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Flynn, Michael (Michael F.)

Overview
Works: 43 works in 169 publications in 3 languages and 8,264 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Science fiction 
Classifications: PS3556.L89, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Flynn
Eifelheim by Michael Flynn ( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher description for Eifelheim / Michael Flynn. In 1349, one small town in Germany disappeared and has never been resettled. Tom, a contemporary historian, and his theoretical physicist girlfriend Sharon, become interested. Tom indeed becomes obsessed. By all logic, the town should have survived, but it didn't and that violates everything Tom knows about history. What's was special about Eifelheim that it utterly disappeared more than 600 years ago? Father Deitrich is the village priest of Oberhochwald, the village that will soon gain the name of Teufelheim, in later years corrupted to Eifelheim, in the year 1348, when the Black Death is gathering strength across Europe but is still not nearby. Deitrich is an educated man, knows science and philosophy, and to his astonishment becomes the first contact between humanity and an alien race from a distant star when their interstellar ship crashes in the nearby forest. It is a time of wonders, in the shadow of the plague. Tom and Sharon, and Father Deitrich, have a strange and intertwined destiny of tragedy and triumph in this brilliant SF novel by the winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Award
The January dancer by Michael Flynn ( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on themes from classic space opera works, a fast-paced tale follows the adventures of Captain Amos January and a host of rivals struggling to obtain an ancient pre-human artifact of great power that incites murderous actions in those who seek it. By the Robert A. Heinlein Award-winning author of Eifelheim
The wreck of the River of Stars by Michael Flynn ( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a compelling tale of the glory that was. In the days of the great sailing ships, in the mid-twenty-first century, when magnetic sails drew cargo and passengers alike to every corner of the solar system, sailors had the highest status of all spacemen, and the crew of the luxury liner the River of Stars, the highest among all sailors. But development of the Farnsworth fusion drive doomed the sailing ships, and now the River of Stars is the last of its kind, retrofitted with engines, her mast vestigial, her sails unraised for years. An ungainly hybrid, she operates in the late years of the century as a mere tramp freighter among the outer planets, and her crew is a motley group of misfits. Stepan Gorgas is the escapist executive officer who becomes captain. Ramakrishnan Bhatterji is the chief engineer who disdains him. Eugenie Satterwaithe, once a captain herself, is third officer and, for form's sake, sailing master. When an unlikely and catastrophic engine failure strikes the River, Bhatterji is confident he can effect repairs with heroic engineering, but Satterwaithe and the other sailors among the crew plot to save her with a glorious last gasp for the old ways, mesmerized by a vision of arriving at Jupiter proudly under sail. The story of their doom has the power, the poetry, and the inevitability of a Greek tragedy. This is a great science fiction novel, Flynn's best yet
Fallen angels by Larry Niven ( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a new United States government has been elected to halt several green house effect programs, a destructive ice age emerges and only two missing Space Hab astronauts hold the key to saving the planet
Firestar by Michael Flynn ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 21st Century, a woman philanthropist launches a private space program aimed at developing new technologies to improve life on Earth. But as with every innovation, this one steps on some people's toes and they resort to violence to stop her. A work of imagination in space technologies
Up Jim River by Michael Flynn ( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hound Bridget ban has vanished and the Kennel has given up the search. But her daughter, the harper Méarana, has enlisted the scarred man, Donovan, to aid her in her search
In the Lion's Mouth by Michael Flynn ( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One-time Confederal agent Donovan Buigh is recalled to take part in a secret civil war of sabotage and assassination being waged within the Lion's Mouth, the bureau that oversees the Shadows
Rogue star by Michael Flynn ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The continuing story of a 21st century project to colonize the universe. Its promoter is philanthropist Mariesa van Huyten, who wants to assure the survival of humanity in case Earth is destroyed. By the author of Firestar
Lodestar by Michael Flynn ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the early years of the twenty-first century, humanity has progressed into space, having established a permanent presence with LEO (Low Earth Orbit) Station. Science and commerce in space are booming and humanity's future looks bright. But Adam's desire for vindication and revenge could end it all." -- Jacket
Falling stars by Michael Flynn ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mariesa van Huyten leads the struggle to stop asteroids that are on a collision course with Earth
On the razor's edge by Michael Flynn ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The secret war among the Shadows of the Name is escalating, and there are hints that it is not so secret as the Shadows had thought. The scarred man, Donovan buigh, half honored guest and half prisoner, is carried deeper into the Confederation, all the way to Holy Terra herself, to help plan the rebel assault on the Secret City. If he does not soon remember the key information locked inside his fractured mind, his rebel friends may resort to torture to pull it from his subconscious. Meanwhile, Bridget ban has organized a posse--a pack of Hounds--to go in pursuit of her kidnapped daughter, despite knowing that Ravn Olafsdottr kidnapped the harper precisely to lure Bridget ban in her wake. The Hound, the harper, and the scarred man wind deeper into a web of deceit and treachery certain of only one thing: nothing, absolutely nothing, is what it seems to be"--
In the country of the blind by Michael Flynn ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early 1800s, a group of American idealists know as the the Charles Babbage Society built an analytical engine with wich they could predict the likely course of the future. Now in the present, the Society has become the secret rulers of the world, but their existence is about to be exposed
Eifelheim by Michael Flynn ( )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1349, one small town in Germany disappeared and was never resettled. Tom, a contemporary historian, and his theoretical physicist girlfriend, Sharon, become interested. By all logic, the town should have survived, but it didn't. Why? What was special about Eifelheim that it utterly disappeared more than 600 years ago? In 1348, as the Black Death is gathering strength across Europe, Father Deitrich is the priest of the village that will come to be known as Eifelheim. A man educated in science and philosophy, he is astonished to become the first contact between humanity and an alien race from a distant star when their interstellar ship crashes in the nearby forest
The forest of time and other stories by Michael Flynn ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology of science fiction stories. In one, a time traveller returns to Peru to save the Incas from destruction by the Spaniards, a second is on a scientist who uses genetic engineering to acquire gills for breathing under water, and a third is on aliens whose food is human emotion. Ten stories in all. By the author of Firestar
The January dancer by Michael Flynn ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fateful story of an ancient prehuman artifact of great power and of the people who found it
Up Jim River by Michael Flynn ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hound Bridget ban has vanished and the Kennel has given up the search. But her daughter, the harper Méarana, has enlisted the scarred man, Donovan, to aid her in her search
Firestar by Michael Flynn ( )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is the dawn of the twenty-first century, and America is in trouble. Public schools breed apathy and ignorance, and politics has become the art of the quick fix. There is one woman, though, who has both the vision and the money to leverage change. Mariesa Gorley van Huyten, heiress to one of the great American fortunes, is determined to bring America, and the rest of the world, back on track
Captive dreams by Michael Flynn ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fallen angel by Larry Niven ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rogue star by Michael Flynn ( )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Flynn opened his saga of near-future technology and space exploration with Firestar, in which he introduced a set of characters orbiting around one powerful and determined woman: Mariesa van Huyten, who is obsessed with the need to get humanity
 
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Alternative Names
Flynn, M.
Flynn, Michael.
Flynn, Michael F., 1947-
Flynn, Michael F. (Michael Francis), 1947-
Flynn, Michael Francis.
Flynn, Michael Francis 1947-
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Languages
English (128)
Spanish (5)
Czech (1)
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