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Publication Order of Hawaii Books

Moloka'i (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daughter of Moloka'i (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

City of Masques (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kindred Spirits (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time and Chance (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Batman: Holy Terror (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honolulu (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Palisades Park (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Her Pilgrim Soul (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hawaii Novels (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Anthology Books

Best New Horror 3 (With: ,,Edward Bryant,Elizabeth Hand,Ramsey Campbell,Charles L. Grant,Nina Kiriki Hoffman,Kim Newman,S.P. Somtow,Steve Tem,Douglas Clegg,,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,,,Stephen Jones,,Grant Morrison,Thomas Ligotti,,,,K.W. Jeter) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Giant Book of Best New Horror (With: Robert R. McCammon,,Harlan Ellison,Richard Laymon,Stephen Gallagher,Chet Williamson,Elizabeth Hand,Robert Westall,Garry Douglas Kilworth,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,,S.P. Somtow,Jonathan Carroll,Douglas Clegg,,Brian Lumley,,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,,Poppy Brite,F. Paul Wilson,,Stephen Jones,,Grant Morrison,Thomas Ligotti,,,,,Cherry Wilder,K.W. Jeter) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 4 (By:Lisa Tuttle,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Douglas E. Winter,,Christopher Fowler,John Brunner,Karl Edward Wagner,,Graham Joyce,Poppy Brite,,M. John Harrison,Clive Barker,Kate Wilhelm,Stephen Jones,Thomas Ligotti) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 5 (By:Harlan Ellison,Chet Williamson,Edward Bryant,Elizabeth Hand,Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,Barry N. Malzberg,,S.P. Somtow,Steve Tem,,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,Poppy Brite,,,,Stephen Jones,,,Thomas Ligotti) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 6 (By:Robert Bloch,Brian Hodge,Richard Christian Matheson,Harlan Ellison,Garry Douglas Kilworth,Ramsey Campbell,Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,Lawrence Watt-Evans,Esther M. Friesner,Douglas E. Winter,,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,,M. John Harrison,Stephen Jones,,,,,Paul J. McAuley) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 7 (With: Brian Hodge,Stephen Gallagher,Lisa Tuttle,Jeff VanderMeer,Neil Gaiman,Terry Dowling,Graham Masterton,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Douglas E. Winter,,,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,,Manly Wade Wellman,Stephen Jones,,Thomas Ligotti,,Cherry Wilder,Paul J. McAuley) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 8 (By:Richard Christian Matheson,Steve Tem,Douglas Clegg,Storm Constantine,,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,Poppy Brite,,,,,,Stephen Jones,Thomas Ligotti,,Mark Chadbourn,,Cherry Wilder) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 9 (By:,Brian Hodge,Pat Cadigan,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Yvonne Navarro,Douglas E. Winter,Stephen Laws,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,Conrad Williams,Simon Clark,,Stephen Jones,Thomas Ligotti,Andy Duncan,,Caitlín R. Kiernan) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10 (By:Harlan Ellison,Tanith Lee,Neil Gaiman,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,Lawrence Watt-Evans,,Steve Tem,Stephen Laws,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,,,Stephen Jones,,,Caitlín R. Kiernan) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #11 (By:,Neil Gaiman,Graham Masterton,Peter Straub,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Michael Marshall Smith,,Tim Lebbon,F. Paul Wilson,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,James Herbert,,Paul J. McAuley) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #12 (By:,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,Mark Morris,Graham Joyce,,Tim Lebbon,Stephen Jones,,Thomas Ligotti,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,Paul J. McAuley) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13 (By:Richard A. Lupoff,Elizabeth Hand,Tanith Lee,,Ramsey Campbell,Charles L. Grant,Kelly Link,Christopher Fowler,,Conrad Williams,Graham Joyce,Poppy Brite,,Stephen Jones,Thomas Ligotti,,,Paul J. McAuley,,,Muriel Gray) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 15 (By:Joyce Carol Oates,,John Farris,Neil Gaiman,,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Steve Tem,Christopher Fowler,,Michael Marshall Smith,Simon Clark,Tim Lebbon,Stephen Jones,,Dale Bailey,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,C.C. Finlay,Paul J. McAuley) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 17 (By:Joe Hill,Brian Hodge,David Morrell,Liz Williams,,Ramsey Campbell,,Brian Lumley,,China Miéville,,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,,,Tim Pratt,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,,,Adam Nevill) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 21 (By:Stephen King,Joe Hill,Terry Dowling,Ramsey Campbell,,Brian Lumley,,Michael Marshall Smith,Stephen Jones,,,Robert Shearman,,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 22 (By:Joe R. Lansdale,Brian Hodge,Ramsey Campbell,Steve Tem,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Mark Morris,,,,Stephen Jones,,John Langan,,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Robert Shearman,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth,Thana Niveau) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror (By:Stephen King,Robert Bloch,Edgar Allan Poe,Richard Christian Matheson,,Neil Gaiman,Graham Masterton,Ramsey Campbell,H.P. Lovecraft,Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,Richard Matheson,Brian Lumley,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,Simon Clark,Clive Barker,David Moody,James Herbert,Marie O'Regan,,Paul Kane,,Alice Henderson) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 23 (By:Joe R. Lansdale,Robert Silverberg,Joan Aiken,Ramsey Campbell,Steve Tem,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,Tim Lebbon,,Stephen Jones,,,,Alison Littlewood,,Paul Kane,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth,Thana Niveau,,John Ajvide Lindqvist) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 25 (By:Tanith Lee,Neil Gaiman,Ramsey Campbell,Lavie Tidhar,Kim Newman,,Michael Marshall Smith,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,,,Robert Shearman,,,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth,Thana Niveau) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror #26 (By:Ian Tregillis,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Lavie Tidhar,Steve Tem,,Stephen Jones,Dale Bailey,,Nathan Ballingrud,Robert Shearman,,,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 27 (By:Neil Gaiman,Steve Tem,Storm Constantine,,Conrad Williams,Stephen Jones,John Langan,Robert Aickman) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 28 (By:Brian Hodge,Richard Christian Matheson,Lisa Tuttle,,Steve Tem,Michael Marshall Smith,,Stephen Jones,,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Alison Littlewood) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 29 (By:Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,,Conrad Williams,Tim Lebbon,,Stephen Jones,,,,,Alison Littlewood,,,,,,,,Thana Niveau) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Best New Horror, Volume One (By:Stephen Jones) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Best New Horror 3(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Giant Book of Best New Horror(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear the Fever(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 7(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hey Kids, Comics!: True-Life Tales From The Spinner Rack(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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