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Publication Order of Buck Rogers Books

Armageddon 2419 A.D. (By: Philip Francis Nowlan) (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Life in the Future (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mordred (By: John Eric Holmes) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warrior's World (By: Richard S. McEnroe) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arrival (By: Robert Sheckley,Jerry Oltion,Flint Dille,M.S. Murdock,Abigail Irvine,Ulrike O'Reilly) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Airlords of Han (By: Philip Francis Nowlan) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Doug Stavers Books

The Messiah Stone (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Messiah (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Indiana Jones: Prequels Books

with Steve Perry, Max McCoy
Indiana Jones and the Sky Pirates (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Indiana Jones and the White Witch (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's Stone (By: Max McCoy) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Indiana Jones and the Dinosaur Eggs (By: Max McCoy) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Sphinx (By: Max McCoy) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Indiana Jones and the Army of the Dead (By: Steve Perry) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Six Million Dollar Man Books

Cyborg (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Nuke (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
High Crystal (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wine, Women and War (By: Michael Jahn) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cyborg IV (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pilot Error (By: Jay Barbree) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rescue Of Athena One (By: Michael Jahn) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of Bigfoot Pass (By: Michael Jahn) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
International Incidents (By: Michael Jahn) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solid Gold Kidnapping (By: Evan Richards) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Long Night (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night Hamburg Died (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Race for the moon (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Thursday (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Star in Space (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marooned (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Fathom (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Man's World (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Came Back (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flying Forts, The B-17 in World War II (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The God Machine (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil Take All (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anytime, Anywhere (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Almost Midnight (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mendelov Conspiracy (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cape (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maryjane Tonight at Angels Twelve (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Dogfight (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tigers Are Burning (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Planetfall (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Corners to Nowhere (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whip (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aquarius Mission (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wingborn (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Bright (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Countdown (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Manfac (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deathmate (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer Station (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zoboa (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exit Earth (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beamriders! (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prison Ship (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pioneer Bush Pilot (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Natural Or Supernatural? (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The B-17 - The Flying Forts (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Rockets and Missiles, Past And Future (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Worlds in Space (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rockets Beyond the Earth (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Samurai! (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thunderbolt (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boeing 707 (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Torch to the Enemy (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Test Pilot (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aviation and Space Medicine (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rendezvous In Space (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Arm of America (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silken Angels (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
By Apollo to the moon (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man-in-Space Dictionary (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everything But the Flak (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mighty Hercules (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ragged, Rugged Warriors (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flying Forts (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Me 109 (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zero (With: Masatake Okumiya,Jiro Horikoshi) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fork Tailed Devil (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
When War Comes (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Golden Wings (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bicycles in War (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Air Force (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kill Devil Hill (With: Harry Combs) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Saga of Iron Annie (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ragwings and Heavy Iron (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barnstorming (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghosts of the Air (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Test Pilots (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Journey through Time (With: Jay Barbree) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destination Mars (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Martin Caidin was a renowned American writer of science fiction, military fiction, mystery, thriller, historical fiction, and fantasy novels. He is known to have authored over 80 books of fiction and non-fiction and more than one thousand magazine articles. Caidin began his writing career in 1957 and is particularly well known for writing the book called Cyborg. This novel was used as the basis of the popular franchise known as The Six Million Dollar Man. Caidin has also written numerous works based on military history, specifically related to aviation. He has also served as an American airplane pilot and played an important role in the buying and restoring of a Junkers Ku 52 aircraft. Author Caidin was considered a prolific writer of his time, but his works were surrounded by controversies. His stories mainly centered around the astronauts and pilots’ adventures. Many of his novels were notable for their realistic and reasonable predictions of the futuristic technology.

Caidin had a wide variety in his work. His range of work includes speculative fiction, science fiction, and a book based on Indiana Jones’ character. One of his books, Marooned, was adapted into an acclaimed movie and is considered a forewarning to the Apollo 13 incident. Author Caidin was born on September 14, 1927, in New York City, New York. His death occurred on March 24, 1997, in Tallahassee, Florida. The fiction works of Caidin incorporated the technological advancements of the future. They examined the social and political repercussions of such innovations. Many reviewers have compared his work with the likes of Michael Crichton. A recurring theme in Caidin’s stories is cyborgs, which are a combination of machine and man and are prepared with the help of bionics. He referenced bionics in his 1968 book The God Machine and in the widely popular 1972 novel Cyborg. The latter was vaguely adapted into a 1973 TV movie that further led to the development of a franchise of the same name.

Following the immense success of Cyborg, Caidin wrote several more sequels. These books consist of a different continuity from the TV series. The novelizations of a few TV episodes were penned by other writers. Author Caidin has been named in the credits of the episodes of the spin-off series, but in its 2007 remake. A few years later, Caidin referenced bionics as a satire in his future novels. In 1964, Caidin came up with the story of an astronaut stranded in space in his book titled Marooned. This book also follows the attempts of NASA in rescuing the astronaut and is based on a real project called Project Mercury. In 1969, the book was adapted into a Hollywood movie having the same title that starred Richard Crenna, Gregory Peck, James Franciscus, David Janssen, Gene Hackman, etc., in the lead roles. Author Caidin also made a small appearance in the movie in the role of a reporter. As the movie was mainly focussed on Project Apollo, Caidin decided to revise his book in 1969 tom showcase the change and labeled it as film novelization.

The later novels penned by Caidin include World War II books Samurai, Thunderbolt, Rugged Warriors, Black Thursday, etc. Also, he wrote books about space travels, such as Four Came Back and No Man’s World. Caidin’s other novels with film tie-in include Final Countdown and books featuring Indiana Jones. His novel, Exit Earth, is a story of Noah’s Ark in space. It was among his favorite books and believed that it could be adapted into a nice motion picture. Before becoming a full-time writer, Caidin was involved in aeronautics. He was mainly involved in restoring old airplanes. He wrote the manual for Messerschmitt Bf 108, which was approved by the FAA and has been awarded the Aviation/SWA award on two occasions.

Caidin had even founded a company for promoting aeronautics among young people. After writing his 1975 novel about Bermuda Triangle called Three Corners To Nowhere, Caidin claimed that he possessed psychic abilities that allowed him to move in small devices known as energy wheels. His claims were challenged by many parapsychologists and magicians, but he never came forward to prove his claims. The other fields in which Caidin was involved include being the host of a talk show called Face to Face and teaching progressive journalism at Florida University. Caidin was married to Dee Dee Caidin.

A popular series penned by author Martin Caidin is known as the Six Million Dollar Man series. It is comprised of a total of 10 books released between 1970 and 1977. This series revolves around the life of a man named Steve Austin, who is depicted as an agent of the Office of Special Operations, OSO. The debut book of this series is entitled ‘Cyborg’. It was first released in 1970 and re-released in 1972 by the Warner Paperback publication. The book opens by describing that Steven Austin returns from space in the form of a wonderful scientific perfection. When his spacecraft was destroyed and he was left stranded and injured, the American government, NASA, and the Pentagon came together to set up a rescue mission and bring Steve Austin back. They even succeeded in putting back his shattered body together. Now, he has turned into a cyborg, a man-machine combination, and appears much better than he was. After turning Steve Austin into an unstoppable, deadly weapon, the scientists worry about infusing human emotions in him. All of it cost $6 million to the government, but they were happy that they got their man back.

Another excellent volume of the series is called ‘High Crystal’. It was published in 1974. Initially, the story shows that there is a secret highway high in the mountains of Andes. It is located over 2 miles above the level of the sea and is made of smooth rocks. After the revelation of the highway’s existence at such a height, many questions are raised. And to find the answers to all those questions, Steve Austin is ordered to lead a mission. He is asked to visit the hostile land and use extraordinary abilities as a cyborg to reach the mountain top. Steve Austin’s bionic technology makes him the only man who could hack his path through the vast fields filled with razor-sharp grass and arrive at the point where the source of secret energy is kept hidden.

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