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Burns, Jim 1948-2016

Overview
Works: 77 works in 117 publications in 2 languages and 7,405 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Novels  Illustrated works  Space operas  Music videos  Catalogs  History  Church history 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Conceptor
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Blind Lake by Robert Charles Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working with an unfamiliar technology at a federal research installation, Marguerite, alongside the man she recently divorced, studies a distant alien race and deals with a military cordon that has cut off all communication
Aristoi by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the far distant future, humanity has created a glittering interstellar empire, where need and sickness are unknown. All is made possible by advanced technology - bioengineering and nano-machines, virtual reality and the harnessing of the force of gravity."--BOOK JACKET. "But not everyone can handle all this high tech. Not every person is capable of mastering the arts of programming on the fly in the virtual world, or manipulating the microscopic matter of biotech and nanotech. For most people, the idea of being in more than two places at once is more than a little disorienting."--BOOK JACKET. "So a special kind of human has evolved - men and women who can handle both the virtual world and the realized world. Who can do two and more things at once, who are smarter and more creative than average. They are the Aristoi, the Best, and as in Plato's vision, they have the care of the Demos, the people, foremost in their minds. The Aristoi control technology and all its fruits. They terraform planets, and when they are done, they choose the people who can emigrate to the new world. They are the absolute rulers of their spheres of creation, but they are benevolent rulers."--BOOK JACKET. "What can trouble Paradise? The answer is an Aristos gone mad. An Aristos so committed to a genetic theory that he makes a whole world in secret, cut off from the Hyperlogos that records all knowledge and all actions, in order to test his theories. And who will kill to keep his secret safe."--Jacket
Tangents by Greg Bear( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction-noveller
The Third Eagle : lessons along a minor string by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original and provocative science fiction from an author famed for her fantasy writings. Subtitle: Lessons Along a Minor String. When the warrior Wanbli came of age, he cast his lot among the stars and left the world where he'd been born. Left it, he thought, forever. His odyssey led him to one ship, then another, and to another still. It brought him face to face with the far-flung members of the universe's Seven Sentient peoples. And, finally, it brought him to the colony ship Commitment. There, Wanbli learned the true purpose of his life--a mission so vital that it required risking the lives of everyone on the ship and the future of his home world. His mission meant returning to that world?but only if he could survive the deadly machinations of those who sought to stop him
On Blue's waters by Gene Wolfe( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space hero Horn battles shapeshifting vampires who want to use humans as cattle. It happens on planet Blue where Horn is searching for the planet's missing leader. First volume in a trilogy
Sword-born : a novel of Tiger and Del by Jennifer Roberson( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiger, swor -dancer from the South and Del, sword-singer from the North, journey to find Tiger's original home, possibly the island of Skandi
Upland outlaws by Dave Duncan( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deposed Imperor has somehow escaped the power-mad sorcerer who has siezed his throne. However, with few allies, and few free sorcerers left in the world, the problem will be remaining free himself
The mutant prime by Karen Haber( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cycle en 4 vol..La saison des mutants: vol. 1 .- L'héritage du mutant: vol. 2.- L'étoile du mutant: vol.3 Super-mutant: vol. 4
The stricken field by Dave Duncan( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Zinixo, a paranoid dwarf, ruling the Impire and proclaiming himself almighty, deposed Imperor Emshandar V, Zinixo's warlock uncle Raspnex, and the stable-boy and sorcerer Rap set out to enlist sorcerers for the resistance
The living god by Dave Duncan( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wicked dwarf-sorcerer has taken control of the world and only Rap, a stableboy turned king, stands in his way, but Rap's army is outnumbered. The fourth volume in the Handful of Men series
Damiano by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Italian Renaissance, this alternate history takes place in a world where real faith-based magic exists. Our hero is Damiano Dalstrego. He is a wizard's son, an alchemist, and the heir to dark magics. But he is also an innocent, a young scholar and musician befriended by the Archangel Raphael, who instructs him in the lute. To save his beloved city from war, Damiano leaves his cloistered life and sets out on a pilgrimage, seeking the aid of the powerful sorceress Saara as he walks the narrow path between light and shadow, accompanied only by his talking dog. But his road is filled with betrayal, disillusionment, and death, and Damiano is forced to confront his dark heritage, unleashing the hellish force of his awesome powers to protect those he loves. The further volumes of this tale are Damiano's Lute and Raphael
A stainless steel rat is born by Harry Harrison( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uncanny origin of the 25th century's most canny thief - Slippery "Jim" diGriz!
The reality dysfunction by Peter F Hamilton( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the far future, humanity has divided into two diametrically opposed groups. The Edenists are genetically engineered space-dwellers with telepathic affinity for their biotechnological homes and ships. The Adamists, effectively the Luddites of the future, are willing to pioneer new worlds, much as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. The two groups, peopled by fascinating characters, clash on a primitive world called Lalonde, setting in motion a tale of adventure unparalleled in this universe
Statesman by Piers Anthony( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hope Hubris, tyrannical ruler, is deposed and exiled from Jupiter. But he is humanity's only hope to travel beyond the solar system
The reality dysfunction by Peter F Hamilton( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the far future, on a primitive world called Lalonde, two groups of humans clash in an epic confrontation. The Edenists are genetically engineered space-dwellers with a telepathic affinity to their homes and ships. The Adamists reject advanced technology, but are willing to pioneer new worlds. Under the watchful eye of mysterious aliens, humanity must confront its most bitter enemy?itself
Time future by Maxine McArthur( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Halley, commander of the deep space station Jocasta, is desperate. Her station is blockaded by hostile creatures, communications and key systems are failing, rations are low, and tension between humans and aliens is at the flashpoint. Then a foreign trader is killed-apparently by an extinct monster. The murder is impossible and the clues make no sense. But Halley must now solve the mystery of a locked room in closed space-before Jocasta erupts in an explosion of terror and death."--Cover
Majipoor chronicles : a novel by Robert Silverberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Companion volume to LORD VALENTINE'S CASTLE. Hissune, Valentine's successor, is given access to the Hall of Records, and delves into the fascinating history of the planet Majipoor
Bob Dylan MTV unplugged by Bob Dylan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Dylan brought the house down for two nights of shows comprising a long-awaited MTV Unplugged concert
Jaran by Kate Elliott( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a special introduction by the author."
Soothsayer by Michael D Resnick( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Larger than life, they stride the untamed galaxy. Heroes and villains, spacers and bounty hunters, with legendary names like Cemetery Smith, the Forever Kid, the Iceman, the Mock Turtle. But the most dangerous, and wanted, being in the universe is a frightended little girl with the unearthly power to foresee, control, or destroy. Her name is Penelope Bailey. The furure will call her...Soothsayer."--Page 4 of cover
 
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On Blue's watersSword-born : a novel of Tiger and DelThe stricken fieldDamianoThe reality dysfunctionThe reality dysfunctionTime futureJaran
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Burns, J. A.

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Jim Burns

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