Vardeman, Robert E

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(1947-    ) US author whose ruthless productivity – he has written about sixty books since his first sf novel, Pleasure Planet (1974 as by Edward E George; vt Outer Space Embrace 1978 as by Monica Mounds; vt Janet's Sex Planet 1980 as by Carrie Onn; vt Intergalactic Orgy 1983 as Obie Khan; vt Sexual Coquette 1985 dos as by Marv Elous; vt Playing with Desire 1986 as by Fred Sparkrock) – has yet to give birth to tales that are more than workmanlike. As well as some further pseudonymous titles, including two fairly marginal sf adventures as Nick CarterThe Solar Menace (1981) and Doctor DNA (1982) – two Star Trek TiesThe Klingon Gambit (1981) and Mutiny on the Enterprise (1983) – he produced various fantasy sequences, including the War of Powers series beginning with The Sundered Realm (1980), all with Victor Milán. He has also written several series for the sf market, including the Weapons of Chaos sequence, comprising Echoes of Chaos (1986), Equations of Chaos (1987) and Colors of Chaos (1988), all assembled as The Weapons of Chaos (omni 1989); the Masters of Space sequence, comprising The Stellar Death Plan (1987), The Alien Web (1987) and A Plague in Paradise (1987), all assembled as Masters of Space (omni 1990), which was advertised as resembling E E Smith's work but lacked any similar conviction; and the Biowarriors sequence, comprising The Infinity Plague (1989), Crisis at Starlight (1990) and Space Vectors (1990). Singletons include The Sandcats of Rhyl (1978), Road to the Stars (1988), Ancient Heavens (1989) and Deathfall (1991). [JC]

see also: Crimson Skies.

Robert Edward Vardeman

born Palo Pinto, Texas: 6 January 1947

died

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War of Powers

Star Trek

Nick Carter

  • Solar Menace (New York: Charter, 1981) as by Nick Carter [tie to the Nick Carter universe: pb/]
  • Doctor DNA (New York: Ace Charter Books, 1982) as by Nick Carter [tie to the Nick Carter universe: pb/]

Tom Swift

Cenotaph Road

Jade Demons

Swords of Raemllyn

Keys to Paradise

  • The Keys to Paradise (London: New English Library, 1986) [coll of linked stories: each book-length: Keys to Paradise: pb/]
    • The Flame Key (New York: Tor, 1987) as by Daniel Moran [cut vt of the above: comprising the first third: Keys to Paradise: pb/Judith Mitchell]
    • The Skeleton Lord's Key (New York: Tor, 1987) as by Daniel Moran [cut vt of the above: comprising the second third: Keys to Paradise: pb/Judith Mitchell]
    • Key of Ice and Steel (New York: Tor, 1988) as by Daniel Moran [cut vt of the above: comprising the last third: Keys to Paradise: pb/]

Weapons of Chaos

Masters of Space

Demon Crown

After the Spell Wars

Star Frontier Trilogy

Peter Thorne

Biowarriors

God of War

  • God of War (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 2010) with Matthew {STOVER} [tie to the Videogame God of War: pb/]
  • God of War II (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 2013) [tie to the Videogame God of War II: pb/Charlie Wen]

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