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Robert Asprin Books In Order

Publication Order of Combat Command Books

The Cold Cash War (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Cash Warrior (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Myth Adventures Books

Another Fine Myth (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Myth Conceptions (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Myth Directions (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hit and Myth (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Myth-ing Persons (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Myth Marker (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
M.Y.T.H. Inc. Link (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Myth-Nomers and Im-Pervections (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
M.Y.T.H. Inc. in Action (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Myth-tery of Life (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Myth-ion Improbable (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something M.Y.T.H. Inc. (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Myth-Told Tales (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Myth-Alliances (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Myth-Taken Identity (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Class Dis-Mythed (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Myth-Gotten Gains (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Myth-Chief (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Myth-Fortunes (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Myth Adventures Collections

Myth-Told Tales (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Myth Adventures Books

Myth-ion Impossible is set between Myth Directions and Hit or Myth. The collection Myth-Told Tales is set prior to Myth Alliances.

Publication Order of Duncan & Mallory Graphic Novels

The Beginning (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bar None Ranch (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Raiders (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of ElfQuest Books

The Blood of Ten Chiefs (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolfsong (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Phule's Company Books

Phule's Company (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phule's Paradise (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Phule and His Money (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phule Me Twice (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Phule Like an Old Phule (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phule's Errand (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Catwoman Books

Tiger Hunt (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catwoman (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Time Scout Books

Time Scout (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wagers of Sin (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ripping Time (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House that Jack Built (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wartorn Books

Resurrection (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Obliteration (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Griffen McCandles Books

Dragons Wild (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragons Luck (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragons Deal (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragons Run (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tambu (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bug Wars (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For King and Country (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
License Invoked (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
E. Godz (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Quarter (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Myth-Interpretations (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Thieves' World Anthologies

Thieves' World (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows of Sanctuary (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Storm Season (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Face of Chaos (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wings of Omen (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead of Winter (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soul of the City (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Ties (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aftermath (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uneasy Alliances (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stealer's Sky (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Robert Lynn Asprin was an American author who was famous for his science fiction and fantasy novels. He wrote many stand alone novels such as Tmabu and the Bug Wars, Cold Cash War, The Duncan and Mallory series, however, he was best known for his incredible and humorous series of Phule’s Company and Myth Adventures of Aahz and Skeeve. He also wrote a best selling novel Time Scout with another writer Linda Evans. He was the one responsible for the editing of the groundbreaking Thieves World anthology series, which he did with his then wife Lynn Abbey. His other collaborations include many Myth adventure novels and License Invoked, which is set in the New Orleans French Quarter.

Early Background

Robert Asprin was born at St. Johns, Michigan, where he attended the University of Michigan in 1964. In later years, after the University, he served in the United States Army. He had two marriages from which he had two children. He was active in the Society for Creative Anachronism, under the name “Yang the Nauseating”. He was also active in science fiction fandom and co-founded the Great Dark Horde in the year 1971. He was nominated for Hugo Award for the Best Dramatic Presentation for his brilliant work ‘The Capture’, a cartoon show he wrote with Phil Foglio.

Writing

Robert Asprin wrote his first novel, The Cold Cash War, which was an expansion of one of his early short stories with the same title. It was published in 1977. It’s a science fiction novel set in a dystopian future where a corporation known as Zaibatsu competes from the economic to the military. The novel is considered as one of the most forward thinking novels with a great futuristic view and details.

His other work was Thieve’s World series, which he created and edited with his wife Lynn Abbey in 1978. It is a remarkable series of shared world anthologies known as the first of its kind project. As soon as the series was published, many authors began writing novels outside of the anthologies that start with Beyond Sanctuary written by Janet Morris in 1985. Thieve’s World anthology comprised with twelve different anthologies, which includes stories by many science fiction authors such as Chris Morris, Janet Morris, Andrew J. Offutt, Poul Anderson, C. J. Cherryh and John Brunner.

Due to many financial and personal problems, Asprin ceased writing in 1990’s. Two of his books were on the New York Times Best Seller list that aroused the interest of his fans and the IRS. However, he could able to write any novels for the time period of seven years. Later, he came to terms with the IRS who encouraged him to write again and by the end of 1990’s and early 2000’s, he wrote many novels with authors such as Jody Lynn Nye, Peter Heck and Linda Evans. These works include the continuation of his critically acclaimed series of Myth and The Phule.

Asprin’s last project, which he wrote with Eric Del Carlo was No Quarter. It was later edited by Teresa Patterson. No Quarter is a dark fantasy and a suspense novel that includes a devastating murder mystery. It was set it French Quarter of New Orleans and the elements of the novel contains black magic, voodoo, precognition and tarot readings. The whole novel revolves around a brutal murder, which is the main focus of the plot. The major characters of the novel are Maestro and Bone who also appear in the Dragons novel as minor characters.

His other work includes the Bug Wars (1979), Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe (1979), Tambu (1979), For King and Country (2002) and many more. He also wrote some short stories such as Two Gentlemen of the Trade, The Ex-Khan, both published in 1987, A Harmless Excursion and Mything of Dreamland published in 1988 and 2004 respectively.

Death

Robert Asprin died on May 22, 2008 at home due to myocardial infarction at an age of 61. His glasses and a Terry Pratchett novel were found next to his body. The following weekend, he was to receive Guest of Honor at the Marcon. His family donated his archive to department of Rare books and special collections at Northern Illinois University.

He may have written several outstanding novels, but Myth Adventures and Phul’s Company are considered as his best works. He wrote 12 novels of Myth Adventures series from 1978 to 2002 and later continued the series with seven more books with Jody Lynn Nye. The Myth Adventures are well known for its unforgettable characters and capricious nature. The story mainly revolves around the below mentioned character’s adventures:

· Skeeve: A young magician from Klah dimension whose people are afraid of demons.

· Aahz: A demon from Perv dimension, which is quite technological.

· Gleep: A baby dragon who is also the pet of Skeeve and only speak “Gleep”.

· Massha: A woman with orange hair and flashy sense of fashion. She is an expert in using magical weapons and tools.

· Guido and Nunzio: A highly capable and hulking pair of bodyguards helping Skeeve as a favor.

There were many speculations revolves in 19080’s that Richard and Wendy Pini, who were the owners of the WaRP Graphics were trying to adapt the Another Fine Myth into a full length movie but the plans couldn’t worked out.

Other than these, there are many more fascinating characters present in this series. Myth adventures is considered as one of the most popular and adventurous novel series in the history of fantasy novels. Asprin created this series as an inspiration from a comedy movie series “Road To…” that stars Bob Hope and Bing Crosby as the wandering adventurers.

Another of his incredibly famous novel series is Phule’s Company, which is a military science fiction novel published in 1990 by the Ace Books. The novel tells the story of Willard J. Phule, a millionaire arms manufacturer’s son who reforms a group of misfits in space legion. He was court-martialed early in the book by Space Legion for strafing. The book follows his struggle to become one of the most iconoclastic leader of the Space Legion depicted in a very humorous manner.

The book is narrated by the Phule’s butler. The novel consists of lighthearted characters with endearing personalities and complete character development that made the book fun to read. Phule’s Company received universal acclaim and made it on the list of New York Times best seller list.

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