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Norman Spinrad

Forfatter af Bug Jack Barron

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Værker af Norman Spinrad

Bug Jack Barron (1969) 746 eksemplarer
The Iron Dream (1972) 740 eksemplarer
Agent of chaos (1967) 390 eksemplarer
The Void Captain's tale (1983) 375 eksemplarer
Child of Fortune (1985) 289 eksemplarer
Songs from the Stars (1980) 287 eksemplarer
Little Heroes (1987) 244 eksemplarer
The Solarians (1966) — Forfatter — 231 eksemplarer
A World Between (1979) 224 eksemplarer
The Men in the Jungle (1967) 203 eksemplarer
Deus X (1992) 184 eksemplarer
Greenhouse Summer (1999) 179 eksemplarer
The Druid King (2003) 163 eksemplarer
No direction home (collection) (1975) 159 eksemplarer
Russian Spring (1992) 148 eksemplarer
The Last Hurrah of the Golden Horde (1963) 135 eksemplarer
Pictures at 11 (1994) 107 eksemplarer
Mind Game (1980) 102 eksemplarer
The Star Spangled Future (1979) 98 eksemplarer
Riding the Torch (1974) 98 eksemplarer
The New Tomorrows (1971) — Redaktør — 77 eksemplarer
He Walked Among Us (2002) 75 eksemplarer
Other Americas (1988) 69 eksemplarer
Modern Science Fiction (1974) — Redaktør — 53 eksemplarer
Mexica (2005) 51 eksemplarer
Riding the Torch / The Tin Soldier (1990) 41 eksemplarer
The People's Police (2014) 38 eksemplarer
Raising Hell (Outspoken Authors) (2014) 34 eksemplarer
Osama the Gun (2007) 22 eksemplarer
Russian Spring 1 (1997) 19 eksemplarer
Vamps (1994) 18 eksemplarer
A Thing of Beauty [short fiction] (1972) 17 eksemplarer
Carcinoma Angels [short fiction] (2013) 15 eksemplarer
Staying Alive: A Writer's Guide (1983) 15 eksemplarer
The Children of Hamelin (1991) 14 eksemplarer
Russian Spring 2 (2000) 13 eksemplarer
The Big Flash (2001) 12 eksemplarer
Passing Through the Flame (1975) 11 eksemplarer
The Process (1983) 9 eksemplarer
Subjectivity (2011) 8 eksemplarer
Vampire Junkies (1994) 8 eksemplarer
Au coeur de l'orage (1979) 8 eksemplarer
A CRITIC AT LARGE IN THE MULTIVERSE (2010) — Forfatter — 6 eksemplarer
QUARANTINE (2011) 5 eksemplarer
Wszystkie dźwięki tęczy (1986) 5 eksemplarer
Prime Time (1980) 5 eksemplarer
NEW WORLDS COMING (2010) 5 eksemplarer
Continent perdu (2013) 4 eksemplarer
The age of invention 3 eksemplarer
Grève infernale 3 eksemplarer
Fragments of America (2013) 3 eksemplarer
The Rules of the Road 2 eksemplarer
Outward Bound (1964) 2 eksemplarer
WELCOME TO YOUR DREAMTIME (2018) 2 eksemplarer
AN EXPERIMENT IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY (2010) 2 eksemplarer
El Planeta sangre 2 eksemplarer
It's a Bird! It's a Plane! (1967) 2 eksemplarer
The New Tomorrows -50540 (1971) 1 eksemplar
Technicality (SS) 1 eksemplar
Deus 1 eksemplar
THE SWORD OF DAMOCLES (2018) 1 eksemplar
Au cœur de l'orage (1979) 1 eksemplar
Druidský král (2003) 1 eksemplar
L'enfant de la fortune. (1985) 1 eksemplar
En terrain neutre (1966) 1 eksemplar
La Der des ders (1986) 1 eksemplar
Up And Out 1 eksemplar
Blackout 1 eksemplar
The Nanny Bubble 1 eksemplar
Out There 1 eksemplar
A Night In Elf Hill 1 eksemplar
Maker Of Worlds 1 eksemplar
The Fat Vampire 1 eksemplar
Sierra Maestra [short story] (1975) 1 eksemplar
L'Autre côté du réel (2015) 1 eksemplar
World War Last 1 eksemplar
The New Tomorrows 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Dangerous Visions: 33 Original Stories — Bidragyder — 1,892 eksemplarer
Second Variety (1952) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver643 eksemplarer
Alchemy and Academe (1970) — Bidragyder — 577 eksemplarer
The Time Traveller's Almanac (2013) — Bidragyder — 557 eksemplarer
Galaxies Like Grains of Sand (1959) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver458 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (1992) — Bidragyder — 446 eksemplarer
Year's Best SF 6 (2001) — Bidragyder — 276 eksemplarer
Year's Best SF 4 (1999) — Bidragyder — 260 eksemplarer
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here (1979) — Bidragyder — 242 eksemplarer
The Classic Episodes 3 (1991) — Introduktion — 231 eksemplarer
The 1974 Annual World's Best SF (1974) — Bidragyder — 231 eksemplarer
Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy (1991) — Bidragyder — 225 eksemplarer
The 1981 Annual World's Best SF (1981) — Bidragyder — 215 eksemplarer
The End of the World: Stories of the Apocalypse (2010) — Bidragyder — 197 eksemplarer
Dangerous Visions 3 (1967) — Bidragyder — 182 eksemplarer
Full Spectrum 3 (1991) — Bidragyder — 163 eksemplarer
World's Best Science Fiction: 1970 (1970) — Bidragyder — 160 eksemplarer
Threads of Time (1974) — Bidragyder — 159 eksemplarer
Nebula Award Stories 9 (1974) — Bidragyder — 148 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #1 (1972) — Bidragyder — 144 eksemplarer
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction (1998) — Bidragyder — 130 eksemplarer
Republic and Empire (Imperial Stars, Vol 2) (1987) — Bidragyder — 126 eksemplarer
The New Nature of the Catastrophe (1993) — Bidragyder — 122 eksemplarer
Full Spectrum (1988) — Bidragyder — 120 eksemplarer
Nova 3 (1973) — Bidragyder — 115 eksemplarer
Futures from Nature (2007) — Bidragyder — 113 eksemplarer
After Armageddon (1990) — Bidragyder — 109 eksemplarer
2020 Vision (1974) — Bidragyder — 108 eksemplarer
New Worlds: An Anthology (1983) — Bidragyder — 107 eksemplarer
Nebula Winners Fourteen (1980) — Bidragyder — 104 eksemplarer
Orbit 5 (1969) — Bidragyder — 99 eksemplarer
Over the Edge (1618) — Forord, nogle udgaver97 eksemplarer
Best SF: 1971 (1972) — Bidragyder — 86 eksemplarer
The Best of Analog (1978) — Forfatter — 84 eksemplarer
New Worlds Quarterly 2 (1971) — Bidragyder — 77 eksemplarer
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 16th Series (1967) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
Best From Orbit Volumes 1-10 (1975) — Bidragyder — 66 eksemplarer
Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2013) — Bidragyder — 65 eksemplarer
Alpha 4 (1973) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
Best Science Fiction for 1973 (1973) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
Science Against Man (1970) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 5 (1969) — Bidragyder — 55 eksemplarer
The Fifth Omni Book of Science Fiction (1987) — Bidragyder — 55 eksemplarer
Survival of Freedom (1981) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
Cities In Space (1991) — Bidragyder — 53 eksemplarer
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction : Book Two (1950) — Forfatter — 52 eksemplarer
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (2011) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
Alpha 6 (1976) — Bidragyder — 45 eksemplarer
More Stories from the Twilight Zone (2010) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
Nuclear War (1988) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer
After the Flames (1985) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer
Rock On: The Greatest Hits of Science Fiction & Fantasy (2012) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
Jack Vance (1980) — Bidragyder — 38 eksemplarer
Cosmic Laughter; Science Fiction for the Fun of It (1974) — Forfatter — 36 eksemplarer
Windows Into Tomorrow (1974) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
100 Years of Science Fiction (1968) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Strange Ecstasies (1973) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
Countdown to Midnight (1984) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
SF: Authors' Choice 3 (1971) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
Welcome to Reality: The Nightmares of Philip K. Dick (1991) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 20, No. 12 [December 1996] (1996) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
Analog 4 (1901) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
Demon Kind (11-in-1) (1973) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 31, No. 4 & 5 [April/May 2007] (2007) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 21, No. 8 [August 1997] (1997) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
Univers 1982 (2001) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 17, No. 4 & 5 [April 1993] (1993) — Book reviewer — 14 eksemplarer
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 20, No. 4 [April 1996] (1996) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 35, No. 7 [July 2011] (2011) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Science Fiction Jahrbuch 1983. (1982) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver14 eksemplarer
Future Media (2011) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Destination 3001 (2000) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Deserts of Fire: Speculative Fiction and the Modern War (2016) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Social Problems Through Science Fiction (1975) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 18, No. 12 & 13 [November 1994] (1994) — Book reviewer — 10 eksemplarer
De dwarsgesneden wereld en andere verhalen (1978) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
The Nature of the Catastrophe (1971) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
The Bantam Spectra Sampler (1985) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Univers 01 (1975) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Thrilling Wonder Stories, Volume 2 (2009) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Run to starlight: Sports through science fiction (1975) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Das Beste aus OMNI 1 (1983) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver4 eksemplarer
Tomorrow, Inc.: Science Fiction Stories About Big Business (1976) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 43, No. 5 & 6 [May/June 2019] (2019) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
10 Lost Vintage Sci-Fi Masterpieces for Hardcore Fans Only! (2009) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Døds-layoutet 2 (1973) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver2 eksemplarer

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Really enjoyed the world and backstory, and found the characters interesting.
The problem is, the plot was completely unbelievable...

I don't know how to critique a plot line without filling this with spoilers, so I'll just leave it at this - I can suspend belief to get into a story, I can suspend belief to keep a story going. I can swallow FTL and talking dragons if you do it well enough - but this was just so full of it in spots I really had trouble holding my nose and soldiering on. Only the relationships kept it from a two or less..… (mere)
 
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furicle | 1 anden anmeldelse | Aug 5, 2023 |
Un livre qui a plusieurs fois failli me tomber des mains mais qui a le mérite de tenter une expérience intéressante, voire gratifiante : en s'imaginant à la place d'un Hitler confiné dans sa médiocrité et porté par des rêves de grandeur dans un monde qui n'a pas connu le IIIe Reich, Spinrad tente un coup totalement bluffant, d'une portée assez éloquente. Cependant, en essayant de coller au style putatif de cet écrivaillon refoulé, il n'hésite pas à plomber ses phrases d'une litanie de propositions et d'adjectifs à la gloire d'une humanité pure, eugénique et victorieuse des rebuts mutants. Les parallèles avec toute la philosophie nazie dont les exactions emplissent nos livres d'Histoire sont tels qu'on a du mal à ne pas mentalement vomir devant de tels immondices ; tout est tellement absurdement auréolé de cette mouvance nauséabonde qu'on peut difficilement se passionner pour les exploits de Feric Jaggar, le super Aryen sauveur de l'humanité face aux hordes bâtardes venues de l'Est. Seul le questionnement sur l'utilisation du nucléaire militaire peut éventuellement relever le niveau, le roman se situant dans une Europe parallèle se relevant péniblement après une apocalypse atomique.

Grandiosement abject, un livre qu'il faut avoir lu tout en méritant l'autodafé.
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Arpenteur | 30 andre anmeldelser | Jul 26, 2023 |
The Iron Dream is definitely an interesting read though not particularly good. I guess the intention was to get across that Hitler as a fiction writer would definitely not be quality work, especially for those who have read Mein Kampf. The novel itself is supposed to be a hacky sci-fi-fantasy pulp story and a bad example at that extolling the perverted psychology of an unrealized fascist in pulp tropes. The premise of the book is what if Adolf Hitler had emigrated from Germany after WWI and found work in the pulp fiction industry. The novel consists of a paragraph synopsis and brief About the Author preface setting up the alternate history of the piece and an Afterword to the Second Edition framing the fictional final magnum opus of A. Hitler, titled Lord of the Swastika.
The book felt too long although I know it was meant to mimic the known quantities of Hitler’s writing. Although clever, the premise itself is a drawback in a variety of ways. The frequent type-o’s that appear throughout also seem to be deliberate as they are always of the letter swap variety. These kicked me out of the fictional world like speed bumps, maybe the reader should not be enjoying this story enough to get lost in it and remember that it is the sick fantasy of Adolf Hitler. Anyway, that was my impression.
There are a few bits, very few, of the story that describe a very interesting and very repulsive world especially as seen through the eyes of the fascist protagonist. My favorite passage in the book being:
Indeed, the countryside was rapidly becoming a putrid sinkhole of residual radiation and genetic contamination. Mutated crows cawed overhead through their grossly deformed pink beaks, their eyes bursting like the orbs of deep-sea fish. In the distance here and there, Feric spied the first patches of radiation jungle: great twisted mazes of purplish, reddish, and bluish vegetation, caricatures of grass the size of small trees, tangles of outsized vines like poisonous serpents, giant bloated cancerous flowers. Lurking in these puss pockets of radiation were creatures that defied description: wild dogs that dragged their intestines behind them in translucent sacs, multiheaded swine, featherless birds covered with running sores that oozed noxious venom, all manner of mutated vermin that bred ever-more-revolting variations from generation to generation.
There is also a description of a “troll” as “a gigantic mound of formless protoplasm, a pulsating amoeba of greenish translucent flesh” its surface “seethed with scores of huge lipless sucking mouths filled with rows of knifelike teeth”. These are just two of the three bits of this book that I actually liked as chunks of pulp beyond the premise. These do seem to be either inspired by or aimed at H.P. Lovecraft or at least his racially rooted paranoia. I did appreciate the psychological approach to deconstructing the pulp novel in the afterword section as well.
The first one hundred pages did hold my interest fascist feelings were bubbling all over the narrative already. The second batch of one hundred pages read like a Robert Heinlein novel, infatuated with zero-sum politics and military splendor and hierarchy. The next one-hundred pages after that were filled with repetitive battles one after the other. The remainder concluded with a devastating victory and apocalyptic imagery including the final image of outgoing perpetually produced spaceships.
The purpose of this novel seemed to be a jab at certain trends (and maybe authors) in the science-fiction field at the time as well as a direct mocking of sword & sorcery type heroes as directly stated in the afterword. Even though this was not the most entertaining or easiest read, I would still recommend this book to certain readers.
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Ranjr | 30 andre anmeldelser | Jul 13, 2023 |
I had four stars worth of fun reading this, but it has enough thematic and story problems that I should really give it less.

The female characters are treated pretty shoddily (by the author, I'd say, moreso even than Jack Barron), and good ol' Jack is waaaaay too slow on the uptake in figuring out things that are obvious to the reader as soon as they come up.

But the language is a riot, the rough racial content is for good ends, and it's a good moral outrage romp in a "Network" kind of way.

Plus I always enjoy outdated futurism.
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3Oranges | 10 andre anmeldelser | Jun 24, 2023 |

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