William Forstchen Books in Order

The William Forstchen books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the William Forstchen books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of After Books

One Second After

William R. Forstchen 2009

A post-apocalyptic thriller of the after effects in the United States after a terrifying terrorist attack using electromagnetic pulse weapons. New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real.

..a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages...A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP). A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies.

Months before publication, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, literally within one second.

It is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America. In the tradition of On the Beach, Fail Safe and Testament, this book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future...and our end.The John Matherson Series#1 One Second After#2 One Year After#3 The Final DayOther BooksPillar to the Sky48 Hours

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One Year After

Forstchen, William R. 2015

One Year After is the New York Times bestselling follow-up to William R. Forstchen’s smash hit One Second After, the novel cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should readThe story begins one year after One Second After ends, two years since nuclear weapons were detonated above the United States and brought America to its knees.

After months of suffering starvation, war, and countless deaths, the survivors of Black Mountain, North Carolina, are beginning to recover technology and supplies they had once taken for granted, like electricity, radio communications, and medications.

When a “federal administrator” arrives in a nearby city, they dare to hope that a new national government is finally emerging. That hope quickly diminishes when town administrator John Matherson learns that most of the young men and women in the community are to be drafted into the “Army of National Recovery” and sent to trouble spots hundreds of miles away.

He and the people of Black Mountain protest vehemently. But “the New Regime” is already tyrannizing one nearby community.Will Matherson’s friends and neighbors be next?The John Matherson Series#1 One Second After#2 One Year After#3 The Final DayOther BooksPillar to the Sky48 Hours

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The Final Day

Forstchen, William R. 2017

A major release in the New York Times bestselling One Second After series, set in an alternate America rebuilding after an electromagnetic pulse, this is William R. Forstchen's The Final Day.Since the detonation of nuclear weapons above the United States more than two years ago, the small town of Black Mountain, North Carolina has suffered famine, civil war, and countless deaths.

Now, after defeating a new, tyrannical federal government, John Matherson and his community intend to restore their world to what it was before the EMP apocalypse. For the most part, they are succeeding.This period of relative stability doesn’t last long.

A new, aggressive government announces that it’s taking over and ceding large portions of the country to China and Mexico. The Constitution is no longer in effect, and what’s left of the U.S. Army has been deployed to suppress rebellion in the remaining states.

John fears he and his town will be targets.General Bob Scales, John’s old commanding officer and closest friend from prewar days, is sent to bring John into line. Will John and his people accept the new, autocratic regime? Or will revolution rip the fledgling nation apart at the seams? Months before publication, William R.

Forstchen’s novel One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read. This third book in the series immerses readers once more in the story of our nation’s struggle to rebuild itself after an electromagnetic pulse wipes out all electricity and plunges the country into darkness, starvation, and death.

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Publication Order of Crystal Books

The Crystal Warriors

William R. Forstchen 1988
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The Crystal Sorcerers

William R. Forstchen 1991
Enemies on Earth and now allies in the world to which they have been transported, Mark Phillips and Ikawa Yoshio struggle against the magic of Gorgon, the demon-lord attempting to enslave both Haven and the worlds beyond Read More

Publication Order of Civil War/Gettysburg Books


Gingrich, Newt 2003

The Battle of Gettysburg has become the great "what if" of American history. Gettysburg unfolds an alternate path and creates for General Robert E. Lee the victory he might have won. Full of dramatic battle scenes, military strategy, and captivating period details, Gettysburg stands as a remarkable entry in the pantheon of Civil War literature and as a vivid novel of the realities of war.

The year is 1863, and General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia are poised to attack the North and claim the victory that could end the brutal conflict. Launching his men into a vast sweeping operation, General Lee, acting as he did at Chancellorsville, Second Manassas, and Antietam, displays the audacity of old.

He knows he has but one more good chance to gain ultimate victory. Now Lee's lieutenants and the men in the ranks, imbued with this renewed spirit of the offensive, embark on the Gettysburg Campaign that many dream "should have been"...An action-packed and painstakingly researched masterwork by Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen, Gettysburg stands as the first book in a series to tell the story of how history could have unfolded, how a victory for Lee would have changed the destiny of the nation forever.

This is a novel of true heroism and glory in America's most trying hour.

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Grant Comes East

Gingrich, Newt 2004

In their runaway bestseller Gettysburg, Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen answered the Civil War's ultimate hypothetical question: What if Lee's army had won the victory within its grasp at Gettysburg in 1863? Now, through the same extraordinary research and brilliant character studies, we take the next step of a provocative journey: The Army of Northern Virginia is poised to invade Washington, D.

C.. A besieged Lincoln calls on a general with a drinking problem to save the Union. And in the East, Ulysses Grant faces a storm of calamity and rivalry--and a war on the verge of being lost...In this extraordinary book, the battlefront and home fronts come alive through the eyes of ordinary soldiers and such little known characters as General Herman Haupt, commander of the U.

S. railroads, and the politician turned soldier General Dan Sickles--a political arch-enemy of Grant's. As the best of plans are undone, and every strategy countered by another, GRANT COMES EAST builds to a stunning portrait of the war that was--and the war that might have been.


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Never Call Retreat

Gingrich, Newt 2005

The New York Times bestselling authors of Gettysburg continue their inventive series with this remarkable answer to the great "what-if" of the American Civil War: After his great victories at Gettysburg and Union Mills, General Robert E. Lee's attempt to bring the war to an end by attacking Washington, D.

C., fails. However, in securing Washington, the remnants of the valiant Union Army of the Potomac are trapped and destroyed. For Lincoln, there is only one hope left, that General Ulysses S. Grant can save the Union cause. It is August 22, 1863. Pursuing the Union troops up to the banks of the Susquehanna, Lee is caught off balance when news arrives that Grant, in command of over seventy thousand men, has crossed that same river.

The two armies finally collide in Central Maryland and a bloody weeklong battle ensues along the banks of Monocacy Creek. This must be the "final" battle for both sides.In Never Call Retreat, Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen bring all of their now critically acclaimed talents to bear in what is destined to become an immediate classic.

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The Battle of the Crater / To Make Men Free

Gingrich, Newt 2011

With The Battle of the Crater, New York Times bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen take readers to the center of a nearly forgotten Civil War confrontation, a battle that was filled with controversy and misinterpretation even before the attack began.

   Drawing on years of research, the authors weave a complex narrative interweaving the high aspirations of African American troops eager to prove themselves in battle and the anxiety of a President who knows the nation cannot bear another major defeat.

June 1864: the Civil War is now into its fourth year of bloody conflict with no end in sight.   The armies of the North are stalled in fetid trenches outside of Richmond and Atlanta, and the reelection of Abraham Lincoln to a second term seems doomed to defeat—a defeat that will set off the call for an end to the conflict, dismembering the Union and continuing slavery.

Only one group of volunteers for the Union cause is still eager for battle.   Nearly two hundred thousand men of color have swarmed the recruiting stations and are being mobilized into regiments known as the USCTs, the United States Colored Troops.  General Ambrose Burnside, a hard luck commander out of favor with his superiors, is one of the few generals eager to bring a division of these new troops into his ranks.

He has an ingenious plan to break Fort Pegram, the closest point on the Confederate line, defending Petersburg—the last defense of Richmond—by tunneling forward from the Union position beneath the fort to explode its defenses. Burnside needs the USCTs for one desperate rush that just might bring victory.

  The risks are high. Will Burnside be allowed to proceed or will interference from on high doom his plan to failure?  The battleground drama unfolds through the eyes of James Reilly—famed artist, correspondent, and friend of Lincoln, who has been employed by the president to be his eyes and ears amongst the men, sending back an honest account of the front.

In so doing, he befriends Sergeant Major Garland White of the 28th USCT regiment, an escaped slave and minister preparing his comrades for a frontal assault that will either win the war, or result in their annihilation.The Battle of the Crater is Gingrich and Forstchen’s most compelling fact-based work yet, presenting little known truths, long forgotten in the files of correspondence, and the actual court of inquiry held after the attack.

    The novel draws a new and controversial conclusion while providing a sharp, rousing and harshly realistic view of politics and combat during the darkest year of the Civil War.   This must-read work rewrites our understanding of one of the great battles of the war, and the all but forgotten role played by one of the largest formations of African American troops in our nation’s history.

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Publication Order of Ice Prophet Books

Ice Prophet

Forstchen, William R. 1983
In a future ice age Michael Ormson leads a violent uprising against the forces of tyranny and brings hope of a new way of life for mankind Read More

The Flame Upon the Ice

Forstchen, William R. 1984
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A Darkness Upon the Ice

Forstchen, William R. 1985
Although Michael Ormson, known as the Ice Prophet, and his forces have captured Cornath's capital, the world faces continued dark ages unless he can consolidate his power and escape the attacks of his enemies Read More

Publication Order of Legends Of The Riftwar Books

Honored Enemy

Feist, Raymond E 2001

New York Times Bestselling Author In the frozen Northlands of Midkemia, Captain Dennis Hartraft’s Marauders have just had a disastrous encounter with their sworn enemy, the Tsurani. Wounded and disheartened, the Mauraders set out for the shelter of a frontier garrison.

They don’t know that a Tsurani patrol is sent to support an assault on that same garrison. Arriving simultaneously, the Marauders and Tsurani find the outpost already overrun by a dark enemy whose ferocity is legendary in Midkemia. In order to survive, the foes must band together and fight as one.

As they make their way across the inhospitable climate, the two batallions struggle not only with the elements and their enemy, but also their consciences. Can their hatred for their mutual enemy overcome their distrust of each other? And, with both sides carrying painful scars from past wars, what is more important: one’s life or one’s honor?

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Murder in LaMut

Feist, Raymond E 2003

It should have been so simple . . .Durine, Kethol, and Pirojil are three mercenaries who have spent twenty years fighting other people's battles, defeating the Tsurani and the Bugs and the goblins. Yet now it seems there are no more enemies to vanquish, leaving them with a few months of welcomed garrison duty as the Riftwar rages on in the west.

When the trio is ordered to accompany a lady and her husband safely to the city of LaMut, it looks like an easy—even cushy—assignment. But in Midkemia, nothing is that straightforward, and the men find themselves trapped by a vicious winter storm in a castle with scheming lords and ladies, an unsolved murder, and nothing less than the political future of Midkemia at stake.

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Jimmy the Hand

Feist, Raymond E. 2005

The third and last novel of Feist's successful collaborative series. From the endlessly inventive mind of one of fantasy's all time greats comes a spellbinding new adventure of high magic, treachery and bloody war. This time in conjunction with master of alternative history, Steve Stirling, Feist returns to tell the full tale of one of his fans' favourite most colourful Riftwar characters, pickpocket, mountebank and confidence trickster Jimmy the Hand.

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Publication Order of Lost Regiment Books

Rally Cry

Forstchen, William R. 1990
A Union regiment marches aboard a transport ship only to be buffeted through space and time and shipwrecked in an alien land, where these Civil War soldiers introduce unheard-of ideas of freedom, equality, and democracy Read More

The Union Forever

Forstchen, William R. 1991
Union Colonel Andrew Keane and his men discover that descendants of Roman soldiers, sixteenth-century corsairs from the Spanish Maine, and some of Ghengis Khan's men have also been transported in time to the distant future Read More

Terrible Swift Sword

Forstchen, William R. 1992
Stranded on a distant world ruled by alien creatures, Union Colonel Andrew Keane and his regiment must rely on brute force when a human traitor among them gives the aliens the secret to air power Read More

Fateful Lightning

Forstchen, William R. 1993
Lost in another world and time, a regiment of Union soldiers finds itself part of a tactical retreat from the onslaught of the mysterious Merki hordes, reenacting the classic Russian retreats from the French and Germans Read More

Battle Hymn

Forstchen, William R. 1997
A regiment of American Civil War soldiers is swept from the battlefields of Earth to a distant alien world, where they face a wave of terror with only their ideals to save a fledgling human republic. Original. Read More

Never Sound Retreat

Forstchen, William R. 1998
Torn from the Civil War and marooned on a hostile planet, Andrew Keane's Union regiment faces its ultimate contest, risking slavery by taking on both sides of the Bantag army, in a continuation of the military science-fiction series. Original. Read More

A Band of Brothers

Forstchen, William R. 1999
Ten years after being swept away from the Civil War and marooned in time on a hostile alien planet, Andrew Keane and his regiment strike a fierce blow against the invading Bantag army, only to discover that a sinister enemy from within could destroy the human race. Original. Read More

Men of War

Forstchen, William R. 1999
Marine Colonel Andrew Keane and his men in the 35th make preparations for a final battle against the alien intruders. Original. Read More

Down to the Sea

Forstchen, William R. 2000
Two decades after the defeat of the alien Hordes, aerosteamer pilot Lieutenant Michael O'Brien of the Republic Navy stumbles into the middle of an internecine conflict between warring factions of the Kazan, a powerful alien empire that could threaten the human Republic. Original. Read More

Publication Order of Magic: The Gathering Books


William R. Forstchen 1994
As the fighter-mages of the four great Houses prepare for their annual battle, a powerful stranger arrives and he is interested in the fifth House, destroyed a generation ago--but why is the Grand Master afraid of him? Original. Read More

The Prodigal Sorcerer

Sumner, Mark 1995
A sixth story based on the popular card-collecting and role-playing game brings fans into the imaginative world of Dominica, where the most unlikely fantasies become true. By the author of Whispering Woods. Original. Read More

Dark Legacy

Robert E. Vardeman 1996
In the wake of a bloody war between the Minotaurs and the Elves of Dominia, human orphan Yunnie brings two formidable weapons to the battle but discovers that a third enemy is coordinating the war from beneath the ground. Original. Read More


Morris, Susan J. 2008

Unleash the Magic!Established authors and exciting new writers collaborate on this anthology of Magic: The Gathering stories, all set in the lush world of Lorwyn. Included within its pages is a novella by well-loved authors Scott McGough and Cory J. Herndon.

As with previous Magic titles, Shadowmoor gives readers a sneak peak at what will be coming out in the next Magic: The Gathering set.

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Throne of Eldraine

Elliott, Kate 2019

In the exciting new story of Magic's latest release, Throne of Eldraine, the young warrior-mage twins Rowan and Will Kenrith quest for their missing father, High King Kenrith. Venturing far from the safety of the Realm, their search takes them deep into the Wilds—a hostile land of faeries, monsters, and untamed magic.

A chance encounter with the wily and inscrutable shapeshifter Oko seems somehow connected, but memory of the Fey trickster flits away with a wink. Beleaguered by unclear recollections and pursued relentlessly by Garruk, a cursed hunter stalking Planeswalkers across the Multiverse, can the royal scions unravel the mystery of their father's disappearance and restore him to his rightful throne before his absence shatters the peace of their home?

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Publication Order of Pearl Harbor/Pacific War Books

Pearl Harbor

Gingrich, Newt 2007

"A Thrilling Tale of the Attack That Marked America's Darkest Day" ---W.E.B. Griffin President Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech on December 8, 1941, lasted a mere six and half minutes. But his words and tone--in a monologue that would later be named the Infamy Speech--sent ripples into a nation and a world that continue even today.

The historical implications that emerged from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor were unprecedented, launching America not only into the depths of a dangerous war, but forever altering the safety and comfort of everyday living. December 8th became a day of speaking out publicly and declaring war; of action, battle, plotting, and victories.

This date's significance is resonant and profound as an indelible moment in American history. Fresh from their series on the American Civil War, bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen now launch a new epic adventure by applying their imaginations and knowledge to the "Date of Infamy"--the attack on Pearl Harbor.

 Pearl Harbor covers the full spectrum of characters and events from that historic moment, from national leaders and admirals to the views of ordinary citizens caught in the chaos of war. From the chambers of the Emperor of Japan to the American White House, from the decks of aircraft carriers to the playing fields of the Japanese Naval Academy, this powerful story stretches from the nightmare slaughter of China in the 1930s to the lonely office of Commander James Watson, an American cryptographer, who suspects the impending catastrophic attack.

It is a story of intrigue, double-dealing, the horrific brutality of war, and the desperate efforts of men of reason on both sides to prevent a titanic struggle that becomes inevitable. Gingrich and Forstchen's now critically acclaimed approach, which they term "active history," examines how a change in but one decision might have profoundly altered American history.

In Pearl Harbor, they pose the question of how the presence of but one more man within the Japanese attacking force could have transfigured the war. More than a retelling, the book also serves as a potent warning, valid still today as an example of what happens when communications and understanding breaks down, and a nation is ill-prepared for the onslaught that might ensue.

   A compelling, meticulously researched saga, Pearl Harbor  is also a novel of valor about those who took part in this cataclysmic moment in world history. It inaugurates a dramatic new Pacific War series that begins with the terrifying account of the day that started it all.

   Praise for Pearl Harbor: "A politician and a novelist, each an accomplished historian in his own right, are emerging as  master authors of alternative history. In this 'what if' treatment of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen combine their talents to make the diplomacy as suspenseful as the combat, even for readers who know what happens next---or think they know.

The authors' mastery of both the broad sweep of events and the details of naval war and military technology give their counterfactual scenarios an unusual degree of plausibility, concluding with a version of the Japanese attack that guarantees a fictional Pacific war even more terrible than the one that began on December 7, 1941.

"-- Dennis Showalter, former president of the Society of Military Historians   "The book is not only a great read, it is a fascinating historical story that applies today in Iraq as it did in the Western Pacific in the late '30s and '40s."---Captain Alex Fraser (Ret.

) "Gingrich and Forstchen have done it again. Building on their successful collaboration on their Civil War trilogy that so skillfully combined real history with fiction, they have with Pearl Harbor happily inaugurated another new series.  You will not want to put it down, but when you finish you will look, as I do, with great anticipation to the next book.

"---Chief of Police William J. Bratton, Los Angeles Police Department "Masterful storytelling that not only captures the heroic highs and hellish lows of that horrific day which lives on in infamy---it resonates with today's conflicts and challenges.

"---William E. Butterworth IV, New York Times Best-selling Author of The Saboteurs

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Days of Infamy

Gingrich, Newt 2008

"Absolutely brilliant! Fast paced and filled with tension and suspense. Every page resonates with the momentous events and great personalities of World War II – and scenes so carefully crafted you feel like you're there. This is a ‘must read' for all who look at history and wonder: "What if…" -- Oliver North, Lt.

Col., USMC (Ret.), host of War Stories on the Fox News ChannelIn 2007, bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen launched a new epic adventure series about World War II in the Pacific, with their book Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th, 1941, which instantly rocketed to the New York Times bestseller list.

Gingrich and Forstchen's now critically acclaimed approach, which they term "active history," examines how a change in but one decision might have profoundly altered American history. In Pearl Harbor they explored how history might have been changed if Admiral Yamamoto had directly led the attack on that fateful day, instead of remaining in Japan.

Building on that promise, Days of Infamy starts minutes after the close of Pearl Harbor, as both sides react to the monumental events triggered by the presence of Admiral Yamamoto. In direct command of the six carriers of the attacking fleet, Yamamoto decides to launch a fateful "third-wave attack" on the island of Oahu, and then keeps his fleet in the area to hunt down the surviving American aircraft carriers, which by luck and fate were not anchored in the harbor on that day.

Historians have often speculated about what might have transpired from legendary "matchups" of great generals and admirals. In this story of the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, the notorious gambler Yamamoto is pitted against the equally legendary American admiral Bill Halsey in a battle of wits, nerve, and skill.

Days of Infamy recounts this alternative history from a multitude of viewpoints---from President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and the two great admirals, on down to American pilots flying antiquated aircraft, bravely facing the vastly superior Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft.

Gingrich and Forstchen have written a sequel that's as much a homage to the survivors of the real Pearl Harbor attack as it is an imaginative and thrilling take on America's entry into World War II. Praise for the first book in the Pacific War Series, Pearl Harbor:"A thrilling tale of American's darkest day.

" --W.E.B. Griffin

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Publication Order of Revolutionary War Books

To Try Men's Souls

Newt Gingrich 2009

After two bestselling series examining the Civil War and WWII, Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen have turned their sharp eye for detail on the Revolutionary War. Their story follows three men with three very different roles to play in history: General George Washington, Thomas Paine, and Jonathan Van Dorn, a private in Washington’s army.

The action focuses on one of the most iconic events in American history: Washington cross - ing the Delaware. Unlike the bold, courageous General in Emanuel Leutze’s painting, Washington is full of doubt on the night of December 25, 1776. After five months of defeat, morale is dangerously low.

Each morning muster shows that hundreds have deserted in the night. While Washington prepares his weary troops for the attack on Trenton, Thomas Paine is in Philadelphia, overseeing the printing of his newest pamphlet, The Crisis. And Jonathan Van Dorn is about to bring the war to his own doorstep.

In the heat of battle, he must decide between staying loyal to the cause and sparing his brother who has joined up with the British. Through the thoughts and private fears of these three men, Gingrich and Forstchen illu minate the darkest days of the Revolution.

With detailed research and an incredible depth of military insight, this novel provides a rare and personal perspective of the men who fought for, and founded the United States of America.

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Valley Forge

Gingrich, Newt 2010

In To Try Men's Souls, New York Times bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen cast a new light on the year 1776 and the man who would become the father of our nation, George Washington. Valley Forge picks up the narrative a year after Washington’s triumphant surprise attack on Trenton, and much has changed since then.

It’s the winter of 1777, and Washington’s battered, demoralized army retreats from Philadelphia. Arriving at Valley Forge, they discover that their repeated requests for a stockpile of food, winter clothing, and building tools have been ignored by Congress.

With no other options available, the men settle down for a season of agony. For weeks the dwindling army freezes under tents in the bitter cold. Food runs out. Disease festers. The men are on the point of collapse, while in Philadelphia the British, joined by Allen van Dorn, the Loyalist brother of the dead patriot, Jonathan van Dorn, live in luxury.

In spite of the suffering and deceit, Washington endures all, joined at last by a volunteer from Germany, Baron Friederich von Steuben. With precious few supplies and even less time, von Steuben begins the hard task of recasting the army as a professional fighting force capable of facing the British head-on—something it has never accomplished before—and in the process he changing the course of history.

   Valley Forge is a compelling, meticulously researched tour-de-force novel about endurance, survival, transformation, and rebirth. It chronicles the unique crucible of time and place where Washington and his Continental Army, against all odds, were forged into a fighting force that would win a revolution and found the United States of America.

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Victory at Yorktown

Gingrich, Newt 2012

New York Times bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen present the triumphant conclusion to their George Washington series―a novel of leadership, brotherhood, loyalty, and the victory of the American cause.It is 1781, and Washington and his army have spent three years in a bitter stalemate, engaging in near constant skirmishing against the British.

The enemy position in New York is far too strong, and all approaches covered by the Royal Navy. At last two crucial reports reach Washington. The first is that the French have briefly committed a fleet to the American coast to engage the British. The second is that British General Cornwallis, driven to distraction by the protracted warfare in the Carolinas, has decided to withdraw into Yorktown to establish a new base.

Washington decides to embark on one of the most audacious moves in American military history. He will take nearly his entire army out of New Jersey and New York, and force march it more than three hundred miles in complete secrecy. He must pray that the French navy is successful in blockading Chesapeake Bay, so that he can fall upon Cornwallis, lay siege to him, and capture his entire force.

It is a campaign ladened with "Ifs" but the stalemate must be broken, otherwise the American spirit, after six long years of war, will crumble.Sergeant Peter Wellsley is tasked with "paving the way" for the rapid movement of the army, and above all else neutralizing any loyalists who might slip off to provide warning.

The entire operation is predicated on complete, total surprise, a near-impossible task for an army moving through areas that harbor strong loyalists. On the other side, Allen Van Dorn, still mourning the loss of his friend Major Andre, receives bits and pieces of reports from civilians that something is afoot across New Jersey and is tasked to find out what.

When one of the former friends is captured, both must decide where their true loyalties lie during the heat of the Battle of Yorktown as Washington's professional army, once a "rabble in arms," executes the war's most decisive contest.With Victory at Yorktown, critically acclaimed authors Newt Gingrich and William R.

Forstchen have reached the pinnacle of their talents in a tour de force narrative of one of America's most important heroes.

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Publication Order of Star Voyager Books

Star Voyager Academy

William R. Forstchen 1994
As civil war threatens between the United Nations of Earth and Earth's colonies on Mars, the Moon, and in the Belt, the conflict threatens to tear apart the elite Star Voyager Academy. Original. Read More

Article 23

Forstchen, William R. 1998
Justin Bell's dreams of traveling in space in the twenty-second century come true, but the worsening situation between Earth and its farflung colonies--including Mars, which has declared its independence--could turn his dreams to nightmares. Original. Read More


Forstchen 1999
Risking everything to follow his dream of reaching for the stars, Justin Bell struggles to cope with Martian colonists demanding freedom from the paternalistic Earth government, while dealing with hostile aliens out to destroy all human civilization. Original. Read More

Publication Order of The Gamester Wars Books

The Alexandrian Ring

Forstchen, William R. 1987
Corbin Gablona brings Alexander the Great into the future in order to fight Kubar Taug, an alien, and establish Corbin's own empire Read More

The Assassin Gambit

Forstchen, William R. 1988

The Napoleon Wager

Forstchen, William R. 1993
When the ruling Kohs of the Magellanic Cloud learn that the power of the Overseers is a sham based on the mysterious technology of the long-vanquished First Travelers, they threaten to turn their simulated battles into real ones. Original. Read More

Publication Order of Wing Commander Books

Freedom Flight

Paul Alexander 1992
A disreputable gang of misfits comprised of Ralgha nar Hhallas, Captain K'Kai of Firekka, Captain Ian St. John, and Rikik fly among the stars on a mission to save the world. Original. Read More

End Run

William R. Forstchen 1993
When the cat-like Kilrathi begin to gain on their human foes as they attempt to expand their imperial power, it is up to Wing Commander to defeat them. Original. Read More

Fleet Action

William R. Forstchen 1994
As the Kilrathi Empire sues Earth and the rest of the Confederation for peace, they secretly plan to launch their powerful fleet and destroy the Confederation. Original. Read More

Heart Of The Tiger

William R. Forstchen 1995
Fearing that the end has come when the Kilrathi hordes threaten to overtake them, the Terran forces launch a desperate attempt for survival that will determine the fate of humanity Read More

The Price of Freedom

William R. Forstchen 1996
After successfully leading the attack that had destroyed the Kilrathi empire, Captain Blair is called away from his quiet farm to fight rebels from the Border Worlds, whom he finds much more challenging than he anticipates. Original. Read More

Action Stations

William R. Forstchen 1997
Rendered vulnerable by budget cuts on military defense, Earth and its colonies are ill-prepared for an attack by the feline warrior race of the Kilrathi, and Commander Winston Turner fears that the human race has made a fatal mistake. Original. Read More

False Colors

William R. Forstchen 1998
Weary of war, the people of Earth and their leaders refuse to take seriously reports of renewed belligerence among the remnants of the feline Kilrathi race, whose surviving warlords and their formidable arsenals stand ready to wage war. Original. Read More

Wing Commander Novelization

Telep, Peter 1999

600 Years in the Future the Battle for Earth is About to Begin....The egomaniacal alien Kilrathi have struck again, savaging a peaceful planet at the edge of space. And worse, they have captured a NAVCOM device that will lead them straight to Earth!Chris Blair and his pal Maniac are "nuggets," cadets fresh from the Academy.

Their first ship, the Tiger Claw, has an awesome mission: Recover the NAVCOM, and stop the Kilrathi at all costs.But Blair's fighting wing--Earth's last hope--is seething with internal strife. For somewhere among the thin red line of heroes a traitor lurks!Includes an 8 page full color photo insert.

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Wing Commander Junior Novelization

Telep, Peter 1999

600 Years in the Future the Battle for Earth is About to Begin...The egomaniacal alien Kilrathi have struck again, savaging a peaceful planet at the edge of space. And worse, they have captured a NAVCOM device that will lead them straight to Earth!Chris Blair and his pal Maniac are young cadets fresh from the Academy.

Their first ship, the Tiger Claw, has an awesome mission: Recover the NAVCOM, and stop the Kilrathi at all costs.But Blair's fighting wing--Earth's last hope--is seething with internal strife. For somewhere among the thin red line of heroes a traitor lurks!Includes an 8 page full color photo insert.

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Pilgrim Stars

Telep, Peter 1999

Combat Alert In Deep Space! Welcome to the real world! Christopher Blair, his sexy flymate, Dev, and his pal Maniac graduated from the Confed's elite Academy straight into a nasty, three-way war. Their ship, the Tiger Claw, is battling not only alien Kilrathi destroyers, but rebels who have stolen the swift Rapier and Broadsword fighters of the Confederation! Claw and crew are caught in the middle of a deadly rebellion, led by rogue Pilgrims who want to cleanse the Universe and reseed it with perfect humans.

Choosing sides isn't easy. Especially when your former friends are even more ruthless than the aliens you were trained to fight!

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Into the Sea of Stars

Forstchen, William R. 1986
Dr. Ian Lacklin, a history professor, is selected to lead a translight expedition to find the distant colonies that abandoned the Earth during the Final War Read More


Newt Gingrich 1995
Portrays an alternate world in which Hitler has not made his fatal error in prematurely declaring war on the United States and America is the only significant miliary presence against a triumphant Third Reich and its devastating weapons. $75,000 ad/promo. Read More

The Four Magics

William R. Forstchen 1996
Ages after a mountain, ripped away from its planet by a magician's death-duel, is hurtled into space, the mountain-asteroid threatens the lives of the planet's feuding races, who share a common enemy in the alien Brom. Original. Read More

We Look Like Men of War

Forstchen, William R. 2001

From the bestselling author of The Lost Regiment series comes a factually based narrative of the black military experience in the Civil War.We Look Like Men of War"I was born a slave, as was my father before me, but I shall die a free man...."Thus begins the poignant story of Samuel Washburn, born a slave in 1850.

A young master's cruelty leads to an unforeseen confrontation, which forces Sam and his cousin to flee the plantation. They run north to freedom, only to return south to fight for the greater cause.Though still a boy, Sam becomes a regimental drummer with a "colored regiment" and sees action in the Wilderness campaign at Fredericksburg and Petersburg, as well as at the bloody Battle of the Crater in July of 1864.

Sam's voice offers a unique and insightful perspective on the carnage of the War Between the States and the toll it took on both young and old, black and white.

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At the Water's Edge

Forstchen, William R. 2010

Valley of the Shadow

Forstchen, William R. 2010


Forstchen, William R. 2010

Pillar to the Sky

Forstchen, William R. 2014

From William Forstchen, the New York Times bestselling author of One Second After, comes Pillar to the Sky, a towering epic to rank with Douglas Preston's Blasphemy and Michael Crichton's Prey...Pandemic drought, skyrocketing oil prices, dwindling energy supplies and wars of water scarcity threaten the planet.

Only four people can prevent global chaos.Gary Morgan―a brilliant, renegade scientist is pilloried by the scientific community for his belief in a space elevator: a pillar to the sky, which he believes will make space flight fast, simple and affordable.

Eva Morgan―a brilliant and beautiful scientist of Ukranian descent, she has had a lifelong obsession to build a pillar to the sky, a vertiginous tower which would mine the power of the sun and supply humanity with cheap, limitless energy forever.Erich Rothenberg―the ancient but revered rocket-scientist who labored with von Braun to create the first rockets and continued on to build those of today.

A legend, he has mentored Gary and Eva for two decades, nurturing and encouraging their transcendent vision.Franklin Smith―the eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire who will champion their cause, wage war with Congress and government bureaucracy and most important, finance their herculean undertaking.

The Goddard Space Flight Center―the novel's pre-eminent hero, it's enormous army of scientists, engineers and astronauts will design, machine, and build the space elevator. They will fight endless battles and overcome countless obstacles every step of the way.

This journey to the stars will not be easy―a tumultuous struggle filled with violence and heroism, love and death, spellbinding beauty and heartbreaking betrayal. The stakes could not be higher. Humanity's salvation will hang in the balance.

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48 Hours

Forstchen, William R. 2019

From the New York Times bestselling author of the smash hit One Second After series comes 48 Hours, a nail-biting and prescient thriller about a solar storm with the power to destroy the world's electrical infrastructureIn 48 hours, the Earth will be hit by a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the Sun, a "Carrington Event" that has the power to shut down and possibly destroy the world's electrical infrastructure.

To try and prevent permanent damage, everything goes dark prior to the hit: global communications are shut down; hospital emergency generators are disconnected; the entire internet, media broadcasting, and cell phone systems are turned off. Will the world's population successfully defend itself in the wake of the CME, or will mass panic lead to the breakdown of society as we know it?William R.

Forstchen is at his best in 48 Hours, a tale of the resilience of American citizens when faced with a crisis.

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Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Doctors of the Night

Forstchen, William R. 2011
Upon a visit from his great grandson after WWII, an old man revisits his haunted memories of the Civil War… and of the Vampires that mercilessly hunted him there. A novella from the New York Times bestselling author of ONE SECOND AFTER. Read More

Day of Wrath

Forstchen, William R. 2014

Bob Petersen arrives with his daughter at the Middle Grade school in Maine where he teaches, expecting another regular day but worried about what recent ominous news reports might portend. Suddenly his school -- along with many others across the United States -- is under attack.

Gunmen burst in, slaughtering children and adults alike. This novella by New York Times bestselling author William R. Forstchen imagines a horrifying scenario where, in the course of one day, the terrorist group ISIS carries out massacres in schools and on highways across the United States.

With a surprisingly small but well-organized and ruthless force, the nightmarish devastation brings America to a state of near-paralysis. Author of One Second After and Pillar to the Sky, this heart-stopping novella brings home just how fragile our defenses and infrastructure really are.

It is also a story of heroic efforts to save lives, while sounding a wake-up call to American citizens and their government. From the ISIS leader in Syria, to the murderous rampages throughout the U.S., Day of Wrath reveals with chilling effect how national panic and paralyzing terror at the spiraling violence can bring a mighty country to a near-standstill.

Petersen's fight to save lives and stop the merciless gunmen provides edge-of-the-seat drama. Day of Wrath is a provocative work that should stimulate an intense national debate. One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as the book everyone should read.

"A THRILLING - AND TERRIFYING - TALE OF WHAT COULD BE OUR NEXT 9/11!" - W.E.B. Griffin & William E. Buttersworth IV, #1 Wall Street Journal & New York Times Bestselling Authors

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Twin Flame

Forstchen, William R. 2017

Twin Flame is a novella about a man meeting, courting and marrying his twin flame. Departing from his usual work in the realm of history and best-selling technological thrillers, Forstchen writes an account of finding true love later in life. Co-authored with Nora D'Ecclesis, a non-fiction writer who defines the holistic concept of twin flames in relationships, Twin Flame is a blending of views about faith, love and perseverance from a universal spiritual perspective.

The fiction chapters are interwoven with introspective analysis of how all twin flames endure the process as they quest toward equanimity. The narration includes insights from her expertise in Zen, meditation, Reiki and Christianity. The book embraces the concept that there is a higher plan for everyone and that twin flames are created long before birth.

"Bill Forstchen's works have flair and power." - Joel Rosenberg, author of the GUARDIANS OF THE FLAME serieson ONE SECOND AFTER "A riveting, cautionary tale." - Bookliston the LOST REGIMENT series: "A parallel world novel of majestic sweep and gripping intensity.

" - L. Sprague de Camp, author of LEST DARKNESS FALL and THE ANCIENT ENGINEERS"Guided visualizations for me are a life changer and Nora's knowledge is second to none! I can't thank Nora enough for the personal help she has given me." - “Chio Tim Acosta, “Chio" in the Morning - Philadelphia Radio Personality 106.

1 The authors:William R. Forstchen is the author of over forty books, has a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University and is a Faculty Fellow at Montreat College. His broad spectrum of writing includes science fiction and fantasy, historical fiction, alternate history, several scholarly works, numerous short stories and articles and near-future thrillers ONE SECOND AFTER, ONE YEAR AFTER, THE FINAL DAY, and PILLAR TO THE SKY.

Nora D’Ecclesis is an American bestselling non-fiction author, best known for her international #1 bestseller, THE RETRO BUDGET PRESCRIPTION. Nora holds post-graduate degrees in administration and education from Kean University. Her books focus on stress reduction and cover topics ranging from Haiku poetry and Zen meditation to time management, gratitude and equanimity.

She enjoys kayaking, hiking and skiing. Nora lives with her family and dogs in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

It Seemed Like a Good Idea...

Fawcett, Bill 2000

Throughout the annals of history, the best of intentions—and sometimes the worst—have set in motion events with a vastly different outcome than originally intended. In this entertaining, fact-filled chronicle, William Forstchen and Bill Fawcett explore the watersheds of history that began as the best of ideas and ended as the worst of fiascoes.

A Holy War—The Medieval Crusades for religious liberation become centuries of slaughter and destruction.Sibling Rivalry—Leif Erikson spares his sister's life and delays the discovery of the New World for five hundred years.Big Guns—Emperor Constantine XI refuses to buy a new supercannon that would let him dominate his enemies, so its creator sells the cannon to the Turks, who then crush Constantinople.

With casual wit and subtle insight, It Seemed Like a Good Idea...tucks tongue in cheek and rides out the fiascoes of history.

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Hot Shots

Chancey, Jennie E. 2002
Timed to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Korean War, this exciting true tale of courage in combat follows the memories of dozens of veterans to reconstruct the jet-to-jet combat that raged over the skies of the Korean penninsula for three years. Reprint. Read More

Honor Untarnished

Bennett, Donald V. 2004

Publication Order of Star Trek: The Next Generation Books

The Peacekeepers

DeWeese, Gene 1988

Exploring a deserted alien spaceship, Lt. Commander Data and Lt. Geordi LaForge suddenly find themselves transported light-years away -- into the prison cell, into the middle of a deadly conflict! While Captain Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM search feverishly for the missing crewmen, Data and LaForge discover they are in a station almost identical to the one they were exploring, high in orbit around an Earth-type world.

Years before, the occupants of that planet accidentally stumbled onto the ship and its advanced technology -- and since then have used its weapons to keep the nations on the planet below disarmed, and at peace. Now their own arrival has precipitated a crisis on the station.

Somehow, Data and LaForge must find a way to restore trust between the planet below and the station's guardians up above -- before a final, destructive war breaks out!

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The Children of Hamlin

Carmen Carter 1988

The Hamlin Massacre -- every Starfleet officer knows the tale. The tiny Federation outpost of Hamlin was destroyed. its entire adult population ruthlessly slaughtered, before the first defense shields could be raised. Even worse, the colony's children disappeared without a race, abducted by he aliens who attacked with a ferocity and speed that outmatched their Starfleet pursuers.

Now, fifty years later, the Choraii ships have appeared again. But this time the Federation is ready; this time, the Choraii must pay for what they need. the precious metal can only be bought with the Hamlin children still living with their captors.

This time, the Choraii must face Captain Jean-Luc Picard -- and the crew of the Starship Enterprise?.

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The Children of Hamlin

Carmen Carter 1988

The Hamlin Massacre -- every Starfleet officer knows the tale. The tiny Federation outpost of hamlin was destroyed, its entire adult population ruthlessly slaughtered, before the first defense shield could be raised. Even worse, the colony's children disappeared without a trace, abducted by the aliens who attacked with a ferocity and speed that outmatched their Starfleet pursuers.

Now, fifty years later, the Choraii ships have appeared again. But this time the Federation is ready; this time the Choraii must pay for what they need. The precious metals can only be bought with the Hamlin children still living with their captors.

This time, the Choraii must face Captain Jean-Luc Picard -- and the crew of the starship Enterprise...

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A Rock and a Hard Place

Peter David 1989

Under the best circumstances, terraforming is a tough, dangerous task that pits the hardiest of pioneers against an unforgiving environment. When the terraformers on the planet Paradise fall behind schedule, commander Riker is given temporary leave from the U.

S.S. Enterprise™ and sent to assist. Riker's replacement on the Starship Enterprise is a volatile officer named Stone whose behavior soon raises questions about his ability and his judgment. Meanwhile, Commander Riker has become enmeshed in a life and struggle with Paradise's brutal landscape.

However, he soon learns that not all of the planet's dangers are natural in origin -- as he comes face to face with Paradise's greatest danger and most hideous secret.

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Strike Zone

David, Peter 1989
Captain Picard faces an overwhelming challenge when the obstinate Klingons become involved in a deadly confrontation with the previously peaceful Cantovs, and as thousands of innocent civilians die, it is the Captain alone who can save millions of others Read More

Power Hungry

Weinstein, Howard 1989
The crew of the U.S.S. "Enterprise" receives a mission to deliver emergency famine relief to the planet Thiopa and finds the starving citizens oppressed under the reign of a brutal dictatorship that Captain Picard must try to dissuade Read More

Doomsday World

Peter David 1990
Cut off from the "Enterprise" and fighting a charge of terrorism on Kirlos--a planet built by an enigmatic dead race called the Ariantu--Geordi, Data, and Worf try to prevent the long-dormant doomsday machinery of the Ariantu from reawakening Read More

Doomsday World

Carmen Carter 1990

The planet Kirlos -- an artificial world built by a mysterious long-dead race called the Ariantu. Kirlos is now home to many races from both the Federation and the K'vin Hegemony, who have enjoyed years of peaceful co-existence and profitable trade. The planet also hold a wealth of undiscovered archaeological treasures, which the Enterprise™ and its crew are dispatched to help uncover.

Sent to the surface to assist an archaeological team, Geordi, Data, and Worf soon find themselves cut off from the Enterprise -- and the prime suspects in a series of terrorist attacks. The three Enterprise crewmen are imprisoned, relations between the K'vin and the Federation begin to crumble, and Kirlos' ancient underground machinery awakens from a centuries long dormancy, primed to release the most powerful destructive force ever known.

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Weinstein, Howard 1990

For three centuries the people of Alaj and the people of Etolos have been bitter enemies. However, when crippling disasters strike both worlds, each planet becomes the other's hope for survival. With time running out, Captain Picard and his crew are called to negotiate a peaceful settlement and begin rescue efforts.

But some factions would rather see both planets perish and will stop at nothing to prevent peace. Soon the U.S.S. Enterprise™ crew is caught up in a web of intrigue and terrorism that culminates with an act of ultimate revenge against bother peoples -- revenge that will meant he destruction of two worlds and the U.

S.S. Enterprise.

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David, Peter 1991
When the Enterprise answers a distress call and finds a single survivor from an attack by the fierce Borg, the crew little realizes that the survivor's quest for revenge threatens the entire galaxy Read More

Perchance to Dream

Weinstein, Howard 1991

On a routine mission to survey Domarus IV -- a class M world with no intelligent life -- a U.S.S. Enterprise? shuttle crewed by Data, Troi and Wesley Crusher is captured by a race called the Tenirans who claim the world for themselves. As Captain Picard tries to negotiate with the captain of the Teniran ship, the shuttle suddenly disappears in a blaze of color and light.

Picard demands to know what's happened to the shuttle and its crew, but the Tenarins deny any part in their disappearance. Suddenly, Captain Picard vanishes from the bridge and finds himself alone on the planet's surface with the Tenarin captain. As the two captains begin to work together, they realize that they are not alone on Domarus IV as they confront an incredible alien force with the power to transform a world -- or to destroy it.

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Mel Gilden 1991

Eric Baldwin is the Federation's premier exologist, a specialist in all manner of alien life forms -- and one of Captain Picard's oldest, most trusted friends. But Baldwin's discoveries have made him enemies across the galaxy, and now he wants Picard to help him by erasing all traces of his existence.

but Picard soon finds himself with little time to worry about Baldwin's problems. For the U.S.S. Enterprise™. has suddenly become a strange and dangerous place -- a ship where assassins lurk in every corner, and even old trusted friends are not what they seem.

Threats all masterminded by the strangest race of aliens Picard and his crew have yet encountered...

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David, Peter 1991
Captain Picard is delighted to play host to a wedding between two rival space-merchant families, but the wedding is threatened by the sudden appearance of an unwelcome surprise guest, the mischievous superbeing Q Read More


T.L. Mancour 1992
When the "Enterprise" answers a distress call from an alien vessel, Captain Picard becomes involved in a dispute between the beleaguered aliens and a fleet of ships from nearby Vemla who claim them as property Read More

Chains of Command

Bill McCay 1992
Forbidden by the non-interference directive to intervene in a revolt of human slaves on a forbidding, glacial world, Captain Picard and the Enterprise are nonetheless drawn in when the planet's overseers become involved. Original. Read More

The Devil's Heart

Carmen Carter 1993
When an archaeological outpost suddenly stops responding to requests for information, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise is sent to discover why and becomes involved in the mystery of the Devil's Heart. Reprint. Read More

The Devil's Heart

Carter, Carmen 1993
The Devil's Heart is a legendary object of unsurpassed power whose location has always remained a mystery. But a dying scientist's last words put the USS Enterprise in the middle of a frenzied quest for the artifact and Captain Jean-Luc Picard soon discovers the truth behind the legend. Read More


David Bischoff 1993
When a crystalline virus infects the Enterprise, Starfleet orders the flagship's destruction, but Captain Picard will risk his career to save his ship, and the entire Federation. Original. Read More

The Romulan Prize

Hawke, Simon 1993
While investigating an advanced Romulan warbird prototype drifting in space, Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise uncover a deadly Romulan plot to claim the little-known planet of Hermeticus 2. Original. Read More

Here There Be Dragons

John Peel 1993
While investigating reports of a human planet hidden in an immense stellar cloud, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise discovers a world of knights and serfs dominated by a ring of ruthless trophy hunters. Original. Read More


David, Peter 1994

In all of his travels Captain Jean-Luc Picard has never faced an opponent more powerful that Q, a being from another continuum that Picard encountered on his very first mission as Captain of the Starship Enterprise™. In the years since, Q has returned again and again to harass Picard and his crew.

Sometimes dangerous, sometimes merely obnoxious, Q has always been mysterious and seemingly all-powerful. But this time, when Q appears, he comes to Picard for help. Apparently another member of the Q continuum has tapped into an awesome power source that makes this being more powerful than the combined might of the entire Q continuum.

This renegade Q is named Trelane -- also known as the Squire of Gothos, who Captain Kirk and his crew first encountered over one hundred years ago. Q explains that, armed with this incredible power, Trelane has become unspeakably dangerous. Now Picard must get involved in an awesome struggle between super beings.

And this time the stakes are not just Picard's ship, or the galaxy, or even the universe -- this time the stakes are all of creation...

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Balance of Power

Dafydd Ab Hugh 1995
A photon pulse canon capable of breaching a starship's shields is for sale by the son of a deceased Federation scientist, and the Ferengi are after it--and it is up to Picard to save the Federation from the deadliest weapon ever created. Original. Read More

Balance of Power

Hugh, Dafydd ab 1995

When a famous Federation scientist dies, his son puts his inventions up for sale to the highest bidder, be they Federation, Klingon, Romulan, or Cardassian. Among the items at auction is a photon pulse canon capable of punching through a starship's shields with a single shot.

Meanwhile, Wesley Crusher is kidnapped from the Academy by renegade Ferengi who have set their sights on the photon canon as well, and Captain Picard must outmaneuver enemies on every side to save Wesley and protect the EnterpriseTM from the deadly fire of the new canon.

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Blaze of Glory

Hawke, Simon 1995
Protecting the newly-independent planet of K'Trall, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise intercept a rogue ship's attack, and uncover a deadly secret that could result in a new age of oppression. Original. Read More

Into the Nebula

Gene DeWeese 1995

INTO THE NEBULA While exploring an unknown region of space, the U.S.S. Enterprise™ encounters a strange nebular dust. Upon further investigation, they discover a planet called Krantin on which the plant and animal life, as well as the civilization are dying.

A series of explosions and a ship that simply disappears into thin air lead the crew to believe another group is causing the devastation of the planet. The leader of the planet's society, however, is wary of trusting the Starship Enterprise™ crewmembers, and has the away team arrested.

With time running out, Data must find a way to save his crewmates or watch as two worlds are destroyed.

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The Last Stand

Ferguson, Brad 1995
Discovering a new race that is on the brink of warp drive, Captain Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are horrified when the race is attacked by a hostile alien force that also threatens the Federation's security. Original. Read More

The Death of Princes

Peel, John 1996
When one planet is confronted by a mysterious disease and another by political assassination, Captain Picard and his crew divide forces to tackle the dangerous joint missions and become the only hope for both worlds. Original. Read More


J. M. Dillard 1996
Eighty years ago after bodiless entities were captured in special containers after causing violence and bloodshed, the containers have been opened, freeing the entities, who possess the minds of the crew, creating chaos and distrust among the crew members. Original. Read More

A Fury Scorned

Sargent, Pamela 1996
Leading a rescue operation to the planet of Epictetus III, where the sun is about to go nova, the crew of the Enterprise faces a difficult decision when they realize that they cannot save everyone. Original. Read More

To Storm Heaven

Esther Friesner 1997
En route to assist a plague-ridden colony planet, away team members from the U.S.S. Enterprise find themselves surrounded by danger that threatens both the planet and its sister worlds. Original. Read More


Cox, Greg 1998

The mischievous creature who calls himself Q has subjected Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise™ to many of their strangest experiences. But little had been known of Q's curious existence or that of the advanced dimension from which he comes.

But now Picard knows more than he ever dreamed about an ancient conflict whose consequences might spell the doom of the entire galaxy. The galactic barrier has fallen and Q's oldest enemy is free once more. Captain Picard and his crew find themselves in the middle of a cosmic war between vastly powerful entities.

The future of the Federation may be at stake, but how can mere mortals turn the tide in such a superhuman battle? Picard has to find a way, or neither the Q Continuum nor the galaxy will survive.

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Imzadi II

David, Peter 1998
In the exciting sequel to Imzadi, empath Deana Troi and Klingon officer Worf continue their romance, even as Riker--Deana's former Imzadi or "beloved"--complicates the relationship. Original. Read More

The Forgotten War

Forstchen, William R. 1999
Captain Lucian Murat, a contemporary of Captain Pike, vanished during a battle with Tarn, but while negotiating with the Tarn, Captain Picard discovers that the legendary captain's descendants are stranded on a desolate planet and still engaged in a long-standing war. Original. Read More

Tooth and Claw

Doranna Durgin 2001
Assigned to the diplomatically sensitive mission of escorting a young prince on his coming-of-age ritual to the planet Fandre, Commander Riker, Worf, and their royal charge find themselves stranded by the crash of the shuttlecraft on a planet inhabited by deadly, carnivorous creatures. Original. Read More

Diplomatic Implausibility

DeCandido, Keith R.A. 2001

200 YEARS AGO: The expanding Klingon™ Empire found a frozen world rich in deposits of the mineral topaline. They named the planet taD -- Klingon for "frozen" -- and they called the people jeghpu'wI' -- conquered. FOUR YEARS AGO: The Klingon Empire invaded Cardassia, breaching the Khitomer Accords and causing a break with the Federation.

On taD, depleted Klingon forces were overthrown in a small coup d'état, and the victorious rebels took advantage of the disruption to appeal for recognition from the Federation. NOW: The Klingons have returned to taD and re-established their control.

But the stubborn rebels insist on Federation recognition. A solution to the diplomatic impasse must be found, a task that falls to the Federation's new ambassador to the Klingon Empire -- Worf. Worf thinks of himself as a fighter, not a negotiator, but the Federation disagrees.

Now, for the sake of the Federation and the Empire, a Klingon warrior must weave a fragile peace out of a situation ripe for war!

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A Hard Rain

Smith, Dean Wesley 2002

Captain Jean-Luc Picard enjoys playing the part of Dixon Hill, a hard-boiled private detective, during his holographic excursions into 1940s San Francisco, but when the Enterprise loses power, taking it into a perilous zone of warped space and time, he discovers that his alter ego holds the key to survival as he journeys back in time and into a confrontation with a cold-blooded killer.


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Do Comets Dream?

Somtow, S.P. 2003

Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise are confronted with a difficult decision when they encounter the people of the planet Thanet, a civilization that believes that their civilization is destined to be destroyed every five thousand years, after Picard discovers that the Death-Bringer is only a rogue comet that the Enterprise can easily eliminate.


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The Sky's the Limit

Palmieri, Marco 2007

Taking its title from the final words spoken by Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the series finale, The Sky's the Limit is a collection of brand new original stories spanning and celebrating the entire twenty-year history of the most popular and successful Trek series of all.

Stories by a variety of authors -- some old favourites, some new -- set during the events of the television series give the authentic feel of a newly discovered 'missing season' of Star Trek: The Next Generation.Contributors include Christopher L. Bennett, Greg Cox, Keith R.

A. DeCandido, Bob Ingersoll & Thomas F. Zahler, David A. McIntee, Scott Pearson, Michael Schuster & Steve Mollmann, Susan Shwartz, Amy Sisson, James Swallow, Geoff Trowbridge, Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore, Richard C. White.

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Q & A

DeCandido, Keith R. A. 2007

After facing the Borg menace, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise is looking forward to a little exploration when the enigmatic Q informs them that the universe is at stake if they don’t unravel the mystery of a strange planet in this Star Trek: The Next Generation novel.

Nearly two decades ago, Jean-Luc Picard took command of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, knowing it was an honor without equal. On her first mission, the Enterprise was sent to Farpoint Station for a simple, straightforward investigation. Perfect for a crew that had never served together.

Then there was Q; an omnipotent lifeform that seemed bent on placing obstacle after obstacle in the ship’s—and in particular in Picard’s—way. And it hadn’t ended with that first mission. When he was least expected, Q would appear. Pushing, prodding, testing.

At times needling captain and crew with seemingly silly, pointless, and maddening trifles. Then it would turn all too serious, and the survival of Picard's crew was in Q’s hands. Why was it today that Picard was remembering the day he took command of the Enterprise-D? Now he commanded a new ship, the Enterprise-E, with a different crew.

But Picard couldn’t shake the feeling that something all too familiar was going on. All too awful. All too Q.

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Greater Than the Sum

Bennett, Christopher L. 2008

The Starship Rhea has discovered a cluster of carbon planets that seems to be the source of the quantum energies rippling through a section of space. A landing party finds unusual life-forms inhabiting one of the planets. One officer, Lieutenant T'Ryssa Chen -- a half-Vulcan -- makes a tenuous connection with them.

But before any progress can be made, the Rhea comes under attack from the Einstein -- a Starfleet vessel now controlled by the Borg. The landing party can only listen in horror as their comrades are assimilated. The Borg descend to the planet, and just as Chen accepts that she will be assimilated, the lieutenant is whisked two thousand light-years away.

A quantum slipstream -- instantaneous transportation -- is controlled by these beings in the cluster, and in the heart of the cluster there is now a Borg ship. Cut off from the rest of the Borg collective, the Einstein cannot be allowed to rejoin it.

For the sake of humanity, the Borg cannot gain access to quantum slipstream technology. Starfleet Command gives Captain Picard carte blanche: do whatever he must to help the beings in the cluster, and stop the Einstein no matter the cost.

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Indistinguishable from Magic

McIntee, David A. 2011

The most talented Starfleet engineers of two generations unite to solve a two-hundred-year-old technological mystery that turns out to be only the beginning of a wider quest. With the support of Guinan and Nog, as well as the crew of the U.S.S. Challenger, Geordi La Forge and Montgomery Scott soon find themselves drawn into a larger, deadlier, and far more personal adventure.

Helped by old friends and hindered by old enemies, their investigation will come to threaten everything they hold dear. Seeking out the new, and going where no one has gonebefore, Geordi, Scotty, and Guinan find that their pasts are very much of the present, and must determine whether any sufficiently advanced technology is really indistinguishable from magic.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Indistinguishable from Magic

McIntee, David A. 2011

The most talented Starfleet engineers of two generations unite to solve a two-hundred-year-old technological mystery that turns out to be only the beginning of a wider quest. With the support of Guinan and Nog, as well as the crew of the "U.S.S. Challenger," Geordi La Forge and Montgomery Scott soon find themselves drawn into a larger, deadlier, and far more personal adventure.

Helped by old friends and hindered by old enemies, their investigation will come to threaten everything they hold dear. Seeking out the new, and going where no one has gonebefore, Geordi, Scotty, and Guinan find that their pasts are very much of the present, and must determine whether any sufficiently advanced technology is really indistinguishable from magic.

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Silent Weapons

Mack, David 2012

Book Two in the New York Times bestselling Cold Equations trilogy set in the expanded universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation!A WAR OF LIES Three years after the disastrous final Borg Invasion, a bitter cold war against the Typhon Pact has pushed Starfleet’s resources to the breaking point.

Now the rise of a dangerous new technology threatens to destroy the Federation from within. Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise crew answer a distress call from an old friend, only to become targets in a deadly game of deception. To protect a vital diplomatic mission, they must find a way to identify the spies hiding in their midst, before it’s too late.

But Worf soon realizes the crew’s every move has been predicted: Someone is using them as pawns. And the closer they get to exposing their enemy, the deeper they spiral into its trap…

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Miller, John Jackson 2015

An all-new novel of Star Trek: The Next Generation—one of the most popular Star Trek series of all-time, featuring the adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise!When renegade Federation starships begin wreaking destruction across the Alpha Quadrant, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.

S.S. Enterprise are shocked to discover that the mastermind behind this sudden threat is none other than Picard’s protégé and friend: Admiral William T. Riker. The newly minted admiral is on board the U.S.S. Aventine as part of a special assignment, even as the mystery deepens behind his involvement in the growing crisis.

But the Aventine is helmed by Captain Ezri Dax—someone who is no stranger to breaking Starfleet regulations—and her starship is by far the faster vessel…and Riker cannot yield even to his former mentor. It’s a battle of tactical geniuses and a race against time as Picard struggles to find answers before the quadrant’s great powers violently retaliate against the Federation… ™, ®, & © 2015 CBS Studios, Inc.

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Collateral Damage

Mack, David 2019

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours comes an original, thrilling novel set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation!The past returns to haunt Captain Jean-Luc Picard—a crime he thought long buried has been exposed, and he must return to Earth to answer for his role in a conspiracy that some call treason.

Meanwhile, the U.S.S. Enterprise is sent to apprehend pirates who have stolen vital technology from a fragile Federation colony. But acting captain Commander Worf discovers that the pirates’ motives are not what they seem, and that sometimes standing for justice means defying the law….

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