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Whelan, Michael 1950-

Works: 181 works in 323 publications in 4 languages and 31,086 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  Comic books, strips, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Graphic novels  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Adventure stories, American 
Roles: Illustrator, Author
Classifications: PS3563.A255, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Whelan
The dark tower by Stephen King( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final book in the Dark Tower cycle. Thus continues Roland the Gunslinger and his relentless quest to reach The Tower in a last ditch effort to save all that is. Roland's ka-tet remains intact, though scattered over wheres and whens. Susannah-Mia has been carried from the Dixie Pig (in the summer of 1999) to a birthing room -- really a chamber of horrors -- in Thunderclap's Fedic; Jake and Father Callahan, with Oy between them, have entered the restaurant on Lex and Sixty-first with weapons drawn, little knowing how numerous and noxious are their foes. Roland and Eddie are with John Cullum in Maine, in 1977, looking for the site on Turtleback Lane where "walk-ins" have been often seen. They want desperately to get back to the others, to Susannah especially, and yet they have come to realize that the world they need to escape is the only one that matters
The gunslinger by Stephen King( Book )

45 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roland, the world's last gunslinger, tracks an enigmatic Man in Black toward a forbidding dark tower, fighting forces both mortal and other-worldy on his quest
2061 : odyssey three by Arthur C Clarke( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on expedition to Halley's Comet, a spaceship crew is called to carry out a dangerous rescue mission
The songs of distant earth by Arthur C Clarke( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paradise of Thalassa is threatened by an evolutionary event brewing beneath the calm seas and by a spacecraft of refugees hovering in orbit above the planet. The arrival of a spaceship from Earth--destroyed when its sun went nova--carrying five million Earthlings in suspended animation, as well as an uncensored cultural record of Earth, threatens to destroy the paradisiacal planet of Thalassa
A man rides through by Stephen R Donaldson( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Geraden, accused of murdering his brother has escaped through a mirror to some unknown place, Terisa Morgan and the entire kingdom of Mordant mjust struggle against the monstrous evil set loose on the land
The white dragon by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jaxom, a rebellious youth, and Ruth, his white dragon, fly into another time to retrieve the queen's stolen egg, thereby averting a dragonrider war, and find their planet threatened once again by a Threadfall
Destiny's road by Larry Niven( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like Earth, the space colony of Destiny has its trading caravans, except on Destiny they don't deal in spices but speckles, an ingredient necessary for mental health. The hero is a member of a caravan and as the novel follows his adventures it describes the colony's unusual culture
A spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At age 25 Bink was exiled from the magic land of Xanth because he had no magic spell that was observable to his people. But both the good genie and the magic wall chart insisted that he did. How could he prove he had magic?
Crystal singer by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her name was Killashandra Ree; and after ten grueling years of musical training she was young, beautiful and without prospects. Then she heard of the mysterious Heptite Guild on the planet Ballybran, where the fabled Black Crystal was found. For those quailified, the Guild was said to provide careers, security, and the chance for wealth beyond imagining
Centaur aisle by Piers Anthony( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dor, magician king in training for the magic land of Xanth, is left in charge when the current king must go on a trade mission. When he doesn't return Dor and the Queen must go on a quest to find him and bring him back
Black star rising by Frederik Pohl( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A violent ring slipped free of the alien spaceship. It spun on its axis twice, like a coin on a tabletop. Then it rushed toward them. Tsoong Delilah slapped quick fingers on the board, and their rocket bucked and tried to turn away. Thrust forward, she reached out despairingly toward the weaponry board, but there was no time to solve the riddles of the arming and aiming and launching of the missiles, either
Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel that takes place before the Dragonriders of Pern series. This describes how the planet Pern was colonized & the origins of the deadly Threadfall
Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Black Dragon seizes the Deep of Ylferdun, John Aversin, the only living man ever to slay a dragon agrees to challenge the dragon, accompanied by Jenny Waynest, a half-taught sorceress and the mother of his sons
The Stephen King companion by George W Beahm( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profusely illustrated with nearly 200 photos, color illustrations by celebrated "Dark Tower" artist Michael Whelan, and black-and-white drawings by Maine artist Glenn Chadbourne; supplemented with interviews with friends, colleagues, and mentors who knew King well; looking at King's formative years in Durham, when he began writing fiction as a young teen, his college years in the turbulent sixties, his struggles with early poverty, working full-time as an English teacher while writing part-time, the long road to the publication of his first novel, Carrie, and the dozens of bestselling books and major screen adaptations that followed; covering his varied and prodigious output--this book is a comprehensive guide to the imaginative world of Stephen King
With a tangled skein by Piers Anthony( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the man Niobe loved was shot, she learned that she had been the target, in a devious plot of the Devil's. Hoping for revenge, Niobe accepted a position as one of the three Aspects of Fate, only to find that Satan's plots were tangled into the very Tapestry of Fate. Now the Evil One was laying a trap to ruin Niobe's granddaughter Luna, who threatened his plans, and he had tricked her son into Hell. Niobe's only chance to save her son and Luna was to accept a challenge by the Prince of Deceit, a challenge to be decided in Hell and in a maze of Satan's devising!"--Page [4] of cover
When true night falls by C. S Friedman( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second book in the Coldfire trilogy, colonists on the planet Erna facethe fae, a terrifying force of nature with the power to prey upon the human mind
The renegades of Pern by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new chapter in the popular "Pern" series finds the planet's inhabitants threatened by a band of renegades that attempts to expose them to deadly airborne spores in the atmosphere
Wielding a red sword by Piers Anthony( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mym, an Indian prince in a land dominated totally by rajahs, assumes the role of War and, in his new incarnation, sets out to alleviate injustice and undermine the evil power of Satan
The final encyclopedia by Gordon R Dickson( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human race has split into three splinter cultures: The friendlies, fanatic in their faith; the truth-seeking Exotics; and the warrior Dorsai. Hal Mayne is an orphan is the only human capable of uniting humanity against the Others and saving the world
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the author's early Dragonrider adventures, set on the planet Pern, where deadly "thread" falls from the sky and puts all living creatures at risk. The symbiotic relationship of dragon and rider is the planet's only hope for survival. Dragonflight is the story of Lessa, the last of the noble bloodline of Ruatha Hold. The dragonriders rescue her from servitude while searching for likely candidates to impress the new dragon queen. Lessa is successful at imprinting Ramoth, the new queen, which makes her the leader of the Weyr and the mate of F'lar. As rider of the bronze dragon Mnementh, he is most suitable to lead the on-going struggle against the dreaded thread
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Alternative Names
Michael Whelan Amerikaans kunstschilder

Michael Whelan artista estadounidense

Michael Whelan artiste américain

Whelan, Michael

Майкл Велан американський художник в жанрі фантастики, що спеціалізується на ілюстрації фантастичних книг

Майкл Уэлан

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English (100)

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Spanish (7)

Hebrew (2)

The gunslinger2061 : odyssey threeThe songs of distant earthA man rides throughThe white dragonDestiny's roadA spell for ChameleonCrystal singer