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Bruce Holland Rogers

Autor(a) de Ashes of the Sun

48+ Works 325 Membros 10 Críticas

About the Author

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Hanovi Braddock is a pseudonym used by Bruce Holland Rogers.

Image credit: Portrait of Bruce Holland Rogers while giving a talk about short short stories at Eurocon 2007 (Copenhagen) By Goochelaar at English Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37189245

Obras por Bruce Holland Rogers

Ashes of the Sun (1996) 101 exemplares
Mind Games (1992) — ghostwriter — 26 exemplares
The Keyhole Opera (2005) 21 exemplares
Bones of the World: Tales from Time's End (Darkfire) (2001) — Editor — 7 exemplares
Wind Over Heaven (2000) 5 exemplares
Don Ysidro 5 exemplares
Vox Domini 4 exemplares
Bedtime Stories to Darken Your Dreams (1999) — Editor; Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
49: A Square of Stories (2013) 3 exemplares
Okra, Sorghum, Yam 3 exemplares
Estranged 3 exemplares

Associated Works

Young Warriors: Stories of Strength (2005) — Contribuidor — 624 exemplares
Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 397 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Tenth Annual Collection (1997) — Contribuidor — 286 exemplares
Fantastic Alice (1995) — Contribuidor — 263 exemplares
100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 209 exemplares
Warrior Princesses (1998) — Contribuidor — 145 exemplares
Women of War (2005) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares
Witch Fantastic (1995) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Rath and Storm (1998) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
Enchanted Forests (1995) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives (1998) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Full Spectrum 4 (1993) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
Tapestries: An Anthology (Magic : the Gathering) (1995) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Elf Magic (1997) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Magic Tails (2005) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
Alien Pets (1998) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10 (1999) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
Perchance to Dream (2000) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
Once Upon a Galaxy (2002) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
Earth, Air, Fire, Water (1999) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Magic: The Gathering Distant Planes (1996) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume VI (1990) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Space Magic (2008) — Introdução, algumas edições52 exemplares
Xanadu 3 (1995) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Danger in D.C. (Anthology) (1993) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Cat Crimes Takes a Vacation (1995) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Fortune Teller (1997) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Cat Crimes Through Time (1999) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Polyphony 1 (2002) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Polyphony 3 (2003) — Autor — 32 exemplares
Last Drink Bird Head : A Flash Fiction Anthology for Charity (2009) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
You Bet Your Planet (2005) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Feline and Famous: Cat Crimes Goes Hollywood (1994) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Polyphony 2 (2003) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Polyphony 4 (2004) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Polyphony 6 (2006) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Best American Fantasy 2 (2009) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Mardi Gras Madness: Tales of Terror and Mayhem in New Orleans (2000) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Polyphony 5 (2005) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Historical Hauntings (2001) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Book of Dead Things (2007) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 24, No. 6 [June 2000] (2000) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Monster brigade 3000 (1996) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Between the Darkness and the Fire (1998) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Cemetery Dance Issue 60 (2009) 6 exemplares
Imagination Fully Dilated - Volume II (2000) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Killers (2008) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Realms of Fantasy, August 2009 (Vol. 15 No. 5) (2009) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Daily Science Fiction: August 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Braddock, Hanovi
Data de nascimento
1958
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Locais de residência
Eugene, Oregon, USA
London, England, UK
Organizações
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Nota de desambiguação
Hanovi Braddock is a pseudonym used by Bruce Holland Rogers.

Membros

Críticas

This "self-help" book for writers lived up to its description as "not your typical writing book." Lots of good advice.
 
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MarkLacy | 2 outras críticas | May 29, 2022 |
I always hesitate to re-read a book I loved as a kid, out of fear that it won't stand up to an adult's consumption and retroactively diminish my childhood enjoyment. But I remembered a few odd things about the book and wanted to re-visit it.

I still love it. This is, hands down, the best Magic novel. It isn't as blatantly Magic as, say, Arena is. (Not that Arena is bad, it is also the best Magic novel in its own way.) There's maybe one paragraph that references specific cards explicitly (aside from Hurloon minotaur).

A bit of the plot: Ayesh is the last survivor of a country/culture that was destroyed by goblin hordes. Upon realizing that despite her best efforts, time will distort the knowledge of her people, she goes from depressed to suicidal, and goes off into the countryside to die fighting goblins. Instead, she is captured by minotaurs to be used in a scientific and political battle. Conservative minotaurs wish to follow a strict literal interpretation of their scripture and continue warring with the goblins. Liberal minotaurs wish to try to essentially Uplift the goblins to the point where war is no longer inevitable (and thus, violate scripture that pronounces goblins as vermin and infidels). Ayesh's part in this is to help the uplift process by training the goblins in the ways of her people, a mix of meditation and martial arts.

The characterization is solid. There's very few characters I'd peg as having little depth - of the 10 goblins, only 2-4 are really fleshed out, and one minotaur, Betalem is decidedly one-note. Ayesh is fantastic, beginning the novel as a self-hating, nationalistic, obsessed individual with a (at least understandable) hatred of goblins. Her arc is realistic and satisfying, without being some cheesy and unbelievable 180 change in all things. The goblins that are developed have satisfying arcs as well, though not all are necessarily happy. There's a special type of horror to some of them, like Kler's execution, which takes place when she is rational, for a crime that she committed while irrational and essentially a different person.

The action in the novel is well-written, easy to follow, with emotional impact. The temptation with fantasy action, especially fantasy action with martial arts, is to name every single move as if giving it a name like Break Lion or Thousand Leaves makes it understandable, cool, or believable. Instead, we are given actual movements. Its refreshing.

The minotaur culture is well-done, though I would have liked to see it a bit more fleshed out. There's plenty of thoughtful details that emphasize the author actually thought about the physiology of the creatures in a way few fantasy writers seem to do- no, they wouldn't use traditional human-style chairs with that sort of knee articulation. The cast/country does seem a bit sparse - we are given that this is an entire country living in the mountains, but rarely see more than a dozen named characters. This is explained away as the labyrinth is dark (minotaurs require much less light to see than humans) and minotaurs are largely secretive, tucking themselves away in the tunnel equivalent of alleys and backways and peering through secret peepholes.

I can't review the book without noting the mindfulness theme within it. Ayesh could have been a great ACT therapist. The lessons she gives the goblins could have been ripped right from the ACT textbook I'm reading. Goblin mind, diamond mind? Sounds like self-as-content and self-as-context, and the mind labeling exercises. She alludes to the leaves on the stream exercise for clearing thoughts, of the exercise in which a pain or other aversive experience is imagined as a separate physical object, at mindfulness of one's present moment, starting with the sensations from sitting in the chair, at breathing, at acting appropriately towards one's values despite feeling 'negative' emotions. It was so neat to discover this new connection from a childhood love to an adult love.

If you are only going to read one Magic novel, let this be the one.
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kaitlynn_g | 2 outras críticas | Dec 13, 2020 |
A man begins describing what he sees in paintings at the art museum on his lunch break… and is soon being asked to provide interpretations of other things he sees – which makes mirrors a dangerous prospect. I feel like I knew where this story was going from very early on, and then it went there, and then it went meta about going there, and then I sighed, because of COURSE it did, but how can I critique a story about critiquing things for being too meta without being meta myself? It’s a conundrum.… (mais)
 
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fyrefly98 | May 3, 2015 |

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Obras
48
Also by
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Membros
325
Popularidade
#72,884
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
10
ISBN
12
Línguas
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