John Jakes

John Jakes

This is a complete list of John Jakes books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

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List of Johnny Havoc Books in Publication Order

List of Lou Largo Books in Publication Order (with William Ard)

List of II Galaxy Books in Publication Order

List of Brak the Barbarian Books in Publication Order

List of Gavin Black Books in Publication Order

List of Kent Family Books in Publication Order

List of Planet of the Apes Books in Publication Order

List of North and South Books in Publication Order

List of The Crown Family Saga Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Texans Ride North
1952
2
Wear a Fast Gun
1952
3
The Devil Has Four Faces
1958
4
The Seventh Man
1958
5
I, Barbarian
1959
6
The Imposter
1959
7
Strike the Black Flag
1961
8
Veils of Salome
1962
9
Sir Scoundrel
1962
10
The Man from Cannae
1963
11
G. I. Girls
1963
12
Traitors' Legion
1963
13
Arena
1963
14
Secrets of Stardeep
1969
15
The Asylum World
1969
16
The Last Magicians
1969
17
The Hybrid
1969
18
Six-Gun Planet
1970
19
Black in Time
1970
20
Monte Cristo #99
1970
21
The Star Virus/Mask of Chaos
1970
22
Time Gate
1972
23
Mention My Name in Atlantis
1972
24
On Wheels
1973
25
Fortune's Whirlwind
1975
26
To an Unknown Shore
1975
27
King's Crusader
1977
28
A Night for Treason
1978
29
Excalibur! (With: Gil Kane)
Excalibur! (With: Gil Kane)
1980
30
10
California Gold
1989
31
On Secret Service
2000
32
6
The Bold Frontier
2001
33
Charleston
2002
34
Savannah, or A Gift for Mr. Lincoln / Savannah Christmas
2004
35
10
The Gods of Newport
2006

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Plays in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of John Jakes Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Orbit 3
1967
2
Swords Against Tomorrow
1970
3
Flashing Swords! #2
1973
4
Fantastic Stories Special - 1975 Sword & Sorcery Annual
1975
5
Six Science Fiction Plays
1975
6
Deadly Arts
1985
7
Tales of Mystery
1986
8
New Trails: Twenty-Three Original Stories
1994
9
The Mammoth Book of Short Spy Novels
1996
10
100 Sneaky Little Sleuth Stories
1997
11
Hollywood Fantasies: Ten Surreal Visions of Tinsel Town
1997
12
The Best of the American West II
1999
13
A Century of Great Western Stories
2001
14
The Spider Chronicles
2007
15
Science Fiction Gems, Vol. One
2011
16
Science Fiction Gems, Volume 9
2015
17
Silent Night, Deadly Night
2016
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John Jakes Biography

John Jakes (John William Jakes) was born on March 31st, 1932. John passed away March 11th, 2023 at 90 years old. John Jakes was born in Chicago, USA.

John Jakes (John William Jakes) is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 35 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1952 with the novel The Texans Ride North. The most recently released novel was The Gods of Newport which was released in 2006.

John Jakes also wrote the Kent Family series which has 8 books including The Bastard and The Rebels.

John Jakes Awards & Accolades

John Jakes won the Owen Wister Award, Saddleman Award, in 2007.

Jakes' book, Ghoul's Garden was nominated for the British Fantasy Award, Best Short Story, in 1975.

John Jakes Lists & Other Mentions

  • North and South was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1982.

John Jakes F.A.Q

When was John Jakes Born?

John Jakes was born on March 31st, 1932.

When did John Jakes die?

John Jakes died on March 11th, 2023 at 90 years old.

Where was John Jakes Born?

John Jakes was born in Chicago, USA.

What awards has John Jakes won?

John Jakes has won the following awards: Saddleman Award at the Owen Wister Award (2007).

What was the first book John Jakes wrote?

The first novel written by John Jakes was The Texans Ride North, published in 1952.

What was the most recent book John Jakes wrote?

His most recently released work was The Gods of Newport on November 1st, 2006.

How many books has John Jakes written?

John Jakes has written 72 books across 14 series.
  • 4 books in the Johnny Havoc Series
  • 3 books in the Lou Largo Series
  • 3 books in the II Galaxy Series
  • 5 books in the Brak the Barbarian Series
  • 1 book in the Gavin Black Series
  • 8 books in the Kent Family Series
  • 1 book in the Planet of the Apes Series
  • 3 books in the North and South Series
  • 2 books in the The Crown Family Saga Series
  • 35 Standalone Novels
  • 1 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 2 Short Story Collections
  • 1 Play
  • 3 Non-Fiction Books

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    27 days ago

    John Jakes is the one author that I truly, truly enjoy reading. He is what really got me into reading when I purchased his “Kent Family Chronicles” for my 18th birthday almost 44 years ago. I of course still have the whole set, and many of his other books. He was a great man who was a big inspiration to me.

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