WorldCat Identities

Gardner, James Alan

Overview
Works: 30 works in 120 publications in 5 languages and 3,503 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Short stories  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PS3557.A7118, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Alan Gardner
Expendable by James Alan Gardner( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 408 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 )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youn Suu and her partner, Tut, both members of the highly skilled and highly disposable Explorer Corps, join forces with the fabled Admiral Festina Ramos on a mission to rescue an innocent planet from the extremely dangerous sentient Balrog
Vigilant by James Alan Gardner( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 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
All those explosions were someone else's fault by James Alan Gardner( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sparks are champions of (weird) science, complete with capes and costumes and amazing superpowers that only make sense if you don't think about them too hard. Darklings are creatures of myth and magic: ghosts, vampires, were-beasts, and the like. Doors creak at their approach. Cobwebs gather where they linger. Kim Lam is just an ordinary college student until a freak scientific accident (what else?) transforms Kim and her three housemates into honest-to-goodness Sparks-- and drafts them into the never-ending war between the Light and Dark. Now they have to master their new abilities, while coming up with cool new costumes and code names for themselves. But the learning curve is steep and there's no time to lose."--Page 4 of cover
Trapped by James Alan Gardner( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life under the thumb of the Spark Lords -- the League's Earthly representatives -- is dull but comfortable for Philemon Abu Dhubhai and the other teachers at a third-rate private school for second-rate rich kids. But all that changes when a female student is found murdered by an unknown alien organism, and her boyfriend, the prime suspect, goes missing. Suddenly an unofficial homicide investigation has snared Philemon and five other "misfits" -- plus one of the planet's most powerful criminals, the mother of the murdered girl -- trapping them all in a web of terrifying conspiracy that could involve the Spark Lords ... and even the League of Peoples itself
Hunted by James Alan Gardner( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 218 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
Commitment hour by James Alan Gardner( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 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
Ascending by James Alan Gardner( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 180 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
Gravity wells : speculative fiction stories by James Alan Gardner( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 178 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."--Jacket
The man of bronze by James Alan Gardner( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lara Croft : Tomb Raider : the man of bronze by James Alan Gardner( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lara Croft, Tomb Raider( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commitment Hour by James Alan Gardner( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ADVENTURE. In the 25th century, Tober Cove is a wonderful place to be. With most of Earth's population long since departed for other planets, and with them the technology that makes such a journey possible, life here is simple and serene especially for Fullin, a gifted musician whose talent commands many times the wages of a farmer or fisherman. But Fullin is twenty years old. And at that age, each person in Tober Cove must make the most important decision in life. Ominous winds of change swirl toward Fullin's idyllic existence, carrying dark secrets that will upend his beliefs, alter his view of reality and threaten his very life. But for the boy himself, there is no more room for indecision. The time has come to take an irrevocable stand and seal his fate forever. The hour of commitment is here
THEY PROMISED ME THE GUN WASN'T LOADED by James Alan Gardner( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tesseracts twenty : compostela( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Expendable by James Alan Gardner( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federations : vast, epic, interstellar( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 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
Some of the best from tor.com : 2011 edition by Charlie Anders( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of some of the best original short fiction published on A href="http://tor.com/"UTor.com/U/A in 2011. Includes stories by Charlie Jane Anders, James Allan Gardner, Yoon Ha Lee, Nnedi Okorafor, Paul Park, Matthew Sandborn Smith, Michael Swanwick, and Harry Turtedove./ At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
The League of Peoples by James Alan Gardner( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vigilant: Humans and Ooloms--a race of flying squirrel-like humanoids--share the planet Demoth. When Faye Smallwood was a teenager, a plague almost wiped out the Oolom population before her father developed a cure. As an adult, Faye wants to make a difference on Demoth and joins the Vigil, a watchdog group that can link into government data. When she uncovers a conspiracy around long-abandoned alien technology, her life is endangered and she finds an unexpected ally in an outcast admiral
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 0 WorldCat member libraries 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
 
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Expendable
Alternative Names
Gardner, James Alan

James Alan Gardner Canadees auteur

James Alan Gardner Canadian writer

James Alan Gardner écrivain canadien

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Гарднер, Джеймс Алан 1955-

Джеймс Алан Гарднер

גרדנר, ג'ימס 1955-

ガードナー, ジェイムズ・アラン

ジェームズ・アラン・ガードナー

Languages
English (103)

German (1)

French (1)

Russian (1)

Spanish (1)

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RadiantVigilantTrappedHuntedCommitment hourAscendingGravity wells : speculative fiction storiesThe man of bronzeLara Croft : Tomb Raider : the man of bronze