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Melissa Scott (1) (1960–)

Autor(a) de Trouble and Her Friends

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About the Author

Melissa Scott is a science fiction writer. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1961. Scott studied history at Harvard University before earning her Ph. D. in comparative history from Brandeis University. Scott's first science fiction book, The Game Beyond, was published in 1984. In 1986, she mostrar mais won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Scott received the Lambda Literary Award for Gay/Lesbian Science Fiction in both 1995 and 1996 for the books Trouble and Her Friends and Shadow Man. She is a co-founder of WaveLengths, a journal of gay/lesbian/bisexual-interest science fiction and fantasy. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Melissa Scott

Trouble and Her Friends (1994) 681 exemplares
Dreamships (1992) 496 exemplares
Point of Hopes (1995) 386 exemplares
Burning Bright (1993) 363 exemplares
The Kindly Ones (1987) 313 exemplares
Five-Twelfths of Heaven (1985) 302 exemplares
Proud Helios (1995) 295 exemplares
The Garden (1997) 267 exemplares
Mighty Good Road (1990) 263 exemplares
Shadow Man (1995) 256 exemplares
Point of Dreams (2001) 254 exemplares
The Empress of Earth (1987) 246 exemplares
Dreaming Metal (1997) 242 exemplares
Silence in Solitude (1979) 234 exemplares
The Armor of Light (1988) 230 exemplares
Night Sky Mine (1996) 197 exemplares
Death By Silver (2013) 191 exemplares
The Game Beyond (1984) 139 exemplares
The Jazz (2000) 136 exemplares
The Roads of Heaven (1987) 135 exemplares
A Choice of Destinies (1986) 121 exemplares
Homecoming (2010) 121 exemplares
The Shapes of Their Hearts (1998) 102 exemplares
Point of Knives (2012) 100 exemplares
A Death at the Dionysus Club (2014) 83 exemplares
Fairs' Point (2014) 77 exemplares
Lost Things (2012) 76 exemplares
Allegiance (1602) 52 exemplares
Secrets (2012) 48 exemplares
Point of Sighs (2018) 46 exemplares
Finders (Firstborn, Lastborn) (2018) 43 exemplares
The Inheritors (2013) 42 exemplares
Steel Blues (2013) 37 exemplares
Third Path (2015) 30 exemplares
The Master of Samar (2023) 25 exemplares
Ouroboros (2013) 24 exemplares
Moebius Squared (2012) 23 exemplares
Silver Bullet (2014) 22 exemplares
Water Horse (2021) 22 exemplares
Wind Raker (2014) 21 exemplares
Oath Bound (2015) 18 exemplares
Storm Warning (gen:LOCK) (1) (2020) 10 exemplares
The Wild Blue (2016) 9 exemplares
Jaelle Her Book (2013) — Editor; Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Mercy Mission 3 exemplares
The Sweet Not-Yet (2003) 3 exemplares
A Player's Heart 1 exemplar
gen:LOCK YA Novel #2 (2021) 1 exemplar
The merchant 1 exemplar
The Rule of Five: Year One (2017) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Star Wars: Rise of the Empire (2015) 193 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection (2014) — Contribuidor — 167 exemplares
Carmen Miranda's Ghost Is Haunting Space Station 3 (1990) — Contribuidor — 165 exemplares
So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction (2007) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares
Arabesques: More Tales of the Arabian Nights (1988) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection (2017) — Contribuidor — 120 exemplares
The Other Half of the Sky (2013) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
Arabesques II (1989) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Reload: Rethinking Women + Cyberculture (2002) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures (2008) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Haunted Hearths & Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories (2008) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Shades of Blue and Gray: Ghosts of the Civil War (2013) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
To Shape the Dark (2016) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Imagination Fully Dilated: Science Fiction (2003) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Daughters of Frankenstein: Lesbian Mad Scientists (2015) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Deco Punk: The Spirit of the Age (2015) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Retellings of the Inland Seas (Feral Astrogators) (2020) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum




Surprisingly enjoyable with an interesting end.
thanbini | 1 outra crítica | Nov 15, 2023 |
3 stars.
I'm not sure how a book about magic and investigating a murder, with a interesting shared past for the characters can be dry, but that's what it felt like to me. Unlike other books, I would keep looking, sure that I had read quite a bit and would always be surprised that I was only 5 or 10 percent ahead of where I was the last time I looked. The story was interesting, and so were the characters, but I didn't really connect with the writing itself.
mamawerewolf | 16 outras críticas | Jun 26, 2023 |
A salvage team is sent to the planet Iadara to recover a downed craft that was holding crystal matrices. the heroine has to return to her old homeworld and overcome uncooperative natives, the weather and conspiracies within the company in order to complete her mission. She winds up being betrayed by her own brother.
It was quite a slog getting through this one.
catseyegreen | Dec 19, 2022 |
This book was actually more like a detective novel than a fantasy novel, and takes place in an alternate history medieval setting where most of the characters are middle-class citizens. Magic is a part of everyday life, mainly in the form of astrology, where the stars determine the lives of the people. There were no coming-of-age rites or epic quests to go on as per the usual fantasy fare; instead the plot revolves around Nicolas Rathe, who works a job equivalent to that of a policeman and investigates a mystery involving disappearing children. The story is utterly simple as all the scenes are basically just Rathe running around the city questioning people-- basically the unglamourous and often uninteresting work that make up what real-life detectives actually do, without any sort of real excitement or action. I wasn't interested in the mystery at all, which there were no real clues about all through the book and then was solved through a series of last-minute revelations. What ultimately kept me interested in the book was its superb world-building, which was detailed, intricate, and felt very real-- probably some of the best world-building I've ever encountered in any story-- and completely outshined everything else in the book.… (mais)
serru | 12 outras críticas | Oct 6, 2022 |



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