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Laura Anne Gilman Books In Order

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Publication Order of Paranormal Scene Investigations Books

Hard Magic (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pack of Lies (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tricks of the Trade (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Justice (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gin & Tonic Mysteries Books

Collared (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fixed (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doghouse (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clawed (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sylvan Investigations Books

Miles to Go (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Promises to Keep (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sylvan Investigations (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Work of Hunters (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Interrupted Cry (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sylvan Investigations 2 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Devil's West Books

Silver on the Road (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cold Eye (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Waters Rising (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gabriel's Road (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Huntsmen Books

Uncanny Times (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uncanny Vows (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Retrievers Books

Staying Dead (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Curse the Dark (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bring It On (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burning Bridges (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Free Fall (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood from Stone (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Grail Quest Books

The Camelot Spell (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Morgain's Revenge (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow Companion (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Vineart War Books

Flesh and Fire (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weight of Stone (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shattered Vine (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From Whence You Came (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Quantum Leap Books

Quantum Leap: The Novel (By: Ashley McConnell) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wall (By: Ashley McConnell) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Too Close for Comfort (By: Ashley McConnell) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Random Measures (By: Ashley McConnell) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Search And Rescue (By: Melissa Crandall) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prelude (By: Ashley McConnell) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double or Nothing (With: C.J. Henderson) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Loch Ness Leap (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith,Sandy Schofield) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knights of the Morningstar (By: Melanie Rawn) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Portals Books

Soul of Fire (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart of Briar (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Lightning Strikes (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Finder's Keeper (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dance (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something Perfect (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Dragon Virus (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkly Human (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Collected Cases of Duchess, PI (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Unsolved Mysteries: The Secret Files Non-Fiction Books

Yeti, the Abominable Snowman (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mystery Explorers Non-Fiction Books

Searching for Yeti (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of How Economics Work Non-Fiction Books

Economics (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Books

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (By: Joss Whedon,Richie Tankersley Cusick) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halloween Rain (By: Nancy Holder) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Angel Chronicles, Vol. 2 (By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Living Rerun (By: Arthur Byron Cover) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blooded (By: Nancy Holder) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Child of the Hunt (By: Nancy Holder) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return to Chaos (By: Craig Shaw Gardner) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Visitors (With: Josepha Sherman) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Monster Book (By: Thomas E. Sniegoski,Christopher Golden) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Immortal (By: Nancy Holder) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sins of the Father (By: Christopher Golden) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unnatural Selection (By: Mel Odom) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Resurrecting Ravana (By: Ray Garton) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sunnydale High Yearbook (By: Nancy Holder) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Willow Files, Vol. 1 (By: Yvonne Navarro) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Water (With: Josepha Sherman) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Harvest (By: Joss Whedon,Richie Tankersley Cusick) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Evil That Men Do (By: Nancy Holder) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How I Survived My Summer Vacation (By: Michelle West) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row (By: Christopher Golden) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Willow Files, Vol. 2 (By: Yvonne Navarro) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revenant (By: Mel Odom) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tempted Champions (By: Yvonne Navarro) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Fours (By: Nancy Holder) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The Watcher's Guides (By: Nancy Holder) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paleo (By: Yvonne Navarro) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghoul Trouble (By: Joss Whedon,John Passarella) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oz: Into the Wild (By: Christopher Golden) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crossings (By: Mel Odom) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wisdom of War (By: Christopher Golden) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Things (By: Joss Whedon,Rebecca Moesta) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Things (By: Joss Whedon,Rebecca Moesta) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
These Our Actors (By: Joss Whedon,Ashley McConnell) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chosen (By: Nancy Holder) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood and Fog (By: Nancy Holder) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chaos Bleeds (By: James A. Moore) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen of the Slayers (By: Nancy Holder) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackout (By: Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carnival of Souls (By: Nancy Holder) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deathless (By: Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Congress (By: Christopher Golden) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Thing or Your Mother (By: Kirsten Beyer) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Demons of the Hellmouth: A Guide for Slayers (By: Nancy Holder) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Roads (By: Nancy Holder,Christopher Golden) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of the Madhouse (By: Nancy Holder,Christopher Golden) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Tracking the Yeti (With: Jenna Vale) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Have Strong Opinions (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shadow Conspiracy Books

The Shadow Conspiracy I (With: Steven Harper,Phyllis Irene Radford) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow Conspiracy II (By: Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff,Phyllis Irene Radford) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow Conspiracy III (By: Brenda W. Clough,Phyllis Irene Radford) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Orville Nesbit Mysteries Books

Ecdysis (By: ) (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ecdysis (By: ) (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ecdysis (By: ) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jane Yellowrock Books

with Faith Hunter
Skinwalker (By: Faith Hunter) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Cross (By: Faith Hunter) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mercy Blade (By: Faith Hunter) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Tales (By: Faith Hunter) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Raven Cursed (By: Faith Hunter) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Easy Pickings (By: Faith Hunter,C.E. Murphy) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golden Delicious (By: Faith Hunter) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Have Stakes, Will Travel (By: Faith Hunter) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death's Rival (By: Faith Hunter) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Trade (By: Faith Hunter) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Early Years (By: Faith Hunter) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat o' Nine Tales (By: Faith Hunter) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beneath a Bloody Moon (By: Faith Hunter) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Arts (By: Faith Hunter) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Water (By: Faith Hunter) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Broken Soul (By: Faith Hunter) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Heir (By: Faith Hunter) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood in Her Veins (By: Faith Hunter) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Rites (By: Faith Hunter) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Reign (By: Faith Hunter) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Queen (By: Faith Hunter) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shattered Bonds (By: Faith Hunter) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Dead (By: Faith Hunter) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Of Claws and Fangs (By: Faith Hunter) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Final Heir (By: Faith Hunter) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Buffyverse Novels Books

Angel: Avatar (By: John Passarella) (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Obsidian Fate (By: Diana G. Gallagher) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prime Evil (By: Diana G. Gallagher) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Here Be Monsters (By: Cameron Dokey) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ghoul Trouble (By: John Passarella) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doomsday Deck (By: Diana G. Gallagher) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Sixteen (By: Scott Ciencin) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mortal Fear (By: Scott Ciencin,Denise Ciencin) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Book of the Dead (By: Ashley McConnell) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nemesis (By: Scott Ciencin,Denise Ciencin) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spark and Burn (By: Diana G. Gallagher) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Bargain (By: Diana G. Gallagher) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Blood Muse(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Otherwere(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treachery and Treason(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Five Seasons of Angel: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Vampire(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After Hours: Tales from the Ur-Bar(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Those Who Fight Monsters(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Man's Hand(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lightspeed Magazine, October 2015(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of Tune Book 2(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Genius Loci: Tales of the Spirit of Place(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strange California(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Death of All Things(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Laura Anne Gilman is an editor, a teacher and a writer with more than twenty novels. She is originating from New Jersey (USA), born and raised in the late 1960’s in the suburban parts of the city. Living in that same place, she has only endured moderate trauma, but some good times as well, before going to Skidmore College. After graduation and receiving “Liberal Art” education, she was given an opportunity to choose between grad school and employment. As many young people tend to do, the lure of a paycheck drove her to New York City where she began working in publishing. Eventually she went up to the position of Executive Editor at New American Library/Penguin (USA). Meanwhile, she was spending sleepless nights and restless weekends trying to get her writing career going. As much as she loved her career and had spent fifteen years of dedicated work, in 2004 she decided to quit her ongoing editor position and became a freelancer, never looking back again. Laura Anne Gilman is a member of the BookView Café, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and Novelist, Inc.

Laura’s writing is based around urban fantasy and science fiction topics. She is the author of the “Cosa Nostradamus” books for Luna (“Retrievers” and “Paranormal Scene Investigations” series), a young-adult fiction trilogy for Harper Collins and the Vineart War books from Pocket, while continuing to write and sell short fiction. Cosa Nostradamus is a world where magic is alive and existing in a modern age, and it is a name given to the entire magical community presented in the book. The main characters appearing are Wren Valere, the Retriever, and her cohorts Sergei Didier and the demon P.B. Another character worth mentioning who appears in the following Retriever novels is Bonnie, a paranormal investigator. Bonnie appears in the “Retrievers” series and has much wider appearance in “Paranormal Scene Investigations”.

For this article I have chosen the first two books of the “Vineart War” trilogy, with a brief description.

“Flesh and Fire” is the first book, that won a Nebula reward, of “The Vineart War” trilogy published in October 2009. It represents a science fiction novel which doesn’t have a storyline typically prevalent in other books of such. The topic in this particular novel centers on wine, a magical wine. The book has been hailed as “something wholly new” and “extraordinary” in starred reviews from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. “Flesh and Fire” is as intoxicating as the finest wines, and as powerful as magic itself.


Once upon a time, in the “Vin Lands” existed prince-mages, men of great influence and unlimited power in the way of spell wines. They used their positions to further their own interest and fight against each other, for the sake of increasing their power and wealth. A demigod (Sin Washer), not satisfied by that fact, wanted to restore the balance of power in mortal men. For that cause he came down to earth to break the bonds between the prince-mages and their precious wines. Wisely he replaced the primary wines with secondary, which were less powerful, but still potent. As the years passed by, these wines were kept closely guarded by the Vinearts.

Their job was to use the magic within the wines, within themselves as well, to use the wines for good. The Master Vineart “Malech” has been tending grapes and crafting spell wines for years, honing his craft and improving the lives of those within the lands he lived in. But something evil, filthy and mysterious is brewing in the Vin Lands. The Master senses the interference and works silently to combat it. He seeks hope in a young slave in his vineyard named Jerzy. Jerzy seems to have the inherent qualities of a Vineart, but Master Malech will need more than an ordinary Vineart to combat the rising evil. The time is running short, and the craft is complex. Jerzy must learn the ways of the craft in no time to wash away the fear in the land…

“Weight of Stone” is the second book in the “Vineart War” trilogy, published in October 2010 – The same month as the previous part and the following part. Is it a coincidence? Isn’t it wine made in October? Anyways, it continues the story of the like-able slave Jerzy in his fight for restoring order…


At the beginning, Jerzy (now a former slave) is sent by his master to investigate strange happening. In the unfortunate line of events, we encounter Jerzy as a fugitive from justice. The reasons are the accusations of him being an apostate (breaking the command of Sin Washer). Before he could be executed, he had been rescued by Ao (who lives for commerce and the art of the deal) and Mahault (stoic and wise), his good friends, doing so avoiding the penalty of death. Running from the “Washers”, Jerzy ends up being left into unfamiliar surroundings for him and his two companions. Wondering on the open sea, they are discovered by Kainam, former heir to Atakus, the great trading port of the Lands Vin. Kainam too has felt the evil that seems to be lurking and growing stronger by second, and chose to leave and discover its origin and roots, rather than hide and settle for it, as those on his island home have done.

The group gets even stronger with the fourth member. Jerzy finds sufficient new courage and eventually returns to the Berengia, and to Master Malech. Unlikely, not everything is moving in a good way, as we are being introduced to the source of “the Taint” in this second book. People who are cast-offs with a leader named Ximen and a Vine-Mage (one of the few survivors) has out a living in a far away land known as the Abandoned Land. While most of the inhabitants of the community are ignorant of their master’s plans, both lord Ximen and the Vine-Mage have intentions that could possibly threaten the very safety of the entire Lands Vin. Again, Jerzy and Master Malech are put to the test and are forced to stop the evil doings of others, this time with their new found companions who will assist them in making their ultimate goal.

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