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James Lovegrove

Autor(a) de Big Damn Hero

103+ Works 4,620 Membros 135 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Obras por James Lovegrove

Big Damn Hero (2018) 474 exemplares
The Age of Ra (2009) 338 exemplares
The Magnificent Nine (2019) — Autor — 286 exemplares
The Age of Zeus (2010) 254 exemplares
The Age of Odin (2010) 239 exemplares
Firefly - The Ghost Machine (2020) — Autor — 167 exemplares
Firefly - Life Signs (2021) — Autor — 116 exemplares
Days (1997) 113 exemplares
Age of Aztec (2012) 99 exemplares
Sherlock Holmes: Gods of War (2014) 90 exemplares
The Thinking Engine (2015) 88 exemplares
Redlaw (2011) 77 exemplares
Age of Voodoo (2013) 73 exemplares
The Hope (1990) 72 exemplares
The Fledging of Az Gabrielson (2006) 57 exemplares
Age of Shiva (Pantheon) (2014) 56 exemplares
Escardy Gap (1996) — Autor — 52 exemplares
Untied Kingdom (2003) 50 exemplares
The Foreigners (2000) — Autor — 39 exemplares
Worldstorm (2000) 38 exemplares
Provender Gleed (2005) 37 exemplares
Redlaw: Red Eye (2012) 34 exemplares
Kill Swap (2007) 26 exemplares
Leningrad Nights / How The Other Half Lives (2000) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Imagined Slights (2002) 24 exemplares
Age of Heroes (Pantheon) (2016) 24 exemplares
Berserker (Guardians) (1999) 21 exemplares
World of Water (Dev Harmer) (2016) 20 exemplares
Age of Legends (Pantheon) (2019) 19 exemplares
Wings (2001) 18 exemplares
Diversifications (2011) 18 exemplares
Pirates of the Relentless Desert (2007) 17 exemplares
The Wingless Boy (2008) 17 exemplares
Age of Anansi (2012) 17 exemplares
Cold Keep (2006) 14 exemplares
The House of Lazarus (2003) 12 exemplares
Gig (2003) 11 exemplares
Dead Brigade (Most Wanted) (2007) 10 exemplares
The Lord of the Void (2010) 10 exemplares
Ant God (1829) 9 exemplares
The Clouded World (2008) 8 exemplares
How the Other Half Lives (1999) 7 exemplares
The Lord of Fire (2010) 7 exemplares
GIG - MIK (2011) 6 exemplares
Computopia (1998) 6 exemplares
GIG - KIM (2011) 6 exemplares
Free Runner (2009) 5 exemplares
The Head (2011) 4 exemplares
Warsuit 1.0 (Quicksilver) (2012) 4 exemplares
Empire of Chaos (2009) 4 exemplares
Darkening For A Fall 4 exemplares
The Bowdler Strain 2 exemplares
Angel of War 2 exemplares
Hand That Feeds (1999) — Autor — 2 exemplares
The Black Phone (2012) 2 exemplares
The Meteor Party 2 exemplares
Cutting Criticism 1 exemplar
Killer-killer 1 exemplar
Terminal Event 1 exemplar
Odin Cagi (2014) 1 exemplar
The Kamikaze Code 1 exemplar
The Last Change 1 exemplar
At One 1 exemplar
Running 1 exemplar
Spinn city (2001) 1 exemplar
Piecework 1 exemplar
Junk Male 1 exemplar
Speedstream 1 exemplar
Giving and taking 1 exemplar
Bible Basher 1 exemplar
A Taste Of Heaven 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Michael Moorcock's Elric: Tales of the White Wolf (1994) — Contribuidor — 394 exemplares
Extraordinary Engines: The Definitive Steampunk Anthology (2008) — Contribuidor — 355 exemplares
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume 1 (2007) — Contribuidor — 222 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of New Jules Verne Adventures (2005) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Wonderland (2019) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Dante's Disciples (1996) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Encounters of Sherlock Holmes (2013) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2013) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Moon Shots (1999) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
We Think, Therefore We Are (2009) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters (2014) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Mars Probes (2002) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
The Web: 2028 (1999) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Narrow Houses: Tales of Superstition, Suspense, and Fear (1992) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Blue Motel (1994) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
The End of the Line: An Anthology of Underground Horror (2010) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Fables from the Fountain (2011) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Constellations (2005) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Destination Unknown (1997) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Heaven Sent: 18 Glorious Tales of the Angels (1995) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Further Associates of Sherlock Holmes (2017) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Foursight (2000) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
The Big Book of Cyberpunk (2023) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
British Invasion (2008) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Jupiter Magnified (2002) — Introdução, algumas edições15 exemplares
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 1 (2004) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 15: Worldcon 2008 Special (2008) — Contribuidor, algumas edições13 exemplares
Gutshot (2011) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Vivisepulture (2011) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
World War Cthulhu (2013) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
A Carnivale of Horror (2012) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Ainsi soit l'ange : 18 contes entre ciel et terre (1999) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Snafu: Black Ops (2016) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Science-Fiction 2006 : L'autre revue des éditions Bragelonne (2006) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Hideous Progeny: A Frankenstein Anthology (2000) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Scaremongers (1997) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Reports from the Deep End: Stories inspired by J. G. Ballard (2024) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Lovegrove, James Matthew Henry
Outros nomes
Amory, Jay (pseudonym)
Data de nascimento
1965-12-24
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Lewes, East Sussex, England
Locais de residência
Eastbourne, Sussex, England, UK
Educação
University of Oxford
Ocupações
speculative fiction writer

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James Lovegrove resides with his wife Lou, their son Monty, and their cat Ozzy in a farmhouse in the south-west of England. (2004)

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(M93'12) The Age of Ra, James Lovegrove em World Reading Circle (Agosto 2013)

Críticas

As a long time both comic and MCU lover who has never read any of the novels I was not sure what to expect going into Doctor Strange: Dimension War beyond knowing what comic arc it was a retelling of. As such I had set the bar pretty low and while this was an enjoyable novel, it still somehow didn't quite meet the bar of what I expect with a novel off one of my favorite in the comics.

While all the characters who were involved in the comics in some way played a role in this story about Doctor Strange, from Wong to Dormammu, somehow they all felt a bit flat. As if the dialogue and descriptions had not been fleshed out in advance, and each chapter or situation was being written individually of the rest of the novel. This often lead to the early stages of the novel, I would say about the first half, feeling disconnected from the chapters surrounding it. At about the half way point things started to tie together and the novel at last started to feel as if each chapter was part of a novel and not a standalone serialization of a story.

On the flip side I will add that the story held my despite me knowing, per the comics, the outcome of this story and each characters part in it. The descriptions of magic and places were well done, and the narration from the POV characters when they were just thinking to themself was decently written.

I would pick this up if you love:
- Doctor Strange
- Marvel
- Prefer a novel to Comics
- Have not already read this story in the comics

Over all a novel I would recommend to those I know who love the MCU but don't read comics as a way to learn more about the characters stories.

I received an advance review copy of this book and I am leaving this review voluntarily and all thoughts and opinions are wholly my own and unbiased.
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LadyRamakin | Apr 15, 2024 |
Good reading entertainment is a case of storyline, characters, ideas, originality, etc. Well, in this case there is at best a weak case - if you can excuse the turn of phrase.
An amalgam of various genres there is no clear case of what this is supposed to be a western, science fiction, or perhaps a crime mystery. It doesn’t feel like it is quite at home in either genre. The main characters are cliched and the storyline is quite predictable.
Nevertheless, as a reviewer I always appreciate the effort of an author, after all it I much easier to write a review than a novel.
Also, it is only fair to mention that the second part of the series is much more entertaining.
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nitrolpost | 21 outras críticas | Mar 19, 2024 |
Not bad. A bit out of character for Holmes, personally. He seems *very* quick to jump on believing everything. And this also retcons everything rather than adding to it. In this version, all the "official" Holmes stories are mostly made up by Watson to cover up their actual investigations into Lovecraftian horrors. But, as I mentioned before, not a bad read. Might grate a bit if you are a particularly devoted fan of either Lovecraft or Holmes, but for a more casual audience, worth the read.
 
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MrKusabi | 10 outras críticas | Feb 22, 2024 |
4.5/5 This SH fan was not disappointed by this novel. Attention was given in keeping the writing style and our beloved Holmes and Watson as close to Doyle's intent as possible. Perhaps Sherlock is a bit more condescending to Watson, but Watson definitely holds his own and his skills as a doctor are needed almost as much as SH's detective skills. A Gothic keep where a supposed Black Thurrick-Krampus demon is running amok, this is a worthy holiday read.
 
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crabbyabbe | 4 outras críticas | Dec 17, 2023 |

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Obras
103
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Membros
4,620
Popularidade
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Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
135
ISBN
290
Línguas
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Marcado como favorito
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