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Delia Sherman

Autor/a de The Fall of the Kings

48+ obres 3,360 Membres 135 Ressenyes 5 preferits

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Inclou aquests noms: Delia Sherman, Delia Sherman ed.


Obres de Delia Sherman

The Fall of the Kings (2002) 1,022 exemplars
The Essential Bordertown (1998) — Editor — 402 exemplars
Changeling (2006) 372 exemplars
The Freedom Maze (2011) 264 exemplars
Interfictions: An Anthology of Interstitial Writing (2007) — Editor — 228 exemplars
The Evil Wizard Smallbone (2016) 163 exemplars
The Horns of Elfland (1997) — Editor — 122 exemplars
Interfictions 2: An Anthology of Interstitial Writing (2009) — Editor — 98 exemplars
Tremontaine: The Complete Season 3 (2018) — Autor — 12 exemplars
The Great Detective (2016) 12 exemplars
Walpurgis Afternoon 8 exemplars

Obres associades

The Sandman: Book of Dreams (1996) — Col·laborador — 2,035 exemplars
The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest (2002) — Col·laborador — 1,030 exemplars
The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm (2004) — Col·laborador — 1,028 exemplars
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears (1995) — Col·laborador — 943 exemplars
Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction (2003) — Col·laborador — 818 exemplars
A Wolf at the Door and Other Retold Fairy Tales (2000) — Col·laborador — 811 exemplars
Black Heart, Ivory Bones (2000) — Col·laborador — 689 exemplars
Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories (2011) — Col·laborador — 687 exemplars
Naked City (2011) — Col·laborador — 633 exemplars
Silver Birch, Blood Moon (1999) — Col·laborador — 625 exemplars
The Book of Ballads (2004) — Col·laborador — 568 exemplars
The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales (2007) — Col·laborador — 499 exemplars
Welcome to Bordertown (2011) — Col·laborador — 498 exemplars
When the King Comes Home (2000) — Editor, algunes edicions430 exemplars
Queen Victoria's Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy (2013) — Col·laborador — 374 exemplars
Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction (1998) — Col·laborador — 349 exemplars
Troll's Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales (2009) — Col·laborador — 344 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Thirteenth Annual Collection (2000) — Col·laborador — 332 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: First Annual Collection (1986) — Col·laborador — 314 exemplars
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron (2012) — Col·laborador — 310 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighth Annual Collection (1991) — Col·laborador — 310 exemplars
Teeth: Vampire Tales (2011) — Col·laborador — 300 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Tenth Annual Collection (1997) — Col·laborador — 286 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection (1999) — Col·laborador — 266 exemplars
The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors (1995) — Col·laborador — 249 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourteenth Annual Collection (2001) — Col·laborador — 249 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection (1998) — Col·laborador — 241 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Ninth Annual Collection (1996) — Col·laborador — 240 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Nineteenth Annual Collection (2006) — Col·laborador — 235 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2007: 20th Annual Collection (2007) — Col·laborador — 212 exemplars
Bending the Landscape: Fantasy (1997) — Col·laborador — 209 exemplars
The Way of the Wizard (2010) — Col·laborador — 206 exemplars
The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People (2010) — Col·laborador — 190 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Third Annual Collection (1988) — Col·laborador — 184 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourth Annual Collection (1991) — Col·laborador — 155 exemplars
Southern Blood: Vampire Stories from the American South (1997) — Col·laborador — 144 exemplars
Some of the Best from 2016 Edition (2017) — Col·laborador — 134 exemplars
So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction (2007) — Col·laborador — 132 exemplars
Salon Fantastique: Fifteen Original Tales of Fantasy (2006) — Col·laborador — 130 exemplars
Poe: 19 New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe (2009) — Col·laborador — 123 exemplars
Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 (2013) — Col·laborador — 117 exemplars
Witches: Wicked, Wild, and Wonderful (2012) — Col·laborador — 114 exemplars
Dorothea dreams (1986) — Introducció, algunes edicions105 exemplars
Vampires: A Collection of Original Stories (1991) — Col·laborador — 96 exemplars
Magic City: Recent Spells (2014) — Col·laborador — 89 exemplars
The Dark of the Woods (2006) — Col·laborador — 88 exemplars
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Eleven (2017) — Col·laborador — 77 exemplars
Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep (2015) — Col·laborador — 74 exemplars
Year's Best Fantasy 6 (2006) — Col·laborador — 69 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009 Edition (2010) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
Charles Vess' Book of Ballads & Sagas (2018) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
Best New Paranormal Romance (2006) — Col·laborador — 58 exemplars
Xanadu 2 (1994) — Col·laborador — 45 exemplars
Best New Romantic Fantasy 2 (2007) — Col·laborador — 35 exemplars
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 27 • August 2012 (2012) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Year's Best Fantasy 9 (2009) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Street Magicks (2016) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
Whitehall: Season One (2016) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Uncanny Magazine Issue 18: September/October 2017 (2017) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Uncanny Magazine Issue 4: May/June 2015 (2015) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Gaslit Romance (2014) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
The Moment of Change (2012) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
The Book of Ballads and Sagas #3 (1996) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Magie verte (2003) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 75 • August 2016 (2016) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies (2011) — Introducció — 7 exemplars
Emblèmes, N° 15 : Trésors (2007) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Mechanical Animals: Tales at the Crux of Creatures and Tech (2018) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars


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The Freedom Maze: A Novel by Delia Sherman - LTER September 2011 a Reviews of Early Reviewers Books (desembre 2011)


I made it to page 86 having almost given up a bunch of times. I'm finally calling it quits on Freedom Maze. It's a good premise and the writing is not bad, but I just found it kind of boring.
LibrarianDest | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |
The most evocative historical time travel story I've read since Connie Willis's Doomsday Book, this is a heartbreaking and compassionate novel about American slavery. I liked so much about it - the evocation of a very specific time and place (1860s Louisiana), the subtle, tricky speculative elements, and the painful, honest portrayal of slavery that's still accessible to younger readers.

The Freedom Maze follows Sophie, a white girl who is sent back in time and mistaken for a slave by her own ancestors. In the wrong hands, this story could have been deeply problematic (and indeed, the tragically enslaved mixed-race girl with lily white skin was a popular, regrettable subject of antebellum American melodrama). But Sherman makes storytelling choices that deliver, in my view, a sensitive and nuanced narrative about racial identity that acknowledges the shared history (and, often, ancestry) of black and white folks.

Highly recommended for young readers and adults alike.
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raschneid | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Dec 19, 2023 |
Reread, and adjusting the rating a bit. This novel reads like contemporary urban fantasy set in Kushner's Riverside setting. It does a lot to expand the world of Riverside, giving it folk customs and ancient history and a lively academic scene, and I definitely had fun rereading it. But as a narrative it didn't totally gel for me, especially the second time round.

The Fall of the Kings follows the messy romance of a young nobleman who hasn't quite figured himself out and a young scholar who is really, really bad at departmental politics. Their attempts to realize their destinies get tangled up in ancient magic. I liked Theron and Basil an awful lot, but their lack of self-awareness (and self-preservation!) is frustrating. They are both such earnest, clueless guys and as a result they become passive characters, swept along by magic and the engine of the story. I have a notion that Kushner and Sherman didn't have an ending in mind when they started writing, and the plot, while pleasingly organic, lacks the intensity of the other Riverside novels.

That said, after a muddy middle, there was a lot to enjoy in the third act. Theron's swashbuckling art dealer/pirate half-sister Jessica is a delightful character who absolutely works despite showing up late in the game. I found Theron's resolution satisfying as well, even if it's a bit out of left field.

As for Basil, this time round I realized this is a novel about dealing with the legacy of problematic intellectual pioneers, who are brilliant one moment and weighed down with scandal and junk theories the next. I think this is one of the strongest themes in the book and would have liked to see it more in the forefront.

At the end of the day, The Fall of the Kings is a book as messy and fascinating as Basil St. Cloud's scholarship. I wouldn't recommend it to those who haven't read Kushner and Sherman's other works, but it's certainly a must-read for Riverside completists.
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raschneid | Hi ha 28 ressenyes més | Dec 19, 2023 |
This book is deceptive. I nearly regretted buying it because the first few chapters seemed contrived and poorly written - but over the summer, I had nothing better to read, so I kept going. I tell my friends now, at least give it until page 75, because that's when I noticed the change. That's when Changeling suddenly went from bad to very good, and it kept me turning the page until the very end. I've read plenty of modern urban fantasies, but Delia Sherman puts an interesting spin on a New York full of fairies, monsters, and gods. The beginning barely hooked me, yet I was sad for it to end!… (més)
nilaffle | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Nov 6, 2023 |



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