I’ve got an 11-book-lot of Horseclans sci-fi fantasy series in the shop. It’s most of the series, and contains almost all of the hard-to-find later books. So I had some fun with the camera. I’ll fill in the rest of the series later as they pass through.

Horseclans is a science fiction series by American writer Robert Adams, set in a North America that had been thrown back to a medieval level by a full-scale nuclear war. …

The books mainly concern the doings of the “Horseclans”, a nomadic people originating from the “Sea of Grass”—the Great Plains from present-day southern Canada to central Texas, and from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. The Horseclansmen were portrayed as fierce, noble and often gifted with telepathy, which came in handy for their dealings with their horses and “cats”—sabertoothed tigers that had been revived by scientific means in the years before the nuclear war.

Some people, including the Horseclans’ founder and mentor-figure, Milo Morai, were “Undying”—effectively immortal or at least unaging and almost impossible to kill by means other than suffocation, drowning and decapitation. The Undying were also sterile, which was a source of anguish for some of them.

Wikipedia: Horseclans

Horseclans novels

  1. The Coming of the Horseclans (1975)
  2. Swords of the Horseclans (1976)
  3. Revenge of the Horseclans (1977)
  4. A Cat of Silvery Hue (1979)
  5. The Savage Mountains (1979)
  6. The Patrimony (1980)
  7. Horseclans Odyssey (1981)
  8. The Death of a Legend (1981)
  9. The Witch Goddess (1982)
  10. Bili the Axe (1982)
  11. Champion of the Last Battle (1983)
  12. A Woman of the Horseclans (1983)
  13. Horses of the North (1985)
  14. A Man Called Milo Morai (1986)
  15. The Memories of Milo Morai (1986)
  16. Trumpets of War (1987)
  17. Madman’s Army (1987)
  18. The Clan of the Cats (1988)

The Ken Kelly cover art is compelling and consistent throughout the Horseclans series. This is the American edition by paperback publisher Signet.

A close-up of Ken W Kelly’s distinctive signature / autograph from the book cover art.

This copy of Savage Mountains that came through the shop in 2014 was signed by author Robert Adams.

Horseclans Book Covers

Horseclans 11 book lot in the shop

GURPS Horseclans

GURPS (Steve Jackson Games) is well known for ubiquitous and useful RPG sourcebooks. GURPS Horseclans appeared as a main rule book / sourcebook (1987) and a solo adventure Bili the Axe: Up Harzburk! (1988).

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See Also:

GAMMA WORLD 1st ed (1978-82): The Original Post-Apoc RPG

GAMMA WORLD 3rd edition (1986-87): ACT Table Rules, Mutated Plants and Tech V devices

Omega War: Science Fantasy Adventure Game (1983)