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Williams, Walter Jon

Works: 137 works in 438 publications in 13 languages and 12,103 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Star Wars fiction  Fantasy fiction  Suspense fiction  Short stories  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Creator
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Walter Jon Williams
Destiny's way by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the fall of Coruscant to the Yuuzhan Vong, the New Republic is torn apart by internal strife as a dangerous new faction opposed to the ways of the Force unveils a weapon that could destroy their enemies and make them vulnerable to the dark side
This is not a game by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and German and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

College friends united by their love of online games make their passion a successful business, until a currency crash and government coup strand one of them in a foreign country and their alternate reality games suddenly blur the boundaries between the real and virtual worlds, threatening real fortunes and real lives
Lowball by George R. R Martin( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When residents of Jokertown begin going missing, an inexperienced lieutenant hoping to prove himself teams up with a motley group of unlikely Jokers to identify and stop the culprits
Aristoi by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the far distant future, humanity has created a glittering interstellar empire, where need and sickness are unknown. All is made possible by advanced technology - bioengineering and nano-machines, virtual reality and the harnessing of the force of gravity."--BOOK JACKET. "But not everyone can handle all this high tech. Not every person is capable of mastering the arts of programming on the fly in the virtual world, or manipulating the microscopic matter of biotech and nanotech. For most people, the idea of being in more than two places at once is more than a little disorienting."--BOOK JACKET. "So a special kind of human has evolved - men and women who can handle both the virtual world and the realized world. Who can do two and more things at once, who are smarter and more creative than average. They are the Aristoi, the Best, and as in Plato's vision, they have the care of the Demos, the people, foremost in their minds. The Aristoi control technology and all its fruits. They terraform planets, and when they are done, they choose the people who can emigrate to the new world. They are the absolute rulers of their spheres of creation, but they are benevolent rulers."--BOOK JACKET. "What can trouble Paradise? The answer is an Aristos gone mad. An Aristos so committed to a genetic theory that he makes a whole world in secret, cut off from the Hyperlogos that records all knowledge and all actions, in order to test his theories. And who will kill to keep his secret safe."--Jacket
The rift by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

12 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An earthquake hits Mississippi, destroying St. Louis. The novel follows various protagonists as they cope with the disaster, among them a black engineer, a racist sheriff and a preacher who predicted it
The fourth wall by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sean is a washed-up child actor reduced to the lowest dregs of reality television to keep himself afloat. His life was a downward spiral of alcoholism, regret, and failure ... until he met Dagmar Shaw. The world of Dagmar Shaw, however, is rarely straightforward. People tend to die around her, and now she wants Sean for something. A movie, she says, but who's to say what her real game is?"--Page 4 of cover
Voice of the whirlwind by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naučno-fantastični roman
Implied spaces by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristide is a scholar of the implied spaces, seeking meaning amid the accidents of architecture in a universe where reality itself has been sculpted and designed by superhuman machine intelligence. While exploring the pre-technological world Midgarth, one of four dozen pocket universes created within a series of vast, orbital matrioshka computer arrays, Aristide uncovers a fiendish plot threatening to set off a nightmare scenario, and must find a way to save the multiverse from subversion, sabotage, and certain destruction
City on fire by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fantasy City of Caraqui, civil war breaks out for possession of the plasm, as the city's life force is called. By the author of Metropolitan
Days of atonement by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atocha, N.M. is having trouble coping with the 21st century and the death of a man who died twenty years ago
Angel station by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ubu and Maria are forced to flee to the farthest reaches of space where they discover a secret and risk everything on one last gamble to win the universe or be destroyed
Hardwired by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cowboy est un ancien pilote de chasse aux yeux sensibles aux infra-rouges, Sara a un cyber-cobra logé dans sa gorge, Réno est décédé mais toujours vivant dans l'interface, et grâce à ces pouvoirs, tous peuvent combattre les orbitaux. Réunit les deux romans et les deux nouvelles du cycle "Câblé"
Deep state by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagmar Shaw, a designer of alternate-reality games, begins to question her own motives when she is asked to be the Puppetmaster to a group of soldiers engaged in an all-too-real war
Facets by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock of ages by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic adventures of Drake Maijstral, a space-age burglar. While vacationing on Earth he receives two marriage proposals and several challenges to duels. By the author of The Crown Jewels
Aces high by George R. R Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the alien virus struck humanity in the wake of World War II, a handful of the survivors found they possessed superhuman powers. The Wild Cards shared-world volumes tell their story. Here in book two, we trace these heroes and villains through the tumultuous 1980s, in stories from SF and fantasy giants such as George R.R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Pat Cadigan, Lewis Shiner, Walter Jon Williams, and others"--
The praxis by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The empire of the Shaa lasted 10,000 years. Years of terror, infinite violence and oppressive, brutal order. Now the Shaa are no more, but the terror and violence are only beginning...The Shaa, rulers of the universe, began to commit ritual suicide when it became clear that their minds - profoundly intelligent but limited - would accept no further information. Near immortality was their one, great mistake. And so began the war between the Naxids, oldest client race of the Shaa, who believed themselves inheritors of the empire, and a frail alliance of other races, including humanity. Humanity had both suffered and thrived during the millennia in which the Shaa tried to compel the universe to conform to their notions of propriety - suffered because they were one of the first species to fall beneath the Shaa's yoke; thrived because the Shaa found humanity useful, and spread them throughout their empire, in positions of trust. As the empire expanded, through wormholes which crossed both space and time, the Shaa formulated The Praxis, a harsh ethic which they imposed on those they conquered. But it could also serve as a cloak for insurrection
The sundering by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The alien Naxids have won a shattering victory at Magaria, a victory that clears the way for an advance on the loyalist capital, Zanshaa. To help save Zanshaa comes Lord Gareth Martinez, formerly a despised provincial officer, now, in the aftermath of a brilliant victory, a celebrated war hero. But no sooner does Martinez arrive at the capital than he finds himself entangled in intrigue, first by political enemies intending to deprive him of command, then by his own brother Roland, who wants to use him to further the ambitions of a Martinez dynasty. Destiny also waits for Martinez, in the form of the mysterious survivor Caroline Sula, a woman whose beautiful face conceals a deadly secret, and whose brilliant mind holds the key to victory over the Naxids. While Martinez prepares to engage an enemy fleet that has long been prepared for his assault, Sula is put in command of a guerrilla force that must engage the enemy in a desperate, dirty war fought in the teeming slums of Zanshaa. Both sides claim the legitimacy of the Praxis, but the very real danger exists that there will be nothing left for the victors to rule
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Destiny's way
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Jon Williams, Walter 1953-

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Williams, Walter John 1953-

Williams, Walter Jon 1953-

Волтер Джон Вільямс

וולטר ג'ון ויליאמס

ויליאמס, ג'ון 1953-

ויליאמס, וולטר ג'ון 1953-

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This is not a gameThe riftThe fourth wallVoice of the whirlwindImplied spacesCity on fireHardwiredDeep state