Last updated 2/28/23




Experiment at Proto  (Coward, McCann, Geoghegan, 1973, Avon, 1975.  Quartet, 1974, as The Proto Papers.)


                A scientist is sent to fill an empty slot at an experimental lab involving human communication with primates.  There he discovers that the prize ape is brighter than expected, and that someone is working behind the scenes to destroy the project.


Proto Papers, The.  (See Experiment at Proto.)




Universal Strike, The.  (See The Universal Strike of 1899.)


Universal Strike of 1899, The  (Reeves, 1891.  Odhams, 1911, as The Universal Strike.)


                Not seen.




Technicolor Ultra Mall (Edge, 2011.)


Episodic adventures in a mall that has become an enclosed city.




Foragers  (Bantam, 1996.)


                The human race is locked in a war against a technological advanced alien race when they encounter a primitive colony of their enemy.  Researchers are sent to infiltrate this society and discover the weaknesses of the aliens, but instead they discover a new threat.


Sheltered Lives  (Bantam, 1992.)


                A new sexually transmitted disease has wreaked such havoc that the government has confined its victims to concentration camps.  A woman and her lover decide to alter their relationship despite governmental disapproval and find themselves in the roles of outlaws and rebels.


Testing  (Bantam, 1993.)


                In a repressive, post economic collapse future, adolescents are tested for their suitability to be employed by a series of induced, structured dreams.  How they react in the contrived situations will determine their future.


O'BRIEN, DAVID  (See Berl Cameron, Rand Le Page, Kris Luna, and Brian Shaw.)




Floating Robot, The (Armchair, 2014, bound with After World's End by Jack Williamson. Magazine appearance 1941.)


A singer's voice opens a gateway between universes.


Secret of the Lost Planet (Armchair, 2015, bound with Television Hill by George McLociard, Magazine appearance 1941.)


One man has to prevent a megalomaniac from seizing worldwide power.




Return of Creegar  (Armchair, 2018, bound with Eight Keys to Eden by Mark Clifton. Magazine appearance in 1942 as Creegar Dares to Die.)


A man wrongly convicted of a crime secretly returns to Earth for revenge.




Earth Waits for Dawn  (Vantage, 1956.)


                Not seen.


O’BRIEN, ROBERT C.  (Pseudonym of Robert Conly.)


Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH  (Atheneum, 1971, Scholastic, ?.  Apple, 1982, as The Secret of NIMH.)


                Scientists develop super intelligent rats with human personalities who subsequently have a series of adventures aimed at younger readers.


Report from Group 17, A  (Atheneum, 1972, Warner, 1973.)


                Before their collapse, the Nazis completed a doomsday device, a plague that could wipe out the entire human race.  After years of inactivity, the device is finally activated.


Secret of NIMH, The.  (See Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.)


Z for Zachariah  (Atheneum, 1974, Dell, 1977.)


                The only two people to apparently survive a nuclear war discover one another, but although the protagonist is initially glad of the company, she begins to wonder about the personality of her newfound companion.




Plutonia  (Raduga, 1957, Wishart, 1957, Criterion, 1961, translated from the Russian by Fainna Solasko.)


                An expedition into the Arctic uncovers the entrance to a lost world where dinosaurs still survive.


Sannikov Land  (Raduga, 1957, translated from the Russian by David Skvirsky. )


                Another lost world novel where mammoths and primitive humans still exist.




Daughter of the Night  (MacMillan, 1974, translated from the Russian by Mira Ginsburg.)


                An alien visits prehistoric Earth, falls in love with a human woman, and helps create civilization.




Dark Time  (Diamond, 1992.)


                An alien who feasts on human misery is pursued by an interplanetary hunter who perishes shortly after arriving on Earth, but not before passing on its power to a young human.  A science fiction novel packaged and with the overtones of a horror story.


OCHSE, WESTON (Also writes Horror.)


Blood Ocean  (Abaddon, 2012.)


An Afterblight Chronicles novel.


Following a plague, a secretive group experiments on other survivors.


Grunt Life  (Solaris, 2014.)


Grunt #1.


Insectlike aliens invade Earth.


Grunt Traitor (Solaris, 2015.)


Grunt #2.


An underground military unit strikes back at alien invaders.


Vampire Outlaw of the Milky Way  (Bad Moon, 2007.)


                An autistic boy is linked to an adventurer in a space opera universe.




Vanishing Island, The  (Talbot, 1957, Devin-Adair, 1959, Allen, 1960.)


                Not seen.  Alien abduction.


OCTOBER, JOHN  (Pseudonym of Christopher Portway.)


Anarchy Pedlars, The  (Hale, 1976.)


                Not seen.




British Federal Empire, The  (Clarke, 1872.)


                Britain conquers most of Europe and removes the monarchy from power.




Evil Is in the Ice, The (Outskirts, 2014.)


The discovery of frozen bodies leads to an attack on the Earth.




Last War, The  (Kerr, 1898.)


                Future war.




Bone People  (Benefic, 1970.)


                Children's story about an encounter with an alien race.


Ice Men of Rime  (Benefic, 1970.)


                Not seen.


Inviso Man  (Benefic, 1970.)


                Not seen.


Milky Way  (Benefic, 1970.)


                Not seen.


Planet of the Whistlers  (Benefic, 1970.)


                Not seen.


Space Pirate  (Benefic, 1970.)


                Children's adventure involving space pirates.




Clockwork Man, The (Doubleday Page, 1923, HiLo, 2013.)


A partly mechanical man from the future shows up in England.


ODOM, MEL  (See also collaboration with Warren Norwood and with Blaine Lee Pardoe. Also writes Fantasy.)


F.R.E.E. Lancers  (TSR, 1995.)


                Based on a gaming system, this is the story of a band of professional soldiers who battle on Earth and in near space to fulfill their obligations to their employers.


Guerilla (Harper, 2015.)


Makaum War #2.


War on another planet.


High Wire  (Jam, 2000.)


A Net Force novel.


                A teenager discovers that there is a criminal operation taking place in the background of a virtual circus.


Hunters of the Dark Sea  (Tor, 2003.)


                The crew of a whaling ship are menaced by a combination of pirates, internal squabbles, and a killer whale that is host to an alien creature.


In Hot Pursuit  (Minstrel, 1998.)


Alex Mack #25.




Lethal Interface  (Roc, 1992.)


                A Dallas police detective of the near future stumbles onto a case involving highly placed executives in a Japanese corporation.  They pull strings to switch him to another line of inquiry, but he refuses to let the string of unsolved murders alone.


Master Sergeant (Harper Voyager, 2015.)


Makaum War #1.


War with aliens.


Omega Blue  (Harper, 1993.)


Omega #1.


                A futuristic crime unit uses computers and high tech equipment to foil a plot by organized criminals to take over the city of Boston.


Omega Score  (Harper, 1994.)


Omega #2.


                A violent criminal takes a supermall of the future hostage and a crack team of government operators is assigning the job of stopping him.


Shades  (Simon, 2003.)


A Roswell novel.


The alien teens must deal with what appears to be genuine ghosts.


Sooner Dead (Wizards of the Coast, 2011.)


A post apocalyptic future.


Stalker Analog  (Roc, 1993.)


                In a near future Houston, two police officers take on a serial killer, their lives complicated by the fact that someone else has initiated a secret, unofficial investigation with different motives.




Bander Snatch  (Bantam, 1979.)


                The leader of an urban tribe living in the chaos that covers most of the Earth is called upon to pursue a new role interacting with an alien race.


Caverns  (Berkley, 1981.)


McGill Feighan #1.


                An alien gives a human child the power to travel instantaneously around the universe, a gift which he eventually employs to search for his mysterious benefactor.


Cliffs  (Berkley, 1982.)


McGill Feighan #4.


                On a planet of intelligent birds, Feighan avoids more assassins and deals with a mutated virus.


Fire on the Border  (Roc, 1990.)


                A woman disobeys orders in order to try her own theories in the battle against an alien race.


Lava  (Berkley, 1982.)


McGill Feighan #3.


                Further adventures of a teleporter pursued by a crime syndicate, pursuing in his turn the alien who gave him his extraordinary powers.


Mayflies  (Berkley, 1979.)


                The protagonist dies, then awakens much later to discover that his brain has become the control device for a giant starship carrying colonists to the stars.  Angered by his fate, he decides to take a more active role in the future of the project.


Ora:cle  (Berkley, 1984, Grafton, 1986.)


                A man whose job is as a kind of roving input device for a computer complex has to run for his life.  Someone is trying to kill him, and using very bizarre devices to do so.


Reefs  (Berkley, 1981.)


McGill Feighan #2.


                A teleporting human takes refuge on an ocean world after escaping from an organization intent upon assassinating him.  Life on that world becomes less than restful when the sharklike appearance of the inhabitants turns out to reflect their personalities as well.


War of Omission  (Bantam, 1982.)


                A new weapon literally destroys space, and its continued use makes the planet progressively smaller.  The unlikely premise is handled seriously.


O’DONNELL, K.M.  (Pseudonym of Barry Malzberg, whom see.)


Dwellers in the Deep  (Ace, 1970, bound with The Gates of Time by Neal Barrett Jr.)


                Science fiction fandom becomes instrumental in dealing with aliens from outer space in this ungentle spoof.


Empty People, The  (Lancer, 1969.)


                A man with a terminal illness becomes part of a strange gestalt with two other people.


Final War and Other Fantasies  (Ace, 1969, bound with Treasure of Tau Ceti by John Rackham.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Gather in the Hall of Planets  (Ace, 1971, bound with In the Pocket and Other SF Stories, also by O’Donnell.)


                Aliens visit the Earth in the middle of a science fiction convention, and the fans prove instrumental in smoothing over the problems that arise.


In the Pocket and Other SF Stories  (Ace, 1971, bound with Gather in the Hall of Planets, also by O’Donnell.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Universe Day  (Avon, 1971.)


                Episodic novel of the human expansion into space and what happens when our culture doesn’t evolve as fast as our technology and the environment in which we find ourselves.




Beehive, The  (Methuen, 1980.)


                Not seen.  A feminist dystopian novel.




I, Lucifer  (Doubleday, 1967, Crest, 1969.)


A Modesty Blaise adventure.


An extortionist makes use of an insane man with genuine precognition to threaten prominent people with death.  Modesty and her partner become involved when a friend of theirs is threatened and end up destroying an extensive secret base on a remote island.


Last Day in Limbo  (?, 1976, Tor, 1988.)


A Modesty Blaise adventure.


                Marginal piece which includes Blaise consulting with a man who has genuine precognition.


Taste for Death, A  (Souvenir, 1969, Mysterious, 1984.)


A Modesty Blaise adventure.


                Borderline thriller in which Blaise rescues a blind girl with a psi power that lets her finds precious metals from devious treasure hunters.




Too Too Solid Flesh  (TSR, 1989.)


                A troupe of androids has been established to perform old style plays in a future Manhattan.  Unfortunately, their latest production is hampered by the activities of a murderer, whose identity they must discover before they can proceed.




How the Germans Took London  (Simpkin, 1900.)


                Future war pamphlet.


OFFUTT, ANDREW J.  (See also John Cleve, Jeff Douglas, J.X. Williams, and collaboration which follows.)


Ardor on Aros  (Dell, 1973.)


                A parody of Burroughsian adventure with an Earthman transported to a barbaric world.  Thereafter, everything goes awry, as the local women aren’t virgins, and no one fights by the rules either.


Castle Keeps, The  (Berkley, 1972, Magnum, 1978.)


                Civilization has collapsed and many of the survivors have barricaded themselves in their homes and taken up arms.  But as the forces of chaos grow stronger and more and more strongholds fall, the future of the human race seems bleak indeed.


Evil Is Live Spelled Backwards  (Paperback Library, 1970.)


                The world has become a theocracy, so a rebel movement organizes itself under the name of Satanism and prepares to overthrow the government.


Galactic Rejects, The  (Lothrop, Lee  & Shepard, 1973, Dell, 1974.)


                Three youngsters with psi powers are returning from the war front when they are stranded on a primitive, lost colony.  There they support themselves by working in a carnival, where no one will suspect that their abilities are real.  Unfortunately, the alien enemy arrives to conquer the planet, and they must use their abilities to save the day.


King Dragon  (Ace, 1980.)


                A far world is colonized using genetically altered material from various Terran lifeforms.  An expedition arrives many generations later to find a barbaric civilization in which many different intelligent species, and some hideous monsters, are all to be found.


Messenger of Zhuvastou  (Berkley, 1973, Magnum, 1977.)


                The protagonist travels to a primitive colony world in search of his fiance, who disappeared there shortly before.  He subsequently has a series of rousing adventures as he tries to find out what happened to her without getting killed in the process.


My Lord Barbarian  (Del Rey, 1977, Magnum, 1979.)


                On a colony world that has descended into primitivism, a ruler is assassinated and his daughter forcibly betrothed to the man responsible for her father’s death.  A warrior tries to rally his allies to attack the usurper before he consummates his plans.




Genetic Bomb  (Warner, 1975.)


                In a sexually profligate future, there is a sudden rash of insanity, women consumed by visions of a terrible death.  An investigator learns that each possesses a similar gem recently brought from another planet and uncovers the truth.




King of the Cracksmen (Night Shade, 2015.)




OHLANDER, BEN  (See collaborations with William Forstchen and with David Drake.)




Thunderbolt and the Rebel Planet  (Lutterworth, 1954.)


Thunderbolt #2.


                An intrepid space captain takes the side of a deposed planetary ruler and helps him regain his throne from a band of bad guys.


Thunderbolt of the Spaceways  (Lutterworth, 1954.)


Thunderbolt #1.


                A variety of adventures on other planets.




Black Snow Days  (Ace, 1990.)


                A man in a coma wakens after a nuclear war has devastated the world.  In the interim, his body was rebuilt able to survive the harsh conditions outside the enclosed habitat of the survivors.  He has also been altered mentally, with a second personality arising within his brain.


OKORAFOR, NNEDI  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Lagoon (Saga, 2015.)


First contact with shapeshifting aliens in Nigeria.




On the Eighth Day  (Celestial Arts, 1980, Playboy, 1981.)


                Two dozen brilliant people all owe their success to secret genetic experiments conducted before their birth.  Now someone is eliminating them one by one, hoping to keep the secret of success from leaking out to the general public.




Earth Remembers, The  (TSR, 1989.)


                Battles in the American Southwest which is slowly rebuilding from atomic Armageddon.  The protagonist builds an alliance with a tribe of mutants who live in underground caverns to foil a would be empire builder.




North Sea Bubble, The  (Grant Richards, 1906.)


                Future war between England and Germany.




Devil's Henchmen, The (Methuen, 1926, Armchair, 2022.)


A hidden Mideastern kingdom has perfected mind control.


O’LEARY, BRIAN  (See collaboration with Richard Duprey.)




Door Number Three  (Tor, 1995.)


                A woman abducted by aliens must convince one other person of the veracity of her story in order to be allowed to remain on Earth.


Impossible Bird, The  (Tor, 2002.)


                The rivalry between two brothers is complicated by a secretive alien invasion of Earth.


Other Voices, Other Doors  (Fairwood, 2000.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


OLEMY, P.T.  (Pseudonym of George Baker.)


Clones, The  (Flagship, 1968.)


                The creation of clones is for some never adequately explained reason a great method for communicating with creatures from another world.




Cityless and Countryless World  (A, ?, 1893.)


                Not seen.  A Martian dystopia.




Lifebank  (Dell, 1995.)


                Thriller about a detective hot on the trail of a serial killer who is actually harvesting parts for a secret organ bank.




Another Kind  (Ballantine,1955.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Edge of Forever, The  (Sherbourne, 1971.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Far From This Earth  (NESFA, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Giants in the Dust  (Pyramid, 1976.)


                On a future Earth where life has become boring, a plan is hatched to send a group of people to colonize another planet, but only after their minds have been wiped of all modern knowledge.  It is hoped that this will provide a solution to the ennui that is plaguing all of humanity.


Mists of the Dawn  (Winston, 1952, Hutchinson, 1954, Gregg, 1979.)


                A teenager travels back fifty thousand years in time for a series of adventures involving the battle between Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals.


Shadows in the Sun  (Ballantine, 1954, Reinhardt, 1955, Four Square, 1965, Crown, 1985.)


                An anthropologist studying a small Texan town makes an astonishing discovery.  All of the townspeople are actually colonists from a galactic civilization that have resettled on the Earth.  They enlist him into their cause although he has serious doubts that are not finally resolved until the last chapter.


Shores of Another Sea, The  (Signet, 1971, Gollancz, 1971, Crown, 1984, Robson, 1985, Greenhouse, 1985.)


                A baboonery in Africa is the scene of various strange events culminating in a siege by baboons who are being controlled by an intelligence from another planet.


Star Above It, A  (NESFA, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Unearthly Neighbors  (Ballantine, 1960.  Crown, 1984, revised.)


                A scientific team tries to contact a humanoid race on an alien planet, a race which uses no artifacts and which seems to be mindlessly inimical to contact.


Winds of Time, The.  (Doubleday, 1957, Pocket, 1959, Avon Equinox, 1975.)


                A fisherman in a remote region of North America stumbles across and is taken prisoner by humanoids who crashlanded on Earth during prehistory and who have been in suspended animation ever since.  But they’ve awakened too soon and eventually have to go under once again, this time with the protagonist as willing company.




Sojourn  (Dragon Moon, 2006.)


Time Rovers #1.


                A time traveler visits Victorian England.


Virtual Evil  (Dragon Moon, 2007.)


Time Rovers #2.


A chase to capture a time traveling assassin.




Shadow Mask, The  (Scholastic, 2012.)


Leo Lomax #2.


A boy with a sensitivity to sound uncovers a secret.


Sound Bender  (Scholastic, 2011.)


Leo Lomax #1.


A boy has unusual abilities to interpret sound.




To-Morrow  (Alston Rivers, 1927.)


                A socialist Utopia.




Ant with the Human Soul, The (Armchair, 2016, bound with Night of the Trolls by Keith Laumer. Magazine appearance 1932.)


A man's mind is projected into an ant. 


Man Who Annexed the Moon, The (Armchair, 2013, bound with The Conquest of the Planets by John W. Campbell Jr. Magazine appearance 1931.)


The first expedition to the moon.


Rhythm Rides the Rocket  (Columbia, 1942.)


                Short story in pamphlet form.




Burnt  (Wordcraft of Oregon, 1996.)


                A surreal look at a near future world of environment meltdown and other problems.


Freaknest  (Wordcraft of Oregon, 2000.)


                In a high tech future, a child seeks to find her place in a world of virtual reality, nano-drugs, and altered states of consciousness.


Hideous Beauties  (Eraserhead, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Scherzi, I Believe  (Wordcraft of Oregon, 1994.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Sewing Shut My Eyes  (Black Ice, 2000, FC2, 2000.)


                Collection of loosely related stories.


Time Famine  (Permeable, 1996.)


                Richly textured, scattershot novel that involves time travel, nuclear accidents, and the inevitable government conspiracy.




Einstein’s Brain  (Evans, 1981, Pocket, 1982.)


                Political thriller about a secret medical experiment to revive Einstein’s brain and use it to develop superweapons.


OLSON, JOHN  (See collaboration with Randall Ingermanson.)


OLTION, JERRY  (See also Ryan Hughes and collaboration which follows.)


Abandon in Place  (Tor, 2000.)


                Mystery phantom launches of rockets to the moon puzzle scientists, until they discover it is a product of the mass consciousness of humanity.


Alliance  (Ace, 1990.)


#4 in the multi-author Robots and Aliens series.


                A robot revolution seems in the making when three shapechanging robots sow dissension among the ranks of their fellows, apparently finding a way for them to subvert the Three Laws.


Anywhere But Here  (Tor, 2005.)


Getaway #2.


                Two individuals unhappy with the repressive world domination by the US use the possibility of star travel to change the status quo.


Frame of Reference  (Questar, 1987.)


                The last survivors of the human race emerge after many generations from their underground shelter.  They discover that in the interim Earth has been colonized by a hostile alien race that is unwilling to give it back.


Getaway Special, The  (Tor, 2001.)


Getaway #1.


                 A scientist invents a cheap, easily constructed interstellar drive.  Despite trepidation on Earth surrounding his discovery, he and his friend sets out on a voyage to the stars.


Humanity  (Ace, 1990.)


#6 in the multi-author Robots and Aliens series.


                The protagonist must recover his lost memories, find the woman he loves, and solve the problem of the robots who are undermining the basis on which they have all been built and controlled.


Mudd in Your Eye  (Pocket, 1997.)


A Star Trek novel.


Kirk and company arrive to investigate the mysterious end of a long standing war, only to find that his old adversary Mudd appears to have negotiated the truce.  But nothing is ever as it appears where Mudd is involved.


Twenty Questions  (Wheatland, ?)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Twilight's End  (Pocket, 1996.)


A Star Trek novel.


The Enterprise is providing technical assistance to an alien race who plan to change the rotation of an entire planet when a scientist is kidnapped.


Where Sea Meets Sky  (Pocket, 1998.)


A Star Trek novel.


                Before he was disabled, Christopher Pike was captain of the Enterprise, and this is the story of one of his early voyages, when he found a way to strike a balance between the needs of two alien races, one humanoid, one living in space itself.




Flaming Arrow, The  (Pocket, 2000.)


A Star Trek New Earth novel.


                Colonists and aliens clash for control of a newly opened planet.


OLTION, KATHY  (See collaboration with Jerry Oltion.)




Falls the Shadow  (Doctor Who Books, 1994.)


A Doctor Who New Adventure.


There's a gothic twist to this Doctor Who story, in which the protagonist finds himself a prisoner in a mysterious house that appears to be haunted.


Man in the Velvet Mask, The  (Doctor Who Books, 1996.)


A Doctor Who Missing Adventure


Revolutionary France has been reproduced on a far world, whose people are brutally repressed by their new government.  The Doctor is taken prisoner and must escape before he can solve the problem of how such a bizarre society came to exist in the first place.


O'MALLEY, KATHLEEN  (See collaborations with A.C. Crispin and with J.M. Dillard.)




Double Human, The  (Tor, 2010.)


Florida #2.


A detective discovers that a serial killer is not human.


Human Disguise, The  (Tor, 2009.)


Florida #1.


A police procedural in post-collapse Florida.


O’NEAL, KATHLEEN  (See also collaborations with W. Michael Gear.)


Abyss of Light, An  (DAW, 1990.)


Light #1.


                A world of humans resists pressure by an alien race to join an involuntary galactic union.  They prefer to rely on the mystical beings whom they access through an interdimensional gateway.  But are the latter truly spiritual beings, or merely aliens with plans of their own?


Redemption of Light  (DAW, 1991.)


Light #3.


                The war between humans and aliens is about to be made irrelevant when both sides discover that they are a sideshow to a greater conflict that has been in progress since before either race achieved space travel.


Treasure of Light  (DAW, 1990.)


Light #2.


                An alien race has nearly conquered a defiant human civilization, even though one of their battle cruisers has been captured.  Now the climactic battle to shape the future of both species is imminent, and the strange beings worshipped by the humans have yet to declare themselves openly.




Bite of Monsters, The  (Belmont, 1971.)


                A man traveling conquered Earth, seeking allies to expel the reptilian invaders who have conquered the planet, runs into more trouble.  He encounters a cult of alleged patriots whose policies are even worse than those of the aliens.


Dark Knight, The  (Boulevard, 2008, from the screenplay by Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, and David S. Goyer.)


A Batman novel.


Batman battles the Joker.


Helltown  (Warner, 2006.)


A DC Universe novel.


                A journalist survives an assassination attempt and becomes a superhero.


Hero's Quest  (Pocket, 2003.)


A Green Lantern novel.


                A superhero gets caught in a time warp.


Knightfall  (Bantam, 1994.)


A Batman novel.


                A bunch of Batman’s arch enemies are released from an asylum as part of a plan to destroy him.




Two Thousand Years Hence  (Chapman & Hall, 1868.)


                Future history in which the ignorant take control of England.




Day of Wrath  (Gollancz, 1936.)


                A future war novel.


Land Under England  (Gollancz, 1935, Simon & Schuster, 1935, New English Library, 1978, Overlook, 1985.)


                A lost civilization inside the Earth novel.  An explorer travels down into the bowels of the Earth and finds a society that has existed for two thousand years within a flora and fauna unknown on the surface world.


Wind from the North  (Jonathan Cape, 1934.)


                Not seen.  Time travel.




Chase into Space  (New Infinities, 1988.)


Cyborg Commando #2.


                The initial attack on Earth has been blunted, but now the cyborg soldiers must carry the battle into space.  There they hope to identify the headquarters from which the invasion is being coordinated.


Planet in Peril  (New Infinities, 1987.)


Cyborg Commando #1.


                Insectlike aliens have attacked the human race.  The protagonist puts his body in storage so that his brain can be put inside a battle machine in which he can avenge the death of his family.


Ultimate Prize, The  (New Infinities, 1988.)


Cyborg Commando #3.


                Now that it appears that the invasion of Earth has failed, the aliens responsible decide to destroy the planet in revenge.  A force of cyborg warriors sets out to prevent them from doing so, and to bring the war to their territory.


O’NEILL, SCOTT  (See Barton Werper.)


Martian Sexpot  (Jade, 1963.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




New Moon  (Hodder, 1918.)


                A Utopian novel.




Shuttle  (Zebra, 1981.)


                Marginal near future thriller about a shuttle disaster.




Janet’s Sex Planet  (See Pleasure Planet by Edward George.)




Pleasure Tube, The  (Berkley, 1979.)


                The device of the title allows one to spend extended time relaxing in a prolonged, virtual reality sexual fantasy.  The survivors of a spaceship disaster are told that they are being rewarded with the tube, but they wonder if they have actually been cast into the virtual world to prevent them from knowing what’s happening in the real one.




Suicide Collectors, The  (St Martins, 2008.)


Most of the world commits suicide.




Airborn  (Eos, 2004.)


Matt Cruse #1.


                In an alternate Earth where travel between continents is accomplished in giant zeppelins, a teenager helps a friend prove that her grandfather wasn't hallucinating when he claimed to have discovered a new species of flying animal, while escaping the clutches of air pirates in the process.


Dead Water Zone  (Little, Brown, 1992.)


                A  teenager searches for his brother in an area rumored to have environmental problems.  Young adult novel set in the near future.


Skybreaker  (Eos, 2006.)


Matt Cruse #2.


                Two teenagers travel by airship in search of a missing inventor.




Dumb Gods Speak, The  (Little, Brown, 1936, Triangle, 1938.)


                Marginal thriller set in a future where a secret organization plots to bring an end of war, and the dictator of Russia plots a new one.


Gabriel Samara, Peacemaker  (Little, Brown, 1925.  Little, Brown, 1939, as Exit a Dictator.)


                Revolution in Russia.


Exit a Dictator.  (See Gabriel Samara, Peacemaker.)


Great Prince Shan, The  (Little, Brown, 1922, Burt, 1924, Pocket, 1940.)


                Marginal thriller set in a near future China where a new weapon has been developed.


Wrath to Come, The  (Burt, 1924, Little, Brown, 1924.)


                Mild future war novel, more concerned with conspiracies than battle, as a European alliance threatens the US.




Copenhagen Affair, The  (Ace, 1965.)


A Man from U.N.C.L.E. novel.


Thrush is building flying saucers.


Stone-Cold Dead in the Market Affair, The (Ace, 1969.)


A Man from U.N.C.L.E. novel.


Marginal thriller about an attempt to destabilize world finances.




By the Gods Beloved  (Greening, 1905.  Dodd, Mead, 1907, as The Gates of Kamt.)


                Not seen.  A lost world novel.


Gates of Kamt, The.  (See By the Gods Beloved.)


ORE, REBECCA   (Pseudonym of Rebecca Brown.)


Alien Bootlegger and Other Stories  (Tor, 1993.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Becoming Alien  (Tor, 1988.)


Tom Red-Clay #1.


                A human from rural America is recruited by an alien race to become a roving diplomat in their service.


Being Alien  (Tor, 1989.)


Tom Red-Clay #2.


                The protagonist was taken from Earth and integrated into an alien diplomatic service.  Now he has been sent home on a secret mission, and finds that human motivations are now just as strange to him as are alien ones.


Centuries Ago and Very Fast  (Aqueduct, 2009.)


Collection of related stories.


Gaia’s Toys  (Tor, 1995.)


                Genetic engineering and human/computer interfaces are the wave of the future, and they provide a great tool by which the government controls the population.  Then a band of eco-terrorists decide to prevent the authorities from completing their plans for absolute control.


Human to Human  (Tor, 1990.)


Tom Red-Clay #3.


                The human agent of an interstellar civilization must prepare the Earth to recognize that it is not alone in the understand.  If we can overcome our xenophobia, we become members in full of the galactic community.


Illegal Rebirth of Billy the Kid  (Tor, 1991.)


                A new form of entertainment is the creation of artificial personalities that live briefly but believe themselves human.  When someone steals an artificial Billy the Kid and sets him loose, the results differ considerably from Billy’s real life.


Time and Robbery  (Aqueduct, 2012.)


A time traveling immortal has to prevent a change to the timeline.


Time's Child  (Eos, 2007.)


Time travel is used to kidnap people from the past.


Outlaw School  (Avon Eos, 2000.)


                A young girl struggles to make a life for herself in a repressive near future America.


ORGILL, DOUGLAS  (See collaborations with John Gribbin.)


ORMAN, KATE  (See also collaborations with Ben Aaronovitch and Jonathan Blum.)


Blue Box  (BBC, 2003.)


A Doctor Who novel.


                The Doctor investigates a plot involving misuse of the Internet.


Left-Handed Hummingbird, The  (Doctor Who Books, 1993.)


A Doctor Who New Adventure.


The Doctor must travel back and forth through Earth's history to repair a series of alterations that have unleashed an ancient Aztec deity into the modern world.


Return of the Living Dad  (Doctor Who Books, 1996.)


A Doctor Who New Adventure.


The Doctor's companion finds her missing father leading an effort to save aliens stranded on Earth.  But his displacement of time seems mysterious, and she suspects that some secretive force is manipulated events from hiding.


Room With No Doors, The  (Doctor Who Books, 1997.)


A Doctor Who New Adventure.


The Doctor arrives in 16th Century Japan, where he discovers that visitors from other worlds as well as other times have arrived to make things interesting.


Set Piece  (Doctor Who Books, 1995.)


A Doctor Who New Adventure.


A rift in time is apparently artificial, engineered by robots.  The Doctor and Ace are separated, and she is stranded in ancient Egypt, believing the Doctor himself to have died.


Sleepy  (Doctor Who Books, 1996.)


A Doctor Who New Adventure.


A plague that endows its victims with psychic powers is sweeping a colony world, a problem the Doctor must solve before an outside force decides to sterilize the entire planet.


Walking to Babylon  (Virgin, 1998.)


A New Adventure.


                An alien race has determined that the only way to avert a disaster in the future is to destroy ancient Babylon on Earth.  Bernice Summerfield travels back into the past in an effort to find another solution to the problem.


Year of Intelligent Tigers, The  (BBC, 2001.)


A Doctor Who novel.


                The Doctor and his friends are at risk on a planet where imprisoned animals have escaped, animals who appear to be much brighter than was thought.




Cadre Lucifer  (Ace, 1987.)


Cadre #2.


                Disenchanted with the repressive government he formerly served, a crack police officer becomes a rebel.  Aided by skills he learned on another planet, he decides to hunt down the corrupt officials responsible for the reign of terror.


Cadre Messiah  (Ace, 1988.)


Cadre #3.


                A renegade has succeeded in overthrowing the dictators of an interstellar empire.  Now he rules in their place, but someone else has mastered the same warrior abilities as has he, and whoever it is is murdering our hero’s allies.


Cadre One  (Ace, 1986.)


Cadre #1.


                A member of a professional police force that uses brutal tactics to suppress dissent has an encounter on a far world with a mystic.  As a result, he begins to question the policies that he formerly followed without question.




When Time Stood Still  (Signet, 1962.)


                When a woman contracts an incurable disease, she and her husband submit to suspended animation, hoping to wait for a cure.  When they are brought back to consciousness, the world has changed far beyond what they had anticipated.




I Married an Earthling  (Manic D, 2000.)


                Spoof about a gay human and a young alien, each of whom has problems with the civilization in which they were born.




Instant Gold  (Morrow, 1964, Four Square, 1966.)


                Someone markets a substance which, when mixed with water, produces gold.




Dissonance (Simon & Schuster, 2014.)


A teenager can move between realities.




Dinocroc  (Ibooks, 2005, based on the screenplay by Dan Acre and Frances Dole.)


                An artificially bred prehistoric crocodile escapes.




((Frequencies)) (Omega Point, 2001.)


                Mystery and intrigue in a future Seattle.


ORWELL, GEORGE  (Pseudonym of Eric Blair.)


Complete Works of George Orwell, The  (Secker & Warburg, 1997.)


                Omnibus including Animal Farm and 1984.


1984  (Secker & Warburg, 1949, Harcourt Brace, 1949, Signet, 1950, Penguin, 1954, Milestone, ?, Oxford University, 1984, Easton, 1992.)


                Certainly the most famous of the dystopian novels.  In a future where thought control keeps the population in check, one couple dares to defy the authorities and pursue a forbidden love., thereby attracting the enmity of the state.




Darkloom  (Ace, 1998.)


Arden Grenfell #2.


                The rebellious princess has accepted her destiny and has assumed the throne of an interstellar empire.  But with her succession comes a host of new difficulties, among which are dangerous political conspiracies aimed at controlling the government.


Deathweave  (Ace, 1998.)


Arden Grenfell #1.


                The bodyguard to a princess is disgraced when her charge forsakes her place in society.  Years later, the queen is dying, and offers a pardon if the bodyguard will locate her daughter and bring her back for a final visit.


Glaive, The  (Ace, 1996.)


Ronin #2.


                A woman trained in the martial arts puts aside her own concerns when her old master and teacher is murdered.  She devotes her life to tracking down the people responsible and imposing her own brand of justice.


Iroshi  (Ace, 1995.)


Ronin #1.


                A woman who studied zen and sword fighting on Earth travels to various colony worlds seeking meaning in her life.  She finds a purpose when she becomes involved with the building of a temple.


Persea  (Ace, 1996.)


Ronin #3.


                Now a respected figure, Iroshi leaves her usual surroundings to help resolve the question of a controversial drug in use on a far world.  This exposure makes her vulnerable to an old enemy obsessed with her and determined to make her into a legend.


OSBORNE, DAVID  (Pseudonym of Robert Silverberg, whom see.)


Aliens from Space  (Avalon, 1958.)


                Are the alien visitors really friendly or are they hiding something?


Invisible Barriers  (Avalon, 1958.)


                In a future world where America has become isolated, a television producer plays a crucial role in uniting the Earth to defend itself from an alien attack.




Secret of the Crater, The  (Lippincott, 1897, Bookfinger, 1979.)


                A lost race novel in which a sailing vessel finds an island settled by Phoenicians.  The local priesthood has found a way to manipulate the eruptions of a local volcano in order to secure their power, but one sailor falls in love with the woman about to be sacrificed and he unmasks the secret.




Architect of Memory (Tor, 2020.)


An alien weapon changes the lives of the people who find it.




Demolition Man  (Signet, 1993, based on the screenplay by Peter M. Lenkov, Robert Reneau, and Daniel Waters.)


                A police officer is unjustly put into suspended animation, only to be revived to track down his arch enemy in a future where the human race has forgotten how to be violent.




1998   (Sphere, 1988.)


                Not seen.




Power of Two  (Love Spell, 2004.)


                Interstellar romance with one character pretending to be a computer personality.




It Could Never Happen  (Coventry House, 1932.)


                The story of a new American revolution.




Hungry Time, The  (Wonder, 1996.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


OSMOND, ANDREW  (See collaborations with Douglas Hurd.)




Mighty Joe Young  (Disney, 1998, from the screenplay by Merian C. Cooper, Mark Rosenthal, and Lawrence Konner.)


                Young readers’ version of the film.  An oversized gorilla and the young girl who befriends it travel to the US, where they run into trouble.




All Right, Everybody Off the Planet!  (Random House, 1972, Bantam, 1973.)


                Spoof of sex and SF with a plastic alien visiting Earth and encountering a flesh and blood woman with libidinous interests.




Deus Machine, The  (Random House, 1993, Pocket, 1996.)


                In the midst of an economic crisis, a group seeks to gain control of the US by using an arsenal of engineered viruses.  The protagonist teams up with a child, the woman he loves, and a computer to derail their plans in the nick of time.


Third Pandemic, The   (Hodder, 1996, New English Library, 1997, Pocket, 1997.)


                Doctors struggle to find a cure for a new plague that will otherwise wipe out sixty percent of the human race.  Their efforts are complicated by a madman who is trying to spread rather than control the disease.




Divide, The  (Jove, 1980.)


                Germany and Japan split the US into two spheres of interest after winning the second world war.  Years later the two leaders agree to meet on the border, but a band of American rebels plans to use the occasion to recover their country’s freedom.




Wild West Rider  (Bantam, 1985.)


Time Machine #9.


                A multi-path gamebook.


OWEN, DEAN  (Pseudonym of D.D. McGaughy.)


End of the World  (Ace, 1962, based on the screenplay for the film Panic in the Year Zero by John Morton and Jay Simms.)


                A nuclear war begins and bombs destroy all the major cities in America.  During the exodus, a typical family runs into a predictable variety of dangers before finding a secure place in the wilderness.


Konga  (Monarch, 1960, based on the screenplay by Aben Kandel and Herman Cohen.)


                A mad scientist develops a formula that promotes extraordinary growth.  He administers it to an ape, which grows to giant size and kills him, destroys much of the local community, and is then destroyed by the army.


Reptilicus  (Monarch, 1961, based on the screenplay by Sidney Pink and Ib Melchior.)


                A giant reptile threatens the world.  The difficulty with destroying it is that each small part of its body can regenerate an entire new creature, so it must somehow be destroyed as a unit.




Eye of the Gods  (Dutton, 1978, Signet, 1979.)


                An expedition is launched to track down rumors of a surviving dinosaur deep in the jungle.  The party’s progress is hindered by the local tribes, who do not wish the secrets of their habitat revealed to the outside world.




Control  (HarperCollins, 1997.)


An X Files novel


                Not seen


Howlers  (HarperCollins, 1998.)


An X Files novel.


                Not seen.


Regeneration  (Harper, 2000, based on the teleplay by Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, and Frank Spotnit.)


An X Files novel.


                A man with unusual powers of regeneration steals a corpse in order to stay alive, and attracts the attention of the FBI.




Heart Choice  (Berkley, 2005.)


Celta #4.


                The last of a family of psychics falls in love with a woman who cannot bear children.


Heart Dance  (Berkley, 2007.)


Celta #6.


                Romance and psi powers in a future society.


Heart Duel  (Berkley, 2004.)


Celta #3.


                Intrigue and romance on a planet where psychic powers are common.


Heart Mate  (Jove, 2001.)


Celta #1.


                A romance novel in which a man seeks love on a planet where everyone has psychic powers.


Heart Quest  (Berkley, 2006.)


Celta #5.


                A romance on a distant planet is complicated by the activities of a telepathic killer.


Hearts and Swords (Berkley, 2011.)


Celta #8.


Futuristic romance.


Heart Search (Berkley, 2011.)


Celta #7.


Futuristic romance.


Heart Thief  (Berkley, 2003.)


Celta #2.


                On a far world, a woman discovers that she has the power to blank out the psi powers of others.


OXENHAM, J.  (Pseudonym of W.A. Dunkerley.)


Man Who Would Save the World, The  (Longmans, 1927.)


                A Christian activist convinces the world to reform.