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Robert Holdstock Books In Order

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Publication Order of Berserker Books

as Chris Carlsen
Shadow Of The Wolf (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bull Chief (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horned Warrior (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Merlin Codex Books

Publication Order of Mythago Wood Books

Publication Order of Night Hunter Books

as Robert Faulcon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Legend of the Werewolf (As: Robert Black) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye Among the Blind (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Necromancer (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Earthwind (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Satanists (As: Robert Black) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where Time Winds Blow (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Emerald Forest (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fetch (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ancient Echoes (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Garry Douglas Kilworth Collections

with Garry Douglas Kilworth
The Songbirds of Pain (By: Garry Douglas Kilworth) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Hollow of the Deep-Sea Wave (By: Garry Douglas Kilworth) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hogfoot Right and Bird Hands (By: Garry Douglas Kilworth) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moby Jack and Other Tall Tales (By: Garry Douglas Kilworth) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poems, Peoms and Other Atrocities (With: Garry Douglas Kilworth) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fabulous Beast (By: Garry Douglas Kilworth) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nocturnes and Other Nocturnes (By: Garry Douglas Kilworth,Claude Lalumière) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Short Stories of Garry Kilworth (By: Garry Douglas Kilworth) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Rural 1950's Boyhood (By: Garry Douglas Kilworth) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

with Garry Douglas Kilworth
In the Valley of the Statues and Other Stories (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poems, Peoms and Other Atrocities (With: Garry Douglas Kilworth) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Encyclopedia Of Science Fiction (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alien Landscapes (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tour of the Universe: The Journey of a Lifetime (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magician (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms of Fantasy (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Realms (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Routledge Readers in History Books

Renaissance Thought: [A Reader] (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Enlightenment: A Sourcebook and Reader (By: Paul Hyland) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Professionals Books

as Ken Blake

Publication Order of Bulman Books

Bulman (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
One of Our Pigeons is Missing (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thin Ice (By: John Raymond) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Andromeda Books

with Brian W. Aldiss, Michael G. Coney, Naomi Mitchison, Peter Weston
Andromeda 2 (By: Peter Weston) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Andromeda 3 (By: Gino d'Achille,Peter Weston) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

New Writings in SF-20(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stopwatch(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Andromeda 1(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frighteners 2(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 19th Pan Book of Horror Stories(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stars Of Albion(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peter Davison's Book of Alien Monsters(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Tales of Fantasy and Science Fiction(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gaslight & Ghosts(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Drabble Project(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fifth Annual Collection(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret City(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Monsters(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Robert Holdstock was a British published author. He also wrote under the pen names of Ken Blake, Robert Black, Chris Carlsen, Stephen Eisler, Richard Kirk, and Robert Faulcon.

Born on August 2, 1948 in Hythe in Kent in England, this novelist has become well known around the world for his fantasy novels and mythical fiction. He wrote in genres from horror to science fiction to fantasy to mystery. He grew up near the Romney Marsh and the Kentish heartlands’ woods. His Nordic, Gothic, Pictish and Celtic fantasy literature and unique and often what spring to mind when the author’s name is mentioned for those who are familiar. His works often have a variety of themes explored, from woodland to spiritual, philosophical, anthropological, and psychological.

Robert was born the oldest of the five children in his family. His father worked as a police officer and his mother a nurse. He would attend Gillingham Grammar School at seven. He had a few jobs as a younger adult that included slate miner, construction, and being a banana boat man. He would go on to attend University College of North Wales, graduating with his Bachelor of Science and honors in applied Zoology. He would then go on to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, graduating in 1971 with his Master of Science in the field of Medical Zoology.

He would then go on in 1971 to conduct research as part of the Medical Research Council in London all the way to 1974. At the same time he was spending time writing and producing his own science fiction magazine. The author would choose to write full-time in 1976. He would also live in North London for the rest of his life. He would pass away on November 29, 2009 after collapsing earlier due to infection days before.

Holdstock would first see his writing published in print in 1968. New Worlds published his story “Pauper’s Plot” in their magazine. His first novel came out in 1976 and was a science fiction novel titled Eye Among the Blind. He continued to write through the seventies and eighties, including a number of sci-fi and fantasy novels and short stories. He also wrote adapted television scripts to become t.v. series novelizations, such as “The Professionals”.

It was during this time that he came up with the large-format book Space Wars, Worlds and Weapons. For this he wrote essays concerning sci-fi tropes and more, all paired with colored artwork. Robert would collaborate with Malcolm Edwards to write Tour of the Universe in 1980. Rights were sold to create a space shuttle simulation ride that was called by the same name at the CN Tower.

Later his novel “The Dark Wheel” would be part of the included work with “Elite” in 1984, a popular computer game. He also came up with an adaptation of the John Boorman film “The Emerald Forest” and novelized episodes of “Bulman”, a Granada Television series. But one of his more popular novels would come out in 1984, Mythago Wood. It started the series known as Ryhope Wood, which would produce several novels concluding with 2009’s seventh novel, Avilion.

The author was fortunate enough to be featured as a guest of honor in 1984 at Novacon. The first five hundred attendees of the event also received “Thorn”, his fantasy story, presented in a (limited edition) chapbook. He has continued to write, producing his fantasy trilogy the Merlin Codex from 2001 to 2007. He has also edited and wrote nonfiction books or anthologies, including Tour of the Universe and Alien Landscapes, as well as Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

Robert issued a poetry volume written along with Garry Kilworth in 2013. His novels were also noted for their unique and beautiful illustrations. Eddi Gornall illustrated the UK cover for Mythago Wood while Christopher Zacharow illustrated its United States version. Geoff Taylor did work on the sequels to Mythago Wood. Other artists worked on future illustrations on later editions and covers.

Robert has been the recipient of 3 BSFA Awards, for Mythago Wood (the novella, 1981) and best novel for Mythago Wood in 1984, as well as Lavondyss in 1988. He also was awarded the World Fantasy Award in 1985 for Best Novel. Holdstock has won several awards throughout the course of his career. Mythago Wood the novella also won a World Fantasy Award in 1982 for best novella. The novel would win a World Fantasy Award in 1985 for best novel. His and Kilworth’s novella The Ragthorn would win a World Fantasy Award in 1992 for best novella and be nominated for a BSFA Award in 1994. His novel The Fetch won a HOMer Award in 1992 for horror novel. Meanwhile, The Iron Grail won a Czech Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Award in 2002 for best novel. The Mythago Wood collection won a Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire in 2003 and Celtika won one as well in 2004 (foreign language novel). His short story “Scarrowfell” also won an Imaginales Award in 2004.

Robert Holdstock is the creator and the author of the famous Mythago series. This series first began with Mythago Wood, published in 1984. It was followed by the sequel, Lavondyss. The third novel was titled The Bone Forest. It was followed by the fourth novel, The Hollowing, the fifth novel Merlin’s Wood, then Gate of Ivory, and the seventh novel Avilion.

Mythago Wood is the first novel in the fictional series by the same name. In life, George Huxley was consumed by Ryhope Wood, the last piece of primeval forest in Britain. He had lived a long time and finally passed, and now his sons have picked up where he left off. What they find out is more than they ever thought.

The Wood is a place where myths can become real, feeding off emotions through time. Love can haunt you, and beauty can drive you mad. Will the sons be able to handle the power of this forest? Or are they doomed to be drawn in and never return?

Lavondyss is the second novel in the Mythago Woods series. Lavondyss is the ultimate in the realms, the place where all myths come from. Tallis Keeton ventures into the Ryhope Wood. She wants to find her younger brother, Harry, who was lost in the forest.

Eventually she finds out about the other world and the way into this place located around the forest. But when she stumbles upon Lavondyss, can she handle this realm? Read this book to find out!

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