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Publication Order of Perry Rhodan - English Books

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

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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