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Morrow, James 1947-

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Works: 58 works in 256 publications in 7 languages and 10,086 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Religious fiction  Science fiction 
Roles: Author
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 )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,346 libraries worldwide
Jennet Stearne's father hangs witches for a living in Restoration England. But when she witnesses the unjust and horrifying execution of her beloved aunt Isobel, the precocious child decides to make it her life's mission to bring down the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act. Armed with little save the power of reason, and determined to see justice prevail, Jennet hurls herself into a series of picaresque adventures'traveling from King William's Britain to the fledgling American Colonies to an uncharted island in the Caribbean, braving West Indies pirates, Algonquin Indian captors, the machinations of the Salem Witch Court, and the sensuous love of a young Ben Franklin. For Jennet cannot and must not rest until she has put the last witchfinder out of business
The philosopher's apprentice by James Morrow( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 942 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 )
23 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 833 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 r
Shambling towards Hiroshima by James Morrow( file )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 784 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 )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 656 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 )
28 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 636 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 worldGeorge 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 )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and German and held by 596 libraries worldwide
On a distant planet, two human societies exist in uneasy equilibrium-one wholly nonviolent, the other ferocious and cannibalisticA fact-finding mission has crash-landed on a harsh world, leaving entomologist Francis Lostwax and physicist Burne Newman marooned. The scientists are rescued by a mysterious society whose inhabitants are wholly incapable of murder, assault, rape, or any other form of aggression. Protected by a river made of liquid hate, the descendants of Quetzalia's original human colonists have devised a strange techno-religion that has in turn engendered a culture of total pacifi
City of truth by James Morrow( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 507 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
Blameless in Abaddon by James Morrow( Book )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 456 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
Media & kids : real-world learning in the schools by James Morrow( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
Bible stories for adults by James Morrow( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 404 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 )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and French and held by 403 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 )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 373 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. By the author of Towing Jehovah
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 351 libraries worldwide
An anthology of science fiction tales by top European writers in English translations
Moviemaking illustrated; the comicbook filmbook by James Morrow( Book )
4 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
The Madonna and the starship by James Morrow( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
"New York City, 1953. The golden age of television, when most programs were broadcast live. Young Kurt Jastrow, a full-time TV writer and occasional actor, is about to have a close encounter of the apocalyptic kind. Kurt's most beloved character (and alter ego) is Uncle Wonder, an eccentric tinkerer whose pyrotechnically spectacular science experiments delight children across the nation. Uncle Wonder also has a more distant following: the inhabitants of Planet Qualimosa. When a pair of his extraterrestrial fans arrives to present him with an award, Kurt is naturally pleased--until it develops that, come next Sunday morning, these same aliens intend to perpetrate a massacre. Will Kurt and his colleagues manage to convince the Qualimosans that Earth is essentially a secular and rationalist world? Or will the two million devotees of NBC's most popular religious program suffer unthinkable consequences for their TV-viewing tastes? Stay tuned for The Madonna and the Starship!"--Back cover
The cat's pajamas & other stories by James Morrow( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 197 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 165 libraries worldwide
Nebula awards 28 : SFWA's choices for the best science fiction and fantasy of the year ( Book )
3 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 110 libraries worldwide
 
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Morrow James Kenneth
Morrow, James Kenneth 1947-
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