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Maurice Broaddus

Autor(a) de King Maker

33+ Works 882 Membros 70 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Obras por Maurice Broaddus

King Maker (2010) 135 exemplares
Buffalo Soldier (2017) 127 exemplares
The Usual Suspects (2019) 102 exemplares
Dark Faith (2010) — Editor — 76 exemplares
Sweep of Stars (2022) 54 exemplares
Orgy of Souls (2008) 41 exemplares
Unfadeable (2022) 39 exemplares
King's Justice (2011) 38 exemplares
The Knights of Breton Court (2012) 34 exemplares
The Voices of Martyrs (2017) 30 exemplares
King's War (2011) 27 exemplares
Streets of Shadows (1656) 26 exemplares
Dark Faith: Invocations (2012) — Editor — 22 exemplares
Apex Magazine 121 (January 2021) (2021) — Editor — 13 exemplares
Devil's Marionette (2009) 8 exemplares
Dark Faith: Last Rites — Editor — 6 exemplares
Bleed With Me (2011) 5 exemplares
Cemetery Dance Issue 65 (2011) 4 exemplares
Apex Magazine 120 (May 2019) (2019) — Editor — 4 exemplares
Steppin' Razor 2 exemplares
Apex Magazine 95 (April 2017) (2017) — Editor — 2 exemplares
Babylon System 1 exemplar
Broken Strand 1 exemplar
Sorcerers (2020) 1 exemplar
Just An Old Man 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror (2023) — Contribuidor — 239 exemplares
Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction (2022) — Contribuidor — 158 exemplares
Glitter & Mayhem (2013) — Contribuidor — 154 exemplares
Hot and Steamy: Tales of Steampunk Romance (2011) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
War Stories: New Military Science Fiction (2014) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology (2020) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Do Not Go Quietly: An Anthology of Defiance in Victory (2019) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda (2021) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling (2016) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues (2009) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology (2011) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Voices From The Other Side: Dark Dreams II (2006) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Sword and Mythos (2014) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Whispers in the Night: Dark Dreams III (2007) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Classic Monsters Unleashed (2022) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Big Book of Cyberpunk (2023) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Never Too Old to Save the World: A Midlife Calling Anthology (2023) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Trouble the Waters: Tales from the Deep Blue (2022) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2020 Edition (2020) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The Book of the Dead (2013) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The WisCon Chronicles, Vol.5: Writing and Racial Identity (2011) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Voices from the Past (2011) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Appalachian Undead (2012) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Harlan County Horrors (2009) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Beyond the Sun (2013) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Eulogies II: Tales from the Cellar (2013) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The New Hero: Every Age Needs Its Heroes (2013) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Not Our Kind (2015) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
People of Color Take over Fantastic Stories of the Imagination (2017) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Dark Futures: Tales of Dystopian SF (2010) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Descended From Darkness: Apex Magazine Vol. II (2010) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Gaslit Romance (2014) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 29: July/August 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 17: July/August 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 38, No. 2 [February 2014] (2014) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Chiral Mad 4: An Anthology of Collaborations (2018) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 64 • September 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 37: November/December 2020 (2020) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
New Dawn (2008) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Knaves: A Blackguards Anthology (2018) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Good, The Bad, & The Uncanny: Tales of a Very Weird West (2023) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Reinvented Detective (2023) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 103 • December 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Apex Magazine 52 (September 2013) (2013) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 87 • August 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Mechanical Animals: Tales at the Crux of Creatures and Tech (2018) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Locais de residência
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Purdue University (BS, Biology)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Ignyte Award shortlist (Ember Award, 2023)
Bridget Smith



Unusual characters, interesting and thoughtful. quite a bit of philosophical thoughts by main character. I skipped the middle.
mslibrarynerd | 2 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2024 |
Oh Alix. How can you pack so many feels in one short story, 5200 words? I think I need to have a long steady look at the ones around me I love, and feel my own heart beat, and maybe cry a little but mostly smile.

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Oh Alix. How can you pack so many feels in one short story, 5200 words? I think I need to have a long steady look at the ones around me I love, and feel my own heart beat, and maybe cry a little but mostly smile.
Yggie | 3 outras críticas | Oct 12, 2023 |
the alternate history here looks great in the glimpses we get - a maybe contemporary america in a different timeline altogether where Jamaica is a power, the founding fathers are often mentioned (right up to Clinton) but it looks like the British Empire is still in place, though ununited states still fight for dominence at their borders, and the vast american west is powerful indian country. but this trip of a man and a child across some of the roughest country in search of a new home, pursued by stories, old westerns, Pilkertons, and steammen, doesn't seem like it cracks even the surface it skates over - it's the vivid and intriguing altHistory background i want to see more of, not the principals here, and the little teases of what the setup might offer that sprinkle the novella (in itself a stock journey, followed by a confrontation of steampunk vs solarpunk in the trenches) is not really equipped to get me there, which renders the novella in itself a kind of flat surface that's obscuring the real strengths of this world. so call me when the novel's done.… (mais)
macha | 5 outras críticas | Aug 17, 2023 |
Going into this novel I really had no expectations, though that might be a commentary on how wary I am of late when it comes to stories that you can describe as being space opera. Be that as it may, I have a number of issues. The big one is that the dialogue seems so stilted to me for much of the book, as every conversation turns into a lecture on ideology. I was well aware that this was an exercise in Afro-Futurism, and I was cool with that, but people just don't talk that way on a regular basis.

Two, so much of what is happening in the novel seems divorced from internal context. Events just happen willy-nilly and they don't seem to matter all that much. This is particularly the case when the antagonists of the community Broaddus has sketched make their play, and they feel really cardboard.

So, if I had stuck to the "50-page" rule I probably would have set this book aside, but I did skim through to a point where things started to improve, particularly when one is following the soldier Fela Buhari; but that's about 100 pages in when I started to sense some narrative coherence begin to emerge. I finished the book liking what I was reading just enough that I'm willing to give the follow-on works a try. Though if this work doesn't turn out to be a trilogy that will be problematic; I can't see only two books (totaling about 700 pages) being sufficient to develop all the concepts that Broaddus is throwing at the reader.
… (mais)
Shrike58 | 1 outra crítica | Jul 27, 2023 |



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