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Piers Anthony

Autor(a) de On a Pale Horse

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About the Author

Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob was born in August, 1934, in Oxford, England. He graduated from Goddard College in Vermont in 1956. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen while serving in the United States Army in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959. In 1977, he received a British Fantasy mostrar mais Award for A Spell for a Chameleon. Anthony's family emigrated to the United States from Britain when he was six. Highly popular because of his science fiction and fantasy works, Anthony is also known for the Jason Striker series and martial arts novels co-written with Roberto Fuentes. A highly prolific author, Anthony's other works include Bio of a Space Tyrant, Cluster, and the Omnivore series. Anthony makes his home in Tampa, Florida. He also writes under the pseudonym Robert Piers. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de Piers Anthony

On a Pale Horse (1983) 5,067 cópias
A Spell for Chameleon (1977) 5,001 cópias
Bearing an Hourglass (1984) 3,654 cópias
The Source of Magic (1979) — Autor — 3,569 cópias
With a Tangled Skein (1985) — Autor — 3,367 cópias
Castle Roogna (1979) — Autor — 3,290 cópias
Wielding a Red Sword (1986) — Autor — 3,189 cópias
Centaur Aisle (1981) — Autor — 3,137 cópias
Night Mare (1982) — Autor — 3,011 cópias
Ogre, Ogre (1981) — Autor — 3,001 cópias
Being a Green Mother (1987) — Autor — 2,989 cópias
Dragon on a Pedestal (1983) — Autor — 2,768 cópias
For Love of Evil (1988) 2,753 cópias
Split Infinity (1980) — Autor — 2,647 cópias
Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn (1984) — Autor — 2,613 cópias
And Eternity (1990) — Autor — 2,489 cópias
Blue Adept (1981) 2,403 cópias
Golem in the Gears (1986) — Autor — 2,362 cópias
Juxtaposition (1982) 2,289 cópias
Vale of the Vole (1987) — Autor — 2,111 cópias
Heaven Cent (1988) 1,967 cópias
Man from Mundania (1989) — Autor — 1,914 cópias
Out of Phaze (1987) — Autor — 1,755 cópias
Isle of View (1990) — Autor — 1,748 cópias
Demons Don't Dream (1993) — Autor — 1,730 cópias
Question Quest (1991) — Autor — 1,621 cópias
The Color of Her Panties (1992) — Autor — 1,581 cópias
Robot Adept (1988) — Autor — 1,498 cópias
Harpy Thyme (1994) — Autor — 1,419 cópias
Unicorn Point (1989) — Autor — 1,321 cópias
Refugee (1983) 1,283 cópias
Geis of the Gargoyle (1995) 1,240 cópias
Virtual Mode (1991) 1,215 cópias
Roc and a Hard Place (1995) — Autor — 1,166 cópias
Phaze Doubt (1990) 1,131 cópias
Mercenary (1984) 1,052 cópias
Yon Ill Wind (1996) — Autor — 1,036 cópias
Macroscope (1969) 1,035 cópias
Politician (1985) 993 cópias
If I Pay Thee Not in Gold (1993) 971 cópias
Executive (1985) 965 cópias
Faun & Games (1997) — Autor — 962 cópias
Fractal Mode (1992) 906 cópias
Chthon (1967) — Autor — 879 cópias
Zombie Lover (1998) — Autor — 877 cópias
Statesman (1986) 860 cópias
Cluster (1977) 840 cópias
Orn (1970) 800 cópias
God of Tarot (1979) 784 cópias
Xone of Contention (1999) — Autor — 777 cópias
The Dastard (2000) 777 cópias
Chaos Mode (1993) 742 cópias
Swell Foop (2001) — Autor — 722 cópias
Omnivore (1968) 716 cópias
Chaining the Lady (1978) 704 cópias
Race Against Time (1973) 674 cópias
0X (1976) 663 cópias
Up in a Heaval (2002) — Autor — 651 cópias
Vision of Tarot (1980) 649 cópias
Kirlian Quest (1978) 646 cópias
Shade of the Tree (1986) 628 cópias
Battle Circle (1983) 620 cópias
Faith of Tarot (1980) 614 cópias
Isle of Woman (1993) 607 cópias
Cube Route (2003) 599 cópias
Killobyte (1993) 596 cópias
Dragon's Gold (1987) 590 cópias
Thousandstar (Cluster, Bk. 4) (1980) 578 cópias
Mute (1981) 575 cópias
Total Recall (1989) 569 cópias
Firefly (1990) 564 cópias
Viscous Circle (1982) 538 cópias
Currant Events (2004) 537 cópias
Anthonology (1985) — Autor — 533 cópias
Prostho Plus (1971) — Autor — 527 cópias
Pet Peeve (2005) 522 cópias
Ghost (1986) 511 cópias
The Magic of Xanth (1987) 506 cópias
Mercycle (1991) 484 cópias
Stork Naked (2006) 475 cópias
Serpent's Silver (1988) 475 cópias
Steppe (1976) 466 cópias
Through the Ice (1989) — Autor — 451 cópias
Visual Guide to Xanth (1989) 451 cópias
Shame of Man (1994) 450 cópias
Hasan (1969) 446 cópias
Phthor (1975) 440 cópias
DoOon Mode (2001) 433 cópias
Under a Velvet Cloak (2007) 426 cópias
Air Apparent (2007) 421 cópias
Chimaera's Copper (1990) 385 cópias
Two to the Fifth (2008) 364 cópias
Hard Sell (1990) — Autor — 354 cópias
Bio of an Ogre (1988) 352 cópias
Triple Detente (1974) 343 cópias
Tatham Mound (1991) 337 cópias
But What of Earth? (1976) — Autor — 325 cópias
Jumper Cable (2009) 324 cópias
Rings of Ice (1974) 318 cópias
Pretender (1979) 311 cópias
Orc's Opal (1990) 310 cópias
The Ring (1968) 305 cópias
Double Exposure (1982) 302 cópias
Hope of Earth (1997) 300 cópias
Muse of Art (1999) 273 cópias
Sos the Rope (1968) 261 cópias
The Caterpillar's Question (1992) 258 cópias
Letters to Jenny (1993) 252 cópias
Var the Stick (1972) 234 cópias
Tarot (1979) 228 cópias
Knot Gneiss (2010) 227 cópias
The E.S.P. Worm (1970) 213 cópias
Dream a Little Dream (1999) — Autor — 197 cópias
Pornucopia (1989) 194 cópias
Dead Morn (1990) 192 cópias
Alien Plot (1992) 192 cópias
Well-Tempered Clavicle (2011) 188 cópias
Luck of the Draw (2012) 171 cópias
The Secret of Spring (2000) 166 cópias
Balook (1990) 159 cópias
Neq the Sword (1975) 149 cópias
Quest for the Fallen Star (1998) 144 cópias
Tales from the Great Turtle (1994) — Editor — 144 cópias
Esrever Doom (2013) 140 cópias
The Gutbucket Quest (2000) 138 cópias
The Iron Maiden (2001) 133 cópias
Board Stiff (2013) 129 cópias
The Willing Spirit (1996) 124 cópias
How Precious Was That While (2001) 114 cópias
Five Portraits (2014) 97 cópias
Spider Legs (1998) 97 cópias
Isis Orb (2016) 90 cópias
Realty Check (1999) 90 cópias
Of Man and Manta (1986) 87 cópias
Ghost Writer in the Sky (2017) 84 cópias
Uncollected Stars (1986) 77 cópias
The Continuing Xanth Saga (1984) 77 cópias
Climate of Change (2010) 71 cópias
The Magic Fart (2003) 63 cópias
Key to Chroma (2003) 62 cópias
Key To Destiny (2004) 60 cópias
Key to Havoc (2002) 59 cópias
Volk (1996) 55 cópias
Pandora Park (2011) 50 cópias
Fire Sail (2019) 48 cópias
Jest Right (2020) 41 cópias
But What of Earth? (1976) 39 cópias
Key to Liberty (2007) 36 cópias
Skeleton Key (2021) 35 cópias
The Sopaths (2011) 33 cópias
Key to Survival (2008) 33 cópias
Xanth by Two (2010) 31 cópias
Six Crystal Princesses (2022) 29 cópias
Return to Centaur (1990) 29 cópias
A Tryst of Fate (2021) 25 cópias
Kiai! (1974) 24 cópias
The Apprentice Adept (1987) 24 cópias
Aladdin Relighted (2011) 22 cópias
To Be a Woman (2012) 20 cópias
Odd Exam (2013) 20 cópias
Tortoise Reform (2007) 20 cópias
Jack and the Giants (2014) 20 cópias
Eroma (2011) 19 cópias
The Bamboo Bloodbath (1974) 19 cópias
Mistress of Death (1974) 19 cópias
Fly Trap (2012) 18 cópias
Shepherd (2012) 18 cópias
Juliet (2009) 16 cópias
Apoca Lips (2023) 15 cópias
Awares (2012) 15 cópias
Knave (2008) 14 cópias
Amazon Slaughter (1976) 14 cópias
Aliena (2013) 14 cópias
Spellbound Xanth (1986) 13 cópias
Amoeba (2011) 12 cópias
The Toaster [short story] (1985) 12 cópias
Der blaue Adept II. (1987) 12 cópias
Cautionary Tales (2014) 12 cópias
The Xanth Series (1970) 11 cópias
Der blaue Adept Band 1 (1987) 10 cópias
Beetle Juice (2011) 10 cópias
Ninja's Revenge (1975) 9 cópias
Dragon Assassin (2013) — Autor — 9 cópias
Serial (2008) 9 cópias
Aladdin Sins Bad (2012) 9 cópias
Relationships I (2006) 7 cópias
Hair Power (2016) 7 cópias
Constellations (1995) 6 cópias
WereWoman (2014) 6 cópias
Aliena Too (2014) 6 cópias
The Worm Returns (2016) 5 cópias
Relationships II (2008) 5 cópias
In The Barn (1972) 4 cópias
Getting Through University (1968) 4 cópias
The Ghost Galaxies (1966) 4 cópias
Service Goat (2016) 4 cópias
Triple Detente 4 cópias
Hair Peace (2019) 3 cópias
Dolfin Tayle 3 cópias
ALFRED (2007) 3 cópias
The Message (1966) 3 cópias
The Whole Truth (1970) 3 cópias
Relationships III (2008) 3 cópias
Beak By Beak (1967) 3 cópias
On The Uses Of Torture (1981) 2 cópias
Hurdle (1972) 2 cópias
Gone To The Dogs (1985) 2 cópias
Bad Taste, Small Mouth (1970) 2 cópias
The Life Of The Stripe (1969) 2 cópias
The Aladdin Trilogy (2012) 2 cópias
The Journey (2017) 2 cópias
Phog (1965) 2 cópias
In The Jaws Of Danger (1967) 2 cópias
Within The Cloud (1967) 2 cópias
Wood You? (1970) 2 cópias
Vaya! Nuevo 3: Student Book (1995) 2 cópias
Encounter (1964) 2 cópias
Hard Sell [short story] (1972) 2 cópias
Commitment (2000) 2 cópias
Pira (2016) 2 cópias
Noah's Brick (2016) 2 cópias
The Bridge (1968) 2 cópias
Xanth Series #26-30 (1998) 2 cópias
il gioco del tiranno 1 exemplar(es)
Xanth Series #10-14 1 exemplar(es)
Relationships 6 (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Lavabull 1 exemplar(es)
Xanth Series #1/7/14/15 1 exemplar(es)
OX; Exiles of the Stars (1976) 1 exemplar(es)
Dragon on a Pedestel 1 exemplar(es)
Azael 1 exemplar(es)
Quest For a Fallen Star 1 exemplar(es)
Unicorn's Point 1 exemplar(es)
Nebula award stories 1 exemplar(es)
Xanth Series #1-9 (1976) 1 exemplar(es)
Xanth Series #20-25 1 exemplar(es)
Xanth Series #15-19 1 exemplar(es)
Xanth Series #1-6 1 exemplar(es)
Soul of the Cell 1 exemplar(es)
UNICORN POINT (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
Split Infinity Trilogy 1 exemplar(es)
Golem in the Works 1 exemplar(es)
Prostho Plus (SS) (1967) 1 exemplar(es)
aboutpa 1 exemplar(es)
Neris (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Captive (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Myth of Tarot 1 exemplar(es)
Xanth Series #1-19 (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Relationships 4 (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Xanth Characters 1 exemplar(es)
Xanth Series #16-20 (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Writer's Retweet (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Il ‰castello di Rogna: romanzo (1987) 1 exemplar(es)
Medusa 1 exemplar(es)
Sheol [short story] (1964) 1 exemplar(es)
Xanth series 1-3 1 exemplar(es)
La ‰navata del centauro: romanzo (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
The Mythical Tarot 1 exemplar(es)
Il grande cerchio 1 exemplar(es)
Lava 1 exemplar(es)
Relationships V (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Xanth Series #1-23 (1960) 1 exemplar(es)
Visions of Tarot 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Again, Dangerous Visions (1972) — Contribuinte — 989 cópias
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (1997) — Contribuinte — 508 cópias
The Blood of Ten Chiefs Vol. 1 (1986)algumas edições349 cópias
Again, Dangerous Visions 1 (1972) — Contribuinte — 257 cópias
The Dark World (1946) — Introdução, algumas edições194 cópias
Counter Attack (1988) — Contribuinte — 168 cópias
Nova 1 (1970) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias
Analog 6 (1968) — Contribuinte — 105 cópias
Young Extraterrestrials (1984) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
Newer York (1991) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
Science Against Man (1970) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
The Random House Book of Science Fiction Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Fantasy for Good: A Charitable Anthology (2014) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Attic Toys (2012) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Generation: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction (1972) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Gauntlet, Issue 2, 1991 [Stephen King Special] (1991) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Beyond Fantasy: The Art of Darrell K. Sweet (1996) — Prefácio, algumas edições29 cópias
Space Wars (1988) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
SF: Authors' Choice 3 (1971) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Unidentified Funny Objects 3 (2014) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Curiosity Quills Press Presents: Chronology [anthology] (2015) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Unidentified Funny Objects 4 (2015) — Contribuinte, algumas edições14 cópias
Goldmann Fantasy Foliant I. Fantasy- Stories. (1983) — Contribuinte, algumas edições11 cópias
Worlds of Tomorrow No. 24, Summer 1970 (1970) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
The Forsaken: Stories of Abandoned Places (2017) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
C'è sempre una guerra — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Jacob, Piers Anthony Dillingham
Outros nomes
Xanthony, Pier
Jacob, Piers A.
Jacob, Piers Anthony
Data de nascimento
1934-08-06
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK (birth)
USA (naturalization | 1958)
País (para mapa)
USA
Local de nascimento
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Inverness, Florida, USA
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Plainfield, Vermont, USA
Spain
Educação
Goddard College (BA|Creative Writing)
Ocupação
teacher (English)
mental hospital aide
technical writer
novelist
editor
cartoonist
Relacionamentos
Jacob, Carol Marble (wife)
Jacob, Penelope Carolyn (daughter)
Jacob, Cheryl (daughter)
Organizações
Admiral Farragut Academy
United States Army
Premiações
Preditors & Editors Award (1999)
The Wizard Sites Award (1999)
British August Derleth Fantasy award (1977)
The Spokane Public Library (Golden Pen Award, 1982)
Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library
EPIC (Friend Of E-Publishing Award, 2003) (mostrar todas 13)
Winner of the Pyramid/F&SF/Kent Production $5,000.00 contest (The Unstilled World, 1968)
Locus Poll Nominee (Best Fan Writer, old)
Hugo Nominee (Best Fan Writer, 1970)
Locus Poll Nominee (All-Time Best Fantasy Novelist, 1987)
Locus Poll Nominee (All-Time Best Novelist, combined)
Locus Poll Nominee (All-Time Best Author, 1988)
Locus Poll Nominee (Best 80's Author, 1988)
Aviso de desambiguação
Please do not combine this single author with any author page containing his name along with that of another author. See "Who Should/Shouldn't Get Combined" on the Author wiki page.

Membros

Discussions

the sopaths em Book talk (Junho 2012)
Golem in the Gears by Piers Anthony em Spoilerful Summaries (Junho 2011)
SciFi Avg guy holds key to finding genius em Name that Book (Maio 2011)

Resenhas

Another great set of books from Piers Anthony. There are several books in the series, this is the first. I only read the first 3, but they were fantastic. It's a mix of Fantasy and Sci/Fi which makes it hard to pin down as far as Genre. I highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of either. It's well written and has a great premise as well as plot.
 
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Authjgab | outras 28 resenhas | May 17, 2024 |
A wonderful set of Fantasy books. I read them when I was a kid, and it was a factor in my love for all things Fantasy. It was a long time ago. I assume they have still held up well. I would encourage these books to anybody who enjoys the genre.
 
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Authjgab | May 17, 2024 |
What can I say? This was an absolutely appallingly bad book. I'm new to fantasy, and was really excited for this series. By five pages in, I was regretting that decision. By page thirty, I was openly laughing.

There's an interesting idea at play here (more interesting in 1983, I daresay, than in our world where "guy becomes Death" has been done to, well, death). But unfortunately, I'd assumed this was adult fantasy, whereas this is written like a youth book - in fact the prose reminds me specifically of the lesser "Choose Your Own Adventure" works. Zane, the central character, has the thought processes of a 13-year-old boy, and as a result, we're punished by having to endure every single mundane thought he has. (Without a trace of irony, one line of narrative voice says "This was unreal!")

It's clear that Piers Anthony has a lot of good ideas but has no way of expressing them. At one point, he describes a watch: "It was mechanical, but had a way of magic about it". Describe how Zane could sense this magic, Mr. Anthony. Or show us some glimmer or spectral presence, rather than just tell us that. This is fifth-grade writing at best. The world Zane inhabits, similarly, is not in the least appealing. Winged horses in this world? Are known as "air-horses". It's like a bad "Futurama" parody. (Note to Mr. Anthony: we didn't call aeroplanes "air-cars", nor did we call cars "metal-horses". This is not how the world works.)

Perhaps if I'd got further into the book, this would have been revealed as an elaborate literary device to show us Zane's simplistic surfer dude brain patterns, but somehow I doubt it. I'd only recommend this to fifth-graders, but even then, I'm sure they can find something better to read.
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therebelprince | outras 92 resenhas | Apr 21, 2024 |
The book was a bit drawn out and slow except for the last two chapters which seemed to try to explain all of loose ends, which still left a lot of questions for me. I just got a lot of his books and are now hoping that most are better than this one. It was ok, but I wouldn’t read it again. This one is going into my to be sold stack!
 
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AngelaOMalley72 | outras 11 resenhas | Apr 20, 2024 |

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Obras
329
Also by
33
Membros
132,814
Popularidade
#51
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Resenhas
1,044
ISBNs
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Idiomas
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Favorito
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