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Publication Order of Assassin's Creed Books

The Invisible Imam (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Aubrey Knight Books

Publication Order of Devil's Wake Books

with Tananarive Due

Publication Order of Dream Park Books

with Larry Niven
Dream Park (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Barsoom Project (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
California Voodoo Game / The Voodoo Game (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Moon Maze Game (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Fusion Books

Fusion: The Soulstar Commission (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Great Sky Woman Books

Great Sky Woman (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Valley (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Heorot Books

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

Chronological Order of Heorot Books

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

Publication Order of Lion's Blood Books

Publication Order of Tennyson Hardwick Books

with Tananarive Due, Blair Underwood
Casanegra (By: Tananarive Due) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Night of the Heat (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Cape Town with Love (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
South by Southeast (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

with Larry Niven
The Locusts (With: Larry Niven) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Wars Saved My Life (With: Trey Jackson,Angelina Greenwood) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Books

Emissary (By: J.M. Dillard) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Siege (By: Peter David) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodletter (By: K.W. Jeter) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Game (By: Sandy Schofield) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fallen Heroes (By: Dafydd ab Hugh) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Betrayal (By: Lois Tilton) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warchild (By: Esther M. Friesner) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Search (By: Diane Carey) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antimatter (By: John Vornholt) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Proud Helios (By: Melissa Scott) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warped (By: K.W. Jeter) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valhalla (By: Nathan Archer) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil in the Sky (By: Greg Cox) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ferengi: Rules of Acquisition (By: Ira Steven Behr) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Laertian Gamble (By: Robert Sheckley) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Way of the Warrior (By: Diane Carey) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Station Rage (By: Diane Carey) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Night (By: Dean Wesley Smith) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Objective: Bajor (By: John Peel) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heart of the Warrior (By: John Gregory Betancourt) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saratoga (By: Michael Jan Friedman) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trials and Tribble-ations (By: Diane Carey) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tempest (By: Susan Wright) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wrath of the Prophets (By: Michael Jan Friedman) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends of the Ferengi (By: Ira Steven Behr,Robert Hewitt Wolfe) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trial by Error (By: Mark A. Garland) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vengeance (By: Dafydd ab Hugh) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Far Beyond the Stars (With: Hans Beimler) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 34th Rule (By: Armin Shimerman) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
What You Leave Behind (By: Diane Carey) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tunnel Through the Stars (By: Esther M. Friesner) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lives of Dax (By: Marco Palmieri) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Stitch in Time (By: Andrew J. Robinson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ds9#27 A Stitch In Time: Star Trek Deep Space Nine (By: Andrew J. Robinson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Section 31: Abyss (By: Jeffrey Lang,David Weddle) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rising Son (By: S.D. Perry) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prophecy and Change (By: Marco Palmieri,Keith R.A. DeCandido,Kevin G. Summers,Una McCormack,Andy Mangels,Terri Osborne,Heather Jarman,Geoffrey Thorne,Christopher L. Bennett,Andrew J. Robinson,Michael A. Martin) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unity (By: S.D. Perry) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hollow Men (By: Una McCormack) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warpath (By: David Mack) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twist of Faith (By: S.D. Perry) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
These Haunted Seas (By: Heather Jarman,David R. George III) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fearful Symmetry (By: Olivia Woods) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Soul Key (By: Olivia Woods) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Never Ending Sacrifice (By: Una McCormack) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found) (By: Paula M. Block,Terry J. Erdmann) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sacraments of Fire (By: David R. George III) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ascendance (By: David R. George III) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Force and Motion (By: Jeffrey Lang) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rules of Accusation (By: Paula M. Block,Terry J. Erdmann) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Mirage (By: David R. George III) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enigma Tales (By: Una McCormack) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gamma: Original Sin (By: David R. George III) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
I, The Constable (By: Paula M. Block,Terry J. Erdmann) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Wars: Clone Wars Books

Star Wars: Shatterpoint (By: Matthew Woodring Stover) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shatterpoint (By: Matthew Woodring Stover) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cestus Deception (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jedi Trial (By: David Sherman,Dan Cragg) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Larry Niven Short Stories/Novellas

with Larry Niven
A Relic of the Empire (By: Larry Niven) (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Locusts (With: Larry Niven) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return of William Proxmire (By: Larry Niven) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Wars: Mace Windu Books

The Glass Abyss (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Magic Goes Away Books

with Larry Niven
The Magic Goes Away (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magic May Return (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Time of the Warlock (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Magic (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seascape Tattoo (With: Larry Niven) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Wars Legends Books

Splinter of the Mind's Eye (By: Alan Dean Foster) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Han Solo Adventures (By: Brian Daley) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of Lando Calrissian (By: L. Neil Smith) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Courtship of Princess Leia (By: Dave Wolverton) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Truce at Bakura (By: Kathy Tyers) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crystal Star (By: Vonda N. McIntyre) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of the Jedi (By: Barbara Hambly) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Don't Do Weddings (By: Kathy Tyers) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darksaber (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Rebellion (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Planet of Twilight (By: Barbara Hambly) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
I, Jedi (By: Michael A. Stackpole) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales from the New Republic (By: Peter Schweighofer,Patricia A. Jackson,Craig Carey) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rogue Planet (By: Greg Bear) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darth Maul's Revenge (By: Eric Arnold) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cloak of Deception (By: James Luceno) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darth Maul Shadow Hunter (By: Michael Reaves) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jango Fett: Bounty Hunter (By: Eric Arnold,Valerie Reckert) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Approaching Storm (By: Alan Dean Foster) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Forest Apart (By: Troy Denning) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tatooine Ghost (By: Troy Denning) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shatterpoint (By: Matthew Woodring Stover) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ruins of Dantooine (By: Voronica Whitney-Robinson,W. Haden Blackman) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cestus Deception (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Survivor's Quest (By: Timothy Zahn) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fool's Bargain (By: Timothy Zahn) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jedi Trial (By: David Sherman,Dan Cragg) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (By: Sean Stewart) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Labyrinth of Evil (By: James Luceno) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outbound Flight (By: Timothy Zahn) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (By: James Luceno) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Allegiance (By: Timothy Zahn) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ready, Set, Podrace! (By: Simon Beecroft) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Star (By: Steve Perry,Michael Reaves) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Millennium Falcon (By: James Luceno) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (By: Matthew Woodring Stover) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Troopers (By: Joe Schreiber) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crisis on Coruscant , #4) (By: Jonathan Green) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crosscurrent (By: Paul S. Kemp) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Harvest (By: Joe Schreiber) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Choices of One (By: Timothy Zahn) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Games (By: Michael Reaves,Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riptide (By: Paul S. Kemp) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knight Errant (By: John Jackson Miller) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows of the Empire (By: Steve Perry) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Tribe of the Sith (By: John Jackson Miller) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winner Lose All (By: Timothy Zahn) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scourge (By: Jeff Grubb) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maul: Lockdown (By: Joe Schreiber) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darth Plagueis (By: James Luceno) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scoundrels (By: Timothy Zahn) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kenobi (By: John Jackson Miller) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crucible (By: Troy Denning) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into the Void: Dawn of the Jedi (By: Tim Lebbon) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Spine-Chillers(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Friends of the Horseclans(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Friends of the Horseclans II(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Darker Mask(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Living Dead 2(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Assassin and Other Stories(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Burning Maiden(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Super Stories of Heroes and Villains(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2017(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whose Future Is It?(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
If This Goes On(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mythic Journeys(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Infinite Stars(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eightfold Path(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Africa Risen(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Panther: Sins of the King(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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