Monday, December 13, 2010

Another T for Tubb.

I did enjoy this series of books when I was younger, but by the time I'd read about twenty of them and the hero Dumarest had yet to find Earth, I was getting a bit fed up. I persevered as far as you see here then finally gave up.


E. C. TUBB:
THE WINDS OF GATH
DERAI
TOYMAN
KALIN
THE JESTER AT SCAR
LALIA
TECHNOS
VERUCHIA
MAYENNE
JONDELLE
ZENYA
JACK OF SWORDS
EYE OF THE ZODIAC
ELOISE
SPECTRUM OF A FORGOTTEN SUN
HAVEN OF DARKNESS
PRISON OF NIGHT
INCIDENT AT ATH
THE QUILLIAN SECTOR
WEB OF SAND
IDUMA’S UNIVERSE
THE TERRA DATA
WORLD OF PROMISE
NECTAR OF HEAVEN
THE COMING EVENT
EARTH IS HEAVEN
MELOME AND ANGADO

7 comments:

todd said...

oh you have the funny british editions with denim clad, blonde mullet, rockstar earl dumarest. tubb recently did finish the series before his death and i think the ending does tie things off nicely. he has also done a few short stories that fill in some early year gaps.

Neal Asher said...

Hey Todd, how many more books after Melome & Angado? I stopped because I thought the series would never end.

todd said...

oh too bad you stopped when you did. big big puzzle pieces put into place in the next 2

Symbol of Terra - #30
The Temple of Truth - #31

and the series stopped because supposedly DAW didn't like the next/final book.

fast forward

The Return #32 (previously only available in french, now published by Gryphon Books 1997). The book that DAW should have printed ending the series.

Child of Earth #33 (published by Homeworld Press 2008 with a nice summing up of the series intro). Post main series adventures.

and Fantasy Adventures #1 and #2 Anthologies (Wildside Press) have a short story in each which tells of the often referred to story of Earl stowing away as a kid on a ship, and his first encounter with the Brotherhood)

todd said...

My dream fanfic would be to write the pre-prequel taking place on Earth with Earl's distant ancestors (perhaps working on some sort of nanotech/bio engineered luck gene that Earl eventually inherits in his DNA), the rise of the Cybers on the moon and the invention of the Samatchazi formula and the biotech Homochon elements. With some sort of early clashing of human vs. AI tech vs. the Church mixed in for fun.

Neal Asher said...

Thanks for the information, Todd. In the spirit of completism I'll track these down.

Now who was the woman in the Larry Niven books the puppeteers bred for luck? Tina or Tila Brown or something?

todd said...

teela brown yes

Fred Kiesche said...

They are all out as eBooks now and I've been buying them in batches of five or so. Fast reads. I had a mixture of paperbacks from DAW and a few UK editions, they were hard to find for me.

Very influential on an early science fiction roleplaying game, Traveller, which had high, middle and low (suspended animation) passage for passengers on ships and other elements of the series in it.