WorldCat Identities

Block, Thomas 1945-

Works: 15 works in 111 publications in 10 languages and 3,112 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Science fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3552.L634, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thomas Block
Mayday by Nelson DeMille( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,259 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 )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 548 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 )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 468 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 )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 407 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 257 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 )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden aboard Flight 42 are terrorists who will force the aircraft to land in Communist China, where a top-secret computer program will fall into Chinese hands. But the hijacking attempt is bungled and, with scores of passengers dead or injured, the airliner's survivors are desperate to find a way to land the plane safely. Meanwhile, a macabre deal is truck between the Chinese Ambassador and the US State Departement - it's a cover-up
Open skies by Thomas Block( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 63 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 )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 17 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 )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in French and held by 14 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 )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in Danish and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skyfall by Thomas Block( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 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

Forced landing by Thomas Block( Recording )

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

Mayday. (CD) by Nelson DeMille( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When a missile strikes a jumbo passenger jet over the Pacific Ocean, killing or maiming the flight crew, three survivors must do the impossible and land the plane
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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