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John M. Ford (1957–2006)

Autor(a) de The Dragon Waiting

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About the Author

John M. Ford is the author of eight novels and dozens of short stories. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Ford wrote Voyage to Adventure under the pseudonym Michael J. Dodge

Image credit: John M. Ford, 2003. Photo by David Dyer-Bennet / Wikimedia Commons.


Obras por John M. Ford

The Dragon Waiting (1983) 1,019 exemplares
How Much for Just the Planet? (1987) 989 exemplares
The Final Reflection (1984) 849 exemplares
Growing Up Weightless (1993) 348 exemplares
The Last Hot Time (2001) 323 exemplares
The Scholars of Night (1988) 193 exemplares
Web of Angels (1980) 187 exemplares
The Princes of the Air (1982) 180 exemplares
Casting Fortune (1989) 167 exemplares
GURPS Time Travel: Adventures Across Time and Dimension (1991) — Autor — 133 exemplares
Aspects (2022) 133 exemplares
Heat of Fusion and Other Stories (2004) 121 exemplares
Star Trek: Voyage to Adventure (1962) 75 exemplares
GURPS Traveller - Starports: Gateways to Adventure (2000) — Autor — 62 exemplares
Fugue State/The Death of Doctor Island (1990) — Autor — 62 exemplares
The Hand of Kahless (2004) 41 exemplares
Hers to Decieve (1964) 11 exemplares
The Yellow Clearance Black Box Blues Remastered (2018) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Botschaft für Raumschiff Enterprise (1996) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Timesteps: a selection of poems (1993) 10 exemplares
Erase/record/play 4 exemplares
Chromatic Aberration 4 exemplares
Mandalay 3 exemplares
The Persecutor's Tale 3 exemplares
Intersections 3 exemplares
Fugue State 3 exemplares
Flashbacks Redux (2011) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Green Is The Color 3 exemplares
Czekanie na smoka 2 exemplares
Chain Home Low 2 exemplares
As Above, So Below 2 exemplares
Driving North 1 exemplar
Boundary Echoes 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Sandman: Book of Dreams (1996) — Contribuidor — 2,005 exemplares
Sethra Lavode (2004) — Posfácio, algumas edições889 exemplares
True Names and the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier (2001) — Contribuidor — 551 exemplares
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (1994) — Contribuidor — 389 exemplares
Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse (1991) — Contribuidor — 342 exemplares
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (1989) — Contribuidor — 321 exemplares
Year's Best SF 6 (2001) — Contribuidor — 273 exemplares
The Players of Luck (1986) — Contribuidor — 222 exemplares
Dragons of Light (1980) — Contribuidor — 218 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Second Annual Collection (1987) — Contribuidor — 198 exemplares
Wizard's Row (1987) — Contribuidor — 193 exemplares
Strange Dreams (1993) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
Tales from the Spaceport Bar (1987) — Contribuidor — 176 exemplares
Festival Week (1990) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
Another Round at the Spaceport Bar (1989) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
Spells of Binding (1988) — Contribuidor — 145 exemplares
Starlight 1 (1996) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares
Futures from Nature (2007) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Silver Scream (1969) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
Isaac Asimov: Science Fiction Masterpieces (1986) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
Invitation to Camelot (1988) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
Christmas Stars (1992) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Nebula Awards 25 (1991) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humour (1982) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite (1993) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Ripper (1988) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The Architecture of Fear (1987) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The Fourth Omni Book of Science Fiction (1985) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The Alchemy of Stars: Rhysling Award Winners Showcase (2005) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Marvels of Science Fiction (1979) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Under the Wheel (1987) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact: Vol. XCVI, No. 5 (May 1976) (1976) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Worlds of Science Fiction (1980) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Temporary Walls (1993) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Near Futures and Far (1981) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 25, No. 12 [December 2001] (2001) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Boskone 34 Program Book — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Ford, John Milo
Outros nomes
Dodge, Michael J.
Dennison, Milo
Ford, John M. "Mike"
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
East Chicago, Indiana, USA
Local de falecimento
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locais de residência
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Whiting, Indiana, USA
New York, New York, USA
Indiana University, Bloomington
science fiction writer
game designer
Matthesen, Elise (partner)
Nota de desambiguação
Ford wrote Voyage to Adventure under the pseudonym Michael J. Dodge




I don’t normally write reviews, but after some of the reviews I read here I was compelled to add my voice. This is two books, The Final Reflection and The Hand of Kahless. I was taken aback by this being two books being included under one title, I am not sure why the publisher made that choice, these two stories are only linked by their focus on the Klingons and the writer John M. Ford.
When reading The Final Reflection one has to remember this was written in 1984, the same year the movie The Search for Spock was released. Much of the backstory of the Klingon culture was still “An Undiscovered Country”. And you just have to view that story as a portrayal of the Klingon culture from a different creative viewpoint. Taken in that context this is actually one of the better Star Trek books I’ve read. You just have to get around these aren’t the Klingons we get to know in The Next Generation. There are some brilliant ideas in this portrayal of a warrior race, and some do make an appearance in later stories of Klingons, but not many. But the story is interesting and in the same spirit of most Star Trek stories.
The second book in this saga is the namesake of this review. This also was a good story, written in 2004 and set in the TNG timeline. These are the Klingons we know from the later series and movies. The author did a good job of staying true to the feel of the later television series. I enjoyed this story as well, I could clearly picture Picard and Worf and others speaking these words, and the plot was logical within the setting.
I can recommend both these stories, even though they’re different stories written at different times of both the author and the stories themselves.
… (mais)
SouthernComfort | 1 outra crítica | Jul 28, 2023 |
A teen living on the Moon plays role-playing games with his friends, feels mildly resentful toward his father, and goes interrailing.

This is a cult sci-fi classic, and after reading it, I don't...entirely understand the hype. I think the subtlety of the plot is the thing that appeals to its die-hard fans, and I'll concede that I probably missed some of the clues that illuminate the water-sacrifice dilemma that consumes the adult characters in the background. There's rel="nofollow" target="_top">another review on Goodreads that praises the book as an example of "anthropology of the future," which strikes me as a good descriptor: Growing Up Weightless is absolutely low-stakes slice-of-life sci-fi.

But it left me cold.… (mais)
proustbot | 8 outras críticas | Jun 19, 2023 |
Boris wore a sweatshirt, jeans, and sneakers, not new but clean, and carried a backpack. Boris also had a bicycle clip on his trouser leg, although he did not have a bicycle. In Manhattan no one is surprised if your bicycle is no longer where you said it was ten minutes ago.
Jon_Hansen | 7 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2023 |
Sure to become nearly as much a favorite as Diane Duane's RIHANNSU series. If only this were really the way the Klingons were represented in the main series! Well, maybe I will think differently after watching more DS9 and Worf; still.
everystartrek | 9 outras críticas | Jan 5, 2023 |



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