Kenneth Bulmer Books In Order

Publication Order of Keys to the Dimensions Books

Land Beyond the Map (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Key to Irunium (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Key to Venudine (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wizards of Senchuria (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ships of Durostorum (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hunters of Jundagai (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chariots of Ra (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Diamond Contessa (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hook Series (as by Tully Zetford) Books

Whirlpool of Stars (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boosted Man (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star City (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Virility Gene (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Captain Shark Series (as by Richard Silver) Books

By Pirate's Blood (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jaws of Death (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Odan the Half-God (as by Manning Norvil) Books

Dream Chariots (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whetted Bronze (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crown of the Sword God (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Cybernetic Controller (1952) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Galactic Intrigue (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mission to the Stars (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Space Salvage (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zhorani (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
City Under the Sea (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of Zl aka The Patien Dark (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Changeling Worlds (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Defiance (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Earth Gods Are Coming aka Of Earth Foretold (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White-out (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Man's World aka Earth's Long Shadow (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fatal Fire (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wizard of the Starship Poseidon (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Demons' World aka The Demons (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Million Year Hunt (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Behold the Stars (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Worlds for the Taking (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cycle of Nemesis (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Outrun Doomsday (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doomsday Men (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kandar (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Star Venturers (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ulcer Culture aka Stained-glass World (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quench the Burning Stars aka Blazon (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Trove (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sword of the Barbarians (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Electric Sword-Swallowers (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Insane City (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roller Coaster World (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On the Symb-Socket Circuit (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Beyond The Silver Sky (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Kenneth Bulmer (born 1921- died 2005) was an English bestselling author of science fiction novels. He was born in London and married Pamela Buckmaster in 1953. Bulmer had one son and two daughters, but they divorced in 1981. The author was a resident of Kent, England and died on 16th December 2005.

Bulmer wrote over one hundred and sixty books and a countless number of short stories, both under his real names as well under pseudonyms. For example, his long-running novel series, Dray Prescot was initially published under the pseudonym Alan Burt Akers and was later released by the first person lead character of the series, Prescot himself. Bulmer’s novels were favorite in translation, particularly in the German language to the extent that some of his work was published only in German editions and never published in the original English versions. The author also did some work of comics, writing scripts for War Picture Library, Valiant, and Lion. Bulmer also helped create the legendary British comics antihero, The Steel Claw. Bulmer actively participated in science fiction fandom and even traveled to the US in 1955 as the TAFF delegate. In 1970, Bulmer edited nine books of the New Writing in Science Fiction anthology, a series that was initially written by John Carnell.

Bulmer’s pen names include Rupert Clinton, Alan Burt Akers, Peter Green, Philip Kent, Manning Norvil, Tully Zetford, Nelson Sherwood, Chesman Scot, Karl Maras, Richard Silver, and Philip Stratford. Kenneth Johns was the pseudonym that Bulmer used in collaboration with John Newman. Some of Bulmer’s work was published along with works of other writers under a collective pseudonym (house names) Arthur Frazier, Neil Langholm, Andrew Quiller, Charles R. Pike, and Ken Blake. The author also ghostwrote novels for Barry Sadler.

Dray Prescot series

The Dray Prescot is a series of 52 sci-fi books and some associated short stories written by American author Kenneth Bulmer. The series is made up of 11 cycles of books, and each period forms a sequence within the series. Three short stories and four novels are stand-alone. Each of the stories is narrated from the first person perspective by the main character, Dray Prescot.

DAW Books published the first thirty-seven books in the series from 1972-1988. Up to date, the print editions of the volumes have only been released in German translation from 1991-1998 by Wilhelm Heyne Verlag.

English eBooks of volumes 38-41 were later issued by Savanti from 1995 to 1998. Since then, the eBooks volumes 1-52 have since been released by Mushroom eBooks. The publication was held for six years between volume 45and 46 due to difficulty in locating the manuscript and family illness.

The series is set in a fictional world called Kregen, a planet in Antares star system in the constellation of Scorpio. Antares is visualized as a double star system with a smaller green star (Antares B) and a giant red giant star (Antares A).

Antares B is blue though described as green, and Kregen has different moon system. The star Antares similar in hue and brightness was to planet Mars was given the name Antares meaning equal to mars or opposite to mars by the early astronomers to help them distinguish it from the planet Mars. The setting extends to Earth as Prescot meet a man from Virginia, presumably John Carter, the main character of Burrough’s Martian series.

Kregen is similar to planet Earth; it’s habitable by humans and has seven continents and several continental islands the size of Australia. The setting for all the action in the series is Paz, a grouping of four continents and islands in one hemisphere. Small sea separates most of the landmasses comprising Paz, and the continents of Paz are relatively compact compared to those of Earth, but without connecting land bridges.

The series features the main character Dray Prescot, a sailor of Nelson’s navy and his mysterious teleportation to Kregen. While in Kregen, he is restrained by an operative for the Savanti, a secret society dedicated to improving humanity in the midst of the many intelligent species occupying Kregen. Savanti, are the guardian of a pool that heals wounds and also extends life.

While in Kregen, Prescot falls to heal the princess of the empire of Valia, Delia. Their immersion in the pool extends their natural lifespans to thousands of years, but they are both banished for violating the sanctity of the pool. Returned to Kregen by the Star Lords, Prescot becomes a puppet in their schemes, forced to go to various locations on the planet to fulfill their wishes and is then send back to Earth when offends them or completes his task. Aside from accomplishing his missions for his masters, Prescot mission includes the suppression of slavery in Paz.

The narrative never catches up with the present, even though the main character appearances and the disappearances in the present, it is assumed his roles as a puppet of the Star-Lord continues. Prescot discovers more about his rivals- Savanti and Star Lords as the series progresses, even though their mysteries are never solved. However, it was in the intent of the author to fully resolve the mystery in volume 53 by having both Prescot and Delia experience sort of climax by possibly raising them to higher levels- that of the star-lords. Unfortunately, this volume was never completed by Kenneth Bulmer and remains unpublished up to date.

The Press Gang

George Fox was born on a rainy day in London in 1765. He was only 10years when he was enlisted to join the Royal Navy to serve as powder monkey and had a taste the irresistible lure of the sea. By 18years he was already a lieutenant with a good reputation. The years spent on the deck hardened him, the salty waters healed his wound, for Fox, the seas had become a matter of battle and survival against all the odds.

It’s now 1800, and Fox is fighting for his country. However, no matter what, Fox has been a man ready for battle and no man could cross his path without paying with his life, for Fox is a man who thrives for the thrill of using the sword and the cannon.


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