Books by James D. Macdonald

THE APOCALYPSE DOOR by James D. Macdonald
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Cloak-and-dagger meets robe-and-Psalter with jokes and swagger, all just for fun."
Breezy spy spoof as members of the medieval Knights Templar have survived to modern times and find themselves in a complicated intrigue with their rivals, the Teutonic Knights, as well as with the CIA, the UN, what might be a Soviet matter-transmitter, a purloined cultic idol and a suave Manhattan Satanist who has been "excommunicated for giving evil a bad name." Read full book review >
A WORKING OF STARS by Debra Doyle
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"More, please, She Who Writes and Husband James."
The teenage paperback series Mageworlds, which mixes space opera with magic, offers its seventh flying carpet and second hardback entry, following The Stars Asunder (1999), which coalesced all the themes introduced earlier into a space-faring romance as strongly distanced from mainstream realism as Moby-Dick. Read full book review >
THE STARS ASUNDER by Debra Doyle
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1999

"That aside, the story's not too bad, with reasonable complications and a snappy pace."
First hardcover entry for an established paperback science fiction/fantasy hybrid series, the Mageworlds (The Long Hunt, etc.). Read full book review >
KNIGHT'S WYRD by Debra Doyle
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"If no new ground is broken here, neither are any covenants with fans of the genre. (Fiction. 12+)"
William Odosson, eldest son of Baron Odo, is knighted and swears fealty to his Duke on the day after the castle wizard tells him of his wyrd (fate): he will never be Baron, and will see death before receiving any other title. Read full book review >