WorldCat Identities

Harrison, M. John (Michael John) 1945-

Works: 66 works in 275 publications in 12 languages and 5,140 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Short stories  Fantasy fiction, English  Short stories, English  Juvenile works  High interest-low vocabulary books  Apocalyptic fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6058.A6942, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by M. John Harrison
Light by M. John Harrison( Book )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Kearney, a British scientist, and his American partner, Brian Tate, unknowingly become the fathers of interplanetary travel while studying laboratory quantum physics. Kearney is also a serial killer who is on the run from the entity that drives him to kill
Nova swing by M. John Harrison( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vic Serotonin is a "travel agent" into and out of Saudade. His latest client is a woman who's nearly as unpredictable as the site itself - and maybe just as dangerous. She wants a tour just as a troubling new class of biological artifacts are leaving the site -- living algorithms that are transforming the world outside in inexplicable and unsettling ways. Shadowed by a metaphysically inclined detective determined to shut his illegal operation down, Vic must make sense of a universe rapidly veering toward a virulent and viral form of chaos ... and a humanity almost lost
Viriconium by M. John Harrison( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Available to American readers for the first time, this collection gathers four fantasy classics from the acclaimed author of Light. Set in the imagined city of Viriconium, here are the masterworks that revolutionized a genre and enthralled a generation of readers: The Pastel City, A Storm of Wings, In Viriconium, and Viriconium Nights. Back in print after a long absence, these singular tales of a timeless realm and its enigmatic inhabitants are now reborn and compiled to captivate a whole new generation."--Jacket
The Centauri device by M. John Harrison( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Truck is the last traceable genetic descendant of the wiped-out Centauri race and the only person who can make contact with the Centauri Device, a mystery bomb left by the centauris
The pastel city by M. John Harrison( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a far future civilization is in decline and medieval social patterns clash with advanced technology. Lord tegeus-Chronus must save Viriconium, the Pastel CIty, from brain-stealing automatons from Earth's past
Signs of life by M. John Harrison( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Finnish and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a group of people who operate a shipping business dealing in hazardous medical waste. The job entails illegal dumping and puts them in touch with the underworld of genetic engineering. By a British writer
Things that never happen : stories by M. John Harrison( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-four stories in which each character discovers something new about himself and the world in which he lives
The committed men by M. John Harrison( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The course of the heart : a novel by M. John Harrison( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a hot May night, three Cambridge students carry out a ritualistic act that changes their lives. Years later, none of the participants can remember what exactly transpired, but their clouded memories can't rid them of an overwhelming sense of dread
Empty space : a haunting by M. John Harrison( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a future world an elderly widow is moved by images of her dead husband, a policewoman finds herself in strange circumstances in an event zone, and a space freighter takes on an ancient alien artifact with dangerous consequences
Empty space : a haunting by M. John Harrison( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We begin with the following dream: An alien research tool the size of a brown dwarf star hangs in the middle of nowhere, as a result of an attempt to place it equidistant from everything else in every possible universe. Somewhere in the fractal labyrinth beneath its surface, a woman lies on an allotropic carbon deck, a white paste of nanomachines oozing from the corner of her mouth. She is neither conscious nor unconscious, dead nor alive. There is something wrong with her cheekbones. At first you think she is changing from one thing into another -- perhaps it's a cat, perhaps it's something that only looks like one -- then you see that she is actually trying to be both things at once. She is waiting for you, she has been waiting for you for perhaps 10,000 years. She comes from the past, she comes from the future. She is about to speak-- EMPTY SPACE is a sequel to LIGHT and NOVA SWING, three strands presented in alternating chapters which will work their way separately back to this image of frozen transformation
Climbers by M. John Harrison( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Arabic and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of M. John Harrison's most acclaimed novels in a career of near universal acclaim, Climbers is, perhaps, the least fantastical of his novels. Yet it carries life-changing moments, descriptions of landscape bordering on the hallucinogenic and flights of pure fictive power that leave any notion of the divide between realistic and unrealistic fiction far behind. [Mike] hopes that by engaging with the hard realities of the rock and the fall he can grasp what is important about life. But as he is drawn into the obsessive world of climbing he learns that taking things to the edge comes with its own price. Retreating from his failed marriage to Pauline, Mike leaves London for the Yorkshire moors, where he meets Normal and his entourage, busy pursuing their own dreams of escape. Travelling from crag to crag throughout the country, they are searching for the unattainable: the perfect climb. Through rock-climbing, Mike discovers an intensity of experience - a wash of pain, fear and excitement - that obliterates the rest of his world. Increasingly addicted to the adrenaline, folklore and camaraderie of the sport, he finds, for a time, a genuine escape. But it is gained at a price...This dark, witty and poetic novel is full of the rugged beauty of nature, of the human drive to test oneself against extremes, and of the elation such escape can bring." --Publisher's description
The best science fiction & fantasy of the year( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best, most original and brightest science fiction and fantasy stories from around the globe from the past twelve months are brought together in one collection by multiple award winning editor Jonathan Strahan. This highly popular series now reaches volume eight and will include stories from both the biggest names in the field and the most exciting new talents. Previous volumes have included stories from Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Cory Doctorow, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Joe Abercrombie, Paolo Bacigalupi, Holly Black, Garth Nix, Jeffrey Ford, Margo Lanagan, Bruce Sterling, Adam Robets, Ellen Klages, and many many more. With this volume the series comes to a new home at Solaris, publishers of Jonathan Strahan's award-winning original Infinities SF anthologies and the and Fearsome fantasy anthologies
The ice monkey and other stories by M. John Harrison( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El mundo de El mono del hielo es un lugar peligroso que nos embarga los sentidos como un sueño. Es un mundo sombrío de ciudades desoladas y seres condenados, rituales extraños y horrores del espíritu. Emocionante y turbadora, esta colección de relatos consagra definitivamente a M. John Harrison como uno de los estilistas más importantes y versátiles de la literatura de horror. Nacido en 1945, publicó su primer relato en 1966. Ha cultivado principalmente la ciencia ficción, pero recientemente se ha decantado hacia el terror, siendo su firma muy habitual en las mejores y más prestigiosas revistas y antologías especializadas del género. Siete pequeñas joyas de la moderna literatura de horror, combinando humor, muerte, dolor y absurdo
Viriconium nights by M. John Harrison( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel arrangements : short stories by M. John Harrison( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The floating gods by M. John Harrison( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in French and English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les dieux, à force de vouloir imiter la bassesse de l'homme, erraient ivres morts dans la rue et se roulaient dans la boue des caniveaux. La lèpre s'était emparée de la ville basse et se propageait en direction des quartiers nobles. Une lèpre qui allait bientôt tuer la dernière grande artiste de ce monde en perdition ... Une atmosphère de lente apocalypse hors du temps
Nova swing by M. John Harrison( Recording )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physics-defying Saudade Event Site is a place to find strange landscapes and seemingly impossible physical phenomena--perfect for tourism. Into this environment comes Vic Serotonin, a "travel agent" whose newest client is a mysterious woman with a hidden agenda
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Strorm's father doesn't approve of Angus Morton's unusually large horses. Little does he realize that his own son, his niece Rosalind and their friends, have their own secret aberration which would label them as mutants. But as David and Rosalind grow older it becomes more difficult to conceal their differences from the village elders
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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.25 for A storm of ... to 0.75 for Climbers ...)

Nova swingViriconiumThe Centauri deviceThe pastel citySigns of lifeThings that never happen : storiesThe course of the heart : a novelTravel arrangements : short storiesThe Chrysalids
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