James Axler Books In Order

Publication Order of Deathlands Books

Pilgrimage to Hell (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Holocaust (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Neutron Solstice (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crater Lake (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Homeward Bound (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pony Soldiers (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dectra Chain (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ice and Fire (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Equinox (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Northstar Rising (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Nomads (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Latitude Zero (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seedling (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Carnival (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chill Factor (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moon Fate (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fury's Pilgrims (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shockscape (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Empire (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Asylum (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twilight Children (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rider, Reaper (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Road Wars (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trader Redux (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Genesis Echo (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadowfall (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ground Zero (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Emerald Fire (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodlines (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crossways (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keepers of the Sun (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Circle Thrice (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eclipse at Noon (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stoneface (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bitter Fruit (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skydark (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Demons of Eden (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mars Arena (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Watersleep (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightmare Passage (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Freedom Lost (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Way of the Wolf (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Emblem (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crucible of Times (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Encounter (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starfall (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gemini Rising (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gaia's Demise (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Reckoning (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow World (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pandora's Redoubt (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rat King (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zero City (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savage Armada (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judas Strike (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Fortress (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunchild (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breakthrough (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Salvation Road (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amazon Gate: The Illuminated Ones, Book 1 (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destiny's Truth: The Illuminated Ones, Book 2 (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skydark Spawn (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Damnation Road Show (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil Rider's: Scorpion God, Book 1 (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodfire: Scorpion God, Book 2 (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hellbenders (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Separation (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Hunt (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shaking Earth (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Harvest (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance Trail (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ritual Chill: Altered States, Book One (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Atlantis Reprise: Altered States, Book Two (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Labyrinth (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strontium Swamp (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shatter Zone (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perdition Valley (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cannibal Moon (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sky Raider (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remember Tomorrow (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunspot (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desert Kings (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apocalypse Unborn (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thunder Road (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plague Lords: Empire of Xibalba, Book 1 (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Resurrection: Empire of Xibalba, Book 2 (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eden's Twilight (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desolation Crossing (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alpha Wave (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Castaways (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prophecy (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Harvest (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Arcadian's Asylum (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baptism of Rage (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doom Helix (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moonfeast (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Downrigger Drift (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Playfair's Axiom (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tainted Cascade (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perception Fault (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prodigal's Return (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Gates (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haven's Blight (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hell Road Warriors (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Palaces of Light (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wretched Earth (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crimson Waters (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Man's Land (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nemesis (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chrono Spasm (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sins of Honor (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Storm Breakers (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Fathoms (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Motherlode (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Siren Song (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hanging Judge (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
End Program (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desolation Angels (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Red Tide (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Polestar Omega (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hive Invasion (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
End Day (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forbidden Trespass (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Iron Rage (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Child of Slaughter (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil's Vortex (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Deathlands Books

Encounter is a prequel novel to the Deathlands series.

Publication Order of Earth Blood Books

Earth Blood (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Trek (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aurora Quest (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Outlanders Books

Exile to Hell (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destiny Run (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savage Sun (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Omega Path (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Parallax Red (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doomstar Relic (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Iceblood (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hellbound Fury: The Lost Earth Saga, Book 1 (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Eternal: The Lost Earth Saga, Book 2 (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outer Darkness: The Lost Earth Saga, Book 3 (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Armageddon Axis (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wreath of Fire (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Scourge (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hell Rising (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doom Dynasty: The Imperator Wars, Book 1 (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tigers of Heaven: The Imperator Wars, Book 2 (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Purgator Road: The Imperator Wars, Book 3 (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sargasso Plunder (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomb of Time (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prodigal Chalice (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil in the Moon: The Dragon Kings, Book 1 (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragoneye: The Dragon Kings, Book 2 (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Far Empire (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Equinox Zero (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Talon and Fang, Heart of the World, Book 1 (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea of Plague, Heart of the World, Book 2 (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Awakening (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mad God's Wrath (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sun Lord (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mask of the Sphinx (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uluru Destiny (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evil Abyss (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Children of the Serpent (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Successors (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cerebrus Storm (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Refuge (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rim of the World (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lords of the Deep (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hydra's Ring (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Closing the Cosmic Eye (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skull Throne (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Satan's Seed (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Goddess (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grailstone Gambit (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghostwalk (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pantheon of Vengeance (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Cry (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Serpent's Tooth (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Box (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Janus Trap (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warlord of the Pit (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reality Echo (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinity Breach (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oblivion Stone (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Distortion Offensive (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cradle of Destiny (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scarlet Dream (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Truth Engine (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infestation Cubed (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Planet Hate (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon City (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God War (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Genesis Sinister (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savage Dawn (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sorrow Space (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Immortal Twilight (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cosmic Rift (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wings of Death (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Necropolis (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Born (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judgment Plague (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terminal White (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hell's Maw (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angel of Doom (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apocalypse Unseen (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

The name James Axler is a house name belonging to Gold Eagle publishing. Lawrence James was the first author to use the name James Axler in 1986 when he co-authored the novel titled Pilgrimage of Hell with Christopher Lowder (named Jack Adrain). This was the first title under the series Deathlands. Several authors later used the name when writing for the different titles under the series Deathlands, Outlanders and Earth Blood. Numerous authors working with the Gold Eagle publications have used the pen name James Axler. Some of the authors who have not been discussed in this biography include Allan Philipson, Nick Pollota, Andy boot, Terry Collins, Mel Odom, Victor Milan, Rik Hoskin, Douglas Wojtowicz, chuck Rogers and Travis Morgan. Some have written just one novel in the series, while others have written several. However, in examining the biography of James Axler, this article will look into the lives of two prolific authors who wrote most books using the name. They include Lawrence James and Mark Ellis.

Lawrence James

Lawrence James was born in Britain in 1942. He developed an interest in writing from an early age and in 1972, started off as a freelance author. For quite a while, he wrote short science fiction stories, which were published in Britain and the United States. James managed to publish his first full-length novel in 1974 titled Earth Lies Sleeping. This was a start of a long journey as a novelist using different names.Some of the names Lawrence James used to publish his stories include Mick Norman, James McPhee, Jonathan May, James Darke, and the most popular James Axler.

Using the name James Axler, Lawrence wrote over 32 books in the successful series Deathlands and three titles under the series Earth Blood. James died in February 2000. Lawrence had one wife and three children.

Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis has written the most titles using the name James Axler. He is an American science fiction author and comic scripter. He started his career as a journalist before moving on to become a copywriter. Mark began his freelance writing career in 1986 with several comic publications. He went on to establish millennium publications in collaboration with his wife. This company engaged in several comics project but it eventually closed down after three years of operation.It was then that Mark Ellis joined Harlequins Enterprises, an imprint of Gold Eagle, and begun working on the series Outlanders from 1996. Mark Ellis has from then authored over 50 titles using the name James Axler, all under the series Outlanders.Mark Ellis has a one wife called Mellisa who assists also a writer and they assist each other in the writing projects they are undertaking. The two have one daughter.

Deathlands series

Deathlands series comprise of over 120 novels written by a variety of authors, all using the pen name James Axler. Christopher Lowder and Lawrence James authored the first novel for Deathlands series, Pilgrimage to Hell. They used the pen names Jack Adrian and James Axler respectively. The novel presents life in the post apocalyptic world. This is after nuclear bombs destroy the powers of United States. The remains of the United States are what the authors refer to as “Deathlands”.The main characters in the series, including Ryan, Kristy, John , and Dean, try to use their skills and the information that have on the destroyed world of the 20th century to survive against the enemy forces led by Cort Strasser.

The series also features mutants who have super human powers after the effects of the nuclear attack and serves as villains in the story.Some of the novels in the series are direct continuation from the previous release, while other presents a different angle to the story. For example, the second novel in the series, published in 1986 titled The Red Holocust continues the story developed in the first novel. From 1986, Lawrence James wrote all the novels of the series until 1998 when his health failed him. Mark Ellis wrote the next novel in the series after the death of Lawrence James before several other authors continued on the series.In 2003, Deathlands was adapted into a low budget film with the title Deathlands: Homeward Bound. The movie was shown on TV and featured most of the main characters of the series including Ryan, Krysty, John Barrymore, and Jak Lauren.

The Earth Blood series

This was among the early novels written by Lawrence James using the pen name James Axler. The series included only three novels namely Earth Blood, published in 1993, Deep Trek, published in 1994 and Aurora Quest published in 1994. The three novels were intented to develop a new string of series after the success of the first title. Lawrence wrote these titles when he was still engaged with the Deathlands series. The success of Deathlands series made him to stop working on this series and concentrate on Deathlands novels.

The Outlanders Series

The Outlanders series includes over 70 novels, most of them written by mark Ellis, but all under the pen name James Axler. The Outlanders has almost the same story line as Deathlands, but involves different characters, events, and settings. The story is about a destroyed earth, roughly one century after the time of Deathlands. A team of explorers operating from a hidden military base called Cerberus Redoubt makes up the outlanders’ team. They include Brigid Baptiste Kane, Domi, and Grant.The first novel in the series was Exile To Hell, published in 1997. The novel presents a the world after the nuclear Holocaust. The Outlanders have little information about the history of the world, while the barons suppress the truth about the earth and humanity. This mystery is gradually revealed in subsequent novels and the author makes a conscious attempt of defining the setting of the events vividly.
The pseudo author James Axler is one with many faces and achievements. The two series; Death lands and Outlanders continue to be published and it is expected many more authors will use the name in their works. The stories started by Christopher Lowder, Lawrence James and Mark Ellis develop a new angle with every new novel of the series.

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