WorldCat Identities

Nelson, John Allen 1959-

Works: 63 works in 244 publications in 2 languages and 5,121 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Personal narratives  Juvenile works  Science fiction television programs  Action and adventure television programs  Television programs  History  Horror films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Scenarist, Artist, Performer, vac
Classifications: D811, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Allen Nelson
Helmet for my pillow by Robert Leckie( Recording )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow John Leckie's odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war's fiercest fighting took place. Recounting his services with the 1st Marine Division and the brutal action on Guadalcanal, New Britain and Peleliu, Leckie spares no detail of the horrors and sacrifices of war
Quantum leap( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theorizing that he could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. He woke trapped in the past. His only guide is Al, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. Sam must now "leap" into various persons throughout history to correct errors of the past and eventually return to his own life in the present
Killer klowns from outer space( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and French and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A spaceship -- looking like a circus tent -- lands in a field near a small town, signaling the attack of deviant, red-nosed, balloon-twisting psychos from another world who plan to annihilate mankind -- by turning people into cotton candy! Luckily, the town's teen citizenry decides to fight back and teach the cosmic bozos a lesson. But these klowns are no klutzes, turning popcorn, peanuts and caramel corn into playful -- but deadly -- weapons of madcap destruction and mayhem!" -- Container
The Beast of Blackslope by Tracy Barrett( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xena and Xander Holmes, an American brother and sister spending a year in England, use clues in their ancestor Sherlock Holmes' casebook as they try to solve the mystery of a monster threatening a peaceful country village where a documentary film is being made
The case that time forgot by Tracy Barrett( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xena and Xander Holmes, an American brother and sister who are living in England, use clues from their ancestor Sherlock Holmes' casebook when they are asked by a classmate to find an ancient Egyptian artifact that has been missing for many years
Hitler's war by Harry Turtledove( Recording )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A stroke of the pen and history is changed. In 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, determined to avoid war at any cost, signed the Munich Accord, ceding part of Czechoslovakia to Hitler. But the following spring, Hitler snatched the rest of that country and pushed beyond its borders. World War II had begun, and England, after a fatal act of appeasement, was fighting a war for which it was not prepared." "Now, in this thrilling, provocative, and fascinating alternate history by Harry Turtledove, another scenario is played out: What if Chamberlain had not signed the accord? What if Hitler had acted rashly, before his army was ready - would such impatience have helped him or doomed him faster? Here is an action-packed, blow-by-blow chronicle of the war that might have been - and the repercussions that might have echoed through history - had Hitler reached too far, too soon, and too fast." "Turtledove uses dozens of points of view to tell this story: from American marines serving in Japanese-occupied China to members of a Jewish German family with a proud history of war service to their nation, from ragtag volunteers fighting in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion in Spain to an American woman desperately trying to escape Nazi-occupied territory - and witnessing the war from within the belly of the beast." "A novel that reveals the human face of war while simultaneously riding the twists and turns that make up the great acts of history, Hitler's War is the beginning of an exciting new alternate history saga. Here is a tale of powerful leaders and ordinary people, of spies, soldiers, and traitors, of the shifting alliances that draw some together while tearing others apart. At once authoritative, brilliantly imaginative, and hugely entertaining, Hitler's War captures the beginning of a very different World War II - with a very different fate for our world today."
I am not a serial killer by Dan Wells( Recording )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John works in his family's mortuary and has an obsession with serial killers. He wants to be a good person but fears he is a sociopath, and for years he has suppressed his dark side through a strict system of rules designed to mimic "normal" behavior. Then a demon begins stalking his small town and killing people one by one, and John is forced to give in to his darker nature in order to save them. As he struggles to understand the demon and find a way to kill it, his own mind begins to unravel until he fears he may never regain control. Faced with the reality that he is, perhaps, more monstrous than the monster he is fighting, John must make a final stand against the horrors of both the demon and himself"--Publisher's web site
Zoo story life in the garden of captives by Thomas French( Recording )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on six years of research, behind the scenes at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. A dramatic and moving true story of seduction and betrayal, exile and loss, and the limits of freedom on an overcrowded planet-- all framed inside one zoo reinventing itself for the twenty-first century
The seven principles for making marriage work by John Mordechai Gottman( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. John Gottman shares the seven principles essential to the success of any marriage in this definitive guide for any couple who wants their relationship to reach its full potential
An empire of ice by Edward J Larson( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward J. Larson presents a fascinating new take on the Antarctic expeditions of the early twentieth century, placing them within a larger scientific, social, and geopolitical context
The lineup [the world's greatest crime writers tell the inside story of their greatest detectives] by Otto Penzler( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most venerated and best selling authors in the mystery world reveal how they created their most beloved serial characters
Storms of my grandchildren the truth about the coming climate catastrophe and our last chance to save humanity by James E Hansen( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Storms of My Grandchildren, James Hansen, the nation's leading scientist on climate issues, speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: the planet is hurtling even more rapidly than previously acknowledged to a climatic point of no return. Here, Hansen sounds the alarm, revealing for the first time that humanity's last chance to get off the path to a catastrophic global meltdown is coming ever closer
Fort Pillow a novel of the Civl War by Harry Turtledove( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 1864, the Union garrison at Fort Pillow was comprised of almost six hundred troops, about half of them black. The Confederacy, incensed by what it saw as a crime against nature, sent its fiercest cavalry commander, Nathan Bedford Forrest, to attack the fort with about 1,500 men. The Confederates overran the fort and drove the Federals into a deadly crossfire. Only sixty-two of the U.S. colored troops survived the fight unwounded. Many accused the Confederates of massacring the black troops after the fort fell and fighting should have ceased. The "Fort Pillow Massacre" became a Union rallying cry and cemented resolve to see the war through to its conclusion
Our Lady of Guadalupe mother of the civilization of love by Carl A Anderson( Recording )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most influential leaders of the Catholic community in the United States recounts the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe and illuminates her importance to the future of the Catholic Church in North and South America
Days of infamy by Harry Turtledove( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched an attack against U.S. naval forces stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. But what if the Japanese followed up their air assault with an invasion and occupation of Hawaii? This is the question explored by Harry Turtledove in Days of Infamy, with frightening implications. With American military forces subjugated and civilians living in fear of their conquerors, there is no one to stop the Japanese from using the islands' resources to launch an offensive against America's western coast
Surf mules by Greg Neri( Recording )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a tragic accident and sudden financial woes cause recent high school graduate Logan to question plans for his future, he agrees to make a road trip with his best friend and surfing buddy, Z-boy, transporting marijuana from southern California to Orlando, Florida
The Simpsons an uncensored, unauthorized history by John Ortved( Recording )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A behind-the-scenes history of the popular animated series traces its rise from an animated short on "The Tracy Ullman Show" to a mainstream institution, while exposing alleged clashes between its studio executives and creative producers
Hook, line & sinister by T. Jefferson Parker( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects sixteen mystery short stories involving fishing, including a tale of an unlucky fly fisherman, a darkly amusing fishing community, and deadly bad sportsmen
End of the beginning by Harry Turtledove( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and their successful invasion and occupation of Hawaii, America must marshall its military forces to reclaim the islands from the enemy in this novel of alternate history
Hook, line & sinister mysteries to reel you in by T. Jefferson Parker( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen of America's favorite author-anglers spin tales of mystery and fishing in this collection. From the tragic to the comic with many stops in between, these stories reflect the authors' passions for both making stories and catching fish
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Helmet for my pillow
Alternative Names
John Allen Nelson acteur américain

John Allen Nelson actor estadounidense

John Allen Nelson aktor amerykański

John Allen Nelson Amerikaans acteur

John Allen Nelson amerikansk manusforfattar og skodespelar

John Allen Nelson amerikansk manusförfattare och skådespelare

John Allen Nelson amerikansk manusforfatter og skuespiller

John Allen Nelson amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skuespiller

John Allen Nelson attore statunitense

John Allen Nelson US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Нельсон, Джон Аллен

جان آلن نلسون بازیگر و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

English (126)

French (1)

The Beast of BlackslopeThe case that time forgotHitler's warI am not a serial killerZoo story life in the garden of captivesThe seven principles for making marriage workAn empire of iceThe lineup [the world's greatest crime writers tell the inside story of their greatest detectives]