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Publication Order of The Aegypt Cycle Books

Aegypt / The Solitudes (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love & Sleep (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daemonomania (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Endless Things (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Deep (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beasts (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Engine Summer (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little, Big (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord Byron's Novel: The Evening Land (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Freedoms (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Translator (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chemical Wedding (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flint and Mirror (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

with Charles Vess
Her Bounty to the Dead / Where Spirits Gat Them Home (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Reason for the Visit (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Green Child (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Work of Time (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Blue (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Missolonghi 1824 (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exogamy (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gone (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost and Abandoned (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Earthly Mother Sits and Sings (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conversation Hearts (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Novelties and Souvenirs (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Novelty (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Antiquities (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Other Words (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Totalitopia (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
And Go Like This (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Rethinking Human Security (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perfect Copywriting (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reading Backwards (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Outspoken Authors Books

The Human Front (By: Ken MacLeod) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Left Left Behind (By: Terry Bisson,Eleanor Arnason) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lucky Strike (By: Kim Stanley Robinson) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Underbelly (By: Gary Phillips,Eleanor Arnason) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoths of the Great Plains (By: Eleanor Arnason) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wild Girls (By: Ursula K. Le Guin,Eleanor Arnason) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Modem Times 2.0 (By: Michael Moorcock,Eleanor Arnason) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (By: Cory Doctorow,Eleanor Arnason) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Surfing the Gnarl (By: Rudy Rucker,Eleanor Arnason) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Report from Planet Midnight (By: Nalo Hopkinson,Eleanor Arnason) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Science of Herself (By: Karen Joy Fowler,Eleanor Arnason) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Patty Hearst & The Twinkie Murders: A Tale of Two Trials (By: Eleanor Arnason,Paul Krassner) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Taboos (By: John Shirley) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Raising Hell (By: Norman Spinrad,Eleanor Arnason) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Life, My Body (By: Marge Piercy) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gypsy (By: Carter Scholz,Eleanor Arnason) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miracles Ain't What They Used to Be (By: Joe R. Lansdale,Eleanor Arnason) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire. (By: Elizabeth Hand,Eleanor Arnason) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Totalitopia (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Atheist in the Attic (By: Samuel R. Delany,Eleanor Arnason) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thoreau's Microscope (By: Michael Blumlein,Eleanor Arnason) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beatrix Gates (By: Rachel Pollack) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A City Made of Words (By: Paul Park) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of PM's Outspoken Authors Books

The Left Left Behind (By: Terry Bisson) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Collapsing Frontier (By: Jonathan Lethem) (2024)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Whispers(1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best Science Fiction of the Year 15(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seventh Omni Book of Science Fiction(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventh Annual Collection(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 25(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fourth Annual Collection(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fourth Annual Collection(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Omni Best Science Fiction Three(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Norton Book of Science Fiction(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seventh Annual Collection(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Gothic Tales(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Science Fiction Century(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Modern Classics of Fantasy(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Swan, White Raven(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Future on Ice(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fourteenth Annual Collection(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lightspeed Magazine, December 2014(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Haven Noir(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Magic(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spirits Unwrapped(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

John Crowley is a science fiction and fantasy author from Massachusetts who is best known for the “Aegypt” series of novels. The novelist was born in Presque Isle, Maine in December 1942 when his father was working as a doctor at the Army Air Corps.
For much of the war years, he lived in Greenwich Village among the women of his family including his mother, baby sister, grandmother, his aunt, and older sister.

Following the war, his father left the army and went back to Brattleboro Vermont, where he went back to work in his medical practice.

It was in Vermont that Crowley first wore his first suit to communion and during the summers visited the cabin of a friend in New Hampshire, where they killed deer flies and drank goat’s milk.

In 1952, his father got a job with a small Catholic hospital in Martin, Kentucky and the entire family moved with him to the small town. During this time, John and his siblings were homeschooled by the nuns at the hospital.
It was also at this time that he began reading “Graves and Scholars,” “Thomas Costain and Gods,” and “Sherlock Holmes,” even as he dreamed of one day becoming an archeologist.

Two years after moving to Martin, John Crowley’s father found another job at Notre Dame College where he was head of the student infirmary. He sent John and his sisters to a variety of South Bend grade and high schools.
John learned how to write blank verse and began writing the opening chapters of tragedies as he intended to pursue a career in theater.

He then decided he did not like theater anymore, when he attended Indiana University, took English, and began writing poetry.

When he was done with his classes and the Art Department terminated his employment, he moved to New York City.

He thought of making films and penned several screenplays but nothing came of that and therefore, he pivoted toward making historical documentary films finding inspiration in photographs and films from the past.
John also began penning novels during this time and published his debut novel “The Deep” in 1975, which he sold for the princely sum of $1500.

He would sell several more titles to the publisher and then moved toward much odder and larger work over the following decade.

By the time he published “Little Big,” his most popular work, he had moved to western Massachusetts.

It was while he was living in the Berkshires, in Massachusetts that he met a woman, whom he hired to do some research for him and then started to date her.

Following a few years of collaboration, courtship, and friendship, the two got married and together they have two grown-up daughters.

In 1992, some Yale professors who loved his work got him a job as a creative writing adjunct and part-time instructor at Yale. He would become one of the most eminent creative writing professors at Yale before he retired in 2018.
During all this time, he continued writing stories and novels and now has at least two dozen works to his name among them short stories and novellas, collections, single-standing novels, and a series.
He also edited the 1983 published “The Haunted Dusk” anthology.

John Crowley’s novel “Aegypt” asks if the world could have a secret history encoded in legend and myth that could be found in how our brains are winded,

The lead in the novel is a man named Pierce Moffett who has a knack for history but is relegated to a minor teaching job and watches from the sidelines as the great Parade of the 1960s passes him by.

Years later, he is jobless and his girlfriend just left him, he leaves town and gets on a bus. By chance, he gets off in the Faraway Hills and finds himself in a complex story that may just have been waiting for him.
On the other hand, is Rosie Rasmussen, who needs to know if the world has a plot. She has just come back to Faraways where she had been brought up and has been reading the historical romances to distract herself from the pain of a divorce.
In Fellowes Kraft’s novels, the author provides an alternative history with the boy Shakespeare, Elizabethan magicians, and angels.

Rosie and Pierce are two seekers who have been pained by loss and may just discover that the world may have more than one history.

“Love & Sleep” by John Crowley sees Pierce Moffett at a major turning point in his life as the world is rapidly changing.

As a child, he was aware of magic and dabbled in it for a while.
Transplanted from Brooklyn where he had been brought up and sent to Kentucky’s Cumberland Mountains, he had been part of the Invisible College a secret club alongside his cousins.

Fueled by the imagination of youth, adventure, and books they they found clues that indicated that there was something strange and glittering underneath the surface.
But most of them forgot about what they had found as they became adults except for Pierce.

The latter is now on a search for the hidden history of the world which was ignited after reading a Fellowes Kraft manuscript. His quest leads him to look into John Dee the Elizabethan metaphysician and Giordano Bruno the doomed heretic.
The mysteries reach the present to impact Rosie Rasmussen’s life.

As Pierce continues to investigate, he becomes apprehensive about power beyond knowledge beyond imagining, power beyond reckoning, and a love that has the power to awaken sleeping souls.

John Crowley’s novel “Daemonomania” is a work in which the leads find that the concerns of everyday living have been turning into the extraordinary and in the process reveal the light and dark forces governing their lives.
Pierce Moffett’s affair with Rose Ryder sees him head into dangerous territory emotionally and sexually, even as her infatuation with the charismatic and off-Christian cult pulls her away from him.
As for John Dee, he started his adventures with alchemy but he now finds himself drawn in all manner of directions.

The author instills urgency into even the quietest and most mundane events leaving you constantly on the edge of your seat and full of anxiety about what will happen next.

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