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Melissa Scott (1) (1960–)

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Melissa Scott is a science fiction writer. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1961. Scott studied history at Harvard University before earning her Ph. D. in comparative history from Brandeis University. Scott's first science fiction book, The Game Beyond, was published in 1984. In 1986, she vis mere won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Scott received the Lambda Literary Award for Gay/Lesbian Science Fiction in both 1995 and 1996 for the books Trouble and Her Friends and Shadow Man. She is a co-founder of WaveLengths, a journal of gay/lesbian/bisexual-interest science fiction and fantasy. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Melissa Scott

Trouble and Her Friends (1994) 683 eksemplarer
Dreamships (1992) 497 eksemplarer
Point of Hopes (1995) 387 eksemplarer
Burning Bright (1993) 365 eksemplarer
The Kindly Ones (1987) 315 eksemplarer
Five-Twelfths of Heaven (1985) 297 eksemplarer
Proud Helios (1995) 296 eksemplarer
The Garden (1997) 268 eksemplarer
Mighty Good Road (1990) 265 eksemplarer
Shadow Man (1995) 257 eksemplarer
Point of Dreams (2001) 254 eksemplarer
The Empress of Earth (1987) 247 eksemplarer
Dreaming Metal (1997) 242 eksemplarer
Silence in Solitude (1979) 235 eksemplarer
The Armor of Light (1988) 231 eksemplarer
Night Sky Mine (1996) 199 eksemplarer
Death By Silver (2013) 190 eksemplarer
The Game Beyond (1984) 140 eksemplarer
The Roads of Heaven (1987) 136 eksemplarer
The Jazz (2000) 136 eksemplarer
A Choice of Destinies (1986) 122 eksemplarer
Homecoming (2010) 121 eksemplarer
The Shapes of Their Hearts (1998) 102 eksemplarer
Point of Knives (2012) 100 eksemplarer
A Death at the Dionysus Club (2014) 84 eksemplarer
Fairs' Point (2014) 77 eksemplarer
Lost Things (2012) 76 eksemplarer
Allegiance (1602) 52 eksemplarer
Secrets (2012) 48 eksemplarer
Point of Sighs (2018) 46 eksemplarer
Finders (Firstborn, Lastborn) (2018) 44 eksemplarer
The Inheritors (2013) 42 eksemplarer
Steel Blues (2013) 38 eksemplarer
Third Path (2015) 30 eksemplarer
The Master of Samar (2023) 24 eksemplarer
Ouroboros (2013) 24 eksemplarer
Wind Raker (2014) 23 eksemplarer
Moebius Squared (2012) 23 eksemplarer
Silver Bullet (2014) 22 eksemplarer
Water Horse (2021) 22 eksemplarer
Oath Bound (2015) 20 eksemplarer
Storm Warning (gen:LOCK) (1) (2020) 10 eksemplarer
The Wild Blue (2016) 9 eksemplarer
Jaelle Her Book (2013) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Mercy Mission 3 eksemplarer
The Sweet Not-Yet (2003) 3 eksemplarer
A Player's Heart 1 eksemplar
gen:LOCK YA Novel #2 (2021) 1 eksemplar
The merchant 1 eksemplar
The Rule of Five: Year One (2017) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Star Wars: Rise of the Empire (2015) 195 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection (2014) — Bidragyder — 168 eksemplarer
Carmen Miranda's Ghost Is Haunting Space Station 3 (1990) — Bidragyder — 167 eksemplarer
So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction (2007) — Bidragyder — 132 eksemplarer
Arabesques: More Tales of the Arabian Nights (1988) — Bidragyder — 130 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection (2017) — Bidragyder — 124 eksemplarer
The Other Half of the Sky (2013) — Bidragyder — 98 eksemplarer
Arabesques II (1989) — Bidragyder — 71 eksemplarer
Reload: Rethinking Women + Cyberculture (2002) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures (2008) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
Haunted Hearths & Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories (2008) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
Shades of Blue and Gray: Ghosts of the Civil War (2013) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
To Shape the Dark (2016) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
Imagination Fully Dilated: Science Fiction (2003) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Daughters of Frankenstein: Lesbian Mad Scientists (2015) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Deco Punk: The Spirit of the Age (2015) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Retellings of the Inland Seas (Feral Astrogators) (2020) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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There are the recently, uncomfortably reunited trio of salvagers, two layers of Ancient space civilizations, the remnants of 2 dark times and a baddy who is after the same relicts as the good gang, but for civilization destroying purposes. Just over the edge of interesting enough except during the too frequent navigational sequences which are burdened with techno-garble.
Physically, the trade paperback that had been bound for library use with clear stiff covers was difficult to hold, sharp edged and pointy cornered.… (mere)
quondame | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 9, 2024 |
Back in the 1990s, there was a time when I considered Melissa Scott appointment reading, when she was writing space fiction with a filigree of cyberpunk. Situations change though and Scott fell out of my reading rotation, mostly because I don't read tie-in novels and Scott's idea of fantasy didn't appeal to me.

Flash forward 30 or so years, and one day I was wondering what Scott has been up to, in part when thinking about a constellation of female writers from the 1990s who are either out of circulation, or are no longer with us, and discovered "The Order of the Air." My thought being this should be right up my alley.

Unfortunately, the execution did not match my hopes. The high concept is cool. The prose is better than workmanlike. The characters are at least acceptable. The big problem is that this story has all the narrative snap of a wet noodle. I plowed through it but the overall execution doesn't make me want to rush right out and hunt down the rest of the series. To put it another way, all the components were there for a thriller, or a story of gothic atmosphere, but Mmes Scott & Graham just didn't seem to have that sort of novel in them, and that's unfortunate. Silvia Moreno-Garcia would have had a field day with this material.

My final thought is that narrative drive might always have been a problem with Scott's novels, even in her prime writing for Tor, and that's why I don't remember those novels better.
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Shrike58 | 4 andre anmeldelser | Mar 31, 2024 |
Surprisingly enjoyable with an interesting end.
thanbini | 1 anden anmeldelse | Nov 15, 2023 |
3 stars.
I'm not sure how a book about magic and investigating a murder, with a interesting shared past for the characters can be dry, but that's what it felt like to me. Unlike other books, I would keep looking, sure that I had read quite a bit and would always be surprised that I was only 5 or 10 percent ahead of where I was the last time I looked. The story was interesting, and so were the characters, but I didn't really connect with the writing itself.
mamawerewolf | 16 andre anmeldelser | Jun 26, 2023 |



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