Catherine Asaro
Catherine Asaro is an American author of science fiction and fantasy novels. She is best known for her Saga of the Skolian Empire series and also wrote the Lost Continent romantic fantasy series. Catherine earned her Ph.D in chemical physics and her M.A. in physics from Harvard University, as well as her B.S. in chemistry (with highest honours) from UCLA. Aside from writing, she also teaches math, physics and chemistry. Catherine is the daughter of Frank Asaro, who ended up being part of the team who brought up the theory of the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. She is married to NASA astrophysicist John Kendall Cannizzo. They have an adult daughter.

Catherine Asaro became a published novelist in 1995 with the novel Primary Inversion. She is a two-time winner of the Nebula Award – once for best novel, once for best novella. Below is a list of Catherine Asaro’s books in order of when they were originally published (and in chronological order when necessary):

Publication Order of Skolian Empire Books


Primary Inversion(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Catch the Lightning(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Hawk(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Radiant Seas(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ascendant Sun(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Quantum Rose(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spherical Harmonic(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Moon's Shadow(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skyfall(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The City of Cries(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ruby Dice(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Diamond Star(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Carnelians(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Skolian Empire: Triad Books


Schism(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Key(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Skolian Empire: Ruby Dynasty Books


Lightning Strike(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Skolian Empire: Major Baahjan Books


Undercity(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Skolian Empire Anthologies


Aurora in Four Voices(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Saga Of The Skolian Empire Books


Skyfall(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The City of Cries(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Schism(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Key(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Aurora in Four Voices(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Hawk(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Primary Inversion(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Radiant Seas(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ascendant Sun(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Quantum Rose(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spherical Harmonic(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Moon's Shadow(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Diamond Star(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ruby Dice(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Carnelians(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Catch the Lightning(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lightning Strike(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lost Continent Books


The Charmed Sphere(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Misted Cliffs(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dawn Star(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fire Opal(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Night Bird(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sunrise Alley Books


Sunrise Alley(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alpha(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Veiled Web(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Phoenix Code(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


The Spacetime Pool(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Charmed Destinies(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Irresistible Forces(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The short story The City of Cries is included in the anthology Aurora in Four Voices. Lightning Strike is an expanded version of the first half of Catch the Lightning. Charmed Destinies also contains stories by Mercedes Lackey and Rachel Lee.

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Catherine Asaro Synopsis: The collection Charmed Destinies includes the short story Moonglow by Catherine Asaro. Iris Larkspur is expected to marry a prince, as she possesses the magic he wants – even if a spell keeps him deaf, mute and blind. In order to heal him, she must conjure up more power than she has ever known – a power that only two bonded hearts can create!

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