Science Fiction & Fantasy Series,
Sequels, and Related Items
discussed at Troynovant;
listed by Author

Logic of Empire (ASF March 1941 cover) - Rogers - Heinlein (mini) 
The marginal economics of science fiction publishing, colliding with the long-term creativity required to develop a consistent otherworld, affected science fiction from its beginnings. Even before the earliest true SF magazine began in 1926, authors like Edgar Rice Burroughs went in for episodic development across the months and years of magazine issues. Fortunately they had a clear precedent in the Sherlock Holmes stories. The perceived value of the series approach — for authors, editors, publishers, and readers — carried easily into books when book publication became common for science fiction and fantasy (labeled as such) beginning in the late 1940s.

Some of these sequences are covered as a whole at Troynovant, others piecemeal as we get to them; a key component may receive a separate review, or feature in the history of science fiction. Some series integrate smoothly, essentially as multi-part novels or story arcs that really should be read in order even when not written in order; while others are looser or more independent. Many groups or sequences are small-stuff albeit extended: poor and uncreative; and plenty of others are fun but minor; but the best of them are colossal syntheses of imagination, arguably the king-works of science fiction.

Appleton, Victor

Tom Swift series

R Grube
Brooks, Walter R. Freddy the Pig series RW Franson
Campbell, John W. Arcot-Morey-Wade series
    1. Black Star Passes, The R Grube
    2. Islands of Space R Grube
    3. Invaders from the Infinite R Grube
Heinlein, Robert A. Future History series RW Franson
    see Robert A. Heinlein at Troynovant
Laumer, Keith Retief series
    Brass God, The RW Franson
    Forbidden City, The RW Franson
RW Franson
Leiber, Fritz Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series RW Franson
Lucas, George Star Wars series
       Feminist Take on the Whole Star Wars Saga, A G Binkly
Novik, Naomi Temeraire series WH Stoddard
Piper, H. Beam Paratime series
    Complete Paratime, The RW Franson
Schmitz, James H. Agent of Vega series
    1. Agent of Vega RW Franson
    2. Illusionists, The  (Space Fear) RW Franson
    3. Second Night of Summer, The RW Franson
    4. Truth about Cushgar, The RW Franson
Federation of the Hub series
    Demigoddess of the Mind
        James H. Schmitz's heroine
        Telzey Amberdon
RW Franson

    Demon Breed, The (The Tuvela)

RW Franson
    Hub, The:  Dangerous Territory RW Franson
    Searcher, The RW Franson
    Tale of Two Clocks, A RW Franson
    Telzey Amberdon series RW Franson
Tolkien, J.R.R. Lord of the Rings / Middle-Earth series
    see J.R.R. Tolkien at Troynovant
van Vogt, A. E. Null-A series RW Franson
Weapon Shop series RW Franson
Whedon, Joss Firefly & Serenity series
      [dvd series]
RW Franson,
DH Franson
    Serenity RW Franson,
DH Franson
    Serenity WH Stoddard
    Finding Serenity
      Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds
      and Space Hookers
      in Joss Whedon's Firefly
RW Franson
    Seeking Chivalry and Finding Serenity S Farrell



Perchance you think too much of so much pains?


No, madam; so it stead you, I will write —
Please you command — a thousand times as much.
And yet ...


A pretty period. Well, I guess the sequel.
And yet I will not name it. And yet I care not.
And yet take this again.
          [She offers him the letter]
                                         And yet I thank you,
Meaning henceforth to trouble you no more.

Speed (aside):

And yet you will; and yet another yet.

William Shakespeare
The Two Gentlemen of Verona, 2.1.99-107

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