James H. Schmitz

James H. Schmitz

James Henry Schmitz (1911–1981) was an American writer born in Hamburg, Germany of American parents.

Schmitz is best known as a writer of so-called "space opera", and for strong female characters (such as Telzey Amberdon and Trigger Argee) that didn't conform to the damsel in distress stereotype typical of science fiction during the time he was writing. His first published story was Greenface, published in August 1943 in Unknown.

Most of his works are part of the "Hub" series, though his best known novel is The Witches of Karres, concerning juvenile "witches" with genuine psi-powers and their escape from slavery. Karres was nominated for a Hugo Award. During recent years, his novels and short stories have been republished by Baen Books, edited and with notes by Eric Flint.

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Edited by 2010-03-12 (Seregil of Rhiminee)
Speculative Fiction Novels (18)
2008  The Winds of Time and Other Stories
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2002  Eternal Frontier
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2001  Agent of Vega & Other Stories
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2001  Trigger & Friends (Hub)
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2001  The Hub: Dangerous Territory (Hub)
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2000  T'nT: Telzey Amberdon & Trigger Argee Together (Hub)
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2000  Telzey Amberdon (Hub)
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1991  The Best of James H. Schmitz
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1973  The Eternal Frontiers
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1973  The Lion Game (Hub)
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1973  The Telzey Toy (Hub)
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1970  A Pride of Monsters (Hub)
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1968  The Demon Breed (Hub)
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1966  The Witches of Karres (The Witches of Karres, #1)
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1965  Nice Day for Screaming and Other Tales of the Hub (Hub)
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1964  The Universe Against Her (Hub)
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1962  A Tale of Two Clocks (Hub)
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1960  Agent of Vega
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