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Alfred Coppel (November 9, 1921 - May 30, 2004) was an American author. While living in Oakland, California, he served as a fighter pilot in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. After his discharge, he started his career as a writer. He became one of the most prolific pulp authors of the 1950s and 1960s, adopting the pseudonyms Robert Cham Gilman and A.C. Marin and writing for a variety of pulp magazines. He is best known for his science fiction stories.

Coppel's first science fiction story was "Age of Unreason" (1947) in Amazing Stories. As Robert Cham Gilman, he wrote the Rhada sequence of science fiction novels (set within a galactic empire) aimed at the young adult market.

He wrote an alternate history novel, The Burning Mountain: A Novel of the Invasion of Japan, in 1983. In 1974, he had a bestseller with the suspense thriller Thirty-Four East about the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Coppel died on May 30, 2004.

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Hastings Conspiracy, The | Coppel, Alfred | First Edition UK Book Coppel, Alfred | Hastings Conspiracy, The | First Edition UK Book

Hardcover Book. 1980 LON: Macmillan  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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1993 NY: Donald I. Fine  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Alfred Coppel Selected Bibliography


The Goldenwing Cycle Series

  1. Glory - 1993
  2. Glory's War - 1995
  3. Glory's People - 1996

The Rhada Series (written as Robert Cham Gilman)

  1. The Warlock of Rhada - 1969
  2. The Rebel of Rhada - 1969
  3. The Navigator of Rhada - 1969
  4. The Starkahn of Rhada - 1970

Novels

  • Hero Driver - 1954
  • Night of Fire and Snow - 1957
  • Dark December - 1960
  • A Certainty of Love - 1966
  • The Gate of Hell - 1967
  • The Clash of Distant Thunder - 1968 (as by A C Marin)
  • Order of Battle - 1968
  • A Little Time for Laughter - 1969
  • Rise With the Wind - 1969 (as by A C Marin)
  • Between the Thunder and the Sun - 1971
  • The Landlocked Man - 1972
  • A Storm of Spears - 1973 (as by A C Marin)
  • Thirty-Four East - 1974
  • The Dragon - 1977
  • The Hastings Conspiracy - 1980
  • The Apocalypse Brigade - 1981
  • The Burning Mountain - 1983
  • The Marburg Chronicles - 1985
  • The Korean War - 1985 (with Donald Knox)
  • Fates Command Us - 1986
  • Show Me a Hero - 1987
  • A Land of Mirrors - 1988
  • Wars and Winters - 1993
  • The Eighth Day of the Week - 1994

Novellas

  • The Hills of Home - 1956
  • Turnover Point - 2009
  • The Invader - 2011
  • The Peacemaker - 2011
  • Turning Point - 2011
  • The Rebel of Valkyr - 2013
  • The Last Two Alive! - 2013

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