Stanley Schmidt Books In Order

Kyyra Books In Order

  1. The Sins of the Fathers (1976)
  2. Lifeboat Earth (1978)


  1. Newton and the Quasi-Apple (1975)
  2. Tweedlioop (1986)
  3. Argonaut (2002)
  4. Night Ride and Sunrise (2017)


  1. Generation Gap (2002)

Anthologies edited

  1. War and Peace (1983)
  2. From Mind to Mind (1984)
  3. Unknown (1988)
  4. Unknown Worlds (1989)
  5. Roads Not Taken (1998)
  6. Into the New Millennium (2011)

Non fiction

  1. Aliens and Alien Societies (1996)
  2. Which Way to the Future? (2001)

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The Sins of the Fathers

Volume One of Stanley Schmidt’s Classic Tale of the Planet in Peril back in print at last! A scientific expedition returns from deep space, and brings back shocking news: the galactic core has exploded and the Earth is doomed! Includes a new introduction by Ben Bova, editor of the original magazine serial, and the essay ‘How to Move the Earth’ by the author.

Lifeboat Earth

Volume Two of Stanley Schmidt’s Classic Tale of the Planet in Peril back in print at last! Earth herself has escaped the doomed Milky Way but who will survive a journey that could be as deadly as the radiation blast that will wipe out all life in the Galaxy? Includes a new afterword by the author.

Newton and the Quasi-Apple

What if Newton was wrong or just seemed to be wrong? What if visitors from an advanced civilization accidentally made it seem as if the Three Laws of Motion didn t work as advertised and thus got Newton in very serious trouble with the authorities?And what if that was just the start of the trouble?


Stanley Schmidt’s first novel in sixteen years!Three decades in the future, in a public garden north of New York City, a man enjoying the seasonal blossoms, butterflies, and buzzing bees notices a strange flying insect unlike any he’s ever seen before. When it stings him between the eyes, he is overwhelmed by a tidal wave of memories crashing through his mind in a flood of simultaneous sensations and emotions. As he collapses, he manages to catch and hold onto the bug. At the hospital, medical technologist Pilar Ramirez watches as the creature is pried from Lester Ordway’s hand. It releases a swarm of even smaller insects that sting her and several other people in the emergency room causing similar, if milder, cognitive effects. Frightened but fascinated, and frustrated by the hospital’s attempt to dismiss what happened after the bugs disappear, Pilar befriends Lester and joins his quest for an explanation. Pilar and Lester enlist the help of entomologist Maybelle Terwilliger, and the three soon begin to suspect that they have discovered a secret alien invasion of Earth. An incursion on a tiny scale but of global scope, it is pervasive reconnaissance that puts the legendary hundred eyes of Argus to shame. Somebody is literally bugging the planet. Can Pilar and her friends convince the government before it’s too late?

Roads Not Taken

Alternate History: The What If? fiction that has finally come into its own! Shedding light on the past by exploring what could have happened, this bold genre tantalizes your imagination and challenges your perceptions with thrilling reinventions of humanity’s most climactic events. Enter worlds that are at once fanciful and familiar, where fact and fiction meld in a provocative landscape of infinite possibilities…
.’An Ink from the New Moon’ by A. A. Attanasio’We Could Do Worse’ by Gregory Benford’The West Is Red’ by Greg Costikyan’The Forest of Time’ by Michael F. Flynn’Southpaw’ by Bruce McAllister’Over There’ by Mike Resnick’An Outpost of the Empire’ by Robert Silverberg’Aristotle and the Gun’ by L. Sprague de Camp’Must and Shall’ by Harry Turtledove’How I Lost the Second World War and Helped Turn Back the German Invasion’ by Gene WolfeWith these dazzling stories, discover just how different things might have been!

Aliens and Alien Societies

A thoughtful, clear and utterly fascinating reference, this book is absolutely vital to writers who want to put extraterrestrial life forms in their novels and stories.

Which Way to the Future?

‘It’s easy to imagine ways the future can be ugly and depressing. It’s harder, but more worthwhile, to imagine plausible ways we can make it better,’ says Stanley Schmidt, and he should know. As the editor of Analog and a science fiction writer himself, he’s thought about the future more than most. Since the golden age of John W. Campbell editor from 1938 72, Analog magazine has been renowned for editorials that provoke, prod, inspire, anger, and ignite the magazine’s readers into thinking, questioning their own assumptions, and looking at the world with fresh insights. From 1978 to the present, the man challenged to light a fire under the readers month after month has been editor Stanley Schmidt. He has succeeded in exemplary fashion, which helps to explain why he’s a twenty two time nominee for the best editor Hugo Award. Now, for the first time, thirty five of his stimulating essays have been gathered in book form. In ‘King of the Hill No Matter What’ he considers the questions of animal and machine intelligence. ‘The Fermi Plague’ offers a frightening answer to Enrico Fermi’s famous paradox about the apparent absence of alien civilizations. ‘Invisible Enemies, Intelligent Choices’ examines the proper role of science in public policy. Running the gamut from how to challenge scientific orthodoxy to the flaws of our educational system, from the serious value of humor to the difficult choices between jobs and conservation, all the pieces are, in different ways, answers to the question asked by the title: Which Way to the Future?? Schmidt’s answers will engage anyone with an eye on tomorrow. AUTHORBIO: Stanley Schmidt has a doctorate in physics and lives in upstate New York. His fifth novel, Argonaut, is forthcoming from Tor Books.

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