The following is the most complete bibliography available concerning Mike’s work. It is by no means complete. It does not include small articles for convention books, his long-running column for Comic and Games Retailer, The Secrets issues nor the occasional article written for and published here on his website.

This bibliography is current to August, 2010

The way to read any entry is the following:

Year (of publication)

Title (publisher) (Awards or other information)

If an entry is followed by an asterisk (*) it means Mike was a contributor.

If an entry has a cross (†) it means Mike was an editor on the project.

Computer Games


* 2010 Adventure Game (COLECO)


* Wasteland* (Interplay/Electronic Arts) (Winner 1988 Best Adventure game from Computer Gaming World; CGW Hall of Fame Game)
* Bard’s Tale III: Thief of Fate (Interplay/Electronic Arts)


* Neuromancer *(Interplay Productions) (Winner1989 Best Adventure game from Computer Gaming World)


* Star Trek 25th Anniversary Game* (Interplay Productions)


* Judgment Rites* (Interplay Productions)

Gamemaster Aids


• The Black Dragon Tavern (Sorcerer’s Apprentice #11)
• Grimtooth’s Traps* (Flying Buffalo)

# Castle Ward (Flying Buffalo)
# Citybook I*† (Flying Buffalo) (Winner 1982 Origins Award for Best Adventure)
# Grimtooth’s Traps Too*† (Blade/Flying Buffalo)

# Stormhaven (Blade/Flying Buffalo) (Winner 1983 Origins Award for Best Adventure)


* Citybook II: Port ‘o Call*† (Blade/Flying Buffalo)
* Champions III *(Hero Games)


• The Batman Sourcebook (Mayfair Games)
* Traps Fore*† (Blade/Flying Buffalo by Task Force Games)


* Citybook III: Deadly Nightside*† (Blade/Flying Buffalo by Task Force Games)
* Whole Delvers’ Catalog* (Catalyst project for Task Force Games by Mark O’Green)


* Orion Rising: Istanbul* (TSR, INC.)
* The Kell Hounds (Fasa Corporation)


* The Batman Sourcebook II (Mayfair Games)
* Brushfire Wars: Korea* (TSR, INC.)
* Lords of Darkness: Zombi* (TSR, Inc.)


* Citybook IV: On the Road* (Flying Buffalo, Inc.)
* More Tales of the Black Widow (FASA Corporation)
* Sprawl Sites* (FASA Corporation)


* Citybook V: Sideshow* (Flying Buffalo, Inc.)


* Mercenaries Handbook* (FASA Corporation)



• How I Designed a World for Tunnels & Trolls (Supernova 29)


• Traps in T&T (Supernova 31)
• Know Your Foe 101 (Sorcerer’s Apprentice #1)


• Redcap Afterword (Sorcerer’s Apprentice #5)


• Lord of The Rings Games (Sorcerer’s Apprentice #6)
• The Bigger They Are… (Sorcerer’s Apprentice #8)


• The FBI Affair (Space Gamer #46)
• Dragonquest Review (Different Worlds #12)
• Vampyre Quest (Sorcerer’s Apprentice #12)
• Pulling Your Punches (Sorcerer’s Apprentice #13)


• LOV Reprise (Flying Buffalo Quarterly #45)
• Galactic Conflict (Flying Buffalo Quarterly #47)
• Devil Games? Nonsense! (Sorcerer’s Apprentice #14)
• When in Rome (Sorcerer’s Apprentice #15) (Written as Matt Shaw)
• Skills in T&T (Sorcerer’s Apprentice #15)
• Judges Guild Adventures (Space Gamer #50)


• Home Field Advantage (BattleTechnology #0203)
• Wolfhound (BattleTechnology #0204)
• Home for Christmas A Special Report (BattleTechnology #0204)


* The Truth about Role-Playing Games (Satanism in America; Gaia Press)
• Interview with Melissa Steiner (BattleTechnology #8)


• The Pulling Report (privately published) (This report on role-playing games and the crusade against them is easily available on the net.)


• Rick Loomis: A Profile (The Gamer #1)
• Role Playing and the Real World (Dragon #171)
• We Are Not Alone (The Gamer #1)
• MSPE essay (Heroic Worlds edited by Lawrence Schick; Prometheus Books)


• Running the Perfect Fantasy Campaign (Pyramid #2)


• The Evolution of X-wing Rogue Squadron (Star Wars Handbook Vol. One: X-wing Rogue Squadron, Dark Horse Comics)
• Introduction (Star Wars: Dark force Rising collection, Dark Horse Comics)


• The Third Agenda (Writers of the Future Vol. XIV)


• Foreword (Star Wars Roleplaying Game, WOTC)


• Introduction (Heart of Dorkness, The collected Dork Tower Vol. III, Dork Storm Press)


• Introduction (PS238 collected volumes 0-5, Dork Storm Press/Henchman Publishing)

Flying Buffalo, Inc., published a gaming magazine called Sorcerer’s Apprentice. During the magazine’s run, Mike wrote two columns for it:

Arcane Graffiti was a news and review column, which he wrote from issue #5 in 1979 to the final Flying Buffalo issue, #17, in 1983.

Queries and Quandries was a question and answer column dealing with gaming issues. He started writing it in 1982 with issue #14 and went through the Flying Buffalo run with #17 in 1983. For the last several issues the format changed from being one of the readers asking for advice to Mike, writing as Grimtooth the Troll, posing questions to readers.

Board, role playing and card games


• Berserker Board Game (Flying Buffalo, Inc.) (based on the stories by Fred Saberhagen)


• Nuclear Escalation card game* Flying Buffalo
• Mercenaries, Spies and Private Eyes RPG (Blade/Flying Buffalo, 1st edition Sleuth Pub., 2nd edition)


• Justice, Inc. RPG* (Hero Games/Iron Crown Enterprises)


• The Renegade Legion Role Playing Game (FASA Corp.)


• Crimson Skies Board Game* (FASA Corporation) (Winner 1998 Origins Award for Best Board Game)

Solitaire adventures

Solitaire adventures were the hallmark of Flying Buffalo’s Tunnels & Trolls role-playing game. Mike’s first published game was City of Terrors. During his career he turned out a number of these adventures, both in the long form, and mini-solos that were run in magazines.



• Kingmaker (Sorcerer’s Apprentice #1)


• Gold Dust, Red Death (Sorcerer’s Apprentice #4)


• Stop, Thief! (Sorcerer’s Apprentice)


• Blood and Honour (The Gamer #2)


• Hot Pursuit (Sorcerer’s Apprentice #16)

Book length solo adventures


• City of Terrors (Flying Buffalo, Inc.)


• Overkill (2nd Edition) (Flying Buffalo, Inc.) (A completely different text from the first edition)


• Sewers of Oblivion (Flying Buffalo, Inc.)
• Dargon’s Dungeon (2nd edition) (Flying Buffalo, Inc.) (A completely different text from the first edition)


• Jade Jaguar (Blade/Flying Buffalo, Inc.) (A solo for Mercenaries, Spies and Private Eyes)


* Red Circle (Blade/Flying Buffalo, Inc.)


• Elven Lords (Flying Buffalo Inc.) (Collecting the mini-solos above and adding new material)



• Warrior: En Garde (FASA Corporation)
• Warrior: Riposte (FASA Corporation)


• Warrior: Coupe (FASA Corporation)
• Lethal Heritage (FASA Corporation)


• Blood Legacy (FASA Corporation)


• A Gathering Evil (GDW)
• Lost Destiny (FASA Corporation)
• Evil Ascending (GDW)


• Natural Selection (FASA/ROC)
• Evil Triumphant (GDW)


• Assumption of Risk (ROC/FASA)


• Once a Hero (Bantam Books)
• Bred For War (ROC/FASA)
• Dementia (Roc/Target)


• Rogue Squadron (Bantam Books) (New York Times Bestseller)
• Malicious Intent (Roc/FASA)
• Wedge’s Gamble (Bantam Books) (New York Times Bestseller)
• The Krytos Trap (Bantam Books) (New York Times Bestseller)


• The Bacta War (Bantam Books) (New York Times Bestseller)
• Talion: Revenant (Bantam Books)
• A Hero Born (HarperPrism)
• Grave Covenant (Roc/FASA)


• An Enemy Reborn (HarperPrism)
• I, Jedi (Bantam Books) (New York Times Bestseller) (hard cover edition)
• Wolf and Raven (Roc/FASA)
• Prince of Havoc (Roc/FASA)
• Eyes of Silver (Bantam Books)


• Isard’s Revenge (Bantam Books) (New York Times Bestseller)
• I, Jedi (Bantam Books) (New York Times Bestseller) (mass market edition)


• Onslaught (Del Rey Books) (New York Times Bestseller)
• The Dark Glory War (Bantam Books)
• Ruin (Del Rey Books) (New York Times Bestseller)


• Fortress Draconis (Bantam Books) (trade paperback edition)


• Fortress Draconis (Bantam Books) (mass market edition)
• When Dragons Rage (Bantam Books) (trade paperback edition)
• Ghost War (WizKids/Roc) (Winner 2003 Origins award for Best Novel)


• When Dragons Rage (Bantam Books) (mass market edition)
• The Grand Crusade (Bantam Books) (trade paperback edition)


• The Grand Crusade (Bantam Books) (mass market edition)


• A Secret Atlas (Bantam Books) (trade paperback edition)


• A Secret Atlas (Bantam Books) (mass market edition
• Cartomancy (Bantam Books) (trade paperback edition)


• Cartomancy (Bantam Books) (mass market edition)
• Masters of War (Roc/Wizkids) (mass market edition)
• The New World (Bantam Books) (trade paperback edition)


• The New World (Bantam Books) (mass market edition)

All of the Star Wars novels were also released in abridged audio versions which are actually quite good. The books have been reduced mostly to the combats, but the addition of music and sound effects makes up for what was cut.

Lethal Heritage, Blood Legacy, and Lost Destiny (aka the Blood of Kerensky trilogy of BattleTech novels) were released in abridged auto format in 2003.

I, Jedi had a Science Fiction Book Club edition which is smaller than the Bantam printing. There was also a Canadian hard cover edition of which Mike has only seen two copies (at signings).

Onslaught and Ruin were combined into a single 2-in-1 volume for the Science Fiction Book Club. In 2004, at the completion of the whole New Jedi Order series, the two paperbacks were reissued at a lower price.



• Mages Blood and Old Bones*† (Flying Buffalo, Inc.) (Winner of Gamer Magazine’s Best Game Fiction of 1992 Award)


• Perchance to Dream (Five Star) (A collection of Mike’s short stories.)

Short Fiction

There are a few notations after some of the short stories to help folks identify them. They are:

BT = BattleTech

DCW = DragonCrown War*

DL = Deadlands

FH = Farrell Holmes*

MB = Merlin Bloodstone*

MTG = Magic: The Gathering

P = is collected in the anthology Perchance to Dream.

PS = Purgatory Station*

SR = Shadowrun

SW = Star Wars

TE = is collected in Tales of the Empire

TM = Trick Molloy*

WR = is collected in the book Wolf & Raven.

WTCG = WARS Trading Card Game

If there is no indication of a universe a story belongs to, it’s original with Mike. If the note above has an asterisk (*), the story is in a series which is original to Mike.


• The Wages of Treachery (Wildcat/Cryptoc 2/17)


• The Lone GEV (Space Gamer #52) (Set in Steve Jackson’s Ogre universe)


• The God of Thieves (Oracle #1)
• Six Foot Four Inches of Death (Periodic Lungfish) (The title comes from the length of the manuscript, which was one continuous piece of computer paper. Several people just started taking turns typing out a narrative on Mike’s typewriter and it was published in a fanzine.)


• Double or Nothing (Olympus #4)


• GEVs Rush In… (The Sorcerer’s Scrolls #23) (Set in Steve Jackson’s Ogre universe)


• Goliaths on St. Andre (BattleTechnology Magazine) (BT)
• The Judas Blind (Shrapnel, edited by Jordan Weisman, FASA Corporation) (BT)


• The Final Gift (Amazing Stories) (P)


• Better To Reign (FASA Corp., Update #3 and Elven Fire) (SR)
• Would It Help to Say I’m Sorry (Into the Shadows edited by Jordan Weisman) (SR)
• It’s All Done With Mirrors (Into the Shadows edited by Jordan Weisman) (SR)
• Squeeze Play (Challenge Magazine #44, GDW) (SR, WR)
• Quicksilver Sayonara (Challenge Magazine #46, GDW) (SR, WR)
• Digital Grace (Challenge Magazine #47, GDW) (SR, WR)


• Shepherd (Dark Regions #4) (A Talion story) (P)
• Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Newer York edited by Lawrence Watt-Evans, NAL) (P)
• Absolutely Charming (Amazing July 1991) (P)
• Numberrunner (Challenge Magazine #50, GDW) (SR, WR)
• Fair Game (Challenge Magazine #62-63, GDW) (SR, WR)


• Its the Thought That Counts (Whatdunits edited by Mike Resnick, DAW) (P)
• Wind Tiger (Mages Blood and Old Bones edited by Elizabeth T. Danforth and Michael A. Stackpole, Flying Buffalo, Inc.) (P)


• The Oldest Trick In The Book (AutoDuel Quarterly Vol. 10, N. 4) (set in Steve Jackson’s Car Wars universe)


• If As Beast You Don’t Succeed… (Part 1) (Kage V1, N2) (SR, WR)
• If As Beast You Don’t Succeed… (Part 2) (Kage V1, N3) (SR, WR)


• Peer Review (Superheroes edited by John Varley and Ricia Mainhardt, ACE)(P)
• Missed Chance (Star Wars Adventure Journal/West End Games) (SW,TE)
• Arts & Sciences (Forever After edited by Roger ZelaznyBaen Books) (The book is a braided novel using characters created by Roger. It was a great project to work on.)
• Luck of the Draw (An Armory of Swords edited by Fred Saberhagen, TOR) (set in Fred’s Swords universe)
• Blood Duty (Warriors of Blood and Dream edited by Roger Zelazny, AvoNova) (P)
• What’s In A Name? (Tapestries edited by Kathy Ice, HarperPrism/WOTC) (MTG)
• Tip Off (Wheel of Fortune edited by Roger Zelazny, AvoNova) (P)


• Insufficient Evidence (Distant Planes edited by Kathy Ice, WOTC)(MTG)


• Side Trip, parts 2 &3 (With Timothy Zahn) (Star Wars Adventure Journal/West End Games) (SW, TE)
• Kid Binary and the Two-bit Gang (Highwaymen edited by Jennifer Roberson, DAW) (P)


• Asgard Unlimited (Lord of the Fantastic edited by Martin H. Greenberg, Avon) (P)
• Fortune’s Hunt (serial novella published on the Crimson Skies website, later collected as Spicy Air Tales Vol. One, FASA Corporation, 1999)


• Encounter at Darkknell (parts 2 and 3) With Timothy Zahn (Tales from the New Republic edited by Peter Schweighofer and Craig Carey, Bantam) (SW)
• He’s a Good Little Boy (Starfall edited by Martin H. Greenberg, TSR) (Set in their Star*Drive universe)
• The Parker Panic (The Anthology with No Name edited by Shane Lacey Hensley, Pinnacle) (DL, P)


• The Lazarus Murder (Amazing Stories, Summer) (PS)
• Keeping Score (Guardsmen of Tomorrow edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Larry Segriff, DAW) (PS)
• The Cards Call Themselves (Published on in serial form) (MB)


• When You’re Dead (Historical Hauntings edited by Jean Rabe and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW) (P)


• Least of My Brethren (Sol’s Children edited by Jean Rabe and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW) (PS)


• Elusion Illusion (Star Wars Insider #66, March/April 2003) (SW)
• The Krells of Tancras Moor (Dragon Magazine #310, August, 2003) (P)
• Egor’s Last Date (Dork Tower #25, Dork Storm Press)


• According To Their Need (Visions of Liberty edited by Mark Tier and Martin H. Greenberg, Baen Books) (PS)
• Serpent on the Station (Space Stations edited by Martin H. Greenberg and John Helfers, DAW) (PS)
• A Matter of Life or Death (promo piece published by Decipher Inc., for their WARS Trading Card Game. Published in booklet form and on the net) (WTCG)
• Followers Have Neither Peace nor Rest (promo piece published by Decipher Inc., for their WARS Trading Card Game. Published on the net) (WTCG)
• Even in Defeat, a Beautiful Performance (promo piece published by Decipher Inc., for their WARS Trading Card Game. Published on the net) (WTCG)
• Your Life is Already Lost! (promo piece published by Decipher Inc., for their WARS Trading Card Game. Published on the net) (WTCG)
• The First Arrow Was Light, But The Second Went Deep (promo piece published by Decipher Inc., for their WARS Trading Card Game. Published on the net) (WTCG)
• A Monster Among Monsters (promo piece published by Decipher Inc., for their WARS Trading Card Game. Published on the net) (WTCG)


• Brewed Fortune (Renaissance Faires edited by Jean Rabe and Andre Norton, DAW) (MB)

• The Silver Knife (Slipstreams edited by Martin H. Greenberg and John Helfers, DAW) (FH)
• Intelligent Design (Furry Fantastic edited by Jean Rabe and Brian M. Thomsen, DAW)


• Wildest Dreams (Army of the Fantastic edited by John Marco and John Helfers, DAW)
• Seemless (Pandora’s Closet edited by Jean Rabe and John Helfers, DAW) (MB)
• No Rest For The Wicked (Wizards, Inc edited by Loren L. Coleman and John Helfers, DAW) (TM)


• Ghost of Christmas Present (The Corps, edited by Loren Coleman, Catalyst Game Labs) (BT)
• Keeping Score (Worlds of Their Own, edited by James Lowder, Paizo) (PS)
• Such a Nice Girl (serialized to (TM)
• Little Girl Lost (serialized to (TM)


• If Vanity Doesn’t Kill Me (Crime Spells edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Loren Coleman, DAW)(TM)
• The Adventure of the Red Riding Hoods (Terribly Twisted Tales edited by Jean Rabe and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW)
• The Witch in Scarlet (Serialized to (TM)
• Looks Are Deceiving (Unusual Suspects edited by Dana Stabenow, ACE)
• ‘Til Death (Serialized to (TM)
• Well Met The Future (BattleTech 25th Anniversary, Catalyst Game Labs) (BT)


• By Our Actions (Timeshares, edited by Jean Rabe and Martin H. Greenberg, DAW Books)
• Such a Nice Girl (serialized to (TM)
• Better to Reign (Spells and Chrome, edited by John Helfers, Catalyst Game Labs) (SR)
• Covenant (Stalking The Wild Hare, edited by John Helfers, Chris Pierson, Marc Tassin and Jean Rabe, Walkabout Publishing)
• Night of the Rat God (published on as part of The Chain Story)
• The Adventure of The Ghost Watch (published on as part of The Chain Story)


Mike worked with Dark Horse Comics on a number of Star Wars projects. They were:

X-wing Rogue Squadron

• Issues 1-20 Mike did the story outlines.
• Issue 1/2 (Promo comic distributed during the rerelease of the original trilogy) Mike did the story outline
• Issues 21-35 Mike wrote the outlines and scripted the books.

Mara Jade: By the Emperor’s Hand

• Mike collaborated with Timothy Zahn on the story then scripted issues 1-3. Tim scripted the last three issues.

Star Wars Union (The Marriage of Luke Skywalker)

• Mike outlined and scripted the entire run of four issues.

For Wizards of the Coast Mike scripted Battle for Theed, a short comic to promote the Star Wars role-playing game.

Mike has done a number of projects for WizKids. They were:


• Mike scripted the introductory comics available in both the limited and unlimited releases of the initial MageKnight sets.
• Scrye Magazine ran a four part MageKnight serial in 2001 and 2002.

Crimson Skies

• Mike did one of the two introductory comics in the Crimson Skies boxed set.



• Gone (Written with Brian Pulido) (Grand Prize Winner in FADE IN Magazine’s 2006 Scriptwriting Contest)


• The Sickness (Written with Brian Pulido)
•[Unnamed Lara Croft, Tomb Raider animation episode] (Written for GameTap to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Tomb Raider™)

44 Responses to “Works”

  1. I thought Mike wrote a lot of books on his own; like “I Jedi” and “Fortress Draconus”. But according to your definitions above; an “*” means he contributed to the project and was not the sole author. What gives?

  2. Good catch there… when we ported the old pages over, the bullet (•) became an asterisk(*). The cases where I’m a contributor to something, the asterisk follows the title. In the case of all the novels, they are 100% mine.

  3. Just wanted to leave a note (since I couldn’t find an email address…) that while I was introduced to Michael A. Stackpole’s novels through Star Wars, I went on to read the Dragon Crown War novels which I absolutely loved.

    Since I now work at a comic book shop, I picked up the first Rogue Squadron omnibus and the special 30th anniversary edition of “Union” so I can wax nostalgic by reading those and re-reading the Rogue Squadron novels.

    I’m reading the newest Star Wars novel arc with Allston, Golden, and Denning but I still find myself missing Stackpole among the Star Wars books I read.

  4. I had no idea you were part of the sar trek 25th anniversery game. I loved that game.

    I see the 2nd and 3rd book of the Dragon Crown War are available thru sonys ebook store, what happened to the first one? I want to buy all three but I don’t want to have one in print and two in ebook.

  5. The reason the first two books in the DragonCrown war series are not available is a Bantam problem. Alas, nothing I can do about that.

  6. After reading a large portion of the Star Wars books, I find myself drawn to the titles you have written more than others. I have just finished I,Jedi and found it to be an amazing book. Keep up the great work.

  7. I am a huge Talion: Revenant fan, and will always hold out hope for a sequel, or another full novel of that world.

  8. I’m a big fan of your Chaos Rider novels, and was wondering if you are ever planning on doing more in that universe. In particular I want to know what happens with Tyrchon and Xoayya!

  9. I don’t have any plans to do things in the Chaos universe at the moment. If the publisher returns the rights to me and I get some ebook sales, then I might indeed revisit that world.

  10. Well, there is Cartomancy, which falls between those two. As for other fiction in that world, not yet.

  11. Dear Mr. Stackpole,
    Hello sir, i wanted to say thank you for your work in both battletech and shadowrun. I would like to know if you plan on any futher shorts on Raven and his crew. If not did they survive to 2072? Your writeing style has ben one of my favorites 1989 when i first read the warrior trilogy. I hope life is good and take care, Drew

  12. Having read the start wars series, I picked out several authors whose writing styles just “got” me. You know the type – you read just the first half a sentence of the book and by the time you put the book down, you’ve just finished the epilogue.
    I have to say that you, Timoth Zahn, and Kevin J. Anderson have inspired avid reading in me. Your novels are immersive and a pure joy to read, in fact read and read again. I have just finished the E.Version of Talion: Revenant and enjoyed every last word.
    Thank you for your immense talent and incredible passion.

  13. Drew,

    I think Wolf and Raven still live. If I get a chance and Catalyst has an opening, I’d love to do more fiction in that world.

  14. Andrew Femling 25. Jul, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Mr. Stackpole,
    Wow, thank you for responding. I would like to share that The Wolf and the Raven and the Warrior series acted as close friends for many nights both in Korea and in the Middle East while I served in the Army. Thank you for these and many other stories, even at 31 I still get a thrill re reading them!

  15. Dennis McNulty 09. Aug, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Mr. Stackpole:

    I am a long time collector of Battletech novels and, based on articles on your web site, I understand you had professional issues with the publishers of those novels but I have a question regarding the character of “Victor Davion”: given the time and effort you and other Battletech authors put into the development of this character; did you agree with the way “Victor” was killed off in the Dark Age series?

  16. Mike
    I wanted to let you know that I had a wonderful time at DragonCon learning from you the tips and techniques on writing. Thank you for taking the time to come and share your thoughts.

  17. Are there any plans to make the X-wing books available as ebooks? Who would i have to hunt down to make that happen?

  18. That would be up to Bantam Books and Lucasfilm. I, alas, have no control over the X-wing books.

  19. Dear Mike, Any intention of revisiting The Dragon Crown series? I fell in love with that world and it’s characters.

  20. I have a bunch of notes on short stories, and outlines for two more novels in that world. So, I’d love to go back. Now it’s just a matter of finding the time and making sure the audience is there. So, yes, intention is there, timing is the main question. 🙂

  21. Dear Mr. Stackpole
    I am from germany and i would love to read new stuff from you. The dragon crown war is one of my favourite stories. I love your writing style and hope you will find some time to give us some more novels. I really enjoy your work.

  22. Mr. Stackpole,

    I am an avid reader and first picked up your name through Star Wars like many others. Then I found out you did other stuff. Most recently I picked up Talion and demolished it in a day. I began to look around and foudn to my horror it was a one shot book. Are there any plans on revisiting Nolan and his friends?

  23. Michael Koziak 09. May, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Mr. Stackpole,

    I really enjoyed the first book of the crown colonies, and was just wondering how many books are planned for this series. Also, when is the release date for the second book, Of Limited Loyalty?

  24. The second book, Of Limited Loyalty, is scheduled for an October release. I’ll have sample chapters up here before then.

    The series was bought as a trilogy, but there’s lots more I want to do with the world; so you’ll see more than just those three books.

  25. Josh, I think that would be a great idea, but it will take some Hollywood studio latching on to it to make it work. I’m kind of hoping HBO’s Game of Thrones will open up more possibilities in this regard.

  26. I have since, and may in the future. It’ll depend on scheduling and contracts.

  27. Hello Mr. Stackpole,
    I am a big fan of the DragonCrown War Cycle, and your newest book, “of Limited Loyalty”, was an early birthday gift from my Girlfriend. I love the first book and the second one is great so far. I was wondering what caused you to write this series. Where did the inspiration come from? Also, do you have any idea of the release of the third book, and do you have a working title? I am very excited about where this series is going. Thank you.

  28. Mr. Stackpole: The first work I read by you was (brace yourself) the Fiddleback series for the Dark Conspiracy game. I read the series partly to get a sense of how the game (which was weird) was supposed to feel, and I distinctly recall feeling that the books were far too good for the game with which they were affiliated. I wonder how many people have missed them simply because the game didn’t go very far. Later, I caught your stories in Whatdunits and Newer York and realized you could write funny, too. Since then, you’ve developed a bit of a following, but I still can’t figure out why you aren’t better known than you are. Anyway, I tripped across your Web site today and couldn’t help posting that you’ve given me a great deal of reading enjoyment, and that I appreciate it.

  29. I love the Age of discovery trilogy read it multiple times. When im done with hunger games i might pick up the dragon wars saga

  30. Thank you for those very kind comments. I’m glad you found my site.

  31. Hi Mike, I was wondering if you have written and published anything more on Nuris Elfward who you wrote about in the “Zombies” module for ad&d back in ’87. I have recently introduced my daughters and their friends to ad&d gaming and ran this module. Love your work. Best regards, Jim.

  32. Jim,

    I never did anything else with Nuris per se, but that background and all got reworked into my novel Once a Hero.

  33. Mike,
    Some years back you were a guest in Texas, I took you and Claudia C. to a night club, where I had to stare down to large gentlemen, after wards you said you knew you could outrun me.
    Said that might make it into a book, did it ever happen?

    Keep up the great work,

  34. Lee,

    that incident never made it into a story, though the story of that incident has been told to great delight over the years.

    I hope you are doing well.

  35. Ive read a few of your series(Rogue squadron, Dragoncrown, Age of Discovery) and a few of your novels. Everything I’ve read from you I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. I just picked up and read Talion: Revenant and immediately went searching online for a sequel. I saw your blogs about internet sales making a sequel much more probably and was wondering if you had any sort of update for those of us eagerly awaiting more from that world. My thanks for the great work you’ve done in the Sci Fi/ Fantasy genre.

  36. I picked up “At the Queen’s Command” a few days ago on a whim, just finished reading it, and loved it. Now I’m wondering what the titles are/will be for the next novels in the Crown Colonies series.

  37. the second book is “Of Limited Loyalty,” and is currently available.

  38. Dave Motsenbocker 06. Jul, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Last year I bought ebook copies of Once A Hero and Talion: Revenant from the Barnes and Noble store, having loved the novels when originally published. Unfortunately I was unable to read either of them due to some sort of formatting incompatibility with my Nook tablet. I recently noticed that you have fixed the problem with Once A Hero, any chance you can do the same with Talion: Revenant? Glad to hear there might be a Talion sequel and hope it comes to fruition soon.
    Thanks for the wonderful writing,

  39. Dave, I’m 99% sure I also fixed Talion Revenant at the same time. (It was an odd problem which had to do with a revision of the Nook software. I don’t think it’s recurred.) If pulling down another copy of TR yields the same problem, I’ll take another look at things. Shouldn’t be that hard of a fix.

  40. Mr. Stackpole, have you written anything more in the universe or the style of In Hero Years…? Having just read it again, I’m really hungry for more!

  41. Timothy Fitzgerald 23. Oct, 2014 at 2:22 am


    I have something like 60 of your novels or anthologies, every thing i have been able to find basically. However, looking at your works list, I notice the “book length solo adventures” from the Tunnels and Trolls universe that i do not have.
    I enjoyed the Mages Blood and Old Bones T&T story collection, but that is my only exposure to the world, are these solos anything like that?

    I am trying to determine if they are something i can read and enjoy without ever having gamed in the T&T universe? Thank you.

  42. The solo adventures are choose your own adventure style games. They’re set in a fantasy world. I guess you could read them without worrying about any of the gaming stuff, but they’re really short in terms of stories. I do believe, however, that does have all of them (or most of them anyway) in stock, if you want to complete your collection.

  43. In the style, sure, Tricknomancy and the ShadowRun stories are in that style. In that universe I’ve done two other stories. One appeared in the Heroes! anthology, and the other in A Hero By Any Other name. If you check out Silence in the Library’s website you can find Heroes and By Any Other Name.


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