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Gardner, James Alan

Overview
Works: 29 works in 93 publications in 5 languages and 2,630 library holdings
Genres: Fiction 
Roles: Creator
Classifications: PS3557.A7118, 813.6
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Expendable by James Alan Gardner ( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On any given planetdown mission, there's always someone whose job it is to walk into danger and get killed. What must it be like to be him, knowing your lifespan is as short as a fruitfly's?
Radiant by James Alan Gardner ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 25th century, under the leadership of the League of Peoples, war and crime are a thing of the past and life is held sacred. That is, as long as you're healthy and beautiful. But those who are deformed, flawed or misfit in any way are destined - or is "doomed" a better word? - to become Explorers, crews assigned to probe worlds so hostile, the chances of returning are somewhere between slim and none. A qualified member of the expendable Explorer Corps due to her untreated facial blemish, Youn Suu sets out on a standard suicidal mission. Along with her partner, Tut, Youn is tasked with investigating a sudden infestation of the Balrog--a sentient red moss that can form parasitic, symbiotic relationship with its host--on the home world of the Cashlings. The mission takes a turn for the worse when Suu is infected with the Balrog. But just before all is lost, Suu and Tut are rescued from the planet by legendary Expendable Admiral Festina Ramos. Aboard an Outward Fleet starship, they find that the Balrog is far more intelligent and sinister than they ever could have imagined. It is only then that the scope and danger of this nightmare is truly revealed
Vigilant by James Alan Gardner ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two species lived in peaceful coexistence on the planet Demoth until a deadly plague wiped out millions of the winged Ooloms while leaving humans untouched, helpless to do more than ease the suffering of their alien friends and neighbors. Faye Smallwood saw the horror firsthand, caring for the plague victims in her father's hospital. She was there when he discovered the cure that made him famous. She was also there when a freak accident killed him. Desperate to escape her past, Faye joins the Vigil, a band of fiercely independent monitors charged with rooting out government corruption. To help in this struggle, her mind is linked to the powerful datasphere that regulates the planet ... and suddenly, she receives a cryptic vision promising peace and healing. Instead, Faye becomes the target of unknown assassins in a sinister conspiracy that threatens to unleash a new and more deadly outbreak. For humans and Ooloms were not the first species to inhabit Demoth. Somewhere in the ruins of long-abandoned settlements, something was left behind: an alien technology of unimaginable potential to build -- or destroy. Enemy agents will stop at nothing to find it. Some of Faye's own people will kill to uncover its secret. With no one else to trust, she turns to the one person who can help unravel the mystery: Festina Ramos -- explorer, outcast, ever-vigilant champion of those whom society deems expendable
Hunted by James Alan Gardner ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Branded a "defect" despite the careful genetic conditioning that produced him, Edward York finds himself serving with the "Expendables," an elite corps of soldiers on a deadly mission to the planet Troyen
Trapped by James Alan Gardner ( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Strange things are happening on a backwater world called Earth." -- Cover
Ascending by James Alan Gardner ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oar's transparent body is indestructible, yet the mind it houses will soon surrender to the catatonic torpor that has already claimed the others of her genetically altered human race. There is much Oar must accomplish before her "apathetic hibernation" overcomes her
Commitment hour by James Alan Gardner ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 25th century, when young people reach a certain age, they are allowed to choose their sex for the rest of their life. The decision is taken at a ceremony called the Commitment Hour, which the novel describes through the eyes of two protagonists
Gravity wells : speculative fiction stories by James Alan Gardner ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"James Alan Gardner evokes a sense of wonder that is synonymous with great speculative fiction. Now, in his first short-story collection, he brings together the numerous tales that have made his reputation, ranging from the everyday experience to the cosmic, from peanut butter sandwiches to space drives. There are stories of wonder, imagination, humanity, and the unknown and tales that remind us of the importance of possibility." "Some of the stories in this collection have won the Aurora Award and the grand prize in the prestigious Writers of the Future contest and been nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, while others are completely new and undiscovered."--BOOK JACKET
Federations : vast, epic, interstellar ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of short stories that focus on the idea of vast intergalactic societies, from such authors as Orson Scott Card, John C. Wright, Robert Silverberg, Anne McCaffrey, and Lois McMaster Bujold
The man of bronze by James Alan Gardner ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lara Croft tomb raider by James Alan Gardner ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lara Croft : Tomb Raider : the man of bronze by James Alan Gardner ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'homme de bronze by James Alan Gardner ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lara Croft, Tomb Raider ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Design, implementation, and use of a system to record driver lateral positioning on interstate and secondary highways by James Alan Gardner ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Korolʹ v izgnanii by James Alan Gardner ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Russian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Optimizing Cost, Design, and Human Visual Performance Tradeoffs in a Digital Television Encoding System ( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Tradeoff relationships among human visual performance, electronic design parameters, and system cost were determined for a digital television transmission system. These relationships were investigated by measuring subjects' minimum perceptible acuities for various length lines and spatial orientations. Variations in sampling frequency and binary code length were simulated for a differential pulse code modulation encoding system by changing bandwidths and signal-to-noise ratios of pictures displayed on the monitor of a closed television system. Noise level, bandwidth, line length, spatial orientation, and the length by orientation interaction all significantly affected the perception of image detail. Visual performance was determined for points along four noise-bandwidth tradeoff curves representing different information capacities and system costs. Perception was profoundly affected by bandwidth and very little affected by system cost relative to the curves tested. Optimum system performance was achieved by maximizing the sampling frequency of the encoder. (Author)
A clean sweep with all the trimmings a tor.com original by James Alan Gardner ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Award-winning science fiction author James Alan Gardner brings us Damon Runyon-esque tale of courteous guys, bulletproof dolls, and the fedora-clad spacemen that bring them together. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
Fainaru jiendā : Kamigami no tsubasa ni notte ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Puranetto hazādo : Wakusei tansain kikansezu ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gardner, James Alan
Гарднер, Джеймс Алан 1955-
ガードナー, ジェイムズ・アラン
Languages
English (78)
Japanese (2)
German (1)
French (1)
Russian (1)
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