Books by William C. Dietz

William C. Dietz is the author of more than 20 science fiction novels, including the Legion of the Damned novels, Legion of the Damned, The Final Battle, By Blood Alone, By Force of Arms, For More Than Glory, and For Those Who Fell. He grew up in the Seat


ANDROMEDA'S FALL by William C. Dietz
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Mostly predictable, but no less of a page turner for all that."
Beginning a sort of prequel series to Dietz's Legion of the Damned cycle (A Fighting Chance, 2011, etc.), these are the far-future exploits of what is currently known as the French Foreign Legion. Read full book review >
RUNNER by William C. Dietz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"For fans of space opera and action/adventure, this one is not to be missed."
Far-future, planet-hopping adventure, the first in a new series from the author of The Legion of the Damned novels (For Those Who Fell, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >
DEATHDAY by William C. Dietz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 4, 2001

"Against Dietz's plucky, paper-thin human characters, his flimsy aliens, based on Imperial Chinese and European colonial stereotypes, do not stand a chance."
Routine alien invasion story of blithely nasty outerspace insects and a bickering bunch of humans who, in this first in a series, decide to fight back. The carnivorous insectoid Saurons are actually three races in one: the autocratic, ruling class called the Zin, the engineering and professional class called the Kan, and the lowly Fon who do everything else. They've come to earth to enslave what few humans are left and have them build what the Saurons call a temple. They appoint Washington State Governor Alexander Franklin as the new President, who, in his desire to preserve as many lives as possible, appears to be more a collaborator than a leader to his wife, Jina, and a group of white supremacists, one of whom, Marta, is the crazed sister of security specialist Jack Manning, our hero. Cast among the slaves on the temple project, Manning finds his path crossing that of Jina Franklin, who also thinks her husband is afraid to resist. They discover that temple will be used for a lethal "rebirthing" ritual so disgusting that they keep it secret. As an act of subversion, the humans teach the Fon how to read and write and thus disseminate information about the rebirthing, causing some of the Fon to consider rebelling. Meanwhile, President Franklin, who really isn't the Quisling the Saurons portray him to be, is marked for death by the rebel white supremacists. Can Jack Manning, who would rather have Franklin die so he can take Franklin's place with Jina, save the day? Read full book review >