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Edward Bryant (1) (1945–2017)

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Værker af Edward Bryant

Phoenix Without Ashes (1975) 269 eksemplarer
Cinnabar (1976) 214 eksemplarer
Particle Theory (1981) 80 eksemplarer
2076: The American Tricentennial (1977) 25 eksemplarer
The Shadow on the Doorstep and Trilobyte (1987) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
The Thermals Of August (1991) 14 eksemplarer
Fetish (2014) 12 eksemplarer
The Cutter [short fiction] (1991) 12 eksemplarer
Particle Theory [short fiction] (1977) 9 eksemplarer
Wyoming Sun (1980) 8 eksemplarer
Stone (1978) 8 eksemplarer
giANTS 8 eksemplarer
While She Was Out (2014) 8 eksemplarer
Neon Twilight (1990) 7 eksemplarer
Their Thousandth Season (1972) 7 eksemplarer
Jack Tworkov (1964) 7 eksemplarer
Shark [short story] (1973) 6 eksemplarer
Jade Blue {short story} (1971) 5 eksemplarer
Among the Dead (1974) 5 eksemplarer
Darker Passions (2014) 4 eksemplarer
Strata 4 eksemplarer
Precession 3 eksemplarer
Jody After The War 3 eksemplarer
Trilobyte (2014) 2 eksemplarer
Dancing Chickens 2 eksemplarer
The Man of The Future (1990) 2 eksemplarer
Years Later [short fiction] (1976) 2 eksemplarer
Sharking Down [short fiction] (1975) 2 eksemplarer
Brain Terminal [short fiction] (1975) 2 eksemplarer
Good Kids 2 eksemplarer
The Transfer 2 eksemplarer
AQUA SANCTA (1993) 2 eksemplarer
Slippage 2 eksemplarer
Down Deep 2 eksemplarer
The fire that scours 2 eksemplarer
Bißwunden [Kurzgeschichte] (1979) 1 eksemplar
Ashes On Her Lips 1 eksemplar
Dark Angel 1 eksemplar
Paths 1 eksemplar
In the Shade 1 eksemplar
Disillusion 1 eksemplar
Eyes Of Onyx 1 eksemplar
Flirting with Death 1 eksemplar
The Serrated Edge 1 eksemplar
Zwarte engel 1 eksemplar
The Shuttlecock 1 eksemplar
Bean Bag Cats R 1 eksemplar
Bad German 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Wild Cards I: A Mosaic Novel (1987) — Bidragyder — 1,152 eksemplarer
Again, Dangerous Visions (1972) — Bidragyder — 987 eksemplarer
Jokers Wild (1987) — Bidragyder — 839 eksemplarer
999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense (1999) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver616 eksemplarer
Aces Abroad (1988) — Bidragyder — 592 eksemplarer
Wild Cards I (2010) — Bidragyder — 571 eksemplarer
Dark Forces (1980) — Bidragyder — 570 eksemplarer
Down and Dirty (1988) — Bidragyder — 568 eksemplarer
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (1994) — Bidragyder — 392 eksemplarer
Book of the Dead (1989) — Bidragyder — 386 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Thirteenth Annual Collection (2000) — Introduktion — 333 eksemplarer
Berserker Base (1985) — Bidragyder — 324 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: First Annual Collection (1986) — Bidragyder — 314 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighth Annual Collection (1991) — Bidragyder — 311 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Tenth Annual Collection (1997) — Bidragyder — 285 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection (1999) — Bidragyder — 265 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteenth Annual Collection (2002) — Bidragyder — 265 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventh Annual Collection (1994) — Bidragyder — 255 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourteenth Annual Collection (2001) — Bidragyder — 249 eksemplarer
Dealer's Choice (1992) — Bidragyder — 241 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection (1998) — Bidragyder — 241 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Ninth Annual Collection (1996) — Bidragyder — 239 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Nineteenth Annual Collection (2006) — Bidragyder — 235 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection (2003) — Bidragyder — 233 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection (2005) — Bidragyder — 222 eksemplarer
Blood Is Not Enough: 17 Stories of Vampirism (1989) — Bidragyder — 219 eksemplarer
Magicats! (1939) — Bidragyder — 218 eksemplarer
Blood Lite II: Overbite (2010) — Bidragyder — 217 eksemplarer
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories (1995) — Bidragyder — 217 eksemplarer
Tails of Wonder and Imagination: Cat Stories (2010) — Bidragyder — 215 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixth Annual Collection (1993) — Bidragyder — 210 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifth Annual Collection (1992) — Bidragyder — 202 eksemplarer
Modern Classics of Science Fiction (1991) — Bidragyder — 201 eksemplarer
The 1978 Annual World's Best SF (1977) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver200 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Second Annual Collection (1987) — Bidragyder — 199 eksemplarer
The End of the World: Stories of the Apocalypse (2010) — Bidragyder — 198 eksemplarer
Strange Dreams (1993) — Bidragyder — 186 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Third Annual Collection (1988) — Bidragyder — 183 eksemplarer
Dragons of Darkness (1981) — Bidragyder — 170 eksemplarer
Splatterpunks: Extreme Horror (1976) — Bidragyder — 167 eksemplarer
The Further Adventures of the Joker (1990) — Bidragyder — 158 eksemplarer
Interfaces (1980) — Bidragyder — 155 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourth Annual Collection (1991) — Bidragyder — 154 eksemplarer
Nebula Award Stories 9 (1974) — Bidragyder — 150 eksemplarer
Nova 2 (1972) — Bidragyder — 148 eksemplarer
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (1995) — Bidragyder — 148 eksemplarer
Microcosmic Tales (1944) — Bidragyder — 145 eksemplarer
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn: Volume 1 (1995) — Bidragyder — 130 eksemplarer
Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror (2010) — Bidragyder — 129 eksemplarer
The Road to Science Fiction #4: From Here To Forever (1982) — Forfatter — 128 eksemplarer
Cutting Edge (1985) — Bidragyder — 127 eksemplarer
Horrors! 365 Scary Stories (Anthology) (1998) — Bidragyder — 124 eksemplarer
Full Spectrum 2 (1990) — Bidragyder — 117 eksemplarer
Universe 3 (1900) — Bidragyder — 113 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #2 (1973) — Bidragyder — 112 eksemplarer
Silver Scream (1969) — Bidragyder — 111 eksemplarer
Orbit 12 (1973) — Forfatter — 105 eksemplarer
Nebula Winners Thirteen (1980) — Bidragyder — 104 eksemplarer
Nebula Winners Fourteen (1980) — Bidragyder — 104 eksemplarer
Fantasy Annual IV (1980) — Bidragyder — 101 eksemplarer
Orbit 11 (1972) — Bidragyder — 97 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #11 (1982) — Bidragyder — 96 eksemplarer
Thor's Hammer (1979) — Bidragyder — 92 eksemplarer
The Best of Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine (1991) — Bidragyder — 90 eksemplarer
Nebula Winners Fifteen (1981) — Bidragyder — 90 eksemplarer
Orbit 10 (1972) — Bidragyder — 89 eksemplarer
Universe 1 (1971) — Bidragyder — 85 eksemplarer
Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction (1997) — Bidragyder — 85 eksemplarer
Night Visions 4: Hardshell (1987) — Bidragyder — 82 eksemplarer
Nebula Awards Showcase 2004 (2004) — Bidragyder — 78 eksemplarer
The New Tomorrows (1971) — Bidragyder — 77 eksemplarer
New Dimensions 2 (1972) — Forfatter — 74 eksemplarer
Best New Horror 3 (1992) — Bidragyder — 74 eksemplarer
New Dimensions 1 (1971) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Bidragyder — 64 eksemplarer
The Cutting Room: Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen (2014) — Bidragyder — 62 eksemplarer
Clarion (1971) — Bidragyder — 62 eksemplarer
Dinosaurs! (1990) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
Body Shocks (2021) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
Quark/1 (1970) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
Orbit 13 (1974) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories (1996) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
Clarion II (1972) — Bidragyder — 58 eksemplarer
A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries (1994) — Bidragyder — 58 eksemplarer
It Came from the Drive-In (1996) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
Quark/2 (1971) — Bidragyder — 53 eksemplarer
The Sixth Omni Book of Science Fiction (1989) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
The Third Omni Book of Science Fiction (1985) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 23rd Series (1980) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (1997) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
Protostars (1971) — Bidragyder — 45 eksemplarer
Mr. Fox and Other Feral Tales (Anthology) (2005) — Forord — 42 eksemplarer
The Little Book of Horrors (1992) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer
Rock On: The Greatest Hits of Science Fiction & Fantasy (2012) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
The Night Fantastic (1991) — Bidragyder — 38 eksemplarer
The Seventh Omni Book of Science Fiction (1989) — Bidragyder — 38 eksemplarer
Terrors (1982) — Bidragyder — 37 eksemplarer
Walls of Fear (1990) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
Generation: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction (1972) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
Alternities (1974) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver32 eksemplarer
The Complete Masters of Darkness (1991) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Nightmares Unhinged: Twenty Tales of Terror (2015) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
Chrysalis 3 (1978) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
Intergalactic Mercenaries (1996) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
The Berkley Showcase Vol. 2 (1980) 27 eksemplarer
Kuoleman kirjat. 1 (1977) 24 eksemplarer
Wild Women (1854) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Ensimmäinen yhteys : tieteisnovelleja (1988) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver22 eksemplarer
Chrysalis 7 (1980) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
Cold Shocks (1991) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
The Giant Book of Terror (1994) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Dystopian Visions (1975) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
Drabble Project (1988) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Western Ghosts (1990) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
The New Awareness: Religion Through Science Fiction (1975) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
Streets of Blood: Vampire Stories from New York City (1998) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
New Dimensions No. 13 (1982) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Blood Business: Crime Stories From This World And Beyond (2017) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
White of the Moon (1999) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Faseskift. Science Fiction noveller (1984) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver3 eksemplarer
Guest of Honor: Harlan Ellison — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar

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Short, exciting 0-to-60 story that will surprise and entertain!

A woman goes to the mall one cold, slushy night before Christmas to pick up some last-minute wrapping paper and walks straight into a nightmare. She encounters a gang of thugs in the parking lot who are on the lam and takes umbrage at her attitude about their parking. The confrontation quickly escalates to murder, and the woman must run for her life and try to outwit her pursuers, alone in the rural darkness and frigid isolation.

While She Was Out really was a heart-pounding, heart-STOPPING tale, and I understand why it was developed into a feature film. The story kept me on the edge of my seat, and I was blown away by its surprising twists and turns. Violent and frightening!
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KarenSiddall | Mar 28, 2022 |
This book is isn't a novel; it's a collection of short stories with a common setting and overlapping sets of characters. This kind of thing isn't done that much anymore (unless by Alexander McCall Smith) but was not so terribly unusual in the SF genre back when magazines were still at least on equal terms with paperback books. In this case the common setting is Cinnabar, the City at the Centre of Time, which is not a Utopia, but stands alongside some other Cities of the fantastical literary genres as a place that many real people would like to go to, at least for a visit. (Moorcock's Tanelorn and M. John Harrison's Viriconium are two such kindred Urbs.) Indeed in one story, an adolescent male is forcibly, though accidentally, dragged from the 1960s to Cinnabar, which may be the only human community left in its time. This simple device allows Bryant to contrast the culture he was writing in with the culture he was writing about very effectively. What is Cinnabar like, then?

When I first read the book I was a teen (like the visitor to Cinnabar) and I was greatly impressed by the book. Twenty or so years later I remembered liking it greatly for its atmosphere and for one story in particular...Sharking Down. I didn't remember much detail about the city, just an over-all notion of other-worldly, dream-like strangeness. Re-reading it I find that this is because the place is not described in great detail and it is placed between the sea and the desert, between two empty worlds. One's imagination is allowed to work on it as new locales and oddities and strange characters are introduced, never filling the place, indeed leaving it still largely empty and unexplored. There is so much room for more stories that seem never to have appeared. I forgot just how much sex there is in Cinnabar - seems like they hardly have time for anything else! Sometimes it's a distraction but over-all it is a big aspect of what Bryant was writing about - 30 or so years after its publication we aren't really much closer to the exceedingly permissive attitudes he gives his characters and it seems to me that one reason amongst many is that the problem of disease has got worse rather than better.

One thing I did not forget is Sharking Down. Because I love it. It is the penultimate story of the collection and spends much of its time on matters extraneous to the central plot, setting things up for the final story - I'd forgotten all that - but I'd remembered accurately the main thrust and plot of the story, which is about sharks. Not just any old sharks, either, but two Carcharodon Megalodon - apparently the largest sharks to have swum the oceans of Earth, 20m long as full grown adults. One of these has been ressurected through genetic means, the other is a synthetic reconstruction - and the latter was specifically built to fight the former. What happens I shall not say and why it happens - well, see if you can figure it out from the cryptic clues given in the earlier part of the story.

I've told people the story of Sharking Down repeatedly, cutting it to its bare essentials, so that it has taken on a sort of oral tradition in my mind and in some ways that version is better than Bryant's - but only outside the context of the book. Within it, Bryant rules. Why do I love this essentially simple story? Because it is about sharks, and I love sharks, as did Bryant. And if you're going to have a fantastical story about sharks, why bother with Great Whites or Tigers? Why not go for the Ultimate Shark, instead? Hence Megalodon. It's a great story - but perhaps if you don't admire a-moral predators as much as I do you won't think so.

Over all this re-reading of Cinnabar was enjoyable but many of the SF ideas presented which seemed radical to me twenty years ago are rather old hat now - the book survives mainly on its atmosphere, characters and pair of really big fish...

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On reading for a third time, I notice that the two stand-out stories are those I give some details of above: the one where Cinnabar receives a visitor from 1963 and Sharking Down. There are many subtleties in the latter that I am not sure I had noticed previously. For instance, the name of the genetically resurrected shark has been carefully chosen by the author to have multiple symbolic meanings in relation to the rest of the story and the title also has multiple interpretations.

I should try to dig up more by Bryant; there is another short story collection, at least.
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Arbieroo | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jul 17, 2020 |
I had one of my semi-regular outbreaks of completist-itis, and since I owned about half of the Author’s Choice Monthly issues, I decided I needed to have the rest. A full set. Even though many of the authors in the series I’m far from a fan of. Like Mike Resnick. Ed Bryant I knew nothing about. The name rang a vague bell, but if I’ve read anything by him in the past, I don’t recall doing so. Bryant’s introduction explains he’s better known as a horror writer, although he did write heartland sf once – and it’s three of the latter stories which are collected here. All three are set in the same space opera universe – the first story he set there, a later one when he decided to use the setting for a commissioned story, and a third written specifically for this short collection. They are… okay. The stories are set in some sort of interstellar polity – it’s all a bit vague – in which disputes are settled through ceremonial wars, in which mercenaries in fighters battle each other. And those who survive, and have the highest kills, become popular heroes. The second story was written for an anthology set in Fred Saberhagen’s Berserker universe, so the mercenaries have to fight off a giant machine intelligence bent on killing everyone. And they do it using the previously unknown telekinetic powers of one settled world’s indigenes. The whole fighter/mercenary thing takes some swallowing, because there’s nothing remotely plausible about using fighters in space combat, despite their prevalence in science fiction. The whole folk hero thing doesn’t really parse either – after all, who remembers the aces from the Vietnam War? From any war? These Author’s Choice Monthly have proven to be very much of variable quality. But they’re a set, so I’m going to buy them all and read them all, damn it. Even if they’re crap.… (mere)
 
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