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Axler, James

Works: 342 works in 878 publications in 1 language and 11,899 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Adventure stories  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
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
Damnation road show by James Axler( Book )
55 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Ryan and his band of rebels must protect what's left of their world from Shadow Earth invaders--genetically enhanced aggressors with advanced weaponry who have attacked this fragile planet once before and failed
Shadow box by James Axler( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
"The collapse of the hybrid-ruled baronies offers a glimmer of hope for an Earth free from the shackles of the alien race that has subjugated humankind since the dawn of time. But the Annunaki threat remains ominous. For the Cerberus rebels, safeguarding the future of the human race remains daunting...and deadly. A new a horrific face of the Annunaki legacy appears in the Arizona desert. A shambling humanoid monster preys on human victims, consuming their energy, burning their souls--leaving empty, mindless shells in its wake. Trapped inside this creature, the souls of rogue Igigi, once the treasured slave caste of the Annunaki, seek hosts for their physical rebirth. And no human--perhaps not even the Cerberus rebels--can stop them from reclaiming the planet of their masters for themselves...."--p. [4] of cover
Crimson waters by James Axler( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 88 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."--P. [4] of cover
Immortal twilight by James Axler( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 84 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 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
Dragon City by James Axler( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 84 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"-- Cover verso
Deathlands by James Axler( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Forced to takes sides in a civil war or face certain death, Ryan Cawdor and his friends, desperate to find a way out of the conflict, must first defeat Snake Eye, the deadliest gunslinger in Deathlands, who wants Ryan's head
Death lands by James Axler( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
While in the backwater world of Lake Superior's Royal Island, Ryan Cawdor and his band of warriors discover commodities worth killing and dying for, and become trapped in mutant-infested land and water as they try to bargain with two rival barons
Arcadian's asylum by James Axler( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 77 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
Deathlands by James Axler( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Hell road warriors by James Axler( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
The human will to survive has sharpened to a knife edge after a century of postnuclear madness. In a lawless land where firepower and savagery rule, power lies with the barons and coldhearts who wield control through terror. Against all odds, a courageous few still fight for something better to live by-honor, decency and hope. Emerging relatively unscathed from the apocalyptic rebirth of North America, Canada hides a trove of Cold War-era secret government installations known as Diefenbunkers, filled with caches of weapons, wags and food. Ryan Cawdor and his companions agree to ride sec for a convoy headed west across the remnants of the old Trans-Canada Highway to retrieve the ultimate prize: four portable nuclear reactors. It's enough power to light up a ville for years, a bright beacon for a new tomorrow. But they have death on their tail, a baron and his sec men who will stop at nothing to claim the prize as their own
Palaces of Light by James Axler( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
"Remnants of America's past are littered across the postapocalyptic landscape, but little remains of the predark ideals of law and order. Survival is a blood quest, and lethal force the means to power. Still, a handful retains their humanity among the coldhearts, and in a world where nothing lasts forever, hope is a commodity as precious as jack. Steeped in beauty and mysticism, the canyons of Mesa Verde, Colorado, survived the blast that altered the American west. Hired to track a group of missing children, Ryan Cawdor and his band follow the trail to a legendary city carved in stone, older and stronger than the nukecaust. The inhabitants of the palaces of light are more than warriors and survivors; they are masters of mind games that prey on illusion. And true believers in a metaphysical end game poised to push the companions over the edge of reality ... into certain death" -- Cover verso
Wretched earth by James Axler( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 75 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" -- Cover verso
Chrono spasm by James Axler( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Remnants of humanity have managed to regroup after a global nuclear showdown that decimated the planet. But life in Deathlands is a far cry from actual living. And the survivors must believe they'll find something better, because surrendering to the inhospitable forces of a nuked world means giving in to death, or worse
Apocalypse unborn by James Axler( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 74 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"-- Cover verso
Cradle of destiny by James Axler( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
"In the Middle East's legendary Fertile Crescent, millennia-old artifacts are unearthed. Shockingly, they appear to belong to one of Cerberus's own. As events converge to play out a destiny forged in cross-dimensional currents, Grant is plunged back through the shimmering vortex of time. Part phantasm, part warrior known as Enkidu, the man bull, he is hunted by humanity's oldest enemy. Kane, Brigid and Domi lead a rescue party across a parallax to destroy the legendary god beast Humbaba--before Grant is lost forever..."--P. [4] of cover
Blood harvest by James Axler( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 73 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
Perception fault by James Axler( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 73 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" -- Cover verso
Tainted cascade by James Axler( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
The blighted aftermath of a global nuclear showdown, Deathlands exacts a blood price. The living pay it; the dead don't care. For one legendary band of warriors, this barbaric new world holds a chance for redemption: the secrets of the past. They roam a disfigured America, searching for pre-dark tech ... seeking the path to a future worth living. Utah's Great Salt Lake Desert remains a death pit of scorching heat, cannies and grim odds. Ryan Cawdor and his group survive the trek there, only to be drugged, robbed and left for the slave trade. Escaping their captors leaves them alive but stripped of their prized gear: their weps, J.B. Dix's glasses, Dr. Mildred Wyeth's medical kit and, worse, her secret codex. The companions must rely on each other to challenge their enemy and settle the score
Truth engine by James Axler( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Cerberus Redoubt, the rebel base of operations, has fallen under attack. The enemy at the gates is Ullikummis, a scion born of hate, a pawn of his powerful father's game of ultimate manipulation. Kane and the others are his prisoners, losing their free will through his unbreakable mind control. The stone god demands Kane lead his advancing armies as he retakes Earth in the ultimate act of revenge
Haven's blight by James Axler( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Stranded in Haven, the fetid swamplands of the Louisiana Gulf, Ryan and his band of rebels are forced to help Baron Blackwell save Haven from a genetic blood curse when Krysty Wroth is injured and her fate hangs in the balance
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controlled identity James, Laurence, 1942-2000

Boot, Andy
Collins, Terry, 1967-
Ellis, Mark, 1953-
James, Laurence, 1942-2000
Milán, Victor
Philipson, Alan
Pollotta, Nick
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