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Kathleen Ann Goonan (1952–2021)

Autor(a) de Queen City Jazz

34+ Works 1,737 Membros 44 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Engineering Infinity (2011) — Contribuidor — 354 exemplares
The Starry Rift (2008) — Contribuidor — 283 exemplares
Year's Best SF 2 (1997) — Contribuidor — 264 exemplares
Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (2014) — Contribuidor — 243 exemplares
Year's Best SF 13 (2008) — Contribuidor — 192 exemplares
Year's Best SF 14 (2009) — Contribuidor — 172 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014 Edition (2015) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
Eclipse 1: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2007) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
Reach for Infinity (2014) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction (2018) — Contribuidor — 128 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2019 Edition: A Tor.com Original (2020) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
Exploring the Matrix: Visions of the Cyber Present (2003) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Tombs (1995) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
Nanotech! (1998) — Contribuidor — 108 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2009 (2009) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Year's Best SF 18 (2013) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2002: The Year's Best SF and Fantasy (2002) — Commentary — 91 exemplares
Drowned Worlds (2016) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3 (2018) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Blue Motel (1994) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction (2016) — Conclusion — 42 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2018 Edition (2018) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World (2017) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Destination Unknown (1997) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction June 1995, Vol. 88, No. 6 (1995) — Author - The String — 20 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 20, No. 4 [April 1996] (1996) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 17, No. 3 [March 1993] (1993) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 17, No. 10 [September 1993] (1993) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Telling Tales: The Clarion West 30th Anniversary Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Tor.com Short Fiction: Mar/Apr 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Extrasolar (2017) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 22 • March 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 15th Anniversary Edition (2023) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Making History: Classic Alternate History Stories (2019) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 98 • July 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Anderson Project (2014) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Science Fiction Eye #10, June 1992 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Meh. The book is OK, but one thing I struggled with is that the science is butchered so badly. At some point we have one of the characters (in an infodump) exclaiming that "Solving this math problem is non-computational. Godel proved it so. No computer could possibly solve it! Not even our AI. Only a human can solve this!" In one paragraph, this betrays a misunderstanding of Godel's incompleteness theorem, of artificial intelligence, and of the nature of human intelligence. Sigh. I know I shouldn't get caught up in this, as the book's main theme lies in the characters and their interactions, not the pseudo-science underpinnings, but in a science fiction book, it's distracting. At one point during the infodump, our hero says "I don't understand." and the other character just responds with "maybe you will someday" and continues on. I felt a certain sympathy for our hero at that point...… (mais)
 
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dwagon17 | 6 outras críticas | Apr 29, 2024 |
Charming. A bit too cute, all inclusive and on the nose.
 
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zot79 | Aug 20, 2023 |
The first 60%: amazing and detailed worldbuilding with really original and fascinating ideas. No real story, to be honest, and the female MC is completely passive (in truth just a witness, never a real factor, always pushed around by others), but the sense of wonder more than makes for that. Loved it. The next 20%: endless and boring introspection and inner MC doubts, plus thick packets of infodump served exactly as infodump: the MC, and therefore the reader, simply receives episodes of explanations from the past. Still no story, too many unintersting and unidimensional SC, and too much jazz references, unfortunately (I love blues but really, really hate jazz)... At 80% i couldn't cope with the slugging boredom anymore and gave up. A hugely wasted opportunity of an amazing scifi world...… (mais)
 
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milosdumbraci | 10 outras críticas | May 5, 2023 |
Three and a half stars.

It was an easier, more accessible read than [b:Queen City Jazz|597159|Queen City Jazz (Nanotech, #1)|Kathleen Ann Goonan|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1312056498s/597159.jpg|583815], but there were some structural similarities.
This feels like one of those books for which my opinion might change later; I'll have to see what persists and what fades over time.
 
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VictoriaGaile | 6 outras críticas | Oct 16, 2021 |

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Obras
34
Also by
38
Membros
1,737
Popularidade
#14,807
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Críticas
44
ISBN
34
Línguas
4
Marcado como favorito
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