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Bibliography

This bibliography gives a complete list of all published stories set in Jerry Pournelle's "Future History".

Here I have explained all the book abbreviations used in the Timeline (although these are pretty obvious anyway). I also give information on page numbers, in case you have a different edition and are curious about page numbers cited on this site.


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CoDominium Stories


"He Fell Into a Dark Hole".
Jerry Pournelle. Does not appear in any Future History volumes.
Originally appeared in Analog, March 1973.
Reprinted in Black Holes (1978, ed. Pournelle).
Reprinted in There Will Be War vol. V (1986, ed. Pournelle).


West of Honor.
1976, 1978. Later absorbed into Falkenberg's Legion (details below).


The Mercenary.
1977. Later absorbed into Falkenberg's Legion (details below).


Falkenberg's Legion.
1990. Abbreviated as "FL".
Jerry Pournelle. Only one version under this title (Baen Books): 432 pages.


Prince of Mercenaries.
1989. Abbreviated as "PM".
Jerry Pournelle. Only one version (Baen Books): 338 pages.


Go Tell the Spartans.
1991. Abbreviated as "GTS".
Jerry Pournelle and S. M. Stirling. Only one version (Baen Books): 345 pages.


Prince of Sparta.
1993. Abbreviated as "PS".
Jerry Pournelle and S. M. Stirling. Only one version (Baen Books): 383 pages.


The Prince.
2002.
Jerry Pournelle and S. M. Stirling. Only one version (Baen Books / Simon & Schuster): 1151 pages.

The Prince is a combination of all the existing CoDominium stories (except for "He Fell Into a Dark Hole"), plus a few pages of new material. The book is arranged as follows:

Paperback Books The Prince
Title Chapters Pages Chapters Pages
Falkenberg's Legion Prologue 1 - 12 Prologue 8 - 17
Part I: 1 - 19 15 - 202 Part I: 1 - 19 18 - 173
New Interlude 174 - 176
Falkenberg's Legion Part II: Prologue 205 - 209 Part II: Prologue 177 - 181
Part II: 1 - 12 210 - 339 Part II: 1 - 12 182 - 290
Prince of Mercenaries 1 - 27 1 - 338 1 - 27 293 - 529
New Quotations 533
Falkenberg's Legion ** Part II: 13 - 22 340 - 352 1 - 10 534 - 610
Go Tell the Spartans Prologue 1 - 4 Prologue 613 - 615
1 - 15 7 - 345 1 - 15 616 - 857
Prince of Sparta 1 - 18 1 - 177 1 - 18 865 - 1151

  **    This is the final section of Falkenberg's Legion. In The Prince, the section title on page 531 is the original magazine title "Sword and Sceptre", but the title printed at the top of each page is "Prince of Mercenaries".


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Second Empire Stories


A Spaceship for the King.
1973. Later absorbed into King David's Spaceship (details below).


King David's Spaceship.
1980. Abbreviated as "KDS".
Jerry Pournelle. There is at least one hardcover edition, and two paperback editions. The Timescape paperback (1981) has maps of Prince Samual's World and Makassar, and is 260 pages. The Baen Books paperback (1987-present) is mapless and is 366 pages; very recent printings may have added the maps.
I have used the Baen edition. To convert my page numbers to the Timescape numbers, multiply by 0.71.


The Mote in God's Eye.
1974. Abbreviated as "Mote".
Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. There is at least one hardcover edition, and several paperback editions. The Simon and Schuster hardcover (1974) and the Simon and Schuster trade paperback are 537 pages. The Pocket Books paperback has had at least three different covers, but seems to have always been 560 pages.
I have used the Pocket Books edition. To convert my page numbers to the hardcover or trade paperback pages, multiply by 0.925 and add 16; this this shouldn't be more than 3 pages off.

There are a total of three "prequels" to The Mote in God's Eye. These were chopped off of the beginning of the book (on Robert A. Heinlein's recommendation!) They aren't at all bad – Heinlein just thought the book was too long.

Larry Niven later wrote a poem based on "Motelight". This is called "In Memoriam: Howard Grote Littlemead". It appears in Niven's Laws (1984, Niven). This book is hard to find. My copy was published by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, but I don't know if there are other editions as well. (It's worth getting for Niven's essays!)


The Gripping Hand.
1993. Abbreviated as "Hand".
Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. There is one hardcover edition, and one paperback edition. The hardcover (1993) is 402 pages long. The Pocket Books paperback is 413 pages long.
I have used the Pocket Books edition. To convert my page numbers to the hardcover pages, multiply by 0.973; this should be at most 1 page off.


Outies.
2010. Abbreviated as "Outies".
Jennifer R. Pournelle. Print version from New Brookland Press: 384 pages. E-book versions also available.


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War World Stories


Virtually all the stories listed have brief prologues. These are not credited, but they seem to have usually been written by the author of the following story. However, this is less certain for the prologues which aren't connected with the stories following them. Furthermore, the first or last tale in several of the volumes is sometimes not credited.

Although each volume prints the stories in chronological order (except for the prologues, and in some cases the first and last stories in the book) the full chronological ordering of these stories is quite complex. For an ordering which mostly avoids breaking individual stories up, see the War World Reading Order document. For full details on the chronology – which requires breaking several stories into pieces – see the complete Timeline.


War World, Volume I: The Burning Eye.
1988. Abbreviated as "WWI".
Created by Jerry Pournelle. Editorial Assistance by John F. Carr and Roland Green. Only one version (Baen Books): 366 pages.


War World, Volume II: Death's Head Rebellion.
1990. Abbreviated as "WWII".
Created by Jerry Pournelle. Editorial Assistance by John F. Carr and Roland Green. Only one version (Baen Books): 403 pages.


War World, Volume III: Sauron Dominion.
1991. Abbreviated as "WWIII".
Created by Jerry Pournelle. Editorial Assistance by John F. Carr. Only one version (Baen Books): 356 pages.


War World, Volume IV: Invasion.
1994. Abbreviated as "WWIV".
Created by Jerry Pournelle. Editorial Assistance by John F. Carr. Only one version (Baen Books): 333 pages.


CoDominium: Revolt on War World.
1992. Abbreviated as "WWCD".
Created by Jerry Pournelle. Editorial Assistance by John F. Carr. Concept by John F. Carr and E.R. Stewart. Harmony religion designed by E.R. Stewart. Only one version (Baen Books): 396 pages.


Blood Feuds: A Novel of War World.
1993. Abbreviated as "WWBF".
S.M. Stirling, Judith Tarr, Susan Shwartz, Harry Turtledove. Created by Jerry Pournelle. Only one version (Baen Books): 551 pages.


Blood Vengeance: A Novel of War World.
1994. Abbreviated as "WWBV".
S.M. Stirling, Judith Tarr, Susan Shwartz, Harry Turtledove. Created by Jerry Pournelle. Only one version (Baen Books): 375 pages.


The Battle of Sauron: A Novel of War World.
2007. Abbreviated as "WWBS".
John F. Carr and Don Hawthorne. Only one version (Pequod Press): 444 pages.


War World: Discovery.
2010. Abbreviated as "WWD".
Created by Jerry Pournelle and John F. Carr. Edited by John F. Carr. Only one version (Pequod Press): 387 pages.


War World: Takeover.
2011. Abbreviated as "WWTO".
Created by Jerry Pournelle and John F. Carr. Edited by John F. Carr. Only one version (Pequod Press): 431 pages.

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