WorldCat Identities

Block, Thomas 1945-

Works: 17 works in 100 publications in 10 languages and 3,138 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Science fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3552.L634, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thomas Block
Mayday by Nelson DeMille( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,070 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 )

25 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 553 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 )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 469 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 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 258 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
Skyfall by Thomas Block( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 73 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 55 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 )

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
The keeper and the Alabaster chalice by Paige W Pendleton( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Ledge is inhabited again, but not everyone in the house is pleased. As the Driscolls settle into their new home, they meet magical Beings, discover secrets, and exasperate to the Elven Guard. They're having a great time. Charm turns to alarm when they meet Doris, the Acadian Water Witch, who's removed the Alabaster Chalice from its watery grave. The Noctivagi, drawn by the artifact's Water Magyk, seek the Chalice for their own nefarious purpose, and mayhem ensues. Eleanor, Rob, Jack and Flora fight time and the tide to return the Alabaster Chalice to the Undine Prince before the darkness steals it
The keeper and the rune stone by Paige W Pendleton( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centuries ago a group of Elves committed an unholy ritual, a ritual that was a spectacular failure. It transformed the Elves into the the Noctivagi -- the beings we now know as vampires. Striving to maintain a fragile peace, the ancient Elves and Dwarves negotiated an Accord, which they've renewed every year on the Summer Solstice. The ceremony depeonds on the magical Rune Stone, but ti's missing. If it is not found -- and quickly -- the consequences could be dire, and not just for Elves and Dwarves. Four children, Rob, Jack, Eleanor and Flora, stumble into a world of magic and mayhem when they move into the Black Ledge, the old estate on the Maine coast, and discover they aren't the only ones who live there
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

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

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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Alternative Names
Block, Thomas H. 1945-


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