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Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Autor/a de Hôtel Transylvania

147+ obres 8,769 Membres 115 Ressenyes 32 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro was born in Berkeley, California on September 15, 1942. She graduated from San Francisco State College in 1963 and worked as a demographic cartographer until becoming a full-time writer in 1970. She writes horror, science fiction, and fantasy novels including Time of the Fourth mostra'n més Horseman, To the High Redoubt, Spider Glass, Arcane Wisdome, and The Saint-Germain Cycle series. She has received several awards including a Life Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association in 2009 and a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention in 2014. In 1997, the Transylvanian Society of Dracula bestowed a literary knighthood on her. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Hôtel Transylvania (1978) 752 exemplars
The Palace (1978) 434 exemplars
Blood Games (1979) 399 exemplars
Path of the Eclipse (1981) 298 exemplars
A Flame in Byzantium (1987) 289 exemplars
The Saint-Germain Chronicles (1983) 254 exemplars
False Dawn (1978) 244 exemplars
Crusader's Torch (1988) 212 exemplars
A Baroque Fable (1986) 203 exemplars
Better in the Dark (1993) 202 exemplars
Tempting Fate (1981) 197 exemplars
Blood Roses (1998) 196 exemplars
Darker Jewels (1993) 190 exemplars
Night Blooming (2002) 188 exemplars
Out of the House of Life (1990) 180 exemplars
Come Twilight (2000) 175 exemplars
Ariosto (1980) 173 exemplars
Dead and Buried (1980) 173 exemplars
Writ in Blood (1997) 171 exemplars
A Feast in Exile (2001) 171 exemplars
Mansions of Darkness (1996) 168 exemplars
A Candle for d'Artagnan (1989) 164 exemplars
Dark of the Sun (2004) 161 exemplars
Midnight Harvest (2003) — Autor — 159 exemplars
Communion Blood (1999) 159 exemplars
States of Grace (2005) 153 exemplars
Messages from Michael (1979) 131 exemplars
A Mortal Glamour (1985) 128 exemplars
Roman Dusk (2006) 127 exemplars
Time of the fourth horseman (1976) 125 exemplars
Cautionary Tales (1978) 122 exemplars
Borne in Blood (2007) 107 exemplars
The Angry Angel (1998) — Autor — 102 exemplars
A Dangerous Climate (2008) 89 exemplars
To the High Redoubt (1985) 87 exemplars
In the Face of Death (2001) 85 exemplars
Burning Shadows (2009) 74 exemplars
Saint-Germain Memoirs (2007) 71 exemplars
An Embarrassment of Riches (2011) 65 exemplars
Crown of Empire (1994) 63 exemplars
The Soul of an Angel (1999) 59 exemplars
Bad Medicine (1976) 58 exemplars
Commedia della Morte (2012) 55 exemplars
False Notes (1979) 53 exemplars
The Godforsaken (1983) 53 exemplars
More Messages from Michael (1986) 48 exemplars
Beyond The Gate of Worlds (1991) — Autor — 46 exemplars
Nomads (1984) 45 exemplars
Poison Fruit (1991) 39 exemplars
Signs and Portents (1984) 37 exemplars
Michael's People (1988) 36 exemplars
Cat's Claw (1992) 35 exemplars
Hyacinths (1983) 34 exemplars
Beastnights (1989) 34 exemplars
Firecode (1987) 34 exemplars
Sins of Omission (1980) 29 exemplars
Two views of wonder (1979) — Editor — 28 exemplars
The Merchant Prince Volume 2: Outrageous Fortune (2002) — Autor — 27 exemplars
Four Horses for Tishtry (1985) 25 exemplars
Michael for the Millennium (1995) 21 exemplars
The Spider Glass (1991) 21 exemplars
Dark Light (1999) 21 exemplars
Napoleon Must Die (1993) 19 exemplars
Taji's Syndrome (1988) 17 exemplars
Monet's Ghost (1997) 16 exemplars
A Cold Summer Night (2004) 14 exemplars
Locadio's Apprentice (1984) 13 exemplars
Magnificat (1999) 12 exemplars
Alas, Poor Yorick (2002) 9 exemplars
Charity, Colorado (1993) 9 exemplars
Floating Illusions (1986) 8 exemplars
The Lost Prince (2007) 7 exemplars
The Law in Charity (1989) 6 exemplars
Arcane Wisdome (2014) 5 exemplars
A Bright Winter Sun (2004) 4 exemplars
Cabin 33 4 exemplars
Frog Pond 3 exemplars
Un Bel Di 3 exemplars
Tra gli orrori del 2000 — Autor — 3 exemplars
Dead In Irons 3 exemplars
Lost Epiphany 3 exemplars
Discrete Madame (2019) 2 exemplars
Harpy 2 exemplars
Lapses 2 exemplars
Ogilvie, Tallant and Moon (2008) 2 exemplars
Fine Tuning Fiction (2014) 1 exemplars
Beastnights 1 exemplars
Baroque Fable 27fl (1986) 1 exemplars
Shattered Light 1 exemplars
Dark Discoveries - Issue #34 (2016) 1 exemplars
Reencarnações 1 exemplars
Novena 1 exemplars
Night Mare {short story} (1988) 1 exemplars
A Taste of Wine (1984) 1 exemplars
Salome 1 exemplars
Renewal 1 exemplars
Traditional Values 1 exemplars
Dark Wisdom #10 1 exemplars
The Arrows 1 exemplars
Advocates 1 exemplars
Genius Loci 1 exemplars
Catching Dreams 1 exemplars
De medepassagier 1 exemplars
Best Interests [short story] (1978) 1 exemplars
Sugar Skulls 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories (1987) — Col·laborador — 884 exemplars
Women of Wonder (1975) — Col·laborador — 332 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women (2001) — Col·laborador — 285 exemplars
Dark Delicacies (2005) — Col·laborador — 272 exemplars
A Whisper of Blood (1991) — Col·laborador — 256 exemplars
Vampire Sextette (2000) — Col·laborador — 234 exemplars
Gallery of Horror (1983) — Col·laborador — 223 exemplars
Don't Open This Book! (1998) — Col·laborador — 203 exemplars
Under the Fang (1991) — Col·laborador — 186 exemplars
The Ultimate Frankenstein (1991) — Col·laborador — 167 exemplars
Fear Itself: The Horror Fiction of Stephen King (1982) — Col·laborador — 165 exemplars
Dracula in London (2001) — Col·laborador — 162 exemplars
Counter Attack (1988) — Col·laborador — 161 exemplars
Of War and Honor (1991) — Autor, algunes edicions145 exemplars
The Ultimate Dragon (1995) — Col·laborador — 135 exemplars
Vampires: The Recent Undead (2011) — Col·laborador — 131 exemplars
Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern (2013) — Col·laborador — 128 exemplars
Cutting Edge (1985) — Col·laborador — 126 exemplars
Rage Against the Night (2011) — Col·laborador — 113 exemplars
The Bradbury Chronicles: Stories in Honor of Ray Bradbury (1991) — Col·laborador — 104 exemplars
Strangers in the Night [Anthology 3-in-1] (1995) — Col·laborador — 102 exemplars
Invitation to Camelot (1988) — Col·laborador — 96 exemplars
Metahorror (1988) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars
Crisis (1991) — Col·laborador — 87 exemplars
Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction (1997) — Col·laborador — 85 exemplars
Sisters in Crime 3 (1990) — Col·laborador — 79 exemplars
Shadows 3 (1980) — Col·laborador — 77 exemplars
Full Moon City (2010) — Col·laborador — 76 exemplars
Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women (2015) — Col·laborador — 75 exemplars
Shadows 4 (1981) — Col·laborador — 74 exemplars
The Secret History of Vampires (2007) — Col·laborador — 73 exemplars
Halloween (2011) — Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
Blood and War (1993) — Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
The Ultimate Zombie (1993) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars
Nevermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre (2015) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
Shadows 5 (1982) — Col·laborador — 66 exemplars
Tales of the Dead (1981) — Col·laborador — 64 exemplars
Greystone Bay (1985) — Col·laborador — 63 exemplars
Better Off Undead (2008) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
Shadows 8 (1985) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars
Fears (1983) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
Virtuous Vampires (1996) — Col·laborador — 55 exemplars
Visitants (2010) — Col·laborador — 54 exemplars
Graven Images: Fifteen Tales of Dark Magic and Ancient Myth (2000) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons (2013) — Col·laborador — 52 exemplars
Shadows 7 (1984) — Col·laborador — 50 exemplars
Blood Lines: Vampire Stories from New England (1997) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
Stagestruck Vampires: And Other Phantasms (2004) — Col·laborador — 47 exemplars
The Repentant (2003) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
Anthropology Through Science Fiction (1974) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
Halloween: Magic, Mystery, and the Macabre (2013) — Col·laborador — 44 exemplars
Psycho-Paths (1840) — Col·laborador — 44 exemplars
Horrors (1866) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
Joves monstres (1985) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
Nightmares (1979) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
Beyond Time (1976) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars
Strange Bedfellows (1973) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
Terrors (1982) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
Chrysalis (1977) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
Generation: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction (1972) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
The Complete Masters of Darkness (1991) — Col·laborador — 31 exemplars
Chrysalis 3 (1978) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
In the Fog: The Final Chronicle of Greystone Bay (1993) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
Dark Passions (2007) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
Best of Shadows (1988) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
Poe's Lighthouse (2006) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
Chrysalis 4 (1979) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Cassandra Rising (1978) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Devil Worshipers (1990) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Streets of Blood: Vampire Stories from New York City (1998) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Tomorrow Today (Planet Series) (1975) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Dark Sins, Dark Dreams: Crime in Science Fiction (1978) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Brighton Shock (2010) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Interzone 216 (2008) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Galaxy Science Fiction 1971 March, Vol. 31, No. 4 (1971) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Surviving Tomorrow: A Charity Anthology to Fight COVID-19 (2020) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
From Twilight Till Dawn: Great Vampire Stories (2009) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
De sang et d'encre (1999) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Ghosttide: Tales of Horror, Dark Fantasy, Suspense (1992) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Midnight From Beyond the Stars (2021) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Best Detective Stories of the Year - 1974 (1974) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Fear of the Unknown (2005) — Introducció — 3 exemplars
Galaxies 2010 (2010) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars

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Vampire, Austria, pre-wwII a Name that Book (febrer 2018)
Humorous fantasy with songs in the back a Name that Book (juliol 2008)

Ressenyes

I tend not to re-read books. But this is one I read multiple times in HS and college. Sadly, I don't have a copy to re-read today. Yarbro does a masterful job juxtaposing the real-world life of the poet Ariosto against the imaginary, alt-history world of his imagination, the subject of his epic poems.
 
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Treebeard_404 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jan 23, 2024 |
A little slower than her usual entries but still very enjoyable. Count Ragoczy is on a mission from Czar Nicholas to try to slow down the arms race before WWI by acting as an emissary to King George and the Kaiser. It brings him the enmity of con Wolgast, an unscrupulous arms manufacturer. A nice look at the upper crust of this time.
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bgknighton | Jul 30, 2023 |
The cover/packaging of this book make it look like a historical horror novel. But the blurb on the back accidentally gives note to what this really is when mentioning it's "a skillful blend of history and fiction, given added spice by the fact that its heroine happens to be a vampire..." Because that's the crux of it: the heroine just happens to be a vampire, but aside from that fact, the book is simply historical fiction.

You might be raising your eyebrow, wondering why I'd say this is just a historical fiction novel when at the same time admitting it's about a vampire. Before I'd read the book, I probably would have been doing the same thing. But it's the truth. The fact is, every bit of this book's plot/story could have remained the same if the heroine hadn't been a vampire. You'd take out the few references to her being five centuries old (they don't add anything but backstory, truly), change the few bits that seem to suggest her 'true death' wouldn't be the average person's death, and presto...it would simply be a historical fiction novel.

I'm really not sure what vampirism adds to the book, in all honesty. Perhaps it makes the heroine's confidence and awareness of the world slightly more believable(?), and her friendships more long-lasting, but all of the plotting and tension in the book comes from political and social affairs. I kept waiting for it to really matter that the heroine was a vampire--and perhaps some would argue that it did matter a bit in the end, just for that scene, though I'm not one of them--but as far as I can tell, Yarbro simply wanted to write historical fiction, and because she was known for horror, the book had to be given a horror spin. And 'vampires' mean 'horror'...right? Well, at least in this case, not so much. And all that's fine, but I wish the book didn't present itself as a historical horror, as I imagine it draws in plenty of readers who get knee-deep in it before realizing that it isn't nearly what they meant to sign up for.

If you want to read a historical fiction novel full of political intrigue in the time of the Byzantine Empire, around Year 545, by all means pick up this book. If you're looking for horror or vampires, however, I'd suggest steering clear.
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whitewavedarling | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Feb 22, 2023 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
147
També de
96
Membres
8,769
Popularitat
#2,727
Valoració
½ 3.6
Ressenyes
115
ISBN
289
Llengües
13
Preferit
32

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