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James H. Schmitz (1911–1981)

Forfatter af The Witches of Karres

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Værker af James H. Schmitz

The Witches of Karres (1966) — Forfatter — 1,137 eksemplarer
Telzey Amberdon (2000) — Forfatter — 483 eksemplarer
TNT: Telzey & Trigger (2000) — Forfatter — 430 eksemplarer
The Universe Against Her (1964) — Forfatter — 364 eksemplarer
The Demon Breed (1968) 362 eksemplarer
The Hub : Dangerous Territory (2001) — Forfatter — 355 eksemplarer
The Lion Game (1973) 326 eksemplarer
Trigger & Friends (2001) 317 eksemplarer
Legacy (1962) 298 eksemplarer
The Telzey toy and other stories (1970) 290 eksemplarer
Agent of Vega & Other Stories [11-story collection] (2001) — Forfatter — 277 eksemplarer
Agent of Vega [4-story collection] (1960) — Forfatter — 276 eksemplarer
Eternal Frontier (2002) 156 eksemplarer
A Pride of Monsters (1970) 80 eksemplarer
The Eternal Frontiers (1848) 79 eksemplarer
The Best of James H. Schmitz (1991) 69 eksemplarer
The Winds of Time (2009) 23 eksemplarer
The Star Hyacinths (2009) 18 eksemplarer
Lion Loose [short story] (2011) 17 eksemplarer
Watch the Sky (2010) 15 eksemplarer
Ham Sandwich (2010) 14 eksemplarer
Novice [short story] (1962) 14 eksemplarer
Gone Fishing (2010) 11 eksemplarer
Oneness [short story] (1963) 11 eksemplarer
The Other Likeness (2010) 11 eksemplarer
Grandpa [short story] 11 eksemplarer
Alpha et Oméga (collection) (1977) — Forfatter — 9 eksemplarer
Captives Of The Thieve-star (2016) 6 eksemplarer
Undercurrents 5 eksemplarer
Planet Of Forgetting (1965) 5 eksemplarer
Goblin Night 5 eksemplarer
The Searcher (1966) 4 eksemplarer
Company Planet 4 eksemplarer
Greenface 4 eksemplarer
The Custodians 4 eksemplarer
Spacemaster (1964) 4 eksemplarer
The Pork Chop Tree (1965) 3 eksemplarer
Rogue Psi 3 eksemplarer
Caretaker 3 eksemplarer
Sleep No More 3 eksemplarer
Trouble Tide 3 eksemplarer
Compulsion 3 eksemplarer
Resident Witch 3 eksemplarer
The Machmen (1964) 3 eksemplarer
Summer Guests 3 eksemplarer
The Symbiotes (1972) 3 eksemplarer
Legacy and Other Works 2 eksemplarer
Tuvela 1 2 eksemplarer
Works of James Schmitz 2 eksemplarer
Just Curious 2 eksemplarer
One Step Ahead 2 eksemplarer
Crime Buff 2 eksemplarer
Research Alpha 2 eksemplarer
Poltergeist 2 eksemplarer
Left Hand Right Hand 2 eksemplarer
The Illusionists 2 eksemplarer
The Ties of Earth 2 eksemplarer
These Are the Arts (1962) 2 eksemplarer
The End of the Line 2 eksemplarer
Prądy czasu 1 eksemplar
Amazing Stories, November 1962 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Race démoniaque (1968) 1 eksemplar
Plazmoidy 1 eksemplar
Science Fiction Special 27 (1978) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Demonska vrsta (1999) 1 eksemplar
The Lion Game 1 1 eksemplar
Attitudes 1 eksemplar
The Lion Game 2 1 eksemplar
Ties Of Earth 2 1 eksemplar
Would You? 1 eksemplar
Where the Time Went 1 eksemplar
Swift Completion 1 eksemplar
Ties Of Earth 1 1 eksemplar
Faddist 1 eksemplar
Tuvela 2 1 eksemplar
Undercurrents 1 1 eksemplar
Undercurrents 2 1 eksemplar
Clean Slate 1 eksemplar
The Big Terrarium 1 eksemplar
The Altruist 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Wizard of Karres (2004) — Series Creator — 530 eksemplarer
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales (1963) — Bidragyder — 453 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (1992) — Bidragyder — 446 eksemplarer
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (1993) — Bidragyder — 440 eksemplarer
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Bidragyder — 409 eksemplarer
Nebula Award Stories 1965 (1966) — Bidragyder — 259 eksemplarer
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1973) — Bidragyder — 248 eksemplarer
The World Turned Upside Down (2005) — Bidragyder — 219 eksemplarer
Tomorrow's Children (1966) — Bidragyder — 197 eksemplarer
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction (1980) — Bidragyder — 196 eksemplarer
The Science Fiction Bestiary (1972) — Bidragyder — 148 eksemplarer
A Science Fiction Omnibus (1973) — Bidragyder — 148 eksemplarer
Tidssonde (1966) — Bidragyder — 141 eksemplarer
Penguin Science Fiction (1961) — Bidragyder — 136 eksemplarer
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 2: Witches (1984) — Bidragyder — 133 eksemplarer
Analog: The Best of Science Fiction (1982) — Forfatter — 127 eksemplarer
Spectrum 5 (1952) — Bidragyder — 120 eksemplarer
Five-Odd (1954) — Bidragyder — 112 eksemplarer
World's Best Science Fiction: 1966 (1966) — Forfatter — 110 eksemplarer
New Writings in SF-3 (1964) — Bidragyder — 107 eksemplarer
Analog 2 (1962) — Bidragyder — 99 eksemplarer
The Good Old Stuff (1998) — Bidragyder — 96 eksemplarer
Unknown Worlds : Tales from Beyond (1988) — Bidragyder — 90 eksemplarer
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 11 (1949) (1984) — Bidragyder — 80 eksemplarer
Decade: The 1950s (1978) — Forfatter — 69 eksemplarer
Mind to Mind (1971) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories (1996) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
Explorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons (2000) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
Assignment in Tomorrow: An Anthology (1954) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
Towards Infinity (1938) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
SF: Authors' Choice 2 (1970) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer
On Our Way to the Future (1970) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
Analog Anthology #3: Children of the Future (1982) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
The Folio Science Fiction Anthology (2016) — Bidragyder — 38 eksemplarer
14 Great Tales of ESP (1969) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
The Baen Big Book of Monsters (2014) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
This side of infinity (1972) — Forfatter — 34 eksemplarer
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
Tomorrow 1 (1971) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
The Universes of E.E. Smith (1968) — Introduktion — 24 eksemplarer
The Best from Amazing Stories (1973) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
In Space No One Can Hear You Scream (2013) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Exploring the Horizons (2000) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Space Pioneers (1954) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
Astounding Science Fiction 1955 02 (1955) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Science fiction verhalen [1969] — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver13 eksemplarer
Galaxy Science Fiction 1950 December, Vol. 1, No. 3 (1950) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
The Second Astounding Science Fiction Anthology (1952) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Alfa Vier: SF-Verhalen (1976) 12 eksemplarer
Astounding Science Fiction 1951 03 (1951) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Astounding Science Fiction 1951 07 (1951) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Astounding Science Fiction 1956 11 (1956) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Things From Outer Space (2016) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Astounding Stories: The 60th Anniversary Collection, Volume 3 (1990) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Astounding Science Fiction 1949 12 (1949) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
The Infinite Web (1977) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
To The Stars: Eight Stories of Science Fiction (1971) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Alfred Hitchcock's Fatal Attractions (1983) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Space Police (1956) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Science Fiction Stories 1 (1971) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Ullstein 2000 sf-stories 67. Drei Erzählungen (1977) — Forfatter — 6 eksemplarer
ULLSTEIN 2000 SF STORIES 25 (1973) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
10 Lost Vintage Sci-Fi Masterpieces for Hardcore Fans Only! (2009) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Saturn, May 1957 (Vol. 1 ∙ No. 2) (1957) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Il sesto palazzo e altri racconti (1965) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Avontuur in ruimte & tijd nummer 3 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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This should have been a fun read, another of Schmitz's stories about teenage girls with psychic powers, as per The Witches of Karres. Unfortunately, there's a lot of telling/info dumping and the Telzey character is what I would classify as a Mary Sue, from classic Trek fanfic days, that is, a female character who is perfect and whom everyone loves. The only difference is that the book lacks the romantic element - but basically the character is so perfect - genius, good looking, develops increasingly fantastic telepathic and other psionic powers - that there's no real drama. The only interesting thing was her relationship with the large intelligent cat of the first story, and how she has to save him, but he is subsequently dropped.… (mere)
 
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kitsune_reader | 4 andre anmeldelser | Nov 23, 2023 |
The third Schmitz book I've read and the second one about Telzey. These books follow a pattern. The Telzey character is like a cardboard cut out, in that she has no empathy or emotions of any kind. And her mental powers keep becoming more superhuman each story. With the lack of morals as well, in terms of prying into other people's minds and restructuring their personality to make them nicer people, she comes across as monstrous but it is clear that isn't how the author wants the reader to see her.

It is so far away from how a real teenage girl would act/react it suggests that the author lacked empathy with other people. The stories set up ingenious situations but lack real drama - even in the Witches of Karres which isn't quite so bad - there is a wimp out every time some excitement needs to be racked up. Things are resolved far too simply, by coincidence or in the case of the Telzey books by her general ability to do just about anything.
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kitsune_reader | 4 andre anmeldelser | Nov 23, 2023 |
Some were really good; others not.
 
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Jeffrey_G | 3 andre anmeldelser | Nov 22, 2022 |
What an interesting little book. The stories seem like straight up adventure, but they have odd misdirections, often where some personal goal is the real story instead of the obvious political spy adventure.

These stories were first published in 1949-51, so I expect that readers would have immediately recognized the planet-wide dictator as Hitler. He uses mind control and is slowly going insane. He's started mass murders, but they populace doesn't know it yet. That makes me think that these (and maybe other spy stories) are a reaction to the experience of WWII -- is there some way to defeat a powerful dictator without millions of casualties?

But you don't have to think that hard. You can just enjoy these.
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wunder | 3 andre anmeldelser | Feb 3, 2022 |

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