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Tevis, Walter S.

Works: 85 works in 555 publications in 17 languages and 8,990 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Sports films  Science fiction  Science fiction films  Psychological fiction  Subculture films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Conceptor, Performer
Classifications: PS3570.E95, 813.54
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The man who fell to earth by Walter S Tevis( Book )

113 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,538 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 Queen's gambit by Walter S Tevis( Book )

43 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,166 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 )

51 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 805 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. But two people find themselves drawn to each other in an orchestrated coupling by an android that can never die, but who has no desire to continue living
The steps of the sun by Walter S Tevis( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 573 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
Far from home by Walter S Tevis( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 386 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 hustler by Robert Rossen( Visual )

32 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast Eddie Felson, a fast talking pool shark, learns about life the hard way as he tries to win the World Championship from reigning pool king Minnesota Fats
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 108 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 color of money by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Color of money: An aging pool shark who believes "money won is twice as sweet as money earned", forms a profitable yet volatile partnership with a young pool hustler. Cocktail: An ambitious young bartender becomes the toast of Manhattan's Upper East Side until a new romantic interest causes him to look at life differently
The man who fell to Earth by Nicolas Roeg( Visual )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 60 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
The queen's gambit by Walter S Tevis( Recording )

2 editions published in 1987 in Undetermined and English and held by 57 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
Mockingbird by Walter S Tevis( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 41 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 Hustler by Walter S Tevis( )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it was first published in 1959, The Hustler was the first--and the best--novel written about billiards in the 400-year history of the game. The book quickly won a respected readership and later an audience for the movie with the same name starring Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason
Der Mann, der vom Himmel fiel( Visual )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newton, der Bewohner einer vom Wassermangel bedrohten Welt kommt auf die Erde, um die Wasservorräte seinem Heimatplaneten nutzbar zu machen. Um Einfluss zu gewinnen, setzt er seine überirdischen Fähigkeiten ein und wendet die skrupellosen Geschäftspraktiken der Erdbewohner an
Die Farbe des Geldes( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwei Männer, eine Frau, ein Spiel, eine Leidenschaft. Fast Eddie Elson war einmal ein grosser Billardspieler. Den ganz grossen Sprung an die Spitze hat er aber nie geschafft, weshalb er seinem Queue niemals mehr anrührte. 25 Jahre lang. Bis ihm der junge Vincent Lauria auffällt. Ein Spieler mit riesigem Talent und vielem von dem, was Eddie einmal auszeichnete. Er überredet Vincent und dessen Freundin Carmen, sie zur grossen Billardmeisterschaft in Atlantic City zu bringen und Vincent darauf vorzubereiten. Als Vincent immer besser wird, kommt eszum Bruch des Trios. Schliesslich meldet sich Eddie selbst zum Turnier in Atlantic City an. Die Begegnung zwischen dem Meister und seinem Schüler am Pool-Tisch is unvermeidlich
Il colore dei soldi by Walter S Tevis( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fox, a century of cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid": Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. "The longest day": The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view. "The sand pebbles": 1926 China. Engineer Jake Holman is transferred to the USS San Pablo, a gunboat patrolling the troubled waters of the Yangtze River. As Chinese factions battle around them, the crew has one singular mission: to protect American interests in the region ... without provoking an international incident. But as hostility over the U.S. presence in the river intensifies, Holman and his sole ally know their latest assignment -- to save a U.S. missionary -- could be their last! "The hustler": An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match
Du service des avant-postes et des petites operations de la guerre by Walter S Tevis( Book )

4 editions published in 1858 in French and Latin and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lazarus : a musical by David Bowie( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the last works completed by beloved rock icon David Bowie before his death in early 2016, the otherworldy musical Lazarus is a poignant homage to his legacy. Inspired by the 1963 novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, Lazarus weaves a thrilling rock opera from new compositions by Bowie as well as many of his classic songs
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The Queen's gambit
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)

Walter Tevis amerikansk författare

Walter Tevis amerikansk skribent

Walter Tevis écrivain américain

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Уолтер Тевис

Уолтър Тевис

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The Queen's gambitMockingbirdThe man who fell to EarthMy life with the Hustler