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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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Cluster
   1. Vicinity Cluster (1977)
     aka Cluster
   2. Chaining the Lady (1979)
   3. Kirlian Quest (1978)
   4. Thousandstar (1980)
   5. Viscous Circle (1982)
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Xanth
   1. A Spell for Chameleon (1978)
   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)
   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)
   Piers Anthony's Visual Guide to Xanth (1989) (with Jody Lynn Nye)
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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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Mode
   1. Virtual Mode (1991)
   2. Fractal Mode (1992)
   3. Chaos Mode (1994)
   4. Dooon Mode (2001)
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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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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 (1975)
   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)
   Spider Legs (1998) (with Clifford A Pickover)
   Quest for the Fallen Star (1998) (with James Richey and Alan Riggs)
   Dream a Little Dream (1998) (with Julie Brady)
   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)
   Jack and the Giants (2014) (with J R Rain)
   WereWoman (2014)
   Lavabull (2015) (with J R Rain)
   The Worm Returns (2016) (with J R Rain)
   The Journey (2017) (with J R Rain)
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Collections
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Novellas
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Piers Anthony
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Short stories
The Message (with Frances Hall)
The Whole Truth
Quinquepedalian (1963)
The Alien Rulers (1968)
Getting Through University (1968)Hugo (nominee)
In the Barn (1972)


Awards
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1968) : Chthon
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1968) : Chthon
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1969) : Getting Through University
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1970) : Macroscope
British Fantasy Society Best Novel winner (1978) : A Spell for Chameleon


Piers Anthony recommends
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Less Than Human (1986)
Robert Clarke (Charles Platt)
"Delightful, clever, humorous, and a damned good story... it's a great novel."
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Mythology 101 (1990)
(Mythology, book 1)
Jody Lynn Nye
"A great sense of humor."
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The Eye of the World (1990)
(Wheel of Time, book 1)
Robert Jordan
"This looks like the next major fantasy epic"
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Sundered Soul (1990)
Alfred Tella
"Highly impressive ... an exquisitely crafted parable beautifully styled. I was delighted by its quality and sensitivity."
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Alchemy Unlimited (1990)
(Corwyn Misadventures, book 1)
Douglas W Clark
"What did the Spanish Inqusition do with the demons it exorcised? At last we learn the answer."
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Unwillingly to Earth (1992)
Pauline Ashwell
"A good, original, pace-setting adventure with a completely human cast of characters... this is some writer."
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The Hammer and the Cross (1993)
(Hammer and the Cross, book 1)
Harry Harrison
"Savage, authentic, and compelling."
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Fools Errant (1994)
(Archonate, book 1)
Matthew Hughes
"A fine fantasy novel ... develops into a coming-of-age story with an original twist ... clever, literate, thoughtful."
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Wizard's First Rule (1994)
(Sword of Truth, book 1)
Terry Goodkind
"A phenominal fantasy, endlessly inventive, that surely marks the commencement of one of the major careers in the genre."
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Lord of the Isles (1997)
(Lord of the Isles, book 1)
David Drake
"The book was fascinating throughout, a pleasure to read. . . . certainly one of the finest epic fantasies of the decade."
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The Land Beyond Summer (1999)
Brad Linaweaver
"Brad Linaweaver's fantasy land is intriguing and relevant to the concerns of today's young readers."
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Rhapsody (1999)
(Symphony of Ages, book 1)
Elizabeth Haydon
"A powerful novel...adventurous, magical."
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Immortality (2007)
Kevin Bohacz
"Immortality is a fine, tense, scientific mystery adventure that puts mankind in a challenge of survival with a short time limit. This is the way the world could end."
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Vampire for Hire (2009)
(Vampire for Hire)
J R Rain
"I enjoyed this immensely."
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The Kinshield Legacy (2010)
(Kinshield Saga, book 1)
K C May
"The Kinshield Legacy is a rousing good fantasy tale, with nice characterization and some ferocious action. These days I read primarily for business rather than pleasure, but I found myself eager to return to this novel."
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Hologram (2014)
James Conroyd Martin
"Original- not an ordinary haunt story."
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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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