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Axler, James

Overview
Works: 259 works in 615 publications in 1 language and 8,825 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Dystopian fiction  Steampunk fiction  Adventure stories  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3551.X54, 813.54
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Publications about James Axler
Publications by James Axler
Publications by James Axler, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by James Axler
End day by James Axler( Book )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Ryan Cawdor and his six companions, after unwittingly slipping through a time hole, arrive in 20th-century New York City where they, getting their first glimpse of predark civilization, must stop their enemy Magus from destroying them on Nuke Day and erasing their future
Devil's vortex by James Axler( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
"Since the nukecaust, the American dream has been reduced to a daily fight for survival. In the hellish landscape of Deathlands, few dare to dream of a better tomorrow. But Ryan Cawdor and his companions press on, driven by the need for a future less treacherous than the present."--Page 4 of cover
Crimson waters by James Axler( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
"When a mat-trans malfunction strands Ryan Cawdor and his friends in a gutted redoubt in the West Indies, the crystal waters offer them a tantalizing glimpse of untouched splendor. But the oasis is abruptly shattered by violent and ruthless pirates, and Ryan has to barter with a young guide, a teenage boy on a blood quest against a sadistic local warlord, to navigate a land teeming with predators-mutie, human and animal. The race is on to find a second redoubt, buried deep in the inhospitable heart of Monster Island. As pirates, mutie sec men and monsters converge, the kill zone widens, blood flows ... and the group rushes to escape paradise before it destroys them."--Page 4 of cover
Dragon City by James Axler( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
"Humanity has been held in subjugation for thousands of years, manipulated by a cruel alien race. But what began as a game among self-styled gods evolved into an internecine power play. Divided by ego and greed, the enemy faced resistance-and a reckoning-from an intrepid group of human rebels. But now the Cerberus operation lies in disarray, its members missing or broken, even as the Annunaki threat is reborn in a new and more horrifying form. Enlil, cruelest of them all, is set to revive the sadistic pantheon that will rule the Earth. Based in his vast Dragon City, Enlil plans to create infinite gods-at the cost of humankind. With the Cerberus team at its lowest ebb, can they possibly stop his twisted plan? Or are they, too, destined to be absorbed by the God Machine"--Page 2 of cover
Hive invasion by James Axler( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
"Desperate to find water and shelter on the barren plains of former Oklahoma, Ryan and his team come upon a community that appears, at first, to be peaceful. Then the ville is attacked by a group of its own inhabitants- people infected with a parasite that has turned them into slave warriors for an unknown overlord. The companions try to fend off the enemy and protect the remaining population, but when Ryan is captured during a second ambush, all hope seems lost. Especially when he launches an assault against his own crew."
Apocalypse unseen by James Axler( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
"A fiery god of destruction resurrects his plot to retake earth."--Provided by publisher
End program by James Axler( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
"No one waits long for trouble in Deathlands--it's everywhere in the remains of a nuke-altered civilization. The American dream was annihilated more than a century ago by the country's own unchecked power play. But the worst may be yet to come. Built upon a predark military installation in former California, a ville called Progress could be the utopia Ryan Cawdor and his companions have been seeking. A place where humanity and technology thrive, it's the nucleus of a new hope for Deathlands. The successful replacement of Ryan's missing eye with a cybernetic prosthetic nearly convinces the group that their days of surviving hell are behind them. Then they discover that the high tech in Progress isn't designed to enhance human life, but to destroy it. To block the final assault, the companions must stop Ryan from becoming a willing pawn in the eradication of mankind."-- From back cover
Apocalypse unborn by James Axler( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
"Reborn primeval in the fires of thermonuclear hell, America's aftermath is one of manifest evil, savage endurance and lingering hope. Traversing the lawless continent on a journey without destination, Ryan Cawdor seeks humanity in an inhuman world. In the Deathlands, life is cheap, death is free and survival demands the highest price of all. Magus is a steel-eyed cybernetic sociopath whose bloodlust knows no bounds. Now, the savage Pacific isles above a long-submerged Southern California are his new arena. Ryan wants a second chance to chill Magus once and for all. But as the ringmaster of torture orchestrates his magnum opus, a stunning sideshow is under way. PreDark whitecoats believe they have found the key to turn back time and intercept the deed that erased human history"--Page 2 of cover
Iron rage by James Axler( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Since the nukecaust, the American dream has been reduced to a daily fight for survival. In the hellish landscape of Deathlands, few dare to dream of a better tomorrow. But Ryan Cawdor and his companions press on, driven by the need for a future less treacherous than the present. Pulling sec duty aboard a steamboat on the mighty Sippi is a welcome reprieve for Ryan and his friends ... until armored warships reduce their vessel to a burning husk. Abruptly stranded in a nightmarish, poisonous swamp, fighting off crocodiles and muties, the companions and their crew of allies get to work building rafts. Their escape route, however, is swiftly intercepted, and they learn they've sailed into the middle of a fierce conflict between two villes fighting over the iron trade. The companions don't seem to stand a chance against the fleets of ironclad gunboats. But in Deathlands, even the underdog can bite back
Child of Slaughter by James Axler( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
When Doc is taken captive by a band of marauders in what was once Nebraska, Ryan and the companions rally to get him back. But they aren't just fighting the local muties. They're also up against the area's terrifying terrain, which shifts and morphs at a moment's notice. With their options dwindling in this mazelike region that doesn't obey the laws of physics, the team joins forces with a beautiful and deadly woman who evens the odds on the battlefield. But while this warrior seems to be on their side, she has a secret agenda that could spell the end for them all ... Since the nukecaust, the American dream has been reduced to a daily fight for survival. In the hellish landscape of Deathlands, few dare to dream of a better tomorrow. But Ryan Cawdor and his companions press on, driven by the need for a future less treacherous than the present
Arcadian's asylum by James Axler( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Baron Eugene Arcadian has bigger visions than just a monopoly on jack and trade--he wants the future. He needs the help of Ryan Cawdor and his warrior group, and for these unwilling participants, a new terror is about to be reborn
Dark fathoms by James Axler( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
"No place on Earth escaped the nuclear Armageddon that spawned the hellscape known as Deathlands. In a ravaged world where violence and lawlessness rule, a rare breed of hero has emerged. Ryan Cawdor is a lethal fighter who lives by a code of honor and fair play, and that has made him a legend?." ~amazon.com
Perception fault by James Axler( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
"The ravaged landscape that was America two centuries ago is now blighted by post-nuclear holocaust savagery. Still, there remain pockets of preDark technology that may offer undiscovered paths to reclaiming the future. Ryan Cawdor and his companions have faced most kinds of horror that Deathlands can deliver-and survived. This merciless place can break even the strongest, but it has yet to destroy hope. Denver offers a glimpse of that very hope-a power plant, electricity, food and freedom. But the city is caught in a civil war between two would-be leaders and their civilian armies. Challenged by both sides to do their bidding, Ryan discovers a third player in the quest to control the mile-high city-a secret enclave of White Coats with the strength and technology to pursue a twisted agenda of their own"--Page 2 of cover
Terminal white by James Axler( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
"In the northern wilderness, behind an artificial curtain of winter, the legacy of the deposed god kings lives on. An experimental testing ground - where computers have replaced independent choice - is turning citizens into docile, obedient sheep. The brainchild of a dedicated Magistrate of the old order, Terminal White promises to achieve the subjugation of the human race. As the Cerberus warriors infiltrate and get trapped in this mechanized web, humanity's only salvation may be lost in a blinding white doom."--Provided by publisher
Angel of doom by James Axler( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
MYTHIC PROPORTIONS. Insidious alien forces conspiring to enslave humanity grow increasingly dangerous and defiant. Willing to do whatever it takes to defeat these ancient invaders, the Cerberus rebels carry on the fight for freedom. DAMNATION THRALL The Cerberus fighters embark on an urgent quest to discover what happened to expeditions lost in Italy, on land that once belonged to the Etruscan empire. On site they encounter the monstrous Charun, armed with the hammer of the gods, and Vanth, the angelic winged huntress with a heart of evil. These alien gods are intent on opening a portal to bring their kind to earth, harnessing the power of victims' minds while using their bodies as shock troops. As the river Styx is poised to flow again, the Cerberus team must prevail or an invasion from a barbaric dimension will lay siege to Europe ... and beyond
Blood harvest by James Axler( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
The cataclysm of nuclear winter transmuted the world into a place both torturous and unforgiving. But there are those with the courage and perseverance to seek out something beyond the merciless life-and-death struggle of Deathlands. In a treacherous frontier that plays for keeps, staying alive is the best victory. Washed ashore in the North Atlantic, Ryan Cawdor and Doc Tanner discover two islands still pristinely intact after Skydark, but whose inhabitants suffer a darker, more horrifying punishment. A hideous strain of mutation manifests, turning some into half-monstrous giants with an unquenchable thirst for blood. The Nightwalkers unleash a hellish feast of horror when the sun goes down. Now Ryan and Doc struggle to survive this enclave of unimaginable terror, trapped in a baronial conflict between the rulers of night and day, with only one way out - internecine war in a world of the damned
Wretched earth by James Axler( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
"After the Megacull, the weak died off, so that a century later, the living have descended from only the toughest stock. Still, it takes more than strength to survive Deathlands. It takes skill, cunning and a warrior's heart. But for Ryan Cawdor, staying alive isn't just about living. In this nuke-transformed America, it helps if somewhere, deep inside, there's hope of finding something better. A virulent strain of a predark biowep has been unleashed upon the denizens of northern Kansas, turning them into rotting, flesh-eating monsters. Running from the mindless, soulless rottie hordes, Ryan and his companions arrive in the civil-war-torn ville of Sweetwater Junction. They've got one shot at beating the hungry rotties: turn the bloodlust of the ville's warring factions away from each other and toward a common enemy. But that means splitting up and hiring on as sec for both sides and surviving the firefight-before the real hell is unleashed. In Deathlands, time is blood"--Page 2 of cover
Immortal twilight by James Axler( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Kane and his Cerberus rebels have defied the odds and repelled an alien infiltration by minds of far greater complexity than those of man. But with Earth undefended and ripe for the plucking, a new threat emerges ... one that has been created by man himself. Nurtured in the secret laboratories of nineteenth-century London where they were designed as Queen Victoria's ultimate supersoldiers, five immortals break free from their most recent subterranean prison in the Gray Area. Impervious to attack, stronger and faster than ordinary humans, these surreally beautiful, self-serving five are the ultimate killing machines. And they're ready to make up for centuries of boredom, warping everyone they meet in their perverted quest to rule the world. Only Kane and his team dare to stand against their wicked art--if they can
 
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controlled identity James, Laurence, 1942-2000

Boot, Andy
Collins, Terry 1967-
Ellis, Mark 1953-
Milán, Victor
Philipson, Alan
Pollotta, Nick
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