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Zenna Henderson (1917–1983)

Autor(a) de Pilgrimage

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Obras por Zenna Henderson

Pilgrimage (1961) 736 exemplares
The People: No Different Flesh (1966) 584 exemplares
The Anything Box (1965) 432 exemplares
Holding Wonder (1971) 421 exemplares
The People Collection (1991) 71 exemplares
Ararat (1952) 9 exemplares
Pottage (1955) 8 exemplares
Wilderness [short fiction] (1957) 7 exemplares
Captivity (1958) 7 exemplares
Gilead (1954) 6 exemplares
Jordan (1959) 5 exemplares
No Different Flesh [novelette] (1965) 5 exemplares
Deluge (1963) 5 exemplares
Tell Us A Story [novella] (1980) 4 exemplares
Angels Unawares (1966) 4 exemplares
Shadow On The Moon (1962) 4 exemplares
Return (1961) 4 exemplares
Troubling Of The Water (1966) 4 exemplares
As Simple as That 4 exemplares
Subcommittee [novelette] (1962) 4 exemplares
Things [short story] 3 exemplares
The Zenna Henderson Collection (1991) 3 exemplares
The Indelible Kind 2 exemplares
Lea 6 (1961) 2 exemplares
Mark & Meris 1 2 exemplares
Mark & Meris 2 2 exemplares
Mark & Meris 3 2 exemplares
Mark & Meris 4 2 exemplares
Mark & Meris 5 2 exemplares
Lea 4 (1961) 2 exemplares
Lea 5 (1961) 2 exemplares
Lea 3 2 exemplares
Lea 2 (1961) 2 exemplares
Hush! [short story] 2 exemplares
Shadow on the Moon 1 exemplar
Believing (2020) 1 exemplar
Michal Without 1 exemplar
That Boy 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Don't Open This Book! (1998) — Contribuidor — 203 exemplares
Tomorrow's Children (1966) — Contribuidor — 197 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women (1995) — Contribuidor — 164 exemplares
A Decade of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1960) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
12 Great Classics of Science Fiction (1963) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 8th Series (1959) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares
A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (1998) — Contribuidor — 131 exemplares
A Treasury of Modern Fantasy (1981) — Contribuidor — 128 exemplares
6th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1961) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 5th Series (1956) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
8th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1963) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
Galaxy, Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction (1980) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #10 (1981) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
SF: The Best of the Best (1967) — Autor, algumas edições106 exemplares
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
Great Science Fiction Stories (1964) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 13th Series (1964) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2000) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Scary! Stories That Will Make You Scream (1998) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
SF: The Year's Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy (1956) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 15th Series (1966) — Contribuidor, algumas edições77 exemplares
Young Mutants (1984) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
New Worlds of Fantasy #3 (1971) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Women of Futures Past: Classic Stories (2016) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Masters of Fantasy (1992) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Young Extraterrestrials (1984) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Best SF Three (1958) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Speculations (1982) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The Venus Factor (Anthology 8-in-1) (1972) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
14 Great Tales of ESP (1969) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Young Witches and Warlocks (1987) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
First Voyages (1981) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Gentle Invaders (1969) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Angels of Darkness: Tales of Troubled and Troubling Women (1995) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Cassandra Rising (1978) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The Stars and Under: A Selection of Science Fiction (1968) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Science fiction verhalen [1969] — Contribuidor, algumas edições13 exemplares
Tales Beyond Time: From Fantasy to Science Fiction. (1973) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
School and Society Through Science Fiction (1974) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 2nd Series (1983) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Universe Ahead: Stories of the Future (1975) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Modern Fiction About Schoolteaching: An Anthology (1995) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Imagination, June 1953 (Vol. 4 ∙ No. 5) (1953) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
A Magnum of Mysteries (1963) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Venture Science Fiction [UK], September 1963 (1963) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
SFの評論大全集 (別冊奇想天外 4) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Henderson, Zenna Chlarson
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
St. David Cemetery, St. David, Arizona
Local de nascimento
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Local de falecimento
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Locais de residência
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Arizona State College
science fiction writer
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints



The second in Henderson's tales of the People, aliens who crashlanded on earth and have to fit in despite their psychic abilities. No school teachers this time (the first book heavily featured teachers, probably because Henderson herself was one), but the framing is evident again, with a couple of humans who feature in the first story being shown what has happened to the people at various times, going back to why/when they left their world.

Although some of the description is vivid, I find it unconvincing in places because some of the stories are actually the recollections of humans who encounter individuals of the People, not the People (who have race memory recall) themselves, and I find it hard to picture how they can have word by word recall of what human beings felt, especially as those narratives start before they encounter one of the People.

My review above stands. I would only add that in one of the later stories, the woman of the People narrating the story is an absolute brat, possibly the author's reaction to the general perception that the People are all absolute paragons of virtue in the majority of stories in this and its predecessor, 'Pilgrimage'. And even so, I didn't really buy the Jemmy character, met in several tales before, stranding a heavily pregnant woman in a flood.

The other point I would make is to add a trigger warning regarding infant mortality because that is a major plot point in two of the stories. As before, my rating is an OK 2 stars.
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kitsune_reader | 6 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |
The first in Henderson's books about 'The People', aliens who crashlanded a spaceship on earth and had to fit in although they have psychic abilities such as telepathy etc. It is really a set of short stories given a connective frame - a depressed young woman, Lea, is saved from committing suicide by Karen, one of the People, and taken to their main settlement where every night community members share memories in preparation for some (unspecified till the last such sharing) event. Interesting in parts, but a bit repetitive in the sense that a lot of the tales centre around teachers in small isolated towns - wasn't suprised when I googled the author, to find that she was an elementary school teacher.

***** Re-read *****
My impression on the re-read is much the same. The best story is the one where a human woman called Dita (a teacher of course) is staying in a boarding house and gradually kindles a romance with a man who turns out to be one of the People who lost his parents when young and doesn't know how to find the settlement where most of them live. Dita herself is a misfit because she is a rare human who was born with psychic powers, although these differ from those of the People. That story was quite nicely prickly and natural in the development of the relationship and in the interaction with the curmudgeonly landlady of the boarding house.

The last story is confusing because it deals with People coming to Earth from another planet where they settled, to take away anyone who wants to go back with them - the framing structure is lost at that point because it seems the viewpoint character is departing on a spaceship at the end as if that has already happened rather than being impending. So the story of Lea is lost at that point. I think on balance the 'OK' 2 star rating stands.
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kitsune_reader | 11 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |
Quotes from the Bible begin each story.
raizel | 11 outras críticas | Nov 1, 2023 |
Not a brilliant review: The People, from another planet that was destroyed, look human but have powers we earthlings don't have and are much better than we are. One woman, unlike all the others we learn about, is haughty and selfish and self-centered---and grieving and pregnant---until she realizes how wrong her behavior is; she seems unrealistic to me. All the others have evolved; there are hints of a difficult past and science-related abilities that had to be relearned in order for them to travel in space. (Unless that was in the first book. This is the second book of the series, composed of short stories (based on the list of copyright dates.))
Some humans have done terrible things to them, reminiscent of pogroms and other massacres. The action seems to take place in the American Southwest. The People are very religious, and connect to our Bible (which I assume was not available on their planet). They can sense when they are about to die and are very accepting of death; it's unusual to find a science fiction book with faith such an important part of the characters.
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raizel | 6 outras críticas | Nov 1, 2023 |



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