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F. M. Busby (1921–2005)

Autor/a de Young Rissa

45+ obres 3,066 Membres 27 Ressenyes 2 preferits

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Inclou aquests noms: F. M. Busby, F. M. Busby, Busby F. M.


Obres de F. M. Busby

Young Rissa (1976) 246 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Demu Trilogy (1980) 243 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Star Rebel (1984) 232 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Rissa and Tregare (1977) 229 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Alien Debt (1984) 209 exemplars
Rebel's Quest (1985) 196 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Long View (1977) 191 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Zelde M'Tana (1980) 174 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Rebel's Seed (1986) 164 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Breeds of Man (1988) 160 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
All These Earths (1978) 157 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Rissa Kerguelen (1977) 132 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Cage a Man (1973) 119 exemplars
Arrow From Earth (1995) 92 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Slow Freight (1991) 85 exemplars

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Amazons II (1982) — Col·laborador — 165 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Microcosmic Tales (1944) — Col·laborador — 147 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Universe 10 (1980) — Col·laborador — 133 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #3 (1974) — Col·laborador — 122 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Universe 5 (1974) — Col·laborador — 117 exemplars
New Dimensions 3 (1973) — Col·laborador — 117 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Alternate Wars (What Might Have Been, Vol. 3) (1991) — Col·laborador — 112 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The 1979 Annual World's Best SF (1979) — Col·laborador — 106 exemplars
Isaac Asimov: Science Fiction Masterpieces (1986) — Col·laborador — 101 exemplars
Space Odysseys (1974) 100 exemplars
Heroic Visions (1983) — Col·laborador — 98 exemplars
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year Fourth Annual Collection (1975) — Col·laborador — 80 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Clarion II (1972) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Dream's Edge (1980) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
Clarion III (1973) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Best Of New Dimensions (1979) — Autor — 39 exemplars
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
Amazing Stories Vol. 46, No. 3 [September 1972] (1972) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Amazing Stories Vol. 47, No. 6 [April 1974] (1974) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars


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Pulp sci-fi at its average. In some ways this felt like a fixup collection of 4 short stories/novelletes from Busby. The "parts" as their called in the book all have the backdrop of the many worlds theory, although only 2 of them approach it directly. One of the stories is very similar to Heinlein's Tunnel in the Sky. In general, a decent "classic" scifi with a lot of time spent with characters thoughts and MCs who in general are smarter than everyone else.
soup_house | Apr 9, 2024 |
"Volume One of the Rissa Kerguelen Saga" - This was presumably intended as the beginning of a long-running series. The lack of a relatable central character or much in the way of original ideas probably explains why that never happened. I liked the idea that North America is literally owned and run by a corporation but that's all I liked. E.C. Tubb's Earl Dumarest saga is an example of how this kind of thing really ought to be done.

Incidentally the woman on the cover of the UK edition looks like a soccer mom...not at all the "Lisbeth Salander on steroids" that I somehow envisaged.… (més)
SteveMcSteve | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Mar 6, 2024 |
An odd mix of 50's and 80's style sci-fi, with a dated background, and the occasional "sex sells right?" moment. The basic premise is interesting, (I won't give it away here) but almost wasn't enough to save the book. Barely a three.
furicle | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Aug 5, 2023 |
Hope Springs Eternal

As a young girl, raised in a home with two alcoholic parents, I know a lot about neglect, emotional, physical and sexual abuse. When I first read Young Rissa, I finally found someone in whom I could find hope for a better life.

Rissa Kerguelen is sent into the Welfare program on Earth at age five when her parents are killed. Along with her brother, Ivan, they are ripped from the comfort of a luxurious and safe home and sent into hell.

On Earth, approximately 30% of the population is indentured to the Welfare system and almost no one ever buys their way out. Occasionally, someone hits the Government run lottery and escapes but usually falls back into Welfare's clutches.

Rissa and Ivan are in the system for close to six years. Enduring physical abuse and rape, Rissa worries about her brother. All of the reports she hears about Ivan are that he is "in punishment status."

Shockingly, Rissa discovers that she has won the biggest Welfare lottery and is freed around her 11th year. Her Uncle Voris meets her and explains the danger she now faces.

The rest of the book is a triumph over the worst odds, a thrilling hope to anyone who has ever been held in captivity and one of the best Space Operas I've ever read.

It's been close to 45 years since I last read this book but it was like coming home to re-read it. F. M. Busby's Rissa Kerguelen is why I'm a Science Fiction fan for life.
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Windyone1 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | May 10, 2022 |

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