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Barrington J. Bayley (1937–2008)

Autor(a) de The Fall of Chronopolis

66+ Works 1,739 Membros 65 Críticas 6 Favorited

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Obras por Barrington J. Bayley

The Fall of Chronopolis (1974) 184 exemplares
Collision Course (1977) 142 exemplares
The Garments of Caean (1976) 139 exemplares
The Grand Wheel (1977) 137 exemplares
The Soul of the Robot (1974) 128 exemplares
The Zen Gun (1983) 124 exemplares
Eye of Terror (1999) 102 exemplares
Star Winds (1978) 90 exemplares
The Knights of the Limits (1965) 87 exemplares
Empire of Two Worlds (1972) 78 exemplares
The Star Virus / Mask of Chaos (1970) — Autor — 74 exemplares
Pillars of Eternity (1982) 61 exemplares
The Rod of Light (1985) 60 exemplares
Annihilation Factor / Highwood (Ace SF Double, 33710) (1972) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Forest of Peldain (1985) 40 exemplares
Annihilation Factor (1972) 39 exemplares
Seed of Evil (1973) 30 exemplares
The Star Virus (1970) 21 exemplares
The Sinners Of Erspia (2002) 15 exemplares
The Great Hydration (2002) 8 exemplares
El alma del robot (1974) 7 exemplares
Flux (1963) — Autor — 6 exemplares
The Cabinet Of Oliver Naylor (1976) 4 exemplares
All the King's Men [novelette] (1965) 3 exemplares
The Astounding Jason Hyde (2022) 3 exemplares
Don't Leave Me 3 exemplares
The Bees Of Knowledge (1975) 3 exemplares
Love In Backspace [short story] (1994) 3 exemplares
Mutation Planet (1973) 2 exemplares
Exit from City 5 [novelette] (1971) 2 exemplares
Battle of the Archaeosaurs (2000) 2 exemplares
Hive Fleet Horror (2000) 2 exemplares
An Overload [novelette] (1973) 1 exemplar
Party Smart Card [short story] — Autor — 1 exemplar
The God Gun 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Time Traveller's Almanac (2013) — Contribuidor — 569 exemplares
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contribuidor — 423 exemplares
The 1977 Annual World's Best SF (1977) — Contribuidor — 257 exemplares
Semiotext(e) SF (1989) — Contribuidor — 248 exemplares
The 1976 Annual World's Best SF (1976) — Autor — 215 exemplares
The 1990 Annual World's Best SF (1990) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
Let the Galaxy Burn (2006) — Contribuidor — 137 exemplares
Voyagers in Time (1967) — Contribuidor — 118 exemplares
Futures from Nature (2007) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
New Worlds: An Anthology (1983) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
Lambda I and Other Stories (1964) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
England Swings SF: Stories of Speculative Fiction (1968) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
New Worlds Quarterly 2 (1971) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
New Worlds Quarterly 1 (1971) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Into the Maelstrom (1999) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 2 (1966) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 4 (1969) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
Dark Imperium (2001) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
New Worlds of Fantasy #2 (1970) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 3 (1968) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
New Worlds Quarterly 4 (1972) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
New Worlds 8 (1975) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
In Dreams (1992) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
New Worlds 6 (1973) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
New Writings in SF-23 (1973) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
New Worlds 4 (1994) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 8 (1974) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
New Worlds 5 (1973) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Stars of Albion (1979) — Contribuidor, algumas edições43 exemplares
Interzone: The 4th Anthology (1983) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
New Worlds 7 (1974) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
New Worlds 10 (1976) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 7 (1963) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Tomorrow's Alternatives (Anthology 12-in-1) (1973) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Breaking Windows: A Fantastic Metropolis Sampler (2003) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Drabble II: Double Century (1990) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The Dedalus Book of Femmes Fatales (1992) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Interzone: The 5th Anthology (1991) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Le livre d'or de la Science-Fiction : Michael Moorcock (1981) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
There Is Only War (Warhammer 40,000) (2013) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Drabble Project (1988) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Alfa Vier: SF-Verhalen (1976) 12 exemplares
Kopernikus 3 (1981) — Contribuidor, algumas edições8 exemplares
New Worlds SF 145, November-December 1964 (1964) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Por los mares encantados (2004) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
White Dwarf 136 (1991) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Strange Pleasures (2001) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
ベータ2のバラッド (未来の文学) (2006) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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First read of Barrington Bayley's work.
The Fall of Chronopolis - Interesting ideas regarding time travel, with an imperial time corps at war with a future society. Basically ignores time travel paradoxes by having history repeating with the changes made. Unsure how original his ideas were, but the first time I'd quite read anything like it. Interesting enough plot to go along with the premise with a couple of interesting characters, but the majority stuck to the generic religious zealot that the society had become.

Collision with Chronos - Another time-travel story which has nothing in common with the other story. Earth is basically run by a society of nazis obsessed with racial purity. Hard to find any particularly likable characters in this story, but again follows a reasonable plot and has probably more sophisticated ideas about how time works.
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stubooks | Apr 4, 2024 |
Interesting enough. I know that the portrayal of the facist bigots was not supposed to be flattering but the repeated casual use of a slur bothered me.
 
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aeceyton | 5 outras críticas | Mar 17, 2024 |
The story of Jasperodus, an advanced robot struggling to determine whether or not he is "conscious" serves as a springboard for philosophical conjecture, political theory, psychological observation, and social experiment. But as his journey comes full circle the ultimate solution to the central question---can a machine be aware?---is a bit of a stretch. Good storytelling however, especially in this age of ChatGPT, and a fine companion piece to Asimov's Robot series. I look forward to reading the sequel.… (mais)
 
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NurseBob | 2 outras críticas | Sep 16, 2023 |
Bayley takes seriously the idea that science fiction should explore big concepts, but none of this gelled for me, and all the characters were just puppets, with the possible exception of one minor character who fades away after a couple of chapters. The biggest idea is this: the universe cycles, and repeats the identical sequence of events for eternity. The main character and others believe this is scientifically proven. The main character, a starship captain, through a Rube Goldberg sequence of events, suffered extreme pain beyond that any human has experienced for ten minutes. To avoid this happening again he must somehow change this cosmic cycle. None of that stands up to any kind of serious thought, and the conclusion seems to agree. Meanwhile, we also encounter boyish nymphgirls whose sexual goal is to be murdered so that the memory can be transferred to clones stashed away. Interesting but this leads nowhere. Near the end, we meet a cop whose pleasure is to use his authority and pheromonal enhancements to force his heterosexual underlings to have sex with him. This character disappears after a few pages. What was the point of bringing him up in the first place?

Not recommended.
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½
1 vote
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ChrisRiesbeck | 3 outras críticas | Aug 3, 2022 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
66
Also by
50
Membros
1,739
Popularidade
#14,791
Avaliação
½ 3.4
Críticas
65
ISBN
97
Línguas
9
Marcado como favorito
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