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Tobias S. Buckell

Autor(a) de Crystal Rain

86+ Works 3,751 Membros 160 Críticas 15 Favorited

About the Author

Tobias S. Buckell is a Caribbean-born speculative fiction writer who grew up in Grenada, the US, and the British Virgin Islands. He now lives in a small college town in Ohio with his wife, Emily. Buckell was a first place winner for the Writers of the Future, and has been nominated for the John W. mostrar mais Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the Nebula Award. He is also a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction Writing Workshop. His title, Envoy, made the IBook Bestseller List in 2017. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por Tobias S. Buckell

Crystal Rain (2006) 698 exemplares
Halo: The Cole Protocol (2008) 559 exemplares
Ragamuffin (2007) 366 exemplares
Halo: Evolutions (2009) 326 exemplares
The Tangled Lands (2018) 308 exemplares
Sly Mongoose (2008) 238 exemplares
Arctic Rising (2012) 226 exemplares
The Executioness (2011) — Autor — 175 exemplares
Diverse Energies (2012) — Editor — 136 exemplares
Hurricane Fever (2014) 71 exemplares
Tides From the New Worlds (2009) 59 exemplares
The Apocalypse Ocean (2012) 54 exemplares
The Alchemist / The Executioness (2010) — Autor — 49 exemplares
HALO: Envoy (2017) 33 exemplares
Mitigated Futures (2013) 24 exemplares
TRSF (2011) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
A Stranger in the Citadel (2023) 21 exemplares
Xenowealth: A Collection (2015) 19 exemplares
The Trove (2017) 18 exemplares
Aerophilia (2011) 15 exemplares
It's All Just a Draft (2019) 15 exemplares
Visual Journeys: A Tribute to Space Artists (2007) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Manumission 9 exemplares
Four Eyes 8 exemplares
Necahual (2015) 7 exemplares
Toy Planes 7 exemplares
The Fish Merchant 7 exemplares
Mitigation — Autor — 6 exemplares
Fireside Magazine, Spring 2012 (2012) 6 exemplares
Spurn Babylon (2011) 6 exemplares
Stochasticity (2014) 5 exemplares
Byways: A METAtropolis Story (2014) 5 exemplares
La vida secreta de los bots y otros relatos — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
In Orbite Medievali (2011) 4 exemplares
Trinkets 4 exemplares
Death's Dreadlocks 4 exemplares
A Militant Peace 4 exemplares
Resistance 4 exemplares
Her 3 exemplares
A Green Thumb 3 exemplares
Chilo (2008) 3 exemplares
Smooth Talking 2 exemplares
The Found Girl — Autor — 2 exemplares
The Apocalypse Ocean (2012) 2 exemplares
Anakoinosis 2 exemplares
The Fall Of Alacan (2011) 2 exemplares
Placa Del Fuego 2 exemplares
Migration 1 exemplar
The Duel 1 exemplar
Nord's Gambit 1 exemplar
Mirror, Mirror 1 exemplar
Io Robot 1 exemplar
Scar Tissue 1 exemplar
The Sugar Mill 1 exemplar
CoNZealand Fringe 1 exemplar
The Universe Reef 1 exemplar
Fish Merchant 1 exemplar
X3: Sly Mongoose 1 exemplar
X2: Ragamuffin 1 exemplar
System Reset 1 exemplar
Tides 1 exemplar
The Shackles Of Freedom (2017) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse (2008) — Contribuidor — 1,536 exemplares
Metatropolis (2008) — Contribuidor — 573 exemplares
Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 503 exemplares
So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy (2004) — Contribuidor — 292 exemplares
New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color (2019) — Contribuidor — 275 exemplares
The End Is Nigh (2014) — Contribuidor — 274 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection (2012) — Contribuidor — 239 exemplares
Year's Best SF 11 (2006) — Contribuidor — 234 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (2012) — Contribuidor — 224 exemplares
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 173 exemplares
Year's Best SF 14 (2009) — Contribuidor — 170 exemplares
Old Venus (2015) — Contribuidor — 168 exemplares
Dead Man's Hand (2014) — Contribuidor — 158 exemplares
Mojo: Conjure Stories (2003) — Contribuidor — 147 exemplares
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond (2013) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction (2022) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
Armored (2012) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
Lightspeed: Year One (2011) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
Zombies: The Recent Dead (2010) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Galactic Empires (2017) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection (2018) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
Futures from Nature (2007) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 (2020) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
Loosed upon the World: The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction (2015) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom (2012) — Contribuidor — 105 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 2 (2017) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
Sideways In Crime (2008) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
Seeds of Change (2008) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Wastelands: The New Apocalypse (2019) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction (2000) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
Upgraded (2014) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
Hot and Steamy: Tales of Steampunk Romance (2011) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies (2017) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology (2020) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Fast Forward 2 (2008) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Operation Arcana (2015) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
New Voices In Science Fiction (2003) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
Bridging Infinity (1783) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures (2014) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3 (2018) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
METAtropolis: Cascadia (2010) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
All Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories (2004) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
The Book of All Flesh (2004) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 5 (2020) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Mission Critical (2019) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XVI (2000) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk (2015) — Introdução — 47 exemplares
Men Writing Science Fiction As Women (2003) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 6 (2021) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
I, Alien (1657) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Year Six (2014) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Year Three (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Twelve (2018) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2018 Edition (2018) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Robots: The Recent A.I. (2012) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Best of World SF: 2 (2022) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Speculative Horizons (2010) — Autor, algumas edições31 exemplares
Space Cadets (2006) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Lost Worlds & Mythological Kingdoms (2022) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Prime Codex (2007) — Artista da capa — 27 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Year Four (2013) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Ignorance Is Strength (2020) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
We, Robots (2010) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Burn the Ashes (2020) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 23: July/August 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
METAtropolis: Green Space (2013) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 2 • July 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Or Else the Light (2020) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2021): Volume One (2021) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Land/Space: An Anthology of Prairie Speculative Fiction (2003) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The Book of Silverberg (2014) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The New Hero: New Heroes for a New Age (2013) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Subterranean Magazine, Issue #4 (Spring 2006) (2006) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
A Year Without a Winter (2019) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Strangest of All — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Golden Age SF: Tales of a Bygone Future (2006) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Schemers: Betrayal Knows No Boundaries (2013) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 30 • November 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The WisCon Chronicles, Vol.9: Intersections and Alliances (2015) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy: Volume One (2022) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 4 (2020) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Apex Magazine 108 (May 2018) (2018) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 062 (November 2011) (2011) — Autor — 6 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 93 • February 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 96 • May 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Overview: Stories in the Stratosphere (2017) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Apex Magazine 109 (June 2018) (2018) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Mothersound: The Sauútiverse Anthology (2023) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Forever Magazine Issue 2 (2015) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine: The Best of 2018 — Contribuidor, algumas edições2 exemplares
Subterranean Magazine Summer 2011 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 10 (Volume 10) (2018) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Shoah Sry — Autor, algumas edições1 exemplar

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I read both this book and its companion novella The Alchemist side by side (almost) because they follow two different paths that give a wider view of the world. The Executioness follows Tana as she leaves Lesser Khaim (the more or less 'poor folk' district) while The Alchemist follows Jeoz as he fights to save Khaim from the Bramble.

In his introduction Paolo mentions that part of the genesis for this combined world came from a writer's friend's lament that there were not more middle-aged women portrayed as heroes. Women who have had children and lived most of their life domestically. Tobias took that idea and ran with it.

Tobias is careful to emphasize the role that women have always played in battle and war. Women who help to keep the soldiers fed, who help to gather supplies and run the homestead while their men are away. Women who lose everything and are forgotten just as quietly.

The world is lush and evocative. There is a lot left unsaid, hinted at or offhandedly remarked upon, that point to something more. The fallen Empire of Jhandparan being overrun by the Brambles. The Southern Isles where the Paikan hail from.

I would love to know when the Brambles first arrived. Why they occur because of the magic. Why does it sprout? The Executioness doesn't delve into these issues except as a way to contrast the Paikan (holier than thou) attitude vs. everyone else. The Paikan think they are on a crusade to save the world, damn the consequences and feelings of others.

A telling moment is when Tana speaks with the 'leader' and they try to reach some sort of accommodation. The man doesn't seem to grasp why she would be so upset to lose her children when they are clearly going somewhere better. To him the loss of her children is trivial next to the larger picture.

Everything happens in cycles however and at the end of the novella Tana realizes a truth she didn't understand earlier. I sincerely hope there will be more set in this world. This feels like a thread from a much larger tapestry, one I am eager to see completed.
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lexilewords | 12 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
Prelim Review: Though this is paired with THE EXECUTIONESS, I found myself less enchanted with this book. I emphasized less with the main character in this book then I did with Tana and while the magic was interesting to read about, I found the bitter truths that Tana sought after and fought more intriguing.

Full Review to be posted at Poisoned Rationality
 
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lexilewords | 7 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
The cornucopia provides everything the people need—but access is controlled by the Musketeer, who knows the secret of making gunpowder, and his family. The cornucopia is provided by the gods in return for giving up reading; thou shalt not suffer a librarian to live. Then a librarian comes to town, changing the Musketeer’s youngest child forever, as she learns just how many lies her life was based on. It’s an intriguing read.
 
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rivkat | Dec 27, 2023 |
Nice action, old plot. Generally fast and good read, but nothing deeper than global warming decorum and lesbian heroine.

And I actually feel very awkward rating, because there is nothing really bad about this book and in the same time there is nothing that really moved me, not even that baby-Galt speech in the last third. This books visualize many world problems but been an action thriller does not give any coherent solutions. It builds up not so simple characters and puts them in difficult situations, but does not fully realize emotional potential of such conflicts.

This book is either too long or too short.
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WorkLastDay | 18 outras críticas | Dec 17, 2023 |

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Mike Resnick Contributor, Introduction
Jay Lake Contributor
Ken Liu Contributor
Daniel H. Wilson Contributor
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Fred Van Lente Contributor
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Jeff VanderMeer Contributor
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Arthut Iqbal Contributor
Frank Wu Contributor, Illustrator
Ron Miller Illustrator, Contributor
Brandon O'Brien Contributor
Justina Ireland Contributor
Ibi Zoboi Contributor
Emily Osborne Illustrator
Sofia Samatar Contributor
Thoraiya Dyer Contributor
Chinelo Onwualu Contributor
N. K. Jemisin Contributor
Celese Rita Baker Contributor
Ana Bracic Illustrator
P. Djèlí Clark Contributor
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Reimena Yee Illustrator
Arley Sorg Editor
John Chu Contributor
Shweta Narayan Contributor
Vandana Singh Contributor
Pat Cadigan Contributor
Ken MacLeod Contributor
Geoffrey A. Landis Contributor
Gwyneth Jones Contributor
Ma Boyong Contributor
Paul Di Filippo Contributor
Chris Foss Illustrator
Cory Doctorow Contributor
Joe Haldeman Contributor
Elizabeth Bear Contributor
Paul E. Martens Contributor
Willis Couvillier Contributor
Bob Eggleton Illustrator
Jude-marie Green Contributor
Richard Chwedyk Contributor
Delphyne Illustrator
Trent Walters Contributor
James Van Pelt Contributor
Frank R. Paul Illustrator
Chesley Bonestell Illustrator
Michael Carroll Illustrator
Will McDermott Contributor
G. David Nordley Contributor
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Joe Tucciarone Illustrator
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Teresa Jarrín Translator
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Chesya Burke Contributor
Angel Nieves Cover artist
Jeremy L. C. Jones Interviewer
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Jamie Stafford-Hill Cover designer
Jan Hilty Photographer
Steve Downes Narrator
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Estatísticas

Obras
86
Also by
105
Membros
3,751
Popularidade
#6,756
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
160
ISBN
119
Línguas
5
Marcado como favorito
15

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