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Gardner, James Alan

Overview
Works: 28 works in 111 publications in 5 languages and 3,240 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Science fiction 
Roles: Author
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 )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 414 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 299 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.<br style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;" <br style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;" 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.<br style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;" <br style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;" 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 )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 262 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 & quot;doomed & quot; 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 )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Strange things are happening on a backwater world called Earth."--Cover
Hunted by James Alan Gardner( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 234 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 )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 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 )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 188 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
Ascending by James Alan Gardner( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 182 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
The man of bronze by James Alan Gardner( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 60 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

ALL THOSE EXPLOSIONS WERE SOMEONE ELSE'S FAULT by James Alan Gardner( Book )

in English and held by 3 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

Puranetto hazādo : Wakusei tansain kikansezu( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Expendable by James Alan Gardner( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Under the benevolent leadership of the League of Peoples, there is no war, little crime, and life is sacred ... unless you're an Explorer. The ugly, the flawed, the misfit, the deformed, they are the unwanted, flung to the farthest corners of the galaxy to investigate hostile planets and strange, vicious creatures. Out there, there are a thousand different -- and terrible -- ways to die. Festina Ramos belongs to the well-trained, always-dwindling ranks of ECMs (Expendable Crew Members). Now she and her partner, Yarrun Derigha, have been ordered to escort the unstable Admiral Chee to Melaquin -- the feared "Planet of No Return"--Which has swallowed up countless Explorers before them without a trace. Obviously, this is meant to be the last mission for Ramos and Derigha. But it won't be, if Festina can help it."--Amazon product description
Hunted by James Alan Gardner( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fourth volume of the League of Peoples series, Alexander York is one of the High Council{u2019}s most iron-fisted admirals. When his children, Samantha and Edward, were born, he paid top dollar to have their DNA altered to insure they grew up perfect physical and mental specimens. But when Edward ended up with a faulty brain, his father sentenced him to join the Expendables, a band of misfits and the deformed mandated to explore the most dangerous parts of the galaxy. Accompanying his sister on a mission to Troyen, an anguished planet and home to the Mandasar, Edward finds himself in the middle of a civil war and is ultimately exiled. As violence escalates, Edward struggles to navigate a treacherous path with the assistance of none other than Festina Ramos{u2014}the greatest Explorer of all
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
Expendable by James Alan Gardner( )

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

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
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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Gardner, James Alan

James Alan Gardner Canadees auteur

James Alan Gardner Canadian writer

James Alan Gardner kanadischer Science-Fiction-Autor

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Гарднер, Джеймс Алан 1955-

Джеймс Алан Гарднер

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

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