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Gwyneth Jones (1) (1952–)

Autor/a de White Queen

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Obres de Gwyneth Jones

Les obres s'han combinat en Gwyneth A. Jones.

White Queen (1991) 277 exemplars
Bold as Love (2001) 269 exemplars
Divine Endurance (1984) 242 exemplars
North Wind (1994) 147 exemplars
Castles Made of Sand (2002) 119 exemplars
Phoenix Cafe (1997) 102 exemplars
Midnight Lamp (2003) 96 exemplars
Spirit (2008) 85 exemplars
Proof of Concept (2017) 80 exemplars
Band of Gypsys (2005) 77 exemplars
Kairos (1988) 74 exemplars
Rainbow Bridge (Gollancz S.F.) (2006) 74 exemplars
Flowerdust (1993) 74 exemplars
Escape Plans (1986) 54 exemplars
Seven Tales and a Fable (1995) 37 exemplars
Grazing the Long Acre (2009) 36 exemplars
The Universe of Things (2011) 31 exemplars
The Hidden Ones (1988) 29 exemplars
Big Cat and Other Stories (2019) 18 exemplars
The Grasshopper's Child (2014) 13 exemplars
Saving Tiamaat (2007) 8 exemplars
The Tomb Wife 8 exemplars
The Fulcrum (2005) 6 exemplars
La Cenerentola 5 exemplars
The Ki-anna (2011) 5 exemplars
The Voyage Out 5 exemplars
Cheats 3 exemplars
Bricks, Sticks, Straw (2012) 3 exemplars
Grasshopper's Child (2021) 3 exemplars
Blue Clay Blues 2 exemplars
Gravegoods 2 exemplars
The Seventh Gamer 1 exemplars
Forward echoes [short fiction] (1990) 1 exemplars
Destroyer Of Worlds 1 exemplars
The Mechanic [short story] (1993) 1 exemplars
End of Oil 1 exemplars
The Lovers 1 exemplars
A North Light 1 exemplars
Plans de fuite (1986) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Les obres s'han combinat en Gwyneth A. Jones.

La Màquina del temps (1895) — Introducció, algunes edicions17,230 exemplars
Dhalgren (1975)algunes edicions3,641 exemplars
City (1952) — Introducció, algunes edicions2,494 exemplars
L'Home femella (1975) — Introducció, algunes edicions2,123 exemplars
The New Space Opera (2007) — Col·laborador — 540 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection (2006) — Col·laborador — 525 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection (1999) — Col·laborador — 476 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection (2008) — Col·laborador — 469 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifteenth Annual Collection (1998) — Col·laborador — 429 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997) — Col·laborador — 413 exemplars
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Col·laborador — 400 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection (2009) — Col·laborador — 384 exemplars
Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology (2007) — Col·laborador — 380 exemplars
Engineering Infinity (2011) — Col·laborador — 347 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: First Annual Collection (1986) — Col·laborador — 310 exemplars
Sabella (1980) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions294 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women (2001) — Col·laborador — 283 exemplars
The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (2003) — Col·laborador — 280 exemplars
Year's Best SF 2 (1997) — Col·laborador — 259 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection (2012) — Col·laborador — 236 exemplars
Edge of Infinity (2012) — Col·laborador — 210 exemplars
Off Limits: Tales of Alien Sex (1996) — Col·laborador — 201 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Second Annual Collection (1987) — Col·laborador — 198 exemplars
Year's Best SF 15 (2010) — Col·laborador — 195 exemplars
Year's Best SF 13 (2008) — Col·laborador — 189 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Third Annual Collection (1988) — Col·laborador — 183 exemplars
Old Venus (2015) — Col·laborador — 166 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Third Annual Collection (2016) — Col·laborador — 149 exemplars
Eclipse 1: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2007) — Col·laborador — 148 exemplars
Year's Best SF 17 (2012) — Col·laborador — 126 exemplars
Eclipse 4: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2011) — Col·laborador — 115 exemplars
Futures from Nature (2007) — Col·laborador — 113 exemplars
The Best of Crank! (1998) — Autor — 98 exemplars
Year's Best SF 18 (2013) — Col·laborador — 92 exemplars
Nebula Awards Showcase 2002: The Year's Best SF and Fantasy (2002) — Commentary — 90 exemplars
Visions of Wonder (1996) — Col·laborador — 89 exemplars
Meeting Infinity (2015) — Col·laborador — 78 exemplars
Glorifying Terrorism, Manufacturing Contempt: An Anthology (2006) — Col·laborador — 69 exemplars
Tarot Tales (1989) — Col·laborador — 58 exemplars
When It Changed: Science into Fiction (2009) — Col·laborador — 55 exemplars
The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (2009) — Col·laborador — 54 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 09 (1998) — Col·laborador — 54 exemplars
Letters to Tiptree (2015) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
Space Opera (2007) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
In Dreams (1992) — Col·laborador — 52 exemplars
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 5 (2020) — Col·laborador — 51 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 14 (1988) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Ten (2016) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars
Dark Terrors 5: The Gollancz Book of Horror (2000) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
Tales From the Forbidden Planet (1987) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars
Other Edens 2 (1988) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
Dangerous Games (2007) — Col·laborador — 37 exemplars
80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin (2010) — Col·laborador — 37 exemplars
New Worlds 3 (1993) — Col·laborador — 37 exemplars
Walls of Fear (1990) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures (2008) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Constellations (2005) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
Best of British Science Fiction 2016 (2017) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
Myth-understandings (1996) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
TRSF (2011) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Tales for Canterbury: Survival, Hope, Future (2011) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
To Shape the Dark (2016) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Drabble Project (1988) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Clarkesworld: Issue 085 (October 2013) (2013) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
The Big Book of Cyberpunk (2023) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories (2017) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Fairy & Folk Tales from around the World (1986) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions11 exemplars
A World of Folk Tales (1981) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions10 exemplars
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 51 • August 2014 (2014) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 4 (2020) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Gothic Lovecraft (2016) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Current Futures: A Sci-Fi Ocean Anthology — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Interzone 042 (1990) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars


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I've always struggled a bit with Gwyneth Jones' writing, but I've had Bold as Love on the shelf for years because people whose opinions I respect have called her work Significant. Part of my problem is probably that I've been guilty in the past of rushing her books; now, as a retired person, I don't have that excuse.

But to start with, I found the premise and characters in this novel not to my liking. I've always had something of a semi-detached relationship with the counterculture; and I suppose I identified as a Young Fogey back in the days when I was still young, although my knowledge of and contact with the counterculture was always sufficient for me to know about it, identify those places where I was in tune with it, and smile indulgently at everything else. That also meant that sometimes, I picked up on issues that others didn't immediately see, and my grasp of stuff sometimes confounded people who'd think things like "How does tweedy Robert know so much about lesbian symbiology?", which amused me. But hey, I've been to festivals and slept under canvas. My political alignment helps, too.

And yet, to begin with I was reading the novel and thinking "I don't identify with these characters." There's one character who looks and behaves like a walk-on nihilist grunge villain from Gotham. The novel, published around 2000, throws us into a near-future scenario that is now on a wholly divergent timeline. And Jones' idea of what Whitehall civil servants and politicians were like was perhaps ten years out of date in 2000; Tony Blair's "Cool Britannia" seems to have either passed her by or been treated as mere window-dressing, whereas that generation of politicians and officials were more in touch with the counterculture than people realise - even some of those supposedly in the loop, such as certain SpAds (special advisors), who put out an appeal for "weirdos and misfits" to join government whilst overlooking those already working away under their noses. Well, I've written about that before (, so enough said.

I was certainly contemplating not finishing the book if I didn't get any better vibes off it by the 50-60% point. But then some friends assured me that coming to terms with the characters was something of a slow burn; and sure enough, I found myself warming to the central triumvirate: Fiorinda, Ax Preston and Sage. Someone else pointed out that the book was subtitled A near future fantasy and had certain Arthurian themes; and that I could see, also. Perhaps i should have taken more notice of that, as fantasy isn't really my thing, especially if the writer is trying to combine it with a more ostensibly "realistic" setting at the outset.

There are also some other things I found problematical. There's a major thread in the book of rock musicians and child abuse. The attitude in Bold as Love seems to be "Everyone knew but no-one said." I'm sure that's true; it's what people said about Jimmy Saville (after the event). Sadly, that rather holes the argument about it being "fantasy" under the waterline, and some coming to this book now may want to reject it on those grounds. There is also some overt Islamophobia that goes directly unchallenged despite the question of Islam in Britain being addressed positively later on. The same goes for trans issues; Gwyneth Jones' treatment of themes which might resonate unfavourably with some readers twenty years later perhaps just goes to show how far we have come.

So: an important book from a major writer, to be sure; but some readers will have to work hard at it before they begin to get returns. There is an irreverent humour at play throughout the novel, and Jones knows her fantastic literature well enough to pepper the text with in-jokes. And the Gollancz hardcover is a lovely thing with an Anne Sudworth cover.
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RobertDay | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jun 20, 2023 |

I read the first part of this when it first came out in Interzone, way back in the day, and thought I had read the rest since, but this was mostly new to me. I generally enjoyed it, which is a relief because I bounced off a couple of other books by Gwyneth Jones that I tried in the meantime. I also suspect that I would not have enjoyed it as much when it first came out; the disintegration of the United Kingdom's structure of government doesn't seem either as improbable or as unwelcome as it did in 2001. The setting is a near-future England where Scotland and Wales have become independent and Ireland has reunited, and the counterculture takes over the government so that senior political figures are also playing in their own bands, and if anything a bit better known for the latter than the former. Our heroine, Fiorinda, undergoes a gruesome sexual initiation in the first section of the book and one of the plot strands is her personal quest to come to terms with it; other strands involve the machinations of various factions, some more believable than others. It's a really impressive vision of what a future England could look like, even if it's now twenty years old; slightly dystopian but also with a tinge of optimism.… (més)
nwhyte | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | May 17, 2021 |

Russ is a fascinating writer, whose work I don't know as well as I would like, and this book goes in great detail (perhaps too much detail) in its recounting of the stories in each of her published (and some unpublished) work. But I don't get a sense of how she fitted into the broader sfnal picture - there is a discussion of the Khatru Symposium, but without really explaining where it came from and what happened after. Russ herself, as a personality, flits in and out of the narrative. I found it a bit frustrating.… (més)
nwhyte | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Oct 3, 2020 |
I originally chose this because I thought it might work for teens, but I don't think it's quite engaging enough to be a crossover choice. It's definitely got an interesting premise, and the mystery elements were compelling, but I don't think the resolution delivered. Quick read, but if you want a sci-fi novella I think there are better ones out there.
bookbrig | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Aug 5, 2020 |



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