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.

Links

James H. Schmitz. Wikipedia.


Edited: Seregil of Rhiminee March 12, 2010
Book Covers
Agent of Vega
A Tale of Two Clocks
The Universe Against Her
Nice Day for Screaming and Other Tales of the Hub
The Witches of Karres (The Witches of Karres #1)
The Demon Breed
A Pride of Monsters
The Eternal Frontiers
The Lion Game
The Telzey Toy
The Best of James H. Schmitz
T'nT: Telzey Amberdon & Trigger Argee Together
Telzey Amberdon
Agent of Vega & Other Stories
Trigger & Friends
The Hub: Dangerous Territory
Eternal Frontier
The Winds of Time and Other Stories

Speculative Fiction Novels (18)


2008 | science fiction, short stories

2002 | science fiction, short stories

2001 | science fiction, short stories
(Hub)
2001 | science fiction, short stories
(Hub)
2001 | science fiction, short stories
(Hub)
2000 | science fiction, short stories
(Hub)
2000 | science fiction, short stories

1991 | science fiction, short stories

1973 | science fiction
(Hub)
1973 | science fiction, short stories
(Hub)
1973 | science fiction, short stories
(Hub)
1970 | science fiction, short stories
(Hub)
1968 | science fiction
(The Witches of Karres #1)
1966 | science fiction
(Hub)
1965 | science fiction, short stories
(Hub)
1964 | science fiction
(Hub)
1962 | science fiction

1960 | science fiction, short stories