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Publication Order of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach Books

Blood Follows (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Healthy Dead (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lees of Laughter's End (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crack'd Pot Trail (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wurms of Blearmouth (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fiends of Nightmaria (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of First Contact Books

Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Kharkanas Trilogy Books

Forge of Darkness (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fall of Light (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Malazan Book Of The Fallen Books

Gardens of the Moon (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadhouse Gates (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memories of Ice (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
House of Chains (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Tides (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bonehunters (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reaper's Gale (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toll the Hounds (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dust of Dreams (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crippled God (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Willful Child Books

Willful Child (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wrath of Betty (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Search for Spark (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Witness Books

The God is Not Willing (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

This River Awakens (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Devil Delivered (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revolvo (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fishin' with Grandma Matchie (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Ruin of Feathers (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stolen Voices/Vacant Rooms (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revolvo and Other Canadian Tales (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil Delivered and Other Tales (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Best New Horror 19(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Imaginarium 2012(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing Fantasy Heroes(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Steven Erikson:

Science fiction and fantasy novels form a thrilling part of literature in a category of their own. This is because they seldom feature stories that already happened or will necessarily happen. The fiction aspect gives the author room for diverse creativity to produce outstanding stories. On the other hand, the science part of the novels add an intellectual dimension which enables the stories develop a plot that engages the mind of the reader in a very interesting way. Well written fantasy novels give the reader an out of this world experience with action packed, fast-paced, mind-boggling stories. Steven Erikson is a prolific author in this genre and his unique style of writing has given him an edge over other writers in the same genre. He describes his works as that which attracts total love for it or total hate. There are no gray areas when it comes to the response of his audience. One of his career influences acknowledges that Erikson’s works are so awesome, they alter the reader’s perception of the reality.

Biography of Erikson

October 17, 1959 is the year Erikson was born in the Canadian city of Toronto. His actual name is Steve Rune Lundin. He was raised up in Winnipeg, Canada where after years of living outside his country he later returned to settle in the same place. In the beginning, writing was never the career path set for Steven Erikson; he got into training in archeology and anthropology. Later on in 1991 is when he began writing novels. He sharpened his acumen for writing by attending Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Erikson carries within him an artistic inclination; apart from his earlier career and writing he also does oil painting. He is married and has one son. For some time, he lived in Cornwall,UK but later returned to Winnipeg.

The works and accomplishments of Steven Erikson

Most writers never have a smooth debut into the writing career. This was also true for Erikson who wrote a number of writings before he could finally get one of his novels published. Notwithstanding, he has managed to set himself apart as a gifted and excellent writer. This he started while still in training at Iowa Writer’s workshop. He wrote a thesis that comprised of a collection of short stories known as A Ruin of Feathers. This piece of work saw him being awarded a grant to enable him complete the work. The book was then published by a Canadian publishing company known as TSAR. Thereafter he participated in a 3 day novel writing contest for the Anvil Press International where he won alongside someone else. He however, gave away the rights to that writing, a move he believes would not have happened if he had experience. Not the one to easily give up, Erikson wrote a third book which was titled, ‘Revolvo and other Canadian Tales.’ The fourth book, This River Awakens’ is considered by Erikson as being the debut of his ‘real’ novels. He wrote this book while still in Winnipeg then moved to the UK and sold it to the publishers, Hodder and Stoughton.

The works of Steven Erikson that have caused the greatest impact among readers is definitely the Malazian Book of the Fallen series. It is a collection of ten books with the first one printed initially in 1999. He has written novels using his real name, Steve Lundin as well as his pseudonym Steven Erikson.

Erikson’s style of writing is undeniably unique. He prefers writing stories with a complex plot and even dares to orchestrate the death of central characters in order to enhance development of the plot. He also loves using a large number of characters and creatively places them in significant roles. He plays around with fantasy in a manner that enables characters in his stories to live outside the stereotypes attributed to their roles. This unique stance his books take has endeared him to readers resulting in him receiving a number of awards. One of his books in the Malazan Book of the Fallen series got to be shortlisted for receiving a World Fantasy Award. In the year 2000, the SF site voted his second book in the series as being among the ten best fantasy novels of that year.

Gardens of the Moon is the first book in the greatly acclaimed Malazan series. Having almost fifty characters, it is an epic fantasy novel that does a great job in introducing the Malazan series. The Story begins in the setting of the Malazan Empire when Emperor Kellanved happens to be in his final year of reign. The real plot unfolds when the story shifts seven years ahead. This dispensation reveals the emperor having been assassinated and his place taken by Empress Laseen and a group of assassins, The Claw, who help her rule the empire. These rulers take to war in order to bring the continent of Genabackis under their dominion. Events unfold displaying a very intense struggle for power and the self-assertion of an empire amongst its victims of rule. The plot is highlighted by a lot of magic and a rather concentrated role-playing by the many characters. As the book ends, it is reported that Seven Cities is planning to rise against the Malazian Empire but the actual action unfolds in the second book in the series.

The second book in this series is titled, ‘Deadhouse Gates’. A rebellion known as the Whirlwind begins in the Seven Cities. As the rebellion and ensuing destruction of cities accelerates, the Malazan armies plan to evacuate over fifty thousand refugees to Aran, the capital of the empire where it is considered safe. These people and the army have to march over fifteen hundred miles, a venture that comes to be known as the Chain of Dogs. As the wind of change blows, slaves make their escape, the Chain of Dogs produces heroes and another rebellion arises against the initial rebellion.

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2 Responses to “Steven Erikson”

  1. Gary Williams: 2 years ago

    Never heard of you before I acquired some books from a house I was working on. Wow, wow, wow! Although what I want to write is the other end of the spectrum. You’ve given me insperation to do more research and carry on. Thanks, I’ll be looking for more of your stuff mate.

  2. Mark Holloway: 3 years ago

    I’ve read the first 2 books of the malazan book of the fallen. I’m hooked. Can’t wait to read all ten books.great author.


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