Monday, 18 December 2017

Keith LAUMER

The Retief Series

Envoy to New Worlds (1963)
◦ The Yillian Way (1962) (Variant Title 1: Protocol (1962))
◦ Retief of the Red-Tape Mountain (1962) (Variant Title: Sealed Orders (1962))
◦ Cultural Exchange (1962)
◦ Aide Memoire (1962)
◦ The Madman from Earth (1962) (Variant Title: Policy (1962))
◦ Gambler’s World (1961) (Variant Title: Palace Revolution (1961))

Galactic Diplomat (1965)
◦ The Frozen Planet (1961) (Variant Title: Courier (1961))
◦ The Desert and the Stars (1962) (Variant Title: Protest Note (1962))
◦ Mightiest Qorn (1963) (Variant Title: Ultimatum (1963))
◦ Saline Solution (1963)
◦ The Castle of Light (1964)
◦ Retief, God-Speaker (1965) (Variant Title: The Brass God (1965))
◦ The Governor of Glave (1963) (Variant Title: Native Intelligence (1963))
◦ The Prince and the Pirate (1964)
◦ The City That Grew in the Sea (1964) (Variant Title: Wicker Wonderland (1964))

Retief’s War (1966)

Retief and the Warlords (1968)

Retief: Ambassador to Space (1969)
◦ Trick or Treaty (1965)
◦ Giant Killer (1965)
◦ Dam Nuisance (1966)
◦ Truce or Consequences (1966)
◦ Forest in the Sky (1967)
◦ Retief, War Criminal (1967) (Variant Title: The Forbidden City (1969))
◦ Clear as Mud (1967) (Variant Title: Grime and Punishment (1969))

Retief’s Ransom (1971)

The All-Together Planet (1971)

Retief of the CDT (1971)
◦ Retief, the Long-Awaited Master (1969) (Variant Title: Mechanical Advantage (1971))
◦ The Piecemakers (1970)
◦ Ballots and Bandits (1970)
◦ Pime Doesn’t Cray (1971)
◦ Retief, Insider (1971) (Variant Title: Internal Affair (1971))

Retief: Emissary to the Stars (1975)
◦ Giant Killer (1965)
◦ Trick or Treaty (1965)
◦ Forest in the Sky (1967)
◦ The Garbage Invasion (1972)
◦ The Hoob Melon Crisis (1975)
◦ The Troubleshooter (1975)
◦ The Negotiators (1975)

Retief at Large (1978)
◦ Cultural Exchange (1962)
◦ Saline Solution (1963)
◦ The Castle of Light (1964)
◦ The City That Grew in the Sea (1964) (Variant Title: Wicker Wonderland (1964))
◦ Retief, God-Speaker (1965) (Variant Title: The Brass God (1965))
◦ Retief, the Long-Awaited Master (1969) (Variant Title: Mechanical Advantage (1971))
◦ The Piecemakers (1970)
◦ Ballots and Bandits (1970)
◦ Pime Doesn’t Cray (1971)
◦ Dam Nuisance (1966)
◦ Retief, War Criminal (1967) (Variant Title: The Forbidden City (1969))
◦ Clear as Mud (1967) (Variant Title: Grime and Punishment (1969))

Retief Unbound (1979)
◦ The Yillian Way (1962) (Variant Title: Protocol (1962))
◦ Retief of the Red-Tape Mountain (1962) (Variant Title: Sealed Orders (1962))
◦ Aide Memoire (1962)
◦ The Madman from Earth (1962) (Variant Title: Policy (1962))
◦ Gambler’s World (1961) (Variant Title: Palace Revolution (1961))
◦ Retief’s Ransom (1971) (the 1971 novel)

Retief: Diplomat at Arms (1982)
◦ The Frozen Planet (1961) (Variant Title: Courier (1961))
◦ The Desert and the Stars (1962) (Variant Title: Protest Note (1962))
◦ Mightiest Qorn (1963) (Variant Title: Ultimatum (1963))
◦ The Governor of Glave (1963) (Variant Title: Native Intelligence (1963))
◦ The Prince and the Pirate (1964)
◦ Truce or Consequences (1966)
◦ The Secret (1982)

Retief to the Rescue (1983)

The Return of Retief (1984)

Retief (1986)

Retief in the Ruins (1986)
◦ Retief in the Ruins (1986)
◦ There is a Tide (1986)
◦ The Woomy (1986)

Retief and the Pan-Galactic Pageant of Pulchritude (1986)
◦ Retief and the Pan-Galactic Pageant of Pulchritude (1986)
◦ Retief’s Ransom (1971) (the 1971 novel)

Retief: Envoy to New Worlds (1987)
◦ Envoy to New Worlds (1963) (the entire 1963 collection)
◦ Rank Injustice (1987)

Reward for Retief (1989)

Retief and the Rascals (1993)

Retief! (2002)
◦ Diplomat-at-Arms (1960)
◦ The Yillian Way (1962) (Variant Title 1: Protocol (1962))
◦ Retief of the Red-Tape Mountain (1962) (Variant Title: Sealed Orders (1962))
◦ Cultural Exchange (1962)
◦ Aide Memoire (1962)
◦ The Madman from Earth (1962) (Variant Title: Policy (1962))
◦ Gambler’s World (1961) (Variant Title: Palace Revolution (1961))
◦ The Frozen Planet (1961) (Variant Title: Courier (1961))
◦ The Desert and the Stars (1962) (Variant Title: Protest Note (1962))
◦ Mightiest Qorn (1963) (Variant Title: Ultimatum (1963))
◦ Saline Solution (1963)
◦ The Governor of Glave (1963) (Variant Title: Native Intelligence (1963))
◦ The Castle of Light (1964)
◦ Retief, God-Speaker (1965) (Variant Title: The Brass God (1965))
◦ The Prince and the Pirate (1964)
◦ The City That Grew in the Sea (1964) (Variant Title: Wicker Wonderland (1964))
◦ Retief’s War (1966) (the 1966 novel)

 

The Bolo Series

Bolo (1976)
Rogue Bolo (1986)
The Stars Must Wait (1990)
Combat Unit (1960) (Variant Title: Dinochrome (1967))
The Night of the Trolls (1963)
The Last Command (1967)
A Relic of War (1969)
Field Test (1976)
A Short History of the Bolo Fighting Machines (1976)
Final Mission (1986)
The Compleat Bolo (1990)

 

The Imperium Series

Worlds of the Imperium (1962)
The Other Side of Time (1965)
Assignment in Nowhere (1968)
Zone Yellow (1990)
Beyond the Imperium (1981)
Imperium (2005)

 

The Lafayette O’Leary Series

The Time Bender (1966)
The World Shuffler (1970)
The Shape Changer (1972)
The Galaxy Builder (1984)
The Universe Twister (2008)

 

Stand Alone Titles

How to Design and Build Flying Models (1960) (non fiction)
A Trace of Memory (1963)
The Great Time Machine Hoax (1964) (Variant Title: A Hoax in Time (2011))
A Plague of Demons (1965)
Embassy (1965) (non fiction)
Earthblood (1966) with Rosel George Brown
Catastrophe Planet (1966)
The Monitors (1966)
Planet Run (1967)
Galactic Odyssey (1967)
The Long Twilight (1969)
The House in November (1970)
Dinosaur Beach (1971)
The Star Treasure (1971)
Deadfall (1971) (Variant Title: Fat Chance (1975)) (non fiction)
Night of Delusions (1972) (Variant Title: Knight of Delusions (1982))
The Infinite Cage (1972)
The Glory Game (1973)
The Ultimax Man (1978)
Star Colony (1981)
End as a Hero (1985)
Judson’s Eden (1991)
Beenie in Oz (1997) with Tyler N. Jones, Michael J. Michanczyk III, Josh Taylor, and March Laumer

 

The Andrew Galt Short Story Series

The Right to Resist (1971)
The Right to Revolt (1971)

 

Short Stories

Greylorn (1959)
Doorstep (1961)
Stranger in Paradox (1961)
The King of the City (1961)
Hybrid (1961)
Cocoon (1962)
It Could Be Anything (1963) (Variant Title: A Trip to the City (1967)
The Walls (1963))
The Long Remembered Thunder (1963) (Variant Title: The Long-Remembered Thunder (1970))
Of Death What Dreams (1970)
End as a Hero (1963)
The Star-Sent Knaves (1963) (Variant Title: The Time Thieves (1972))
The Soul Buyer (1963)
A Bad Day for Vermin (1964) (Variant Title: The Exterminator (1964))
Placement Test (1964)
The Further Sky (1964) (Variant Title: The Other Sky (1968))
War Against the Yukks (1965)
Time Bomb (1965)
Worldmaster (1965)
Prototaph (1966)
Founder’s Day (1966)
The Body Builders (1966)
Test to Destruction (1967)
The Planet Wreckers (1967)
Thunderhead (1967)
The Day Before Forever (1967)
The Allies (1967)
The Clairvoyant (1967)
The Survivor (1967)
The Telescope (1967)
The Big Show (1968)
Mind Out of Time (1968)
Once There Was a Giant (1968)
Goobereality (1968)
Dunderbird (1969) with Harlan Ellison (Variant Title: Street Scene (1969))
The Choice (1969)
The Half Man (1969)
The Timesweepers (1969)
The Devil You Don’t (1970)
The Lawgiver (1970)
In the Queue (1970)
Message to an Alien (1970)
The Plague (1970)
The Dream Machine (1970)
Three Blind Mice (1971)
The Wonderful Secret (1977)
Birthday Party (1978)
No Ship Boots in Fairyland (1984)
The Griffon and the Centaur (1984)
A Report on the Q Effect (1988)
Reverse English (1991)
The Propitiation of Brullamagoo (1991)

 

Essays

How to Collaborate Without Getting Your Head Shaved (1967)
The Limiting Velocity of Orthodoxy (1970)
Letter (Thrust, January 1974) (1974)
Couldn’t We All Just Be Dear, Dear Friends? (1980)
The Retief Series (1980)
Letter (1980)
The Most Intresting Thing About … (1988)
Alternatives to Intelligence (1991)

 

REVIEWS

 

Praise for The Retief Series

 

“Keith Laumer didn’t care much for this world, so he created a whole bunch of better ones. Whether it was the mind-boggling alternative timelines of Worlds of the Imperium, or the wild and woolly space opera of Galactic Odyssey, or the hilarious exploits of that diplomat and trouble-shooter Retief, Laumer went his own way and took us along for the ride. His books were always sharply-observed, endlessly inventive, and most of all fun.”

 

—Simon R. Green,
The New York Times bestselling author

 

“Satire on a galactic scale by an ex-Air Force officer and diplomat. A wonderful, hilarious, and altogether entertaining read!”

 

—William C. Dietz,
The New York Times bestselling author

 

Praise for the Bolo Series

“His tales speak to issues that we still grapple with today…Laumer’s Bolos were a compelling concept, as demonstrated by the fact that the stories have been reprinted for decades. Laumer’s stories were always fun and entertaining, as well, so it is no surprise they are still being read…Today, as our technology begins to make some of the capabilities of a Bolo possible, and we pause to consider our next steps, his speculations give us much to think about.”

“A moving portrayal of futuristic warfare from a master of military science fiction.”

 

—William C. Dietz,
The New York Times bestselling author

 

“Most writers would be pleased to have one major series in a lifetime. Keith Laumer had two.  His BOLO series was so good that other writers have appropriated it, and James Retief, the super diplomat commanded by incompetent bosses, is surprisingly relevant in the world of the 21st century.”

 

—Michael McCollum
Praise for THE PLAGUE OF DEMONS
“This last sequence, indeed, is one of the most exciting and imaginative that I have come across in quite some time; wild, wacky, improbable, and yet, gripping in the extreme. . .A PLAGUE OF DEMONS is the kind of book that makes the reader want to dive into many more works in its author’s oeuvre, and thus, I already have The Best of Keith Laumer sitting on my bookshelf at home, waiting to be opened.”