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Tanya Huff

Autor/a de Blood Price

95+ obres 30,016 Membres 715 Ressenyes 117 preferits

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Tanya Huff was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. After graduating high school, she served in the Canadian Naval Reserve as a cook from 1975 to 1979. She received a B.A.A. in radio and television arts from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. After graduating college, she worked at Bakka, Canada's mostra'n més oldest SF and fantasy book store, from 1985 to 1992. She is the author of more than 20 books including Blood Price, Blood Trail, Blood Lines, Blood Pact, and Blood Debt. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Tanya Huff

Blood Price (1991) 1,810 exemplars
Summon the Keeper (1998) 1,493 exemplars
Blood Trail (1992) 1,407 exemplars
Blood Lines (1993) 1,273 exemplars
Blood Pact (1993) 1,192 exemplars
Blood Debt (1997) 1,134 exemplars
The Second Summoning (2001) 1,120 exemplars
Smoke and Shadows (2004) 1,101 exemplars
Sing the Four Quarters (1994) 1,067 exemplars
The Enchantment Emporium (2009) 1,048 exemplars
Valor's Choice (2000) 996 exemplars
Long Hot Summoning (2003) 937 exemplars
Smoke and Mirrors (2005) 841 exemplars
Fifth Quarter (1995) 822 exemplars
The Heart of Valor (2007) 791 exemplars
The Better Part of Valor (2002) 773 exemplars
Smoke and Ashes (2006) 732 exemplars
Wizard of the Grove (1999) 725 exemplars
Valor's Trial (2008) 698 exemplars
No Quarter (2006) 694 exemplars
The Quartered Sea (1999) 641 exemplars
The Fire's Stone (1990) 598 exemplars
The Truth of Valor (2010) 508 exemplars
A Confederation of Valor (2006) 468 exemplars
The Wild Ways (2011) 446 exemplars
The Silvered (2012) 413 exemplars
Of Darkness, Light, and Fire (2001) 410 exemplars
Gate of Darkness, Circle of Light (1989) 374 exemplars
An Ancient Peace (2015) 333 exemplars
Child of the Grove (1988) 303 exemplars
Blood Bank (2006) 303 exemplars
The Last Wizard (1989) 277 exemplars
The Future Falls (2014) 267 exemplars
The Quarters Novels: Volume I (2007) 232 exemplars
Scholar of Decay (1995) 193 exemplars
A Peace Divided (2017) 191 exemplars
What Ho, Magic! (1999) 188 exemplars
Stealing Magic (1999) 177 exemplars
The Quarters Novels: Volume II (2007) 166 exemplars
The Privilege of Peace (2018) 149 exemplars
Relative Magic (2003) 144 exemplars
Women of War (2005) — Editor — 133 exemplars
Into the Broken Lands (2022) 108 exemplars
The Complete Keeper Chronicles (2012) 60 exemplars
February Thaw (2011) 56 exemplars
Finding Magic (2007) 51 exemplars
He Said, Sidhe Said (2013) 47 exemplars
The Complete Smoke Trilogy (2006) 36 exemplars
Blood Shot (2020) 27 exemplars
Three Quarters (2016) 26 exemplars
The Shorter Parts of Valor (2022) 12 exemplars
Blood Banked (2021) 9 exemplars
The Blood Books (3 Volume Set) (2006) 7 exemplars
You Do What You Do 3 exemplars
The Wild Side 2 exemplars
The Demon's Den [short story] (1997) 2 exemplars
Live On [short story] (2008) 2 exemplars
Books by Tanya Huff 1 exemplars
Music Hath Charms 1 exemplars
Brock [short story] (2003) 1 exemplars
The Time We Have [short story] (2010) 1 exemplars
We Two May Meet 1 exemplars
See Me 1 exemplars
Songs Sung Red 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Many Bloody Returns: Tales of Birthdays With Bite (2007) — Col·laborador — 1,400 exemplars
Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar (1997) — Col·laborador — 1,309 exemplars
Sun in Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar (2003) — Col·laborador — 1,043 exemplars
Crossroads and Other Tales of Valdemar (2005) — Col·laborador — 822 exemplars
Hotter Than Hell (2008) — Col·laborador — 659 exemplars
Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar (2008) — Col·laborador — 609 exemplars
Changing the World: All-New Tales of Valdemar (2009) — Col·laborador — 527 exemplars
Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar (2010) — Col·laborador — 390 exemplars
Shadowed Souls (2016) — Col·laborador — 346 exemplars
Under the Vale and Other Tales of Valdemar (2011) — Col·laborador — 307 exemplars
DAW 30th Anniversary Fantasy Anthology (2002) — Collaborator — 304 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women (2001) — Col·laborador — 288 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteenth Annual Collection (2002) — Col·laborador — 266 exemplars
Tales of the Knights Templar (1995) — Col·laborador — 255 exemplars
Elemental Magic (2012) — Col·laborador — 253 exemplars
Elementary (2013) — Col·laborador — 243 exemplars
Dragon Fantastic (1992) — Col·laborador — 240 exemplars
Bending the Landscape: Fantasy (1997) — Col·laborador — 209 exemplars
Dracula in London (2001) — Col·laborador — 165 exemplars
If I Were An Evil Overlord (2007) — Col·laborador — 165 exemplars
Assassin Fantastic (2001) — Col·laborador — 165 exemplars
The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine Vol. 1 (1994) — Col·laborador — 153 exemplars
Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations (2013) — Col·laborador — 146 exemplars
Armored (2012) — Col·laborador — 143 exemplars
Vampires: The Recent Undead (2011) — Col·laborador — 136 exemplars
The Dragon Done It (2008) — Col·laborador — 135 exemplars
Elf Fantastic (1997) — Col·laborador — 126 exemplars
Single White Vampire Seeks Same (2001) — Col·laborador — 119 exemplars
Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives (2011) — Col·laborador — 118 exemplars
A Girl's Guide to Guns and Monsters (2009) — Col·laborador — 117 exemplars
Space, Inc. (2003) — Col·laborador — 117 exemplars
Magic in Ithkar 3 (1986) — Col·laborador — 116 exemplars
The Time of the Vampires (1996) — Col·laborador — 105 exemplars
A Fantasy Medley 2 (2012) — Col·laborador — 103 exemplars
The Drag Queen of Elfland: Short Stories (1997) — Introducció — 102 exemplars
Magical Beginnings (2003) — Col·laborador — 101 exemplars
Swords of the Rainbow: Gay & Lesbian Fantasy Adventures (1996) — Col·laborador — 101 exemplars
Faerie Tales (2004) — Col·laborador — 98 exemplars
Velveteen vs. The Multiverse (2013) — Introducció — 96 exemplars
Maiden, Matron, Crone (2005) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
Women of the Night (2007) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
Villains Victorious (2001) — Col·laborador — 92 exemplars
The Wild Side (2011) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars
Warrior Women (2015) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars
Wizard Fantastic (1997) — Col·laborador — 90 exemplars
Vampire Detectives (1995) — Col·laborador — 90 exemplars
Knight Fantastic (2002) — Col·laborador — 89 exemplars
Under Cover of Darkness (2007) — Col·laborador — 84 exemplars
Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead (2010) — Col·laborador — 83 exemplars
In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural (2009) — Col·laborador — 81 exemplars
Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women (2015) — Col·laborador — 76 exemplars
Little Red Riding Hood in the Big Bad City (2004) — Col·laborador — 76 exemplars
Once Upon a Galaxy (2002) — Col·laborador — 75 exemplars
Tarot Fantastic (1997) — Col·laborador — 73 exemplars
Places to Be, People to Kill (2007) — Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers (2019) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars
Earth, Air, Fire, Water (1999) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
Sirius The Dog Star (2004) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
Olympus (1998) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
Operation Arcana (2015) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
Pharaoh Fantastic (2002) — Col·laborador — 62 exemplars
Children of Magic (2006) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars
Apprentice Fantastic (2002) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars
The Mutant Files (2001) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
Virtuous Vampires (1996) — Col·laborador — 54 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons (2013) — Col·laborador — 52 exemplars
Vampire Slayers (1999) — Col·laborador — 52 exemplars
A Quest-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (2002) — Col·laborador — 51 exemplars
Christmas Bestiary (1992) — Col·laborador — 51 exemplars
Oceans of Magic (2001) — Col·laborador — 50 exemplars
The Repentant (2003) — Col·laborador — 47 exemplars
In the Shadow of Evil (2005) — Col·laborador — 47 exemplars
Mythspring: From the Lyrics and Legends of Canada (2006) — Col·laborador — 45 exemplars
Slipstreams (2006) — Col·laborador — 37 exemplars
Army of the Fantastic (2007) — Col·laborador — 35 exemplars
The Fortune Teller (1997) — Col·laborador — 35 exemplars
Summoned to Destiny (Realms of Wonder) (2004) — Introducció, algunes edicions31 exemplars
Totally Charmed: Demons, Whitelighters and the Power of Three (2005) — Col·laborador — 31 exemplars
Vampires in Love: Stories with a Bite (2010) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
All Hail Our Robot Conquerors! (2017) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
The Bakka anthology (2002) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (2013) — Introducció — 20 exemplars
The Modern Deity's Guide to Surviving Humanity (2021) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Northern Frights (1992) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Quick Bites: Fiction to Sink Your Teeth Into (2004) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Northern Frights 3 (1995) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Dead in the Water (2006) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Apocalyptic (2020) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars

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Urban fantasy, retarded ("simple") woman a Name that Book (gener 2013)

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This book is the third, and the author says (alas) the last, of the books about the Gale family. It's a lovely love story, a magical adventure, a rich and varied picture of family and family dynamics, and often quite funny. The love story, which is between my two favorite characters, seems hopeless...but there is a happy ending and it doesn't feel contrived. It also isn't an "everything is immediately perfect" ending, which to my mind makes it happier.

I enjoyed this book immensely, and I hope there will be more glimpses into this world and at these characters in the future. If there are none, though, the trilogy is satisfyingly wound up in this book.… (més)
 
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Bookladycma | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | May 18, 2024 |
I found this collection of short stories because Tanya Huff tweeted an extract from one of them. I don't know how I missed it coming out back in September but as soon as I knew it was there, I had to have a copy. It's been four years since I read 'The Privilege Of Peace', the eighth book in this series, and I've missed Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr, a woman who makes war real and peace a hard-won better option. I told myself that I'd read a story a day up to Christmas, and then I gulped the whole thing down in twenty-four hours.

The first story, 'Not That Kind Of War' starts before 'Valor's Choice' the first book in the series and showed me the kind of warfare that helped shape Torin into the pragmatic, quick thinking, Marine Sargeant who held her ground in 'Valor's Choice.' 'Not That Kind Of War' was a simple but vivid story, bringing to life the endless conflict the Confederation are locked into and demonstrating that there's no room for warrior heroes, at least, not ones who live through the fight. The story plunged me right back into the Valor-verse. There's a line that Torin only allows herself to use in her head but which sets the tone for a lot of this series:

"What if they held a war and nobody died... Never going to happen."

The second story, 'You Do What You Do' is a remarkable short that amplified the nature of the war. Torin isn't in it but it reminded me of one of her thoughts in 'Not That Kind Of War' when she reflected that the decades-long war that they were fighting had no single defining ideology and thinks to herself

"But perhaps a war without one single defining ideology was exactly the kind of war that needed an infinite number of defining moments."

'You Do What You Do' is all about one of those defining moments. In it, Tanya Huff again demonstrates her gift for making the combat and the technology as real as the sacrifices that Heavy Gunner Deena Harmin makes. Deena is one of 'The One In Four' humans who can handle having their bodies augmented so that they can wear a powered armour carapace that amplifies her strength and allows her to carry and fire heavy weapons. The story answers a question that civilians ask about Heavy Gunners and perhaps about marines heading to war zones: "Who Would Do That To Themselves?" Tanya Huff's answer: Those who can. Those who dare. Those who know the cost and choose to pay it if they must.

'First In' is another story of a Marine Recon team dealing with the unexpected and having to decide whether 'Go in. Look around. Come Back' needs to become 'Do something you're not equipped to do because it needs to be done'. It's strong, clever military SF and, as always in these stories, it's the casualties that help to make it real.

'To Dust We Shall Return' is my favourite story in the collection. It's a story that turns out to be quite different from a 'normal' Marine Recon mission. The ending is horrifying and credible. The choice that Torin Kerr makes at the end told me a great deal about who she is and what she was willing to sacrifice.

Tanya Huff described 'To Dust We Shall Return' as having a The Lady Or The Tiger' kind of ending, so now I have to go read Stockton's short story.

'Long Time Passing', the final story, was written for this collection and takes place after the events in 'The Privilege Of Peace'. I'm not sure how much sense this would make to someone who hadn't read the other books but it worked for me and left me hungry for more. Even though it starts with a lot of scientists getting killed, this story is set in peacetime and the dynamic is quite different. By this point in theories, Torin Kerr is different. She's a Warden now, keeping the peace for everyone, not fighting battles for the Elder races and it changes the tone of the story. The basic idea behind the story is a clever one and makes for a classic Science Fiction story. Of course, I'd have liked it to have gone on to be a full novel... Still, I can hope.
… (més)
 
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MikeFinnFiction | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Apr 15, 2024 |
I've liked Tanya Huff sci fi but never really connected with the characters in this one. Meh.
 
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majkia | Hi ha 17 ressenyes més | Apr 14, 2024 |
Similar to the first one, nice fluffy SF with cool and scaringly competent heroine.
 
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zjakkelien | Hi ha 17 ressenyes més | Jan 2, 2024 |

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Membres
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