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Publication Order of Axis Of Time Books

Weapons of Choice (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Designated Targets (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Final Impact (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Axis Of Time: Stalin's Hammer Books

Publication Order of Without Warning Books

Without Warning (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
After America (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angels Of Vengeance (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dave vs. The Monsters Books

Emergence (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resistance (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ascendance (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soul Full of Guns (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Protocol for Monsters (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Demons of Butte Crack County (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Dave vs. The Monsters Books

Emergence(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Protocol for Monsters(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resistance(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soul Full of Guns(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ascendance(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Demons of Butte Crack County(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of A Girl in Time Books

A Girl in Time (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Minute (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Cruel Stars Books

The Cruel Stars (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shattered Skies (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forever Dead (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Blacks Books

with David Malouf, Helen Garner, Simon Leys
Regions of Thick-Ribbed Ice (By: Helen Garner) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prosper: A Voyage at Sea (By: Simon Leys) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The One Day (By: David Malouf) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brave Ones (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cypherpunk Revolutionary: On Julian Assange (By: Robert Manne) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleeper Agent: An Audible Original (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Here Be Monsters (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Captain of the Gate (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fortune and Glory (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to be a Man (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leviathan: The Unauthorised Biography of Sydney (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Off One's Tits: Ill-Considered Rants And Raves from a Graceless Oaf Named John Birmingham (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dopeland; Taking The High Road Through Australia's Marijuana Culture (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Be a Writer (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger Thingies: From Felafel to Now (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seven Stages of Drinking Martinis. (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Father (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Legends of Australian Fantasy(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Australian Essays: A Ten-Year Collection(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

In the beginning, he simply had a random thought pop into his mind, he wanted to be a writer. When the idea came to him, he quickly realized that the idea was an absolutely ridiculous one and most certainly a mixed-up one. Then he envisioned his atmosphere, a serene one, spending most of his waking hours cradled in a hammock. Then he had a choice meal enter his vision, springing to mind, he had quickly thought of the prospect of being hand-fed by ambiguous Japanese handmaids. That ladies and gentlemen, is John Birmingham.

On August 7th 1964, author John Birmingham was born in the the Liverpool area, in the United Kingdom. Around the time of 1970, He and his parents migrated to the great land down under, settling in the town of Ipswich, Queensland. He began his higher education in search of a Law Degree and during that time frame he had been arrested during an anti-street march legislation, which turned out to be one of his less pleasing moments in life.

School Newspaper to Published Author

A little later on, he had discovered that law really wasn’t his forte, so he found himself headed in the proper direction of his literary destiny. In Brisbane, he began studying for his art degree at the University of Queensland, while at the same time he began writing for the school newspaper. It was at the University where he had received his Arts degree. It was there when John Birmingham first tasted that sweet flavor they like to call success with his very first published work as a bona fide professional writer titled, “Semper Floreat.”

During his days at the newspaper, John had his first entrance into the world of fiction when he initiated it with a series of short stories whose antagonist was a man that wet by the name Commander Harrison Biscuit, garnering the Young Writer Award for the Independent. The stories had been edited at the master hands of future Rolling Stone editor, Brian Toohey. He studied at the University of Queensland receiving his Art degree. It was there when John Birmingham first tasted that sweet flavor they like to call success with his very first published work as a bona fide professional writer titled, “Semper Floreat.”

A Small Dip into the Real World

A so-called real job and a full time gig was calling his name directly after graduation when he moved to Canberra, taking a job as a Researcher at the Department of Defense.The work didn’t quite settle his soul as he had hoped it would, so he found himself back in the Queensland area when that pivotal and spontaneous moment came when he decided to be a writer. A little while later he took up shelter in a shared housing situation.

1994 was the year that John Birmingham saw the release of his most widely acclaimed memoir, “He Died With A Felafel In His Hand.” The hit book found its way into a media translation storm, having been developed into a graphic novel, a play, finally settling onto the silver screen with a motion picture. Next he penned the sequel,“The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco”, which was also adapted in a hit play. The show ended up becoming developed by a slew of unemployed actors who were looking for their start, ending with an a record breaking run which saw the play in a winning bout of longevity, becoming the longest running play in Australia’s entire history.

Biscuit is Back

His old pal and character, Henry Biscuit, rose to the occasion yet again with a rather tense crime novel titled, “The Search for Savage Henry.” Some of his other notable works including a satirical self-guided portrait regarding the modern state of masculinity in Australia titled “How to Be a Man.” Another of his more humorous pieces came in the form of, “Off one’s Tits”, which is what you’d call an anthology of sorts, compiling past written articles and essays that were published in other publications.

Another John Birmingham favorite, was a work which took him a total of four years to research, surrounding around the the history of a fellow Australian city, titled “Leviathan:The unauthorized Biography of Sidney.The non-fiction historical read won the 2002 Australia’s National Prize for Nonfiction.

Weapons of Choice (Axis of Time #1)

In 2021, a military experiment which had transformed into the unimaginable made such an impact that it had catapulted a multinational led American armada back into time, within the grips of 1942. The team found themselves smack-dab in the center of a speeding U.S. Naval task force that was directed in route to the Midway Atoll, in what many had thought to have been one of the most adrenaline pumped victories of the war.

The tragedy saw several violent deaths but the reverberation concerning the incident was merely at the doorstep. The man at the helm of the brigade, Admirals Nimitz, who doesn’t even have the slightest notion of what a satellite link, helicopter or even a nuclear weapon. Another first, is the encountering of a British naval commander and an African-American colonel, who was not only half-Pakistani but a woman. In the amadas firestorm heat, they soon discover that those 21st century soldiers, were a little on the underwhelming side of valiant.

Admiral Nimitz

The story’s central figure, Admiral Nimitz, strongly and definitely led the charge of this occasionally bumbling crew or warriors and took such a dire scenario, in the face of an adversity which he or any the men has ever seen. When the all-to-intense thought of the reality of he and his armada’s time warped situation, Nimitz was the man for the job. The bravery of his steadfast character spread onto the others, soon discovering the loopholes, twists, and the realizations of how they got there, was the only thing to get his men back to their time and for the ultimate victory for which defied his name.

Designated Targets (Axis of Time #2)

The highly anticipated sequel to Weapons of Choice, A two dictating threat in Stalin and Hitler, both have sanctioned their borders, circa 1942. These two nations find themselves in agreeance regarding the varied phases in the studies concerning a new Ukrainian research facility. At the same time, a whole new element in the battle of the Midway is beginning to brew new light, manifesting into a defunct military experiment. Cutting edge warships, nuclear warheads and rocket blasted grenades, spread across the entire pacific, in an insurmountable and shocking scene of destruction.

The newbies from the future U.S. are welcomed by the perfect concoction of excitement and utter fear. The suspicions that made their way to the surface, burst into a chaotic scene of brutal violence, which nobody would have ever suspected.

Henry Arnold

The central hero of this fine sequel is Gen.Henry Arnold. Arnold has more than enough on his plate, a multi-war chaos in the midst of its prime and a horrific scene that he and his men, whom have witnessing far too much destruction and bloodshed, have given way forcefully into the psyches of his men.

Even when he is staring right back into the evil, demented and methodical eyes of Hitler and Stalin, there is only triumph set in his sights. Courage, determination and a subtle grace, inhabit the general, only excepting the ultimate close of this crazy war, finally hold the key to the ever mind-boggling mystery of the time-trodden Navy task force.

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4 Responses to “John Birmingham”

  1. Michael MacKinney: 1 year ago

    reading the shattered skies and I hope the 3rd book in this series (when?) is as good as the first 2.

  2. peter hunt: 1 year ago

    Just finished stalins hammer, axis of time novel. Will world war 3.1 be written, and when will be published.

  3. Ged G: 2 years ago

    Loved Sleeper Agent. The first I have listened to. Need to know what the follow up book is called PLEASE!!

  4. Jan Davidse: 3 years ago

    Love your work. Have read about half. I will continue dipping into the “world” of John Birmingham. Currently into “American Kill Switch”. Great read, great trilogy.


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