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Whelan, Michael 1950-

Works: 140 works in 256 publications in 4 languages and 22,232 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comic books, strips, etc  Epic fiction  Horror fiction  Illustrated works 
Roles: Illustrator, Author
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Most widely held works by Michael Whelan
The dark tower by Stephen King( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and French and held by 3,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All good things must come to an end, Constant Reader, and not even Stephen King can make a story that goes on forever. The tale of Roland Deschain's relentless quest for the Dark Tower has, the author fears, sorely tried the patience of those who have followed it from its earliest chapters. But attend to it a while longer, if it pleases you, for this volume is the last, and often the last things are best. 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. Thus the book opens, like a door to the uttermost reaches of Stephen King's imagination. You've come this far. Come a little farther. Come all the way. The sound you hear may be the slamming of the door behind you. Welcome to The Dark Tower
The gunslinger by Stephen King( Book )

44 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This heroic fantasy is set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace that is a dark mirror of our own. A spellbinding tale of good versus evil, it features one of Stephen King's most powerful creations--The Gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages from ancient myth to frontier western legend. His pursuit of The Man in Black, his liaison with the sexually ravenous Alice, his friendship with the kid from Earth called Jake, are part of a drama that is both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, an alchemy of storytelling sorcery
2061 : odyssey three by Arthur C Clarke( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2,383 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 )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1,809 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
The white dragon by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 1,108 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 967 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 950 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?
Black star rising by Frederik Pohl( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 689 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
The Stephen King companion by George W Beahm( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 477 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
When true night falls by C. S Friedman( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 443 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 final encyclopedia by Gordon R Dickson( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 357 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
The mirror of her dreams by Stephen R Donaldson( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terisa Morgan, drawn through her mirror into the strange land called Mordant, finds love, power and court politics where nothing is ever what it seems and reality intertwines with powerfully seductive illusion
Horn crown by Andre Norton( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the first coming of mankind into the Witch World deserted by the Elder People. Elron, the Clanless, and Gathea, the Wise Woman, are drawn unwillingly into the unexplored realms
Red as blood, or, Tales from the Sisters Grimmer by Tanith Lee( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FANTASY. What if Snow White were the real villain and the "wicked queen" just a sadly maligned innocent? What if awakening Sleeping Beauty would be the mistake of a lifetime - of several lifetimes? What if the famous folk tales were retold with an eye to more horrific possibilities? Only Tanith Lee - "Goddess-Empress of the Hot Read" (Village Voice) - could retell the world-famous tales of the Brothers Grimm (and others) as they might have been told by the Sisters Grimmer! This special edition, conjured together for the 30th Anniversary of the original edition, adds a new Grimmer fairy tale written especially for this volume!
The year's best science fiction : eighth annual collection( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of The Year's Best Science Fiction collects twenty-five of the finest works of speculative fiction to see print in 1990, stories from the genre's every edge, and from its heart. Among the many marvels are tales from the field's most accomplished artists: Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Shobies' Story" returns to the Hainish worlds with a reality-defining story, while Joe Haldeman's "The Hemmingway Hoax" embarks from our world on a time-defying trip through other possibilities. Kate Wilhelm, Michael Moorcock, Robert Silverberg, and John Brunner demonstrate too with their stories why they remain among the most popular science fiction writers of all time. With the closing of a decade and cyberpunk virtually becoming reality, many of the leading writers of the eighties have begun to bring new insight and vision to their fiction: Bruce Sterling examines a classic clash of cultures in "We See Things Differently," and James Patrick Kelly's "Mr. Boy" presents a hard-edged story about the guts of growing up. Lewis Shiner's "White City" and Connie Willis's "Cibola" both seek peace--of sorts--amid spectacle, and works by Nancy Kress, Lucius Shepard and Robert Frazier, Pat Murphy, and John Kessel also dazzle and amaze. Among the many other stories in this volume are powerhouse piece by Terry Bisson, Molly Gloss, Ian McDonald, Charles Sheffield, Alexander Jablokov, and Dafydd ab Hugh, as well as towering new mindscapes from young talents such as Jonathan Lethem, Ian R. MacLeod, Greg Egan and Ted Chiang. A wonderful tour through possible, probable, and virtual realities, The Year's Best Science Fiction is an ideal assemblage of the year's short fiction. This volume is essential to anyone who reads sf
The uplift war by David Brin( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth has been allowed to colonize the planet Garth only because its previous occupants went berserk and wiped out virtually all life there. But now humans, chimps, and their alien allies on Garth are being held hostage in a conflict that could affect the fate of the entire Five Galaxies
Distant stars by Samuel R Delany( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amazons! by Jessica Amanda Salmonson( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoka! by Poul Anderson( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Michael Whelan : scenes, visions by Michael Whelan( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Michael Whelan Amerikaans kunstschilder

Michael Whelan artista estadounidense

Michael Whelan artiste américain

Whelan, Michael

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The gunslinger2061 : odyssey threeThe songs of distant earthThe white dragonDestiny's roadA spell for ChameleonWhen true night fallsThe mirror of her dreams