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Alex Irvine is a fantasy and comic book writer. (Bowker Author Biography)
Nota de desambiguació:

(eng) The Alex Irvine page is combined here, since the name appears to be used only by Alexander C. Irvine. Since there are other authors called Alexander Irvine, the works from that page are aliased here rather than combining the two author pages.

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Obres de Alex Irvine

A Scattering of Jades (2002) 225 exemplars
Pacific Rim (2013) — Autor — 167 exemplars
The Adventures of Tintin: A Novel (2011) 155 exemplars
Iron Man 2 (2010) 101 exemplars
Exodus (Transformers) (2010) 92 exemplars
Batman: Inferno (2006) 86 exemplars
The Vertigo Encyclopedia (2008) — Autor — 85 exemplars
Marvel's The Avengers (2015) 74 exemplars
Anthropocene Rag (2020) 68 exemplars
One King, One Soldier (2004) 67 exemplars
The Narrows (2005) 65 exemplars
Daredevil Noir (2009) 65 exemplars
The Incredible Hulk (2015) 64 exemplars
Iron Man (2014) 62 exemplars
Have Robot, Will Travel (1999) 60 exemplars
Thor (2015) 59 exemplars
X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014) 46 exemplars
Buyout: A Novel (2009) 46 exemplars
Exiles (Transformers) (2011) 43 exemplars
Mystery Hill (2009) 43 exemplars
The Riddler's Gambit (2015) 35 exemplars
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) 31 exemplars
Iron Man 2: The Junior Novel (2010) 30 exemplars
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2015) 29 exemplars
Pictures From An Expedition (2006) 29 exemplars
Ant-Man (2016) 26 exemplars
Virus (1905) 26 exemplars
Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2016) 25 exemplars
The Life of Riley (2005) 18 exemplars
Unintended Consequences (2003) 16 exemplars
Power Rangers (2017) 12 exemplars
Iron Man: Rapture (2011) 11 exemplars
Mare Ultima (2012) 10 exemplars
Rossetti Song Four Stories (2002) 10 exemplars
Marvel: Captain America Civil War Movie Novel (2018) — Autor — 8 exemplars
Halo: Collateral Damage (2018) 7 exemplars
Seventh Fall 7 exemplars
Dragon's Teeth (2009) 5 exemplars
The Lorelei 3 exemplars
Shambhala 3 exemplars
Chichen Itza 3 exemplars
Peter Skilling 3 exemplars
Green River Chantey (2012) 2 exemplars
Wizard's Six 2 exemplars
Down in the Fog-Shrouded City (2002) 2 exemplars
The Murder of King Tut [Comic Book 2] (2010) — Writer — 2 exemplars
Eagleburger's Lawn 2 exemplars
Shad's Mess (2012) 2 exemplars
The Murder of King Tut [Comic Book 1] — Writer — 2 exemplars
The Murder of King Tut [Comic Book 3] (2010) — Writer — 1 exemplars
Isla Tiburón 1 exemplars
Akhenaten 1 exemplars
A Peaceable Man 1 exemplars
Volunteers 1 exemplars
Reformation 1 exemplars
Glitch 1 exemplars
ALEX IRVINE - LA MOSSA DELLEN (2016) 1 exemplars
Deus Ex #2 1 exemplars
Two Tales 1 exemplars
The Dream Curator 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories (2011) — Col·laborador — 498 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection (2003) — Col·laborador — 483 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection (2010) — Col·laborador — 279 exemplars
Trampoline: An Anthology (2003) — Col·laborador — 166 exemplars
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Two (2008) — Col·laborador — 164 exemplars
Live Without a Net (2003) — Col·laborador — 143 exemplars
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four (2010) — Col·laborador — 126 exemplars
Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories (2007) — Col·laborador — 119 exemplars
The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature (2012) — Col·laborador — 109 exemplars
Starlight 3 (2001) — Col·laborador — 103 exemplars
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 2 (2017) — Col·laborador — 99 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2010 Edition (2010) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
Futureshocks (2006) — Col·laborador — 80 exemplars
People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction & Fantasy (2010) — Col·laborador — 74 exemplars
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Eleven (2017) — Col·laborador — 73 exemplars
Forbidden Planets (2006) — Col·laborador — 58 exemplars
Is Anybody Out There? (2010) — Col·laborador — 51 exemplars
Retro Pulp Tales (2006) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
Robots, A Science Fiction Anthology (2005) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
Polyphony 4 (2004) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
Polyphony 2 (2003) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
Ignorance Is Strength (2020) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Burn the Ashes (2020) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Or Else the Light (2020) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 15: Worldcon 2008 Special (2008) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions13 exemplars
The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories (2017) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 22/23: The Company He Keeps (2010) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Halo: Rise of Atriox (2018) — Autor — 9 exemplars
Nightmares on Congress Street, Part 5 (2006) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
The Best of Strange Horizons: Year Two (2004) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Crimewave 10: Now You See Me (2008) 4 exemplars
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 101 • October 2018 (2018) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 43, No. 3 & 4 [March/April 2019] (2019) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 20/21: Edison's Frankenstein (2009) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars Short Fiction: Sept/Oct 2023 — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 8 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Irvine, Alexander Christian
Altres noms
Irvine, Alex
Irvine, Alexander C.
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Llocs de residència
Maine, USA
University of Maine (MA ∙ English)
University of Denver (Ph.D)
teacher (American literature | University of Maine in Orono)
University of Maine in Orono
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Nota de desambiguació
The Alex Irvine page is combined here, since the name appears to be used only by Alexander C. Irvine. Since there are other authors called Alexander Irvine, the works from that page are aliased here rather than combining the two author pages.



At some point in the future the AIs not only got the upper hand against humanity but exploited it - everyone alive lives because they are let to and when the AI gets bored, it just dissolves them and makes them a part of whatever the AI is doing next - the ultimate wrong place, wrong time case. As everything is mixed up, folklore, literature and reality had collapsed into each other, reshuffled and spit out as history - with the AI's ability to create any person anytime anywhere.

In the middle of this madness, 6 young people receive a golden ticket (and if you miss that reference, Irvine will spell it out at one point). And while we follow the 6 of them first getting the tickets and then embarking on a journey to get to where the tickets lead, we see the America of the times - from the 6 places they each started from to the rest of the country (mostly in passing but not only).

The text is full of literary and historical references - some are spelled out, some are just hinted at. You can spend the novel just trying to recognize all of them (Irvine seems to have dropped most of the current cultural references he wanted to use into a mixer and started the thing on high). Even some real people show up (Mark Twain shows up twice even).

At the end the novel ends up being more about the world than the people or the quest - if one expects a resolution for our 6 lucky winners, they may be disappointed. It is not that kind of novel. It is really a novel about taking a risk by doing something new, about the path taken when you don't think any choices and about consciousness - because after all it is a tale about an AI trying to grasp with humanity - and not by just killing us all.
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AnnieMod | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Apr 10, 2023 |
freixas | Mar 31, 2023 |
Meh. Noir-style things are often a hard sell for me despite my wanting to like them because there's frequently a lot of misogyny and other such things in the genre. For example, I liked the character of Eliza and I liked Matt falling hard for her--it felt fast, but I was sold on it--until the revelation that she was a "psychopath." I didn't mind the twist of her being the Bull's-Eye Killer, but making the reason why she does what she does be "because she's crazy!" doesn't sit well with me. It's a harmful stereotype against people with mental illness and poor writing.

Also I feel like there should be a way to do noir-style art that doesn't leave me guessing which character I'm looking at in each panel based on context clues. Between two-thirds of every character being in shadows and the other third being stylized noir-grit, good luck recognizing anyone except Daredevil. Even Matt himself was difficult to recognize outside of his red Daredevil costume.

Also, and I realize this is a somewhat minor nitpick, but I feel like Matt being Foggy's employee is a characterization misstep. Nelson and Murdock are partners, and them having an inherently unequal relationship sat wrong with me.

So, like with most noir-type things, I wanted to like this more than I did.
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coprime | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Aug 30, 2022 |
I really, really liked it, but a more recent version would be appreciated, since the book was published in 2009.
TheFangirl | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jul 25, 2022 |



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