James P. Blaylock is an American fantasy author best known for writing the Narbondo series and the Balumnia trilogy. He won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award for his Steampunk novel, Homunculus.

Blaylock makes his home in southern California. He is best known for writing steampunk novels and is considered to be one of the pioneers of the genre. When he’s not writing books, James works as an educator. He began teaching composition in 1976 and has stayed doing it ever since. He has since become a tenured professor at Chapman University where he directs the graduate and undergraduate creative writing programs.

Publication Order of The Balumnia Trilogy Books

The Elfin Ship (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Disappearing Dwarf (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stone Giant (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Christian Trilogy Books

The Last Coin (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Paper Grail (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All the Bells on Earth (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Ghosts Trilogy Books

Night Relics (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winter Tides (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rainy Season (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Narbondo Books

The Digging Leviathan (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Homunculus (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord Kelvin's Machine (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventures of Langdon St. Ives (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ebb Tide (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Affair of the Chalk Cliffs (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zeuglodon (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Aylesford Skull (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Ring of Stones (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beneath London (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Further Adventures of Langdon St. Ives (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
River's Edge (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gobblin' Society (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Axolotl Double A-1 (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Land of Dreams (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Magic Spectacles (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Home Before Dark (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man in the Moon (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Knights of the Cornerstone (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadow on the Doorstep (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

13 Phantasms (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In for a Penny (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Metamorphosis (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Old Curiosity Shop (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
13 Phantasms and Other Stories (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Steampunk: The Beginning (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Year's Best Science Fiction Books

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collection (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anthology series.Numerous authors.

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection(1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cthulhu 2000(1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Modern Classics of Fantasy(1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection(1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time Travel: Recent Trips(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like James P. Blaylock Books, You’ll Love…

The Elfin Ship is the first book in the Balumnia trilogy. The book focuses on Master Cheeser Jonathan Bing. He used to find trading with elves easy as he’d just send a some good cheese down the river and the Elfin wonders would return to him. That was awhile ago though and things are more difficult now. The Willowood Station has been destroyed and a elfin airship started flying overhead. Jonathan decides to head downriver to deliver the cheese himself to figure out what has been happy. The trip ends up being quite eventful with the weeping skeleton, mad goblins, magic coins, an evil dwarf, a cloak of invisibility—and a watch that stopped time. The return trip will be even more eventful.

Blaylock also penned The Steampunk Adventures of Langdon St. Ives, a collection of Steampunk short stories of Professor Langdon St. Ives. The Victorian Adventurer St. Ives is a traveler through time and space. He’s a member of the Explorers Club and the Royal Society, but often finds himself misunderstood. This book collects him and his friends as they face down strange enemies and avert catastrophes that the world scarcely knows exist.

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2 Responses to “Order of James P. Blaylock Books”

  1. Robert LaRue: 1 month ago

    Thank you for adding James P. Blaylock to the series list. Looks like I’ve read most of them, but now it’s easier to track down those I missed.
    Thanks
    Bob LaRue

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    • Graeme: 1 month ago

      You’re welcome! Cheers 🙂

      Reply

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