Imatge de l'autor

Ken Scholes

Autor/a de Lamentation (The Psalms of Isaak)

36+ obres 1,371 Membres 73 Ressenyes 7 preferits

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Crèdit de la imatge: Catriona Sparks


Obres de Ken Scholes

Lamentation (The Psalms of Isaak) (2009) 593 exemplars
Canticle (2009) 248 exemplars
Antiphon (2010) 203 exemplars
Requiem (2013) 73 exemplars
Hymn (2017) 35 exemplars
The Starship Mechanic (2010) — Autor — 14 exemplars
Last Flight of the Goddess (2006) 11 exemplars
What Fates Impose (2013) 10 exemplars

Obres associades

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection (2011) — Col·laborador — 291 exemplars
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Three (2009) — Col·laborador — 142 exemplars
Eclipse 2: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2008) — Col·laborador — 135 exemplars
Ender's World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender's Game (2013) — Col·laborador — 134 exemplars
Galactic Empires (2017) — Col·laborador — 117 exemplars
Unfettered III: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2019) — Col·laborador — 104 exemplars
A Fantastic Holiday Season: The Gift of Stories (2014) — Col·laborador — 83 exemplars
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXI (2005) — Col·laborador — 77 exemplars
Circus: Fantasy Under the Big Top (2012) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
METAtropolis: Cascadia (2010) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
The Trouble With Heroes (2009) — Col·laborador — 47 exemplars
Fantasy for Good: A Charitable Anthology (2014) — Col·laborador — 45 exemplars
Genius Loci: Tales of the Spirit of Place (2016) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
Realms 2: The Second Year of Clarkesworld Magazine (2010) — Autor — 40 exemplars
Season of Wonder (2012) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars
Clarkesworld: Year Three (2013) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on (2013) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Bless Your Mechanical Heart (2014) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Prime Codex (2007) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
Japanese Dreams: Fantasies, Fictions & Fairytales (2009) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Polyphony 6 (2006) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
METAtropolis: Green Space (2013) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Robots through the Ages: A Science Fiction Anthology (2023) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
The Usual Path to Publication: 27 Stories About 27 Ways In (2016) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
TEL: Stories (2005) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Kobold Guide to Magic (2014) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Little Green Men - Attack! (2017) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 71 • April 2016 (2016) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
The Best of Talebones (2010) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Surviving Tomorrow: A Charity Anthology to Fight COVID-19 (2020) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Tales From The Fathomless Abyss (2011) — Introducció — 6 exemplars
Best of the Rest 4 — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
The Best of Abyss & Apex: Volume One (2009) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
High Noon on Proxima B (2023) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 87 • August 2017 (2017) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Best of the Rest 3 (2002) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #175 (2015) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars


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Data de naixement
Llocs de residència
Oregon, USA
Western Washington University (History)
Jennifer Jackson



Not quite as good as the first one but still a great read. I can't wait to see where it goes next.
cdaley | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Nov 2, 2023 |
This was a great book. Very fast paced with some very interesting characters and story lines. It did suffer from a few first novel issues but they were small and didn't bother me that much.

I liked that the book ended with the completion of a story line and the hint of the future mystery. I have always felt that series books should do that. I hate feeling like I go to the end of the book with no resolution what so ever.

I also thought Scholes did a very nice job of laying out his world. Giving us hints here are there but not revealing everything. There is a big mystery in the background of this book and he hints at it all the way through. I liked his mix of fantasy and tech. Will read the next one when it come out in October.… (més)
cdaley | Hi ha 26 ressenyes més | Nov 2, 2023 |
Above average short story that reminded me of the lyric quality of Ken Scholes' writing in the Psalms of Isaak series. This story does stand alone, but draws the reader into a world of kings and wizards and princesses that is unlike other stories that use those words.
zot79 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Aug 20, 2023 |
I'm not too happy with this series. There are aspects to it that are very attractive and make me want to read all the way through to the end. I think the author has created a fascinating world filled with fascinating characters and stories. I just wish that he would get out of the way and let the characters and stories come through.

One problem is that there are plenty of hints that there is a lot more going on than meets the eye, but very few of these hints get born out into fulfilled promises. Another problem with this book (that I don't remember from book one [b:Lamentation|3531469|Lamentation (Psalms of Isaak, #1)|Ken Scholes||3573263]) is that the fascinating characters spend too much time ruminating, instead of being fascinating. This slows things down even more.

My biggest issue, and I'm still deciding if this is insurmountable, is that there are too many logic problems with the world. This is supposed to be a big world, with many different peoples and thousands of years of history. Yet, they all speak pretty much the same language, using the same stale metaphors in both speaking and the aforementioned ruminating, using the same stagnated (lack of) technology. This cannot be. With that much history, there must be scientific and technological breakthroughs every now and again. There must be bigger cultural differences than the ones we have been shown.

And maybe that's the problem. The author doesn't want to show us. But if there has been some sort of brake put on advancement, at least give us more than a hint of it. Show us the real consequences. Show us the rebels. Show us this big world you've invented. I'm getting impatient.
… (més)
zot79 | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Aug 20, 2023 |



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