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Melanie Tem (1949–2015)

Autor(a) de The Man on the Ceiling

39+ Works 542 Membros 19 Críticas 2 Favorited

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Obras por Melanie Tem

The Man on the Ceiling (2008) 111 exemplares
Wilding (1992) 84 exemplares
Prodigal (1991) 74 exemplares
Revenant (1994) 43 exemplares
The Tides (1997) 40 exemplares
Desmodus (1995) 34 exemplares
Slain in the Spirit (2002) 28 exemplares
The Deceiver (2003) 21 exemplares
The Yellow Wood (2015) 15 exemplares
Singularity (2017) 13 exemplares
In Concert (2010) 13 exemplares
Blood Moon (1992) 8 exemplares
The Ice Downstream (2001) 5 exemplares
In Concert (2012) 5 exemplares
BLACK RIVER (1997) 4 exemplares
Safe At Home 3 exemplares
Portents 3 exemplares
Daughters (2001) 3 exemplares
The Man on the Ceiling (2013) 3 exemplares
Corn Teeth [Novelette] (2011) 2 exemplares
The Better Half 1 exemplar
Daddy's Side (1991) 1 exemplar
Intimates 1 exemplar
Out of the House of Darkness (2016) 1 exemplar
Pioneer (2001) 1 exemplar
Lightning Rod 1 exemplar
Lunch at Charon's 1 exemplar
Pele 1 exemplar
The Changelings 1 exemplar
Gardens 1 exemplar
The Game 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Snow White, Blood Red (1993) — Contribuidor — 1,750 exemplares
Love in Vein: Twenty Original Tales of Vampiric Erotica (1994) — Contribuidor — 777 exemplares
Silver Birch, Blood Moon (1999) — Contribuidor — 625 exemplares
The Ultimate Dracula (1991) — Contribuidor — 480 exemplares
Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology (2008) — Contribuidor — 454 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Vampires (1992) — Contribuidor — 337 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women (2001) — Contribuidor — 285 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourteenth Annual Collection (2001) — Contribuidor — 249 exemplares
Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores (2002) — Contribuidor — 247 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifth Annual Collection (1992) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
Hottest Blood: The Ultimate in Erotic Horror (1993) — Contribuidor — 196 exemplares
In the Shadow of the Gargoyle (1998) — Contribuidor — 169 exemplares
Sisters of the Night (1995) — Contribuidor — 168 exemplares
The Ultimate Frankenstein (1991) — Contribuidor — 167 exemplares
The Museum of Horrors (2001) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (1995) — Contribuidor — 147 exemplares
Wild Women: Contemporary Short Stories by Women Celebrating Women (1994) — Contribuidor — 145 exemplares
Black Wings of Cthulhu 2 (1601) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
Supernatural Noir (2011) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
Outsiders: 22 All-New Stories From the Edge (2005) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
Little Deaths (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições130 exemplares
Poe: 19 New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe (2009) — Contribuidor — 123 exemplares
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn: Volume 2 (1999) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge (1993) — Contribuidor — 118 exemplares
Gathering the Bones (2003) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
Werewolves and Shape Shifters (2010) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
The Best of Cemetery Dance, Volume 2 (2001) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Dark Angels: Lesbian Vampire Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Black Wings of Cthulhu 4 (2016) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
Hot Blood X (1998) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
The Madness of Cthulhu (vol 1) (2014) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
Best New Horror 2 (1991) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women (2015) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Blood and Other Cravings (2011) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Giant Book of Fantasy and the Supernatural (1994) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2013 Edition (2013) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Post Mortem (Short Stories Anthology) (1989) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Expiration Date (2015) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Skin of the Soul (1990) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane (2012) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Ghosts: Recent Hauntings (2012) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Women of darkness (1988) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Halloween: Magic, Mystery, and the Macabre (2013) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Dark Terrors 5: The Gollancz Book of Horror (2000) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Taverns of the Dead (2005) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Mondo Zombie (2006) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Final Shadows (1991) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Xanadu 3 (1995) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Mother's Day (2000) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Dark Terrors 3 (1997) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (1996) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Searchers After Horror: New Tales of the Weird and Fantastic (2014) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
October Dreams II (Anthology) (2016) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Desire Burn: Women's Stories from the Dark Side of Passion (1995) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Nursery Crimes (1993) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Cold Shocks (1991) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Great Writers and Kids Write Spooky Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Dangerous Games (2014) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 35, No. 8 [August 2011] (2011) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
At Ease with the Dead (2007) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Dark Voices 3 (1991) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Acquainted with the Night (2004) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Imagination Fully Dilated (Anthology) (1998) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Dark Voices 5 (1993) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Shades of Darkness (2008) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Portents (2011) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Best of Whispers (1994) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Sex Macabre (1996) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Bedtime Stories to Darken Your Dreams (1999) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
PAURA 1 ANTOLOGIA TERROR CONTEMPORANEO (1900) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Kubachko, Melanie (birth)
Data de nascimento
1949-4-11
Data de falecimento
2015-02-09
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Saegertown, Pennsylvania, USA
Local de falecimento
Colorado, USA
Causa da morte
cancer (breast)
Locais de residência
Colorado, USA
Educação
Allegheny College
University of Colorado, Denver (MSW)
Ocupações
horror writer
fantasy writer
Relações
Tem, Steve Rasnic (spouse)
Agente
Robert Fleck

Membros

Críticas

Flashes of brilliance are overwhelmed by a wandering plot and too much repeated existential musing by pretty much everyone. I kept getting the impression that Tem had a really good story about familial angst and abuse that, for whatever reason, she forced into a werewolf trope that detracted from the psychologically and sociologically profound topics she was dealing with. I kept thinking, “now just pull out the werewolf bit here.”

There’s also an unnecessary flashback final chapter that tells us all this stuff we don’t need to know.… (mais)
 
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Gumbywan | Jun 24, 2022 |
A weird sort of vampire novel written from the perspective of a 12 year old girl. As such, the prose is very spare and juvenile and there just aren't a lot of strong metaphors or similes. This is always an issue for me when the protagonist is a child and the narration is from the child's perspective. When this is handled as a flashback or memory from an adult, the author has more latitude in the prose.

At first you think the bad guy is a child peeper and diddler (and of course a murderer) but he ends up as something equally sinister but much different. A body violation is still a body violation. If pedophilia is not to your fictional taste then this is probably not for you.

A decent read that I just had trouble getting into for the reasons above. Tem also did not get me to feel the sense of dread and suspense for Lucy's fate. Tem makes all the brats pretty unlikeable and although we get into Lucy's head, and understand her turmoil, I just didn't care what happened in the end.

Three solid stars, no more.
… (mais)
 
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Gumbywan | 3 outras críticas | Jun 24, 2022 |
La faccio breve, libro veramente scorretto, utilizzare nascondendo l'argomento Horror per approdare nella pedofilia, il finale è indecente...
la scrittura poi è alquanto di piu' irritante, un continuo salto da prima alla terza persona, storia piena zeppa di descrizioni zavorre che nulla donano al continuum narrativo...
per dirla in due parole povere: du balle cosmiche!!!
 
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Mandane75 | 3 outras críticas | Nov 16, 2018 |
La faccio breve, libro veramente scorretto, utilizzare nascondendo l'argomento Horror per approdare nella pedofilia, il finale è indecente...
la scrittura poi è alquanto di piu' irritante, un continuo salto da prima alla terza persona, storia piena zeppa di descrizioni zavorre che nulla donano al continuum narrativo...
per dirla in due parole povere: du balle cosmiche!!!
 
Assinalado
Mandane75 | 3 outras críticas | Nov 16, 2018 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
39
Also by
78
Membros
542
Popularidade
#45,993
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
19
ISBN
36
Línguas
2
Marcado como favorito
2

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