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Publication Order of The Lords of Dûs Books

The Lure of the Basilisk (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seven Altars of Dûsarra (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sword of Bheleu (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Silence (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of War Surplus Books

The Cyborg and the Sorcerers / The Cyborg and the Sorceress (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wizard and the War Machine (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Legend of Ethshar Books

The Misenchanted Sword (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With a Single Spell (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unwilling Warlord (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nightmare People (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blood of a Dragon (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taking Flight (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spell of the Black Dagger (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of Madness (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ithanalin's Restoration (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spriggan Mirror (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vondish Ambassador (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unwelcome Warlock (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Ethshar (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sorcerer's Widow (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Relics of War (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stone Unturned (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Harry's All Night Hamburgers Books

Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Flying Saucer with Minnesota Plates (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nightside City Books

Nightside City (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of Light (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Three Worlds Books

Out of This World (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Empire of Shadow (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Reign of the Brown Magician (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Obsidian Chronicles Books

Dragon Weather (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dragon Society (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Venom (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Annals of the Chosen Books

The Wizard Lord (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ninth Talisman (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Summer Palace (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Fall of the Sorcerers Books

A Young Man Without Magic (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Above His Proper Station (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Adventures of Tom Derringer Books

Tom Derringer and the Aluminum Airship (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tom Derringer in the Tunnels of Terror (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tom Derringer and the Steam-Powered Saurians (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Chromosomal Code (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shining Steel (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Denner's Wreck / Among The Powers (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rebirth of Wonder (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Split Heirs (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Touched by the Gods (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spartacus File (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Eyed Jack (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Dead Things Don't Move (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost Taker (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart of Stone (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hearts and Flowers (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Parade (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stab (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jim Tuckerman's Angel (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Crosstime Traffic (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Celestial Debris (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Folly of Captain Dancy (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Blood (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hazmat & Other Toxic Stories (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lawrence Watt-Evans Fantasy Megapack (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Turtle Moves! (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mind Candy (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Best Fantasy Stories of the Year, 1989(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, August 1991(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once Upon a Time(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deathport(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beast Within(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 6(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Superheroes(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cthulhu 2000(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strange City(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Between the Darkness and the Fire(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prom Night(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Anthology at the End of the Universe: Leading Science Fiction Authors on Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War of the Worlds: Fresh Perspectives(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cthulhu Mythos Megapack(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wildside Book of Fantasy(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unidentified Funny Objects 6(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Release the Virgins(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Across the Universe(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Lawrence Watt-Evans is a renowned American novelist of fantasy, science fiction, high fantasy, and adult fiction novels. He is well known for writing several popular book series, including the Ethshar series, War Surplus series, Lords of Dus series, Obsidian Chronicles series, and The Annals of the Chosen series. Along with writing under his original name, Watt-Evans uses the pen name of Nathan Archer to write mainly science fiction novels. Author Watt-Evans was born as Lawrence Watt Evans in 1954 in Arlington, Massachusetts. He was the fourth child in a total of six children born to his parents. Watt-Evans made his first attempt to writing anything at the professional level when he was 8 years old. He completed his high school graduation from Bedford High School and then joined the Princeton University. However, he could not obtain a degree.

When he thought of applying at the university again, he was asked to wait for a period of one year. Watt-Evans decided to use this time for selling his writing and became so serious in this effort that the idea of getting a degree did not come to his mind again. The first success that Watt-Evans achieved was when he sold his book, The Lure of the Basilisk, in 1979. After the release of this book in 1980, he settled down as a full-time writer. Even though Watt-Evans wrote the first few articles and short stories under his birth name, he thought of submitting his debut novel under a pen name. The editor of that book, Lester del Rey, demanded that Watt-Evans uses his original name and upon his suggestion, Watt-Evans included the hyphen to create the pseudonym Lawrence Watt-Evans. He had insisted to include the middle name in order to avoid being confused with a contemporary writer of nonfiction named Lawrence Evans. Lester del Rey that Watt-Evans add the hyphen to make his name look more distinctive.

Author Watt-Evans has served as the president of HWA between 1994 and 1996. He has also held the post of treasurer and Regional Director of SFFWA. Between 1995 and 1997, Watt-Evans shared half partnership of the Malicious Press with Terry Rossio, a renowned screenwriter. He also published the Deathrealm magazine whose editor was Stephen Mark Rainey. Watt-Evans was Helix SF’s managing editor for its entire tenure of10 quarterly issues. In 2005, Watt-Evans declared that he will be adapting the first draft of the Ethshar book, The Spriggan Mirror, into an online serial. After finishing the draft, Watt-Evans made it available on one of his websites. Later, a revised version of the book was released commercially in paper and electronic editions and the free version was taken off. Since then, Watt-Evans has completed many online serials with the use of Street Performer Protocol method.

In 2013, Watt-Evans started a crowdfunding campaign for an unreleased science fiction book called Vika’s Avenger. He likes to give the credit of his success as a science fiction writer to his parents, both of whom were avid readers of science fiction stories. Because of them, he also developed an interest in the genre. Now, Watt-Evans has more than 40 novels, over a hundred short stories, more than 150 published articles, several comic books, and two nonfiction volumes to his name. He has completed over 30 years working as a full-time author. Even today, Watt-Evans is enthusiastic about new ideas and projects to work on. In addition to his writing contributions, he has been a member of numerous writers’ groups and is still involved in many of them.

Watt-Evans has also taken up the role of a professional researcher in his career. He has organized and undertaken numerous writing workshops. Also, Watt-Evans has served as an instructor at Bethesda’s Writer’s Center and Viable Paradise. Author Watt-Evans is represented by a literary agency called Scovil Galen Ghosh. He is happily married to Julie F. McKenna. The couple has two children named Julian S.G. Evans and Kyrith Amanda Evans. His family supports his writing works with all their heart and he feels grateful for their love and support. Watt-Evans looks forward to writing a lot more science fiction/fantasy novels in the coming years and keep entertaining his fans for as long as he can.

A successful series penned by author Lawrence Watt-Evans is known as the Obsidian Chronicles series. It is comprised of three books in total, released between 1999 and 2003. The essential characters mentioned in this series include Arlian, Black, and several others. Watt-Evans has named the debut book of this series as ‘Dragon Weather’. It was released by Tor Books in 2009, ten years after its first release in 1999. The book opens by depicting that Arlian had not gone out of his village located in Obsidian Mountains ever. The white peaks, black glass, and green hills were everything that he ever had. Arlian dreamed to go on adventure travels, but he knew very well that he would never leave. When the dragon weather arrived, the entire village got covered in oppressive humidity, incredible heat, dark & angry clouds, and dragons. The dragons show no empathy for humans and destroy the whole village along with its people. Arlian somehow survives and moves away from his destroyed village to find shelter. Later, the orphaned Arlian gets enslaved by looters and sold to the mines.

After working in the mines for seven years, Arlian finally manages to escape slavery. He is now grown up into a man and vows to take revenge from the deadly dragons, slavers, and bandits. As he travels through the wild, Arlian gets obsessed with justice. On the way, he befriends a man named Black, who also sees that all of Arlian’s decisions and tasks are done under the effect of his sense of justice. The second novel of the series is called ‘The Dragon Society’. It was published in 2003 by the Tor publication. This novel depicts that Arlian arrives at The Dragon Society with the purpose of seeking revenge from the dragons who destroyed his beautiful village. At the society, Arlian learns shocking facts and is forced to rethink his decision. Arlian discovers that he is the last hope for humanity and cannot risk his life. To defeat the dragons permanently, he hatches out a plan by keeping himself out of harm’s way.

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