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Wheaton, Wil

Overview
Works: 520 works in 885 publications in 6 languages and 13,697 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Science fiction television programs  Children's films  Animated films  Coming-of-age films  Juvenile works  Science fiction  Television series 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Interviewee, Other, Composer, Lyricist, 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 )

90 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,037 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 )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,155 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 712 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 )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 585 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
Armada : a novel by Ernest Cline( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 580 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. 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. 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 )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 579 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 )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 573 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 )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 485 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 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 306 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 213 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
The Secret of NIMH by Robert O'Brien( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 190 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( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 181 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 170 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
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. 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
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
Redshirts : a novel with three codas by John Scalzi( Recording )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 162 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
Peter & Max : a Fables novel by Bill Willingham( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 149 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
Fuzzy nation by John Scalzi( Recording )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 142 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 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
 
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Wheaton, Richard William.

Wheaton, Richard William 1972-

Wheaton, Richard William III

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