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Whelan, Michael 1950-

Works: 242 works in 449 publications in 4 languages and 53,467 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Novels  Fantasy fiction, American  Action and adventure fiction  Adventure stories  Epic fiction  Horror fiction  Comics (Graphic works) 
Roles: Illustrator, Author
Classifications: PS3563.A255, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Whelan
The dark tower by Stephen ( King( Book )

38 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 3,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final book in the Dark Tower cycle. Thus continues Roland the Gunslinger and his relentless quest to reach The Tower in a last ditch effort to save all that is. Roland's ka-tet remains intact, though scattered over wheres and whens. Susannah-Mia has been carried from the Dixie Pig (in the summer of 1999) to a birthing room -- really a chamber of horrors -- in Thunderclap's Fedic; Jake and Father Callahan, with Oy between them, have entered the restaurant on Lex and Sixty-first with weapons drawn, little knowing how numerous and noxious are their foes. Roland and Eddie are with John Cullum in Maine, in 1977, looking for the site on Turtleback Lane where "walk-ins" have been often seen. They want desperately to get back to the others, to Susannah especially, and yet they have come to realize that the world they need to escape is the only one that matters
The gunslinger by Stephen King( Book )

38 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This heroic fantasy is set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace that is a dark mirror of our own. A spellbinding tale of good versus evil, it features one of Stephen King's most powerful creations--The Gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages from ancient myth to frontier western legend. His pursuit of The Man in Black, his liaison with the sexually ravenous Alice, his friendship with the kid from Earth called Jake, are part of the drama that is both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, an alchemy of storytelling sorcery
2061 : odyssey three by Arthur Charles Clarke( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on expedition to Halley's Comet, a spaceship crew is called to carry out a dangerous rescue mission
The renegades of Pern by Anne Mccaffrey( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 2,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new chapter in the popular "Pern" series finds the planet's inhabitants threatened by a band of renegades that attempts to expose them to deadly airborne spores in the atmosphere
Job, a comedy of justice by Robert A Heinlein( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On vacation in Polynesia, Alex Hergensheimer experiences a series of world-changes, all of which point to Armageddon and reveal him to be a pawn in the ancient feud between God and Lucifer
The songs of distant earth by Arthur C Clarke( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paradise of Thalassa is threatened by an evolutionary event brewing beneath the calm seas and by a spacecraft of refugees hovering in orbit above the planet. The arrival of a spaceship from Earth--destroyed when its sun went nova--carrying five million Earthlings in suspended animation, as well as an uncensored cultural record of Earth, threatens to destroy the paradisiacal planet of Thalassa
All the Weyrs of Pern by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greatest dream of the dragonriders was to find a way to eradicate Thread completely, so that never again would their beloved Pern be threatened with destruction
Moreta, dragonlady of Pern by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All seems well on Pern until a mysterious ailment strikes, killing myriads of holders, craftsmen, and dragonriders. Pern is left in mortal danger with no one to rise to char the parasitic Thread
Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deadly spores threaten the human colony of Pern unless the colonists, with help from geneticist Kitti Ping, can develop fire-breathing dragons to combat the menace
Pegasus in flight by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As director of the Jerhattan Parapsychic Center, telepath Rhyssa Owen coordinated the job assignments for psychically gifted Talents. And though she had her hands full dealing with the unreasonable demand for kinetics to work on the space platform that would be humankind's stepping-stone to the stars, she was always ready to welcome new Talents to the Center. Feisty and streetwise, twelve-year-old Tirla used her extraordinary knack for languages to eke out a living in the Linear developments, where the poor struggled to make ends meet and children were conscripted or sold into menial work programs. Young Peter, paralyzed in a freak accident, hoped someday to get into space where zero gravity would enable him to function more easily. Both desperately needed help only other Talents could provide. With the appearance in her life of one extraordinary man with no measurable Talent at all, Rhyssa suddenly found herself questioning everything she thought she knew about her people. And when two Talented children were discovered to have some very unusual -- and unexpected -- abilities, she realized that she would have to reassess the potential of all Talentkind
A man rides through by Stephen R Donaldson( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Geraden, accused of murdering his brother has escaped through a mirror to some unknown place, Terisa Morgan and the entire kingdom of Mordant must struggle against the monstrous evil set loose on the land
With a tangled skein by Piers Anthony( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niobe's only chance of revenging her lover's murder is to solve a maze of riddles devised by Satan. But since her strength is beauty, not intelligence, the question becomes whether her failure has already been woven into the Tapestry of Fate
Killashandra by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killashandra Ree, a member of the Heptite Guild and a Crystal Singer, journeys to Optheria to replace and tune a famous organ's crystals but is kidnapped by rebel forces
Footfall by Larry Niven( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. Since the ringed planet carries no life, scientists deduce the mysterious ship to be a visitor from another star. The world's frantic efforts to signal the aliens go unanswered. The first contact is hostile: the invaders blast a Soviet space station, seize the survivors, and then destroy every dam and installation on Earth with a hail of asteriods. Now the conquerors are descending on the American heartland, demanding servile surrender - or death for all humans
Wielding a red sword by Piers Anthony( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mym was a dutiful son, but rather than agree to his father's choice for his marriage, he took up the Red Sword, symbol of office of the Incarnation of War, in order to ameliorate some of the suffering caused by Earth's constant petty wars. But Mym discovered that Satan was waiting to trap him, and he must now take desperate measures to outwit the evil genius who aimed to destroy the world
Being a green mother by Piers Anthony( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orb, a mythical female plays her magic harp and Satan appears. Phrophecy had said she would marry Evil
The white dragon by Anne Mccaffrey( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jaxom, a rebellious youth, and Ruth, his white dragon, fly into another time to retrieve the queen's stolen egg, thereby averting a dragonrider war, and find their planet threatened once again by a Threadfall
A spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At age 25 Bink was exiled from the magic land of Xanth because he had no magic spell that was observable to his people. But both the good genie and the magic wall chart insisted that he did. How could he prove he had magic?
The war of the flowers by Tad Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his music career becomes stagnant, Theo Vilmos seeks solace in a secluded cabin in the woods where he discovers an old book written by his great-uncle that transports him into the terrifying world of Faerie
On a pale horse by Piers Anthony( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zane belongs to a world in which the scientific revolution has been followed by the revolution of magic, and he is thrust into the role of Death
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The dark tower
The gunslinger2061 : odyssey threeThe renegades of PernJob, a comedy of justiceThe songs of distant earthAll the Weyrs of PernMoreta, dragonlady of PernDragonsdawn
Alternative Names
Michael Whelan Amerikaans kunstschilder

Michael Whelan Amerikalı bir sanatçı

Michael Whelan artist american

Michael Whelan artist amerikan

Michael Whelan artista estadounidense

Michael Whelan artista estatunidenc

Michael Whelan artista statunitense

Michael Whelan artiste américain

Michael Whelan ealaíontóir Meiriceánach

Whelan, Michael

Майкл Велан американський художник в жанрі фантастики, що спеціалізується на ілюстрації фантастичних книг

Майкл Уэлан

Մայքլ Ուելան

מייקל וילן אמן אמריקאי

مايكل ويلان

ميخائيل ويلان فنان أمريكي



English (124)

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Spanish (1)