Books by Alfred Coppel

GLORY'S PEOPLE by Alfred Coppel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1996

"Hardworking but predictable, with interchangeable characters and an old-hat space menace set against an unsurprising backdrop."
Starship Glory's third planetfall (Glory, 1993, etc.) is Yamato, a world settled by Japanese, where a medieval social structure is overlaid with modern technology. Read full book review >
THE EIGHTH DAY OF THE WEEK by Alfred Coppel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"It's enough to make you nostalgic for the Cold War."
An underwhelming tale of nukes, coups, and spies by thriller veteran Coppel (Wars and Winters, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >
WARS AND WINTERS by Alfred Coppel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 1993

"If only it weren't quite so predictable."
A Nazi dagger in the mail lures a middle-aged Californian back to Germany, where he was adopted and where his recurring nightmares seem to be set—in a chilly post-reunion thriller by the author of A Land of Mirrors (1988), etc. The dagger in question, a particularly rare bit of SS regalia, has been seen before. Read full book review >
GLORY by Alfred Coppel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"A bland and ponderous opener."
Thriller-writer Coppel's only previous sf appearance was Dark December (1960); this one kicks off a far-future story-cycle about ancient, starships that, impelled to relativistic velocities by faster-than-light tachyon particles striking their solar sails, spend hundreds of years wafting cargo between far-flung colonies. Read full book review >