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Publication Order of America Rising Books

Into the Guns (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seek and Destroy (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Battle Hymn (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Crickets Books

Crickets (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crickets 2 (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Drifter Books

Drifter (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drifter's Run (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drifter's War (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Legion Books

Legion of the Damned (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Battle (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
By Blood Alone (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
By Force of Arms (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For More Than Glory (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For Those Who Fell (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When All Seems Lost (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Duty Calls (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fighting Chance (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Prequel Legion Books

Andromeda's Fall (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Andromeda's Choice (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Andromeda's War (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mass Effect Books

Revelation (By: Drew Karpyshyn) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ascension (By: Drew Karpyshyn) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Retribution (By: Drew Karpyshyn) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deception (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mutant Files Books

Deadeye (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Redzone (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Graveyard (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Resistance Universe Books

Resistance (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rex Corvan Books

Matrix Man (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mars Prime (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Run Books

Runner (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Logos Run (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sam McCade Books

Galactic Bounty / War World (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imperial Bounty (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien Bounty (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
McCade's Bounty (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
McCade for Hire (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
McCade on the Run (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sauron Books

DeathDay (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
EarthRise (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Winds of War Books

Red Ice (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Flood (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Dragon (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Thunder (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Tide (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Sands (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red River (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Dog (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Zak Cato Books

At Empire's Edge (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bones of Empire (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Freehold (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prison Planet (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bodyguard (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where the Ships Die (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Steelheart (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snake Eye (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ejecta (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seeds of Man (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Rogan's World (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Wars: Dark Forces Books

Soldier for the Empire (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebel Agent (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jedi Knight (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Halo Books

Halo: First Strike (By: Eric S. Nylund) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halo: The Fall of Reach, The Flood, First Strike (With: Eric S. Nylund) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halo: Ghosts of Onyx (By: Eric S. Nylund) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Broken Circle (By: John Shirley) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunters in the Dark (By: Peter David) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saint's Testimony (By: Frank O'Connor) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of Intent (By: Joseph Staten) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halo: Fractures - Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon (By: Christie Golden,Brian Reed,Tobias S. Buckell,John Jackson Miller,James Swallow,Kelly Gay,Matt Forbeck,Troy Denning,Kevin Grace,Morgan Lockhart,Frank O'Connor) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legacy of Onyx (By: Matt Forbeck) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Contact Harvest (By: Joseph Staten) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rubicon Protocol (By: Kelly Gay) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outcasts (By: Troy Denning) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Crisis of Empire Books

with Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, David Drake, Roger MacBride Allen
An Honorable Defense (By: David Drake) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cluster Command (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War Machine (By: David Drake,Roger MacBride Allen) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crown of Empire (By: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro,David Drake) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hitman Books

with Raymond Benson
Enemy Within (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Damnation (By: Raymond Benson) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Starcraft II Books

with Christie Golden
Heaven's Devils (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devils' Due (By: Christie Golden) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flashpoint (By: Christie Golden) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Halo: The Original Books

with Eric S. Nylund
The Fall of Reach (By: Eric S. Nylund) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flood (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Strike (By: Eric S. Nylund) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts of Onyx (By: Eric S. Nylund) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Aaron Allston Short Story Collections

Dead But Hostile (By: Aaron Allston) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of StarCraft Books

with Aaron Rosenberg, Timothy Zahn, Jeff Grubb, Tracy Hickman, Graham McNeill, Nate Kenyon, Gabriel Mesta, Micky Neilson, Mike Morhaime
Shadow of the Xel'Naga (By: Gabriel Mesta) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Liberty's Crusade (By: Jeff Grubb) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Speed of Darkness (By: Tracy Hickman) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen of Blades (By: Aaron Rosenberg) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Starcraft Archive (By: Jeff Grubb,Tracy Hickman,Gabriel Mesta,Micky Neilson,Mike Morhaime) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starcraft: I, Mengsk (By: Graham McNeill) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spectres (By: Nate Kenyon) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starcraft: Evolution (By: Timothy Zahn) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Wars Legends Books

Splinter of the Mind's Eye (By: Alan Dean Foster) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Han Solo Adventures (By: Brian Daley) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventures of Lando Calrissian (By: L. Neil Smith) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Courtship of Princess Leia (By: Dave Wolverton) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Truce at Bakura (By: Kathy Tyers) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crystal Star (By: Vonda N. McIntyre) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Children of the Jedi (By: Barbara Hambly) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Don't Do Weddings (By: Kathy Tyers) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darksaber (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Rebellion (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Planet of Twilight (By: Barbara Hambly) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I, Jedi (By: Michael A. Stackpole) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales from the New Republic (By: Peter Schweighofer,Patricia A. Jackson,Craig Carey) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogue Planet (By: Greg Bear) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darth Maul's Revenge (By: Eric Arnold) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cloak Of Deception (By: James Luceno) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darth Maul Shadow Hunter (By: Michael Reaves) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jango Fett: Bounty Hunter (By: Eric Arnold,Valerie Reckert) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Approaching Storm (By: Alan Dean Foster) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Forest Apart (By: Troy Denning) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tatooine Ghost (By: Troy Denning) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shatterpoint (By: Matthew Woodring Stover) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jango Fett vs. the Razor Eaters (By: Ryder Windham) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ruins of Dantooine (By: Voronica Whitney-Robinson,W. Haden Blackman) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cestus Deception (By: Steven Barnes) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Survivor's Quest (By: Timothy Zahn) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jedi Trial (By: David Sherman,Dan Cragg) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (By: Sean Stewart) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Labyrinth of Evil (By: James Luceno) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outbound Flight (By: Timothy Zahn) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (By: James Luceno) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Allegiance (By: Timothy Zahn) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (By: Matt Kelly) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ready, Set, Podrace! (By: Simon Beecroft) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Queen's Diary (By: Simon Beecroft) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Star (By: Steve Perry,Michael Reaves) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi (By: Ryder Windham) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (By: Matthew Woodring Stover) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Troopers (By: Joe Schreiber) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Life of Luke Skywalker (By: Ryder Windham) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Millennium Falcon (By: James Luceno) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crisis on Coruscant , #4) (By: Jonathan Green) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crosscurrent (By: Paul S. Kemp) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire Ring Race (By: Ryder Windham) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shinbone Showdown (By: Ryder Windham) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Harvest (By: Joe Schreiber) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Games (By: Michael Reaves,Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Choices of One (By: Timothy Zahn) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Riptide (By: Paul S. Kemp) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knight Errant (By: John Jackson Miller) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows of the Empire (By: Steve Perry) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Tribe of the Sith (By: John Jackson Miller) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scourge (By: Jeff Grubb) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wrath of Darth Maul (By: Ryder Windham) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darth Plagueis (By: James Luceno) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kenobi (By: John Jackson Miller) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crucible (By: Troy Denning) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn of the Jedi (By: Tim Lebbon) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lockdown (By: Joe Schreiber) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Far Stars War(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Siege of Arsita(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elemental: The Tsunami Relief Anthology(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horrors Beyond 2: Stories of Strange Creations(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Five by Five 2: No Surrender(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Surrender(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows of the New Sun(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mech: Age of Steel(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hath No Fury(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinite Stars(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

William C. Dietz was born and raised in Seattle, USA. He spent some time serving in the Navy and Marine Corps. Dietz attended Washington University and worked as a college tutor, surgical technician, and a news writer. Later, he worked for US West in various distinctive advertising and marketing related positions, previously leaving to start a new job as Director of Public Relations and Marketing for a global phone organization, edge2net. Dietz has been a full-time author since 2002. Among the works from Dietz is the novel adaptation of a computer game known as Halo: the book titled The Flood and was released in 2003. William Dietz and his wife Marjorie live close to the city of Gig Harbor in Washington State.

William C. Dietz
The Legion
Set in a dim, dreary and immoral future when people have spread in millions across the world, the story talks about the adventures of the Legion, the future appearance of the French Foreign Legion. Like their verifiable namesake, the Legion is comprised of a mixed gathering of social oddities’ and troublemakers who relish fighting in wars and engaging in endless conflicts on the edges of Imperial Earth’s region.

Nevertheless, training for the Legion has changed after some time. Denounced crooks and those with terminal diseases may join the Legion after death (consequently the book’s title). This applies instantly following their execution or death; volunteers have their brains moved into cyborg fight suits that are portable, spry, and antagonistic and super clusters of the deadly. They then go through a thorough, second dangerous rigorous system of which less than half survive.

When recruited, prepared and given the title of Legionnaire, they turn out to be the most dreaded creatures in the Empire. The Legion makes up three fundamental parts. There are Quads, the four-legged cyborg tanks, and vigorously reinforced vehicles. The Quads are bolstered by a more substantial number of Cyborg ground fighters called Troopers and a substantially more significant number of “typical” human Legionnaires alluded to as Bio-Bods.

The Legion is exceptionally portrayed and tied into the historical backdrop of the French Foreign Legions through stories of their most remarkable undertakings; utilized as both showing instruments and spirit-boosting lessons. Legionnaires must be instilled with a wild feeling of steadfastness and spirit corps that makes them outstanding untouchables of the world.
We also read about the flippant, fierce “Nero-fiddling, burning Rome of an Empire known as the Hudathans. The Hudathans are chauvinistic and view any intelligent species as a risk to their reality. Humans being aware, they need to go, and the outsiders have started obliterating nearby terrestrial groups after closing the solar system while the Emperor and the voices in his mind have been debating how to react.

Intricate read but extremely enjoyable. In addition, the idea of the Legion and how their winnowed position forms the overall public is marvelous. I loved the idea of rebels and social savages reawakening and given a possibility of reclamation while working through the guilt and anxiety of their previous lives. We get the chance to follow the humans in their final moments of turning into lethal trained Legionnaires. It makes for superb heroes. Readers get to follow, several recruits, from their last minutes as human-beings, as they are converted into combat-tested, Legionnaires. This in turn, makes for superb three-dimensional characters.

Halo: The Flood
The Human-Covenant War, a frantic battle for humanity’s survival, has achieved its breaking point on the secretive, sphere world called Halo. In any case, the savage Covenant warriors, the most stringent outsider military power known, are by all account not the only risk that lies in the holdup. Halo Combat is an adaptation of a video game. The Master Chief and Cortana, and his A.I. partner wander crosswise over Halo to finish a reiteration of missions and goals. These scenes came straight from the game, Halo Combat Evolved, and some parts had to change to accommodate the book narrative.

The chief circumstance, where the story broke was the point at which is interlaced with the opposite side stories told in the book, and not featured in the game. Likewise, I saw that a considerable lot of the lines from the diversion with little adjustments in the texts. The progressions were too minor and did not influence the story. There was a new discourse between the Master Chief and Cortana, which fleshed out our heroes in a way, did not fulfill sufficiently. In spite of the fact that this was the principle story in the book, I observed it is somewhat dry on occasion, mainly as it concerned the combat groupings. There are just such vast numbers of ways one can depict a firearms fight or the slaughtering of an enemy. The lengths taken to describe these scenes dragged on too far and made the story quite long, in my opinion.

In another scene, a gathering of surviving ODST officers later surrenders the Pillar of Autumn. The more significant part of their story occurred on an improvised base called Alpha Base and involved a shallow tale of the narrative. They take their break from the Covenant ahead of time in light of holding the position down for their chance and finish one mission to their ship near the end. They don’t do much, and at whatever point something significant occurs with them. It turns into a long, excessively drawn out, ineffectively written description that goes on and on endlessly you’d be bored to tears if you read the entire book word for word. Skim through the boring parts…

The last and most exciting part was an elite commando named Zuka ‘Zamamee and his Grunt buddy Yayap. ‘Zamamee is almost murdered by the Master Chief and is rescued by Yayap. Given new life, ‘Zamamee is tasked with finding his aggressor and kill him. As you could presumably figure, this arrangement does not go too well for him. Notwithstanding this story does not excite as much as the first edition. It was fascinating to peruse due to the understanding gave into the progression and operations of the Treaty. These parts were shallow in describing the story, though the book is rich with imagination and thrilling where humans engage in battle with their enemies in outer space.

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2 Responses to “William C. Dietz”

  1. Clay Lancaster: 3 years ago

    Is there a sequel to “Andromeda’s Choice”?

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Thanks for commenting – looks like we had a bit of database corruption with this entry (if you noticed a few books were duplicated). To answer your question yes there is – Andromeda’s War. Third and final in the Prequel series.


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