"Horace Beam Piper was born in 1904, the son of a Protestant
minister. He had no formal education and at age eighteen went to work
as a laborer for the Pennsylvania Railroad's Altoona yards. Throughout
his life he was a reticent and guarded man and as a result we know
little about his early years. He was largely self-educated; he
obtained a deep knowledge of science and history: 'without subjecting
myself to the ridiculous misery of four years in the uncomfortable
confines of a raccoon coat.'"
"A solitary man to the end, Piper did not tell his friends of his
financial predicament. Instead, he took a way out that could only be
reasonable to a man who abhorred state handouts and was determined not
to burden his friends and family. On Monday, November 9th, 1964,
H. Beam Piper shut off all the utilities to his apartment in
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, put painter's drop-cloths over the walls
and floor, and took his own life with a handgun from his collection.
In his suicide note, he gave an explanation that is pure Piper:
"I don't like to leave messes when I go away, but if I could have
cleaned up any of this mess, I wouldn't be going away. H. Beam Piper'"
-From the introduction (by John Carr) to Federation
The Complete Fuzzy
Includes Little Fuzzy, Fuzzy Sapiens and
Fuzzies And Other People.
December 1998, Ace Books Paperback ISBN:0-441-00581-0
The Cosmic Computer
Short story collection
Four Day Planet and Lone Star Planet
Fuzzies and Other People
Lone Star Planet
With John J. McGuire
An ambassador from the Galactic Empire is sent to a planet
settled entirely by descendants of Texans.
Lord Kalvan of OtherWhen
A 20th-century cop is accidentally transported to an
alternate timeline that is less technologically advanced.
Murder in the Gunroom
Piper's first novel (?)
December 1993, Old Earth Books Paperback Reprint Edition ISBN:1-882-96802-6
1981, Ace 0-441-65169-0
Tales of the Paratime Police guarding crosstime byway
The Worlds of H. Beam Piper
July 1986, Ace Books Paperback Reissue Edition ISBN:0-441-910520-1