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Publication Order of Beyond the Veil of Stars Books

Beyond the Veil of Stars (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beneath the Gated Sky (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Great Ship Books

Marrow (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Well of Stars (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mere (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man With the Golden Balloon (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eater-of-Bone and Other Novellas (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Katabasis (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Greatship (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Memory of Sky (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alone (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hoop-of-Benzene (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Remoras (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Residue of Fire (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aeon's Child (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rococo (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
River of the Queen (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of Time (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Parables of Infinity (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Noumenon (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Caldera of Good Fortune (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Precious Mental (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Speed of Belief (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Camouflage (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sarcophagus (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cryptic Age (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marrow Redux (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eater-of-Bone (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hatch (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Good Mountain (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragons of Marrow (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where You Have Been (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kingfisher (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Realms of Water (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conversations in the Dark (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Carries the World (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nameless He (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flattering the Flame (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Necklace of Memory (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poubelle (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Raven Dream Books

Raven Dream (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Muskrats on the Moon (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

The Dragons of Springplace (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cuckoo's Boys (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Wedding and Other Stories (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Waging Good and Other Stories (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pallbearer and Other Tales of Glorious Contagions (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Abducted Souls and Other Difficult Stories (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tiny Stories About Forever and Always (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Utility Man (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guest of Honor (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Decency (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whiptail (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winemaster (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Human Bay (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Birdy Girl (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hexagons (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Billion Eves (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eight Episodes (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Five Thrillers (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Truth (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Next Invasion (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Candidate (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swingers (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Veritas (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Man of Modest Means (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killing the Morrow (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Deity (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woman Leaves Room (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dome on the Prairie (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Floating Over Time (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Willa (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coffins (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blackbird (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Past Imperfect (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aether (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Show Me Yours (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cloudburst (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once Green (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Greasy (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tournament (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coelacanths (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
She Sees My Monsters Now (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
On the Brink of That Bright New World (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good Hand (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Man's Run (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cure (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
What We Do (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sleeping Woman (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Church With Mr. Multhiford (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shape of Everything (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Passing (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragons of Summer Gulch (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Woman's Best Friend (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roxie (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Water Colors (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Tuesday (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Born (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The City of Your Soul (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Will Be (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Place With Shade (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Plague of Life (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ants of Flanders (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Euphoria (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Cheetah (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chrysalis (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frank (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lying to Dogs (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Retreat (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
After All (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Days of Hamelin (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
GW In the Afterlife (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A History of Terraforming (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Before My Last Breath (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House Left Empty (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mermaid (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fable Blue (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stride (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Prayers Are With You (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New System (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Algorithm (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oracles (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Opal Ball (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
At The Corner of Darwin and Eternity (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Among Us (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empty (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Sams (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rwanda (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Worthy (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old Man Waiting (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passion for the Unworthy Ape (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Retrograde Tales (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Retrogrades (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Retrograde Blessings (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Leeshore (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hormone Jungle (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Down the Bright Way (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Milk (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Remarkables (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Exaltation of Larks (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sister Alice (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flavors of My Genius (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Opposite of Breathing (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Trials of Quentin Maurus Books

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collection(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starlight 1(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bangs & Whimpers: Stories about The End of The World(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best SF 4(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Furthest Horizon(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best SF 5(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Space Soldiers(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Supermen(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book Of Science Fiction(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 15(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best SF 8(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 16(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silver Gryphon(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine: Joe Haldeman and Others(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hard SF Renaissance(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: 21 Annual Edition(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Million A.D.(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 2005(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2006(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Space Opera Renaissance(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Space Opera(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2008 Edition(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 21(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 22(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best SF 14(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2009(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms 2(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enter a Future: Fantastic Tales from Asimov's Science Fiction(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 2(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starship Vectors(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightspeed: Year One(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 5(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 3(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daily Science Fiction Stories of September 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unfit for Eden: A Postscripts Anthology 26/27(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robots: The Recent A.I.(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2012(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best SF 16(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 4(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Season of Wonder(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Short SF Novels 2(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld: Year Three(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy & Science Fiction, 2012 Nebula Nominees(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solaris Rising 2(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year\'s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2014(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aliens: Recent Encounters(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2013(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 5(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New SF 26(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memoryville Blues: A Postscripts Anthology 30/31(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Short SF Novels 3(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld: Year Six(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 6(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paradox: Stories Inspired by the Fermi Paradox(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Upgraded(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Far Voyager: A Postcripts Anthology 32/33(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carbide Tipped Pens(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 7(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warrior Women(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld: Year Eight(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 116, May 2016(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume One(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 8(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bridging Infinity(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction November/December 2016(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galactic Empires(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Two(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year Volume Three(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 9(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld Year Nine: Volume One(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 10(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2018(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Short SF Novels 8(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld Year Ten: Volume One(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld Year Ten: Volume Two(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Five(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Robert Reed

Robert Reed is a celebrated American science-fiction author who has published dozens of novels, novellas, and short stories under both his own name and his pseudonym Robert Touzalin. His writing style is both powerful and thought-provoking, often exploring the human condition with topics ranging from technological advances to identity struggles. His characters are complex and his stories often carry subtle messages about the world.

He is a master of suspense and intrigue, often leaving readers guessing until the very end. His work is praised for its originality and depth, and has earned him two Hugo Award nominations, the highest honor in science-fiction writing. His stories are entertaining and often leave readers with a feeling of awe and admiration.

His work continues to be popular and his name is remembered by generations to come. His stories continue to inspire and challenge readers, providing them with an entertaining and thought-provoking escape from everyday life. To this day, Reed remains an active member of the science-fiction writing community, continuing to impact the genre with his work.

As a storyteller he is known for his imaginative story-telling and his ability to create in-depth characters, often with a great deal of complexity. His stories are often engaging and have important messages which are delivered in a powerful and thought-provoking way. Many of his stories explore the human condition, with themes such as morality, loyalty, and the consequences of our actions.

He has an impressive track record of creating stories which leave readers with a sense of wonder and admiration. His stories often challenge readers to think differently and to question their own beliefs. He is known for his ability to build suspense, leaving readers guessing until the very last page.

Reed’s stories often contain important messages, with some stories presenting a warning about the dangers of technology and others exploring the idea of identity and how it shapes our lives. His stories are often thought-provoking and entertaining, and they can often leave readers with a feeling of awe and admiration. Robert Reed is certainly one of the greats in the world of science-fiction writing, and his work will continue to be enjoyed and discussed for generations to come.

Early and Personal Life

Born on the 9th of October 1956 in Omaha, Robert Reed developed an interest in reading and writing from an early age. Growing up in Nebraska, he enjoyed reading a variety of books, which inspired him to write his own stories. After graduating in 1987 from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a degree in biology, Reed worked as a lab technician and then a full-time science fiction writer.

Inspiration for Reed’s writing came from a variety of sources, as he was exposed to a range of literature while growing up. He was particularly inspired by a wide-range of science-fiction authors, studying their styles and techniques. This inspired him to create his own stories and find his own voice as a writer.

Reed has grown as an author, honing his craft over the years and developing his own unique style. He has published an extensive library of short fiction, novels, and novellas. His work has been recognized and honored with several awards and nominations, including Hugos for his short fiction and a John W. Campbell nomination for best novel. He continues to write, inspire, and entertain readers from all across the world.

Writing Career

Robert Reed has enjoyed a distinguished writing career, crafting works that span the genres of science fiction, horror and fantasy. His debut novel The Leeshore was published in 1987, followed by the Veil of Stars series, Great Ship, Trials of Quentin Maurus and Raven Dream series, and novels such Black Milk, Down the Bright Way, The Remarkables, Sister Alice and The Opposite of Breathing.

He has also written numerous collections, novellas and short stories, such as The Dragons of Springplace, Coffins and Mrs Greasy, Treading in the Afterglow and Totipotent, as well as being included in multiple anthologies. His later book, Kingfisher, was released in 2021, continuing his prolific literary output.

Down the Bright Way

Robert Reed’s science-fiction novel ‘Down the Bright Way’ was first published on January 1, 1991 by Time Warner Books UK. It was a stand-alone novel, written and produced by the author. Since its publication, ‘Down the Bright Way’ has become a well-known and highly-regarded work of science-fiction literature.

In the depths of space, there are many worlds like our own, each with its own humanity. Through the Bright, an ancient path forged by the Makers, humanity can travel between these worlds and join them in a shared destiny. However, the Bright can also be used by those with ill intent, as they seek to control and conquer.

This book tells an exciting story of humanity spread across multiple worlds and the efforts to unite them. It is an imaginative story of exploration, discovery, and adventure. Readers will be immersed in the thrilling journey and enjoy the compelling characters. It’s an unforgettable read that is sure to entertain.

Beyond the Veil of Stars

On June 1, 1994, the science-fiction novel ‘Beyond the Veil of Stars’ was published by Tor Books. It is the first novel in the ‘Veil of Stars’ series. Beginning the series, it establishes the style and tone of what’s to come.

Cornell Novak was enlisted in the government’s top-secret project, uncovering the mysterious ‘portals’ which lead to otherworldly planets. With Porsche, his companion, the two traverse a portal, facing the unknown and uncovering a host of unusual encounters. When Cornell returns to Earth, he soon discovers he has a greater challenge ahead of him – one that is even more daunting than the experiences he encountered from the other side. He must face secrets more devastating than he could have ever imagined.

This book is a must-read for anyone who loves a good adventure! Cornell Novak’s journey through a portal to uncover the mysteries of otherworldly planets is a gripping experience. When Cornell returns to Earth, he is faced with a challenge even more daunting than the ones he encountered through the portal. This book will leave readers wanting more!

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