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Julie E. Czerneda

Autor(a) de A Thousand Words for Stranger

69+ Works 7,636 Membros 167 Críticas 34 Favorited

About the Author

Former biologist Julie Czerneda's science fiction has received international acclaim, awards, and best-selling status. She is author of the popular Web Shifters series as well as the Trade Pact Universe trilogy. She was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her stand-alone mostrar mais novel, In the Company of Others, won Canada's Prix Aurora Award and was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award for Distinguished SF. Julie lives with her husband and two children in the lake country of central Ontario, under skies so clear they could take seeing the Milky Way for granted, but never do mostrar menos
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Obras por Julie E. Czerneda

A Thousand Words for Stranger (1997) 911 exemplares
Survival (2004) 740 exemplares
Beholder's Eye (1998) 561 exemplares
Migration (2005) 516 exemplares
Ties of Power (1999) 514 exemplares
In the Company of Others (2001) 473 exemplares
To Trade the Stars (2002) 411 exemplares
Regeneration (2006) 400 exemplares
Changing Vision (2000) 370 exemplares
Reap the Wild Wind (2007) 325 exemplares
Hidden in Sight (2003) 291 exemplares
A Turn of Light (2013) 243 exemplares
Rift in the Sky (2009) 190 exemplares
Revisions (2004) — Editor — 147 exemplares
Space, Inc. (2003) — Editor — 117 exemplares
Misspelled (2008) — Editor — 108 exemplares
A Play of Shadow (2014) 93 exemplares
The Gossamer Mage (2019) 87 exemplares
Under Cover of Darkness (2007) — Editor — 84 exemplares
The Gate To Futures Past (2016) 73 exemplares
To Each This World (2022) 66 exemplares
Search Image (2018) 64 exemplares
To Guard Against the Dark (2017) 51 exemplares
Mythspring: From the Lyrics and Legends of Canada (2006) — Editor — 45 exemplares
Species Imperative (2014) 40 exemplares
Ages of Wonder (2009) — Editor — 39 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 (2017) — Editor — 39 exemplares
Fantastic Companions (2005) — Editor — 34 exemplares
Summoned to Destiny (Realms of Wonder) (2004) — Editor — 31 exemplares
Mirage (2020) 29 exemplares
Spectrum (2021) 22 exemplares
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (2011) — Editor — 19 exemplares
Stardust (Wonder Zone) (2002) — Editor — 11 exemplares
Orbiter (2002) — Editor — 9 exemplares
A Dragon for William (2019) 8 exemplares
Odyssey (Tales from the Wonder Zone) (2004) — Editor — 7 exemplares
Polaris: A Celebration of Polar Science (2007) — Editor — 6 exemplares
The Only Thing to Fear (2018) 6 exemplares
No Place Like Home (2016) 6 exemplares
Explorer (2002) — Editor — 6 exemplares
Prism (2002) 4 exemplares
The Passenger 4 exemplares
The Franchise 4 exemplares
Blood & Water 3 exemplares
'Ware the Sleeper (1998) 3 exemplares
Prospect Park 2 exemplares
A Touch of Blue (2007) 2 exemplares
She's Such a Nasty Morsel (2005) 2 exemplares
Brothers Bound (2004) 2 exemplares
Down on the Farm 1 exemplar
Ascent 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Science Fiction: DAW 30th Anniversary (2002) — Contribuidor — 257 exemplares
Lightspeed: Year One (2011) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
Women of War (2005) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares
Forbidden Planets (2006) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Spell Fantastic (2000) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Treachery and Treason (2000) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Wondrous Beginnings (2003) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Sirius The Dog Star (2004) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
New Voices In Science Fiction (2003) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
Heroes in Training (2007) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Battle Magic (1998) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
First Contact (1997) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Chimerascope (2012) — Introdução, algumas edições54 exemplares
Space Stations (2004) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Far Frontiers (2000) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
In the Shadow of Evil (2005) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The A.I. Chronicles (2015) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Haunted Holidays (2004) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Solaris Rising 3: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2014) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Dark Beyond the Stars (2015) — Prefácio, algumas edições39 exemplares
Fate Fantastic (2007) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Silicon Dreams (2001) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Distant Early Warnings (2009) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Alias Assumed: Sex, Lies and SD-6 (2005) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts (2016) — Introdução — 24 exemplares
All Hail Our Robot Conquerors! (2017) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Tales of the Emerald Serpent (2012) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Campus Chills (2010) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Derelict (2021) — Autor — 16 exemplares
A Knight in the Silk Purse (2014) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
When the Villain Comes Home (2012) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Noir (2022) — Autor — 11 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 9 • February 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Eeriecon Chapbook #4 — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



I'm not entirely sure where to go with this book. I picked this up a long time ago (back when I was into Bookcrossing), traded it away and then re-picked it up at my local Indie. Admittedly its the cover that made me interested and I'm a sucker for amnesia trope stories in science fiction.

Largely I liked the cast and I liked Sira and Morgan, but it was not an enthralling read for me. Plus the "Interludes" tended to break things up, distracting me from Sira's current plight (most of the time, occasionally it was Morgan who was the focus of the Interlude, but mainly it was Barac who I had little interest in to be truthful). Sira also, while not unlikable, wasn't the kind of female I liked to read about in scifi books (there was nothing...deadly about her. She wasn't very snarky. She spent much of her time sullen or confused). She's kind of watery, a bit bland and sometimes refreshing.

Morgan...rather seemed like a lot of rogue-ish Captains (I'd venture to say he reminded me of Malcolm Reynolds, but Morgan came before Malcolm).

Overall I'm glad enough to have read this, but I wish it was as engaging as her later reads.

… (mais)
lexilewords | 17 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
What a delightful find! Truth be told, I found it in the library clearance bin for next to nothing and grabbed it on a whim. Now I'm tempted to go tell them to put it back on the shelf!

I hadn't heard of this authour previously, but this first book of a trilogy has hooked me for at least two more.

Wonderful world building, alien races who are aliens not the girl next door, and an action filled plot that kept me up late reading just a bit more.

It really doesn't end, of course - it seems I'm a dinosaur preferring books that are self contained - but that's almost the only nit I have. Recommend!… (mais)
furicle | 9 outras críticas | Aug 5, 2023 |
A Play of Shadow by Julie E. Czerneda is a fantastical novel packed full of action.

I will admit that this book was hard for me to get through. My best bet is because I haven't read the first novel in this series, so I just didn't know half of what had occurred before this novel. That doesn't mean this book isn't good though! It was just very hard for me to push myself to read it. It almost felt like a chore because I couldn't comprehend some of the past experiences of the characters. I did look up some information on the last book, but it didn't help me. That being said, I don't recommend jumping into this series without starting from the beginning.

This book did feel fantastical though! Julie is a truly mesmerizing author and I love her talent. I felt like I was reading a Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones styled tale. It's full of fantasy, action and lore that was truly interesting.

I did like Jenn and Bannan together. They felt like a real couple and the were truly lovable. I found their development to be my favourite part of the story. I fell in love with them instantly despite not knowing what happened to them in the previous book. Shout out to Julie for doing so well with them!

The magic in this book was also fun to experience. It didn't feel like the typical dramatic magic I've seen in romance novels (which is where I commonly see magic), so I enjoyed Julie's spin on it.

Overall, not reading the first book really screwed me over with this book. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more if I read it in order the way it was intended. I think big fantasy lovers will enjoy this book way more than I do. I like to dabble in fantasy, but it's not really my scene. Those who love fantasy will devour this book so quickly and will truly love it. I'm just not made for this type of novel! So I do truly think this book is amazing, but in my opinion it doesn't do it for me as a reader.

Two out of five stars - since it was really hard to get into and really hard for me to get invested in.

I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
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Briars_Reviews | 2 outras críticas | Aug 4, 2023 |
lyrrael | 5 outras críticas | Aug 3, 2023 |



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