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Walter Jon Williams


USA flag (b.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.
 

Genres: Science Fiction, Historical, Fantasy, Mystery
 
Series
Privateers & Gentlemen
   1. To Glory Arise (1980)
     aka The Privateer
   2. The Tern Schooner (1981)
     aka The Yankee
   3. Brig of War (1981)
     aka The Raider
   4. The Macedonian (1984)
   5. Cat Island (1984)
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Hardwired
   1. Hardwired (1986)
   1.5. Solip:System (1989)
   2. Voice of the Whirlwind (1987)
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Drake Magistral
   1. The Crown Jewels (1987)
   2. House of Shards (1988)
   3. Rock of Ages (1995)
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Metropolitan
   1. Metropolitan (1995)
   2. City on Fire (1997)
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Dread Empire's Fall
   1. The Praxis (2002)
   2. The Sundering (2003)
   3. Conventions of War (2005)
   4. Investments (2012)
   Impersonations (2016)
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Dagmar Shaw
   1. This Is Not a Game (2009)
   2. Deep State (2011)
   3. The Fourth Wall (2012)
   4. Diamonds from Tequila (2017)
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Quillifer
   1. Quillifer (2017)
   2. Quillifer the Knight (2019)
   3. Lord Quillifer (2022)
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Praxis
   1. The Accidental War (2018)
   2. Fleet Elements (2020)
   3. Imperium Restored (2022)
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Novels
   Ambassador of Progress (1984)
   Knight Moves (1985)
   Angel Station (1989)
   Elegy for Angels and Dogs (1990)
   Days of Atonement (1991)
   Aristoi (1992)
   Wall, Stone, Craft (1993)
   The Rift (1999)
   Implied Spaces (2008)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Video Star (1986)
   Dinosaurs (1987)
   Surfacing (1988)
   Prayers on the Wind (2011)
   The Boolean Gate (2012)
   Daddy's World (2013)
   No Spot of Ground (2014)
   The Tang Dynasty Underwater Pyramid (2014)
   The Last Ride of German Freddie (2014)
   Prompt. Professional. Pop! (2014)
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Short Stories
   The Stickpin (2005)
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Omnibus editions
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Series contributed to
Star Wars : New Jedi Order
   14. Destiny's Way (2002)
   Ylesia (2002)
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Black Cat Weekly
   39. Black Cat Weekly #39 (2022) (with others)
   88. Black Cat Weekly #88 (2023) (with others)
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Walter Jon Williams recommends
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The Library At Mount Char (2015)
Scott Hawkins
"Don't pick up this book unless you want to read something you've absolutely never read before. The Library at Mount Char is funny, bizarre, moving, frightening, and surreal. The most original work I've read in ages."
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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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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."

Anthologies containing stories by Walter Jon Williams
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Sleeper Straddle (2024)
(Wild Cards, book 32)
edited by
George R R Martin
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Shapers of Worlds Volume III (2022)
(Shapers of Worlds, book 3)
edited by
Edward Willett

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