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Publication Order of Astreiant Books

Point of Hopes (With: Lisa A. Barnett) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Point of Dreams (With: Lisa A. Barnett) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Point of Knives (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fairs' Point (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Point of Sighs (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dreamships Books

Publication Order of Firstborn, Lastborn Books

Publication Order of gen:LOCK Books

Publication Order of Julian Lynes and Ned Mathey Books

with Amy Griswold
Death by Silver (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Death at the Dionysus Club (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Order of the Air Books

with Jo Graham

Publication Order of Roads of Heaven Books

Five-Twelfths of Heaven (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silence in Solitude (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empress of Earth (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Rule of Five Books

with Don Sakers
The Rule of Five: Year One (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rule of Five: Year Two (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Five Planes (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Stargate Atlantis Books

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

Publication Order of Stargate Atlantis: Legacy Books

by Jo Graham
Stargate Atlantis: Third Path (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Third Path (With: Jo Graham) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unascended (By: Jo Graham) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Queen (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wild Blue (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Stargate SG-1 Books

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

Publication Order of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Books

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

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Conceiving The Heavens: Creating The Science Fiction Novel (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Doctor Who Anthologies

More Short Trips (By: Stephen Cole,Gary Russell) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Short Trips and Side Steps (By: Stephen Cole,Gary Russell,Jacqueline Rayner) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Companions (By: Gary Russell,Jacqueline Rayner) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reprecussions (By: Gary Russell) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales from the TARDIS: Volume 2: Multi-Doctor Stories (By: Gary Russell,Terrance Dicks,Peter Davison,Jon Pertwee,Colin Baker,Philip Martin) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Solar System (By: Gary Russell) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Centenarian (By: Gary Russell,Jacqueline Rayner) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghosts of Christmas (By: Dan Abnett,Trevor Baxendale,Gary Russell,Steven Savile,Joseph Lidster,Peter Anghelides,Cavan Scott,John Binns,Eddie Robson,Neil Corry,Scott Handcock,Simon Barnard,Iain McLaughlin,Ian Farrington,Richard Salter,Jonathan Clements,Paul Morris,MarkWright,Xanna Eve Chown,ColinHarvey,Mark Magrs,Ann Kelly,Michael Abberton,Scott Allan Woodard,Scott Matthewman) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doctor Who Stories (By: Matt Kemp) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queers Dig Time Lords (With: Mary Anne Mohanraj,Lee Mandelo,Rachel Swirsky,Gary Russell,David Llewellyn,Tanya Huff,Racheline Maltese,Amal El-Mohtar,Paul Magrs,Susan Jane Bigelow,Jennifer Pelland,John Barrowman,Hal Duncan,Michael Damian Thomas,Sigrid Ellis,Nigel Fairs,Carole E. Barrowman,Jed Hartman,Cody Schell,Emily Asher-Perrin,Paul F. Cockburn,Jason Tucker,Sarah J. Groenewege,Erik Stadnik,Scot Clarke,Julia Rios,Martin Warren,Neil Chester,Kaia Landelius,JohnRichards,Naamen Gobert Tilahun,Paul Kirkley) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Falls and Other Stories (By: Justin Richards,James Goss) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heroes and Monsters Collection (By: Jason Loborik,Gary Russell) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America (By: Gary Russell,Arnold T. Blumberg,Jennifer Adams Kelley,Steven Warren Hill,Nicholas Seidler,Robert Warnock,Janine Fennick,John Lavalie) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of SGX Books

Permafrost (By: Sally Malcolm) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Points of Origin (By: Sally Malcolm) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Queen (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wild Blue (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Depths (By: Amy Griswold) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Carmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Imagination Fully Dilated(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haunted Hearths & Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Half of the Sky(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jaelle Her Book(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daughters of Frankenstein: Lesbian Mad Scientists!(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Shape the Dark(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Retellings of the Inland Seas(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

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: 2 years 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: 2 years 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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