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— H. Beam Piper, "The Return"


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The Hartley Yarns (1947-51): three science-fiction stories by Piper with a loosely-connected shared setting.

Other speculative fiction (1950-59): other science-fiction and specualtive fiction yarns by Piper.

The McGuire collaborations (1953-59): four science-fiction yarns co-written with John J. McGuire.

Non-speculative fiction (1927-64): non-fiction, historical fiction, and mystery fiction by Piper.




The Hartley yarns (in order of original publication)

Image - Time and Time Again by H. Beam Piper, original Astounding interior illustration by Vincent Napoli, April 1947

"Time and Time Again," illustration by Vincent Napoli.


"Time and Time Again," H. Beam Piper, short story published in Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. XXXIX, No. 2, April 1947, pp. 27-43, with interiror illustrations (pp. 27, 34 & 39) by Vincent Napoli, and reprinted in (or adapted as):

  • Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 6, No. 1, December 1947, pp. 50-58 (no details about interior illustrations; British edition).

  • Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 6, No. 1, December 1947, pp. 50-58 (no details about interior illustrations; Australian edition).

  • A Treasury of Science Fiction, Groff Conklin, ed., New York: Crown, 1948.

  • "Time and Time Again," Dimension X, Episode #39, NBC Radio, aired 12 July, 1951, 30 minutes, script adapted by Ernest Kinoy, directed by Fred Way, with cast including David Anderson (young Allan) and Joseph Curtin (Allan's dad).

  • as "Zeit und weider Zeit," unknown translator, in Uberwindung von Raum und Zeit, Gotthard Gunther, ed., Frankfurt: Karl Rauch, 1952 (German translation).

  • "Time and Time Again," X Minus One, Episode #33, NBC Radio, aired 11 January, 1956, 30 minutes, script adapted by Ernest Kinoy, directed by Daniel Sutter, with cast including Jack Grimes (young Allan), Peter Fernandez, Joe DeSantas, Joseph Bell, Clark Gordon, Herm Dinken, Dick Hamilton, and James Ducas.

  • as "Tid efter annan," unknown translator, in Häpna!, Vol. 7, No. 1, January 1960, pp. 59-77 (Swedish translation);

  • The Worlds of H. Beam Piper, John F. Carr, ed., New York: Ace, 1983, pp. 9-28, with uncredited cover illustration inspired by a still from the 1968 film The Green Slime (hat-tip to Piper fan Doug Brown).

  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories: 9 (1947), Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg, eds., DAW, 1983.

  • The Golden Years of Science Fiction: Fifth Series, Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg, eds., Bonanza, 1985.

  • Crossroads of Destiny: Science Fiction Stories, H. Beam Piper (uncredited editor), Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2006.

  • Time and Time Again and Other SF, H. Beam Piper (Alan Rodgers, ed.), Northridge, CA: Ægypan Press, 2007

  • as "Now Once of (Time and Time Again)," Oomori Nozomi, translator, in Koko Ga Uinetoka Nara Kimi Wa Judi: Jikan Esuefu Kessakusen (If this is Winnetka, you must be Judy and Other Stories: SF Magazine's 50th Anniversary Anthology), Oomori Nozomi, ed., Tokyo: Hayakawa Bunko, 2010 (Japanese translation).

Image - The Mercenaries by Brush

"The Mercenaries," illustration by Brush.


"The Mercenaries," H. Beam Piper, novelet published in Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. XLV, No. 1, March 1950, pp. 57-77, with interior illustration by Brush, and reprinted in:

Day of the Moron by H. Beam Piper, original Astounding Science Fiction cover illustration by Hubert Rogers, September 1951

"Day of the Moron," illustration by Hubert Rogers.


"Day of the Moron," H. Beam Piper, novelet published in Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. XLVIII, No. 1, September 1951, pp. 7-34, with cover and interior illustration by Hubert Rogers, and reprinted in:



Other speculative fiction (in order of original publication)

Image - Flight from Tomorrow by H. Beam PiperImage - Flight from Tomorrow by H. Beam Piper

"Flight from Tomorrow," illustration by Lawrence Sterne Stevens.


"Flight from Tomorrow," H. Beam Piper, novelet published in Future, combined with Science Fiction Stories, Vol. 1, No. 3, September / October 1950, pp. 36-49, with interior illustrations (pp. 36 & 37) by Lawrence Sterne Stevens, and reprinted in:

Operation R.S.V.P. by Robert Jones
Operation R.S.V.P. by Robert Jones

"Operation R.S.V.P.," illustration by Robert Jones.


"Operation R.S.V.P.," H. Beam Piper, short story published in Amazing Stories, Vol. 25, No. 1, January 1951, pp. 52-58, with interior illustration by Robert Jones, and reprinted in:

Dearest by Vincent Napoli

"Dearest," illustration by Vincent Napoli.


"Dearest," H. Beam Piper, short story published in Weird Tales, Vol. 43, No. 3, March 1951 (November 1951 in Britain), pp. 68-78, with interior illustration (p. 68) by Vincent Napoli, and reprinted in:

Image - Genesis by Virgil Finlay

"Genesis," illustration by Virgil Finlay.


"Genesis," H. Beam Piper, novelet published in Future, combined with Science Fiction Stories, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 1951, pp. 8-21,37, with interior illustration by Virgil Finaly, and reprinted in:

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"Crossroads of Destiny," H. Beam Piper, short story published in Fantastic Universe Science Fiction, Vol. 11, No. 4, July 1959, pp. 4-13, and reprinted in:

Image - The Answer by Ed Emshwiller

"The Answer," illustration by Ed Emshwiller(?).


"The Answer," H. Beam Piper, short story published in Fantastic Universe Science Fiction, Vol. 12, No. 2, December 1959, pp. 4-12, with uncredited interior illustration (Ed Emshwiller?), reissued (reprinted):

First Cycle by H. Beam Piper and Michael Kurland, original Ace edition uncredited cover illustration, 1982

First Cycle, illustration by Wayne Barlowe?


First Cycle, H. Beam Piper with Michael Kurland, New York: Ace, 1982, 201 pages, with uncredited cover illustration (both Lovisi and Love say Wayne Barlowe), published posthumously.



The McGuire collaborations (in order of original publication)

Image - Null-ABC by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, original Astounding interior illustration by H.R. Van Dongen, 1953

Null-ABC, illustration by H. R. Van Dongen.


Null-ABC, H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, novel serialized in Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. L, No. 6, February 1953, pp. 12-54, with cover and interior illustration by H.R. Van Dongen (part 1), and Vol. LI, No. 1, March 1953, pp. 112-153, with interior illustration by Gordon Pawelka (part 2), and combined and reissued as:

  • Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 9, No. 7, July 1953, pp. 2-28, with cover and interior illustration by H.R. Van Dongen (part 1), and Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 9, No. 8, August 1953, pp. 2-28, with unrelated cover illustration and interior illustration by Gordon Pawelka (part 2; British edition).

  • Crisis in 2140, H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, New York: Ace, 1957 (D-227), with uncredited cover illustration ("double novel" with Gunner Cade, Cyril Judd, alias for C.M. Kornbluth and Judith Merril).

  • Krisenhahr, H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, Hamburg: Semrau, 1972 (German translation).

  • Null-ABC, H. Beam Piper (and John J. McGuire, uncredited; Heinz Nagel, translator), Frankfurt: Ullstein (#2888), 1972, with cover illustration by John Schoenherr (German translation).

  • Null-ABC, H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, Northridge, CA: Ægypan Press, 2006.

  • Null-ABC, H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2007.

Image - The Return by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, original Astounding interior illustration by Kelly Freas, 1954

"The Return," illustration by Kelly Freas.


"The Return," H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, novelet published in Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. LII, No. 5, January 1954, pp. 70-95, novelet with interior illustration by Kelly Freas, and reprinted in:

Image - Lone Star Planet by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, original Fantastic Universe cover illustration by Virgil Finlay, 1957

Lone Star Planet, illustration by Virgil Finlay.


Lone Star Planet, H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, novella published in Fantastic Universe Science Fiction, Vol. 7, No. 3, March 1957, pp. 4-66, with cover illustration by Virgil Finlay, and reissued as and reprinted as:

  • A Planet for Texans, H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, New York: Ace, 1958 (D-299), with uncredited cover illustration ("double novel" reissue, with Star Born, Andre Norton).

  • Lone Star Planet in Four-Day Planet and Lone Star Planet, H. Beam Piper (and John J. McGuire, uncredited), New York: Ace, 1979, pp. 219-340, with cover illustration by Michael Whelan.

  • Planet der Texaner, H. Beam Piper (and John J. McGuire, uncredited; Horst Hoffmann, translator), Munich(?): Moewig (Terra Astra #485), 1980, with uncredited cover illustration (German translation).

  • A Planet for Texans, H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2006.

  • Lone Star Planet, H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, Northridge, CA: Ægypan Press, 2007.

  • Lone Star Planet, H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, LibriVox, October 2007, audiobook read by Mark Nelson.

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"Hunter Patrol," H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, novelet published in Amazing Science Fiction, Vol. 33, No. 5, May 1959, pp. 20-45, novelet reprinted in:



Non-fiction, historical fiction, and mystery fiction (in order of original publication)

Catalogue of Early Pennsylvania and other Firearms and Edged Weapons by Henry W. Shoemaker and H. Beam Piper, original uncredited cover illustration, 1927

"Restlless Oaks" catalogue, uncredited cover illustration.


A Catalogue of Early Pennsylvania and other Firearms and Edged Weapons at "Restlless Oaks," McElhattan, Pa., Henry W. Shoemaker and H. Beam Piper, Altoona, PA: Times Tribune Co., 1927, with uncredited cover and internal illustrations, 50 pages.


Precognition and a Theory of Time by H. Beam Piper, original manuscript, 1948

Photograph courtesy of Tom Rogers.


"Precognition and a Theory of Time," H. Beam Piper, in Amateur Spectator ("pro-zine" published by The Spectator Club), Vol. 1, No. 4 (Mailing Number 4), September 1948, pp. 15-25, and Vol. 1, No. 5 (Mailing Number 5), November 1948, pp. 27-36.


Image - Rebel Raider by Mario Cooper

"Rebel Raider," illustration by Mario Cooper.


"Rebel Raider," H. Beam Piper, in True: The Man's Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 163, December 1950, pp. 128-140, fictionalized historical account with interior illustration by Mario Cooper, and reprinted in (reissued as):

  • Willie and the Yank, Harold Swanton, screenwriter (Michael O'Herlihy, director), Walt Disney Productions, 1967, screenplay adaptation broadcast in two-parts on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, National Broadcasting Company (NBC), January 8 and 16, 1967.

  • Mosby's Marauders, Harold Swanton, screenwriter (Michael O'Herlihy, director), Walt Disney Productions, 1967, theatrical release of Willie and the Yank (available on DVD).

  • Willie and the Yank, Harold Swanton and Stuart Ludlum, New York: Scholastic Book Services, 1967, trade paperback (novelization of screenplay).

  • Crossroads of Destiny and Others, H. Beam Piper (Alan Rodgers, ed.), Northridge, CA: Ægypan Press, 2007.

Murder in the Gunroom by H. Beam Piper, original Knopf cover illustration by Georgianna Schiffmacher, 1953

Murder in the Gunroom, illustration by Georgianna Schiffmacher.


Murder in the Gunroom, H. Beam Piper, New York: Knopf, 1953, 243 pages, hardcover, with dust jacket illustration by Georgianna Schiffmacher, and reissued as:

Image - Zenith, cover illustration by unknown illustrator, May 1964

Zenith No. 4, illustration by unknown illustrator.


"The Future History," H. Beam Piper, essay published in Zenith #4, Peter Weston, ed. (fanzine), May 1964 , pp. 11-14, courtesy of Peter Weston, and reprinted in:

Untitled sketch by H. Beam Piper, original illustration from Ventura II, 1965

Untitled sketch by H. Beam Piper.


"Untitled," H. Beam Piper, sketch published in Ventura II, Phillip A. Harrell, ed. (fanzine), Norfolk, VA, May 1965, p. 97, includes "Lights Go Out," a posthumous remembrance of Piper by John L. Chalker (extensively excerpted by John F. Carr in his essay "The Last Cavalier: H. Beam Piper.")




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; English Google translation), Enokiuchi Satoshi's Keyword collections (Japanese; Google translation), and Hans Persson's SF in Swedish.



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