WorldCat Identities

Axler, James

Works: 249 works in 397 publications in 1 language and 6,768 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Adventure stories  Science fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3551.X54, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Axler
Ice and fire by James Axler( Recording )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryan Cawdor and his band of post-holocaust survivalists seek peace and tranquility in a fledgling community in California. But they discovered they have stepped into the path of a smoldering war for power
End day by James Axler( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryan Cawdor and his six companions, after unwittingly slipping through a time hole, arrive in 20th-century New York City where they, getting their first glimpse of predark civilization, must stop their enemy Magus from destroying them on Nuke Day and erasing their future
Crimson waters by James Axler( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a mat-trans malfunction strands Ryan Cawdor and his friends in a gutted redoubt in the West Indies, the crystal waters offer them a tantalizing glimpse of untouched splendor. But the oasis is abruptly shattered by violent and ruthless pirates, and Ryan has to barter with a young guide, a teenage boy on a blood quest against a sadistic local warlord, to navigate a land teeming with predators-mutie, human and animal. The race is on to find a second redoubt, buried deep in the inhospitable heart of Monster Island. As pirates, mutie sec men and monsters converge, the kill zone widens, blood flows ... and the group rushes to escape paradise before it destroys them."--Page 4 of cover
Arcadian's asylum by James Axler( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baron Eugene Arcadian has bigger visions than just a monopoly on jack and trade--he wants the future. He needs the help of Ryan Cawdor and his warrior group, and for these unwilling participants, a new terror is about to be reborn
Wretched earth by James Axler( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the Megacull, the weak died off, so that a century later, the living have descended from only the toughest stock. Still, it takes more than strength to survive Deathlands. It takes skill, cunning and a warrior's heart. But for Ryan Cawdor, staying alive isn't just about living. In this nuke-transformed America, it helps if somewhere, deep inside, there's hope of finding something better. A virulent strain of a predark biowep has been unleashed upon the denizens of northern Kansas, turning them into rotting, flesh-eating monsters. Running from the mindless, soulless rottie hordes, Ryan and his companions arrive in the civil-war-torn ville of Sweetwater Junction. They've got one shot at beating the hungry rotties: turn the bloodlust of the ville's warring factions away from each other and toward a common enemy. But that means splitting up and hiring on as sec for both sides and surviving the firefight-before the real hell is unleashed. In Deathlands, time is blood"--Page 2 of cover
Chrono spasm by James Axler( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remnants of humanity have managed to regroup after a global nuclear showdown that decimated the planet. But life in Deathlands is a far cry from actual living. And the survivors must believe they'll find something better, because surrendering to the inhospitable forces of a nuked world means giving in to death, or worse
End program by James Axler( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No one waits long for trouble in Deathlands--it's everywhere in the remains of a nuke-altered civilization. The American dream was annihilated more than a century ago by the country's own unchecked power play. But the worst may be yet to come. Built upon a predark military installation in former California, a ville called Progress could be the utopia Ryan Cawdor and his companions have been seeking. A place where humanity and technology thrive, it's the nucleus of a new hope for Deathlands. The successful replacement of Ryan's missing eye with a cybernetic prosthetic nearly convinces the group that their days of surviving hell are behind them. Then they discover that the high tech in Progress isn't designed to enhance human life, but to destroy it. To block the final assault, the companions must stop Ryan from becoming a willing pawn in the eradication of mankind."-- From back cover
Blood harvest by James Axler( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cataclysm of nuclear winter transmuted the world into a place both torturous and unforgiving. But there are those with the courage and perseverance to seek out something beyond the merciless life-and-death struggle of Deathlands. In a treacherous frontier that plays for keeps, staying alive is the best victory ... Washed ashore in the North Atlantic, Ryan Cawdor and Doc Tanner discover two islands still pristinely intact after Skydark, but whose inhabitants suffer a darker, more horrifying punishment. A hideous strain of mutation manifests, turning some into half-monstrous giants with an unquenchable thirst for blood. The Nightwalkers unleash a hellish feast of horror when the sun goes down. Now Ryan and Doc struggle to survive this enclave of unimaginable terror, trapped in a baronial conflict between the rulers of night and day, with only one way out--internecine war in a world of the damned
Terminal white by James Axler( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the northern wilderness, behind an artificial curtain of winter, the legacy of the deposed god kings lives on. An experimental testing ground - where computers have replaced independent choice - is turning citizens into docile, obedient sheep. The brainchild of a dedicated Magistrate of the old order, Terminal White promises to achieve the subjugation of the human race. As the Cerberus warriors infiltrate and get trapped in this mechanized web, humanity's only salvation may be lost in a blinding white doom."--Provided by publisher
Palaces of Light by James Axler( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Remnants of America's past are littered across the postapocalyptic landscape, but little remains of the predark ideals of law and order. Survival is a blood quest, and lethal force the means to power. Still, a handful retains their humanity among the coldhearts, and in a world where nothing lasts forever, hope is a commodity as precious as jack. Steeped in beauty and mysticism, the canyons of Mesa Verde, Colorado, survived the blast that altered the American west. Hired to track a group of missing children, Ryan Cawdor and his band follow the trail to a legendary city carved in stone, older and stronger than the nukecaust. The inhabitants of the palaces of light are more than warriors and survivors; they are masters of mind games that prey on illusion. And true believers in a metaphysical end game poised to push the companions over the edge of reality ... into certain death"--Page 2 of cover
Perception fault by James Axler( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ravaged landscape that was America two centuries ago is now blighted by post-nuclear holocaust savagery. Still, there remain pockets of preDark technology that may offer undiscovered paths to reclaiming the future. Ryan Cawdor and his companions have faced most kinds of horror that Deathlands can deliver-and survived. This merciless place can break even the strongest, but it has yet to destroy hope. Denver offers a glimpse of that very hope-a power plant, electricity, food and freedom. But the city is caught in a civil war between two would-be leaders and their civilian armies. Challenged by both sides to do their bidding, Ryan discovers a third player in the quest to control the mile-high city-a secret enclave of White Coats with the strength and technology to pursue a twisted agenda of their own"--Page 2 of cover
Truth engine by James Axler( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cerberus Redoubt, the rebel base of operations, has fallen under attack. The enemy at the gates is Ullikummis, a scion born of hate, a pawn of his powerful father's game of ultimate manipulation. Kane and the others are his prisoners, losing their free will through his unbreakable mind control. The stone god demands Kane lead his advancing armies as he retakes Earth in the ultimate act of revenge
Tainted cascade by James Axler( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blighted aftermath of a global nuclear showdown, Deathlands exacts a blood price. The living pay it; the dead don't care. For one legendary band of warriors, this barbaric new world holds a chance for redemption: the secrets of the past. They roam a disfigured America, searching for pre-dark tech ... seeking the path to a future worth living. Utah's Great Salt Lake Desert remains a death pit of scorching heat, cannies and grim odds. Ryan Cawdor and his group survive the trek there, only to be drugged, robbed and left for the slave trade. Escaping their captors leaves them alive but stripped of their prized gear: their weps, J.B. Dix's glasses, Dr. Mildred Wyeth's medical kit and, worse, her secret codex. The companions must rely on each other to challenge their enemy and settle the score
Iron rage by James Axler( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the nukecaust, the American dream has been reduced to a daily fight for survival. In the hellish landscape of Deathlands, few dare to dream of a better tomorrow. But Ryan Cawdor and his companions press on, driven by the need for a future less treacherous than the present. Pulling sec duty aboard a steamboat on the mighty Sippi is a welcome reprieve for Ryan and his friends ... until armored warships reduce their vessel to a burning husk. Abruptly stranded in a nightmarish, poisonous swamp, fighting off crocodiles and muties, the companions and their crew of allies get to work building rafts. Their escape route, however, is swiftly intercepted, and they learn they've sailed into the middle of a fierce conflict between two villes fighting over the iron trade. The companions don't seem to stand a chance against the fleets of ironclad gunboats. But in Deathlands, even the underdog can bite back
Wings of death by James Axler( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The quasi-immortal aliens enslaving humanity underestimated the freedom cry of the human soul. Mankind's battle to reclaim its independence is spearheaded by a remarkable group of resistance fighters. And now the Cerberus rebels must confront a former adversary on a quest for a relic of mythical power. An old enemy of the Cerberus warriors unleashes Harpy-like killers on the African continent, hoping the blood-hungry winged beasts and their love of human flesh will aid in his capture of a legendary artifact: the powerful staff wielded by Moses and King Solomon. Except the staff's out of his reach, safe in Kane's hands. And with the murderous rampage spiraling out of control and an exiled prince bent on unlocking the gates of Hell, the staff is all that stands between the rebels and Africa's utter decimation."--Publisher
Hell road warriors by James Axler( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human will to survive has sharpened to a knife edge after a century of postnuclear madness. In a lawless land where firepower and savagery rule, power lies with the barons and coldhearts who wield control through terror. Against all odds, a courageous few still fight for something better to live by-honor, decency and hope. Emerging relatively unscathed from the apocalyptic rebirth of North America, Canada hides a trove of Cold War-era secret government installations known as Diefenbunkers, filled with caches of weapons, wags and food. Ryan Cawdor and his companions agree to ride sec for a convoy headed west across the remnants of the old Trans-Canada Highway to retrieve the ultimate prize: four portable nuclear reactors. It's enough power to light up a ville for years, a bright beacon for a new tomorrow. But they have death on their tail, a baron and his sec men who will stop at nothing to claim the prize as their own
Haven's blight by James Axler( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stranded in Haven, the fetid swamplands of the Louisiana Gulf, Ryan and his band of rebels are forced to help Baron Blackwell save Haven from a genetic blood curse when Krysty Wroth is injured and her fate hangs in the balance
Alpha wave by James Axler( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the postapocalyptic world of Deathlands, the past and its way of life are as obsolete as myth. Now the days are filled with death, violence and little promise. Still, the human spirit endures, and a group of intrepid warrior survivalists dare to believe that out there, something better is on offer. If they live long enough to find it. Across the flat plains of the Dakotas, an iron horse shrieks and rumbles across refurbished tracks. Inside the boxcars, Ryan Cawdor and his companions face trouble unlike any other. Jak is missing, Krysty is dying and the train is loaded with sec men, whitecoats and a horrifying experiment--a baron with psionic abilities using stolen children to fuel his mad dream for mind control of every living soul in Deathlands
Motherlode by James Axler( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cost of living disintegrated after America's nuclear cull, and a life in Deathlands is dirt cheap. But those few who manage to stay alive in the savage new reality must travel the hellgrounds any way they can. For Ryan Cawdor and his fellow survivors, that means denying the pull toward savagery, and clinging to what little humanity they have left, when they can afford it. Desperately short of supplies, Ryan and his companions are forced to seek help at the prosperous-looking ville of Amity Springs. Hired on to retrieve a stolen relic, they quickly become caught up in an escalating power struggle between two strong-willed lady barons. Each woman covets the cache of predark goods buried in the ville's backyard. But they are not alone in their desire. And all that stands between a motherlode of buried bounty and the destructive power of unchecked greed is Ryan's grim determination to survive another day
God war by James Axler( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cross fire of the immortals-- The Annunaki, a power-hungry and hate-driven alien race, have returned to take over Earth. This time, permanently. And the hard-core human rebels who fought to repel these self-proclaimed gods have paid a terrible price. Just when they are needed most--as the postapocalyptic threat surges to terrifying new levels--the Cerberus operation lies broken, its key members missing. Progeny of hate-- Ullikummis has chosen Earth as ground zero for a terrifying family reunion. A son born of cruelty, genetic manipulation and infinite power, for 4,000 years the stone god has waited, plotting his revenge against his father, Enlil, the most sadistic of the Annunaki. As father and child unleash their armies in a clash of titanic proportions, the bravest of the rebels, Kane, is humanity's last hope to halt this deadly war of the gods. Endgame has finally arrived ... but who will be the winner?"--Publisher
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ice and fire
Alternative Names

controlled identityJames, Laurence, 1942-2000

Boot, Andy

Collins, Terry 1967-

Ellis, Mark 1953-

Milán, Victor

Philipson, Alan

Pollotta, Nick

English (52)

Arcadian's asylumBlood harvestPerception faultTruth engineTainted cascadeAlpha wave