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Publication Order of The Golden Queen Books

The Golden Queen (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Gate (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lords of the Seventh Swarm (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Mummy Chronicles Books

Revenge of the Scorpion King (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart of the Pharaoh (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Curse of the Nile (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight of the Phoenix (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Serpent Catch Books

Publication Order of Star Wars Episode I Adventures Books

Search for the Lost Jedi (By: Ryder Windham) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bartokk Assassins (By: Ryder Windham) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fury of Darth Maul (By: Ryder Windham) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jedi Emergency (By: Ryder Windham) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Battle (By: A.L. Singer) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger on Naboo (By: A.L. Singer) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Podrace to Freedom (By: A.L. Singer) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghostling Children (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bongo Rally (By: Ryder Windham) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hunt for Anakin Skywalker (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Capture Arawynne (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble on Tatooine (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rescue in the Core (By: Ryder Windham) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Festival of Warriors (By: Ryder Windham) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pirates From Beyond the Sea (By: Ryder Windham) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice Books

with Jude Watson
The Rising Force (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Rival (By: Jude Watson) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hidden Past (By: Jude Watson) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mark of the Crown (By: Jude Watson) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Captive Temple (By: Jude Watson) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Defenders of the Dead (By: Jude Watson) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Day of Reckoning (By: Jude Watson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Uncertain Path (By: Jude Watson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fight for Truth (By: Jude Watson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shattered Peace (By: Jude Watson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deadly Hunter (By: Jude Watson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Evil Experiment (By: Jude Watson) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dangerous Rescue (By: Jude Watson) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deceptions (By: Jude Watson) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ties That Bind (By: Jude Watson) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Death of Hope (By: Jude Watson) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Call to Vengeance (By: Jude Watson) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Only Witness (By: Jude Watson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Threat Within (By: Jude Watson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Followers (By: Jude Watson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Wars Missions Books

Assault on Yavin Four (By: Ryder Windham) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destroy the Liquidator (By: Ryder Windham) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Attack on Delrakkin (By: Ryder Windham) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escape From Thyferra (By: Ryder Windham) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hunt For Han Solo (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ithorian Invasion (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Togorian Trap (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Search For Grubba the Hutt (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Monsters of Dweem (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Showdown in Mos Eisley (By: Ryder Windham) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revolt of the Battle Droids (By: Ryder Windham) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vactooine Disaster (By: Ryder Windham) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bounty Hunters vs. Battle Droids (By: Ryder Windham) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prisoner of the Nikto Pirates (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voyage to the Underworld (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darth Vader's Return (By: Ryder Windham) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rogue Squadron to the Rescue (By: Ryder Windham) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Total Destruction (By: Ryder Windham) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bounty on Bonadan (By: Ryder Windham) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

On My Way to Paradise (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Very Strange Trip (With: L. Ron Hubbard) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Nightingale Books

as David Farland
Nightingale (As:David Farland) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of David Farland Short Stories/Novellas

as David Farland
Sweetly the Dragon Dreams (As:David Farland) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
After a Lean Winter (As:David Farland) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Rarefied View At Dawn (As:David Farland) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Blazed (As:David Farland) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wheatfields Beyond (As:David Farland) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Siren Song at Midnight (As:David Farland) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mooncalfe (As:David Farland) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Favorite Christmas (As:David Farland) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Feeding the Feral Children (As:David Farland) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stone Mother's Curse (As:David Farland) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
At The Virgin's Doorstep (As:David Farland) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skyfish (As:David Farland) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Smiling Man (As:David Farland) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charley in the Wind (As:David Farland) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Bird (As:David Farland) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ship of Fools (As:David Farland) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big and Shady (As:David Farland) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woven of Shadow (As:David Farland) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hellfire on the High Frontier (As:David Farland) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King's Despatcher (As:David Farland) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ravenspell Books

as David Farland
Of Mice and Magic (As:David Farland) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wizard of Ooze (As:David Farland) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freaky Fly Day (As:David Farland) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Oz Reimagined Books

Dorothy Dreams (By: Simon R. Green) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emeralds to Emeralds, Dust to Dust (By: Seanan McGuire) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boy Detective of Oz (By: Tad Williams) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Meeting in Oz (By: Jeffrey Ford) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Off to See the Emperor (By: Orson Scott Card) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cobbler of Oz (By: Jonathan Maberry) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Girls of Oz (By: Theodora Goss) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blown Away (By: Jane Yolen) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tornado of Dorothys (By: Kat Howard) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Veiled Shanghai (By: Ken Liu) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Blue (As:David Farland) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Zeppelin Heist of Oz (By: C.C. Finlay,Rae Carson) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Naked Eye (By: Rachel Swirsky) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
City So Bright (By: Dale Bailey) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Flew Over the Rainbow (By: Robin Wasserman) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Million Dollar Writing Books

as David Farland
Drawing on the Power of Resonance in Writing (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Million Dollar Outlines (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Non-User-Friendly Guide for Aspiring TV Writers: Experience and Advice from the Trenches (By: Steven L. Sears) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Runelords Books

as David Farland
The Runelords (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brotherhood of the Wolf (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wizardborn (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Worldbinder (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lair of Bones (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sons of the Oak (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wyrmling Horde (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chaosbound (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tale of Tales (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barbarians (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ashes and Starlight (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of L. Ron Hubbard Presents: Writers of the Future Books

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 1 (By: Algis Budrys) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 2 (By: Algis Budrys) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 3 (By: Algis Budrys) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 4 (By: Algis Budrys) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 5 (By: Algis Budrys) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 7 (By: Algis Budrys) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 8 (By: Algis Budrys) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future9 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future10 (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future11 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future12 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future13 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future14 (With: L. Ron Hubbard) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 15 (By: Algis Budrys) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future16 (By: Algis Budrys,L. Ron Hubbard) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future17 (By: Algis Budrys,L. Ron Hubbard) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future19 (By: Algis Budrys,L. Ron Hubbard) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 20 (By: Algis Budrys) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 21 (By: Algis Budrys) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future22 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 23 (By: Algis Budrys) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future24 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 25 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future26 (By: L. Ron Hubbard,Jason Fischer,Tom Crosshill,Brad R. Torgersen,Laurie Tom,Adam Colston,Scott W. Baker,Simon Cooper,Brent Knowles,K.C. Ball,Lael Salaets,Jeff Young,Alex Black) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 27 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 28 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 29 (By: L. Ron Hubbard,Andrea G. Stewart) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future30 (As: David Farland, With: L. Ron Hubbard) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 31 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future32 (As: David Farland, With: L. Ron Hubbard,Stephen C. Merlino) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future33 (As: David Farland, With: Anne McCaffrey,Todd J. McCaffrey,L. Ron Hubbard) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future34 (As: David Farland, With: L. Ron Hubbard) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future35 (As: David Farland, With: L. Ron Hubbard) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future36 (As: David Farland, With: L. Ron Hubbard) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 37 (As: David Farland, With: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Orson Scott Card,L. Ron Hubbard,Jody Lynn Nye,Barbara Lund,Elizabeth Chatsworth,Brittany Rainsdon,Craig Elliott,Christopher Bowthorpe,John M. Campbell,Ryan Cole,Anj Dockrey,K. D. Julicher,Erik Lynd,Sara Fox,Elaine Midcoh,Trent Walter,Emma Washburn,Luke Wildman) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future38 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 39 (By: L. Ron Hubbard) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
L. Ron Hubbard Presents: Writers of the Future, Vol. 40 (By: S.M. Stirling,Bob Eggleton,L. Ron Hubbard,Lisa Silverthorne,Jody Lynn Nye,Gregory Benford,Nancy Kress,Jack Nash,Lucas Durham,Galen Westlake,Stephannie Tallent,James Davies,Tom Vandermolen,Chris Arias,Amir Agoora,Kal M,Sky McKinnon,Rosalyn Robilliard,Lance Robinson,John Eric Schleicher,Mary Wordsmith,Dan Dos Santos,Ashley Cassaday,Gigi Hooper,Jennifer Mellen,Pedro Nascimento,Steve Bentley,Connor Chamberlain,Selena Meraki,Guelly Rivera,Tyler Vail,Carina Zhang,May Zheng) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The X-Files Books

Goblins (By: Charles L. Grant) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ground Zero (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whirlwind (By: Charles L. Grant) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ruins (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunter (By: Charles L. Grant) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antibodies (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skin (By: Ben Mezrich) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fight the Future (By: Elizabeth Hand) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Want to Believe (By: Max Allan Collins) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trust No One (By: Gayle Lynds,Heather Graham,Jonathan Maberry,Max Allan Collins,Kevin J. Anderson,Tim Lebbon,Keith R.A. DeCandido,Brian Keene,Peter Clines,Gini Koch) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Truth Is Out There (As: David Farland, With: Jonathan Maberry,Kelley Armstrong,Rachel Caine,Hank Schwaeble,Kami Garcia,Jon McGoran,Hank Phillippi Ryan) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perihelion (By: Claudia Gray) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Wars Legends Books

Splinter of the Mind's Eye (By: Alan Dean Foster) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Han Solo Adventures (By: Brian Daley) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of Lando Calrissian (By: L. Neil Smith) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Courtship of Princess Leia (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Truce at Bakura (By: Kathy Tyers) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crystal Star (By: Vonda N. McIntyre) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of the Jedi (By: Barbara Hambly) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Don't Do Weddings (By: Kathy Tyers) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darksaber (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Rebellion (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Planet of Twilight (By: Barbara Hambly) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
I, Jedi (By: Michael A. Stackpole) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales from the New Republic (By: Peter Schweighofer,Patricia A. Jackson,Craig Carey) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rogue Planet (By: Greg Bear) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darth Maul's Revenge (By: Eric Arnold) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cloak of Deception (By: James Luceno) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darth Maul Shadow Hunter (By: Michael Reaves) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jango Fett: Bounty Hunter (By: Eric Arnold,Valerie Reckert) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Approaching Storm (By: Alan Dean Foster) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Forest Apart (By: Troy Denning) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tatooine Ghost (By: Troy Denning) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shatterpoint (By: Matthew Woodring Stover) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ruins of Dantooine (By: Voronica Whitney-Robinson,W. Haden Blackman) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cestus Deception (By: Steven Barnes) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Survivor's Quest (By: Timothy Zahn) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fool's Bargain (By: Timothy Zahn) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jedi Trial (By: David Sherman,Dan Cragg) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (By: Sean Stewart) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Labyrinth of Evil (By: James Luceno) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outbound Flight (By: Timothy Zahn) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (By: James Luceno) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Allegiance (By: Timothy Zahn) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ready, Set, Podrace! (By: Simon Beecroft) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Star (By: Steve Perry,Michael Reaves) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Millennium Falcon (By: James Luceno) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (By: Matthew Woodring Stover) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Troopers (By: Joe Schreiber) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crisis on Coruscant , #4) (By: Jonathan Green) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crosscurrent (By: Paul S. Kemp) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Harvest (By: Joe Schreiber) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Choices of One (By: Timothy Zahn) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Games (By: Michael Reaves,Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riptide (By: Paul S. Kemp) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knight Errant (By: John Jackson Miller) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows of the Empire (By: Steve Perry) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Tribe of the Sith (By: John Jackson Miller) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winner Lose All (By: Timothy Zahn) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scourge (By: Jeff Grubb) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maul: Lockdown (By: Joe Schreiber) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darth Plagueis (By: James Luceno) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scoundrels (By: Timothy Zahn) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kenobi (By: John Jackson Miller) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crucible (By: Troy Denning) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into the Void: Dawn of the Jedi (By: Tim Lebbon) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. 29(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oz Reimagined(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera for a New Age(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Man's Hand(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy For Good(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pulse Pounders(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Game of Horns: A Red Unicorn Anthology(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heroic: Tales of the Extraordinary(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Truth Is Out There(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Champions of Aetaltis(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darker Realms(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unfettered II: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Submerged(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joe Ledger: Unstoppable(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Ruma(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rebirth: Havok Season One(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
How I Got Published and What I Learned Along the Way(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Infinite Stars(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grifty Shades of Fey(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Relics, Wrecks and Ruins(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Of Wizards and Wolves: Tales of Transformation(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Dave Wolverton is a science fiction author from Utah. He also writes fantasy novels as David Farland. He is the winner of several awards for the novel “On My Way to Paradise” which notably won the Best Novel in the English Language awarded by the Philip K. Dick Memorial. Dave is also the winner of the Best Novel of the Year Whitney Award, Best Young Adult Novel at the Southern California Book Festival, The Hollywood Book Festival Grand Prize and the Young Adult Novel of the Year at the International Book Award among many others. As a short fiction author, he is the winner of the Best Novellette at the Nebula Awards. He made history in 1998 when he had the most book signings in one day. Apart from his writing, he has also given talks and lectures in a variety of creative writing workshops and seminars. He has also worked at Brighton Young University as a professor of English. Among the many authors he has taught and mentored include James Dashner, Brandon Sanderson, Eric Flint, Jessica Day George, and Brandon Mull. Wolverton currently lives with his wife and children in Utah from where he writes his bestselling novels.

Dave got into writing as a high schooler where he has asserted that he was a huge reader of fantasy. He read and reread “Lord of the Rings” multiple times before he started looking for similar books with no luck. He soon realized that it was very hard to find the high quality of books he sought and thought that he would be better of making his own. He was one day telling his stories to a colleague at the meat cutting company where he worked when he suggested that he should take his stories and write them into a novel. He thought it was a good idea as he loved the prospect of writing his stories and then making money from them forever. Wolverton bought a second-hand typewriter and began writing whenever he had the time, though he was embarrassed about the manuscripts and hid them from friends and family. When he was nineteen and in college at Brigham Young University, he started attending writer conferences. Nonetheless, he was doing pre-med at the time and thought that he could pursue a career in medicine while writing on the side. He signed up for a writing class and it was the moves he made during this time that got him hooked into writing. “Charlie and the Wind,” a short story was the first work he ever published. It was a story of how emotional emasculation can result in negative outcomes in children. A small magazine named “Inscape” that was based at his college published the story. Since then he has gone on the publish in several leading magazines though his big break came when he published a story in “The Leading Edge” and soon after was winning contests that gave him the confidence to get into fantasy and science fiction.

Dave Wolverton’s “The Golden Queen” is a story of Gallen O’day a, a young warrior who goes out for an adventure out in town. Since the novel is set in an alternate Ireland complete with a forest haunted by Sidhe and talking bears, it is not out of place that the place for a little bit of fun would be a tavern. But the illusion is soon destroyed when an old warrior with an alluring charge comes onto the scene. The newest entrants are genetically engineered aliens that come from a different galaxy. Gallen takes a job from the old warrior who needs someone with the skills to protect his charge. The Tharrin which are the people he is charged with protecting are natural leaders as they are perfect. They have the portal key technology to travel through or connect the different galaxies. Inadvertently, Gallen, Orick his bear friend, and Maggie a young barmaid follow the aliens who lead them through the portal where they find a galaxy bigger and more technologically advanced than their own. But the alternate galaxy has decayed over time as it is now controlled by insectoid empire buildings that ate organized on a hierarchy based on the Strength of lord protector and the beauty of the golden queen. It is a beautiful science fiction narrative that combines swordplay and romance.

“Beyond the Gate” by Dave Wolverton is a novel set in the rustic backwoods of Ireland where Gallen O’Day and Maggie Flynn were born. In a beautiful paradox of time, the owner of the tavern where Maggie has been working is recently deceased and in his will leaves his estate to her. Maggie’s uncle who everyone believed was long dead makes an unexpected appearance. He was a minstrel that had run away from home many years ago and news had filtered back home asserting that he was dead. Since Maggie is not yet of the age of majority, her uncle intends to be the trustee of the estate. As her trustee and guardian, he halts all marriage plans between Gallen O’Day and Maggie as he believes these are not in his interest. After some wangling, a message comes through from Everynne summoning the two alongside Maggie’s uncle to go off-planet, where they are to help the Tharrin to accomplish a complicated but very important task. They are to fight the hive mind and Borg-like creatures that have invaded the world of the Tharrin.

“Lords of the Seventh Swarm” by Dave Wolverton is a beautiful science fiction story of three fugitives that survived the insectoid Dronon invasion of the world. Fleeing the wave of destruction wrought by the aliens, Maggie Flynn, Orick, and Gallen O’Day had made a desperate stand. Attempting to thwart the attack they went toe to toe with the queen of the invading aliens. They had little hope of winning the battle but Gallen had drawn upon all his reserves and finally defeated the Lord protector Dronon in ritual combat. The only thing keeping the trio away from the grasp of the aliens is an ancient system of portals that have made them invisible to the alien scout ships and probes. But they are finally stranded on Ruin, a planet off the known star charts and far beyond the portals. Lord Felph is the ruler of about a hundred inhabitants on the desolate rock they find themselves on. He is an eccentric but rich man who is obsessed with finding a mythic relic he believes will give him power over Space and Time. The relic is rumored to be on the floor of the Tangle, an ultra-dense jungle where no one dares venture given its reputation of harboring ferocious predators. No machine or human that dared venture into the forest ever made it back but with the aliens closing in on them, the trio has no choice but to head to the forest to try to retrieve the relic.

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