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Collins, Warwick

Overview
Works: 20 works in 107 publications in 10 languages and 1,651 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Historical fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6053.O4267, 823.914
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Publications about Warwick Collins
Publications by Warwick Collins
Publications by Warwick Collins, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Warwick Collins
The rationalist : a novel by Warwick Collins( Book )
22 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 508 libraries worldwide
Dr. Grange, a respected small-town physician in 18th century England, is fairly bewitched by Widow Quill and then by her daughter, only to discover that their household is not at all what it seems
Computer one : a novel by Warwick Collins( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 libraries worldwide
A self-replicating computer ruling the world decides man stands in the way of computer progress and decides to eliminate him. The defense of mankind is taken up by anti-computer groups who have been living underground and it is they who devise a killer virus to defeat the computer
Gents : a novel by Warwick Collins( Book )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 258 libraries worldwide
"Gents is a touching and brilliantly funny exploration of a clash of cultures and morals set in the underground world of a men's public urinal. Ezekiel Murphy, a black West Indian immigrant, takes up a new job as an attendant in a large London lavatory. The supervisor, Josiah Reynolds, and another West Indian, Jason, explain to him that one of the main problems they face is the amount of casual sex that takes place in the cubicles. They are under pressure from the council authorities to reduce such behaviour and expect Ez to help them in 'cleaning out the swamp'. Each of the protagonists brings his own moral assumptions to the problem. Ez, a devout Adventist, is shocked by such revelations. Jason believes that this kind of sex occurs because 'Whitey' is inherently corrupt. Reynolds, having been warned by the council that their Gents has always had a bad reputation, takes a more pragmatic view of the problem and is concerned to prevent such sexual encounters in case the council attempts to close the establishment down. A determined campaign by the three attendants effectively reduces the furtive activity in the cubicles, but the turnstile takings also fall by forty percent. The council argues that, in view of the reduction in revenue, the urinal is no longer worth the cost of keeping it open. Ez, Reynolds and Jason, their future employment prospects in jeopardy, must take a fresh look at their job and themselves."--Dust jacket
The sonnets by Warwick Collins( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
A fictional telling of the circumstances that inspired Shakespeare to write some of his most popular sonnets. Includes 32 sonnets
The marriage of souls by Warwick Collins( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 108 libraries worldwide
New world by Warwick Collins( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Challenge by Warwick Collins( Book )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
F-woman by Warwick Collins( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 36 libraries worldwide
"Cynthia Lelague is a journalist by day and a vigilante, self-styled ‘F-Woman’, by night, when she hunts down the sex criminals who terrorise the streets of Los Angeles. On catching them, she trusses them up and leaves them for the police to find. After an encounter with her, these miscreants tend never to offend again, and F-Woman becomes a popular heroine, the subject of frenzied adoration in the city of superstars. But the sinister Dr Holocenter, chief psychiatrist of the LAPD and in charge of sex crime investigations, becomes obsessed with bringing her to his rather different version of 'justice'. He pursues F-Woman with single-minded mania." --Publisher
Death of an angel by Warwick Collins( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
A silent gene theory of evolution by Warwick Collins( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
"Charles Darwin wrote in The Origin of Species that '… unless profitable variations do occur, natural selection can do nothing.' As Darwin recognised, natural selection, far from increasing variation within species, reduces variation constantly in favour of an optimum type. What then is the true source of variation in evolutionary systems? It is a question which has obsessed Warwick Collins — a novelist who had studied biology at university — for much of his adult life. He proposed in March 2000 that the required degree of variation could be achieved if large numbers of inert or “silent” genes existed within the genome. Such genes — because they do not code for physical characteristics — could freely mutate over time without deleteriously affecting the host organism. At a later stage they could be 'switched on', by largely random processes, and generate exotic new variants. Remarkably, his description of 'silent' genes was found to correspond precisely with the so-called 'junk' genes, which comprise approximately 98.5% of the genome, and whose function until then had proved mysterious. In addition, Collins’ theory predicted a number of features of the silent or junk genes which have since been increasingly verified by recent research — for example, that they could become 'active' and begin to code, and that they influenced other genes. It is now widely accepted that, just as Collins predicted, the vast majority of significant mutation in the genome arises from the silent genes."--
Darklands by Warwick Collins( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Gefährliche Leidenschaften by Warwick Collins( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The mysterious Mrs Quill by Warwick Collins( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Signori by Warwick Collins( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Nyū wārudo ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in Japanese and held by 1 library worldwide
The rationalist : a novel by Warwick Collins( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Silas Grange is an eighteenth-century English doctor who considers himself a rationalist. His precise days of practice and books are interrupted by an odd request from the widow Celia Quill. After telling Grange of her own sexual awakening with a stranger, Mrs. Quill suggests that other women need the same service and Grange should perform it. His first assignment will be Mrs. Quill's married daughter. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1993
Nyū wārudo ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in Japanese and held by 1 library worldwide
Challenge by Warwick Collins( Sound Recording )
in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Charenji ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in Japanese and held by 1 library worldwide
Charenji ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in Japanese and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Collins, Warwick.
Warwick Collins British writer
コリンズ, ウォリック
Languages
English (66)
French (7)
German (6)
Italian (6)
Spanish (6)
Japanese (4)
Catalan (3)
Dutch (3)
Hebrew (2)
Croatian (1)
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