James H. Schmitz

James H. Schmitz was the author of a number of remarkable science fiction novels and stories. Previously even his out-of-print works retained an enthusiastic following. I enjoy them for their bold female characters (surprising even by today's standards), and also for the author's deft handling of psionics.

Many of Schmitz' writings fall into one of two universes and have many interlocking characters. He wrote one set of tales set in the universe of the "Agent of Vega" series. He created a different universe in the "Federation of the Hub" series which includes over two dozen stories and novels. His writings exist as eight novels and fifty-odd stories in several collections, most of which were published between 1960 and 1974.

  Finding copies of the out-of-print works of James H. Schmitz:

  My brief reviews of James H. Schmitz books (some cover art shown):

  My brief reviews of James H. Schmitz stories  (some cover art shown):

Other major Schmitz references:

Marwill's Schmitz Page


I am interested in obtaining Schmitz books or stories--if you've got Schmitzes to sell or trade, or comments on this page, please email me .