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Charles Beaumont (1929–1967)

Autor(a) de Perchance to Dream

79+ Works 1,265 Membros 35 Críticas 6 Favorited

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Séries

Obras por Charles Beaumont

Perchance to Dream (2015) 257 exemplares
Charles Beaumont: Selected Stories (1988) 154 exemplares
The hunger and other stories (1958) 81 exemplares
The Magic Man (1965) 57 exemplares
Night ride and other journeys (1960) 49 exemplares
Yonder (1958) 45 exemplares
Best of Beaumont (1982) 44 exemplares
The Intruder (1959) 43 exemplares
The Twilight Zone: The Complete First Season (2006) — Screenwriter — 43 exemplares
The Masque of the Red Death [1964 film] (1964) — Screenwriter — 32 exemplares
The Fiend in You (1962) — Editor — 26 exemplares
7 Faces of Dr. Lao [1964 film] (1964) — Screenwriter — 21 exemplares
Run from the Hunter (1957) — Autor — 19 exemplares
The Haunted Palace [1963 film] (1963) — Screenwriter — 19 exemplares
A Spy Alone (2023) 17 exemplares
The Carnival and Other Stories (2022) 17 exemplares
The Beautiful People (2011) 16 exemplares
Night of the Eagle [1962 film] (1962) — Screenwriter — 15 exemplares
Remember? Remember? (1963) 13 exemplares
Queen of Outer Space [1958 film] (1958) — Screenwriter — 13 exemplares
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm [1962 film] (1962) — Screenwriter — 12 exemplares
The Intruder [1962 film] (1962) — Screenwriter — 11 exemplares
Elegy (2011) 10 exemplares
The Premature Burial [1962 film] (1962) — Screenwriter — 8 exemplares
Omnibus of Speed (1958) — Editor — 6 exemplares
Brain Dead [1990 film] (1990) — Screenwriter — 5 exemplares
The Edge (1966) 5 exemplares
Fritzchen 4 exemplares
Place of Meeting 3 exemplares
Black Country 3 exemplares
The Crooked Man 2 exemplares
The Fugitive: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas (2010) — Autor — 2 exemplares
Tut Ki Bir Rüya Gördün (2020) 2 exemplares
The Jungle (2013) 1 exemplar
Vetřelec 1 exemplar
A Classic Affair 1 exemplar
Song for a Lady 1 exemplar
A Place Called Charlie Tango (2009) 1 exemplar
Last Rites [short story] (1955) 1 exemplar
The Last Word 1 exemplar
I Claude 1 exemplar
In His Image (2013) 1 exemplar
Sorcerer's Moon 1 exemplar
The New Sound 1 exemplar
Träumerei 1 exemplar
Blood Brother 1 exemplar
The New People 1 exemplar
Last Rites 1 exemplar
The Monster Show 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories (1987) — Contribuidor — 887 exemplares
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 821 exemplares
American Supernatural Tales (2007) — Contribuidor — 443 exemplares
The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) — Contribuidor — 361 exemplares
Twilight Zone: The Original Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 275 exemplares
Shudder Again: 22 Tales of Sex and Horror (1993) — Contribuidor — 231 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Second Annual Collection (1987) — Contribuidor — 200 exemplares
He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson (2009) — Contribuidor — 178 exemplares
9th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1964) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
Dark Masques (2001) — Contribuidor — 136 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 5th Series (1956) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1955) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
The Bradbury Chronicles: Stories in Honor of Ray Bradbury (1991) — Contribuidor — 104 exemplares
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2000) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 8: Devils (1987) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
The American Fantasy Tradition (2002) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Time to Come (1954) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction (1997) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
California Sorcery (1999) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
The Fantastic Pulps (1975) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Playboy Book of Horror and the Supernatural (1967) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Demons (2011) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
The City, 2000 A.D: Urban Life through Science Fiction (1950) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humour (1982) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
The Pseudo-People (1965) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Masques: All New Works of Horror and the Supernatural (1984) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (2011) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream...Nightmare: 30 Terrifying Tales (1993) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
The Fantastic World War II: The War That Wasn't (1990) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Young Monsters (1985) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
The Playboy Book of Crime and Suspense (1966) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Urban Horrors (1941) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
The Graveyard Reader (1958) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Midnight Specials (1977) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories, Volume Three (2018) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Stories for the Dead of Night (1957) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Man Against Tomorrow (1965) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Wanted: Dead or Alive: The Complete First Season (2005) — Writer — 25 exemplares
Nursery Crimes (1993) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
The Fiend (1971) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Bedside Playboy (1963) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Outoja tarinoita 6 (1955) 19 exemplares
Devil Worshipers (1990) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
In the Dead of Night (1961) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Playboy Book of Short Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Worlds of If Science Fiction 4, September 1952 (Vol. 1, No. 4) (1952) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Social Problems Through Science Fiction (1975) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Imagination, February 1953 (Vol. 4 ∙ No. 2) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Territoires de l'inquiétude. 7 (1993) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Playboy Magazine | October 1963 | Teddi Smith (1963) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Juvenile Delinquency in Literature (1980) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Beaumont, Charles
Nome legal
Nutt, Charles Leroy
Data de nascimento
1929-01-02
Data de falecimento
1967-02-21
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Local de falecimento
Woodland Hills, California, USA
Causa da morte
Alzheimer's disease
Locais de residência
Valley Village, California, USA
Ocupações
speculative fiction writer

Membros

Críticas

Some outdated ideas about colonialism and women - but not too much. The stories that I really enjoyed elevated this to four stars, despite those outdated ideas.
 
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a2hudeck | 6 outras críticas | Jan 9, 2024 |
By setting this book in the present time but having an older, now working privately, spy as the protaganist, you get the best of both modern and old-time spy work in this book. OSINT is used, Open source intelligence, plus pass-by drops all in one story that goes backwards and forwards between 2022 and 1993.

When old spies meet in shabby pubs to lament the state of the modern world, one of the things they say is that nobody learns the old skills. Anti-surveillance, counter-surveillance, it's all been forgotten. These days, its all done by tracking your phone, those little beacons we all carry with us, shining out to any of the world's intelligence agencies.
p1

The spy, Simon Sharman, is asked to investigate a Russian who wants to donate money to a university and the university doesn't want to be involved in dirty money. Sharman looks into the Russian but not everything is as it seems. It very soon turns into a much larger investigation into the heart of whether there was a spy ring at Oxford and if so, where are they now. A little problematic for Sharman who was present at Oxford during the time this was all going on.

It turns out that the UK via the prime minister is about to do a deal with Russia, through oligarchs, to develop a large data cable so the book follows a theme of the way Russian money is so deeply embedded in our economy: property in London; investments in infrastructure and general spending power. Very relevant.

I loved some of the detail. For instance, when Sharman is followed he looks at the shoes of the people around him to spot when the shoes reappear. Those tracking him changed their clothing but not their shoes and so he was able to find the people who were 'boxing' him in as they tracked him.

It is their shoes that give them away. As a lifelong fieldman, Simon Sharman hasn't forgotten the lesson: walkers might change their jackets, pull on a pair of glasses, even a wig. But nobody changes their shoes on a job. Look at their shoes.
p1

A great book that I read in two sittings. I enjoyed it much more than the short stories.
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allthegoodbooks | Jan 6, 2024 |
This is a collection of short fiction by a man who was a very prolific writer of the 1950s and also involved in iconic TV shows such as The Twilight Zone. As the introduction by his friend Ray Bradbury makes clear, he was very much an ideas writer and his fiction does not usually develop characters particularly, with a lot of the characters being rather unpleasant. Possibly this is why quite a few of the stories didn't make much impression or I wasn't keen although some are quite vividly written, such as one about a futuristic city built in what had previously been the jungle home of tribespeople.

The best in my opinion is one about a priest who is asked to go to the house of a dying friend and the challenging conversation which ensues. That story had some emotional impact, and the ending was quite touching. So on balance I would rate this as a 3 star read.
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kitsune_reader | Nov 23, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
79
Also by
64
Membros
1,265
Popularidade
#20,291
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
35
ISBN
88
Línguas
3
Marcado como favorito
6

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