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Yoon Ha Lee

Autor(a) de Ninefox Gambit

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(eng) Yoon Ha Lee is a (trans) man. Please do not change gender or pronouns on this page to female based on older interviews and publicity materials referring to him as female - they are no longer correct.

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Obras por Yoon Ha Lee

Ninefox Gambit (2016) 1,570 exemplares
Dragon Pearl (2019) 839 exemplares
Raven Stratagem (2017) 717 exemplares
Revenant Gun (2018) 591 exemplares
Phoenix Extravagant (2020) 285 exemplares
Conservation of Shadows (2013) 284 exemplares
Hexarchate Stories (2019) 198 exemplares
Tiger Honor (2022) 115 exemplares
The Vela (2019) 98 exemplares
Fox Snare (2023) 18 exemplares
Combustion Hour [short story] (2014) 15 exemplares
Ghostweight 7 exemplares
Eating Hearts 7 exemplares
The Battle of Candle Arc (2012) 5 exemplares
Foxfire, Foxfire 5 exemplares
The Mermaid Astronaut (2020) 5 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #2 — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Marvel's Thor: Metal Gods — Autor — 4 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 076 (January 2013) (2013) — Editor — 4 exemplares
Gambit lisa (2023) 4 exemplares
The Black Abacus 4 exemplares
Counting the shapes 4 exemplares
The bones of giants 4 exemplares
Moonstorm 3 exemplares
Effigy Nights 3 exemplares
The Shadow Postulates 3 exemplares
Swanwatch 3 exemplares
The Unstrung Zither 3 exemplares
Blue Ink 3 exemplares
The Territorialist 2 exemplares
La perla del dragón (2023) 2 exemplares
Wine 2 exemplares
Rick Riordan Presents Free Sampler (2018) — Autor — 2 exemplares
Iseul’s Lexicon 2 exemplares
The Sun's Kiss 1 exemplar
Moonstorm (2024) 1 exemplar
Alas Lirette 1 exemplar
Ninefox Gambit RPG 1 exemplar
Screamers 1 exemplar
The Inferno 1 exemplar
Dragon Pearl (2019) 1 exemplar
Shadow’s Weave 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection (2011) — Contribuidor — 293 exemplares
Press Start to Play (2015) — Contribuidor — 254 exemplares
Other Worlds Than These (2012) — Contribuidor — 247 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection (2012) — Contribuidor — 239 exemplares
Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold (2016) — Contribuidor — 216 exemplares
Federations (2009) — Contribuidor — 207 exemplares
The Way of the Wizard (2010) — Contribuidor — 206 exemplares
Year's Best SF 15 (2010) — Contribuidor — 198 exemplares
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu (2016) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014 Edition (2015) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2011 Edition: A Tor.Com Original (2012) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
Lightspeed: Year One (2011) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
Year's Best SF 17 (2012) — Contribuidor — 127 exemplares
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction (2018) — Contribuidor — 123 exemplares
Galactic Empires (2017) — Contribuidor — 118 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Eight (1890) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021 (2021) — Contribuidor — 93 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2011 Edition (2011) — Contribuidor — 93 exemplares
Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales (2013) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Warrior Women (2015) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
Year's Best SF 18 (2013) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2012 Edition (2012) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Meeting Infinity (2015) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
Upgraded (2014) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014 Edition (2014) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Eleven (2017) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2020 Edition: A Tor.com Original (2021) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2015 Edition (2015) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Silk and Steel: A Queer Speculative Adventure Anthology (2020) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
War Stories: New Military Science Fiction (2014) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies (2017) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Time Travel: Recent Trips (2014) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012 Edition (2013) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Science Fiction: The Best of 2002 (2003) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Year's Best Fantasy 6 (2006) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2015 Edition (2015) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Operation Arcana (2015) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2015 Edition (2016) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3 (2018) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2016 Edition (2016) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends (2019) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Mission Critical (2019) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Space Opera (2007) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 5 (2020) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Twenty Epics (2006) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Thirteen (2019) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 4 (2019) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
The Humanity of Monsters (2015) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
War and Space: Recent Combat (2012) — Autor — 49 exemplares
Best New Fantasy (2006) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Realms 2: The Second Year of Clarkesworld Magazine (2010) — Autor — 40 exemplares
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Twelve (2018) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Aliens: Recent Encounters (2013) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2018 Edition (2018) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead (2017) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Take Us to a Better Place: Stories (2018) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry (2014) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
An Alphabet of Embers: An Anthology of Unclassifiables (2016) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Year Four (2013) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2019 Edition (2019) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Japanese Dreams: Fantasies, Fictions & Fairytales (2009) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Futures & Fantasies (2018) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Year Eight (2016) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Year Five (2013) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 073 (October 2012) (2012) — Autor — 16 exemplares
Dangerous Games (2014) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year One (2020) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Year Seven (2015) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 7: November/December 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Jabberwocky (2006) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Moment of Change (2012) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 15th Anniversary Edition (2023) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Tor.com Short Fiction: May - June 2020 (2020) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 100 • September 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Mythic Delirium (Volume 1) (2014) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #200 (2016) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 114 (November 2019) (2019) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Her Magical Pet: Benefit F/F Story Collection (2020) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Tor.com Short Fiction: Spring 2023 — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 109 (June 2019) (2019) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 85 • June 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Jabberwocky 2 (2005) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Two (2011) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Best of Abyss & Apex: Volume One (2009) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 059 (August 2011) (2011) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 16 — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #174 (2015) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Strange Horizons, January 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 130 (March 2021) (2021) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Seven (2016) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #194 (2016) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 052 (January 2011) (2010) — Autor — 2 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #143, Science-Fantasy Month 2 (2014) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 10 (Volume 10) (2018) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Daily Science Fiction: January 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Daily Science Fiction: June 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1979-01-26
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
País (no mapa)
USA
Local de nascimento
Houston, Texas, USA
Locais de residência
Houston, Texas, USA
Louisiana, USA
South Korea
Educação
Cornell University (BA|Mathematics)
Stanford University (MA)
Ocupações
science fiction writer
Agente
Seth Fishman

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Yoon Ha Lee was born January 26, 1979 in Houston TX. His family moved back and forth between Texas and South Korea, where he attended high school at Seoul Foreign School, an English-language international school. He went to college at Cornell University, majoring in Mathematics, and earned a Master’s degree in secondary math education at Stanford. He has worked as an analyst for an energy market intelligence company, done web design, and taught math.
Nota de desambiguação
Yoon Ha Lee is a (trans) man. Please do not change gender or pronouns on this page to female based on older interviews and publicity materials referring to him as female - they are no longer correct.

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3.5*. Had trouble reading this due to being incredibly gory and authoritarian, and thus pretty depressing! I will probably read the next one when I'm in a better frame of mind for it.

Lee is great at naming things. Battleships called the Sincere Greeting, Higher Higher Highest, and Coiled Stone? Yes. I was also really impressed and excited by the use of math---proofs, axioms, search-spaces, etc---as the 'rules' of the universe and the science and the weapons that do horrible things to human bodies.… (mais)
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caedocyon | 75 outras críticas | Feb 21, 2024 |
I had this one on a TBR list for a while now. Even from the cover illustration it is visible this is SF that aims for some concepts that are more out-of-this-world than usual and for this I need to be little bit more focused. And so, since I needed to read some SF, I decided to pick this one up and see how it goes.

And what a book. First I would say that this is one of those books where it is a merit not to know about the author (something I truly try these days to maintain as rule number one, because I am interested in books not in lives and life decision of authors). Same as for Star Wars Ronin any additional information on the author would have a negative effect. Which would be a shame since this book (and Ronin mind you) are very interesting and unique SF stories.

So, the story...... Now, in general my opinion on the story is divided on action and character interaction aspect of it.

Lets start with action. If anyone understands what is going on in action scenes (and have read just this book, nothing else in the series) I call it bollocks. All action scenes are akin to crossover of starship troopers and Hogwarths - people are dying all around, explosions show up, some weird energy weapons do terrible amount of damage, shield technology is also present, but in general everybody uses belief to fight (yup, belief) and explanation how things work is completely unavailable. This is such an enigma that .... I do not know, lets say it is weirdest setting I came across so far. Entire setting is based on strict control of pretty segregated, cast based society where entire technology is based on calendar mathematics (yup, you read that right). Basically due to the overwhelming belief discipline enforced on the society so called calendar mathematics (using the numerical theory) is the tool for development of various technology marvel. And this mathematics is weird, with fantastic effects on both space and time. Downside is that it can be affected by loss of belief in official calendar (yup, you read that right) and this is where non-calendar based weapons come in (called exotics :D) and these are as deadly as calendar based ones, although rare.

This belief system is so predominant that all military efficiency is lost if people go through what is called Doctrine correction - reason being that they become hollowed out and thus lose capability to use this belief system to fight effectively (I guess message here is that you can force people to believe into something but they will always know something is wrong in the venerated object or society).

It says a lot about the author when above technological aspect is used, nobody can figure out how it works, but in overall it does not stifle the book. As a matter of fact even when you go through land and space combat (an try figuring out what is moth ship?) even while totally unaware of how things work, incredibly everything works out just fine. Truly. You might not believe me but author's style is great, making very strange and unbelievable things play out in readers mind's eye like scenes from Star Wars.

That being said , the main, juicy part of the book are characters. Kel Cheris (Kel meaning armed forces caste) is asked in a think tank working on a solution for hijacking of important space station what would be her solution. She says I would activate Shuos (spies/assassins/troubleshooter caste) Jedao to solve the problem. Now, this Shuos Jedao is general several centuries old, that gets unfrozen and activated (merged (?) with the living person) when situation is dire. And he is good at what he does - never lost a fight although whether he is good in the head is question that puzzles many. And this is part where we find out that not every caste is happy with him - Kel's are keeping him as secret weapon but rest of the castes would be equally good with him being blown up, or, you know, run-over while crossing the street. And there are six (or maybe seven? ;)) castes [each dedicated to military, spying, philosophy, technology etc] and they are more in conflict than it might be assumed through all all-is-good public relations campaign.

Interaction between Cheris and Jedao and rest of high command and troops on the ground is what makes this a truly excellent book. Soon secrets will come out that will change Cheris' opinion on Jedao, but road to these revelations will be a bloody one (and I mean bloody, Event Horizon style). I wont go into details because it would be spoiling the story but Count Monte Cristo would not show this level of ruthlessness. We are talking about a completely different level of not caring how goals are achieved.

All in all, excellent book. Author's style is great, truly gets you immersed (those weird emails that are scattered throughout the chapters are hilarious) and book ends on a high note (truly wonderful cliffhanger). I am now definitely on a lookout for other books in the trilogy.

Highly recommended.
… (mais)
 
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Zare | 75 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
Interesting space adventure, a unique J fiction title.
 
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mslibrarynerd | 48 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2024 |
Story: 8 / 10
Characters: 6
Setting: 7
Prose: 8

I'm not really into short stories, so everything really worked in this book except the ending. Not sure if I should give the author another shot with a longer format.
 
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MXMLLN | Jan 12, 2024 |

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