WorldCat Identities

Morrow, James 1947-

Works: 78 works in 349 publications in 11 languages and 11,158 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Historical fiction  History  Religious fiction  Short stories  Humorous fiction  Fantasy fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3563.O876, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Morrow
The last witchfinder : a novel by James Morrow( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennet Stearne's father hangs witches for a living in Restoration England. But when this precocious child witnesses the horrifying death of her beloved Aunt Isobel, unjustly executed as a sorceress, she makes it her life's mission to bring down the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act. A self-educated "natural philosopher," Jennet is inspired in her quest by a single sentence in a cryptic letter from Isaac Newton: "It so happens that in the Investigations leading first to my Conjectures concerning Light and later to my System of the World, I fell upon a pretty Proof that Wicket Spirits enjoy no essential Existence." Armed with nothing but the power of reason and her memory of Isobel's love, Jennet cannot rest until she has put the last witchfinder out of business.--Publisher description
Reality by other means : the best short fiction of James Morrow by James Morrow( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join the Abominable Snowman as, determined to transcend his cannibalistic past, he studies Tibetan Buddhism under the Dalai Lama. Pace the walls of Ilium with fair Helen as she tries to convince both sides to abandon their absurd Trojan War. Visit the nursery of Zenobia Garber, born to a Pennsylvania farm couple that accept her for the uncanny little biosphere she is. Scramble aboard the raft built by the passengers and crew of the sinking Titanic - and don't be surprised when the vessel transmutes into a world even more astonishing than the original Ship of Dreams. Reality by Other Means offers readers the most celebrated results from James Morrow's thirty-five-year career designing fictive thought experiments. Anchored by seven previously uncollected stories, this omnibus ranges from social satire to theological hijinks, steampunk escapades to philosophical antics
The philosopher's apprentice by James Morrow( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and French and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A philosopher-tutor is given the opportunity to impress ethical ideas on a first-class mind that is, in matters of morality, a blank slate
Shambling towards Hiroshima by James Morrow( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1945, war is reigning in the Pacific Rim while Syms Thorley continues his life as a B-movie actor. But the Navy would like to use Thorley in their top-secret Knickerbocker Project, putting the finishing touches on the ultimate biological weapon: a breed of gigantic, fire-breathing, mutant iguanas. Thorley must don a rubber suit that will transform him into the merciless Gorgantis, and star in a film that simulates the destruction of a miniature Japan. If the demonstration succeeds, the Japanese will surrender, sparing thousands of lives; if it fails, the mutant lizards will be unleashed
Only begotten daughter by James Morrow( Book )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy novel set in the near future. Murray Katz makes a sperm donation and unwittingly generates the latest Child of God, Jesus' half-sister, Julie
Towing Jehovah by James Morrow( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satirical novel on the death of God. For inexplicable reasons he dies and falls into the sea, and the Vatican hires a supertanker to secretly tow his two-mile-long body to the Arctic for preservation. But the secret leaks out and everyone gets in on the act, exploiting God's death to their own end
This is the way the world ends : a novel by James Morrow( Book )

32 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When tombstone engraver George Paxman is offered a bargain, he doesn't hesitate. His beloved daughter gets an otherwise unaffordable survival suit to protect her from radioactive fall-out and all George has to do is sign a document admitting that, as a passive citizen who did nothing to stop it, he has a degree of guilt for any nuclear war that breaks out. George signs on the dotted line. And then the unthinkable happens. The world and everyone in it (survival suit or not) is destroyed in a nuclear Armageddon - except for George and five others who must now face prosecution from the great mass of humanity who will now never be born. And George Paxman stands accused in the name of all the people who stood by and never raised a finger to stop the horror of nuclear war
Galapagos regained by James Morrow( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and French and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Galapagos Regained centers on the fictional Chloe Bathurst, an unemployed Victorian actress who finds work on Charles Darwin's estate, nurturing the strange birds, exotic lizards, and giant tortoises he brought back from his trip around the world. When Chloe gets wind of the Great God Contest, sponsored by the Percy Bysshe Shelley Society--£10,000 to the first petitioner who can prove or disprove the existence of a Supreme Being--she decides that Mr. Darwin's materialist theory of speciation might just turn the trick. (If Nature gave God nothing to do, maybe He was never around in the first place.) Before she knows it, her ambitions send her off on a wild adventure--a voyage by brigantine to Brazil, a steamboat trip up the Amazon, a hot-air balloon flight across the Andes--bound for the Galapagos archipelago, where she intends to collect the live specimens through which she might demonstrate evolutionary theory to the contest judges"--
The wine of violence by James Morrow( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a distant planet, two human societies exist in uneasy equilibrium, one wholly nonviolent, the other ferocious and cannibalistic
City of truth by James Morrow( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and French and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A father living in Veritas, the City of Truth where no one can lie, must hide from the truth if his son is to have a chance to live
Blameless in Abaddon by James Morrow( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After God falls from the sky, his two-mile long corpse is turned into a theme park in Florida. Subsequently, a judge whose wife dies in a car accident, decides to put God on trial at the international court in The Hague for allowing suffering
Media & kids : real-world learning in the schools by James Morrow( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses mass media, multimedia, and individual media and suggests various media activities for children. The introductory essay considers why the medium is not the message; chapter one presents a model for multimedia learning; and chapter two considers the pedagogical questions of media production. Subsequent chapters deal with stage performance, drawing as a second language, print, photography, radio, movies, and television. For each of these chapters, the concepts involved are delineated, appropriate activities are suggested, and standards are considered. The last chapter discusses media and people. An appendix contains sample wheels for media-related games for the fourth, seventh, and eleventh grades. (Ll)
Bible stories for adults by James Morrow( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satirical stories on subjects religious and secular. In The Tower, God comes to the conclusion his decision regarding the Tower of Babel was a mistake, in Known but to God and Wilbur Hines the wrong man is laid to rest in the tomb of the unknown soldier, and in Arms and the Woman the son of Helen of Troy asks, "What did you do in the war, Mommy?" By the author of Towing Jehovah
The continent of lies by James Morrow( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and French and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Philip K. Dick-like dystopian future, a new form of mass entertainment turns toxic, plunging unsuspecting consumers into an abyss of terror Cutting-edge virtual reality has emerged as a popular, albeit controversial, source of amusement. Devouring a cephapple or?dreambean? allows the eater to become the primary player in a preprogrammed narrative: love story, historical spectacle, horror thriller--this medium encompasses all genres. Our protagonist, Quinjin, is a professional dreambean critic, rating the hallucinogenic adventures hidden within these remarkable fruits. But something has gone terribly wrong. An anonymous?dreamweaver? has created a cephapple that, by transporting its users to the core of an inescapable nightmare, drives them stark raving mad--just the sort of ammunition the anti-dreambean movement needs to get the technology banned. Quinjin is hired to find the source of the poison and eradicate it. But the reviewer's heroic quest becomes highly personal when the person he most cares about--his teenage daughter--eats the forbidden fruit and lapses into a coma. Dark and satiric, The Continent of Lies is a bravura demonstration of the bold originality that has won James Morrow two Nebula Awards, two World Fantasy Awards, and the Prix Utopia
The eternal footman by James Morrow( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satirical fantasy in which God is dead, his skull orbiting the earth as a second moon. Plague is rampant on earth and the absence of hope turns people into nihilists. By the author of Towing Jehovah
The Madonna and the starship by James Morrow( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New York City, 1953. The golden age of television, when most programs were broadcast live. Young Kurt Jastrow, a full-time TV writer and occasional actor, is about to have a close encounter of the apocalyptic kind. Kurt's most beloved character (and alter ego) is Uncle Wonder, an eccentric tinkerer whose pyrotechnically spectacular science experiments delight children across the nation. Uncle Wonder also has a more distant following: the inhabitants of Planet Qualimosa. When a pair of his extraterrestrial fans arrives to present him with an award, Kurt is naturally pleased--until it develops that, come next Sunday morning, these same aliens intend to perpetrate a massacre. Will Kurt and his colleagues manage to convince the Qualimosans that Earth is essentially a secular and rationalist world? Or will the two million devotees of NBC's most popular religious program suffer unthinkable consequences for their TV-viewing tastes? Stay tuned for The Madonna and the Starship!"--Back cover
The SFWA European hall of fame : sixteen contemporary masterpieces of science fiction from the Continent( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of science fiction tales by top European writers in English translations
Moviemaking illustrated; the comicbook filmbook by James Morrow( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about how films work. It is about the grammar of film, the conventions which most film-makers rely on today.While most movie grammar books describe visual and sound aspects of film in words, the words can't adequately describe visual principles, this book features comicbook panels which are closely analogous to a film shot
The cat's pajamas & other stories by James Morrow( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rollicking and audacious collection of stories featuring Martian invaders, time travel, voodoo queens, giant Hollywood monsters, Dr. Moreau & ndash;like mad scientists, and more In The Cat & rsquo;s Pajamas, James Morrow & mdash;called & ldquo;the most provocative satiric voice in science fiction & rdquo; by the Washington Post & mdash;takes the reader on thirteen wild and gleeful rides, each exploring a demented, dystopian, or provisionally desirable world. A tyrannical church wields terrifying power over people & rsquo;s sex lives in the name of protecting & ldquo;the rights of the unconceived. & rdquo; The dead, raised by Caribbean magic, are put to benevolent use in a New Jersey suburb. A racist Supreme Court justice gets his karmic comeuppance. Columbus & ldquo;discovers & rdquo; a contemporary New York City. The island of Manhattan becomes a battlefield on which two alien races thrash out their philosophical disagreements. And in the remarkable title offering, a deranged doctor blesses his mutant creatures with ethical superiority, a simple matter of injecting them with a serum derived from the disembodied brain of the story & rsquo;s living & mdash;and understandably bewildered & mdash;protagonist
The asylum of Dr. Caligari by James Morrow( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the summer of 1914. As the world teeters on the brink of the Great War, a callow American painter, Francis Wyndham, arrives at a renowned European insane asylum, where he begins offering art therapy under the auspices of Alessandro Caligari - sinister psychiatrist, maniacal artist, alleged sorcerer. Determined to turn the impending cataclysm to his financial advantage, Dr. Caligari will -- for a price -- allow governments to parade their troops past his masterpiece: a painting so mesmerizing it can incite entire regiments to rush headlong into battle. As the doctor's outrageous scheme becomes a reality, Francis joins with his brilliant, spider-obsessed student, Ilona Wessels, and a band of lunatic saboteaurs to thwart the mercenary magic. By radically reimagining the most famous of all German Expressionist silent films, satirist James Morrow has wrought a timely tale that is by turns funny and erotic, tender and bayonet-sharp - but ultimately, The Asylum of Dr. Caligari emerges as a love letter to that mysterious, indispensible thing called art." -- back cover
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The last witchfinder : a novel
The philosopher's apprenticeShambling towards HiroshimaOnly begotten daughterTowing JehovahThis is the way the world ends : a novelCity of truthBlameless in AbaddonBible stories for adults
Alternative Names
James K. Morrow

James K. Morrow Amerikaans romanschrijver

James K. Morrow escritor de ciencia ficción estadounidense

James Morrow autore di fantascienza statunitense

James Morrow écrivain américain

James Morrow US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Morrow James Kenneth

Morrow, James Kenneth 1947-

Джеймс Морроу

Морроу, Джеймс

جیمز ک. مورو

جیمز کی. مورو نویسنده آمریکایی

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