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"While it is our loss that we will never know Beam Piper as a man, or read what he might have written had his life not come to such an abrupt end, it is our consolation that we can come to know and treasure him through his novels and stories."

John. F. Carr, Introduction to Federation

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Terro-human Future History

Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper, Ace edition cover illustration by Michael Whelan Piper's "History of the Future" is a series of linked science-fiction stories published between 1952 and 1964 which chart the future of human civilization from the first days of space exploration to an era when Earth (Terra) is a glaciated backwater of interstellar empire. The Terro-human Future History includes eight short stories as well as Piper's novels Four-Day Planet, Uller Uprising, Little Fuzzy and its sequels, Junkyard Planet (reissued as The Cosmic Computer), and Space Viking. The Terro-human Future History section includes a bibliography of Future History works, a gallery of related illustrations, a concordance of information from the setting, gleanings from Piper's works, a chronology of the Future History, and additional development of the setting.


Paratime

Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen by H. Beam Piper, Ace edition cover illustration by Michael Whelan Piper's science-fiction stories of alternate, parallel worlds patrolled by the cross-time-traveling Paratime Police were published between 1948 and 1965. Seven Paratime short stories were published during Piper's lifetime; the last two, "Gunpowder God" and "Down Styphon!," were combined and expanded into the novel Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen, published shortly after his death. The Paratime section includes a bibliography of Paratime works, a gallery of related illustrations, a concordance of information from the setting, gleanings from Piper's works, a chronography of Paratime, and additional development of the setting.


Piper's other work

Murder in the Gunroom by H. Beam Piper,  Knopf edition cover illustration In addition to his Future History and Paratime series, Piper published other speculative fiction, historical fiction, mystery fiction, and non-fiction. Beginning with his first publication in 1927, these other works include eleven short stories, Piper's mystery novel Murder in the Gunroom, and the novels Null-ABC and Lone Star Planet co-authored with Piper's occasional collaborator John. J. McGuire. This section includes a bibliography of other works by Piper, a gallery of related illustrations, a concordance of information from these other settings, and additional development of the settings.


H. Beam Piper

H. Beam Piper, photo from Knoph edition of Murder in the Gunroom dustjacket, 1953 This section includes biographical information and photographs of Piper, a complete bibliography of his original publications, his collaborations with other authors (including posthumous contributions to his work), a marketplace of Piper items, and fan contributions inspired by Piper's work.


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Future History | Paratime | Other works | H. Beam Piper

"Their ancestors had been living on the Atlantic coast for over five hundred years; they all spoke the same language, and were of the same stock: Zarthani. They hadn't come from across the Atlantic, but from the west, across the continent." — H. Beam Piper, Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen



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