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Novels in Alphabetical Order


[Backlash Cover]    

Backlash
(Fate of the Jedi #4)

     The Skywalkers and Solos return to the planet Dathomir in their continuing effort to cope with the Lost Tribe Sith and the thing in the Maw Cluster.

  • Science Fiction/Adventure.
  • Hardcover published March 2010 by Del Rey/LucasBooks.
    Mass market paperback, audiobook, and e-book editions also published by Del Rey/LucasBooks/Random House.


[Betrayal Cover]    

Betrayal
(Legacy of the Force #1)

     Forty years after the battle of Yavin, Luke Skywalker and the Jedi Order are embroiled in a growing tide of planetary rebellion — only this time, they're not the rebels.

  • Science Fiction/Adventure.
  • Hardcover published May 2006 by Del Rey/LucasBooks.
    Mass market paperback, audiobook, and e-book editions also published by Del Rey/Lucasbooks/Random House.


[Conviction Cover]    

Conviction
(Fate of the Jedi #7)

     Slave rebellions are sparking off across the galaxy. Tensions between Chief of Staff Daala and the New Jedi Order escalate. And Luke struggles on a world that almost killed him and Leia three decades ago...

  • Science Fiction/Adventure.
  • Hardcover published May 2011 by Del Rey/LucasBooks.
    Audiobook and e-book editions also published by Del Rey/LucasBooks/Random House.
    Mass market paperback edition due August 2012 from Del Rey/LucasBooks.


[New Doc Sidhe Cover]
(Second Edition)
[Original Doc Sidhe Cover]
(First Edition)
   

Doc Sidhe
(Fair World Chronicles #1)

     An athlete discovers that the world of Faerie really does exist... but today, it's a rip-roaring pulp-adventure setting with elves, gangsters, submachine guns, weird science, and monsters.

  • Fantasy (dieselpunk).
  • First edition (mass market paperback) published May 1995 by Baen Books.
    Second edition (trade paperback and e-book editions) due summer 2012 from ArchereRat Publishing.
  • "... Allston has created both a skillful homage to pulp adventures and a refreshing twist on the subgenre... One definitely hopes that another outing is in the works." — Dragon, May 1995.
  • A Frequently Asked Questions file is available for the novels in the Fair World Chronicles series.


[Double Jeopardy Cover]    

Double Jeopardy
(Car Warriots#2)

   Twenty-first-century detectives investigate murder in a small Texas town.

  • Science Fiction/Adventure.
  • Mass market paperback published December 1994 by Tor Books.


[Exile Cover]    

Exile
(Legacy of the Force #4)

     Corellia, blockaded by the Galactic Alliance, may have to abandon its dreams of independent self-government. But Corellia still has some tricks up its sleeve, and so does the lady Lumiya as she continues her quest to transform Jacen Solo into the new Lord of the Sith.

  • Science Fiction/Adventure.
  • Mass market paperback published March 2007 by Del Rey/LucasBooks.
    Audiobook, e-book editions also published by Del Rey/LucasBooks.


[Fury Cover]    

Fury
(Legacy of the Force #7)

     Han and Leia must deal with the fires on Kashyyyk and suffer mysterious attacks by Alema Rar. Luke, still in mourning, faces difficult leadership challenges with the Jedi Order. And Jacen embarks on a plan to bind the loyalty of Tenel Ka and the Hapes Consortium to him forever.

  • Science Fiction/Adventure.
  • Mass market paperback published December 2007 by Del Rey/LucasBooks.
    Audiobook and e-book editions also published by Del Rey/LucasBooks.


[Galatea In 2-D Cover]    

Galatea In 2-D

     Artist Roger Simons discovers that he can bring living creatures out of his paintings. But he finds that someone else already has the power... and doesn't want to share it. What results is a battle to the death between two modern wizards who wield paintbrushes instead of magic wands.

  • Fantasy (modern fantasy).
  • Mass market paperback published August 1993 by Baen Books.
  • "There's a nice satirical sense and a vicious streak a mile wide that makes this a good read." — Locus, November 1993. "For all that it's a light, quick read, this is a strikingly mature novel." — Dragon, November 1993.
  • A Frequently Asked Questions file for Galatea In 2-D is online.


[Iron Fist Cover]    

Iron Fist
(X-Wing #6)

     Commander Wedge Antilles and Wraith Squadron continue their campaign against the Warlord Zsinj.

  • Science Fiction/Adventure.
  • Published July 1998 by Bantam Spectra.
    Audiobook and e-book editions also published by Del Rey/LucasBooks/Random House.


[Mercy Kill Cover]    

Mercy Kill
(X-Wing #10)

     Years after being disbanded, Wrath Squadron is reunited to discover whether a powerful army officer is a hero... or a traitor.

  • Science Fiction/Adventure.
  • Hardcover edition released August 7, 2012 from Del Rey/LucasBooks.
    E-book edition released August 7, 2012 by LucasBooks/Random House Digital.
    Audiobook unabridged edition released August 7, 2012 by Random House Audio.


[Outcast Cover]    

Outcast
(Fate of the Jedi #1)

     Two years after the end of the Legacy of the Force series, Luke Skywalker and his son Ben must follow the path of Jacen Solo to learn why he turned to the Dark Side — with the future of the Jedi Order riding on what they find.

  • Science Fiction/Adventure.
  • Hardcover published March 2009 by Del Rey/LucasBooks.
    Mass market paperback, audiobook, e-book editions also published by Del Rey/LucasBooks


[Rebel Dream Cover]    

Rebel Dream
(New Jedi Order #11)

     The Jedi and the New Republic cope with the aftermath of the events of Troy Denning's Star By Star.

  • Science Fiction/Adventure.
  • Mass market paperback published April 2002 by Del Rey.
    Audiobook and e-book editions also published by Del Rey/LucasBooks.


[Rebel Stand Cover]    

Rebel Stand
(New Jedi Order #12)

     An expedition led by Luke Skywalker confronts a deadly enemy while the New Republic military forces continue to be battered by the Yuuzhan Vong.

  • Science Fiction/Adventure.
  • Mass market paperback edition published June 2002 by Del Rey/LucasBooks.
    Audiobook and e-book editions also published by Del Rey/LucasBooks


[Sidhe-Devil Cover]    

Sidhe-Devil
(Fair World Chronicles #2)

     This sequel to Doc Sidhe takes that novel's heroes (and new protagonist Zeb Watson) to the fair world's equivalent of the 1936 Olympic Games.

  • Fantasy (dieselpunk).
  • First edition (mass market paperback) published June 2001 by Baen Books.
    Second edition due late 2012 (trade paperback and e-book editions) from ArcherRat Publishing.
  • A Frequently Asked Questions file is available for the novels in the Fair World Chronicles series.


[Solo Command Cover]    

Solo Command
(X-Wing #7)

     Han Solo, Wedge Antilles, and Rogue and Wraith Squadrons conclude their mission against the Warlord Zsinj.

  • Science Fiction/Adventure.
  • Mass market paperback published February 1999 by Bantam Spectra/LucasBooks.
    Audio and e-book editions also published by Bantam Spectra/LucasBooks/Random House.


[Starfighters of Adumar Cover]    

Starfighters of Adumar
(X-Wing #9)

     Wedge Antilles, Tycho Celchu, Wes Janson and Derek "Hobbie" Klivian find themselves in over their heads on a diplomatic mission.

  • Science Fiction/Adventure.
  • Mass market paperback published August 1999 by Bantam Spectra/LucasBooks.
    Audiobook and e-book editions also published by Bantasm Spectra/LucasBooks/Random House.


[Terminator Dreams Cover]    

Terminator Dreams
(Terminator 3 series)

     In the modern era, programmer Danny Ávila is having nightmares that accurately predict the future; and in the year 2029, his older self, who cannot remember the events of his life before Judgment Day, is having dreams about the past. Each of his two selves uses this gift to help his family and aid the Resistance against Skynet and the Terminators.

  • Science Fiction/Adventure.
  • Hardcover published December 2003 by Tor Books.
    Mass market paperback edition published December 2004 by Tor Books.
  • "Adolescents of all ages will have fun with Allston's rock-'em sock-'em riff on the characters and settings of last summer's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. ... Arnold's adventure fans, rejoice; this is the stuff that role-playing dreams are made of." — Publishers Weekly, November 10, 2003.


[Terminator Hunt Cover]    

Terminator Hunt
(Terminator 3 series)

     In the year 2029, historian Paul Keeley is rescued from Skynet brainwashing and experimentation. Now, though he is mistrusted and isolated, he must help with a mission to capture an intact T-X Terminator... and reclaim his own endangered humanity.

  • Science Fiction/Adventure.
  • Hardcover published December 2004 by Tor Books.
    Mass market paperback published December 2005 by Tor Books.


[Thunder of the Captains Cover]    

Thunder of the Captains
(Bard's Tale series)

     A peace treaty leads to shipwreck and disaster... and the survivors, including leaders of two mighty nations, find that the slippery footing of international diplomacy is nothing compared to the struggle for survival.

  • Fantasy.
  • Written with fantasy author Holly Lisle.
  • Mass market paperbsack published July 1996 by Baen Books.


[Web of Danger Cover]    

Web of Danger
(Double Agent series)

     Secret agent Sebastian Cord and hapless dupe Scott Beatty encounter a plot involving hypnotic drugs and international conspiracy.

  • Science Fiction/Espionage.
  • In the same volume: Acolytes of Darkness by Flint Dille, #3 in the Agent 13 series.
  • Mass market paperback published March 1988 by TSR Books.


[Wraith Squadron Cover]    

Wraith Squadron
(X-Wing #5)

     Commander Wedge Antilles forms a new fighter-pilot squadron to continue the war against the remnants of the Empire.

  • Science Fiction/Adventure.
  • Mass market paperback published February 1998 by Bantam Spectra.
    Audiobook and e-book editions also published by Bantam Spectra/LucasBooks/Random House.


[Wrath of the Princes Cover]    

Wrath of the Princes
(Bard's Tale series, follow-up to Thunder of the Captains)

     Some of the Landfall castaways from Thunder of the Captains return to the nation of Lieda and find treachery and conspiracy wherever they turn... and discover that not everyone is happy that they still live.

  • Fantasy.
  • Written with Holly Lisle.
  • Mass market paperback published March 1997 by Baen Books.


Novels Arranged By Series


Novels In Order of Publication

  1. Web of Danger
  2. Galatea in 2-D
  3. Double Jeopardy
  4. Doc Sidhe
  5. Thunder of the Captains
  6. Wrath of the Princes
  7. Wraith Squadron
  8. Iron Fist
  9. Solo Command
  10. Starfighters of Adumar
  11. Sidhe-Devil
  12. Rebel Dream
  13. Rebel Stand
  14. Terminator Dreams
  15. Terminator Hunt
  16. Betrayal
  17. Exile
  18. Fury
  19. Outcast
  20. Backlash
  21. Conviction
  22. Mercy Kill


Short Fiction


 
 

Single-Author Anthologies

 
 
   
[Dead But Hostile Cover]    

Dead But Hostile

  • Fantasy and Mainstream.
  • Three stories about revenge (see below under "Individual Stories" for descriptions):
    Dead Snowmen
    Hostile Takeover
    Mikey's Coming Home
    Each story is accompanied by author's notes on how it came about.
  • E-book published March, 2010 by ArcherRat Publishing.

 
 

Individual Stories

 
 
   
[Metabarons Cover]    

"The Bet."

     An aging guard-captain attempts to teach his high-tech replacement a lesson about their profession.

  • Science Fiction.
  • Published in the Metabarons Roleplaying Game (March 2001, d6Legend).
 
 
[Five By Five Cover]    

"Big Plush."

     The Dollgangers, artificial people made in mankind's image, take up arms in a desperate bid to win their freedom. An "Action Figures" story.

  • Military Science Fiction.
  • Published in Five By Five (October 2012, WordFire Press).
 
 
[Asticlean Gambit]    

"Boneyard Lights."

     A hunter discovers that man is the least dangerous game... so long as he keeps misgivings at bay.

  • Fantasy.
  • Written with Allen Varney.
  • Published in The Asticlean Gambit (November 1992, TSR Inc.).
 
 
[Five by Five 2: No Surrender]    

"Coffee Black Sea."

     The story of the Dollgangers' war of independence continues as Bow, BeeBee, and others set their sights on the stars. An "Action Figures" story.

  • Military Science Fiction.
  • Published in Five by Five 2: No Surrender (August 2013, WordFire Press).
 
 
[Time Traveled Tales SitL Edition Cover]    

"Collide-o-Scope."

     A time-traveling secret agent tries to solve a murder while being hampered by... himself.

  • Science Fiction.
  • Published in Time Traveled Tales (Volume I), Silence in the Library edition (November 2013, Silence in the Library Publishing).
 
 
[Dead But Hostile Cover]    

"Dead Snowmen."

     The neighborhood's snowmen are being exterminated, leaving lawns ruined and children grieving, until an unlikely avenger decides to take matters into his own hands.

 
 
[Rayguns Over Texas]    

"Defenders of Beeman County."

     A West Texas sheriff, his deputy, and his daughter deal with strangers who ain't got a lick of sense.

  • Science Fiction.
  • Published in Rayguns Over Texas (August 2013, the Fandom Association of Central Texas).
 
 
[Dragon #189 Cover]    

"Djinn Coffee."

     A rogue finds himself trapped by his own command of unlimited wishes.

  • Fantasy.
  • Written with Allen Varney.
  • Published in Dragon magazine #189 (January 1993, TSR Inc.).
 
 
[Shadows of the New Sun]    

"Epistoleros."

     In an alternate-universe Texas of the 1890s, a Chicago newsman and two Texan gunmen seek the killer of their friend... but find far more than they counted on.

  • Fantasy/Western.
  • Published in Shadows of the New Sun: Stories In Honor of Gene Wolfe (August 2013, Tor Books).
 
 
[Heroes! Cover]    

"Green Room."

     A superhero and a supervillain, elderly lifelong enemies, confront one another before what will probably be their fatal final battle... and come to some surprising conclusions. A story of the Strike Force universe.

  • Superhero/Science Fiction.
  • Published in Heroes! (June 2013, Game Manufacturers Association).
 
 
[Amazing #606]


[Dead But Hostile Cover]
   

"Hostile Takeover."

     A businesswoman deals with the crimelord in her dining room and the frog in her lap.

  • Fantasy.
  • Published in:
    • Amazing Stories #606 (December, 2004)
    • Dead But Hostile (March 2010, ArcherRat Publishing)
 
 
[Insider #73 Cover]    

"League of Spies."

     A follow-up to The Pengalan Tradeoff. Republic Intelligence officer Joram Kithe finds himself in the company of several fellow spies... and saddled with a mission that they're not fit to accomplish.

  • Science Fiction (in the Star Wars Clone Wars era).
  • Published in Star Wars Insider #73 (February 2004, Paizo Publishing).
 
 
[Dead But Hostile Cover]    

"Mikey's Coming Home."

     Sibling rivalry is a strong emotion indeed - strong enough to return from the dead.

 
 
[An Occurrence at Bifrost Bridge Cover    

"An Occurrence at Bifrost Bridge."

     A writer contemplating suicide encounters the supernatural and receives a chance to make his death a meaningful one.

 
 
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"The Pengalan Tradeoff."

     An irresponsible Republic functionary finds himself in command of a unit of Clone Troopers.

  • Science Fiction (in the Star Wars Clone Wars era).
  • Published in Star Wars Insider #65 (February 2003, Paizo Publishing).
 
 
[Time Traveled Tales GAMA Edition Cover]
GAMA Edition

[Time Traveled Tales SitL Edition Cover]
Silence in the Library Edition
   

"Replay Value."

     A romantic evening goes wrong... again. A China Kyd story.

  • Fantasy.
  • Published in:
    • Time Traveled Tales, GAMA edition (May 2012, Game Manufacturers Association)
    • Time Traveled Tales (Volume I), Silence in the Library edition (June 2013 {e-book}, November 2013 {trade paperback and hardcover}, Silence in the Library Publishing)
 
 
[A Hero By Any Other Name]    

"Retreads."

     Three retired superheroes on an Earth colony world confront an environmental disaster, a mysterious enemy, and the failures of their own pasts. A story of the Strike Force universe.

  • Superhero/Science Fiction.
  • Published in A Hero By Any Other Name (June 2013, Silence in the Library Publishing).
 
 


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