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May, Julian

Works: 369 works in 914 publications in 9 languages and 28,975 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Dictionaries  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Researcher
Classifications: PS3563.A942, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Julian May
Most widely held works by Julian May
Black Trillium by Marion Zimmer Bradley( Book )
18 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three infant princesses receive the mystically protective Black Trillium at birth and learn to use their strengths and conquer their weaknesses to withstand the dangers that face them
The many-colored land by Julian May( Book )
38 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the year 2034, Theo Guderian found the means to use a one-way, fixed-focus time warp to go to the Rhone River valley six million years before, during the Pliocene era. Now a group of mavericks and misfits prepare to make the journey into the unknown
Blood trillium by Julian May( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The royal house of Ruwenda is threatened by a sorcerer whose goal is to control the world of the Three Moons
Jack the bodiless : a novel by Julian May( Book )
31 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Earth, in the year 2051, human beings struggle to understand and control superhuman powers that will define their future
Conqueror's moon by Julian May( Book )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With his father on his deathbed, Prince Conrig of Cathra and his lover, the seductive sorceress Princess Ullanoth of Moss, have hatched a plan to reunite the warring kingdoms of High Blenholm under one supreme rule
Diamond mask : a novel by Julian May( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The protagonist is Dorothea, a 21st Century woman with extraordinary metaphysical powers. It befalls her to defend Earth from Fury, an insane metaphysical creature determined to become the sole ruler of humanity. The 21st century was drawing to a close, and metapsychic humankind was poised at last to achieve Unity -- to be admitted into the group mind of the already unified alien races of the Galactic Milieu. But a growing corps of rebels was plotting to keep the people of Earth forever separate in the name of human individuality. And the rebels had a secret supporter: Fury, the insane metapsychic creatrue that would stop at nothing to claim humanity for itself. Fury's greatest enemy was the mutant genius Jack the Bodiless, whose power it craved. But Jack would never be a tool for Fury ... And so it turned to Dorothea Macdonald, a young woman who had spent a lifetime hiding her towering mindpowers from the best mind readers of the Milieu. But she could not hide them from Fury -- or from Jack. Time and again she rejected their advances, unwilling to be drawn into the maelstrom of galactic politics or megalomaniacal dreams. And in the end, no one -- not Jack, not Fury, not even the Galactic Milieu -- would be a match for the awesome powers of the girl who would come to be called Diamond Mask
Magnificat : a novel by Julian May( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adventure story featuring a married couple, she metaphysically talented, he a mutant. They do scientific experiments to enhance our powers of telepathy, already quite awesome. If they succeed, humans will become the most powerful beings in the universe
Ironcrown moon by Julian May( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Julian May, author of "The Many-Colored Land" and one of the world's most original and imaginative fantasy writers, comes the second installment of an all-new saga of a land beyond the horizon, where the quest for power is eternal, where magic and mystery are feared above all, and one man seeks to reign
The nonborn king by Julian May( Book )
26 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following an immense cataclysm, Tanu civilization is in ruins. Now the humans who passed through the gate to prehistoric Earth can finally seek power. Aiken Drum names himself king, but faces great opposition. The Firvulag are hell-bent on wiping out every group but their own and Felice Landry, possibly the most powerful psychic humanity will know, hasn't finished wreaking havoc
The adversary by Julian May( Book )
27 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fourth and culminating volume in Julian May's dazzling quartet of science-fiction novels brings to a climax the struggle for the Many-Colored Land-the Earth six million years ago-and completes the series that has become an international best-seller and multiple award nominee. Human time-travelers from the sophisticated Galactic Milieu of the twenty-second century came to the Pliocene Epoch seeking a Garden of Eden. What they found was slavery under the knightly Tanu race, who had been exiled to Earth from a far galaxy. Freed by the usurper Aiken Drum, the humans enjoy a brief period of dominance. But now King Aiken's rule is threatened by the dwarfish Firvulag, who scheme to destroy both humans and Tanu in the nightfall War, a ritual Gotterdammerung that had been postponed when Tanu and Firvulag were banished to Pliocene Earth. This menace becomes almost incidental when Aiken discovers that his realm is about to be invaded by another human who possesses metapsychic powers even greater than Aiken's own. He is Marc Remillard, the Adversary, instigator of the Metapsychic Rebellion, who nearly conquered the Milieu, and then fled through the time-gate after his defeat. Marc and his surviving followers come against Aiken when it seems that a new time-gate is about to be built-one that will provide a two-way portal between the Many-Colored Land and the future world of the Milieu. The Adversary, like its predecessors (The Many-Colored Land, The Golden Tore, and The Nonborn King), combines science and fantastic imagery with rousing adventure, humor, and an optimistic view of the human character as it contends against mental and physical perils
The golden torc by Julian May( Book )
20 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Many-Colored Land, the first volume in Julian May's dazzling series of science fiction-fantasy novels, began with a des perate act of exile. A group of talented misfits from a future society chose to pass through a time-portal into the unknown dangers of a world six million years past, the world of the Pliocene. They emerged in a proto-Kurope inhabited by two extraterrestrial races - the chivalric Tanu and the dwarfish, forest-dwelling Tirvulag. both of which possessed far-reaching psychic powers. The humans soon became in volved in the age-old struggle between the two. The Golden Tore picks up the story as one group of captured humans is brought to Muriah. the stately capital of the Tanu kingdom. Among them is Elizabeth Orme. who was once, in her own world, a Grand Master Metapsychic. In spite of Tanu ha rassment, she begins to recover her lost powers. Also in this group is Bryan Gren-fell. an anthropologist seeking his lost love. And there is Aiken Drum, an adventurer, schemer, and trickster who has the talent and ambition to become a ruler in this strange new-old world. The other human group, which has managed to overcome its Tanu guards and escape into the northern forests, includes Chief Burke, an American Indian, and Felice Uindry, an athlete gifted with certain psychic powers of her own. This group, wi t h t he ambiguous aid of the Firvu-lag. determines to launch an attack against the very heart of Tanu dominance. At the end of the Grand Combat tournament between Tanu and Kirvulag comes the astonishing climax to this astonishing novel. Fritz Lciber says the series is "altogether enchanting and engrossing." Vonda Mc-Intyre comments, "It's action-oriented and vivid"; and Joe W.I laldeman says. "It's one of the best-thought-out futures ever encountered in science fiction."
Sorcerer's moon by Julian May( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Intervention : a root tale to the Galactic milieu and a vinculum between it and the Saga of Pliocene exile by Julian May( Book )
19 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
They have always been among us-the telepaths, the persons possessing higher mind-powers that have been called "metapsychic"--But they have always been few and far between and their abilities weak or erratic. Until now ... Human evolution makes a quantum leap. And all over the world, people begin to be born with extraordinary minds. Some of them are geniuses and some are very ordinary. But all of these metapsychic operants have mind-powers that "normal" humanity considers amazing-and dangerous. Intervention paints this advent of Homo superior in a broad and colorful chronicle that begins in 1945 and culminates in 2013. Its many characters reveal the impact of higher mind-powers upon the possessors themselves, upon their "normal" associates, and upon a troubled society striving to avoid nuclear annihilation. The metapsychic operants are secretive and fearful at first. When they reveal themselves they are regarded with awe, exploited, and finally persecuted. They are torn by the dilemma of what role to play: are they destined to save the "normals" from global war, even if it means that they must use their mental powers to subjugate the race that gave birth to them' The book's principal protagonists are members of the Remillard family of New Hampshire-whose descendants are featured in Julian May's Saga of Pliocene Exile, a worldwide best-selling quartet that combined science fiction and cerebral adventure. Intervention details with humor, thundering action, and scientific insight a world where the human mind does much more than think-a world that is fantastic, but by no means implausible
The warm-blooded dinosaurs by Julian May( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A simple discussion of new evidence that dinosaurs were warm-blooded animals and not reptiles as previously believed
Sky trillium by Julian May( Book )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adventures in fantasy land of three women warriors who are sisters and who battle evil men for the possession of a talisman. One of the warriors is pregnant with triplets. By the author of Blood Trillium
They lived in the ice age by Julian May( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses how the great ice ages began and ended, and what happened to men and animals during and between them
Why people are different colors by Julian May( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A simple discussion of the physical characteristics and probable origins of the races of the world
Horses; how they came to be by Julian May( Book )
5 editions published between 1968 and 1975 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the evolution of the horse, from the early short legged relatives of eohippus through other prehistoric species to the modern horse
Before the Indians by Julian May( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Briefly describes the earliest Indian civilizations on the North American continent and traces the evolution of their culture from prehistory to the arrival of the white settlers
They turned to stone by Julian May( Book )
4 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses how fossils are formed and suggests places the amateur hunter can look for "formerly-live" stone today
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English (286)
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Italian (7)
Polish (5)
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