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Publication Order of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach Books

Blood Follows (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Healthy Dead (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lees of Laughter's End (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crack'd Pot Trail (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wurms of Blearmouth (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fiends of Nightmaria (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of First Contact Books

Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Kharkanas Trilogy Books

Forge of Darkness (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fall of Light (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Malazan Book Of The Fallen Books

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

Publication Order of Willful Child Books

Willful Child (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wrath of Betty (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Search for Spark (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Witness Books

The God is Not Willing (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

This River Awakens (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Devil Delivered (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revolvo (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fishin' with Grandma Matchie (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Ruin of Feathers (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stolen Voices/Vacant Rooms (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revolvo and Other Canadian Tales (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil Delivered and Other Tales (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Anthology Books

Best New Horror (By:Robert R. McCammon,Richard Laymon,Stephen Gallagher,Chet Williamson,Robert Westall,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,,Brian Lumley,,Karl Edward Wagner,,,,Stephen Jones,Thomas Ligotti,,Cherry Wilder) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 2 (By:,Harlan Ellison,Elizabeth Hand,Peter Straub,Garry Douglas Kilworth,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Steve Tem,Jonathan Carroll,Ray Garton,,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,Poppy Brite,F. Paul Wilson,,,Stephen Jones,,Thomas Ligotti,,,,Cherry Wilder,,K.W. Jeter) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 3 (By:,,Edward Bryant,Alan Brennert,Elizabeth Hand,Ramsey Campbell,Charles L. Grant,Nina Kiriki Hoffman,Kim Newman,S.P. Somtow,Steve Tem,Douglas Clegg,,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,,,Stephen Jones,,Grant Morrison,Thomas Ligotti,,,,K.W. Jeter) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Giant Book of Best New Horror (By:Robert R. McCammon,,Harlan Ellison,Richard Laymon,Stephen Gallagher,Chet Williamson,Alan Brennert,Elizabeth Hand,Robert Westall,Garry Douglas Kilworth,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,,S.P. Somtow,Jonathan Carroll,Douglas Clegg,,Brian Lumley,,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,,Poppy Brite,F. Paul Wilson,,Stephen Jones,,Grant Morrison,Thomas Ligotti,,,,,Cherry Wilder,K.W. Jeter) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 4 (By:Lisa Tuttle,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Douglas E. Winter,,Christopher Fowler,John Brunner,Karl Edward Wagner,,Graham Joyce,Poppy Brite,,M. John Harrison,Clive Barker,Kate Wilhelm,Stephen Jones,Thomas Ligotti) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 5 (By:Harlan Ellison,Chet Williamson,Edward Bryant,Elizabeth Hand,Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,Barry N. Malzberg,,S.P. Somtow,Steve Tem,,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,Poppy Brite,,,,Stephen Jones,,,Thomas Ligotti) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 6 (By:Robert Bloch,Brian Hodge,Richard Christian Matheson,Harlan Ellison,Garry Douglas Kilworth,Ramsey Campbell,Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,Lawrence Watt-Evans,Esther M. Friesner,Douglas E. Winter,,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,,M. John Harrison,Stephen Jones,,,,,Paul J. McAuley) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 7 (By:Brian Hodge,Stephen Gallagher,Alan Brennert,Lisa Tuttle,Jeff VanderMeer,Neil Gaiman,Terry Dowling,Graham Masterton,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Douglas E. Winter,,,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,,Manly Wade Wellman,Stephen Jones,,Thomas Ligotti,,Cherry Wilder,Paul J. McAuley) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 8 (By:Richard Christian Matheson,Steve Tem,Douglas Clegg,Storm Constantine,,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,Poppy Brite,,,,,,Stephen Jones,Thomas Ligotti,,Mark Chadbourn,,Cherry Wilder) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 9 (By:,Brian Hodge,Pat Cadigan,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Yvonne Navarro,Douglas E. Winter,Stephen Laws,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,Conrad Williams,Simon Clark,,Stephen Jones,Thomas Ligotti,Andy Duncan,,Caitlín R. Kiernan) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10 (By:Harlan Ellison,Tanith Lee,Neil Gaiman,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,Lawrence Watt-Evans,,Steve Tem,Stephen Laws,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,,,Stephen Jones,,,Caitlín R. Kiernan) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #11 (By:,Neil Gaiman,Graham Masterton,Peter Straub,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Michael Marshall Smith,,Tim Lebbon,F. Paul Wilson,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,James Herbert,,Paul J. McAuley) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #12 (By:,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,Mark Morris,Graham Joyce,,Tim Lebbon,Stephen Jones,,Thomas Ligotti,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,Paul J. McAuley) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13 (By:Richard A. Lupoff,Elizabeth Hand,Tanith Lee,,Ramsey Campbell,Charles L. Grant,Kelly Link,Christopher Fowler,,Conrad Williams,Graham Joyce,Poppy Brite,,Stephen Jones,Thomas Ligotti,,,Paul J. McAuley,,,Muriel Gray) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14 (By:Joe Hill,,Brian Hodge,Stephen Gallagher,Jeff VanderMeer,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,,Graham Joyce,China Miéville,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Paul J. McAuley) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 15 (By:Joyce Carol Oates,,John Farris,Neil Gaiman,,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Steve Tem,Christopher Fowler,,Michael Marshall Smith,Simon Clark,Tim Lebbon,Stephen Jones,,Dale Bailey,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,C.C. Finlay,Paul J. McAuley) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 16 (By:Stephen Gallagher,Lisa Tuttle,Tanith Lee,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,Michael Marshall Smith,Poppy Brite,Tim Lebbon,Christa Faust,Stephen Jones,Brian Keene,Dale Bailey,,,,Tina Rath) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 17 (By:Joe Hill,Brian Hodge,David Morrell,Liz Williams,,Ramsey Campbell,,Brian Lumley,,China Miéville,,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,,,Tim Pratt,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,,,Adam Nevill) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 18 (By:,Richard Christian Matheson,,Al Sarrantonio,David Morrell,Elizabeth Hand,,Michael Bishop,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Mark Morris,Geoff Ryman,Stephen Jones,,,Mark Chadbourn,Caitlín R. Kiernan) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Best New Horror (By:Stephen King,Joe Hill,Harlan Ellison,Lisa Tuttle,Elizabeth Hand,Neil Gaiman,,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Brian Lumley,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,Tim Lebbon,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,Paul J. McAuley,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 19 (With: Joe Hill,Joe R. Lansdale,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,Tom Piccirilli,Stephen Jones,,Tim Pratt,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Gary McMahon,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 20 (By:Stephen King,Peter Crowther,Tanith Lee,Neil Gaiman,Michael Bishop,Ramsey Campbell,Steve Tem,Brian Lumley,Christopher Fowler,Tim Lebbon,Paul Finch,Stephen Jones,,,,,,Gary McMahon,,Sarah Pinborough) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 21 (By:Stephen King,Joe Hill,Terry Dowling,Ramsey Campbell,,Brian Lumley,,Michael Marshall Smith,Stephen Jones,,,Robert Shearman,,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 22 (By:Joe R. Lansdale,Brian Hodge,Ramsey Campbell,Steve Tem,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Mark Morris,,,,Stephen Jones,,John Langan,,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Robert Shearman,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth,Thana Niveau) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror (By:Stephen King,Robert Bloch,Edgar Allan Poe,Richard Christian Matheson,,Neil Gaiman,Graham Masterton,Ramsey Campbell,H.P. Lovecraft,Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,Richard Matheson,Brian Lumley,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,Simon Clark,Clive Barker,David Moody,James Herbert,Marie O'Regan,,Paul Kane,,Alice Henderson) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 23 (By:Joe R. Lansdale,Robert Silverberg,Joan Aiken,Ramsey Campbell,Steve Tem,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,Tim Lebbon,,Stephen Jones,,,,Alison Littlewood,,Paul Kane,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth,Thana Niveau,,John Ajvide Lindqvist) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 24 (By:Joe R. Lansdale,Neil Gaiman,Terry Dowling,,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Stephen Jones,Dale Bailey,,,Robert Shearman,Alison Littlewood,,,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth,Thana Niveau) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 25 (By:Tanith Lee,Neil Gaiman,Ramsey Campbell,Lavie Tidhar,Kim Newman,,Michael Marshall Smith,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,,,Robert Shearman,,,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth,Thana Niveau) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror #26 (By:Ian Tregillis,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Lavie Tidhar,Steve Tem,,Stephen Jones,Dale Bailey,,Nathan Ballingrud,Robert Shearman,,,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 27 (By:Neil Gaiman,Steve Tem,Storm Constantine,,Conrad Williams,Stephen Jones,John Langan,Robert Aickman) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 28 (By:Brian Hodge,Richard Christian Matheson,Lisa Tuttle,,Steve Tem,Michael Marshall Smith,,Stephen Jones,,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Alison Littlewood) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 29 (By:Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,,Conrad Williams,Tim Lebbon,,Stephen Jones,,,,,Alison Littlewood,,,,,,,,Thana Niveau) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Best New Horror, Volume One (By:Stephen Jones) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best of Best New Horror Volume 2 (By:Stephen King,Joe Hill,Lisa Tuttle,Elizabeth Hand,,Kim Newman,Tim Lebbon,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror #30 (By:Brian Hodge,Graham Masterton,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Michael Marshall Smith,Stephen Jones,,John Langan,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Alison Littlewood,,Rio Youers,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth,,Thana Niveau) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror #31 (By:Richard Christian Matheson,Tanith Lee,,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Jonathan Carroll,Michael Marshall Smith,,Stephen Jones,,Dale Bailey,,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Alison Littlewood) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Diogenes Club Books

Shadows Over Innsmouth (By:Stephen Jones) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 5 (By:Harlan Ellison,Chet Williamson,Edward Bryant,Elizabeth Hand,Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,Barry N. Malzberg,,S.P. Somtow,Steve Tem,,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,Poppy Brite,,,,Stephen Jones,,,Thomas Ligotti) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cthulhu 2000 (By:Harlan Ellison,Roger Zelazny,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Lawrence Watt-Evans,,Esther M. Friesner,Poppy Brite,F. Paul Wilson,Fred Chappell,,Thomas Ligotti,Bruce Sterling,,James P. Blaylock) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors 2 (By:,Harlan Ellison,Graham Masterton,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Brian Lumley,,Michael Marshall Smith,,Conrad Williams,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Paul J. McAuley) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark of the Night (By:Richard Christian Matheson,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Douglas E. Winter,Stephen Laws,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Stephen Jones) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White of the Moon (By:Stephen Jones) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where The Bodies Are Buried (By:Kim Newman) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinity Plus One (By:Keith Brooke) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Embrace the Mutation (By:William Schafer) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14 (By:Joe Hill,,Brian Hodge,Stephen Gallagher,Jeff VanderMeer,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,,Graham Joyce,China Miéville,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Paul J. McAuley) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection (By:Robin McKinley,Brian Hodge,Karen Joy Fowler,Stephen Gallagher,Edward Bryant,Joan D. Vinge,Elizabeth Hand,Neil Gaiman,Terry Dowling,Ramsey Campbell,Peter Dickinson,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Bentley Little,Adam Roberts,Conrad Williams,Graham Joyce,,,China Miéville,Lucy Taylor,,Thomas M. Disch,Luis Alberto Urrea,,Haruki Murakami,Jeffrey Ford,Kevin Brockmeier,Theodora Goss,,,,Terri Windling,Ellen Datlow,,,Carlton Mellick III) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth (By:Stephen Jones) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 16 (By:Stephen Gallagher,Lisa Tuttle,Tanith Lee,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,Michael Marshall Smith,Poppy Brite,Tim Lebbon,Christa Faust,Stephen Jones,Brian Keene,Dale Bailey,,,,Tina Rath) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Adventure (By:Chris Roberson) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man from the Diogenes Club (By:Kim Newman) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2006: 19th Annual Collection (By:Joe Hill,Chuck Palahniuk,Charles de Lint,,Edward Bryant,Joan D. Vinge,Elizabeth Hand,,Elizabeth Bear,Kelly Link,Delia Sherman,Kim Newman,,,China Miéville,Geoff Ryman,,Isabel Allende,,Jeffrey Ford,,,Bruce Sterling,Theodora Goss,Laird Barron,Sarah Monette,,,Ellen Datlow,,,,Adam Nevill,,,,,,Dave Hutchinson) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 18 (By:,Richard Christian Matheson,,Al Sarrantonio,David Morrell,Elizabeth Hand,,Michael Bishop,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Mark Morris,Geoff Ryman,Stephen Jones,,,Mark Chadbourn,Caitlín R. Kiernan) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Chills (By:Harlan Ellison,Robert Silverberg,,Ramsey Campbell,Nancy Holder,Kim Newman,Brian Lumley,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,,,,,Sarah Pinborough) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinity Plus (By:Keith Brooke) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Files of the Diogenes Club (By:Kim Newman) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fair Folk (By:Marvin Kaye) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 19 (With: Joe Hill,Joe R. Lansdale,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,Tom Piccirilli,Stephen Jones,,Tim Pratt,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Gary McMahon,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction & Fantasy (By:Ellen Datlow) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mysteries of the Diogenes Club (By:Kim Newman) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth (By:Brian Hodge,Ramsey Campbell,H.P. Lovecraft,Kim Newman,Brian Lumley,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,John Glasby,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of the Mummy (By:) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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: 11 months 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.
    Gary.

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  2. Mark Holloway: 2 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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