WorldCat Identities

Turner, George 1916-1997

Overview
Works: 33 works in 174 publications in 6 languages and 3,186 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR9619.3.T868, 823
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Most widely held works about George Turner
 
Most widely held works by George Turner
Brain child by George Turner( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and German and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Chance, raised in an orphanage, discovers he is the child of a man genetically altered before birth by a group of scientists experimenting in increasing human intelligence and creativity
Drowning towers by George Turner( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genetic soldier by George Turner( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spaceship on a voyage of discovery returns to Earth 700 years in the future, but its crew is told to move on. Earth is now populated by genetically-designed people whose rulers don't want them infected by old style human emotions. By the author of Brain Child
The sea and summer by George Turner( Book )

34 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Conway is Swill - one of the 90% in the year 2041 who must subsist on the inadequate charities of the state. A young boy growing Life, already difficult, is rapidly becoming impossible for Francis and others like him, as government corruption, official blindness and nature have conspired to turn Swill homes into watery tombs. And now the young boy must find a way to escape the approaching tide of disaster
The destiny makers by George Turner( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the era of "the big squeeze" - when an environmentally ravaged Earth groans beneath the weight of twelve billion people - two men control the destiny of humankind. One was recently senile...the other is going insane."--BOOK JACKET. "Author George Turner, whom Ed Bryant calls "the best-kept secret of contemporary SF," is rapidly becoming a major force in the field of speculative fiction. His previous novel, BRAIN CHILD, was greeted with overwhelming critical acclaim, and was selected by The New York Times as a Notable Book of the Year. And now he storms into science fiction's front ranks with a chilling look at an all-too-possible future."--BOOK JACKET. "In the year 2069, with the Earth's population dangerously out of control, procreation and the medical treatment of terminal illness are the two most heinous crimes against society. But behind the doors of the top secret Biophysical Institute, an old man has been illegally cured of the ravages of Alzheimer's disease and made artificially younger - to serve the unspecified purposes of Premier Jeremy Beltane, one of the world's most powerful leaders."--BOOK JACKET. "A member of the underprivileged "Wardie" class, Detective Sergeant Harry Ostrov has been assigned to serve as a guardian to the mysteriously rejuvenated nonagenarian - and entrusted with a devastating secret that could topple the unstable "Minder" government. But once within the confines of the Beltane family enclave, the dedicated police officer is dragged deeper and deeper into a lethal mire of scandal, corruption, political outrage, and moral dilemma - sworn to silence even as he observes his nation's ruler, a man ultimately responsible for the future of civilization, descend steadily into depression, uncertainty...and madness."--BOOK JACKET. "George Turner's new novel is a prescient and provocative vision of tomorrow...and a gripping exploration of right and wrong in a doomed society fearfully awaiting the inevitable fall of the final fatal axe."--BOOK JACKET
Down there in darkness by George Turner( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2070 Australia, a policeman investigating crooked experiments into the subconscious finds himself frozen for a hundred years. The setting is a world plagued by pollution, overpopulation and unemployment. By the author of The Destiny Makers
Beloved son by George Turner( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and Dutch and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Earth is struggling for recovery from the Collapse of the 1990s, with a youth growing up with new creeds and new ethics. Behind the scenes the genetics of Gangal, untroubled by ethical speculations, are busy creating Ultimate Man from clone tissue taken forty years earlier
Yesterday's men by George Turner( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction-roman
Vaneglory : a science fiction novel by George Turner( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and Dutch and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nadat Glasgow in 1992 door neutronenbommen is verwoest, wordt op de puinhopen van de oude beschaving een nieuwe opgebouwd
A waste of shame by George Turner( Book )

8 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transit of Cassidy by George Turner( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case for state pensions in old age by George Turner( Book )

20 editions published between 1897 and 1990 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lame dog man by George Turner( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scobie; a novel by George Turner( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young man of talent by George Turner( Book )

8 editions published between 1959 and 1962 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author takes New Guinea 1943 as the scene of this novel, which is a study of conflicting human characters cracking under the strain of battle
The view from the edge : a workshop of science fiction stories( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pursuit of miracles : eight stories by George Turner( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using up the off-cuts : a sort of fan letter for Sand Gropers by George Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers on Australian science fiction( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Australian SF - 1950-1980" by George Turner. Paper delivered to the Conference on Speculative Fiction: the Australian Context, at the Humanities Research Centre Australian National University, Canberra, on 18 July 1981. Also included: "Introduction: the history of Australian science fiction" by Dr V. Ikin and "Contemporary perspectives" by Bruce Gillespie
Yesterdays men by George Turner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Genetic soldierDown there in darknessYesterday's menVaneglory : a science fiction novel
Alternative Names
George Turner australischer Schriftsteller und Kritiker

George Turner écrivain australien

George Turner escriptor australià

George Turner Escritor

George Turner romanschrijver uit Australië (1916-1997)

Turner, George Reginald 1916-1997

Джордж Тернер

Джордж Търнър

ジョージ・ターナー

Languages
English (139)

Spanish (11)

German (5)

Italian (5)

Danish (2)

Dutch (2)