Allen M. Steele Books In Order

Near-Space Books In Publication Order

  1. Orbital Decay (1989)
  2. Clarke County, Space (1990)
  3. Lunar Descent (1991)
  4. Labyrinth of Night (1992)
  5. A King of Infinite Space (1997)

Near-Space Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. The Weight (1995)
  2. Sex and Violence in Zero-G (1999)

Coyote Books In Publication Order

  1. Coyote (2002)
  2. Coyote Rising (2004)
  3. Coyote Frontier (2005)
  4. Spindrift (2007)
  5. Galaxy Blues (2008)
  6. Coyote Horizon (2009)
  7. Coyote Destiny (2010)
  8. Hex (2011)

Coyote Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. The River Horses (2007)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Jericho Interation (1994)
  2. The Tranquillity Alternative (1996)
  3. OceanSpace (2000)
  4. Chronospace (2001)
  5. Where Angels Fear to Tread (2009)
  6. Apollo’s Outcasts (2012)
  7. V-S Day (2014)
  8. Time Loves a Hero (2015)
  9. Arkwright (2016)
  10. Avengers of the Moon (2017)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. Rude Astronauts (1993)
  2. All-American Alien Boy (1996)
  3. American Beauty (2003)
  4. The Last Science Fiction Writer (2008)
  5. Tales of Time and Space (2015)
  6. The Doppler Effect and Other Stories (2017)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. The Death of Captain Future (2008)
  2. Angel of Europa (2011)
  3. Escape From Earth (2014)
  4. Sanctuary (2017)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Primary Ignition (2003)
  2. The Hard Stuff (2007)

Bending the Landscape Books In Publication Order

  1. Bending the Landscape: Fantasy (By:,,James A. Moore,,Delia Sherman,Ellen Kushner,,Tanya Huff,,Robin Wayne Bailey,,,,,,Nicola Griffith) (1997)
  2. Bending The Landscape: Science Fiction (With: ,Stephen Baxter,,,Nancy Kress,,,,L. Timmel Duchamp,,Nicola Griffith,,,Wendy Rathbone,Élisabeth Vonarburg) (1998)
  3. Bending the Landscape: Original Gay and Lesbian Horror Writing (By:,,Barbara Hambly,,,,,Nicola Griffith) (2001)

The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction Anthology Books In Publication Order

  1. The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 2 (2010)
  2. The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 3 (2011)
  3. The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 4 (2012)
  4. The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 5 (2013)
  5. The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 6 (2014)
  6. The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 7 (2015)
  7. The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 8 (2016)
  8. The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 9 (2017)
  9. The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 10 (2018)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Bending The Landscape: Science Fiction (1998)
  2. The Year’s Best Science Fiction : Sixteenth Annual Collection (1999)
  3. Escape from Earth (2006)
  4. The Space Opera Renaissance (2006)
  5. Enter a Future: Fantastic Tales from Asimov’s Science Fiction (2010)
  6. The Complete Guide to Writing for Young Adults, Volume 1 (2014)
  7. Conspiracy! (2016)
  8. Little Green Men—Attack! (2017)
  9. The 2020 Look at Mars Fiction Book (2020)
  10. The 2020 Look at Space Opera Book (2020)

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Allen M. Steele Books Overview

Orbital Decay

The award winning, bestselling author’s first novel. The beamjacks work in zero gravity constructing satellites in the vacuum of deepest space. And they’re not going to let the military control them anymore.

Clarke County, Space

The citizens of mankind’s first orbiting space colony want independence at any cost.

‘The best hard SF writer to come along in the last decade.’ John Varley

‘ Allen Steele…
successfully strides the turf that was once the exclusive domain of the legendary Robert A. Heinlein.’ Locus

Allen Steele is a two time Hugo Award winner and nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award

Lunar Descent

Skycorp is not treating its moon laborers well. Now, the ‘moondogs’ are mad and they’re not going to take it anymore…

‘The best hard sf writer to come along in the last decade.’ John Varley

‘Ingenious.’ Booklist

A King of Infinite Space

Welcome to Heaven. Here’s a mop. It’s not that simple, of course. First you have to die. Grunge rock, bad acid, and an eighteen wheeler will do that. Then you have to survive. Not too complicated, toward the century’s end, for a neglected rich kid with guilt ridden parents and cryogenics. Then there’s the resurrection. That’s more complex, involving runaway nanotechnology, a neutral interface in the brain, an asteroid named for Jerry Garcia, and a castle that needs cleaning. Hence, the mop. Death for William Alec Tucker III is a gateway to the future, and a second chance to accomplish what he’s left undone: which is just about everything. Life after death is almost pleasant. Until Alec finds out that he’s a pawn in a systemwide struggle for power and embarks on an odyssey of discovery that takes him from the far reaches of the asteroid belt to the fleshpots of Clarke County, Space. And even father, to the beckoning stars.

Coyote

Coyote marks a dramatic new turn in the career of Allen Steele, Hugo Award winning author of Chronospace. Epic in scope, passionate in its conviction, and set against a backdrop of plausible events, it tells the brilliant story of Earth’s first interstellar colonists and the mysterious planet that becomes their home.

Coyote Rising

The continuing epic of Earth’s first space colonists and their fight against a repressive government to reclaim their world in the name of freedom.

Coyote Frontier

The revolution that won Coyote’s independence from Earth is 20 years past. Coyote’s aging computers, aircraft, and medical equipment are badly in need of replacement. And the colony’s survival is in question. Now the colony’s hard won independence depends on the descendants of Coyote’s original settlers versus help from Earth that may be more of a detriment than a boon:

Former freedom fighter Carlos Montero, now in his fifties and burdened with the responsibilities of leadership. Manuel Castro, the Savant and former Lieutenant Governor of New Florida, now a hermit who may hold the key to the survival of those whose company he has renounced. Jonas Whittaker, the genius inventor haunted by the loss of the wife and daughter he sacrificed to save. And Morgan Goldstein, an entrepreneur seeking to exploit Coyote’s natural resources even if it means ruining the planet itself.

As Coyote’s future hangs in the balance, a larger question looms: can the human race settle a new world without bringing forward the problems of the world it left behind?

Spindrift

From the two time Hugo Award winning author of the Coyote trilogy.

June 1, 2288 Europe’s first starship, the EASS Galileo, launches on its maiden voyage to investigate an unidentified object, code named Spindrift, which is traveling outside our solar system. An object that may be alien in origin. The Galileo disappears soon after…

February 1, 2344 The Galileo‘s shuttle returns to Earth carrying three surviving expedition members, who still appear to be the same age they were when they departed. They report that they have, indeed, made contact with an extraterrestrial race and become enmeshed in a conflict that brought them face to face with the most apocalyptic force in the galaxy.

It is up to Director General John Shillinglaw to piece together the puzzle created by these events for the survivors tell their stories from their own conflicting perspectives. And the truth is more difficult to glean than it appears.

Galaxy Blues

A new science fiction epic from the national bestselling and Hugo Award winning author.

Expelled from the Union Astronautica space fleet and facing charges of grand theft, Jules Truffant agrees to sign up as shuttle pilot aboard the freighter Pride of Cucamonga in exchange for amnesty. After botching Pride‘s mission to RhoCorenae and upsetting an alien culture in the process, Jules must take part in a voyage across the galaxy to place a probe squarely in the path of a black hole as it plows through an inhabited star system.

Coyote Horizon

‘The master of science fiction intrigue’ Washington Post returns to the Coyote universe.

The planet of Coyote has become the last, best hope of humankind, but it has also become the principal point of contact with the hjadd, the alien race encountered by a European starship many years earlier. Although the hjadd have built an embassy near the original colony, they remain a mystery.

And as the colonists make preparations to explore the rest of the new world, ex convict Hawk Thompson discovers more about the hjadd than anyone has learned before and his knowledge will change human history…

Coyote Destiny

‘The best space colonization saga to come along in decades’ Rocky Mountain News continues. The unexpected arrival of a ship from Earth after their long isolation from their home world leaves the inhabitants of Coyote both hopeful and wary. The lone passenger brings news both good and bad. The good news is that there was a survivor of the long ago explosion of the Robert E. Lee and he is living still on Earth, in the ruined city called Boston. The bad news is that the person responsible for that act of terrorism is also still alive and somewhere on Coyote…

The River Horses

A standalone novella set in Allen Steele’s signature world of Coyote!

The Jericho Interation

‘I couldn’t put it down’ John Varley Through an earthquake ravaged Midwest, an investigative reporter chases down the story of a lifetime. ‘Breathtaking…
Steele’s science is harder than Heinlein’s…
his breakneck pacing and gift for characterization are reminiscent of the late master’s best work.’ Washington Post

OceanSpace

Tethys the world’s first completely self sufficient undersea research station. Within this oasis of technology are those who seek to unlock the mysteries of the unknown deep. Outside of the station is a presence which may be the greatest discovery of all. First Rate. Denver Posthighly atmospheric…
Steele efficiently and effectively evokes the cold, dark and unrelenting alienness of the world deep beneath the sea. Publishers WeeklyTaut, suspenseful SF adventure. Library JournalThere aren’t many people writing fiction grounded in realistic scientific explanation…
Allen Steele is among the best. St. Louis Post DispatchSteele is a journalist of the SF imagination…
His reporting on the nuts and bolts of this almost here will stick in the mind. Locus

Chronospace

When two 24th century chrononauts travel back in time, they inadvertently disrupt the voyage of the Hinden burg causing it to land successfully. Now, lost in a parallel universe, their mistake will be felt by every single human being. ‘The master of science fiction intrigue.’ The Washington Post

Rude Astronauts

A collection of fascinating short stories and science articles from a respected writer includes his first published story, the popular Diamondback Jack trilogy, and several nonfiction pieces written when he was a science reporter.

All-American Alien Boy

All American Alien Boy collects 11 of Steele’s most powerful short tales including the Hugo Award winning story, ‘The Good Rat.’ Here Steele, with his endless daring and imagination, explores a strange and wonderful place our own Earth.

The Last Science Fiction Writer

While The Last Science Fiction Writer consists of stories I wrote during a relatively short period of time, in some ways it also represents a cross section of my career thus far. Moreau2 and High Roller are later entries in the Near Space series not included in Sex and Violence in Zero G; The War of Dogs and Boids is a stand alone episode of the Coyote cycle. Take Me Back To Old Tennessee and Hail to the Chief are related to one another; An Incident of the Luncheon of the Boating Party shares the same background as an earlier story,…
Where Angels Fear to Tread along with its novel length expansion, Chronospace. World Without End, Amen is the latest in a loosely linked series that includes Agape Among The Robots and Jake and the Enemy both in my previous collection, American Beauty while continuing the same thematic concerns of my novel The Jericho Iteration.

Other stories stand on their own. Escape From Earth was originally intended to be a young adult novel until Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois invited me to contribute a novella to an anthology of YA science fiction. The Teb Hunter is straight out satire, a comment on hunters and hunting; The Last Science Fiction Writer is much the same, although this time the target is science fiction itself, in particular some of its beloved and well worn tropes.

Primary Ignition

Assembled for the first time are all of two time Hugo Award winner Allen M. Steele’s articles, essays, and travelogs. Drawn from such diverse sources as Absolute Magnitude, Artemis, and even his testimony on space travel before the United States Congress, Steele has put together a collection of work which spans his entire career as a writer. From insightful looks into the future of space travel, the nature of science fiction, the global village, and much more, here is a book certain to appeal to Steele’s legion of fans, as well as readers of popular non fiction and science fiction.

Bending the Landscape: Fantasy (By:,,James A. Moore,,Delia Sherman,Ellen Kushner,,Tanya Huff,,Robin Wayne Bailey,,,,,,Nicola Griffith)

Bending the Landscape: Fantasy, edited by world renowned speculative fiction author Nicola Griffith and publisher Stephen Pagel, brings together the best short fiction from the fantasy genre’s most notable and daring writers. In Leslie What’s ‘Beside the Well,’ a captivating myth set in ancient China, a young woman rebels against her abusive husband by allying herself with the spirit of his first wife. Tanya Huff’s ‘In Mysterious Ways’ tells the riveting story of Terizan the thief and her intrigues in the Thieves’ Guild. Don Bassingthwaite’s ‘In Memory Of’ is a tantalizing look into the passions and jealousies of two improbably long lived brothers. This stunning anthology of works by writers both gay and straight demonstrates that gender and sexual orientation can be used to create rich works of fantasy and spectacularly imaginative plots.

Bending The Landscape: Science Fiction (With: ,Stephen Baxter,,,Nancy Kress,,,,L. Timmel Duchamp,,Nicola Griffith,,,Wendy Rathbone,Élisabeth Vonarburg)

Volume II of the award winning collection of gay and lesbian short fiction exploring the horror genre. On the heels of the phenomenal success and acclaim of Volume I Science Fiction, Bending the Landscape: Horror brings together a tantalizing slew of truly ‘horrific’ tales guaranteed to provoke, entertain and inspire fear. Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel have, once again, compiled an exciting array of never before published stories both from talented newcomers and award winning genre veterans. In Kraig Blackwelder’s Coyote Love, a man wakes up in a stranger’s bed, not knowing how he got there. Terror ensues as the reader is shown just how far a person is willing to go to deny reality. In The WereSl*ut of Avenue A, Leslie What shows us that change is not always a good thing as we witness what may or may not be a physical transformation into something inhuman. These stories, written by writers both gay and straight, incite fear and spur thought. Contributors include Brian A. Hopkins, Holly Wade Matter, A.J. Potter, Carrie Richerson, Mark Tiedmann, Alexis Glynn Latner and more.

Bending the Landscape: Original Gay and Lesbian Horror Writing (By:,,Barbara Hambly,,,,,Nicola Griffith)

Bending the Landscape: Horror brings together a tantalizing slew of truly horrifying tales guaranteed to provoke, entertain, and inspire fear in even the most seasoned horror aficionado. World renowned fantasy author Nicola Griffith and fantasy publisher Stephen Pagel have compiled an exciting array of never before published stories, from both talented newcomers and award winning genre veterans. In Kraig Blackwelder’s ‘Coyote Love,’ a man wakes up in a stranger s bed, not knowing how he got there, after a drunken night out. Terror ensues as the reader is shown just how far a person is willing to go to deny reality. In ‘The WereSl*ut of Avenue A,’ Leslie What shows us that change is not always a good thing, as we witness what may or not be a transformation into something inhuman. These stories, written by writers both gay and straight, incite fear and spur thought, transporting the reader into realms of shock and dread.

The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 2

An unabridged audio collection of the best of the best science fiction stories published in 2009 by current and emerging masters of the genre, as narrated by top voice talents. In Erosion, by Ian Creasey, A man tests the limits of his exo suit prior to leaving a dying Earth. In As Women Fight, by Sara Genge, a hunter, in a society of body switchers, has no time to train for a fight to inhabit his wife’s body. In A Story, with Beans, by Steven Gould, the role of religion in a dystopian future plagued with metal eating bugs is considered. In Events Preceding the Helvetican Renaissance, by John Kessel, a monk, in the far future, steals the only copy of a set of plays from a repressive regime and uses this loot to free his people. In On the Human Plan, by Jay Lake, a mysterious alien visits a far future, dying Earth in search of the death of Death. Set in the Jackaroo sequence, Crimes and Glory, by Paul McAuley, a detective chases a thief to recover alien technology that both aliens and humanity are desperate to recover. Set in the Lovecraftian Boojum universe, Mongoose by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear, a vermin hunter and his tentacled assistant come on board a space station to hunt toves and raths. In Before My Last Breath, by Robert Reed, a geologist discovers a strange fossil in a coal mine that leads to the discovery of a peculiar graveyard. In The Island, by Peter Watts, a woman on a spaceship must decide whether to place a stargate near an alien society that will ultimately destroy it. Finally, This Peaceable Land; or, The Unbearable Vision of Harriet Beecher Stowe, by Robert Charles Wilson, is an alternate American Civil War history in which the war was never fought, slavery gradually disappeared, and Uncle Tom s Cabin was never published. More than 9.5 hours on 8 CDs, read by Tom Dheere, Vanessa Hart, and J. P. Linton.

The Year’s Best Science Fiction : Sixteenth Annual Collection

Long regarded as the premier annual collection of science fiction stories, Gardner Dozois’s latest volume of The Year’s Best Science Fiction continues this tradition of excellence with twenty five representing the finest offerings in the field. Among the gems included here are: ‘Story of Your Life’ by Ted Chiang, in which the story of alien contact and a very human drama merge beautifully ‘The Island of the Immortals’ by Ursula K. Le Guin, in which a brave traveler investigates the reasons why people shun the exotic island ‘Approaching Perimelasma’ by Geoffrey A. Landis, which boldly takes us into a black hole and through the stunning changes that ensue ‘Taklamakan’ by Bruce Sterling, a wildly inventive tale of future spies in a Lost World ‘The Summer Isles’ by Ian R. MacLeod, a moving novella reflecting an alternate history in which the Great War turned out a bit differently In addition, there are twenty more stories here by the field’s masters and by up and coming new writers, including: William Barton Stephen Baxter Rob Chilson Tony Daniel Cory Doctorow Greg Egan Jim Grimsley Gwyneth Jones Chris Lawson Tanith Lee Paul J. McAuley Ian McDonald Robert Reed William Browning Spencer Allen Steele Michael Swanwick Howard Waldrop Cherry Wilder Liz Williams Robert Charles Wilson Completing the collection are Dozois’s insightful survey of the year in science fiction and a long list of Honorable Mentions. With its explorations of outer space and inner space, with its examinations of what it means to be human today and tomorrow, and with its love of a good yarn, this volume remains the single best source for science fiction stories.

Escape from Earth

Imagine a world where interplanetary travel isn t just possible it’s commonplace. Human beings have terraformed Mars. You can reach into another dimension through a wormhole. The virtual world can be the only place where you exist, because you don t have a body. The possibilities are endless. Escape from Earth, inspired by Robert Heinlein s juveniles, featuring stories by Orson Scott Card Ender s Game, Elizabeth Moon the Vatta books, and Joe Haldeman The Forever War, among others, will take you places beyond your imagination.

The Space Opera Renaissance

‘Space opera’, once a derisive term for cheap pulp adventure, has come to mean something more in modern SF: compelling adventure stories told against a broad canvas, and written to the highest level of skill. Indeed, it can be argued that the ‘new space opera’ is one of the defining streams of modern SF. Now, World Fantasy Award winning anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer have compiled a definitive overview of this subgenre, both as it was in the days of the pulp magazines, and as it has become in 2005. Included are major works from genre progenitors like Jack Williamson and Leigh Brackett, stylish midcentury voices like Cordwainer Smith and Samuel R. Delany, popular favorites like David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Ursula K. Le Guin, and modern day pioneers such as Iain M. Banks, Steven Baxter, Scott Westerfeld, and Charles Stross.

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