Erich von Däniken is a Swiss author best known for writing the best-seller, Chariots of the Gods?. His work helped to popularize the ancient astronauts hypothesis.

In addition to his writing, Erich is a co-founder of the Archaeology, Astronautics and SETI Research Association. von Däniken was born in Zofingen, Aargau and developed an interest in astronomy and flying saucers from a young age. He would take a job at a hotel where he would work on his manuscript for Chariots of the Gods? late at night. His writing has since been translated into 28 languages with sales over 65 million worldwide.

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Publication Order of Chariots of the Gods Books

Chariots of The Gods (1968)Description / Buy at
The Gods Never Left Us (2017)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Return to the Stars (1970)Description / Buy at
Gods from Outer Space (1972)Description / Buy at
The Gold of the Gods (1972)Description / Buy at
Miracles of the Gods (1975)Description / Buy at
In Search of Ancient Gods (1976)Description / Buy at
According to the Evidence (1977)Description / Buy at
Signs of the Gods (1980)Description / Buy at
Pathways to the Gods (1981)Description / Buy at
The Stones of Kiribati (1982)Description / Buy at
The Gods and Their Grand Design (1984)Description / Buy at
The Eyes of the Sphinx (1996)Description / Buy at
The Return of the Gods (1998)Description / Buy at
Arrival of the Gods (1998)Description / Buy at
The Gods Were Astronauts (2001)Description / Buy at
Odyssey of the Gods (2002)Description / Buy at
History is Wrong (2009)Description / Buy at
Evidence of the Gods (2010)Description / Buy at
Twilight of the Gods (2010)Description / Buy at
Tomy and the Planet of Lies (2012)Description / Buy at
Remnants of the Gods (2013)Description / Buy at
The Mysterious Master Builders of the Stone Age (2016)Description / Buy at
Astronaut Gods of the Maya (2017)Description / Buy at
War of the Gods (2020)Description / Buy at
Impossible Truths (2021)Description / Buy at
Confessions of an Egyptologist (2021)Description / Buy at
Evolution Is Wrong: A Radical Approach to the Origin and Transformation of Life (2022)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Argosy UFO, July 1976(1976)Description / Buy at
Saucers of Fear: Nazi UFOs, Alien Abduction, Project Bluebeam, and Other High-Tech Horrors From the X-Files of Saucerian Press(2016)Description / Buy at

If You Like Erich von Däniken Books, You’ll Love…

Chariots of the Gods? is the book that put Erich von Däniken on the map. The book sees Erich provide some answers to some long unanswered questions. Questions like: Why do religious texts often refer to Gods who descend from fiery chariots? Why do modern space launch sites look like constructions on the plains of Nazca in Peru? Was God an astronaut? For his answers, Erich looks to the stars for answers that he had spent a lifetime gathering evidence to prove. If you are interested in shows like Ancient Aliens, this is the book that got it all started.

The long-awaited sequel to Chariots of the Gods? was The Gods Never Left Us. This book came out fifty years later and Erich von Däniken had gathered more evidence to build his case. What he contends is that recent advancements in biotechnology, astrophysics, engineering, and artificial intelligence have not only given his theories a fresh perspective, but also helped to validate them. von Däniken once suggested that Earth was colonized, but now he finds that the human race is on their own trajectory of interplanetary colonization.

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