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Publication Order of Xanth Books

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

Publication Order of Xanth Graphic Novel Books

Return to Centaur (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Apprentice Adept Books

Publication Order of Aliena Books

Publication Order of Aton Books

Publication Order of Battle Circle Books

Publication Order of Bio Of A Space Tyrant Books

Publication Order of ChroMagic Books

Publication Order of Cluster Books

Cluster / Vicinity Cluster (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chaining the Lady (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kirlian Quest (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thousandstar (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Viscous Circle (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Geodyssey Books

Publication Order of Hair Books

Publication Order of Incarnations Of Immortality Books

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

Publication Order of Jason Striker Books

with Roberto Fuentes
Kiai! (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mistress of Death (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bamboo Bloodbath (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ninja's Revenge (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amazon Slaughter (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Curse of the Ninja (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Kelvin Of Rud Books

with Robert E. Margroff
Dragon's Gold (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Serpent's Silver (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chimaera's Copper (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orc's Opal (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mouvar's Magic (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Metal Maiden Books

Publication Order of Mode Books

Publication Order of Of Man and Manta Books

Publication Order of PAKK Books

with Kenneth Kelly
Virtue Inverted (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amazon Expedient (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magenta Salvation (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Pornucopia Books

Publication Order of Return Of Aladdin Books

with J.R. Rain
Aladdin Relighted (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aladdin Sins Bad (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aladdin and the Flying Dutchman (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tarot Books

God of Tarot (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vision of Tarot (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Faith of Tarot (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Trail Mix Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Anthonology (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alien Plot (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Relationships (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Relationships II (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Relationships III (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Relationships IV (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Relationships V (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cautionary Tales (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Relationships VI (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Read the Read: Three Tiny Tales (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Bio of an Ogre (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters to Jenny (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Precious Was That While (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alfred (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Curiosity Quills Anthology Books

Primetime (By: J.R. Rain,Tony Healey,Jennifer Malone Wright) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chronology (By: J.R. Rain,Matthew S. Cox) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cast No Shadows (By: Jordan Elizabeth,Amy L. Gale,Joan O. Scharf) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkscapes (With: Jordan Elizabeth,J.R. Rain,Matthew S. Cox,Richard Roberts,B.C. Johnson,Andrew Buckley,W.K. Pomeroy,Darin Kennedy,J.P. Sloan,James Wymore,Tegan Wren,Nathan Croft,Rena Rocford,Ann M. Noser,Randy Attwood,Benjamin Sperduto,Katie Young,Mark W. Woodring,S.E. Bennett,Bob Defendi,J.E. Anckorn) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Analog Science Fiction and Fact, November 1967(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Against Man(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Berkley Showcase: Vol. 3(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales from the Great Turtle(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bits of the Dead(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crossed Genres Issue 5: Humor(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wonder(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Fears Become(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
One and Wonder(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unidentified Funny Objects 3(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy For Good: A Charitable Anthology(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unidentified Funny Objects 4(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragons, Droids & Doom(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writer's Retweet(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkscapes(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forsaken(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Girl Lost: Thirteen Tales of Youth Disrupted(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Boy Lost: More Tales of Youth Disrupted(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good, the Bad, & the Cute: The Secret Ways of Dolls(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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4 Responses to “Piers Anthony”

  1. Katie welch: 8 months ago

    My dad introduced me to the Xanth series when I was 13. I absolutely love them so much! Piers Anthony is one of my very favorite authors! What an amazing man!

  2. carol mulligan: 3 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!!!

  3. Gustav Jones: 6 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!

  4. Matt Lehto: 9 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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