Alan Burt Akers
Alan Burt Akers is a pen name of the prolific British author Kenneth Bulmer, who died in December 2005 aged eighty-four.
Bulmer wrote over 160 novels and countless short stories, predominantly science fiction, both under his real name and numerous pseudonyms, including Alan Burt Akers, Frank Brandon, Rupert Clinton, Ernest Corley, Peter Green, Adam Hardy, Philip Kent, Bruno Krauss, Karl Maras, Manning Norvil, Dray Prescot, Chesman Scot, Nelson Sherwood, Richard Silver, H. Philip Stratford, and Tully Zetford. Kenneth Johns was a collective pseudonym used for a collaboration with author John Newman. Some of Bulmer's works were published along with the works of other authors under "house names" (collective pseudonyms) such as Ken Blake (for a series of tie-ins with the 1970s television programme The Professionals), Arthur Frazier, Neil Langholm, Charles R. Pike, and Andrew Quiller.
Bulmer was also active in science fiction fandom, and in the 1970s he edited nine issues of the New Writings in Science Fiction anthology series in succession to John Carnell, who originated the series.
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The Delian Cycle [The Saga of Dray Prescot omnibus #1]
The first five books in the Saga of Dray Prescot of Earth and of Kregen are brought together in this omnibus edition. Together, these five books make up the Delian Cycle, in which Dray Prescot comes to terms with finding himself on the alien world of Kregen. Here he tries to make sense of his situation: the Star Lords, the Savanti, the marvelous places, strange beasts and stranger people.
Fires of Scorpio [Dray Prescot #29]
Volume twenty-nine in the saga of Dray Prescot of Kregen. Involved with setting things right on the continent of Pandahem, the Star Lords yank Dray Prescot away from his friends, and dump him, weaponless, at the gates of the terrible temple of the Leem.
Gangs of Antares [Dray Prescot #45]
Volume forty-five in the saga of Dray Prescot of Earth and of Kregen, and the second book of the Balintol Cycle, in which Prescot finds strangeness unlike any he has previously encountered.
Scorpio Triumph [Dray Prescot #43]
Volume forty-three in the saga of Dray Prescot of Earth and of Kregen, and the last book of the Lohvian Cycle. Paz, the hemisphere of Kregen where Dray Prescot has adventured and succeeded, is threatened by the reiving Shanks from Schan, the other half of the planet...
Scorpio Drums [Dray Prescot #42]
Volume forty-two in the saga of Dray Prescot of Earth and of Kregen, and the fifth book of the Lohvian Cycle. Dray Prescot has recently given up the job of being Emperor of Vallia, only to be pitchforked into the task of uniting all the varied continents and islands of Paz to resist the reiving onslaughts of the Shanks...
Scorpio Ablaze [Dray Prescot #41]
In the streaming mingled lights of the Suns of Scorpio, Dray Prescot takes up the Krozair brand to save his friends who are about to be killed by the vicious Shank lord...
Scorpio Invasion [Dray Prescot #40]
Volume forty in the saga of Dray Prescot of Earth and of Kregen, and the third book of the Lohvian Cycle. In Scorpio Assassin, Dray Prescot defied the Star Lords by saving Queen Leone from a grizzly death, and now he must answer for his disobedience...
Scorpio Assassin [Dray Prescot #39]
Volume thirty-nine in the saga of Dray Prescot of Earth and of Kregen, and the second book of the Lohvian Cycle. Down in the southern half of the continent of Loh, in an isolated desert land where the belief in reincarnation as a punishment is firmly accepted, Prescot and his new comrade battle intrigue and assassins and attempt to follow the desires of the Star Lords...
Scorpio Reborn [Dray Prescot #38]
Volume thirty-eight in the saga of Dray Prescot of Earth and of Kregen, and the first book of the Lohvian Cycle. Sent by the Star Lords to save a life from a fire, Dray Prescot finds himself utterly helpless in a strange land. Confused and unable to move, he is cared for by Mevancy, a woman with a strange and wonderful secret...
Warlord of Antares [Dray Prescot #37]
His empire endangered by the diabolical schemes of the evil witch Csitra, Dray Prescot has been summoned by the powerful Star Lords. Warned of a dread menace approaching from the South, Dray must take on all challengers to become the Warlord of Kregen, uniting his people against the dual threat of Csitra's deadly magic, and a seemingly unstoppable invasion by the Shanks...
Omens of Kregen [Dray Prescot #36]
Striving to save his strife torn empire of Vallia from the Nine Unspeakable Curses, Dray Prescot has faced a plague of murderous werewolves and attack by the witch hordes.
Now he must conquer the bloodthirsty forces of the would be king of North Vallia, while at the same time protecting the realm from the evil witch Csitra and her sorcerous son...
Storm over Vallia [Dray Prescot #35]
Drak, Crown Prince of Vallia, Dray Prescot's son, was sore beset on three sides: He was leading an army of liberation against the usurper Alloran who had seized part of Vallia. He was the target of a marriage plot by an allied queen, whose forces he needed desperately. He was in love with Silda, daughter of his father's loyal friend, Seg the Bowman.
Witches of Kregen [Dray Prescot #34]
Dray was struggling to gather together his shattered empire when the witchcraft hit. He had wizards on his side, too, and very soon it became a battle of sheer courage, quick wits, and fast flying. This was more to that ex Earthman's liking, for he knew that this time the Star Lords might be on his side. Not that he could rely on them, for they were just as likely to toss him back to Earth...
Werewolves of Kregen [Dray Prescot #33]
Having at last returned to his home empire, to his wife and his friends, Dray Prescot was to learn that the vengeance of his defeated enemies had launched a final assault - with nine occult curses - against Vallia and all that Dray held dear.
Seg the Bowman [Dray Prescot #32]
Here's a special treat for everyone who loves novels of high adventure on exotic worlds in the tradition of Burroughs and Norman. For this is such a novel, complete in itself, of Dray Prescot's fighting comrade, Seg, the finest archer of two worlds. Seg is a wild and reckless fellow, courageous in the face of any adversity, and this is the account of his greatest challenge.
Masks of Scorpio [Dray Prescot #31]
For Dray Prescot, the task of burning out the cult of the Silver Leem had been given Star Lords priority. It became a battle of golden masks against silver masks - and behind each facepiece could be hiding the bony features of the Grim Reaper himself!
Talons of Scorpio [Dray Prescot #30]
To finish the job of destroying the hideous cult of the Leem was just one of the problems confronting Dray Prescot, Earthman on Antares' wonder planet. For he had also to rally all the world's forces to combat the onslaught that was on its way from the unexplored Southern Hemisphere...
Delia of Vallia [Dray Prescot #28]
Here is a thrill-packed adventure of Delia of Vallia, leader of a mystic guild, and of her mission to bring justice to one who had betrayed her blood oath and her empress. A novel of intrigue, combat, and vengeance that was to bring Delia face to face with the traitoress Jilian in the hidden arena of the whip and the claw.
Mazes of Scorpio [Dray Prescot #27]
Although his nemesis, the mad empress of Hamal, and her accomplice, the evil Wizard of Loh have been destroyed, Prescot finds that the strands of this enduring battle have not been tied off, for an old conspiracy has been given a new and darker impetus which leads him to the jungle continent of Pandahem, where beneath the dark and sweltering swamps lies the deadly labyrinth of the Coup Blag...
Allies of Antares [Dray Prescot #26]
Beneath the two suns of Antares, the planet Kregen was truly the wonder of the universe. Dray Prescot, Earthman, had been brought there as an agent of the Star Lords, but he had made himself into a rallying point of strength in Kregen's colorful history. Now, when the worst war between the humanoid lands had finally concluded, Prescot again confronts the Star Lords...
Legions of Antares [Dray Prescot #25]
For too long the iron legions of the evil empress of Hamal had devastated the neighboring lands and islands of Kregen. Under the twin suns of Antares, that planet of marvels, had been made a scene of carnage, rapine, and death. Dray Prescot, Earthman transported to Kregen, had battled Empress Thyliss all the way, and at long last found himself nearing the showdown of his long campaign...
Rebel of Antares [Dray Prescot #24]
Lone Earthman on the vivid and intricate world of double-sunned Antares in Scorpio, Dray Prescot had been the pawn of the unseen Star Lords who had seeded that planet with the offspring of a hundred alien races. But at last Prescot has come in sight of the goal which he shared with these space masters -- the overthrow of slavers and their evil empires.
Beasts of Antares [Dray Prescot #23]
The marvelous adventures of Dray Prescot on Kregen, the world of wonders that orbits the twin suns of Antares in Scorpio, is a science fiction saga to rival and perhaps surpass the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs and others of the heroic fantasy band. This lone Earthman now enters a new cycle of his fabulous career as he rallies the warriors of Vallia for a final stand.
Golden Scorpio [Dray Prescot #18]
The eighteenth book in the thrilling saga of Dray Prescot, in which Dray must build an army to fight the evils that seek to overwhelm the empire.
Bladesman of Antares [Dray Prescot #9]
The problem with being a spy is that you have to make friends with the enemy, and Dray Prescot's mission, and his life, was perilously balanced upon the razor-edged blades of loyalty versus duty...
Fliers of Antares [Dray Prescot #8]
Dray Prescot was a hunted and harried wanderer of the continent of Havilfar. His task? To discover the means by which the aircraft of that continent's most advanced civilization operated...
Arena of Antares [Dray Prescot #7]
Could Dray Prescot survive the life of a gladiator against the killers and monsters of a spoiled queen -- while the Star Lords waited for his mission to continue?
Manhounds of Antares [Dray Prescot #6]
Would Dray Prescot be able to remain a prince of proud Vallia or become just another human victim of the hunters and manhounds of the mysterious Southern Continent?
Prince of Scorpio [Dray Prescot #5]
The fifth book of the Dray Prescot series. For Dray there was only one goal -- already in sight -- and he would not be turned aside any longer no matter what dangers Vallian intrigues and quasi-human mysteries may have in store for him...
Warrior of Scorpio [Dray Prescot #3]
The third book of the Dray Prescot series. Once again in the grip of the Star Lords of the Constellation Scorpio, Dray Prescot finds himself torn from the battles of the Inner Sea for a mission in the air...
Suns of Scorpio [Dray Prescot #2]
The second book of the Dray Prescot series. Slave of the colossus builders or scourge of the Inland Sea? Both roles awaited Dray Prescot on his return to Kregen. Torn between two contending forces, the Star Lords and the Savanti, Prescot himself wanted only to find his beloved, the Princess Delia of the Blue Mountains...
Transit to Scorpio [Dray Prescot #1]
On the planet Kregen that circles Antares, the brightest star of the Constellation of the Scorpion, two forces contend for the world's destiny. One of them, the Savanti, called in a human pawn from far-away Earth. His name is Dray Prescot, and only the Savanti know his role...
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