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Coonts, Stephen

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1946-    ) US author and editor, author of the Saucer sequence, comprising Saucer (2003) and Saucer: The Conquest (2005), in which a young man discovers an ancient artefact – the eponymous spaceship – and must fight friend and foe in order to retain it in order to save humanity. Coonts's Military SF anthology, Combat (anth 2001; in three cut parts, all three together making up the whole, vt Combat #1 2001, cut vt Combat #2 2002 and cut vt Combat #3 2002), focuses on Near Future scenarios depicted realistically, as far as a close technical focus on combat constitutes a realistic take on the issues necessarily broached. Throughout the series a powerful understanding of "honour" runs in tandem with a contempt for government. [JC]

Stephen Paul Coonts

born Morgantown, Pennsylvania: 19 July 1946




  • Saucer (New York: St Martin's Griffin, 2003) [Saucer: pb/Edwin Herder]
  • Saucer: The Conquest (New York: St Martin's Griffin, 2004) [Saucer: pb/Tony Greco]
  • Saucer: Savage Planet (New York: St Martin's Griffin, 2014) [Saucer: hb/Maspix/Alamy &]

works as editor

  • Combat (New York: Tor/Forge Books, 2001) [anth: hb/]
    • Combat #1 (New York: Tor, 2001) [anth: cut vt of the above: pb/]
    • Combat #2 (New York: Tor, 2002) [anth: cut vt of the above: pb/]
    • Combat #3 (New York: Tor, 2002) [anth: cut vt of the above: pb/]


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