Excuse for why I missed a Tuesday . . . I’ve been working on finally assembling a complete bibliography. It’s not exactly perfect yet, and when it is, it will appear as a separate page here, but for now . . .

Philip Athans

Complete Bibliography

Non-fiction Books

The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

(July 2010, Adams Media)

 How to Start Your Own Religion

(June 2012, Adams Media)

Original Novels

 Completely Broken

(August 2011, Athans & Associates Creative Consulting)

Arron of the Black Forest Book I: The Haunting of Dragon’s Cliff

(with Mel Odom, October 2011, The Arron of the Black Forest Partnership)

The Fathomless Abyss: Devils of the Endless Deep

(June 2012, Athans & Associates Creative Consulting)

Forgotten Realms Novels

 Forgotten Realms: Baldur’s Gate

(July 1999, Wizards of the Coast)

Forgotten Realms: Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn

 (September 2000, Wizards of the Coast)

Forgotten Realms: Annihilation

(hardcover, July 2004, Wizards of the Coast, a New York Times best-seller)

Forgotten Realms: The Watercourse Trilogy (Wizards of the Coast)

Whisper of Waves (November 2005)

Lies of Light (September 2006)

Scream of Stone (June 2007)

Forgotten Realms: A Reader’s Guide to R.A. Salvatore’s The Legend of Drizzt

(hardcover, August 2008, Wizards of the Coast)

Other Game-related Novels

 Dark Matter: In Fluid Silence

(March 2001, as G.W. Tirpa, Wizards of the Coast)

Dungeons & Dragons: The Savage Caves

(July 2002, as T.H. Lain, Wizards of the Coast)

Dungeons & Dragons: The Death Ray

(December 2003, as T.H. Lain, Wizards of the Coast)

Short Fiction

 “Gone to the Carnival” Nightmares of Reason #2, 1987

“Room for Just One More?” Life of Crime #1, April 1987

“Hooked it, Hooked it With my Thumbnail” Lost & Found Times 21-22, December 1987

“Baalzebuhl “A” Prime” MaLLife #16, Winter 1988

“Video Bolo Two’s Muji Bastard” Starshore, Summer 1990

“Animal Story #1” Oak Square, Winter 1990

“Piece Music” Aberrations #18, March 1994

“The Lady and the Shadow” Forgotten Realms: Realms of the Arcane, November 1997

“Greven’s Tale” Magic: The Gathering: Rath & Storm, July 1998

“The Ninth Cylinder” Star*Drive: Starfall, April 1999

“Leviathan” Magic: The Gathering: The Myths of Magic, June 2000

“Astride the Wind” Forgotten Realms: Realms of Shadow, April 2002

“Song for the Plague Rats” Magic: The Gathering: The Secrets of Magic, March 2002

“The Staff of Valmaxian” Forgotten Realms: Realms of the Elves, February 2006

“A Prayer for Brother Robert” Forgotten Realms: Realms of the Dead, January 2010

“The City is Theirs” Warhammer: Age of Legend, January 2012

“I Made a Friend” Stories in the Ether #3, Nevermet Press, 2012

“The Lioness of God, Daughter of the Peaceful” The Fathomless Abyss: Tales From The Fathomless Abyss, December 2011, Athans & Associates Creative Consulting)


“The Big FI St” Selected Ooze #1, December 1986

“Couldn’t Bare to Stay” and “One Bite Too Many” It Still Doesn’t Matter #9, 1987

Untitled poem, The Wire #19, January 1987

Untitled poem, Art Dog Vol. 1, #7, July 1988

Untitled poem, Poked With Sticks II, 1988

“To Wait” Thirteen Poetry Magazine, Vol. VII, #2, January 1988

“lost my head three times yesterday” Ransom #3, September 1988

“Listening to Roxy Music” and “Lots of Images of Rats Running” Bold Print, 1989

“Lost Little Lost” Slipstream #10, 1990

“mngn mngn mngn” breaking chains 4 Emily (anthology, 1990)

“HTEHERREE” Noos Papers #7, Winter/Spring 1990

Role-playing Games

MegaTraveller: To Kill an Archduke 1989 Gen Con RPGA Tournament Adventure

MegaTraveller: “Sourz: The Claws of Space” Challenge Magazine, April-May 1990

MegaTraveller: “The Possession Ball” The Travellers’ Digest #19, May 1990

Chill: Apparitions (sourcebook), Mayfair Games, 1991

MegaTraveller: Orbital Service Module (supplement), Seeker Gaming Systems, 1991

“Gaming Digest: Off the Beaten Path,” The MegaTraveller Journal #2, July 1991

MegaTraveller: “Wolfsport” Challenge Magazine #58, March 1992

“Rogues Gallery: Baldur’s GateDragon Magazine #262, August 1999

“Greyhawk: 2000” Dragon Magazine #277, November 2000

Greyhawk 2000: “Alterations,” Dungeon Magazine #83, November/December 200

Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide (with Cordell, Baker, Greenwood, Heinsoo, James, and Sims), 2008

About Philip Athans

Philip Athans is the New York Times best-selling author of Annihilation and a dozen other books including The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Writing Monsters. His blog, Fantasy Author’s Handbook, ( is updated every Tuesday, and you can follow him on Twitter @PhilAthans.
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