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Cherry Wilder (1930–2002)

Autor(a) de A Princess of the Chameln

45+ Works 728 Membros 12 Críticas 4 Favorited

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Obras por Cherry Wilder

A Princess of the Chameln (1984) 122 exemplares
The Luck of Brin's Five (1977) 101 exemplares
Yorath the Wolf (1984) 77 exemplares
Signs of Life (1996) 76 exemplares
The Summer's King (1986) 69 exemplares
The Wanderer (2004) 69 exemplares
Second Nature (1982) 59 exemplares
The Nearest Fire (1980) 35 exemplares
Dealers in Light and Darkness (1995) 20 exemplares
The Tapestry Warrior (1982) 19 exemplares
Grausame Muster (1988) 11 exemplares
The Dancing Floor 5 exemplares
Odd Man Search 4 exemplares

Associated Works

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection (1999) — Contribuidor — 481 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997) — Contribuidor — 417 exemplares
Millennial Women (1978) — Contribuidor — 287 exemplares
Dreaming Down-Under (1998) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
Gathering the Bones (2003) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
The Best of Interzone (1997) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Best New Horror (1989) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Best New Horror 2 (1991) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
Interzone: The 1st Anthology (1985) 73 exemplares
Arabesques II (1989) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
New Writings in SF-24 (1974) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 07 (1996) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
The Best Australian Science Fiction: A Fifty Year Collection (2004) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #13 (1984) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Skin of the Soul (1990) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
New Writings in SF-26 (1975) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 08 (1997) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Beyond Tomorrow: Anthology of Modern Science Fiction (1976) — Contribuidor, algumas edições51 exemplares
Interzone: The 3rd Anthology (1988) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
The Sixth Omni Book of Science Fiction (1989) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Dancing With the Dark (1999) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Dark Terrors 5: The Gollancz Book of Horror (2000) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Centaurus: The Best of Australian SF (1999) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams (1994) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Ghosts (1995) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
New Writings in SF-29 (1976) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Terror Australis: The Best of Australian Horror (1993) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Chrysalis 5 (1979) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
The Ides of Tomorrow: Original Science Fiction Tales of Horror (1976) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy (1997) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Drabble II: Double Century (1990) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Interzone: The 5th Anthology (1991) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Dark Voices 2 (1990) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Goldmann Fantasy Foliant I. Fantasy- Stories. (1983) — Contribuidor, algumas edições11 exemplares
Fantastic Worlds (1999) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Phantoms of Venice (2007) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Das Blei der Zeit (1993) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Sometimes a book carries such startling content and weighty matter that it overcomes poor presentation; conversely, a telling of freshness and beauty can elevate simple into sublime. "The Luck Of Brin's Five" is the latter. Wilder's talent lay in storytelling, and this is told very well indeed, in its phrasing, pacing, and in perspective. Narrative point-of-view profoundly influences the way a tale comes across and can make or break SFF; what we have here is a First Contact story not only presented from an alien's perspective, but through the narration of an alien child. How brilliant is that?

Probably best considered YA nowadays, 'TLoBF' is fairly lightweight in plot and stakes; there's no great sturm und drang, and the violence is minor (and largely fisticuffs). While the Moruians really aren't terribly alien in physiology or communication, the cultural world-building is excellent: Ursula Le Guin-level, really. And the p-o-v allows for the reader to be informed of the cultural mores as the child narrator is getting reinforced; I actually laughed out loud at an early scene in which Dorn (the kid) is dubious about Diver (the human) not because he's an alien, but because he's a _grown-up_ ! Great stuff.

Seems there are sequels from this New Zealand-born Aussie author. Tracking down these lost gems sounds like a good idea to me.
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MLShaw | 2 outras críticas | Aug 1, 2021 |
Rather standard-issue ghost story...
 
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AlanPoulter | Feb 7, 2017 |
A strange phone call is the harbinger of off doom for a family re-union...
 
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AlanPoulter | Jun 30, 2016 |
Really weird 'raid' on a derelict church in what seems some kind of magical al war...
 
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AlanPoulter | May 28, 2016 |

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Obras
45
Also by
41
Membros
728
Popularidade
#34,885
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Críticas
12
ISBN
50
Línguas
3
Marcado como favorito
4

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