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Piers Anthony


(Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob)
UK (1934 - )

Piers Anthony is one of the world's most prolific and popular authors. His fantasy Xanth novels have been read and loved by millions of readers around the world, and have been on the New York Times Best Seller list many times. Although Piers is mostly known for fantasy and science fiction, he has written several novels in other genres as well, including historical fiction, martial arts, and horror. Piers lives with his lovely wife in a secluded woods hidden deep in Central Florida.
 
Piers Anthony's books for adults only

Series
Aton
1. Chthon (1967)
2. Phthor (1975)
 
Of Man and Manta
1. Omnivore (1968)
2. Orn (1971)
3. Ox (1976)
Of Man and Manta (omnibus) (1986)

 

 


 

 
 

 


 


 

 

 

 
 

 
Xanth by Two
Demons Don't Dream / Harpy Thyme (omnibus) (2010)
 
 
Trail Mix
1. Amoeba (2011)
2. Beetle Juice (2011)
 

 
Aliena
1. Aliena (2014)
2. Aliena Too (2014)
 
Novels









 
Collections
Anthonology (1985)
Cautionary Tales (2014)
Fantasy For Good: A Charitable Anthology (2014) (with Kevin J Anderson, Neil Gaiman, Katharine Kerr, Jay Lake, George R R Martin, Michael Moorcock and Roger Zelazny)
Chronology (2015) (with Andrew Buckley, Matthew S. Cox, Jordan Elizabeth, Julie Frost, Matthew Graybosch, G Miki Hayden, Tony Healey, B. C. Johnson, Darin Kennedy, J. P. Moynahan, Scott Nicholson, J R Rain, Andrew J. Rausch, Richard Roberts, J.P. Sloan, Wilbert Stanton, Stan Swanson, Tara Tyler, James Wymore, Nathan Yocum and Katie Young)
J.R. Rain's Book of Firsts: Nine Series - Nine First Novels (2015) (with A K Alexander, Elizabeth Basque, Aiden James, Scott Nicholson and J R Rain)

 
Novellas
 
Anthologies edited
 
Non fiction

 
Anthologies containing stories by Piers Anthony

 
Short stories
The Message (with Frances Hall)
The Whole Truth
Possible to Rue (1963)
Quinquepedalian (1963)
The Alien Rulers (1968)
Getting Through University (1968)Hugo (nominee)
In the Barn (1972)


Awards
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1968) : Chthon
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1968) : Chthon
Hugo nominee (1969) : Getting Through University
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1970) : Macroscope
British Fantasy Society Best Novel winner (1978) : A Spell for Chameleon


Books about Piers Anthony
 
Piers Anthony recommends
Less Than Human
Less Than Human (1986)
Robert Clarke (Charles Platt)
"Delightful, clever, humorous, and a damned good story... it's a great novel."
Mythology 101
Mythology 101 (1990)
(Mythology, book 1)
Jody Lynn Nye
"A great sense of humor."
The Eye of the World
The Eye of the World (1990)
(Wheel of Time, book 1)
Robert Jordan
"This looks like the next major fantasy epic"
Sundered Soul: A Mythic Tale
Sundered Soul: A Mythic Tale (1990)
Alfred Tella
"Highly impressive ... an exquisitely crafted parable beautifully styled. I was delighted by its quality and sensitivity."
Alchemy Unlimited
Alchemy Unlimited (1990)
(Corwyn Misadventures, book 1)
Douglas W Clark
"What did the Spanish Inqusition do with the demons it exorcised? At last we learn the answer."
Unwillingly to Earth
Unwillingly to Earth (1992)
Pauline Ashwell
"A good, original, pace-setting adventure with a completely human cast of characters... this is some writer."
The Hammer and the Cross
The Hammer and the Cross (1993)
(Hammer and the Cross, book 1)
Harry Harrison
"Savage, authentic, and compelling."
Fools Errant
Fools Errant (1994)
(Archonate, book 1)
Matthew Hughes
"A fine fantasy novel ... develops into a coming-of-age story with an original twist ... clever, literate, thoughtful."
Wizard's First Rule
Wizard's First Rule (1994)
(Richard and Kahlan, book 1)
Terry Goodkind
"A phenominal fantasy, endlessly inventive, that surely marks the commencement of one of the major careers in the genre."
Lord of the Isles
Lord of the Isles (1997)
(Lord of the Isles, book 1)
David Drake
"The book was fascinating throughout, a pleasure to read. . . . certainly one of the finest epic fantasies of the decade."
The Land Beyond Summer
The Land Beyond Summer (1999)
Brad Linaweaver
"Brad Linaweaver's fantasy land is intriguing and relevant to the concerns of today's young readers."
Rhapsody: Child of Blood
Rhapsody: Child of Blood (1999)
(Symphony of Ages, book 1)
Elizabeth Haydon
"A powerful novel...adventurous, magical."
Immortality
Immortality (2007)
Kevin Bohacz
"Immortality is a fine, tense, scientific mystery adventure that puts mankind in a challenge of survival with a short time limit. This is the way the world could end."
Vampire for Hire
Vampire for Hire (2009)
(Vampire for Hire)
J R Rain
"I enjoyed this immensely."

The Kinshield Legacy (2010)
(Kinshield Saga, book 1)
K C May
"The Kinshield Legacy is a rousing good fantasy tale, with nice characterization and some ferocious action. These days I read primarily for business rather than pleasure, but I found myself eager to return to this novel."

Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island (2010)
Cameron Pierce
"Weird, wicked, wonderful."

Well of the Damned (2013)
(Kinshield Saga, book 3)
K C May
"A rousing, hard-hitting fantasy adventure."

Hologram: A Haunting (2014)
James Conroyd Martin
"Original- not an ordinary haunt story."

Witches Be Crazy (2015)
Logan J Hunder
"Fast moving and original...This is a wild fantasy adventure."



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