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Luceno, James

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1947-    ) US author who first came to attention through an imaginative sequence of Ties to the Robotech Television series of Mecha cartoon adventures, all with Brian C Daley (whom also see for details) under the joint pseudonym Jack McKinney, but who in these early years also wrote some untied solo sf adventures: A Fearful Symmetry (1989), a Near-Future thriller about the coming of the Millennium and the arrival of Aliens; Illegal Alien (1990), an interplanetary Sex spoof; and The Big Empty (1993), about a Cyborg caught in a war between biological and mechanical forces. The Shadow (1994) was a film Tie. At this point, Luceno began to specialize in the Star Wars universe, beginning with Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos 1: Hero's Trial (2000) [for sequels see Checklist], and continuing with other Star Wars Ties, beginning with Star Wars: Cloak of Deception (2001). He interspersed work on that encompassing universe with two apparent Ties to Web Warrior, though his tales – Web Warriors: Memories End (2002) and Web Warriors: Dimension X (2002) – may constitute the only manifestation of this series about net-roaming teenage sleuths caught in Virtual Reality perplexes. [JC]

James Luceno

born 1947



as by Jack McKinney with Brian C Daley


Robotech: The Sentinels

This subseries has also been numbered as the missing #13 to #18 in the main Robotech sequence above.

Black Hole Travel Agency

solo series

Star Wars

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos

Star Wars

Web Warriors

  • Web Warriors: Memories End (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 2002) [tie to a series: Web Warriors: pb/Bob Warner]
  • Web Warriors: Dimension X (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 2002) [tie to a series: Web Warriors: pb/Bob Warner]
  • Web Warriors #3 (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 2003) [tie to a series: Web Warriors: pb/]

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

individual titles

  • A Fearful Symmetry (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1989) [pb/Alan Daniels]
  • Kaduna Memories (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1990) with Brian C Daley writing together as Jack McKinney [pb/David Schleinkofer]
  • Illegal Alien (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1990) [pb/Barclay Shaw]
  • The Big Empty (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 1993) [pb/Peter Gudynas]
  • The Shadow (New York: Ballantine Books/Ivy Books, 1994) [tie to the film: novelization of screenplay by David Koepp: The Shadow: pb/]


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