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Emma Bull

Forfatter af War for the Oaks

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Omfatter også følgende navne: Emma Bull, By Emma Bull

Image credit: Will Shetterly and Emma Bull (1994)


Værker af Emma Bull

War for the Oaks (1987) 2,664 eksemplarer
Freedom and Necessity (1997) 1,080 eksemplarer
Finder (1994) 965 eksemplarer
Bone Dance (1991) 858 eksemplarer
Territory (2007) 738 eksemplarer
Falcon (1989) 442 eksemplarer
Liavek 1 (1985) — Redaktør — 311 eksemplarer
The Players of Luck (1986) — Editor, Contributor — 227 eksemplarer
Wizard's Row (1987) — Redaktør — 199 eksemplarer
Shadow Unit 1 (2011) 169 eksemplarer
Festival Week (1990) — Redaktør — 155 eksemplarer
Spells of Binding (1988) — Redaktør — 147 eksemplarer
Double Feature (1994) 132 eksemplarer
Shadow Unit 2 (2011) — Redaktør — 65 eksemplarer
Shadow Unit 3 (2011) — Redaktør — 60 eksemplarer
The Princess and the Lord of Night (1994) 53 eksemplarer
Shadow Unit 4 (2011) 48 eksemplarer
Shadow Unit 6 (2011) — Instruktør — 46 eksemplarer
Shadow Unit 5 (2011) 43 eksemplarer
Shadow Unit 8 (2011) — Redaktør; Forfatter — 41 eksemplarer
Shadow Unit 7 (2011) 41 eksemplarer
Shadow Unit 9 (2011) — Redaktør — 38 eksemplarer
Shadow Unit 12 (2012) — Redaktør — 35 eksemplarer
Shadow Unit 10 (2011) — Forfatter — 33 eksemplarer
Shadow Unit 11 (2012) 30 eksemplarer
Shadow Unit 13 (2013) 29 eksemplarer
Shadow Unit 14 (2014) — Redaktør — 24 eksemplarer
Shadow Unit 15 (2014) 23 eksemplarer
War For The Oaks: The Screenplay (2004) 12 eksemplarer
And Other Stories (2012) 9 eksemplarer
Silver or Gold [novelette] (1992) 7 eksemplarer
Liavek 8: Festival Week (2017) 4 eksemplarer
A Bird That Whistles (1989) 4 eksemplarer
Breathe 4 eksemplarer
Nightspeeder: The Screenplay (2004) 4 eksemplarer
Not Alone 3 eksemplarer
Shadow Unit - Season 1 3 eksemplarer
The Sin Eater (2011) 3 eksemplarer
Shadow Unit: Season 2 3 eksemplarer
Cuckoo 3 eksemplarer
Ballistic 3 eksemplarer
The Black Fox 2 eksemplarer
Danceland (1986) 2 eksemplarer
Refining Fire 2 eksemplarer
Lucky Day 2 eksemplarer
Getaway 2 eksemplarer
Endgames 2 eksemplarer
The Unicorn Evils (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Shadow Unit 1 - 15 1 eksemplar
Danceland Blood {short story} (1994) 1 eksemplar
The Joshua Tree 1 eksemplar
For It All {poem} 1 eksemplar
Nine Muses 1 eksemplar
My Generation 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Paths of the Dead (2002) — Bidragyder — 1,111 eksemplarer
The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest (2002) — Bidragyder — 1,033 eksemplarer
The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm (2004) — Bidragyder — 1,032 eksemplarer
Ildfugle: en antologi af fantasy og science fiction (2003) — Bidragyder — 820 eksemplarer
After the King (1991) — Bidragyder — 762 eksemplarer
Sword and Sorceress I (1984) — Bidragyder — 702 eksemplarer
The Book of Ballads (2004) — Bidragyder — 566 eksemplarer
Welcome to Bordertown (2011) — Bidragyder — 500 eksemplarer
Bordertown: Where Magic Meets Rock & Roll (1986) — Bidragyder — 389 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighth Annual Collection (1991) — Bidragyder — 311 eksemplarer
Teeth: Vampire Tales (2011) — Bidragyder — 301 eksemplarer
Life on the Border (1991) — Bidragyder — 256 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventh Annual Collection (1994) — Bidragyder — 255 eksemplarer
The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors (1995) — Bidragyder — 248 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixth Annual Collection (1993) — Bidragyder — 210 eksemplarer
The Urban Fantasy Anthology (2011) — Bidragyder — 199 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Third Annual Collection (1988) — Bidragyder — 183 eksemplarer
Hidden Turnings: A Collection of Stories Through Time and Space (1989) — Bidragyder — 131 eksemplarer
Eclipse 4: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2011) — Bidragyder — 116 eksemplarer
Magical Beginnings (2003) — Bidragyder — 101 eksemplarer
New Magics (2004) — Bidragyder — 91 eksemplarer
Magic City: Recent Spells (2014) — Bidragyder — 90 eksemplarer
Kitty's Mix-Tape (2020) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver73 eksemplarer
Charles Vess' Book of Ballads & Sagas (2018) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 50 • July 2014 (2014) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Traverses. L'anthologie de fantasy urbaine (2002) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer

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A young princess must be given everything she wants in this original fairy-tale, or else the curse put upon her by the Lord of the Night will lead to the death of her parents and the ruination of her kingdom. Realizing one day that she must set out to find what she really wants, the girl takes to the road on her swift white horse that can traverse the length of the kingdom in a day. Accompanied by her walnut-brown dog who understands speech, her ash-gray cat as swift as a blink and as clever as six professors, and her ink-black crow who can recite every poem in the world, and carrying her blue invisibility cloak, the princess parts with each of her animals to help people she meets along the way. Eventually she even gives away her cloak, receiving in return a magical ring that will aid her in obtaining her heart's desire: freedom from the Lord of the Night's curse...

Published in 1994, The Princess and the Lord of the Night is, as far as I know, the only picture book ever produced by author Emma Bull, who is better known for her fantasy fiction for adult readers. The story itself is a wonderful tale, one in which generosity and courage are rewarded, as the eponymous princess finds that she wants others to be safe, happy and healthy more than she wants to hold on to the wonders which belong to her—a state of affairs which results in her winning her freedom from the curse holding her, her family and her kingdom captive. The accompanying artwork from illustrator Susan Gaber, done in watercolor and colored pencil, is just lovely, capturing the beauty and magic of the princess, her companions and her journey. I have encountered Gaber's work before, in Heather Forest's Stone Soup, and in her The Baker's Dozen, and have enjoyed it, but I think the illustrations here far surpass what can be found in those two other titles. In any case, this is one I greatly enjoyed, and which I would recommend to young fairy-tales lovers, and to picture book audiences who enjoy fantastical stories.
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AbigailAdams26 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Mar 14, 2024 |
Enjoyable. The first fantasy (the first fiction) I've read in a surprisingly long time.

The ending was weirdly anticlimactic, though. I mean, call me naive, but I thought the actual Gunfight was going to be involved. This was more like... fanfic of a historical event. Like she didn't feel the need to cover everything; she was just covering a side story. I guess that's okay if you're a LOT more familiar with the historical events than I am. I read the Wikipedia page, though, and while I was entertained to recognize the names, the relationships and back-and-forth were very confusing. A fictionalized version of the full event could have been a lot more fun and made a lot more sense.

I could tell she was trying to subvert the race stuff, and that was relatively interesting. But for all that Jesse's flashbacks suggested he and Lung were friends and equals who got into trouble together, in the book Lung only played "wise older Asian teacher." The disconnect was just bizarre. (I knew in advance that Bull has been kind of a douche re: race, but it may be one of those cases where someone who is trying and failing to get it gets a lot more flack than someone who is oblivious from start to finish. That doesn't excuse her, but it does a lot to explain some of the reactions I've read.)

The Chu subplot was loosely tacked on and unnecessary. I was even more annoyed once the secret had been revealed. I guess the way Mildred's reactions change is period-accurate (hell, it's pretty accurate for today, too), but it made me sick.

It was also weird how Wyatt finally gets his humanizing moment right at the end. Might have been interesting to have the competing philosophies right out on the table, instead of just letting him lurk around menacingly the entire book. Similarly, it might have been interesting to let some of Jesse's initial menace stick around.
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caedocyon | 41 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
In one sense, this is *too much* a love letter to Minneapolis (of the late 80s, at that). For me, who am unfamiliar with the city, the level of detail was annoying. But the fate of the city is the reason for the conflict between the fey. Once I got beyond the city-love, the characters and the story blossomed and captivated me
Treebeard_404 | 98 andre anmeldelser | Feb 7, 2024 |
Very solid start to what appears to be a great and long-running collaborative series. it lives up to its intent of serving more as a fictional episodic arc of stories ala a tv show rather than an anthology or story collection.

I'll be checking out additional sequels, as the characters grew on me (though the lack of equally fascinating antagonists is what caused the drop from 4 to 3 stars, though this is more likely due to it being the start of the series and the intro of the characters).
SESchend | 8 andre anmeldelser | Feb 2, 2024 |



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Elizabeth Bear Editor, Author, Contributor, , Director
Kyle Cassidy Illustrator, Cover artist, Cover designer, , Photographer
Leah Bobet Contributor
Kara Dalkey Contributor
Pamela Dean Contributor
Jane Yolen Contributor
Megan Lindholm Contributor
Patricia C. Wrede Contributor
John M. Ford Contributor
Gene Wolfe Contributor
Nancy Kress Contributor
Charles de Lint Contributor
Nathan A. Bucklin Contributor
Gregory Frost Contributor
Bradley Denton Contributor
Barry B. Longyear Contributor
Alison Bucklin Contributor
Adam Stemple Contributor
Caroline Stevermer Contributor
Alan Moore Contributor
Lee Barwood Contributor
Susan Gaber Illustrator
Jack Wickwire Maps, Illustrator
Shelley Eshkar Cover artist
Naomi Alderman Introduction
Pamela Patrick Cover artist
Mike Dringenberg Cover artist
Craig Phillips Cover artist
Richard Bober Cover artist
Jean Targete Cover artist
John Jude Palencar Cover artist
Darrell Sweet Cover artist
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Gary Ruddell Cover artist
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