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Williams, Walter Jon

Works: 161 works in 406 publications in 7 languages and 11,944 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Star Wars fiction  Fantasy fiction  Short stories, American  Suspense fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  Short stories  Alternative histories (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PS648.S3, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Walter Jon Williams
Destiny's way by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,415 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 )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 911 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 )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 762 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 )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Successful in its efforts to create a glittering interstellar empire, founded on the use of an ultra-advanced computer and bioengineering technology, humankind becomes the prey of its own creation, the Aristoi
The fourth wall by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 572 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
The rift by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

9 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and held by 567 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
Voice of the whirlwind by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Implied spaces by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 507 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
Metropolitan by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting is an Earth where the monetary standard is "plasm," an energy which can be transmitted by wireless. It can help one to be more clever, it can heal, it can move objects. The novel deals with an attempt to acquire lots of this energy to stage a revolution
City on fire by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 393 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 )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 385 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 )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 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
Deep state by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 308 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
Hardwired by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facets by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock of ages by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 213 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
Conventions of war by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two desperate human warriors, separated by light-years, Lord Gareth Martinez and guerrilla fighter Caroline Sula, pursue separate paths in their battle against the ruthless insectoid Naxid, who set out to dominate the universe in the wake of the chaos that resulted from the fall of the tyrannical Shaa, in the epic finale of the trilogy that began with The Praxis and The Sundering
Songs of the Dying Earth( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thank you, Mr. Vance / Dean Koontz -- Preface / Jack Vance -- The True vintage of Erzuine Thale / Robert Silverberg -- Grolion of Almery / Matthew Hughes -- The Copsy Door / Terry Downling -- Caulk the witch-chaser / Liz Williams -- Inescapable / Mike Resnick -- Abrizonde / Walter Jon Williams -- The Traditions of Karzh / Paula Volsky -- The Final quest of the Wizard Sarnod / Jeff Vandermeer -- The Green bird / Kage Baker -- The Last golden thread / Phyllis Eisenstein -- An Incident at Uskvesk / Elizabeth Moon -- Sylgarmo's Proclamation / Lucius Shepard -- The Lamentably comical tragedy (or the laughably tragic comedy) of Lixal Laoavee / Tad Williams -- Guyal the Curator / John C. Wright -- The Good magician / Glenn Cook -- The Return of the Fire Witch / Elizabeth Hand -- The Collegeum of Mauge / Byron Tetrick -- Evillo the Cunning / Tanith Lee -- The Guiding nose of Ulf?nt Banderoz / Dan Simmons -- Frogskin cap / Howard Waldrop -- A Night at Tarn House / George R.R. Martin -- An Invocation of incuriosity / Neil Gaiman
Aces high by George R. R Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 175 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 green leopard plague : and other stories by Walter Jon Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A mermaid delves into the dark underpinnings of her Utopian society; a dying boy finds himself trapped in a virtual world beyond his wildest imagining; Friedrich Nietzsche meets Wyatt Earp on the dusty streets of Tombstone, Arizona; a gorilla strives to remain relevant among the info-streams and easily distracted eyeballs of a shallow, media-addled culture; a civilization raises its young as computer programs, deleting problematic children at will ..."--Dust cover flap
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Destiny's way
Alternative Names
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-

וילימס, ולטר ג'ון

والتر جاون ویلیامز نویسنده آمریکایی

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English (134)

French (4)

Italian (4)

Polish (4)

Spanish (2)

German (1)

Hebrew (1)

This is not a gameThe fourth wallThe riftVoice of the whirlwindImplied spacesMetropolitanCity on fireDeep state