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:

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Publication Order of After/John Matherson Books

One Second After (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
One Year After (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Final Day (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Five Years After (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Crystal Books

The Crystal Warriors (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Crystal Sorcerers (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Civil War/Gettysburg Books

(with Newt Gingrich)

Gettysburg (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Grant Comes East (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Never Call Retreat (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Battle of the Crater / To Make Men Free (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Ice Prophet Books

Ice Prophet (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Flame Upon the Ice (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Darkness Upon the Ice (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Legends Of The Riftwar Books

Honored Enemy (With: Raymond E. Feist) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murder in LaMut (By: Joel Rosenberg,Raymond E. Feist) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jimmy the Hand (By: S.M. Stirling,Raymond E. Feist) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Lost Regiment Books

Rally Cry (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Union Forever (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Terrible Swift Sword (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fateful Lightning (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Battle Hymn (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Never Sound Retreat (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Band of Brothers (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Men of War (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Down to the Sea (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Magic: The Gathering Books

Arena (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Whispering Woods (By: Clayton Emery) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cursed Land (By: Teri McLaren) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Prodigal Sorcerer (By: Mark Sumner) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ashes of the Sun (By: Hanovi Braddock) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Song of Time (By: Teri McLaren) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
And Peace Shall Sleep (By: Sonia Orin Lyris) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark Legacy (By: Robert Vardeman) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Darksteel Eye (By: Jess Lebow) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadowmoor (By: Susan J.Morris) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alara Unbroken (By: Doug Beyer) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Zendikar: In the Teeth of Akoum (By: Brook Steingass) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Scars of Mirrodin: The Quest for Karn (By: Robert B. Wintermute) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Theros: A Godsend Novel (By: Jenna Helland) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Journey Into Nyx: Godsend, Part II (By: Jenna Helland) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Throne of Eldraine (By: Kate Elliott) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Pearl Harbor/Pacific War Books

(with Newt Gingrich)

Publication Order of Revolutionary War Books

(with Newt Gingrich)

To Try Men's Souls (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Valley Forge (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Victory at Yorktown (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Star Voyager Books

Publication Order of The Gamester Wars Books

The Alexandrian Ring (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Assassin Gambit (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Napoleon Wager (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Wing Commander Books

Freedom Flight (By: Mercedes Lackey,Ellen Guon) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
End Run (By: Christopher Stasheff) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fleet Action (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Heart Of The Tiger (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Price of Freedom (With: Ben Ohlander) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Action Stations (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
False Colors (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wing Commander Novelization (By: Peter Telep) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wing Commander Junior Novelization (By: Peter Telep) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pilgrim Stars (By: Peter Telep) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Into the Sea of Stars (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
1945 (With: Newt Gingrich) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Four Magics (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
We Look Like Men of War (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
At the Water's Edge (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Valley of the Shadow (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Firestorm (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pillar to the Sky (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
48 Hours (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Doctors of the Night (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Day of Wrath (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Twin Flame (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Hot Shots (With: Jennie E. Chancey) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Honor Untarnished (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Star Trek: The Next Generation (Numbered) Books

Encounter at Farpoint (By: David Gerrold) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ghost Ship (By: Diane Carey) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Peacekeepers (By: Gene DeWeese) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Children of Hamlin (By: Carmen Carter) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Survivors (By: Jean Lorrah) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Strike Zone (By: Peter David) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Power Hungry (By: Howard Weinstein) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Masks (By: John Vornholt) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Captain's Honor (By: David Dvorkin,Daniel Dvorkin) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Rock and a Hard Place (By: Peter David) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gulliver's Fugitives (By: Keith Sharee) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Doomsday World (By: Peter David,Carmen Carter,Robert Greenberger,Michael Jan Friedman) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Eyes of the Beholders (By: A.C. Crispin) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Exiles (By: Howard Weinstein) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Contamination (By: John Vornholt) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Boogeymen (By: Mel Gilden) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Q-in-Law (By: Peter David) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Perchance to Dream (By: Howard Weinstein) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Spartacus (By: Terry Mancour) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chains of Command (By: Bill McCay,Eloise Flood) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Imbalance (By: V.E. Mitchell) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
War Drums (By: John Vornholt) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightshade (By: Laurell K Hamilton) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Grounded (By: David Bischoff) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Romulan Prize (By: Simon Hawke) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Guises of the Mind (By: Rebecca Neason) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Here There Be Dragons (By: John Peel) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sins of Commission (By: Susan Wright) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Debtors' Planet (By: W.R. Thompson) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Foreign Foes (By: Dave Galanter,Greg Brodeur) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Requiem (By: Michael Jan Friedman,Kevin Ryan) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Balance of Power (By: Dafydd ab Hugh) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blaze of Glory (By: Simon Hawke) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Romulan Stratagem (By: Robert Greenberger) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Into the Nebula (By: Gene DeWeese) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Star Trek: Q Squared (By: Peter David) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Stand (By: Brad Ferguson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dragon's Honor (By: Greg Cox,Kij Johnson) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rogue Saucer (By: John Vornholt) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Possession (By: Kathleen O'Malley,J.M. Dillard) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Soldiers of Fear (By: Dean Wesley Smith) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Infiltrator (By: W.R. Thompson) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Fury Scorned (By: Pamela Sargent) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sins of Commission (By: Susan Wright) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Death of Princes (By: John Peel) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Intellivore (By: Diane Duane) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
To Storm Heaven (By: Esther M. Friesner) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Q-Strike (By: Greg Cox) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Infection (By: John Gregory Betancourt) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
I, Q (By: Peter David,John de Lancie) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dyson Sphere (By: George Zebrowski) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Vectors (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Quarantine (By: John Vornholt) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Red Sector (By: Michael Jan Friedman,Diane Carey) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Double or Nothing (By: Peter David) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The First Virtue (By: Christie Golden,Michael Jan Friedman) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Forgotten War (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gemworld, Book One (By: John Vornholt) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gemworld, Book Two (By: John Vornholt) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Genesis Wave Book One (By: John Vornholt) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Vectors: Double Helix #2 (By: Dean Wesley Smith) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Diplomatic Implausibility (By: Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tooth and Claw (By: Doranna Durgin) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maximum Warp: Book One (By: Dave Galanter,Greg Brodeur) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maximum Warp: Book Two (By: Dave Galanter,Greg Brodeur) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Genesis Wave, Book Two (By: John Vornholt) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Immortal Coil (By: Jeffrey Lang) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Hard Rain (By: Dean Wesley Smith) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sand and Stars (By: Diane Duane,A.C. Crispin) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Takedown (By: John Jackson Miller) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Don't Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Last Stand(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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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