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John Jakes


USA flag (b.1932)

aka Alan Payne, Jay Scotland

John Jakes is the author of fifteen consecutive New York Times bestselling novels, including On Secret Service, American Dreams, Homeland, California Gold, the North and South trilogy, and the Kent Family Chronicles. Descended from a soldier of the Virginia Continental Line who fought in the American Revolution, Jakes is considered one of today's most distinguished authors of historical fiction.

Genres: Historical, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery, Western
 
Series
Johnny Havoc
   1. Johnny Havoc (1960)
   2. Johnny Havoc Meets Zelda (1962)
     aka Havoc For Sale
   3. Johnny Havoc and the Doll Who Had 'It' (1963)
     aka Holiday for Havoc
   4. Making It Big (1968)
     aka Johnny Havoc and the Siren in Red
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Brak the Barbarian
   1. Brak the Barbarian (1968)
   2. Brak Vs.The Sorceress (1969)
     aka The Sorceress / Witch of the Four Winds
   3. The Mark of Demons (1969)
   4. When the Idols Walked (1978)
   5. The Fortunes of Brak (1980)
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Kent Family
   1. The Bastard (1974)
   2. The Rebels (1975)
   3. The Seekers (1975)
   4. The Furies (1976)
   5. The Titans (1976)
   6. The Warriors (1977)
   7. The Lawless (1978)
   8. The Americans (1980)
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Novels
   The Texans Ride North (1952)
   A Night for Treason (1956)
   Wear a Fast Gun (1956)
   The Devil has Four Faces (1958)
   Murder He Says (1958) (as by Alan Payne)
   The Seventh Man (1958) (as by Jay Scotland)
   This'll Slay You (1958) (as by Alan Payne)
   I, Barbarian (1959) (as by Jay Scotland)
   The Imposter (1959)
   Strike the Black Flag (1961) (as by Jay Scotland)
   Sir Scoundrel (1962) (as by Jay Scotland)
   Veils of Salome (1962) (as by Jay Scotland)
   Arena (1963) (as by Jay Scotland)
   GI Girls (1963)
   Traitor's Legion (1963) (as by Jay Scotland)
   The Asylum World (1969)
   The Hybrid (1969)
   The Last Magicians (1969)
   Mohawk (1969)
   Secrets of Stardeep (1969)
   Black in Time (1970)
   Mask of Chaos (1970)
   Monte Cristo 99 (1970)
   Six-Gun Planet (1970)
   Mention My Name in Atlantis (1972)
   Time Gate (1972)
   On Wheels (1973)
   Fortune's Whirlwind (1975)
   To an Unknown Shore (1975)
   King's Crusader (1977)
   The Man from Cannae (1977)
   Excalibur! (1980) (with Gil Kane)
   Susanna of the Alamo (1986)
   California Gold (1989)
   On Secret Service (2000)
   The Bold Frontier (2001)
   Charleston (2002)
   The Funeral of Tanner Moody (2004) (with Elmer Kelton and Robert J Randisi)
   Savannah (2004)
     aka Savannah Christmas
   The Gods of Newport (2006)
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Omnibus
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Collections
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Series contributed to
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Anthologies edited
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Anthologies containing stories by John Jakes
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Short stories
The Opener of the Crypt (1952)
The Man Who Wanted to Be in the Movies (1962)
The Sellers of the Dream (1963)
Sums (1976)
Witch House (1995) (with Jonathan Jakes-Schauer)


Books about John Jakes
John Jakes (1996) by Mary Ellen Jones and Kathleen Gregory Klein
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John Jakes recommends
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The Watch Gods (1981)
Barbara Wood
"An accomplished storyteller."
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Harvest of Stars (1993)
(Harvest of Stars, book 1)
Poul Anderson
"The finest!"
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A Personal Devil (2001)
(Magdalene la Batarde, book 2)
Roberta Gellis
"A superb storyteller of extraordinary talent."
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The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington (2018)
Charles Rosenberg
"Skillfully plotted Revolutionary War ‘alternate history’ with a gripper of a title you can’t pass by without reading the novel. Has all the marks of a winner."

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