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Gordon Eklund

Autor(a) de The Starless World

58+ Works 2,317 Membros 16 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) He has written under the pen name Wendall Stewart.

Séries

Obras por Gordon Eklund

The Starless World (1978) — Autor — 372 exemplares
Devil World (1979) — Autor — 328 exemplares
If the Stars are Gods (1977) 300 exemplares
Lord Tedric (1954) 178 exemplares
Inheritors of Earth (1974) 132 exemplares
Find the Changeling (1980) 106 exemplares
Space Pirates (1979) 103 exemplares
Chains of the Sea (1973) — Autor — 101 exemplares
Serving in Time (1975) 74 exemplares
A Thunder on Neptune (1989) 62 exemplares
All Times Possible (1974) 59 exemplares
The eclipse of dawn (1971) 53 exemplares
Lord Tedric and Alien Realms (1980) 52 exemplares
Falling Toward Forever (1975) 48 exemplares
The Grayspace Beast (1976) 37 exemplares
Dance of the Apocalypse (1976) 36 exemplares
A Trace of Dreams (1972) 36 exemplares
The Garden of Winter (1980) 10 exemplares
The Twilight River (1984) 8 exemplares
Welt ohne Sterne (1992) — Autor — 6 exemplares
Der Teufelsplanet (1990) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Se le stelle fossero Dei (2017) 3 exemplares
Dear Aunt Annie 3 exemplares
Examination Day 2 exemplares
Ullstein 2000 sf-stories 47. (1975) 2 exemplares
Hellas Is Florida 1 exemplar
Underbelly 1 exemplar
Sandsnake Hunter {novelette} (1975) 1 exemplar
Piratas do Espaço 1 exemplar
La riviere du crépuscule (1980) 1 exemplar
Psychosomatica 1 exemplar
Im Kern der Galaxis (1985) — Autor — 1 exemplar
Wooden Starships (2018) 1 exemplar
Cosmic Fusion (2016) 1 exemplar
Free City Blues 1 exemplar
Stalking The Sun 1 exemplar
La sfera di Dyson 1 exemplar
Embryonic Dharma [novelette] (1976) 1 exemplar
The Restoration [novelette] (1975) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Science Fiction Century (1997) — Contribuidor — 530 exemplares
The 1974 Annual World's Best SF (1974) — Contribuidor — 231 exemplares
Epoch (1975) — Contribuidor — 211 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #8 (1979) — Contribuidor — 199 exemplares
World's Best Science Fiction: 1971 (1971) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
Universe 4 (1974) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #4 (1975) — Contribuidor — 127 exemplares
Universe 3 (1900) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
New Dimensions 3 (1973) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #2 (1973) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Nebula Award Stories 10 (1975) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
Alternate Americas (What Might Have Been, Vol. 4) (1992) — Contribuidor, algumas edições98 exemplares
Universe 2 (1972) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Universe 1 (1971) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
New Dimensions 2 (1972) — Autor — 74 exemplares
Quark/1 (1970) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
First Contact (1997) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Quark/3 (1971) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Other Side of Tomorrow (1973) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Beyond Time (1976) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Universe 6 (1976) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
New Dimensions 12 (1981) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Universe 8 (1978) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of 20th Century Science Fiction: Volume Two (1997) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact: Vol. XCVI, No. 5 (May 1976) (1976) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
New Dimensions Science Fiction Number 7 (1977) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
International Relations Through Science Fiction (1978) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Crisis: ten original stories of science fiction (1974) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Orbit 21 (1980) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Univers 01 (1975) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Beyond Reality (1979) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Het Ding in de Rots SF Verhalen 4 — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Pistolero fuori tempo — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Amazing Stories Vol. 51, No. 3 [May 1978] (1978) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Jules Verne-magasinet 368 (1987) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Eklund, Gordon Stewart
Outros nomes
Stewart, Wendell
Data de nascimento
1945-07-24
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Seattle, Washington, USA
Ocupações
realtor
science fiction writer
Prémios e menções honrosas
Guest of Honour, Bubonicon 9, 1977
Nota de desambiguação
He has written under the pen name Wendall Stewart.

Membros

Críticas

This was an odd one. It took just enough chances to feel like more than a large-scale episode. It pushed the characters in ways that threatened (although ultimately didn't change) the status quo, and it read, at times, more like fantasy than sci-fi.

I liked it.
 
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3Oranges | 4 outras críticas | Jun 24, 2023 |
I really don't get why "devils" are such a big thing. I guess they were more of a big thing in the past? But like...IDK. I really don't think that people feel like Satanic horns are THAT scary anymore. The only other notable thing here was that there's a Jain character (!) but...she seems to only know it as a philosophy and not anything about the religion? It's weird.
 
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everystartrek | 3 outras críticas | Jan 5, 2023 |
Not great. "A god who is also a star." Okay then. Doesn't hold up to Q, et al! Plus use of "Klingonese." Okay theeeeen.
 
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everystartrek | 4 outras críticas | Jan 5, 2023 |
Sometimes you just need one from the pulp paperback shelf, especially when there are a couple of long plane rides in the offing, and so it was with my decision to take this fun science fiction novel along on my recent vacation. Falling Toward Forever was published in 1975. Two soldiers are fighting on the same side in an anti-colonial war in an unnamed African country. One, Ahmad, is a black man fighting to free his own country. Waller is a white mercenary, a former Vietnam War prisoner of war and torture victim. Embittered by the experience and the hypocrisy of the U.S. government, he was turned soldier for hire, willing, so he says, to fight for any insurgency against any established government. Although Ahmad is suspicious of Waller's motives and what he believes to be Waller's death wish, the two have respect for each other as fighters. In the heat of a battle, Waller comes upon a woman who is trying to hide from the fighting. But she has a gun that she fires at Waller, hitting his arm. Just as he is about to return fire, Ahmad runs up from behind and yells at Waller not to shoot. Suddenly, all three of them are snatched from the spot by an unseen force and dropped down in a wholly alien environment. Where are they and what has happened to them? The rest of the novel, of course, brings us the trio trying to sort out their circumstances and deal with the people whose time and place they have suddenly entered.

Eklund seemed to be attempting to add at least a touch of social awareness to his story. It's hard to miss the fact that our trio of heroes include a white man, a black man and a woman. The leadership and planning, and the best ideas and plans, ebb and flow between all three characters throughout the story. On the other hand, the leadership often does default to Waller, and we are expected, it seems, to see this as natural. Well, I don't want to make too much of all that. This is, after all, a pulp novel, and it appears Eklund was at least aware of these issues in his storytelling. At any rate, Eklund's writing is pretty good, here, in terms of physical detail and even, to a certain extent, characterization. The plot itself gets more implausible as things go along, and the ending is rushed, but what the heck, I had fun reading the tale, which was just right for vacation reading.
… (mais)
 
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rocketjk | Sep 16, 2022 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
58
Also by
43
Membros
2,317
Popularidade
#11,082
Avaliação
½ 3.4
Críticas
16
ISBN
77
Línguas
3
Marcado como favorito
1

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