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Publication Order of CoDominium Universe Books

King David's Spaceship (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
West Of Honor (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mercenary (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Endless Frontier Books

The Endless Frontier Vol. II (With: John F. Carr) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cities In Space (With: John F. Carr) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life Among Asteroids (With: John F. Carr) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Falkenberg's Legion Books

Prince of Mercenaries (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Falkenberg's Legion (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prince of Sparta (With: S.M. Stirling) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Go Tell the Spartans (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Far Frontiers Books

with Jim Baen
Far Frontiers (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Far Frontiers 2 (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Far Frontiers 3 (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Far Frontiers 4 (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Far Frontiers 5 (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Far Frontiers 6 (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Far Frontiers 7 (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Golden Road Books

with Larry Niven
The Burning City (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burning Tower (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Heorot Books

with Larry Niven, Steven Barnes
The Legacy of Heorot (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beowulf's Children / The Dragons of Heorot (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of Black Ship Island (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starborn and Godsons (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Heorot Books

with Larry Niven, Steven Barnes
The Legacy of Heorot(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of Black Ship Island(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beowulf's Children / The Dragons of Heorot(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starborn and Godsons(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Imperial Stars Books

with John F. Carr
The Stars at War (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Republic and Empire (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crash of Empire (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Inferno Books

with Larry Niven
Inferno (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape from Hell (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Janissaries Books

Janissaries (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clan and Crown (With: Roland J. Green) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Storms of Victory (With: Roland J. Green) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mamelukes (With: David Weber,Phillip Pournelle) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jupiter Books

Higher Education (With: Charles Sheffield) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Billion Dollar Boy (By: Charles Sheffield) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Putting Up Roots (By: Charles Sheffield) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cyborg From Earth (By: Charles Sheffield) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starswarm (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outward Bound (By: James P. Hogan) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Laurie Jo Hansen Books

High Justice (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exiles to Glory (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exile- and Glory (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Man-Kzin Wars Books

The Man-Kzin Wars (By: Larry Niven) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars II (With: Larry Niven,S.M. Stirling) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars III (By: Larry Niven) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars IV (By: S.M. Stirling) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Children's Hour (With: S.M. Stirling) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars V (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars VI (By: Gregory Benford,Mark O. Martin) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars VII (By: Larry Niven,Gregory Benford,Paul Chafe) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Darker Geometry (By: Gregory Benford) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of All Possible Wars (By: S.M. Stirling,Robert Sheckley) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars VIII: Choosing Names (By: Larry Niven) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars IX (By: Jim Baen) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House of the Kzinti (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars X: The Wunder War (By: Larry Niven) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars XI (By: Matthew Harrington) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destiny's Forge (By: Paul Chafe) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars XII (By: Larry Niven) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars XIII (By: Larry Niven) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars XIV (By: Larry Niven) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasure Planet (By: Larry Niven,Hal Colebatch,Jessica Q. Fox) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars XV (By: Larry Niven) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Moties Books

with Larry Niven, Jennifer R. Pournelle
The Mote in God's Eye (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gripping Hand / The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outies (By: Jennifer R. Pournelle) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Paul Crane Books

as Wade Curtis
Red Heroin (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Dragon (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Planet of the Apes Books

Planet of the Apes (By: Pierre Boulle,Xan Fielding) (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beneath The Planet of The Apes (By: Michael Avallone) (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (By: John Jakes) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Planet of the Apes Movie Novelization (By: William T. Quick) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of There Will Be War Books

There Will Be War (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Men of War (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood and Iron (With: John F. Carr) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day of the Tyrant (With: John F. Carr) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warrior (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guns of Darkness (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Call To Battle! (With: John F. Carr) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Armageddon! (With: John F. Carr) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After Armageddon (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of War World Books

War World: The Lidless Eye (By: John F. Carr) (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Burning Eye (With: John F. Carr) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death's Head Rebellion (With: John F. Carr) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sauron Dominion (With: John F. Carr) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Codominium (With: John F. Carr) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Feuds (By: Harry Turtledove) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invasion (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Vengeance (With: Harry Turtledove,S.M. Stirling,Judith Tarr,Susan Shwartz) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Discovery (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Discovery (With: John F. Carr) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Takeover (By: Don Hawthorne) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Takeover (With: Don Hawthorne,John F. Carr) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lidless Eye (By: Don Hawthorne,John F. Carr) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War World: The Lidless Eye (By: Don Hawthorne,John F. Carr) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Battle of Sauron (With: Don Hawthorne,John F. Carr) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Battle of Sauron (With: Don Hawthorne,John F. Carr) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War World: Cyborg Revolt (By: John F. Carr) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Birth of Fire (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lucifer's Hammer (With: Larry Niven) (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Future History (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oath of Fealty (With: Larry Niven) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Footfall (With: Larry Niven) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fallen Angels (With: Larry Niven,Michael Flynn) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Best of Jerry Pournelle (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of There Will Be War Collections

There Will Be War Volume I (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There Will Be War Volume II (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There Will Be War Volume III (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There Will Be War Volume IV (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There Will Be War Volume V (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There Will Be War Volume VI (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There Will Be War Volume VII (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There Will Be War Volume VIII (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There Will Be War Volume IX (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There Will Be War Volume X (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

That Buck Rogers Stuff (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Step Farther Out (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Users' Guide to Small Computers (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mutual Assured Survival (With: Dean Ing) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Adventures in Microland (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guide to Disc Operating System and Easy Computing (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
PC Communications Bible (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Windows with an Attitude (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
PC Hardware (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
1001 Computer Words You Need to Know (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Step Further Out: Jerry Pournelle's Essays on Taking the Stars (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pournelle Users Guide Books

The User Guide to CP/M Systems (By: Tony Bove,Cheryl Rhodes) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Free Software: How to Get It, How to Use It (By: Tony Bove,Cheryl Rhodes,Kelly Smith,Dan Dugan,Bob Wolff) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Guidebook for Winning Adventures (By: David Small,Sandy Small) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

2020 Vision(1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best From Galaxy, Volume IV(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Holes(1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Endless Frontier(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Survival of Freedom(1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Award Stories 16 / Sixteen(1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There Will Be War(1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Science Fiction Yearbook(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Armageddon!(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Power(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Multiverse(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Riding the Red Horse(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinite Stars(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Jerry Pournelle (born 1933- died 2017) was American journalist, essayist, and bestselling science fiction author. He was a regular contributor to the popular computer magazine in 1970, the 80s and early 90s. In 2011 Pournelle joined pundit John C. Dvorak, political cartoonist Ted Rall, journalist Gina Smith, and other reporters to start an independent technological and political news site aNewDomain.

The author served as a president of the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers of America in 1973 and served as the director of aNewDomain Media until his death. He is famously recognized as the first writer to have written a published novel using a word processor on a PC in 1977.

Pournelle was born in Shreveport in northwestern Louisiana. He served in the US Military during the Korean War. After the war, he joined the University of Washington where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 1955 and masters in 1958. He graduated with a Ph.D. in political science in 1964.

From the start, Pournelle’s work has involved military themes. Some of his books are centered on a fictional mercenary force known as Falkenberg’s Legion. There is a strong similarity between Pournelle’s Falkenberg’s Legion stories and the Childe Cycle stories by Gordon R. Dickson and the Starship Troopers, but Pournelle work takes a fewer tech leaps than either of the two.

Pournelle was a close friend of the H. Beam Piper such that Piper granted him the rights to produce the stories set in Piper’s Terro-Human Future History. The author also worked for years on a follow up to Space Viking but appears to have abandoned the project in the early 1990’s- however, John F. Car intends to complete it and have it published in 2018.

In 2013, it was reported that Goddard Film Group had acquired the right to the adaptation of Pournelle’s book Janissaries. The IMDB website claimed that the film was in development and that husband and team Judith & Garfield Reeves had written the screenplay.

Pournelle started writing nonscience fiction work under the pen name in 1965. His early science fiction work was published as Wade Curtis in Analogy and other magazines. Some of Pournelle works was also released as under the name J.E. Pournelle. In the mid-1970’s Pournelle collaborated with Larry Niven and even collaborated on novels with Steven Barnes, Roland J. Green, and Michael F. Flynn.

In 1964, Pournelle won a Bronze Medal presented to him by the American Security Council. In 1973, the author won John W. Campbell Award for category Best New Writer and won a Prometheus Award in 1992 for his novel Fallen Angels. The Fallen Angels (the Japanese translation version) won Seuin Award for the best foreign book.


In many different ways, the best sci-fi is that based on human history, and the Janissaries is one of the best. The story opens up with Captain Rick Galloway, the man in charge of a group of mercenaries leading his team against a larger Cuban unit in a tropical African country.

The situation is appalling, and Rick and his team know that their fate is either to be killed while in service or be captured and then executed. The officials of their sponsors- the Central Intelligence Agency have pulled all their support for this operation, and so Rick’s team can expect no assistance in this operation.

Out of nowhere, spaceship lands and its occupants gives them one simple choice- to stay on earth and get killed or either be transported to another planet to engage in battle and have a chance at life. Apparently, there is a complex interplanetary organization that allows for contacting Earthlings if they were to be dead anyway shortly. Rick, taking advantage of the only survival option they have, they agree to be transported to a planet that is only in the technological state of the famous Roman Empire.

The planet where Rick’s team is located goes through a series of the multiplex cycle over hundred years to a point where it warms dramatically such that highly valuable narcotic can be grown- which is what this interstellar group is highly interested in. It is their greatest hope that Rick and his team can learn how to grow the drug for interstellar business.

It turns out that thousands of humans have been taken from Earth during the cycles when the drug can be grown for thousands of years and therefore, some of the feuding and functioning governments are a conglomeration of Scottish clans and Roman Empire. As a result, the narrative is also a lesson in Earth’s history- the storage units of the Roman Empire even hold parchments authored by the real Roman Caesars. On the other hand, the Galloway is trying to place the rules so that societies that exist on the planet can develop. Simple things such as brushing, and other simple human hygiene, rudimentary health, education are all unknown to Earth. Therefore the Galloway must do this within the framework of nearly constant battles that exist between different factions.

Janissaries is a brilliant and well-written narrative. The author makes use of an alien race known as the Shlanuksis. Despite the alien group being both technologically advanced than the Earth’s people and also being a part of an interstellar confederacy. The author makes use of his creative story writing techniques to explain to the readers why the Aliens can never recruit soldiers from one of the confederated planets.

King David’s Spaceship

In the era of John Christian Falkenberg, the exploration of humanity into space resulted in galaxy full technological collapse. Since the fall, King David’s followers have regained an early industrial age tech, but another planet have developed faster, and the Navy has discovered them. If David’s followers can never spend the rest of their time in satrapy, they must prove to the world that can gain entry in space unaided. Even though they’ve just only discovered the steam engine, the king will have his spaceship.

A Spaceship for the King was the title of the original version in Analog Magazine. The novel featuring fascinating characters and a lovely setting, on the one hand, the strongest juxtapositions of this story is the comparison between tech levels of two fallen civilizations.

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