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Josepha Sherman (1946–2012)

Forfatter af A Cast of Corbies

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Josepha Sherman is a writer, editor, and folklorist. She primarily writes fantasy and science fiction novels, but she has also written children's works in numerous genres and nonfiction works, including biographies of sports icons, business leaders, and famous explorers. She won the 1990 Compton vis mere Crook Award for The Shining Falcon. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Josepha Sherman

A Cast of Corbies (1994) 701 eksemplarer
Young Warriors: Stories of Strength (2005) — Redaktør; Efterskrift — 629 eksemplarer
Castle of Deception (1992) 583 eksemplarer
Vulcan's Forge (1997) — Forfatter — 569 eksemplarer
Vulcan's Heart (1999) 452 eksemplarer
Vulcan's Soul: Exodus (2004) — Forfatter — 272 eksemplarer
Visitors (1999) — Forfatter — 247 eksemplarer
Deep Water (2000) — Forfatter — 237 eksemplarer
The Chaos Gate (1994) 191 eksemplarer
Vulcan's Soul: Exiles (2006) — Forfatter — 174 eksemplarer
Vulcan's Soul: Epiphany (2007) — Forfatter — 167 eksemplarer
Vassilisa the Wise (1988) 133 eksemplarer
Son of Darkness (1998) 116 eksemplarer
The Shining Falcon (1989) 115 eksemplarer
A Strange and Ancient Name (1993) 109 eksemplarer
Magic Hoofbeats (2004) 98 eksemplarer
The Shattered Oath (1995) 96 eksemplarer
Highlander: The Captive Soul (1998) 96 eksemplarer
King's Son, Magic's Son (1994) 90 eksemplarer
Forging the Runes (1996) 77 eksemplarer
Indian Tribes of North America (1990) 65 eksemplarer
Swept Away (1988) 58 eksemplarer
Horse of Flame (1990) 51 eksemplarer
The Dark Gods (1989) 48 eksemplarer
Urban Nightmares (1997) — Editor, Contributor — 33 eksemplarer
Child of Faerie, Child of Earth (1992) 32 eksemplarer
Stoned souls (2006) 31 eksemplarer
Windleaf (1993) 21 eksemplarer
Orphans of the Night (1995) — Redaktør — 16 eksemplarer
Star Trek: Vulcan's Soul (2007) 13 eksemplarer
Gleaming Bright (1994) 12 eksemplarer
Welcome to the Rodeo! (2000) 9 eksemplarer
Bull Riding (Rodeo) (2000) 6 eksemplarer
Neptune (Space!) (2010) 5 eksemplarer
Uranus (Space!) (2010) 5 eksemplarer
Mark Twain (Classic Storytellers) (2005) 5 eksemplarer
Ropers and Riders (Rodeo) (2000) 5 eksemplarer
Barrel Racing (Rodeo) (2000) 5 eksemplarer
Jerry Yang & David Filo (Techies) (2001) 5 eksemplarer
Bronc Riding (Rodeo) (2000) 4 eksemplarer
Steer Wrestling (Rodeo) (2000) 4 eksemplarer
Internet Safety (Watts Library) (2003) 3 eksemplarer
The Constitution (2004) 3 eksemplarer
Jeff Gordon (Sports Files) (2001) 2 eksemplarer
Babysitter [short story] (1997) 2 eksemplarer
Woman of Flowers 1 eksemplar
Shiftless 1 eksemplar
Teacher's Pet 1 eksemplar
The Love-Gift 1 eksemplar
The Silver Flame 1 eksemplar
Netted 1 eksemplar
A Hero For The Gods 1 eksemplar
Temperature 1 eksemplar
Healer 1 eksemplar
What Must Be 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar (1997) — Bidragyder — 1,312 eksemplarer
Sun in Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar (2003) — Bidragyder — 1,050 eksemplarer
Chicks in Chainmail (1995) — Bidragyder — 738 eksemplarer
The Sky People (2006) — Redaktør — 696 eksemplarer
Chicks 'N Chained Males (1999) — Bidragyder — 468 eksemplarer
In Celebration of Lammas Night (1996) — Bidragyder — 447 eksemplarer
Sword and Sorceress IV (1987) — Bidragyder — 407 eksemplarer
Sword and Sorceress V (1988) — Bidragyder — 363 eksemplarer
Sword and Sorceress IX (1992) — Bidragyder — 328 eksemplarer
Sword and Sorceress VIII (1991) — Bidragyder — 310 eksemplarer
Sherlock Holmes in Orbit (1995) — Bidragyder — 245 eksemplarer
Dragon Fantastic (1992) — Bidragyder — 241 eksemplarer
Murder by Magic: Twenty Tales of Crime and the Supernatural (2004) — Bidragyder — 240 eksemplarer
Space Opera (1996) — Bidragyder — 235 eksemplarer
Don't Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear (1996) — Bidragyder — 217 eksemplarer
Superheroes: All-Original Adventures of All-New Heroes (1995) — Bidragyder — 216 eksemplarer
Tales of the Dominion War (2004) — Bidragyder — 215 eksemplarer
Twice upon a Time (1999) — Bidragyder — 210 eksemplarer
New Frontier: No Limits (2003) — Bidragyder — 200 eksemplarer
Fantasy Gone Wrong (2006) — Bidragyder — 175 eksemplarer
Horse Fantastic (1991) — Bidragyder — 173 eksemplarer
Assassin Fantastic (2001) — Bidragyder — 167 eksemplarer
Sisters in Fantasy (1995) — Bidragyder — 163 eksemplarer
The Ultimate Dragon (1995) — Bidragyder — 135 eksemplarer
13 Scary Ghost Stories (2000) — Bidragyder — 131 eksemplarer
Alternate Warriors (1993) — Bidragyder — 130 eksemplarer
Witch Fantastic (1995) — Bidragyder — 124 eksemplarer
Dinosaur Fantastic (1993) — Bidragyder — 121 eksemplarer
The Shimmering Door (1997) — Bidragyder — 118 eksemplarer
Space, Inc. (2003) — Bidragyder — 117 eksemplarer
Highwaymen: Robbers and Rogues (1997) — Bidragyder — 112 eksemplarer
Warrior Enchantresses (1996) — Bidragyder — 109 eksemplarer
Nebula Awards Showcase 2007 (2007) — Bidragyder — 108 eksemplarer
Vampires: A Collection of Original Stories (1991) — Bidragyder — 102 eksemplarer
Creature Fantastic (2001) — Bidragyder — 101 eksemplarer
Farscape Forever! Sex, Drugs, and Killer Muppets (2005) — Bidragyder — 98 eksemplarer
Elf Magic (1997) — Bidragyder — 92 eksemplarer
Villains Victorious (2001) — Bidragyder — 92 eksemplarer
Alien Pregnant by Elvis (1994) — Bidragyder — 91 eksemplarer
Wizard Fantastic (1997) — Bidragyder — 90 eksemplarer
Magic Tails (2005) — Bidragyder — 89 eksemplarer
Weird Tales from Shakespeare (1994) — Bidragyder — 89 eksemplarer
Knight Fantastic (2002) — Bidragyder — 89 eksemplarer
The Magic Shop (2004) — Bidragyder — 89 eksemplarer
The Sorcerer's Academy (2003) — Bidragyder — 83 eksemplarer
The First Heroes: New Tales of the Bronze Age (2004) — Bidragyder — 81 eksemplarer
Perchance to Dream (2000) — Bidragyder — 80 eksemplarer
Familiars (2002) — Bidragyder — 76 eksemplarer
The Amazing Stories (Star Trek) (2002) — Bidragyder — 71 eksemplarer
The Best of Dreams of Decadence (2003) — Bidragyder — 69 eksemplarer
Aladdin: Master of the Lamp (1992) — Bidragyder — 66 eksemplarer
The Giant Book of Fantasy and the Supernatural (1994) — Bidragyder — 65 eksemplarer
More Whatdunits (1993) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
Pharaoh Fantastic (2002) — Bidragyder — 62 eksemplarer
Battle Magic (1998) — Bidragyder — 62 eksemplarer
OtherWere: Stories of Transformation (1996) — Bidragyder — 61 eksemplarer
First Contact (1997) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
Civil War Fantastic (2000) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer
Chicks Ahoy! (2010) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer
Guardsmen of Tomorrow (2000) — Bidragyder — 55 eksemplarer
Sword and Sorceress XXIV (2009) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
Christmas Ghosts (1993) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
Rotten Relations (2004) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
Legends (1999) — Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer
Return of the Dinosaurs (1997) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer
I, Alien (1657) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer
Sword and Sorceress XXV (2010) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer
Xanadu 3 (1995) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
Future Net (1996) — Bidragyder — 37 eksemplarer
Zodiac Fantastic (1997) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
Gateways (2005) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Space Cadets (2006) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
You Bet Your Planet (2005) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Front Lines (2008) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Packing Fraction and Other Tales of Science and Imagination (2002) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Horse Stories (1999) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer

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I'll review each of the 15 stories separately (quickly) then my overall impression.

The Gift of Rain Mountain (Bruce Holland Rogers)-- This story started off a little too slow for me. I wanted to punch the Main Character (Mactun) a few times because he irked me. The ending twist on what Mactun finally took from the Rain Mountain God as a boon made me grin with irony.

The Magestone (S.M. and Jan Stirling)-- I liked this twist on the mermaid/sailor tales. Though after reading what humans did to the wizard Shansu I felt a little queasy. The mermaid, Neesha, was kind of blood thirsty, but she thought she had the right way of thinking.

Eli and the Dybbuk (Janis Ian)--This was an interesting tale. Real quick--a dybbuk is from Jewish folklore and the gist of what they are is lost souls. They did horrible things in life and could not attain Heaven so they are stuck on Earth trying to possess unwary folks. I liked the moral of the story--brains over brawn (pretty much).

Heartless (Holly Black)--My first, my VERY FIRST, Holly Black story! What does it mean to be heartless? Holly Black explores this in a story about a young girl who follows army camps--doing the cooking, servicing etc. She remembers being someone else, but her mother had put her heart into her little finger bone (which Ada kept around her neck). Throughout the story Ada ponders the fact that she feels nothing and at the end she takes the greatest risk of all. Incidentally this is another story that involves a spirit--this time manes, in Roman mythology, were the deceased ancestors of people who were offered blood sacrifices.

Lioness (Pamela F. Service)--I have always enjoyed Pamela F. Service's historical novels, especially The Reluctant God (which is half historical, half contemporary). This story is about a young warrior princess, scared and worried about the Roman's continued push to take her kingdom (Kush), but determined to serve her god (the god of war Apedemek) and avenge her homeland. I cried a little, at the end, in relief because Tari (the princess) pulled through and proved herself capable.

Thunderbolt (Esther Friesner)--This is the story that led to the creation of Nobody's Princess and Nobody's Prize--two YA novels about Helen of SpartaTroy's early life. In this Helen recounts how it was really SHE who saved herself from the Athenian King Theseus, not her maybe divine (but really mortal) brothers. Helen was vastly amusing and I greatly loved how...manipulative she was. For a good cause (her freedom), but still.

Devil Wind (India Edghill)--Revenge! Age old classic theme. I liked how India wove both Hindu customs/beliefs with English religious beliefs. It made me a little sad though, reading about the fates of all those good people, but like the MC (Taravati) her brand of justice is well deserved and fitting.

The Boy Who Cried "Dragon!" (Mike Resnick)--Short and witty best sums up this 'true accounting' of the story never told. Geeky would-be knight meets geeky would-be fearsome dragon and a bond is formed over their innate geekiness. I found it cute when Melvin (would-be knight) bemoaned his pimples and Horace (would-be fearsome dragon) bemoaned not HAVING any.

Student of Ostriches (Tamora Pierce)--I always enjoy Tamora Pierce's writing to some degree. This short story was almost like hearing a legend actually. I would have never thought to study ostriches for learning combat, but apparently they have some wonderful moves. It did teach me to be wary of boys who kiss too easily however.

Serpent's Rock (Laura Anne Gilman)--I'll be honest this story went over my head. It began easily enough--a young boy wishes to help save his sister against BAD odds--but it then got somewhat confusing.

Hidden Warriors (Margaret Mahy)--It's important to note that the title is Hidden WarriorS not Hidden Warrior, the plural is important to remember while reading. This sometimes read like a fairy tale and sometimes read like a bard's song--it kept me interested and intrigued as it weaved the tale of a young magician who isn't sure who (or what) he is and a city that hides its true self behind friendship.

Emerging Legacy (Doranna Durgin)--This right here was a wonderful 'Surprises come in small packages' story. For anyone who was ever told that they were too awkward or graceless or klutzy to be useful, or if you were ever told that you were a disappointment as a child, this story is a wonderful salve. Kelyn is everything a warrior shouldn't be--clumsy, slow and prone to accidents if she didn't pay attention, but she used her brain and that in the end saved them all.

An Axe for Men (Rosemary Edghill)--Religious doctrine is something I have no patience for, but I do enjoy studying the ancient beliefs of civilizations long gone to the wind of time. Edghill's story is that of a young Priestess who, when seeing the only world she has ever known destroyed, learns the truth of that world. Her courage to find a new path for her people is what made this story so great.

Acts of Faith (Lesley McBain)--This story made me cry a little. I've been told stories of Ireland during WWII--just as I've been told stories of Italy and America from my other grandparents during the War--and the cant that McBain uses reminds me so strongly of how my Granny used to talk that I felt as if she was telling me the story.

Swords That Talk (Brent Hartinger)--Talking swords and a hero who laments being born during a time of enduring peace. This story was pretty funny and enjoyable to read for me. Quick like from an author I hadn't read before.

Overall the collection pleased me greatly, with only a few corkscrews that I could have done without. I also found several new authors to obsess overread more from. If you haven't already picked this up, then do so!
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lexilewords | 11 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |
Nice encounter with Spock, and his history. An excellent use of a Jewish character and references to the Tanach. And listening to Leonard Nimoy read it was wonderful.
 
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mrklingon | 6 andre anmeldelser | May 1, 2023 |

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Associated Authors

Susan Shwartz Author, Contributor
Keith R. A. DeCandido Editor, Contributor
Mike Resnick Contributor
Esther M. Friesner Contributor
Tamora Pierce Contributor, Introduction
S. M. Stirling Contributor
Laura Anne Gilman Contributor
Rosemary Edghill Contributor
Jan Stirling Contributor
Pamela F. Service Contributor
Jody Lynn Nye Contributor
Jane Yolen Contributor
Susan M. Shwartz Contributor
Janis Ian Contributor
Lesley McBain Contributor
India Edghill Contributor
Holly Black Contributor
Margaret Mahy Contributor
Brent Hartinger Contributor
Doranna Durgin Contributor
Harry Turtledove Contributor
John J. Ordover Contributor
Kinuko Craft Cover artist
Rick Farley Illustrator
Linda S. Wingerter Illustrator
Lawrence Schimel Contributor
Mark A. Garland Contributor
Robert J. Sawyer Contributor
Glenn Hauman Contributor
Christie Golden Contributor
Lois Tilton Contributor
Jack Nimersheim Contributor
Bill Crider Contributor
Larry Segriff Contributor
Rosemary Edghill Contributor
S. P. Somtow Contributor
Billie Sue Mosiman Contributor
Ed Gorman Contributor
Adam-Troy Castro Contributor
Barbara Paul Contributor
Kathy Chwedyk Contributor
Laura Resnick Contributor
Ellen Guon Contributor
Sue Ellen Brown Cover artist
Jo Clayton Contributor
Nancy Springer Contributor
Laura Frankos Contributor
Esther M. Friesner Contributor
Sherwood Smith Contributor
Darrell K. Sweet Cover artist
Jan Gerardi Cover designer
Eric Demski Cover artist
Joyce Tenneson Cover artist
Larry Elmore Cover artist
Keith Birdsong Cover artist
Rowena Morrill Cover artist
Geoff Taylor Cover artist
David Mattingly Cover Artist

Statistikker

Værker
125
Also by
79
Medlemmer
6,707
Popularitet
#3,651
Vurdering
½ 3.6
Anmeldelser
74
ISBN
280
Sprog
7
Udvalgt
3

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