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Michael Cobley

Autor(a) de Seeds of Earth

32+ Works 1,494 Membros 44 Críticas

Séries

Obras por Michael Cobley

Seeds of Earth (2009) 627 exemplares, 17 críticas
The Orphaned Worlds (2010) 301 exemplares, 6 críticas
The Ascendant Stars (2011) — Autor — 223 exemplares, 7 críticas
Ancestral Machines: A Humanity's Fire novel (2016) 101 exemplares, 5 críticas
Splintered Suns (2018) 60 exemplares
Shadowkings (2001) 54 exemplares, 1 crítica
Shadowgod (2003) 38 exemplares
Shadowmasque (2005) 34 exemplares
Night, Rain, And Neon (2022) — Editor — 17 exemplares, 6 críticas
Iron Mosaic (2004) 5 exemplares
Ascendant Sun (2003) 4 exemplares
Corrosion 3 exemplares, 1 crítica
Tactics At Twilight 3 exemplares

Associated Works

The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases (2003) — Contribuidor — 773 exemplares, 20 críticas
Nova Scotia: New Scottish Speculative Fiction (2005) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares, 1 crítica
Other Edens 2 (1988) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares, 2 críticas
Shipbuilding: New SF from Scotland (1995) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Conflicts (2010) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Cinema Futura (2010) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Drabble Project (1988) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 20/21: Edison's Frankenstein (2009) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Science Fiction Eye #08, Winter 1991 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1959-10-10
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Agente
John Berlyne (Zeno Agency)

Membros

Críticas

Finished this because I wanted to finish the series.

It's one of those series of books where, yeah, I guess it was a distraction/entertainment to read... but, ehh.
 
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dcunning11235 | 6 outras críticas | Aug 12, 2023 |
I wanted to like this more than I did, but all I can honestly give it is two stars. The first book was better, though still not great; the writing there was clunky, here in the second book it is grinding the gears.

Now I'm two books in and I know I'm going to read the third, just to finish. I have a weakness for hard sci-fi and space opera and the like... so fingers crossed.
 
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dcunning11235 | 5 outras críticas | Aug 12, 2023 |
This was good, but by no means great. The writing could have been... I dunno what to call it exactly. Everything is written in a fairly simple form; declarative sentences, everything described. Characters and their relationships are very thin. Periodically, you'll hear or read of writing described as being written at a "college level" or "high school level." I'd say that this book could comfortably be enjoyed by someone in middle school.

That said, I like the story arc. And it is good pop sci-fi! Good summer reading, or reading between more serious stuff. Not everything has to be a timeless classic :)

Three/five stars.
… (mais)
 
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dcunning11235 | 16 outras críticas | Aug 12, 2023 |
I'm not really certain why I had trouble following this book. It wasn't really holding me -- but that could have been external circumstances as much as the book.

Insofar as the book itself goes -- it's got the elements of really epic space opera that I truly enjoy converging on a single point, and I'm thinking I may end up enjoying book two even more than book one. Slow burn, yes -- but I think it'll be a good one.
 
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lyrrael | 16 outras críticas | Aug 3, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
32
Also by
9
Membros
1,494
Popularidade
#17,196
Avaliação
½ 3.4
Críticas
44
ISBN
57
Línguas
3

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