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Gardner, James Alan

Overview
Works: 27 works in 108 publications in 6 languages and 3,201 library holdings
Genres: Fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PS3557.A7118, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Alan Gardner
Expendable by James Alan Gardner( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 561 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 )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 452 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
Vigilant by James Alan Gardner( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 411 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. In VIGILANT, the third volume of the League of Peoples series, a deadly plague has struck planet Demoth, wiping out millions of the winged Ooloms. Humans, however, were left completely untouched. But before the Oolom population was utterly devastated, Dr. Henry Smallwood found a cure. He lived as a hero for only a year before dying in a mining accident. Having grown up without a father, Dr. Smallwood's daughter Faye attempts to escape her troubled past by joining the Vigil, a planetary organization that monitors the government. But on her first assignment, things go terribly awry and she and her team are targeted by android assassins. Uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the fate of Demoth, Faye turns to the only person she can trust - Festina Ramos
Trapped by James Alan Gardner( Book )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life on Old Earth is simple. Under the rule of the Spark Lords, most chaos has been brought under control. Five unsatisfied teachers out for a night of drinking is nothing out of the ordinary . . . until they find one of their students has been murdered by an unknown alien organism. When it is discovered that the murdered student's boyfriend has gone missing, these misfits find themselves tangled in an unofficial homicide investigation that uncovers things they had never imagined. The hunt for a murderer unveils a horrifying conspiracy that may involve everyone from the Spark Lords to the Leag
Commitment hour by James Alan Gardner( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 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
Hunted by James Alan Gardner( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 299 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
Gravity wells : speculative fiction stories by James Alan Gardner( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 298 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
Ascending by James Alan Gardner( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 244 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
Federations : vast, epic, interstellar ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 136 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 )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gravity Wells by James Alan Gardner( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
<DIV>James Alan Gardner has been called "one of the most engaging reads in SF." His debut novel, <I>Expendable</I>, was acclaimed by some of science fiction's most esteemed authors. Now, in <I>Gravity Wells</I>, he brings together some of the stories that have helped solidify his reputation as one of the greats in speculative fiction. This collection consists of stories making their debut, previously published stories that have won the Aurora Award, the grand prize in the prestigious Writers of the Future contest, and tales that have been nominated for Hugo and Nebula Awards.</DIV><BR />
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
Design, implementation, and use of a system to record driver lateral positioning on interstate and secondary highways by James Alan Gardner( )
1 edition published in 1974 in English 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
Fainaru jiendā : Kamigami no tsubasa ni notte ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Optimizing cost, design, and human visual performance tradeoffs in a digital television encoding system by James Alan Gardner( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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
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)
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 (94)
Japanese (2)
German (1)
French (1)
Russian (1)
Spanish (1)
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