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Melinda Snodgrass

Autor(a) de The Tears of the Singers

76+ Works 3,018 Membros 74 Críticas

About the Author

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Melinda Snodgrass authors the Linnet Ellery series under the pseudonym Phillipa Bornikova.

Séries

Obras por Melinda Snodgrass

The Tears of the Singers (1984) — Autor — 552 exemplares
One-Eyed Jacks (1990) — Contribuidor; Editor — 367 exemplares
Jokertown Shuffle (1991) — Contribuidor; Editor — 330 exemplares
Double Solitare (1992) 274 exemplares
The Edge of Reason (2008) 187 exemplares
This Case Is Gonna Kill Me (2012) 178 exemplares
Lowball (2014) — Editor — 139 exemplares
High Stakes (2016) — Editor — 106 exemplares
Circuit (1986) 83 exemplares
Low Chicago (2018) — Contribuidor; Editor — 82 exemplares
Circuit Breaker (1987) 80 exemplares
Box Office Poison (Linnet Ellery) (1701) 70 exemplares
The High Ground (2016) 69 exemplares
Texas Hold'em (2018) — Editor — 48 exemplares
Queen's Gambit Declined (1989) 48 exemplares
The Edge of Ruin (2010) 47 exemplares
Final Circuit (1988) 46 exemplares
Runespear (1987) 40 exemplares
In Evil Times (2017) 35 exemplares
The Edge of Dawn (2015) 31 exemplares
A Very Large Array: New Mexico Science Fiction and Fantasy (1987) — Editor; Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Three Kings (2020) — Editor — 28 exemplares
The Hidden World (2018) 16 exemplares
Sleeper Straddle (2024) — Editor — 10 exemplares
When the Devil Drives (2017) 5 exemplares
Currency of War (2021) 4 exemplares
Santa Fe (Signet) (1988) 4 exemplares
Degradation Rites 2 exemplares
The Wayfarer's Advice 2 exemplares
Thucydides Trap (2023) 2 exemplares
Lucifer's War (2022) 1 exemplar
The Rook 1 exemplar
My Heart Waketh 1 exemplar
Mirror of the Soul 1 exemplar
Lovers 2 1 exemplar
The Crooked Man 1 exemplar
Requiem 1 exemplar
Blood Ties 1 1 exemplar
Blood Ties 2 1 exemplar
Blood Ties 3 1 exemplar
Blood Ties 4 1 exemplar
Blood Ties 5 1 exemplar
Blood Ties 6 1 exemplar
Lovers 1 1 exemplar
Lovers 3 1 exemplar
Lovers 4 1 exemplar
Lovers 5 1 exemplar
Lovers 6 1 exemplar
Dark Of The Moon 1 exemplar
Star Power 1 exemplar
Blood On The Sun 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Wild Cards I: A Mosaic Novel (1987) — Contribuidor — 1,160 exemplares
Dangerous Women (2013) — Contribuidor — 1,133 exemplares
Aces High (1987) — Contribuidor — 1,002 exemplares
Jokers Wild (1987) — Contribuidor — 846 exemplares
Songs of Love and Death: All Original Tales of Star Crossed Love (2010) — Contribuidor — 732 exemplares
Aces Abroad (1988) — Contribuidor — 596 exemplares
Wild Cards I (2010) — Contribuidor — 574 exemplares
Down and Dirty (1988) — Contribuidor — 571 exemplares
Ace in the Hole (1990) — Contribuidor; Editor — 521 exemplares
Down These Strange Streets (2011) — Contribuidor — 503 exemplares
Inside Straight (2008) — Contribuidor — 495 exemplares
Dead Man's Hand (1990) — Editor — 412 exemplares
Busted Flush (2008) — Contribuidor — 361 exemplares
A Whisper of Blood (1991) — Contribuidor — 257 exemplares
Card Sharks (1993) — Contribuidor — 256 exemplares
Deuces Down (2002) — Contribuidor — 232 exemplares
Suicide Kings (2009) — Contribuidor — 210 exemplares
Marked Cards (1994) — Contribuidor — 205 exemplares
Old Mars (2015) — Contribuidor — 197 exemplares
Fort Freak (2011) — Contribuidor — 186 exemplares
Tales of the Witch World 2 (1988) — Contribuidor — 151 exemplares
Galactic Empires (2017) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
Dangerous Women 3 (2014) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
Quartet: Four Tales from the Crossroads (2001) — Prefácio, algumas edições62 exemplares
Knaves Over Queens (2018) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Joker Moon (2021) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Wildcards - Heart Of The Matter (1990) — Autor — 15 exemplares
Full House (Wild Cards, 30) (2022) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Thrilling Wonder Stories, Volume 2 (2009) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Bornikova, Phillipa
Data de nascimento
1951
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Los Angeles, California, USA
New Mexico, USA
Educação
New Mexico School of Law
Agente
Kay McCauley
Nota de desambiguação
Melinda Snodgrass authors the Linnet Ellery series under the pseudonym Phillipa Bornikova.

Membros

Críticas

I read the first 17 Wild Cards, but I logged that last one eighteen years ago, so I've missed a bunch in the meantime. Unfortunately, the characters in this graphic novel are from books 21-23 and 31, and the author assumes I've been keeping up, leaving me a bit lost in the finer points of this police procedural graphic novel.

Wild Cards is set in a world shaped by a cataclysmic event in the 1940s that released a virus over New York City that gruesomely kills most of the people it infects, but leaves a small number with body-deforming mutations, gives a smaller number powers that amount to useless parlor tricks, and grants the smallest number full-blown super powers. Those with the worse luck live in a slum neighborhood of New York City called Jokertown.

The lead character is Francis "Frank" Black, a legacy police detective with daddy issues who was never infected by the virus. Assigned to Jokertown, he wants to find who removed the skeleton from the pile of skin and muscle that's been found in an alley. But when that case starts to reveal secrets the powers that be would prefer uncovered, he finds himself offered with a distracting high profile operation against Russian mobsters. The various plots get all muddled and I lost interest long before a cheesy showdown tried to tie it all together.

The story is narrated by a character whose identity is not immediately revealed, though it is pretty easy to guess very early on. But the story makes no attempt to justify why or how this character could be the narrator, so the identity reveal feels like only half of a payoff, with a second shoe left undropped.

The other side characters are barely introduced, lowering the stakes considerably when bad things happen to some of them. One character has a ridiculous Barbie doll figure that is unexplained in the book, but some research revealed she is a Joker whose body has the characteristics of a greyhound dog. The artists failed to show the exaggerated canine teeth her prose appearances describe.

The art, by the way, is going for an Alex Ross painted realism that does look pretty good most of the time, but it has a stiffness that fails to convey action sequences well.
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villemezbrown | Apr 13, 2024 |
I really enjoyed this urban fantasy and am going to continue with the series. I have been in a weird reading slump (mainly due to fatigue issues), but returned to this book happily even though it took me a while to read.
 
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Shelley8059 | 19 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
 
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freixas | 7 outras críticas | Mar 31, 2023 |

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Lewis Shiner Contributor
Walter Jon Williams Author, Contributor
William F. Wu Contributor
David Anthony Durham Author, Contributor
Timothy Truman Cover artist
Mary Anne Mohanraj Author, Contributor
Marc Davis Map, Contributor
Carrie Vaughn Author, Contributor
Caroline Spector Contributor
Ian Tregillis Author, Contributor
John Jos. Miller Contributor
Chris Claremont Contributor
Christopher Rowe Contributor
Marko Kloos Contributor
Max Gladstone Contributor
Peter Newman Contributor
Saladin Ahmed Contributor
Paul Cornell Contributor
Diana Rowland Contributor
Martha Soukup Contributor
Victor Milán Contributor
Suzy McKee Charnas Contributor
Jack Williamson Contributor
Roger Zelazny Contributor
Terry Boren Contributor
Fred Saberhagen Contributor
Peadar Ó Guilín Contributor
Gwenda Bond Contributor
Bradley Denton Contributor
David Palumbo Cover artist
Michael Kormack Cover artist
Alex Ronald Cover artist
Robert Gould Cover artist
Peter Noble Narrator
John Picacio Illustrator

Estatísticas

Obras
76
Also by
31
Membros
3,018
Popularidade
#8,458
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
74
ISBN
137
Línguas
6

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