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Publication Order of Moloka'i Books

Moloka'i (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daughter of Moloka'i (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

City of Masques (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kindred Spirits (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time and Chance (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Batman: Holy Terror (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honolulu (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Palisades Park (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Her Pilgrim Soul (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hawaii Novels (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wild Cards Books

with Carrie Vaughn, George R.R. Martin, Stephen Leigh, John J. Miller, Victor Milán, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Cherie Priest, David Anthony Durham, Paul Cornell, Kevin Andrew Murphy, Walton Simons, Walter Jon Williams, David D. Levine, Gwenda Bond, Marko Kloos, Christopher Rowe, Bradley Denton, Max Gladstone, Peter Newman, Emma Newman, Laura J. Mixon
Wild Cards (By: George R.R. Martin) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aces High (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jokers Wild (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aces Abroad (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Down and Dirty (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ace in the Hole (By: George R.R. Martin) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Man's Hand (By: George R.R. Martin) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
One-Eyed Jacks (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jokertown Shuffle (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Solitaire (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dealer's Choice (By: George R.R. Martin) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turn of the Cards (By: George R.R. Martin,Victor Milán) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deuces Down (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Draws Five (By: George R.R. Martin,John J. Miller) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Busted Flush (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inside Straight (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suicide Kings (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Girl Takes Manhattan (By: Carrie Vaughn) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fort Freak (By: George R.R. Martin,Melinda M. Snodgrass,David Anthony Durham) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Button Man and the Murder Tree (By: Cherie Priest) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Elephant in the Room (By: George R.R. Martin,Paul Cornell) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lowball (By: George R.R. Martin,Melinda M. Snodgrass,David Anthony Durham) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza (By: Carrie Vaughn) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prompt. Professional. Pop! (By: Walter Jon Williams) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Discards (By: David D. Levine) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
High Stakes (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thing about Growing Up in Jokertown (By: George R.R. Martin) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Atonement Tango (By: Stephen Leigh) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
When the Devil Drives (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evernight (By: Victor Milán) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Flight of Morpho Girl (By: George R.R. Martin) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knaves Over Queens (By: George R.R. Martin) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Long is the Way (By: George R.R. Martin) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The City That Never Sleeps (By: Walton Simons) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Naked, Stoned, and Stabbed (By: Bradley Denton) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Hero (By: George R.R. Martin) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Kings (By: George R.R. Martin,Melinda M. Snodgrass) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ripple Effects (By: Laura J. Mixon) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joker Moon (By: George R.R. Martin) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skin Deep (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hearts of Stone (By: Emma Newman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grow (By: Carrie Vaughn) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full House (By: George R.R. Martin) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pairing Up (By: George R.R. Martin,Melinda M. Snodgrass,David Anthony Durham,Kevin Andrew Murphy,Gwenda Bond,Marko Kloos,Christopher Rowe,Bradley Denton,Peter Newman) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleeper Straddle (By: Carrie Vaughn,Stephen Leigh,Mary Anne Mohanraj,Cherie Priest,Walter Jon Williams,Christopher Rowe,Max Gladstone) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventh Annual Collection(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 3(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Book of Best New Horror(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear the Fever(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 7(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifteenth Annual Collection(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hey Kids, Comics!: True-Life Tales From The Spinner Rack(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Alan Brennert is an American fiction author. The 1954 born author is also a screenwriter and television producer. His career as a screenwriter starts way back in 1978 where he did several scripts for the renowned Wonder Woman Series. He has worked as an editor and also written several scripts for The Buck Roger’s Series for the NBC.

Alan was given the Emmy award in 1991 for producing and writing The L.A. Law. More awards followed as he sank deep into writing which among them include The Nebula Award for the best short story back in 1991. His majors in writing include novels, comic books, and Marvel comics.


Moloka’i is the first book in The Molokai Series. Alan brings to the reader’s attention, the life of a girl who has a dream but derailed by circumstances but never gives up on her quest. The story takes you through turns and events that are sometimes discouraging, emotional but also encouraging and funny at times and this is what makes the life of Rachael Kalama.

Rachael Kalama is that little girl, seven-year-old, who has a strong spirit and always yearning for a bright and adventurous future. Her father is a merchant and often goes out into other islands to trade making her want to be more like him and quench her explorative quest. However, all her dreams seem to crash when she is deported into a guaranteed island after a rose-colored mark is sported on her skin. The society fears that she could cause a disaster with the illness and they move her to an isolated island.

Her resilient spirit does not stop her from working towards her dream, and in fact, it fuels her towards this dream. Being deported to Molokai island was supposed to bring her life to an end, but instead, it creates a new and interesting one for Rachael. It is, however, a difficult life for her as leprosy causes her the loss of so much from her life including friends, family and even her home. She fights on to live, and this is where her resilient and optimistic spirit becomes useful helping in the overcoming of different burdens that come along.

The story is somehow paining looking into the plight of a person suffering and who is set aside from her family and friends, sent to die in a distant land. The time the story is set was a hard one with no effective medicine to counter such a plague and the victims were left to die alone on such an island. Rachael from an early age learns that despite being separated from the things that mattered most in life, there is a lot more that is simple and can still offer joy. She is also pointed out as that person who values others, and this is seen as she tries to rescue others from sinking into the abyss of regret, shame, and despair. The character is one who values others more than she even values herself and her problems.

Alan makes the reader-tag at their heartstrings seeing the struggles that other people go through almost daily and still manage to smile and continue with the journey of life. Additionally, it is a book that will make you appreciate the presence of medicine and the highly effective medicine present today not forgetting the value of family and friends. There are very many lessons that the author develops in the story all along teaching them in the form of happenings that occur Rachael in her life and her environment.
Daughter of Molokai

Daughter of Molokai is the second novel in the Molokai Series. Alan links the life of Rachel to Ruth, who is her daughter brought up away from her by Japanese parents in California.

The story takes a journey starting with the separation of truth from her mother, Rachael, at birth. She is a girl who seems to have taken over the spirit of her mother. She is kind, independent and gracious which creates a reflection of her mother. She stands for justice and is seen defending others, as she has become an outspoken lady in the society which is also passed on to her daughters. She is married to a loving, hardworking and great man together with whom they have adorable children. Her adopted family is one that is described as always together no matter what comes about helping each other through the good and bad times. But under this caring, independent and influential woman is anger and bitterness against her mother whom she cannot figure out why she abandoned her when she was young.

A mother’s character is passed on to her daughter and daughters to create a resilient and ever strong woman in Ruth. Ruth is unaware of the reason as to why her mother gave her up for adoption until she learns the bitter truth from her during their reunion. The institution of a family, culture and personal characters are incredibly brought out in this book. Also, the daughter of Moloka’i shows how circumstances can drive people to chase the good things for others in life and not only for them creating voices for justice in society. The author details considerably on the Hawaiian and Japanese culture as he discusses the lives of the characters. The issue of forgiveness is also brought out in the book describing the two sides of hurt and love for the people that had been previously held on the isolation island. Allen shows that love has a huge impact when it comes to healing past wounds as seen in the life of Ruth.
Alan Brennert is a remarkable author in developing events themed to the present human society. The book has a lot to offer to the reader making it one that you can never regret reading. Alan takes you through diversity and history through the story driving a lot home which is a great path to understand the past and the consequences of decisions no matter how small or big they are to a society.

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