Time Traders is a series of science fiction novels by American author Andre Norton. The main character of the series is Ross Murdock, a convicted criminal, is to “volunteer” for Operation Retrograde. Set during the Cold War, the project involves time travel into the past, allowing the Americans to develop powerful new weapons using lost technology, something the Russians have already succeeded in doing. The series is also known as the Ross Murdock series.

The Time Traders series began in 1958 with the title novel. The series lasted seven novels, with an extended hiatus between 1963 and 1994. The final novel of the series is Atlantis Endgame, published in 2002. Below is a list of Andre Norton’s Time Traders books in order of when they were first released (which is also their chronology):

Publication Order of Five Senses Books


The Hands of Lyr(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mirror of Destiny(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scent of Magic(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wind in the Stone(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Taste of Magic(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Firehand was written with Pauline M. Griffin. Echoes in Time and Atlantis Endgame were written with Sherwood Smith.

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