Federation series by H. Beam Piper (Terro-Human Future History) 1961-1981

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Federation series by H. Beam Piper (Terro-Human Future History) 1961-1981
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First novel :

“Four-Day Planet” . . . where the killing heat of a thousand-hour “day” drives men underground, and the glorious hundred-hour sunset is followed by a thousand-hour night so cold that only an Extreme Environment Suit can preserve the life of anyone caught outside. Fenris isn’t a hell planet, but it’s nobody’s bargain. With 2,000-hour days and an 8,000-hour year, it alternates blazing heat with killing cold. A planet like that tends to breed a special kind of person: tough enough to stay alive and smart enough to make the best of it. When that kind of person discovers he’s being cheated of wealth he’s risked his life for, that kind of planet is ripe for revolution.

Also 2 short stories collection in the same universe

Paratime Police: Complete Sci-Fi Series

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The last novel of this serie has been expanded into another serie from 2000 to 2016 by John F. Carr available here

 

H. Beam Piper’s ‘Paratime Police: Complete Sci-Fi Series’ delves into the riveting exploits of an advanced civilization adept in paratime travel across parallel universes. Within these alternate realities lie the means to replenish their own depleted Earth through trade of unique resources. The series weaves intricate narratives of espionage, control, and the moral high wire walked by the titular Paratime Police, guardians of this precarious status quo. Piper’s prose is rich with speculative imagination, which is grounded within the framework of mid-20th century science fiction aesthetics and philosophies, carving a niche that resonates with aficionados of the genre’s classic era.

Henry Beam Piper’s background as a self-taught polymath, with an insatiable curiosity for history and science, deeply informs the textured world-building of the Paratime series. His foresight in conceptualizing multiverse theory predates its popularity in contemporary science fiction. Piper’s Paratime Police operate under a complex socio-political structure that echoes Cold War tensions, providing a lens for interpreting the nuanced interplay between power, ethics, and the responsibility that comes with technological advancement.

‘Readers seeking a blend of science fiction with historical depth and philosophical underpinnings will find ‘Paratime Police: Complete Sci-Fi Series’ a treasure trove. Piper’s visionary work invites enthusiasts to ponder the ramifications of unchecked innovation while being immersed in tales of suspense and cosmic intrigue. This compilation not only commemorates Piper’s legacy but also serves as a perfect introduction to his thought-provoking explorations of time and reality.

Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen (Kalvan series)

Written by H. Beam Piper; it is part of his Paratime series of stories, the first novel  published in 1965 was expanded by John F. Carr from 2000 to 2016 to form the Kalvan series

It recounts the adventures of a Pennsylvania state trooper who is accidentally transported to a more backward parallel universe. It was published posthumously, making it Piper’s final science fiction novel.

The Paratime Police patrol the vast number of alternate time-dimensions. Their aim is to keep the existence of the alternate Earths a secret and prevent these Earths from mixing and destroying each other.

But the Time Police make mistakes sometimes, and they make a big one when a seemingly ordinary Pennsylvania State Trooper named Calvin Morrison is accidentally transported to a more backward parallel universe. Morrison is soon being hailed as Lord Kalvan and is masterminding a campaign that could blow the whole Paratime secret sky-high!