William R Forstchen
William R. Forstchen is an American author of science fiction and alternate history novels. He writes the Lost Regiment series, co-authored the Civil War series with Newt Gingrich and has contributed towards such series as Riftwar, Star Trek, Magic: The Gathering and Wing Commander. Besides being a novelist, Forstchen is a Professor of History and Faculty Fellow at Montreat College, in North Carolina. He earned his doctorate from Purdue University, specializing in Military History, the American Civil War and the History of Technology. William lives near Asheville, North Carolina.

William R. Forstchen made his debut as a novelist in 1983 with the novel Ice Prophet. Below is a list of William R. Forstchen’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of After Books

One Second After (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Year After (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Day (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Crystal Books

The Crystal Warriors (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crystal Sorcerers (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Civil War/Gettysburg Books

(with Newt Gingrich)

Gettysburg (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grant Comes East (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Never Call Retreat (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Battle of the Crater / To Make Men Free (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ice Prophet Books

Ice Prophet (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Flame Upon the Ice (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Darkness Upon the Ice (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Legends of the Riftwar Books

Honored Enemy (With: Raymond E. Feist) (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in LaMut (By:Joel Rosenberg,Raymond E. Feist) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jimmy the Hand (By:S.M. Stirling,Raymond E. Feist) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lost Regiment Books

Rally Cry (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Union Forever (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terrible Swift Sword (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fateful Lightning (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Battle Hymn (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Never Sound Retreat (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Band of Brothers (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Men of War (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Down to the Sea (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Magic: The Gathering Books

Arena (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Prodigal Sorcerer (By:Mark Sumner) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Legacy (By:Robert E. Vardeman) (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadowmoor (By:Susan J. Morris) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Throne of Eldraine (By:Kate Elliott) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Pearl Harbor/Pacific War Books

(with Newt Gingrich)

Pearl Harbor (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Days of Infamy (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Revolutionary War Books

(with Newt Gingrich)

To Try Men's Souls (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Valley Forge (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Victory at Yorktown (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Star Voyager Books

Star Voyager Academy (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Article 23 (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prometheus (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Gamester Wars Books

The Alexandrian Ring (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Assassin Gambit (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Napoleon Wager (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Wing Commander Books

Freedom Flight (By:Mercedes Lackey) (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
End Run (By:Christopher Stasheff) (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fleet Action (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heart Of The Tiger (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Price of Freedom (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Action Stations (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
False Colors (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wing Commander Novelization (By:Peter Telep) (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wing Commander Junior Novelization (By:Peter Telep) (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pilgrim Stars (By:Peter Telep) (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Into the Sea of Stars (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1945 (With: Newt Gingrich) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Four Magics (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
We Look Like Men of War (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
At the Water's Edge (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Valley of the Shadow (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Firestorm (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pillar to the Sky (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
48 Hours (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Doctors of the Night (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Day of Wrath (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twin Flame (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

It Seemed Like a Good Idea... (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hot Shots (With: Jennie E. Chancey) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Honor Untarnished (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Star Trek: The Next Generation Books

The Peacekeepers (By:Gene DeWeese) (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Rock and a Hard Place (By:Peter David) (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strike Zone (By:Peter David) (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vendetta (By:Peter David) (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Boogeymen (By:Mel Gilden) (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Q-In-Law (By:Peter David) (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spartacus (By:Terry Mancour) (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chains of Command (By:Bill McCay) (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grounded (By:David Bischoff) (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Romulan Prize (By:Simon Hawke) (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Here There Be Dragons (By:John Peel) (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Q-Squared (By:Peter David) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blaze of Glory (By:Simon Hawke) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Into the Nebula (By:Gene DeWeese) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Death of Princes (By:John Peel) (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Fury Scorned (By:Pamela Sargent) (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Storm Heaven (By:Esther M. Friesner) (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Q-Strike (By:Greg Cox) (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Imzadi II (By:Peter David) (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Forgotten War (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tooth and Claw (By:Doranna Durgin) (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Diplomatic Implausibility (By:Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Hard Rain (By:Dean Wesley Smith) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Do Comets Dream? (By:S.P. Somtow) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sky's the Limit (By:Marco Palmieri) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Q & A (By:Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Greater Than the Sum (By:Christopher L. Bennett) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Persistence of Memory (By:David Mack) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silent Weapons (By:David Mack) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Body Electric (By:David Mack) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Takedown (By:John Jackson Miller) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Collateral Damage (By:David Mack) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Honoured Enemy was written with Raymond E. Feist. The Crystal series was written with Greg Morrison. The Gettysburg, Pacific War and George Washington series, along with the standalone novel 1945, were written with Newt Gingrich. The Battle of the Crater (aka To Make Men Free) was written with Albert S. Hanser.

The Four Magics series was co-authored by Larry Segriff. End Run was co-authored by Christopher Stasheff. Heart of the Tiger was written with Andrew Keith. The Price of Freedom was written with Ben Ohlander. False Colors was written with William H. Keith. Catseye was written with Jaki Demarest.

It Seemed like a Good Idea… was written with Bill Fawcett. Hot Shots was co-authored by Jennie E. Chancey. Honor Untarnished was co-authored by Donald V. Bennett.

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William R. Forstchen Synopsis: Ice Prophet is the first in William R. Forstchen’s Ice Prophet series. For thousands of years after the Accident, Earth’s small population was ravaged by plague and wars, leaving many casualties. When all hope seemed lost, a leader emerged, offering the promise of renewal to an otherwise miserable world. Is this sudden blessing exactly what is seems to be?

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