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.

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Publication Order of The Balumnia Trilogy Books

The Elfin Ship (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Disappearing Dwarf (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Stone Giant (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Christian Trilogy Books

The Last Coin (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Paper Grail (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
All the Bells on Earth (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Ghosts Trilogy Books

Publication Order of Narbondo Books

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

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Axolotl Double A-1 (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Land of Dreams (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Magic Spectacles (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Home Before Dark (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Man in the Moon (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Knights of the Cornerstone (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Shadow on the Doorstep (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Paper Dragons (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Better Boy (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Old Curiosity Shop (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
His Own Back Yard (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Collections

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Steampunk: The Beginning (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Third Annual Collection(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cthulhu 2000(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Modern Classics of Fantasy(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Queen Victoria's Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Time Travel: Recent Trips(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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: 3 years 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.
    Bob LaRue


    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      You’re welcome! Cheers 🙂


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