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Christopher Anvil (1925–2009)

Autor(a) de Interstellar Patrol

152+ Works 1,756 Membros 31 Críticas 3 Favorited

About the Author

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Christopher Anvil is a pen name of Harry C. Crosby

Séries

Obras por Christopher Anvil

Interstellar Patrol (2003) 293 exemplares
Pandora's Legions (2002) 215 exemplares
Interstellar Patrol II: The Federation of Humanity (2005) — Autor — 181 exemplares
The Trouble With Humans (2007) 136 exemplares
Pandora's Planet (1972) 125 exemplares
The Trouble with Aliens (2006) 125 exemplares
Rx for Chaos (2009) 119 exemplares
Warlord's World (1975) 68 exemplares
The Day the Machines Stopped (1964) 43 exemplares
Strangers in Paradise (1969) 39 exemplares
The Power of Illusion (2010) 39 exemplares
Advance Agent (2016) 8 exemplares
A Rose By Other Name (1959) 6 exemplares
Ideological Defeat (1972) 5 exemplares
The Captive Djinn (1965) 4 exemplares
Riddle Me This (1972) 4 exemplares
Per il rotto della mente — Autor — 4 exemplares
Is Everybody Happy? 4 exemplares
A Tourist Named Death (2019) 4 exemplares
Duel To The Death 3 exemplares
Problem Of Command 3 exemplares
Babel II 3 exemplares
The Gentle Earth 3 exemplares
The New Member 3 exemplares
The Royal Road 3 exemplares
Brains Isn't Everything (1976) 3 exemplares
The Operator 3 exemplares
The Prisoner 3 exemplares
Trap [short story] 3 exemplares
Strangers to Paradise (1966) 3 exemplares
Stranglehold 3 exemplares
Uncalculated Risk 2 exemplares
Torch 2 exemplares
Roll Out The Rolov! 2 exemplares
The New Boccaccio 2 exemplares
Truce By Boomerang 2 exemplares
The Missile Smasher 2 exemplares
A Handheld Primer 2 exemplares
Top Rung (1958) 2 exemplares
Positive Feedback 2 exemplares
Two-way Communication 2 exemplares
The Golden Years (1977) 2 exemplares
No Small Enemy 2 exemplares
Mission Of Ignorance 2 exemplares
Rx for Chaos [short story] (1964) 2 exemplares
Revolt! 2 exemplares
Shotgun Wedding 2 exemplares
The Underhandler 2 exemplares
The Uninvited Guest 2 exemplares
We From Arcturus 2 exemplares
Hunger {short story} (1964) 2 exemplares
Compound Interest 2 exemplares
Experts in the Field 2 exemplares
The Hunch 2 exemplares
The King's Legions 2 exemplares
Uplift The Savage 2 exemplares
Symbols 2 exemplares
Achilles's Heel 1 exemplar
Key To The Crime 1 exemplar
The Coward 1 exemplar
A Taste Of Poison 1 exemplar
Top Line 1 exemplar
The Murder Trap 1 exemplar
Warped Clue 1 exemplar
Basic 1 exemplar
Test Ultimate 1 exemplar
Untrophy (EE) 1 exemplar
Pandora's Envoy 1 exemplar
Star Tiger 1 exemplar
Seller's Market 1 exemplar
Pandora's Planet {novelette} (1956) 1 exemplar
Apron Chains 1 exemplar
Foghead 1 exemplar
The Anomaly 1 exemplar
Devise And Conquer 1 exemplar
The Unknown 1 exemplar
Able Hunter 1 exemplar
The Law Breakers 1 exemplar
The Plateau 1 exemplar
Sweet Reason 1 exemplar
Pandora's Galaxy 1 exemplar
Captive Leaven 1 exemplar
Sinful City 1 exemplar
The Sieve 1 exemplar
Nerves 1 exemplar
Mind Partner 1 exemplar
Sabotage 1 exemplar
The Ghost Fleet 1 exemplar
Cargo For Colony 6 1 exemplar
Mating Problems 1 exemplar
Leverage 1 exemplar
The Trojan Hostage 1 exemplar
Bugs 1 exemplar
Identification 1 exemplar
The New Way 1 exemplar
Negative Feedback 1 exemplar
Doc's Legacy 1 exemplar
High G 1 exemplar
Cantor's War 1 exemplar
Rags From Riches 1 exemplar
Speed-up 1 exemplar
Superbiometalemon 1 exemplar
Interesting Times 1 exemplar
Odds 1 exemplar
The Troublemaker 1 exemplar
Untropy 1 exemplar
The Low Road 1 exemplar
Trial By Silk 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Treasury (1988) — Contribuidor — 246 exemplares
The World Turned Upside Down (2005) — Contribuidor — 219 exemplares
Analog 1 (1963) — Contribuidor — 154 exemplares
Space Mail (1980) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
6th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1961) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Spectrum 4 (1965) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
World's Best Science Fiction: 1966 (1966) — Autor — 110 exemplares
After Armageddon (1990) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
World's Best Science Fiction: 1965 (1964) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
Prologue to Analog (1957) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Analog 2 (1962) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
The Crash of Empire (Imperial Stars, Book 3) (1989) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Guns of Darkness (1987) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Analog 3 (1965) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Give Me Liberty (2002) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Analog Anthology #4: Analog's Lighter Side (1982) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Best SF Five (1963) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Analog Anthology #9: From Mind to Mind (1984) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Bootcamp 3000 (1992) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Sociology Through Science Fiction (1974) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Analog Anthology #5: Writers' Choice, Volume one (1983) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Neglected Visions (1979) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Future Wars . . . and Other Punchlines (BAEN) (2015) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Astounding Science Fiction 1957 11 (1957) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
International Relations Through Science Fiction (1978) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Social Problems Through Science Fiction (1975) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Astounding Science Fiction 1959 10 (1959) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
My Favorite Suspense Stories (1968) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1957 February, Vol. 13, No. 4 (1957) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
School and Society Through Science Fiction (1974) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Future Kin (Anthology 8-in-1) (1974) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Astounding Science Fiction 1960 May (British Edition) (1960) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Edward De Bono Science Fiction Collection (1976) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Crosby, Harry Christopher, Jr.
Data de nascimento
1925-03-11
Data de falecimento
2009-11-30
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Norwich, Connecticut, USA
Local de falecimento
Cayuta, New York, USA
Ocupações
science fiction author
novelist
short story writer
Nota de desambiguação
Christopher Anvil is a pen name of Harry C. Crosby

Membros

Críticas

Pretty funny. It's rare that we're smarter than the aliens that conquer us.
 
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LordGro | 2 outras críticas | May 5, 2020 |
This is an agreeable adventure, somewhat more serious than Pandora's Planet. A spaceship captain of the Interplanetary Patrol responds to a damsel in distress who turns out to be a princess, the sister of the almost-adult heir to the warlord's world of the title. Her brother has fallen under the control of his ambitious regent Duke Marius, who hoes to discredit him and take the throne himself. To prevent this, the patrol captain's mind is switched with the prince's, and for a while the new 'prince' does very well at foiling the duke's plots. But when the tie comes for the prince to claim te throne by the traditional drawing a sword from a stone, he is unexpectedly declared unworthy, and has to start over as the lowest of the nobility, a plot twist I admit I had not expected.… (mais)
 
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antiquary | Jan 8, 2019 |
I originally read a shorter version of this when I was young, and enjoyed it immensely. I still think it I fun but if I took it seriously I would say it was not credible. The concept is that an aggressive interspace empire conquers --or thinks it has conquered --earth and then finds the natives are waging a very clever guerrilla warfare against them. They find that earthlings actually are smarter than they are, or at least more clever at inventing things, though perhaps also too prone to argument for their own good. The empire solves the problem (or thinks it solves the problem) by taking the earthlings into partnership. That was about as far as the original story got. The novel expands on the consequences. The extent to which the earthlings are smarter than the aliens is not really credible (how likely is it that a militaristic empire would not have even invented a socket bayonet?) but it is funny in a rather heavy-handed way, mostly poking fun at the alien intellectuals who are supposed to integrate earthlings into the empire. When I was young, it did teach me one useful expression "exaggeration for conversational effect." I suppose I and people around me had been using it all my life, but I had not thought of it as a specific concept until it was used here (by a supercilious alien intellectual who cannot believe a soldier is serious about the accuracy of earth weapons.)… (mais)
 
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antiquary | 2 outras críticas | Jan 7, 2019 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
152
Also by
46
Membros
1,756
Popularidade
#14,650
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Críticas
31
ISBN
48
Línguas
2
Marcado como favorito
3

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