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"The book he was reading was Langmuir's Social History of the American People—not one of my favorites, a bit too much on the doctrinaire side, but what a bookshop clerk would give a foreigner looking for something to explain America."

— Narrator (H. Beam Piper), "Crossroads of Destiny"

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H. Beam Piper's Paratime novels and short fiction, listed in order of first publication:

Image - He Walked Around the Horses by H. Beam Piper, original Astounding interior illustration by Edd Cartier, 1948

"Time and Time Again," interior illustration by Edd Cartier from Astounding Science Fiction, April 1948


"He Walked Around the Horses," H. Beam Piper, novelet published in Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. XLI, No. 2, April 1948 (December 1948 in Britain), pp. 53-70, with interior illustrations (pp. 53, 60 & 67) by Edd Cartier, and reprinted in:

  • World of Wonder, Fletcher Pratt, ed., New York: Twayne, 1951.

  • Best SF 3, Edmund Crispin, ed., London: Faber & Faber, 1958.

  • Aspects of Science Fiction, G. D. Doherty, ed., London: John Murray, 1959.

  • Le Meraviglie del possibile - Antologia della fantascienza, Sergio Solmi and Carlo Fruttero, eds., Torine: Einaudi, 1959, as "Passò intorno ai cavalli" (Bruno Fonzi, translator), pp. 367-390 (Italian translation).

  • as "Mannen från ingenstans," unknown translator, in Häpna!, Vol. 7, No. 5, May 1962, pp. 7-26 (Swedish translation);

  • Science Fiction Through the Ages 2, I. O. Evans, ed., London: Panther, 1966.

  • as "Fue a echar una ojeada a los caballos," unknown translator, in Narraciones de Ciencia Ficción, Óscar Hurtado, ed., Castellote Editor (Básica #15), 1969 (Spanish translation).

  • A Science Fiction Argosy, Damon Knight, ed., New York: Simon & Schuster, 1972.

  • Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Treasury, Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg and Joseph D. Olander, eds., Bonanza/Crown, 1980.

  • Space Mail, Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg and Joseph D. Olander, eds., Fawcett, 1980.

  • Paratime, John F. Carr, ed., New York: Ace, 1981 (ISBN 0-441-65169-0), 1983 (ISBN 0-441-65170-4), 1986 (ISBN 0-441-65171-2), pp. 14-37, with cover illustration by Michael Whelan from "Police Operation."

  • Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Treasury, Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg and Joseph Olander, eds., Bonanza, 1980.

  • The Golden Age of Science Fiction, Kingsley Amis, ed., Hutchinson, 1981.

  • as "À i'instant où il contourna les chevaux . . .," Brigitte Cirla, translator, in Orbites, No. 3, September 1982, (French translation).

  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories: 10 (1948), Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg, eds., DAW, 1983.

  • as "L'Homme qui apparut," Alain Rague, translator, in Histoires de la quatrième dimension, Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis and Gérard Klein, eds., Livre de Poche, 1983 (French translation).

  • as "Er ging um die Pferde herum," Eva Malsch, translator, in Sternenpost 3, Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, and Joseph H. Olander, eds., Möwig, 1984 (German translation).

  • as "Der Mann, der um die Pferde herumging," Lore Straßl, translator, in Parazeit, Günter M. Schelwokat, ed., Rastatt: Moewig (Utopia Classics #66), 1984, with cover illustration by Tony Roberts (German translation).

  • as "Camminò intorno ai cavalli," Giampaolo Cossato and Sandro Sandrelli, translators, in Le grandi storie della fantascienza 10, Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg, eds., S.I.A.D., 1984 (Italian translation).

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

  • Alternate Histories, Charles G. Waugh and Martin H. Greenberg, eds., Garland, 1986.

  • as "Der Mann, der um die Pferde herumging," Lore Straßl, translator, in Schöne verkehrte Welt: Phantastische Geschichten zur Geschichte, René Oth, ed., Luchterhand, 1988 (German translation).

  • The Amis Story Anthology: A Personal Choice of Short Stories, Kingsley Amis, ed., Hutchinson, 1992.

  • as "Passò intorno ai cavalli," Bruno Fonzi, translator, in Le Meraviglie del possibile - Antologia della fantascienza 1, Sergio Solmi and Carlo Fruttero, eds., Milan(?): Einaudi, 1992 (Italian translation).

  • as "Camminò intorno ai cavalli," Giampaolo Cossato and Sandro Sandrelli, translators, in Le grandi storie della fantascienza 10, Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg, eds., Bompiani, 1993 (Italian translation).

  • The Complete Paratime, John F. Carr, ed. (uncredited), New York: Ace, 2001, with cover art by Dave Dorman.

  • Crossroads of Destiny: Science Fiction Stories, P.D. Cacek(?), ed., Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2006.

  • as "Girò intorno ai cavalli," Roberto Marini, translator, in I segreti del Paratempo, Giuseppe Lippi, ed., Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori (Urania No. 1514), 2006, with cover illustration by Victor Togliani (Italian translation).

  • Time and Time Again and Other SF, Alan Rodgers, ed., Northridge, CA: Ægypan Press, 2007

  • Paratime!: The Collected Paratime Stories, H. Beam Piper (uncredited, ed.), Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2010.

  • The Complete Paratime, John F. Carr, ed. (uncredited), Palo Alto, CA: Benetech, 2011 (submitted by Allison Hilliker), Braille Refreshable Format (BRF) and Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) talking book book for the visually-impaired.


Image - Police Operation by H. Beam Piper, original Astounding interior illustration by Edd Cartier, 1948

"Police Operation," interior illustration by Edd Cartier from Astounding Science Fiction, July 1948


"Police Operation," H. Beam Piper, novelet published in Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. XLI, No. 5, July 1948, pp. 8-35, with interior illustrations (pp. 8, 15, 22 & 31) by Edd Cartier, and reprinted in:

  • Space Police, Andre Norton, ed., Cleveland and New York: World, 1956.

  • The Best of Astounding, Anthony R. Lewis, ed., Baronet, 1978.

  • as "Der venusische Wuerger," Dolf Strasser, translator, in Science Fiction Stories 66, Walter Spiegl, ed., Ullstein, 1977 (German translation).

  • Paratime, John F. Carr, ed., New York: Ace, 1981 (ISBN 0-441-65169-0), 1983 (ISBN 0-441-65170-4), 1986 (ISBN 0-441-65171-2), pp. 39-75, with cover illustration by Michael Whelan from "Police Operation."

  • as "Polizeiaktion," Lore Straßl, translator, in Parazeit, Günter M. Schelwokat, ed., Rastatt: Moewig (Utopia Classics #66), 1984, with cover illustration by Tony Roberts (German translation).

  • Analog: The Best of Science Fiction, Anon., ed., A&W/Galahad, 1985.

  • The Complete Paratime, John F. Carr, ed. (uncredited), New York: Ace, 2001, with cover art by Dave Dorman.

  • Naudsonce and Other SF, Alan Rodgers, ed., Ægypan Press, 2006.

  • as "Operazione di polizia," Roberto Marini, translator, in I segreti del Paratempo, Giuseppe Lippi, ed., Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori (Urania No. 1514), 2006, with cover illustration by Victor Togliani (Italian translation).

  • Five Sci-Fi Short Stories by H. Beam Piper, LibriVox, February 2007, audiobook read by Mark Nelson.

  • Police Operation, LibriVox, October 2008, audiobook read by Alex Buie and kelcymx.

  • Paratime!: The Collected Paratime Stories, H. Beam Piper (uncredited, ed.), Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2010.

  • The Complete Paratime, John F. Carr, ed. (uncredited), Palo Alto, CA: Benetech, 2011 (submitted by Allison Hilliker), Braille Refreshable Format (BRF) and Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) talking book book for the visually-impaired.


Image - Last Enemy by H. Beam Piper, cover illustration by Walt Miller, Astounding, August 1950

"Last Enemy," cover illustration by Walt Miller from Astounding Science Fiction, August 1950


"Last Enemy," H. Beam Piper, novelet published in Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. XLV, No. 6, August 1950 (February 1951 in Britain), pp. 5-60, with cover and interior illustration by Walt Miller, and reprinted in:

  • The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology, John W. Campbell, Jr., ed., New York: Simon & Schuster, 1952.

  • The Second Astounding Science Fiction Anthology, John W. Campbell, Jr., ed., Four Square Books, 1965.

  • as "Le Dernier ennemi," in Fiction spécial n 9: Astounding 1947-1951, (Pierre Billon, translator), No. 9, April 1966 (French translation).

  • as "Der letzte Feind," in Science Fiction Stories 59, Drel Ergählungen von H. Beam Piper, Walter Spiegl, ed. (Wim Koll, translator), Frankfurt: Ullstein, 1976, Ullstein Buch Nr. 3225, with cover illustration by Ingeborg (German translation).

  • Paratime, John F. Carr, ed., New York: Ace, 1981 (ISBN 0-441-65169-0), 1983 (ISBN 0-441-65170-4), 1986 (ISBN 0-441-65171-2), pp. 77-147, with cover illustration by Michael Whelan from "Police Operation."

  • as "Der letzte Feind," Lore Straßl, translator, in Parazeit, Günter M. Schelwokat, ed., Rastatt: Moewig (Utopia Classics #66), 1984, with cover illustration by Tony Roberts (German translation).

  • Robert Adams' Book of Alternate Worlds, Robert Adams, Pamela Crippen Adams and Martin H. Greenberg, eds., New York: New American Library/Signet, 1987.

  • The Complete Paratime, John F. Carr, ed. (uncredited), New York: Ace, 2001, with cover art by Dave Dorman.

  • Graveyard of Dreams: Science Fiction Stories, P.D. Cacek(?), ed., Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2006.

  • as "L'ultimo nemico," H. Beam Piper (Roberto Marini, translator), in I segreti del Paratempo, Giuseppe Lippi, ed., Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori (Urania No. 1514), 2006, with cover illustration by Victor Togliani (Italian translation).

  • Last Enemy, H. Beam Piper, Northridge, CA: Ægypan Press, 2007.

  • Thousand Suns: Transmissions from Piper, John Appel, Vaclav G. Ujcik, and Greg Videll, Rogue Games, 2009.

  • Last Enemy, LibriVox, May 2009, audiobook read by Mark Nelson.

  • Paratime!: The Collected Paratime Stories, H. Beam Piper (uncredited, ed.), Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2010.

  • The Complete Paratime, John F. Carr, ed. (uncredited), Palo Alto, CA: Benetech, 2011 (submitted by Allison Hilliker), Braille Refreshable Format (BRF) and Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) talking book book for the visually-impaired.


Temple Trouble by H. Beam Piper, original Astounding cover illustration by Hubert Rogers, 1951

"Temple Trouble," cover illustration by Hubert Rogers from Astounding Science Fiction, April 1951


"Temple Trouble," H. Beam Piper, novelet published in Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. XLVII, No. 2, April 1951 (October 1951 in Britain), pp. 6-34, with cover and interior illustration by Hubert Rogers, and reprinted in:


Time Crime by H. Beam Piper, original Astounding cover illustration by Kelly Freas, 1955

"Time Crime," cover illustration by Kelly Freas from Astounding Science Fiction, February 1955


"Time Crime," H. Beam Piper, serialized, Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. LIV, No. 6, February 1955, pp. 8-49, with cover and interior illustration by Kelly Freas, and Vol. LV, No. 1, March 1955, pp. 85-131, with interior illustration by Kelly Freas, and reprinted in combined form in:

  • "Time Crime," H. Beam Piper, serialized, Astounding Science Fiction (UK version, Atlas Publishing), July 1955, with interior illustration by Kelly Freas, and August 1955, with interior illustration by Kelly Freas.

  • Science Fiction Stories 6 (as "Sklaven der Zeit"), Walter Spiegl, ed. (Bodo Baumann, translator), Frankfurt: Ullstein, 1971 (German translation).

  • Paratime, John F. Carr, ed., New York: Ace, 1981 (ISBN 0-441-65169-0), 1983 (ISBN 0-441-65170-4), 1986 (ISBN 0-441-65171-2), pp. 149-259, with cover illustration by Michael Whelan from "Police Operation."

  • as "Das Zeitverbrechen," Lore Straßl, translator, in Das Zeitverbrechen, unknown, ed., Rastatt: Moewig (Utopia Classics #68), 1984, with cover illustration by Terry Oakes (German translation).

  • The Complete Paratime, John F. Carr, ed. (uncredited), New York: Ace, 2001, with cover art by Dave Dorman.

  • Time Crime, H. Beam Piper, Ægypan Press, 2006.

  • as "Crimini nel tempo," H. Beam Piper (Roberto Marini, translator), in I segreti del Paratempo, Giuseppe Lippi, ed., Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori (Urania No. 1514), 2006, with cover illustration by Victor Togliani (Italian translation).

  • Time Crime, H. Beam Piper, Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2009.

  • Paratime!: The Collected Paratime Stories, H. Beam Piper (uncredited, ed.), Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2010.

  • Time Crime, H. Beam Piper and John F. Carr (expanded version), Boalsburg, PA: Pequod Press, 2010, with dustjacket illustration by Alan Gutierrez.

  • The Complete Paratime, John F. Carr, ed. (uncredited), Palo Alto, CA: Benetech, 2011 (submitted by Allison Hilliker), Braille Refreshable Format (BRF) and Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) talking book book for the visually-impaired.


Gunpowder God by H. Beam Piper, original Analog cover illustration by John Schoenherr, 1965

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


"Gunpowder God," H. Beam Piper, novelet published in Analog Science Fiction — Science Fact, Vol. LXXIV, No. 3, November 1964, pp. 17-36, with cover and interior illustration by John Schoenherr, and reprinted in:

  • as "Der Schießpulver-Gott," Elke Kamper, translator, in Planetoidenfänger , Wolfgang Jeschke, ed., Berlin: Lichtenberg , 1971, pp. 165-226 (German translation).

  • Time Wars, Martin H. Greenberg and Charles G. Waugh, eds., New York: Tor, 1986, pp. 27-74.

  • The Good Old Stuff, Gardner Dozois, ed., New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1998, pp. 304-345.

  • The Good Stuff, Gardner Dozois, ed., New York: SFBC, 1999, pp. 325-367.

  • as "Il Dio della Polvere da Sparo," uncredited translator, in Astronavi & mondi lontani, Gardner Dozois, ed., Milan: Mondadori (Urania #1405), 2001 (Italian translation).

  • Time Wars, Martin H. Greenberg and Charles G. Waugh, eds., I Books, 2004.


Down Styphon! by H. Beam Piper, original Analog cover illustration by Kelly Freas, 1965

"Down Styphon!," cover illustration by Kelly Freas from Analog Science Fiction — Science Fact, November 1965


"Down Styphon!," H. Beam Piper, novelet published in Analog Science Fiction — Science Fact, Vol. LXXVI, No. 3, November 1965, pp. 10-46, with cover and interior illustration by Kelly Freas (sequel to "Gunpowder God," published posthumously), and reprinted in:

  • Der Mann, der die Zeit betrog, Helmut Bittner, translator, Winther, 1967 (German translation).

  • Robert Adams' Book of Soldiers, Robert Adams, Pamela Crippen Adams and Martin H. Greenberg, eds., New York: Signet, 1988, pp. 132-171.


Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen by H. Beam Piper, original Ace cover illustration by Jack Gaughan, 1965

Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen, cover illustration by Jack Gaughan, Ace 1965


Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen, H. Beam Piper, New York: Ace, 1965 (F-342), with cover illustration by Jack Gaughan (published posthumously, expanded combination of "Gunpowder God" and "Down Styphon!"), reissued as:




This bibliography draws upon L. Fred Ramsey's Piper bibliography in the Old Earth Books edition of Murder in the Gunroom 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), 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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