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Book List and Reading Order

Reading Order.

Within each series, the books are shown in recommended reading order. All series are independent and contain all the information necessary to follow the story, although The Song of the Tears is best read after The Well of Echoes, and The Gates of Good and Evil, which is a sequel to The View from the Mirror, is best read after that series.

Publisher shown is the first publisher

FANTASY

The Three Worlds Series

THE VIEW FROM THE MIRROR QUARTET (Penguin Aust., 1998-1999)

A Shadow on the Glass (Shortlisted, Aurealis Award, Fantasy)

The Tower on the Rift

Dark is the Moon

The Way Between the Worlds

THE WELL OF ECHOES QUARTET (Penguin Aust., 2001-2004)

Geomancer

Tetrarch

Scrutator (Honourable Mention, Aurealis Award, Fantasy) – UK title, Alchymist

Chimaera

THE SONG OF THE TEARS TRILOGY (Penguin Aust., 2006-2008)

Torments of the Traitor (UK title – The Fate of the Fallen)

The Curse on the Chosen

The Destiny of the Dead

A WIZARD’S WAR AND OTHER STORIES (SANTHENAR, 2015). Anthology of Three Worlds stories.

THE GATES OF GOOD AND EVIL TRILOGY (Hachette Orbit, 2016-2018)

The Summon Stone

The Fatal Gate

Related Fantasy

THE TAINTED REALM TRILOGY (Hachette Orbit worldwide, 2011-2013)

Vengeance

Rebellion

Justice

ECO-THRILLERS

THE HUMAN RITES TRILOGY (Simon & Schuster Aust., 2000-2004)

(Revised and updated 2nd Ed. Simon & Schuster Aust., 2008-2010)

(Revised and updated 3rd Ed. 2015)

The Last Albatross

Terminator Gene (Shortlisted, Aurealis Award, SF)

The Life Lottery

FOR YOUNGER READERS

THE RUNCIBLE JONES SERIES (Puffin Aust., 2006-2010)

Runcible Jones: The Gate to Nowhere

Runcible Jones and the Buried City

Runcible Jones and the Frozen Compass

Runcible Jones and the Backwards Hourglass

GRIM AND GRIMMER (Scholastic Aust., 2010-2011)

The Headless Highwayman

The Grasping Goblin

The Desperate Dwarf

The Calamitous Queen

FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL READERS

THE SORCERER’S TOWER (Scholastic Aust., 2008)(Shortlisted, Aurealis Award, Children’s)

Thorn Castle

Giant’s Lair

Black Crypt

Wizardry Crag

THE LAST CHRISTMAS (2015)

 

BUY IAN’S BOOKS

OTHER WRITING

Novella, Poisoned Chalice, in Mystery, Magic, Voodoo and the Holy Grail, Harper-Collins, 2000.

Article, The Truth About Publishing (2nd Ed. 2005; see Ian’s website), has been widely reprinted and is on the reading list of many creative writing courses.

Chapter, The Art & Science of Book Promotion in The Complete Guide to Writing Science Fiction, Dragon Moon Press, Canada, 2007. Winner of the 2007 Eppie Award, best non-fiction book.

Chapter, How the Inheritance Series Differs from Previous Fantasy Epics, in Secrets of the Dragon Riders, Your favourite authors on Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Series. Borders Exclusives, Ben Bella Books, Austin, Tx, August 2008. Updated edition, February 2010.

Tribute to Hell, in Dreamtime: Legends of Australian Fantasy, eds. Jonathan Strahan & Jack Dann, Harper-Collins, July 2010.

Introduction to A Bid for Fortune or Dr. Nikola’s Vendetta, by Guy Boothby. Classic Australian SF Series, Chimaera Publications, late 2010.

Essay on V for Vendetta, in Cinema Futura (essays on 50 SF movies), PS Publishing, UK, late 2010.

SCIENTIFIC WRITING

Principal author and/or editor of more than 30 published manuals, reports and multi-volume environmental impact studies, plus various scientific articles. Author, editor or contributor to more than 280 unpublished scientific reports.

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