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Whelan, Michael 1950-

Overview
Works: 218 works in 389 publications in 4 languages and 54,507 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Novels  Fantasy fiction, American  Action and adventure fiction  Adventure stories  Epic fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Horror fiction 
Roles: Illustrator, Author
Classifications: PS3563.A255, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Michael Whelan
The dark tower by Stephen King( Book )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 often been seen. They want desperately to get back to the others, to Susannah especially, and yet they have come to realize that the world they tried to escape is the only one that matters
The gunslinger by Stephen King( Book )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in English and Hebrew and held by 2,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first book of this brilliant series, now expanded and revised by the author, Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, the last gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which frighteningly mirrors our own, Roland pursues the man in black, encounters an alluring woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York called Jake
2061 : odyssey three by Arthur C Clarke( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on expedition to Halley's Comet, a spaceship crew is called to carry out a dangerous rescue mission
The renegades of Pern by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 2,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new chapter in the popular "Pern" series finds the planet's inhabitants threatened by a band of renegades that attempts to expose them to deadly airborne spores in the atmosphere
Job, a comedy of justice by Robert A Heinlein( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After he firewalked in Polynesia, the world wasn't the same for Alexander Hergensheimer, now called Alec Graham. As natural accidents occurred without cease, Alex knew Armageddon and the Day of Judgement were near. Somehow he had to bring his beloved heathen, Margrethe, to a state of grace, and, while he was at it, save the rest of the world
The songs of distant earth by Arthur C Clarke( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,946 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
All the Weyrs of Pern by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greatest dream of the dragonriders was to find a way to eradicate Thread completely, so that never again would their beloved Pern be threatened with destruction
Moreta, dragonlady of Pern by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All seems well on Pern until a mysterious ailment strikes killing myriads of holders, craftsmen, and dragonriders. Pern is left in mortal danger with no one to rise to char the parasitic Thread
Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deadly spores threaten the human colony of Pern unless the colonists, with help from geneticist Kitti Ping, can develop fire-breathing dragons to combat the menace
Pegasus in flight by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As director of the Jerhattan Parapsychic Center, telepath Rhyssa Owen coordinated the job assignments for psychically gifted Talents. And though she had her hands full dealing with the unreasonable demand for kinetics to work on the space platform that would be humankind's stepping-stone to the stars, she was always ready to welcome new Talents to the Center. Feisty and streetwise, twelve-year-old Tirla used her extraordinary knack for languages to eke out a living in the Linear developments, where the poor struggled to make ends meet and children were conscripted or sold into menial work programs. Young Peter, paralyzed in a freak accident, hoped someday to get into space where zero gravity would enable him to function more easily. Both desperately needed help only other Talents could provide. With the appearance in her life of one extraordinary man with no measurable Talent at all, Rhyssa suddenly found herself questioning everything she thought she knew about her people. And when two Talented children were discovered to have some very unusual -- and unexpected -- abilities, she realized that she would have to reassess the potential of all Talentkind
A man rides through by Stephen R Donaldson( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Geraden, accused of murdering his brother has escaped through a mirror to some unknown place, Terisa Morgan and the entire kingdom of Mordant must struggle against the monstrous evil set loose on the land
With a tangled skein by Piers Anthony( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the man Niobe loved was shot, she learned that she had been the target, in a devious plot of the Devil's. Hoping for revenge, Niobe accepted a position as one of the three Aspects of Fate, only to find that Satan's plots were tangled into the very Tapestry of Fate. Now the Evil One was laying a trap to ruin Niobe's granddaughter Luna, who threatened his plans, and he had tricked her son into Hell. Niobe's only chance to save her son and Luna was to accept a challenge by the Prince of Deceit, a challenge to be decided in Hell and in a maze of Satan's devising!"--Page [4] of cover
Killashandra by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killashandra Ree, a member of the Heptite Guild and a Crystal Singer, journeys to Optheria to replace and tune a famous organ's crystals but is kidnapped by rebel forces
Wielding a red sword by Piers Anthony( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mym was a dutiful son, but rather than agree to his father's choice for his marriage, he took up the Red Sword, symbol of office of the Incarnation of War, in order to ameliorate some of the suffering caused by Earth's constant petty wars. But Mym discovered that Satan was waiting to trap him, and he must now take desperate measures to outwit the evil genius who aimed to destroy the world
Footfall by Larry Niven( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. Since the ringed planet carries no life, scientists deduce the mysterious ship to be a visitor from another star
Being a green mother by Piers Anthony( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orb, a mythical female plays her magic harp and Satan appears. Phrophecy had said she would marry Evil
The white dragon by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 1,060 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
The war of the flowers by Tad Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his music career becomes stagnant, Theo Vilmos seeks solace in a secluded cabin in the woods where he discovers an old book written by his great-uncle that transports him into the terrifying world of Faerie
A spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 911 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?
Destiny's road by Larry Niven( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 897 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
 
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The dark tower
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The gunslinger2061 : odyssey threeThe renegades of PernJob, a comedy of justiceThe songs of distant earthAll the Weyrs of PernMoreta, dragonlady of PernDragonsdawn
Alternative Names
Michael Whelan Amerikaans kunstschilder

Michael Whelan artist amerikan

Michael Whelan artista estadounidense

Michael Whelan artista estatunidenc

Michael Whelan artiste américain

Whelan, Michael

Майкл Велан американський художник в жанрі фантастики, що спеціалізується на ілюстрації фантастичних книг

Майкл Уэлан

Մայքլ Ուելան

מייקל וילן אמן אמריקאי

ميخائيل ويلان فنان أمريكي

マイケル・ウェラン

麥可·惠倫

Languages
English (104)

French (7)

Spanish (4)

Hebrew (1)