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Lynn Abbey

Forfatter af Storm Season

69+ Værker 9,104 Medlemmer 73 Anmeldelser 1 Favorited

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Omfatter også følgende navne: Lynn Abby, Lynn Abbey, ed. Lynn Abbey

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Værker af Lynn Abbey

Storm Season (1982) — Redaktør; Bidragyder; Redaktør — 901 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Face of Chaos (1983) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 825 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Wings of Omen (1984) — Redaktør; Redaktør; Redaktør — 685 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Dead of Winter (1985) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 617 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Blood Ties (1986) — Bidragyder; Redaktør; Redaktør; Redaktør; Redaktør — 514 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Uneasy Alliances (1988) — Redaktør — 391 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Stealers' Sky (1989) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 352 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Sanctuary (2002) 278 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Daughter of the Bright Moon (1979) 250 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
WolfSong: The Blood of Ten Chefs Vol.2 (1988) 244 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Brazen Gambit (1994) 227 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Out of Time (2000) 215 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Turning Points (2002) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 214 eksemplarer
Planeswalker (1998) 206 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Jerlayne (1999) 200 eksemplarer
The Wooden Sword (1991) 199 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Simbul's Gift (1997) 195 eksemplarer
The Black Flame (1980) 179 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Cross-Currents (3-in-1) (1982) 177 eksemplarer
Cinnabar Shadows (1995) 174 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Rise and Fall of a Dragon King (1996) 172 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Unicorn & Dragon (1987) 168 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Nether Scroll (2000) 162 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Catwoman (1992) 144 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Shattered Sphere (1968) — Redaktør — 125 eksemplarer
Behind Time (2001) 124 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Enemies of Fortune (2004) — Redaktør — 122 eksemplarer
Rifkind's Challenge (2006) 108 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Beneath the Web (1994) 100 eksemplarer
Forge of Virtue (The Ultima Saga) (1991) 92 eksemplarer
Taking Time (2004) 75 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Price of Victory (1987) 73 eksemplarer
Conquest (Unicorn and Dragon, Vol II) (1988) 71 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Guardians (Ace Fantasy Book) (1982) 69 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Unicorn and Dragon (2003) 68 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Thieves' World: First Blood (2003) 67 eksemplarer
Siege of Shadows (1996) 61 eksemplarer
The Temper of Wisdom (1992) 56 eksemplarer
Down Time (2005) 52 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Thieves' World Player's Manual (2009) 32 eksemplarer
Thieves' World Graphics: 4 (1986) 26 eksemplarer
Jerlayne {short story} 2 eksemplarer
It's About Squirrels 2 eksemplarer
Then Azyuna Danced 1 eksemplar
War Wounds 1 eksemplar
Steel 1 eksemplar
Gyskouras 1 eksemplar
Introduction 1 eksemplar
Web Weavers 1 eksemplar
Good Neighbors 1 eksemplar
A Chama Negra I Livro 2 (1984) 1 eksemplar
A Chama Negra II 1 eksemplar
The God-chosen 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Thieves' World (1987) — Bidragyder — 1,567 eksemplarer, 17 anmeldelser
Inheritor (1996) — Illustrator (Map), nogle udgaver1,362 eksemplarer, 18 anmeldelser
Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn (1980) — Bidragyder — 1,164 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Shadows of Sanctuary (1981) — Bidragyder — 962 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Aftermath (1987) — Bidragyder — 470 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Blood of Ten Chiefs Vol. 1 (1986) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver349 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Festival Moon (1987) — Bidragyder — 315 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
DAW 30th Anniversary Fantasy Anthology (2002) — Bidragyder — 306 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Fever Season (1987) — Bidragyder — 286 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Troubled Waters (1988) — Bidragyder — 218 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Divine Right (1989) — Bidragyder — 197 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Smuggler's Gold (1988) — Bidragyder — 193 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Winds of Change: The Blood of Ten Chiefs Vol.3 (1989)nogle udgaver179 eksemplarer
Flood Tide (1990) — Bidragyder — 176 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Endgame (1991) — Bidragyder — 171 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Against the Wind (Blood of Ten Chiefs, No 4) (1990) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver146 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Basilisk (1980) — Bidragyder — 138 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Nebula Awards Showcase 2010 (2010) — Bidragyder — 137 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Realms of the Deep (1999) — Bidragyder — 136 eksemplarer
Elf Fantastic (1997) — Bidragyder — 127 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Masters in Hell (1987) — Bidragyder — 98 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Novel Ideas-Fantasy (2006) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
The Further Adventures of Beowulf: Champion of Middle Earth (2006) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Alien Encounters (1982) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer

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The concept is born as Aspirin explains in the afternote of the first book.
“… Actually, that Thursday night before Boskone ’78 was a very pleasant night. Lynn Abbey, Gordie Dickson, and I were enjoying a quiet dinner in the Boston Sheraton’s Mermaid Restaurant prior to the chaos which inevitably surrounds a major science fiction convention.”
What if a group of writers were to collectively create a place, a shared universe to be peopled with characters created by each author and lent to the community. Collect these stories into a book and how could it not be a success?

It’s worth thinking about that. Where the genre was at that point. Sci-Fi had just entered a new level of acceptance, but Fantasy was still firmly on the outskirts of social norms. Sales depended on a small but rabid fan base. A great way to leverage sales and keep the fans engaged is the convention. Ask any Star Trek alum. I don’t think this was as common amongst the John Irvings and Norman Mailers.

Another great leverage tool is affinity marketing. Blurbs on the back of physical books are an example. But check out how today’s creators are using the tactics of affinity. Influencers, Twitchers, Book Tubers, etc. They spend at least half their time working with, calling out, supporting their direct competition.

This seems borrowed from the tactics that spec fiction creators had to use all along. And for many of the same reasons. Including a genuine passion for the art and the fans, as well as a lack of financial support from the ownership class.

It’s later noted in subsequent collections how naïve they were about the sales rates of anthologies. And how someone forgot to tell all the fans that bought these books.

Book one Thieves’ World
We’re introduced to Sanctuary. The backwater region of a fictional, pre-gunpowder world.

“Sanctuary?” Kilite frowned. “A small town at the southern tip of the empire. I had a bit of trouble finding it myself—it’s been excluded from the more recent maps. Whatever reason there was for the town’s existence has apparently passed. It is withering and dying, a refuge for petty criminals and down-at-the-heels adventurers. Still, it’s part of the empire.”-

The stories are dark and gritty. The overlying arc is a bit muddled, especially in the first book before further tales help color in the details. The feel is visceral hopelessness; the imagery more Frazetta than Larry Elmore. It works, especially if you realize that Sword & Sorcery respects no trigger warnings.

Through the stories that follow, we’re introduced to much of the cast of thieves, assassins, mages, fortune tellers and mercenaries that will habituate the next dozen books.

SENTENCES OF DEATH John Brunner
THE FACE OF CHAOS Lynn Abbey
THE GATE OF THE FLYING KNIVES Poul Anderson
SHADOWSPAWN Andrew Offutt
THE PRICE OF DOING BUSINESS Robert Lynn Asprin BLOOD BROTHERS Joe Haldeman
MYRTIS Christine DeWees
THE SECRET OF THE BLUE STAR Marion Zimmer Bradley

Book 2 TALES FROM THE VULGAR UNICORN
With the second book, comes a little more interaction between characters and the beginning of a a philosophy of contention as referenced by C.J. Cherryh in her afterword to Blood Ties: "You write your first Thieves' World story for pay, you write your second for revenge.".
It is admittedly confusing at times but pushing through, even if it means going back and re-reading is worth it.
Contributions include:

SPIDERS OF THE PURPLE MAGE Philip Jose Farmer
GODDESS David Drake
THE FRUIT OF ENLIBAR Lynn Abbey
THE DREAM OF THE SORCERESS A. E. van Vogt
VASHANKA’S MINION Janet Morris
SHADOW’S PAWN Andrew Offutt
TO GUARD THE GUARDIANS Robert Lynn Asprin

Book 3 -SHADOWS OF SANCTUARY

LOOKING FOR SATAN Vonda N. McIntyre
ISCHADE C. J. Cherryh
A GIFT IN PARTING Robert L. Asprin
THE VIVISECTIONIST Andrew J. Offutt
THE RHINOCEROS AND THE UNICORN Diana L. Paxson
THEN AZYUNA DANCED Lynn Abbey
A MAN AND HIS GOD Janet Morris
… (mere)
 
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joe.basile.5 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jun 27, 2024 |
Wings of Omen Thieves’ World®, Book 6 starts with the familiar Introduction from Robert Lynn Asprin
“The birds of Sanctuary are black. From the hawk-like predators to the small seed-eaters the native birds are black as the heart of a thief.”

What Women Do Best- Chris and Janet Morris Daughter of the Sun -Robin W. Bailey- introduces a very Red Sonja character that I don’t think we see again. Sadly. A Breath of Power -Diana L. Paxson- I liked this character and the idea of someone else knowing Lythande’s secret. The Hand That Feeds You -Diane Duane Witching Hour -C.J. Cherryh Rebels Aren’t Born in Palaces -Offutt Gyskouras – Lynn Abbey -
Asprin finishes us up with A Fish Without Feathers Is Out of His Depth
… (mere)
 
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joe.basile.5 | 4 andre anmeldelser | Jun 27, 2024 |
For a more nuanced review, see the electronic omnibus.

Exercise in Pain- Robert Lynn Asprin – Jubal is mostly an offstage presence except for this intro Downwind- C. J. Cherryh- Brings us a view of a part of Sanctuary that the rest of the city avoids. A Fugitive Art- Diana L. Paxson Steel-Lynn Abbey spins a tale of weapon tech and desperation with Wallegrin, the half brother of the half S’danzo mystic.
Wizard Weather- Janet Morris continues fleshing out the Stepsons attempts to hold control or maybe just to survive. The use of the Sacred Band and their practice of pairs is both old fashioned and ahead of its time in regard to sexuality.
Godson- Andrew J. Offutt as mentioned spins an interesting next level for Hanse, the Shadowspawn here.
… (mere)
 
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Robert Asprin Contributor
C. J. Cherryh Contributor
Diana L. Paxson Contributor
Janet E. Morris Contributor
Andrew J. Offutt Contributor
Diane Duane Contributor
Robin W. Bailey Contributor
Chris Morris Contributor
Robin Wayne Bailey Contributor
David Drake Contributor
Jon DeCles Contributor
Jodie Offutt Contributor
Selina Rosen Contributor
Jody Lynn Nye Contributor
Andrew Offutt Contributor
Jeff Grubb Contributor
Diana L. Paxson Contributor
Andrew J. Offutt Contributor
Jean Pierre Targete Cover artist
C. S. Williams Contributor
Duane Mcgowen Contributor
Raymond E. Feist Contributor
Todd Lockwood Cover artist
Jane Fancher Contributor
Ian Grey Contributor
Steven Brust Contributor
Joe Haldeman Contributor
Poul Anderson Contributor
A. E. van Vogt Contributor
John Brunner Contributor
Walter Velez Cover artist, Illustrator
Gary Ruddell Cover artist
Robert Gould Cover artist, Illustrator
Bob Adragna Cover artist, Cover art
Steve Fabian Illustrator
Tim Sale Artist
Bruce Pennington Cover artist
Jim Odbert Cartographer
Stanley Martucci Cover artist
Cheryl Griesbach Cover artist
R. K. Post Cover artist
Julie Bell Cover artist
Donato Giancola Cover artist
James Ryman Cover artist

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Værker
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Medlemmer
9,104
Popularitet
#2,640
Vurdering
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Anmeldelser
73
ISBN
108
Sprog
6
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