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Williams, Walter Jon

Overview
Works: 132 works in 353 publications in 7 languages and 11,588 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Star Wars fiction  Short stories, American  Fantasy fiction, American  Fantasy fiction  Suspense fiction  Science fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Creator
Classifications: PS3573.I456213, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Walter Jon Williams
Destiny's way by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,565 WorldCat member 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 )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member 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 )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member 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 )
9 editions published between 1952 and 2002 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member 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
The fourth wall by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sean is a washed-up child actor reduced to the lowest dregs of reality television to keep himself afloat. His life was a downward spiral of alcoholism, regret, and failure ... until he met Dagmar Shaw. The world of Dagmar Shaw, however, is rarely straightforward. People tend to die around her, and now she wants Sean for something. A movie, she says, but who's to say what her real game is?"--Page 4 of cover
Implied spaces by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member 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
Voice of the whirlwind by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Metropolitan by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member 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 )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member 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 )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member 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 )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member 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
The praxis by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For millennia, the Shaa have subjugated the universe, forcing the myriad sentient races to bow to their joyless tyranny. But the Shaa will soon be no more. The dread empire is in its rapidly fading twilight, and with its impending fall comes the promise of a new galactic order ... and bloody chaos. A young Terran naval officer marked by his lowly birth, Lt. Gareth Martinez is the first to recognize the insidious plot of the Naxid -- the powerful, warlike insectoid society that was enslaved before all others -- to replace the masters' despotic rule with their own. Barely escaping a swarming surprise attack, Martinez and Caroline Sula, a pilot whose beautiful face conceals a deadly secret, are now the last hope for freedom for every being who ever languished in Shaa chains -- as the interstellar battle begins against a merciless foe whose only perfect truth is annihilation" -- Cover verso
Deep state by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member 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
Hardwired by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sundering by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science Fiction
Conventions of war by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member 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
Facets by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rock of ages by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member 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
The green leopard plague : and other stories by Walter Jon Williams ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member 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
Songs of the Dying Earth by George R. R Martin ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thank you, Mr. Vance / Dean Koontz -- Preface / Jack Vance -- The True vintage of Erzuine Thale / Robert Silverberg -- Grolion of Almery / Matthew Hughes -- The Copsy Door / Terry Downling -- Caulk the witch-chaser / Liz Williams -- Inescapable / Mike Resnick -- Abrizonde / Walter Jon Williams -- The Traditions of Karzh / Paula Volsky -- The Final quest of the Wizard Sarnod / Jeff Vandermeer -- The Green bird / Kage Baker -- The Last golden thread / Phyllis Eisenstein -- An Incident at Uskvesk / Elizabeth Moon -- Sylgarmo's Proclamation / Lucius Shepard -- The Lamentably comical tragedy (or the laughably tragic comedy) of Lixal Laoavee / Tad Williams -- Guyal the Curator / John C. Wright -- The Good magician / Glenn Cook -- The Return of the Fire Witch / Elizabeth Hand -- The Collegeum of Mauge / Byron Tetrick -- Evillo the Cunning / Tanith Lee -- The Guiding nose of Ulf?nt Banderoz / Dan Simmons -- Frogskin cap / Howard Waldrop -- A Night at Tarn House / George R.R. Martin -- An Invocation of incuriosity / Neil Gaiman
 
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Alternative Names
Jon Williams, Walter 1953-
Williams, Walter John 1953-
Williams, Walter Jon 1953-
ウィリアムズ, ウォルター・ジョン
ウォルター・ジョン・ウィリアムズ
Languages
English (159)
Italian (4)
Polish (3)
French (2)
Spanish (2)
German (1)
Hebrew (1)
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