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Terro-human Future History Bibliography

"Do you know which books to study, and which ones not to bother with? Or which ones to read first, so that what you read in the others will be comprehensible to you?"

— Bish Ware (H. Beam Piper), Four-Day Planet

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H. Beam Piper's Terro-human Future History novels and short fiction, listed in Future History chronological order:

Image - Edge of the Knife uncredited Amazing Stories illustration

"The Edge of the Knife," uncredited interior illustration, Amazing Stories, May 1957


"The Edge of the Knife," H. Beam Piper, Amazing Stories, Vol. 31, No. 5, May 1957, pp. 6-50, with uncredited interior illustration, and reissued (reprinted):


Image - Omnilingual by Kelly Freas

"Omnilingual," cover illustration by Kelly Freas, Astounding Science Fiction, February 1957


"Omnilingual," H. Beam Piper, Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. LVIII, No. 6, February 1957, pp. 8-46, with cover and interior illustration by Kelly Freas, and reissued (reprinted):

  • in Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 13, No. 6, June 1957 (British edition).

  • in Prologue to Analog, John W. Campbell, Jr., ed., Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1962.

  • in Analog Anthology, John W. Campbell, Jr., ed., London: Dobson, 1965.

  • in Great Science Fiction Stories About Mars, T. E. Dikty, ed., New York: Frederick Fell, 1966.

  • in Apeman, Spaceman, Leon E. Stover and Harry Harrison, eds., Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1968.

  • as "Omni-lingual," Asakura Hisashi, translator, in S-F Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 13 (No. 115), December 1968, with interior illustration by Kanamori Tooru (Japanese translation).

  • in Mars, We Love You, Jane Hipolito and Willis E. McNelly, eds., Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1971.

  • in The Days After Tomorrow, Hans Stefan Santesson, ed., New York: Little Brown, 1971.

  • in Where Do We Go from Here?, Isaac Asimov, ed., Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1971.

  • as "Omnilingue," Beata Della Frattina, translator, in Antologia scolastica n. 3, uncredited editor, Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori (Urania No. 593), 1972, pp. 50-98, with cover illustration by Karel Thole (Italian translation).

  • as "Langage universel," Bruno Martin, translator, in Fiction, No. 235, July 1973, pp. 5-58 (French translation).

  • in Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow . . ., Bonnie L. Heintz, Frank Herbert, Donald A. Joos and Jane Agorn McGee, eds., New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1974.

  • in Science Fiction Novellas, Harry Harrison and Willis E. McNelly, eds., New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975.

  • as "Omnilingue," Beata Della Frattina, translator, in Antologia scolastica, Isaac Asimov, ed., Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori (Biblioteca di Urania No. 6), 1980, pp. 286-328, with cover illustration by Karel Thole (Italian translation).

  • in Federation, John F. Carr, ed., New York: Ace, 1981, pp. 2-55, with cover illustration by Michael Whelan.

  • in From Mind to Mind, Stanley Schmidt, ed., New York: Davis Publications, 1984.

  • in From Mind to Mind, Stanley Schmidt, ed., New York: Dial Press (Doubleday), 1984.

  • in Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories: 19 (1957), Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg, eds., New York: DAW, 1989.

  • as "Omnilinguista," Giampaolo Cossato and Sandro Sandrelli, translators, in Le grandi storie della fantascienza 19 (1957), Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg, eds., Milan: Armenia, 1989, pp. 29-76 (Italian translation).

  • as "Omnilingue," Beata Della Frattina, translator, in Dove da qui? Antologia scolastica, Isaac Asimov, ed., Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori (Oscar Fantascienza No. 98), 1992, pp. 343-393 (Italian translation).

  • as "Omnilinguista," Giampaolo Cossato and Sandro Sandrelli, translators, in Le grandi storie della fantascienza 19 (1957), Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg, eds., Milan: Bompiani (I Grandi Tascabili Bompiani No. 681), 2000, pp. 29-76 (Italian translation).

  • in The World Turned Upside Down, David Drake, Jim Baen, and Eric Flint, eds., Riverdale, NY: Baen, 2005.

  • in Ministry of Disturbance and Other SF, Alan Rodgers, ed., Northridge, CA: Ægypan (Alan Rodgers), 2007, hardcover without dust jacket.

  • in Ministry of Disturbance and Other SF, Alan Rodgers, ed., Northridge, CA: Ægypan (Alan Rodgers), 2007, with uncredited cover illustration.

  • as Omnilingual, H. Beam Piper, LibriVox, March 2007, audiobook read by Mark Nelson.

  • in The Rise of the Terran Federation, John F. Carr, ed., Boalsburg, Pennsylvania: Pequod Press, 2017, pp. 231-274, with dust jacket illustration by Alan Gutierrez.


Image - Gunpowder God by John Schoenherr

"Gunpowder God," interior illustration by John Schoenherr, Analog Science Fact — Science Fiction, November 1964


"When in the Course—," H. Beam Piper, Federation, John F. Carr, ed., New York: Ace, 1981, pp. 201-284, with unrelated cover illustration by Michael Whelan.


Image - Four-Day Planet by Charles Geer

Four-Day Planet, dust jacket illustration by Charles Geer, Putnam 1961


Four-Day Planet, H. Beam Piper, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1961, with dust jacket illustration by Charles Geer, reissued (reprinted):

  • in Four-Day Planet and Lone Star Planet, uncredited editor, New York: Ace, 1979. pp. 1-216, with cover illustration by Michael Whelan.

  • as Die Vier-Tage-Welt, unknown translator, München (Munich): Moewig (Pabel), 1981 (Terra Astra #505), with cover illustration by Eddie Jones (German translation).

  • as Four-Day Planet, Rockville, MD: Wildside, 2006, with cover illustration by Spectral/Fotolia.

  • as Four-Day Planet, Northridge, CA: Ægypan (Alan Rodgers), 2006, hardcover without dust jacket; this book is often advertised with the same cover illustration as the Ægypan paperback edition but the book has blank boards and no dust jacket).

  • as Four-Day Planet, Northridge, CA: Ægypan (Alan Rodgers), 2007, paperback with cover illustration by Leo Morey (a colorized version of an interior illustration for Piper's story "Naudsonce" from its publication in the January 1962 edition of Analog).

  • as Four-Day Planet, Rockville, MD: Wildside, 2007, with dust jacket illustration by Spectral/Fotolia.

  • as Four-Day Planet, LibriVox, December 2010, audiobook read by Mark Nelson.

Reviews of Four-Day Planet:

  • P. Schuyler Miller, "The Reference Library: For the Juniors" (includes a review of Four-Day Planet), Analog Science Fiction—Science Fact, Vol. LXVIII, No. 5, January 1962, pp. 156-163.


Image - Ullr Uprising by Paul Orban

"Ullr Uprising" interior illustration by Paul Orban, Space Science Fiction, February 1953.


"Uller Uprising," H. Beam Piper, The Petrified Planet, Fletcher Pratt, ed. (uncredited), New York: Twayne, 1952, pp. 74-196, and reissued (reprinted):

  • as Ullr Uprising, serialized:

  • as Uller Uprising, New York: Ace, 1983, with cover illustration by Gino D'Achille and including original essays "The Silicone World" and "The Flourine Planet" by Dr. John D. Clark (reprinted from Introduction to The Petrified Planet).

  • as Der Uller-Aufstand, Dolf Strasser, translator, Frankfurt: Ullstein (#3306), 1977, with cover illustration by Paul Lehr (German translation).

  • as Uller Uprising, Northridge, CA: Ægypan (Alan Rodgers), 2007, hardcover without dust jacket (this book is often advertised with the same cover illustration as the Ægypan paperback edition but the book has blank boards and no dust jacket).

  • as Uller Uprising, Northridge, CA: Ægypan (Alan Rodgers), 2007, with cover illustration by Ebel (the unrelated cover illustration from the February 1953 edition of Space Science Fiction in which Ullr Uprising was serialized).

  • as Uller Uprising, Rockville, MD: Wildside, 2007, with dust jacket illustration by Fyletto.

  • as Uller Uprising, Rockville, MD: Wildside, 2007, with cover illustration by Fyletto.

  • as Uller Uprising, LibriVox, December 2008, audiobook read by Ralph Nelson, Morgan Saletta, Acacia Wood, Sean O'Hara, and Anthony Wilson.

  • as Uller Uprising, Rockville, MD: Wildside, 2012, with cover illustration by Luca Oleastri.


Image - Naudsonce by Leo Morey

"Naudsonce," interior illustration by Leo Morey, Analog Science Fact — Science Fiction, January 1962


"Naudsonce," H. Beam Piper, Analog Science Fact — Science Fiction, Vol. LXVIII, No. 5, January 1962, pp. 6-44, with interior illustration by Leo Morey, and reissued (reprinted):


Image - Little Fuzzy by Victor Kalins

Little Fuzzy, cover illustration by Victor Kalin, Avon 1962


Little Fuzzy, H. Beam Piper, New York: Avon, 1962 (F-118), with cover illustration by Victor Kalin, reissued (reprinted):

Reviews of Little Fuzzy:

  • Lester del Rey, "The Reference Library: Something Old, Something New" (includes review of first Ace reprint of Little Fuzzy), Analog Science Fiction—Science Fact, Vol. XCVI, No. 6, June 1976, pp. 168-173.


Image - The Other Human Race, original Avon cover illustration

The Other Human Race, uncredited cover illustration, Avon 1964


The Other Human Race, H. Beam Piper, New York: Avon, 1964 (G1220), with uncredited cover illustration (sequel to Little Fuzzy), reissued (reprinted):


Image - Fuzzies and Other People by Michael Whelan

Fuzzies and Other People, cover illustration by Michael Whelan, Ace 1984


Fuzzies and Other People, H. Beam Piper, New York: Ace, 1984, with cover illustration by Michael Whelan (sequel to Fuzzy Sapiens, published posthumously), and reissued (reprinted):


Image - Oomphel in the Sky by Bernklau

"Oomphel in the Sky," interior illustration by (Art?) Bernklau, Analog Science Fact — Science Fiction, November 1960


"Oomphel in the Sky," H. Beam Piper, Analog Science Fact — Science Fiction, Vol. LXVI, No. 3, November 1960, pp. 120-158, with internal illustration by Art Bernklau, and reprinted (reissued):


Image - Graveyard of Dreams by Leo and Diane Dillon

"Graveyard of Dreams," interior illustration by Leo and Diane Dillon, Galaxy Science Fiction, February 1958


"Graveyard of Dreams," H. Beam Piper, Galaxy Science Fiction, Vol. 15, No. 4, February 1958, pp. 122-144, with interior illustration by Leo and Diane Dillon, and reissued (reprinted):


Image - Junkyard Planet by Herb Mott

Junkyard Planet, dust jacket illustration by Herb Mott, Putnam 1963


Junkyard Planet, H. Beam Piper, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1963, with dust jacket illustration by Herb Mott, expanded version of "Graveyard of Dreams," reissued (reprinted):


Image - Space Viking by John Schoenherr

Space Viking, cover illustration by John Schoenherr, Analog Science Fact — Science Fiction, December 1962 (part 1)


Space Viking, H. Beam Piper, serialized:

Combined and reissued (reprinted):


Image - A Slave is a Slave by John Schoenherr

"A Slave is a Slave," interior illustration by John Schoenherr, Analog Science Fact — Science Fiction, April 1962


"A Slave is a Slave," H. Beam Piper, Analog Science Fact — Science Fiction, Vol. LXLX (sic), No. 2, April 1962, pp. 62-82, 113-142, with interior illustration by John Schoenherr, and reissued (reprinted):


Image - Ministry of Disturbance by H. R. van Dongen

"Ministry of Disturbance," interior illustration by H. R. Van Dongen, Astounding Science Fiction, December 1958


"Ministry of Disturbance," H. Beam Piper, Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. LXII, No. 4, December 1958, pp. 8-46, with interior illustration by H. R. Van Dongen, and reissued (reprinted):

  • in Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 15, No 3, March 1959 (British edition).

  • in Seven Trips Through Time and Space, Groff Conklin, ed., New York: Fawcett (Gold Medal), 1968.

  • in Seven Trips Through Time and Space, Groff Conklin, ed., London: Hodder & Stoughton (Coronet) (British edition).

  • as "Ministerio de Disturbios," Rafael Zavala, translator, in 7 Viajes a Través del Tiempo y del Espacio, Groff Conklin, ed., México: Novaro, 1972 (Nova Dell, #177) (Spanish translation).

  • as "Ministerium für Unruhe," uncredited translator, in Science-Fiction-Stories 46, Walter Spiegl, ed., Berlin: Ullstein, 1975 (German translation).

  • in Empire, John F. Carr, ed., New York: Ace, 1981, pp. 131-179, with cover illustration by Michael Whelan.

  • in Isaac Asimov's Wonderful Worlds of Science Fiction #1: Intergalactic Empires, Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg and Charles G. Waugh, eds., New York: New American Library (Signet), 1983.

  • as "Il ministero del disordine," Iva Guglielmi and Gianni Pilo, translators, in Regni stellari (I Magici Mondi di Asimov No. 2), Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, and Charles G. Waugh, eds., Rome: Fanucci, 1987 (Italian translation).

  • in Intergalactic Empires, Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg and Charles G. Waugh, eds., London: Robinson, 1988 (British edition).

  • as "Ministero del disordine," Stefano Carducci, translator, in Pioggia di stelle, Ugo Malaguti, ed., Bologna: Perseo Libri, 1988 (Nova SF No. 13) (Italian translation).

  • in Ministry of Disturbance and Other SF, Alan Rodgers, ed., Northridge, CA: Ægypan (Alan Rodgers), 2007, hardcover without dust jacket.

  • in Ministry of Disturbance and Other SF, Alan Rodgers, ed., Northridge, CA: Ægypan (Alan Rodgers), 2007, with uncredited cover illustration.

  • in Thousand Suns: Transmissions from Piper, John Appel, Vaclav G. Ujcik, and Greg Videll, Rogue Games, 2009, with interior illustrations by Jeff Preston.


Image - The Keeper by Cindy Smith

"The Keeper," interior illustration by Cindy Smith, Venture Science Fiction, July 1957


"The Keeper," H. Beam Piper, Venture Science Fiction, Vol. 1, No. 4, July 1957, pp. 80-100, with interior illustration by Cindy Smith, and reissued (reprinted):




This bibliography draws upon material which appears on various other fan pages providing Piper bibliographies and L. Fred Ramsey's Piper bibliography in the Old Earth Books edition of Murder in the Gunroom (with Mr. Ramsey's permission) as well information provided by Piper fans Tom Rogers, John Stovall, Alberto de Francisco, and Hervé Hauck. Information on foreign language editions draws upon the Piper bibliographies at LeeLibros (Spanish), nooSFere (French), Fantasy & SF Übersicht (German), MondoUrania (Italian), Fantascienza.com (Italian), Takashi Amemiya's Japanese Translation List (Japanese; Google translation) and Enokiuchi Satoshi's Keyword collections (Japanese; Google translation).



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