The Works of H. Kenneth Bulmer

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Ken Bulmer is is without a doubt one of the most prolific author of Science Fiction today. He has written hundreds of novels under more than a dozen pseudonyms, and has left an indelible mark on the world of science fiction.

This page is an attempt to catalogue his works into some semblance of order, although this may actually be impossible. Nevertheless, as a devoted fan of Mr. Bulmer, I have set out to collect his works and display them here. So far, I have listed around 200 editions of 107 separate novels, and that is not including the Dray Prescot series, which in English features 52 editions of 37 different books; another 15 books are extant in German, along with German editions of the first 37. Likewise, this does not also include 6 Hook books released exclusively in German. In other words, Kenneth Bulmer has written an astonishing 165 books!

The titles below do not, believe it or not, constitute all of Kenneth Bulmer's novels; rather, they are compiled from a partial list originally published at Savanti, a company which is dedicated to printing Ken Bulmer's Dray Prescot series. In addition, I have discovered a number of other books by Kenneth simply by nosing about the many on-line booksellers available, such as Abebooks, and Bibliofind, which has recently been taken over by Amazon.com. As we discover more Bulmer books, you can be sure that we will be posting them here.

Kenneth Bulmer has also published a huge number of short stories, also under many names. A list of them is available Here, although this list is not likely complete either.

Here are some of the many names Kenneth Bulmer has written under.

NovelsShort Stories
Kenneth Bulmer
Kenneth Bulmer (the "Keys to the Dimensions" series)
Alan Burt Akers (the "Dray Prescot" series)
Karl Maras
Ernest Corley
Philip Kent
Tully Zetford (the "Ryder Hook" series)
Manning Norvil (the "Odan" series)
Neil Langholm ("The Vikings" seies)
Richard Silver
Charles R. Pike (the "Jubal Cade" series)
Andrew Quiller (the "Gladiator" series)
Adam Hardy (the "Fox" Series)
Adam Hardy (the "Strike Force:Falklands" series)
Arthur Frazier (the "Wolf's Head" series)
Ken Blake ("The Professionals" series)
Bruno Krauss (the "Sea Wolf" series)
Barry Sadler (not exclusively) the "CASCA" series
Kenneth Johns (Children's books)
    As Kenneth Bulmer:
Non-serial stories
Pallas Confrontation series
Fluxers series
Earth-Shurilala-Takkat War series
Fletcher Cullen series

Pseudonyms
Alan Burt Akers
Peter Green
Kenneth Johns
Ernest Corley
Rupert Clinton
Chesman Scot
H. Philip Stratford
Nelson Sherwood
Frank Brandon
 
 

Special thanks to Gilian SdR and Slinger for helping me collect these images.


Kenneth Bulmer's Non-Series Novels


The following novels are not parts of contiguous series, but are rather independent novels. They are organized by year, with reprints of a book being grouped with the original publishing date.

1952

SPACE TREASON, Panther (London), 1952 Cybernetic Controller, with A. V. Clarke, Panther (London), 1952 Encounter in Space, Panther (London), 1952

1953

Space Salvage, Panther (London), 1953 The Stars Are Ours, Panther (London), 1953 Galactic Intrigue, Panther (London), 1953 Empire of Chaos, Panther (London), 1953 Empire of Chaos, as WELT DES SCHRECKENS, Bewin Verlag

1954

World Aflame, Panther (London), 1954 Challenge, Curtis Warren (London), 1954

1957

City under the Sea, Ace (New York), 1957 City under the Sea, Digit (London), 1961 City under the Sea, Hale (London), 1969 City under the Sea, Equinox (New York), 1975 CITY UNDER THE SEA, Avon (New York) 1980

1958

The Secret of ZI, New York, Ace, 1958 The Secret of ZI, London, Digit, 1961 The Secret of ZI, as The Patient Dark, London, Hale, 1969

1959

The Changeling Worlds, New York, Ace, 1959 The Changeling Worlds, London, Digit, 1961

1960

The Earth Gods Are Coming, New York, Ace, 1960 The Earth Gods Are Coming, as Of Earth Foretold (includes 'The Aztec Plan'), London, Digit, 1961 The Earth Gods Are Coming, as Of Earth Foretold (includes 'The Aztec Plan'), London, Digit, 1961 Forschungskreuzer Saumarez, Munich, Moewig, 1960 Forschungskreuzer Saumarez, as DEFIANCE, Digit (London), 1963

1961

Beyond the Silver Sky, New York, Ace, 1961 No Man's World, New York, Ace, 1961 No Man's World, as Earth's Long Shadow (includes 'Strange Highway'), London, Digit, 1961

1962

The Fatal Fire, London, Digit, 1962 The Wind of Liberty (includes 'Don't Cross a Telekine'), London, Digit, 1962

1963

The Wizard of Starship Poseidon, New York, Ace, 1963

1964

The Million Year Hunt, New York, Ace, 1964 Demon's World, New York, Ace, 1964 Demon's World, as The Demons, London, Compact, 1965 Demon's World, as IM REICH DER DÄMONEN, Moewig (Munich) 1966

1965

Behold the Stars, New York, Ace, 1965 Behold the Stars, London, Priory, 1966 Behold the Stars, London, Mayflower, 1966 Behold the Stars, New York, Bridbooks Land Beyond the Map, New York, Ace, 1965

1966

Worlds for the Taking, New York, Ace, 1966

1967

To Outrun Doomsday, New York, Ace, 1967 To Outrun Doomsday, London, New English Library, 1975 To Outrun Doomsday, as STERBENDES LAND UTOPIA, Terra/Moewig, 1967 To Outrun Doomsday, as STERBENDES LAND UTOPIA, Pabel Verlag, 1981 Cycle of Nemesis, New York, Ace, 1967

1968

The Doomsday Men, New York, Curtis Warren, 1968 The Doomsday Men, London, Hale, 1968 The Doomsday Men, as TOD AUF WIDERRUF, Goldmann Verlag, 1969 The Doomsday Men, as TOD AUF WIDERRUF, Xenos Verlag, 1979

1969

The Star Venturers, New York, Ace, 1969 Kandar, New York, Paperback Library, 1969 The Ulcer Culture, London, Macdonald, 1969 The Ulcer Culture, as The Stained-Glass World, London, new English Library, 1976

1970

BLAZON, Curtis (New York), 1970 Blazon, as Quench the Burning Stars, London, Hale, 1970 Star Trove, London, Hale, 1970 Swords of the Barbarians, London, New English Library, 1970 Swords of the Barbarians, New York, Belmont, 1976

1971

The Insane City, New York, Curtis, 1971 The Insane City, London, Severn House, 1978 The Insane City, as: STADT DES WAHNSINNS, Ullstein Verlag, 1979 The Electric Sword Swallowers, New York, Ace, 1971

1972

On the Symb-Socket Circuit, New York, Ace, 1972 On the Symb-Socket Circuit, New York, Ace, 2nd. On the Symb-Socket Circuit, as KONTROLLSTATION ALTIMUS, Goldmann Verlag, 1972 On the Symb-Socket Circuit,  as KONTROLLSTATION ALTIMUS, Xenos Verlag, 1979
Roller Coaster World, New York, Ace, 1972 Roller Coaster World, London, Severn House, 1978


Kenneth Bulmer's "Keys to the Dimensions" Series

The Key to Irunium, Ace (New York), 1967 The Key to Venudine, Ace (New York), 1968 The Wizards of Senchuria, Ace (New York), 1969 The Ships of Durostorum, Ace (New York), 1970 The Hunters of Jundagai, Ace (New York), 1971 The Chariots of Ra, Ace (New York), 1972
The Key to Irunium, as DIE ANDERE DIMENSION, Moewig (Munich) The Key to Venudine, as DAS TOR NACH VENDUINE, Moewig (Munich) The Ships of Durostorum, as TRAMPS ZWEICHEN DEN WELTEN, Moewig (Munich) The Hunters of Jundagai, as DIE JAEGER VON JUNDAGAI, Moewig (Munich) The Chariots of Ra, as DIE EBENEN DES TODES, Moewig (Munich)
THE DIAMOND CONTESSA, DAW Books (New York), August 1983


Novels as Karl Maras

 

As Ernest Corley

Zhorani, London, Comyns, 1953 Peril from Space, London, Comyns, 1955 WHITE OUT, Jarrolds (London), 1960


Novels as Philip Kent

Mission to the Stars, Pearson (London), 1953 Vassals of Venus, Pearson (London), 1954 Slaves of the Spectrum, Pearson (London), 1954 Home Is the Martian, Pearson (London), 1954


Ryder Hook series (as Tully Zetford)

Whirlpool of Stars, London, New English Library, 1974 The Boosted Man, London, New English Library, 1974 Star City, London, New English Library, 1974 Virility Gene, London, New English Library, 1975
Whirlpool of Stars, New York, Pinnacle, 1975 The Boosted Man, New York, Pinnacle, 1975 Star City, New York, Pinnacle, 1975 Virility Gene, New York, Pinnacle, 1976

For more info about the Ryder Hook series, check out:
http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/alibear/scifi/hookframes.htm


Odan Series (as Manning Norvil)

Dream Chariots, New York, DAW, 1977 Whetted Bronze, New York, DAW, 1978 Crown of the Sword God, New York, DAW, 1980


Neil Langholm was a "House Name" used by Sphere books for their "Vikings" series. Book two and four were written by Ken Bulmer, while book one and three were written by another author by the name of Laurence James.

"The Vikings" series (as Neil Langholm)

BLOOD SACRIFICE, Sphere (London), 1975 The Dark Return, London, Sphere 1975 SUN IN THE NIGHT, London, Sphere 1975 Trail of Blood, London, Sphere 1976
BLOOD SACRIFICE, Pinnacle (New York), 1975 The Dark Return, New York, Pinnacle 1977 BLOOD ON THE SUN, Pinnacle (New York), 1979 Trail of Blood, Pinnacle (New York) 1979


Arthur Frazier was another house name used by New English Library for the Wolf's Head Series. Books one, two, five, and six, were written by Ken Bulmer, while books three and four were written by Laurence James.

Wolf's Head series (as Arthur Frazier)

Oath of Blood, London, New English Library 1973 The King's Death, London, New English Library 1973 A LIGHT IN THE WEST, New English Library 1974 VIKING SLAUGHTER, New English Library 1974 A Flame in the Fens, New English Library 1974 An Axe in Miklagard, London, New English Library 1975


Andrew Quiller was a house name for the series known as "The Gladiator..." in the US and "The Eagles" in the UK. Books two and five were written by Ken Bulmer, while books one and four were written by Laurence James, and book three was written by Angus Wells.

"The Gladiator" series (or the "Eagles" series), as Andrew Quiller

The Gladiator... Hill of the Dead, Pinnacle (New York), 1975 The Gladiator... The Land of Mist, New York, Pinnacle 1976 The Gladiator... CITY OF FIRE, New York, Pinnacle 1976 The Gladiator... BLOOD ON THE SAND, New York, Pinnacle 1976 The Gladiator... Sea of Swords, New York, Pinnacle 1976
Eagles... Hill of the Dead, Mayflower (London), 1975 Eagles... The Land of Mist, London, Mayflower, 1976 Eagles... CITY OF FIRE, London, Mayflower, 1976 Eagles... Blood on the Sand, London, Mayflower, 1976 Eagles... Sea of Swords, London, Mayflower, 1976


"CASCA" series (as Barry Sadler)

Barry Sadler was an actual guy (he's the author of The Ballad of the Green Berets, which sold over 14 million records; he also wrote a number of novels), and a series of books called CASCA was written in his name. Since Barry himself only wrote the first two books, the publishers went to other authors to complete the series. Kenneth Bulmer wrote the fouth and the last books in the series under the name Barry Sadler, though he was not the only author to use the name.

Note: some doubt has arisen as to whether or not Ken Bulmer has actually written these books. While A friend of Ken's told me that Ken once showed him the cover sheets of these books, proving that he did indeed posess the originals, Ken no longer remembers these books, and his friend is now unsure as to which documents he was shown.
CASCA #4: Panzer Soldier, Charter (New York), 1980 CASCA #22: The Mongol, Jove (New York), 1990


"Captain Shark" series (as Richard Silver)

By Pirate's Blood, New York, Pinnacle 1975 Jaws of Death, New York, Pinnacle 1975


"Fox" Series (As Adam Hardy)

The Press Gang, London, New English Library, 1973 Prize Money London, New English Library, 1973 The Siege, London, New English Library 1973 Treasure, London, New English Library, 1973 Powder Monkey, London, New English Library, 1973 Blood for Breakfast, London, New English Library 1974
The Press Gang, New York, Pinnacle 1973 Prize Money, New York, Pinnacle 1973 The Siege, as Savage Siege, New York, Pinnacle 1973 Treasure, as Treasure Map, New York, Pinnacle 1974 Powder Monkey, as Sailor's Blood, New York, Pinnacle 1974 Blood for Breakfast, as Sea of Gold New York, Pinnacle 1974
Court Martial, London, New English Library 1974 Battle Smoke, London, New English Library 1974 Cut and Thrust, London, New English Library 1974 Boarders Away London, New English Library, 1975 Fireship London, New English Library 1975 Blood Beach London, New English Library 1975
Court Martial, New York, Pinnacle 1975 Battle Smoke, New York, Pinnacle 1975 Cut and Thrust, New York, Pinnacle 1975 Boarders Away, New York, Pinnacle 1975 Fireship, New York, Pinnacle 1976
Sea Flame, London, New English Library 1976 Close Quarters London, New English Library 1977

"Strike Force: Falklands" series, as Adam Hardy

Strike Force Falklands: Operation Exocet London, Futura 1984 Strike Force Falklands: Raider's Dawn London, Futura 1984 Strike Force Falklands: Red Alert London, Futura 1984 Strike Force Falklands: Recce Patrol London, Futura 1985 Strike Force Falklands: Covert Op London, Futura 1985 Strike Force Falklands: 'Ware Mines London, Futura 1985


Sea Wolf series (as Bruno Krauss)

STEEL SHARK, Zebra (New York), 1978 SHARK NORTH, Zebra (New York), 1978 SHARK PACK, Zebra (New York), 1978 SHARK HUNT, Zebra (New York) 1980 Shark Africa, London, Sphere 1980 SHARK RAID, Zebra (New York) 1982
Shark America, London, Sphere 1982 Shark Trap, London, Sphere 1982


Charles R. Pike was a house name used by a variety of authors, for the "Jubal Cade" Western series. Kenneth Bulmer only wrote one book in the series, book eleven, in order to "help out a friend".

"Jubal Cade" series (as Charles R. Pike)

#1 THE KILLING TRAIL, London, Mayflower 1974 #2 DOUBLE CROSS, London, Mayflower 1974 #3 THE HUNGRY GUN, London, Mayflower 1974 #4 KILLER SILVER, London, Mayflower 1975 #5 VENGEANCE HUNT, London, Mayflower 1975 #6 THE BURNING MAN, London, Mayflower 1976
#7 THE GOLDEN DEAD, London, Mayflower 1976 #8 DEATH WEARS GREY, London, Mayflower 1976 #9 DAYS OF BLOOD, London, Mayflower 1977 #10 THE KILLING GROUND, London, Mayflower 1977 #11 BRAND OF REVENGE, London, Mayflower 1978 #11 BRAND OF REVENGE, Chelsea House (New York), 1980
#12 BOUNTY ROAD, London, Granada 1978 #13 ASHES AND BLOOD, London, Mayflower 1979 #14 THE DEATH PIT, London, Mayflower 1979 #15 ANGEL OF DEATH, London, Granada 1980 #16 MOURNING IS RED, London, Granada 1981 #17 BLOODY CHRISTMAS, London, Granada 1981
(Jubal Cade 18), London, Granada 1982 (Jubal Cade 19), London, Granada 1982 (Jubal Cade 20), London, Granada 1982 (Jubal Cade 21), London, Granada 1982 #22 GALLOWS BAIT, London, Granada 1982


The Professionals was a popular UK television series in the late seventies and early eighties. A series of books was published to support the series. Most of the books were written by Ken; the exceptions being book seven, for whom the author is currently unknown, and books ten, thirteen, fourteen, and fifteen, which were written by Robert Holdstock.

The Professionals series (based on the TV show), as Ken Blake

Where the Jungle Ends London, Sphere 1978 Long Shot, London, Sphere 1978 Stake Out, London, Sphere 1978 Hunter Hunted, London, Sphere 1978 Blind Run, London, Sphere 1979 Fall Girl, London, Sphere 1979
HIDING TO NOTHING, London, Sphere 1980 Dead Reckoning, London, Sphere 1980 NO STONE, London, Sphere 1980 CRY WOLF, London, Sphere 1981 SPY PROBE, London, Sphere 1981 FOXHOLE, London, Sphere 1981
THE UNTOUCHABLES, London, Sphere 1982 OPERATION SUSIE, London, Sphere 1982 YOU'LL BE ALL RIGHT, London, Sphere 1982
For more info about the "Professionals" series of books, check out:
http://www.personal.u-net.com/~carnfort/Professionals/profbook.htm
Or, for the homepage of the best site about the TV show, try:
http://www.personal.u-net.com/~carnfort/Professionals/home.htm


Children's Books

As Kenneth Johns,
with John Newman

 

As Kenneth Bulmer

The True Book about Space Travel, London, Muller, 1960 Pretenders, London, New English Library, 1972