WorldCat Identities

Block, Thomas 1945-

Works: 13 works in 124 publications in 12 languages and 3,889 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Adventure stories  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3552.L634, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Thomas Block
  • Mayday by Nelson DeMille( Book )
Most widely held works by Thomas Block
Mayday by Nelson DeMille( Book )

53 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Berry, Sharon Crandall, and young Linda Farley, finds themselves in the struggle of their lives when the plane on which they are traveling is hit by a wayward missile, killing or injuring everyone else on board, and their troubles intensify when they realize the military would much rather there be no survivors to tell the story
Orbit by Thomas Block( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During a routine flight, an unexplainable engine malfunction hurls Consolidated Flight 14 far too high and into a low-earth orbit. With only limited oxygen onboard, Captain Donald Collins is about to try a desperate and unproven maneuver to save the ship and its 100 passengers."--Publisher
Forced landing by Thomas Block( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a cargo of 3,000 pounds of unalloyed gold, there was to be one unscheduled landing--a skyjacking
Airship Nine by Thomas Block( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only survivors of nuclear war are on Airship Nine, a futuristic commercial dirigible carrying both cargo and passengers over the Antarctic, scientists in isolated Antarctic communities, and Russians in a nuclear-powered submarine. The question is whether the survivors will identify as enemies or will cooperate toward surviving as human beings
Mayday by Nelson DeMille( Recording )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a jumbo jet is struck by a missle twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, three brave passengers attempt to land the plane
Skyfall by Thomas Block( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als een Amerikaans vliegtuig op weg naar Tokio wordt gekaapt en de bemanning in de cockpit is gedood, probeert een ex-piloot het toestel naar zijn bestemming te vliegen
Open skies by Thomas Block( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in first-person - in the voice of character Jack Sawyer, an ex-airline pilot turned private investigator -"Open Skies" is an exciting, insightful and entertaining story! The death of an airline copilot during a layover in Chicago may have looked like an accident, but there were suspicions that hinted at something else. Jack Sawyer is then hired to investigate and, along with his estranged wife Susan and a caste [sic] of others, he sets out to track down a killer and the real reasons behind the murder."--Author's web site
Captain by Thomas Block( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Captain' is about the individual and collective struggles of each of these men and women as they attempt to deal with and ultimately fight against the odds and circumstances that are stacked against them. 'Captain' is a novel that pits man against man while also pitting man against machine. It is a story about the need for human judgments, hard-learned experiences, gut feelings and unbridled perseverance in an effort to rise up against a world where the strict adherence to written rules, regulations and procedures have been accepted as the norm. 'Captain' is about the way real airline pilots think, feel and react, especially after those giant airliners that they've strapped themselves to have suddenly turned vicious and unpredictable."--Publisher's Web site
Orbit by Thomas Block( Recording )

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

Airship nine by Thomas Block( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Skyfall by Thomas Block( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Forced landing by Thomas Block( Recording )

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

Mayday by Thomas Block( Recording )

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

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Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.14 for Mayday ... to 0.98 for Orbit ...)

Alternative Names
Block, Thomas H. 1945-