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Publication Order of Astreiant Books

Point of Hopes (With: Lisa A. Barnett) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Point of Dreams (With: Lisa A. Barnett) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Point of Knives (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fairs' Point (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Point of Sighs (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dreamships Books

Dreamships (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreaming Metal (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Firstborn, Lastborn Books

with Eleni Tsami
Finders (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of gen:LOCK Books

Storm Warning (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
gen:LOCK (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Julian Lynes and Ned Mathey Books

with Amy Griswold
Death by Silver (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Death at the Dionysus Club (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Order of the Air Books

with Jo Graham
Lost Things (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Steel Blues (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver Bullet (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wind Raker (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oath Bound (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Roads of Heaven Books

Five-Twelfths of Heaven (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silence in Solitude (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empress of Earth (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Rule of Five Books

with Don Sakers
The Rule of Five: Year One (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rule of Five: Year Two (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Five Planes (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stargate Atlantis Books

The Lost (By: Amy Griswold,Jo Graham) (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rising (By: Sally Malcolm) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halcyon (By: James Swallow) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reliquary (By: Martha Wells) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chosen (By: Sonny Whitelaw,Elizabeth Christensen) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chosen (By: Sonny Whitelaw,Elizabeth Christensen) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exogenesis (By: Sonny Whitelaw,ElizabethChristensen) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exogenesis (By: Sonny Whitelaw,Elizabeth Christensen) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Ties (By: Sonny Whitelaw,Elizabeth Christensen) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Ties (By: Sonny Whitelaw,Elizabeth Christensen) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Entanglement (By: Martha Wells) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Casualties of War (By: Elizabeth Christensen) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mirror, Mirror (By: Sabine C. Bauer) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightfall (By: James Swallow) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angelus (By: Peter J. Evans) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brimstone (By: Patricia Lee Macomber) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead End (By: Chris Wraight) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunt and Run (By: Aaron Rosenberg) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Allegiance (With: Amy Griswold) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Homecoming (With: Jo Graham) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Game (By: Jo Graham) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost (By: Amy Griswold,Jo Graham) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost (By: Amy Griswold,Jo Graham) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets (With: Jo Graham) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Furies (By: Jo Graham) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets (By: Jo Graham) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inheritors (By: Jo Graham) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inheritors (With: Amy Griswold,Jo Graham) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pride of the Genii (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unascended (By: Jo Graham) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stargate Atlantis: Legacy Books

Stargate Atlantis: Third Path (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Third Path (With: Jo Graham) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Queen (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wild Blue (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stargate SG-1 Books

Trial by Fire (By: Sabine C. Bauer) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sacrifice Moon (By: Julie Fortune) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
City of the Gods (By: Sonny Whitelaw) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cost of Honor (By: Sally Malcolm) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Siren Song (By: Holly Scott,Jaimie Duncan) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Survival of the Fittest (By: Sabine C. Bauer) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alliances (By: Karen Miller) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Barque of Heaven (By: Suzanne Wood) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Matter of Honor (By: Sally Malcolm) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roswell (By: Sonny Whitelaw,JenniferFallon) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Relativity (By: James Swallow) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Do No Harm (By: Karen Miller) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hydra (By: Holly Scott,Jaimie Duncan) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valhalla (By: Tim Waggoner) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Dragons (By: Diana Dru Botsford) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Power Behind the Throne (By: Steven Savile) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunrise (By: J. Frances Crane) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stargate SG-1: Transitions (With: Tim Waggoner,Steven Savile,Jennifer Fallon,James Swallow,Amy Griswold,Sally Malcolm,Karen Miller,Geonn Cannon,Julie Fortune,Peter J. Evans,Sabine C. Bauer,Laura Harper,J. Frances Crane,Sonny Whitelaw,Holly Scott,Jaimie Duncan,Suzanne Wood,Diana Dru Botsford) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oceans of Dust (By: Peter J. Evans) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moebius Squared (With: Jo Graham) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart's Desire (By: Amy Griswold) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Drift (By: Diana Dru Botsford) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ouroboros (With: Sally Malcolm) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Roads (By: Geonn Cannon) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hostile Ground (By: Sally Malcolm,LauraHarper) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at the SGC (By: Amy Griswold) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exile (By: Sally Malcolm,Laura Harper) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kali's Wrath (By: Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hall of the Two Truths (By: Susannah Parker Sinard) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Insurrection (By: Sally Malcolm,Laura Harper) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Behind Enemy Lines (By: Sally Malcolm) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Female of the Species (By: Geonn Cannon) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infiltration (By: Susannah Parker Sinard) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Far Horizons: Volume One of the Travelers' Tales (By: Sally Malcolm) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Insurrection (By: Sally Malcolm) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Homeworlds: Volume Three of the Travelers' Tales (By: Sally Malcolm) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Books

Emissary (By: J.M. Dillard) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Siege (By: Peter David) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodletter (By: K.W. Jeter) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Game (By: Sandy Schofield) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fallen Heroes (By: Dafydd ab Hugh) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Betrayal (By: Lois Tilton) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warchild (By: Esther M. Friesner) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Search (By: Diane Carey) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Antimatter (By: John Vornholt) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Proud Helios (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warped (By: K.W. Jeter) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valhalla (By: Nathan Archer) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil in the Sky (By: Greg Cox) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ferengi: Rules of Acquisition (By: Ira Steven Behr) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Laertian Gamble (By: Robert Sheckley) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Way of the Warrior (By: Diane Carey) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Station Rage (By: Diane Carey) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Night (By: Dean Wesley Smith) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Objective: Bajor (By: John Peel) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heart of the Warrior (By: John Gregory Betancourt) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saratoga (By: Michael Jan Friedman) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trials and Tribble-ations (By: Diane Carey) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tempest (By: Susan Wright) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wrath of the Prophets (By: Michael Jan Friedman) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends of the Ferengi (By: Ira Steven Behr,Robert Hewitt Wolfe) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trial by Error (By: Mark A. Garland) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance (By: Dafydd ab Hugh) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Far Beyond the Stars (By: Steven Barnes,Hans Beimler) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 34th Rule (By: Armin Shimerman) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What You Leave Behind (By: Diane Carey) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tunnel Through the Stars (By: Esther M. Friesner) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lives of Dax (By: Marco Palmieri) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Stitch in Time (By: Andrew J. Robinson) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ds9#27 A Stitch In Time: Star Trek Deep Space Nine (By: Andrew J. Robinson) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Section 31: Abyss (By: Jeffrey Lang,David Weddle) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rising Son (By: S.D. Perry) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prophecy and Change (By: Marco Palmieri,Keith R.A. DeCandido,Kevin G. Summers,Una McCormack,Andy Mangels,Terri Osborne,Heather Jarman,Geoffrey Thorne,Christopher L. Bennett,Andrew J. Robinson,Michael A. Martin) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unity (By: S.D. Perry) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hollow Men (By: Una McCormack) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warpath (By: David Mack) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twist of Faith (By: S.D. Perry) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
These Haunted Seas (By: Heather Jarman,David R. George III) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fearful Symmetry (By: Olivia Woods) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Soul Key (By: Olivia Woods) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Never Ending Sacrifice (By: Una McCormack) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found) (By: Paula M. Block,Terry J. Erdmann) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sacraments of Fire (By: David R. George III) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ascendance (By: David R. George III) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Force and Motion (By: Jeffrey Lang) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rules of Accusation (By: Paula M. Block,Terry J. Erdmann) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Mirage (By: David R. George III) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enigma Tales (By: Una McCormack) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gamma: Original Sin (By: David R. George III) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I, The Constable (By: Paula M. Block,Terry J. Erdmann) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Game Beyond (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Territorial Rights (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Choice of Destinies (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kindly Ones (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Armor of Light (With: Lisa A. Barnett) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mighty Good Road (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burning Bright (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trouble and Her Friends (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Man (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Sky Mine (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shapes of Their Hearts (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jazz (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Water Horse (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Master of Samar (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Conceiving The Heavens: Creating The Science Fiction Novel (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of SGX Books

Permafrost (By: Sally Malcolm) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Queen (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wild Blue (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From the Depths (By: Amy Griswold) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Carmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imagination Fully Dilated(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Other Half of the Sky(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queers Dig Time Lords(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jaelle Her Book(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Far Horizons: Volume One of the Travelers' Tales(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daughters of Frankenstein: Lesbian Mad Scientists!(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Shape the Dark(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Homeworlds: Volume Three of the Travelers' Tales(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Retellings of the Inland Seas(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Melissa Scott
The American author Melissa Scott is well known for her ever inventive and intelligently paced science-fiction novels. Highly regarded for her progressive approach to the genre as well, she’s really managed to make it her own, with some interesting concepts and ideas at the heart of her work. With many of her stories lauded for their bringing LGBT characters to the forefront, she has realistic people in otherwise elaborate otherworldly settings. Often combining science-fiction and fantasy, she delivers something entirely new and interesting in the process, finding fans all across the world.

Constructing each of her universes with expert precision, she really has a strong understanding of what the audience wants. At the same time she also makes sure not to sacrifice her own vision, keeping it grounded and true to what she wants to say. Her settings might be huge and expansive, but they maintain a lot of heart and humanity, offering something honest and authentic. She also often wrote with her partner Lisa A. Barnett, creating many of their stories and worlds together, along with characters that resonate.

Many of her protagonists are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, making for a diverse and fully representational cast in her stories. While it’s not an overall focus of the story, she integrates these characters into her stories with expert precision, making them feel wholly real. This has seen her gain a huge following worldwide, as both the critics and the public alike sing her many praises as an author. With a lot more to come yet, she isn’t stopping any time soon either, as her writing career continues to grow from strength-to-strength.

Early and Personal Life
Born in 1960 on the 7th of August, Melissa Scott was always keenly interested in both reading and writing from an early age. Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, in the United States, she’d develop this passion from an early age, building upon it over the years. This would see her find her own style and voice, finding inspiration from her own life and the world around her, feeding it back into her work.

Attending Harvard College and Brandeis University, she would gain a PhD in comparative history, giving her work an academic basis. Later she would go on to focus on science-fiction and fantasy, meeting fellow writer and partner Lisa Anne Barnett, as the two of them would co-author a series of books. Living together in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for twenty-seven years until the unfortunate passing of Lisa Barnett in 2006, Scott now continues to write to this present day.

Writing Career
Publishing her first novel in 1984, Melissa Scott would make her debut with the title ‘The Game Beyond,’ which was a stand-alone work of science-fiction. One year later in 1985 she would go on to start the ‘Roads of Heaven’ trilogy, beginning with the novel ‘Fifth-Twelfths of Heaven’. In 1992 she’d start the ‘Dreamships’ series, followed by the ‘Astreiant’ franchise and ‘Points of Hope’ in 1995, which she’d write with Lisa Barnett.
Speaking out about her craft, teaching others and passing on her learning, Scott also lectures regularly, including providing lessons from her own website. Winning plenty of awards, she’s also gone on to receive the Lambda Literary Awards, as well as gaining the Joseph W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in Science-Fiction in 1986. This has all seen her become a huge success worldwide as more and more discover her work everyday, and will continue to do so for years to come.

Point of Sighs
Originally released in 2018, this would first come out on the 24th of April to a lot of acclaim, with an already eager audience awaiting its release. Setting up the fifth book in the ‘Astreiant’ series of novels, it really captures the energy of the previous two books, while also bringing in its own sense of excitement. Published through the ‘Lethe Press’ publishing label, it’s a must for any fans of the author and series, as well as fans of fantasy in general.
There’s a heavy police procedural element here, combining many fantasy elements together in a hybrid perspective of the genres. It works to the book’s advantage, making the most of its fun and engaging premise, really bringing the core of the story to life. The many characters are also very well played, giving them a real sense of drive and proper motivation continually throughout.

Setting about with organizing the City Guard, a group who have been mired in controversy, Philip Eslingen has to contend with this task in the now damp Autumn in the city of Astreiant. Bringing a rivalry to the surface, a tea captain is murdered set in the Point of Sighs, while the Point of Dreams is where Adjunt Point Nicolas Rathe, Eslingen’s lover, is dealing with a Dreams merchant. There’s an extortion going on, with the dockers located at the Point of Sighs being subject to it, while corruption takes hold. Will the many threads of corruption be untangled? Can they keep the ancient evil being unleashed, with the city’s River Sier now teeming with corpses? What really happened at the Point of Sighs?

Empress of Earth
Initially published in 1987 on the 1st of November, this would first come out through the ‘Baen’ publishing outlet. Marking the third title in the ongoing ‘Roads of Heaven’ series of novel, it’s the conclusion of a science-fiction and fantasy series. An early collection of novels from Melissa Scott, it shows her clear development as an author with something important to say. It’s got a lot of strong ideas within its story, and it really has a powerful message at its heart, one which many readers continue to appreciate.

Guarded well from any potential invading forces, both internal and external, the road to Earth is well protected, with its defences high. In the meantime Silence must fight with her husbands, while the Rose Worlders stand against all of them brandishing their siege weapons. Struggling for the entirety of the world, a cataclysmic shift is underway, with the existence of everything at stake. Will they be able to protect their world? Can they save themselves in the process? What will become of the Empress of Earth?

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2 Responses to “Melissa Scott”

  1. Eddie Ballance: 1 year ago

    Curious about the 6th book of the Order of the Air series. I believe it was going to be called Fire Season. Will it ever be published?

    • Graeme: 1 year ago

      Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be any updates about that book going back the last few years. Last I saw was a post in 2016 saying it was in the works.


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