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Ardath Mayhar (1930–2012)

Autor(a) de Golden Dream

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About the Author

Ardath Mayhar was born in Timpson, Texas on February 20, 1930. She began her writing career as a poet when she was 19 and began publishing science fiction in 1979. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 60 books in almost every fiction genre. She also wrote under the pseudonyms Frank Cannon, mostrar mais Frances Hurst and John Killdeer. She won the Balrog Award for a horror narrative poem in Masques I and was honored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America as an Author Emeritus in 2008. She died on February 1, 2012 at the age of 81. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Ardath Mayhar

Golden Dream (1982) 327 exemplares
The Sword and the Dagger (1987) 139 exemplares
The World Ends in Hickory Hollow (1985) 92 exemplares
Soul-Singer of Tyrnos (1981) 76 exemplares
Khi to Freedom (1983) 70 exemplares
Lords of the Triple Moons (1983) 59 exemplares
Runes of the Lyre (1982) 55 exemplares
How The Gods Wove In Kyrannon (1979) 54 exemplares
The Seekers of Shar-Nuhn (1980) — Autor — 40 exemplares
Medicine Walk (1985) 33 exemplares
Monkey Station (1989) 21 exemplares
The Absolutely Perfect Horse (1983) 20 exemplares
People of the Mesa (1992) 19 exemplares
Island in the Lake (1993) 15 exemplares
A Place of Silver Silence (1988) 12 exemplares
Warlock's gift (1982) 11 exemplares
Exile on Vlahil (1984) 11 exemplares
The Saga of Grittel Sundotha (1985) 9 exemplares
High Mountain Winter (1996) 9 exemplares
Makra Choria (1987) 9 exemplares
Hunters if the Plains (1995) 8 exemplares
Carrots and Miggle (1986) 7 exemplares
The Twilight Dancer 4 exemplares
The Crystal Skull 4 exemplares
Science Fiction Special 39 (1981) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The Tulpa (2005) 2 exemplares
The Gift 2 exemplares
Hermione The Spy 2 exemplares
Kyrannon 1 exemplar
Witchfire (2007) 1 exemplar
The Weapon 1 exemplar
The Exiles of Damaria (2017) 1 exemplar
Snow White Pony 1 exemplar
Vendetta (2009) 1 exemplar
Der Windtänzer. (1998) 1 exemplar
Death In The Square (2014) 1 exemplar
Down In The Dark 1 exemplar
Early Encounter 1 exemplar
Bare Bones 1 exemplar
Yhitagh 1 exemplar
The Orphan 1 exemplar
Grimm's Way 1 exemplar
Footprints 1 exemplar
In The Green Sand 1 exemplar
The wall (1987) 1 exemplar
Thurigon Agonistes 1 exemplar
The Reaping 1 exemplar
Fungi 1 exemplar
A Road of Stars (1998) 1 exemplar
Concerto 1 exemplar
Hallimore's Dog 1 exemplar
The Pass To Death 1 exemplar
Only To A Death 1 exemplar
Knyghte Kellin 1 exemplar
First-in 1 exemplar
Echo Of Thunder 1 exemplar
Cage Of The Heart 1 exemplar
The Nicholas Caper 1 exemplar
Trapline 1 exemplar
The Anthologist 1 exemplar
The Immortal Part 1 exemplar
Needles And Pins 1 exemplar
The Dig 1 exemplar
Ash-nialle 1 exemplar
Digging Up Arthur 1 exemplar
Crawfish 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Catfantastic (1989) — Contribuidor — 558 exemplares
In Celebration of Lammas Night (1996) — Contribuidor — 440 exemplares
Catfantastic II (1991) — Contribuidor — 377 exemplares
Catfantastic III (1994) — Contribuidor — 291 exemplares
The Unicorn Treasury: Stories, Poems, and Unicorn Lore (1988) — Contribuidor — 257 exemplares
Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction (2001) — Contribuidor — 250 exemplares
Tales of the Witch World (1987) — Contribuidor — 225 exemplares
Stories to Be Read with the Lights On (1973) — Contribuidor — 221 exemplares
Catfantastic V (1999) — Contribuidor — 214 exemplares
Magic in Ithkar (1985) — Contribuidor — 165 exemplares
Amazons II (1982) — Contribuidor — 165 exemplares
Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey (1996) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
Dark Masques (2001) — Contribuidor — 136 exemplares
Excalibur (1995) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
A Treasury of American Horror Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 95 exemplares
Swords Against Darkness IV (1979) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (1989) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Razored Saddles (1989) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Dark Delicacies III: Haunted (2009) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Tales of the Dead (1981) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Masques: All New Works of Horror and the Supernatural (1984) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (1997) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Shadows 9 (1986) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Dark at Heart (1992) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
After Midnight (1986) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Masques II: All-New Stories of Horror and the Supernatural (1987) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Lords of the Razor (2006) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Mummy: A Chrestomathy of Cryptology (1980) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Warrior Wisewoman 2 (2009) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The New Frontier (1989) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Within Reach: Ten Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Thrillers (Anthology) (1993) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Rod Serling's the Twilight Zone Magazine 1983 05 May-June (1983) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Mayhar, Ardath Frances Hurst
Outros nomes
Cannon, Frank
Hurst, Frances
Killdeer, John
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Timpson, Texas, USA
Locais de residência
Chireno, Texas, USA
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Prémios e menções honrosas
Mark Twain Award (nomination)
Balrog Award for Professional Achievement 1985
SFWA Author Emeritus (2008)

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Ardath Mayhar began writing poetry when she was nineteen, and was first published in 1943. She has written over 60 books in genres including science fiction, horror, fantasy, young adult, historical, and western. She has many award nominations for fiction and poetry, including the Mark Twain Award. In 2008 she was chosen by Science Fiction Writers of America as their Author Emeritus.



Classic pulp fantasy, if there is such a thing. I love Mayhar's terse style of writing that assumes that the reader can catch up. Very different from what the fantasy genre has become, yet lovely and recognizable for those who enjoy it.
jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
Introduces us to a galaxy where humanity has spread, then splintered into factions, with each trying to rule the whole. Follows one plot to remove a king of one clan" for the furthering of another clan. Nothing special, but enjoyable with promise for a huge amount of stories.

Having never played Battletech/Mechwarrior, I am just getting into this universe. I thought the introduction did a good job of summarizing the galaxy to date."
BookstoogeLT | 1 outra crítica | Dec 10, 2016 |
2.5 stars
ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.

Araminta Palomer is the daughter of an elderly wealthy businessman and his second wife. Minta has been sheltered for all her life, living in the family mansion which is surrounded by high walls and patrolling Doberman Pinschers. She has a governess and is driven to town only rarely for shopping. Because she??s lonely, Minta creates an imaginary friend ƒ?? an egg-shaped furry creature who loves her. Prophetically, she names him Willbe and she imagines him with sharp needle-like teeth because sheƒ??s got a really nasty older stepbrother.

At first, Willbe is the perfect companion; heƒ??s warm and furry and sleeps next to Minta at night. The problems start when Willbe begins to manifest as a real creature whenever Minta feels threatened ƒ?? and heƒ??s not afraid to use those teeth. When Minta is kidnapped and Willbe steps in to protect her, the police start asking questions. Most people canƒ??t see Willbe, but the governess, who has spent some time in Tibet, recognizes the creature as a Tulpa. She understands that Minta has summoned the tulpa, but she doesnƒ??t know how to get rid of him, and heƒ??s gradually getting more dangerous as he resists Mintaƒ??s control. He racks up several murders by the end of the story.

The Tulpa by Ardath Mayhar, who died this year, is a relatively short novel (168 pages in paperback, 5 hours in audio) that was originally published as The Tulpa: A Novel of Supernatural Horror in 2005 in ebook format. The plot is straightforward and linear ƒ?? there is no divergence from the chronological storyline about Willbe. Since itƒ??s a horror story, some departure or tension relief would have been welcome. The story isnƒ??t particularly scary or gory, itƒ??s just single-minded to a fault.

At first I was confused about Ardath Mayharƒ??s setting because Aramintaƒ??s family is so worried about her being kidnapped, she lives behind high walls, she has a governess instead of going to school, and her mother has been told that reading fiction causes children to become unhealthily fanciful. Then the governess mentions surfing the Internet and itƒ??s clear that the setting is modern U.S.A. This all seemed incongruent to me.

Probably what saved The Tulpa for me was Kate Ruddƒ??s narration of the audiobook version (published by Wildside Press). I have always enjoyed her performances and, though I accused her of being too angsty in the last audiobook I listened to her narrate, I didnƒ??t find that to be a problem here (when she had even more cause to be angsty). She made Minta feel more real than Ardath Mayhar did.

If youƒ??re looking for a short fast-paced supernatural horror story thatƒ??s not too gross or scary, The Tulpa will fit the bill. Donƒ??t expect more than an uncomplicated unswerving monster story, though.

Ardath Mayharƒ??s writing style is pleasant, and I look forward to reading more of her work. I have one of her novels on my shelf and I fully intend to crack it open sometime soon.

Originally posted at Fantasy Literature.
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Kat_Hooper | Apr 6, 2014 |
It takes a little bit to catch on to what's happening - but this is that story that explains how a species native to a planet can be in an economic crises because there is only ONE creature that gives them an essential nutrient - and the entire race is dying out.

In Golden Dream we learn WHY the Fuzzies were facing these problems, what they thought of the Big Ones who came to them in their time of need - and just generally fun reading.
dragonasbreath | 1 outra crítica | Nov 3, 2011 |



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