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Barnes, John 1957-

Works: 74 works in 346 publications in 6 languages and 13,423 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Juvenile works  History  Political fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Bildungsromans  Novels  Young adult works  Time-travel fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3552.A677, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Barnes
Tales of the Madman Underground : an historical romance, 1973 by John Barnes( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,575 WorldCat member 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
Encounter with Tiber by Buzz Aldrin( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member 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
The return by Buzz Aldrin( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member 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
Directive 51 by John Barnes( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member 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
Finity by John Barnes( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member 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 )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and German and held by 578 WorldCat member 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
Mother of storms by John Barnes( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member 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
The armies of memory by John Barnes( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member 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' At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
Daybreak zero by John Barnes( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member 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... "--
A million open doors by John Barnes( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Nou Occitan's closest neighbor, lightyears distant, the utilitarian culture of Caledony. Giraut expects boredom and misery among the moralistic, money-obsessed Caledons. What he doesn't expect is to change them - and to be changed by them. For no human culture is all one thing. And just as the severe Caledon exterior masks a doughty, egalitarian straightforwardness Giraut never dreamed possible, likewise Giraut's own background provides him with vulnerabilities he
Losers in space by John Barnes( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2029, hoping to bypass the exams and training that might lead to a comfortable life, Susan, her almost-boyfriend Derlock, and seven fellow students stow away on a ship to Mars, unaware that Derlock is a sociopath with bigger plans
Kaleidoscope century by John Barnes( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member 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
Candle by John Barnes( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member 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
Earth made of glass by John Barnes( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member 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
The last president by John Barnes( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than a year, Heather O'Grainne and her small band of heroes, operating out of Pueblo, Colorado, have struggled to pull the United States back together after it shattered under the impact of the event known as Daybreak. Now they are poised to bring the three or four biggest remaining pieces together, with a real President and Congress, under the full Constitution again. Heather is very close to fulfilling her oath, creating a safe haven for civilization to be reborn. But other forces are rising too. Some people like the new life better ... In a devastated, splintered, postapocalyptic United States, with technology thrown back to biplanes, black powder, and steam trains, a tiny band of visionaries struggles to re-create Constitutional government and civilization itself, as a new dark age takes shape around them"--Jacket
Orbital resonance by John Barnes( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Melpomene Murray's concerns are those of any teenager: homework, friends, dates. But Melpomene lives on the Flying Dutchman, an asteroid colony located thousands of miles from an Earth almost destroyed by disease, war, and pollution. She and her spaceborn classmates are humanity's last hope, and Mel's just starting to realize how heavy a responsibility that is. Her parents and teachers have trained her from birth to lead mankind into the future. What they never realized is that Melpomene might have plans of her own."
Gaudeamus by John Barnes( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A science-fiction writer's relationship with his industrial spy college roommate involves a twice-stolen time-travel machine, a prostitute who deals telepathy drugs, and clown suit-wearing scientists who pilot a flying saucer
One for the morning glory by John Barnes( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member 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 merchants of souls by John Barnes( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member 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
The duke of uranium by John Barnes( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When vicious thugs kidnap his girlfriend, Sesh, teenager Jak Jinnaka discovers that Sesh is really a princess from a distant world and that his uncle is a spymaster who has been secretly grooming Jak as a secret agent, as he embarks on his first assignment to ransom Sesh from her captor, the Duke of Uranium, who controls all fissionable material in human space
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Tales of the Madman Underground : an historical romance, 1973
Alternative Names
Barnes, John

Barns, Dzhon 1957-

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Encounter with TiberThe returnDirective 51FinityThe sky so big and blackMother of stormsThe armies of memoryDaybreak zero