WorldCat Identities

Blaylock, James P. 1950-

Works: 83 works in 272 publications in 9 languages and 6,465 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Steampunk fiction  Fantasy fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Science fiction  History  Adventure stories  Short stories  Novels  Ghost stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3552.L3966, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about James P Blaylock
Most widely held works by James P Blaylock
The rainy season by James P Blaylock( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ghost novel on time-travellers from the 19th century, settling old grievances in present-day California. By the author of Winter Tides
Night relics by James P Blaylock( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Travers' romance with a new girlfriend is interrupted by nightly hallucinations. He hears his ex-wife and daughter screaming. The hallucinations take on real-life meaning when the bodies of a woman and a child are found nearby
The knights of the cornerstone by James P Blaylock( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dedicated to his work and to his collection of rare books, a reclusive Calvin Bryson finally visits his aunt and uncle in New Cyprus, California, only to discover a town hiding strange secrets and an enigmatic group dedicated to the preservation of holy relics
Land of dreams by James P Blaylock( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last coin by James P Blaylock( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and French and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The price of immortality...Two thousand years ago, there lived a man who sold some valuable information for a fee of thirty silver coins. His name was Judas Iscariot and he is no longer with us. The coins, however, still exist - and still hold an elusive power over all who claim them...Like Andrew Vanbergen, whose attempts at innkeeping bring in stranger business than he ever expected. And Aunt Naomi, whose most prized family heirloom is a silver spoon - with a curiously ancient-looking engraving.And especially old Mr. Pennyman, who is only five silver coins short of immortality
Steampunk : an illustrated history of fantastical fiction, fanciful film and other Victorian visions by Brian J Robb( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sumptuous visual history of the steampunk counterculture movement includes coverage of innovations and styles as envisioned by authors ranging from Jules Verne and H.G. Wells to Hayao Miyazaki and Philip Pullman
Lord Kelvin's machine : a novel by James P Blaylock( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within the magical gears of Lord Kelvin's incredible machine lies the secret of time. The deadly Dr. Ignacio Narbondo would murder to possess it and scientist and explorer Professor Langdon St. Ives would do anything to use it. For the doctor it means mastery of the world and for the professor it means saving his beloved wife from death. A daring race against time begins
All the bells on earth by James P Blaylock( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and French and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In California, a minister sells the souls of three businessmen to the devil in order to raise money for his church. He does it as a joke, but when two of them die by spontaneous combustion, the minister realizes the devil took him at his word and he must save the third man. By the author of Night Relics
Homunculus by James P Blaylock( Book )

29 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1870s London, a city of contradictions and improbabilities, a dead man pilots an airship and living men are willing to risk all to steal a carp. Here, a night of bangers and ale at the local pub can result in an eternity at the Blood Pudding with the rest of the reanimated dead
Winter tides by James P Blaylock( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly fifteen years ago, on a deserted southern California beach, Dave Quinn swam out into the winter ocean to save two drowning girls - identical twin sisters. He was only able to save one. Still haunted by the memory of his half-failed heroism, Dave immerses himself in the reality and illusion of a theater props company. When he meets Anne, a struggling artist from Canada, he has no idea that she is the child he saved so many years ago. Pursued by the threatening and jealous specter of her long-dead sister Elinor, Anne has been drawn back to the scene of her childhood tragedy. The truth will bring Dave and Anne together - and trap them in the swirling undercurrents of Elinor's hatred. To destroy their happiness, Elinor will find a man whose own dark passions match her own. And once in possession of his soul, she will be able to avenge her own missed chances and lost dreams - and live again
The paper grail by James P Blaylock( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Barton came to Mendocino in search of a folded scrap of paper. Not just any old scrap of paper, but one bearing what might be a sketch by the legendary Japanese artist, Hoku-sai. But Howard, unfortunately, is not the only one who wants the sketch...There's old Heloise Lamey, whose lush and noxious garden is watered with blood, ink, and stranger substances.And the enigmatic Mr. Jimmers, whose workshop holds a bizarre invention designed to raise the dead.Even Howard's Uncle Roy, a builder of haunted houses and founder of The Museum of Modern Mysteries, has an interest in the sketch.In Northern California, nothing is what it appears, but everything is connected - Howard is led to a mysterious private war between secret, underground societies. Now Howard just needs to figure whose side he's on in the quest for the Paper Grail
Strange itineraries by Tim Powers( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aylesford skull by James P Blaylock( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Aylesford, a grave is opened and possibly robbed of the skull. The suspected robbers, Dr. Ignacio Narbondo, is an old nemesis of Langdon St. Ives. When Dr. Narbondo returns to kidnap his four-year-old son, St. Ives and his factotum Hasbro race into London in pursuit ... --From cover
Beneath London by James P Blaylock( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collapse of the Victoria Embankment uncovers a passage to an unknown realm beneath the city. Langdon St. Ives sets out to explore it, not knowing that a brilliant and wealthy psychopathic murderer is working to keep the underworld's secrets hidden for reasons of his own
The ebb tide : a Langdon St. Ives adventure by James P Blaylock( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A flaming meteor over the Yorkshire Dales, a long-lost map drawn by the lunatic Bill "Cuttle" Kraken, and the discovery of a secret subterranean shipyard beneath the River Thames lead Professor Langdon St. Ives and his intrepid friend Jack Owlesby into the treacherous environs of Morecambe Bay, with its dangerous tides and vast quicksand pits. They descend beneath the sands of the Bay itself, into a dark, unknown ocean littered with human bones and the remnants of human dreams. In this tale of murder, infamy, and Victorian intrigue, the tides of destiny shift relentlessly and rapidly as the stakes grow ever higher and the pursuit more deadly
Zeuglodon : the true adventures of Kathleen Perkins, cryptozoologist by James P Blaylock( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A skeletal hand clutching an iron key lies hidden within a mermaid's wooden sarcophagus; a hand-drawn map is stolen from beneath the floorboards an old museum; an eccentric sleeping inventor dreams of a passage to the center of the hollow earth, and by dreaming of the passage, brings it into being. Pursued by kidnappers thinking of riches and murder, Katherine Perkins and her two cousins, junior members of The Guild of St. George, must descend into the depths of the hollow earth in order to return the Sleeper to his ancestral home on the shores of Lake Windermere. But to awaken him might mean the end of his dream, the closing of the Windermere Passage, and the three intrepid explorers marooned in a savage land forgotten by time itself. Zeuglodon, set in the world envisioned in James Blaylock's The Digging Leviathan, is a landscape of colour, mystery, and adventure, in which reality and fantasy are shifting currents, and nothing is quite what it seems to be
The affair of the chalk cliffs by James P Blaylock( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An outbreak of violent madness at the Explorers Club, the coincidental murders of a reclusive scientist in North Kent and a lighthouse keeper on the chalk cliffs below Brighton, and the mysterious disappearance of Alice St. Ives, lead Langdon St. Ives, Jack Owlesby, and their resolute friend Tubby Frobisher into the very heart of danger, where they discover the great secret of the chalk cliffs at Beachy Head and a looming threat to the collective sanity of mankind."--Jacket flap
The adventures of Langdon St. Ives by James P Blaylock( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A good deal of controversy arose late in the last century over what has been referred to by the more livid newspapers as The Horror in St. James Park or The Ape-box Affair. So begins the first chronicle in the long and often obscure life of Langdon St. Ives, Victorian scientist and adventurer, respected member of the Explorers Club and of societies far more obscure, consultant to scientific luminaries, and secret, unheralded savior of humankind. From the depths of the Borneo jungles to the starlit reaches of outer space, and ultimately through the dark corridors of past and future time, the adventures of Langdon St. Ives invariably lead him back to the streets and alleys of the busiest, darkest, most secretive city in the world -- London in the age of steam and gaslamps, with the Thames fog settling in over the vast city of perpetual evening. St. Ives, in pursuit of the infamous Dr. Ignacio Narbondo, discovers the living horror of revivified corpses, the deep sea mystery of a machine with the power to drag ships to their doom, and the appalling threat of a skeleton-piloted airship descending toward the city of London itself, carrying within its gondola a living homunculus with the power to drive men mad
The elfin ship by James P Blaylock( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and French and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James P Blaylock's 1982 début novel The Elfin Ship has become a classic of whimsical fantasy. With echoes of Kenneth Graham and Mark Twain, it's a gentle, eccentric and hilarious novel that will delight readers of all ages. Trading with the elves used to be so simple. Every year Master Cheeser Jonathan Bing would send his very best cheeses downriver to traders who would eventually return with Elfin wonders for the people of Twombly Town. But no more ... First, the trading post at Willowood Station was mysteriously destroyed. Then a magical elfin airship began making forays overhead: Jonathan knew something was definitely amiss. So he set off downriver to deliver the cheeses himself, accompanied by the amazing Professor Wurzle, the irrepressible Dooly, and his faithful dog Ahab. It would have been such a pleasant trip, if not for the weeping skeleton, mad goblins, magic coins, an evil dwarf, a cloak of invisibility - and a watch that stopped time. Of course, the return trip was not so simple
The stone giant by James P Blaylock( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.21 for The rainy ... to 0.89 for A postcrip ...)

The rainy season
Alternative Names
Blaylock, James.

Blaylock, James 1950-

Blaylock, James Paul 1950-

James Blaylock Amerikaans romanschrijver

James Blaylock auteur de romans de science-fiction

James Blaylock US-amerikanischer Autor


ブレイロック, ジェイムズ・P


Night relicsThe knights of the cornerstoneThe last coinLord Kelvin's machine : a novelAll the bells on earthHomunculusWinter tidesThe paper grail