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Publication Order of Art Encounters Books

Casa Azul: An Encounter with Frida Kahlo (By: Laban Carrick Hill) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady with an Alien (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Club in Montmartre (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jackal in the Garden: An Encounter with Bihzad (By: Deborah Ellis) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep in the Mountains: An Encounter with Zhu Qizhan (By: Terrence Cheng) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World Behind the Door (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Birthright Books

The Soul Eater (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birthright (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walpurgis III (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Lady (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ivory (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Miracle of Rare Design (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Hunger in the Soul (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Outpost (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Chronicles of Lucifer Jones Books

Adventures (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exploits (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Encounters (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hazards (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voyages (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dead Enders Books

The Fortress in Orion (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prison in Antares (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Castle in Cassiopeia (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Detective Jake Masters Books

Down these Dark Spaceways (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien Crimes (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masters of the Galaxy (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Dreamscape Trilogy Books

The Master of Dreams (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mistress of Illusions (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Eli Paxton Books

Dog in the Manger (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trojan Colt (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat on a Cold Tin Roof (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fable of Utopia Books

Kirinyaga (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kilimanjaro (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Galactic Comedy Books

Paradise (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Purgatory (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inferno (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ganymede Books

The Goddess Of Ganymede (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pursuit on Ganymede (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of John Justin Mallory Mystery Books

Stalking The Unicorn (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stalking the Vampire (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stalking the Dragon (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stalking the Zombie (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Penelope Bailey Books

Soothsayer (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oracle (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prophet (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Santiago Books

Santiago (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return of Santiago (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Starship Books

Mutiny (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirate (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mercenary (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebel (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flagship (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tales of the Galactic Midway Books

Sideshow (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Three Legged Hootch Dancer (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wild Alien Tamer (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Rootin' Tootin' Shootin' Gunslinger in the Whole Damned Galaxy (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tales of the Velvet Comet Books

Eros Ascending (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eros at Zenith (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eros Descending (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eros at Nadir (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Widowmaker Books

The Widowmaker (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Widowmaker Reborn (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Widowmaker Unleashed (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gathering of Widowmakers (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Redbeard (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Branch (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Contact (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Tape War (With: George Alec Effinger,Jack L. Chalker) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon America (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Other Teddy Roosevelts (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cassandra Project (With: Jack McDevitt) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gods of Sagittarius (With: Eric Flint) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Parallel Lines Meet (With: Lezli Robyn,Larry Hodges) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

with Susan Shwartz
For I Have Touched the Sky (in F&SF) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Manamouki (in Asimov's) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Perfect Morning, with Jackals (in Asimov's) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bully! (with Bwana) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bwana (with Bully!) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winter Solstice (in F&SF) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lotus and the Spear (in Asimov's) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mwalimu in the Squared Circle (in Asimov's) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barnaby in Exile (in Asimov's) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Little Knowledge (in Asimov's) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When the Old Gods Die (in Asimov's) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bibi (in Asimov's) (With: Susan Shwartz) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Land of Nod (in Asimov's) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 43 Antarean Dynasties (in A Safari of the Mind) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hothouse Flowers (in Asimov's) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunting the Snark (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Elephants on Neptune (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Redchapel (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Old MacDonald Had a Farm (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robots Don't Cry (in Asimov's) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Travels with My Cats (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keepsakes (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Princess of Earth (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Down Memory Lane (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All the Things You Are (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Distant Replay (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alastair Baffle’s Emporium of Wonders (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Article of Faith (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shaka II (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bride of Frankenstein (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Six Blind Men and an Alien (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Homecoming (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conspiracies (With: Eric Flint) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Unauthorized Autobiographies and Other Curiosities (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Through Darkest Resnick with Gun & Camera (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stalking the Wild Resnick (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Alien Heart (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pink Elephants and Hairy Toads (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Will the Last Person To Leave the Planet Please Shut Off the Sun? (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Whatdunits (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Solo Flights Through Shared Worlds (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Alien Land (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Safari of the Mind (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Space No One Can Hear You Laugh (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic Feathers (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunting the Snark and Other Short Novels (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Dreams for Old (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreamwish Beasts and Snarks (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blasphemy (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Incarceration of Captain Nebula and Other Lost Futures (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Win Some, Lose Some (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Resnick's Menagerie (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Person Peculiar (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Away Games (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hex Is In (With: Alex Shvartsman,Lezli Robyn) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Putting It Together (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once a Fan... (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Resnick at Large (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
...Always A Fan (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Business of Science Fiction: Two Insiders Discuss Writing and Publishing (With: Barry N. Malzberg) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Resnick on the Loose (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Resnick Abroad (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Science Fiction Professional: Expanded and Updated (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Q & A for Science Fiction Writers (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Alternate Anthologies Books

Alternate Presidents (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alternate Kennedys (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alternate Outlaws (By: Robert Sheckley) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alternate Tyrants (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Classic Battlestar Galactica Books

Battlestar Galactica (By: Robert Thurston,Glen A. Larson) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cylon Death Machine (By: Robert Thurston,Glen A. Larson) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tombs of Kobol (By: Robert Thurston,Glen A. Larson) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Young Warriors (By: Robert Thurston,Glen A. Larson) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Galactica Discovers Earth (With: Glen A. Larson) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Living Legend (By: Glen A. Larson,Nicholas Yermakov) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War of the Gods (By: Glen A. Larson,Nicholas Yermakov) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Greetings From Earth (By: Ron Goulart,Glen A. Larson) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Experiment in Terra (By: Ron Goulart,Glen A. Larson) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Patrol (By: Ron Goulart,Glen A. Larson) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nightmare Machine (By: Robert Thurston,Glen A. Larson) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Die, Chameleon! (By: Robert Thurston,Glen A. Larson) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apollo's War (By: Robert Thurston,Glen A. Larson) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Surrender the Galactica! (By: Robert Thurston,Glen A. Larson) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Books

Tomb Raider Tech Manual (By: Michael Jan Friedman) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Amulet of Power (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Cult (By: E.E. Knight) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man of Bronze (By: James Alan Gardner) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stellar Guild Books

Tau Ceti (By: Kevin J. Anderson,Steven Savile) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On the Train (By: Rachel Turtledove) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When the Blue Shift Comes (By: Robert Silverberg,Alvaro Zinos-Amaro) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Under the Sun (By: Nancy Kress) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Aethers of Mars (By: Eric Flint) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Tide (By: Larry Niven,Matthew Joseph Harrington,Brad R. Torgersen) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inci (With: Tina Gower) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wishing on a Star (By: Jody Lynn Nye) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Weird West Tales Books

The Buntline Special (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doctor and the Kid (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doctor and the Rough Rider (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doctor and the Dinosaurs (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Chrysalis 8(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shaggy B.E.M. Stories(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For I Have Touched the Sky (in F&SF)(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventh Annual Collection(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the King(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Fantastic(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Battlestations(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inside the Funhouse(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whatdunits(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aladdin(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collection(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honor of the Regiment(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Ghosts(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under African Skies(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under South American Skies(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alternate Warriors(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
By Any Other Fame(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon's Eye(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sherlock Holmes in Orbit(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killing Me Softly(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alternate Skiffy(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return of the Dinosaurs(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Girls for the Slime God(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flights of Fantasy(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Civil War Fantastic(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Have This Nifty Idea(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Men Writing Science Fiction As Women(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Women Writing Science Fiction As Men(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Voices In Science Fiction(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
ReVisions(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Travels with My Cats(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I, Alien(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War of the Worlds: Fresh Perspectives(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Galileo's Children(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Young Warriors: Stories of Strength(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Space Cadets(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Is My Funniest(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 41 (2007)(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards Showcase 2007(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Is My Funniest 2(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lilith Unbound(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sideways In Crime(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fast Forward 2(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Here Be Dragons(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golden Age SF(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Son of Retro Pulp Tales(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms 2(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Origins: Tales of Human Evolution(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Classics Mutilated(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Untold Adventures(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bug-Eyed Monsters & Bimbos(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Solaris Rising(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unfit for Eden: A Postscripts Anthology 26/27(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantastic Stories of the Imagination(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of SF Wars(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Going Interstellar(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With a Little More Help From My Friends(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unidentified Funny Objects(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clarkesworld: Year Three(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Memoryville Blues: A Postscripts Anthology 30/31(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Impossible Futures(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows of the New Sun(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghouls, Ghosts, and Ninja Rats(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unidentified Funny Objects 2(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writers for Relief(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera for a New Age(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Man's Hand(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paradox: Stories Inspired by the Fermi Paradox(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unidentified Funny Objects 3(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fantastic Holiday Season: The Gift of Stories(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Galaxy's Edge Magazine 2013-2014(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Funny Science Fiction(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unidentified Funny Objects 4(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragons, Droids & Doom(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleuth Magazine(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conspiracy!(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Funny Fantasy(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
SNAFU: Future Warfare(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unidentified Funny Objects 5(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Humanity 2.0(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soulmates(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Funny Horror(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Green Men—Attack!(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens: Bug Hunt(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unidentified Funny Objects 6(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Timeshift: Tales of Time(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unidentified Funny Objects 7(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sins and Other Worlds(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Galaxy’s Edge(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Vol 35(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Holy C.O.W. Anthology Volume One(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weird World War III(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unrivalled(2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Michael D. Resnick is a mystery, thriller, horror, fantasy, and science fiction author who has the most awards for short science fiction. The author was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1942 and went to the Chicago based Highland Park High School, before proceeding to the University of Chicago.

It was at university that he met Carol when they bonded over their love for the series Buck Rogers. The one thing that would significantly change the course of his life was when he discovered the fanzine “ERB-dom,” which was focused on the fiction of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Soon after, he began publishing articles and in 1965 published the “Forgotten Sea of Mars.” In 1967, he made his novel writing debut when he published “The Goddess of Ganymede.” Following the publishing of his second novel, he took a break from genre publishing and went on to write pornographic novels using a variety of pseudonyms.

During this time, he bred collies and raced horses in addition to writing columns on the subject. He got back into genre fiction during the 1980s when he wrote for “Battlestar Galactica” and published “Birthright,” the first of the “Far Future History” series of novels.

His very first novels were published in the 1960s, during a time when he was using the name Michael D. Resnick. Even though he continued writing in the 1970s, he wrote under many pseudonyms and none of those works were genre fiction.

During this time, he was one of the members that founded the Chicago organization in charge of Windycon. Over the years, Michael Resnick wrote dozens of anthologies and genre novels and hundreds of short stories that would be published in many publications.

For his work, he got prestigious nominations that included Locus, Nebula and Hugo. By the time of his death he had 37 Hugo nominations, the highest for any other author. “Kirinyaga” his short story won Best Short Story at the 1989 Hugo Awards.

In addition to his writing of novels and short fiction, he was the editor of “Jim Baen’s Universe” between 2007 and 2010 and founded “Galaxy’s Edge,” a publication he edited until his death in 2020.

Mike Resnick was the guest of honor at the 70th Worldcon in Chicago. He died in 2020 after a very long battle with cancer. He left behind his daughter Laura, who is also a fantasy and science fiction author who writes in travel and romance.

“Mutiny,” the first novel of the “Starship” series by Mike Resnick is set three millennia into the future, where the Teroni are in a huge war with the Republic. They are both powerful seafaring societies that can hold their own and it is anyone’s guess who will come out on top.

The Republic’s hero is Wilson Cole, who has won many battles that seemed unwinnable. Even though he often goes off script while on mission, he has been awarded many medals. But for his transgressions, he has been assigned to a ship full of misfits that is sent to a remote cluster, where he can be out of sight.

But things never go according to plan whenever he is involved. At the opening of the novel, he has become a member of the older ships in the Theodore Roosevelt, which is notorious for having an undisciplined crew and a captain who does not care.

Cole does not like their attitude when he arrives and his impressions of the first officer, and the captain do not help his cause much. It is not long before he is summoned by the captain for ignoring orders while on his shift.

Mike Resnick’s novel “Pirate” is set in the Galactic Era three millennia from the present time. The Republic is at war with the Teroni Federation and is struggling to exert its dominance over what it believes is an inferior civilization.

Following his latest exploits, Captain Wilson Cole has found himself at the center of a media frenzy. He has also been made a political scapegoat despite saving millions and serving the military diligently for years. He is to be court martialed but the crew of the Theodore Roosevelt rescue him, resulting in all of them being branded mutineers.

All of them decide to leave the Republic to go find new lives for themselves. Wilson Cole and his comrades refit the Teddy Roosevelt as a pirate ship and head to the lawless frontier.
It is a place patrolled by cut throat pirates and powerful warlords living in struggling colonies that compete for survival in a game that does not give second chances. But military training is not enough for one to transition into a life of plundering and pillaging and Wilson Cole’s principles may stand in the way of his targets.

“Mercenary” by Mike Resnick is set a year after the events of the previous novel. Seeking to find new lives for themselves, Wilson and Cole had refitted their ship into a pirate ship that patrols the inner frontier.

Given their limited experience in raiding and plundering as they were a disciplined military force that valued honor, life would surely become difficult. Wilson Cole suggests that the Theodore Roosevelt become a mercenary ship.

He knows that they stand to make more money by hiring out their services to the highest bidder. Whether it is heading to alien lands to free a client taken captive or evacuating a hospital about to be engulfed by war or stopping extortionate criminal cartels from extracting resources from a terrified planet, they can do it all.

Along the way they form an alliance with Platinum Duke, establish their headquarters at Singapore Station and ally with a former enemy. But the life of a mercenary is difficult and the pirate ship and Wilson Cole will soon have to go against Valkyrie, the former pirate queen and his ex right hand woman.
The fragile trust which previously existed between the two is put under a lot of strain when they work on different sides of a job.

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