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Liz Williams (1) (1965–)

Autor(a) de Snake Agent

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86+ Works 3,806 Membros 141 Críticas 2 Favorited

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Séries

Obras por Liz Williams

Snake Agent (2005) 876 exemplares
The Demon And The City (2006) 471 exemplares
Precious Dragon (2007) 280 exemplares
The Poison Master (2002) 269 exemplares
Nine Layers of Sky (2003) 232 exemplares
Banner of Souls (2004) 231 exemplares
Empire of Bones (2002) 196 exemplares
The Shadow Pavilion (2009) 195 exemplares
The Ghost Sister (2001) 158 exemplares
Worldsoul (2012) 123 exemplares
The Iron Khan (2010) 103 exemplares
Darkland (2006) 82 exemplares
Comet Weather (2020) 70 exemplares
Winterstrike (2008) 66 exemplares
Bloodmind (2007) 63 exemplares
Blackthorn Winter (2020) 35 exemplares
A Glass of Shadow (2011) 32 exemplares
Embertide (2022) 17 exemplares
Necrochip (2011) 17 exemplares
Phosphorus: A Winterstrike Story (2018) 16 exemplares
Salt on the Midnight Fire (2023) 14 exemplares
Diary of a Witchcraft Shop 2 (2013) 10 exemplares
Ikiryoh 6 exemplares
Fabulous Brighton: An Anthology of Short Stories (2000) — Editor — 6 exemplares
The Light Warden (2015) 5 exemplares
Fabulous Whitby (2008) — Editor — 5 exemplares
The Hide 4 exemplares
The Age of Ice 4 exemplares
La Malcontenta {short story} (2005) 3 exemplares
The Water Cure 3 exemplares
Caulk The Witch-chaser (2009) 3 exemplares
Debatable Lands 3 exemplares
Enigma 3 exemplares
Queen Of The Sunlit Shore (2008) 2 exemplares
Caer Cold [short story] (2006) 2 exemplares
Century To Starboard 2 exemplares
All Fish and Dracula 2 exemplares
Spiderhorse 2 exemplares
Wolves of the Spirit 2 exemplares
Winterborn 2 exemplares
Morningstar 1 exemplar
Isambard's Kingdom 1 exemplar
Seamoth 1 exemplar
Loosestrife 1 exemplar
The Winter King 1 exemplar
Lily Juice 1 exemplar
Skinnrig 1 exemplar
The Drove 1 exemplar
Milk 1 exemplar
Under the Honey 1 exemplar
The Pale 1 exemplar
Honeydark 1 exemplar
At Shadow Cope [short story] (2008) 1 exemplar
La Gran Muerte 1 exemplar
Tiger, Tiger 1 exemplar
Stormbird 1 exemplar
Cad Coddeu 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 811 exemplares
Songs of the Dying Earth (2009) — Contribuidor — 625 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection (2006) — Contribuidor — 528 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection (1999) — Contribuidor — 480 exemplares
The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy (2009) — Contribuidor — 390 exemplares
Year's Best SF 11 (2006) — Contribuidor — 234 exemplares
Year's Best SF 10 (2005) — Contribuidor — 229 exemplares
Old Mars (2015) — Contribuidor — 193 exemplares
Year's Best SF 12 (2007) — Contribuidor — 185 exemplares
Other Earths (2009) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2008: 21st Annual Collection (2008) — Contribuidor — 167 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF (2013) — Contribuidor — 167 exemplares
The Book of Magic: A Collection of Stories (2018) — Contribuidor — 165 exemplares
Year's Best Fantasy 3 (2003) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares
Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories (2007) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy (2008) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of New Jules Verne Adventures (2005) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
Supermen: Tales of the Posthuman Future (2002) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 17 (1828) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
Year's Best Fantasy 6 (2006) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009 Edition (2010) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2013) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
When It Changed: Science into Fiction (2009) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane (2012) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Year's Best Fantasy 8 (2007) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Fables from the Fountain (2011) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Year's Best Fantasy 9 (2009) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Myth-understandings (1996) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Last Drink Bird Head : A Flash Fiction Anthology for Charity (2009) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Time Pieces (2006) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Best of British Science Fiction 2021 (2022) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Best of British Science Fiction 2020 (2021) — Compositor — 23 exemplares
Future Bristol (2009) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 31, No. 4 & 5 [April/May 2007] (2007) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Shadows on the Hillside (2021) — Autor — 17 exemplares
Future Fiction: New Dimensions in International Science Fiction (2018) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Women Invent the Future (2018) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Once Upon a Parsec: The Book of Alien Fairy Tales (2019) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
The Best of Electric Velocipede (2014) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Hauntings (2012) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 27, No. 12 [December 2003] (2003) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 39, No. 4 & 5 [April/May 2015] (2015) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Let's All Go to the Science Fiction Disco (2013) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Anniversaries: The Write Fantastic (2010) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 62 • July 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Night's Nieces: The Legacy of Tanith Lee (2015) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 24 (2009) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Emblèmes, Hors-série N° 2, Oct : Les Fées (2004) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Subterranean Magazine Spring 2009 — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Dark Spires (2010) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Twisted winter (2013) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Obsidian: A Decade of Horror Stories by Women (2016) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Realms of Fantasy, August 2008 (Vol. 14 No. 6) (2008) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
THE WORLD AND THE STARS: Dazzling Science Fiction and Fantasy (2015) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
BSFA Awards 2018 (2019) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Focus 73 (2021) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Unexpected Journeys — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Dark in the Day (2016) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Críticas

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Finally got to this one after obtaining and finishing the previous instalments. I'd previously bounced off book 2, because I never had book 1, and my earlier experience had strongly indicated the need to read the series in order. The sisters go on a family holiday in Cornwall, and the Otherworld follows them. Another book to savour rather than gallop through. Very nicely written. My overall impression of the series:
  • It's very slow paced. Each book is set over a week or two, with time advancing between books.
  • You do need to read the books in order.
  • It's somewhat confusing between the sisters: Bee and Luna are easy to distinguish, but I tended to confuse Stella and Serena. Both are more-or-less London based, and both names begin with 'S'.
  • There's still no real sense of a story arc. The otherworldly characters are a mix of nice and nasty, sometimes one or the other, sometimes both at once.
  • The series overall seems rather in media res, things happen to one or the other sister, but there seems no obvious reason why these things are happening. We do get a sense that it's connected to Elizabeth I, who gave the Behenian jewels to the Fallow family.
I like these very much, but I think many people will find them hard to get into as there is no obvious meta-plot, the story is slow and meandering, and the cast of characters is large, and the sisters seem to gain new allies with each book. Recommended.… (mais)
 
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Maddz | 2 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
Again a slow read. The action shifts between Somerset and London. The timeshifts, the Hunt, the Otherworlds all mix.

Recommended.
 
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Maddz | 1 outra crítica | Feb 4, 2024 |
This was a very interesting read. Alivet Dee, the main character is living in a world where humans are oppressed by interdimensional aliens. She is given the opportunity to defeat them with the help of a person from a different world, Ari Ghairen. There is a lot of intrigue, and she isn't sure if she can trust him, but she is thrust into perilous circumstances that force her into close proximity with him. We soon learn that her distrust of Ghairen is unearned, and the result of living in a harsh world. She also discovers that the interdimensional aliens, masquerading as angels, have taken people from earth through portal to other worlds that are based on the four humors. The magic system is very interesting and seems to be based on Jewish mysticism and Catholicism without being overtly religious. This is story of good and evil is very well thought out and the worldbuilding and atmosphere are phenomenal.… (mais)
 
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kittyfoyle | 12 outras críticas | Jan 30, 2024 |
Interesting. A slow-burning rural fantasy (as opposed to an urban fantasy) centring on four half-sisters, their various lovers (ghostly and alive), their dead grandfather and their missing mother.

Set in rural Somerset (the mystical Avalon), all four sisters meet for the first time in several years at the family home, Mooncote Manor. Strange things happen as a comet approaches, and they find out what happened to their mother and bring her home.

I found it quite a slow read - not a story to canter through, more something to read a bit at a time. It was also more or less real time. The format took a bit of getting used to: each chapter was from the PoV of a different sister which made for some disconnects - leaving one sister on a metaphorical cliff edge and jumping to another.

Recommended.
… (mais)
 
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Maddz | 13 outras críticas | Jan 20, 2024 |

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