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Manly Wade Wellman (1903–1986)

Autor(a) de The Old Gods Waken

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Obras por Manly Wade Wellman

The Old Gods Waken (1979) 284 exemplares
John the Balladeer (1988) 255 exemplares
After Dark (1980) 233 exemplares
The Lost and the Lurking (1981) 190 exemplares
Who fears the devil? (1975) 125 exemplares
Twice in time (1951) 117 exemplares
The Hanging Stones (1982) 105 exemplares
The Beyonders (1977) 89 exemplares
Worse Things Waiting (1973) 82 exemplares
The Voice of the Mountain (1984) 52 exemplares
The School of Darkness (1985) 49 exemplares
What Dreams May Come (1983) 47 exemplares
The Solar Invasion (1946) 39 exemplares
The Complete John Thunstone (2012) 38 exemplares
Strangers on the Heights (2004) 36 exemplares
Lonely Vigils (1981) 35 exemplares
Cahena (1986) 25 exemplares
Brave Horse: The Story of Janus (1949) 25 exemplares
Dead and Gone (1954) 25 exemplares
Renegade Swords (2020) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Battle for King's Mountain (1962) 17 exemplares
Heroes of Atlantis & Lemuria (2019) — Autor — 17 exemplares
The Devil's Asteroid (2010) 15 exemplares
Clash on the Catawba (1962) 13 exemplares
The master of Scare Hollow (1964) 12 exemplares
Jamestown adventure (1967) 10 exemplares
Rebel Mail Runner (1954) 9 exemplares
The South Fork Rangers (1963) 9 exemplares
Mystery at Bear Paw Gap (1965) 8 exemplares
Nine Yards Of Other Cloth (1958) 7 exemplares
The Hairy Ones Shall Dance (2014) 7 exemplares
The Dark Destroyers (1959) 7 exemplares
Find My Killer (1947) 7 exemplares
Vandy Vandy 6 exemplares
Island in the Sky (1957) 6 exemplares
The River Pirates (1963) 6 exemplares
The Mystery of Lost Valley (1948) 5 exemplares
To unknown lands (1956) 5 exemplares
The Specter of Bear Paw Gap (1966) 5 exemplares
Sojarr of Titan (1941) 5 exemplares
The Story of Moore County (1974) 5 exemplares
Mountain feud (1969) 4 exemplares
The Sleuth Patrol (1947) 4 exemplares
The Black Drama 4 exemplares
Candle of the wicked (1960) 4 exemplares
Flag on the Levee (1955) 4 exemplares
Frontier Reporter (1969) 4 exemplares
The Desrick on Yandro 4 exemplares
Rouse Him Not 4 exemplares
Ever The Faith Endures (1978) 3 exemplares
The Last Mammoth (1953) 3 exemplares
Third string center 3 exemplares
Carolina Pirate (1968) 3 exemplares
Can These Bones Live? 3 exemplares
Harpers, Ferry, prize of war (1960) 3 exemplares
Where Did She Wander? 3 exemplares
The Spring 3 exemplares
The Half-Haunted (2014) 3 exemplares
Chastel 3 exemplares
Lights Over Skeleton Ridge (1957) 3 exemplares
One Other 3 exemplares
Walk Like A Mountain 3 exemplares
Trill Coster's Burden 3 exemplares
Fort Sun Dance 2 exemplares
The Dakwa 2 exemplares
Devils Planet (2014) 2 exemplares
Venus Enslaved (2020) 2 exemplares
The Complete John the Balladeer (2019) 2 exemplares
Hok Draws the Bow 2 exemplares
Shiver in the Pines 2 exemplares
Find My Killer #1448 (1949) 2 exemplares
Young Squire Morgan (1956) 2 exemplares
Battle at Bear Paw Gap (1966) 2 exemplares
Die Satansschüler (1973) 2 exemplares
Insel der Tyrannen. (1972) 1 exemplar
Where Angels Fear 1 exemplar
Hollow Of The Moon 1 exemplar
Coven 1 exemplar
Half Around Pluto 1 exemplar
Sleuth Patrol 1 exemplar
Not All a Dream 1 exemplar
The Beasts from Beyond (1950) 1 exemplar
The Witch's Cat 1 exemplar
The Kelpie 1 exemplar
Twice Cursed 1 exemplar
Nary Spell 1 exemplar
John's My Name 1 exemplar
I Can't Claim That 1 exemplar
Blue Monkey 1 exemplar
Vigil 1 exemplar
Willow He Walk 1 exemplar
Sorcery from Thule 1 exemplar
The Shonokins 1 exemplar
Shonokin Town 1 exemplar
Hoofs 1 exemplar
The Golden Goblins 1 exemplar
The Dai Sword 1 exemplar
Blood from a Stone 1 exemplar
Yare 1 exemplar
Keep Me Away 1 exemplar
Hundred Years Gone 1 exemplar
Nuisance Value 1 exemplar
Insight 1 exemplar
The Life Machines 1 exemplar
A Double Life 1 exemplar
Kardios 5 1 exemplar
Kardios 4 1 exemplar
Kardios 3 1 exemplar
Kardios 2 1 exemplar
Kardios 1 1 exemplar
Brothers Of Fate 1 exemplar
Gambler's Asteroid 1 exemplar
The Timeless Tomorrow (2023) 1 exemplar
Wonder As I Wander 1 exemplar

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For such a short book, this was a real slog. I kept at it because of Wellman's reputation as a writer. But this volume did not hold up to that. Not much character development. Abrupt expositions. Long, slow-paced passages that didn't really advance the plot. All that coupled with a general inability to engage my suspension of disbelief. And to make matters worse, it seems this e-book was generated from a scan of a print edition and I would swear that no one paid for a copy editor to review the results. The text is rife with spelling errors, missing quote marks, quirky line endings, etc. Shame on the publishers for putting out such shoddy work!… (mais)
 
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Treebeard_404 | 3 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
Ol’ John he was a wanderer,
Not a penny to his name.
Seeking country shelter,
Not glory or his fame.

Entertained his hosts would he,
With guitar of silver string.
Regaling forgotten country lore,
And wisdom he did sing.

Many queer encounters,
Did Silver John face down.
From other worldly horrors,
And an ugly avian frown.

But, nay a man of action,
He fought not with his fists.
Instead he tricked away the spirits,
Back into Appalachian mists.

So next time you hike the trails,
Spare a thought for John.
Singing his age old ballads,
And ensuring the horrors were gone.

A true masterwork of folk fantasy, the heartwarming tales of John the Balladeer stretch from the 1950’s to the 1980’s and are perhaps some of the great unsung classic stories of the genre. There are vague comparisons to The Witcher here as the supernatural collide with ordinary lives in rural lands, but whereas Geralt fights in dreary, imaginary lands with alchemy and blades of silver and steel, John is grounded in a more familiar world (free of modern trappings), relying on his wits and fireside stories—using these old tales to outsmart and trap ghosts or monsters and lay to rest any curses upon the damned.

It’s this lack of action and emphasis on old folk tales and a ready supply of catchy songs that make this such a refreshing and upbeat read. The stories appear to read mostly sequentially, often referring to previous adventures of John and gradually expanding his world with its own unique folklore.

There is no doubt that this collection deserves a higher place of recognition, with Silver John endearing himself to be the equal of any iconic literary hero.
Thanks to Valancourt, these are stories that can be handed down all over again. John would be proud.
… (mais)
 
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KevDS | 3 outras críticas | Oct 25, 2023 |
I expected as I drilled down further into 1951 science fiction novels to find a marked decrease in quality, but after reading Wellman's Twice in Time this is not the case. He claimed to be the author of some 500 stories of which over 80 were in the fantasy and science fiction genre. Many of his stories were originally published in the pulp magazines of the 1940's 50's and 60's and in 1956 his nonfiction historical work Rebel Boast was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize: with a legacy such as this, there is no doubt that he was a competent writer.

Twice in Time is a fantasy time travel novel. Leo Thrasher in 1957 has invented a time travel laser disc that he uses to transport himself back in time. He has a workshop just outside Florence in Italy and succeeds in transporting himself back to the mid 15th century at the time of Lorenzo de Medici the Magnificent. Leo unfortunately at once finds himself under the power of a sorcerer in the black arts, however his skills as an artist and fencing master enable him to adapt into the society of the high Italian renaissance. He rapidly becomes an adviser to Lorenzo the Magnificent being able to suggest and then detail in diagrams, practical examples of inventions from the 20th century that can aid the enlightened despot.

Manley Wade Wellman wrote many young adult stories and this novel soon turns into an adventure story that fits with the known historical events of that period, for example Leo finds himself involved in the Pazzi conspiracy of 1478. Leo's struggle with the sorcerer and his own knowledge of the future explains some of the mysteries of the advancement of science during the Medici reign. It is historical fantasy fiction, brought to life with some skilful writing and a reasonable feel for the period. It hasn't got the depth of a novel like Mark Twains much earlier 'A Yankee in King Arthur's Court', but it is a page turner of a story with some nice ideas. 3.5 stars
… (mais)
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baswood | 2 outras críticas | Sep 17, 2023 |
A Silver John novel. Silver John is sent by a shadowy "government man" to discover what is going on in the small Appalachian town of Wolver. He finds an active occult group has taken over the town. John is clearly depicted as Christian so this could almost be considered a religious clash.

re-read 6/26/2023
 
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catseyegreen | 2 outras críticas | Jun 26, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
237
Also by
156
Membros
3,513
Popularidade
#7,232
Avaliação
½ 3.8
Críticas
52
ISBN
120
Línguas
2
Marcado como favorito
18

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