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James Baen (1943–2006)

Autor(a) de The World Turned Upside Down

74+ Works 2,679 Membros 15 Críticas

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Obras por James Baen

The World Turned Upside Down (2005) — Editor — 219 exemplares
New Destinies, Volume 6, Winter 1988 (1988) — Editor — 114 exemplares
The Best from Galaxy Volume IV (1976) 103 exemplares
New Destinies, Volume 7, Spring 1989 (1989) — Editor — 97 exemplares
Destinies Vol. 2, No. 4 (1980) — Editor — 88 exemplares
Destinies Vol. 2, No. 3 (1980) — Editor — 87 exemplares
Destinies Vol. 1, No. 3 (1979) — Editor — 86 exemplares
Far Frontiers (1985) — Editor — 86 exemplares
Destinies Vol. 1, No. 1 (1978) — Editor — 85 exemplares
New Destinies, Volume 1, Spring 1987 (1987) — Editor — 76 exemplares
Destinies Vol. 2, No. 1 (1979) — Editor — 76 exemplares
Destinies Vol. 1, No. 2 (1979) — Editor — 75 exemplares
New Destinies, Volume 9, Fall 1990 (1990) — Editor — 74 exemplares
Destinies Vol. 1, No. 4 (1979) — Editor — 72 exemplares
New Destinies, Volume 3, Spring 1988 (1988) — Editor — 70 exemplares
New Destinies, Volume 4, Summer 1988 (1988) — Editor — 69 exemplares
Destinies Vol. 3, No. 2 (1979) — Editor — 65 exemplares
New Destinies, Volume 2, Fall 1987 (1987) — Editor — 63 exemplares
New Destinies, Volume 8, Fall 1989 (1989) — Editor — 60 exemplares
Galaxy, the Best of My Years (1980) — Editor — 57 exemplares
Destinies Vol. 2, No. 2 (1980) — Editor — 57 exemplares
Far Frontiers, Volume II (1985) — Editor — 56 exemplares
Destinies Vol. 3, No. 1 (1978) — Editor — 55 exemplares
Destinies Vol. 1, No. 5 (1979) — Editor — 55 exemplares
Far Frontiers, Volume IV (1985) — Editor — 46 exemplares
Far Frontiers, Volume III (1985) — Editor — 42 exemplares
Far Frontiers, Volume V (1986) — Editor — 42 exemplares
Far Frontiers, Volume VII (1986) — Editor — 41 exemplares
Far Frontiers, Volume VI (1986) — Editor — 35 exemplares
The Best from Galaxy Vol. 3 (1975) — Editor — 34 exemplares
The Best from If, Volume III (1976) — Editor — 24 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1977 June, Vol. 38, No. 4 (1977) — Editor — 19 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1976 October, Vol. 37, No. 7 (1976) — Editor — 18 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1977 September, Vol. 38, No. 7 (1977) — Editor — 15 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1977 March, Vol. 38, No. 1 (1977) — Editor — 15 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1976 September, Vol. 37, No. 6 (1976) — Editor — 14 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1976 November, Vol. 37, No. 8 (1976) — Editor — 14 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1974 July, Vol. 35, No. 7 (1974) — Editor — 14 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1975 March, Vol. 36, No. 3 (1975) — Editor — 13 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1976 February, Vol. 37, No. 2 (1976) — Editor — 13 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1976 March, Vol. 37, No. 3 (1976) — Editor — 13 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1977 July, Vol. 38, No. 5 (1977) — Editor — 12 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1974 June, Vol. 35, No. 6 (1974) — Editor — 12 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1977 April, Vol. 38, No. 2 (1977) — Editor — 12 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1976 May, Vol. 37, No. 4 (1976) — Editor — 12 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1977 August, Vol. 38, No. 6 (1977) — Editor — 12 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1974 August, Vol. 35, No. 8 (1974) — Editor — 12 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1977 October, Vol. 38, No. 8 (1977) — Editor — 11 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1975 September, Vol. 36, No. 8 (1905) — Editor — 10 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1975 October, Vol. 36, No. 9 (1975) — Editor — 10 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1975 July, Vol. 36, No. 6 (1975) — Editor — 10 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1975 June, Vol. 36, No. 5 (1975) — Editor — 10 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1976 July, Vol. 37, No. 5 (1976) — Editor — 10 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1974 September, Vol. 35, No. 9 (1972) — Editor — 8 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1975 February, Vol. 36, No. 2 (1975) — Editor — 8 exemplares
New Destinies 3 exemplares
Destinies Volume 1, Number 2 (1979) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Requiem (1992) — Contribuidor — 734 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Baen, James Patrick
Outros nomes
Baen, Jim
Data de nascimento
1943-10-22
Data de falecimento
2006-06-28
Localização do túmulo
David Drake's Backyard, Pittsboro, North Carolina, USA
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Pennsylvania, USA
Local de falecimento
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Educação
City University of New York
Ocupações
Editor
Publisher
Organizações
SFWA
Baen Books
US Army
Galaxy Science Fiction
Ace Books

Membros

Críticas

An artifact of another time that suffers primarily from second rate stories that are utterly forgettable. It caught my eye because it had a story by Raccoona Sheldon in it. If you know who she is it might catch your eye also. The best story in here was by Bob Shaw. The novelette by Fritz Lieber was dated but entertaining and set in San Francisco.
 
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RBeffa | Jul 26, 2023 |
The World Turned Upside Down, edited by David Drake, Eric Flint, Jim Baen

29 Stories, the likes of which I've not seen for over 50 years. These are stories that are so gripping that I do remember the majority of them…if not their authors or titles. Well, "gripping" may be too strong; let's say "memorable". Indeed, I have memories of rethinking the plots of many of these very stories in the past 50 years (and wondering who wrote them and what were they called). These are the types of stories that stick with you and tickle at the back of your mind with "what would I have done?" "is this possible?" "this story was so prescient."

There's one tale the plot line of which, if not the actual story, was possibly the inspiration for an episode of "Star Trek, the Next Generation" where the young hero is condemned to death despite his innocent ignorance of what seems to be an arbitrary law. How would you feel, knowing that you're about to die for doing something you thought was at worst a silly prank? Or, how would you feel being the executioner of someone who truly does not deserve to die?

There's only one story that is monster-scary, "Who Goes There?" and it was made into two movies: "The Thing From Another World," 1951; and the remake, "The Thing" in 1982. (I remember the 1951 movie, with James Arness—Matt Dillon, from "Gunsmoke"—as the monster…okay, I date myself.)

These vignettes, averaging about 24 pages…including prefaces and postscripts by the editors, describe situations that require meditative effort to comprehend. Not that they're complicated or intricate; but that they serve as examples of "thought experiments" conducted by philosophers or psychoanalysts. What would be right action under THESE conditions.

Forgive me, but these are the Sci-Fi tales I grew up on; these are the stories that fed my psychological needs. The short-stories of today just don't "touch" me in the same way. Or captivate me to the same extent. I recommend each story and the whole book of them to anyone who wants to either reawaken lost emotions—or to inspire the emotions of a prior age's childhood.

My recommendation is that you not read this book too quickly. Give each story it's due and let yourself digest it before you move on to the next.
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majackson | 5 outras críticas | Dec 25, 2017 |
Contains part 2 of Pohl's Gateway
 
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stevholt | Nov 19, 2017 |
The headline story in this 1974 issue of Galaxy is Verge Foray's "The Frontliners"; feisty female secret agents engage in interplanetary politics and secret agent stuff - but are ready to turn back to child-rearing for the good of the species at the drop of a hat. Definitely of its time. It was refreshing, then, to turn the page to Bob Shaw's short "A full member of the club". This was inspired by an observation of Bob's; he kept seeing adverts on the tv for After Eight mints, where posh people were passing around the After Eights at a dinner party. (If After Eights aren't familiar to you, think Ferraro Rocher. "With zeze chocolates you are truly spoiling us, Ambassador.")

Bob was incensed. "I can buy those sweeties in my corner shop!" he wrote. "Rich people wouldn't have those! They'd have fabulous chocolates hand-crafted by Fabergé!" And the likes of you and me wouldn't know where to buy them, either. Bob's writing style was way ahead of Foray's, too.

A couple of sound stories from Saberhagen and Utley follow, and finally some factual pieces; Jerry Pournelle on rocket science and the AAAS, and Isaac Asimov on the things the human race must do and the things we must stop doing in order to survive the next forty years. I'm sorry to report from forty years up the line that we're still doing the things we shouldn't do. By the bucketload. And to some extent, this Asimov article reads most unlike the man's usual projected persona. A bit sobering, that.

And the magazine is full of publicity and inserted squibs for the launch of the magazine "Worlds of If".

Finally, more BoSh; the second part of the serialisation of "Orbitsville".
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RobertDay | Feb 10, 2017 |

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Fred Saberhagen Contributor
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Anne McCaffrey Contributor
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Estatísticas

Obras
74
Also by
1
Membros
2,679
Popularidade
#9,585
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
15
ISBN
45

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