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James H. Schmitz (1911–1981)

Autor(a) de The Witches of Karres

113+ Works 5,752 Membros 108 Críticas 29 Favorited

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Séries

Obras por James H. Schmitz

The Witches of Karres (1966) — Autor — 1,141 exemplares
Telzey Amberdon (2000) — Autor — 484 exemplares
TNT: Telzey & Trigger (2000) — Autor — 431 exemplares
The Universe Against Her (1964) — Autor — 367 exemplares
The Demon Breed (1968) 364 exemplares
The Hub : Dangerous Territory (2001) — Autor — 357 exemplares
The Lion Game (1973) 331 exemplares
Trigger & Friends (2001) 319 exemplares
Legacy (1962) 301 exemplares
The Telzey toy and other stories (1970) 292 exemplares
Agent of Vega & Other Stories [11-story collection] (2001) — Autor — 278 exemplares
Agent of Vega [4-story collection] (1960) — Autor — 277 exemplares
Eternal Frontier (2002) 157 exemplares
A Pride of Monsters (1970) 81 exemplares
The Eternal Frontiers (1848) 79 exemplares
The Best of James H. Schmitz (1991) 69 exemplares
The Winds of Time (2009) 23 exemplares
The Star Hyacinths (2009) 18 exemplares
Lion Loose [short story] (2011) 17 exemplares
Watch the Sky (2010) 15 exemplares
Ham Sandwich (2010) 14 exemplares
Novice [short story] (1962) 14 exemplares
Gone Fishing (2010) 11 exemplares
Oneness [short story] (1963) 11 exemplares
The Other Likeness (2010) 11 exemplares
Grandpa [short story] 11 exemplares
Alpha et Oméga (collection) (1977) — Autor — 9 exemplares
Captives Of The Thieve-star (2016) 6 exemplares
Undercurrents 5 exemplares
Planet Of Forgetting (1965) 5 exemplares
Goblin Night 5 exemplares
The Searcher (1966) 4 exemplares
Company Planet 4 exemplares
Greenface 4 exemplares
The Custodians 4 exemplares
Spacemaster (1964) 4 exemplares
The Pork Chop Tree (1965) 3 exemplares
Rogue Psi 3 exemplares
Caretaker 3 exemplares
Sleep No More 3 exemplares
Compulsion 3 exemplares
Trouble Tide 3 exemplares
Resident Witch 3 exemplares
The Machmen (1964) 3 exemplares
Summer Guests 3 exemplares
The Symbiotes (1972) 3 exemplares
Tuvela 1 2 exemplares
Left Hand Right Hand 2 exemplares
The Illusionists 2 exemplares
One Step Ahead 2 exemplares
Crime Buff 2 exemplares
The Ties of Earth 2 exemplares
Just Curious 2 exemplares
Poltergeist 2 exemplares
The End of the Line 2 exemplares
These Are the Arts (1962) 2 exemplares
Research Alpha 2 exemplares
Agent de Véga 1 exemplar
Prądy czasu 1 exemplar
Plazmoidy 1 exemplar
Amazing Stories, November 1962 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Demonska vrsta (1999) 1 exemplar
Race démoniaque (1968) 1 exemplar
Science Fiction Special 27 (1978) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Attitudes 1 exemplar
The Lion Game 1 1 exemplar
Faddist 1 exemplar
Would You? 1 exemplar
Swift Completion 1 exemplar
Ties Of Earth 1 1 exemplar
Ties Of Earth 2 1 exemplar
Tuvela 2 1 exemplar
The Lion Game 2 1 exemplar
Undercurrents 1 1 exemplar
Undercurrents 2 1 exemplar
Clean Slate 1 exemplar
The Big Terrarium 1 exemplar
The Altruist 1 exemplar
A Pride of Monster 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Wizard of Karres (2004) — Series Creator — 532 exemplares
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales (1963) — Contribuidor — 459 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 447 exemplares
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 441 exemplares
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contribuidor — 415 exemplares
Nebula Award Stories 1965 (1966) — Contribuidor — 260 exemplares
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1973) — Contribuidor — 249 exemplares
The World Turned Upside Down (2005) — Contribuidor — 220 exemplares
Tomorrow's Children (1966) — Contribuidor — 198 exemplares
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction (1980) — Contribuidor — 196 exemplares
The Science Fiction Bestiary (1972) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
A Science Fiction Omnibus (1973) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
Time Probe: The Sciences in Science Fiction (1966) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 2: Witches (1984) — Contribuidor — 137 exemplares
Penguin Science Fiction (1961) — Contribuidor — 137 exemplares
Analog: The Best of Science Fiction (1982) — Autor — 127 exemplares
Spectrum 5 (1952) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
Five-Odd (1954) — Contribuidor — 114 exemplares
World's Best Science Fiction: 1966 (1966) — Autor — 110 exemplares
New Writings in SF-3 (1964) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
Analog 2 (1962) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
The Good Old Stuff (1998) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
Unknown Worlds : Tales from Beyond (1988) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 11 (1949) (1984) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
Decade: The 1950s (1978) — Autor — 69 exemplares
Mind to Mind (1971) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Explorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons (2000) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Assignment in Tomorrow: An Anthology (1954) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Towards Infinity (1938) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
SF: Authors' Choice 2 (1970) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
On Our Way to the Future (1970) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Analog Anthology #3: Children of the Future (1982) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Folio Science Fiction Anthology (2016) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
14 Great Tales of ESP (1969) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
The Baen Big Book of Monsters (2014) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
This side of infinity (1972) — Autor — 34 exemplares
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Tomorrow 1 (1971) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Universes of E.E. Smith (1968) — Introdução — 24 exemplares
The Best from Amazing Stories (1973) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
In Space No One Can Hear You Scream (2013) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Exploring the Horizons (2000) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Space Pioneers (1954) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Astounding Science Fiction 1955 02 (1955) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Science fiction verhalen [1969] — Contribuidor, algumas edições13 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1950 December, Vol. 1, No. 3 (1950) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Second Astounding Science Fiction Anthology (1952) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Alfa Vier: SF-Verhalen (1976) 12 exemplares
Astounding Science Fiction 1951 03 (1951) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Astounding Science Fiction 1951 07 (1951) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Astounding Science Fiction 1956 11 (1956) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Things From Outer Space (2016) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Astounding Stories: The 60th Anniversary Collection, Volume 3 (1990) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Astounding Science Fiction 1949 12 (1949) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Infinite Web (1977) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
To The Stars: Eight Stories of Science Fiction (1971) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Alfred Hitchcock's Fatal Attractions (1983) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Space Police (1956) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Science Fiction Stories 1 (1971) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Ullstein 2000 sf-stories 67. Drei Erzählungen (1977) — Autor — 6 exemplares
ULLSTEIN 2000 SF STORIES 25 (1973) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
10 Lost Vintage Sci-Fi Masterpieces for Hardcore Fans Only! (2009) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Saturn, May 1957 (Vol. 1 ∙ No. 2) (1957) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Il sesto palazzo e altri racconti (1965) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Avontuur in ruimte & tijd nummer 3 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Schmitz, James H.
Nome legal
Schmitz, James Henry
Outros nomes
Schmitz, James
Data de nascimento
1911-10-15
Data de falecimento
1981-04-18
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg, German Empire
Local de falecimento
Los Angeles, California, USA
Locais de residência
Inglewood, California, USA
Educação
Realgymnasium, Hamburg
Ocupações
science fiction writer
short-story writer
novelist
Organizações
United States Army (pilot)

Membros

Discussions

June Group Read: Exploring the worlds of James H. Schmitz em 75 Books Challenge for 2019 (Julho 2019)
Les sorcières de Karres em SF & Fantasy (Outubro 2012)
Sci fi -read in 1990 em Name that Book (Agosto 2010)

Críticas

This should have been a fun read, another of Schmitz's stories about teenage girls with psychic powers, as per The Witches of Karres. Unfortunately, there's a lot of telling/info dumping and the Telzey character is what I would classify as a Mary Sue, from classic Trek fanfic days, that is, a female character who is perfect and whom everyone loves. The only difference is that the book lacks the romantic element - but basically the character is so perfect - genius, good looking, develops increasingly fantastic telepathic and other psionic powers - that there's no real drama. The only interesting thing was her relationship with the large intelligent cat of the first story, and how she has to save him, but he is subsequently dropped.… (mais)
 
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kitsune_reader | 4 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |
The third Schmitz book I've read and the second one about Telzey. These books follow a pattern. The Telzey character is like a cardboard cut out, in that she has no empathy or emotions of any kind. And her mental powers keep becoming more superhuman each story. With the lack of morals as well, in terms of prying into other people's minds and restructuring their personality to make them nicer people, she comes across as monstrous but it is clear that isn't how the author wants the reader to see her.

It is so far away from how a real teenage girl would act/react it suggests that the author lacked empathy with other people. The stories set up ingenious situations but lack real drama - even in the Witches of Karres which isn't quite so bad - there is a wimp out every time some excitement needs to be racked up. Things are resolved far too simply, by coincidence or in the case of the Telzey books by her general ability to do just about anything.
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kitsune_reader | 4 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
113
Also by
85
Membros
5,752
Popularidade
#4,288
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
108
ISBN
123
Línguas
3
Marcado como favorito
29

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