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Encyclopedia > Walter Jon Williams

Walter Jon Williams (born 15 October 1953) is an American writer, primarily of science fiction. Many of his novels have a distinct cyberpunk feel to them, notably Hardwired (also an homage to Roger Zelazny's novel Damnation Alley) and Voice of the Whirlwind. However, he has explored a number of different styles and genres, including humorous sf (e.g., the Majistral series), interstellar empires and warfare (Dread Empire's Fall series), alternate history (Wall, Stone, Craft), science fantasy (Metropolitan and City on Fire), disaster thriller (The Rift), and historical adventure (Privateers and Gentlemen series). October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in Leap years). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Berlins Sony Centre in Potsdamer Platz reflects the global reach of a Japanese corporation. ... Roger Joseph Zelazny (May 13, 1937 - June 14, 1995) was a United States writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels. ... Damnation Alley is a novel by Roger Zelazny, and a 1977 film loosely based on the novel, directed by Jack Smight. ... Alternative history (fiction) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... For the magazine of the same name see Science Fantasy (magazine) Science fantasy is the merging of science fiction and fantasy, two popular genres of writing. ... Metropolitan is a fantasy novel by Walter Jon Williams, first published in 1995 and nominated for the Nebula Award in the same year. ...


He was born in Duluth, Minnesota and attended the University of New Mexico, where he received his BA degree in 1975. He currently lives in Valencia County, south of Albuquerque in New Mexico. Duluth is a city in and the county seat of St. ... The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a public university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Valencia County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ... Official language(s) None, English and Spanish de facto Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 5th 315,194 km² 550 km 595 km 0. ...

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Bibliography

Novels

  • Hardwired series
    • Hardwired (1986)
    • Solip:System (1989)
    • Voice of the Whirlwind (1987)
  • Privateers and Gentlemen series, as by Jon Williams
    • To Glory Arise, originally The Privateer (1981)
    • The Tern Schooner, originally The Yankee (1981)
    • Brig of War, originally The Raider (1981)
    • The Macedonian (1981)
    • Cat Island (1981)

1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX in Roman) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII in Roman) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rock of Ages is a popular Christian hymn with lyrics by Reverend Augustus Montague Toplady, and music by Thomas Hastings. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Metropolitan is a fantasy novel by Walter Jon Williams, first published in 1995 and nominated for the Nebula Award in the same year. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... The Praxis is a science fiction novel by Walter Jon Williams. ... The Sundering is a science fiction novel by Walter Jon Williams. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI in Roman) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI in Roman) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI in Roman) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI in Roman) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cat Island may refer to: Cat Island, Bahamas Cat Island is a island in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI in Roman) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The Philip K. Dick Memorial Award is a science fiction award sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, and named after science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX in Roman) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1991 (MCMXCI in Roman) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aristoi is a 1993 science-fiction novel by Walter Jon Williams. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Destinys Way is the seventeenth installment of the New Jedi Order series of Star Wars novels. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Short fiction collections

  • Facets (1990)
  • Frankensteins and Foreign Devils (1998)

This article is about the year. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...

Notable short fiction

1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII in Roman) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX in Roman) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI in Roman) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Sidewise Award for Alternate History was established in 1995 to recognize the best alternate history stories and novels of the year. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Sidewise Award for Alternate History was established in 1995 to recognize the best alternate history stories and novels of the year. ... Spoiler warning: The Green Leopard Plague is a short story by Walter Jon Williams. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ...

External links

  • The Tang Dynasty Underwater Pyramid
  • The Green Leopard Plague
  • Walter Jon Williams discussion at theforce.net Message Boards

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