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James Morrow (1) (1947–)

Autor(a) de Towing Jehovah

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58+ Works 7,448 Membros 231 Críticas 6 Favorited

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Obras por James Morrow

Towing Jehovah (1994) 1,151 exemplares
The Last Witchfinder (2006) 1,025 exemplares
Only Begotten Daughter (1990) 867 exemplares
This is the Way the World Ends (1986) 778 exemplares
Blameless in Abaddon (1996) 480 exemplares
City of Truth (1991) 458 exemplares
Bible Stories for Adults (1996) 441 exemplares
The Philosopher's Apprentice (2008) 355 exemplares
The Eternal Footman (1999) 296 exemplares
Shambling Towards Hiroshima (2009) 270 exemplares
The Wine of Violence (1981) 241 exemplares
The Continent of Lies (1984) 167 exemplares
The Asylum of Dr. Caligari (2017) 116 exemplares
Galapagos Regained (2015) 111 exemplares
The Cat's Pajamas & Other Stories (2004) 106 exemplares
The Madonna and the Starship (2014) 88 exemplares
And the Last Trump Shall Sound (2020) 34 exemplares
Bigfoot And The Bodhisattva (2009) 34 exemplares
Swatting at the Cosmos (1990) 12 exemplares
Veritas [novelette] (1987) 10 exemplares
Auspicious Eggs 7 exemplares
The Adventures of Smoke Bailey (1983) 6 exemplares
Apologue 2 exemplares
The Fate of Nations 2 exemplares
Director's Cut 2 exemplares
Løgnens kontinent, 2 (1987) 1 exemplar
Thanatos Beach 1 exemplar
The Iron Shroud 1 exemplar
Løgnens kontinent, 1 (1987) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Science Fiction Century (1997) — Contribuidor — 532 exemplares
Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 506 exemplares
Extraordinary Engines: The Definitive Steampunk Anthology (2008) — Contribuidor — 355 exemplares
Sympathy for the Devil (2010) — Contribuidor — 286 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (2012) — Contribuidor — 228 exemplares
Alternate Empires (What Might Have Been, Vol. 1) (1989) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense (2011) — Contribuidor — 207 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories (2010) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
The 1990 Annual World's Best SF (1990) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
Alternate Heroes (What Might Have Been, Vol. 2) (1989) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
Year's Best Fantasy 2 (2002) — Contribuidor — 170 exemplares
Full Spectrum 3 (1991) — Contribuidor — 168 exemplares
Full Spectrum (1988) — Contribuidor — 120 exemplares
Alternate Wars (What Might Have Been, Vol. 3) (1991) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
Alternate Americas (What Might Have Been, Vol. 4) (1992) — Contribuidor, algumas edições98 exemplares
Drowned Worlds (2016) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Witpunk (2003) — Autor — 73 exemplares
Science Fiction: The Best of 2002 (2003) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Nebula Awards 23 (1989) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Is Anybody Out There? (2010) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Mars Probes (2002) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World (2017) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead (2017) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Walls of Fear (1990) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Year's Best Fantasy 9 (2009) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Conqueror Fantastic (2004) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook: No. 3 (1990) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Spirits of Christmas (1989) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Thumbprints (2004) — Introdução, algumas edições26 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of 20th Century Science Fiction: Volume Two (1997) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Savage Humanists (2008) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Future Games (2012) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The Black Heart (2009) — Introdução — 19 exemplares
Conjunctions: 52, Betwixt the Between (2009) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Conjunctions: 67, Other Aliens (2016) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Deserts of Fire: Speculative Fiction and the Modern War (2016) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Stars as Seen from this Particular Angle of Night (2003) — Posfácio — 12 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 60 • May 2015 (2015) — Interviewed — 11 exemplares
Geek Theater (2014) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
I mondi del possibile (1993) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #164 (2014) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Impossible Futures (2013) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
StarShipSofa Stories Volume 3 — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Palencar Project (2012) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares

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The first Morrow book I've been disappointed in. Similar in length and setting to Shambling toward Hiroshima, this has none of the emotional weight and stakes of Shambling. Both are comic crises set in the recent past of a popular media. In Shambling it was B movies, in Madonna, it's American late 50's television. The setting is fun, but I doubt it will resonate for anyone who didn't see Space Patrol or Lamp Unto My Feet when they originally aired. As is often true for Morrow's stories -- though not Shambling -- the conflict is religion vs rationalism. Unusually for Morrow, religion is not portrayed particularly negatively. The villains are the blue alien lobsters who intend to kill all viewers of the Sunday morning religious program Not By Bread Alone because they are so offended by religious material. The rom-com protagonists never take on any substance, compared to many similar rom-com couples in previous Morrow stories.

Readable but only for Morrow completists. Those new to Morrow can pick almost anything to start -- Shambling if you want something darkly comic and short, or The Last Witch-Finder if you want something long and rich.
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ChrisRiesbeck | 9 outras críticas | Apr 2, 2024 |
James K. Morrow is a satirist with a keen eye for religious hypocrisy and a sharp wit to take the puff out of puffery. The Madonna and the Starship is set in the misnamed “Stone Age” of television when network children’s programming involved “cardboard sets, primitive special effects, and subsistence budgets.” Protagonist Kurt Jastrow writes the scripts for Brock Barton and His Rocket Rangers and performs in an educational sketch to end the show. His life takes a surreal turn when he is contacted by space “immense blue bipedal lobsters” who are committed logical positivists threatening to wipe out humanity unless he can convince them that the religious programming they have intercepted is satire, never meant to be taken seriously.
Kurt’s discussion with the lobsters takes a few sharp philosophical turns, as when one of them asks for a definition of ethics: “Nothing you need worry about,” I piped up … “almost everyone on our world thinks logical positivism is just as swell as secular humanism.” Uh-huh. As someone says near the end of the novel, “Positivism always goes better with popcorn.” Indeed, it does.
Morrow is often compared to Kurt Vonnegut, with whom he shares a sardonic sense of humor. That is a just comparison.
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Tom-e | 9 outras críticas | Mar 3, 2024 |
Suffers from that particularly male premillenial obsession with sex, and also the dated nature of nuclear apocalypse worries. How many conversations do I need a book’s protagonist to have with his cum? Precisely zero.
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miken32 | 15 outras críticas | Feb 11, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
58
Also by
55
Membros
7,448
Popularidade
#3,289
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
231
ISBN
195
Línguas
9
Marcado como favorito
6

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