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Steven Barnes Books In Order

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Publication Order of Assassin's Creed Books

The Invisible Imam (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Aubrey Knight Books

Streetlethal (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gorgon Child (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Firedance (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Devil's Wake Books

with Tananarive Due
Devil's Wake (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Domino Falls (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dream Park Books

with Larry Niven
Dream Park (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Barsoom Project (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
California Voodoo Game / The Voodoo Game (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon Maze Game (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fusion Books

Fusion: The Soulstar Commission (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Great Sky Woman Books

Great Sky Woman (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Valley (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Heorot Books

with Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
The Legacy of Heorot (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beowulf's Children / The Dragons of Heorot (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of Black Ship Island (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starborn and Godsons (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Heorot Books

with Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
The Legacy of Heorot(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of Black Ship Island(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beowulf's Children / The Dragons of Heorot(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starborn and Godsons(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lion's Blood Books

Lion's Blood (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zulu Heart (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tennyson Hardwick Books

with Tananarive Due
Casanegra (By:Tananarive Due) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Night of the Heat (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From Cape Town with Love (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
South by Southeast (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Ride The Angry Land (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Descent of Anansi (With: Larry Niven) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kundalini Equation (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Achilles' Choice (With: Larry Niven) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Brothers (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Iron Shadows (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saturn's Race (With: Larry Niven) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charisma (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twelve Days (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

with Larry Niven
The Locusts (With: Larry Niven) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Wars Saved My Life (With: ) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Infinite Stars Books

Infinite Stars (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Books

Emissary (By:J.M. Dillard) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Siege (By:Peter David) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodletter (By:K.W. Jeter) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Game (By:Sandy Schofield) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fallen Heroes (By:Dafydd ab Hugh) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Betrayal (By:Lois Tilton) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warchild (By:Esther M. Friesner) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Search (By:Diane Carey) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Antimatter (By:John Vornholt) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Proud Helios (By:Melissa Scott) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warped (By:K.W. Jeter) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valhalla (By:Nathan Archer) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil in the Sky (By:Greg Cox) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Laertian Gamble (By:Robert Sheckley) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Way of the Warrior (By:Diane Carey) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Station Rage (By:Diane Carey) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Night (By:Dean Wesley Smith) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Objective: Bajor (By:John Peel) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heart of the Warrior (By:John Gregory Betancourt) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saratoga (By:Michael Jan Friedman) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trials and Tribble-ations (By:Diane Carey) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tempest (By:Susan Wright) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wrath of the Prophets (By:Peter David) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trial by Error (By:Mark A. Garland) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance (By:Dafydd ab Hugh) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Far Beyond the Stars (With: ) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 34th Rule (By:Armin Shimerman) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What You Leave Behind (By:Diane Carey) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lives of Dax (By:Marco Palmieri) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Stitch in Time (By:Andrew J. Robinson) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rising Son (By:S.D. Perry) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prophecy and Change (By:Marco Palmieri,Keith R.A. DeCandido,Kevin G. Summers,Una McCormack,Andy Mangels,,,Geoffrey Thorne,Christopher L. Bennett,Andrew J. Robinson,Michael A. Martin) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unity (By:S.D. Perry) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hollow Men (By:Una McCormack) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warpath (By:David Mack) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twist of Faith (By:S.D. Perry) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
These Haunted Seas (By:,David R. George III) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fearful Symmetry (By:Olivia Woods) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Soul Key (By:Olivia Woods) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Never Ending Sacrifice (By:Una McCormack) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found) (By:Paula M. Block,Terry J. Erdmann) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sacraments of Fire (By:David R. George III) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ascendance (By:David R. George III) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Force and Motion (By:Jeffrey Lang) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rules of Accusation (By:Paula M. Block,Terry J. Erdmann) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Mirage (By:David R. George III) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enigma Tales (By:Una McCormack) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gamma: Original Sin (By:David R. George III) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I, The Constable (By:Paula M. Block,Terry J. Erdmann) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Wars: Clone Wars Books

Shatterpoint (By:Matthew Woodring Stover) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Wars: Shatterpoint (By:Matthew Woodring Stover) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cestus Deception (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jedi Trial (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Larry Niven Short Stories/Novellas

with Larry Niven
The Locusts (With: Larry Niven) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return of William Proxmire (By:Larry Niven) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Magic Goes Away Books

with Larry Niven
The Magic Goes Away (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magic May Return (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Time of the Warlock (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Magic (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seascape Tattoo (With: Larry Niven) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Friends of the Horseclans(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Friends of the Horseclans II(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Darker Mask(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Living Dead 2(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Assassin and Other Stories(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Super Stories of Heroes and Villains(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whose Future Is It?(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If This Goes On(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eightfold Path(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Africa Risen(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Steven Barnes

The American author Steven Barnes is highly regarded for his distinctive brand of science-fiction, along with his fantasy and mystery novels. Reaching readers from around the world, he’s hugely influential, making a name for himself as an author with a lot to say. Giving his work depth, he elevates the form, saying something important in the process, all while entertaining his audience. This unique formula of his has proven to be enormously successful, making him an extremely popular household name for many.

Using genres such as science-fiction and fantasy to explore deeper themes and ideas, he really pushes the boundaries. Taking his stories in new and interesting directions, he leaves the reader constantly wondering what’s coming next. With countless twists and turns, he keeps them glued to the page, as there are new and exciting surprises with each and every page turn. Winning awards for his work, he’s also written for television, reaching a huge audience worldwide, with popular shows such as Stargate.

Also writing for blockbuster franchises, Steven Barnes has produced novels for Star Wars, proving to be a highly adept novelist. He’s a gifted author when it comes to creating characters as well, allowing his work to really come to life upon the page. Each of his protagonists has their own voice, speaking to the reader in a manner that is wholly believable and authentic. With plenty more to come yet, he isn’t going to be finishing his literary career soon either, as there are lots more planned.

Early and Personal Life

Born in Los Angeles, California, on the 1st of March in 1952, growing up with a keen interest in writing and genre fiction. Attending Los Angeles High School, he would go on to graduate from Pepperdine University, where he would major in Communication Arts. Developing his craft as a writer, he would come to hone and refine his voice during this time, shaping his style as it’s known today.

Prior to writing novels full-time, he would work in writing television, something which he would continue over time. Working on shows such as ‘The Outer Limits’ and ‘Baywatch,’ he would gain a strong insight into writing for large mass audiences. Married to fellow writer Tananarive Due, he continues to write while teaching a course from UCLA with his wife and hosting a blog together.

Writing Career

Publishing his first piece of fiction back in 1979, Steven Barnes would begin his literary career with the novelette ‘The Locusts.’ Nominated for a Hugo Award, it was written alongside fellow author Larry Niven, really making a name for Barnes as a writer himself. He’s also written various other books with Niven too, as well as writing with Jerry Pournelle, overcoming differences of opinion along the way.

Barnes would later receive an award for ‘Lion’s Blood’ in 2003, gaining the Endeavour Award, while his Star Wars novel became a bestseller. Making its way on to The New York Times bestseller list reaching the top, The Cestus Deception would see him reach a mass-audience worldwide fast. Also working with his wife Tananarive Due, he’s created a vast body of work both on and off-screen, establishing him one of the most sought after names working within the industry.

The Cestus Deception

Initially released on the 1st of January in 2004, this would first arrive through the Arrow Books publishing imprint. Further building upon the Star Wars universe, this would be the third book in the ‘Star Wars: Clone Wars’ series of books. Written alongside fellow authors, a collection of writers would contribute to the series, each with their own unique inclusion into the collection.

Sending an envoy to Ord Cestus led by the famed Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine hopes to prevent the sale of bio-droids there. While they hope to persuade the Confederacy there, there’s also a chance to stir up the underclass, while their backup plan consists of a full-scale attack by the Republic if all else fails. This plan doesn’t sit right with Obi-Wan, as he begins to suspect the Republic may be moving in dark path, as he hopes to put a stop to the potential bloodbath. Will he manage to prevent the slaughter from taking place, can he successfully manage the negotiations, and what will become of the Cestus Deception?

As a Star Wars novel, this really makes the most of the franchise, drawing upon its many elements, creating an intriguing and intelligent story. The book itself is a great story for both fans of the franchise and newcomers alike, with its entirely self-contained narrative. Many people will already be aware of where the story is moving, but it still makes sure not to leave anybody behind or lose readers.

Lion’s Blood

First brought out back in 2002 through the ‘Mysterious Press’ publishing outlet, this would first arrive on the 13th of February. It would also provide the first part of the ‘Lion’s Blood’ series, paving the way for the follow-up book ‘Zulu Heart’ to come out in 2003. The book itself can be read by itself as an entirely stand-alone title, as it’s not a part of any overall series, being easily accessible.

Taking place in the year 1863, this sees a primitive village being raided, as the women and children are captured, with the survivors being sold into slavery. Crossing the ocean to the New World, an eleven-year-old Irish boy named Aidan O’Dere is sold into slavery on a Southern plantation. In this alternate vision of America, the south is owned by black Africans, while the North is run by Vikings, as they sell Franks and Celts to the Southerners. It’s here that this alternative view of American slavery brings to light the many injustices of what really happened in ‘Lion’s Blood.’

Providing another view of American slavery, this casts a light on what actually happened by asking some larger questions. With its intriguing narrative and engaging characters, it really manages to bring to world to life, while not shying away from more difficult subject matter. The premise itself really is an interesting one, and this book definitely makes the most of it for the entire duration of the novel.

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