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Wheaton, Wil

Overview
Works: 543 works in 984 publications in 6 languages and 15,443 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Science fiction television programs  Science fiction  Children's films  Animated films  Coming-of-age films  Juvenile works  Television series 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Interviewee, Composer, Other, nar, 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 )

99 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,056 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 )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 1,256 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. It's the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune?and remarkable power?to whoever can unlock them. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday's riddles are based in the pop culture he loved?that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday's icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes's oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig. And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle. Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt?among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win . But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life?and love?in the real world he's always been so desperate to escape. A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? From the Hardcover edition
What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions by Randall Munroe( Recording )

16 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 730 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 625 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 )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 615 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? At once gleefully embracing and brilliantly subverting science-fiction conventions as only Ernest Cline could, Armada is 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 the pop-culture savvy that has helped make Ready Player One a phenomenon. From the Hardcover edition
Star trek, the next generation( Visual )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 599 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 )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the original broadcast episodes from the first season of Star trek, the next generation
Star Wars : from a certain point of view( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Star Wars: A New Hope was first released in 1977, part of its appeal was that the world it presented felt alive. Landspeeders and starships were dirty. Droids broke down. And it was filled with cool, weird, and really weird background characters. (Really, just take a look around the Mos Eisley cantina.) Never mind Han, Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan. Who were these other guys? What was their story? Just seeing them brought up questions for fans that sparked the imagination. In celebration of Star Wars' 40th anniversary, this book shines the spotlight on those unsung weirdos, heroes, and villains with a unique, new anthology. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, brings together more than 40 authors for 40 stories. Each will be told from the perspective of background characters of A New Hope -- from X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star to the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for. There's never been a Star Wars book like it!
Star trek, the next generation( Visual )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 521 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 384 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
Strange weather : four short novels by Joe Hill( Recording )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Snapshot" is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by "The Phoenician," a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories, snap by snap. A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump. . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero's island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its own in "Aloft." On a seemingly ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails--splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. "Rain" explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads out across the country and around the world. In "Loaded," a mall security guard in a coastal Florida town courageously stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun rights movement. But under the glare of the spotlights, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it. When an out-of-control summer blaze approaches the town, he will reach for the gun again and embark on one last day of reckoning
War of the worlds : Invasion from Mars by Howard Koch( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 299 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( )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cory Doctorow's first adult novel in eight years is an epic tale of revolution, love, post-scarcity, and the end of death. Hubert Vernon Rudolph Clayton Irving Wilson Alva Anton Jeff Harley Timothy Curtis Cleveland Cecil Ollie Edmund Eli Wiley Marvin Ellis Espinoza?known to his friends as Hubert, Etc?was too old to be at that Communist party. But after watching the breakdown of modern society, he really has no where left to be?except among the dregs of disaffected youth who party all night and heap scorn on the sheep they see on the morning commute. Falling in with Natalie, an ultrarich heiress trying to escape the clutches of her repressive father, the two decide to give up fully on formal society?and walk away. After all, now that anyone can design and print the basic necessities of life?food, clothing, shelter?from a computer, there seems to be little reason to toil within the system. It's still a dangerous world out there, the empty lands wrecked by climate change, dead citie
The war of the worlds by H. G Wells( Recording )

11 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 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 190 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
Star trek, the next generation( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 24th century, Captain Picard and his crew continue exploring the universe in the U.S.S. Enterprise, seeking new life and new worlds
Homeland by Cory Doctorow( )

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
Redshirts : a novel with three codas by John Scalzi( Recording )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 169 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 168 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
 
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Wheaton, Richard William.

Wheaton, Richard William 1972-

Wheaton, Richard William III

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