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Tevis, Walter S.

Overview
Works: 107 works in 534 publications in 15 languages and 8,988 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Sports films  Science fiction films  Psychological fiction  Subculture films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Juvenile works  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Conceptor, Performer
Classifications: PS3570.E95, 813.54
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The Queen's gambit by Walter S Tevis( Book )

43 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taught chess by the janitor at her orphanage, Beth becomes a prodigy. As a teenager she plays for the world championship, but must conquer her fear to win
Mockingbird by Walter S Tevis( Book )

49 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a future world where mankind is dying, humans wander through life in a drugged electronic bliss. Quick sex is the norm, and some people would rather commit suicide than live in hopelessness. Humanity's salvation rests with an android who has no desire to live, and a man and a woman who must discover love, hope, and dreams of a world reborn
The steps of the sun by Walter S Tevis( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the year 2063 and all energy sources have been depleted or declared unsafe. An ice age has begun, China's world dominance is growing, and America is sliding into impotence. Only Ben Belson, a New York financier, has any hope of reversing the decline of civilization. Undaunted by the apathy around him, haunted by emotional problems that are driving him toward suicide, he embarks on a highly publicized search for an extraterrestrial fuel supply. Though he sleeps through the long night of space, fate brings him to his star. What happens there shocks him back into sanity and life
The man who fell to earth by Walter S Tevis( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T.J. Newton is an extraterrestrial who goes to Earth on a desperate mission of mercy. But instead of aid, Newton discovers loneliness and despair that ultimately ends in tragedy
The hustler by Walter S Tevis( Book )

50 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hustler is about the victories and losses of one "Fast" Eddie Felson, a poolroom hustler who travels from town to town conning strangers into thinking they could beat him at the game when in fact, he is a skillful player who has never lost a game. Until he meets his match in Minnesota Fats, the true king of the poolroom, causing his life to change drastically. This is a classic tale of a man's struggle with his soul and his self-esteem
Far from home by Walter S Tevis( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of the competitive pool thriller The Hustler and the groundbreaking sci-fi novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, Walter Tevis was also a master of the short story. His work was published in Playboy , Redbook , Cosmopolitan , and many other magazines. This anthology collects some of his best short work. Full of wit, surprise, dark humor, and deep emotion, these stories pack a punch and are ideal for fans of his longer work or those looking for an introduction to one of America's most iconic sci-fi writers. "The poetic imprints of a fine writer's trail." The Times
The man who fell to earth by Walter S Tevis( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in English and German and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T.J. Newton, an extraterrestrial on a mission to save his home planet, crash lands on earth, where he is condemned to a life of loneliness as he tries to build another spaceship
The color of money by Walter S Tevis( Book )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After 20 years of hibernation, former pool champion "Fast" Eddie Felson is now ready to regain the skills needed to compete in a world of pool that has changed dramatically since he left it behind. "The Color of Money" is the source of the 1986 film starring Paul Newman in the role he had originated in "The Hustler."
The man who fell to earth by Walter S Tevis( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An utterly realistic novel about an nalien on eart. Realistic enough to become a metaphor for something inside us all, existential loneliness
The hustler by Robert Rossen( Visual )

30 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast Eddie Felson, een arrogante en immorele oplichter die biljartzalen afstruint en iedereen kaalplukt, verliest zelf al zijn bezittingen en zwicht voor een aanbod om een winstgevende partij te spelen, waarmee hij in de fuik van de onderwereld is beland
The man who fell to Earth by Walter S Tevis( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and Spanish and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who fell to earth by Walter S Tevis( Recording )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SUMMARY; A science-fiction story in which a frail and exotic alien is exposed to and ultimately overcome by technology, capitalism and earthly love
The man who fell to Earth by Walter S Tevis( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and Italian and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The color of money by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newman stars as Fast Eddie Felson, a one-time big pool hustler who makes a comeback with Cruise as his partner. Sequel to The Hustler
The man who fell to Earth by Walter S Tevis( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The queen's gambit by Walter S Tevis( Recording )

2 editions published in 1987 in Undetermined and English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beth was very young, struggling for survival in a hostile, incomprehensible world when she found it-an elegant, deadly game, difficult for some, yet strangely easy for her. It gave her strength and power-as long as she won
The man who fell to Earth by Nicolas Roeg( Visual )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visitor from another planet tries to colonize Earth, but his powers are destroyed and he ends up an alcoholic cripple
Mockingbird by Walter S Tevis( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elegiac dystopia of mankind coming to terms with its own imminent extinction. Mockingbird was nominated for a Nebula Award for Best Novel
The man who fell to earth by Walter S Tevis( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Außerirdischer (David Bowie) landet auf der Erde. Unter dem Namen Thomas Jerome Newton hat er nur ein Ziel: Seinen von einer Katastrophe heimgesuchten Planeten zu retten. Dazu soll ihm sein überragendes technisches Wissen dienen, das er zu Geld machen möchte. Er wendet sich an den Nathan Bryce (Rip Torn), einen Gelehrten, und Macht und Reichtum sind schnell sein eigen. Doch missgünstige Konkurrenten zerstören seine Pläne. Schließlich wird er entführt und verliert bei einem Experiment seine Identität. Einsam und ohne Aussicht auf Rückkehr, ergibt sich der Außerirdische Drogen, Sex und Gewalt
The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter S Tevis( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basis for a feature film starring David Bowie in his first major role, The Man Who Fell to Earth tells the story of Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien disguised as a human who comes to Earth on a mission to save his people. Devastated by nuclear war, his home planet, Anthea, is no longer habitable. Newton lands in Kentucky and starts patenting Anthean technology, amassing the fortune he needs to build a spaceship that will bring the last 300 Anthean survivors to Earth. But instead of the help he seeks, he finds only self-destruction, sinking into alcoholism, abandoning his spaceship, and can save neither his people nor himself. This is the poignant story of a man fallen to addiction, materialism, and loneliness. "Beautiful science fiction... [Newton] acquires a moving, tragic force as the stranger, caught and destroyed in a strange land... The story of an extraterrestrial visitor from another planet is designed mainly to say something about life on this one." The New York Times
 
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Alternative Names
Tevis , Walter

Tevis Walter 1928-1984

Tevis, Walter S. 1928-

Tevis, Walter S. (Walter Stone), 1928-

Tevis, Walter Stone.

Tevis, Walter Stone 1928-

Tevis, Walter Stone 1928-1984

Trevis, Walter 1928-1984

Walter Tevis Amerikaans schrijver (1928-1984)

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Walter Tevis amerikansk skribent

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테비스, 월터

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