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Publication Order of Deathlands Books

Pilgrimage to Hell (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Holocaust (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Neutron Solstice (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crater Lake (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Homeward Bound (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pony Soldiers (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dectra Chain (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ice and Fire (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Equinox (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Northstar Rising (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Nomads (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Latitude Zero (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seedling (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Carnival (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chill Factor (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moon Fate (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shockscape (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fury's Pilgrims (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deep Empire (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Asylum (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twilight Children (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rider, Reaper (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Road Wars (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trader Redux (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Genesis Echo (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodlines (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadowfall (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ground Zero (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emerald Fire (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eclipse at Noon (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bitter Fruit (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crossways (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keepers of the Sun (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Circle Thrice (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stoneface (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skydark (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demons of Eden (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mars Arena (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Watersleep (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare Passage (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crucible of Time (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freedom Lost (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Way of the Wolf (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Emblem (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gaia's Demise (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Encounter (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starfall (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gemini Rising (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Reckoning (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rat King (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow World (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pandora's Redoubt (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zero City (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Judas Strike (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Savage Armada (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Fortress (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sunchild (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Salvation Road (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breakthrough (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amazon Gate (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destiny's Truth (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skydark Spawn (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Damnation Road Show (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil Riders (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodfire (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hellbenders (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Separation (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Hunt (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shaking Earth (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Harvest (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vengeance Trail (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ritual Chill (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Atlantis Reprise (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Labyrinth (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strontium Swamp (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shatter Zone (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perdition Valley (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cannibal Moon (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sky Raider (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remember Tomorrow (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Apocalypse Unborn (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sunspot (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desert Kings (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thunder Road (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Plague Lords (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alpha Wave (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Castaways (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eden's Twilight (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desolation Crossing (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Resurrection (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prophecy (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Harvest (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baptism of Rage (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arcadian's Asylum (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doom Helix (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moonfeast (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Downrigger Drift (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Gates (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prodigal's Return (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perception Fault (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tainted Cascade (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Playfair's Axiom (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell Road Warriors (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wretched Earth (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Palaces of Light (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haven's Blight (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimson Waters (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Man's Land (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storm Breakers (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Fathoms (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sins of Honor (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Motherlode (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nemesis (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chrono Spasm (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Siren Song (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Red Tide (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
End Program (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Polestar Omega (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hanging Judge (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desolation Angels (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hive Invasion (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
End Day (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forbidden Trespass (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Iron Rage (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Child of Slaughter (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil's Vortex (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Survival in Doubt (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gaia's Promise (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Blood (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angels Of Our Nature (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of Dark (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phreak Farm (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Feeding Frenzy (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grim Choices (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Glory's Stockpile (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killville (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trade War (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rift of the Magi (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Lives and Who Dies (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exodus From Hell (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea Hag (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell Reclaimed (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into Delirium (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grave Capitol (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memory Box (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kraken (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Earthblood Books

Publication Order of Outlanders Books

with Mel Odom
Exile to Hell (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destiny Run (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Savage Sun (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Omega Path (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Parallax Red (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doomstar Relic (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Iceblood (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Armageddon Axis (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hellbound Fury (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Eternal (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outer Darkness (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wreath of Fire (With: Mel Odom) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Scourge (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell Rising (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doom Dynasty (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tigers of Heaven (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Purgatory Road (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sargasso Plunder (With: Mel Odom) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tomb of Time (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prodigal Chalice (With: Mel Odom) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil in the Moon (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragoneye (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Far Empire (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Talon and Fang (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Equinox Zero (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea of Plague (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Awakening (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mask of the Sphinx (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad God's Wrath (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sun Lord (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uluru Destiny (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Successors (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evil Abyss (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cerberus Storm (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of the Serpent (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hydra's Ring (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Refuge (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rim of the World (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lords of the Deep (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Closing the Cosmic Eye (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skull Throne (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghostwalk (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Satan's Seed (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Cry (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Goddess (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grailstone Gambit (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pantheon of Vengeance (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Box (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Janus Trap (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Serpent's Tooth (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warlord of the Pit (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oblivion Stone (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reality Echo (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Infinity Breach (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Distortion Offensive (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Truth Engine (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cradle of Destiny (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scarlet Dream (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Infestation Cubed (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Genesis Sinister (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon City (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
God War (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Planet Hate (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Immortal Twilight (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cosmic Rift (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sorrow Space (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Savage Dawn (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wings of Death (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Necropolis (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Judgment Plague (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Born (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terminal White (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell's Maw (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angel of Doom (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Apocalypse Unseen (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The name James Axler is a house name belonging to Gold Eagle publishing. Lawrence James was the first author to use the name James Axler in 1986 when he co-authored the novel titled Pilgrimage of Hell with Christopher Lowder (named Jack Adrain). This was the first title under the series Deathlands. Several authors later used the name when writing for the different titles under the series Deathlands, Outlanders and Earth Blood. Numerous authors working with the Gold Eagle publications have used the pen name James Axler. Some of the authors who have not been discussed in this biography include Allan Philipson, Nick Pollota, Andy boot, Terry Collins, Mel Odom, Victor Milan, Rik Hoskin, Douglas Wojtowicz, chuck Rogers and Travis Morgan. Some have written just one novel in the series, while others have written several. However, in examining the biography of James Axler, this article will look into the lives of two prolific authors who wrote most books using the name. They include Lawrence James and Mark Ellis.

Lawrence James

Lawrence James was born in Britain in 1942. He developed an interest in writing from an early age and in 1972, started off as a freelance author. For quite a while, he wrote short science fiction stories, which were published in Britain and the United States. James managed to publish his first full-length novel in 1974 titled Earth Lies Sleeping. This was a start of a long journey as a novelist using different names.Some of the names Lawrence James used to publish his stories include Mick Norman, James McPhee, Jonathan May, James Darke, and the most popular James Axler.

Using the name James Axler, Lawrence wrote over 32 books in the successful series Deathlands and three titles under the series Earth Blood. James died in February 2000. Lawrence had one wife and three children.

Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis has written the most titles using the name James Axler. He is an American science fiction author and comic scripter. He started his career as a journalist before moving on to become a copywriter. Mark began his freelance writing career in 1986 with several comic publications. He went on to establish millennium publications in collaboration with his wife. This company engaged in several comics project but it eventually closed down after three years of operation.It was then that Mark Ellis joined Harlequins Enterprises, an imprint of Gold Eagle, and begun working on the series Outlanders from 1996. Mark Ellis has from then authored over 50 titles using the name James Axler, all under the series Outlanders.Mark Ellis has a one wife called Mellisa who assists also a writer and they assist each other in the writing projects they are undertaking. The two have one daughter.

Deathlands series

Deathlands series comprise of over 120 novels written by a variety of authors, all using the pen name James Axler. Christopher Lowder and Lawrence James authored the first novel for Deathlands series, Pilgrimage to Hell. They used the pen names Jack Adrian and James Axler respectively. The novel presents life in the post apocalyptic world. This is after nuclear bombs destroy the powers of United States. The remains of the United States are what the authors refer to as “Deathlands”.The main characters in the series, including Ryan, Kristy, John , and Dean, try to use their skills and the information that have on the destroyed world of the 20th century to survive against the enemy forces led by Cort Strasser.

The series also features mutants who have super human powers after the effects of the nuclear attack and serves as villains in the story.Some of the novels in the series are direct continuation from the previous release, while other presents a different angle to the story. For example, the second novel in the series, published in 1986 titled The Red Holocust continues the story developed in the first novel. From 1986, Lawrence James wrote all the novels of the series until 1998 when his health failed him. Mark Ellis wrote the next novel in the series after the death of Lawrence James before several other authors continued on the series.In 2003, Deathlands was adapted into a low budget film with the title Deathlands: Homeward Bound. The movie was shown on TV and featured most of the main characters of the series including Ryan, Krysty, John Barrymore, and Jak Lauren.

The Earth Blood series

This was among the early novels written by Lawrence James using the pen name James Axler. The series included only three novels namely Earth Blood, published in 1993, Deep Trek, published in 1994 and Aurora Quest published in 1994. The three novels were intented to develop a new string of series after the success of the first title. Lawrence wrote these titles when he was still engaged with the Deathlands series. The success of Deathlands series made him to stop working on this series and concentrate on Deathlands novels.

The Outlanders Series

The Outlanders series includes over 70 novels, most of them written by mark Ellis, but all under the pen name James Axler. The Outlanders has almost the same story line as Deathlands, but involves different characters, events, and settings. The story is about a destroyed earth, roughly one century after the time of Deathlands. A team of explorers operating from a hidden military base called Cerberus Redoubt makes up the outlanders’ team. They include Brigid Baptiste Kane, Domi, and Grant.The first novel in the series was Exile To Hell, published in 1997. The novel presents a the world after the nuclear Holocaust. The Outlanders have little information about the history of the world, while the barons suppress the truth about the earth and humanity. This mystery is gradually revealed in subsequent novels and the author makes a conscious attempt of defining the setting of the events vividly.
The pseudo author James Axler is one with many faces and achievements. The two series; Death lands and Outlanders continue to be published and it is expected many more authors will use the name in their works. The stories started by Christopher Lowder, Lawrence James and Mark Ellis develop a new angle with every new novel of the series.

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2 Responses to “James Axler”

  1. Michael Tullis: 3 years ago

    yes I loved this series so much, that at the age of 34 yrs. old this series opened a window and, it was what made want to learn how to read and I thought myself how to and happed with my writing too, So Thank You So Very Much. the last book I was able to buy was back in 2005 I think the series Book # 125 I was wondering if the DEATHLAND’S series was going to start a gain

  2. Michael Tullis: 3 years ago

    yes I loved this series so much, that at the age of 34 yrs. old this series opened a window and, it was what made want to learn how to read and I thought myself how to and happed with my writing too, So Thank You So Very Much. the last book I was able to buy was back in 2005 I think the series Book # 125 I was wondering if the DEATHLAND’S series was going to start back up and if so How can I get the ones I’ve missed out on Thanks a gain Michael Tullis


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