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Colin Greenland

Forfatter af Take Back Plenty

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Værker af Colin Greenland

Take Back Plenty (1990) — Forfatter — 473 eksemplarer
Harm's Way (1993) 221 eksemplarer
Seasons of Plenty (1995) 169 eksemplarer
Mother of Plenty (1998) 79 eksemplarer
Interzone: The 1st Anthology (1985) — Redaktør — 73 eksemplarer
The Hour of the Thin Ox (1987) 45 eksemplarer
The Plenty Principle (1997) 44 eksemplarer
Other Voices (1988) 40 eksemplarer
Finding Helen (2003) 23 eksemplarer
Spiritfeather (Dreamtime) (2000) 7 eksemplarer
Storm Warnings: Science Fiction Confronts the Future (1987) — Redaktør — 4 eksemplarer
Temptations of Iron 4 eksemplarer
The Well Wishers 3 eksemplarer
Nothing Special 3 eksemplarer
In the Garden 2 eksemplarer
Candy Comes Back 2 eksemplarer
Fiery Spirits 2 eksemplarer
Den ¤ny Alice 2 eksemplarer
The wish [short fiction] (1988) 2 eksemplarer
The Foreign Post 1 eksemplar
Best Friends 1 eksemplar
Rconquistar Plenty 1 eksemplar
Wings {short story} 1 eksemplar
Kings 1 eksemplar
Them That's Got 1 eksemplar
Miss Otis Regrets 1 eksemplar
The Traveller 1 eksemplar
Grandma 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Sandman: Book of Dreams (1996) — Bidragyder — 2,047 eksemplarer
Michael Moorcock's Elric: Tales of the White Wolf (1994) — Bidragyder — 394 eksemplarer
Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse (1991) — Bidragyder — 347 eksemplarer
The Space Opera Renaissance (2007) — Bidragyder — 282 eksemplarer
Interfictions: An Anthology of Interstitial Writing (2007) — Bidragyder — 225 eksemplarer
Tombs (1995) — Bidragyder — 115 eksemplarer
Starlight 3 (2001) — Bidragyder — 103 eksemplarer
Temps (1991) — Bidragyder — 98 eksemplarer
Moon Shots (1999) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer
Eurotemps (1992) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
In Dreams (1992) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer
The Weerde Book 1: A Shared World Anthology (1992) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
More Tales from the "Forbidden Planet" (1990) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
Final Shadows (1991) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer
Best of British Science Fiction 2018 (2019) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer
Other Edens 2 (1988) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
Touch Wood (1993) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
Thirteen More Tales of Horror (1994) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
Constellations (2005) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
The Weerde Book 2: The Book of the Ancients (1993) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
The Cat-Dogs (1995) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Thirteen Again (Short Stories) (Point Horror 13's) (1995) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Drabble Project (1988) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
White Dwarf 75 (1986) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
White Dwarf 77 (1986) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Interzone 042 (1990) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
White Dwarf 83 (1986) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer

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Greenland, Colin. Take Back Plenty. 1990. Tabitha Jute No. 1. SF Gateway, 2013.
In most space operas, human beings find some way to travel to the stars and either create or join a galactic civilization. In Take Back Plenty, Colin Greenland turns these memes upside down. The aliens have come to us, filling the solar system with extraterrestrial visitors of several species. They have also told us to stay home in the Sol system. Thus, there is interstellar trade and culture, but human colonies are outclassed by large-scale alien habitats. Our heroine, Tabitha Jute, is the owner of a small freighter who makes a marginal living as a trader. The freighter has a damaged AI, called Alice Liddell, after the little girl who inspired Alice in Wonderland. To keep it sane, Tabitha tells it stories, some fictional and some from her own past. The main plot begins when Tabitha contracts with a fast-talking, seductive impresario to take him to an alien space habitat called Plenty to pick up his cabaret troupe. Adventure ensues. Tabitha has a well-developed personality with more depth to her character than we usually adventure heroines. The conversations between Tabitha and Alice are charming. The alien menagerie is complex and well-detailed. I don’t know what the competition was, but I am not surprised that Take Back Plenty won the Arthur C. Clarke Award. I plan to read the other two volumes of the trilogy. 4 stars.… (mere)
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Tom-e | 4 andre anmeldelser | Dec 9, 2021 |
This wasn't earth-shattering by any stretch, but it was extremely enjoyable. I was going to go straight onto the second one in the trilogy, unfortunaltely it gets really abyssmal reviews(on Amazon at least) so I'm now not at all sure I'll be reading it at all. I can't even bring myself to just skip the second and go onto the third, since that one only gets average reviews and says the first book is a lot better anyway.

Still, this one was good. Tabitha Jute is a well written character and her companions are interesting(especially the cherub). I'm not sure how it managed to pick up two awards in the same year, or even in any year. It's not that it's a bad read, it isn't, but I'm sure there are more deserving reads out there. I was in just the right frame of mind for a bit of pulpy science fiction though so that helped my enjoyment.

Very good read. Worth your time.
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SFGale | 4 andre anmeldelser | Mar 23, 2021 |
I’ve been a fan of Greenland’s writing for many years, especially the Plenty books and Harm’s Way. He was very active throughout the 1980s and 1990s, as a critic, an editor of Interzone, and a writer, but his last published novel was Finding Helen in 2002. Which is a shame. The Hour of the Thin Ox is one of three literary fantasies, the Daybreak trilogy, he published in the 1980s. I don’t actually recall if they’re set in the same universe – I suspect yes, if only because they’re lumped together as a trilogy. Anyway, in The Hour of the Thin Ox, the heir to a wealthy merchant family in Bryland finds her fortunes so diminished she ends up joining the army to fight the empire invading the countries to the north. This is not a novel that would really pass muster in 2020. It’s well written, but there’s an uncomfortable thread of orientalism running throughout the story, with its emphasis on the Far-East-inspired Escalans and their drive to expand and assimilate other nations and cultures. The second half of the novel takes place in a jungle region, partly conquered by the Escalans, but they’re in the process of killing off its indigenes. The Brylander now leads a small guerrilla group against the Escalan invaders. And, of course, the indigenes are neither as savage nor as primitive as the Escalans insist. The story seemed like it was going somewhere with its jungle warfare plot, but other than a big set-piece, it more or less petered out. A novel that felt like it was part of a larger series and not a complete instalment, despite being well written with some effective world-building.… (mere)
iansales | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 9, 2021 |
A solar system space opera. Humans and some aliens are confined to the Solar System by an advanced alien race called the Capellans. Space barge pilot Tabitha Jute and her ship the Alice Liddell are down on their luck on Mars. Tabitha falls in with some disreputable characters and a simple mission spirals into something which changes the entire system.
questbird | 4 andre anmeldelser | Jan 25, 2020 |



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