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Byron Preiss (1953–2005)

Autor/a de Dragonworld

49+ obres 3,376 Membres 41 Ressenyes

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Obres de Byron Preiss

Dragonworld (1979) 656 exemplars
The Ultimate Dracula (1991) — Editor — 480 exemplars
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe (1988) — Editor — 200 exemplars
The Ultimate Werewolf (1992) — Editor — 183 exemplars
The Ultimate Frankenstein (1991) — Editor — 167 exemplars
The Ultimate Dragon (1995) — Editor — 135 exemplars
The Ultimate Dinosaur (1992) — Editor — 116 exemplars
The Universe (1987) — Editor — 115 exemplars
The Secret (1982) — Editor — 111 exemplars
The Planets (1985) — Editor — 104 exemplars
Weird Heroes Volume 1 (1975) 100 exemplars
The Ultimate Witch (1993) — Editor — 75 exemplars
The Ultimate Zombie (1993) — Editor — 71 exemplars
The Microverse (1989) — Editor — 66 exemplars
Weird Heroes: Vol. 2 (1975) 61 exemplars
The Ultimate Alien (1995) 60 exemplars
Weird Heroes Volume 8 (1977) 49 exemplars
The New Dinosaurs (2000) — Editor — 48 exemplars
The Art of Leo and Diane Dillon (1981) 47 exemplars
Weird Heroes: Volume Six (1977) 43 exemplars
Art of Moebius (2003) 35 exemplars
The Bat Family (1984) 32 exemplars
Starfawn (1970) 24 exemplars
The Beach Boys (1979) 22 exemplars
Robin 3000 Book 2 (Elseworlds) (1992) — Argumentista — 22 exemplars
Robin 3000 Book One (1992) — Argumentista — 20 exemplars
Schlomo Raven: Public Detective (1976) 14 exemplars
Son of Sherlock Holmes (1977) 13 exemplars
One year affair (1976) 11 exemplars
Not the Webster's Dictionary (1983) 11 exemplars
Guts (1979) 7 exemplars
Robin 3000 (1992) 5 exemplars
The Little Blue Brontosaurus (1983) 4 exemplars
How to Raise Non Smoking Kids (1997) 1 exemplars
Robin 3000 # 01 1 exemplars
Robin 3000 # 02 1 exemplars
The Microverse 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Dinosaurs: A Fantastic New View of a Lost Era (1981) — Editor — 176 exemplars
Elseworlds: Batman Vol. 1 (2016) — Story, Author, Editor - Original Series, algunes edicions62 exemplars
The Oz Encounter; Weird Heroes Vol. 5: Doc Phoenix (1976) — Editor — 55 exemplars
Harvey Kurtzman's Strange Adventures (1990) — Introducció, algunes edicions26 exemplars


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After reading the first lousy story in this “book”, I knew the potential of me enjoying the rest of the stories was at an all-time low. After reading this, it will not be long enough since hearing/reading the name Vlad or the phrase, “I vant to suck your blood”. The stories use the name of Vlad Tepes ad nauseam. The use of the previously mentioned phrase completely contradicts the tone of certain other stories mixing that cheesy phrase with nastier graphic elements
These stories also seem to try to compensate for the lack of structure, theme, characters, and plot with shock. The authors, in some instances, try to rely on real-life horrors such as the Ceausescu regime and especially the AIDS epidemic. There is a lot of Dracula-AIDS-victim in this, I understand the plague-bearer angle to the vampire myth but this was just a shock element not even relevant to the stories in any other capacity where it was used. The plot is another thing almost all of these stories lack and as none of them had any character-work they are just boring blobs of prose with some uninteresting gore-shock and maybe some semi-graphic sex sprinkled in.
There were a few decent stories that I enjoyed on a pulp-fiction level, which is what I was looking for with this book btw. Dracula 1944 by Edward D. Hoch was interesting and held my attention though this idea is better executed in [b:The Strain|6065215|The Strain (The Strain Trilogy, #1)|Guillermo del Toro||6241525]. Here, Dracula (as Vlad, of course) is masquerading as a prisoner in Bergen-Belsen, blood-drained concentration camp guards and Nazi-vampires ensue (go figure). Much At Stake by Kevin J. Anderson was another Twilight-Zone-esque story that I just appreciated for its pulpy elements and I have a soft spot for Bela Lugosi and the old Universal Studios lore (so sue me). The last story that I somewhat enjoyed and possibly the strongest story here was The Name of Fear by Lawrence Watt-Evans. It involves the historical Vlad Tepes, has lots of scene appropriate gore by the bucket and maintains the vampire legend as fact. It has a pretty cool twist at the end that still makes me snicker. Had all of the stories been at this level the book would have been awesome unfortunately these are the strongest three.
Essentially, this is hacky edge-lordy writing and not worth the time required to read it. Hopefully, the three stories (and really only the last is worth seeking out) that I liked can be had somewhere else, in another collection. This book stinks I cannot recommend it to anyone.
In addition, I did not mention the lead story written by Anne Rice because it is among the weakest stories here, in fact, her name is the only reason to mention it at all. Although, I guess the marketing people knew that already.
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Ranjr | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jul 13, 2023 |
En Fandora, tierra habitada por pacíficos campesinos y pescadores, nace la sed de venganza al morir de forma inexplicable un niño. El Gran Consejo de Ancianos atribuye el crimen a los supuestos hechiceros que viven al otro lado del estrecho de Balomar, los simbaleses. Voluntariosos de todos los pueblos fandoranos, mal armados y a bordo de improvisadas embarcaciones proyectan cruzar las aguas turbulentas en busca de justicia.
Natt90 | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jan 20, 2023 |
Loved this book. Read it in HS and I was just absolutely drawn into the plot and the high fantasy world. There was something about this book that I literally could not put down (Not that I wanted to). It definitely centers around human conflicts and wars, so if you are expecting a dragon every single chapter- that isn't the case here (which would be the only downfall of this book). The artwork was nice and highly detailed- some art even had a double page spread going on- which complimented this book nicely since the story and world is so rich. It's lengthy and may seem repetitive sometimes- but what do you expect? It's a 545 page fantasy novel, so you should expect some tropes/scenarios to be a slight reskin of the other (This especially happens when the fantasy novel concerns war and conflict since you usually read about all sides concerned). Personally, I think anyone who rates it below 3.5 is being way too picky about their fantasy tropes since a lot of complaints I hear are identical to same plot devices in many other fantasy books. I think it is an underloved/overlooked book that many more should give a try- it's rare I find anyone who has even heard of this book.… (més)
am08279 | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Oct 30, 2022 |
Combina relatos de autores y divulgación científica a cargo de astrónomos y astrofísicos (que puede haber quedado algo desfasado, pués el libro se publicó en los años 90 del siglo pasado...) Incluye ilustraciones.
maskarakan | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Oct 8, 2021 |



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