Williams, Walter Jon
Most widely held works about Walter Jon Williams
Most widely held works by Walter Jon Williams
Destiny's way by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,411 libraries worldwide
Following the fall of Coruscant to the Yuuzhan Vong, the New Republic is torn apart by internal strife as a dangerous new faction opposed to the ways of the Force unveils a weapon that could destroy their enemies and make them vulnerable to the dark side.
This is not a game by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 910 libraries worldwide
College friends united by their love of online games make their passion a successful business, until a currency crash and government coup strand one of them in a foreign country and their alternate reality games suddenly blur the boundaries between the real and virtual worlds, threatening real fortunes and real lives.
Aristoi by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Successful in its efforts to create a glittering interstellar empire, founded on the use of an ultra-advanced computer and bioengineering technology, humankind becomes the prey of its own creation, the Aristoi
The rift by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 659 libraries worldwide
An earthquake hits Mississippi, destroying St. Louis. The novel follows various protagonists as they cope with the disaster, among them a black engineer, a racist sheriff and a preacher who predicted it.
Voice of the whirlwind by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
19 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 655 libraries worldwide
"Etienne Steward is a clone, also known as a beta. When he first awakes, his memories are fifteen years old, because the original Steward, the alpha, never bothered to have a brain-scan update. In those fifteen years, the entire world has changed. An alien race known as The Powers has established relations with humanity. The Orbital Policorp which held his allegiance has collapsed. He fought and survived the off-world Artifacts War, but dozens of his friends did not. Both his first and second wives have divorced him. More importantly, someone has murdered him, causing the activation of the beta back-up. Now Steward has to figure out who wanted him dead, if he doesn't want to die again."--Wikipedia.
Implied spaces by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and French and held by 585 libraries worldwide
Aristide is a scholar of the implied spaces, seeking meaning amid the accidents of architecture in a universe where reality itself has been sculpted and designed by superhuman machine intelligence. While exploring the pre-technological world Midgarth, one of four dozen pocket universes created within a series of vast, orbital matrioshka computer arrays, Aristide uncovers a fiendish plot threatening to set off a nightmare scenario, and must find a way to save the multiverse from subversion, sabotage, and certain destruction.
Metropolitan by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 535 libraries worldwide
The setting is an Earth where the monetary standard is "plasm," an energy which can be transmitted by wireless. It can help one to be more clever, it can heal, it can move objects. The novel deals with an attempt to acquire lots of this energy to stage a revolution.
City on fire by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and French and held by 511 libraries worldwide
In the fantasy City of Caraqui, civil war breaks out for possession of the plasm, as the city's life force is called. By the author of Metropolitan.
Days of atonement by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 476 libraries worldwide
Atocha, N.M. is having trouble coping with the 21st century and the death of a man who died twenty years ago.
Angel station by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 415 libraries worldwide
Ubu and Maria are forced to flee to the farthest reaches of space where they discover a secret and risk everything on one last gamble to win the universe or be destroyed.
Hardwired by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
19 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 411 libraries worldwide
Hardwired directly to his lethal electronic hardware, ex-fighter pilot Cowboy joins with Sarah, another hardwired hired gun, in a final attempt to gain independece from the rapacious Orbitals.
The praxis by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and French and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Les Shaas, conquérants aliens d'origine inconnue, dominèrent le monde pendant dix millénaires, asservissant les autres espèces. Mais l'attrait du pouvoir devint plus fade au fil des siècles, l'ennui s'installa et leurs mémoires surchargées arrivèrent à saturation, provoquant les suicides successifs des empereurs. Les Naxids, premier peuple conquis, profitent de la situation pour se rebeller.
The sundering by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
Facets by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Rock of ages by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
The comic adventures of Drake Maijstral, a space-age burglar. While vacationing on Earth he receives two marriage proposals and several challenges to duels. By the author of The Crown Jewels.
Conventions of war by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Two desperate human warriors, separated by light-years, Lord Gareth Martinez and guerrilla fighter Caroline Sula, pursue separate paths in their battle against the ruthless insectoid Naxid, who set out to dominate the universe in the wake of the chaos that resulted from the fall of the tyrannical Shaa, in the epic finale of the trilogy that began with The Praxis and The Sundering.
Songs of the dying Earth : stories in honor of Jack Vance ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
This anthology has assembled distinguished authors to write stories in honor of the genius of Jack Vance, stories using the bizarre and darkly beautiful far future setting of the Dying Earth, near the very end of Earth's lifespan, where mighty wizards duel with spells of dreadful potency under a waning and almost burnt-out red sun, and adventurers and cutpurses strive to hoodwink and out-trick each other in haunted forests full of demons and monsters strange almost beyond comprehension.
The green leopard plague : and other stories by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
"A mermaid delves into the dark underpinnings of her Utopian society; a dying boy finds himself trapped in a virtual world beyond his wildest imagining; Friedrich Nietzsche meets Wyatt Earp on the dusty streets of Tombstone, Arizona; a gorilla strives to remain relevant among the info-streams and easily distracted eyeballs of a shallow, media-addled culture; a civilization raises its young as computer programs, deleting problematic children at will..."--Dust cover flap.
Deep state by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Dagmar Shaw, a designer of alternate-reality games, begins to question her own motives when she is asked to be the Puppetmaster to a group of soldiers engaged in an all-too-real war.
Ambassador of progress by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Artificial intelligence Audiobooks Audiobooks Avarice Betrayal Bioengineering Biotechnology Brothers and sisters Burglars Cyborgs Earthquakes Fantasy Fantasy fiction Fantasy fiction Fiction Games Human-alien encounters Imaginary wars and battles Indonesia--Jakarta Interplanetary voyages Leia, Princess (Fictitious character) Life on other planets Maijstral, Drake (Fictitious character) Nanotechnology Natural disasters New Mexico North America Orphans Police chiefs Rifts (Geology) Science fiction Science fiction Science fiction, American Short stories, American Short stories, American Skywalker, Luke (Fictitious character) Social networks Solo, Han (Fictitious character) Solo, Jacen (Fictitious character) Solo, Jaina (Fictitious character) Space warfare Star Wars fiction Star Wars fiction Suspense fiction Time travel Turkey United States--New Madrid Seismic Zone Vance, Jack,--1916- Video gamers Virtual reality
Jon Williams, Walter 1953-
Williams, Walter John 1953-