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Publication Order of Perry Rhodan - English Books

Enterprise Stardust (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Radiant Dome (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galactic Alarm (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invasion from Space (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vega Sector (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Of The Time Vault (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fortress of the Six Moons (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Galactic Riddle (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quest Through Space and Time (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghosts of Gol (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Planet of the Dying Sun (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ambassadors From Aurigel (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rebels of Tuglan (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Immortal Unknown (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Venus In Danger (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escape to Venus (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Barrier X (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Venus Trap (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Menace Of The Mutant Master (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mutants Vs. Mutants (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thrall Of Hypno (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cosmic Decoy (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fleet of the Springers (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peril On Ice Planet (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perry Rhodan, Infinity Flight (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snowman in Flames (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cosmic Traitor (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Planet of the Gods (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Plague Of Oblivion (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
A World Gone Mad (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Arkon! (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realm Of The Tri-planets (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Challenge of the Unknown (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant's Partner (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
SOS: Spaceship Titan! (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beware The Microbots (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man And Monster (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Epidemic center: Aralon (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Project : Earthsave (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silence Of Gom (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Eye of Betelgeuse (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Earth Dies (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time's Lonely One (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lifehunt (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pseudo One (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unknown Sector: Milky Way (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Again: Atlan! (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Of The Mutant Master (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Live (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solar Assassins (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Attack From The Unseen (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return From The Void (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fortress Atlantis (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spybot! (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blue Dwarfs (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Micro-Techs (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Touch of Eternity (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prisoner Of Time (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Guardians (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Interlude on Siliko 5 (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dimension Search (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Atom Hell Of Grautier (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Waits in Semispace (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Days of Atlantis (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tigris Leaps (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Renegades of the Future (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horror (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimson Universe (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under the Stars of Druufon (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bonds of Eternity (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thora's Sacrifice (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caves of the Druufs (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spaceship of Ancestors (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Checkmate: Universe (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Planet Topide, Please Reply! (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Recruits For Arkon (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conflict Center: Naator (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Power Key (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sleepers (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Columbus Affair (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pucky's Greatest Hour (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Atlan In Danger (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ernst Ellert Returns! (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Mission: Moluk (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enemy in the Dark (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blazing Sun (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Starless Realm (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery Of The Anti (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unleashed Powers (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Friend to Mankind (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Target Star (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vagabond Of Space (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Action: Division 3 (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Plasma Monster (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horn: Green (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phantom Fleet (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Idol from Passa (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blue System (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desert of Death's Domain (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blockade: Lepso (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spoor Of The Antis (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
False Front (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man with Two Faces (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wonderflower Of Utik (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Power's Price (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caller from Eternity (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Emperor And The Monster (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Duel Under The Double Sun (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stolen Spacefleet & Sgt. Robot (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seeds of Ruin & #Planet Mechanica (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heritage of the Lizard People & Death's Demand (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saboteurs in A-1 & The Psycho Duel (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perry Rhodan, No. 117: Savior of the Empire / No. 118: The Shadows Attack (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Between the Galaxies (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killers from Hyperspace (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Atom Fire on Mechanica (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Volunteers for Frago (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fortress in Time (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sinister Power (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robots, Bombs and Mutants (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The guns of Everblack (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sentinels of Solitude (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beasts Below (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blitzkrieg Galactica (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peril Unlimited (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
World Without Mercy (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadmen Shouldn't Die (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Station of the Invisibles (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Agents of Distruction (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Humans Keep Out! (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Robot Invitation (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phantom Horde 137 Meets Starman (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon

The name Perry Rhodan refers to a science fiction magazine series from Germany that started publication in the 1960s. There have been over two thousand issues of Perry Rhodan released to date. The series was initially the work of Walter Ernsting and Karl Herbert Scheer.

The German science fiction writers eventually gave way to other authors to try their hand at producing the series.

+The Story

There were only supposed to be fifty volumes of the Perry Rhodan series. However, since its initial publication, the stories have continued to come out on a weekly basis, this allowing for the accumulation of over two thousand issues over the decades.

The Perry Rhodan series has, for the last several decades, worked to tell stories that revolve around a collection of connected and highly complex plotlines. In fact, one would be hard-pressed to make sense of the story trying to jump aboard using random issues because references to earlier events are constantly being made.

The Perry Rhodan series has since been released in hardcover and paperback volumes, though the comics are also still available.

The story of the Perry Rhodan series begins with Perry Rhodan attempting a moon landing alongside his fellow members of the U.S. Space force. The mission takes an unexpected turn when the team discovers an alien spacecraft.

The crew uses the technology of the ship to elevate mankind’s place in the cosmos, allowing their species to go out into the galaxy and to begin truly exploring the vastness of space. To make such achievements, Perry’s discoveries help mankind make alterations to their physical forms, not to mention making use of advanced transportation technologies.

As the series progresses and the characters go on numerous adventures, they attain a state of immortality where by they cannot age or suffer from disease. This particular shift allows the story to cover several decades, centuries and even millennia.

In fact, after a while, some of the characters begin talking in terms of millions of years as their live spans extend astronomically. New galaxies are introduced and concepts such as time travel and paranormal abilities come into play.

The writers of the Perry Rhodan series are able to play with so many unique concepts because their story takes place in an alternate universe known as the Einstein Universe. As such, they have the freedom to play with the way nature and physics work.

Though, the Einstein Universe is supposed to resemble the reader’s own universe in most aspects. The Perry Rhodan series is able to exceed the boundaries of real science by staying true to previous theories about the universe and its workings, many of which allow for greater flexibility in terms of interpretation. Even though the Perry Rhodan series is still running, its writers keep choosing to ignore new scientific theories about concepts like dark matter and dark energy. As a result, they have a little more freedom to operate.

The stories told play fast and loose with what can and cannot be achieved through scientific means. The multiverse concept is often used as a tool through which the Perry Rhodan series can explore its most outlandish ideas.

By having their characters travel to alternative universes, the writers are able to create stories that are not beholden to even the few restrictions of science and nature to which they have chosen to stay true in the Einstein Universe.

The Perry Rhodan series deals with a variety of alien beings many of whom are quite primitive and some of which are so powerful that they have attained god-like powers.

A recurring theme in the Rhodan books is the conflict between the high powers, beings that have evolved to a point where they exist in a higher dimension and, therefore, cannot interact with lower level creatures.

The conflict initially revolves around two sides known as the cosmocrats and the chaotarchs. One side seeks to bring about absolute order while the other, their foes, won’t be happy until they have brought about complete chaos in the universe.

After a while, though, the higher powers as a whole begin to view life as a rival that must be overcome because it keeps spreading throughout the universe. The complexity of the stories told in these books tends to wax and wane depending on the writers. When it gets complicated, though, the books can sometimes push things a bit too far, with the scientific concepts they keep playing with and the classifications of living organisms involved making for a jumbled mess.

The Perry Rhodan series was initially derided by fans. But that was during its earliest days when it was aimed at teenagers. As time went by, the authors began to develop more mature stories written with adult readers in mind.

The books began to focus less on pulpy action and adventure and more on the philosophical nature of man’s attempts to expand his horizons. Despite its many critics, the Perry Rhodan series has maintained a consistent presence on the science fiction landscape because it has a hardcore following.

Then again, this hardcore following seemed to dissipate when the live action film adaptation of the Perry Rhodan books was released in 1967. Called ‘Mission Stardust’ and featuring Lang Jeffries and Essy Persson, the movie first opened in Rome before making its way to West Germany. No one had anything good to say about it.

The movie was panned for being uneven and boasting very crude special effects, though some people thought its makers were bold for even attempting such an undertaking.

+Enterprise Stardust

Perry Rhodan boarded the spaceship Stardust believing that he would be the first man on the moon. He did not expect to also become the first man to engage with Alien life. Perry’s interactions with the Arkonides—aliens from a distant world—has the potential to catapult mankind into an age of wonders.

But before Perry can bring the Arkonides’ amazing technology to the people of Earth, he must prove his worth by passing a daring test.

+The Radiant Dome

Following his encounter with Aliens, Perry and his crew have gone ahead and set up shop in the Gobi desert. With their base online, Perry attempts to unite the governments of the world, a tactic that fails. When the nations of the earth move to strike their base, Perry must rely on his Arkonide connections to keep his friends safe even while working to unite mankind.

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