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Mel Gilden

Autor/a de Boogeymen

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Obres de Mel Gilden

Boogeymen (1991) 556 exemplars
The Starship Trap (1993) 360 exemplars
Surfing Samurai Robots (1988) 183 exemplars
Hawaiian UFO Aliens (1989) 85 exemplars
Tubular Android Superheroes (1991) 73 exemplars
The Pet (1994) 72 exemplars
Wuzzles: Win One for Bumblelion (1984) 36 exemplars
Beverly Hills 90210 (1991) 32 exemplars
Cardassian Imps (1997) 32 exemplars
Born to Howl (1987) 25 exemplars
Pet of Frankenstein (1988) 25 exemplars
Outer space, and all that junk (1989) 21 exemplars
The Jungle Book (1994) 20 exemplars
M Is for Monster (1987) 19 exemplars
Z Is for Zombie (1988) 13 exemplars
Yuckers (Fifth Grade Monster) (1989) 11 exemplars
The Planetoid of Amazement (1991) 7 exemplars
Nascar Racers: How They Work (2000) 6 exemplars
The Pumpkins of Time (1994) 6 exemplars
Chain Reaction (NASCAR Racers) (2001) 4 exemplars
Ghost on the Net (Cybersurfers) (1996) — Autor — 4 exemplars
The Return of Captain Conquer (1986) 3 exemplars
Toy Story 2 (2000) 2 exemplars
El libro de la selva (1995) 2 exemplars
Hawaiian Aliens 1 exemplars
The Accidental Time Cadet (2015) 1 exemplars
Cyberspace Cowboy (1997) 1 exemplars
Beverly Hills : Pas de secrets (1999) 1 exemplars
Deadline 1 exemplars
Small Miracles 1 exemplars

Obres associades

100 Great Fantasy Short, Short Stories (1984) — Col·laborador — 245 exemplars
Orbit 12 (1973) — Autor — 102 exemplars
Perpetual Light (1982) — Col·laborador — 99 exemplars
My Sherlock Holmes: Untold Stories of the Great Detective (2003) — Col·laborador — 88 exemplars
Betcha Can't Read Just One (1993) — Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
Clarion (1971) — Col·laborador — 61 exemplars
Bruce Coville's Book of Ghosts II: More Tales to Haunt You (1997) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
Strange Bedfellows (1973) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
Clarion III (1973) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Ascents of Wonder (1977) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
Bruce Coville's Alien Visitors (1999) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars


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Gilden, Mel S.
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America



For the first time, we see computation dealt with in terms that seem close to today's: the Enterprise is still a "mainframe," but there is a depiction of a virus that actually illustrates some of the things that could happen if a virus affected the Enterprise. It's not exactly all coherent - there's a good bit of "and then it can do this because PLOT should happen" - but that's OK; it works nonetheless. That's pleasant, but even more pleasant is that the novel makes Wesley into a sympathetic character.… (més)
everystartrek | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jan 7, 2023 |
I found this book to have an interestingly self-conscious Kirk—maybe it's just more interested in his internal mental state than some other books. The plot hinges on a politician and scientist who have rather simplistic ideas about how to end war in the galaxy and seem to blame the existence of war on Starfleet. Ultimately I found that part of the book pretty silly. More interesting is the superweapon the scientist creates, which randomly sends starships to other universes, many of which are inimical to life. (His idea is no starships, no wars...yeah, I didn't say it hung together.) Perhaps most interesting of all is the introduction of a character with a brain-enhancing implant that allows her to record her visual and auditory inputs. That's something Star Trek has never really fully explored (despite Geordi and, yes, the Borg) and which I wish there was more of. Still, all that said, I don't think this was the finest outing. Passable!

Oh, and amusingly: they spell "petaQ" or "p'takh" wrong: "p'tach." I wonder how Klingon spellings were circulated among the various strands of the franchise? I'm pretty sure that 1993 is after they were laid down, especially for common words like petaQ...
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everystartrek | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jan 6, 2023 |
Cute little story. Jake plays baseball in the holodeck. Jake and Nog take care of a harmless seeming alien. The station is facing an attack with aliens demanding the return of their prince.
nx74defiant | Oct 28, 2022 |
Growing up, I never read books but I was a fan of 90210 so I was given this book, maybe in hopes that it would make me a reader or maybe just because I was a fan of the show. Regardless, as a teen I never read it but I still have it so I read it.

I super enjoyed it for the "historical aspect" -- like pay phones and VHS tapes(!). The whole time reading it I was wondering if it would still hold up today ... I'm sure the plot line of Steve searching for his birth mother and how he goes about doing that would be upsetting for people today but in 1992, when this book was published, that's how easy things were and that was the mindset regarding adoption.

I'm going to keep it.

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Adrianne_p | Sep 3, 2022 |


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