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Melissa Scott (1) (1960–)

Autor(a) de Trouble and Her Friends

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65+ Works 7,015 Membros 146 Reviews 4 Favorited

About the Author

Melissa Scott is a science fiction writer. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1961. Scott studied history at Harvard University before earning her Ph. D. in comparative history from Brandeis University. Scott's first science fiction book, The Game Beyond, was published in 1984. In 1986, she mostrar mais won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Scott received the Lambda Literary Award for Gay/Lesbian Science Fiction in both 1995 and 1996 for the books Trouble and Her Friends and Shadow Man. She is a co-founder of WaveLengths, a journal of gay/lesbian/bisexual-interest science fiction and fantasy. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras de Melissa Scott

Trouble and Her Friends (1994) 692 cópias
Dreamships (1992) 500 cópias
Point of Hopes (1995) 388 cópias
Burning Bright (1993) 368 cópias
The Kindly Ones (1987) 317 cópias
Five-Twelfths of Heaven (1985) 300 cópias
Proud Helios (1995) 296 cópias
The Garden (1997) 269 cópias
Mighty Good Road (1990) 266 cópias
Shadow Man (1995) 260 cópias
Point of Dreams (2001) 255 cópias
The Empress of Earth (1987) 248 cópias
Dreaming Metal (1997) 244 cópias
Silence in Solitude (1979) 235 cópias
The Armor of Light (1988) 233 cópias
Night Sky Mine (1996) 198 cópias
Death by Silver (2013) 192 cópias
The Game Beyond (1984) 140 cópias
The Roads of Heaven (1987) 138 cópias
The Jazz (2000) 137 cópias
Homecoming (2010) 123 cópias
A Choice of Destinies (1986) 122 cópias
The Shapes of Their Hearts (1998) 102 cópias
Point of Knives (2012) 101 cópias
A Death at the Dionysus Club (2014) 85 cópias
Fairs' Point (2014) 77 cópias
Lost Things (2012) 76 cópias
Allegiance (1602) 52 cópias
Secrets (2012) 49 cópias
Point of Sighs (2018) 46 cópias
The Inheritors (2013) 42 cópias
Steel Blues (2013) 38 cópias
Third Path (2015) 30 cópias
The Master of Samar (2023) 27 cópias
Ouroboros (2013) 24 cópias
Water Horse (2021) 24 cópias
Wind Raker (2014) 23 cópias
Moebius Squared (2012) 23 cópias
Silver Bullet (2014) 22 cópias
Oath Bound (2015) 20 cópias
Storm Warning (gen:LOCK) (1) (2020) 11 cópias
The Wild Blue (2016) 9 cópias
Jaelle Her Book (2013) — Editor; Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Mercy Mission 3 cópias
The Sweet Not-Yet (2003) 3 cópias
The merchant 1 exemplar(es)
gen:LOCK YA Novel #2 (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
A Player's Heart 1 exemplar(es)
The Rule of Five: Year One (2017) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Star Wars: Rise of the Empire (2015) 200 cópias
Carmen Miranda's Ghost Is Haunting Space Station 3 (1990) — Contribuinte — 167 cópias
So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction (2007) — Contribuinte — 132 cópias
Arabesques: More Tales of the Arabian Nights (1988) — Contribuinte — 130 cópias
The Other Half of the Sky (2013) — Contribuinte — 96 cópias
Arabesques II (1989) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
Reload: Rethinking Women + Cyberculture (2002) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures (2008) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Haunted Hearths & Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories (2008) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Shades of Blue and Gray: Ghosts of the Civil War (2013) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
To Shape the Dark (2016) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Daughters of Frankenstein: Lesbian Mad Scientists (2015) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Imagination Fully Dilated: Science Fiction (2003) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Deco Punk: The Spirit of the Age (2015) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Retellings of the Inland Seas (Feral Astrogators) (2020) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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There are the recently, uncomfortably reunited trio of salvagers, two layers of Ancient space civilizations, the remnants of 2 dark times and a baddy who is after the same relicts as the good gang, but for civilization destroying purposes. Just over the edge of interesting enough except during the too frequent navigational sequences which are burdened with techno-garble.
Physically, the trade paperback that had been bound for library use with clear stiff covers was difficult to hold, sharp edged and pointy cornered.… (mais)
½
 
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quondame | 1 outra resenha | Apr 9, 2024 |
Back in the 1990s, there was a time when I considered Melissa Scott appointment reading, when she was writing space fiction with a filigree of cyberpunk. Situations change though and Scott fell out of my reading rotation, mostly because I don't read tie-in novels and Scott's idea of fantasy didn't appeal to me.

Flash forward 30 or so years, and one day I was wondering what Scott has been up to, in part when thinking about a constellation of female writers from the 1990s who are either out of circulation, or are no longer with us, and discovered "The Order of the Air." My thought being this should be right up my alley.

Unfortunately, the execution did not match my hopes. The high concept is cool. The prose is better than workmanlike. The characters are at least acceptable. The big problem is that this story has all the narrative snap of a wet noodle. I plowed through it but the overall execution doesn't make me want to rush right out and hunt down the rest of the series. To put it another way, all the components were there for a thriller, or a story of gothic atmosphere, but Mmes Scott & Graham just didn't seem to have that sort of novel in them, and that's unfortunate. Silvia Moreno-Garcia would have had a field day with this material.

My final thought is that narrative drive might always have been a problem with Scott's novels, even in her prime writing for Tor, and that's why I don't remember those novels better.
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Shrike58 | outras 4 resenhas | Mar 31, 2024 |
Surprisingly enjoyable with an interesting end.
 
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thanbini | 1 outra resenha | Nov 15, 2023 |
3 stars.
I'm not sure how a book about magic and investigating a murder, with a interesting shared past for the characters can be dry, but that's what it felt like to me. Unlike other books, I would keep looking, sure that I had read quite a bit and would always be surprised that I was only 5 or 10 percent ahead of where I was the last time I looked. The story was interesting, and so were the characters, but I didn't really connect with the writing itself.
 
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mamawerewolf | outras 16 resenhas | Jun 26, 2023 |

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Membros
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