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Ken Scholes

Autor(a) de Lamentation (The Psalms of Isaak)

36+ Works 1,381 Membros 73 Críticas 7 Favorited

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Séries

Obras por Ken Scholes

Lamentation (The Psalms of Isaak) (2009) 600 exemplares, 27 críticas
Canticle (2009) 249 exemplares, 14 críticas
Antiphon (2010) 204 exemplares, 13 críticas
Requiem (2013) 73 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Fifth Science Fiction Megapack (2012) 48 exemplares, 2 críticas
Hymn (2017) 36 exemplares, 2 críticas
A Weeping Czar Beholds the Fallen Moon (2009) 21 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Starship Mechanic (2010) — Autor — 14 exemplares, 3 críticas
Last Flight of the Goddess (2006) 11 exemplares
What Fates Impose (2013) 10 exemplares
Looking for Truth in a Wild Blue Yonder (2010) 9 exemplares, 3 críticas

Associated Works

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection (2011) — Contribuidor — 307 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Three (2009) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares, 2 críticas
Ender's World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender's Game (2013) — Contribuidor — 137 exemplares, 2 críticas
Eclipse 2: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2008) — Contribuidor — 136 exemplares, 3 críticas
Galactic Empires (2017) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares, 2 críticas
Unfettered III: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2019) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares, 1 crítica
A Fantastic Holiday Season: The Gift of Stories (2014) — Contribuidor — 93 exemplares, 6 críticas
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXI (2005) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Circus: Fantasy Under the Big Top (2012) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares, 2 críticas
METAtropolis: Cascadia (2010) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Trouble With Heroes (2009) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares, 3 críticas
Fantasy for Good: A Charitable Anthology (2014) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares, 1 crítica
Season of Wonder (2012) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares, 3 críticas
Genius Loci: Tales of the Spirit of Place (2016) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares, 2 críticas
Realms 2: The Second Year of Clarkesworld Magazine (2010) — Autor — 40 exemplares, 1 crítica
Clarkesworld: Year Three (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Bless Your Mechanical Heart (2014) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares, 3 críticas
Prime Codex (2007) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares, 2 críticas
Japanese Dreams: Fantasies, Fictions & Fairytales (2009) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares, 1 crítica
METAtropolis: Green Space (2013) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares, 1 crítica
Polyphony 6 (2006) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares, 1 crítica
Kobold Guide to Magic (2014) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Robots through the Ages: A Science Fiction Anthology (2023) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
The Usual Path to Publication: 27 Stories About 27 Ways In (2016) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
TEL: Stories (2005) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares, 1 crítica
Little Green Men - Attack! (2017) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares, 1 crítica
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 71 • April 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
The Best of Talebones (2010) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Surviving Tomorrow: A Charity Anthology to Fight COVID-19 (2020) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares, 1 crítica
Best of the Rest 4 — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Best of Abyss & Apex: Volume One (2009) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Tales From The Fathomless Abyss (2011) — Introdução — 5 exemplares
High Noon on Proxima B (2023) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #175 (2015) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Best of the Rest 3 (2002) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares, 1 crítica
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 87 • August 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1968
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Oregon, USA
Educação
Western Washington University (History)
Agente
Jennifer Jackson

Membros

Críticas

Not quite as good as the first one but still a great read. I can't wait to see where it goes next.
 
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cdaley | 13 outras críticas | Nov 2, 2023 |
This was a great book. Very fast paced with some very interesting characters and story lines. It did suffer from a few first novel issues but they were small and didn't bother me that much.

I liked that the book ended with the completion of a story line and the hint of the future mystery. I have always felt that series books should do that. I hate feeling like I go to the end of the book with no resolution what so ever.

I also thought Scholes did a very nice job of laying out his world. Giving us hints here are there but not revealing everything. There is a big mystery in the background of this book and he hints at it all the way through. I liked his mix of fantasy and tech. Will read the next one when it come out in October.… (mais)
 
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cdaley | 26 outras críticas | Nov 2, 2023 |
Above average short story that reminded me of the lyric quality of Ken Scholes' writing in the Psalms of Isaak series. This story does stand alone, but draws the reader into a world of kings and wizards and princesses that is unlike other stories that use those words.
 
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zot79 | 2 outras críticas | Aug 20, 2023 |
I'm not too happy with this series. There are aspects to it that are very attractive and make me want to read all the way through to the end. I think the author has created a fascinating world filled with fascinating characters and stories. I just wish that he would get out of the way and let the characters and stories come through.

One problem is that there are plenty of hints that there is a lot more going on than meets the eye, but very few of these hints get born out into fulfilled promises. Another problem with this book (that I don't remember from book one [b:Lamentation|3531469|Lamentation (Psalms of Isaak, #1)|Ken Scholes|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1312029311s/3531469.jpg|3573263]) is that the fascinating characters spend too much time ruminating, instead of being fascinating. This slows things down even more.

My biggest issue, and I'm still deciding if this is insurmountable, is that there are too many logic problems with the world. This is supposed to be a big world, with many different peoples and thousands of years of history. Yet, they all speak pretty much the same language, using the same stale metaphors in both speaking and the aforementioned ruminating, using the same stagnated (lack of) technology. This cannot be. With that much history, there must be scientific and technological breakthroughs every now and again. There must be bigger cultural differences than the ones we have been shown.

And maybe that's the problem. The author doesn't want to show us. But if there has been some sort of brake put on advancement, at least give us more than a hint of it. Show us the real consequences. Show us the rebels. Show us this big world you've invented. I'm getting impatient.
… (mais)
 
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zot79 | 13 outras críticas | Aug 20, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
36
Also by
37
Membros
1,381
Popularidade
#18,624
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
73
ISBN
48
Línguas
4
Marcado como favorito
7

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