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Ellen Kushner

Forfatter af Swordspoint

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Værker af Ellen Kushner

Swordspoint (1987) 2,555 eksemplarer
The Privilege of the Sword (2006) 1,483 eksemplarer
Thomas the Rhymer (1990) 1,439 eksemplarer
The Fall of the Kings (2002) 1,022 eksemplarer
Welcome to Bordertown (2011) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 498 eksemplarer
Tremontaine: Season 1 (2017) 189 eksemplarer
Basilisk (1980) — Redaktør; Introduktion — 135 eksemplarer
The Horns of Elfland (1997) — Redaktør — 122 eksemplarer
Statue of Liberty Adventure (1986) 93 eksemplarer
The Golden Dreydl (2007) 90 eksemplarer
Outlaws of Sherwood Forest (1985) 84 eksemplarer
Mystery of the Secret Room (1986) 52 eksemplarer
The Enchanted Kingdom (1986) 41 eksemplarer
The Man with the Knives (2010) 39 eksemplarer
Knights of the Round Table (1988) 35 eksemplarer
Tremontaine: Arrivals: (Episode 1) (2015) 28 eksemplarer
Tremontaine: Season 2 (2017) 23 eksemplarer
Tremontaine: Season 4 (2018) 12 eksemplarer
Tremontaine: The Complete Season 3 (2018) — Forfatter — 12 eksemplarer
Ambition: Tremontaine Season 3, Episode 1 (2017) — Forfatter — 7 eksemplarer
The Death Of The Duke (1998) 5 eksemplarer
Red cloak (1982) 2 eksemplarer
Dolce Domum 2 eksemplarer
Charis {short story} 2 eksemplarer
Onward: Tremontaine Season 4, Episode 12 — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Night Laughter 1 eksemplar
Basalisk 1 eksemplar
Le privilège de l'épée (2022) 1 eksemplar
El reino encantado (1993) 1 eksemplar
History 1 eksemplar
Lazarus 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Naked City (2011) — Bidragyder — 633 eksemplarer
The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales (2007) — Bidragyder — 499 eksemplarer
Borderland 1 (Signet) (1986) — Bidragyder — 431 eksemplarer
The Essential Bordertown (1998) — Bidragyder — 402 eksemplarer
Bordertown: Where Magic Meets Rock & Roll (1986) — Bidragyder — 389 eksemplarer
Queen Victoria's Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy (2013) — Bidragyder — 374 eksemplarer
Troll's Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales (2009) — Bidragyder — 344 eksemplarer
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron (2012) — Bidragyder — 310 eksemplarer
Teeth: Vampire Tales (2011) — Bidragyder — 300 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women (2001) — Bidragyder — 285 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection (1999) — Bidragyder — 266 eksemplarer
The Book of Swords (2017) — Bidragyder — 262 eksemplarer
Life on the Border (1991) — Bidragyder — 255 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventh Annual Collection (1994) — Bidragyder — 254 eksemplarer
The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors (1995) — Bidragyder — 249 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 — 240 eksemplarer
Through a Brazen Mirror : The Famous Flower of Servingmen (1989) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver223 eksemplarer
Bending the Landscape: Fantasy (1997) — Bidragyder — 209 eksemplarer
Games Creatures Play (2014) — Bidragyder — 203 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifth Annual Collection (1992) — Bidragyder — 202 eksemplarer
The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People (2010) — Bidragyder — 190 eksemplarer
Eclipse 3: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2009) — Bidragyder — 161 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourth Annual Collection (1991) — Bidragyder — 155 eksemplarer
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (1995) — Bidragyder — 147 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Five (2011) — Bidragyder — 147 eksemplarer
Elsewhere: Tales of Fantasy (1982) — Bidragyder — 143 eksemplarer
Starlight 2 (1998) — Bidragyder — 137 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four (2010) — Bidragyder — 126 eksemplarer
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn: Volume 2 (1999) — Bidragyder — 122 eksemplarer
Fearsome Journeys (2013) — Bidragyder — 109 eksemplarer
Elsewhere, Vol. II (1982) — Bidragyder — 103 eksemplarer
Magical Beginnings (2003) — Bidragyder — 101 eksemplarer
New Magics (2004) — Bidragyder — 90 eksemplarer
Nebula Awards Showcase 2005 (2005) — Bidragyder — 82 eksemplarer
Silk and Steel: A Queer Speculative Adventure Anthology (2020) — Bidragyder — 72 eksemplarer
A Century of Fantasy, 1980-1989 (1996) — Forfatter — 64 eksemplarer
Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany (2015) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
Girls Night Out: Twenty-nine Female Vampire Stories (1997) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
Heroic Visions II (1986) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
Far Out: Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy (2021) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
Season of Wonder (2012) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer
80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin (2010) — Bidragyder — 37 eksemplarer
Last Drink Bird Head : A Flash Fiction Anthology for Charity (2009) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
After Midnight (1986) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Wilde Stories 2012: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction (2012) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
New Myth and Magic (1993) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Streets of Blood: Vampire Stories from New York City (1998) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Clarkesworld: Issue 110 (November 2015) (2015) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver11 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine Issue 26: January/February 2019 (2019) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
A Distant Soil (1991) Issue #28 (1999) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 109 (June 2019) (2019) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer

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Light fantasy read. Entertaining, but not very good.
 
Markeret
jd7h | 88 andre anmeldelser | Feb 18, 2024 |
Very solid book conceptually & artistically; favorite stories by de Lint and Bull.
 
Markeret
SESchend | 24 andre anmeldelser | Feb 2, 2024 |
Entertaining story of an Austen-esque young heroine whose eccentric uncle compels to train as a duelist instead of a debutante, leading to melodrama, romance, politics and intrigue. I liked the Regency-ish setting and the dry wit of the dialog.
 
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yaj70 | 63 andre anmeldelser | Jan 22, 2024 |
Reread, and adjusting the rating a bit. This novel reads like contemporary urban fantasy set in Kushner's Riverside setting. It does a lot to expand the world of Riverside, giving it folk customs and ancient history and a lively academic scene, and I definitely had fun rereading it. But as a narrative it didn't totally gel for me, especially the second time round.

The Fall of the Kings follows the messy romance of a young nobleman who hasn't quite figured himself out and a young scholar who is really, really bad at departmental politics. Their attempts to realize their destinies get tangled up in ancient magic. I liked Theron and Basil an awful lot, but their lack of self-awareness (and self-preservation!) is frustrating. They are both such earnest, clueless guys and as a result they become passive characters, swept along by magic and the engine of the story. I have a notion that Kushner and Sherman didn't have an ending in mind when they started writing, and the plot, while pleasingly organic, lacks the intensity of the other Riverside novels.

That said, after a muddy middle, there was a lot to enjoy in the third act. Theron's swashbuckling art dealer/pirate half-sister Jessica is a delightful character who absolutely works despite showing up late in the game. I found Theron's resolution satisfying as well, even if it's a bit out of left field.

As for Basil, this time round I realized this is a novel about dealing with the legacy of problematic intellectual pioneers, who are brilliant one moment and weighed down with scandal and junk theories the next. I think this is one of the strongest themes in the book and would have liked to see it more in the forefront.

At the end of the day, The Fall of the Kings is a book as messy and fascinating as Basil St. Cloud's scholarship. I wouldn't recommend it to those who haven't read Kushner and Sherman's other works, but it's certainly a must-read for Riverside completists.
… (mere)
 
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raschneid | 28 andre anmeldelser | Dec 19, 2023 |

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Værker
58
Also by
58
Medlemmer
8,098
Popularitet
#2,991
Vurdering
3.8
Anmeldelser
263
ISBN
104
Sprog
8
Udvalgt
50

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