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Cherry Wilder (1930–2002)

Autor(a) de A Princess of the Chameln

45+ Works 728 Membros 12 Reviews 4 Favorited

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Obras de Cherry Wilder

A Princess of the Chameln (1984) 122 cópias
The Luck of Brin's Five (1977) 101 cópias
Signs of Life (1996) 77 cópias
Yorath the Wolf (1984) 76 cópias
The Wanderer (2004) 69 cópias
The Summer's King (1986) 68 cópias
Second Nature (1982) 60 cópias
The Nearest Fire (1980) 35 cópias
The Tapestry Warrior (1982) 19 cópias
Grausame Muster (1988) 11 cópias
Odd Man Search 4 cópias

Associated Works

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection (1999) — Contribuinte — 482 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997) — Contribuinte — 417 cópias
Millennial Women (1978) — Contribuinte — 285 cópias
Dreaming Down-Under (1998) — Contribuinte — 184 cópias
Gathering the Bones (2003) — Contribuinte — 111 cópias
The Best of Interzone (1997) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias
Best New Horror (1989) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias
Best New Horror 2 (1991) — Contribuinte — 79 cópias
Interzone: The 1st Anthology (1985) 73 cópias
Arabesques II (1989) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
New Writings in SF-24 (1974) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 07 (1996) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
The Best Australian Science Fiction: A Fifty Year Collection (2004) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #13 (1984) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Skin of the Soul (1990) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
New Writings in SF-26 (1975) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 08 (1997) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
Beyond Tomorrow: Anthology of Modern Science Fiction (1976) — Contribuinte, algumas edições51 cópias
Interzone: The 3rd Anthology (1988) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
The Sixth Omni Book of Science Fiction (1989) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Dancing With the Dark (1999) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Dark Terrors 5: The Gollancz Book of Horror (2000) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Centaurus: The Best of Australian SF (1999) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams (1994) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Isaac Asimov's Ghosts (1995) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
New Writings in SF-29 (1976) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Terror Australis: The Best of Australian Horror (1993) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Chrysalis 5 (1979) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy (1997) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Drabble II: Double Century (1990) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Interzone: The 5th Anthology (1991) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Dark Voices 2 (1990) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Goldmann Fantasy Foliant I. Fantasy- Stories. (1983) — Contribuinte, algumas edições11 cópias
Fantastic Worlds (1999) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Phantoms of Venice (2007) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Das Blei der Zeit (1993) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Sometimes a book carries such startling content and weighty matter that it overcomes poor presentation; conversely, a telling of freshness and beauty can elevate simple into sublime. "The Luck Of Brin's Five" is the latter. Wilder's talent lay in storytelling, and this is told very well indeed, in its phrasing, pacing, and in perspective. Narrative point-of-view profoundly influences the way a tale comes across and can make or break SFF; what we have here is a First Contact story not only presented from an alien's perspective, but through the narration of an alien child. How brilliant is that?

Probably best considered YA nowadays, 'TLoBF' is fairly lightweight in plot and stakes; there's no great sturm und drang, and the violence is minor (and largely fisticuffs). While the Moruians really aren't terribly alien in physiology or communication, the cultural world-building is excellent: Ursula Le Guin-level, really. And the p-o-v allows for the reader to be informed of the cultural mores as the child narrator is getting reinforced; I actually laughed out loud at an early scene in which Dorn (the kid) is dubious about Diver (the human) not because he's an alien, but because he's a _grown-up_ ! Great stuff.

Seems there are sequels from this New Zealand-born Aussie author. Tracking down these lost gems sounds like a good idea to me.
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MLShaw | outras 2 resenhas | Aug 1, 2021 |
Rather standard-issue ghost story...
 
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AlanPoulter | Feb 7, 2017 |
A strange phone call is the harbinger of off doom for a family re-union...
 
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AlanPoulter | Jun 30, 2016 |
Really weird 'raid' on a derelict church in what seems some kind of magical al war...
 
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AlanPoulter | May 28, 2016 |

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Obras
45
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41
Membros
728
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½ 3.5
Resenhas
12
ISBNs
50
Idiomas
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