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Womack, Jack

Works: 33 works in 137 publications in 8 languages and 2,395 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Cyberpunk fiction  Science fiction  Black humor  Satire  Humorous fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Drama  Apocalyptic fiction 
Roles: Author, Performer, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3557.I2264, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Jack Womack
Most widely held works by Jack Womack
Random acts of senseless violence by Jack Womack( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An apocalyptic view of New York by the author of Elvissey. The protagonist is Lola Hart, a 12-year-old private school girl whose downwardly mobile parents--father a script writer, mother a professor--move into a poor section of New York. Within months she is a member of a street gang and the novel is an account of her life amid riots, fires and martial law
Terraplane : a novel by Jack Womack( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's put the future behind us by Jack Womack( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and French and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of post-Communist Russia starring Max Borodin, a counterfeiter of historical documents for American scholars. "We can prove Johntoo, is his brother who is building a theme-park for American tourists to experience the thrills of interrogation by secret police. By the author of Random Acts of Senseless Violence
Going, going, gone by Jack Womack( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publishers Weekly has called Jack Womack a "futurist wunderkind ... fast-moving, hipper-than-hip." In his latest novel it's 1968, and Walter Bullitt, part-time U.S. government freelancer, stays busy testing new psychotropics on himself and unsuspecting citizens. Walter's conscience never interferes with his work'until he's asked to help sabotage Bobby Kennedy's presidential campaign. The ghosts who've moved into his apartment aren't much comfort. Then two outre femmes fatales show up and frog-march Walter out of Max's Kansas City before the Velvet Underground can finish their first song. The ladies have a mission. They need to save New York'both his and theirs. Called "infernally clever" by Locus, Going, Going, Gone is a deeply entertaining novel that closes Jack Womack's acclaimed Ambient series and serves up an apt diagnosis of modern America. "Daringly, scaringly distinct in contemporary fiction."'Marjorie Preston, Philadelphia Weekly "The action moves with amphetamine quickness, and Womack's surefooted control over his material completely sucks us in ... "'Bruce Bauman, Bookforum
Elvissey by Jack Womack( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At once a biting satire and a taut, fast-paced thriller, Elvissey is the story of Isabel and John, a troubled couple who voyage from the year 2033 to a strangely altered 1954. They are on a desperate mission to kidnap the young Elvis Presley and bring him back to the present day to serve as a ready-made cult leader. He proves, however, to be a reluctant messiah, and things do not work out quite as planned
Ambient by Jack Womack( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining the nightmarish vision of J.G. Ballard and the linguistic brilliance of Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, Ambient is Jack Womack's stunning first novel. Set in a decaying and violent twenty-first-century New York, Ambient tells the story of O'Malley, a very special bodyguard for an outrageously ruthless CEO named Dryden, and of his attempts to woo Dryden's personal femme fatale, Avalon. But what begins as a simple case of unrequited love quickly turns into a complicated deathtrap involving corporate intrigue, murderous family rivalries, and perverse subcultures. A stylish and brilliantly inventive novel, Ambient creates a world that is powerful, convincing, and prophetically real
Heathern by Jack Womack( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flying saucers are real! : the UFO library of Jack Womack by Jack Womack( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Flying Saucers Are Real! is a catalogue of the Jack Womack UFO library and a history of one of the 20th century s most pervasive subcultures. The collection presents an unknown wealth of images taken from mid-century flying saucer books and extensive text by the author-collector outlining the history of the UFO phenomenon and opining on the selections." --Publisher description
A whisper of blood : stories of vampirism by Karl Edward Wagner( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This "toothy follow-up to Datlow's first-rate Blood Is Not Enough" offers "admirably inventive variations on vampirism" (Kirkus Reviews). Featuring stories by Jonathan Carroll, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and Robert Silverberg, A Whisper of Blood is a "consistently engrossing anthology" from award-winning editor Ellen Datlow (Publishers Weekly). Continuing to expand the boundaries of the concept of vampirism-as she did in her first collection, Blood Is Not Enough-Datlow has assembled eighteen fascinating stories that range from tales of literal vampires to what she calls "metaphorical bloodsuckers," who can drain another's life force without ever sinking their teeth into necks. In "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" by Suzy McKee Charnas, an elderly Jewish woman who's taken her own life has second thoughts and makes a deal to become a vampire to stay immortal, the only condition being she has to drink blood by request only. An amnesiac operative tries to sort out if a secret government agency is trying to help him regain his memory or is wiping it clean in Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Kafkaesque "Do I Dare to Eat a Peach'" And in Jonathan Carroll's "The Moose Church," a tourist in Sardinia is literally scarred by asking questions of death in his dreams ... A Whisper of Blood includes contributions by Suzy McKee Charnas, Karl Edward Wagner, Robert Silverberg, Kathe Koja, Elizabeth Massie, Barry N. Malzberg, Rick Wilber, Jonathan Carroll, Thomas Ligotti, Melissa Mia Hall, David J. Schow, Jack Womack, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Thomas Tessier, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, K. W. Jeter, Pat Cadigan, and Robert Holdstock and Garry Kilworth
Futuro zero by Jack Womack( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atti casuali di violenza insensata by Jack Womack( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neuromancer by William Gibson( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case, a burned out computer whiz, is asked to steal a security code that is locked in the most heavily guarded databank in the solar system
Journal de nuit : roman by Jack Womack( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Binibon by Elliott Sharp( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heidern Roman by Jack Womack( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elliott Sharp: Binibon by Elliott Sharp( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going by Jack Womack( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zufällige Akte sinnloser Gewalt Roman by Jack Womack( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambiente by Jack Womack( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terraplane Roman ; Science Fiction by Jack Womack( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.30 for Neuromance ... to 0.98 for Ambiente / ...)

Going, going, gone
Terraplane : a novelLet's put the future behind usGoing, going, goneElvisseyAmbientHeathernNeuromancer
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