Barnes, John 1957-
Most widely held works by John Barnes
Tales of the Madman Underground : an historical romance, 1973 by John Barnes ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,462 libraries worldwide
In September 1973, as the school year begins in his depressed Ohio town, high-school senior Kurt Shoemaker determines to be "normal," despite his chaotic home life with his volatile, alcoholic mother and the deep loyalty and affection he has for his friends in the therapy group dubbed the Madman Underground.
The return by Buzz Aldrin ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 980 libraries worldwide
On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin, along with crewmate Neil Armstrong, made history as they placed humankind's first steps on the moon. Now, in The return, written with award-winning novelist John Barnes, Aldrin offers a compelling novel about the opportunities and dangers that confront us today--and shows why we must, and will, seize the challenges before us.
Encounter with Tiber by Buzz Aldrin ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 901 libraries worldwide
Aliens first visited Earth 10,000 years ago, only to be enslaved by humans. The drama is related by two astronauts who learn of the Nissuan emigration during a space flight. Jointly written by an astronaut and a science fiction writer, with illustrations.
Finity by John Barnes ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 784 libraries worldwide
A thriller on multiple universes in which a man discovers he was in two places at once. As he was being beaten by a Gestapo woman--the Nazis won the war--he was also flying with his girlfriend to Saigon. In Saigon, he is attacked by the Gestapo woman, who is shot by the girlfriend, now transformed into a secret agent. By the author of Earth Made of Glass.
The sky so big and black by John Barnes ( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 747 libraries worldwide
Accompanying her eco-prospector father on a tour through the Martian wilderness, Terry finds herself having to guide the trip's young survivors back home after a terrible accident.
The armies of memory by John Barnes ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 712 libraries worldwide
Giraut Leones, special agent for the human Thousand Cultures' shadowy Office of Special Plans, is turning fifty--and someone is trying to kill him. Giraut's had a long career; the number of entities that might want him dead is effectively limitless. But recently Giraut was approached by the Lost Legion, an Occitan underground linked to an alliance of illegally human-settled worlds beyond the frontier. Also, it turns out that the Lost Legion colony has a "psypyx" ?a consciousness-recording?of Shan, onetime boss of the Office of Special Plans. If they have that, they have literally thousands of devastating secrets. Now, returning to his native Nou Occitan, Giraut will encounter violence and treachery from human and artificial consciousnesses alike. As bigotry and mob violence erupt throughout the rapidly destabilizing interstellar situation, Giraut will be called on the make the ultimate sacrifice, for the sake of civilization itself&
Mother of storms by John Barnes ( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and French and held by 676 libraries worldwide
A nuclear explosion in the Pacific releases huge quantities of methane from the ocean floor, resulting in perpetual hurricanes which obliterate cities and kill millions. The only hope is a sun shield to allow the Earth to cool. By the author of A Million Open Doors.
A million open doors by John Barnes ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and French and held by 670 libraries worldwide
Published just last year in hardcover, John Barnes's Orbital Resonance catapulted its author into the first rank of science fiction writers, earning a place on the final ballot for the Nebula Award and garnering praise from sources as diverse as Dean Ing ("A strong contender!") and Jane Yolen ("John Barnes is a writer we'd all do well to keep our eyes on"). Now Barnes returns with an even stronger followup, a classic of brilliant SF speculation and profoundly human.
Earth made of glass by John Barnes ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
A novel on the Thousand Cultures, as Earth's colonies are known. Comprising more than a thousand planets, each has a unique civilization. The protagonists are two Earth agents--a married couple--sent to negotiate peace between warring Tamils and neo-Mayan Indians.
Candle by John Barnes ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 620 libraries worldwide
"Currie Curran is about fifty-five years old, in good health, living in comfortable retirement in the Rockies with his wife. In the wake of the Meme Wars that swept the planet two generations before, Currie, his wife and almost everyone on Earth have in their minds a copy of Resuna, software that grants its hosts limited telepathy and instills a kind of general cooperation." -- Jacket.
Kaleidoscope century by John Barnes ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 612 libraries worldwide
A killer is infected with a virus causing him to be sick every 15 years, then recovering with no memory and 10 years younger. This way the killer survives the entire 21st Century, performing tasks for his masters, some of which he is just as happy not remembering.
Directive 51 by John Barnes ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 485 libraries worldwide
Seemingly random events simultaneously occurring around the world are in fact connected as part of a radical group's plan to destroy modern civilization--a plan that will eliminate America's top government personnel, leaving the nation no choice but to implement its emergency contingency program ... Directive 51.
Gaudeamus by John Barnes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
The merchants of souls by John Barnes ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 424 libraries worldwide
Secret agent Giraut Leones reluctantly undertakes a new mission for the Office of Special Projects to stop a program on Earth that would use recorded personalities of the dead as virtual reality playthings before the plan can destroy the structure of galactic civilization.
Orbital resonance by John Barnes ( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 422 libraries worldwide
One for the morning glory by John Barnes ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 408 libraries worldwide
On drinking some wine as a child, Prince Amatus' left side disappears. When he grows up he embarks on a series of adventures, each of which regains a part of his body. First to return is his foot, which happens after he saves a maiden. By the author of Kaleidoscope Century.
The man who pulled down the sky by John Barnes ( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Daybreak zero by John Barnes ( Book )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
"A year has passed since the catastrophic event known as "Daybreak" began. 9 months since Daybreak killed seven billion people 8 months since Daybreak vaporized Washington 6 months since rival governments emerged in Athens, GA and Olympia, WA 4 months since the two governments of what was formerly the United States went to the brink of war 3 months since war was (barely) avoided 2 months since Athens and Olympia agreed to work together 1 month since they discovered that Daybreak isn't over... "--
Sin of origin by John Barnes ( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
Apostrophes and apocalypses by John Barnes ( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Stories and essays on the past and future. In one, sexual intercourse takes place between humans and intelligent animals, another is a revisionist view of Christopher Columbus, and in a third story communism triumphs in the Cold War.
Alcoholism Audiobooks Bildungsromans Cowardice Emotional problems of children Employees Exploration of outer space Fantasy Fiction Friendship Girls High schools History Human-alien encounters Hurricanes Individualism Interplanetary voyages Inventions Juvenile works Leones, Giraut (Fictitious character) Life on other planets Manned space flight Mars (Planet) Mothers and sons Nazis Novelists Ohio Outer space Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh Political fiction Private investigators Regression (Civilization) Rocky Mountains Schools Science fiction Science fiction, American Science fiction, English Science fiction--Authorship Space flight Space rescue operations Space ships Space stations Space warfare Suspense fiction Terrorism Terrorism--Prevention Time travel United States Wilderness areas Wilderness survival
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