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    Brian Daley is my favorite author of all time.   The first book of his that I read was his Tron.  It was one of the few longer stories I truly enjoyed.  Although I enjoyed it for the ideas and action, what I really enjoyed was the way Mr. Daley conveyed the story.  I saw the movie first and enjoyed it and then I received the book as a gift and so read it.  The book was, as it always seems, much better than the movie.  I have to tell you, reading is something I enjoy, but it's not something I do easily.  I have tried reading many books and become bored very easily.  It's very frustrating when you hear about wonderful stories like Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein and you just can't get into the story.  So far, the list of authors who are "readable" for me is very small.  The list includes, in no certain order, Barbara Hambly, Ben Bova, Robert Sheckley and Brian Daley AKA Jack McKinney (with James Luceno).  This page is for my favorite though, Brian Daley.  I first discovered the following information in 1997.

    Author Brian Daley, who wrote The Doomfarers of Coramonde and other works of fantasy and science fiction, including three "Star Wars" novels, died February 18 (1996) at his home in Arnold, MD, near Annapolis. He was 48*. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said his wife, Lucia St. Clair Robson.
    He worked as a house painter, waiter and welfare case worker before publishing The Doomfarers of Coramonde (1977), about an Army unit that is transported from Vietnam to an alternate universe, where it must slay a dragon. The book's success led to a sequel, The Starfollowers of Coramonde (1979).
    Daley wrote three novels based on the film "Star Wars": Han Solo at Stars' End, (1979), Han Solo's Revenge (1979) and Han Solo and the Lost Legacy (1982). He also wrote radio versions of "Star Wars" and "The Empire Strikes Back" for National Public Radio. [Source: The Denver Post]

*Note: Brian had actually just turned 49


Books By Brian Daley

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Series

Title

Year

Notes

My Comments

1

Coramonde

The Doomfarers of Coramonde

-1977

 

My all time favorite. Read it once a year at least.
1

Coramonde

The Starfollowers of Coramonde

-1979

 

The partner to the first. Always read after the first.
 

Star Wars

Han Solo at Star's End

-1979

 

If you haven't read the 3 Han books, you are not a SW fan.
 

Star Wars

Han Solo's Revenge

-1979

 

 
 

Star Wars

Han Solo and the Lost Legacy

-1980

 

 
1

 

Tron

-1982

Based on the screenplay by Steve Lisberger. Story by Steve Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird.

The first Brian Daley book I ever read. This is the book that got me to read books. Thanks Brian
1

 

A Tapestry of Magics

-1983

 

Fun story about an unlikely hero
1

Alacrity Fitzhugh

Requiem for a Ruler of Worlds

-1985

 

Humorous, intelligent sci-fi.
1

Alacrity Fitzhugh

Jinx on a Terran Inheritance

-1985

 

 
1

Alacrity Fitzhugh

Fall of the White Ship Avatar

-1987

 

 
 

Robotech

1 Genesis

-1987

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

Based on that great Japanese cartoon series!
 

Robotech

2 Battle Cry

-1987

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
1

Robotech

3 Homecoming

-1987

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
1

Robotech

4 Battlehymn

-1987

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
 

Robotech

5 Force of Arms

-1987

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
1

Robotech

6 Doomsday

-1987

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
 

Robotech

7 Southern Cross

-1987

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
 

Robotech

8 Metal Fire

-1987

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
1

Robotech

9 The Final Nightmare

-1987

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
 

Robotech

10 Invid Invasion

-1987

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
 

Robotech

11 Metamorphosis

-1987

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
 

Robotech

12 Symphony of Light

-1987

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
 

Robotech Sentinels

1 The Devil's Hand

-1988

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
 

Robotech Sentinels

2 Dark Powers

-1988

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
1

Robotech Sentinels

3 Death Dance

-1988

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
 

Robotech Sentinels

4 World Killers

-1988

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
 

Robotech Sentinels

5 Rubicon

-1988

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
 

Robotech

18 The End of the Circle

-1990

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
1

 

Kaduna Memories

-1990

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

Liked this one. Mix of light mystery & sci-fi. Easy read.
1

The Black Hole Travel Agency

1 Event Horizon

-1991

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
1

The Black Hole Travel Agency

2 Artifact of the System

-1991

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
1

The Black Hole Travel Agency

3 Free Radicals

-1992

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
1

The Black Hole Travel Agency

4 Hostile Takeover

-1994

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
 

Robotech

19 The Zentraedi Rebellion

-1994

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
 

Star Wars

Star Wars: The National Public Radio Dramatization

-1994

 

The radio drama was amazing to listen to. Like listening to the old radio serials.
 

Robotech

20 The Masters' Gambit

-1995

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
 

Star Wars

The Empire Strikes Back: The National Public Radio Dramatization

-1995

 

 
 

Robotech

21 Before the Invid Storm

-1996

with James Luceno (as Jack McKinney)

 
 

Star Wars

Return of the Jedi: The National Public Radio Dramatization

-1996

 

 
1

GammaLAW

1 Smoke on the Water

-1998

Edited by James Luceno

Brian's last series. These were actually put together by Brian's good friend, James Luceno after Brian died. Was hard to read at first, knowing they were his last books. Many thanks to all involved in getting these out, especially James Luceno.
1

GammaLAW

2 A Screaming Across The Sky

-1998

Edited by James Luceno

1

GammaLAW

3 The Broken Country

-1998

Edited by James Luceno

 

GammaLAW

4 To Water's End

-1999

Edited by James Luceno

1 = Out of Print

Also note that Brian Daley was a writer & a story editor for the animated series The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers From 1986 thru 1989. Also joining him as a writer was Brian's friend James Luceno. I have read many comments on the series which usually say things like: "Ahead of it's time" & "Intelligent stories".

As I continue my limited research on Brian Daley, I will update my information from time to time.

Last Updated: 06/18/2005

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