WorldCat Identities

Schaffner, Val

Works: 4 works in 11 publications in 3 languages and 521 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3569.C46, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Val Schaffner
Algonquin cat : a story by Val Schaffner( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and German and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet, cat-in-residence at the famous Algonquin Hotel in New York City, is more than content to meditate while under an author's chair, be photographed by tourists, or to accept snacks from the kitchen. But when some of the hotel's guests find themselves in horrible trouble, Hamlet is the only one who can set things right
Lost in cyberspace : essays and far-fetched tales by Val Schaffner( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occasionally somber, often satiric, sometimes outrageous, always original, his essays roam among the illusions of tomorrow and those of the here-and-now. He shows why computers are the Devil's favorite invention, with sin only a keystroke away, and imagines a day when love and war are replaced by computer games. But the automobile, too, in his quirky vision is a form of virtual reality favored by the master of temptation. So is Los Angeles. So is art. So, even, are apples, football, and summer camp. But Schaffner wouldn't live without his car and his computer. And when non-virtual reality is too prosaic for him, he creates "virtual theories" to improve on it. Why do men sing in the shower? Why do we catch colds? Why do we set the clocks back in winter? Why do we love oysters? Why did Nixon tape himself? If Schaffner's explanations are too good to be true, that is why he calls them virtual
The astronomer's house by Val Schaffner( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neko hodo sutekina shōbai wa nai( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.18 for Algonquin ... to 0.97 for Neko hodo ...)

Lost in cyberspace : essays and far-fetched tales
Alternative Names
シャフナー, ヴァル

Lost in cyberspace : essays and far-fetched tales