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Wheaton, Wil

Works: 237 works in 815 publications in 6 languages and 13,064 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction television programs  Science fiction films  Fiction  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Children's films  Animated films  Juvenile works  Science fiction 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Interviewee, Other, Writer of accompanying material, Singer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wil Wheaton
Stand by me by Rob Reiner( Visual )

88 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up takes place in a small Oregon town as four boys set out on a two-day search for a missing teenager's body, a search that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery
Star Trek by J. J Abrams( Visual )

83 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the original broadcast episodes from the sixth season of Star trek, the next generation
Ready player one by Ernest Cline( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut-- part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed
What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions by Randall Munroe( Recording )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions of people visit each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last? In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion. The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website. What If? will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical
Armada a novel by Ernest Cline( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he's spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure. But hey, there's nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don't get chosen to save the universe. And then he sees the flying saucer. Even stranger, the alien ship he's staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada'in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. No, Zack hasn't lost his mind. As impossible as it seems, what he's seeing is all too real. And his skills'as well as those of millions of gamers across the world'are going to be needed to save the earth from what's about to befall it. It's Zack's chance, at last, to play the hero. But even through the terror and exhilaration, he can't help thinking back to all those science-fiction stories he grew up with, and wondering: Doesn't something about this scenario seem a little familiar?
Star trek, the next generation( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the original broadcast episodes from the second season of Star trek, the next generation
Eureka( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to the small town with big secrets as the geniuses of Eureka venture beyond everything they've ever known in the fifth and final season of one of TV's most beloved shows. From searching for the lost Astraeus crew to experiencing a disaster drill that proves all too real, it's anything but life as usual in the seemingly idyllic town
War of the worlds Invasion from Mars by Howard Koch( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Koch's radio play, Invasion from Mars, which was made famous by Orson Welles; the play is an adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel, War of the worlds. This is followed by a short play which continues the theme in a more modern form
Star trek, first contact by Jonathan Frakes( Visual )

55 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and French and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The captain and crew of the Enterprise must solve the mystery of why the crew of a research vessel would party and then open their ship's air locks, killing themselves. As they investigate, Geordi contracts a virus which spreads through the ship and imperils the entire crew
Homeland by Cory Doctorow( Recording )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A few years ago, Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and tortured by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco. Now a leader of the movement of technologically savvy teens fighting back against the tyrannical security state, he lands a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha resurfaces to give him a thumb drive containing evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It's incendiary stuff -- and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is to release it to the world. When Masha is subsequently kidnapped, Marcus can leak the archive but can't admit to being the leaker because it will cost his employer the election. And he's not sure just dumping the archive onto the Internet before he's gone through it all is the right thing to do. Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him -- very serious, very threatening people
The Secret of NIMH by Don Bluth( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long-lived
Toy soldiers by TriStar Home Video( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an exclusive boarding school is taken hostage by South American terrorists, the rebellious students risk their lives in a desperate, deadly campaign to stop them
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventor Leviticus Blue creates a machine that accidentally decimates Seattle's banking district and uncovers a vein of Blight Gas that turns everyone who breathes it into the living dead. Sixteen years later Briar, Blue's widow, lives in the poor neighborhood outside the wall that's been built around the uninhabitable city. Life is tough with a ruined reputation, but she and her teenage son Ezekiel are surviving--until Zeke impetuously decides that he must reclaim his father's name from the clutches of history
Peter & Max a Fables novel by Bill Willingham( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an unspeakable tragedy befalls a family of traveling minstrels, they become stranded and left for dead. Here in the heart of The Black Forest, Peter Piper and his older brother Max encounter ominous forces that will change them both irreparably. Thus begins an epic tale of sibling rivalry, magic, music and revenge that spans medieval times to the present day when their deadly conflict surfaces in the placid calm of modern-day Fabletown
Redshirts a novel with three codas by John Scalzi( Recording )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoying his assignment with the xenobiology lab on board the prestigious Intrepid, ensign Andrew Dahl worries about casualties suffered by low-ranking officers during away missions before making a shocking discovery about the starship's actual purpose
Fuzzy nation by John Scalzi( Recording )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Holloway works alone. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorp's headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporation's headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor. As for his past, that's not up for discussion. Then, in the wake of an accidental cliff collapse, Jack discovers a seam of unimaginably valuable jewels, to which he manages to lay legal claim just as ZaraCorp is cancelling their contract with him for his part in causing the collapse
The war of the worlds by H. G Wells( )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join actors from Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation as they recreate this classic radio thriller. The breathless pace and convincing details make it clear while the 1938 broadcast of an "eyewitness report" of an invasion from Mars caused a nationwide panic in 1938. Originally performed by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre of the Air, "War of the world's" is truly the mother of all space invasions, offering a rare combination of chills, thrills and great literature. Directed by TNG's John de Lancie
December( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five young men, prep school students and best friends, must decide whether or not to go to war after Japan bombs Pearl Harbor
Americanizing Shelley( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a wanna-be Hollywood player from the deep South, who sets out to Americanize an Indian girl straight from the Himalayas
Just a geek by Wil Wheaton( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for life, love, and fulfillment beyond the Starship Enterprise."
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Ready player one
Alternative Names
Wheaton, Richard William.

Wheaton, Richard William 1972-

Wheaton, Richard William III

Wil Wheaton acteur

Wil Wheaton aktor i pisarz amerykański

Wil Wheaton americký herec a spisovatel

Wil Wheaton Amerikaans acteur

Wil Wheaton amerikansk skuespiller og forfatter

Wil Wheaton attore, scrittore e doppiatore statunitense

Wil Wheaton US-amerikanischer Schauspieler und Schriftsteller

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Уитон, Уил киноактёр США

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Star TrekReady player oneWar of the worlds Invasion from MarsStar trek, first contactPeter & Max a Fables novelThe war of the worldsAmericanizing ShelleyJust a geek