Christopher Stasheff

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Christopher Stasheff (born 1944) is an American science fiction author and fantasy author[1][2] whose novels include The Warlock in Spite of Himself[3] (1969) and Her Majesty's Wizard (1986). He has a PhD. in Theatre and also teaches radio and television at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico.[4] Stasheff has been noted for his blending of science fiction and fantasy, as seen in his Warlock series, which placed an "'epic fantasy' in a science fictional frame".[5][6] Stasheff's writing is often seen in the moral and ethical mentor style similar to Terry Goodkind, Terry Brooks or J.R.R. Tolkien.[7]

Books[edit]

The DDT future continuity[edit]

  • Saint Vidicon to the Rescue (2005)
  • Escape Velocity (1983)
  • Mind Out of Time (2003) (Short story collection)

Starship Troupers[edit]

  • A Company of Stars (1991)[8]
  • We Open on Venus (1993)[9]
  • A Slight Detour (1994)[10]

Warlock of Gramarye[edit]

  • The Warlock in Spite of Himself (1969)
  • King Kobold (1971, revised as King Kobold Revived (1984))
  • The Warlock Unlocked (1982)[11]
  • The Warlock Enraged (1985)
  • The Warlock Wandering (1986)
  • The Warlock Is Missing (1986)
  • The Warlock Heretical (1987)
  • The Warlock's Companion (1988)[12]
  • The Warlock Insane (1989)[13]
  • The Warlock Rock (1990)
  • Warlock and Son (1991)
  • The Warlock's Last Ride (2004)

Ominbus editions:

  • Odd Warlock Out (1989): The Warlock Heretical, The Warlock's Companion, The Warlock Insane
  • To the Magic Born (1990): Escape Velocity, The Warlock in Spite of Himself, King Kobold Revived
  • The Warlock Enlarged (1991):King Robold Revived, The Warlock Unlocked, The Warlock Enraged
  • The Warlock's Night Out (1991): The Warlock Wandering, The Warlock is Missing

Rogue Wizard[edit]

  • A Wizard in Bedlam (1979)[11]
  • A Wizard in Absentia (1993)
  • A Wizard in Mind (1995)
  • A Wizard in War (1995)[14]
  • A Wizard in Peace (1996)
  • A Wizard in Chaos (1997)
  • A Wizard in Midgard (1998)
  • A Wizard and a Warlord (2000)
  • A Wizard in the Way (2000)
  • A Wizard in a Feud (2001)

The Warlock's Heirs[edit]

  • M'lady Witch (1994)
  • Quicksilver's Knight (1995)
  • The Spell-bound Scholar (1999)
  • Here Be Monsters (2001)

A Wizard in Rhyme[edit]

  • Her Majesty's Wizard (1986)
  • The Oathbound Wizard (1993)
  • The Witch Doctor (1994)
  • The Secular Wizard (1995)
  • My Son, the Wizard (1997)
  • The Haunted Wizard (1999)
  • The Crusading Wizard (2000)
  • The Feline Wizard (2000)

Star Stone[edit]

  • The Shaman (1995)
  • The Sage (1996)

Crafters[edit]

  • The Crafters (1991) (with Bill Fawcett)
  • Blessings and Curses (1992)

Harold Shea (with L. Sprague de Camp)[edit]

Mage Knight[edit]

  • Stolen Prophecy (2003)

Other novels[edit]

Standalone collections[edit]

  • The Gods of War (1992)
  • Dragon's Eye (1994)
  • The Day the Magic Stopped (with Bill Fawcett) (1995)

Anthologies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weis, Margaret (November 1, 1997). "A MAGIC-LOVER'S TREASURY OF THE FANTASTIC". Kirkus Reviews (Aspect/Warner). "Twenty substantial stories featuring magic in all its many and startling guises...Wrapping up the all-star cast are Orson Scott Card...and Christopher Stasheff" 
  2. ^ "Williamson lectureship set". The Portales News-Tribune. March 30, 2008. pp. Section State and Regional News. "Also speaking at the lectureship is Christopher Stasheff, associate professor of communication at ENMU...Stasheff's work includes the "Warlock of Gramarye" series, "Rouge Wizard" and the novel "Saint Vidicon to the Rescue." He has also contributed to series such as "Wing Commander 'End Run'" and "Mage Knight Stolen Prophecy."" 
  3. ^ "Real Men Don't Wait for the Movie". Aberdeen American News. November 26, 2003. p. 4a. "But there are lots of books that have exactly the type of male heroes we ought to emulate..."The Warlock in Spite of Himself" (and its many sequels) by Christopher Stasheff...gives us insight into every stage of marriage from courtship, to the raising of children, to the empty nest." 
  4. ^ Fantasticfiction.com accessed November 29, 2010
  5. ^ Buker, Derek M. (2002). The science fiction and fantasy readers' advisory:the librarian's guide to cyborgs, aliens, and sorcerers. ALA Editions. pp. 82–83. ISBN 978-0-8389-0831-0. 
  6. ^ Mullen, R. D. (1975). "Review: The Garland Library of Science Fiction". Science Fiction Studies 2 (3): 288. 
  7. ^ John C. Wright, "Christopher Stasheff: The Soothsayer in Spite of Himself." http://www.scifiwright.com/2012/02/christopher-stasheff-the-soothsayer-in-spite-of-himself/
  8. ^ "Tonight in T.O.". The Toronto Star. May 6, 1994. pp. ENTERTAINMENT; Pg. F10. "I'm reading something that combines the two loves of my life: science fiction and theatre. It's Christopher Stasheff's A Company Of Stars, from his Starship Troupers series." 
  9. ^ "Cherryh Returns to Old Form". Chicago Sun-Times. February 6, 1994. pp. SHOW; SCIENCE FICTION; Pg. 15; NC. "Christopher Stasheff's We Open on Venus...takes his Starship Troupers to a planet that reminds one of a football-mad Texas town. This series is going to stand on Stasheff's knowledge of and love for the theater; so far it stands well." 
  10. ^ "Beach-blanket fluff giving way to meatier fare". The Denver Post. July 31, 1994. pp. A SECTION; Pg. F–08. "I found myself reading Christopher Stasheff's "A Slight Detour," volume three of the "Starship Troupers" series" 
  11. ^ a b "Games People Play; Unconventional Warfare At The Fantasy Fair". The Washington Post. June 27, 1983. pp. Style; B1. "Science fiction author Christopher Stasheff ("A Wizard in Bedlam" and "The Warlock Unlocked") gave a lecture on the relationship between science fiction and fantasy gaming." 
  12. ^ "Literary recycling has its advantages". The Toronto Star. February 4, 1989. pp. MAGAZINE; Pg. M6. "Christopher Stasheff's The Warlock Series has now reached nine titles, and The Warlock's Companion...exemplifies the reasons for its longevity. Here it is the faithful cybernetic steed Fess whose adventures are featured in a string of exciting tales, as Stasheff fills in some of the background of his pleasant fantasy realm." 
  13. ^ "Firmly in the tradition of sophisticated moralists". The Toronto Star. September 23, 1989. "More conventional fare of the wizards-and-warriors variety is provided by two other new titles. Christopher Stasheff's The Warlock Insane ...continues the eventful and often quite humorous "Warlock" series" 
  14. ^ "X-Men on this week's top seller list; Library, Lone Star Comics tell local readers' selections". The Dallas Morning News. June 14, 1996. pp. WEEKEND; Pg. 2B. "Here are some of the books people in Arlington are reading this week:...8. Rogue Wizard: A Wizard in War, by Christopher Stasheff" 

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