Robert Thurston

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For the American historian, see Robert W. Thurston. For the American engineer, see Robert Henry Thurston.

Robert Thurston (born 28 October 1936, Lockport, New York) is a science fiction author well known for his works in popular shared world settings.

Career[edit]

FASA signed an agreement with Roc Publishing in 1991 that kicked off with Robert Thurston's Legend of the Jade Phoenix series for Battletech (1991).[1]

Thurston is best known for his Clan Jade Falcon novels of the BattleTech universe and the novelizations of the original Battlestar Galactica television series.

Bibliography[edit]

Short Stories

  • "Wheels." Clarion ed. Robin Scott Wilson. Berkeley: Signet, 1971
  • "Anaconda." Clarion ed. Robin Scott Wilson. Berkeley: Signet, 1971
  • "The Last Desperate Hour." Clarion ed. Robin Scott Wilson. Berkeley: Signet, 1971
  • "Get FDR!" Clarion II ed. Robin Scott Wilson. Berkeley: Signet, 1972
  • "The Good Life." Clarion II ed. Robin Scott Wilson. Berkeley: Signet, 1972
  • "Punchline." Clarion II ed. Robin Scott Wilson. Berkeely: Signet, 1972
  • "Good-Bye Shelley, Shirley, Charlotte, Charlene." Orbit 11 ed. Damon Knight. New York: Putnam, 1972
  • "The Hippie-Dip File." Fantasy & Science Fiction March 1972 and Social Problems Through Science Fiction ed. Martin H. Greenberg, John W. Milstead, Joseph D. Olander & Patricia S. Warrick. New York: St. Martin's, 1975
  • "She/Her." Infinity #5 ed. Robert Hoskins. Lancer, 1973
  • "Up Against the Wall." Amazing August 1973 and School and Society Through Science Fiction ed. Joseph D. Olander, Martin H. Greenberg & Patricia Warrick. Chicago: Rand McNally College Publishing, 1974
  • "Soundtrack: The Making of a Thoroughbred." Fantastic Vol. 23 no. 4, May 1974
  • "Searching the Ruins." Amazing August 1974
  • "The Haunted Writing Manual." Fantastic October 1975
  • "Theodora and Theodora." New Dimensions: Science Fiction Number 5. New York: Harper & Row, 1975
  • "Groups." Fantastic February 1976
  • "If That's Paradise, Toss Me an Apple." Amazing Stories March 1976
  • "Parker Frightened on a Tightrope." Fantastic Sword & Sorcery and Fantasy Stories Vol. 25 no. 5 November 1976
  • "Aliens." Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 51 no. 6 December 1976
  • "The Mars Ship." Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 52 no. 6 June 1977
  • "The Bulldog Nutcracker." Chrysalis Vol. 2. Ed. Roy Torgeson. New York: Zebra Books, 1978
  • "Seedplanter." Chrysalis Vol. 3. Ed. Roy Torgeson. New York: Zebra Books, 1978
  • "What Johnny Did on His Summer Vacation." (with Joe W. Haldeman). Rod Serling's Other Worlds ed. Rod Serling. Bantam, 1978.
  • "The Wanda Lake Number." Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact Jan. 1979 and Light Years and Dark Ed. Michael Bishop. Berkly 1984
  • "Alternate 51: Bliss." The Berkeley Showcase: New Writings in Science Fiction and Fantasy Vol. 4. Ed. Victoria Schochet & John W. Silbersack. New York: Berkeley Books, July 1981
  • "The Fire at Sarah Siddons." Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine Vol. 8 no. 8 August 1984
  • "Was That House There Yesterday?" Universe 16 Ed. Terry Carr. New York: Doubleday & Co., 1986
  • "Slipshod, at the End of the Universe." Fantasy & Science Fiction March 2001
  • "The World's Light Heavyweight Champion in Nineteen Twenty-Something" Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 100 no. 6 June 2001
  • "Who Wants to Live Forever?" Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 103 no.2 August 2002

Novellas

  • "Kingmakers." New Voices in Science Fiction. ed. George R.R. Martin. 1977
  • "Vibrations." Chrysalis 4. Ed. Roy Torgeson.New York: Zebra Books, 1979
  • "The Oonaa Woman." The Berkeley Showcase: New Writings in Science Fiction and Fantasy Vol. 3. Ed. Victoria Schochet & John W. Silbersack. New York: Berkeley Books, January 1981

Novelettes

  • "Carolyn's Laughter." Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 42 no. 1 1972
  • "Dream by Number." Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 49 no. 3 September 1975
  • "Marchplateau." Worlds of If Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Fact Sept-Nov. 1986
  • "I.D.I.D." Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 108 no. 5 May 2005
  • "One Magic Ring, Used." Fantastic Vol. 25 no. 3 May 1976
  • "Under Siege." Fantasy & Science Fiction Vol. 47 no. 1 July 1974
  • "Wheels Westward." Cosmos Vol. 1 no. 4 November 1977

Novels

  • Alicia II. New York: Putnam, 1978
  • Set of Wheels. New York: Berkley 1983
  • Q Colony. Berkley, 1985
  • For the Silverfish (Rugger No. 1). New York: Avon Books, 1985

Battlestar Galactica:

  • Battlestar Galactica (with Glen A. Larson) 1978
  • The Cylon Death Machine (with Glen A. Larson) 1979
  • The Tombs of Kobol (with Glen A. Larson) 1979
  • The Young Warriors (with Glen A. Larson) 1980
  • The Nightmare Machine (with Glen A. Larson) 1985
  • Die, Chameleon! (with Glen A. Larson) 1986
  • Apollo's War (with Glen A. Larson) 1987
  • Surrender the Galactica! (with Glen A. Larson) 1988

BattleTech novels:

Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Robots and Aliens

  • Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Robots and Aliens 3: Intruder. Ace, 1990
  • Isaac Asimov's Robots and Aliens 2: Intruder (Book 3), Alliance (Book 4 by Jerry Oltion). I Books, 2002

Novelizations

  • Robot Jox: The Novel. Based on a screenplay by Joe Haldeman and Dennis Paoli. New York: Avon Books, 1989
  • 1492: The Conquest of Paradise. London; New York: Penguin Books, 1992

Essays

  • "Introduction." Big Time. Fritz Leiber. Gregg Press, 1976
  • "Introduction." Dark Universe. Daniel F. Galouye. Gregg Press, 1976
  • "Introduction." Driftglass. Samuel R. Delany. Gregg Press, 1977
  • "Introduction." The Early Science Fiction Stories of Thomas M. Disch. Gregg Press, 1977
  • "Introduction." Today We Choose Faces. Roger Zelazny. Gregg Press, 1978
  • "Introduction." The Game Players of Titan. Philip K. Dick. Gregg Press, 1979
  • "Afterword." The Fantasies of Harlan Ellison. Gregg Press, 1979

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. p. 124. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7. 

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