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Publication Order of Fuzzy Sapiens Books

Little Fuzzy (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Other Human Race (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fuzzy Sapiens (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fuzzy Papers (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fuzzy Bones (By: William Tuning) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golden Dream (By: Ardath Mayhar) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventures of Little Fuzzy (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fuzzies and Other People (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complete Fuzzy (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fuzzy Nation (By: John Scalzi) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caveat Fuzzy (By: Wolfgang Diehr) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fuzzy Conundrum (By: John F. Carr,Wolfgang Diehr) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fuzzy Ergo Sum (By: John F. Carr) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fuzzy Logic (By: Wolfgang Diehr) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Paratime Police Books

with Roland J. Green, John F. Carr
He Walked Around the Horses (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Police Operation (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Enemy (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Temple Trouble (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Crime (With: John F. Carr) (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complete Paratime (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paratime! Collected Paratime Stories (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Paratime (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paratime Parasites (With: John F. Carr) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lord Kalvan Books

Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Kings' War (By: Roland J. Green,John F. Carr) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kalvan Kingmaker (By: John F. Carr) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fireseed Wars (By: John F. Carr) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gunpowder God (By: John F. Carr) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Siege of Tarr-Hostigos (By: John F. Carr) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hos-Blethan Affair (By: John F. Carr,Wolfgang Diehr) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Down Styphon! (By: John F. Carr) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Terro-Human Future History Books

Ullr Uprising (With: John F. Carr) (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Day Planet (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Naudsonce (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Junkyard Planet / The Cosmic Computer (With: John F. Carr) (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Space Viking (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Federation (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empire (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Murder in the Gunroom (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Planet for Texans (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Cycle (With: Michael Kurland) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crisis in 2140 (With: John Joseph McGuire) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cosmic Computer (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Time and Time Again (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebel Raider (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day of the Moron (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation R.S.V.P (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Null-ABC (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Edge Of The Knife (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Omnilingual (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Keeper (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunter Patrol (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oomphel in the Sky (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Slave Is a Slave (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

The Other Worlds of H. Beam Piper (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Graveyard of Dreams: Science Fiction Stories (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crossroads of Destiny (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Worlds of H. Beam Piper (With: Terry Carr,John F. Carr) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flight from Tomorrow (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Naudsonce and Other Science Fiction by H. Beam Piper, Adventure (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time and Time Again and Other SF (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ministry Of Disturbance And Other Stories (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Omnilingual and Other Stories (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Federation and Empire (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow...(1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Astounding(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robert Adams' Book of Alternate Worlds(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Amis Story Anthology(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World Turned Upside Down(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Crime & Fourteen Other SciFi Classics from the 30's to the 60's(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Henry Beam Piper mystery, thriller, fantasy and science fiction author from the US who penned a ton of novels and short stories. He is best known as the author of the “Paratime and Terro-Human Future History” series of short stories.

While he has been called Horace Beam Piper in several sources, he typically wrote his novels as H. Beam Piper. The author could have been responsible for creating much of the confusion surrounding his name.

He often told people that his name Horace was the H in his shortened version and gave the impression that he disliked the name Horace. On a copy of one of his novels that he left to his executor and cousin Charles O Piper ,he wrote that the novel was from Henry rather than Horace.
As for his education, Horace was for the most part an autodidact who self educated himself on history and science without attending college. During the time when he should have been in college, he was hard at work laboring at the Altoona yards for the Pennsylvania Railroad where he was a watchman.

“Time and Time Again” was the first short story that Henry ever published. The story was featured in “Astounding Science Fiction” and would also get an adaptation that was aired on “Dimension X,’ then a very popular radio program.

In his earlier years, he published short stories for the most part before he got into novel writing in the early sixties. In the mid sixties his career was flagging and since he had strong Libertarian principles he never could ask anyone to help him and committed suicide.

No one knows the exact date of Horace’s death even though his body was found several days after his last entry in his diary. According to some sources, the author had put drop cloths over his floors and walls, shut off electricity and water to the apartment, and then shot himself with one of the many guns from his huge collection.

The suicide note he left behind said that he hated leaving any mess when he was leaving but that whoever found his body had to forgive him as he could not clean up after himself.

Why Henry Beam Piper decided to take his own life will always be a matter of conjecture. Several biographers believe he had family challenges while others believe he took his life because of financial problems.

Some biographers believe a combination of financial challenges following a divorce and a feeling that he was not progressing in his career could have been responsible.

One editor who was personally known to Piper asserted that this act of suicide was mean to spite his fomer wife that he despised with all his being. Through the act, he ensured that she would never get the insurance payout.

“Only the Arquebus,” which was his latest unpublished manuscript went missing following his death but many believe he destroyed it just like he did with many of his private belongings and documents.

His works were later acquired by “Ace Science Fiction” and many of them were reprinted during the 1980s.

H. Beam Piper’s “Little Fuzzy” that Piper first published in 1962 is an award winning novel that was a blockbuster literary and science fiction work of the 1960s that resonates up to today.

The novel has been described in some quarters as a juvenile or young adult novel perhaps because of all the smoking and drinking that the characters do and the brutal violence and nefarious suggestions. It is a fun story that tells of colonists from Earth that encounter some little cute fuzzy bipeds.
On the other hand, it is also a serious discussion about what it means to be a thinking and sentient person. The story could also be read as an essay on the rights of indigenous people or an allegory for the personal relationships between big government and big business.

As a staunch libertarian, he usually included libnertarian themes in his novels. In this work, Henry casts big business as the villain from very early on while it was big government that came in to save the ordinary citizens.
True to his libertarian principles there are many people doing what is right and standing up for each other even when it is inconvenient for themselves.

“Fuzzy Sapiens” by H Beam Piper follows from “Little Fuzzy,” the debut of the series. The novel continues and finishes the story of the endangered “Fuzzy Fuzzy Holloway” species.

The treatment of the Fuzzies throughout the novel is somewhat bemusing. Even though they are described as sentient beings, most of the time they are treated as nothing better than pets. This could be something that the author does to deliberately show how confused the colonists were in their minds.
The novel also tells of the mid twentieth century attitudes that are quite quaint, particularly when it comes to the treatment of women and courting. It sometimes feels colonial as most people will usually stop whatever they are doing in the early evening to have a cocktail for an hour.

“Fuzzies and Other Poeple” by H Beam Piper is a novel that came out following the suicide death of the author. The novel starts off from where the previous novel of the series Fuzzy Sapiens left off.

At the opening of the novel, Hugo Ingerman’s crew finds itself facing charges of enslaving the protected Fuzzies who they had forced to steal some precious stones from some organization’s vaults. But Ingerman is a cunning fellow and he intends to throw a spanner in the works.

He claims that the Fuzzies had begged him to allow them to be part of the crew that had committed the crimes. Since the Fuzzies are unable to testify to their own innocence given that they lack a concept of falsehood, he believes everyone will have to take him at his word.

The novel provides a beautiful and enjoyable story as we romp through the fantastical world of the Fuzzies. It is a good, clean and fun read that everyone just has to love.

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One Response to “Henry H. Beam Piper”

  1. Diana M Pucci: 4 days ago

    I love the Fuzzy series. I have both Scalzi’s and H. Beam Pipers Book one in Kindle ebooks and as audio. I can’t find book 2,4 and 5 in audiobook form either as a add onto the Kindle ebooks or in Audible.(I have them as Kindle ebooks) Is someone going to produce the Audiobooks sometime soon? It sorta leaves the audio book lovers hanging. Book 3 is totally unavailable in ebook or Audiobook form. Thank you if uou have any answers.


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