The demise of Penguin's science fiction list after 1988 did not mean the company broke with sf altogether, although the focus now shifted to America. In 1990 Penguin UK published four Buck Rogers titles in association with TSR Inc, the US company behind the role-playing game Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (and the title of a popular tv series in 1979-81). The books were loosely based on the game and comprised the Martian Wars trilogy and an anthology of seven Buck Rogers stories, including one by Robert Sheckley and two by the grandson of John F Dille, who commissioned the original Buck Rogers comic strip in 1929.

Arrival, 1990 Arrival

An anthology of seven Buck Rogers stories, first published in 1989.

Published in Penguin Books May 1990 with a cover by Chris Alan Wilton.

• Flint Dille : Armageddon 1995
• Robert Sheckley : The Homecoming
• Abigail Irvine : Triple Cross
• M S Murdock : Tryst of Fate
• Ulrike O'Reilly : Two Barneys
• Flint Dille : The Relic
• Jerry Oltion : Adversary
M S MURDOCK Rebellion 2456, 1990 Rebellion 2456 by M S Murdock

Book one of the Martian Wars trilogy, first published in 1989.

Published in Penguin Books May 1990 with a cover by Don Carroll.
M S MURDOCK Hammer of Mars, 1990 Hammer of Mars by M S Murdock

Book two of the Martian Wars trilogy, first published in 1989.

Published in Penguin Books May 1990 with a cover by Don Carroll.
M S MURDOCK Armageddon Off Vesta, 1990 Armageddon Off Vesta by M S Murdock

Book three of the Martian Wars trilogy, first published in 1989.

Published in Penguin Books May 1990 with a cover by Don Landwehrle.

Penguin had also acquired New American Library, which launched its RoC science fiction and fantasy imprint in April 1990. Several Penguin sf titles were reissued under the RoC imprint over the next four years, along with the first paperback publication of The Death Guard by Philip George Chadwick. However, unlike the Buck Rogers books, the RoC covers had no Penguin logo, and the only indication that these were Penguins was the small print on each book's copyright page.

RAY BRADBURY The Day it Rained Forever, 1991 The Day it Rained Forever by Ray Bradbury

Reissued in Penguin Books 1991 under its RoC imprint
with a cover illustration by Fred Gambino.
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PHILIP GEORGE CHADWICK The Death Guard, 1992 The Death Guard by Philip George Chadwick

First published 1939.

Published in Penguin Books 1992 under its RoC imprint, with an introduction
by Brian Aldiss. The cover illustration is by Peter Garriock.
BRUCE STERLING The Artificial Kid, 1992 The Artificial Kid by Bruce Sterling

First published 1980.

Published by Penguin Books April 1985 and reissued under the RoC imprint 1992,
shown left, with a cover illustration by Peter Jones.
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ARTHUR C CLARKE Of Time and Stars, 1993 Of Time and Stars by Arthur C Clarke

Reissued in Penguin Books 1993 under its RoC imprint, with an introduction
by J B Priestley. The cover illustration by Peter Elson.
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PHILIP K DICK The Man in the High Castle, 1993 The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick

Reissued in Penguin Books 1993 under its RoC imprint
with a cover illustration by Chris Moore.
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PHILIP K DICK Time Out of Joint, 1994 Time Out of Joint by Philip K Dick

Reissued in Penguin Books 1994 under its RoC imprint
with a cover illustration by Chris Moore.
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RUDY RUCKER Software, 1994 Software by Rudy Rucker

Reissued in Penguin Books 1994 under its RoC imprint
with a cover illustration by Keith Scaife.
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Penguin continues to publish sf and fantasy under the RoC imprint in the USA today, though by the mid 1990s several sf titles had been reissued as Penguin Classics and Modern Classics, and others would join them in the years that followed.