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Walter Jon Williams


USA flag (1953 - )

aka Jon Williams

Walter Jon Williams has published twenty novels and short fiction collections. Most are science fiction or fantasy -Hardwired, Voice of the Whirlwind, Aristoi, Metropolitan, City on Fire to name just a few - a few are historical adventures, and the most recent, The Rift, is a disaster novel in which "I just basically pound a part of the planet down to bedrock." And that's just the opening chapters. Walter holds a fourth-degree black belt in Kenpo Karate, and also enjoys sailing and scuba diving. He lives in New Mexico with his wife, Kathy Hedges.
 
Series
Privateers and Gentlemen (as by Jon Williams)
1. The Privateer (1980)
2. The Yankee (1981)
3. The Raider (1981)
4. The Macedonian (1984)
5. Cat Island (1984)
 
 
 
 
Metropolitan
1. Metropolitan (1995)
2. City on Fire (1997)
 

 
 

 
Novels


 
Omnibus
 
Collections
 
Novellas


 
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Anthologies containing stories by Walter Jon Williams
 
Short stories
Side Effects (1985)
Witness (1987)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Wolf Time (1987)
Consequences (1988)
Prayers on the Wind (1992)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Wall, Stone, Craft [short story] (1993)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
World Fantasy (nominee)
Red Elvis (1994)
Broadway Johnny (1995)
Foreign Devils (1996)
Lethe (1997)Nebula Awards (nominee)
The Picture Business (1998)
Argonautica (1999)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Daddy's World (1999)Nebula Awards


Awards
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (1985) : Knight Moves
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1988) : Dinosaurs
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1988) : Witness
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1989) : Surfacing
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1989) : Surfacing
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1993) : Prayers on the Wind
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1994) : Wall, Stone, Craft [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1994) : Wall, Stone, Craft [short story]
World Fantasy Best Novella nominee (1994) : Wall, Stone, Craft [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1996) : Metropolitan
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1998) : City on Fire
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1998) : City on Fire
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1999) : Lethe
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (2001) : Argonautica
Nebula Awards Best Novellette winner (2001) : Daddy's World


Walter Jon Williams recommends

A Shadow in Summer (2006)
(Long Price Quartet, book 1)
Daniel Abraham
"In addition to the creation of an architecturally-perfect fantasy world filled with a fascinating, highly distinctive set of characters, Daniel Abraham has introduced into fantasy one brilliant, stunning new idea, a magic system in which the Word is made Flesh."

Soft Apocalypse (2011)
Will McIntosh
"Soft Apocalypse isn't about a bunch of cold-eyed survivalists taming the holocaust with guns and skill, it's about a group of ordinary people confronted by the fall of their own civilization, struggling not just for survival, but for their own humanity."


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