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Wheaton, Wil

Overview
Works: 530 works in 853 publications in 6 languages and 13,457 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Animated films  Children's films  Science fiction television programs  Coming-of-age films  Juvenile works  Science fiction  Television series 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Interviewee, Other, Writer of accompanying material, 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 )

86 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,039 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
Ready player one by Ernest Cline( Recording )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,118 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 )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 706 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 )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 567 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 )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 378 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 308 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
The war of the worlds by H. G Wells( Recording )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Koch's radio play, which was made famous by Orson Welles; the play is an adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel, War of the worlds
The Secret of NIMH by Robert O'Brien( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 189 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( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 173 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 )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 171 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 170 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 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
Peter & Max : a Fables novel by Bill Willingham( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 152 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 )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 148 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 144 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
December( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 100 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
 
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Wheaton, Richard William.

Wheaton, Richard William 1972-

Wheaton, Richard William III

Wil Wheaton acteur

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