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Publication Order of Xanth Books

A Spell for Chameleon (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Source of Magic (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Castle Roogna (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Centaur Aisle (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ogre, Ogre (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Mare (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon on a Pedestal (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crewel Lye (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golem in the Gears (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vale of the Vole (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heaven Cent (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man from Mundania (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isle of View (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Question Quest (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Color of Her Panties (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Demons Don't Dream (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harpy Thyme (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Geis of the Gargoyle (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roc and a Hard Place (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yon Ill Wind (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Faun & Games (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombie Lover (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Xone of Contention (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dastard (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swell Foop (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Up in a Heaval (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cube Route (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Currant Events (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pet Peeve (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stork Naked (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Air Apparent (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two to the Fifth (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jumper Cable (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knot Gneiss (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Well-Tempered Clavicle (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Luck of the Draw (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Esrever Doom (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Board Stiff (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Five Portraits (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isis Orb (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Writer in the Sky (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire Sail (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jest Right (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skeleton Key (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tryst of Fate (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Six Crystal Princesses (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apoca Lips (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Xanth Graphic Novel Books

Return to Centaur (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Apprentice Adept Books

Split Infinity (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue Adept (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Juxtaposition (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of Phaze (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robot Adept (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unicorn Point (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phaze Doubt (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Aliena Books

Aliena (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliena Too (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Aton Books

Chthon (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phthor (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Battle Circle Books

Sos the Rope (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Var the Stick (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Neq the Sword (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bio Of A Space Tyrant Books

Refugee (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mercenary (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Politician (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Executive (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Statesman (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Iron Maiden (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of ChroMagic Books

Key to Havoc (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Key to Chroma (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Key to Destiny (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Key to Liberty (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Key to Survival (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cluster Books

Cluster / Vicinity Cluster (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chaining the Lady (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kirlian Quest (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thousandstar (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Viscous Circle (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Geodyssey Books

Isle of Woman (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shame of Man (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hope of Earth (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Muse of Art (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Climate of Change (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hair Books

Hair Power (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hair Suite (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hair Peace (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Incarnations Of Immortality Books

On a Pale Horse (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bearing an Hourglass (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With a Tangled Skein (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wielding a Red Sword (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Being a Green Mother (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For Love of Evil (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
And Eternity (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under a Velvet Cloak (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jason Striker Books

with Roberto Fuentes
Kiai! (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistress of Death (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bamboo Bloodbath (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ninja's Revenge (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amazon Slaughter (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Curse of the Ninja (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kelvin Of Rud Books

with Robert E. Margroff
Dragon's Gold (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Serpent's Silver (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chimaera's Copper (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Orc's Opal (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mouvar's Magic (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Metal Maiden Books

To Be a Woman (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shepherd (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fly Trap (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Awares (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mode Books

Virtual Mode (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fractal Mode (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chaos Mode (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
DoOon Mode (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Of Man and Manta Books

Omnivore (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Orn (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ox (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of PAKK Books

with Kenneth Kelly
Virtue Inverted (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amazon Expedient (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magenta Salvation (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pornucopia Books

Pornucopia (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magic Fart (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Return Of Aladdin Books

with J.R. Rain
Aladdin Relighted (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aladdin Sins Bad (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aladdin and the Flying Dutchman (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tarot Books

God of Tarot (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vision of Tarot (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Faith of Tarot (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Trail Mix Books

Amoeba (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beetle Juice (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Ring (With: Robert E. Margroff) (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Macroscope (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hasan (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The E.S.P. Worm (With: Robert E. Margroff) (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prostho Plus (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Race Against Time (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Triple Detente (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rings of Ice (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
But What of Earth? (With: ) (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Steppe (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pretender (With: Frances Hall) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mute (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard Sell (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shade of the Tree (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Total Recall (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Through the Ice (With: Robert Kornwise) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Balook (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Firefly (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Morn (With: Roberto Fuentes) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tatham Mound (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mercycle (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killobyte (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Caterpillar's Question (With: Philip Jose Farmer) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If I Pay Thee Not in Gold (With: Mercedes Lackey) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earth (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Willing Spirit (With: Alfred Tella) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spider Legs (With: Clifford A. Pickover) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Volk (With: Brad Linaweaver) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quest for the Fallen Star (With: Alan Riggs,James Richey) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream a Little Dream (With: Julie Brady) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realty Check (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of Spring (With: Jo Anne Taeusch) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gutbucket Quest (With: Ron Leming) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tortoise Reform (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eroma (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sopaths (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pandora Park (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dolfin Tayle (With: J.R. Rain) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jack and the Giants (With: J.R. Rain) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
WereWoman (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lavabull (With: J.R. Rain) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Worm Returns (With: J.R. Rain) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Journey (With: J.R. Rain) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Knave (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Juliet (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Serial (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Anthonology (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien Plot (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Relationships (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Relationships II (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Relationships III (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Relationships IV (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Relationships V (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Relationships VI (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Read the Read: Three Tiny Tales (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Bio of an Ogre (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters to Jenny (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How Precious Was That While (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alfred (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Curiosity Quills Anthology Books

with , J.R. Rain, Matthew S. Cox, Tony Healey, Richard Roberts, , , Jennifer Malone Wright
Curiosity Quills: Primetime (By:J.R. Rain,Tony Healey,Jennifer Malone Wright) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Curiosity Quills: Chronology (By:J.R. Rain,Matthew S. Cox) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Curiosity Quills Anthology: Cast No Shadows (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Curiosity Quills Anthology: Cast No Shadows (By:) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Curiosity Quills: Darkscapes (With: ,J.R. Rain,Matthew S. Cox,Richard Roberts) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Berkley Showcase Books

The Berkley Showcase Vol.1 New Writings in Science Fiction and Fantasy (By:) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berkley Showcase: Vol. 3 (With: ,Robert Thurston,,Thomas M. Disch,Paul Williams,,,,Simon Hawke) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Analog Science Fiction and Fact, November 1967(1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Science Against Man(1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales from the Great Turtle(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bits of the Dead(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wonder(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Fears Become(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One and Wonder(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unidentified Funny Objects 3(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasy For Good(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unidentified Funny Objects 4(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragons, Droids & Doom(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writer's Retweet(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Curiosity Quills: Darkscapes(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Girl Lost: Thirteen Tales of Youth Disrupted(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Boy Lost: More Tales of Youth Disrupted(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Good, the Bad, & the Cute: The Secret Ways of Dolls(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Author Piers Anthony is a famous novelist and short story writer from Oxford, England. He was born on 6th August 1934, named Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob and has established himself as an English American writer under the pen name Piers Anthony over the years. His writings mainly include the fantasy and science fiction genres. Piers is most famous for writing the novel series Xanth which is set in the fictional realm. A number of his novels have featured in the New York Times Bestseller list and he considers himself lucky to have achieved a unique achievement of writing books with titles on every letter of the English alphabet, right from Anthology to the highly successful novel, Zombie Lover. When Piers was just six years old, his family shifted to the United States of America, where he graduated from the Goddard College located in Vermont in the year 1956. He served in the U.S Army for a short period from the year 1958 and thereby acquired the citizenship of the United States.

After serving for two years in the Army, Piers taught at a school in St. Petersburg, Florida for some time. He finally left everything to become a full-time writer and began writing novels and short stories. Piers married Carol Marble when they both were studying in college together. They faced a tough time in generating a steady income while Carol was pregnant and it was later that Piers identified his real talent and began exploring the writer in himself. Initially, they had decided that if he could sell a writing within a year, he would give up writing. But, by God’s grace, Piers succeeded in getting one of his short stories published at the end of the year and Carol also started supporting him. Today, after so many years of a successful writing career, Piers looks back to the days of his struggle and credits his wife for becoming his moral support in all the ups and downs in his life. Piers Anthony lives with his wife, one of the two daughters and a grandchild on a tree farm in Florida. One of his daughter died of respiratory paralysis in the year 2009.

During the initial days of his stint as a writer, Piers had to change multiple publishers as he did not like their habit of tampering his writings. He believed that his works were very close to his heart and no one had the right to make changes in them. He even sued the publishers on a few occasions due to this and has won most of the judgement in his favor. In his entire career as a successful novelist, Piers has written more than 15 fiction novel series’. His writings also include short story collections and nonfiction works. Although, all of his initial writings brought him success and fame, it was the Xanth series that was the turning point of his career. The Xanth series consists of 39 fiction novels with the first novel of the series being published in the year 1977. Piers is still contributing to the series and the 40th novel is about to be published soon. The first book of the series was titled ‘A Spell for chameleon’ which introduces the fictional world of Xanth where magic was prevalent in every nook and corner. The land of Xanth is very enchanting and every citizen living here has some special spells. The novel also introduces the central character of the series named ‘Bink’.

Bink lives in the North Village of Xanth and is an exceptional man as he different from the people of Xanth. He does not possess any magical powers like them and lives in the fear that he would be exiled from Xanth if he did not find any magic. Another character named ‘Good Magician Humfrey’ believed that Bink was a very powerful man. By reading the charts, Humfrey came to know that Bink had powers similar to the King and even the evil magician ‘Trent’, but no one is able to see the form of his powers. Meanwhile, Bink is in despair to find his magic and prove his worth of being a part of Xanth otherwise he will be expelled. He even gets separated from his fiancee Sabrina. The novel also introduces other important characters of the series while showing the miseries in the life of Bink and his attempts to get out of every situation. The theme of the novel is very well set in a fictional world and the characters too are described very beautifully. Bink wishes to have a variety in life and meets ‘Chameleon’ and sees the different forms of all the attractive women whom he has encountered in it and decides to get settled with it. The novel was a huge hit among the masses and was set to be made into a movie in the year 2008. Chris Palmer was very much interested in directing the movie, but Warner Brothers production house was of the opinion that the economic climate did not fit well to finance the film and it is still in development.

The second novel of the Xanth series was published in the year 1979 under the title of ‘The Source of Magic’. The plot of this novel is set a year ahead from the first book and shows the adventures in the life of Bink. He is settled with his pregnant wife Chameleon who later gives birth to a son named Dor. He is appointed as the Official Researcher of Xanth by Trent and is given the responsibility of discovering the source of the magic of Xanth. Bink comes out all the hazards in his life successfully during the course of the novel, but accidently destroys all the magic of Xanth. At the end of the novel, Bink returns home and discovers that his son Dor is gifted with the talent of a magician. His son is able to talk to inanimate objects. The second book of the series also continues to charm the readers with its fresh adventurous magic. The work of Piers was praised by one and all and the book went on to sell a huge number of copies worldwide. Other noted writers also happily praised the writings of Piers Anthony and this helped him to establish himself as a noteworthy author. The Xanth series is the inspiration behind the video game ‘Companions of Xanth’ developed by the Legend Entertainment and also a board game titled ‘Xanth’ which was developed by Mayfair Games. Most of the novels of the series are in talks to be made into movies by many famous directors and producers of Hollywood. Piers has maintained an internet service for the aspiring writers and as a result, his website has been awarded with a special recognition towards the Service to Writers by Preditors and Editors. He also received The Wizard Sites Award in the year 1999. The initial novel of the Xanth series went on to win the British Fantasy Award for being the best novel in the fiction genre in 1978.

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3 Responses to “Piers Anthony”

  1. carol mulligan: 2 years ago

    I am absolutely addicted to the Xanth series. How ironic that it was supposed to be a trilogy, and we’re now on Book 44!! Hope it keeps going and going and going!!!

  2. Gustav Jones: 5 years ago

    I had a friend who was a fan back in high school. I finally got the opportunity to check out Anthony’s works and read On a Pale Horse. I am now addicted!

  3. Matt Lehto: 8 years ago

    Thank you for adding this great author. I have been a huge fan of the Xanth series since I was in Middle School


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