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Randall Garrett (December 16, 1927 - December 31, 1987) was an American science fiction and fantasy author. He was a prolific contributor to Astounding and other science fiction magazines of the 1950s and 1960s. He instructed Robert Silverberg in the techniques of selling large quantities of action-adventure sf, and collaborated with him on two novels about Earth bringing civilization to an alien planet. is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 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. ... For other uses, see Fantasy (disambiguation). ... Astounding Stories was a seminal science fiction magazine founded in 1930. ... At the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005 Robert Silverberg (January 15, 1935, Brooklyn, New York) is a prolific American author best known for writing science fiction, a multiple winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. ...

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Biography and writing career

Garrett is best known for the Lord Darcy books—the novel Too Many Magicians and two short story collections—set in an alternate world where a joint British-French empire still led by a Plantagenet dynasty has survived into the twentieth century and where magic works and has been scientifically codified. The Darcy books are rich in jokes, puns, and references (particularly to works of detective and spy fiction: Lord Darcy is himself partially modelled on Sherlock Holmes), elements that often appear in his shorter works. Michael Kurland would continue to write Lord Darcy stories. Lord Darcy is a detective in an alternate history, created by Randall Garrett. ... Too Many Magicians is a novel by Randall Garrett, an American science-fiction writer. ... Alternate history (fiction) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Angevin is the name applied to two distinct medieval dynasties which originated as counts (from 1360, dukes) of the western French province of Anjou (of which angevin is the adjectival form), but later came to rule far greater areas including England, Hungary and Poland (see Angevin Empire). ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s The 20th century lasted from 1901 to 2000 in the Gregorian calendar (often from (1900 to 1999 in common usage). ... Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes Detective fiction is a branch of crime fiction that centers upon the investigation of a crime, usually murder, by a detective, either professional or amateur. ... For the video game, see Spy Fiction (video game). ... A portrait of Sherlock Holmes by Sidney Paget from the Strand Magazine, 1891 Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. ... Michael Joseph Kurland (born 1938) is an American author, best known for his works of (in chronological order) science fiction and detective fiction. ...


Garrett wrote under a variety of pseudonyms including: David Gordon, John Gordon, Darrel T. Langart (an anagram of his name), Alexander Blade, Richard Greer, Ivar Jorgensen, Clyde Mitchell, Leonard G. Spencer, S. M. Tenneshaw, Gerald Vance. He was also a founding member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, as "Randall of Hightower" (a pun on "garret"). The short novel Brain Twister, written by Garrett in conjunction with author Laurence Janifer (using the joint pseudonym Mark Phillips) was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1960. A pseudonym (Greek: , pseudo + -onym: false name) is an artificial, fictitious name, also known as an alias, used by an individual as an alternative to a persons legal name. ... For the game, see Anagrams. ... The Society for Creative Anachronism (usually shortened to SCA) is a historical reenactment and living history group approximating mainly pre-17th century Western European history and culture. ... Laurence M. Janifer (March 17, 1933- July 10, 2002) was a science fiction author. ... A pseudonym (Greek: , pseudo + -onym: false name) is an artificial, fictitious name, also known as an alias, used by an individual as an alternative to a persons legal name. ... Brain Twister by Mark Phillips (Pyramid Books, 1962) Mark Phillips was the joint pseudonym used by science fiction writers Lawrence Mark Janifer and Randall Philip Garrett in the early 1960s. ... The Hugo Awards are given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works. ...


An inveterate punster (defining a pun as "the odor given off by a decaying mind"), he was a favorite guest at science fiction conventions and friend to many fans, especially in Southern California.


Garrett suffered an attack of encephalitis in the early 1980s and was not able to write after that; he spent the last years of his life in a coma. Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain, commonly caused by a viral infection. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For other uses, see Coma (disambiguation). ...


In 1999, Randall Garrett won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History Special Achievement Award for the Lord Darcy series. This article is about the year. ... The Sidewise Award for Alternate history was established in 1995 to recognize the best alternate history stories and novels of the year. ...


He was also ordained in the Old Catholic Church.[1] The Old Catholic Church is a community of Christian churches. ...


Works

Series

Lord Darcy

  • Too Many Magicians (1979, magazine serialization 1966)
  • Murder and Magic (1979, collection of 1964-1973 stories)
  • Lord Darcy Investigates (1981, collection of 1974-1979 stories)
  • Lord Darcy (2002) (contains the contents of the three books above plus 2 uncollected stories, with minor editing to remove repetitions of the backstory)

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with Robert Silverberg, as Robert Randall

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with Laurence M. Janifer, as Mark Phillips

  • Brain Twister (1962) [2]
  • The Impossibles (novel) (1963) [3]
  • Supermind (novel) (1963) [4]

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The Gandalara Cycle with Vicki Ann Heydron

  • The Steel of Raithskar (1981)
  • The Glass of Dyskornis (1982)
  • The Bronze of Eddarta (1983)
  • The Well of Darkness (1983)
  • The Search for Ka (1984)
  • Return to Eddarta (1984)
  • The Gandalara Cycle I (omnibus) (1986)
  • The River Wall (1986)

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Novels

  • Pagan Passions (1959) (with Laurence Janifer as "Larry M. Harris")[5]
  • Unwise Child (1962) [6]
  • Anything You Can Do (1963) (as Darrel T. Langart)

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Collections

  • Takeoff! (1980), composed of tongue-in-cheek imitations of a number of other authors and universes, such as E.E. "Doc" Smith's Lensman series and Reginald Bretnor's Ferdinand Feghoot (who is "Benedict Breadfruit" in Garrett's treatment).
  • The Best of Randall Garrett (1982) (edited by Robert Silverberg)
  • Takeoff Too! (1987)

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Notable short fiction

  • Probability Zero (1944) first published science fiction story.
  • The Best Policy (1957), in which a smart Earthling manages to convince a reconnaissance group of hostile aliens who abduct him that the earthlings are far more advanced and superior race, and instead of a hostile takeover, they send humble ambassadors. The catch is the aliens have a perfect truth detector and the hero has to phrase every line carefully so that while being literally honest he can pull off such a huge lie.
  • Despoilers of the Golden Empire, in which he spun a pulp yarn of space flight, swordplay, and derring-do, only to reveal it to be a deception, an account of the conquest of Peru by Francisco Pizarro with careful misdirection in the text.

Despoilers of the Golden Empire is a science fiction novelette by Randall Garrett, originally published in Astounding Science Fiction in March 1959 under the pseudonym David Gordon. ... This article is about inexpensive fiction magazines. ... “Pizarro” redirects here. ...

Complete list of publications

Novels and anthologies

  • A Case of Identity 1964
  • A Matter of Gravity 1974
  • A Stretch of the Imagination 1973
  • All the King's Horses with Robert Silverberg as Robert Randall 1958
  • Anything You Can Do as Darrel T.Langart 1963
  • False Prophet with Robert Silverberg as Robert Randall
  • Lord Darcy 1983
  • Lord Darcy Investigates 1981
  • Murder and Magic 1979
  • Pagan Passions with Larry M. Harris 1959
  • Return to Eddarta with Vicki Ann Heydron 1985
  • Supermind with Laurence M. Janifer as Mark Phillips 1963
  • Takeoff! 1980
  • Takeoff Too 1987
  • That Sweet Little Old Lady also published as Brain Twister with Laurence M. Janifer as Mark Phillips 1962
  • The Absence of Heat 1944
  • The Best of Randall Garrett with Robert Silverberg 1982
  • The Bronze of Eddarta with Vicki Ann Heydron 1983
  • The Chosen People with Robert Silverberg as Robert Randall 1956
  • The Dawning Light with Robert Silverberg as Robert Randall 1959
  • The Eyes Have It 1964
  • The Glass of Dyskornis with Vicki Ann Heydron 1982
  • The Impossibles with Laurence M. Janifer as Mark Phillips 1963
  • The Ipswich Phial 1976
  • The Muddle of the Woad 1965
  • The Napoli Express 1979
  • The Promised Land with Robert Silverberg as Robert Randall
  • The River Wall with Vicki Ann Heydron 1986
  • The Search for Ka with Vicki Ann Heydron 1984
  • The Shrouded Planet with Robert Silverberg as Robert Randall 1957
  • The Sixteen Keys 1976
  • The Spell of War 1978
  • The Steel of Raithskar with Vicki Ann Heydron 1981
  • The Well of Darkness with Vicki Ann Heydron 1983
  • Too Many Magicians 1967
  • Unwise Child also published as Starship Death 1962

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Novelles and Short stories

  • A Fortnight of Miracles 1965
  • A Little Intelligence with Robert Silverberg as Robert Randall 1958
  • A Pattern for Monsters 1957
  • A Spaceship Named McGuire 1961
  • A Trip to Anywhen as Ivar Jorgensen 1956
  • All About "The Thing" also published as Parodies Tossed 1956
  • Anchorite as Johnathan Blake MacKenzie 1962 [7]
  • And Check the Oil 1958
  • And Then He Was Two as Ivar Jorgensen 1957
  • Anything You Can Do as Darrell T.Langart 1962
  • Backstage Lensman 1978
  • Backward, Turn Backward 1959
  • Belly Laugh as Ivar Jorgensen 1953
  • Blaze of Glory 1955
  • Blessed Are the Murderous as Ivar Jorgensen 1954
  • But, I Don't Think 1959
  • By Proxy as David Gordon 1960
  • Calling Captain Flint with Robert Silverberg as Richard Greer 1956
  • Catch a Thief with Robert Silverberg as Gordon Aghill 1956
  • Color Me Deadly 1973
  • Cum Grano Salis as David Gordon 1959
  • Damned If You Don't 1960
  • Dead Giveaway 1959
  • Death to the Earthman 1956
  • Despoilers of the Golden Empire as David Gordon 1959
  • El Ropo Tarkas 1978
  • Engineer's Art 1961
  • Fifty Per Cent Prophet as Darrell T.Langart 1961
  • Fighting Division 1965
  • Fimbulsommer with Michael Kurland 1970
  • Frost and Thunder 1979
  • Gambler's Planet with Robert Silverberg as Gordon Aghill 1956
  • Gentlemen: Please Note 1957
  • Gift from Tomorrow 1957
  • Hanging by a Thread as David Gordon 1961
  • Hepcats of Venus also published as The Cosmic Beat 1962
  • His Master's Voice 1962
  • Hot Argument 1960
  • In Case of Fire 1960
  • Infinite Resources 1954
  • I've Got a Little List 1953
  • Just Another Vampire Story 1979
  • Keepersmith with Vicki Ann Heydron 1979
  • La Difference 1962
  • Lauralyn 1977
  • Look Out! Duck! as David Gordon 1957
  • Lord Darcy Investigates 1981
  • Machine Complex 1956
  • Masters of the Metropolis with Lin Carter 1957
  • Murder and Magic 1979
  • Mustang 1961
  • Needler 1957
  • No Connections 1958
  • Nor Iron Bars as Johnathan Blake MacKenzie 1962
  • Occasion for Disaster with Laurence M. Janifer as Mark Phillips 1960
  • On the Martian Problem 1977
  • Or Your Money Back as David Gordon 1959 [8]
  • Out Like A Light with Laurence M. Janifer as Mark Phillips 1960
  • Overproof as Johnathan Blake MacKenzie 1965
  • Penal Servitude 1958
  • Pest with Lou Tabakow 1952
  • Plague Planet as Ivar Jorgensen 1955
  • Polly Plus 1978
  • Pop! 1960
  • Prehistoric Note 1979
  • Pride and Primacy 1974
  • Psychopath as Darrell T.Langart 1960
  • Puzzle in Yellow 1956
  • Quest of the Golden Ape as Ivar Jorgensen with Milton Lesser as Adam Chase 1957
  • Quick Cure 1956
  • Random Choice 1961
  • Reading the Meter 1974
  • Ready, Aim, Robot! 1959
  • Reviews in Verse 1980
  • Small Miracle 1959
  • Something for the Woman as Ivar Jorgensen 1953
  • Something Rich and Strange with Avram Davidson 1961
  • Sound Decision with Robert Silverberg 1956
  • Spatial Delivery 1954
  • Spatial Relationship 1962
  • The Adventures of "Little Willie" 1980
  • The Asses of Balaam as David Gordon 1961
  • The Beast with Seven Tails with Robert Silverberg as Leonard G. Spencer 1956
  • The Best Policy as David Gordon 1957
  • The Bitter End 1978
  • The Blaze of Noon with Avram Davidson 1961
  • The Bramble Bush 1962
  • The Briefing 1969
  • The Day the Gods Fell as Ivar Jorgensen 1953
  • The Deadly Sky as Ivar Jorgensen 1971
  • The Destroyers 1959
  • The Final Fighting of Fion Mac Cumhaill 1975
  • The Foreign Hand-Tie as David Gordon 1961
  • The Genius as Ivar Jorgensen 1955
  • The Girl from Bodies, Inc. with Robert Silverberg as Leonard G. Spencer 1956
  • The Great Kladnar Race with Robert Silverberg as Richard Greer 1956
  • The Highest Treason 1961
  • The Horror Out of Time 1978
  • The Hunting Lodge 1954
  • The Man who Collected Women 1957
  • The Man who Hated Mars 1956
  • The Man Who Knew Everything 1956
  • The Man who Talked to Bees as Ivar Jorgensen 1955
  • The Measure of A Man 1960
  • The Mummy Takes a Wife with Robert Silverberg as Clyde Mitchell 1956
  • The Penal Cluster as Ivar Jorgensen 1957
  • The Queen Bee 1958
  • The Secret of the Shan with Robert Silverberg as Richard Greer 1957
  • The Slow and the Dead with Robert Silverberg as Robert Randall 1956
  • The Unnecessary Man 1959
  • The Vengeance of Kyvor 1957
  • The Waiting Game 1951
  • The Wishing Stone as Ivar Jorgensen 1953
  • There's No Fool as David Gordon 1956
  • Thin Edge as Johnathan Blake MacKenzie 1963
  • Through Time and Space with Benedict Breadfruit I-VIII as Grandall Barretton 1962
  • Time Fuze 1954
  • Tin Lizzie 1964
  • Two to the Stars as Ivar Jorgensen 1955
  • Viewpoint 1960 [9]
  • What the Left Hand Was Doing as Darrell T.Langart 1960
  • What's Eating You? 1957
  • With All the Trappings 1956
  • With No Strings Attached as David Gordon 1963 [10]
  • Witness for the Persecution 1966
  • Zap! 1962

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