Piers Anthony

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Quinquepedalian (a short story) was the most recently released book by Piers Anthony, on December 19th, 2023.

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Piers Anthony Stats: The highest rated book by Piers Anthony on Book Notification is Phaze Doubt, the 7th novel in the Apprentice Adept series. The second-highest rated book is Robot Adept (Apprentice Adept #5).

The most read book by Piers Anthony on Book Notification is A Spell for Chameleon, the first novel in the Xanth series. The second most read book is On a Pale Horse (Incarnations Of Immortality #1).

Below is a complete list of Piers Anthony books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Piers Anthony is the Xanth Series.

List of Xanth Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.7
A Spell for Chameleon
1977
2
8.7
The Source of Magic
1978
3
8
Castle Roogna
1979
4
9
Centaur Aisle
1981
5
9
Ogre, Ogre
1982
6
9
Night Mare
1982
7
9
Dragon on a Pedestal
1983
8
10
Crewel Lye
1984
9
9
Golem in the Gears
1986
10
8
Vale of the Vole
1987
11
8
Heaven Cent
1988
12
7
Man from Mundania
1989
13
8
Isle of View
1990
14
9
Question Quest
1991
15
8
The Color of Her Panties
1992
16
8
Demons Don't Dream
1992
17
8.7
Harpy Thyme
1993
18
7.5
Geis of the Gargoyle
1994
19
8.7
Roc and a Hard Place
1995
20
8.7
Yon Ill Wind
1996
21
8.7
Faun & Games
1997
22
8
Zombie Lover
1998
23
7
Xone of Contention
1999
24
7
The Dastard
2000
25
7
Swell Foop
2001
26
7
Up in a Heaval
2002
27
7
Cube Route
2003
28
8
Currant Events
2004
29
7
Pet Peeve
2005
30
7.3
Stork Naked
2006
31
7
Air Apparent
2007
32
4
Two to the Fifth
2008
33
7
Jumper Cable
2009
34
7
Knot Gneiss
2010
35
6
Well-Tempered Clavicle
2011
36
6
Luck of the Draw
2012
37
6
Esrever Doom
2013
38
6
Board Stiff
2013
39
6
Five Portraits
2014
40
5
Isis Orb
2016
41
5
Ghost Writer in the Sky
2017
42
6
Fire Sail
2019
43
8
Jest Right
2020
44
6
Skeleton Key
2021
45
A Tryst of Fate
2021
46
Six Crystal Princesses
2022
47
Apoca Lips
2023

List of Xanth Graphic Novel Books in Publication Order

List of Apprentice Adept Books in Publication Order

List of Aliena Books in Publication Order

List of Aton Books in Publication Order

List of Battle Circle Books in Publication Order

List of Bio Of A Space Tyrant Books in Publication Order

List of ChroMagic Books in Publication Order

List of Cluster Books in Publication Order

List of Geodyssey Books in Publication Order

List of Hair Books in Publication Order

List of Incarnations Of Immortality Books in Publication Order

List of Jason Striker Books in Publication Order (with Roberto Fuentes)

List of Kelvin Of Rud Books in Publication Order (with Robert E. Margroff)

List of Metal Maiden Books in Publication Order

List of Mode Books in Publication Order

List of Of Man and Manta Books in Publication Order

List of PAKK Books in Publication Order (with Kenneth Kelly)

List of Pornucopia Books in Publication Order

List of Return Of Aladdin Books in Publication Order (with J.R. Rain)

List of Tarot Books in Publication Order

List of Trail Mix Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
2
The Ring (With: Robert E. Margroff)
The Ring (With: Robert E. Margroff)
1968
2
6.7
Macroscope
1969
3
Hasan
1969
4
The E.S.P. Worm (With: Robert E. Margroff)
The E.S.P. Worm (With: Robert E. Margroff)
1970
5
Prostho Plus
1971
6
4
Race Against Time
1973
7
Triple Detente
1974
8
2
Rings of Ice
1974
9
But What of Earth? (With: Robert Coulson)
But What of Earth? (With: Robert Coulson)
1976
10
6
Steppe
1976
11
Pretender (With: Frances Hall)
Pretender (With: Frances Hall)
1979
12
4
Mute
1981
13
6
Hard Sell
1982
14
10
Shade of the Tree
1986
15
Ghost
1986
16
Total Recall
1989
17
6
Through the Ice (With: Robert Kornwise)
Through the Ice (With: Robert Kornwise)
1989
18
Balook
1990
19
10
Firefly
1990
20
Dead Morn (With: Roberto Fuentes)
Dead Morn (With: Roberto Fuentes)
1990
21
4
Tatham Mound
1991
22
Mercycle
1991
23
5
Killobyte
1992
24
The Caterpillar's Question (With: Philip Jose Farmer)
1992
25
7
If I Pay Thee Not in Gold (With: Mercedes Lackey)
1993
26
Earth
1996
27
The Willing Spirit (With: Alfred Tella)
The Willing Spirit (With: Alfred Tella)
1996
28
6
Spider Legs (With: Clifford A. Pickover)
Spider Legs (With: Clifford A. Pickover)
1997
29
Volk (With: Brad Linaweaver)
Volk (With: Brad Linaweaver)
1997
30
Quest for the Fallen Star (With: Alan Riggs, James Richey)
Quest for the Fallen Star (With: Alan Riggs, James Richey)
1998
31
Dream a Little Dream (With: Julie Brady)
Dream a Little Dream (With: Julie Brady)
1998
32
Realty Check
1999
33
The Secret of Spring (With: Jo Anne Taeusch)
The Secret of Spring (With: Jo Anne Taeusch)
2000
34
The Gutbucket Quest (With: Ron Leming)
The Gutbucket Quest (With: Ron Leming)
2000
35
Tortoise Reform
2007
36
Eroma
2011
37
The Sopaths
2011
38
Pandora Park
2011
39
Dolfin Tayle (With: J.R. Rain)
2013
40
6
Jack and the Giants (With: J.R. Rain)
2014
41
6
WereWoman
2014
42
Lavabull (With: J.R. Rain)
2015
43
The Worm Returns (With: J.R. Rain)
2016
44
Service Goat
2016
45
6
The Journey (With: J.R. Rain)
2017

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Curiosity Quills Anthology Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
2013
2
Chronology (By: J.R. Rain, Matthew S. Cox)
2015
3
Cast No Shadows (By: Jordan Elizabeth, Amy L. Gale, Joan O. Scharf)
Cast No Shadows (By: Jordan Elizabeth, Amy L. Gale, Joan O. Scharf)
2016
4
Darkscapes (With: Jordan Elizabeth, J.R. Rain, Matthew S. Cox, Richard Roberts, B.C. Johnson, Andrew Buckley, W.K. Pomeroy, Darin Kennedy, J.P. Sloan, James Wymore, Tegan Wren, Nathan Croft, Rena Rocford, Ann M. Noser, Randy Attwood, Benjamin Sperduto, Katie Young, Mark W. Woodring, S.E. Bennett, Bob Defendi, J.E. Anckorn)
Darkscapes (With: Jordan Elizabeth, J.R. Rain, Matthew S. Cox, Richard Roberts, B.C. Johnson, Andrew Buckley, W.K. Pomeroy, Darin Kennedy, J.P. Sloan, James Wymore, Tegan Wren, Nathan Croft, Rena Rocford, Ann M. Noser, Randy Attwood, Benjamin Sperduto, Katie Young, Mark W. Woodring, S.E. Bennett, Bob Defendi, J.E. Anckorn)
2017
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List of Piers Anthony Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, November 1967
1967
2
Science Against Man
1970
3
The Berkley Showcase: Vol. 3
1981
4
Tales from the Great Turtle
1994
5
Bits of the Dead
2008
6
Crossed Genres Issue 5: Humor
2009
7
Wonder
2010
8
What Fears Become
2011
9
One and Wonder
2013
10
Primetime
2013
11
Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
2014
12
Unidentified Funny Objects 3
2014
13
Fantasy For Good
2014
14
Chronology
2015
15
Unidentified Funny Objects 4
2015
16
Dragons, Droids & Doom
2015
17
Writer's Retweet
2016
18
Darkscapes
2017
19
Little Girl Lost: Thirteen Tales of Youth Disrupted
2019
20
Little Boy Lost: More Tales of Youth Disrupted
2020
21
The Good, the Bad, & the Cute: The Secret Ways of Dolls
2021
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Piers Anthony: Biography

Piers Anthony (Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob) was born on August 6th, 1934 and is currently 89 years old. Piers Anthony was born in Oxford, England.

Piers Anthony is the author of the Xanth series which currently consists of 47 novels. The Xanth series started in 1977 with the novel A Spell for Chameleon. The most recently released novel in the Xanth series was Apoca Lips which was released in 2023. There are no upcoming novels for the Xanth series.

Piers Anthony: Awards & Accolades

Anthony's book, A Spell for Chameleon won the British Fantasy Award, Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award), in 1978.

Piers Anthony books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Chthon was nominated for the Hugo Award, Best Novel, in 1968. Macroscope was nominated for the Hugo Award, Best Novel, in 1970.

Related Authors

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Piers Anthony are:

  1. Stephen King, author of The Dark Tower Series.
  2. Brandon Sanderson, author of the Mistborn Series.
  3. Frank Herbert, author of the Dune Series.
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings Series.
  5. Robert A. Heinlein, author of the novel: Stranger in a Strange Land.

Piers Anthony: F.A.Q

When was Piers Anthony Born? How old is Piers Anthony?

Piers Anthony was born on August 6th, 1934. Piers Anthony is currently 89 years old.

Where was Piers Anthony Born?

Piers Anthony was born in Oxford, England and is American.

What book awards has Piers Anthony won?

Anthony's book, A Spell for Chameleon won the award British Fantasy Award, Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award), in 1978.

What was the first book Piers Anthony wrote?

The first novel written by Piers Anthony was Chthon, published in 1967.

What was the most recent book Piers Anthony wrote?

His most recently released work was Quinquepedalian (a short story) on December 19th, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Piers Anthony?

Piers Anthony does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Piers Anthony written?

Piers Anthony has written 195 books across 29 series, excluding contributions to anthologies.
  • 47 books in the Xanth Series
  • 1 book in the Xanth Graphic Novel Series
  • 7 books in the Apprentice Adept Series
  • 2 books in the Aliena Series
  • 2 books in the Aton Series
  • 3 books in the Battle Circle Series
  • 6 books in the Bio Of A Space Tyrant Series
  • 5 books in the ChroMagic Series
  • 5 books in the Cluster Series
  • 5 books in the Geodyssey Series
  • 3 books in the Hair Series
  • 8 books in the Incarnations Of Immortality Series
  • 6 books in the Jason Striker Series
  • 5 books in the Kelvin Of Rud Series
  • 4 books in the Metal Maiden Series
  • 4 books in the Mode Series
  • 3 books in the Of Man and Manta Series
  • 3 books in the PAKK Series
  • 2 books in the Pornucopia Series
  • 3 books in the Return Of Aladdin Series
  • 3 books in the Tarot Series
  • 2 books in the Trail Mix Series
  • 45 Standalone Novels
  • 7 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 10 Short Story Collections
  • 4 Non-Fiction Books

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