Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Paizo's Planet Stories Catalog

I recently gave a plug to the Planet Stories line of novels.  I want to follow up on it for today's Tomeful Tuesday by providing a catalog of the line so far.  They are listed below by author, and linked to the novel's page on Paizo for convenient consultation or purchase.  The collection stands at 33 volumes, and the release of further titles is being held in abeyance while publisher Erik Mona decides on a new strategy for the line.  I know while he works out what that new strategy is he has my thanks and well-wishes along with many other fans' for the service he (and Sutter and Watters) has done for the genre and the many hours of pleasure he has provided readers in these classy and classic volumes.

Anthony, Piers
·         Steppe
·         Sos the Rope

Brackett, Leigh
·         The Sword of Rhiannon
·         The Secret of Sinharat
·         The Hounds of Skaith
·         The Reavers of Skaith
·         The Ginger Star

Cook, Hughes
·         The Walrus & the Warwolf  

Gygax, Gary
·         The Anubis Murders
·         The Samarkand Solution
·         Death in Delhi
·         Infernal Sorceress

Howard, Robert R.
·         Almuric

Hughes, Matthew

Kline, Otis Adelbert
·         The Swordsman of Mars
·         The Outlaws of Mars

Kuttner, Henry
·         Elak of Atlantis
·         The Dark World
·         Robots Have No Tails

Lansdale, Joe
·         [Sojan the Swordsman &] Under the Warrior Star

Merritt, A.
·         The Ship of Ishtar

Moorcock, Michael
·         City of the Beast (aka Warriors of Mars)
·         Lord of the Spiders (aka Blades of Mars)
·         Masters of the Pit (aka Barbarians of Mars)
·         Sojan the Swordsman [& Under the Warrior Star]

Moore, C.L.
·         Black God's Kiss
Silverberg, Robert
·         Hunt the Space-Witch!
·         The Planet Killers
·         The Chalice of Death

Sutter, James L., editor
·         Worlds of Their Own

Wellman, Manly Wade


  1. They certainly have put out a lot of good stuff. I hope the line continues. There are neglected pulp authors whose work should again see the light of day.

  2. This should so not be on Hiatus.

  3. Trey: Me too!
    Anon: I feel the same way. I've had an intuition for months that something not great might be on the horizon, and my attempts to shake some news off the Mona tree during that time came up empty, reinforcing my fear. When I saw the email announcing the hiatus, I went into full The Sky is Falling mode. But then, thinking it over, I have a lot of confidence in Mona's ability to figure things out. In the meantime, I hope fans will join me in doing things to support the line: whether posting reviews of our favorites online, catching up on any titles we may have missed, or gifting a volume to someone who has yet to be hooked on the series. If anybody has any other ideas, I'd love to hear them.

  4. I haven't been following this line like I should have, I did purchase Who Fears the Devil and I have to say it was a great collection of short stories.

  5. I got a copy of Almuric a couple years ago at GenCon, and I was very impressed with the quality of the book. Paizo has done very good work with these. Once I get more money to spend, I may have to revisit this line.