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Tom Godwin (1915–1980)

Autor(a) de Space Prison

32+ Works 597 Membros 25 Críticas


Obras por Tom Godwin

Space Prison (1958) 209 exemplares
The Space Barbarians (1964) 69 exemplares
Beyond Another Sun (1971) 21 exemplares
The Cold Equations [short story] (1954) 15 exemplares
The Nothing Equation (2010) 14 exemplares
Cry from a Far Planet (2011) 13 exemplares
The Helpful Hand Of God (2010) 10 exemplares
And Devious the Line of Duty (2009) 9 exemplares
Ragnarok 6 exemplares
Brain Teaser (2016) 4 exemplares
Too Soon to Die (1957) 3 exemplares

Associated Works

The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (1994) — Contribuidor — 392 exemplares
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1973) — Contribuidor — 248 exemplares
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here (1979) — Contribuidor — 242 exemplares
The World Turned Upside Down (2005) — Contribuidor — 219 exemplares
Alice Through the Looking Glass [2016 film] (2016) — Actor — 179 exemplares
Spectrum 5 (1952) — Contribuidor — 120 exemplares
When They Come From Space (1961) — Autor, algumas edições105 exemplares
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 16 (1954) (1987) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
5 Tales from Tomorrow (1955) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
18 Greatest Science Fiction Stories (1966) — Contribuidor, algumas edições72 exemplares
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Tales from Super-Science Fiction (2012) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Best SF Three (1958) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
In Dreams Awake (1975) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
The Folio Science Fiction Anthology (2016) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction Stories and Novels: Ninth Series (1956) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Visions of Tomorrow: An Interstellar Collection (1976) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Space Wars (1988) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Your Share of Fear (1982) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
6 from Worlds Beyond (1958) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Analog Anthology #2: Readers' Choice (1982) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Tolkiens Geschöpfe (2003) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
The New Awareness: Religion Through Science Fiction (1975) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Crisis: ten original stories of science fiction (1974) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 14 • July 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Astounding Science Fiction 1953 10 (1953) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Time of Passage (1978) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Amazing Stories Vol. 31, No. 12 [December 1957] — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Godwin, Thomas William
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Arizona (?), USA
Local de falecimento
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA



Have your children read this!

A short story with true fifties spirit, with an important moral perspective,! Today's average American has no idea of this important lesson, but other parts of the world DO! Only 34 pages, i made it mandatory for all the kids I've raised, you should too!
acb13adm | Sep 13, 2023 |

Lacking. Wow. I had previously read the cold equations, and felt that it was a great story, despite a bit of plot errors. I got this collection thinking there was more of the same. Well, in a way, there was, but it was more plot error than greatness. And there's also a but of dated feel to some of them, which seems based on personal meetings, which are strange to those grown up in the Communication Age...
acb13adm | Sep 13, 2023 |
This sci-fi pulp thriller from 1958 is perfect for a rainy Saturday or Sunday afternoon. The Gerns, a ruthless, militaristic race intent on conquering all human civilization, intercept a spaceship bound for Planet Athena. They maroon the passengers on Pandora, a planet ironically named by human explorers because they believed it to be uninhabitable. Pandora’s gravity is 1.5 times Earth’s, requiring maximum effort to perform simple movements like walking and breathing. Pandora orbits around two suns, resulting in decades-long ice ages alternating with equally long summers of intense heat and little or no moisture. The colonists lack natural immunity to the planet’s pathogens, much of the vegetation is poisonous, and the varied animal species are hostile to all life form other than their own.

The population of 1000 colonists shrinks to 69 inhabitants over the years, but the colonists gradually adapt to the harsh environment across generations. We follow their struggles across hundreds of years as the survivors adapt and the colony begins to thrive. And through it all, the driving goal of the survivors is to escape Pandora and face the Gerns in a climactic encounter.
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Tatoosh | 7 outras críticas | Jun 24, 2023 |
Después de dos siglos. El ruido iba haciéndose cada vez más intenso, acercándose más y más, aumentando de grado y dilatándose en volúmen. Luego, el artefacto que lo producía atravesó las nubes, enorme y negro. Maravillosamente destructiva, la nave de los Gern acababa de descubrirles y se acercaba para terminar con ellos.
Humbolt entró en el pilotaje contento y feliz. Durante doscientos años su pueblo había estado esperando la oportunidad de combatir con el poderoso Imperio Gern.
¡Condenados a muerte! Por una aplastante gravedad, aire enrarecido y unos inviernos de un frío jamás imaginado. Veranos agotadores bajo dos soles.
Esto era Ragnarok, el planeta más horripilante hasta entonces descubierto. Y Ragnarok era donde un millar de inexpertos terrestres, junto con mujeres y niños, habían sido abandonados por un sádico enemigo.
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Natt90 | 7 outras críticas | Apr 12, 2023 |


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