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Wheaton, Wil

Overview
Works: 529 works in 939 publications in 6 languages and 14,336 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Science fiction television programs  Film adaptations  Coming-of-age films  Science fiction  Children's films  Animated films  Television series  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Writer of accompanying material, Composer, Other, Lyricist, Interviewee, Singer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wil Wheaton
Stand by Me by Rob Reiner( Visual )

94 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up as four twelve-year-old boys set out on a two-day search for a missing teenager's body, a search that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery. Set in the small Oregon town of Castle Rock in the summer of 1959
Ready player one by Ernest Cline( Recording )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,224 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 )

16 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions of people visit xkcd.com 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
Star trek, the next generation( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the original broadcast episodes from the third season of Star trek, the next generation
Armada : a novel by Ernest Cline( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom--if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer. At first, Zack thinks he's going crazy. A minute later, he's sure of it. Because the UFO 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. But what Zack'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. Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can't help thinking of all the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching, and wonder: Doesn't something about this scenario seem a little too ... familiar? Armada is at once a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien-invasion tale like nothing you've ever read before--one whose every page is infused with author Ernest Cline's trademark pop-culture savvy"--
Star trek, the next generation( Visual )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set decades after Captain James T. Kirk's 5-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers in a new Enterprise set off on their own mission to go where no one has gone before
Star trek, the next generation( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the original broadcast episodes from the fourth season of Star trek, the next generation. Picking up decades after Gene Roddenberry's original, it follows the intergalactic adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew aboard an all-new USS Enterprise
Eureka( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 379 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 300 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
Walkaway by Cory Doctorow( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man known as Hubert, Etc. finds he has no place in society except among the dregs of disaffected youth who party all night and heap scorn on those taking the morning commute. Falling in with Natalie, an ultrarich heiress escaping her repressive father, the two decide to give up fully on formal society--and walk away. Now that anyone can design and print the necessities of life--food, clothing, shelter--from a computer, there is little reason to toil in the system. It's still a dangerous world out there, wrecked by climate change and industrial flight. But when the walkaways flourish, more people join them. Then the walkaways discover the one thing the ultrarich cannot buy: how to beat death. Now it's a war that will turn the world upside down
The war of the worlds by H. G Wells( Recording )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 212 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
The Secret of NIMH by Don Bluth( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 195 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
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 185 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
Homeland by Cory Doctorow( Recording )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Cory Doctorow's wildly successful novel Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco--an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state. A few years later, California's economy collapses, but Marcus' hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumb drive containing a WikiLeaks-style cable dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It's incendiary stuff--and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. Then Marcus sees Masha being kidnapped by the same government agents who detained and tortured Marcus years earlier. Marcus can leak the archive Masha gave him--but he can't admit to being the leaker because that will cost his employer the election. He's surrounded by friends who remember what he did a few years ago and regard him as a hacker hero. He can't even attend a demonstration without being dragged onstage and handed a mike. He's not at all sure that just dumping the archive onto the Internet, before he's gone through its millions of words, is the right thing to do. Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him, people who look like they're used to inflicting pain until they get the answers they want. Fast moving, passionate, and as current as next week, Homeland is every bit the equal of Little Brother--a paean to activism, to courage, to the drive to make the world a better place
Toy soldiers by TriStar Home Video( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 168 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. The Regis School is where America's most powerful families send their wayward sons after they've been kicked out of the better prep schools. But faced with certain death at the hands of terrorists, the toughest of the troublemakers surprise the dean with a brilliant and daring plan to save their classmates
Redshirts : a novel with three codas by John Scalzi( Recording )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 166 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
The films of Rob Reiner by Rob Reiner( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through in-depth interviews, behind the scenes footage and clips from his films, Rob Reiner talks about the ideas, influences, motivations, struggles and successes behind his work
Star trek, the next generation( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 24th century, the exploits of the U.S.S. Enterprise continue as it explores the universe, seeking new life and new worlds
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
 
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Wheaton, Richard William.

Wheaton, Richard William 1972-

Wheaton, Richard William III

Wil Wheaton acteur

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