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Encyclopedia > Chris Bunch

Christopher R. (Chris) Bunch (22 December 19434 July 2005) was an American science fiction and television writer, who wrote and co-wrote about thirty novels. December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... For the United States holiday, the Fourth of July, see Independence Day (United States). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ...

Born in Fresno, California, he collaborated with Allan Cole on a series of books involving a hero named Sten in a galactic empire. (Cole married Bunch's sister, Kathryn.) He served in Vietnam as a patrol commander. He also wrote for Rolling Stone and was a correspondent for Stars and Stripes. He died in his hometown of Ilwaco, Washington, after a long battle with a lung ailment. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Allan Cole (born 1943) is an American author and television writer, who has written or co-written nearly thirty books. ... Sten is the first book in Chris Bunch and Allan Coles The Sten Chronicles. ... Galactic empires are a fairly common theme in science fiction. ... Allan Cole (born 1943) is an American author and television writer, who has written or co-written nearly thirty books. ... Rolling Stone is an American magazine devoted to music, politics and popular culture. ... Stars and Stripes is the name of the United States Armed Forces newspaper that is published for American forces. ... Ilwaco is a city located in Pacific County, Washington. ... Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,824 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ...


List of works

Solo Novels and Series

The Seer King Trilogy

  • The Seer King (1997) (ISBN 0-446-60524-7)
  • The Warrior King (1998) (ISBN 0-446-67456-7)
  • The Demon King (1999) (ISBN 0-446-67327-7)

The Dragonmaster Trilogy

  • Storm of Wings (2002) (ISBN 1-84149-104-7)
  • Knighthood of the Dragon (2003) (ISBN 1-84149-216-7)
  • The Last Battle (2004) (ISBN 1-84149-179-9)

The Last Legion

  • The Last Legion (1999) (ISBN 0-451-45686-6)
  • Firemask (2000) (ISBN 0-451-45687-4)
  • Storm Force (2000) (ISBN 0-451-45688-2)
  • Homefall (2001) (ISBN 0-451-45841-9)

Seer King

  • The Seer King (1997) (ISBN 0-446-67282-3)
  • The Demon King (1998) (ISBN 0-446-67327-7)
  • The Warrior King (1999) (ISBN 0-446-67456-7)

Shadow Warrior

  • Shadow Warrior: The Wind After Time (1996) (ISBN 0-345-38735-X)
  • Shadow Warrior: Hunt the Heavens (1996) (ISBN 0-345-38736-8)
  • Shadow Warrior: Darkness of God (1997) (ISBN 0-345-38737-6)

Star Risk Series

An outlined novel in the Star Risk, LTD. series, "The Gangster Conspiracy," was finished by Bunch's friend Steve Perry, (and his son, Dal Perry), and will be forthcoming in the summer of 2007. Front Cover Star Risk, Ltd. ... Front Cover The Scoundrel Worlds is the second book in Chris Bunchs Star Risk Series ... The Doublecross Program is the third book in Chris Bunchs Star Risk Series ... The Dog From Hell is the fourth and last book in Chris Bunchs Star Risk Series ...


  • The Empire Stone (2000) (ISBN 3-442-24965-1)
  • Corsair (2001) (ISBN 3-442-24964-3)

As final part of quartet by Dudley Pope, Corsair is a fantasy novel written by Chris Bunch and published in 2001 (ISBN 3-442-24964-3)It features Gareth Radnor, an honorable young man whose parents were slaughtered by Linyati slavers, found himself to became a captain of a private...

Novels and Series Co-Authored with Allan Cole


While the main draw of the series was the action and understated humor, the series was actually a political critique. It had seemed to Bunch and Cole that entirely too many science fiction authors were enamored with monarchies and their consequent fascist (although benevolent) ideals. They wanted to write a series to show the realities of politics and power - and to place a working-class man into this series; letting the reader see through his eyes and watch as he grows to be a real, and realistic, hero.

  • Sten (1982) (ISBN 0-345-32460-9)
  • The Wolf Worlds (1984) (ISBN 0-345-31229-5)
  • Court of a Thousand Suns (1985) (ISBN 0-345-31681-9)
  • Fleet of the Damned (1988) (ISBN 0-345-33172-9)
  • Revenge of the Damned (1989) (ISBN 0-345-33173-7)
  • The Return of the Emperor (1990) (ISBN 0-345-36130-X)
  • Vortex (1992) (ISBN 0-345-37151-8)
  • Empire's End (1993) (ISBN 0-345-37696-X)


  • The Far Kingdoms (1985) (ISBN 0-345-38056-8)
  • The Warrior's Tale (1994) (ISBN 0-345-38734-1)
  • Kingdoms of the Night (1995) (ISBN 0-345-38732-5)


  • A Reconing For Kings (1987) (ISBN 0-689-11707-8)

External links

  Results from FactBites:
The SF Site: A Conversation With Chris Bunch (688 words)
Chris Bunch is the co-author (with Allan Cole) of the Sten series and the Anteros trilogy from Del Rey.
On his own, he is the author of the Shadow Warrior, another SF series from Del Rey.
Both Ranger- and Airborne-qualified, Chris Bunch was part of the first troop commitment into Vietnam, a patrol commander and later a combat correspondent for Stars & Stripes.
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