WorldCat Identities

Block, Thomas 1945-

Works: 14 works in 123 publications in 12 languages and 4,146 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Adventure stories 
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 )

55 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,761 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
Mayday by Nelson DeMille( Recording )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A U.S. Navy missile strikes a Tokyo-bound airliner and, while the four surviving passengers struggle to bring the huge jet to a landing, airline representatives, Navy officers, and insurance company personnel agree that the plane's disappearance would be best for all
Forced landing by Thomas Block( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 482 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 414 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
Orbit by Thomas Block( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 410 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
Skyfall by Thomas Block( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 76 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
Mayday, Mayday! : roman by Nelson DeMille( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au large de la Californie, l'US Navy teste un missile dans le plus grand secret. Au même moment, un énorme Straton 797 de la Trans-United modifie brusquement sa route vers Tokyo. Impossible d'éviter la collision. C'est la catastrophe. Seuls trois passagers sont épargnés. Pour réussir, ils doivent arriver à prendre les commandes du Straton éventré et le poser quelque part
Orbit by Thomas Block( Recording )

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

Skyfall by Thomas Block( Recording )

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

Airship nine by Thomas Block( Recording )

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

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Alternative Names
Block, Thomas H. 1945-