Jean Lorrah Books In Order

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Publication Order of Savage Empire Books

Savage Empire (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Lord of the Savage Empire (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captives of the Savage Empire (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flight to Savage Empire (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sorcerers of the Frozen Isles (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wulfston's Odyssey (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empress Unborn (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nessie Books

with Lois June Wickstrom
Nessie and the Living Stone (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nessie and the Viking Gold (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nessie and the Celtic Maze (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sime/Gen Books

House Of Zeor (By:Jacqueline Lichtenberg) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unto Zeor, Forever (By:Jacqueline Lichtenberg) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Channel's Destiny (With: Jacqueline Lichtenberg) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mahogany Trinrose (By:Jacqueline Lichtenberg) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rensime (By:Jacqueline Lichtenberg) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zelerod's Doom (By:Jacqueline Lichtenberg) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sime~Gen (By:Jacqueline Lichtenberg) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Personal Recognizance (By:Jacqueline Lichtenberg) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sime~Gen: Clear Spring Chronicles Books

with Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Mary Lou Mendum
A Change of Tactics (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Full Moon Rising (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The night of the twin moons (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Will Tell (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Trek: The Next Generation (Numbered) Books

Ghost Ship (By:Diane Carey) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Peacekeepers (By:Gene DeWeese) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Children of Hamlin (By:) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Survivors (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strike Zone (By:Peter David) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Power Hungry (By:) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masks (By:John Vornholt) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Captain's Honor (By:) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Call to Darkness (By:Michael Jan Friedman) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Rock and a Hard Place (By:Peter David) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gulliver's Fugitives (By:) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doomsday World (By:Peter David,,Robert Greenberger,Michael Jan Friedman) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eyes of the Beholders (By:A.C. Crispin) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exiles (By:) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fortune's Light (By:Michael Jan Friedman) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Contamination (By:John Vornholt) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boogeymen (By:Mel Gilden) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Q-in-Law (By:Peter David) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perchance to Dream (By:) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spartacus (By:Terry Mancour) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chains of Command (By:Bill McCay) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imbalance (By:) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Drums (By:John Vornholt) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightshade (By:Laurell K Hamilton) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grounded (By:David Bischoff) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Romulan Prize (By:Simon Hawke) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guises of the Mind (By:) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Here There Be Dragons (By:John Peel) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sins of Commission (By:Susan Wright) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Debtors' Planet (By:) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foreign Foes (By:Dave Galanter) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Requiem (By:Michael Jan Friedman,Kevin Ryan) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Balance of Power (By:Dafydd ab Hugh) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blaze of Glory (By:Simon Hawke) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Romulan Stratagem (By:Robert Greenberger) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Nebula (By:Gene DeWeese) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Stand (By:) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon's Honor (By:Greg Cox,Kij Johnson) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogue Saucer (By:John Vornholt) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Possession (By:,J.M. Dillard) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infiltrator (By:) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fury Scorned (By:Pamela Sargent) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Death of Princes (By:John Peel) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Intellivore (By:Diane Duane) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Storm Heaven (By:Esther M. Friesner) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dyson Sphere (By:George Zebrowski) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forgotten War (By:William R. Forstchen) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tooth and Claw (By:Doranna Durgin) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Diplomatic Implausibility (By:Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Trek: The Next Generation (Original) Books

Metamorphosis (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vendetta (By:Peter David) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reunion (With: Michael Jan Friedman) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imzadi (By:Peter David) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Heart (By:) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Mirror (With: Diane Duane) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Q-Squared (By:Peter David) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crossover (By:Michael Jan Friedman) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kahless (By:Michael Jan Friedman) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ship of the Line (By:Diane Carey) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best and the Brightest (By:Susan Wright) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Planet X (By:Michael Jan Friedman) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imzadi II: Triangle (By:Peter David) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I, Q (By:Peter David) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Valiant (By:Michael Jan Friedman) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Immortal Coil (By:) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Hard Rain (With: Dean Wesley Smith) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Battle of Betazed (By:Susan Kearney,Charlotte Douglas) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Do Comets Dream? (By:S.P. Somtow) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death in Winter (By:Michael Jan Friedman) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Resistance (By:J.M. Dillard) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sky's the Limit (By:Marco Palmieri) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Q & A (By:Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Before Dishonor (By:Peter David) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Greater Than the Sum (By:Christopher L. Bennett) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Indistinguishable from Magic (By:David A. McIntee) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stuff of Dreams (By:James Swallow) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Light Fantastic (By:) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Q are Cordially Uninvited... (By:) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Takedown (By:John Jackson Miller) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Headlong Flight (By:Dayton Ward) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hearts and Minds (By:Dayton Ward) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Available Light (By:Dayton Ward) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collateral Damage (By:David Mack) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows Have Offended (By:Cassandra Rose Clarke) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Jean Lorrah is an American fantasy and science fiction author. Over her long career she has authored seventeen novels and several short stories, many of which were the result of collaborations with other authors. She was born in Canton, Ohio in 1938. Her full name is Dr. Jean Lorrah, as she received a PhD from Florida State University. She has remained an academic as well as a writer, through her position as an English professor at Murray State University in Kentucky. In 2007, she began a blog, titled “The House of Keon”, in which she describes herself as “a teacher and a writer, a pet owner, a cancer survivor (twice), and now a blogger”.

As a professor, Lorrah teaches university classes of all levels. She regularly teaches Freshman Composition and Humanities, but her specialties are History of the English Language, Medieval British Literature, and the Fantastic. Lorrah is a member of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA). She participates in their annual conferences as a contributing author. Lorrah views her role as a means through which to prepare young people for the job market. She believes that writing effectively is one of the most essential skills to gaining employment.

Lorrah enjoys travelling the world and documenting her experiences for her readers. Lorrah loves travelling so much that she travelled to Japan in 2007, despite still in recovery from a major surgery. She brought a walking stick and used it to support herself while hiking through the medieval Japanese monuments. Lorrah uses her travels to document and raise awareness about poverty and other social ailes. During her trip to India, she made many observations about the massive amounts of homeless people who call the streets of Mumbai home.

Lorrah dedicates much of her time outside of writing to charitable work. She is a member of a Relay for Life team called “The 8th Wonders”, whose members are all fellow cancer survivors. She is an animal lover who volunteers with her local Humane Society in Murray, Kentucky. Lorrah also conducts pet therapy at nursing homes, schools, and her university with her two cats, Dudley and Splotch.

Lorrah has produced a huge body of fiction work during her long career, including the Sime~Gen series. Lorrah coauthors this cult favorite with fellow fiction writer Jacqueline Lichtenberg. The Sime~Gen Universe depicts a future world where humankind is divided into two distinct subspecies. The Gen subspecies includes those who appear to be ordinary human beings but produce a type of life energy called selyn. The Sime subspecies includes beings with tentacled arms, who require selyn from the Gens to survive. Together the two subspecies give the series it’s name. If a Gen tries to resist having their selyn taken, they die. In this world, everyone is born the same, but become a Gen or a Sime during puberty. It makes no matter what species one’s parents are. Whether one turns into a Sime or a Gen is completely random; as such, many unfortunate examples of filicide and parenticide occur.

The two subspecies live in a world divided, each maintaining separate societies; except that the Simes raise Gens as captives, similar to farm animals, in order to harvest their life energy. However, there are Simes who are able to take selyn from resisting Gens without killing them. These Simes are known as “channels”. The discovery of these types of Simes leads to a fragile truce or unity between the subspecies. Many credit Lorrah and Lichtenberg with reinventing the vampire archetype in their Sime~Gen stories.

The Sime~Gen novel “First Channel” is equal parts comedy, tragedy, and love story. Released in 1980, this novel is set in Sime territory and revolves around two main characters who are childhood sweethearts. Rimon Farris and Kadi Morcot were born in Sime territory and grew up together dreaming of getting married and living happily ever after. However, at puberty Rimon becomes a Sime and Kadi becomes a Gen in a classic Shakespearean twist of fate. The two end up forging their own path in a community filled with other outcasts who subscribe to a religion that condemns the killing of Gens by Simes.

The next novel in the series was released just two years after “First Channel”. “Channel’s Destiny” details the life of Zeth Farris, an adolescent who grows up as the Sime~Gen truce is beginning to dissolve. Zeth is a Sime who befriends a Gen boy as he helps him recover from a serious injury. Zeth finds himself at the center of conflict as war emerges again. This novel takes a unique perspective, by showing the Sime~Gen universe through the eyes of young children. The Sime~Gen series includes 12 different novels and a couple short stories. The first was released in 1969 and the last novel was released in 2011, making Sime~Gen a series 40 years in the making.

Both by example and through her teaching career, Jean Lorrah is helping to craft the next generation of fiction writers. Her blog includes tips for the aspiring writer and she is never shy to provide insights on where she gets the inspiration for her works of fiction. Lorrah coauthors the children’s series “Nessie” with Lois Wickstrom. In an interview, she stated that the inspiration for this series came during a trip to Loch Ness, Scotland with Lois and Lois’s husband in 1995. During the trip, she discovered that there was a dearth of fiction depicting the Loch Ness monster and saw that there was a niche they could fill.

As evidenced through her work with Jacqueline Lichtenberg on the Sime~Gen series and with Lois Wickstrom on the “Nessie” series, Lorrah loves to collaborate with other fiction writers. In an interview, Lorrah stated that collaborating is “fun, but not really efficient” since it takes about twice as long for two people to write one book as it does for one person to write a book alone. Despite this inefficiency, Lorrah believes that “you end up with a better book because the ideas don’t belong to either one of you, but to both of you”.


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