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Publication Order of The Lords of Dûs Books

The Lure of the Basilisk (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seven Altars of Dûsarra (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sword of Bheleu (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Silence (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of War Surplus Books

The Cyborg and the Sorcerers / The Cyborg and the Sorceress (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wizard and the War Machine (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Legend of Ethshar Books

The Misenchanted Sword (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
With a Single Spell (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unwilling Warlord (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nightmare People (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blood of a Dragon (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taking Flight (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spell of the Black Dagger (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of Madness (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ithanalin's Restoration (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spriggan Mirror (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vondish Ambassador (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unwelcome Warlock (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Ethshar (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sorcerer's Widow (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Relics of War (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stone Unturned (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charming Sharra (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Harry's All Night Hamburgers Books

Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Flying Saucer with Minnesota Plates (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Nightside City Books

Nightside City (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms of Light (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Three Worlds Books

Out of This World (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Empire of Shadow (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reign of the Brown Magician (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Obsidian Chronicles Books

Dragon Weather (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragon Society (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon Venom (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Annals of the Chosen Books

The Wizard Lord (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ninth Talisman (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Summer Palace (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Fall of the Sorcerers Books

A Young Man Without Magic (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Above His Proper Station (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Adventures of Tom Derringer Books

Tom Derringer and the Aluminum Airship (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tom Derringer in the Tunnels of Terror (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tom Derringer and the Steam-Powered Saurians (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Dead Things Don't Move (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost Taker (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart of Stone (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hearts and Flowers (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Parade (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stab (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jim Tuckerman's Angel (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Crosstime Traffic (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Celestial Debris (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Folly of Captain Dancy (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Blood (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hazmat & Other Toxic Stories (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lawrence Watt-Evans Fantasy Megapack (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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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