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Yoon Ha Lee

Autor(a) de Ninefox Gambit

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(eng) Yoon Ha Lee is a (trans) man. Please do not change gender or pronouns on this page to female based on older interviews and publicity materials referring to him as female - they are no longer correct.

Séries

Obras de Yoon Ha Lee

Ninefox Gambit (2016) 1,571 cópias
Dragon Pearl (2019) 842 cópias
Raven Stratagem (2017) 717 cópias
Revenant Gun (2018) 590 cópias
Phoenix Extravagant (2020) 286 cópias
Conservation of Shadows (2013) 284 cópias
Hexarchate Stories (2019) 198 cópias
Tiger Honor (2022) 115 cópias
The Vela (2019) 97 cópias
Fox Snare (2023) 18 cópias
Ghostweight 7 cópias
Eating Hearts 7 cópias
The Battle of Candle Arc (2012) 5 cópias
Foxfire, Foxfire 5 cópias
The Mermaid Astronaut (2020) 5 cópias
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #2 — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Marvel's Thor: Metal Gods — Autor — 4 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 076 (January 2013) (2013) — Editor — 4 cópias
Gambit lisa (2023) 4 cópias
The Black Abacus 4 cópias
Moonstorm 3 cópias
Effigy Nights 3 cópias
Swanwatch 3 cópias
Blue Ink 3 cópias
La perla del dragón (2023) 2 cópias
Wine 2 cópias
Rick Riordan Presents Free Sampler (2018) — Autor — 2 cópias
Moonstorm (2024) 2 cópias
The Sun's Kiss 1 exemplar(es)
Hopscotch {short story} 1 exemplar(es)
The Hundredth Question 1 exemplar(es)
Alas Lirette 1 exemplar(es)
Unstringing the bow 1 exemplar(es)
Ninefox Gambit RPG 1 exemplar(es)
Screamers 1 exemplar(es)
The Inferno 1 exemplar(es)
Dragon Pearl (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Shadow’s Weave 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Press Start to Play (2015) — Contribuinte — 254 cópias
Other Worlds Than These (2012) — Contribuinte — 247 cópias
Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold (2016) — Contribuinte — 216 cópias
Federations (2009) — Contribuinte — 207 cópias
The Way of the Wizard (2010) — Contribuinte — 206 cópias
Year's Best SF 15 (2010) — Contribuinte — 198 cópias
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Contribuinte — 180 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu (2016) — Contribuinte — 153 cópias
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014 Edition (2015) — Contribuinte — 153 cópias
Lightspeed: Year One (2011) — Contribuinte — 139 cópias
Year's Best SF 17 (2012) — Contribuinte — 127 cópias
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction (2018) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
Galactic Empires (2017) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Eight (1890) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021 (2021) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2011 Edition (2011) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales (2013) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
Warrior Women (2015) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
Year's Best SF 18 (2013) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2012 Edition (2012) — Contribuinte — 89 cópias
Meeting Infinity (2015) — Contribuinte — 79 cópias
Upgraded (2014) — Contribuinte — 78 cópias
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014 Edition (2014) — Contribuinte — 78 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2015 Edition (2015) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
Silk and Steel: A Queer Speculative Adventure Anthology (2020) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
War Stories: New Military Science Fiction (2014) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Time Travel: Recent Trips (2014) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012 Edition (2013) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies (2017) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Science Fiction: The Best of 2002 (2003) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Year's Best Fantasy 6 (2006) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2015 Edition (2015) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Operation Arcana (2015) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2015 Edition (2016) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3 (2018) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2016 Edition (2016) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends (2019) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
Mission Critical (2019) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
Space Opera (2007) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 5 (2020) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
Twenty Epics (2006) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 4 (2019) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
The Humanity of Monsters (2015) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
War and Space: Recent Combat (2012) — Autor — 49 cópias
Best New Fantasy (2006) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Aliens: Recent Encounters (2013) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2018 Edition (2018) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead (2017) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Take Us to a Better Place: Stories (2018) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry (2014) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
An Alphabet of Embers: An Anthology of Unclassifiables (2016) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Clarkesworld: Year Four (2013) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2019 Edition (2019) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Japanese Dreams: Fantasies, Fictions & Fairytales (2009) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Futures & Fantasies (2018) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Clarkesworld: Year Eight (2016) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Clarkesworld: Year Five (2013) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 073 (October 2012) (2012) — Autor — 16 cópias
Dangerous Games (2014) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Clarkesworld: Year Seven (2015) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 7: November/December 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Jabberwocky (2006) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
The Moment of Change (2012) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 15th Anniversary Edition (2023) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Tor.com Short Fiction: May - June 2020 (2020) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 100 • September 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Mythic Delirium (Volume 1) (2014) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #200 (2016) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 114 (November 2019) (2019) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Her Magical Pet: Benefit F/F Story Collection (2020) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Tor.com Short Fiction: Spring 2023 — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 109 (June 2019) (2019) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 85 • June 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Jabberwocky 2 (2005) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
The Best of Abyss & Apex: Volume One (2009) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 059 (August 2011) (2011) — Autor — 4 cópias
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 16 — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #174 (2015) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Strange Horizons, January 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 130 (March 2021) (2021) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #194 (2016) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 052 (January 2011) (2010) — Autor — 2 cópias
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 10 (Volume 10) (2018) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Daily Science Fiction: January 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Daily Science Fiction: June 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1979-01-26
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
País (para mapa)
USA
Local de nascimento
Houston, Texas, USA
Locais de residência
Houston, Texas, USA
Louisiana, USA
South Korea
Educação
Cornell University (BA|Mathematics)
Stanford University (MA)
Ocupação
science fiction writer
Agente
Seth Fishman
Pequena biografia
Yoon Ha Lee was born January 26, 1979 in Houston TX. His family moved back and forth between Texas and South Korea, where he attended high school at Seoul Foreign School, an English-language international school. He went to college at Cornell University, majoring in Mathematics, and earned a Master’s degree in secondary math education at Stanford. He has worked as an analyst for an energy market intelligence company, done web design, and taught math.
Aviso de desambiguação
Yoon Ha Lee is a (trans) man. Please do not change gender or pronouns on this page to female based on older interviews and publicity materials referring to him as female - they are no longer correct.

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3.5*. Had trouble reading this due to being incredibly gory and authoritarian, and thus pretty depressing! I will probably read the next one when I'm in a better frame of mind for it.

Lee is great at naming things. Battleships called the Sincere Greeting, Higher Higher Highest, and Coiled Stone? Yes. I was also really impressed and excited by the use of math---proofs, axioms, search-spaces, etc---as the 'rules' of the universe and the science and the weapons that do horrible things to human bodies.… (mais)
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caedocyon | outras 75 resenhas | Feb 21, 2024 |
I had this one on a TBR list for a while now. Even from the cover illustration it is visible this is SF that aims for some concepts that are more out-of-this-world than usual and for this I need to be little bit more focused. And so, since I needed to read some SF, I decided to pick this one up and see how it goes.

And what a book. First I would say that this is one of those books where it is a merit not to know about the author (something I truly try these days to maintain as rule number one, because I am interested in books not in lives and life decision of authors). Same as for Star Wars Ronin any additional information on the author would have a negative effect. Which would be a shame since this book (and Ronin mind you) are very interesting and unique SF stories.

So, the story...... Now, in general my opinion on the story is divided on action and character interaction aspect of it.

Lets start with action. If anyone understands what is going on in action scenes (and have read just this book, nothing else in the series) I call it bollocks. All action scenes are akin to crossover of starship troopers and Hogwarths - people are dying all around, explosions show up, some weird energy weapons do terrible amount of damage, shield technology is also present, but in general everybody uses belief to fight (yup, belief) and explanation how things work is completely unavailable. This is such an enigma that .... I do not know, lets say it is weirdest setting I came across so far. Entire setting is based on strict control of pretty segregated, cast based society where entire technology is based on calendar mathematics (yup, you read that right). Basically due to the overwhelming belief discipline enforced on the society so called calendar mathematics (using the numerical theory) is the tool for development of various technology marvel. And this mathematics is weird, with fantastic effects on both space and time. Downside is that it can be affected by loss of belief in official calendar (yup, you read that right) and this is where non-calendar based weapons come in (called exotics :D) and these are as deadly as calendar based ones, although rare.

This belief system is so predominant that all military efficiency is lost if people go through what is called Doctrine correction - reason being that they become hollowed out and thus lose capability to use this belief system to fight effectively (I guess message here is that you can force people to believe into something but they will always know something is wrong in the venerated object or society).

It says a lot about the author when above technological aspect is used, nobody can figure out how it works, but in overall it does not stifle the book. As a matter of fact even when you go through land and space combat (an try figuring out what is moth ship?) even while totally unaware of how things work, incredibly everything works out just fine. Truly. You might not believe me but author's style is great, making very strange and unbelievable things play out in readers mind's eye like scenes from Star Wars.

That being said , the main, juicy part of the book are characters. Kel Cheris (Kel meaning armed forces caste) is asked in a think tank working on a solution for hijacking of important space station what would be her solution. She says I would activate Shuos (spies/assassins/troubleshooter caste) Jedao to solve the problem. Now, this Shuos Jedao is general several centuries old, that gets unfrozen and activated (merged (?) with the living person) when situation is dire. And he is good at what he does - never lost a fight although whether he is good in the head is question that puzzles many. And this is part where we find out that not every caste is happy with him - Kel's are keeping him as secret weapon but rest of the castes would be equally good with him being blown up, or, you know, run-over while crossing the street. And there are six (or maybe seven? ;)) castes [each dedicated to military, spying, philosophy, technology etc] and they are more in conflict than it might be assumed through all all-is-good public relations campaign.

Interaction between Cheris and Jedao and rest of high command and troops on the ground is what makes this a truly excellent book. Soon secrets will come out that will change Cheris' opinion on Jedao, but road to these revelations will be a bloody one (and I mean bloody, Event Horizon style). I wont go into details because it would be spoiling the story but Count Monte Cristo would not show this level of ruthlessness. We are talking about a completely different level of not caring how goals are achieved.

All in all, excellent book. Author's style is great, truly gets you immersed (those weird emails that are scattered throughout the chapters are hilarious) and book ends on a high note (truly wonderful cliffhanger). I am now definitely on a lookout for other books in the trilogy.

Highly recommended.
… (mais)
 
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Zare | outras 75 resenhas | Jan 23, 2024 |
Interesting space adventure, a unique J fiction title.
 
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mslibrarynerd | outras 48 resenhas | Jan 13, 2024 |
Story: 8 / 10
Characters: 6
Setting: 7
Prose: 8

I'm not really into short stories, so everything really worked in this book except the ending. Not sure if I should give the author another shot with a longer format.
 
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MXMLLN | Jan 12, 2024 |

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