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Tobias S. Buckell

Autor(a) de Crystal Rain

84+ Works 3,757 Membros 160 Reviews 15 Favorited

About the Author

Tobias S. Buckell is a Caribbean-born speculative fiction writer who grew up in Grenada, the US, and the British Virgin Islands. He now lives in a small college town in Ohio with his wife, Emily. Buckell was a first place winner for the Writers of the Future, and has been nominated for the John W. mostrar mais Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the Nebula Award. He is also a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction Writing Workshop. His title, Envoy, made the IBook Bestseller List in 2017. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de Tobias S. Buckell

Crystal Rain (2006) 699 cópias
Halo: The Cole Protocol (2008) 562 cópias
Ragamuffin (2007) 366 cópias
Halo: Evolutions (2009) 327 cópias
The Tangled Lands (2018) 310 cópias
Sly Mongoose (2008) 239 cópias
Arctic Rising (2012) 226 cópias
The Executioness (2011) — Autor — 175 cópias
Diverse Energies (2012) — Editor — 136 cópias
Hurricane Fever (2014) 71 cópias
Tides From the New Worlds (2009) 59 cópias
The Apocalypse Ocean (2012) 54 cópias
The Alchemist / The Executioness (2010) — Autor — 49 cópias
HALO: Envoy (2017) 33 cópias
Mitigated Futures (2013) 24 cópias
TRSF (2011) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
A Stranger in the Citadel (2023) 21 cópias
Xenowealth: A Collection (2015) 19 cópias
The Trove (2017) 18 cópias
It's All Just a Draft (2019) 15 cópias
Aerophilia (2011) 15 cópias
Visual Journeys: A Tribute to Space Artists (2007) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Manumission 9 cópias
Four Eyes 8 cópias
Toy Planes 7 cópias
Necahual (2015) 7 cópias
Mitigation — Autor — 6 cópias
Spurn Babylon (2011) 6 cópias
La vida secreta de los bots y otros relatos — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Stochasticity (2014) 5 cópias
A Militant Peace 4 cópias
Resistance 4 cópias
Trinkets 4 cópias
In Orbite Medievali (2011) 4 cópias
Chilo (2008) 3 cópias
Her 3 cópias
A Green Thumb 3 cópias
Smooth Talking 2 cópias
The Apocalypse Ocean (2012) 2 cópias
The Found Girl — Autor — 2 cópias
The Fall Of Alacan (2011) 2 cópias
Anakoinosis 2 cópias
Placa Del Fuego 2 cópias
Scar Tissue 1 exemplar(es)
The Sugar Mill 1 exemplar(es)
Nord's Gambit 1 exemplar(es)
Apocalypse Ocean, The (Xenowealth) (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
CoNZealand Fringe 1 exemplar(es)
The Shackles Of Freedom (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Fish Merchant 1 exemplar(es)
Migration 1 exemplar(es)
All Her Children Fought 1 exemplar(es)
The Duel 1 exemplar(es)
Mirror, Mirror 1 exemplar(es)
Io Robot 1 exemplar(es)
Press Enter to Execute 1 exemplar(es)
System Reset 1 exemplar(es)
The People's Machine 1 exemplar(es)
The Universe Reef 1 exemplar(es)
Tides 1 exemplar(es)
Something In The Rock 1 exemplar(es)
Tensegrity: A METAtropolis Story (2016) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse (2008) — Contribuinte — 1,541 cópias
Metatropolis (2008) — Contribuinte — 574 cópias
Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories (2011) — Contribuinte — 504 cópias
So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy (2004) — Contribuinte — 292 cópias
New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color (2019) — Contribuinte — 275 cópias
The End Is Nigh (2014) — Contribuinte — 275 cópias
Year's Best SF 11 (2006) — Contribuinte — 234 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (2012) — Contribuinte — 225 cópias
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Contribuinte — 180 cópias
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 173 cópias
Year's Best SF 14 (2009) — Contribuinte — 170 cópias
Old Venus (2015) — Contribuinte — 169 cópias
Dead Man's Hand (2014) — Contribuinte — 159 cópias
Mojo: Conjure Stories (2003) — Contribuinte — 147 cópias
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond (2013) — Contribuinte — 146 cópias
Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction (2022) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias
Armored (2012) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias
Lightspeed: Year One (2011) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias
Zombies: The Recent Dead (2010) — Contribuinte — 122 cópias
Galactic Empires (2017) — Contribuinte — 118 cópias
Futures from Nature (2007) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 (2020) — Contribuinte — 108 cópias
Loosed upon the World: The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction (2015) — Contribuinte — 107 cópias
Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom (2012) — Contribuinte — 105 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 2 (2017) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
Sideways In Crime (2008) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias
Seeds of Change (2008) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Wastelands: The New Apocalypse (2019) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias
Upgraded (2014) — Contribuinte — 78 cópias
Hot and Steamy: Tales of Steampunk Romance (2011) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies (2017) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology (2020) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Fast Forward 2 (2008) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
Operation Arcana (2015) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
New Voices In Science Fiction (2003) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
Bridging Infinity (1783) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures (2014) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3 (2018) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
METAtropolis: Cascadia (2010) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
All Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories (2004) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
The Book of All Flesh (2004) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 5 (2020) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
Mission Critical (2019) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XVI (2000) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk (2015) — Introdução — 47 cópias
Men Writing Science Fiction As Women (2003) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 6 (2021) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
I, Alien (1657) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Clarkesworld: Year Six (2014) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
Clarkesworld: Year Three (2013) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2018 Edition (2018) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Robots: The Recent A.I. (2012) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
The Best of World SF: 2 (2022) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Speculative Horizons (2010) — Autor, algumas edições31 cópias
Space Cadets (2006) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Lost Worlds & Mythological Kingdoms (2022) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Prime Codex (2007) — Artista da capa — 27 cópias
Clarkesworld: Year Four (2013) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Ignorance Is Strength (2020) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
We, Robots (2010) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Burn the Ashes (2020) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 23: July/August 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
METAtropolis: Green Space (2013) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 2 • July 2010 (2010) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Or Else the Light (2020) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Land/Space: An Anthology of Prairie Speculative Fiction (2003) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
The Book of Silverberg (2014) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
The New Hero: New Heroes for a New Age (2013) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Subterranean Magazine, Issue #4 (Spring 2006) (2006) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
A Year Without a Winter (2019) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Strangest of All — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Golden Age SF: Tales of a Bygone Future (2006) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Schemers: Betrayal Knows No Boundaries (2013) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 30 • November 2012 (2012) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The WisCon Chronicles, Vol.9: Intersections and Alliances (2015) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy: Volume One (2022) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 4 (2020) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Apex Magazine 108 (May 2018) (2018) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 062 (November 2011) (2011) — Autor — 6 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 93 • February 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 96 • May 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Overview: Stories in the Stratosphere (2017) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Mothersound: The Sauútiverse Anthology (2023) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Apex Magazine 109 (June 2018) (2018) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Forever Magazine Issue 2 (2015) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Uncanny Magazine: The Best of 2018 — Contribuinte, algumas edições2 cópias
Subterranean Magazine Summer 2011 — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 10 (Volume 10) (2018) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Shoah Sry — Autor, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)

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I read both this book and its companion novella The Alchemist side by side (almost) because they follow two different paths that give a wider view of the world. The Executioness follows Tana as she leaves Lesser Khaim (the more or less 'poor folk' district) while The Alchemist follows Jeoz as he fights to save Khaim from the Bramble.

In his introduction Paolo mentions that part of the genesis for this combined world came from a writer's friend's lament that there were not more middle-aged women portrayed as heroes. Women who have had children and lived most of their life domestically. Tobias took that idea and ran with it.

Tobias is careful to emphasize the role that women have always played in battle and war. Women who help to keep the soldiers fed, who help to gather supplies and run the homestead while their men are away. Women who lose everything and are forgotten just as quietly.

The world is lush and evocative. There is a lot left unsaid, hinted at or offhandedly remarked upon, that point to something more. The fallen Empire of Jhandparan being overrun by the Brambles. The Southern Isles where the Paikan hail from.

I would love to know when the Brambles first arrived. Why they occur because of the magic. Why does it sprout? The Executioness doesn't delve into these issues except as a way to contrast the Paikan (holier than thou) attitude vs. everyone else. The Paikan think they are on a crusade to save the world, damn the consequences and feelings of others.

A telling moment is when Tana speaks with the 'leader' and they try to reach some sort of accommodation. The man doesn't seem to grasp why she would be so upset to lose her children when they are clearly going somewhere better. To him the loss of her children is trivial next to the larger picture.

Everything happens in cycles however and at the end of the novella Tana realizes a truth she didn't understand earlier. I sincerely hope there will be more set in this world. This feels like a thread from a much larger tapestry, one I am eager to see completed.
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lexilewords | outras 12 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |
Prelim Review: Though this is paired with THE EXECUTIONESS, I found myself less enchanted with this book. I emphasized less with the main character in this book then I did with Tana and while the magic was interesting to read about, I found the bitter truths that Tana sought after and fought more intriguing.

Full Review to be posted at Poisoned Rationality
 
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lexilewords | outras 7 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |
The cornucopia provides everything the people need—but access is controlled by the Musketeer, who knows the secret of making gunpowder, and his family. The cornucopia is provided by the gods in return for giving up reading; thou shalt not suffer a librarian to live. Then a librarian comes to town, changing the Musketeer’s youngest child forever, as she learns just how many lies her life was based on. It’s an intriguing read.
 
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rivkat | Dec 27, 2023 |
Nice action, old plot. Generally fast and good read, but nothing deeper than global warming decorum and lesbian heroine.

And I actually feel very awkward rating, because there is nothing really bad about this book and in the same time there is nothing that really moved me, not even that baby-Galt speech in the last third. This books visualize many world problems but been an action thriller does not give any coherent solutions. It builds up not so simple characters and puts them in difficult situations, but does not fully realize emotional potential of such conflicts.

This book is either too long or too short.
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WorkLastDay | outras 18 resenhas | Dec 17, 2023 |

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Bob Eggleton Illustrator
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Angel Nieves Cover artist
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Estatísticas

Obras
84
Also by
105
Membros
3,757
Popularidade
#6,745
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Resenhas
160
ISBNs
119
Idiomas
5
Favorito
15

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