Christopher Anvil is the pen name of American author Harry Christopher Crosby (1925-2009), best known for his science fiction short stories. His stories often appeared in Astounding Magazine due to the fact that he could write a plot that was a favourite of editor John W. Campbell – aliens who had superior firepower being defeated due to superior intelligence and ingenuity of humans.

Harry Christopher Crosby first got published in the December 1952 issue of Imagination with the short story Pandora’s Planet (later expanded into a novel). He would start using the pen name Christopher Anvil in 1956, when he first started getting published in Astounding Magazine. His first novel was The Day the Machines Stopped, published in 1964. Below is a list of Christopher Anvil’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Intersellar Patrol Books


Intersellar Patrol(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Federation of Humanity(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Day the Machines Stopped(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pandora's Planet(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warlord's World(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Steel, the Mist and the Blazing Sun(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pandora's Legions(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trouble with Aliens(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trouble with Humans(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prescription for Chaos(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Strangers in Paradise(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
War Games(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Power of Illusion(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Prescription for Chaos was also published as Rx for Chaos.

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