has made him the target of forces from the far future who want to use him as a tool to preserve their own power.


Tower at the Edge of Time  (Belmont, 1968.)


Although this has much the feel of a fantasy novel, it's essentially SF.  A swordsman travels through time and space, locates a fabulous treasure, and acquires unusual powers that make him the target of ambitious government officials.


Tower of the Medusa  (Ace, 1969. bound with Kar Kaballa by George H. Smith.)


A thief is sent to a distant world to steal a fabled jewel that may be the key to extraordinary powers.


Under the Green Star  (DAW, 1972.)


Green Star #1.


An Earthman's personality is transplanted into the body of a legendary hero on another planet, a world of immense forests and apparently endless danger.  In the opening volume of this Burroughsian adventure, the protagonist adjusts to his new body and his new surroundings, dispatching a handful of bad guys in the process.


Valley Where Time Stood Still, The  (Doubleday, 1974, Popular Library, 1976.)


Mars #2.


Various humans from Earth set out to discover a fabled Martian city where, it is said, the gods of that planet still hold sway.


Warrior of World's End, The  (DAW, 1974.)


Gondwane #2  (DAW numbered their series but ignored the first title from another publisher.)


A doughty warrior wanders the dying Earth and has various adventures involving floating cities that nevertheless hold primitive societies aloft.


When the Green Star Calls  (DAW, 1973.)


Green Star #2.


In his new body, the protagonist discovers the last surviving member of the alien race that once dominated the world of the green star.  He also runs afoul of a scientist of sorts, a man determined to find the secret of immortality.


Wizard of Lemuria, The  (Ace, 1965. Berkley, 1969, revised as Thongor and the Wizard of Lemuria.  Note that this series moved from SF to fantasy as it progressed, but for ease of reference, all titles are listed here.)


Thongor #1.


A mighty thewed barbarian warrior learns to use the superscience of a reptilian race against them as they seek to prevent the human race from supplanting them on Earth.


Ylana of Callisto  (Dell, 1977.)


Callisto #7.


An Earthman and a Callistan woman battle the last of the evil Mind Wizards, dodging the odd dinosaur or other grisly monster along the way.


Zanthodon  (DAW, 1980.)


Zanthodon #2.


Eric Carstairs continues his explorations of the underground world of cavemen and monsters, searching for a kidnapped girl and finding creatures never known on the Earth's surface.  




Destination: Saturn  (Ace, ?, bound with Invader on My Back by Philip High.)






Turning, The  (Writer's Club, 2000.)


                A group of scientists see the world through a great spiritual upheaval.


CARTER, NICK  (House pseudonym.  There have been several series renumberings, and most titles are not remotely SF, so no effort has been made to number these, although they all feature the same protagonist.)


Assassination Brigade, The  (Award, 1973, Tandem, 1973.)


                A sinister plot involving worldwide power outages, suicidal sabotage attacks, leaking of confidential material, and a series of murders and disappearances is defeated by special agent Nick Carter.


Death Strain, The  (Award, 1970, Tandem, 1970.) (John Messman.)


One of several in this series concerning a super-plague that could destroy the entire human race, this one disseminated by a radical group.


Doomsday Formula, The  (Award, 1969.) (Tandem, 1969.)


A band of Japanese communists plans to stir up geological faults and sink Hawaii.


Doomsday Spore, The  (Charter, 1979.)  (George Warren.)


Once again a killer plague menaces the entire human race.


Ice Trap Terror  (Award, 1974.)


A crazed colonel has machines which have altered the Earth's climate.  Unless Nick Carter can stop him in time, a new ice age will cover the Earth for generations to come.


Omega Terror, The  (Award, 1972, Tandem, 1972.)


Nick Carter is in pursuit of a traitor who has developed a new virus that could destroy most of the human race in a matter of days.


Operation Moon Rocket  (Award, 1968, Tandem, 1968.)  (Lee Louderback.)


A Red Chinese agent is arranging the murder of American astronauts.


Operation Starvation  (Award, 1966.)


An evil genius has developed a virus that will destroy most of the world's food supply.


Solar Menace, The  (Charter, 1981.)  (Robert E. Vardeman.)




Sea Trap, The  (Award, 1970, Tandem, 1969.) (John Messman.)


A brilliant but insane scientist has a device that can destroy nuclear submarines at will, and he will strike at every American vessel unless his demands are met.


Weapon of Night, The  (Award, 1967.)


A secretive group of criminals is planning to sabotage the electricity grid for North America and go on a crime rampage under the cover of darkness.


CARTER, PAUL (See collaboration with Gregory Benford.)




Find Me Where the Water Ends (Harper, 2014.)


Time Travel #3.


Time travel romance for teens.


So Close to You (Harper, 2012.)


Time Travel #1.




This Strange and Familiar Place (Harper, 2013.)


Time Travel #2.






Fortunate Fall, The  (Tor, 1996.)


                A woman biomechanically enhanced to be a news gatherer is doing a feature on a massacre when she finds a witness whose version differs from the official one.  Before long, the authorities are on her trail as well.




Dream Killers, The  (Hale, 1981.)


                Not seen.




Attack of the Intergalactic Soul Hunters  (Llewellyn, 2005.)


                Two teenagers discover that their dreams of aliens have a basis in reality.




Atom Bomb Blues  (BBC, 2005.)


A Doctor Who novel.




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


The New Doctor Who Adventures.


A near future Earth is heavily polluted because of the rapaciousness of a number of super corporations, the top officials of which are about to secure the secret of immortality for themselves.


Swine Fever  (Black Flame, 2005.)


A Judge Dredd novel.


                Super-intelligent pigs force pork off the market, but someone has developed a black market.


Warchild  (Doctor Who Books, 1996.)


A Doctor Who New Adventure


The Doctor becomes involved with a family on Earth which is developed psi powers.  Warhead, Warlock, and Warchild form a trilogy within the context of the entire New Adventures series.


Warlock  (Doctor Who Books, 1995.)


A Doctor Who New Adventure.


A direct sequel to the earlier Warhead, part of the Cat's Cradle sequence.  A powerful new drug has appeared, dangerous in its own rightm, but also harbinger of a secret plot against the entire human race.




Space Scavengers,The  (Major, 1975.)


Collection of related stories about a space salvage crew.




World's Greatest Athlete, The  (Gold Medal, 1973, based on their own screenplay.)


Novelization of the film.  A college athletic coach returns from Africa with a boy raised in the jungle who has extraordinary physical abilities.   Played mostly for laughs.




Battlestar Galactica  (Tor, 2006, Gollancz, 2007, based on the screenplay by Ronald A. Moore, Christopher Eric James, and Glen A Larson.)


A Battlestar Galactica novel.


                A race of humanoids created by humans threaten to wipe out their creators.


Clypsis  (Bantam, 1987.)


Part of the multi-author Roger Zelazny's Alien Speedway series.


Opening volume of a series about a solar system that has been redesigned as a racetrack for space pilots in a dangerous test of their skills.


Crucible of Time (Starstream, 2019.)


Chaos Chronicles #6.


The final battle against a time traveling horde of robots dedicated to eradicating life.


Down the Stream of Stars  (Bantam, 1990.)


Dragon #2.


An earthman dies in the cataclysmic supernova of Betelgeuse, which opens a gateway into the heart of the galaxy.  Unfortunately, the doorway works both ways and a horde of inimical aliens begins attacking the human settled part of the galaxy.


Dragon Rigger  (Tor, 1993.)


Dragon #4.


A human star pilot forges an alliance with one of the intelligent dragons dwelling among the stars against an evil enemy whose plans could spell danger for humans as well as the dragons.


Dragons in the Stars  (Tor, 1992.)


Dragon #3.


A frustrated star pilot takes a chance in navigating through a kind of unreal space time where her ship encounters star travelling dragons.


Eternity’s End  (Tor, 2000.)




From a Changeling Star  (Bantam, 1988.)


Dragon #1.


In a galaxy torn by two contending factions, a group of scientists gather to observe a supernova.  Elsewhere, a human has been infected by microscopic computers that are changing him into some thing other than a human.


Infinite Sea, The  (Tor, 1996.)


Chaos Chronicles #3.


John Bandicut and friends find themselves on a water world where they must save the indigenous race from the destruction threatened by a mysterious force, the Maw of the Abyss.


Infinity Link, The  (Bluejay, 1984, Tor, 1985, Orbit, 1986.)


A secret scientific project uses computers and telepathy to communicate with an alien race, and uses human trickery and cleverness to avoid the political maneuvering to control whatever knowledge is gained.


Neptune Crossing  (Tor, 1994.)


Chaos Chronicles #1.


An explorer on a Neptunian moon stumbles on a sentient alien device, or perhaps a lifeform, that invades his body.  Although benevolent, the alien has lapses of memory.  It does, however, have knowledge of an imminent catastrophe that could wipe out the human race unless the protagonist takes immediate steps.


Panglor  (Dell, 1980, Arrow, 1981, Tor, 1996.)


A starship captain is trapped into performing a cruel act in order to salvage his own life, but at the last moment he reneges and he and his charges are off on a series of adventures.


Rapture Effect, The  (Tor, 1987, Orbit, 1988.)


A corporation dominated human culture is engaged in a secret war with an alien race, augmented by computers sophisticated beyond contemporary imagination.


Reefs of Time, The (Starstream, 2019.)


Chaos Chronicles #5.


Humans and aliens must prevent the return of a horde of killer robots.


Seas of Ernathe  (Laser, 1976.)


A starship approaching a world where human colonists have lived in peace with the water dwelling natives is attacked, and its captain kidnapped.  In the hands of his sudden enemies, he discovers the truth about their world.


Star Rigger's Way  (Dell, 1978, Arrow, 1980, Tor, 1994.)


Star Rigger #1.


When all the other members of his crew die, Carlyle is incapable of maintaining the psychic link that makes possible interstellar travel.  But there's a lost alien creature who might possibly be able to fill in the gaps.


Strange Attractors  (Tor, 1995.)


Chaos Chronicles #2.


After saving the Earth from destruction, John Bandicut, two sentient robots, and an alien living inside his body find themselves on an artificial world outside the galaxy.  There they have various adventures in an environment where even inanimate objects can get angry as they try to figure out where they are and how to survive.


Sunborn  (Tor, 2008.)


Chaos Chronicles #4.


An investigator looks into a force that is causing stars to go prematurely nova.




Dreaming Pigs  (Paint Rock River Press, 2002.)


                Experiments involving mixing pig and human DNA are supposed to make organ transplants easier, but they are actually raising the intelligence of the pigs.


CASCONE, A.G.  (Pseudonym of Annette and Gina Cascone.  Also writes Horror.)


It Came from the Deep  (Troll, 1996.)


                A sea resort secretly run by gilled mutants is embroiled in a feud with the local normal human inhabitants.


Nightmare on Planet X  (Troll, 1997.)


                A youngster and his family are kidnapped to another planet.


CASE, DAVID  (Also writes Horror.)


Brotherly Love and Other Tales of Trust and Knowledge (Pumpkin, 1999.)


                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are science fiction.




Genesis Code, The  (Century, 1997.)


                Not seen.  Thriller involving an earthshaking scientific secret that affects the perceived history of Christianity.




Peacemakers, The.  (Digit, 1963, Avalon, 1960, MacFadden, 1968.)


Earth has evolved to a point where only two nations remain.  One is ruled by a ruthless dictator with a new superweapon.  An attempt to alter the bellicose nature of the nation through the use of a drug fails and armageddon is at hand.  More metaphor than story.




Mutilators, The  (Major, 1976.)


A story about the investigation of mysterious cattle mutilations in the Southwest.  It turns out that the parties responsible are misguided cultists rather than flying saucers, but there's a man with psychic visions involved in the case.




Imago  (Wildside, 2002.)


                A rash of mutations leads to a repressive government and concentration camps where the mutants are kept away from normal humanity.


Without Absolution  (Wildside, 2000.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Nightmare Dream, The  (West End, 1990.)


Possibility Wars #3.


                The Storm Knights defeat the invaders from another time space continuum.




Channel Tunnel, The  (Clowes, 1876.)


                Germans invade England using a tunnel under the English Channel.




Metal Sky  (Roc, 2004.)


Jack Stein #2.


                A psychic investigator searches for missing artifacts on distant worlds.


Star Tablet, The  (Roc, 2005.)


Jack Stein #3.


                A mysterious alien artifact attracts the attention of a psychic.


Wyrmhole  (Roc, 2003.)


Jack Stein #1.


                A man with psychic powers is hired to find a group of miners who disappeared on a distant planet, but he begins to suspect that his employers want him to fail.




Strike of the China Falcon  (Pinnacle, 1992.)


A new Chinese satellite system is in position for a major strike against the continental US and an advance army corps has already been staged in Mexico.  Elsewhere, a terrorist carries a portable atomic bomb aimed at destroying a major city in this borderline SF novel.




Strange Story of William Hyde, The (Armchair, 2021. Magazine appearance 1916.)


Marginal lost world story set in Borneo.


CASSIDAY, BRUCE  (See Carson Bingham.)




Steal the Stars (Tor, 2017.)


                A secret project to investigate a crashed alien spaceship causes problems.




Time Drug  (Curtis Warren, 1954.)


Not seen.  Marginal bit about a new drug that distorts time.


CASSUTT, MICHAEL  (See collaboration with David S. Goyer. Also writes Fantasy.)


Star Country, The  (Doubleday, 1986.)


North America has collapsed into myriad feudal states, each of which is interested in securing control of the technology brought to Earth by the first ship of aliens from another civilization, one of whom has his own plans for the Earth's future.


Tango Midnight  (Forge, 2003.)


                A group of astronauts are trapped in a spaceship with a deadly virus.




First Day on Earth  (Scholastic, 2011.)


A young boy recovers from being abducted by aliens.


CASTLE, DAMON  (Pseudonym or Richard Reinsmith, also writes as Richard R. Smith.)


Starbright  (Leisure, 1983.)


Unlikely story of the first expedition to another star, numbering among its crew spies, celebrities, millionaires, and politicians.  There's a malfunction along the way, as well as inimical aliens, and telepathic communication.


CASTLE, JAYNE  (Pseudonym of Jayne Krentz. Also writes Fantasy.)


After Dark  (Jove, 2000.)


Harmony #1.


                An archaeologist in the far future finds her life complicated by romance, a mysterious body, and possible supernormal events.


After Glow  (Jove, 2004.)


Harmony #2.


                Romance on a distant planet.


Amaryllis  (Pocket, 1996.)


St Helens #1.


                A psychic detective solves a murder on a remote Earth colony.


Canyons of Night (Jove, 2011.)


Harmony #6.


Futuristic romance.


Ghost Hunter  (Jove, 2006.)


Harmony #3.


                Futuristic romance about aliens living beneath human cities.


Harmony  (Berkley, 2002.)


                Collection of three unrelated short novels.


Illusion Town (Jove, 2016.)




Romance on a colony world.


Orchid  (Pocket, 1998.)


St Helens #3..


                A psychic detective on a far planet searches for the culprit in a murder case and finds a man to love in the process.


Silver Master  (Jove, 2007.)


Futuristic romance.


Zinnia  (Pocket, 1997.)


St Helens #2.


                A psychic falls in love with a casino owner and eventually causes him to feel the same way about her.  The casino is set on a remote colony world.




Satellite E One  (Dodd, Mead, 1954, Eyre Spottiswoode, 1954, Bantam, 1958, Consul, 1963.)


A now implausible story of the construction and staffing of the first orbital space station, but despite the dated technology, the story does a good job of evoking the awe inspiring adventure of working in space.


Vanguard to Venus  (Dodd, Mead, 1957, Doubleday, 1957.)


Nonsense about flying saucers from Venus, which was somehow colonized by the Egyptians six thousand years ago.


CASTLE, MORT  (Also writes Horror.)


Deadly Election, The  (Major, 1976.)


Marginal piece about a plot to seize the Presidency for organized crime.




New Frontier, The  (Leisure, 1992.)


                A woman is sent to a remote planet under orders to choose a husband from among its unruly population.  She chooses an unlikely one, hoping he'll back out, but the two are trapped and ultimately fall in love.


CASTRO, ADAM-TROY  (See also collaboration with Tom DeFalco.  Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)


Alien Darkness, An  (Wildside, 2000.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Desperate, Decaying Darkness, A  (Wildside, 2000.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Emissaries of the Dead  (Eos, 2008.)


Andrea Cort #1.


A woman has to solve a tricky murder in an artificial world run by very powerful aliens.


Gathering of the Sinister Six, The  (Boulevard, 1999.)


A Spiderman novel.


                A group of super villains teams up not only to destroy Spiderman, but also to claim the life of his wife.


Her Husband's Hands and Other Stories (Prime, 2014.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Revenge of the Sinister Six    (BP, 2002.)


A Spiderman novel.


                Spiderman battles an alliance of super villains including his own brainwashed sister.


Secret of the Sinister Six  (BP, 2002.)


A Spiderman novel.


                The evil Sinister Six are back, and they know Spiderman's secret identity.


Tangled Strings  (Five Star, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Third Claw of God, The  (Eos, 2009.)


Andrea Cort #2.


An agent investigates a murder on a strange alien world.


Vossoff and Nimmitz  (Wildside, 2002.)


                Collection of related stories about two spacefaring crooks.


CAT, IVAN  (See also collaboration which follows.)


Burning Heart of Night, The  (DAW, 2002.)


                A human colony is threatened by a fatal plague, the antidote to which can only be obtained by killing members of the indigenous intelligent species.  When a space traveler crashlands on their world, his presence is the catalyst for a change.




Eyes of Light and Darkness, The  (DAW, 1996.)


                Explorers from a newly colonized world find a derelict ship and discover an alien menace hidden aboard.


CATLING, PATRICK SKENE  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Exterminator, The  (Trident, 1969, Pocket, 1970, Bodley Head, ?)


Whimsical satire about a New York City exterminator who discovers that the common rat is mutating into a much more dangerous creature in response to the deterioration of the environment.




Kitsune  (Telos, 2004.)


A Time Hunter novel.


                Unusual mix of SF and fantasy as a future city is troubled by what are apparently ancient Japanese spirits.


CAUSEY, WILLIAM  (Pseudonym of Errol Collins, whom see)


Pirates in Space  (Baker, 1953.)


Not seen.  Pirates seek to steal precious elements.




Cybernetica  (Arcanum, 2006.)


                Mind control in a cyberpunk style future.




CassaDark (Dancing Lemur, 2022.)


A mission to a prison planet has dangerous consequences.




CassaStar (Dancing Lemur, 2010.)


A young space pilot gets involved in a war.






Woman in Space, A  (Tiara, 1981.)


A young and attractive girl is sent on a mission to find four male astronauts who were supposed to land on the moon, and instead is abducted by aliens curious about Earth.  Mild romance, even milder adventure.


CAVE, HUGH B.  (Also writes Horror.)


Dawning, The  (Leisure, 2000.)


                A group of people flee into the wilderness when ecological disaster threatens to destroy civilization.  There they are attacked by various mutated animals who have collectively decides to eliminate the scourge of humanity.




Fire Flood  (Futura, 1980.)


Political intrigue and disaster novel mix as unprecedented floods threaten all of London and a business executive with dangerous knowledge struggles to avoid assassination.


Foxbat  (?, 1978, Jove, 1979.)


A plot to steal the secret of an advanced Soviet aircraft backfires when the agents involved find themselves targeted for termination by their own superiors.  Marginal.


Last Echo, The  (TV Books, 1999.)


                Based on the Invasion Earth television series.  A man journeys to the stars and returns to Earth with great knowledge.




Casting Shadows  (Del Rey, 2001.)


A Babylon 5 novel.


                The technomages use science so advanced that it is indistinguishable from magic.  But an interstellar war hovers on the horizon, and it is uncertain whether they will be able to prevent it from destroying civilization, or whether its onset will destroy their kind.


Invoking Darkness  (Del Rey, 2001.)


A Babylon 5 novel.


                One of the technomages emerges from hiding to eliminate key members of the Shadow race and tilt the war against them.


Shadow Within, The  (Dell, 1997, Boxtree, 1997.)


Babylon 5 #7.


Anna Sheridan enthusiastically joins an expedition to a world filled with alien artifacts, unaware that she is about to descend into a warren of the still living Shadows.


Summoning Light  (Del Rey, 2001.)


A Babylon 5 novel.






Blazing World, The (1666)


Not really SF, but a sort of precursive speculation about an alien world. Available through print on demand.


CAWKWELL, SARAH (See also collaboration with Andy Hoare. Also writes Fantasy.)


Gildar Rift, The  (Black Library, 2011.)


A Warhammer novel.


Soldiers rally to counter an invasion.


Portents (Black Library, 2015.)


A Warhammer novel.



Wastelanders: Star-Lord (Aconyte, 2023.)


A Marvel novel.


The Guardians of the Galaxy get mixed up with an Earth ruled by Dr. Doom.


CEBULASH, MEL  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Strongest Man in the World, The  (Scholastic, 1975, from the screenplay by Herman Groves and Joseph L. McEveety.)


Novelization of the Disney film about a college coach who uses an experimental chemical formula to enhance one of his students into the strongest man in the world.




Earth Sex in the 21st Century  (Impact Library, 1970.)


A series of short stories (although they claim to be non-fiction) about sexual encounters with machines, aliens, and so forth. 




Anakin: Apprentice  (Random House, 2002.)


A Star Wars book.


                Young readers' story about Annakin Skywalker's apprenticeship.


Godzilla and the Lost Continent  (Random House, 1998.)


A Godzilla novel.




Godzilla at World’s End  (Random House, 1998.)


A Godzilla novel.


                A race of crystalline beings wakens from a long sleep under the Earth and sets loose a host of gigantic monsters to wipe out the human race.  Fortunately, Godzilla arrives to save the day.


Godzilla Returns  (Random House, 1996.)


A Godzilla novel.


                The legendary giant dinosaur is believed dead, but a scientist discovers that he was only sleeping and has now reawakened.  Is he a menace to the world, or it’s only hope?


Godzilla 2000  (Random House, 1997.)


A Godzilla novel.


                A rain of asteroids threatens Earth, bringing with it a space monster who awakens other slumbering giants on Earth, all of whom are subsequently bested by Godzilla.


Godzilla vs the Robot Monsters  (Random House, 1998.)


A Godzilla novel.


                Godzilla and various giant creatures are ravaging the world again, so the great powers activate Mechagodzilla and other devices in an attempt to destroy them.


Violent Tendencies  (Pocket, 2007.)


A Marvel Wolverine novel.


A mutant seeks to escape the government that experimented on him.


Weapon X  (Pocket Star, 2006.)


An X-Men novel.


Wolverine is captured by an organization and experimented on.


CERTO, LAUREN  (See collaboration with Oscar Balderrama.)




Come the Revolution (Baen, 2015.)




Forever Engine, The  (Baen, 2014.)




How Dark the World Becomes  (Baen, 2013.)


Private detective in a dystopian future.


CHADWICK, PAUL  (See Brant House.)




Death Guard, The  (?, 1939.)


Android servants are created to do most of the toil of humanity, but the fascist dictators of England plan to use them as soldiers and the rest of the world becomes so disturbed that a world war follows.




Death of a Phoenix (Prima, 1996.)




Destiny's Forge  (Baen, 2006.)


A Man-Kzin novel.


                Humans and an alien race become embroiled in an interstellar war.


Exodus  (Baen, 2009.)


Ark #2.


A generation starship develops its own culture.


Genesis (Baen, 2007.)


Ark #1.


Tensions surrounding the launching and early progress of a generation starship.


CHALKER, JACK L. (See also collaboration which follows.  Also writes Fantasy.)


Balshazzar's Serpent  (Baen, 2000.)


Three Kings #1.


                A missionary ship stops to visit a lost colony whose primitive civilization has secretly been taken over by a gang of shipwrecked pirates.  When they kidnap part of the missionary company and demand to be transported offworld, the remainder of the crew shows that they aren't willing to turn the other cheek.


Birth of Flux and Anchor, The  (Tor, 1985, Roc UK, 1991.)


Soul Rider #4.


Fourth written but actually a predecessor to the earlier three volumes, this is the story of the creation of the universe of Flux, constant change, and Anchor, islands of stability.  A scientist discovers a pocket universe where mental powers control physical matter, and he leads an expedition to plant a colony there.


Cerberus:  A Wolf in the Fold  (Del Rey, 1982, Roc UK, 1991)


Four Lords of the Diamond #2.


Prominent humans are being replaced by robots manufactured by an alien race.  A criminal is reprogrammed with the personality of a government assassin and sent to a closed colony world whose human ruler is suspected to be collaborating with the aliens.


Charon:  A Dragon at the Gate  (Del Rey, 1982, Roc UK, 1991.)


Four Lords of the Diamond #3.


As with the previous volumes, a transplanted personality is sent to a closed world, this one covered by jungle, to investigate the situation.  He discovers that on Charon magic actually works.


Children of Flux and Anchor  (Tor, 1986, Roc UK, 1992.)


Soul Rider #5.


Although the evil alliance that threatened to seize all of the world of Anchor has been destroyed, the gates between universes are guarded, not closed.  And now comes a fresh menace, even more powerful than all that went before.


Cybernetic Walrus, The  (Del Rey, 1995.)


The Wonderland Gambit #1.


A topnotch programmer loses his job and takes a new one trying to reconstruct the work of a brilliant man who reportedly died during a virtual reality experiment.  But the protagonist discovers that his predecessor isn't dead, and that the virtual worlds he visited are real.


Dance Band on the Titanic  (Del Rey, 1988.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Dancers in the Afterglow  (Del Rey, 1978.)


A vacation planet falls under the control of an alien race that re-educates all of its conquered peoples into mindless slaves.  Opposed to them is a cyborg with a state of the art spaceship, who is helped and hampered by his lingering human emotions.


Dancers in the Dark  (Five Star, 2002.)


                The novel Dancers in the Afterglow combined with two unrelated stories.


Demons at Rainbow Ridge, The  (Ace, 1989, Baen, 1998.)


Quintara Marathon #1.


The universe is dominated by three alien empires.  One has blurred the distinction between living beings and robots, one has achieved virtual immortality and has become a religious dictatorship, and the third consists of intelligent parasites who can take over the bodies of others.  The future of all three may be determined by the discovery of a legendary creature from yet a fourth species.


Downtiming the Night Side  (Tor, 1985, Baen, 1998.)


Time travel is possible by jumping into the bodies of people alive in the target period and controlling them.  Two rival organizations use these puppets in their effort to alter the course of time for their own purposes.


Echoes of the Well of Souls  (Del Rey, 1993.)


Well of Souls #6.


Immortal or not, Nathan Brazil is still vulnerable to violent death, and when an evil alien being reaches the Well World, determined to use its control of physical reality to upset the universe, Brazil seems to be just one expendable obstacle to be brushed aside.


Empires of Flux and Anchor  (Tor, 1984, Roc UK, 1991.)


Soul Rider #2.


A universe whose rules are constantly changing faces a new threat when a secret cabal of powerful beings plots to conquer the world of Anchor.


Exiles at the Well of Souls  (Del Rey, 1978, Penguin, 1982.)


Well of Souls #2.


A criminal with a super computer and a bounty hunter determined to capture him are both stranded on the Well World, where alien technology alters the bodies of visitors and provides an unending variety of tiny societies to explore.  In new bodies, both find themselves faced with unexpected problems.


Ghost of the Well of Souls  (Del Rey, 2000.)


Well of Souls #7.


                A new band of adventurers arrives on the Well of Souls, and just in time to prevent an evil tyrant from gaining control of a series of artifacts which, once assembled, would give him the power to move at will through all of time and space.


Hot-Wired Dodo, The  (Del Rey, 1997.)


Wonderland Gambit #3.


A cast of characters are set loose in a universe where they are constantly reincarnated in bizarre virtual reality worlds.  The protagonist tries to track down the programmer who is probably responsible for their condition.


Identity Matrix, The  (Baen, 1982.)


Aliens are secretly battling for the control of Earth and a select few human beings find their personalities involuntary switched from body to body as part of that conflict. 


Jungle of Stars, A  (Ballantine, 1976.)


A dying soldier is offered immortality by an alien if he agrees to serve as an agent in a battle against another alien species.  Since the alternative is death, he accepts, but with reservations concerning which side he should actually be assisting.


Kaspar's Box  (Baen, 2003.)


Three Kings #3.


                Three young women with the power to mentally communicate with artificial intelligences give the crew of a military warship a difficult voyage.


Labyrinth of Dreams, The  (Tor, 1987, New English Library, 1989.)


G.O.D. Inc #1.


A husband and wife detective team take a job to track down a man who absconded with a large amount of mob cash.  There investigation takes them to a secretive corporation, where they find three different versions of their quarry, and a shadowy organization that moves from one parallel universe to another.


Legacy of Nathan Brazil, The  (Announced but ultimately appeared as Twilight at the Well of Souls, which see.)


Lilith: A Snake in the Grass  (Del Rey, 1981, Roc UK, 1990)


Four Lords of the Diamond #1.


A cluster of four human colony worlds is faced with a unique problem.  A local virus makes it impossible for any visitor to live elsewhere, and it also destroys all machinery.  These two problems make it impossible to report back about an imminent alien attack.  In each book of the series, a mentally modified agent seeks to overthrow the alien dominated ruler of one of these worlds.


Lords of the Middle Dark   (Del Rey, 1986, New English Library, 1988.)


Rings of the Master #1.


The computers have taken over the world, exterminating most of the human race, confining the survivors to isolated ethnic communities.  Now an Amerindian and a Chinese girl are threatening their rule by searching for five microchips that together provide the means of destroying the mechanical dictators of Earth.


March Hare Network, The  (Del Rey, 1996.)


The Wonderland Gambit #2.


The protagonist is repeatedly brought to life in a succession of strange virtual reality worlds.  Eventually he begins to understand the mechanism of his resurrection, and tries to find a way to regain control of his fate.


Masks of the Martyrs  (Del Rey, 1988, New English Library, 1989.)


Rings of the Master #4.


A band of pirates and rebels have seized the key to overthrowing a computer dictatorship, but they don't know how to use it, and their shapeshifting associate is lost on a dangerous planet and out of reach.


Masters of Flux and Anchor  (Tor, 1985, Roc UK, 1991.)


Soul Rider #3.


Two groups of powerful men battle for control of a universe whose very nature is subject to constant change.  Survivors of earlier adventures return to help the good side resist the evil, but sometimes they have trouble distinguishing one from the other.


Maze in the Mirror, The  (Tor, 1989, New English Library, 1990.)


G.O.D. Inc. #3.


A group of criminals plots to destroy the Labyrinth, a system of roadways passing from one alternate Earth to another.  The detective protagonist is caught in a double bind, because he stands to lose no matter which side wins.


Medusa:  A Tiger by the Tail  (Del Rey, 1983, Roc UK, 1991.)


Four Lords of the Diamond #4.


The fourth transplanted assassin arrives on the last of the closed worlds, this time to help foment a rebellion that could be shaped to carry out the wishes of his superiors and expose the truth about an alien menace.


Melchior's Fire  (Baen, 2001.)


Three Kings #2.


                Episodic adventures of an interstellar salvage ship which narrowly escapes a giant intelligent amoeba on an abandoned colony world and then gets involved in a treasure hunt.


Messiah Choice, The   (Bluejay, 1985, Tor, 1986.)


SF and supernatural horror combine as an island devoted to scientific research comes under the control of the Anti-Christ.  With the power to restore youth, alter the course of time, and destroy matter, the minions of Hell seem poised to conquer the world.


Midnight at the Well of Souls  (Del Rey, 1977, Penguin, 1981, Baen, 2002.)


Well of Souls #1.


Nathan Brazil explores a gigantic world shaped by a vanished alien species which is designed to change visitors into various different forms, including a number from human mythology, centaurs, mermaids, and the like.  Although the memory of his previous life is fragmentary at first, he recalls clues which drive him to seek the hidden center of the Well World.


Moreau Factor, The  (Del Rey, 2000.)


                A reporter stumbles into a conspiracy to seize control of the government by developing hybrid humans with animal characteristics that make them powerful soldiers and assassins.  His efforts to reveal their existence makes him their primary target.


Ninety Trillion Fausts  (Ace, 1991, Baen, 1999.)


Quintara Marathon #3.


Three rival empires with very different cultures are forced to cooperate to oppose creatures with the ability to steal their very souls.  Rousing climax as the demonic invaders from a different reality are finally destroyed.


Pirates of the Thunder  (Del Rey, 1987, New English Library, 1988.)


Rings of the Master #2.


A new player seems to have entered the game as the protagonist escapes from a prison world and is forced by circumstances to take up the quest to find the microchips that are key to freeing humanity from its mechanical masters.


Priam's Lens  (Del Rey, 1999.)


                The Titans are seizing human colony worlds and transforming them into their own habitats, apparently unaware or unconcerned about the existence of the settlers.  A military mission is launched to one such planet to recover the only weapon that might prove capable of stopping them.


Quest for the Well of Souls  (Del Rey, 1978, Penguin, 1982, Baen, 2003.)


Well of Souls #3.


A woman stranded and transformed into an alien creature on the Well World races her enemies to a remote region where a starship exists that could allow her to leave the planet.  Orbiting above is a super computer that might even be able to restore her original body.


Return of Nathan Brazil, The  (Del Rey, 1980, Penguin, 1984, Baen, 2005.)


Well of Souls #4.


During a war with an alien species, humanity uses a weapon that affects the Well World, which controls the nature of reality throughout the universe.  A woman who escaped that planet sets out to track down Nathan Brazil, who may be the only one with the ability to set things right.


Run to Chaos Keep, The  (Ace, 1991, Baen, 1999.)


Quintara Marathon #2.


Galactic disaster threatens as a pair of supposedly dead creatures recover from suspended animation and escape, their very existence threatening three contending empires.  And are they living creatures, or demons from Hell itself?


Sea Is Full of Stars, The  (Del Rey, 1999.)


Well of Souls #8.


                An entirely new cast of characters visits the Well of Souls, this time involving the eventual meeting of sworn enemies in a world where computers have become nearly godlike.


Shadow Dancers, The  (Tor, 1987, New English Library, 1989.)


G.O.D. Inc #2.


Two detectives working for an organization that secretly monitors traffic across parallel worlds.  When a new "disease" begins to affect our Earth, each victim becoming a puppet controlled by an alien parasite, they cross into a Nazi dominated world to find out who's responsible.


Shadow of the Well of Souls  (Del Rey, 1994.)


Well of Souls #7.


Nathan Brazil and his assistant quarrel and become rivals in their quest to control the Well World.  But there's another player in the game, a force that has somehow undermined the programming of that artificial planet, endangering the entire orderly universe.


Spirits of Flux and Anchor  (Tor, 1984, Roc UK, 1991.)


Soul Rider #1.


A series that hovers on the border of SF and fantasy, set in a strange reality where magic may or may not work because reality itself is in constant flux.  A young woman discovers the truth about the magical underpinning of her world, and that knowledge makes her an outcast.


Twilight at the Well of Souls  (Del Rey, 1980, Penguin, 1984, Baen, 2005.)


Well of Souls #5.


Two adventurers arrive on the Well World, determined to correct a problem in its functioning that endangers the entire universe.  Unfortunately, a war is brewing on that planet, and there are powerful people more interested in capturing Nathan Brazil than in saving the universe.


War of Shadows, A  (Ace, 1979.)


Terrorists use germ warfare to destroy entire towns.  The government eventually reacts by suspending portions of the Constitution and imposing martial law.  An investigator stumbles across an even greater threat when he finds a link between the attacks and the highest offices in the nation.


Warriors of the Storm  (Del Rey, 1987, New English Library, 1989.)


Rings of the Master #3.


With the aid of a band of pirates, a rebel is positioned to seize the microchips that could cause the downfall of a computer dictatorship. They are assisted by Vulture, a shapechanging alien with the ability to absorb the knowledge of others, and by a shadowy other whose purposes remain obscure.


Watchers at the Well, The  (Guild America, 1994.)


A Well of Souls omnibus.


Web of the Chozen, The  (Del Rey, 1978.)


An explorer seeking habitable worlds finds an abandoned generation starship orbiting an apparently perfect world.  But there's a catch.  There is a force on that planet which physically transforms the bodies of anyone who lands there, turning each into a bizarre and entirely new creature.




Red Tape War, The  (Tor, 1991.)


Spoof of space operas featuring a human bureaucrat who gets captured by belligerent aliens bent on universal conquest.  Another alien is so tiny that their assaults are generally not even noticed.  Some good laughs in this one.




Homo Hetero  (Hale, 1980.)


                Not seen.


Legend in His Own Deathtime, A  (Hale, 1978.)


                Not seen.




China Strike  (Gold Medal, 1967.)


Action thriller severely dated by the passage of time.  When published, the idea that China might build advanced nuclear weapons was way out.  This is about a US military strike to destroy one such installation.


Red January  (Paperback Library, 1964.)


Nuclear brinksmanship in Cuba as a US invasion is launched to end nuclear blackmail.


CHAMBERS, ANDY (Also writes Fantasy.)


Survival Instinct  (Black Library, 2005.)


A Necromunda novel.


                A possibly deranged thug turns out to have hidden talents in this novel set in a decadent urban future.




Hope’s End  (Tor, 2001.)


Hope #1.


                Inhabitants of another world sink toward barbarism as a plague spreads through the population.  To make matters worse, a hostile alien race has recently arrived on the planet.


Hope's War  (Tor, 2002.)


Hope #2.


                A reluctant king discovers that there is a time link on the planet he is trying to rule.


CHAMBERS, ROBERT W.  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)


In Search of the Unknown   (Harper & Brothers, 1904, Constable, 1905, Hyperion, 1974, Wildside, 2002.)


Collection of related stories.


Police!!!  (Appleton, 1915.)


Collection of unrelated stories.




Fight of Neither Century, The  (Granada, 1981.)


Collection of unrelated stories.




Invasion  (Dutton, 1943, Novel, 1950.)


Future war novel about the Japanese invasion of Australia, written during World War II.




Dragon's Eye, The  (Tor, 1999.)


An agent of Earth is sent to a distant planet to bring back a spy, or at least the information he gathered.  He finds the job more difficult than expected because of the hostile attitude of the local residents, who are preparing to declare their independence from Earth.


CHANCE, JONATHAN  (See also John Lymington.)


Light Benders, The  (Hale, 1968.)


                Not seen.


CHANDLER, A. BERTRAM  (Note that the Rim series is not numbered.  Most but not all include John Grimes, but they jump around in time a great deal.)


Alternate Martians, The  (Ace, 1965, bound with Empress of Outer Space, also by Chandler.)


Christopher Wilkinson #2.


A group of scientists pass through a gateway to an alternate world where the Mars of Edgar Rice Burroughs and H.G. Wells are both real and contemporaneous.


Alternate Orbits  (Ace, 1971, bound with The Dark Dimensions.  Ace, 1979, as The Commodore at Sea bound with Spartan Planet, also by Chandler.)


Rim series


Collection of related stories.


Anarch Lords, The  (DAW, 1981.)


Rim series


Grimes becomes governor of a world settled by anarchists, certainly one of the more interesting challenges of his colorful career.  As if that wasn't bad enough, an influx of refugees has made the local situation even less stable than its usual near chaos.


Beyond the Galactic Rim  (Ace, 1963, bound with The Ship from Outside, also by Chandler. Allison & Busby, 1982)


Rim series.


Collection of related stories.


Big Black Mark, The  (DAW, 1975.)


Rim series.


Another retrospective, this time chronicling the key events that led to Grimes leaving the Federation navy during a voyage that has interesting parallels to that of Fletcher Christian and Captain Bligh.


Bitter Pill, The  (Wren, 1974, Bolinda, 1991.)


Earth and Mars are both subject to a dystopian dictatorship until rebels manage to successfully overthrow the control of Mars.


Bring Back Yesterday  (Ace, 1961, bound with The Trouble with Tycho by Clifford D. Simak.  Allison & Busby, 1981.)


A malfunctioning interstellar drive causes the ship to go adrift in time.


Broken Cycle, The 1975, DAW, 1979.)


Rim series.


Grimes is off to another parallel universe, this time one whose very nature is controlled by a gigantic alien spacecraft.  Imprisoned with one companion inside this ship, Grimes must find a way to thwart the plans of the alien masters who consider humans fertile ground for experimentation.


Catch the Star Winds   (Lancer, 1969.)


Rim series.


Out on the rim of the galaxy, John Grimes becomes involved with the maiden voyage of a ship equipped with a revolutionary new star drive.


Coils of Time, The  (Ace, 1964, bound with Into the Alternate Universe, also by Chandler. Priory, undated.)


Christopher Wilkinson #1.


An experimental time machine actually transports people to an alternate universe somewhat similar to our own, but one in which Venus is inhabited.  A test subject eventually convinces people that he's not crazy and gets involved in a series of melodramatic incidents.


Commodore at Sea, The  (See Alternate Orbits.)


Contraband from Otherspace  (Ace, 1967, bound with Reality Forbidden by Philip E. High. (Ace, 1979, bound with Into the Alternate Universe. Magazine title was The Edge of Night.)


Rim series.


Grimes encounters a derelict ship that has drifted into our universe from a parallel one where ratlike aliens have enslaved the human race.  Even worse, the aliens are aware of our continuum and are making plans to invade.


Dark Dimensions  (Ace, 1971, bound with Alternate Orbits, also by Chandler. Ace, 1979, bound with The Rim Gods.)


Rim series.


Grimes sets out beyond the rim of the galaxy again, this time searching for a legendary derelict alien ship from another universe, one filled with scientific knowledge as yet undiscovered in his own continuum.  Includes a guest appearance by Poul Anderson's Dominic Flandry.


Deep Reaches of Space, The  (Herbert Jenkins, 1964, Mayflower, 1967.)


A science fiction writer takes an hallucinogenic drug and finds himself aboard a starship.


Empress of Outer Space  (Ace, 1965, bound with The Alternate Martians, also by Chandler.)


Empress #1.


The empress of a galactic empire decides to intervene personally when an upstart declares himself dictator over part of her realm, but she falls into a trap involving space pirates, endangering the future of the entire empire.


False Fatherland  (See Spartan Planet.)


Far Traveler, The  (Hale, 1977, DAW, 1979.)


Rim series.


A rich woman's custom designed starship, controlled by a super computer, is John Grimes' new assignment.  After a series of minor conflicts between him and his employer, and with the computer itself, he stumbles across a dangerous lost colony world.


First Command  (Baen, 2011.)


Rim series.


Omnibus of The Far Traveller, The Anarch Lords, The Last Amazon, and The Wild Ones.


From Sea to Shining Star  (Dreamstone, 1990.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Frontier of the Dark  (Ace, 1984.)


Use of a new interstellar drive has an unusual side effect.  Those who undergo the faster than light shifts are physically altered into shapechanging creatures reminiscent of werewolves.


Galactic Courier  (Baen, 2011.)


Rim series.


Omnibus of Star Courier, To Keep the Ship, Matilda's Stepchildren, and Star Loot.


Gateway to Never, The  (Ace, 1972, bound with The Inheritors, also by Chandler.).


Rim series.


This time Grimes is visiting a colony world that erupts into violence when a religious cult uses advanced technology to try to open a gateway between universes.


Glory Planet  (Avalon, 1964.)


Battles among factions in a Venusian colony.


Hamelin Plague, The  (Monarch, 1963.)


Mutated rats as intelligent as humans begin preying on pets, domestic animals, and eventually people, emerging in due course to slaughter or enslave the human race.  A handful of survivors struggle to remain free and find an effective weapon.


Hard Way Up, The  (Ace, 1972, bound with The Veiled World by Robert Lory.  Ace, 1979, bound with The Road to the Rim.)


Rim series.


Collection of related stories.


Inheritors, The  (Ace, 1972, bound with The Gateway to Never, also by Chandler.).


Rim series.


Grimes and company battle interplanetary slave traders using lost colony worlds as breeding grounds for their illicit business.


Into the Alternate Universe  (Ace, 1964, bound with The Coils of Time  Ace, 1979, bound with Contraband from Otherspace)


Rim series.


John Grimes and company conduct a scientific mission on the rim of the galaxy, investigating ghost sightings, ships from unknown civilizations that appears and disappear almost at random.  They discover that there are peculiarities in space there and that these sometimes open doors into alternate universes.


John Grimes: Lieutenant of the Survey Service  (Science Fiction Book Club, ?)


                Omnibus of The Road to the Rim, To Prime the Pump, The Hard Way Up, and Spartan Planet.


John Grimes:  Survey Captain  (Science Fiction Book Club, ?)




Kelly Country   (Penguin, 1983, DAW, 1985.)


An alternate history novel that examines the possibilities if Australia had declared its independence from England shortly after the American Revolution.  John Grimes, on loan from the Rim series, goes back through time and finds a very different version of the 20th Century.


Last Amazon, The  (DAW, 1984.)


Rim series.


Grimes returns to the world of Spartan Planet to investigate the transformation of that formerly exclusively male society.  Although there are women living on Sparta now, there appears to be a rebellion brewing, and it's not clear who's responsible.


Matilda's Stepchildren  (Hale, 1979, DAW, 1983.)


Rim series.


On a visit to a pleasure planet, Grimes gets into his usual variety of trouble, this time involving an old enemy with a grudge, the local government's objection to the prying done by one of his passengers, all complicated by a pair of exotic dancers.


Nebula Alert  (Ace, 1967, bound with The Rival Rigellians by Mack Reynolds.)


Empress #3.


An organization committed to opposing slavery attempts to protect a group of aliens who have unique abilities and are pursued across space by slavers and pirates.


Rendezvous on a Lost World  (Ace, 1961, bound with The Door Through Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Allison & Busby, 1981, as When the Dream Dies)


Rim series.


An entrepreneur and his friends scrape together the funds to buy a worn out space freighter and try to establish a commercial route in the Rim Worlds, but instead they run into two separate adventures on lost colonies, one overrun by robots, the other a haven for pirates.


Rim Gods, The  (Ace, 1968, bound with The High Hex by Laurence M. Janifer & S.J. Treibach. Ace, 1979, bound with Dark Dimensions.)


Rim series.


Collection of related adventures of John Grimes, cobbled together into a "novel".


Rim of Space, The  (Ace, 1962, bound with Secret Agent of Terra by John Brunner.  Priory, undated, Avalon, 1961, Allison & Busby, ?.  Ace, 1979, bound with The Ship from Outside.  1958 magazine title To Run the Rim.)


Rim series.


Opening volume of a series about the widely separated worlds at the very edge of the galaxy and the ships that ply the tradelanes among them.  Derek Calver was the protagonist although the series later concentrated on John Grimes.  The opener consisted of an episodic series of adventures in much the style of C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower series.


Road to the Rim, The  (Ace, 1967, bound with The Lost Millenium by Walt & Leigh Richmond. (Ace, 1979, bound with The Hard Way Up.)


Rim series.


A chronologically early story of John Grimes, serving in the Federation navy until a series of events leads him to switch allegiance to the secessionist Rim Worlds. 


Sea Beasts, The  (Curtis, 1971.)


Alien creatures based on the floor of Earth's oceans wage warfare against ships passing overhead, then extend their depredations along the shoreline.


Ship from Outside, The  (Ace, 1963, bound with Beyond the Galactic Rim. Ace, 1979, bound with The Rim of Space.  Allison & Busby, 1982.)


Rim series.


The only man ever to pilot a ship into the gulf beyond the galaxies became mentally unstable in the process.  Derek Calver decides to investigate himself, particularly when legends of the Outsiders begin to proliferate.


Space Mercenaries  (Ace, 1965, bound with The Caves of Mars by Emil Petaja.)


Empress #2.


The dethroned empress of a galactic empire teams up with an organization dedicated to abolishing slavery.  They accept a mission to provide supplies to a human colony world besieged by aliens, carefully avoiding any activity that might result in their being declared outlaws.


Spartan Planet  (Dell, 1969. Ace, 1979, bound with The Commodore at Sea.  Horwitz, 1968, as False Fatherland.)


Rim series.


A lost colony world inhabited solely by men, who reproduce artificially and are governed by a religious caste, is shaken to the core when a wandering starship arrives, with women among its crew.


Star Courier  (DAW, 1977, Hale, 1977.)


Rim series.


Shortly after moving from the Federation to the Rim, Grimes supported himself as a star courier, a kind of interplanetary mailman.  Unfortunately, some of the planets where he touched down were reluctant to let him leave.


Star Loot  (DAW, 1980, Hale, 1981.)


Rim series.


Through a strange twist of circumstance, John Grimes is forced to give up his legitimate trade temporarily and turn pirate to survive.


To Keep the Ship  (DAW, 1978, Hale, 1978.)


Rim series.


While working a small time interplanetary run, Grimes is taking captive by terrorists and his ship infested by homunculi, diminutive humanoid organisms with limited intelligence but unlimited viciousness.


To Prime the Pump  (Curtis, 1971.)


Rim series.


Grimes and crew arrive on a world whose inhabitants have achieved virtual immortality.  Unfortunately, a side effect is sterility and a wave of cult violence and other instability is threatening the future of the colony.


To the Galactic Rim  (Baen, 2011.)


Rim Series.


Omnibus of The Road to the Rim, To Prime the Pump, The Hard Way Up, and The Broken Cycle


Upon a Sea of Stars (Baen, 2014.)


Collection of related stories.


Up to the Sky in Ships  (NESFA, 1982.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Way Back, The  (Robert Hale, 1976, DAW, 1978.)


Rim series.


After exploring extra-galactic space, Grimes and his crew discover that they have moved in time as well as space.  They have also passed into an alternate universe that seems to contain no passageways back to their home continuum.


When the Dream Dies  (See Rendezvous on a Lost World..)


Wild Ones, The (Paul Collins, 1984, DAW, 1985.)


Rim series.


Someone gives an experimental robot to Grimes just prior to his visit to a world dominated by religious fanatics.  His uninhibited traveling companions have already caused trouble when an old enemy shows up to stir the pot more actively.




Eve's Rib  (Pageant, 1989.)


A colony world founded on high principles begins to falter when unexpected resources are discovered which could make those who exploit them rich beyond their wildest dreams.  Pecuniary concerns begin to undermine the stability of the colonization effort.




City Trilogy, The  (Columbia University Press, 2003, translated from the Chinese by John Balcom.)


                Three related novels, not published individually in English, about the revolt against a repressive future government and other political struggles in a future China.  The individual titles are Five Jade Disks, Defenders of the Dragon City, and Tales of a Feather.




Laughing Terran, The  (Robert Hale, 1977.)


Not seen


Spork of the Ayor  (Robert Hale, 1978.)


Not seen


Swampworld West  (Elmfield Press, 1974, Coronet, 1976.)


Earth is exporting excess population to a variety of colony worlds, including one covered by unending swamps.  Indigent to that planet is an alien species who appear gentle.  But the Splurgs have a secret; they are subject to epidemics of insane violence in which they slaughter every living thing in sight.


CHAPMAN, D.D.  (See collaboration with Deloris Lehman Tarzan.)


CHAPMAN, STEPAN  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Danger Music  (The Ministry of Whimsy, 1996.)


Collection of unrelated stories.




Graduation Day (HMH, 2014.)


Testing #3.


A future society is on the brink of war.


Independent Study  (HMH, 2014.)


Testing #2.




Testing, The (HMH, 2013.)


Testing #1.




CHARBONNEAU, LOUIS   (Also writes westerns as Carter Travis Young,)


Antic Earth  (See Down to Earth)


Barrier World  (Lancer, 1970.)


A future world dictatorship has the trappings of love and generosity but is actually a rigidly controlled anti-utopia, where even physical attributes are a matter of law.  A technician stumbles across the concept of difference, and finds himself an outlaw.


Alien Mind, The  (Prepublication title of Corpus Earthling.)


Corpus Earthling  (Zenith, 1960, Digit, 1963, Armchair, ?)


Filmed as an episode of The Outer Limits.  Cameron hears telepathic voices in his head, voices of alien creatures plotting the invasion of Earth.  Eventually the Martians become aware of his mental eavesdropping, and decide to eliminate him as a safety precaution, even though no one believes him.


Down to Earth  (Bantam, 1967. Herbert Jenkins, 1967. as Antic Earth.)


A sparsely populated colony world tries to forget the separation from Earth by using holographic machinery to populate its streets with throngs of phantom people.  Everything seems to be going well until some of the machinery seems to be projecting things not in the original programming.


Embryo  (Warner, 1976, based on the screenplay by Anita Dobham and Jack W. Thomas. The film was retitled Created to Kill in some releases.)


An experiment to create the first human conceived outside a woman's body results in a beautiful but dangerous woman.  Her body becomes to age prematurely, and she begins killing people in a desperate effort to save her own life.


Intruder  (Doubleday, 1979, Berkley, 1982.)


A town administered by a super computer is the scene of death and violence when the artificial intelligence program starts using the human inhabitants as pawns in some strange internal chain of logic.


No Place on Earth 1959.  (Doubleday, 1958, Crest, 1959, Herbert Jenkins, 1966.)


Advanced techniques of mind control are used on the population of the Earth to keep it subject to a brutal totalitarian government.  A complaisant citizen becomes involved with a group of rebels when he falls in love with one of their number.


Pschedelic-40  (Bantam, 1965.  Herbert Jenkins, 1965, as The Specials.)


The title refers to a drug that allows a small group of people with advanced intellects to dominate others, even control their minds.  The protagonist is even more powerful, requires no drugs to achieve the same thing, and he's gone over to the rebels.


Sensitives, The  (Bantam, 1968, based on the screenplay by Deane Romano.)


Ten people with psychokinetic powers are sought by various world powers who hope to use their abilities as weapons of war.  The Chinese have already captured three, and a western agent desperately to seeks the others before they fall prey to the same fate.


Sentinel Stars, The  (Bantam, 1963, Corgi, 1964. Armchair, 2017, bound with Warrior-Maid of Mars by Alfred Coppel.)


The entire world is controlled by a government dominated by a kind of super version of the IRS.  Only the most industrious pay off their predetermined debts and survive long enough to enjoy limited freedom in their declining years.  Eventually a single citizen performs a minor act of rebellion and upsets the entire applecart.


Specials, The  (See Psychedelic-40.)


CHARETTE, BEVERLY  (See collaboration with Mario Macari.)




Light of Mars  (Badger, 1959)


Not seen.


Living Gem, The  (Digit, 1963.)


A future world dictatorship is challenged by the discovery of a living jewel from another world.  The gem has the power to cure illness and compel honesty and its use would spell the end of the power structure. 


Other Side of Night, The  (Badger, 1960.)


Not seen


CHARLES, NEIL  (House pseudonym. Also used for Fantasy.)


Beyond Zoaster  (Curtis Warren, 1953.)  (Dennis Talbot Hughes.)


An invasion of Earth is thwarted through the use of supermen.


Para Robot  (Curtis Warren, 1952.) (John W. Jennison.)


Not seen.  Madman uses a giant robot to threaten the world.


Planet Tha  (Curtis Warren, 1953.)  (Brian Holloway.)


A wandering spaceship lands on a planet whose inhabitants are about to abandon their home world and seek a new home by invading another planet.  The newcomers team up to find a less disagreeable solution to their problems.


Pre Gargantua  (Curtis Warren, 1953.)  (Dennis Talbot Hughes.)


A remote colony world is the battleground for a conflict between humanity and a mysterious master intelligence that uses malevolent plants as its soldiers.


Research Opta  (Curtis Warren, 1953.)  (Dennis Talbot Hughes.)


A scientist creates a race of microscopic intelligent beings, but they have intellects beyond that of their creator and an infinite capacity for evil.  When another device increases their size so greatly that they can interact with people, the end of the world seems near.


Titan's Moon  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)  (Brian Holloway.)


A wandering planet on a collision course with earth, inhabited by apparently friendly aliens.


Twenty Four Hours  (Curtis Warren, 1952.)  (Dennis Talbot Hughes.)


Not seen.  An alien invasion of Earth is thwarted.


World of Gol  (Curtis Warren, 1953.)  (Dennis Talbot Hughes.)


Not seen.


CHARLES, ROBERT  (Pseudonym of Robert Charles Smith.)


Comet, The  (Tor, 1985. Corgi, 1984, as Nightworld.)


Astronomers discover that Halley's Comet has altered its course and is on a course that will cause it to cast Earth into an endless winter, forever blocked from the sun.


Flowers of Evil  (Futura, 1981, Bantam, 1982.)


A mutated plant gains nourishment by absorbing blood from insects, then small animals, and eventually human beings when a group of unsuspecting people lands on their island.


Nightworld  (See The Comet.)


Scream of the Dove, The  (Pinnacle, 1975, Linford, 1996.)


Marginal thriller about a group of terrorists armed with a nuclear weapon, third in a series not otherwise SF.


CHARLES, STEVEN  (Pseudonym of Charles L. Grant, whom see.)


Academy of Terror  (Archway, 1986, Lightning, 1990.)


Private School #2.


                Although they thought the sinister presence had been banished from their school, two teens have to gather their resources once again as people begin acting strangely, and mysterious, inhuman shapes are seen on campus after the fall of night.


Enemy Within, The  (Archway, 1987, Lightning, 1991.)


Private School #5.


                When some of her friends are kidnapped by the alien invaders, Jennifer finally summons the courage to penetrate their secret base on a rescue mission, during which she discovers the true nature of the plans these creatures have for the human race.


Last Alien, The  (Archway, 1987, Lightning, 1991.)


Private School #6.


                Although she destroyed the alien invasion plan, Jennifer discovers that the danger isn’t over.  One of the creatures escaped the destruction, and is plotting revenge against her and her closest friends.


Nightmare Session  (Archway, 1986, Lightning, 1990.)


Private School #1.


                Students at an exclusive private school begin to suspect that something strange is happening on their campus after one of their fellows is killed by a creature that isn’t human.  Ultimately they discover that at least one faculty member is an alien from another world.


Skeleton Key  (Archway, 1986, Lightning, 1990.)


Private School #4.


                The alien invaders who have infiltrated a private school spread their influence to include the nearby police force and elsewhere.  Two students who know the truth begin to feel increasingly isolated and powerless as they try to make the public aware of the danger.


Witch’s Eye  (Archway, 1986, Lightning, 1990.)


Private School #3.


                The ongoing protagonists discover that the wolflike alien invaders who are preying on faculty and students actually have a secret base under the waters of a nearby lake.




Road to Shamballah, The  (Dancing Ground, 2002.)


                Episodic grand tour of the universe.


CHARNAS, SUZY MCKEE  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)


Conqueror's Child, The  (Tor, 1999.)


Holdfast #4.


                Although the slave empire of the men of Holdfast has been overthrown, elements among that population still seek to regain power.  The daughter of the leader of the free Fems seeks a new life among her mother's people.


Furies, The  (Tor, 1994, Women's Press, 1995, Orb, 2001.)


Holdfast #3.


A woman who escaped slavery to males in a primitive future Earth leads a band of female warriors back to conquer the men responsible for their subjugation.  But now that they've won, there are new problems, internal schisms, and the ever present problem of how to deal with their former masters.


Listening to Brahms  (Pulphouse, 1991.)


Reprint in pamphlet for of the 1986 short story about alien visitors to Earth who try to adapt music for their own purposes.


Motherlines  (Putnam, 1978, Berkley, 1979, Gollancz, 1980.)


Holdfast #2.


A woman escapes from a male dominated enclave in a post nuclear world, searching for a rumored band of free women living concealed in the wilderness. 


Slave and the Free, The  (Tor, 1999.)


                Omnibus of Walk to the End of the World and Motherlines.


Walk to the End of the World  (Ballantine, 1974, Gollancz, 1979.)


Holdfast #1.


Following a nuclear conflagration, the barbaric societies that dominate Earth generally treat women as slaves or even lower animals.  A young man born in this world seeks to discover the truth about his parentage.


Walk to the End of the World/Motherlines  (Trafalgar, 1994.)


                Two novels in one volume.


CHARRETTE, ROBERT N(Also writes Fantasy.)


Heir to the Dragon  (FASA, 1989.)


Part of the multi-author Battletech series.


Rivalry among corporations frequently results in violence in this game based series.  Interstellar criminal organizations, political assassinations, and other means are employed by ambitious executives seeking greater personal influence.


Initiation to War  (Roc, 2001.)


A Mech Warrior novel.


                A young recruit becomes educated about the realities of war when he dons his robot armor and goes out after interplanetary raiders.


Wolf Pack  (Roc UK, 1992, FASA, 1992.)


Part of the multi-author Battletech series.


The leader of a group of mercenaries who go to battle in oversized robotic combat suits has to deal with a mutiny among his own men.


Wolves on the Border  (FASA, 1988, Roc, 1996.)


Part of the multi-author Battletech series.


Honor and betrayal among mercenaries who conduct interstellar war armored in robotic fighting suits.




Fantastic Saint, The  (Doubleday, 1982.)


Collection of related stories of the Saint with fantastic themes.


The Saint and the Last Hero  (Doubleday, 1930, Avon, ?)


An adventure of the Saint, a gentleman rogue, opposing a criminal mastermind armed with a death ray.


CHASE, ADAM  (Pseudonym of Milton Lesser, sometimes with Paul Fairman.)


Golden Ape, The  (Avalon, 1959. Armchair, 2020, as Quest of the Golden Ape by Ivar Jorgensen and Adam Chase.  Magazine version, 1956, as Quest of the Golden Ape.)


                A man attempting to fulfill the obligations of his family stumbles across a dead planet and the secret of intervention on Earth by people from other worlds.




Crucible  (Del Rey, 1991.)


Gene Wars #2.


The conflict between normal and artificially mutated humans has come to an uneasy pause, and the man who engineered the peace sets out to find new worlds for the two strains of humanity to colonize jointly.  But the old animosities are simmering under the surface, and threaten to bring the mission to an abrupt end.


Game of Fox and Lion, The  (Del Rey, 1986.)


Gene Wars #1.


A corporate executive struggles to remain in authority in the Centaurus system, where genetic engineering has blurred the definition of what it means to be human.  He is assisted by a genetically enhanced man who has his own agenda, one which may trigger an interstellar war.


Shapers  (Del Rey, 1989.)


A small number of humans have been taken by aliens from the dying Earth to another world where they are kept essentially as breeding stock for experimentation.  But some of the alterations they have made provide their victims with weapons against their masters.




They Are All Around Us  (Decade, 1980.)


Pretty routine story of aliens living secretly among us, plotting to take over the world.  The protagonist discovers the truth and, big surprise, can't convince anyone else.




Altered States  (Harper & Row, 1978, Bantam, 1979.)


A brilliant scientist uses sensory deprivation and drugs to alter his perceptions of the world, and his mind and body physically regress to a primitive state.  From there he artifically speeds up his own evolution, and almost dies in the process.  Made into a pretty good movie.




The Enormous Radio and Other Stories  (Funk & Wagnalls, 1953, Gollancz, 1953, Berkley, 1968.)


Collection of unrelated stories, some of which are SF.




Fear of God, The  (Ace, 1999.)


Jaguar Addams #2.


                A telepath who enters the minds of criminals must create an imaginary heaven in which to confront the head of a fanatic religious group.  His followers have been stockpiling weapons in anticipation of a planned bloodbath.


Fear Principle, The  (Ace, 1997.)


Jaguar Addams #1.


                In a future where serial killers have become a major threat to society, a woman is employed as a telepathic therapist at a superprison, but discovers that one of her subjects has a personality perhaps too strong for her to help, and possibly even strong enough to affect her as well.


Learning Fear  (Ace, 2000.)


Jaguar Addams #3.


                Efforts to make empathic studies a respected field run into substantial emotional opposition.  Addams infiltrates an organization to find out if they are responsible for abducting or killing several students, and instead runs into a powerful telepath.




Savior's Game (Thomas & Mercer, 2017.)


Daniel Byrne #3.


A man struggles with precognition.




Forced Mate (Love Spell, ?)


An'Koor #1.


Futuristic romance.


Insufficient Mating Material  (Love Spell, 2007.)


An'Koor #2.


Romantic antics in a future society.


CHERRYH, C.J (Pseudonym of Caroline Cherry.  Note that many of the separate novels listed below take place in a common universe. Also writes Fantasy.)


Alliance Space  (DAW, 2008)


Omnibus of Merchanter's Luck and Forty Thousand in Gehenna.


Alternate Realities  (DAW, 2000.)


                Omnibus of Port Eterntiy, Wave Without a Shore, and Voyager in Night.


Angel with a Sword  (DAW, 1985, Gollancz, 1987.)


The story of a world whose cities are filled with canals.  A young man rescues a prominent citizen, and the latter's gratitude introduces him to a complex and often fascinating tour of his world's politics.  Opening volume of a short lived shared universe anthology series.


At the Edge of Space  (DAW, 2003.)


                Omnibus of Brothers of Earth and Hunter of Worlds.


Betrayer  (DAW, 2011.)


Atevi #11.


A civil war ends, but not completely, on a world shared by humans and aliens.


Book of Morgaine, The  (Doubleday, 1979.  Methuen, 1985, as The Chronicles of Morgaine.)


Omnibus of the first three Morgaine novels.


Brothers of Earth  (DAW, 1976, Doubleday, 1976, Orbit, 1977.)


Two humans from rival, warring empires are stranded separately on an alien world, where each tries to establish a new life in the local culture.  But their hatred for each other continues, and they begin using their newfound friends in a fresh struggle.


Chanur Saga, The  (DAW, 2005.)


                Omnibus of The Pride of Chanur, Chanur's Venture, and The Kif Strike Back.


Chanur's Engame  (DAW, 2007.)


Omnibus of Chanur's Homecoming and Chanur's Legacy.


Chanur's Homecoming  (DAW, 1986, Phantasia, 1986, Mandarin, 1989.)


Chanur #4.


The hani defense of the first humans to enter their region of space has deadly repercussions.  Already the opening shots of a war have been fired, a war which might see the extinction of their entire species.


Chanur's Legacy  (DAW, 1992.)


Chanur #5.


Set ten years after the previous volume, this follows the adventures of Hilfy, now captain of her own vessel.  Annoyed by people trying to use her to reach her aunt, plagued by the presence of an unruly male of her species aboard her new ship, she accepts a commission to transport a sacred idol to another planet, only to find herself caught between a variety of hostile forces.


Chanur's Venture  (DAW, 1984, Phantasia, 1984, Methuen, 1986.)


Chanur #2.


After rescuing a human from the nefarious kif, Pyanfar and her crew hope to smooth over the animosity they raised earlier.  But their one time visitor is back, offering a lucrative trade deal, but his very presence stirs things up again.


Chronicles of Morgaine, The  (See The Book of Morgaine.)


Cloud's Rider   (Warner, 1996, New English Library, 1997.)


Rider #2.


A series of natural and unnatural disasters spells danger for danger and his telepathically linked horse, Cloud, as he tries to find a new home for some orphans and instead discovers the worst side of human nature.


Collected Short Fiction of C.J. Cherryh, The  (DAW, 2004.)


                Collection of unrelated fiction.


Conspirator  (DAW, 2009.)


Atevi #10.


Humans and aliens must find a new arrangement on their mutually occupied world.


Convergence (DAW, 2017.)






Cuckoo's Egg  (DAW, 1985, (Phantasia, 1985, Methuen, 1987.)


A young human is raised by an alien species, adopted into a powerful family, but he is also the source of a bitter enmity that puts everyone around him in great jeopardy. 


Cyteen  (Warner, 1988, New English Library, 1989.)


Merchanter Universe


The cloned duplicate of a feared dictator struggles to find her own identity in a complex world where psychology and genetic engineering are tools used to shape the citizenry.  For obvious reasons, many people hope to see her dead before she reaches adulthood.  The long hardbound edition was published as three paperbacks.


Cyteen:  The Betrayal  (Questar, 1989.)


Cyteen #1.


First third of the novel, Cyteen.


Cyteen:  The Rebirth  (Questar, 1989.)


Cyteen #2.


Middle third of the novel, Cyteen.


Cyteen:  The Vindication  (Questar, 1989.)


Cyteen #3.


Final third of the novel, Cyteen.


Deceiver  (DAW, 2010.)


Foreigner #11.


Tensions in the aftermath of a civil war on an alien planet with a human minority.


Defender  (DAW, 2001.)


Foreigner #5.


                More maneuvering among factions as human colonists, indigenous aliens, and a starship commanded by multiple captains try to shape the future of their combined efforts.


Deliverer  (DAW, 2007.)


Foreigner #9.


                More politics between humans and aliens sharing a planet.


Destroyer  (DAW, 2005.)


Foreigner #7.


                More intrigues on an alien world.


Devil to the Belt  (Aspect, 2001.)


                Omnibus of Hellburner and Heavy Time.


Downbelow Station  (DAW, 1981, Methuen, 1983, Easton, 1986.)


Merchanter Universe


Earth's colonies are on the verge of open revolt and Pell Station sits in a pivotal spot should war erupt.  The occupants of the station want no part of the war, and resist the efforts of politicians, entrepreneurs, and spies to make them the main battlefield.


Emergence (DAW, 2018.)


Exile's Gate  (DAW, 1988, Mandarin, 1989.)


Morgaine #4.


Morgaine reaches a new world that is in the throes of a terrible war.  There she hopes to destroy another of the alien gates that link the worlds, but she is opposed by two powerful, contending personalities, each with more than human powers.


Explorer  (DAW, 2002.)


Atevi #6.


                A joint human and Atevi flight to a partially abandoned space station finds itself in the middle of the puzzle.  Not only does it appear possible that the humans initiated hostilities with a third alien race, but the crew left on the station seems to have cut itself off from all outside contact.


Faded Sun Trilogy, The  (Methuen, 1987, DAW, 2000.)


Omnibus of the three Faded Sun novels.


Faded Sun: Kesrith, The  (DAW, 1978, Doubleday, 1978.)


Faded Sun #1.


The mri have been at war with the human race for a long time, acting as mercenaries for another species that opposes the expansion from Earth.  The trilogy relies a great deal on the detailed culture of the mri, which vaguely resembles that of the ninja.


Faded Sun: Kutath, The  (DAW, 1979, Doubleday, 1979.)


Faded Sun #3.


The last of the mri and their human protector return to a dying world in the hope that they have found a refuge from the relentless human soldiers still pursuing them.


Faded Sun: Shon'Jir, The  (DAW, 1978, Doubleday, 1978.)


Faded Sun #2.


Humans have defeated and almost exterminated the mri warrior race, but one man decides to help two survivors flee to a remote part of the galaxy where they may be able to live out their lives in peace.


Finity’s End  (Warner, 1997, Hodder, 1997.)


Merchanter Universe.


                The war is over, at least theoretically, and a Merchanter ship returns to pick up the child they were forced to abandon long before, now grown to maturity.  But he doesn’t want to give up his career plans involving a nearby planet, and his first months aboard ship are a parade of unpleasantries before he finally fits in.


Fires of Azeroth  (DAW, 1979, Methuen, 1982.)


Morgaine #3.


Morgaine is pursued through a gateway between worlds by the hordes of refugees from a doomed planet.  They blame her for their woes and attempt to capture her, but while this chase is on, the indigent alien species of Azeroth decides to act on its own behalf.


Foreigner  (DAW, 1994, Legend, 1994.)


Atevi #1.


A small colony of humans has been allowed to survive on an alien world on condition that they remain entirely isolated from the natives.  The only authorized human diplomat tries to wrest a better deal from a species that considers assassination a sport, and finds himself the target of professional killers.


Forge of Heaven  (Eos, 2004.)


Gene Wars #2.


                A station on the border between human and alien space may hold the key to averting a widespread interstellar war.


Forty Thousand in Gehenna  (DAW, 1984, Phantasia, 1983, DAW, 1984, Methuen, 1986.)


Merchanter Universe


An abandoned colony world only survives when humans strike a bargain with the indigent intelligent species, even though they are reptilian.  But in doing so, some fear that the colonists have surrendered a part of what it means to be human.


Gate of Ivrel  (DAW, 1976, Orbit, 1977.)


Morgaine #1.


A now vanished alien race established matter transmitting jumpgates around the galaxy, but their existence causes more problems than it solves.  Morgaine is a warrior with the mission of traveling from one world to another, destroying the gates to protect the local inhabitants.


Glass and Amber  (NESFA Press, 1987.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Hammerfall  (Avon, 2001.)


Gene Wars #1.


                On a barbaric colony world, a handful of people are infected with a form of insanity which is actually the effect of nanomachines introduced into their body.  A young man becomes the leader of a movement to save the population from a devastating attack by an interstellar enemy.


Heavy Time  (Warner, 1991, New English Library, 1991, Questar, 1992.)


Ben Pollard #1.


Two asteroid miners rescue a man left to die in space by agents of a greedy corporation determined to wipe out independents and claim the mineral wealth of the asteroids for their own.  The survivor has crucial information buried his mind, but even he doesn't realize it.


Hellburner  (Warner, 1992, New English Library, 1992, Questar, 1993.)


Ben Pollard #2.


Two men are caught in an immense power struggle involving the government, the military, and interplanetary corporations all striving for control of the mineral wealth of the asteroids, and economic control of the entire human race.


Hestia  (DAW, 1979, Gollancz, 1988.)


Merchanter Universe


An engineer travels to a colony world to help build a dam that might turn the tide of battle in their losing struggle to remain a viable human enterprise.  But when he arrives, he discovers that there are secrets the colonists have been keeping from the authorities.


Hunter of Worlds  (DAW, 1977, Doubleday, 1977, Orbit, 1977.)


Humans are the prey of an alien species that uses enormous ships to travel around the galaxy.  The protagonist is one of three humans mentally linked in the aliens' service, but he discovers their fatal flaw.


Inheritor  (DAW, 1996.)


Atevi #3.




Intruder  (DAW, 2012.)


Atevi #12.




Invader (DAW, 1995, Legend, 1996.)


Atevi #2.


A human colony survives uneasily on the planet of the atevi, but the arrival of another starship alters the balance of power irrevocably.  Open warfare seems inevitable unless the only human who has been allowed to live among the atevi can speak for them and negotiate a fair treaty.


Kif Strike Back, The  (DAW, 1985, Phantasia, 1985, Methuen, 1988.)


Chanur #3.


The kif kidnap members of Pyanfar's crew, so she follows them to attempt a rescue, all the way to a remote station in a part of space dominated by methane breathers.


Lois and Clark  (Prima, 1996.)


A Superman novel.


                Superman battles to prevent the collapse of a dam in Eastern Europe.  Based on the television series.


Merchanter's Luck  (DAW, 1982, Methuen, 1984.)


Merchanter Universe


Two space pilots become involved in a race to Downbelow station against a backdrop of intrigue, imminent rebellion, and the possibility of an interstellar war. 


Morgaine Saga, The  (DAW, 2005.)


                Omnibus of Gate of Ivrel, Well of Shiuan, and Fires of Azeroth.


Peacemaker (DAW, 2014.)


Atevi #16.




Port Eternity  (DAW, 1982, Gollancz, 1989.)


Merchanter Universe


An extremely rich woman amuses herself by creating cloned beings to act out romantic fantasies on her personal starship.  Then an accident disrupts the carefully programmed plot, and the clones must use their artificial personalities to solve the problem.


Precursor  (DAW, 1999.)


Atevi #4.


                Humans and Atevi have reached an arrangement by which the two cultures remain separate.  Unfortunately, the starship that brought the colonists returns, rife with internal schisms, warning of an alien menace, and threatening to seize control of the space station, which the Atevi claim as their own.  The only human allowed to live among the Atevi is sent into orbit to mediate.


Pretender  (DAW, 2006.)


Atevi #8.


                A civil war breaks out on a world jointly occupied by humans and feline aliens.


Pride of Chanur, The  (DAW, 1982, Methuen, 1983.)


Chanur #1.


Meetpoint Station is the common ground for a number of star traveling races, including the evil kif and the leonine hani.  A single human who has reached this part of the galaxy takes refuge with the hani, but the secret of his origin sets the stage for a possible galactic war.


Protector  (DAW, 2013.)


Atevi #14.




Regenesis  (DAW, 2009.)


Merchanter Universe.


A murder mystery set aboard an interstellar space station.


Rider at the Gate  (Warner, 1995, Aspect, 1996, Hodder, 1996, New English Library, 1996.)


Rider #1.


A lost colony world struggles to survive in a hostile environment in which all of the native fauna shares a telepathic union.  Fortunately, the local equivalent of horses are curious about humans and are willing to become the mounts for a chosen few who keep commerce open between the scattered communities.


Rimrunners  (Warner, 1989, Questar, 1990, New English Library, 1990.)


Merchanter Universe


An ex-mercenary hoping to escape execution takes a posting with star travelling bounty hunters, only to discover that she has jumped from a bad situation to one potentially even worse.


Serpent's Reach  (DAW, 1980, Doubleday, 1980, MacDonald, 1981.)


Merchanter Universe


A young woman searches for vengeance in a region of space that has been quarantined because of a malevolent alien intelligence that resides there. 


Sunfall  (DAW, 1981, Mandarin, 1990.)


Collection of six related stories set in cities of an Earth that has become a backwater world.


Tracker (DAW, 2015.)


Atevi #16.




Tripoint  (Warner, 1995, Hodder, 1995.)


                A bitter young man, a vengeful woman, and various other characters play out a complex interpersonal relationship in space.


Visible Light  (DAW, 1986, Phantasia, 1986, Methuen, 1988.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Visitor (DAW, 2016.)




Voyager in Night  (DAW, 1984, Methuen, 1985.)


Merchanter Universe


A gigantic alien ship with a technology that seems almost magical enters human space and encounters a small human vessel.  The occupants of the latter are killed in the encounter, but even death is a temporary condition for the aliens.


Wave Without a Shore  (DAW, 1981, Gollancz, 1988.)


Merchanter Universe


A remote world's human population is oblivious to the presence of aliens among them, even though offworlders see the intruders plainly. 


Well of Shiuan  (DAW, 1978, Magnum, 1981.)


Morgaine #2.


Morgaine arrives on a world devastated by natural disasters, her mission to destroy the gateways that allow instantaneous travel off world.  But should she complete her mission this time, or leave open the only escape route available to this planet's population.


CHESLER, RICK  (See collaboration with David Sakmyster.)




Battle of Dorking, The  (Borgo, 1996.  Magazine appearance in 1871 as by anonymous. Putnam, 1871, as The Fall of England)


Future war novel in which Prussia conquers England.


Battle of Dorking and When William Came, The  (Oxford, 1997.)


                Two volumes in one.


Fall of England, The  (See The Battle of Dorking.)


New Ordeal, The  (Blackwood, 1879.)


                Because weapons are so destructive, personal combat becomes the way nations resolve their differences.


CHESNEY, WEATHERBY  (Pseudonym of C.J. Cutcliffe-Hyne, whom see.)


Adventures of a Solicitor, The  (Bowden, 1898.)


                Collection of related stories.


CHESNOFF, RICHARD  (See collaboration with Edward Klein.)


CHESTER, DEBORAH (Also writes Fantasy. See also Jay Blakeney & Sean Dalton.)


Crimson Claw, The  (Ace, 1998.)


Alien Chronicles #2.


                Rivalries in a primitive alien empire begin to accelerate toward a violent confrontation.


Crystal Eye, The  (Ace, 1999.)


Alien Chronicles #3.


                Although the protagonist wishes to leave the politics of her race behind and live quietly with her children, she is forced to return to conflict when she discovers the secret of an enslaved species.


Golden One, The  (Boulevard, 1997.)


Alien Chronicles #1.


                Complex opening volume of a trilogy involving the interactions of several alien races, including one which practices interspecies slavery.




Mystery of the Lost Moon, The  (Putnam, 1962.)


Not seen.




Hawk of the Wilderness  (Magazine version, 1935, Harper, 1936, Hodder, 1937, Grosset & Dunlap, 1938, Ace, 1966.)


Kioga #1.


A variation of the Tarzan theme.  Kioga is the last survivor of a ship that was wrecked in a lost land near the Arctic where cave bears still live in the forests and man is just another animal struggling to survive.  Filmed in 1938.


Kioga of the Unknown Land  (DAW, 1978.  Magazine version, 1938.)


Kioga #4.


Kioga finds a secret enclave hidden within the lost land in which he has wandered for years.  There mammoths still live, but as usual men seem more willing to raise hands against each other than to cooperate.


Kioga of the Wilderness  (DAW, 1976.  Magazine version, 1936.)


Kioga #2.


The son of missionaries in a lost world within the Arctic circle fights man and beast alike as he explores the remote corners of his new home.


One Against a Wilderness  (DAW, 1977, Starmont, 1990.  Magazine version, 1937.)


Kioga #3.


Kioga's adventures in the land that eventually gave rise to the American Indians continue as he battles the beasts of the forest and even stranger creatures in his fight to survive.




Man Who Was Thursday, The  (Dodd, Mead, 1908, Arrowsmith, 1908, Modern Library, 1917, Penguin, 1937, Armed Forces, 1946, Capricorn, 1960, Ballantine, 1971, Amereon, 1984, Dover, 1986, Carroll & Graf, 1986, Oxford, 1996.)


Marginal but charming novel of a man who infiltrates the Anarchist movement only to discover that the entire organization consists of police agents who have infiltrated it.  Or does it?


Napoleon of Notting Hill, The  (J. Lane, 1904, Penguin, 1946, World Distributors, 1960, Paulist Press, 1978.)


London is ravaged by civil wars between various neighborhoods.


Return of Don Quixote, The  (Chatto & Windust, 1927.)


                England transforms society into a recreation of the past.


CHETWIN, GRACE  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)


Atheling, The  (Tor, 1987, Corgi, 1990, Roc, 1991.)


Earth has been damaged by one nuclear war, and the balance of power between East and West is teetering again because of the manipulation of a dictator based in the space colonies.  A man with psi powers has visions of another world which might provide a refuge, but that planet's inhabitants are also engaged in a power struggle.


Collidescope  (Bradbury Press, 1990.)


A man from the future travels back to visit 20th Century America and is attacked, his ship partially disabled.  He and a contemporary character and a third from pre-colonial America get involved in an adventure that ranges through time.




Future Imperfect  (Hutchinson, 1946.)


A future world is dominated by women.




Brats  (Kimber, 1979.)


                Not seen.




You Are Spiderman vs the Incredible Hulk  (Archway, 1997.)


                A multi-path gamebook in which you play Spiderman battling the Hulk.




Stories of Your Life and Others  (Tor, 2002, Orb, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Star Chosen (Chiappetta, 2010.)


Religious war among the stars.




Noonblaze  (Leisure, 1981.)


Technothriller about a mysterious satellite orbited by an unknown foreign power that uses lasers to attack the US and hold its government hostage.


CHILD, LINCOLN  (Also writes Horror. See also collaborations with Douglas Preston.)


Chrysalis (Doubleday, 2022.)


A new development in virtual reality leads to an extortion plot.


Death Match (Doubleday, 2004, Anchor, 2006.)


                A high tech date matching service is the focus of a series of inexplicable murders which are eventually traced to its self aware computer.


Deep Storm  (Doubleday, 2007.)


                An undersea research project stumbles on an alien waste dump.


Forgotten Room, The (Doubleday, 2015.)


A bizarre suicide leads to the discovery of a dangerous technology.


Utopia  (Doubleday, 2002.)


                High tech criminals hold a futuristic amusement park hostage.


CHILDER, SIMON IAN  (See also Harry Adam Knight.  Pseudonym for John Brosnan alone and in collaboration with Leroy Kettle.)


Tendrils  (Grafton, 1986. ) (John Brosnan and Leroy Kettle.)


A drilling team cuts into a mysterious substance underground, after which people in the London area are found dead, killed by an unknown acid.  Creatures from another planet, dormant for thousands of years, have been wakened and are probing the surface for food.


Worm  (Grafton, 1987.  Bart, 1988, as by Harry Adam Knight, whom see.)




Riddle of the Sands    (Dodd, Mead, 1940, Pocket, ?, Dover, 1976, Viking, 1978, Amereon, 1984, Buccaneer, 1990, US Naval Institute, 1991, North Books, 1992, Oxford, 1995.)


Marginal spy thriller that predicted Nazi Germany's attack on Britain before it actually happened.




Frontier (Baen, 2021.)


A rescue operation in space turns more complex than expected.




Deception's Web  (Palladium, 1999.)


Rifts #2.


                Earth becomes a portal from other dimensions, some of which involve the supernatural.  Based on a role playing game.


Sonic Boom  (Palladium, 1999)


Rifts #1.




Treacherous Awakenings  (Palladium, ?)


Rifts #3.


                Not seen.  May not have been published.


CHILSON, ROBERT  (Also writes Fantasy.)


As the Curtain Falls  (DAW, 1974.)


The setting is an elderly, dying Earth where most technology has been forgotten and the dried ocean beds are the homeland of barbarous tribes.  A single man believes he can find the lost knowledge that will save the human race, but it's not certain he will live long enough to recover it.


Men Like Rats  (Questar, 1989.)


Aliens have conquered the Earth, aliens so powerful that the remnants of the human race live as vermin in the walls of their cyclopean cities where they compete with alien parasites for the dwindling food supply.  Tolerated at first, the roving bands must unite ultimately when their masters initiate an extermination program.


Refuge  (Ace, 1988.)


#5 in the multi-author Robot City series.


Part of a packaged series set in a world where Asimovian robots rule the world, and a single human suffering from amnesia tries to discover the secret of his own identity as well as solve the puzzle of the robot world.


Rounded with Sleep  (Questar, 1990.)


The hero of a futuristic role playing game that provides entertainment for much of the world has become bored after a century of competition.  His inattention and contrary desires affect his play and for the first time, his life is in jeopardy.


Shores of Kansas, The   (Popular Library, 1976, Hale, 1977.)


Grant Ryals is the only human possessing an extraordinary mental power.  He can will himself back through time to the age of the dinosaurs, where his researches gain him fame in the present.  But fame has its price, and he flees notoriety to an ancient world where gigantic beasts prowl the forests.


Star-Crowned Kings, The  (DAW, 1975.)


The human race has spread across the stars, but they are subject to the rule of an aristocracy armed with telepathic and telekinetic powers.  The protagonist is a simple man living on a minor world who discovers to his dismay that he shares those powers, a talent forbidden to anyone outside the government.




Journey into Space  (Herbert Jenkins, 1954, Pan, 1958, Digit, 1963.)


Jet Morgan #1.


First volume of a trilogy based on a series of radio plays.  Jet Morgan and his crew make the first successful trip to the Moon, in preparation for the next step of space exploration, a manned expedition to Mars.  With time travel and flying saucers as extra attractions.


Red Planet  (Herbert Jenkins, 1956, Pan, 1960, Digit, 1963.)


Jet Morgan #2.


Jet Morgan leads the first expedition to Mars despite a series of strange problems that beset the project.  And at their destination they find a world that isn't entirely dead, and that poses a terrible menace to the Earth itself.


World in Peril, The  (Herbert Jenkins, 1960, Pan, 1962.)


Jet Morgan #3.


After discovering an imminent invasion of Earth by Mars and reporting back to Earth, Jet Morgan returns to the red planet to discover the details of the attack, only to find himself hiding within that very invasion fleet.




Aerial Runaway, An (Lothrop, 1901, Armchair, 2022.)


Balloonists land among a lost tribe of Incas.


CHOWN, MARCUS  (See collaboration with John Gribbin.)




Trapdoor to Heaven  (Out of This World, 2000.)


                A blend of time travel and reincarnation, verging on fantasy.


CHRISTENSEN, ELIZABETH  (See also collaborations with Sonny Whitelaw.)


Casualties of War  (Fandemonium, ?)


A Stargate novel.


A scientific project almost causes a war.




Gladiator (Tor, 2016.)




CHRISTIAN, DEBORAH  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Mainline  (Tor, 1996.)


A woman with the ability to move from one timeline to another works as an assassin.  Unfortunately, the bodyguard of one of her victims takes his failure as a personal affront and dedicates himself to evening the score.




Warriors of God, The  (Leisure, 2003.)


                Marginal novel about a limited war between the US and Iran and a terrorist assassination plot.




Patent to Kill  (Forge, 20043.)


                Technothriller involving some marginal speculation about DNA.


Protocol, The  (Forge, 1999.)


                Marginal medical thriller involving illegal organlegging.




Age Atomic, The  (Angry Robot, 2013.)


Empire State #2.




Burning Dark, The (Tor, 2014.)


Spider War #1.


Humans battle automated starships that dismantle worlds.


Darkness on the Edge of Town  (Del Rey, 2019.)


A Stranger Things novel.


The gateway to another reality endangers a small town.


Empire State  (Angry Robot, 2011.)


Empire State #1.


An alternate New York City.


Killing Is My Business (Tor, 2017.)


Robot #2.


A robot detective gets a new assignment.


Machine Awakes, The (Tor, 2015.)


Spider War #2.


Human resistance to the encroachments of berserker ships is endangered by internal rivalries.


Made to Kill (Tor, 2015.)


Robot #1.


A robot private eye in an alternate past America.


Seven Wonders  (Angry Robot, 2012.)


Superheroes and supervillains.


Standard Hollywood Depravity (Tor, 2017.)


Robot #2.


A robot detective/assassin walks into a trap.


CHRISTOPHER, JOHN  (Pseudonym of Christopher Youd, whom also see.)


Beyond the Burning Lands  (MacMillan, 1971, Hamish Hamilton, 1971, Collier, 1974.)


Winchester #2.


When his half brother steals the throne of Winchester, Luke goes into hiding among the Seers, who still use the machines that have supposedly been outlawed since a nuclear war destroyed much of the world. 


City of Gold and Lead, The  (MacMillan, 1967, Hamish Hamilton, 1967, Colier, 1970.)


Tripods #2.


The three young protagonists have been fleeing across a Martian conquered Earth for a while, but now they are more closely pursued across a largely abandoned world.


Cloud on Silver  (See Sweeney's Island.)


Death of Grass, The  (See No Blade of Grass.)


Dragon Dance  (Viking Kestrel, 1986, Dutton, 1986, Aladdin, 2015.)


Fireball #3.


Two boys have adventures in an alternate version of our world.


Dusk of Demons, A  (Hamish Hamilton, 1993, Dutton, 1994, Aladdin, 1996.)


“Demons” haunt a post collapse world dominated by a repressive religion.


Empty World  (Hamish Hamilton, 1977, Dutton, 1978, Puffin, 1981.)


An orphaned boy finds himself completely on his own when a virulent new plague sweeps the world, killing all the adults and many of the young as well.


Fireball  (Dutton, 1981, Gollancz, 1981, Puffin, 1983, Tempo, 1984.)


Fireball #1.


Two young boys cross into a parallel universe where England is ruled by harsh laws and slavery is a legitimate enterprise.  Together they manage to survive in this hostile environment, desperately seeking a route back to their original time line.


Guardians, The   (MacMillan, 1970, Hamish Hamilton, 1970, Puffin, ?, Collier, 1972, Peter Smith, 1986.)


21st Century England has been divided into two separate cultures, one an urban world where blood sports and other violence are used to keep the masses happy, the other a pastoral playground for the aristocracy.  A teenager on the run from the authorities discovers the truth about his world when he crosses from one world to the other.


Little People, The  (Simon & Schuster, 1966, Hodder, 1967, Avon, 1968, Cosmos, 2000.)


Vacationers in a remote European resort fall prey to what appear to be elves, although they speak German and have nasty tempers.  Turns out they're the creations of a Nazi experiment in human genetic engineering.


Long Winter, The  (Simon & Schuster, 1962, Crest, 1962, Gold Medal, 1968.  Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1962, Penguin, 1965, Oxford, 1982, as The World in Winter.)


A sudden change in the world's climate brings a new ice age to the northern hemisphere, eradicating the old order, destroying nations, killing the majority of the population.  The survivors struggle against their environment and each other in the aftermath.


Lotus Caves, The  (MacMillan, 1969, Hamish Hamilton, 1969, Collier, 1971, Peter Smith, 1986.)


Youngsters travelling from their home in the lunar colony stumble into a cavern where resides a super intelligence from another star system, an intelligent plant that can influence their minds.


New Found Land  (Gollancz, 1983, Dutton, 1993, Aladdin, 2015.)


Fireball #2.


Adventures in an alternate world.


No Blade of Grass   (Simon & Schuster, 1957, Pocket, 1958, Penguin, 1958, Avon, 1967 . Michael Joseph, 1956, Lightyear, 1993, as The Death of Grass.)


A virus wipes out most of the world's grain supplies, and the ensuing famines wipe out millions, reducing the world's governments to floundering institutions lacking the power to enforce their will.  In the chaos that follows, several people seek refuge in the country, battling a new breed of barbarian along the way.


Pendulum  (Simon & Schuster, 1968, Hodder, 1968, Lancer, 1969.)


Depressing look at a future England where the government has disintegrated, law and order has fallen apart, and gangs of brutal youths rule the streets of the major cities.


Planet in Peril  (Avon, 1959. Michael Joseph, 1965, Wildside, 2002, as The Year of the Comet.)


A prominent scientist discovers that the human race is in deadly peril, that robots are living among us disguised as human beings.


Pool of Fire, The  (MacMillan, 1968, Hamish Hamilton, 1968, Collier, 1970.)


Tripods #3.


The Martians who have conquered Earth plan to change the world's climate to one more suited for their bodies.  The surviving members of the human race will die if that happens, so they band together to plot the overthrow of the invaders.


Possessors, The  (Simon & Schuster, 1964, Hodder, 1965, Avon, 1966,Wildside, 2002.)


This alien invasion story has definite elements of horror as the visitors to a remote Swiss chalet are attacked and their bodies possessed by creatures from another world.


Prince in Waiting, The  (MacMillan, 1970, Hamish Hamilton, 1970, Collier, 1974, Peter Smith, 1984.)


Winchester #1.


After a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, life in the British Isles resembles that of a thousand years ago.  Deformed humans and other mutations form the underclass and the normal human stock engage in war and inevitable politicking for control of the throne.  When a mysterious figure prophesizes that Luke has an important role in the future, the boy wonders if the rules of his world are about to change.


Prince in Waiting Trilogy, The  (See The Sword of the Spirits Trilogy.)


Ragged Edge, The  (Simon & Schuster, 1965, Signet, 1967.  Hodder, 1965, Wildside, 2002, as A Wrinkle in the Skin.)


A devastating earthquake and tidal wave in New Zealand are the first warnings, followed by increasingly violent upheavals that destroy most of modern civilization.  In the aftermath, a desperate man searches the ruins of the modern world to find his missing daughter.


Sweeney's Island  (Simon & Schuster, 1964, Crest, 1967.  Hodder, 1966, as Cloud on Silver.)


A boatload of vacationers are shipwrecked on an uncharted island that seems perfectly normal until they start encountering mutated animals and begin wondering if whatever caused the change might be working on them as well.


Sword of the Spirits, The  (MacMillan, 1972, Hamish Hamilton, 1972, Collier, 1976.)


Winchester #3.


Luke regains the throne of Winchester after defeating his half brother, who previously usurped it.  The Seers have indicated their visions shows him conquering the surrounding kingdoms as well, but their real reason is to create a power base that will allow them to re-introduce technology into a world that has banned it.


Swords of the Spirits Trilogy, The  (?, 1980.  Puffin, 1980, as The Prince in Waiting Trilogy.)


Omnibus of the Winchester series.


Tripods Trilogy, The  (?, 1980.)


Omnibus of the first three Tripods novels.


Twenty Second Century, The  (Grayson & Grayson, 1954, Panther, 1960, Lancer, 1962.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


When the Tripods Came  (Dutton, 1988, Viking, 1988, Collier, 1990.)


Tripods #4.


Although fourth written, this is actually chronologically the first in the series, the story of how Wells' Martians successfully invaded the Earth, destroyed most of the human race, and established themselves as masters of the world.


White Mountains, The  (MacMillan, 1967, Hamish Hamilton, 1967, Collier, 1970.)


Tripods #1.


The first set of adventures of three teenagers a century now when Earth has been conquered by Wellsian style Martians who stride around the world in monstrous tripods.


Wild Jack  (MacMillan, 1974, Hamish Hamilton, 1974, Longman, 1974, Collier, 1978.)


Life in the cloistered cities of a future Great Britain is rigidly controlled.  Clive is a young boy who becomes an outcast from that society, subsequently captured by Wild Jack and his band of supposed criminals.  There he discovers the truth about the society that expelled him and discovers the real meaning of freedom.


World in Winter, The  (See The Long Winter.)


Wrinkle in the Skin, A  (See The Ragged Edge.)


Year of the Comet, The  (See Planet in Peril.)




Deaths of Tao, The (Angry Robot, 2013.)


Tao #2.


Lives of Tao, The (Angry Robot, 2013.)


Tao #1.


Rebirths of Tao, The (Angry Robot, 2015.)


Tao #3.


Time Salvager (Tor, 2015.)


Time #1.


Time travelers based in the outer planets raid the past for scarce resources..


Time Siege (Tor, 2016.)


Time #2,






Mork and Mindy  (Pocket, 1979.)


Three episodes from the television series about an alien who moves in with a quite normal human woman for a series of zany antics that don't translate well to the written word.




It, Us and the Others  (Harper & Row, 1978.)


                Two teenagers come to the aid of an alien secretly trapped on the Earth.




Rainbow Deaths, The  (New English Library, 1977.)


Routine spy thriller involving the invention of a new laser weapon.




Day the Fish Came Out, The  (Bantam, 1967, adapted from the script by Michael Cacoyannis.)


A very strange book from a very strange film about a missing super weapon that might trigger the end of the world.


CIENCIN, SCOTT (See Nick Baron.  See also collaboration with Jeff Mariotte.  Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)


Beverly Hills Brontosaurus  (Random House, 2000.)


Dinoverse #5.


                The kids have returned from the past, but they brought dinosaurs with them.


Dinosaurs Ate My Homework  (Random House, 2000.)


Dinoverse #6.


                A return trip to the past as a bunch of kids find themselves in the bodies of dinosaurs.


Dinoverse, Random House, 1999.)


                Original appearance of the first two Dinoverse books as a single volume.


Godzilla Invades America  (Random House, 1997.)


A Godzilla novel.


                The title says it all.


Godzilla: Journey to Monster Island  (Random House, 1998.)


A Godzilla novel.




Godzilla: King of the Monsters  (Random House, 1996.)


A Godzilla novel.


                More or less based on the original film, the gigantic lizard spawned by nuclear waste.


Godzilla vs the Space Monster  (Random House, 1998.)


A Godzilla novel.




Hardwired  (Ibooks, 2003.)


A Transformers novel.


                An interstellar war threatens to gobble up unaligned worlds.


I Was a Teenage T Rex  (Random House, 2000.)


Dinoverse #1.


                A science fair project gone wrong sends teens mentally back through time into the bodies of dinosaurs.


Please Don’t Eat the Teacher  (Random House, 2000.)


Dinoverse #4.


                A young girl in the body of a dinosaur fights the urge to eat people.


Prey  (Random House, 2001.)


A Jurassic Park novel.




Raptor Without a Cause  (Random House, 2000.)


Dinoverse #3.


                A group of kids who are mentally projected back through time and into the bodies of raptors have to deal with a particularly aggressive one of their new kind.


Survivor  (Random House, 2001.)


A Jurassic Park novel.




Teens Time Forgot, The  (Random House, 2000.)


Dinoverse #2.


                The class brain becomes a hero when he and his friends are mentally trapped in the bodies of prehistoric dinosaurs.




Orange R, The  (Popular Library, 1978.)


Unlikely story of a future America run by the power companies.  Large areas of the country are now radioactive, spawning mutants, and the only hope of preventing the utter destruction of the nation is a rebellion against the corporate dominated government.


World Unknown, A  (Popular Library, 1975.)


A time traveler arrives in a 28th Century America in a timeline where the Roman Empire never fell.  North America is governed by a brutal dictator, slavery is legal, and the main form of entertainment consists of duels to the death in public arenas.




Loose Connections  (Academy Chicago, 1988.)


                Collection of unrelated stories, not all of which are SF.


CLANCY, TOM  (See also collaborations which follow.)


Cardinal of the Kremlin, The  (Putnam, 1988.)


A Jack Ryan novel.


                Marginal thriller about the race to build an anti-missile system.


Divide and Conquer  (Berkley, 2000.)


                Elements within the US government plan to take over the government against the backdrop of a war between Iran and Afghanistan in this marginal thriller.


SSN  (Berkley, 2000.)


                China invades the Spratly Islands, precipitating a new world war, much of which we see through the eyes of a submarine crew operating in that area.


CLANCY, TOM & PIECZENIK, STEVE (There is an adult and a young adult Net Force series.)


Breaking Point  (Headline, 2000.)


Net Force




Cold Case  (Headline, 2001.)


Net Force




Cyberspy  (Berkley Jam, 1999, Headline, 1999.)


Net Force #8.


                A hacker discovers a way to eavesdrop on the thoughts of people linked to the internet.


Deadliest Game, The  (Berkley Jam, 1999, Headline, 1999.)


Net Force #3.


                The participants in a massive fantasy role playing war game are starting to experience deadly attacks in real life as well, so the Net Force is called in to find out who is responsible and bring them to justice.


Deathworld  (Headline, 2001.)


Net Force




Duel Identity  (Headline, 2000.)


Net Force




End Game  (Berkley Jam, 1999, Headline, 1999.)


Net Force #7.


                Cyber police infiltrate a vacation resort to find a computer criminal.


Gameprey  (Berkley Jam, 2000, Headline, 2000.)


Net Force #14.


                Someone has found a way to make the monsters in virtual reality games deadly to those playing.


Great Race, The  (Berkley Jam, 1999, Headline, 2000.)


Net Force #6.


                A contest to develop a virtual reality spaceship turns dangerous.  Someone is causing accidents to happen to some of the teams, and suspicion falls on the representatives of a middle European group that espouses racial superiority and other repressive policies.


Hidden Agendas  (Berkley, 1999, Headline, 1999.)


Net Force #9.


                Computer police have to track down the people posting classfied information on the internet, and also stop a virus that's threatening the financial stability of the world.


High Wire  (Headline, 2001.)


Net Force




Net Force  (Berkley, 1999, Headline, 1999.)


Net Force #1.


                In a future where the Internet has become the lifeblood of world commerce, the head of a government agency dedicated to policing it is assassinated and his successor must track down the perpetrators before he becomes a victim in similar fashion.


Night Moves (Berkley, 2000, Headline, 1999.)


Net Force #11


                A deadly computer hacker is threatening to disrupt the world’s information systems.


One Is the Loneliest Number  (Berkley Jam, 1999, Headline, 1999.)


Net Force #4.


                A rogue programmer ostracized by his fellows creates an alluring new virtual reality room, participation in which could be harmful to the health.


Point of Impact  (Headline, 2001.)


Net Force




Private Lives  (Berkley Jam, 2000, Headline, 2000.)


Net Force #12.


                The leader of the Net Force is accused of murder.  To establish his innocence, his followers must use their computer skills to investigate his entire life.


Runaways  (Headline, 2001.)


Net Force




Safe House  (Berkley Jam, 2000, Headline, 2000.)


Net Force #13.


                Marginal near future thriller about a missing scientist who had just made a major discovery.


Shadow of Honor  (Berkley Jam, 2000, Headline, 2000.)


Net Force #10.


                A teenager tries to discover the truth about his father, who died in a battle in South Africa.  Was her a hero, or a ruthless butcher?


Ultimate Escape, The  (Berklye Jam, 1999, Headline, 1999.)


Net Force #5.


                Youngsters get warning through virtual reality of a terrorist plot.


Virtual Vandals  (Berkley Jam, 1999, Headline, 1999.)


Net Force #2.


                A group of terrorists are using the improved virtual reality systems of the future to disrupt organized activities and even cause harm to those participating.


CLAPHAM, MARK  (See also collaborations with Lance Parkin and Simon Bucher-Jones.)


Hope  (BBC, 2002.)


A Doctor Who novel.


                The Doctor is stranded in a distant future city when the Tardis is lost in a toxic ocean.  The city itself is descending into anarchy and fanaticism and the Doctor is desperate to leave.


CLAREMONT, CHRIS  (Also writes Fantasy.)


First Flight  (Ace, 1987.)


Nicole Shea #1.


Fast paced space opera about a fledgling pilot whose first mission into space, supposedly routine mapping, is interrupted first by attacking pirates, then by the arrival of the first ship from an alien civilization.


Grounded!  (Ace, 1991.)


Nicole Shea #2.


Although pilot Shea is removed from flight status after her experiences with space pirates and extraterrestrials, her adventures aren't over yet.  The aliens want her as an intermediary, and the pirates want revenge.


High Frontier  (?, 1992.)


Omnibus of the first two Nicole Shea novels.


Sundowner  (Ace, 1994.)


Nicole Shea #3.


Humans and aliens are about to launch their first joint space effort, but only if Nicole Shea is relieved of her ground bound duties and allowed to be a space pilot once again.


X-Men 2   (Del Rey, 2003, based on the screenplay by BryanSinger, David Hayter, Zak Penn, Dan Harris, and Mike Dougherty.)


                A new battle between good and evil mutants for control of the world.




Shroud of Night (Black Library, 2018.)


A Warhammer novel.


Military SF.





Spltting  (Wordcraft of Oregon, 1999.)


                A plot to seize control of the aliens who secretly control the US.


CLARK, CURT  (Also writes as Donald Westlake, whom see.)


Anarchaos  (Ace, 1967.)


The protagonist travels to an anarchic colony world to avenge his brother's death, but with a greater purpose of subverting the colony and its interplanetary protectors so that in the future a more responsible government will take control.




Forsaken Skies (Orbit, 2016.)


Silence #1.


Military SF.




Earth Herald  (Roc, 1998.)


Degahv #2.


                The protagonist is appointed advocate for Earth, which has been a poor relation in the interstellar community because of an asteroid strike that destroyed much of its economy.  Now that it is ready for a full role once again, vested interests on other planets are determined to prevent its return to power.


Prodigy  (Roc, 1997.)


Degahv #1.


                An uneasy peace exists between the seven races of the Commonwealth and the empire of Procyon, until a human star captain destroys a Procyon ship, nearly precipitating a war and causing herself to be declared an outlaw.  She in turn must prove that her actions were justified, and unmask a threat to the Commonwealth.


CLARK, LEIGH  (Also writes Horror.)


Carnivore  (Leisure, 1997.)


                A secretive research station in the Antarctic discovers a still viable dinosaur egg, and the unscrupulous executive who runs things commits murder in order to complete his plan of bringing the tyrannosaurus to maturity.  But he doesn’t anticipate just how ferocious, and hungry, the creature really is.


Feeding, The  (Leisure, 1988.)


                A family beset by interpersonal squabbles takes a vacation in a remote mountain area, hoping to work out their problems free of the distractions of civilization.  But unbeknownst to them, something lives secretly in one of the nearby caves, an inhuman creature which longs to feast on human flesh, and will use its hypnotic powers to acquire what it wants.




Barney and the UFO  (See The Boy from the UFO.)


Barney in Space (See The Boy from the UFO Return.s)


Boy from the UFO, The  (Scholastic, 1979.  Dodd Mead, ?, as Barney and the UFO.)


Tibbo #1.


An alien boy with psychic powers comes to Earth and befriends a young human.


Boy from the UFO Returns, The  (Scholastic, 1981.  Dodd Mead, ?, as Barney in Space.)


Tibbo #2.


A young alien comes to Earth to save an Earthborn boy from an outer space criminal.




Bomb That Failed, The  (Morrow, 1969. Jonathan Cape, 1970, The Last Year of the Old World)


                Allied scientists are unable to create a working atomic bomb, so they fake the results to frighten the Japanese into surrendering.


Last Year of the Old World, The  (See The Bomb That Failed.)


Queen Victoria's Bomb  (Jonathan Cape, 1967, Morrow, 1968.)


The British develop nuclear weapons during the reign of Queen Victoria.


CLARK, SHEILA  (See collaboration with Valerie Piacentini.)


CLARK, SIMON  (Also writes Horror.)


Fall, The  (?, 1998.)


                Not seen.  Time travel.


Night of the Triffids  (Hodder, 2001, New English Library, 2001.)


                A sequel to The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham.  An Englishman is kidnapped to America where he gets caught in the warfare between two bands of survivors.  Meanwhile, the triffids are developing extraordinary new powers.




Starved into Surrender  (Daniel, 1904.)


                Future war in which France and Russia attack England.




Into the Darkness  (Digit, 1961.)


Earth is invaded by aliens.


Mind Master, The  (Digit, 1963.)


Not seen.


CLARKE, ARTHUR C.  (See also collaborations which follow, and with Michael Kube-McDowell.)


Across the Sea of Stars  (Harcourt, 1959, Doubleday, 1959.)


Omnibus of Expedition to Earth, Tales from the White Hart, Reach for Tomorrow, Childhood's End, and Earthlight


Against the Fall of Night  (Magazine version, 1948, Gnome, 1953, Perma, 1954, Pyramid, 1960, Berkley, 1983.  See also publication with sequel by Gregory Benford.)


Alvin is the only child born in the domed city of Diaspar in living memory.  The city, he is told, is the last vestige of life on a dying, inhospitable Earth.  But Alvin isn't satisfied with that answer and finds a way to leave the city and explore the world's ancient technologies.  Completely rewritten and as The City and the Stars.


Arthur C. Clarke Omnibus, An  (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1965, Ambassador, 1965.)


Omnibus of Childhood's End, Expedition to Earth, and Prelude to Space.


Arthur C. Clarke Second Omnibus, An  (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1968.)


Omnibus of A Fall of Moondust, Earthlight, and Sands of Mars.


Best of Arthur C. Clarke, The  (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1973, Sphere, 1974.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Childhood's End  (Ballantine, 1953, Houghton Mifflin, 1953, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1954, Pan, 1956, Harcourt Brace, 1963, Longmans, 1963, Amereon, 1988, Gollancz, 2001.)


Three part novel chronicling the interaction of the human race with an alien species that resembles devils.  The aliens shepherd us toward a new stage of evolution, one in which we leave our physical bodies and become free floating intelligences.


City and the Stars, The  (Harcourt Brace, 1953, Muller, 1956, Signet, 1957, Corgi, 1957, Harbrace, 1966, Gollancz, 1968, Bantam, 1991, Buccaneer, 1994, Millennium, 2001.)


A completely rewritten version of Against the Fall of Night, which see for the plot description.


City and the Stars and The Sands of Mars, The  (Aspect, 2001.)


                Omnibus of the two novels.


Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke, The  (Gollancz, 2000, Tor, 2001, Orb, 2002.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Deep Range, The  (Harcourt Brace, 1957, Muller, 1957, Signet, 1958, Gollancz, 1968, Pan, 1970, Bantam, 1991, Vista, 1998.)


A space pilot with psychological problems that prevent him from returning to space pursues a new career among the undersea domes back on Earth.  Climax involves an encounter with a giant sea creature.


Dolphin Island   (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1963, Gollancz, 1963, Berkley, 1968, Dragon, 1968, Ace, 1987. 1963 magazine title People of the Sea. )


A stowaway survives a crash into the ocean when he is rescued by dolphins and brought to a scientific site on the Australian coast, where he later returns the favor by helping them defeat a killer whale.


Earthlight  (Ballantine, 1955, Muller, 1955, Pan, 1957, Harcourt Brace, 1972.)


The discovery of critical mineral deposits on the moon fuels the dispute between Earth and her colonies on Mars and Venus.  The colonies plan to seize control of Earth's satellite using a newly developed weapon, but they depend on intelligence slipped to them by a spy.


Expedition to Earth  (Ballantine, 1953, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1954, Corgi, 1959, Pan, 1966, Sphere, 1968, Harcourt Brace, 1970, Orbit, 1999.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Fall of Moondust, A.  (Gollancz, 1961, Harcourt, Brace & World, 1961, Reader's Digest Condensed Books, 1961, Dell, 1963, Pan, 1964, Signet, 1974)


A group of tourists travelling across the moon's surface are stranded when their vehicle sinks into a pit filled with lunar dust.  The passengers exchange ideas while waiting to be rescued from the trap.


Fountains of Paradise, The  (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979, Gollancz, 1979, Del Rey, 1980, Aspect 2001.)


Fascinating scientific extrapolation about the possibility of building a physical link from the Earth to a station in a geosynchronous orbit to facilitate the launching of spaceflights.


Four Great SF Novels  (Gollancz, 1978.)


Omnibus of The City and the Stars, The Deep Range, A Fall of Moondust, and Rendezvous with Rama.


From the Ocean, From the Stars  (Harcourt, Brace & World, 1961.)


Omnibus of The Other Side of the Sky, The Deep Range, and The City and the Stars.


Ghost from the Grand Banks  (Bantam, 1990, Gollancz, 1990.)


Early in the 21st Century, two rival corporations contend for the right to raise the sunken Titanic and reap the benefits of a major media coup.


Ghost from the Grand Banks and The Deep Range, The  (Aspect, 2001.)


                Omnibus of the two novels.


Hammer of God, The  (Bantam, 1993, Orbit, 1997.)


A masterful handling of a popular theme, the discovery of a rogue chunk of matter on a collision course with Earth.  While religious cults herald armageddon, a group of scientists organizes an expedition to divert the deadly threat to another course.


Imperial Earth.  (Gollancz, 1975, Harcourt Brace, 1976, Ballantine, 1976, Bantam, 1991.)


A wealthy citizen of the human colony on Titan returns to Earth three centuries from now in order to have a clone of himself made to become his son.  Arriving there, he and the readers have a grand tour of the technological wonders of the far future. 


Islands in the Sky  (Winston, 1952, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1952, Signet, 1960, Digit, 1963, Puffin, 1972, Gregg, 1979, Buccaneer, 1997.)


The protagonist is a young man who wins a trip to an orbiting space station.  Unfortunately things start to go wrong from the moment he arrives, including an alteration in the station's orbit that could doom everyone aboard.


Lion of Comarre and Against the Fall of Night  (Harcourt, 1968, Gollancz, 1970.)


Omnibus of Against the Fall of Night and a long story originally published in 1949.


Master of Space  (See Prelude to Space.)


Meeting with Medusa, A  (Tor, 1988, bound with Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson.)


Novelet from 1971 about an encounter with life in the atmosphere of Jupiter.


More Than One Universe  (Bantam, 1991.)


Omnibus of Tales of Ten Worlds, The Other Side of the Sky, The Nine Billion Names of God, and The Wind From the Sun.


Nine Billion Names of God, The  (Harbrace, 1967, Signet, 1974.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Of Time and Stars  (Gollancz, 1972, Penguin, 1992.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Other Side of the Sky, The  (Harcourt Brace, 1958, Signet, 1959, Gollancz, 1961, Corgi, 1963, Harbrace, 1968.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Possessed and Other Stories, The  (Amereon, 1978.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Prelude to Mars  (Harcourt Brace & World, 1965.)


Omnibus of Prelude to Space, Sands of Mars, and selected stories from other collections.


Prelude to Space  (Galaxy Novels, 1951, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1953, Ballantine, 1954, Pan, 1954, Gnome Press, 1954, Four Square, 1962, Del Rey, 1992. Lancer, 1961, as Master of Space.  Lancer, 1969, as The Space Dreamers.)


For its time, this was a very realistic look at the early stages of a space program, including the first trip to the moon and the pressures on the crew involved in the flight.


Reach for Tomorrow  (Ballantine, 1956, Gollancz, 1962, Vista, 1996, Corgi, ?)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Rendezvous with Rama   (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973, Gollancz, 1973, Ballantine, 1974.)


Rama #1 (note that subsequent books were written in collaboration with Gentry Lee.)


An alien ship of incredible size is passing briefly through the solar system, apparently derelict, so an expedition is launched to board and investigate as much as possible before it passes beyond reach.


Sands of Mars  (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1951, Gnome, 1952, Pocket, 1954, Corgi, 1954, Perma, 1959, Pan, 1964, Harcourt, 1967, Signet, 1974.)


A struggling first human colony on Mars seems on the brink of failure when explorers discover a small colony of Martians surviving in a remote part of the planet. One of the first novels to treat the red planet realistically.


Sentinel, The  (Berkley, 1983, Granada, 1985.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Songs of Distant Earth, The  (Del Rey, 1986, Grafton, 1986.)


When the sun threatened to go nova, a few humans fled to another world on robotically piloted ships.  One wave of refugees settled on Thalassa, an apparent paradise, only to have their plans disrupted when a fresh wave of desperate survivors arrives.


Space Dreamers, The  (See Prelude to Space.)


Space Trilogy, The  (Millennium, 2001.)


                Omnibus of Islands in the Sky, Earthlight, and The Sands of Mars.


Tales from the Planet Earth  (Century, 1989, Bantam, 1990)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales from the White Hart  (Ballantine, 1957, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1972, Amereon, ?)


Collection of related stories, all tall tales told in the White Hart Pub.


Tales of Ten Worlds  (Gollancz, 1963, Dell, 1964, Harcourt, Brace, & World, 1964, Pan, 1965.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


3001: The Final Odyssey  (Del Rey, 1997, HarperCollins, 1997, G.K. Hall, 1997.)


Space Odyssey #4.


Frank Poole's frozen body is recovered and reanimated, and he gets a grand tour of the world a thousand years from now before becoming involved with the plan to neutralize one of the alien monoliths, which appears to be malfunctioning.


2001:  A Space Odyssey  (Signet, 1968, based on the screenplay by the author and by Stanley Kubrick.  New American Library, 1968, Hutchinson, 1968, Arrow, 1968, Roc, 1991, ,G.K. Hall, 1994, Easton, ?, HarperCollins, 1997, Legend, ?)


Space Odyssey #1.


An alien artifact on the moon triggers a flurry of scientific explorations, but a malfunctioning computer causes the death of all but one member of a spaceship's crew.  The survivor has a mystical experience when he encounters the still functioning devices of the race that pushed primitive humans toward the development of intelligence.


2010:  Odyssey Two  (Del Rey, 1982, Phantasia, 1982, Granada, 1982, HarperCollins, 1997.)


Space Odyssey #2.


Hal, the homicidal computer, is reactivated and reprogrammed in an attempt to discover what caused the malfunction.  Elsewhere, a new expedition is being launched to investigate the enigmatic monoliths orbiting Jupiter.  Subsequently filmed.


2061:  Odyssey Three  (Del Rey, 1988, Grafton, 1988, HarperCollins, 1997.)


Space Odyssey #3.


Further investigations of the alien monoliths around Jupiter reveal that they are also set to protect a still evolving lifeform on one of that planet's moons.


Wind from the Sun, The  (Gollancz, 1972, Signet, 1973, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1973, Vista, 1996.)


Collection of unrelated stories.




Firstborn  (Del Rey, 2007.)


Time Odyssey #3.


A race with godlike powers interferes with human development.


Light of Other Days, The  (Tor, 2000.)


                The invention of a device that makes it possible to spy on anyone, anywhere, including back through time, overthrows the current society.  The story is related in terms of the ruthless businessman who owns the rights to the item, his clone son, and the woman who loves the latter.


Sunstorm  (Del Rey, 2005, Gollancz, 2005.)


Time Odyssey #2.


                Various individuals strive to deal with a disturbance in the sun.


Time's Eye  (Del Rey, 2003, Gollancz, 2004.)


Time Odyssey #1.


                Various individuals from prehistory to the near future are all gathered together on an Earth where all times seem to co-exist.




Cradle  (Warner, 1988, Gollancz, 1988.)




Garden of Rama, The  (Bantam, 1991, Gollancz, 1991.)


Rama #3.


Three astronauts are trapped aboard the gigantic Raman ship and carried out of the solar system.  Years later, they reach a base in another star system, and for the first time we are exposed to the intricacies of Raman society.


Rama II   (Gollancz, 1989, Bantam, 1989, Orbit, 1991.)


Rama #2.


The oversized alien ship from the original novel returns for another pass through the solar system, and this time Earth is ready for it.  A major expedition is launched to place a full scale investigative team aboard.  But what they discover is that the ship isn't abandoned after all.


Rama Revealed  (Bantam, 1994, Gollancz, 1994, Orbit, 1996.)


Rama #4


A major power struggle is underway among the humans who have taken up resident on Rama, an alien space station that travels among the stars.




Richter 10  (Bantam, 1996, Thorndike, 1996.)


                A scientist who has made a career out of predicting earthquakes unveils a revolutionary, and controversial plan to stop them altogether.




Last Theorem, The  (Ballantine, 2008.)


Humanity learns to control aggression just in time to avoid extermination by the masters of the galaxy.


CLARKE, A.V.  (See collaborations with Kenneth Bulmer.)




Alphanauts  (Edge, 2006.)


                A group of interstellar colonists battle dangers on their new world, and an influx of refugees from Earth.


Expediter, The  (DAW, 1990.)


Our first contact with an alien intelligence doesn't go well, since they are psychologically incapable of accepting that we can be anything more than clever animals.  But the barriers fall when the artifacts of another species open a gateway to the rest of the universe, and a terrifying danger, that can be overcome only if the two species work together.




Silver Nemesis  (Target, 1989.)


A Doctor Who book.


Novelization of the series about the return to Earth of an artificial alien being with terrifying powers, and the efforts of a group of Neo-Nazis and invading Cybermen to seize it for their own purposes.  And a madwoman from the 17th Century has traveled to the future to avenge herself on the Doctor.


CLARKE, ROBERT  (Pseudonym of Charles Platt, whom see.)


Less Than Human  (Avon, 1986.  Grafton, 1987, as by Charles Platt.)


                A robot arrives on Earth and has a series of disconnected satirical adventures involving mutants, mechanical sex, homicidal police officers, and other odd developments in the planet's future.




World Was Mine, The  (Bodley Head, 1968.)


Not seen.  Mental time travel.


CLARKSON, HELEN  (Pseudonym of Helen McCloy, who writes mysteries under that name)


Last Day, The   (Torquil, 1959.)


Not seen.  The aftermath of a nuclear war.




Jihad  (Tor, 1981.)


Interesting speculation about a charismatic Arab leader who manipulates the economy of Great Britain as part of his plan to seize control of that country.




Condorman  (Scholastic, 1981, based on the screenplay by Marc Sturdivant.)


Novelization of the film about an improbably superhero.


SpaceCamp  (Scholastic, 1986, based on the screenplay by W.W. Wicket, Casey T. Mitchell, Patrick Bailey, and Larry B. Williams.)


Novelization of the film about a group of students who are accidentally launched into orbit and have to deal with an emergency in space.


Voyagers!  (Scholastic, 1982, based on the screenplay by Robert Janes.)


Novelization of the film about a group of young boys who discover anti-gravity and run into some alien kids in a gigantic spaceship.




Ark of Venus  (Knopf, 1955.)


Young adult novel about life on Venus where the protagonist uncovers a mystery.




Blue Grotto Terror, The  (Grosset, 1934.)


Not seen.


Land of No Shadow  (Grosset, 1933.)


Youngsters find a mysterious mysterious world hidden within the Earth.


Mystery Men of Mars, The  (Grosset, 1933.)


Adventures on the planet Mars which is inhabited by giant bugs.


Thousand Years a Minute, A  (Grosset, 1933.)


Time travel back to the age of the dinosaurs.


CLAYTON, ALANA  (Pseudonyn of Linda Ward.)


Gifted Lady, A  (Zebra, 1995.)


Romance set in early 19th Century London involving court intrigues and a protagonist who can read minds and who has visions of the future.




Roar, The  (Scholastic, 2009.)


Roar #1.


A closed future community fears the animals living beyond the walls.


Whisper, The  (Scholastic, 2012.)


Roar #2.


A battle to overthrow a tyrant who wants to live forever.


CLAYTON, JO  (Note that the Shadith & Shadowsong series are linked to the Diadem series. Also writes Fantasy.)


Burning Ground, The  (DAW, 1995.)


Shadowsong #2.


Shadith has the power to move from one body to another, unsuspected by her hosts, which makes her the perfect spy.  Her current mission is to recover a top secret security device from a shapechanging thief who has escaped to another world.


Crystal Heat  (DAW, 1996.)


Shadowsong #3.


This time Shadith is hired to find an alien who has been kidnapped/smuggled into another star system.  She has no problem with the job until she discovers that her employer plans to murder the alien as soon as possible.


Diadem from the Stars  (DAW, 1977.)


Diadem #1.


A jewel containing the secret of a far advanced alien science has been stolen, but the thief lost it as well and now a young woman with no family holds it without knowing its nature, even after it has merged with her body and provided a wealth of power she has not yet learned to use.  But she starts to learn when the original owners come looking for their property.


Fire in the Sky  (DAW, 1995.)


Shadowsong #1.


Shadith was a disembodied prisoner within the diadem until freed to resume a human form.  Her ability to communicate through music places her on a mission to a world whose inhabitants use it as their exclusive language, and she finds herself in the middle of a plot by offworld commercial interests to rob the natives of their birthright.


Ghosthunt  (DAW, 1983.)


Diadem #7.


The protagonist is distracted from her main mission once again, this time to investigate a series of mysterious kidnappings on a planet dominated by a ruthless corporation.


Irsud  (DAW, 1978.)


Diadem #3.


Despite the powers of the diadem, an alien device embedded in her body, Aleytys is unable to master the right degree of control and becomes a slave of an insectoid alien species. 


Lamarchos  (DAW, 1978.)


Diadem #2.


Aleytys discovers that the alien device which has merged with her nervous system has provided the power to heal and the power to kill.  The latter comes in particularly handy when agents of the device's original owners show up.


Maeve  (DAW, 1979.)


Diadem #4.


Once again the spiderlike aliens are after their diadem, and Aleytys is off to a forest world on her quest to find the planet of her ancestors.  There she runs right into the middle of a battle between the natives and a corrupt corporation.


Nowhere Hunt, The  (DAW, 1981.)


Diadem #6.


A young woman searching for her home planet agrees to slip past a force field onto a planet where electronic devices don't work to rescue an alien.  She is uniquely qualified for the mission because her body contains an alien device that gives her superhuman mental powers.


Quester's Endgame  (DAW, 1986.)


Diadem #9.


In the concluding volume of this series, Aleytys finally sees the route home but her most deadly enemies are gathering for one final attempt to stop her and regain the alien device which has melded with her body.


Shadowkill  (DAW, 1991.)


Shadith #3.


In order to conceal her identity from her captors, Shadith temporarily wipes her own mind free of its memories.  Her enemy, responsible for the destruction of entire worlds, is also their prisoner, and the two eventually are forced to pool their resources against the third.


Shadow of the Warmaster  (DAW, 1988.)


An interplanetary corporation involved in slave trade based on a planet whose location is a closely guarded secret kidnaps the daughter of a security specialist.  He relentlessly pursues them until he discovers the location of the slave planet, and helps the population rebel against a rule enforced by an orbiting battleship.


Shadowplay  (DAW, 1990.)


Shadith #1.


A woman whose personality was recorded in a crystal for centuries now has a new body, and in that form she promptly runs into trouble with a man who annihilates worlds for their entertainment value.  He plans to use her as a symbolic god for a rebellion, but Shadith has ideas of her own about how the conflict should be resolved.


Shadowspeer  (DAW, 1990.)


Shadith #2.


An interstellar entrepreneur arranges interplanetary wars just to provide entertainment for his clients.  Shadith leads a group that has escaped from virtual slavery on a plot to kidnap one of his prime customers and use the man as bait to capture their enemy.


Skeen's Leap  (DAW, 1986.)


Skeen #1.


Skeen is an unconventional star pilot whose plunder of alien artifacts has attracted the attention of the authorities.  She flees through an anomaly in space that carries her to a pocket universe occupied by eight separate races and filled with riches, if she can find a way to stay alive and then escape back to her own universe.


Skeen's Return   (DAW, 1987.)


Skeen #2.


Skeen continues her search for the elusive aliens who can open a gateway for her ship to return to our universe.   Alas, she makes a few enemies along the way, and she and her shapeshifting friend are pursued by assassins.


Skeen's Search  (DAW, 1987.)


Skeen #3.


Skeen returns to the natural universe on a mission to find the last remnants of the race that built the pocket universe in the first place.  Her search carries her through a series of violent backwater worlds, while the forces of the Empire continue to pursue her as a criminal.


Snares of Ibex, The  (DAW, 1984.)


Diadem #8.


Aleytys investigates the planet Ibex, hoping for a clue that will lead her to the home of her ancestors.  Ibex is another closed planet, hostile to outsiders, secretive, deadly, but no match for her enhanced mental abilities.


Star Hunters  (DAW, 1980.)


Diadem #5.


Armed with telepathy, telekinesis, and other extrasensory powers, Aleytys finally meets people from her own species.  Unfortunately, one is a power hungry madman who sees her artificially enhanced abilities as a weapon.


CLAYTON, RICHARD  (See William Haggard.)




Flight of Chariots, A  (Morrow, 1963, Paperback Library, 1965.)


A realistic near future novel of orbital flight and the effect personal hatred might have in a moment of crisis. 


Peter's Pence  (Morrow, 1974, Pyramid, 1975.)


Marginal piece about the kidnapping of the Pope.




Branch Point  (Ace, 1995.)


Time travelers from the future come back to avert a nuclear war during the Cuban Missile crisis, and are forced to intervene several more times when nuclear war results from several other political crises.


Overshoot  (Ace, 1998.)


                The hothouse effect has raised the sea level, destroyed the economies of most of the world, and seems destined to get steadily worse.  Members of a small, marginal commune discover that a secret organization is working to save the world by altering human nature through genetic reprogramming.




Enlightenment  (Target, 1984.)


A Doctor Who book.


Novelization of the episode concerning the Doctor's appearance on a racing yacht competing for the ultimate prize, power to rule the world.




No Way Street  (Pulphouse, 1991.)


Short story in pamphlet form about a serial killer who preys on alien sentients.


CLEMENS, RODGERS  (Pseudonym of Roger Lovin, whom see)


Presence, The  (Gold Medal, 1977.)


Standard though well handled horror fare about a mutated creature living in a remote lake that absorbs the bodies of anyone foolish enough to enter the water.




Birth of an Island, The  (Simon & Schuster, 1975, Avon, 1977, translated from the French by Helen Weaver. French edition 1973.)


An undisclosed world wide catastrophe leaves several hundred people stranded on a remote island where they set about recreating the world's civilization.


CLEMENT, HAL  (Pseudonym of Harry Stubbs. See also collaboration which follows.)


Best of Hal Clement, The  (Del Rey, 1979.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Close to Critical  (Ballantine, 1964, Gollancz, 1966, Corgi, 1968. Magazine version 1958.)


Examination of alien life in a world whose ecology is vastly different than in our own.  A lone human arrives on that planet and is protected by one of the natives.


Cycle of Fire  (Ballantine, 1957, Gollancz, 1964, Corgi, 1966.)


A shipwrecked human and a single alien companion set out on a journey on foot across the face of a planet that suffers from devastating climactic changes on a regular basis.


Fossil  (DAW, 1993.)


Humans studying a world inhabited by six intelligent races and largely covered by ice are drawn into the intrigue surrounding the discovery of fossils of yet another species.


From Outer Space   (See Needle.)


Green World, The  (Armchair, 2012, bound with The Moon Is Hell by John W. Campbell Jr.  Magazine appearance 1963.)


Visitors have to solve an ecological mystery on a distant world.


Half Life  (Tor, 1999.)


                The human race faces extinction because diseases are evolving more rapidly than the cures.  An expedition sets out to examine proto-life in the Saturnian moons, hoping to discover a new biological weapon, but the crew itself is all suffering from terminal diseases.


Heavy Planet  (Tor, 2002.)


                Collection of related stories about the planet Mesklin, plus the novels Star Light and Mission of Gravity.


Iceworld   (Gnome, 1953, Lancer, ?, Del Rey, 1989.)


Alien drug peddlers arrive on Earth, which to them is an incredibly cold planet.


Intuit  (NESFA Press, 1987.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Lunar Lichen, The  (Armchair, 2013, bound with The Time Trap by Henry Kuttner. Magazine appearance 1960.)


One member of a lunar expedition attempts to kill the others.


Mission of Gravity  (Doubleday, 1954, Hale, 1955, Galaxy, 1958, Pyramid, 1962, Penguin, 1964, New English Library, 1976, Del Rey, 1978, Lightyear, 1997, Easton, ?, Gollancz, 2000. Magazine version 1953.)


Mesklin #1.


One of the real classics of SF, the story of humans communicating with the inhabitant of a world whose gravity is so great humans cannot land on it.  They want him to retrieve a scientific probe and assist him as best they can on a trip across a wonderfully well realized world.


Music of Many Spheres  (NESFA, 2000.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Natives of Space  (Ballantine, 1965.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Needle  (Avon, 1957, as From Outer Space.  Doubleday, 1950, Gollancz, 1961, Avon, 1979, all as Needle.)


Needle #1.


An alien hunting a criminal inhabits the body of a human on a small island and enlists his assistance in tracking down another of his kind who may have taken possession of someone else in the community.


Nitrogen Fix, The  (Ace, 1980.)


A handful of surviving humans struggle to survive in a future Earth where the atmosphere has become unbreathable meet aliens for the firs time.


Noise  (Tor, 2003.)


                A linguist has adventures on an ocean world settled by Polynesians.


Ocean on Top  (Sphere, 1966, DAW, 1973. Magazine version, 1967.)


In a world where power has become much scarcer, prominent politicians are disappearing, perhaps kidnapped, perhaps hiding in a secret project on the ocean's floor.


Ranger Boys in Space, The  (Page, 1956, Harrap, 1956)


Two teenagers make a daring rescue on the moon.


Small Changes  (See Space Lash)


Space Lash  (Dell, 1969. Doubleday, 1969, as Small Changes)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Star Light  (Ballantine, 1971.)


Mesklin #2.


The apparently primitive inhabitants of a planet with a prohibitively strong gravity cooperate with humans communicating by radio in order to secure technological knowledge that will advance their civilization.


Still River  (Del Rey, 1987, Sphere, 1988.)


A single human and four alien scientists are investigating a small planet with an enigmatic atmosphere when she falls into an underground cavern and finds the key to a world even stranger than expected.


Through the Eye of the Needle  (Del Rey, 1978.)


Needle #2.


The host for a beneficent alien bounty hunter begins to suffer adverse reactions to the symbiotic relationship which can only be cured if they can discover the whereabouts of a crashed alien ship somewhere on Earth.


Trio for Slide Rule & Typewriter  (NESFA, 1999.)


                Omnibus of Needle, Iceworld, and Close to Critical.


Variations on a Theme by Sir Isaac Newton  (NESFA, 2000.)


                Omnibus of Star Light, Mission of Gravity, and some short stories.




Planet for Plunder (Armchair, 2011, bound with Men of the Morning Star by Edmond Hamilton. Magazine appearance 1957.)


A visiting alien must communicate with human beings, whom it believes are machines.




Backwater Man, The  (Hale, 1979.)


                Not seen.




Ruthless  (Black Flame, 2005.)


A Strontium Ace novel.


                A mutant bounty hunter must investigate the disappearance of his own sister.


CLEVE, JOHN  (Pseudonym of Andrew J. Offutt, alone or with co-author as indicated. Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)


Assignment:  Hellhole  (Berkley, 1983.)  (With Robin Kincaid.)


Spaceways #14.


An ex-police officer thought she had retired from active duty until she is blackmailed into stealing a priceless alien artifact.


Carnadyne Horror, The  (Berkley, 1984.)  (With Victor Koman.)


Spaceways #17.


Interstellar war threatens to break out if the leaders on either side can forget their sexual encounters long enough to get the show on the road.


Corundum's Woman  (Playboy, 1982.)


Spaceways #2.


Janja, the ex-slave, and her would-be lover, the spare pirate Corundum, search the galaxy for the evil slaver, Jonuta. 


Escape from Macho  (Playboy, 1982.)


Spaceways #3.


Two women get caught in the middle of a planetary revolution and are forced to fight their way back to their starship.


Fruit of the Loin  (Bee-Line, 1970.)


                Pornography about the last man in a world full of women.


Iceworld Connection, The  (Berkley, 1983.)  (With Jack C. Haldeman & Vol Haldeman.)


Spaceways #11.


Experiments with genetic and artificial modification of human and alien bodies results in a chaotic interstellar society where even the most unusual sexual fantasies are possible.


In Quest of Qalara  (Playboy, 1983.)


Spaceways #9.


Janja and her pirate friends have money again, but she won't be happy until she's had revenge on the man who kidnapped her from her home planet. When she hears rumors that he's on the planet Qalara, she takes leave from her friends to track him down.


Jonuta Rising!  (Berkley, 1983.)  (With Victor Koman.)


Spaceways #13.


Back from the dead, Jonuta the slaver is on the trail of an old enemy and lands on a primitive planet whose inhabitants are uninhibited about sex, which is good, but also about murder, which is bad.


Juice of Love, The  (Midwood, 1970.)


                Pornography about a medication that leads to otherwise impossible sexual feats.


King of the Slavers  (Berkley, 1985.)


Spaceways #19.


A rogue and adventurer is bullied into participating in an interstellar manhunt to track down the most notorious slaver in history.


Manhuntress, The  (Playboy, 1982.)  (With George Proctor.)


Spaceways #7.


Another ex-slave woman and sex toy prowls the space lanes looking for her missing mutant lover and plotting revenge against those who wronged her.


Manlib!  (Bee-Line, 1974.)


Pornography set in a future world where men have seized power and reduced women to chattel, which some like and some fight against.


Master of Misfit  (Playboy, 1982.)  (With George Proctor..)


Spaceways #5.


Slavers and mutated men with beautiful wings and overactive sex drives prey on nubile young women among the spaceways once again.


Of Alien Bondage  (Playboy, 1982.)


Spaceways #1.


A beautiful woman kidnapped by slavers falls into the hands of a roguish bunch of space pirates for a series of wild and often sexy adventures.  Eventually freed, she and her friends seek to hunt down the man who enslaved her in the first place.


Planet Murderer, The  (Berkley, 1984.)  (With Dwight V. Swain.)


Spaceways #16.


A band of pirates are enlisted in the cause of chasing down a villain who has kidnapped two scientists in his plot to use androids and microbiology to kill off an entire world.


Pleasure Us  (Bee-Line, 1971.)  (With D. Bruce Berry.)


Futuristic pornography.


Purrfect Plunder  (Playboy, 1982.)


Spaceways #6.


Jonuta the slaver picks the wrong enemies this time when he takes a catwoman from a merchant ship in space while holding vengeful space pirates in his brig.


Race Across the Stars  (Berkley, 1984.)  (With Robin Kincaid.)


Spaceways #18.


A race through space becomes deadly when some of the contestants decide the easiest way to win is to make sure their rivals don't survive the event.


Satana Enslaved  (Playboy, 1982.)


Spaceways #4.


Having just escaped a planetary rebellion, Janja and her crew are attacked by a rival pirate ship and crash on an ice world.  There they are enslaved by the brutal race that lives in cavern cities.


Starship Sapphire  (Berkley, 1984.)  (With Roland Green.)


Spaceways #15.


The good space pirates and the nasty slave traders are both in hot pursuit of Janja, the sporadically appearing recurring hero of this sexy but repetitious space adventure series.


Star Slaver  (Berkley, 1983.)  (With G.C. Edmondson.)


Spaceways #12.


An ex-slave turned slaver and ruler faces rebellion from within, attack from without, but he still has time to dally with some of his nubile subjects.


Under Twin Suns  (Playboy, 1982.)


Spaceways #8.


A crew of space pirates tries to recoup their fortunes by selling stolen gems at a jewelry fair.  Alas, the fair is also host to a variety of rogues, villains, thieves, and murderers.


Yoke of Shen, The  (Berkley, 1983.)  (With George Proctor.)


Spaceways #10.


More interplanetary adventures on a brutal and sexy frontier planet with assassins, thieves, and slavers waiting for the unwary visitor. 




Atlantis Adventure  (Lutterworth, 1958.)


                Young adult novel about a submarine that stumbles into the undersea civilization of Atlantis.




Adam and His Women  (Curtis, 1972.)


The story of Adam and Eve and Lilith, told as a straight historical rather than religious allegory.


CLIFTON, MARK  (See also collaboration which follows.)


Eight Keys to Eden  (Doubleday, 1960, Ballantine, 1962, Gollancz, 1962, Pan, 1965. Armchair, 2018, bound with Return of Creegar by David Wright O'Brien.)


Earth sends a ship to re-establish contact with a colony world.  Their envoy is a particularly astute expert who solves their problems, which are basically questions of human interaction under stress.


Science Fiction of Mark Clifton, The  (Illinois University Press, 1980.)


Collection of mostly unrelated stories.


When They Come from Space  (Doubleday, 1961, MacFadden, 1963, Dobson, 1963, Four Square, 1964. Magazine version, 1961, as Pawns of the Black Fleet. Armchair, 2012, as Pawns of the Black Fleet bound with The Secret of Maracott Deep by Henry Slesar.)


One race of aliens appears to have saved the Earth from conquest by another, by some suspect that it was all a cleverly staged ploy to ingratiate themselves.




Forever Machine, The  (Galaxy Novel, 1958, Carroll & Graf, 1992.  Magazine version, 1954, Gnome Press, 1957, Donning Starblaze, 1981, all as They'd Rather Be Right.)


A scientist develops a machine which can telepathically change the nature of other people's thought, produce immortality, and predict the onset of catastrophes in human society.  Some want to use his device as a weapon, but he is determined to use it for the betterment of humanity.


They'd Rather Be Right  (See The Forever Machine.)




Armada (Broadway, 2015.)


A young man sees a flying saucer that is straight out of a videogame.


Ready Player One (Broadway, 2011.)


An extensive adventure in virtual reality.




Small Percentage, A  (Timberwolf, 1999.)


                Earth is in peril when alien armadas enter the solar system.


CLINE, C. TERRY JR.  (Also writes Horror.)


Mindreader  (Doubleday, 1981.)


Not seen.




Fold, The (Crown, 2015.)


A project to develop teleportation goes horribly wrong.


Paradox Bound (Crown, 2017.)




Cupful of Space, A  (Ballantine, 1961.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


CLINTON, JEFF  (Pseudonym of Jack Bickham, whom see)


Kane's Odyssey  (Laser, 1976.)


A rebel in a future world where law has become a restrictive force used to strip everyone of their civil rights starts a revolution against the oppressive government.


CLIVE, DENNIS  (Pseudonym of John Russell Fearn, whom see)


Valley of Pretenders  (Columbia, ?)


                Short story in pamphlet form.


Voice Commands, The  (Columbia, ?)


Short story in pamphlet form about a mysterious force that overcomes human willpower.


CLOUGH, BRENDA W.  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Doors of Death and Life, The  (Tor, 2000.)


Immortality #2.


                One of those with the gift of immortality disappears shortly after being the only survivor of a space shuttle disaster.  His friend suspects he has been abducted by someone who wants to steal the secret of longevity.


How Like a God  (Tor, 1997.)


Immortality #1.


A computer programmer discovers one day that he has developed godlike powers.  He can read minds, and change what people believe or do simply by telling them to do so.  But the knife has a double edge, and he leaves his family fearing that he might accidentally manipulate them.




Swordsman of Sarvon, The (Armchair, 2020, bound with Power Planet by Murray Leinster. Magazine appearance 1931.)


A mission to Venus to secure a technology that could upset the balance of power on Earth.




Not Since Genesis  (Jarrolds, 1938.)


                A meteor threatens to strike the Earth.




Starbreed  (Ballantine, 1970.)


Five children who are the offspring of secret matings between humans and aliens possess highly developed intelligence that makes them shunned by their peers.  Resentfully, they come together to plot their revenge.




Pandora Principle, The  (Pocket, 1990.)


A Star Trek novel.


An apparently derelict Romulan ship is actually a clever trap, because it contains a disembodied force that menaces the entire Federation when it is released.


CLOWES, W.L.  (See also collaboration which follows.)


Captain of the “Mary Rose”, The  (Tower, 1892.)


                Future naval war.


Double Emperor, The  (Arnold, 1894.)


                Adventure in the future.




Great Naval War of 1887, The  (Hatchards, 1887.)


                Future war story.




Appleseed  (Orbit, 2001, Tor, 2002.)


                An interstellar trader specializing in nano-technology is diverted to a space station where he discovers that someone is trying to awaken a secret technology that could change the universe.




Eater of Darkness, The  (Contact, 1926, Putnam, 1959, Capricorn, undated.)


A surreal novel that incorporates SF motifs, chiefly a mad scientist who can kill using a secret ray device.




Choosers of the Slain  (Putnam, 1996, Berkley, 1997, Thomas Beeler, 1997.)


Amanda Garrett #1.


A near future war adventure with Argentinians seizing a British base in the Antarctic and an experimental US warship coming to the rescue.


Cibola  (Five Star, 2004.)


                Efforts to move an ore rich asteroid into near Earth orbit run into trouble when a saboteur strikes.


Sea Fighter  (Jove, 2000.)


Amanda Garrett #3.


                A task force is sent to Africa to combat a Nigerian army which is bent upon carving out a new African empire.


Sea Strike  (Berkley, 1998.)


Amanda Garrett #2.


                Mainland China is in the grip of a civil war, and the beleaguered government finally resorts to nuclear weapons against their own people, but in the process threaten to spread the conflict beyond their borders.


Target Lock  (Jove, 2002.)


                Marginal thriller about an international thief who steals a satellite.




Master of His Fate  (?, 1890, Greenhill, 1987.)


A series of mysterious apparent deaths leads a scientist to speculate that someone has found a way to draw lifeforce from another's body into his own, a kind of psychic vampirism that could make the taker immortal.




After 12,000 Years  (FPCI, 1950, Garland, 1975.)


A man wakens from suspended animation in a world dominated by a society based on insects.  The human race has diverged into variant types, and the major powers fight battles over weather control.


Animal People, The  (Belmont, 1970.  Avalon, 1967, as The Crimson Capsule.)


A handful people waken from a thousand years of suspended animation to find themselves in a post holocaust world dominated by mutants and slave traders.


Blue Barbarians, The  (Avalon, 1958.  Magazine version, 1931.)


Earth is a dying planet so an expedition is sent to Venus to see if it's suitable for colonization.  They disappear without trace and a second is dispatched, which finds that Venus is already inhabited.


Crimson Capsule, The  (See The Animal People.)


Day the World Stopped, The  (Avalon, 1968, Wildside, 2000.)


An expedition from Jupiter returns to Earth secretly, disguised as human beings, in an attempt to reconcile differences between the American and Chinese governments before a devastating war erupts.


Enchantress of Lemuria (Armchair, 2017, bound with Warrior of Two Worlds by Manly Wade Wellman. Magazine appearance 1941.)


War inside a hollow earth.


Hidden World  (Airmont, 1964.  Magazine version, 1935, as In Caverns Below, Best, 1950, Avalon, 1957, Garland, 1975 also as In Caverns Below)


Two men stumble into a mysterious underground world where two armies battle with fantastic superweapons to conquer each other. 


In Caverns Below (See Hidden World.)


Into Plutonian Depths  (Avon, 1950, Armchair, ?.  Magazine version, 1931.)


Explorers from Earth land on an inhabited Pluto where an apparently humanoid race has three separate sexes.  Their stay in the underground world of that planet becomes dangerous when they raise the wrath of the head Neuter, the most powerful member of Plutonian society.


Island People, The  (Belmont, 1971.)


Different political factions clash in the last days of the Atlantean civilization.  Predictable plot ending with the inevitable sinking of the island.


Last of the Great Race, The  (Arcadia, 1964.)


Not seen.  Survivors of Mu are revived in the 20th century.


Lizard Lords, The  (Avalon, 1964.)


Kidnappings by reptilian aliens are the focus of this embarrassingly silly novel.


Lord of Tranerica  (Avalon, 1966, Wildside, 2000.  Magazine version 1939.)


A dystopian future in which a bored dictator kidnaps two people from the past who turn out to be the key to overturning his corrupt society.


Lost Comet  (Arcadia, 1964.)


The settlement of the Arctic following a depletion of the world's resources.


Man from Tomorrow, The (Armchair, 2013. Magazine appearance 1933.)


An experimental machine draws a man of the future into the present.


Moon People, The  (Avalon, 1964, Belmont, 1970.)


An expedition to the moon discovers an underground race, establishes contact, and has various adventures before finding a way to escape back to the surface and their ship.


Next Door to the Sun  (Avalon, 1960, Wildside, 2000. Armchair, 2018, bound with Martian Nightmare by Bryce Walton.) 


Following a nuclear war, a colony of humans is discovered on Mercury.  At first they appear friendly, but eventually they reveal a hidden secret.


Pageant of Man, The  (Wings, 1936.)


Not seen.


Planet of the Knob-Heads (Armchair, 2016, bound with Out of the Void by Leslie F. Stone. Magazine appearance 1939.)


Newlyweds are kidnapped to another world.


Planet of Youth, The  (FPCI, 1952. Magazine version 1932.)


The development of Venus is complicated by the discovery that people who live there become immortal.  Back on Earth, everyone battles to accumulate enough wealth to emigrate, but some suspect Venus harbors a dark secret.


Reclaimers of the Ice (Armchair, 2020. Magazine appearance 1930.)


Adventures while trying to make the Arctic habitable. 


Runaway World, The  (Avalon, 1961.)


A new planet enters the solar system after the human race has split into two groups, one that mimics machines, the other more reminiscent of our own civilization.  The latter migrate en masse to the new world, but their old enemies conduct continual raids across interplanetary space.  Dreadful.


Sunken World, The  (FPCI, 1949, Cherry Tree, 1951, Lost Continent Library, 2005, Armchair, ?  Magazine version, 1928.)


An adventurer finds a mysterious civilization living in a city on the ocean floor and gets involved with their internal politics just in time to get caught up in a natural disaster.


Under the Triple Suns  (Fantasy Press, 1955.)


Survivors of dead Earth find a new home on a world inhabited by two intelligent races.


When the Birds Fly South  (Wings, 1945, Borgo, 1980, Arno, ?, Armchair, 2014.)


Not seen.  Lost world adventure.


Wonder Stick, The  (Cosmopolitan, 1929.)


Prehistoric adventure.

COBLEY, MICHAEL (Also writes Fantasy.)


Ancestral Machines (Orbit, 2015.)


Humanity's Fire #4.


Interstellar conflict.


Ascendant Stars, The (Orbit, 2012.)


Humanity's Fire #3.




Iron Mosaic (Immanion, 2008.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Orphaned Worlds, The  (Orbit, 2012.)


Humanity's Fire #2.




Seeds of Earth  (Orbit, 2009.)


Humanity's Fire #1.




COCHRANE, JULIE  (See collaboration with John Ringo.)


COCHRANE, WILLIAM  (See also S. Kye Boult.)


Class Six Climb  (Ace, 1980.)


The largest living thing in the known universe is a gigantic tree on a primitive world.  The local inhabitants view the tree as God, human visitors are fascinated with the possibility of climbing it, but an ambitious company official is determined to cut it down.




Counter Clockwise  (Tegen, 2009.)


A boy travels in time and chances history.




Messiah  (Simon & Schuster, 1999.)


                A messianic movement newly arisen around the turn of the Millennium runs into trouble in the form of traditional fundamentalist Christian groups.


COEN, FRANKLIN  (See collaboration with Edmund H. North.)


COFFEY, BRIAN  (Pseudonym of Dean R. Koontz, whom see.)


Face of Fear, The  (Bobbs Merrill, 1977, Ballantine, 1978.)


                Marginal thriller about a serial killer who believes himself, perhaps correctly, to have possess superhuman skills.




Overmind  (Royal Fireworks, 1996.)


Very confusing nonsense about an escaped gladiator who becomes an indentured soldier and seeks to find a discorporate being existing somewhere in the universe.


Prime Mover  (Royal Fireworks, 1996.)


Civil war across the star lanes in this convoluted adventure story for young adults.


COFFIN, M.T.  (Pseudonym of George Edward Stanley. Also writes Horror.)


Camp Crocodile  (Avon Camelot, 1997.)


                A giant crocodile dines on campers.


Gimme Back My Brain  (Avon Camelot, 1997.)


                A boy’s brain is cloned and replaced, and he finds himself in a robot’s body.


My Teacher's a Bug  (Avon Camelot, 1995.)


A young boy takes some new medication which makes him able to see that some of the adults in town are actually giant insects.


Where Have All the Parents Gone?  (Avon Camelot, 1995.)


                One morning all of the adults have disappeared from a small town, apparently spirited off by creatures from another world.  For younger readers.


COGSWELL, THEODORE  (See also collaboration which follows.)


Third Eye, The  (Belmont, 1968.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Wall Around the World, The  (Pyramid, 1962.)


Collection of unrelated stories.




Spock, Messiah  (Bantam, 1976, Corgi, 1977.)


A Star Trek novel.


An experimental mind probe has imprinted on Spock's brain the personality of a fiery religious revolutionary who leaves Starfleet to stir a violent rebellion on a remote world.  Kirk and a small party set out to track him down on a primitive world and neutralize the effect.


COHEN, BARNEY  (See collaboration which follows.)


Blood on the Moon  (Tor, 1984.)


Asher Bockham #2 (#1 was in collaboration with James Baen)


A mass murder has been committed within the bustling lunar colony and a private detective from Earth investigate the killings, discover a handful of tiny sub-societies within the lunar culture, and solve the case only after becoming potential victims.


Night of the Toy Dragons, The  (Berkley, 1977.)


A species of tiny lizards with incredibly vicious temperaments has been breeding in the sewers beneath New York City.  Finally their population expands enough to send them back to the surface, where they begin harvesting human prey.




Taking of Satcon Station, The  (Tor, 1982.)


Asher Bockham #1 (Sequel is by Cohen alone.)


A private investigator takes a case set on a gigantic orbiting space station that has become one of the backwaters of the solar system.




Civilization's Last Hurrah  (Moody, 1975.)


The collapse of civilization to plague, war, and evil in the near future, all portrayed as the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy in this unrelentingly boring novel.


COHEN, JACK  (See collaboration with Ian Stewart.)




Blink of an Eye  (Forge, 2011.)


A nuclear explosion destroys an American city.


Dragon Fire  (Forge, 2006.)


Marginal near future political thriller.


COHEN, STEPHEN PAUL  (See collaboration with Jake Garn.)




Last Detective, The (Pandamoon, 2016.)


Aliens who have conquered Earth want a detective to solve the murder of one of their people.




Neena Gathering  (Pageant, 1988.)


The world has been devastated by a series of chemical attacks and civilization has largely disappeared.  A young woman struggling to survive amidst the chaos that follows is troubled by the psychological problems of her family.




When the Earth Swung Over (Boys Own Office, 1926, Armchair, 2022.)


Shipwrecked in a lost world.


COLE, ADRIAN  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Bane of Nightmares  (Zebra, 1976.)


Dream Lords #3.


Shades the border between SF and fantasy as the hero struggles against a barbaric society where projected dreams can be more deadly than reality and assassins use immaterial weapons against their targets.


Coming of the Voidal, The  (Donning, 1984.)


Voidal #1.


                Not seen.


Hand of the Voidal  (Donning, 1984.)


Voidal #2.


                Not seen.


Labyrinth of Worlds  (Unwin, 1990, AvoNova, 1993.)


Star Requiem #4.


As the final battle looms between a brutal alien invasion force and a small number of human survivors, one man seeks to harness the secrets of an ancient technology to reassert human dominance.


Lord of Nightmares  (Zebra, 1975.)


Dream Lords #2.


A criminal is condemned to live on a world populated by creatures of incredible ferocity and repulsiveness.  After a while, he begins to wonder if they are real, or just illusions created by psionic projection.


Lucifer Experiment, The  (Hale, 1981.)


Not seen.


Madness Emerging  (Hale, 1976.)


Not seen.


Mother of Storms  (Unwin, 1989, AvoNova, 1992.)


Star Requiem #1.


Alien invaders have killed off most of humanity and the few survivors have taken refuge on another inhabited world.  But there the priesthood worships violent gods and considers humans an abomination. 


Paths in Darkness  (Hale, 1977.)


Not seen.


Plague of Nightmares, A  (Zebra, 1975.)


Dream Lords #1.


A hero struggles against an enemy who can create vast worlds of illusion, with gods and monsters and villains who can be just as deadly as if they were real.


Thief of Dreams  (Unwin, 1989, AvoNova, 1993.)


Star Requiem #2.


A handful of humans races to discover the secrets of a lost technology concealed somewhere on an unfriendly world while their alien enemies prepare to land and kill off the last of the human species.


Wargods of Ludorbis  (Hale, 1981.)


Not seen.


Warlord of Heaven  (Unwin, 1990, AvoNova, 1993.)


Star Requiem #3.


The human refugees who have concealed themselves from their enemies seek a new home among an alien species, while their victorious opponents begin to split into warring factions on the very eve of their victory.


COLE, ALLAN & BUNCH, CHRIS  (Cole and Bunch both write Fantasy.)


Court of a Thousand Suns, The  (Del Rey, 1986, Orbit, 2000.)


Sten #3.


The galactic emperor appoints Sten to head his personal bodyguard, just in time for a series of plots involving the assassination of prominent government officials.  And it appears that the force behind the conspiracy is in the imperial staff itself.


Empire's End  (Del Rey, 1993, Orbit, 2001.)


Sten #8.


Sten's chronicles come to an apparent end as he is forced to turn against his own emperor, an immortal man with many secrets, some of which even his confidantes must not be allowed to know. A technological treasure hunt and unravelling mysteries bring the series to a close.


Fleet of the Damned  (Del Rey, 1988, Orbit, 2000.)


Sten #4.


Sten is assigned to a frontier area of the galaxy, where he arrives just as a powerful alien armada prepares to strike against the ailing human empire.


Return of the Emperor, The  (Del Rey, 1990, Orbit, 2001.)


Sten #6.


The human emperor is dead and a group of his advisors are now ruling in his place.  Their continued control of the galactic empire depends on their discovering the secret of their predecessor's economic power, a secret which they decide to extract from Sten, whether he cooperates or not.


Revenge of the Damned   (Del Rey, 1989, Orbit, 2001.).


Sten #5.


Although he blunted an alien attack against the human empire, Sten is captured and reduced to slave labor in a military prison.  But there he is able to organize some of his fellow prisoners to strike yet another blow in defense of the galaxy.


Sten  (Del Rey, 1982, Orbit, 2000.)


Sten #1.


A rebellious route finally escapes from a backward planet run by a corporation that keeps the population in virtual slavery.  Then he returns, carrying with him the seeds of a true revolution.


Vortex  (Del Rey, 1992, Orbit, 2001.)


Sten #7.


The galactic emperor has returned from the dead to command his empire, but its continued existence is threatened by one sector where civil war is brewing.  To counter the threat, he dispatches Sten, one of his most trusted aides, who discovers that there is another force operating behind the scenes causing the unrest.


Wolf Worlds, The  (Del Rey, 1984, Orbit, 2000.)


Sten #2.


Sten is leader of a mercenary outfit in a wide ranging galactic empire.  In this episode, his assistance is required to help the emperor's agents undermine a system where the government is supporting space piracy.


COLE, BURT  (Pseudonym of Thomas Dixon.)


Funco File, The.  (Doubleday, 1969, Avon 1970.)


A threesome of psionically empowered people and a professional killer lead the assault on the computer that is secretly running the world in this satirical SF adventure story.


Quick, The  (Morrow, 1989, AvoNova, 1991.)


A near future America is torn by a civil war between a fascist dictatorship and neo-Marxian rebel groups.  The savior of the situation appears to be a supersoldier capable of restoring order, but Shaman has his own hidden agenda as well.


Subi:  The Volcano  (MacMillan, 1957, W.H. Allen, 1958.)


Not seen.  Future war novel set in the 1960's.




Philosophical Corps, The  (Gnome, 1961.)


Not seen.  Collection of related space adventures.




Soda Pop Soldier (Harper, 2014.)


Armies fight in virtual reality.




Death Trap, The  (Greening, 1907.)


                Future war with England and Japan allied against Germany.


Struggle for Empire, The  (Stock, 1900.)


                Human expansion into space leads to war.


COLE, STEPHEN  (See also collaborations with Natalie Dallaire, Justin Richards, and with Peter Anghelides.)


Art of Destruction, The  (BBC, 2006.)


A Doctor Who novel.


An alien force makes use of an African volcano.


Combat Magicks (BBC, 2018.)


A Dr. Who novel.


The doctor discovers that someone is meddling with the Roman empire in Gaul.


Feast of the Drowned, The  (BBC, 2006.)


A Doctor Who novel.


The crew of a sunken ship return as ghosts.


Knight, the Fool and the Dead, The  (BBC, 2020.)


A Doctor Who novel.


The Doctor battles an alien race.


Monsters Inside, The  (BBC, 2005.)


A Doctor Who novel.


The Doctor gets trapped in a planetary prison.


Sting of the Zygons  (BBC, 2007.)


A Doctor Who novel.


The Doctor battles aliens in 1909.


Ten Little Aliens  (BBC, 2002.)


A Doctor Who novel.


                The discovery of ten alien bodies on a remote planet triggers an interplanetary crisis.


Timeless  (BBC, 2003.)


A Doctor Who novel.


                A mysterious organization which seems to exist outside of time is a menace to all of reality.


To the Slaughter  (BBC, 2005.)


A Doctor Who novel.


                An attempt to beautify the solar system has unexpected consequences.


Vanishing Point  (BBC, 2001.)


A Doctor Who novel.


                The Doctor arrives on a planet where an alien intelligence functions as god, unaware that another presence serves as the Devil.




Z-Rex  (Philomel, 2010.)


Hunting #1.


A teen searched for his kidnapped father with the uncertain aid of a dinosaur.


COLEBATCH, HAL (See also collaboration which follows.)


Wunder War, The  (Baen, 2003.)


A Man-Kzin War book.


                Collection of related stories.




Treasure Planet (Baen, 2014.)


A Man-Kzin War book.


Two people seek a treasure on a distant planet.




Null-Frequency Impulser, The  (Berkley, 1969.)


Mars and Venus have been colonized, but a handful of interplanetary corporations have consolidated economic power amongst themselves.  When they arrange the murder of a prominent scientist, several of his colleagues team up with an alien visitor to break their stranglehold forever.


Seeker from the Stars  (Berkley, 1967.)


A delegate evaluating Earth's readiness to become part of a greater galactic community runs into trouble from the secret police and discovers secret slave rings operating on Mars and Venus.


COLEMAN, LOREN L.  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Binding Force  (Roc, 1997.)


A Battletech novel.


A young commander is assigned to lead a punitive expedition to another star system, and discovers that there are greater plots in progress behind the scenes, and that his force might be expendable.


Blood of the Isle  (Roc, 2004.)


A Battletech Mech Warrior novel.


                Unhappy alliances are formed in an effort to prevent an invasion from overwhelming an interstellar culture.


By Temptations and By War  (Roc, 2003.)


A Baattletech Mech Warrior novel.


                A group of rebels hatch a plot to free their world of outside domination.


Call to Arms, A  (Roc, 2003.)


A Battletech novel.


                A man who failed to achieve a place among the highest mercenary forces discovers that life is just as dangerous in the lower ranks.


Double Blind  (Roc, 1997.)


A Battletech novel.


Highly armored mercenaries working in the fringeworlds discover that there's a fanatic religious cult secretly providing support to their otherwise less formidable opponents.


Endgame  (Roc, 2002.)


A Battletech novel.


                An interstellar civil war is turning one sided when an assassin kills the lover of one of the leaders.


Fleshworks  (Black Flame, 2006.)


A Necromunda novel.




Into the Maelstrom  (Aspect, 1999.)


                Based on the  Vor: the Maelstrom computer game.  The major powers are in the opening stages of a war when the entire planet Earth is moved into a new universe where the laws of nature are different.


Killing Fields, The  (Roc, 1999.)


A Battletech novel.


                An attempt to launch a pre-emptive war to prevent even greater bloodshed backfires into a long, drawn out, incredibly vicious battle that can only be ended if one side takes a desperate chance.


Patriots and Tyrants  (Roc, 2001.)


A Battletech novel.


                Another round of civil wars and battles among the highly armored mercenary clans of the far future.


Rogue Flyer  (FASA, 2000.)


A Crimson Skies novel.


                A fighter pilot seeks revenge in the skies in an alternate 1937 where the American government has fallen and pirates attack giant zeppelins.


Storms of Fate  (Roc, 2002.)


A Battletech novel.


                More battles as the mercenary clans pursue their civil war, using treachery as well as battlefield tactics.


Sword of Sedition  (Roc, 2005.)


A Battletech Mechwarrior novel.


                Civil war threatens an interstellar civilization.


Threads of Ambition  (Roc, 1999.)


A Battletech novel.


                More internal politics among the mercenary clans of an interstellar civilization which wages war by utilizing men in gigantic robotic fighting machines.


COLERIDGE, JOHN   (Pseudonym of Eando Binder, whom see.)


Martian Martyrs  (Columbia, ?)


Short story in pamphlet form about a hoax on the planet Mars.


New Life, The  (Columbia, ?)


Short story in pamphlet form about emigrating to Mars.




Virtues of War (Titan, 2015.)


Astral #1.


Military SF.


COLFER, EOIN  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Supernaturalist, The  (Hyperion, 2004.)


                A youngster with psychic talents finds freedom in a repressive future.




Christmas Invasion, The  (Target, 2018.)


A Doctor Who novel.


Aliens secretly invade Earth.


Dark Horizons  (BBC, 2012.)


A Doctor Who novel.






When the Moon Fell  (Stellar, 1929.)


                Not seen.




Harvest, The  (Northwest, 1997.)


Aldar #2.


                Alien technology has the power to save human society or hasten its destruction.  As forces battle for control of it, a few humans hope for a return of the alien who brought it to them.


Seeding, The  (Northwest, 1995.)


Aldar #1.


                An alien travels to Earth to try to help humankind solve some of its problems.  Unfortunately, business interests are willing to commit murder to ensure that their economic base is not endangered.  Fortunately, the alien is telepathic.


COLLIER, JOHN  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)


Full Circle  (Appleton, 1933.  MacMillan, 1933, as Tom's A-Cold.)


Not seen.  The collapse of civilization in England.


His Monkey Wife  (Davies, 1930, Appleton, 1931, Hart Davis, 1957, Dolphin, 1957, Doubleday, 1957, Oxford, 1985, Lightyear, 1993, Chatto & Windus, ?, Paul Dry, 2000)


Satiric look at contemporary mores and racial prejudice involving a man's courting of a chimpanzee who is every bit as intelligent as a human.


Tom's A-Cold  (See Full Circle)




Longest Day  (BBC, 1998.)


A Doctor Who novel.


                Entrepreneurs are renting portions of a planet that exists simultaneously in many different time zones, but the computer that controls everything is breaking down.


Taint, The  (BBC, 1999.)


A Doctor Who novel.


                The Doctor suspects that the experiments by a parapsychologist treating people who believe they have been possessed by the Devil are more dangerous than they appear.  The subjects are actually linked to an alien being of great power who may have moved operations to Earth.




Video Avenger, The  (Scholastic, 1983.)


Twistaplot #7.


Gamebook about a computer whose games are real.


COLLINS, ERROL  (See also Clyde Marfax, Joseph Mois, & Simon Querry.)


Conquerors of Space  (Baker, 1954.)


Not seen. The last spaceship of survivors of destroyed Earth leaves Mars for the stars.


Mariners of Space  (Lutterworth, 1944.)


Not seen.  Interplanetary war within the solar system.


Submarine City  (Lutterworth, 1946.)


Not seen.  Pirates seize control of an undersea city.




Starkenden Quest, The (Raven's Head, 2019. Magazine appearance 1925.)


Lost world novel.


Valley of Eyes Unseen, The  (Duckworth, 1923, McBride, 1924.)


Lost race story set in Tibet.




Mutagenesis  (Tor, 1992.)


Earth re-establishes contact with a colony world which has become a religious dictatorship that views women as chattel.  One member of the first ship to arrive disobeys orders and leaves the ship, living among the locals and discovering the true savagery of their culture.


Neurogenesis  (SpeculativeFictionReview, 2008.)


A mission in space is threatened by sabotage. 


COLLINS, HUNT  (Pseudonym of Evan Hunter, whom see.)


Malice in Wonderland.  (See Tomorrow and Tomorrow.)


Tomorrow and Tomorrow  (Pyramid, 1956.  ?, as Malice in Wonderland.  Avalon, 1956, as Tomorrow's World.  Sphere, 1979, as by Ed McBain.)


The quest for pleasure has gone to incredible extremes in this dystopian future where sex and drugs are the entertainment of choice and rival cults contend for influence.  The protagonist questions the status quo and initiates a cultural rebellion against it.


Tomorrow's World  (See Tomorrow and Tomorrow.)


COLLINS, MAX ALLAN  (Also writes Horror.)


Above and Beyond  (Del Rey, 2009.)


A G.I. Joe novel.


A group of elite soldiers are sent to a South American country to investigate rumors of super commandos.


After the Dark  (Del Rey, 2003.)


Dark Angel #3.


                Max sets out to rescue a kidnapped friend and runs into old enemies.


Before the Dawn  (Del Rey, 2002.)


Dark Angel #1.


                In the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, a young woman with extraordinary physical powers seeks to rescue a fellow government experiment.


Rise of Cobra, The  (Del Rey, 2009.)


A G.I. Joe novel.


High tech futuristic warfare.


Skin Game  (Del Rey, 2003.)


Dark Angel #2.


                A group of genetically enhanced humans fear that one of their number is responsible for a series of murders of normals.


Waterworld  (Boulevard, 1995, Legend, 1995, from the screenplay by Peter Rader and David Twohy.)


Novelization of a movie wherein the icecaps have melted and there is no land left.  Humans survive in floating habitats, but at a primitive level, inspired by rumors of solid land.


COLLINS, MICHAEL  (Pseudonym of Dennis Lynds.  See also Maxwell Grant.)


Lukan War  (Belmont, 1969.)


United Galaxy #1.


Humans throughout the galaxy have abandoned the art of war and are hence unprepared when an aggressive alien species shows up.  The protagonist is a tough, professional soldier who whips the defenses into shape.


Planets of Death  (Berkley, 1970.)


United Galaxy #2.


The survivors of a dead world are told by the galactic government to find another home, so they hire a band of mercenaries and adventurers to regain their homeland. 


COLLINS, NANCY  (Also writes Fantasy and  Horror.)


To Free Atlantis  (Boulevard, 1995.)


A Sub-Mariner novel.


Dr. Doom has engineered the overthrow of Namor of Atlantis, but the Sub-Mariner is rescued by the Fantastic Four who descend beneath the ocean to help him reclaim his throne.




Cyberskin  (Hybrid, 2000.)


                In a future Australia where actors agree to make films in which some of them are destined to die by violence, a determined man seeks to uncover a plot by the studio's high echelons.


Earthborn, The  (Tor, 2003, Starscape, 2004.)


Welkin #1.


                A young boy raised in space has problems adjusting to life among Earth people.


Skyborn, The  (Tor, 2006.)


Welkin #2.


                Shipwrecked colonists from the stars decide to eradicate the primitive humans left on ravaged Earth.


Stalking Midnight  (Cosmos, 2001.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Catching Fire  (Scholastic, 2009.)


Hunger Games #2.


Rebellion in a post apocalyptic future.


Hunger Games, The  (Scholastic, 2008.)


Hunger Games #1.


Teenagers survive in a post apocalyptic North America.


Mockingjay  (Scholastic, 2010.)


Hunger Games #3.


The revolution against an oppressive future American government succeeds.




Buried Secrets  (Little, Brown, 2003.)


A Smallville novel.





Runaway  (Little, Brown, 2003.)


A Smallville novel.




Temptation  (Little, Brown, 2004.)


A Smallville novel.


                Another teen with unusual powers becomes interested in Lana Lang.




Seeders (Thomas Dunne, 2014.)


Intelligent plants take over humans.




Domesday Village  (Falcon, 1948.)


Socialists seize control of Britain in the near future, then rediscover the joys of capitalism.


COLVIN, JAMES  (Pseudonym of Michael Moorcock, whom see.)


Deep Fix, The  (Compact, 1966.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




City Without a Church, A  (Stockwell, 1919.)


                A future world undergoes a revolution and rediscovers religion.


COMPTON, D.G.  (See also collaboration which follows. Also writes Horror as Frances Lynch.)


Ascendancies  (Berkley, 1980, Gollancz, 1980, Ace, 1985.)


Just as fuel shortages are edging the world toward a global war, a rain of material from space provides a solution.  There seems to be a catch, however.  After every fall of the Moondrift, a number of people disappear from the face of the Earth.


Chronicules  (See Chronocules.)


Chronocules  (Ace, 1970, Pocket, 1980.  Michael Joseph, 1971, as Hot Wireless Sets, Aspirin Tablets, the Sandpaper Sides of Used Matches, and Something That Might Have Been Castor Oil.  Arrow, 1976, as Chronicules.)


As the outside world staggers toward general collapse, a secret research facility searches for the secret of time travel to provide a way for the staff to escape into a safer future.  But the future isn't necessarily any better.


Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe, The  (See The Unsleeping Eye.)


Death Watch  (See The Unsleeping Eye.)


Electric Crocodile, The  (See The Steel Crocodile.)


Farewell, Earth's Bliss  (Hodder, 1966.  Ace, 1971, revised, Borgo, 1979.)


Mars has been established as a planetary penal colony, but as the population grows, a new society begins to emerge in that harsh environment, the deportees forced to learn to cooperate in order to stay alive.


Hot Wireless Sets, Aspirin Tablets, the Sandpaper Sides of Used Matches, and Something That Might Have Been Castor Oil  (See Chronocules.)


Justice City  (Trafalgar, 1996.)


                In a near future prison system in a repressive England, the murder of an inmate causes political problems.


Missionaries, The  (Ace, 1972, Hale, 1975.)


An alien starship reaches Earth bearing a crew of missionaries who plan to convert humans to their beliefs and initiate them into galactic society.  Unfortunately for them, humans are pretty stubborn about holding onto their own belief systems.


Nomansland  (Gollancz, 1994.)


                A new strain of virus makes it impossible for women to bear male children, so sperm banks are created to preserve the race.  Then a scientist makes a dangerous discovery about the cause of the plague.


Quality of Mercy, The  (Hodder, 1965, Ace, 1970, revised. May have appeared as The Quality of Murder.)


Marginal thriller about spy flights over enemy territory and some missing material involving a plot to reduce overpopulation through biologial warfare.


Scudder’s Game  (Kerosina, 1988.)


                A future Utopian society turns out to be anything but.


Silent Multitude, The  (Ace, 1966, Hodder, 1967)


A new spore appears in Britain which destroys concrete, literally bringing cities crashing down.  A handful of people have adventures in the midst of a nearly deserted metropolis.


Steel Crocodile, The  (Ace, 1970, Gregg, 1976, Pocket, 1980.  Hodder, 1970, as The Electric Crocodile.)


Increased dependency on computers causes a crisis in the not too distant future when an omnipotent computer arranges the deaths of its human opposition and declares itself effectively god.


Synthajoy  (Hodder, 1968, Ace, 1968, Gregg, 1977.)


A scientist discovers a means of recording the thoughts and feelings of people and uses it initially to preserve the minds of the famous, but then as a source of sexual gratification and ultimately a tool for total control of the human mind.


Unsleeping Eye, The  (DAW, 1974, Pocket, 1980.  Gollancz, 1974 as The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe.  Magnum, 1981, as Death Watch)


Rod #1.


A woman with a fatal illness becomes the target of a television industry that no longer respects personal privacy.  She finds a friend who helps her escape their cameras, only to discover he has one implanted within his own eye socket.


Usual Lunacy, A  (Borgo, 1978, Ace, 1983.)


A scientist investigating a previously unsuspected virus that is responsible for "love" encounters another with the same strain as his own despite incredible odds against it happening.  A satirical look at love as a social disease.


Windows  (Putnam, 1979, Ace, 1983.)


Rod #2.


The man with television cameras mounted behind his eyes blinds himself rather than take advantage of a woman he has come to love, but the corporation that paid for his enhancement isn't defeated that easily.




Ragnarok  (Gollancz, 1991.)


A scientist precipitates a nuclear winter to try to prevent a nuclear war.  This doesn’t seem to be a particularly viable alternative.




Alaska Republik (Baen, 2011.)




Russian Amerika  (Baen, 2007.)


                Alternate history in which North America was Balkanized, and Alaska is a Russian colony.


COMSTOCK, JARROD  (Pseudonym of Sharon Jarvis and Ellen Kozak.  Jarvis also writes as H.M. Major.)


Love Machine, The  (Pinnacle, 1984.)


These Lawless Worlds #1.


A sexy interplanetary judge, her alien sidekick, and a sentient starship dispense rough justice across the spacways.  In the first of a mercifully truncated series, she handles the case of a robot accused of murdering its lover.


Scales of Justice  (Pinnacle, 1984.)


These Lawless Worlds #2.


A telepathic signal from a world occupied by two aquatic races prompts an investigation to find out just which of the two is plotting to exterminate its rival.


CONDIT, TOM  (See collaboration with Katherine MacLean.)




Emperor of America, The  (Simon & Schuster, 1990.)


Not seen.  The US government is overthrown.


Whisper of the Axe  (Dial, 1976, Ballantine, 1977.)


The US government is overthrown.


Winter Kills  (Dial, 1974, Dell, 1975, Ulverscroft, 1982.)


Marginal thriller about the investigation of a President's assassination and the discovery of a secret organization attempting to seize control of the government.  Clearly based on the death of JFK.


CONDRAY, BRUNO  (Pseudonym of Leslie Humphreys.)


Dissentizens, The  (Pearson, 1954.)


                Not seen.


Exile from Jupiter  (Pearson, 1955.)


                Space adventure in the aftermath of an interplanetary war.




Mishmash and the Robot  (Houghton Mifflin, 1981, Archway, 1982, Minstrel, 1991)


Humorous children's tale about a dog that becomes friends with a supermarket robot.


CONEY, MICHAEL G.  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Brontomek   (Gollancz, 1976, Pan, ?)


Amorph #2.


A colony world resorts to desperate measures to survive.


Cat Karina  (Ace, 1982, Gollancz, 1983.)


On a far future Earth, a variety of animals have been uplifted to intelligence, originally to perform work for their human masters.  There are also alien beings imported from other worlds at some time in the past.  The story follows the adventures of a sexy female bred from jaguar stock.


Charisma  (Gollancz, 1975, Dell, 1979.)


An unhappy man in pursuit of a mysterious woman gets trapped in a series of parallel universes when he stumbles into a secret scientific project.


Flower of Goronwy (Drugstore Indian, 2014.)




Friends Come in Boxes  (DAW, 1973, Gollancz, 1974.)


Short stories assembled as a novel about a future in which people routinely have their brains transplanted into the bodies of infants, although protective boxes are provided as an interim home while waiting for one's turn. 


Girl with a Symphony in Her Fingers, The  (See The Jaws That Bite, the Claws That Catch.)


Hello Summer, Goodbye    (Gollancz, 1975, Pan, 1978.  DAW, 1975 as Rax. Tesseract, 1990, as Pallahaxi Tide.)


Pallahaxi #1.


No humans in this story of an alien race whose planet is tormented by exaggerated tidal effects and whose inhabitants are in a near constant state of warfare for dwindling resources.  Nevertheless, one male and one female seek to find personal happiness within the chaos.


Hero of Downways  (DAW, 1973, Orbit, 1974.)


Refugees from a nuclear war have sheltered underground for so long that they have no accurate memory of the surface world.  Down below, they genetically design the protagonist as a hero to fight the monsters of their world, but instead he leads them to the surface.


I Remember Pallahaxi (PS, 2007, Drugstore Indian, 2014.)


Pallahaxi #2.




Jaws That Bite, the Claws That Catch, The  (DAW, 1975.  Elmfield, 1976, as The Girl with a Symphony in Her Fingers.)


In an interstellar culture, it is possible to raise money by pledging your organs as insurance to another individual, should they need a transplant. A dangerous triangle arises when a man falls in love with the bondsperson of a vicious and powerful woman.


Mirror Image  (DAW, 1972, Gollancz, 1973.)


Amorph #1.


Humans colonize a world populated by shapechanging creatures that can mimic any other form of life.  They seem to be willing slaves, sex objects, or anything else.  But there's always a catch to these things.


Monitor Found in Orbit  (DAW, 1974.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Neptune's Cauldron   (Tower, 1981.)


An interplanetary fugitive takes refuge among the undersea inhabitants of a remote world and becomes involved in their revolt against a despotic ruler.  Simultaneously, an undersea volcano threatens to erupt catastrophically.


Pallahaxi Tide  (See Hello Summer, Goodbye.)


Rax  (See Hello Summer, Goodbye.)


Syzygy   (Ballantine, 1973, Elmfield Press, 1973.)


Set on same world as the Amorph series.


The colony world of Arcadia has a catastrophic upheaval every few decades as a consequence of its erratic orbit.  But during those conjunctions, something happens to the people as well, something they either cannot remember or will not talk about.