Series Timeline

I’ve been asked how my stories (short stories, novelettes which are longer than short stories, short novels, and full-sized novels) fit together.  So here’s the big picture.

Title

And when it was  first published

Timeframe

When it takes place in my SF future

Series and/or Collection Connections

How it ties into everything else

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Wanderers”

(short story)

Analog Science Fiction Magazine 1990

Early 21st century Ascendance† Earliest published and earliest in the future of all my science fiction stories.
“The Listening-Glass”

(novelette)

Analog  1991

Early 21st century Ascendance Sequel to “Wanderers.” The hero of these stories is the grandfather of Catherine Gault in Hurricane Moon. 
“Trinity Bay”

(novelette)

Analog 2003

Mid 21st Century Ascendance

The Shape of Wings to Come§

and in freestanding form for Kindle 

A Pillar of Stars by Night

(short novel)

Analog 1992

Analog 1996

Analog 1997

Late 21st century to hundreds of years later Ascendance†

and in freestanding form for Kindle

Three Analog stories followed two main characters from Earth to the other side of the stars.

The character Ev is the grandson of the hero in “Trinity Bay.”

Hurricane Moon

NOVEL

Pyr (an imprint of Prometheus Books) 2007

Late 21st Century to 3200 AD AEON’S LEGACY

VOL. 1

Another Earthship, like the one in Pillar of Stars, makes a long frozen journey across the stars to a very different new world.
Downfall Tide

NOVEL

Avendis Press 2017

About 3250 AD AEON’S LEGACY

VOL.2

Star Crossing

NOVEL

Avendis Press 2017

About AD 5000 AEON’S LEGACY

VOL. 3

The hero, Nathaniel, and some of his companions are children of characters in Hurricane Moon and Downfall Tide, but they’ve come a centuries-long frozen starflight from there.
“Spike”

(novelette)

Pets in Space®  

2016

About 5000 AD AEON’S LEGACY and

Tomorrow’s Mascots*

and in freestanding form for Kindle

The heroine, Steed, and some of her companions are children of characters in Hurricane Moon and Downfall Tide
Helldive

NOVEL

Avendis Press 2018

About 5000 AEON’S LEGACY

VOL.4

The heroine, Zilka, and some of her companions are the children of characters in Hurricane Moon and Downfall Tide.
Cloud Sky City

(novelette) 

Analog 2000

About 6000 AD Ascendance†

and in freestanding form for Kindle

It takes place in a part of the stars referred to in Witherspin as the Dead Zone.
Glorystar

(novelette)

Analog 1990

About 7000 AD Ascendance†

and in freestanding form for Kindle

Some of the characters in this  story meets some of the characters in Starmaze years later.

The character Plerion is a direct descendant of Zilka in Helldive. 

Pastfinders

(short novel)

Pets in Space® 2020

About 7000 AD STARWAYS and

Tomorrow’s Mascots*

Involves an archaeological discovery that figures into Starmaze.
Winter’s Prince

(novelette)

Pets in Space® 2019

About 7000 AD STARWAYS and

Tomorrow’s Mascots*

Some of the characters will reappear in Adversary with an even bigger fight on their hands.
Witherspin

NOVEL

Avendis Press 2019

About 7000 AD STARWAYS 

VOL. 1

Takes place in the spinning city seen at the end of Star Crossing and Helldive.
Mascot

(short novel)

Pets in Space® 2017

About 7000 AD STARWAYS and

Tomorrow’s Mascots*

and in freestanding form for Kindle and other e-book readers

Unfolds in the same nebula as Helldive.
Starmaze

NOVEL

Avendis Press 2021

About 7000 AD STARWAYS

VOL. 2

Part of the story unfolds in the same nebula as Helldive.
Starway

(novelette)

Pets in Space® 2018

About 7000 AD STARWAYS and

Tomorrow’s Mascots*

Happens  in the same interstellar way station as part of the story in Starmaze.
Adversary *

NOVEL

About 7000 AD STARWAYS

VOL. 3

Happens in the spinning space city Wendis, where Witherspin is set.

My story collection Ascendance is available for Kindle and other E-book readers and as a print edition from Amazon. 

§ My story collection The Shape of Wings to Come is available as an e-book for Kindle and other E-book readers and as a print edition from Amazon.  

 

* Not published quite yet

 

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