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Morrow, James 1947-

Works: 81 works in 241 publications in 4 languages and 9,838 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Religious fiction  Science fiction 
Classifications: PS3563.O876, 813.54
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Most widely held works by James Morrow
The last witchfinder : [a novel] by James Morrow( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,353 libraries worldwide
Jennet Stearne's father hangs witches for a living in Restoration England. But when this precocious child witnesses the horrifying death of her beloved Aunt Isobel, unjustly executed as a sorceress, she makes it her life's mission to bring down the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act
The philosopher's apprentice by James Morrow( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
A philosopher-tutor is given the opportunity to impress ethical ideas on a first-class mind that is, in matters of morality, a blank slate
Only begotten daughter by James Morrow( Book )
18 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Hebrew and held by 822 libraries worldwide
Winner of the World Fantasy Award: James Morrow imagines the advent of an unconventional savior-a female deity-and chronicles her trials and temptations in a modern world gone madRejoice! A new messiah has come, and her name is Julie. Born to Murray Katz, the solitary (and celibate) keeper of an abandoned lighthouse on the Jersey shore, our protagonist arrives on Earth boasting supernatural abilities evocative of her divine half brother, Jesus. As a child, she revels in her talent for walking on water, resurrecting dead crabs, and treating fireflies as luminous alphabet blocks. But after she reaches adolescence, her life becomes as challenging and ambiguous as any mortal's. Not only is Julie Katz obliged to deal with a silver-tongued devil and self-righteous neo-Christian zealots, she must also figure out what sort of mission her mother-the female Supreme Being-has in mind for her.At once outrageous and affirming, James Morrow's Only Begotten Daughter is a magnificent work of contemporary satire that holds a mirror up to human nature, astutely reflecting our species' failings, foibles, and often misguided affections
Shambling towards Hiroshima by James Morrow( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 738 libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1945, war is reigning in the Pacific Rim while Syms Thorley continues his life as a B-movie actor. But the Navy would like to use Thorley in their top-secret Knickerbocker Project, putting the finishing touches on the ultimate biological weapon: a breed of gigantic, fire-breathing, mutant iguanas. Thorley must don a rubber suit that will transform him into the merciless Gorgantis, and star in a film that simulates the destruction of a miniature Japan. If the demonstration succeeds, the Japanese will surrender, sparing thousands of lives; if it fails, the mutant lizards will be unleashed
Towing Jehovah by James Morrow( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 652 libraries worldwide
A satirical novel on the death of God. For inexplicable reasons he dies and falls into the sea, and the Vatican hires a supertanker to secretly tow his two-mile-long body to the Arctic for preservation. But the secret leaks out and everyone gets in on the act, exploiting God's death to their own end
This is the way the world ends : a novel by James Morrow( Book )
22 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 590 libraries worldwide
A darkly comic tale of one survivor’s unintended collaboration with the architects of a nuclear holocaust—and his surprising adventures in the post-apocalyptic world George Paxton is a simple man, happy enough with his job carving inscriptions on gravestones. All he needs is a high-tech survival garment—a scopas suit—to protect his beloved daughter in the event of nuclear Armageddon. But when George finally acquires the coveted suit, the deal comes with a catch: He must sign a sales contract admitting to his complicity in the nuclear arms race between the US and the Soviets. Inevitably, the bombs fall, and our hero finds himself imprisoned on a submarine headed for Antarctica, where he and five other survivors will stand trial for “crimes against humanity.” George Paxton’s accusers are no ordinary plaintiffs: They are “the unadmitted,” potential people whose hypothetical lives were canceled in consequence of humankind’s self-extinction. In the months that follow, George’s dark journey will take him through the hellscape that was once the Earth, through a human past that has become as unthinkable as the human future, to his day in court before the South Pole tribunal, and finally into the intolerable heart of loss
The wine of violence by James Morrow( Book )
13 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 575 libraries worldwide
On a distant planet, two human societies exist in uneasy equilibrium, one wholly nonviolent, the other ferocious and cannibalistic
Media & kids : real-world learning in the schools by James Morrow( Book )
5 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in English and held by 467 libraries worldwide
Blameless in Abaddon by James Morrow( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
After God falls from the sky, his two-mile long corpse is turned into a theme park in Florida. Subsequently, a judge whose wife dies in a car accident, decides to put God on trial at the international court in The Hague for allowing suffering
Bible stories for adults by James Morrow( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
Satirical stories on subjects religious and secular. In The Tower, God comes to the conclusion his decision regarding the Tower of Babel was a mistake, in Known but to God and Wilbur Hines the wrong man is laid to rest in the tomb of the unknown soldier, and in Arms and the Woman the son of Helen of Troy asks, "What did you do in the war, Mommy?" By the author of Towing Jehovah
The continent of lies by James Morrow( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and French and held by 370 libraries worldwide
Cutting-edge virtual reality has emerged as a popular, albeit controversial, source of amusement. Devouring a cephapple or dreambean allows the eater to become the primary player in a preprogrammed narrative: love story, historical spectacle, horror thriller, this medium encompasses all genres. Our protagonist, Quinjin, is a professional dreambean critic, rating the hallucinogenic adventures hidden within these remarkable fruits
The eternal footman by James Morrow( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
A satirical fantasy in which God is dead, his skull orbiting the earth as a second moon. Plague is rampant on earth and the absence of hope turns people into nihilists
The SFWA European hall of fame : sixteen contemporary masterpieces of science fiction from the Continent ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
An anthology of science fiction tales by top European writers in English translations
City of truth by James Morrow( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
A father living in Veritas, the City of Truth where no one can lie, must hide from the truth if his son is to have a chance to live
Moviemaking illustrated; the comicbook filmbook by James Morrow( Book )
6 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
The cat's pajamas & other stories by James Morrow( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
A rollicking and audacious collection of stories featuring Martian invaders, time travel, voodoo queens, giant Hollywood monsters, Dr. Moreau–like mad scientists, and more In The Cat’s Pajamas, James Morrow—called “the most provocative satiric voice in science fiction” by the Washington Post—takes the reader on thirteen wild and gleeful rides, each exploring a demented, dystopian, or provisionally desirable world. A tyrannical church wields terrifying power over people’s sex lives in the name of protecting “the rights of the unconceived.” The dead, raised by Caribbean magic, are put to benevolent use in a New Jersey suburb. A racist Supreme Court justice gets his karmic comeuppance. Columbus “discovers” a contemporary New York City. The island of Manhattan becomes a battlefield on which two alien races thrash out their philosophical disagreements. And in the remarkable title offering, a deranged doctor blesses his mutant creatures with ethical superiority, a simple matter of injecting them with a serum derived from the disembodied brain of the story’s living—and understandably bewildered—protagonist
Nebula awards 27 : SFWA's choices for the best science fiction and fantasy of the year ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
City of truth by James Morrow( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Jack Sperry is a loyal citizen of Veritas, the City of Truth, until tragedy strikes his life, and he must hide from truth in order to save his son's life
Nebula awards 28 : SFWA's choices for the best science fiction and fantasy of the year ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Nebula awards 26 : SFWA's choices for the best science fiction and fantasy of the year ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Morrow, James Kenneth
Morrow, James Kenneth, 1947-
English (156)
French (2)
Italian (1)
Hebrew (1)
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