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Tanya Huff

Autor(a) de Blood Price

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About the Author

Tanya Huff was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. After graduating high school, she served in the Canadian Naval Reserve as a cook from 1975 to 1979. She received a B.A.A. in radio and television arts from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. After graduating college, she worked at Bakka, Canada's mostrar mais oldest SF and fantasy book store, from 1985 to 1992. She is the author of more than 20 books including Blood Price, Blood Trail, Blood Lines, Blood Pact, and Blood Debt. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras de Tanya Huff

Blood Price (1991) 1,801 cópias
Summon the Keeper (1998) 1,488 cópias
Blood Trail (1992) 1,403 cópias
Blood Lines (1993) 1,268 cópias
Blood Pact (1993) 1,189 cópias
Blood Debt (1997) 1,130 cópias
The Second Summoning (2001) 1,117 cópias
Smoke and Shadows (2004) 1,098 cópias
Sing the Four Quarters (1994) 1,062 cópias
The Enchantment Emporium (2009) 1,040 cópias
Valor's Choice (2000) 993 cópias
Long Hot Summoning (2003) 935 cópias
Smoke and Mirrors (2005) 838 cópias
Fifth Quarter (1995) 818 cópias
The Heart of Valor (2007) 790 cópias
The Better Part of Valor (2002) 771 cópias
Smoke and Ashes (2006) 729 cópias
Wizard of the Grove (1999) 724 cópias
Valor's Trial (2008) 697 cópias
No Quarter (2006) 692 cópias
The Quartered Sea (1999) 640 cópias
The Fire's Stone (1990) 595 cópias
The Truth of Valor (2010) 508 cópias
A Confederation of Valor (2006) 466 cópias
The Wild Ways (2011) 441 cópias
Of Darkness, Light, and Fire (2001) 410 cópias
The Silvered (2012) 410 cópias
An Ancient Peace (2015) 328 cópias
Child of the Grove (1988) 301 cópias
Blood Bank (2006) 301 cópias
The Last Wizard (1989) 277 cópias
The Future Falls (2014) 266 cópias
The Quarters Novels: Volume I (2007) 233 cópias
Scholar of Decay (1995) 191 cópias
A Peace Divided (2017) 188 cópias
What Ho, Magic! (1999) 186 cópias
Stealing Magic (1999) 176 cópias
The Quarters Novels: Volume II (2007) 166 cópias
The Privilege of Peace (2018) 147 cópias
Relative Magic (2003) 143 cópias
Women of War (2005) — Editor — 133 cópias
Into the Broken Lands (2022) 105 cópias
February Thaw (2011) 55 cópias
Finding Magic (2007) 51 cópias
He Said, Sidhe Said (2013) 46 cópias
The Complete Smoke Trilogy (2006) 36 cópias
Blood Shot (2020) 26 cópias
Three Quarters (2016) 25 cópias
The Shorter Parts of Valor (2022) 12 cópias
Blood Banked (2021) 9 cópias
The Wild Side 2 cópias
Live On [short story] (2008) 2 cópias
Books by Tanya Huff 1 exemplar(es)
La saga de la sangre 1 exemplar(es)
Exactly [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
No Matter Where You Go 1 exemplar(es)
Music Hath Charms 1 exemplar(es)
Nothing Better to Do [short story] (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
All the Ages of Man [short story] (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
Brock [short story] (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
The Time We Have [short story] (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
We Two May Meet 1 exemplar(es)
See Me 1 exemplar(es)
Songs Sung Red 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Many Bloody Returns: Tales of Birthdays With Bite (2007) — Contribuinte — 1,394 cópias
Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar (1997) — Contribuinte — 1,308 cópias
Sun in Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar (2003) — Contribuinte — 1,042 cópias
Crossroads and Other Tales of Valdemar (2005) — Contribuinte — 821 cópias
Hotter Than Hell (2008) — Contribuinte — 658 cópias
Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar (2008) — Contribuinte — 608 cópias
Changing the World: All-New Tales of Valdemar (2009) — Contribuinte — 526 cópias
Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar (2010) — Contribuinte — 389 cópias
Shadowed Souls (2016) — Contribuinte — 342 cópias
Under the Vale and Other Tales of Valdemar (2011) — Contribuinte — 306 cópias
DAW 30th Anniversary Fantasy Anthology (2002) — Collaborator — 304 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women (2001) — Contribuinte — 287 cópias
Tales of the Knights Templar (1995) — Contribuinte — 254 cópias
Elemental Magic (2012) — Contribuinte — 253 cópias
Elementary (2013) — Contribuinte — 242 cópias
Dragon Fantastic (1992) — Contribuinte — 239 cópias
Bending the Landscape: Fantasy (1997) — Contribuinte — 209 cópias
Assassin Fantastic (2001) — Contribuinte — 165 cópias
If I Were An Evil Overlord (2007) — Contribuinte — 165 cópias
Dracula in London (2001) — Contribuinte — 164 cópias
The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine Vol. 1 (1994) — Contribuinte — 153 cópias
Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations (2013) — Contribuinte — 145 cópias
Armored (2012) — Contribuinte — 143 cópias
The Dragon Done It (2008) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias
Vampires: The Recent Undead (2011) — Contribuinte — 133 cópias
Elf Fantastic (1997) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
Single White Vampire Seeks Same (2001) — Contribuinte — 119 cópias
A Girl's Guide to Guns and Monsters (2009) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives (2011) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
Space, Inc. (2003) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
Magic in Ithkar 3 (1986) — Contribuinte — 115 cópias
The Time of the Vampires (1996) — Contribuinte — 105 cópias
A Fantasy Medley 2 (2012) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
The Drag Queen of Elfland: Short Stories (1997) — Introdução — 102 cópias
Swords of the Rainbow: Gay & Lesbian Fantasy Adventures (1996) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
Magical Beginnings (2003) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
Faerie Tales (2004) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
Velveteen vs. The Multiverse (2013) — Introdução — 96 cópias
Maiden, Matron, Crone (2005) — Contribuinte — 94 cópias
Women of the Night (2007) — Contribuinte — 94 cópias
Villains Victorious (2001) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
Warrior Women (2015) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
The Wild Side (2011) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
Wizard Fantastic (1997) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Vampire Detectives (1995) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Knight Fantastic (2002) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias
Under Cover of Darkness (2007) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead (2010) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias
In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural (2009) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women (2015) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
Little Red Riding Hood in the Big Bad City (2004) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
Once Upon a Galaxy (2002) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Tarot Fantastic (1997) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
Places to Be, People to Kill (2007) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers (2019) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
Operation Arcana (2015) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Earth, Air, Fire, Water (1999) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Olympus (1998) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Sirius The Dog Star (2004) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
Pharaoh Fantastic (2002) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Apprentice Fantastic (2002) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
Children of Magic (2006) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
The Mutant Files (2001) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Virtuous Vampires (1996) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons (2013) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
Vampire Slayers (1999) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
Christmas Bestiary (1992) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
Oceans of Magic (2001) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
A Quest-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (2002) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
In the Shadow of Evil (2005) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
The Repentant (2003) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Mythspring: From the Lyrics and Legends of Canada (2006) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Slipstreams (2006) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Army of the Fantastic (2007) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
The Fortune Teller (1997) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Summoned to Destiny (Realms of Wonder) (2004) — Introdução, algumas edições31 cópias
Vampires in Love: Stories with a Bite (2010) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
All Hail Our Robot Conquerors! (2017) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
The Bakka anthology (2002) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (2013) — Introdução — 20 cópias
The Modern Deity's Guide to Surviving Humanity (2021) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Northern Frights (1992) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Quick Bites: Fiction to Sink Your Teeth Into (2004) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Northern Frights 3 (1995) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Dead in the Water (2006) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Apocalyptic (2020) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias

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Resenhas

I found this collection of short stories because Tanya Huff tweeted an extract from one of them. I don't know how I missed it coming out back in September but as soon as I knew it was there, I had to have a copy. It's been four years since I read 'The Privilege Of Peace', the eighth book in this series, and I've missed Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr, a woman who makes war real and peace a hard-won better option. I told myself that I'd read a story a day up to Christmas, and then I gulped the whole thing down in twenty-four hours.

The first story, 'Not That Kind Of War' starts before 'Valor's Choice' the first book in the series and showed me the kind of warfare that helped shape Torin into the pragmatic, quick thinking, Marine Sargeant who held her ground in 'Valor's Choice.' 'Not That Kind Of War' was a simple but vivid story, bringing to life the endless conflict the Confederation are locked into and demonstrating that there's no room for warrior heroes, at least, not ones who live through the fight. The story plunged me right back into the Valor-verse. There's a line that Torin only allows herself to use in her head but which sets the tone for a lot of this series:

"What if they held a war and nobody died... Never going to happen."

The second story, 'You Do What You Do' is a remarkable short that amplified the nature of the war. Torin isn't in it but it reminded me of one of her thoughts in 'Not That Kind Of War' when she reflected that the decades-long war that they were fighting had no single defining ideology and thinks to herself

"But perhaps a war without one single defining ideology was exactly the kind of war that needed an infinite number of defining moments."

'You Do What You Do' is all about one of those defining moments. In it, Tanya Huff again demonstrates her gift for making the combat and the technology as real as the sacrifices that Heavy Gunner Deena Harmin makes. Deena is one of 'The One In Four' humans who can handle having their bodies augmented so that they can wear a powered armour carapace that amplifies her strength and allows her to carry and fire heavy weapons. The story answers a question that civilians ask about Heavy Gunners and perhaps about marines heading to war zones: "Who Would Do That To Themselves?" Tanya Huff's answer: Those who can. Those who dare. Those who know the cost and choose to pay it if they must.

'First In' is another story of a Marine Recon team dealing with the unexpected and having to decide whether 'Go in. Look around. Come Back' needs to become 'Do something you're not equipped to do because it needs to be done'. It's strong, clever military SF and, as always in these stories, it's the casualties that help to make it real.

'To Dust We Shall Return' is my favourite story in the collection. It's a story that turns out to be quite different from a 'normal' Marine Recon mission. The ending is horrifying and credible. The choice that Torin Kerr makes at the end told me a great deal about who she is and what she was willing to sacrifice.

Tanya Huff described 'To Dust We Shall Return' as having a The Lady Or The Tiger' kind of ending, so now I have to go read Stockton's short story.

'Long Time Passing', the final story, was written for this collection and takes place after the events in 'The Privilege Of Peace'. I'm not sure how much sense this would make to someone who hadn't read the other books but it worked for me and left me hungry for more. Even though it starts with a lot of scientists getting killed, this story is set in peacetime and the dynamic is quite different. By this point in theories, Torin Kerr is different. She's a Warden now, keeping the peace for everyone, not fighting battles for the Elder races and it changes the tone of the story. The basic idea behind the story is a clever one and makes for a classic Science Fiction story. Of course, I'd have liked it to have gone on to be a full novel... Still, I can hope.
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MikeFinnFiction | 1 outra resenha | Apr 15, 2024 |
I've liked Tanya Huff sci fi but never really connected with the characters in this one. Meh.
 
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majkia | outras 17 resenhas | Apr 14, 2024 |
Similar to the first one, nice fluffy SF with cool and scaringly competent heroine.
 
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zjakkelien | outras 17 resenhas | Jan 2, 2024 |
Read this some time ago and don't remember everything, just that I liked Torin better as a sergeant.
 
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zjakkelien | outras 16 resenhas | Jan 2, 2024 |

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Obras
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Membros
29,893
Popularidade
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Avaliação
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Resenhas
714
ISBNs
335
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