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H. Beam Piper's Terro-human Future History

"H. Beam Piper is best known to readers for his Fuzzy books and to fans for his Paratime stories, but it is his Terro-human Future History that is his greatest and most imaginative gift."
John. F. Carr, Introduction to Empire


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Piper's Terro-human Future History is a future-historical science-fiction series which imagines the expansion of the human race from its origins on Earth (Terra) out into the galaxy.  Consisting of the novels of Piper's famous Fuzzy trilogy—Little Fuzzy (1962), Fuzzy Sapiens (originally published as The Other Human Race in 1964)—and Fuzzies and Other People (published posthumously in 1984), Piper's novels Uller Uprising (1952), Four-Day Planet (1961), Junkyard Planet (1963)—also known as The Cosmic Computer, and Space Viking (1962), and eight Piper stories originally published in pulp science-fiction magazines between 1957 and 1962 (originally reissued, along with an additional, previously-unpublished story, in the Piper collections Federation and Empire edited by John F. Carr, and more recently in Carr's The Rise of the Terran Federation), the Terro-human Future History spans over thirty millennia of future history.

Bibliography

Image - Omnilingual by H. Beam Piper, original Astounding Science Fiction edition cover illustration by Kelly Freas (1957)

"Omnilingual," cover illustration by Kelly Freas from Astounding, February 1957.

A comprehensive list of Piper's Terro-human Future History stories and novels, including reprints, in future historical chronological order, beginning with "The Edge of the Knife," first published in Amazing Stories, May 1957, and concluding with "The Keeper," first published in Venture Science Fiction, July 1957.


Gallery

Image - Four-Day Planet by H. Beam Piper, original Putnam edition dust jacket illustration by Charles Geer (1961)

Four-Day Planet, dust jacket illustration by Charles Geer, Putnam 1961.

Cover and interior art from Terro-human Future History stories and novels, both original and reprint editions, beginning with Paul Orban's interior illustrations for "Ullr Uprising," published in Space Science Fiction, February and May 1953, and Kelly Freas's cover illustration for "Omnilingual," published in Astounding Science Fiction, February 1957.  Includes Michael Whelan's iconic cover illustrations for the Ace reprints and John F. Carr's collections.


Chronology

Image - Junkyard Planet by H.Beam Piper, original Putnam edition dust jacket illustration by Herb Mott (1963)

Junkyard Planet, dust jacket illustration by Herb Mott, Putnam 1963.

A chronological complilation of future historical events from Piper's Terro-human Future History stories and novels, beginning with the events recounted in "The Edge of the Knife," set in the First Century, Atomic Era, and concluding with the events recounted in "The Keeper," set in the 301st Century, Atomic Era.


Concordance

Image - Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper, original Avon edition cover illustration by Victor Kalins (1962)

Little Fuzzy, cover illustration by Victor Kalins, Avon 1962.

A compendium of background and setting information from Piper's Terro-human Future History stories and novels, including details about characters, like Duke Angus of Wardshaven on Gram, from Space Viking, and planets, like the world Zarathustra, from Little Fuzzy.


Development

Image - Fuzzy Bones by Michael Whelan

Fuzzy Bones by William Tuning, cover illustration by Michael Whelan, Ace 1981.

Officially-sanctioned professional works and other contributions that expand upon Piper's Terro-human Future History setting.




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