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Tobias S. Buckell

Autor/a de Crystal Rain

84+ obres 3,756 Membres 160 Ressenyes 15 preferits

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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. mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Tobias S. Buckell

Crystal Rain (2006) 699 exemplars
Halo: The Cole Protocol (2008) 560 exemplars
Ragamuffin (2007) 367 exemplars
Halo: Evolutions (2009) 327 exemplars
The Tangled Lands (2018) 310 exemplars
Sly Mongoose (2008) 239 exemplars
Arctic Rising (2012) 226 exemplars
The Executioness (2011) — Autor — 175 exemplars
Diverse Energies (2012) — Editor — 136 exemplars
Hurricane Fever (2014) 71 exemplars
Tides From the New Worlds (2009) 59 exemplars
The Apocalypse Ocean (2012) 54 exemplars
The Alchemist / The Executioness (2010) — Autor — 49 exemplars
HALO: Envoy (2017) 33 exemplars
Mitigated Futures (2013) 24 exemplars
TRSF (2011) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
A Stranger in the Citadel (2023) 21 exemplars
Xenowealth: A Collection (2015) 19 exemplars
The Trove (2017) 18 exemplars
It's All Just a Draft (2019) 15 exemplars
Aerophilia (2011) 15 exemplars
Visual Journeys: A Tribute to Space Artists (2007) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Manumission 9 exemplars
Four Eyes 8 exemplars
Toy Planes 7 exemplars
The Fish Merchant 7 exemplars
Necahual (2015) 7 exemplars
Mitigation — Autor — 6 exemplars
Fireside Magazine, Spring 2012 (2012) 6 exemplars
Spurn Babylon (2011) 6 exemplars
Byways: A METAtropolis Story (2014) 5 exemplars
La vida secreta de los bots y otros relatos — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Stochasticity (2014) 5 exemplars
A Militant Peace 4 exemplars
Death's Dreadlocks 4 exemplars
Resistance 4 exemplars
Trinkets 4 exemplars
In Orbite Medievali (2011) 4 exemplars
Chilo (2008) 3 exemplars
Her 3 exemplars
A Green Thumb 3 exemplars
Smooth Talking 2 exemplars
The Apocalypse Ocean (2012) 2 exemplars
The Found Girl — Autor — 2 exemplars
The Fall Of Alacan (2011) 2 exemplars
Anakoinosis 2 exemplars
Placa Del Fuego 2 exemplars
Scar Tissue 1 exemplars
The Sugar Mill 1 exemplars
Nord's Gambit 1 exemplars
CoNZealand Fringe 1 exemplars
The Shackles Of Freedom (2017) 1 exemplars
Fish Merchant 1 exemplars
Migration 1 exemplars
The Duel 1 exemplars
Mirror, Mirror 1 exemplars
Io Robot 1 exemplars
System Reset 1 exemplars
The Universe Reef 1 exemplars
Tides 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse (2008) — Col·laborador — 1,541 exemplars
Metatropolis (2008) — Col·laborador — 574 exemplars
Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories (2011) — Col·laborador — 503 exemplars
So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy (2004) — Col·laborador — 292 exemplars
New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color (2019) — Col·laborador — 275 exemplars
The End Is Nigh (2014) — Col·laborador — 275 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection (2012) — Col·laborador — 239 exemplars
Year's Best SF 11 (2006) — Col·laborador — 234 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (2012) — Col·laborador — 224 exemplars
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Col·laborador — 180 exemplars
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 (2018) — Col·laborador — 173 exemplars
Year's Best SF 14 (2009) — Col·laborador — 170 exemplars
Old Venus (2015) — Col·laborador — 169 exemplars
Dead Man's Hand (2014) — Col·laborador — 159 exemplars
Mojo: Conjure Stories (2003) — Col·laborador — 147 exemplars
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond (2013) — Col·laborador — 146 exemplars
Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction (2022) — Col·laborador — 141 exemplars
Armored (2012) — Col·laborador — 141 exemplars
Lightspeed: Year One (2011) — Col·laborador — 138 exemplars
Zombies: The Recent Dead (2010) — Col·laborador — 122 exemplars
Galactic Empires (2017) — Col·laborador — 118 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection (2018) — Col·laborador — 116 exemplars
Futures from Nature (2007) — Col·laborador — 113 exemplars
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 (2020) — Col·laborador — 108 exemplars
Loosed upon the World: The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction (2015) — Col·laborador — 107 exemplars
Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom (2012) — Col·laborador — 105 exemplars
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 2 (2017) — Col·laborador — 103 exemplars
Sideways In Crime (2008) — Col·laborador — 99 exemplars
Seeds of Change (2008) — Col·laborador — 90 exemplars
Wastelands: The New Apocalypse (2019) — Col·laborador — 87 exemplars
Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction (2000) — Col·laborador — 80 exemplars
Upgraded (2014) — Col·laborador — 78 exemplars
Hot and Steamy: Tales of Steampunk Romance (2011) — Col·laborador — 73 exemplars
Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies (2017) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars
Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology (2020) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
Fast Forward 2 (2008) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
Operation Arcana (2015) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
New Voices In Science Fiction (2003) — Col·laborador — 65 exemplars
Bridging Infinity (1783) — Col·laborador — 61 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures (2014) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3 (2018) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars
METAtropolis: Cascadia (2010) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
All Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories (2004) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
The Book of All Flesh (2004) — Col·laborador — 55 exemplars
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 5 (2020) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
Mission Critical (2019) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XVI (2000) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk (2015) — Introducció — 47 exemplars
Men Writing Science Fiction As Women (2003) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 6 (2021) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
I, Alien (1657) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
Clarkesworld: Year Six (2014) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
Clarkesworld: Year Three (2013) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Twelve (2018) — Col·laborador — 37 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2018 Edition (2018) — Col·laborador — 35 exemplars
Robots: The Recent A.I. (2012) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
The Best of World SF: 2 (2022) — Col·laborador — 31 exemplars
Speculative Horizons (2010) — Autor, algunes edicions31 exemplars
Space Cadets (2006) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Lost Worlds & Mythological Kingdoms (2022) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
Prime Codex (2007) — Autor de la coberta — 27 exemplars
Clarkesworld: Year Four (2013) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
Ignorance Is Strength (2020) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
We, Robots (2010) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Burn the Ashes (2020) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Uncanny Magazine Issue 23: July/August 2018 (2018) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
METAtropolis: Green Space (2013) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 2 • July 2010 (2010) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Or Else the Light (2020) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2021): Volume One (2021) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Land/Space: An Anthology of Prairie Speculative Fiction (2003) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
The Book of Silverberg (2014) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
The New Hero: New Heroes for a New Age (2013) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Subterranean Magazine, Issue #4 (Spring 2006) (2006) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
A Year Without a Winter (2019) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Strangest of All — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Golden Age SF: Tales of a Bygone Future (2006) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Schemers: Betrayal Knows No Boundaries (2013) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 30 • November 2012 (2012) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
The WisCon Chronicles, Vol.9: Intersections and Alliances (2015) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy: Volume One (2022) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 4 (2020) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Apex Magazine 108 (May 2018) (2018) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Clarkesworld: Issue 062 (November 2011) (2011) — Autor — 6 exemplars
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 93 • February 2018 (2018) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 96 • May 2018 (2018) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Overview: Stories in the Stratosphere (2017) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Mothersound: The Sauútiverse Anthology (2023) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Apex Magazine 109 (June 2018) (2018) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Forever Magazine Issue 2 (2015) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Uncanny Magazine: The Best of 2018 — Col·laborador, algunes edicions2 exemplars
Subterranean Magazine Summer 2011 — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 10 (Volume 10) (2018) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Shoah Sry — Autor, algunes edicions1 exemplars

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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 | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 18 ressenyes més | Dec 17, 2023 |

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Jeff VanderMeer Contributor
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Arthut Iqbal Contributor
Frank Wu Contributor, Illustrator
Ron Miller Illustrator, Contributor
Brandon O'Brien Contributor
Justina Ireland Contributor
Ibi Zoboi Contributor
Emily Osborne Illustrator
Sofia Samatar Contributor
Thoraiya Dyer Contributor
Chinelo Onwualu Contributor
N. K. Jemisin Contributor
Celese Rita Baker Contributor
Ana Bracic Illustrator
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John Chu Contributor
Shweta Narayan Contributor
Vandana Singh Contributor
Pat Cadigan Contributor
Ken MacLeod Contributor
Geoffrey A. Landis Contributor
Gwyneth Jones Contributor
Ma Boyong Contributor
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Chris Foss Illustrator
Cory Doctorow Contributor
Joe Haldeman Contributor
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Willis Couvillier Contributor
Bob Eggleton Illustrator
Jude-marie Green Contributor
Richard Chwedyk Contributor
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James Van Pelt Contributor
Frank R. Paul Illustrator
Chesley Bonestell Illustrator
Michael Carroll Illustrator
Will McDermott Contributor
G. David Nordley Contributor
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Joe Tucciarone Illustrator
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Teresa Jarrín Translator
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Jason S. Ridler Contributor
Elena Macian Translator
María Alfonso Translator
Jason Heller Non-fiction editor
Chesya Burke Contributor
Angel Nieves Cover artist
Jeremy L. C. Jones Interviewer
Todd Lockwood Cover artist
Jamie Stafford-Hill Cover designer
Jan Hilty Photographer
Steve Downes Narrator
Holter Graham Narrator
J.K. Drummond Illustrator
Elizabeth Story Cover designer, designer

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Obres
84
També de
105
Membres
3,756
Popularitat
#6,749
Valoració
½ 3.6
Ressenyes
160
ISBN
119
Llengües
5
Preferit
15

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