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Josepha Sherman (1946–2012)

Autor(a) de A Cast of Corbies

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About the Author

Josepha Sherman is a writer, editor, and folklorist. She primarily writes fantasy and science fiction novels, but she has also written children's works in numerous genres and nonfiction works, including biographies of sports icons, business leaders, and famous explorers. She won the 1990 Compton mostrar mais Crook Award for The Shining Falcon. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Josepha Sherman

A Cast of Corbies (1994) 698 exemplares
Young Warriors: Stories of Strength (2005) — Editor; Posfácio — 624 exemplares
Castle of Deception (1992) 578 exemplares
Vulcan's Forge (1997) — Autor — 568 exemplares
Vulcan's Heart (1999) 450 exemplares
Vulcan's Soul: Exodus (2004) — Autor — 272 exemplares
Visitors (1999) — Autor — 247 exemplares
Deep Water (2000) — Autor — 235 exemplares
The Chaos Gate (1994) 189 exemplares
Vulcan's Soul: Exiles (2006) — Autor — 174 exemplares
Vulcan's Soul: Epiphany (2007) — Autor — 167 exemplares
Vassilisa the Wise (1988) 130 exemplares
Son of Darkness (1998) 115 exemplares
The Shining Falcon (1989) 114 exemplares
A Strange and Ancient Name (1993) 109 exemplares
Magic Hoofbeats (2004) 97 exemplares
Highlander: The Captive Soul (1998) 96 exemplares
The Shattered Oath (1995) 96 exemplares
King's Son, Magic's Son (1994) 88 exemplares
Forging the Runes (1996) 77 exemplares
Indian Tribes of North America (1990) 65 exemplares
Swept Away (1988) 58 exemplares
Horse of Flame (1990) 51 exemplares
The Dark Gods (1989) 48 exemplares
Urban Nightmares (1997) — Editor, Contributor — 33 exemplares
Child of Faerie, Child of Earth (1992) 32 exemplares
Stoned Souls (2006) 31 exemplares
Windleaf (1993) 21 exemplares
Orphans of the Night (1995) — Editor — 16 exemplares
Star Trek: Vulcan's Soul (2007) 13 exemplares
Gleaming Bright (1994) 12 exemplares
Welcome to the Rodeo! (2000) 8 exemplares
Bull Riding (Rodeo) (2000) 6 exemplares
Barrel Racing (Rodeo) (2000) 5 exemplares
Ropers and Riders (Rodeo) (2000) 5 exemplares
Uranus (Space!) (2010) 5 exemplares
Neptune (Space!) (2010) 5 exemplares
Steer Wrestling (Rodeo) (2000) 4 exemplares
Bronc Riding (Rodeo) (2000) 4 exemplares
The Constitution (2004) 3 exemplares
Internet Safety (Watts Library) (2003) 3 exemplares
Babysitter [short story] (1997) 2 exemplares
Jeff Gordon (Sports Files) (2001) 2 exemplares
Woman of Flowers 1 exemplar
Shiftless 1 exemplar
Teacher's Pet 1 exemplar
The Love-Gift 1 exemplar
The Silver Flame 1 exemplar
Netted 1 exemplar
Temperature 1 exemplar
Healer 1 exemplar
What Must Be 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar (1997) — Contribuidor — 1,308 exemplares
Sun in Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar (2003) — Contribuidor — 1,042 exemplares
Chicks in Chainmail (1995) — Contribuidor — 734 exemplares
The Sky People (2006) — Editor — 692 exemplares
Chicks 'N Chained Males (1999) — Contribuidor — 466 exemplares
In Celebration of Lammas Night (1996) — Contribuidor — 440 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress IV (1987) — Contribuidor — 407 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress V (1988) — Contribuidor — 363 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress IX (1992) — Contribuidor — 328 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress VIII (1991) — Contribuidor — 309 exemplares
Sherlock Holmes in Orbit (1995) — Contribuidor — 243 exemplares
Dragon Fantastic (1992) — Contribuidor — 238 exemplares
Murder by Magic: Twenty Tales of Crime and the Supernatural (2004) — Contribuidor — 236 exemplares
Space Opera (1996) — Contribuidor — 235 exemplares
Don't Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear (1996) — Contribuidor — 215 exemplares
Tales of the Dominion War (2004) — Contribuidor — 215 exemplares
Superheroes: All-Original Adventures of All-New Heroes (1995) — Contribuidor — 215 exemplares
Twice upon a Time (1999) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
New Frontier: No Limits (2003) — Contribuidor — 199 exemplares
Fantasy Gone Wrong (2006) — Contribuidor — 174 exemplares
Horse Fantastic (1991) — Contribuidor — 174 exemplares
Assassin Fantastic (2001) — Contribuidor — 165 exemplares
Sisters in Fantasy (1995) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
The Ultimate Dragon (1995) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
13 Scary Ghost Stories (2000) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
Alternate Warriors (1993) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
Witch Fantastic (1995) — Contribuidor — 123 exemplares
Dinosaur Fantastic (1993) — Contribuidor — 120 exemplares
Space, Inc. (2003) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
The Shimmering Door (1997) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
Highwaymen: Robbers and Rogues (1997) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Warrior Enchantresses (1996) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2007 (2007) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
Creature Fantastic (2001) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
Farscape Forever! Sex, Drugs, and Killer Muppets (2005) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
Vampires: A Collection of Original Stories (1991) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
Elf Magic (1997) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Villains Victorious (2001) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
Alien Pregnant by Elvis (1994) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Wizard Fantastic (1997) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
The Magic Shop (2004) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Knight Fantastic (2002) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Weird Tales from Shakespeare (1994) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Magic Tails (2005) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
The Sorcerer's Academy (2003) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
The First Heroes: New Tales of the Bronze Age (2004) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
Perchance to Dream (2000) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
Familiars (2002) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
The Amazing Stories (Star Trek) (2002) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
The Best of Dreams of Decadence (2003) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Aladdin: Master of the Lamp (1992) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
The Giant Book of Fantasy and the Supernatural (1994) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
More Whatdunits (1993) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
OtherWere: Stories of Transformation (1996) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Battle Magic (1998) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Pharaoh Fantastic (2002) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
First Contact (1997) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Civil War Fantastic (2000) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Chicks Ahoy! (2010) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress XXIV (2009) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Guardsmen of Tomorrow (2000) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Christmas Ghosts (1993) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Rotten Relations (2004) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Legends (1999) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Return of the Dinosaurs (1997) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
I, Alien (1657) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress XXV (2010) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Xanadu 3 (1995) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Future Net (1996) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Zodiac Fantastic (1997) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Gateways (2005) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Space Cadets (2006) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
You Bet Your Planet (2005) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Front Lines (2008) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Packing Fraction and Other Tales of Science and Imagination (2002) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Horse Stories (1999) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum




I'll review each of the 15 stories separately (quickly) then my overall impression.

The Gift of Rain Mountain (Bruce Holland Rogers)-- This story started off a little too slow for me. I wanted to punch the Main Character (Mactun) a few times because he irked me. The ending twist on what Mactun finally took from the Rain Mountain God as a boon made me grin with irony.

The Magestone (S.M. and Jan Stirling)-- I liked this twist on the mermaid/sailor tales. Though after reading what humans did to the wizard Shansu I felt a little queasy. The mermaid, Neesha, was kind of blood thirsty, but she thought she had the right way of thinking.

Eli and the Dybbuk (Janis Ian)--This was an interesting tale. Real quick--a dybbuk is from Jewish folklore and the gist of what they are is lost souls. They did horrible things in life and could not attain Heaven so they are stuck on Earth trying to possess unwary folks. I liked the moral of the story--brains over brawn (pretty much).

Heartless (Holly Black)--My first, my VERY FIRST, Holly Black story! What does it mean to be heartless? Holly Black explores this in a story about a young girl who follows army camps--doing the cooking, servicing etc. She remembers being someone else, but her mother had put her heart into her little finger bone (which Ada kept around her neck). Throughout the story Ada ponders the fact that she feels nothing and at the end she takes the greatest risk of all. Incidentally this is another story that involves a spirit--this time manes, in Roman mythology, were the deceased ancestors of people who were offered blood sacrifices.

Lioness (Pamela F. Service)--I have always enjoyed Pamela F. Service's historical novels, especially The Reluctant God (which is half historical, half contemporary). This story is about a young warrior princess, scared and worried about the Roman's continued push to take her kingdom (Kush), but determined to serve her god (the god of war Apedemek) and avenge her homeland. I cried a little, at the end, in relief because Tari (the princess) pulled through and proved herself capable.

Thunderbolt (Esther Friesner)--This is the story that led to the creation of Nobody's Princess and Nobody's Prize--two YA novels about Helen of SpartaTroy's early life. In this Helen recounts how it was really SHE who saved herself from the Athenian King Theseus, not her maybe divine (but really mortal) brothers. Helen was vastly amusing and I greatly loved how...manipulative she was. For a good cause (her freedom), but still.

Devil Wind (India Edghill)--Revenge! Age old classic theme. I liked how India wove both Hindu customs/beliefs with English religious beliefs. It made me a little sad though, reading about the fates of all those good people, but like the MC (Taravati) her brand of justice is well deserved and fitting.

The Boy Who Cried "Dragon!" (Mike Resnick)--Short and witty best sums up this 'true accounting' of the story never told. Geeky would-be knight meets geeky would-be fearsome dragon and a bond is formed over their innate geekiness. I found it cute when Melvin (would-be knight) bemoaned his pimples and Horace (would-be fearsome dragon) bemoaned not HAVING any.

Student of Ostriches (Tamora Pierce)--I always enjoy Tamora Pierce's writing to some degree. This short story was almost like hearing a legend actually. I would have never thought to study ostriches for learning combat, but apparently they have some wonderful moves. It did teach me to be wary of boys who kiss too easily however.

Serpent's Rock (Laura Anne Gilman)--I'll be honest this story went over my head. It began easily enough--a young boy wishes to help save his sister against BAD odds--but it then got somewhat confusing.

Hidden Warriors (Margaret Mahy)--It's important to note that the title is Hidden WarriorS not Hidden Warrior, the plural is important to remember while reading. This sometimes read like a fairy tale and sometimes read like a bard's song--it kept me interested and intrigued as it weaved the tale of a young magician who isn't sure who (or what) he is and a city that hides its true self behind friendship.

Emerging Legacy (Doranna Durgin)--This right here was a wonderful 'Surprises come in small packages' story. For anyone who was ever told that they were too awkward or graceless or klutzy to be useful, or if you were ever told that you were a disappointment as a child, this story is a wonderful salve. Kelyn is everything a warrior shouldn't be--clumsy, slow and prone to accidents if she didn't pay attention, but she used her brain and that in the end saved them all.

An Axe for Men (Rosemary Edghill)--Religious doctrine is something I have no patience for, but I do enjoy studying the ancient beliefs of civilizations long gone to the wind of time. Edghill's story is that of a young Priestess who, when seeing the only world she has ever known destroyed, learns the truth of that world. Her courage to find a new path for her people is what made this story so great.

Acts of Faith (Lesley McBain)--This story made me cry a little. I've been told stories of Ireland during WWII--just as I've been told stories of Italy and America from my other grandparents during the War--and the cant that McBain uses reminds me so strongly of how my Granny used to talk that I felt as if she was telling me the story.

Swords That Talk (Brent Hartinger)--Talking swords and a hero who laments being born during a time of enduring peace. This story was pretty funny and enjoyable to read for me. Quick like from an author I hadn't read before.

Overall the collection pleased me greatly, with only a few corkscrews that I could have done without. I also found several new authors to obsess overread more from. If you haven't already picked this up, then do so!
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lexilewords | 12 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
Nice encounter with Spock, and his history. An excellent use of a Jewish character and references to the Tanach. And listening to Leonard Nimoy read it was wonderful.
mrklingon | 6 outras críticas | May 1, 2023 |



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Susan Shwartz Author, Contributor
Keith R. A. DeCandido Editor, Contributor
Mike Resnick Contributor
Esther M. Friesner Contributor
Tamora Pierce Contributor, Introduction
S. M. Stirling Contributor
Laura Anne Gilman Contributor
Rosemary Edghill Contributor
Jan Stirling Contributor
Pamela F. Service Contributor
Jody Lynn Nye Contributor
Jane Yolen Contributor
Susan M. Shwartz Contributor
Janis Ian Contributor
Lesley McBain Contributor
India Edghill Contributor
Holly Black Contributor
Margaret Mahy Contributor
Brent Hartinger Contributor
Doranna Durgin Contributor
Harry Turtledove Contributor
John J. Ordover Contributor
Kinuko Craft Cover artist
Rick Farley Illustrator
Linda S. Wingerter Illustrator
Lawrence Schimel Contributor
Mark A. Garland Contributor
Robert J. Sawyer Contributor
Glenn Hauman Contributor
Christie Golden Contributor
Lois Tilton Contributor
Jack Nimersheim Contributor
Bill Crider Contributor
Larry Segriff Contributor
Rosemary Edghill Contributor
S. P. Somtow Contributor
Billie Sue Mosiman Contributor
Ed Gorman Contributor
Adam-Troy Castro Contributor
Barbara Paul Contributor
Kathy Chwedyk Contributor
Laura Resnick Contributor
Ellen Guon Contributor
Sue Ellen Brown Cover artist
Jo Clayton Contributor
Nancy Springer Contributor
Laura Frankos Contributor
Esther M. Friesner Contributor
Sherwood Smith Contributor
Darrell K. Sweet Cover artist
Jan Gerardi Cover designer
Eric Demski Cover artist
Joyce Tenneson Cover artist
Keith Birdsong Cover artist
Larry Elmore Cover artist
Rowena Morrill Cover artist
Geoff Taylor Cover artist
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