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Jean Rabe

Autor(a) de The Dawning of a New Age

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Obras por Jean Rabe

The Dawning of a New Age (1996) 546 exemplares
The Day of the Tempest (1997) 469 exemplares
Red Magic (1991) 422 exemplares
The Eve of the Maelstrom (1998) 417 exemplares
Downfall (2000) 272 exemplares
Betrayal (2001) 203 exemplares
Redemption (2002) 178 exemplares
A Taste of Magic (2006) 166 exemplares
The Silver Stair (1999) 152 exemplares
Renaissance Faire (2005) — Editor — 138 exemplares
Steampunk'd (2010) — Editor — 126 exemplares
Dragon Mage (2008) — Autor — 109 exemplares
The Lake of Death (2004) 105 exemplares
Return to Quag Keep (2006) — Autor — 97 exemplares
Timeshares (2010) — Editor — 82 exemplares
The Rebellion (2007) 76 exemplares
Aftershock (2006) 75 exemplares
Hot and Steamy: Tales of Steampunk Romance (2011) — Editor — 73 exemplares
Terribly Twisted Tales (2009) — Editor — 69 exemplares
Furry Fantastic (2006) — Editor — 66 exemplares
The Finest Creation (2004) 65 exemplares
Pandora's Closet (2007) — Editor — 62 exemplares
Death March (2008) 57 exemplares
Goblin Nation (2009) 52 exemplares
Time Twisters (2007) — Editor — 47 exemplares
The Finest Choice (2005) 46 exemplares
Vale of the Mage (1989) 40 exemplares
The Jungles of Chult (1993) 40 exemplares
Spells of the City (2009) — Editor — 35 exemplares
Sol's Children (2002) — Editor — 31 exemplares
Cities of Mystery (1989) 27 exemplares
Athena's Daughters (2014) — Editor — 26 exemplares
Boondocks Fantasy (2011) — Editor — 23 exemplares
Time Traveled Tales: Volume 1 (2014) — Editor — 23 exemplares
The Finest Challenge (2006) 23 exemplares
Historical Hauntings (2001) — Editor — 19 exemplares
Secret of the Djinn (1994) 18 exemplares
Sovereign Stone: The Taan (2000) — Autor — 15 exemplares
Night of the Tiger (1995) 12 exemplares
The Bone Shroud (2018) 9 exemplares
Fenzig's Fortune (2007) 8 exemplares
The Cauldron (2014) 8 exemplares
Dragons! (2017) — Editor and Introduction; Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Time Traveled Tales, Volume 2 (2014) 6 exemplares
Tribulations (2016) 6 exemplares
La escalera de plata (2003) 3 exemplares
Polyhedron Newszine #59 (1991) 3 exemplares
Polyhedron Magazine, Issue 45 (1989) 2 exemplares
Dance Like a Monkey (2014) 2 exemplares
Shadowrun: Down Under (2018) 2 exemplares
Polyhedron Magazine, Issue 48 (1989) 2 exemplares
Polyhedron Magazine, Issue 47 (1989) 2 exemplares
Field to Field (2003) 2 exemplares
Basic Magic 1 exemplar
Polyhedron Newszine 79 (1993) 1 exemplar
¿wit Nowej Ery (2005) 1 exemplar
Hang Ten 1 exemplar
Focke-drache 1 exemplar
Auriga's Streetcar 1 exemplar
Stardust 1 exemplar
WURMS 1 exemplar
Few of Us 1 exemplar
In The Fold 1 exemplar
Black Annie 1 exemplar
After Tony's Fall 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Tales from the New Republic (1999) — Contribuidor — 719 exemplares
Realms of Valor (1993) — Contribuidor — 471 exemplares
Realms of Magic (1995) — Contribuidor — 334 exemplares
The Dragons of Chaos (1997) — Contribuidor — 303 exemplares
Relics and Omens (1998) — Contribuidor — 194 exemplares
Heroes and Fools (1999) — Contribuidor — 192 exemplares
The Search for Magic: Tales from the War of Souls (2001) — Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
Rebels and Tyrants (2000) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
The Search for Power: Dragons from the War of Souls (2004) — Contribuidor — 123 exemplares
Hags, Sirens, and Other Bad Girls of Fantasy (2006) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
Merlin (1999) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
Creature Fantastic (2001) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
Farscape Forever! Sex, Drugs, and Killer Muppets (2005) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
The Players of Gilean (2003) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
Maiden, Matron, Crone (2005) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Dragons of Time (2007) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
Knight Fantastic (2002) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
More Leaves from the Inn of the Last Home (2000) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
Magic Tails (2005) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues (2015) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
Little Red Riding Hood in the Big Bad City (2004) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
Familiars (2002) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Places to Be, People to Kill (2007) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Chicks and Balances (2015) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Catopolis (2008) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Warrior Fantastic (2000) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Children of Magic (2006) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Imaginary Friends (2008) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Guardsmen of Tomorrow (2000) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Zombiesque (2011) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Man vs Machine (2007) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Space Stations (2004) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
In the Shadow of Evil (2005) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The Trouble With Heroes (2009) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The Repentant (2003) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
More Stories from the Twilight Zone (2010) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Intelligent Design (2009) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Legends (1999) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Gamer Fantastic (2009) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Slipstreams (2006) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Human for a Day (2011) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Mystery Date (2008) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Oceans of Space (2002) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Army of the Fantastic (2007) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Bless Your Mechanical Heart (2014) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Future Americas (2008) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Quag Keep & Return to Quag Keep Omnibus (1978) — Autor, algumas edições30 exemplares
The Magic Toy Box (2006) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
The Big Book of Cyberpunk (2023) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Funny Fantasy (2016) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Front Lines (2008) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Crash Dive (Anthology 9-in-1) (2003) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Swordplay (2009) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Transformers: Legends (2004) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The New Hero: New Heroes for a New Age (2013) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Shadowrun: World of Shadows (2015) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The Society for the Preservation of CJ Henderson (2015) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Brigands: A Blackguards Anthology (2019) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Women of the Crystal Coast (3) (Dragonband: Tales) (2019) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



In Tennessee William’s play A Streetcar Named Desire, the character of Blanche Dubois says, “I don’t want realism. I want magic!”–a quote that aptly describes this collection of tales related by their relationship to their cities. Many of the exploits and adventures within the stories could have mundane explanations. Maybe the mother really did kill her daughter in Michael A Stackpole’s “The Devil Within,” or maybe the character was imagining the sounds coming from beneath her bed in Judi Rohrig’s ”Falls the Shadow.” But who wants to read about that when there could be something truly extraordinary about the circumstances?

Admittedly, not all the stories were to my liking, but on the other hand I found several new authors I wanted to try out. There were also returning favorites from whom I was delighted to read more. As seems usual for anthologies, there were so-so stories and then there were more intriguing stories. Of the thirteen stories contained, eight of them were interesting, but not attention-grabbing, while the five I enjoyed the most held a little something extra.

“The Devil Within” by Michael A. Stackpole: This is a story set within the universe he created for his character Trick Molloy, who’s pulling time as a private investigator for this story. Stackpole gives new meaning to the phrase “religious fervor.” I was pleasantly surprised by Trick’s cynicism; there’s nothing I like more than a character who’s an unrepentant cynic. Stackpole does a good job of laying the foundation for the world without bogging the story down with too much exposition. I found it intriguing that for a person to tap into their magical ability, they had to have a “trip”–a catalyst, really.

“Falls the Shadow” by Judi Rohrig: This is my first experience with this writer, though she appears to have several stories in anthologies waiting on my TBR pile, so I’ll have to read those, as well. This is the classic case of things that go bump in the night but with a twist on what those critters are. I freely admit I don’t understand this story completely; parts of the action jumbled themselves together, and the explanations were confusing, but the idea of it intrigued me and kept me reading. I would definitely love to see the idea expanded into a novel, or given a few more stories to flesh it out a bit.

“We Burgled It, We Sure Did” by Mickey Zucker Reichart: Leprechauns! This is a story about what happens when people believe a little too much in some of the old tales. Following the Leprechauns’ speech pattern is a little mind-bending, but the resolution to their problem makes a whole lot more sense than you’d believe from the premise alone.

“Disarmed and Dangerous” by Tim Waggoner: This is a short story featuring Waggoner’s zombie PI, Matthew Richter. I love the Matthew Richter books (Nekropolis and Dead Streets, both from Angry Robot Books), but even for someone without prior knowledge, Waggoner sets forth the background details well. Humor, a little bit of horror, and action abound, and it was also nice to see Matthew’s friendship with Papa Chatha deepen.

“‘Twas the Happy Hour After Christmas” by Robert Wenzlaff: Santa walks into Thor’s bar, and the two of them share stories about what it’s like having mythologies that keep changing on a mortal’s whim. Poor Santa is sick of the commercialism of the holiday ruining his life and just wants a vacation. Meanwhile Thor, who’s had his own share of publicity problems, comes up with a solution. This was a short, amusing, and intriguing piece full of incidents such as what happened to Odin and how he got his eye back.

In the end, the anthology stood out for one reason to me–each story captured some of the magic and uniqueness that can only be found if you live in a city. Amid the constant lights, streams of traffic, and seeming sleeplessness, a city holds a powerful magnetism for ordinary and paranormal folks alike. This collection spotlighted the best of those feelings.
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lexilewords | 3 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
Anthologies are always hit or miss for me. Usually if I like the premise then I'm likely to find it harder to enjoy the individual stories. If I am only mildly interested in the premise and picking the book up more for the authors included, I fare far better. Such is the case with Timeshares. Six of the authors listed are of interest to me for various reasons and the premise was interesting enough to garner my attention.

Who hasn't wanted to travel back in time? I know I used to dream about traveling back and meeting Cleopatra or taking some leadership lessons from Queen Victoria. Here in the present we can look at the past and see exactly where we can get our answers instead of working them out for ourselves. I was shocked at how few were about going back and learning wisdom from famous people.

My favorites by far were "The Shaman" by Annie Jones, "A Portrait of Time" by Kelly Swails and "But I'm Not the Only One" by Chris Pierson. All three were surprisingly touching and well written. "The Shaman", about a woman who accidentally finds herself thrown back in time to Ancient Arizona, was simple and inspiring. "A Portrait of Time", about a woman who travels back to save her twin sister, was heartbreaking because of the depth of feeling both the women felt. And lastly "But I'm Not the Only One", about a famous musician's trip to the future, was both surrealistic and touching (especially in the end).

Surprisingly I enjoyed the anthology as a whole, finding each different writer's take on what could happen unique and interesting. Some of them ended well ("Limited Time Offer" by Dean Allen Leggett and "Unsolved Histories" by Greg Cox) and some ended quite badly for the character at least ("Timeless Lisa" by Robert E. Vardeman), but no two ideas were similar. No two writers wrote their character's motivations and reasoning to be the same as another's.

There is some great little known talent in this volume, as well as great introductions to some well known talent, but I think in the end there will be a story, or setting, for everyone to enjoy.
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lexilewords | Dec 28, 2023 |
Decent story, I liked that the young warrior character is female, but the ending was unsatisfying.
JBarringer | 2 outras críticas | Dec 15, 2023 |
Dhamon Fierolobo y su banda de mercenarios han fijado sus condiciosas miradas en el siguiente objetivo, un tesoro largo tiempo olvidado y oculto bajo una pradera. Las leyendas prometen incontables riquezas, una fortuna tan inmensa que resulta increíble.
Pero en el mundo de los ladrones, lleno de secretos y engaños, hay que pagar un alto precio por una fortuna semejante, un precio mayor que la insoportable agonía que Dhamon padece bajo la maldición de una escama de dragón. Un precio tan alto que puede costarle la vida a Dhamon.… (mais)
Natt90 | Feb 16, 2023 |


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James Lowder Contributor, Author
Chris Pierson Contributor, Editor
Marc Tassin Contributor, Editor
Brian M. Thomsen Contributor, Editor
Janet Pack Contributor, Author
Donald J. Bingle Contributor
Peter Schweighofer Contributor
Robert E. Vardeman Contributor
Jody Lynn Nye Contributor
Matt Stawicki Cover artist
John Helfers Contributor
Kevin J. Anderson Contributor
Kelly Swails Contributor
Dean Leggett Contributor
Linda P. Baker Contributor
C.A. Verstraete Contributor
Mary Louise Eklund Contributor
C. J. Henderson Contributor
Timothy Zahn Contributor
Penny Williams Contributor
Skip Williams Contributor
James M. Ward Contributor
Brian A. Hopkins Contributor
Judi Rohrig Contributor
Gene DeWeese Contributor
Matthew P. Mayo Contributor
Rebecca Moesta Contributor
Andre Norton Contributor
Annie Jones Contributor
Paul Genesse Contributor
Janet Pack Contributor
Belle Holder Contributor
Nancy Holder Contributor
Vicki Steger Contributor
Romas Kukalis Cover artist
Joe Masdon Contributor
Patrick McGilligan Contributor
Steven Saus Contributor
Jennifer Brozek Contributor
Jackie Cassada Contributor
Dylan Birtolo Contributor
Stephen Gabriel Contributor
Esther M. Friesner Contributor
Joe Haldeman Contributor
Jayge Carr Contributor
Rose: Wolf Contributor
Roberta Gellis Contributor
Pierce Askegren Contributor
Paul Genesee Contributor
William C. Dietz Contributor
Steven Savile Contributor
Anton Strout Contributor
Janine K Spendlove Contributor
Maggie Allen Contributor
Greg Cox Contributor
Allister Timms Contributor
Matt Forbeck Contributor
Maurice Broaddus Contributor
Tobias S. Buckell Contributor
Steven D. Sullivan Contributor
Kathleen Watness Contributor
Ramsey Lundock Contributor
Brendan DuBois Contributor
Jim C. Hines Contributor
Kerrie Hughes Contributor
David Bischoff Contributor
Loren L. Coleman Contributor
Diana Francis Contributor
Jeff Grubb Contributor
Spencer Luster Contributor
A. M. Strout Contributor
Louise Marley Contributor
Yvonne Coats Contributor
Sarah Zettel Contributor
Jane Lindskold Contributor
Tracy Chowdhury Contributor
Bryan Young Contributor
Aaron Rosenberg Contributor
Gregory A. Wilson Contributor
Daniel Myers Contributor
Wes Nicholson Contributor
Jon L. Breen Contributor
Harry Turtledove Contributor
Stephen Leigh Contributor
Valerie Valusek Illustrator
Robert Wenzlaff Contributor
Tim Waggoner Contributor
Mike Resnick Contributor
Doris Stever Contributor
Aaron Allston Contributor
Sherwood Smith Contributor
Bryan E. Shaw Contributor
Sarah Hans Contributor
Cleolinda Jones Contributor
Matt Slay Illustrator
Cynthia Ward Contributor
Jean Marie Ward Contributor
C. S. Marks Contributor
Gail Z. Martin Contributor
Conley Lyons Contributor
Pam Melroy Introduction
R. T. Kaelin Contributor
D. L. Stever Contributor
Anita Ensal Contributor
John Lambshead Contributor
Jay Lake Contributor
Gene Wolfe Contributor
Raymond Benson Contributor
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Tom Dupree Contributor
Lisanne Norman Contributor
R. L. King Contributor
James Daniel Ross Contributor
Jaym Gates Contributor
Addie J. King Contributor
Thomas Gondolfi Contributor
Josh Vogt Contributor
Lucy A. Snyder Contributor
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Sheryl Nantus Contributor
Jeff Easley Cover artist
Jerry VanderStelt Cover artist
Dennis Kauth Cartography
Karolyn Guldan Interior art
Tristan Elwell Cover artist
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