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Jack Finney (1) (1911–1995)

Autor(a) de Time and Again

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42+ Works 8,386 Membros 273 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

Jack Finney was born on October 2, 1911 with the given name John Finney. His father died when he was three years old and he was renamed Walter Braden Finney in honor of his father. He attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. After moving to New York and working in the advertising industry, he mostrar mais began writing stories for popular magazines like Collier's, The Saturday Evening Post and McCall's. His first novel, "Five Against the House" (1954), told the story of five college students who plot to rob a casino in Reno. A year later he published "The Body Snatchers" which was later reissued as "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." Many critics interpreted the insidious infiltration by aliens as a cold-war allegory that dramatized America's fear of a takeover by Communists. Mr. Finney maintained that the novel was nothing more than popular entertainment. The 1956 film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" was remade twice. With "Time and Again," Mr. Finney won the kind of critical praise and attention not normally accorded to genre fiction. Finney died November 16, 1995 of pneumonia and emphysema at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif. He was 84. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras por Jack Finney

Time and Again (1970) 4,115 exemplares
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1955) — Autor — 1,272 exemplares
From Time to Time (1995) 1,233 exemplares
About Time : Twelve Stories (1986) 435 exemplares
The Body Snatchers (1955) 320 exemplares
Three by Finney (2013) 220 exemplares
The Third Level (1957) 122 exemplares
Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1956 film] (1956) — Autor — 119 exemplares
Assault on a Queen (1959) 73 exemplares
Marion's Wall (1973) 46 exemplares
The Woodrow Wilson Dime (1968) 43 exemplares
The Night People (1977) 42 exemplares

Associated Works

Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales (1963) — Contribuidor — 459 exemplares
The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century (2005) — Contribuidor — 379 exemplares
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (1989) — Contribuidor — 329 exemplares
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction (1980) — Contribuidor — 196 exemplares
A Science Fiction Argosy (1972) — Contribuidor, algumas edições164 exemplares
The Pan Book of Horror Stories (1959) — Contribuidor — 157 exemplares
5th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1960) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
Connoisseur's Science Fiction (1964) — Contribuidor — 145 exemplares
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: My Favorites in Suspense (1959) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1978 film] (1978) — Story — 119 exemplares
8th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1963) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1955) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2000) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
The American Fantasy Tradition (2002) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 13 (1951) (1985) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
Time Machines: The Greatest Time Travel Stories Ever Written (1998) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
SF: The Year's Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy (1956) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
Stories of Suspense (1963) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Playboy Book of Horror and the Supernatural (1967) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Invasion [2007 film] (2007) — Story — 68 exemplares
Timescapes (1997) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humour (1982) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1971 v02 (1971) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Science Fiction (1973) — Autor — 40 exemplares
Operation Future (1955) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Young Oxford Book of Timewarp Stories (Young Oxford Books) (2001) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Love Letter [1998 TV movie] (1998) — Autor — 33 exemplares
Tales in Time (1997) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
The Other Side of the Clock (1968) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Tales Out of Time (1979) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Lost Worlds, Unknown Horizons (1978) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Tales of Love and Horror (1961) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Car Tales: Classic Stories About Dream Machines (1991) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Science fiction verhalen [1969] — Contribuidor, algumas edições13 exemplares
A Cavalcade of Collier's (1959) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Griezelverhalen 2 (1962) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Death on Wheels (1999) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Spirits Spooks and Other Sinister Creatures (1984) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 2nd Series (1983) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Playboy Magazine | October 1963 | Teddi Smith (1963) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
To You With Love: A Treasury of Great Romantic Literature (1969) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Times 4: Four Science Fiction Tales — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Mystery and Suspense — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
不思議の扉 時をかける恋 (角川文庫) (2010) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Finney, Jack (birth)
Finney, Walter Braden
Outros nomes
ジャック・フィニイ
ジャック フィニイ
Data de nascimento
1911-10-02
Data de falecimento
1995-11-14
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
País (no mapa)
USA
Local de nascimento
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Local de falecimento
Greenbrae, California, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Mill Valley, California, USA
Galesburg, Illinois, USA
Educação
Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, USA
Ocupações
science fiction writer
novelist

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Jack Finney was a prolific writer best known for his science fiction and thrillers, including The Body Snatchers (1955) and Time and Again (1970).
Walter Braden "Jack" Finney (born John Finney, October 2, 1911 – November 14, 1995) was an American author. His best-known works are science fiction and thrillers, including The Body Snatchers and Time and Again. The former was the basis for the 1956 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers and its remakes.

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I've never been so excited about a short story collection before, but this book made me seat at the edge of my seat, story after story. There were a couple of stories which felt boring, the one with air balloon thing is one of them. But overall this is an amazing collection
 
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jessiewinterspring | 17 outras críticas | Jan 30, 2024 |
Very Good; time travel with good writing.
 
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derailer | 21 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
This was a surprisingly good horror novel. I have watched the movies and, lets be honest, from the very title reader is aware of what is the main twist here.

But it is in the way story is told that I truly enjoyed it. Told from the perspective of a local physician we follow what at first seems like to be a mass hysteria slowly becomes a palpable danger which unfortunately our heroes cannot fight, let alone defeat because ... they just cannot. They can resist it and they can slow it down but for all means and purposes infiltration is just too good and too thorough to be stopped. Also the very nature of the infiltration is such that not once our heroes start to question themselves - is it what they see and witness real or not.

One of the comments I read for the book commented about one of the discussions in the book where there is mention of the weight of the sun-light but, if we put aside rather clumsiness of the explanation (which again for me is all right because these are discussions between laymen) what is described as a motor that spreads the invasion is nothing more than a form of solar sail. Another great concept here is the way copies are made - pure genius if you ask me. No need for physical contact or drawing blood, no aliens popping up from chest-cavity. The very process is the ultimate horror of all, waking up completely changed, feeling same but also completely different. As I said, excellent idea.

And while narrative flow is at times a little bit slow, novel itself aged more than well. And yes, after reading the novel I have to say no movie did it justice yet, they did capture the paranoia but the novel is much more terrifying than the movies in the sheer level of despair.

Recommended to fans of SF and horror.
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Zare | 13 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
This was recommended to me long ago, and has sat on my book shelf collecting dust for years. I regret not picking it up until now. I love time travel books, and this one is a winner. Although it dragged in parts with way too much description, especially as to what folks were wearing, it eventually took off and had a great ending.
 
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MickeyMole | 139 outras críticas | Oct 2, 2023 |

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Obras
42
Also by
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Membros
8,386
Popularidade
#2,875
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
273
ISBN
168
Línguas
10
Marcado como favorito
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