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Harris, John 1948 July 29-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 108 publications in 4 languages and 23,125 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Novels  Space operas (Fiction)  Young adult works  War fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Science fiction comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Comics (Graphic works) 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.A655, 813.54
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Most widely held works about John Harris
 
Most widely held works by John Harris
Ender's game by Orson Scott Card( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and Czech and held by 3,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew "Ender" Wiggins is the result of a desperate breeding experiment, combined with years of harsh and unforgiving training. Ender thinks he is only playing computer simulated war games--in fact, he is commanding the last great fleet to earth. In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut. Young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. Is Ender the general earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives
Xenocide by Orson Scott Card( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and Czech and held by 2,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lusitania's three sapient species are in trouble. The starways congress has decided to wipe out the planet to kept a deadly virus from escaping . A fourth intelligence loyal to Ender and Lusitania causes the fleet to disappear. What is the Starways Congress going to do next?
Children of the mind by Orson Scott Card( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of space warriors in a world where technology has abolished the light-speed limit and one's consciousness can be placed in other bodies. By the author of Ender's Game
Ender in exile by Orson Scott Card( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Czech and held by 2,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the close of Ender's Game, Andrew Wiggin, called Ender by everyone, is told that he can no longer live on Earth, and he realizes that this is the truth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: he is the Savior of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony. He is offered the choice of living in isolation on Eros, at one of the Hegemony's training facilities, but instead the twelve-year-old chooses to leave his home world and begin the long relativistic journey out to the colonies. With him go his sister Valentine and the core of the artificial intelligence that would become Jane
Speaker for the dead by Orson Scott Card( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and Czech and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ender Wiggin, the hero and scapegoat of mass alien destruction in Ender's Game, receives a chance at redemption in this novel. Ender, who proclaimed as a mistake his success in wiping out an alien race, wins the opportunity to cope better with a second race, discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. Orson Scott Card infuses this long, ambitious tale with intellect by casting his characters in social, religious and cultural contexts. Like its predecessor, this book won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards
Earth unaware by Orson Scott Card( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mining ship El Cavador, beyond Pluto, detects a fast-moving incoming object headed toward Earth. The crew decides it's probably not important, but they're wrong: it represents the opening wave of the first Formic War--
Earth awakens by Orson Scott Card( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in Spanish and English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the alien ship screamed through the solar system, it disrupted communications between the far-flung human mining ships and supply stations and between them and Earth. So Earth and Luna were unaware that they had been invaded until the ship pulled into Earth orbit, and began landing terra-forming crews in China. Politics and pride slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. In this sequel to Earth Afire, millions are dead after the invading Formics gas cities with lethal chemicals. Young Mazer Rackham tries to find a counter-agent, while asteroid miner Victor Delgado infiltrates the alien ship. Victor needs to find a way to seize the ship and end the war
The hive by Orson Scott Card( Book )

2 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second prequel to Ender's Game continues the sci-fi history of the Formic Wars and finds the warring nations and corporations of Earth struggling to set aside their differences to defend against an imminent alien invasion
The ghost brigades by John Scalzi( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When humanity is threatened by an alliance of three adversarial races who would halt the world's expansion into space, Jared Dirac, a super-power clone, tries to discover why the scientist who gave him his DNA has revealed key military secrets
The dreaming void by Peter F Hamilton( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the center of the galaxy is the Dreaming Void, an artificial black hole that may hold paradise within its walls. When a human named Inigo begins dreaming of what lies within the Void, the word spreads, triggering a religious pilgrimage into the Void and possibly a catastrophic expansion that threatens the peace of the Commonwealth Universe
Pandora's star by Peter F Hamilton( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some four hundred light-years in diameter, contains more than six hundred worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over one thousand light-years away, a star ... vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears. Since the location is too distant to reach by wormhole, a faster-than-light starship, the Second Chance, is dispatched to learn what has occurred and whether it represents a threat. In command is Wilson Kime, a five-time rejuvenated ex-NASA pilot whose glory days are centuries behind him. Opposed to the mission are the Guardians of Selfhood, a cult that believes the human race is being manipulated by an alien entity they call the Starflyer. Bradley Johansson, leader of the Guardians, warns of sabotage, fearing the Starflyer means to use the starship--s mission for its own ends. Pursued by a Commonwealth special agent convinced the Guardians are crazy but dangerous, Johansson flees. But the danger is not averted. Aboard the Second Chance, Kime wonders if his crew has been infiltrated. Soon enough, he will have other worries. A thousand light-years away, something truly incredible is waiting: a deadly discovery whose unleashing will threaten to destroy the Commonwealth ... and humanity itself. Could it be that Johansson was right?
Judas unchained by Peter F Hamilton( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The factions in the embattled Commonwealth must come together to battle not only the predatory alien species, the Prime, but also the Starflyer, a mysterious and undetectable alien with irresistible mind-control abilities
Ender in exile by Orson Scott Card( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Savior of Earth and a military genius, Ender is given the opportunity to live on Eros, at one of Earth Hegemony's training facilities, in isolation. Opting instead to leave his home planet and set out for the colonies, Ender enters into a life-changing adventure
Earth afire by Orson Scott Card( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. This is the story of the First Formic War. Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn't believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat
Earth awakens by Orson Scott Card( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the alien ship screamed through the solar system, it disrupted communications between the far-flung human mining ships and supply stations and between them and Earth. So Earth and Luna were unaware that they had been invaded until the ship pulled into Earth orbit, and began landing terra-forming crews in China. Politics and pride slowed the response on Earth, and on Luna, corporate power struggles seemed more urgent than distant deaths. In this sequel to Earth afire, millions are dead after the invading Formics gas cities with lethal chemicals. Young Mazer Rackham tries to find a counter-agent, while asteroid miner Victor Delgado infiltrates the alien ship. Victor needs to find a way to seize the ship and end the war
Earth unaware by Orson Scott Card( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mining ship El Cavador, beyond Pluto, detects a fast-moving object headed toward Earth. The crew decides it's probably not important, but they're wrong: it represents the opening wave of the first Formic War
The swarm by Orson Scott Card( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces, and the Chinese army, but China has been devastated by the Formics' initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. Earth's government has been reorganized for defense; it now comprises a Hegemon, a planetary official responsible for keeping all the formerly warring nations in line, and a Polemarch, responsible for organizing all the military forces of the planet into the new International Fleet. But ambition and politics, greed and self-interest remain. It is up to Will Bingwen, Mazer Rackam, Victor Delgado and Lem Juke be able to create a weapon that can effectively defend humanity
Speaker for the dead by Orson Scott Card( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ender Wiggin, the young military genius, discovers that a second alien war is inevitable and that he must dismiss his fears to make peace with humanity's strange new brothers
The hive by Orson Scott Card( Recording )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second prequel to Ender's Game continues the sci-fi history of the Formic Wars and finds the warring nations and corporations of Earth struggling to set aside their differences to defend against an imminent alien invasion
Children of the mind by Orson Scott Card( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of space warriors in a world where technology has abolished the light-speed limit and one's consciousness can be placed in other bodies. By the author of Ender's Game
 
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XenocideChildren of the mindEnder in exileSpeaker for the deadThe ghost brigadesThe dreaming voidPandora's starJudas unchained
Alternative Names
Harris, John, 1948 July 29-

Harris, John, IV

John Harris

John Harris artist britanik

John Harris artista britànic

John Harris artista británico

John Harris artista inglese

John Harris Britischer Maler und Illustrator, geboren 1948

John Harris Britse schilder en illustrator

John Harris peintre et illustrateur britannique, né en 1948

جان هریس

約翰·哈里斯 (藝術家)

Languages
English (55)

Czech (5)

Spanish (1)

Hebrew (1)