WorldCat Identities

Costello, Matthew J. (Matthew John) 1948-

Overview
Works: 136 works in 347 publications in 7 languages and 5,637 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Science fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Performer, Creator, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3553.O7632, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matthew J Costello
Mirage by F. Paul Wilson( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and French and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her twin sister falls into a mysterious coma, Dr. Julie Gordon uses a virtual reality scanner to probe her sister's memory. She discovers their father was not their real father and that both of them were used in illegal brain experiments. The information places their lives in danger
Masque by F. Paul Wilson( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spy novel featuring an agent who can transform himself into any body, male or female, by simply inserting a different chip. Sent to steal secret data, he runs into the widow of the man whose body he is using. By the authors of Mirage
Vacation by Matthew J Costello( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a global crisis causes crops to fail and species to disappear, something even more deadly happens. Masses around the world suddenly became predators, feeding off their own kind. These 'Can Heads' grow to such a threat that fences, gated compounds, and SWAT-style police protection become absolutely necessary to live. And after one attack leaves NYPD cop Jack Murphy wounded and his partner dead, Jack takes his wife and kids on a vacation. Far up north, to the Paterville Family Camp, a fortress-like compound in the mountains, where families can still swim and take boats out on a lake. At first, it's idyllic. There's plenty of food, fun stuff for their children, and another nice young couple with kids of their own. And when the camp suffers a Can Head attack, Jack even helps defend it. He's immediately offers Jack a job in security. Jack's family wants to stay. But Jack slowly comes to realize that there's something else going on at Paterville Family Camp ... and when he makes a gruesome discovery, he will be forced to get his family out, no matter who ... or what ... stands in his way"--Provided by publisher
The last dinosaur by Leonard Mlodinow( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three kids travel to the time of the dinosaurs. They are trying to help a baby dinosaur find his mother. But an asteroid is about to hit the Earth. And a scary meat-eater is chasing them! Only math can save them! And you can help the kids figure out what to do!
Star road : a novel by Matthew J Costello( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ivan Delgato, a former leader of a rebel group called the Runners, is released from jail on the condition that he carry out a secret mission for the World Council. His assignment is simple: stay under cover, but do absolutely anything necessary to reach the planet Omega IX and offer the renegade Runners clemency if they surrender-- which may be complicated since Ivan's brutally violent brother has taken lead of the Runners in Ivan's absence. In search of the Runners, Ivan catches a ride out to the wildest reaches of the galaxy via a mysterious transportation system, the Star Road. His fellow passengers on Star Road Vehicle-66 are a suspicious group, all with their own hidden reasons for traversing the star road. As the travelers contend with increasingly deadly encounters, it isn't long before suspicions build against Ivan. And as the Runners must choose one brother over the other, on a planet filled with ancient secrets, those who survive will confront a mystery that changes the Star Road, and humanity, forever"--
Home by Matthew J Costello( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack's wife, Christie, and their two children struggle for survival after Jack's shocking sacrifice, and the three endeavor to escape a post-apocalyptic nightmare world of cannibals and betrayal to reach a safe haven
Unidentified by Matthew J Costello( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As inexplicable terrors erupt across the globe, humanity's only hope of survival lies with those who are willing to enter the source: a house where time, space and reality have given way to something else
The greatest games of all time by Matthew J Costello( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The island of the skull : an original novel by Matthew J Costello( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This official prequel to Peter Jackson's remake of the classic tale from Universal Pictures opens with the harrowing tale of how entrepreneur, adventurer, and filmmaker Carl Denham takes possession of the map of Skull Island. Original
How to write science fiction by Matthew J Costello( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rage by Matthew J Costello( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The asteroid Apophis has annihilated Earth, and only a small percentage of humanity's best and brightest have been saved. After hundreds of years below ground in life-sustaining Arks, Lieutenant Nick Raine emerges into the world. His mission as with the other chosen, is to restore civilization to the devastated world. With only his combat training and survival instincts, can Raine overcome the primitive new society and the would-be-tyrant trying to impose his will on the planet?
Magic everywhere : how to do absolutely incredible magic with totally ordinary things by Matthew J Costello( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missing Monday by Matthew J Costello( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vacation by Matthew J Costello( Recording )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a global disaster causes crops to fail and species to disappear, many people become "Can heads" cannibal predators who eat human flesh. Jack Murphy, a NYPD officer, is wounded in one such attack and decides that he and his family need a vacation. Retreating to a fortress-like vacation area, they finally get to relax. After the camp is attacked and Jack helps to defend it he is offered a security position. What gruesome discoveries will he make?
The 7th guest by Matthew J Costello( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een bezeten speelgoedmaker nodigt zeven gasten uit in zijn spookachtig landhuis om een bloedige 'bevrijding' van de stemmen in zijn hoofd te bewerkstelligen
The greatest puzzles of all time by Matthew J Costello( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beneath still waters by Matthew J Costello( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Maelstrom by Matthew J Costello( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 2145...after disobeying a direct order, former special ops Marine Lieutenant John Kane found himself stripped of his rank and reassigned to the "U.S. Space Marines" -- the private army of the Union aerospace Corporation. Now little more than a glorified security guard, Kane reluctantly accepts his fate on Mars City, the environmental community/lab center on the legendary red planet. But Kane could never have imagined the unspeakable horrors that awaited him there -- nightmarish aberrations of nature and unholy unions of flesh and machine awakened by unsuspecting researchers attempting to divulge the arcane secrets of this planet's extraordinary past. As the terrifying violence grows, Kane and a ragtag band of survivors must call on all of their skills if they can ever hope to make it out of Mars City alive -- even as those at the highest echelons of power continue their own covert and deadly machinations in a relentless bid to seize the ultimate source of power
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityChristopher, Shane, 1948-

Christopher, Shane 1948-

Costello, Matt 1948-

Costello, Matthew

Costello, Matthew 1948-

Costello, Matthew J.

Costello, Matthew J., 1948-

Costello, Matthew John 1948-

Matthew J. Costello Amerikaans auteur

Matthew J. Costello écrivain américain

Matthew J. Costello US-amerikanischer Autor

متیو کاستلو نویسنده آمریکایی

コステロ, マシュー・J

マシュー・J・コステロ

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MasqueVacationThe last dinosaurUnidentifiedThe greatest games of all timeThe island of the skull : an original novelHow to write science fictionRage