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Publication Order of Empire Books

Castaway's World / Polymath (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Space-Time Juggler (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Altar at Asconel (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Max Curfew Books

A Plague On Both Your Causes (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Good Men Do Nothing. (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honky in the Woodpile (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Brink (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catch a Falling Star / The Hundredth Millennium (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Echo in the Skull / Give Warning to the World (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World Swappers (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Atlantic Abomination (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sanctuary in the Sky (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Skynappers (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slavers of Space / Into the Slave Nebula (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Speak for Earth (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meeting at Infinity (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Agent of Terra / The Avengers of Carrig (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Super Barbarians (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Times Without Number (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Listen! The Stars! / The Stardroppers (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ladder in the Sky (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Astronauts Must Not Land / More Things in Heaven (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreaming Earth (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Psionic Menace (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rites of Ohe (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crutch of Memory (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Endless Shadow / Manshape (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Conquer Chaos (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whole Man / The Telepathist (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Day of the Star Cities / Age of Miracles (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enigma from Tantalus (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Result (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Martian Sphinx (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Squares of the City (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wear the Butchers' Medal (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Repairmen of Cyclops (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Planet of Your Own (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Productions of Time (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quicksand (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Born Under Mars (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bedlam Planet (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stand on Zanzibar (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Is the Color (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double, Double (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jagged Orbit (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Timescoop (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gaudy Shadows (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Work (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wrong End of Time (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dramaturges of Yan (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sheep Look Up (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stone that Never Came Down (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Total Eclipse (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Webs of Everywhere (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shockwave Rider (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Infinitive of Go (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Players at the Game of People (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
While There's Hope (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Steamboat Race (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crucible of Time (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tides of Time (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shift Key (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Days Of March (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of the Thunder (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Maze of Stars (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Muddle Earth (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galactic Storm (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Threshold of Eternity (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

No Future in It (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now Then! (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Other Gods But Me (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of My Mind (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Father of Lies / Mirror Image (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Not Before Time (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traveller in Black (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Entry to Elsewhen (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time-Jump (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
From This Day Forward (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of John Brunner (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tomorrow May Be Even Worse (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foreign Constellations (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
A New Settlement of Old Scores (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of John Brunner (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of the Thunder / The Tides of Time / The Crucible of Time (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Was Secrett and Other Stories (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Chapbooks

A Case of Painter's Ear (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Thieves' World Books

Thieves' World (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows of Sanctuary (With: Philip Jose Farmer,Joe Haldeman,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storm Season (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Face of Chaos (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wings of Omen (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead of Winter (By: Robert Lynn Asprin) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soul of the City (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Ties (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aftermath (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uneasy Alliances (By: Robert Lynn Asprin) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stealers' Sky (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sanctuary (By: Lynn Abbey) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turning Points (By: Dennis L. McKiernan,Mickey Zucker Reichert,Lynn Abbey,Raymond E. Feist,Diana Paxson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enemies of Fortune (By: C.J. Cherryh,Jody Lynn Nye,Mickey Zucker Reichert,Lynn Abbey,Robin Wayne Bailey,Jeff Grubb,Selina Rosen,Andrew Offutt,Diana Paxson) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thieves' World: Player's Manual (By: James Ryman) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Warhammer Books

Wolf Riders (By: David Pringle) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Thirst (By: David Pringle) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Laughter of Dark Gods (By: David Pringle) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empire in Chaos (By: Anthony Reynolds) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lords of Valour (By: Christian Dunn,Marc Gascoigne) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Tales from the Ten-Tailed Cat (By: Christian Dunn,Marc Gascoigne) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mathias Thulmann: Witch Hunter: The Mathias Thulmann Trilogy (By: C.L. Werner) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hellbrandt Grimm (By: Mitchel Scanlon,The Sharp Brothers) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swords of the Empire (By: Christian Dunn,Marc Gascoigne) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cold Hand of Betrayal (By: Christian Dunn,Marc Gascoigne,Richard S. Ford) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Old World (By: Christian Dunn,Marc Gascoigne) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Enemy Within (By: Richard Lee Byers) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invasion! (By: Christian Dunn,Marc Gascoigne) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Curse of the Necrarch (By: Steven Savile) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masters of Magic (By: Chris Wraight) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oathbreaker (By: Nick Kyme) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knight of the Realm (By: Anthony Reynolds) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honourkeeper (By: Nick Kyme) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Storm Gathering (By: Chris Wraight) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honourkeeper (By: Nick Kyme) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gotrek and Felix: The Anthology (With: Christian Dunn,JoshuaReynolds,David Guymer,Andy Smillie,C.L. Werner,Richard Salter,Nathan Long,Jordan Ellinger,Ben McCallum) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Isaac Asimov's Anthology Books

Isaac Asimov's Worlds of Science Fiction (By: Isaac Asimov,Tanith Lee,Phyllis Eisenstein,Gene Wolfe,Barry B. Longyear,John M. Ford,Arnie Bateman,Alan Dean Foster,Martin Gardner,Randall Garrett,Rob Chilson,Ted Reynolds,George Scithers,Richard S. McEnroe,Jeff Duntemann,R.N. Bracewell,K.W. MacAnn,G. Richard Bozarth) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Near Futures and Far (With: Isaac Asimov,Frederik Pohl,Carter Scholz,Barry B. Longyear,John M. Ford,Jack Williamson,Darrell Schweitzer,Juleen Brantingham,Martin Gardner,Richard Wilson,Milton A. Rothman,Elizabeth Anne Hull,Sharon Webb,Somtow Sucharitkul,Lee Weinstein,Ted Reynolds,George Scithers,F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre,William Tuning,Francis E. Izzo,Paul David Novitski,Lee Russell,Seth S. Horowitz,Tol E. Rant,S. Dale,Julie Flores,Tony Sarowitz) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Space of Her Own (By: Connie Willis,Ursula K. Le Guin,Pat Cadigan,Joan D. Vinge,Tanith Lee,Pamela Sargent,Lee Killough,Mary Gentle,Mildred Downey Broxon,Shawna McCarthy,Sharon Webb,Leigh Kennedy,Stephanie A. Smith,Cherie Wilkerson,Julie Stevens,Sydney J. Van Scyoc,Cyn Mason,P.A. Kagan,P.J. MacQuarrie,Janet O. Jeppson,Beverly Grant,Hope Athearn) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (By: Shawna McCarthy) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (By: Connie Willis,George R.R. Martin,Ron Goulart,John Kessel,George Alec Effinger,Robert Thurston,Tanith Lee,Lucius Shepard,Scott Baker,Lillian Carl,Juleen Brantingham,Lee Killough,Ian McDowell,Daphne Castell,Sharon N. Farber,Richard Kearns,Shawna McCarthy,Leigh Kennedy,Gregg Keizer,Kristi Olesen) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Aliens (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Robots (By: Isaac Asimov,Rob Chilson) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite (By: Isaac Asimov,John M. Ford) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's War (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Skin Deep (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Ghosts (By: Isaac Asimov,Terry Bisson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Christmas (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Camelot (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois,Eleanor Arnason) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Detectives (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Werewolves (By: Isaac Asimov,Suzy McKee Charnas,Gardner Dozois) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Solar System (By: Gardner Dozois) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Utopias (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Father Day (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Halloween (By: Isaac Asimov) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Alien Worlds(1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August 1966(1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Visions(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Visions 3(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Tales of Unease(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Against Man(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stopwatch(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wondermakers 2(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Late Great Future(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1977(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of British SF 1(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, December 1980(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows of Sanctuary(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Near Futures and Far(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1985(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales From the Forbidden Planet(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Annual Collection(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Drabble Project(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demons & Dreams: The Best Fantasy and Horror 1(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pendragon Chronicles: Heroic Fantasy from the Time of King Arthur(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Fantasies(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Voices 2(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Gate of Worlds(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fourth Annual Collection(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fourth Annual Collection(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
After the King(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Touch Wood(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 4(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Voices 6(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Book of Terror(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Necronomicon(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, March 1996(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Pleasures 2(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fleet(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Shadow of Frankenstein(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

John Brunner was a renowned British novelist of science fiction, thriller, and fantasy novels. He has written a number of successful standalone novels in the science fiction/fantasy genre. Brunner has also written several spy fiction stories, short story collections, poetry, non-genre, pornography, and translation works. Some of the notable works of author Brunner include The Sheep Look Up, Stand on Zanzibar, The Jagged Orbit, The Shockwave Rider, etc. He is the winner of the 1969 Hugo Award for his 1968 book called Stand on Zanzibar. Brunner also won the BSFA award for the same book in the same year. His novel, The Jagged Orbit, also won the 1970 BSFA award. Brunner was born as John Kilian Houston Brunner on September 24, 1934, in Preston Crowmarch, Wallingford Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. He did his schooling from St. Andrew’s Prep School in Pangbourne and completed his college studies from Cheltenham College.

Brunner penned his first book at the age of 17 and named it Galactic Storm. This book was published under the pseudonym of Gill Hunt. Brunner did not attempt to write on a full-time basis until 1958, a few years after leaving the military service. For two years between 1953 and 1955, he was employed in the RAF. Brunner married Marjorie R. Sauer in 1958. During the earlier days of his career, Brunner did not have an easy relationship with the new wave writers of the UK. He was often considered too American by them due to his themes and settings. Brunner tried to shift his readership to a more mainstream medium during the early 80s, but did not achieve any success in it. Before Brunner’s death in 1995, a lot of his books had gone out of print. He claimed that it was a conspiracy of the publishers against him. However, this accusation was not taken seriously as most of the people who knew him well were aware that he was a difficult man to deal with. Brunner’s wife, Marjorie Brunner, used to handle his publishing relations until her death.

In the 1980s, Brunner’s health started to deteriorate and worsened after the death of Marjorie in 1986. In 1991, Brunner married for the second time and took Li Yi Tan as his second wife. Brunner’s death occurred on August 25, 1995, in Glasgow, Scotland due to a heart attack. He has gone there to attend the WSFC. He had initially started his career by writing conventional stories of space opera. Later, he started experimenting with full-length novels. The Zanzibar novel is written in the fragmented organizational writing style that was created by an American writer named John Dos Passos. Brunner went a step ahead and updated the style with the theory of media that was popularized by Marshall McLuhan, a reputed Canadian academic and major cultural figure. Author Brunner is given the credit of coming up with the term ‘worm’ and for also giving the correct prediction of computer viruses’ emergence.

In his 1975 book called The Shockwave Rider, Brunner has used the term ‘worm’ for describing software that reproduces themselves across a network. His work in this novel is also credited for giving insights about several modern developments like online encyclopedias, cannabis legalization, genetic engineering, viagra development, same-sex marriage, etc. Throughout the course of his writing career, Brunner used multiple pen names for publishing his books. Some of the prominent ones include John Loxmith, Ellis Quick, K.H. Brunner, Keith Woodcott, Gill Hunt, Trevor Staines, Kilian Houston Brunner, and Henry Crosstrees Jr. Other than writing fiction, he wrote poetry. His numerous unpaid articles have been published in various magazines. He was a member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament organization. Brunner was a translator, linguist, and the Chief Guest at the debut European Convention of Science Fiction called Eurocoon-1, held in 1972 in Trieste. Amicus Productions had hired him for writing the screenplay of their 1967 science fiction movie called The Terrornauts. A couple of short stories penned by Brunner have been adapted into TV plays and broadcast on BBC.

A successful book written by author John Brunner is the 1965 Hugo Award-nominated novel entitled ‘The Whole Man’. It was released in 1964 by Collier Books. This book revolves around the life of the central character named Gerald Howson. Initially, it is depicted that Gerald Howson didn’t appear to be a normal man. He had a birth deformity that had left him with an ugly face and crippled legs. People hated his presence and did not like to look at his face. However, Gerald possessed the rare gift of being able to receive and send powerful thoughts. At first, he thought that the unique ability was quite odd and decided to use it to earn some money with its use. Later, when his ability was discovered by others, Gerald became so much powerful that he could heal people suffering from terrible psychological or emotional trauma. Gerald was also able to move into a phantasmagoric world filled with psychic imagining and return to the world of normal humans as per his own wish. Whatever decision Gerald Howson would make, the lives of numerous people around him and his own would get changed forever.

Another exciting book of Brunner’s career is called ‘The Jagged Orbit’. It was originally published in 1969 and re-released in 2000 by Victor Gollancz publication. The primary character of this novel is Matthew Flamen. Initially, Matthew is introduced as the last spoolpigeon of his network. He is desperately looking for a big story that would help him to keep his job and his audience. Matthew does not have any shortage of expected possibilities. He learns that the Gottschalk cartel is looking to sell their armaments. This makes it sure that the X Patriots are brewing something big. Also, a deadly revolutionary from Britain is about to get the permit to enter the United States. Another story that comes to Matthew Flamen’s attention is that of a New York-based Mental Hospital’s Director being a charlatan. This novel provides a scathing and brilliant vision of a society set on the path of disintegration under the influence of drugs, corruption, and violence. It went on to achieve a lot of success in many parts of the world. The novel was also nominated for the prestigious Nebula Award in 1969 and a BSFA in 1970.

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