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Christopher Rowley (b. 1948) is an American writer of both science fiction and fantasy novels.

Rowley was born in 1948 in Lynn, Massachusetts to an American mother and an English father. Educated for the most part at Brentwood School, Essex, England, he became a London-based journalist in the 1970s. In 1977 he moved to New York City and began work on The War for Eternity, his first science fiction novel. He currently lives in upstate New York's Hudson Valley.

Rowley's first science fiction novel was The War for Eternity. It was published in 1983 and won the Compton Crook Award for best first novel. The War for Eternity led to three further novels set in the same future: The Black Ship, The Founder and To a Highland Nation.

His novel Starhammer has been cited by computer programmer Jason Jones as an important literary influence in the creation of the Halo video game by Bungie Studios. Starhammer was followed by The Vang: The Military Form and The Vang: The Battlemaster to form a loosely connected trilogy (all published by Ballantine Books) spanning several thousand years and involving different sets of characters in each book.

In the 1990s, Rowley switched to the fantasy genre with the success of his first novel for Roc Books, Bazil Broketail. This novel was set on the imaginary world Ryetelth and involved the adventures of battledragons and the boys that care for them in the service of the Legions of the nine cities of the Argonath. Bazil Broketail's adventures continued with Sword for a Dragon, Dragons of War, Battledragon, A Dragon at World's End, Dragons of Argonath and Dragon Ultimate. The Ryetelth novels also include a tangential story, told in The Wizard and the Floating City that interrupted the sequence of Bazil Broketail novels and introduced new characters and a broadening of the conceptual framework of the entire series.

After the conclusion of the Bazil Broketail series, he produced the Books of Arna, a trilogy set on Arna, a world colonized by humans in the far future. This series began with The Ancient Enemy, continued with The Shasht War, and concluded with Doom's Break.

In the 1980s and 1990s he also co-wrote two television animated series by Robert Mandell, The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers and Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders.

In February 2009, Rowley's first illustrated novel, titled Arkham Woods, was published by Seven Seas. Arkham Woods is a supernatural tale of horror inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft.
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Total Books: 31
The Shared Origins of Football Rugby and Soccer
2015 - The Shared Origins of Football Rugby and Soccer (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781442246188
ISBN-10: 1442246189
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors
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Heavy Metal Pulp Money Shot Netherworld Book Three
2010 - Heavy Metal Pulp Money Shot Netherworld Book Three (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780765323903
ISBN-10: 0765323907
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 3

Heavy Metal Pulp The Bloodstained Man Netherworld Book Two
Pleasure Model
2010 - Pleasure Model [Netherworld, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780765323880
ISBN-10: 0765323885
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 7

Arkham Woods
2009 - Arkham Woods (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781934876367
ISBN-10: 1934876364
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
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Doom's Break
2002 - Doom's Break [Doom's Break, 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451459039
ISBN-10: 0451459032
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 3

The Shasht War
2001 - The Shasht War [Arna, Bk 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451458179
ISBN-10: 0451458176
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 5

Ancient Enemy
2000 - Ancient Enemy [Arna, Bk 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451457721
ISBN-10: 0451457722
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 9

Dragon Ultimate
1999 - Dragon Ultimate (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451455482
ISBN-10: 0451455487
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 10

The Dragons of Argonath
1998 - The Dragons of Argonath [Bazil Broketail, Bk 6] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451455475
ISBN-10: 0451455479
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 11

A Dragon at World's End
1997 - A Dragon at World's End [Bazil Broketail, Bk 5] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451455468
ISBN-10: 0451455460
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 16

The Wizard and the Floating City
1996 - The Wizard and the Floating City (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451454690
ISBN-10: 0451454693
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 6

Battledragon
1995 - Battledragon [Bazil Broketail, Bk 4] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451453433
ISBN-10: 0451453433
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 13

Dragons of War
1994 - Dragons of War [Bazil Broketail, Bk 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451453426
ISBN-10: 0451453425
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 14

To a Highland Nation
1993 - To a Highland Nation [The Fenrille Books] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780099320616
ISBN-10: 0099320614
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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A Sword for a Dragon
1993 - A Sword for a Dragon (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451452351
ISBN-10: 0451452356
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 18

Bazil Broketail
1992 - Bazil Broketail (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451452061
ISBN-10: 0451452062
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 25

Starhammer
1987 - Starhammer (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780712616270
ISBN-10: 0712616276
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

The Black Ship
1987 - The Black Ship [Century Fantasy and Science Fiction] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780712615891
ISBN-10: 071261589X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The War for Eternity
1986 - The War for Eternity [Century Fantasy and Science Fiction] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780712695411
ISBN-10: 0712695419
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Black Ship
1985 - The Black Ship (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345314895
ISBN-10: 0345314891
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 7

The Bloodstained Man [Heavy Metal Pulp, Netherworld, 2] (Hardcover)
Money Shot the Bloodstained Man [Heavy Metal Pulp, Netherworld, 3] (Hardcover)