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

(with Rebecca York, Elizabeth Hand, Jane Yolen, Elizabeth Bear, Delia Sherman, , , , , John Grant, , , Sarah Prineas)

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 (1998)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
Sextopia (With: ) (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
Schism (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Key (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Paranormal Romance (With: Rebecca York,Elizabeth Hand,Jane Yolen,Elizabeth Bear,Delia Sherman,,,,John Grant,,,Sarah Prineas) (2006)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

Chronological Order of Skolian Empire Books

(with Rebecca York, Elizabeth Hand, Jane Yolen, Elizabeth Bear, Delia Sherman, , , , , John Grant, , , Sarah Prineas)

Skyfall(2003)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
The Last Hawk(1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Primary Inversion(1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Radiant Seas(1998)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
Sextopia (With: )(2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Paranormal Romance (With: Rebecca York,Elizabeth Hand,Jane Yolen,Elizabeth Bear,Delia Sherman,,,,John Grant,,,Sarah Prineas)(2006)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 Major Bhaajan Books

The City of Cries (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Undercity (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bronze Skies (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vanished Seas (2020)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

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/Charon 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/Novellas

The Spacetime Pool (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Nebula Awards Books

Nebula Awards 1 (By: Damon Knight) (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 2 (By: Brian W. Aldiss,Harry Harrison) (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 3 (By: Roger Zelazny) (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 4 (By: Karen Anderson) (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 5 (By: Alexei Panshin) (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 6 (By: Thomas D. Clareson) (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 7 (By: Theodore Sturgeon,Lloyd Biggle Jr.) (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 8 (By: Isaac Asimov) (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 9 (By: Kate Wilhelm) (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 10 (By: James Gunn) (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 11 (By: Ursula K. Le Guin,Craig Kee Strete) (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 14 (By: Robin Malkin) (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 15 (By: Frank Herbert) (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 16 (By: Kim Stanley Robinson) (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 17 (By: Joe Haldeman) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 19 (By: Marta Randall) (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 20 (By: George Zebrowski) (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 21 (By: George Zebrowski) (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 22 (By: George Zebrowski) (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 23 (By: Michael Bishop) (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 24 (By: Michael Bishop) (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 25 (By: Michael Bishop) (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 26 (By: James K. Morrow) (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 27 (By: James K. Morrow) (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 28 (By: James K. Morrow) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 29 (By: Pamela Sargent) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 30 (By: Pamela Sargent) (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards31 (By: Pamela Sargent) (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 33 (By: Connie Willis,Jane Yolen,Jerry Oltion,Nancy Kress) (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 34 (2000) (By: Gregory Benford) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 36 (2002) (By: Kim Stanley Robinson) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 37 (2003) (By: Nancy Kress) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 38 (2004) (By: Vonda N. McIntyre) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 39 (2005) (By: Ruth Berman) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 40 (2006) (By: ChristopherRowe) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 41 (2007) (By: Mike Resnick) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 42 (2008) (By: Ben Bova,Ruth Berman) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 43 (2009) (By: Ellen Datlow) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 44 (2010) (By: Bill Fawcett) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 45 (2011) (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 46 (2012) (By: John Kessel) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 47 (2013) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 48 (2014) (By: Kij Johnson) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 50 (2016) (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 51 (2017) (By: Julie E. Czerneda) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 52 (2018) (By: Jane Yolen) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Awards 53 (2019) (By: Kim Stanley Robinson) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Charmed Destinies(2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Irresistible Forces(2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Space Opera Renaissance(2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Paranormal Romance(2006)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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