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Norman Spinrad

Autor(a) de Bug Jack Barron

108+ Works 6,076 Membros 115 Críticas 17 Favorited

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Obras por Norman Spinrad

Bug Jack Barron (1969) 746 exemplares
The Iron Dream (1972) 740 exemplares
Agent of chaos (1967) 390 exemplares
The Void Captain's tale (1983) 375 exemplares
Child of Fortune (1985) 289 exemplares
Songs from the Stars (1980) 287 exemplares
Little Heroes (1987) 244 exemplares
The Solarians (1966) — Autor — 231 exemplares
A World Between (1979) 224 exemplares
The Men in the Jungle (1967) 203 exemplares
Deus X (1992) 184 exemplares
Greenhouse Summer (1999) 179 exemplares
The Druid King (2003) 163 exemplares
No direction home (collection) (1975) 159 exemplares
Russian Spring (1992) 148 exemplares
Pictures at 11 (1994) 107 exemplares
Mind Game (1980) 102 exemplares
The Star Spangled Future (1979) 98 exemplares
Riding the Torch (1974) 98 exemplares
The New Tomorrows (1971) — Editor — 77 exemplares
He Walked Among Us (2002) 75 exemplares
Other Americas (1988) 69 exemplares
Modern Science Fiction (1974) — Editor — 53 exemplares
Mexica (2005) 51 exemplares
The People's Police (2014) 38 exemplares
Raising Hell (Outspoken Authors) (2014) 34 exemplares
Osama the Gun (2007) 22 exemplares
Russian Spring 1 (1997) 19 exemplares
Vamps (1994) 18 exemplares
A Thing of Beauty [short fiction] (1972) 17 exemplares
Carcinoma Angels [short fiction] (2013) 15 exemplares
Staying Alive: A Writer's Guide (1983) 15 exemplares
The Children of Hamelin (1991) 14 exemplares
Russian Spring 2 (2000) 13 exemplares
The Big Flash (2001) 12 exemplares
Passing Through the Flame (1975) 11 exemplares
The Process (1983) 9 exemplares
Subjectivity (2011) 8 exemplares
Vampire Junkies (1994) 8 exemplares
Au coeur de l'orage (1979) 8 exemplares
A CRITIC AT LARGE IN THE MULTIVERSE (2010) — Autor — 6 exemplares
QUARANTINE (2011) 5 exemplares
Wszystkie dźwięki tęczy (1986) 5 exemplares
Prime Time (1980) 5 exemplares
NEW WORLDS COMING (2010) 5 exemplares
Continent perdu (2013) 4 exemplares
The age of invention 3 exemplares
Grève infernale 3 exemplares
Fragments of America (2013) 3 exemplares
The Rules of the Road 2 exemplares
Outward Bound (1964) 2 exemplares
WELCOME TO YOUR DREAMTIME (2018) 2 exemplares
AN EXPERIMENT IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY (2010) 2 exemplares
El Planeta sangre 2 exemplares
It's a Bird! It's a Plane! (1967) 2 exemplares
The New Tomorrows -50540 (1971) 1 exemplar
Technicality (SS) 1 exemplar
Deus 1 exemplar
THE SWORD OF DAMOCLES (2018) 1 exemplar
Au cœur de l'orage (1979) 1 exemplar
Druidský král (2003) 1 exemplar
L'enfant de la fortune. (1985) 1 exemplar
En terrain neutre (1966) 1 exemplar
La Der des ders (1986) 1 exemplar
Up And Out 1 exemplar
Blackout 1 exemplar
The Nanny Bubble 1 exemplar
Out There 1 exemplar
Maker Of Worlds 1 exemplar
The Fat Vampire 1 exemplar
Sierra Maestra [short story] (1975) 1 exemplar
L'Autre côté du réel (2015) 1 exemplar
World War Last 1 exemplar
The New Tomorrows 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Dangerous Visions: 33 Original Stories — Contribuidor — 1,891 exemplares
Second Variety (1952) — Introdução, algumas edições643 exemplares
Alchemy and Academe (1970) — Contribuidor — 577 exemplares
The Time Traveller's Almanac (2013) — Contribuidor — 557 exemplares
Galaxies Like Grains of Sand (1959) — Introdução, algumas edições458 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 446 exemplares
Year's Best SF 6 (2001) — Contribuidor — 276 exemplares
Year's Best SF 4 (1999) — Contribuidor — 260 exemplares
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here (1979) — Contribuidor — 242 exemplares
The Classic Episodes 3 (1991) — Introdução — 231 exemplares
The 1974 Annual World's Best SF (1974) — Contribuidor — 231 exemplares
Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy (1991) — Contribuidor — 225 exemplares
The 1981 Annual World's Best SF (1981) — Contribuidor — 215 exemplares
The End of the World: Stories of the Apocalypse (2010) — Contribuidor — 197 exemplares
Dangerous Visions 3 (1967) — Contribuidor — 182 exemplares
Full Spectrum 3 (1991) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
World's Best Science Fiction: 1970 (1970) — Contribuidor — 160 exemplares
Threads of Time (1974) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
Nebula Award Stories 9 (1974) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #1 (1972) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction (1998) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
Republic and Empire (Imperial Stars, Vol 2) (1987) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
The New Nature of the Catastrophe (1993) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Full Spectrum (1988) — Contribuidor — 120 exemplares
Nova 3 (1973) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
Futures from Nature (2007) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
After Armageddon (1990) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
2020 Vision (1974) — Contribuidor — 108 exemplares
New Worlds: An Anthology (1983) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
Nebula Winners Fourteen (1980) — Contribuidor — 104 exemplares
Orbit 5 (1969) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
Over the Edge (1618) — Prefácio, algumas edições97 exemplares
Best SF: 1971 (1972) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
The Best of Analog (1978) — Autor — 84 exemplares
New Worlds Quarterly 2 (1971) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 16th Series (1967) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Best From Orbit Volumes 1-10 (1975) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2013) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
Alpha 4 (1973) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Best Science Fiction for 1973 (1973) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Science Against Man (1970) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year Third Annual Collection (1974) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 5 (1969) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
The Fifth Omni Book of Science Fiction (1987) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Survival of Freedom (1981) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Cities In Space (1991) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction : Book Two (1950) — Autor — 52 exemplares
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (2011) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Alpha 6 (1976) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
More Stories from the Twilight Zone (2010) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Nuclear War (1988) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
After the Flames (1985) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Rock On: The Greatest Hits of Science Fiction & Fantasy (2012) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Jack Vance (1980) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Cosmic Laughter; Science Fiction for the Fun of It (1974) — Autor — 36 exemplares
Windows Into Tomorrow (1974) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
100 Years of Science Fiction (1968) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Strange Ecstasies (1973) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Countdown to Midnight (1984) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
SF: Authors' Choice 3 (1971) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Welcome to Reality: The Nightmares of Philip K. Dick (1991) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact: Vol. XCV, No. 7 (July 1975) (1975) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact: Vol. XCI, No. 4 (June 1973) (1973) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 20, No. 12 [December 1996] (1996) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Analog 4 (1901) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Demon Kind (11-in-1) (1973) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 31, No. 4 & 5 [April/May 2007] (2007) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 21, No. 8 [August 1997] (1997) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Univers 1982 (2001) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 17, No. 4 & 5 [April 1993] (1993) — Book reviewer — 14 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 20, No. 4 [April 1996] (1996) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 35, No. 7 [July 2011] (2011) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Science Fiction Jahrbuch 1983. (1982) — Contribuidor, algumas edições14 exemplares
Future Media (2011) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Destination 3001 (2000) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Deserts of Fire: Speculative Fiction and the Modern War (2016) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Social Problems Through Science Fiction (1975) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 18, No. 12 & 13 [November 1994] (1994) — Book reviewer — 10 exemplares
De dwarsgesneden wereld en andere verhalen (1978) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
The Nature of the Catastrophe (1971) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
The Bantam Spectra Sampler (1985) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Univers 01 (1975) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Thrilling Wonder Stories, Volume 2 (2009) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Run to starlight: Sports through science fiction (1975) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Das Beste aus OMNI 1 (1983) — Contribuidor, algumas edições4 exemplares
Tomorrow, Inc.: Science Fiction Stories About Big Business (1976) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 43, No. 5 & 6 [May/June 2019] (2019) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
10 Lost Vintage Sci-Fi Masterpieces for Hardcore Fans Only! (2009) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Døds-layoutet 2 (1973) — Autor, algumas edições2 exemplares

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Really enjoyed the world and backstory, and found the characters interesting.
The problem is, the plot was completely unbelievable...

I don't know how to critique a plot line without filling this with spoilers, so I'll just leave it at this - I can suspend belief to get into a story, I can suspend belief to keep a story going. I can swallow FTL and talking dragons if you do it well enough - but this was just so full of it in spots I really had trouble holding my nose and soldiering on. Only the relationships kept it from a two or less..… (mais)
 
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furicle | 1 outra crítica | Aug 5, 2023 |
Un livre qui a plusieurs fois failli me tomber des mains mais qui a le mérite de tenter une expérience intéressante, voire gratifiante : en s'imaginant à la place d'un Hitler confiné dans sa médiocrité et porté par des rêves de grandeur dans un monde qui n'a pas connu le IIIe Reich, Spinrad tente un coup totalement bluffant, d'une portée assez éloquente. Cependant, en essayant de coller au style putatif de cet écrivaillon refoulé, il n'hésite pas à plomber ses phrases d'une litanie de propositions et d'adjectifs à la gloire d'une humanité pure, eugénique et victorieuse des rebuts mutants. Les parallèles avec toute la philosophie nazie dont les exactions emplissent nos livres d'Histoire sont tels qu'on a du mal à ne pas mentalement vomir devant de tels immondices ; tout est tellement absurdement auréolé de cette mouvance nauséabonde qu'on peut difficilement se passionner pour les exploits de Feric Jaggar, le super Aryen sauveur de l'humanité face aux hordes bâtardes venues de l'Est. Seul le questionnement sur l'utilisation du nucléaire militaire peut éventuellement relever le niveau, le roman se situant dans une Europe parallèle se relevant péniblement après une apocalypse atomique.

Grandiosement abject, un livre qu'il faut avoir lu tout en méritant l'autodafé.
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Arpenteur | 30 outras críticas | Jul 26, 2023 |
The Iron Dream is definitely an interesting read though not particularly good. I guess the intention was to get across that Hitler as a fiction writer would definitely not be quality work, especially for those who have read Mein Kampf. The novel itself is supposed to be a hacky sci-fi-fantasy pulp story and a bad example at that extolling the perverted psychology of an unrealized fascist in pulp tropes. The premise of the book is what if Adolf Hitler had emigrated from Germany after WWI and found work in the pulp fiction industry. The novel consists of a paragraph synopsis and brief About the Author preface setting up the alternate history of the piece and an Afterword to the Second Edition framing the fictional final magnum opus of A. Hitler, titled Lord of the Swastika.
The book felt too long although I know it was meant to mimic the known quantities of Hitler’s writing. Although clever, the premise itself is a drawback in a variety of ways. The frequent type-o’s that appear throughout also seem to be deliberate as they are always of the letter swap variety. These kicked me out of the fictional world like speed bumps, maybe the reader should not be enjoying this story enough to get lost in it and remember that it is the sick fantasy of Adolf Hitler. Anyway, that was my impression.
There are a few bits, very few, of the story that describe a very interesting and very repulsive world especially as seen through the eyes of the fascist protagonist. My favorite passage in the book being:
Indeed, the countryside was rapidly becoming a putrid sinkhole of residual radiation and genetic contamination. Mutated crows cawed overhead through their grossly deformed pink beaks, their eyes bursting like the orbs of deep-sea fish. In the distance here and there, Feric spied the first patches of radiation jungle: great twisted mazes of purplish, reddish, and bluish vegetation, caricatures of grass the size of small trees, tangles of outsized vines like poisonous serpents, giant bloated cancerous flowers. Lurking in these puss pockets of radiation were creatures that defied description: wild dogs that dragged their intestines behind them in translucent sacs, multiheaded swine, featherless birds covered with running sores that oozed noxious venom, all manner of mutated vermin that bred ever-more-revolting variations from generation to generation.
There is also a description of a “troll” as “a gigantic mound of formless protoplasm, a pulsating amoeba of greenish translucent flesh” its surface “seethed with scores of huge lipless sucking mouths filled with rows of knifelike teeth”. These are just two of the three bits of this book that I actually liked as chunks of pulp beyond the premise. These do seem to be either inspired by or aimed at H.P. Lovecraft or at least his racially rooted paranoia. I did appreciate the psychological approach to deconstructing the pulp novel in the afterword section as well.
The first one hundred pages did hold my interest fascist feelings were bubbling all over the narrative already. The second batch of one hundred pages read like a Robert Heinlein novel, infatuated with zero-sum politics and military splendor and hierarchy. The next one-hundred pages after that were filled with repetitive battles one after the other. The remainder concluded with a devastating victory and apocalyptic imagery including the final image of outgoing perpetually produced spaceships.
The purpose of this novel seemed to be a jab at certain trends (and maybe authors) in the science-fiction field at the time as well as a direct mocking of sword & sorcery type heroes as directly stated in the afterword. Even though this was not the most entertaining or easiest read, I would still recommend this book to certain readers.
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Ranjr | 30 outras críticas | Jul 13, 2023 |
I had four stars worth of fun reading this, but it has enough thematic and story problems that I should really give it less.

The female characters are treated pretty shoddily (by the author, I'd say, moreso even than Jack Barron), and good ol' Jack is waaaaay too slow on the uptake in figuring out things that are obvious to the reader as soon as they come up.

But the language is a riot, the rough racial content is for good ends, and it's a good moral outrage romp in a "Network" kind of way.

Plus I always enjoy outdated futurism.
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3Oranges | 10 outras críticas | Jun 24, 2023 |

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Obras
108
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Membros
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Popularidade
#4,051
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
115
ISBN
272
Línguas
11
Marcado como favorito
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