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Piers Anthony


(Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob)
UK flag (b.1934)

Piers Anthony is one of the world's most prolific and popular authors. His fantasy Xanth novels have been read and loved by millions of readers around the world, and have been on the New York Times Best Seller list many times. Although Piers is mostly known for fantasy and science fiction, he has written several novels in other genres as well, including historical fiction, martial arts, and horror. Piers lives with his lovely wife in a secluded woods hidden deep in Central Florida. 
 

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Children's Fiction
 
Piers Anthony's books for adults only

Series
Aton
   1. Chthon (1967)
   2. Phthor (1975)
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Of Man and Manta
   1. Omnivore (1968)
   2. Orn (1971)
   3. Ox (1976)
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Battle Circle
   1. Sos the Rope (1968)
   2. Var the Stick (1969)
   3. Neq the Sword (1975)
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Jason Striker, Master of Martial Arts (with Roberto Fuentes)
   1. Kiai! (1974)
   2. Mistress of Death (1974)
   3. Bamboo Bloodbath (1974)
   4. Ninja's Revenge (1975)
   5. Amazon Slaughter (1976)
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Cluster
   1. Cluster (1977)
     aka Vicinity Cluster
   2. Chaining the Lady (1978)
   3. Kirlian Quest (1978)
   4. Thousandstar (1980)
   5. Viscous Circle (1982)
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Xanth
   1. A Spell for Chameleon (1979)
   2. The Source of Magic (1979)
   3. Castle Roogna (1979)
   4. Centaur Aisle (1981)
   5. Ogre, Ogre (1982)
   6. Night Mare (1982)
   7. Dragon on a Pedestal (1983)
   8. Crewel Lye (1984)
   9. Golem in the Gears (1986)
   10. Vale of the Vole (1987)
   11. Heaven Cent (1988)
   12. Man from Mundania (1989)
   Piers Anthony's Visual Guide to Xanth (1989) (with Jody Lynn Nye)
   13. Isle of View (1990)
   14. Question Quest (1991)
   15. The Color of Her Panties (1992)
   16. Demons Don't Dream (1993)
   17. Harpy Thyme (1993)
   18. Geis of the Gargoyle (1994)
   19. Roc and a Hard Place (1995)
   20. Yon Ill Wind (1996)
   21. Faun and Games (1997)
   22. Zombie Lover (1998)
   23. Xone of Contention (1999)
   24. The Dastard (2000)
   25. Swell Foop (2001)
   26. Up in a Heaval (2002)
   27. Cube Route (2003)
   28. Currant Events (2004)
   29. Pet Peeve (2005)
   30. Stork Naked (2006)
   31. Air Apparent (2007)
   32. Two to the Fifth (2008)
   33. Jumper Cable (2009)
   34. Knot Gneiss (2010)
   35. Well-Tempered Clavicle (2011)
   36. Luck of the Draw (2012)
   37. Esrever Doom (2013)
   38. Board Stiff (2013)
   39. Five Portraits (2014)
   40. Isis Orb (2016)
   41. Ghost Writer in the Sky (2017)
   42. Fire Sail (2019)
   43. Jest Right (2020)
   44. Skeleton Key (2021)
   45. A Tryst of Fate (2021)
   46. Six Crystal Princesses (2022)
   47. Apoca Lips (2023)
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Tarot
   1. God of Tarot (1979)
   2. Vision of Tarot (1980)
   3. Faith of Tarot (1980)
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Apprentice Adept
   1. Split Infinity (1980)
   2. Blue Adept (1981)
   3. Juxtaposition (1982)
   4. Out of Phaze (1987)
   5. Robot Adept (1988)
   6. Unicorn Point (1989)
   7. Phaze Doubt (1990)
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Incarnations of Immortality
   1. On a Pale Horse (1983)
   2. Bearing an Hourglass (1984)
   3. With a Tangled Skein (1985)
   4. Wielding a Red Sword (1986)
   5. Being a Green Mother (1987)
   6. For Love of Evil (1988)
   7. And Eternity (1990)
   8. Under a Velvet Cloak (2007)
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Bio of a Space Tyrant
   1. Refugee (1983)
   2. Mercenary (1984)
   3. Politician (1985)
   4. Executive (1985)
   5. Statesman (1986)
   6. The Iron Maiden (2002)
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Kelvin of Rud (with Robert E Margroff)
   1. Dragon's Gold (1987)
   2. Serpent's Silver (1988)
   3. Chimaera's Copper (1990)
   4. Orc's Opal (1990)
   5. Mouvar's Magic (1992)
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Mode
   1. Virtual Mode (1991)
   2. Fractal Mode (1992)
   3. Chaos Mode (1994)
   4. Dooon Mode (2001)
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Geodyssey
   1. Isle of Woman (1993)
   2. Shame of Man (1994)
   3. Hope of Earth (1997)
   4. Muse of Art (1999)
   5. Climate of Change (2010)
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ChroMagic
   1. Key to Havoc (2003)
   2. Key to Chroma (2003)
   3. Key to Destiny (2004)
   4. Key to Liberty (2007)
   5. Key to Survival (2008)
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Trail Mix
   1. Amoeba (2011)
   2. Beetle Juice (2011)
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Metal Maiden
   1. To Be A Woman (2012)
   2. Shepherd (2012)
   3. Flytrap (2014)
   4. Awares (2014)
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Fantasy Collective (with J R Rain)
   1. The Journey (2017)
   2. Dolfin Tayle (2013)
   3. The Worm Returns (2016)
   4. Lavabull (2015)
   5. Jack and the Giants (2014)
   6. Dragon Assassin (2013)
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Aliena
   1. Aliena (2014)
   2. Aliena Too (2014)
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Hair
   1. Hair Power (2016)
   2. Hair Suite (2016)
   3. Hair Peace (2019)
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PAKK Trilogy (with Kenneth Kelly)
   1. Virtue Inverted (2017)
   2. Amazon Expedient (2018)
   3. Magenta Salvation (2019)
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Novels
   The Ring (1968) (with Robert E Margroff)
   Hasan (1969)
   Macroscope (1969)
   The E.S.P. Worm (1970) (with Robert E Margroff)
   Prostho Plus (1971)
   Race against Time (1974)
   Triple Detente (1974)
   Rings of Ice (1974)
   Steppe (1976)
   But What of Earth? (1976) (with Robert Coulson)
   Pretender (1979) (with Frances Hall)
   Mute (1981)
   Hard Sell (1982)
   Shade of the Tree (1986)
   Ghost (1986)
   Total Recall (1989)
   Through the Ice (1989) (with Robert Kornwise)
   Firefly (1990)
   Dead Morn (1990) (with Roberto Fuentes)
   Balook (1990)
   Tatham Mound (1991)
   Mer-Cycle (1991)
   Alien Plot (1992)
   The Caterpillar's Question (1992) (with Philip José Farmer)
   Killobyte (1993)
   If I Pay Thee Not in Gold (1993) (with Mercedes Lackey)
   Earth (1996)
   The Willing Spirit (1996) (with Alfred Tella)
   Volk (1997) (with Brad Linaweaver)
   Quest for the Fallen Star (1998) (with James Richey and Alan Riggs)
   Dream a Little Dream (1998) (with Julie Brady)
   Spider Legs (1998) (with Clifford A Pickover)
   Realty Check (1999)
   The Secret of Spring (2000) (with Jo Anne Taeusch)
   The Gutbucket Quest (2000) (with Ron Leming)
   Tortoise Reform (2007)
   The Sopaths (2011)
   WereWoman (2014)
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Collections
   Anthonology (1985)
   Cautionary Tales (2014)
   Writer's Retweet (2016)
   Read the Read (2021)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Possible to Rue (1963)
   Quinquepedalian (1963)
   Serial (2009)
   Juliet (2009)
   Pandora Park (2011)
   Odd Exam (2014)
   Service Goat (2016)
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Anthologies edited
   Uncollected Stars (1986) (with Martin H Greenberg, Barry N Malzberg and Charles G Waugh)
   Tales from the Great Turtle (1994) (with Richard Gilliam)
   One and Wonder (2013) (with Evan Filipek)
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Non fiction show
 
Piers Anthony recommends
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Witches Be Crazy (2015)
Logan J Hunder
"Fast moving and original...This is a wild fantasy adventure."
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Hologram (2014)
James Conroyd Martin
"Original- not an ordinary haunt story."
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Well of the Damned (2013)
(Kinshield Saga, book 3)
K C May
"A rousing, hard-hitting fantasy adventure."

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Books containing stories by Piers Anthony
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Black Cat Weekly #121 (2023)
(Black Cat Weekly, book 121)
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Misfits of Magic (2022)
(William Joseph Roberts Presents, book 1)
edited by
Kristina Barnes and William Joseph Roberts
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Quick Draw! (2020)
Fast and Funny Fiction
edited by
Noah K Sturdevant

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Awards
1978 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel : A Spell for Chameleon

Award nominations
1970 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Macroscope
1969 Hugo Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Getting Through University
1968 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Chthon
1967 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Chthon


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