These are not romance novels, of course, but it is true that the name Harlequin is most commonly associated with the romance genre. The Laser Books novels are highly characteristic of popular science fiction of their time. These are imaginative, fast-paced novels. They were conceived from the beginning as inexpensive books which would have popular appeal. It is true that these books did not win Hugo or Nebula awards, but nor do most books. While less profound than the cream of the crop from the era, these novels are still highly readable and fun decades after they first appeared, and many contain a certain degree of profound and unusual content.
The title page of the first book in the series reads:
LASER BOOKS are published by Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 240 Duncan Mill Road, Don Mills, Ontario M3B 1Zf, Canada. The Laser books trade mark, consisting of the words "LASER BOOKS" is registered in the Canada trade Marks Office, the United States Patent Office, and in other countries. Printed in U.S.A.
|1||Raymond F. Jones||Renegades of Time|
|2||Arthur Tofte||Crash Landing on Iduna|
|4||R. Coulson and G. DeWeese||Gates of the Universe|
|5||Arthur Tofte||Walls Within Walls|
|6||Gordon Eklund||Serving in Time|
|7||K. W. Jeter||Seeklight|
|10||Gordon Eklund||Falling Toward Forever|
|11||Juanita Coulson||Unto the Last Generation|
|12||Raymond F. Jones||The King of Eolim|
Half of the authors of the first twelve books in the Laser Books series wrote two novels, while the others wrote only one. The authors who wrote two of the first twelve novels in the series are: