Glen Cook is an American novelist of science fiction and fantasy. He is best known for his series The Black Company. He got interested in writing when he was in grade school and later began writing the high school newspaper. He served in the Navy and went through college, but that didn’t allow him much time to write. He would begin to pick up his craft when he was working for GM and would write as many as three novels per year, which is when he conceived the idea for The Black Company.

Glen Cook became a published author in 1972 with The Heirs of Babylon. Below is a list of Glen Cook’s books in order of when they were originally released (as well as in chronological order):

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Publication Order of The Black Company Books

The Black Company (1984)Description / Buy at
Shadows Linger (1984)Description / Buy at
The White Rose (1985)Description / Buy at
The Silver Spike (1989)Description / Buy at
Shadow Games (1989)Description / Buy at
Dreams of Steel (1990)Description / Buy at
Bleak Seasons (1996)Description / Buy at
She is the Darkness (1997)Description / Buy at
Water Sleeps (1999)Description / Buy at
Soldiers Live (2000)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of The Chronicles of the Black Company Books

Chronicles of the Black Company (1986)Description / Buy at
The Return of the Black Company (1997)Description / Buy at
The Black Company Goes South (2002)Description / Buy at
The Many Deaths of the Black Company (2009)Description / Buy at
Port of Shadows (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Garrett P.I. Books

Introducing Garrett, P.I. (1980)Description / Buy at
Sweet Silver Blues (1987)Description / Buy at
Bitter Gold Hearts (1988)Description / Buy at
Cold Copper Tears (1988)Description / Buy at
Old Tin Sorrows (1989)Description / Buy at
Dread Brass Shadows (1990)Description / Buy at
Red Iron Nights (1991)Description / Buy at
Deadly Quicksilver Lies (1994)Description / Buy at
Petty Pewter Gods (1995)Description / Buy at
Faded Steel Heat (1999)Description / Buy at
Angry Lead Skies (2002)Description / Buy at
Whispering Nickel Idols (2005)Description / Buy at
Cruel Zinc Melodies (2008)Description / Buy at
Gilded Latten Bones (2010)Description / Buy at
Wicked Bronze Ambition (2013)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Dread Empire Books

A Shadow of All Night Falling (1979)Description / Buy at
October's Baby (1980)Description / Buy at
All Darkness Met (1980)Description / Buy at
The Fire in His Hands (1984)Description / Buy at
With Mercy Toward None (1985)Description / Buy at
Reap the East Wind (1987)Description / Buy at
An Ill Fate Marshalling (1988)Description / Buy at
A Path to Coldness of Heart (2012)Description / Buy at
Wrath of Kings (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Instrumentalities of the Night Books

The Tyranny of the Night (2005)Description / Buy at
Lord of the Silent Kingdom (2007)Description / Buy at
Surrender to the Will of the Night (2009)Description / Buy at
Working God's Mischief (2014)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Starfishers Books

Publication Order of Darkwar Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Heirs of Babylon (1972)Description / Buy at
The Swordbearer (1982)Description / Buy at
A Matter of Time (1985)Description / Buy at
The Dragon Never Sleeps (1988)Description / Buy at
The Tower of Fear (1989)Description / Buy at
Sung In Blood (1992)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Winter's Dreams (2012)Description / Buy at
The Best of Glen Cook (2019)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of The Berkley Showcase Books

The Berkley Showcase Vol.1 New Writings in Science Fiction and Fantasy (By: John Silbersack) (1980)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Berkley Showcase: Vol. 2(1980)Description / Buy at
Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance(2009)Description / Buy at
Writing Fantasy Heroes(2013)Description / Buy at
Operation Arcana(2015)Description / Buy at
Bonds of Valor(2023)Description / Buy at
Paladins of Valor(2024)Description / Buy at

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