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Parker, K. J.

Overview
Works: 41 works in 155 publications in 3 languages and 5,048 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Short stories  Suspense fiction  Science fiction  Short stories, American  Fantasy fiction, American  Fantasy fiction, English 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6116.A745, 823.92
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The company by K. J Parker( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 583 libraries worldwide
Hoping for a better life, five war veterans colonize an abandoned island. They take with them everything they could possibly need - food, clothes, tools, weapons, even wives. But an unanticipated discovery shatters their dream and replaces it with a very different one. The colonists feel sure that their friendship will keep them together. Only then do they begin to realize that they've brought with them rather more than they bargained for
Sharps by K. J Parker( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
After forty years of war, an uneasy truce is called between two neighboring kingdoms. The chance for peace rests on diplomatic talks as well as the games, where two teams of fencers represent their nations at this pivotal moment
Evil for evil by K. J Parker( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
The Mezentines are the occupying force in Eremian with plans to eliminate its natives, while Duke Valens, leader of one of its cities, relies on Ziani Vaatzes, an inventor of genius, to engineer a machine that will save the city's inhabitants from the invaders
The escapement by K. J Parker( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
The Engineer Ziani Vaatzes remains narrowly obsessed as he comprehends that his actions will leave thousands-- maybe millions--dead. Secretary Psellus never wanted to rule the Republic or fight a desperate siege for its survival --but he too steadfastly stays the course. Duke Valens regrets the evil he has done but he equally has no choice but to stay the course. The machine has been built. All that remains is to set in in motion
The hammer by K. J Parker( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 376 libraries worldwide
The met'Oc people are trying to maintain their noble lifestyle on an isolated plateau while coexisting uneasily with a group of colonists. Gignomai met'Oc, the youngest son, decides to repudiate his inheritance and escape to the wilderness to start a factory. In the process, he triggers a series of events that will lead to an accounting for his family's secret and independence for the colony
The devil you know by K. J Parker( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
"The greatest philosopher of all time is offering to sell his soul to the Devil. All he wants is twenty more years to complete his life's work. After that, he really doesn't care. But the assistant demon assigned to the case has his suspicions, because the philosopher is Saloninus--the greatest philosopher, yes, but also the gretest liar, trickster, and cheat the work has yet known ..."--Page 4 of cover
Devices and desires by Tom Holt( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
When an engineer is sentenced to death for a petty transgression of Guild law, he flees the city, leaving behind his wife and daughter. Forced into exile, he seeks a terrible vengeance---one that will leave a trail of death and destruction in its wake. But he will not be able to achieve this by himself. He must draw up his plans using the blood of others
Purple and black by K. J Parker( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
"When his father, brothers and uncles wiped each other out in a murderous civil war, Nicephorus was forced to leave the University and become emperor. Seventy-seven emperors had met violent deaths over the past hundred years, most of them murdered by their own soldiers. Hardly unsurprising, then, that Nico should want to fill the major offices of state with the only people he knew he could trust, his oldest and closest friends. But there's danger on the northern frontier, and Nico daren't send a regular general up there with an army, for fear of a military coup. He turns to his best friend Phormio, who reluctantly takes the job. Military dispatches, written in the purple ink reserved exclusively for official business, are a miserable way for friends to keep in touch, at a time when they need each other most. But there's space in the document-tube for another sheet of paper."--Dust cover flap
Shadow by K. J Parker( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
A man wakes in the wilderness, amid scattered corpses and inquisitive crows. He has no memory of who he is or how he came to be there. The only clues to his former existence lie in his apparent skill with a sword and the fragmented dreams that permeate his sleep. Alone in a hostile world, he moves from village to village, masquerading as a god to obtain food and shelter. But the shadow of his past pursues him relentlessly. It whispers to him a riddle far more complex than he could ever have imagined-and truth he may not wish to believe
The folding knife by K. J Parker( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Bringing wealth and prestige to the people of the Vesani Republic, Basso, the leader, defends his nation from foreign and domestic threats while confronting a fateful past mistake
Pattern by K. J Parker( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and French and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Fantasy-roman
The best science fiction & fantasy of the year ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
The best, most original and brightest science fiction and fantasy stories from around the globe from the past twelve months are brought together in one collection by multiple award winning editor Jonathan Strahan. This highly popular series now reaches volume eight and will include stories from both the biggest names in the field and the most exciting new talents. Previous volumes have included stories from Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Cory Doctorow, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Joe Abercrombie, Paolo Bacigalupi, Holly Black, Garth Nix, Jeffrey Ford, Margo Lanagan, Bruce Sterling, Adam Robets, Ellen Klages, and many many more. With this volume the series comes to a new home at Solaris, publishers of Jonathan Strahan's award-winning original Infinities SF anthologies and the and Fearsome fantasy anthologies
The last witness by K. J Parker( Book )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
When you need a memory to be wiped, call me. Transferring unwanted memories to my own mind is the only form of magic I've ever mastered. But now, I'm holding so many memories I'm not always sure which ones are actually mine, any more. Some of them are sensitive; all of them are private. And there are those who are willing to kill to access the secrets I'm trying to bury
Memory by K. J Parker( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
In this final book of the "Scavenger Trilogy" Poldarn is pursued by invisible enemies and haunted by the demons of his past. He has at last discovered the truth of his own terrifying origins but that truth may be more than he, or anyone, can bear
Colours in the steel by K. J Parker( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Perimadeia, the famed Triple City, is mercantile capital of the known world, commanding a position at the fork of two rivers which makes it a wonder to behold and impossible to attack. However, a young plainsman is learning the city's defense secrets which will allow him to bring it to its knees
The belly of the bow : volume two of the Fencer trilogy by K. J Parker( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
The city of Perimadeia has fallen. Bardas Loredan, the man who was supposed to save it, is now living on the Island - a recluce, living apart from his family in the mountains, with only a young apprentice for company. His life as a fencer-at-law is over. Instead, Loredon spends his days perfecting the art of bow-making. But his isolation will not last forever; and when the Island comes under attack, his skills as a soldier and general are once again called upon. COLOURS IN THE STEEL, Volume One of the Fencer Trilogy, introduced a remarkable new voice in fantasy fiction. THE BELLY OF THE BOW confirms that rich promise and establishes K.J. Parker in the top rank of writers
The best science fiction and fantasy of the year by Jonathan Strahan( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Collects the lastest science fiction and fantasy short stories from such authors as Neil Gaiman, Nalo Hopkinson, K.J. Parker, Peter S. Bagle, and Jeffrey Ford
The year's best science fiction & fantasy novellas 2015 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas 2015 inaugurates a new annual series of anthologies featuring some of the year's best novella-length science fiction and fantasy. Novellas, longer than short stories but shorter than novels, are a rich and rewarding literary form that can fully explore tomorrow's technology, the far reaches of the future, thought-provoking imaginings, fantastic worlds, and entertaining concepts with the impact of a short story and the detailed breadth of a novel. Gathering a wide variety of excellent SF and fantasy, this anthology of "short novels" showcases the talents of both established masters and new writers
The two of swords by K. J Parker( file )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
A soldier with a gift for archery. A woman who kills without care. Two brothers, both unbeatable generals, now fighting for opposing armies. No one in the vast and once glorious United Empire remains untouched by the rift between East and West, and the war has been fought for as long as anyone can remember. Some still survive who know how it was started, but no one knows how it will end
Evil for evil by K. J Parker( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The Mezentines are the occupying force in Eremian with plans to eliminate its natives, while Duke Valens, leader of one of its cities, relies on Ziani Vaatzes, an inventor of genius, to engineer a machine that will save the city's inhabitants from the invaders
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Holt, Tom, 1961-

K. J. Parker Amerikaans romanschrijfster
K. J. Parker écrivain britannique
K. J. Parker escritor británico
K. Parker
كي. باركر كاتب بريطاني
کی. جی. پارکر
Languages
English (113)
Polish (1)
French (1)
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