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George Zebrowski

Autor(a) de A Fury Scorned

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Obras por George Zebrowski

A Fury Scorned (1996) 376 exemplares
Dyson Sphere (1999) 339 exemplares
Heart of the Sun (1997) 239 exemplares
Macrolife: A Mobile Utopia (1979) 224 exemplares
Across the Universe (1999) — Autor — 202 exemplares
The Killing Star (1995) 146 exemplares
Garth of Izar (2003) 130 exemplares
Brute Orbits (1998) 124 exemplares
The Omega Point Trilogy (1983) 109 exemplares
The Omega Point (1972) 108 exemplares
Cave of Stars (1999) 86 exemplares
Skylife: Space Habitats in Story and Science (2000) — Contribuidor; Editor — 82 exemplares
Stranger Suns (1991) 79 exemplares
Ashes and Stars (1977) 72 exemplares
The Monadic Universe (1977) 59 exemplares
The star web (1975) 54 exemplares
Synergy: New Science Fiction, Vol. 1 (1987) — Editor — 48 exemplares
Swift Thoughts (2002) 47 exemplares
Faster Than Light (1976) — Editor — 44 exemplares
Nebula Awards 21 (1987) — Editor — 39 exemplares
Sunspacers Trilogy (1996) 31 exemplares
Human Machines: An Anthology of Stories about Cyborgs (1975) — Editor — 30 exemplares
Synergy: New Science Fiction, Vol. 2 (1988) — Editor — 30 exemplares
Empties (2009) 23 exemplares
Synergy: New Science Fiction, Vol. 3 (1988) — Editor — 22 exemplares
Synergy: New Science Fiction, Vol. 4 (1989) — Editor — 20 exemplares
The Stars Will Speak (1985) 17 exemplares
Sunspacer (1984) 15 exemplares
The Best of Thomas N. Scortia (1981) — Editor — 14 exemplares
Tomorrow Today (Planet Series) (1975) — Editor — 10 exemplares
Heathen God [short fiction] (1971) 6 exemplares
Wayside World 5 exemplares
Wound the Wind 5 exemplares
Behind the Stars 3 exemplares
Transfigured Night 3 exemplares
Lenin in Odessa [short story] (1990) 3 exemplares
Synergy: New Science Fiction, Vol. 5 (2004) — Editor — 2 exemplares
Between the Winds 1 exemplar
The Word Sweep 1 exemplar
Settlements 1 exemplar
Takes You Back 1 exemplar
Passing Nights 1 exemplar
Sacred Fire 1 exemplar
Mirror of Minds (1983) 1 exemplar
Nappy [short story] (2004) 1 exemplar
Moving Mars 1 exemplar
Bridge of Silence 1 exemplar
Augie 1 exemplar
Stooges 1 exemplar
Jumper 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Time Machine (1895) — Prefácio, algumas edições17,509 exemplares
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) — Introdução, algumas edições13,261 exemplares
Rendezvous With Rama (1973) — Introdução, algumas edições10,050 exemplares
The Einstein Intersection (1967) — Introdução, algumas edições1,569 exemplares
Foundation's Friends: Stories in Honor of Isaac Asimov (1989) — Contribuidor — 539 exemplares
Men, Martians and Machines (1955) — Introdução, algumas edições329 exemplares
The Paradox Men (1953) — Introdução, algumas edições261 exemplares
Nebula Award Stories Seven (1972) — Contribuidor — 222 exemplares
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 217 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories (2010) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
Black Holes (1978) — Contribuidor — 199 exemplares
The Classic Philip Jose Farmer, 1952-1964 (1984) — Editor — 198 exemplares
Alternate Heroes (What Might Have Been, Vol. 2) (1989) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
Castle Fantastic (1996) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
Microcosmic Tales (1944) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey (1996) — Contribuidor — 140 exemplares
Fast Forward 1: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge (2007) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
The Road to Science Fiction #4: From Here To Forever (1982) — Autor — 127 exemplares
Mathenauts: Tales of Mathematical Wonder (1987) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
Alternate Wars (What Might Have Been, Vol. 3) (1991) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
Unearthly Neighbors (1960) — Introdução, algumas edições105 exemplares
Continuum 3 (1974) — Contribuidor — 104 exemplares
Alternate Americas (What Might Have Been, Vol. 4) (1992) — Contribuidor, algumas edições98 exemplares
Science Fiction Today and Tomorrow: A Discursive Symposium (1974) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
A World Named Cleopatra (1977) — Autor — 88 exemplares
Future City (1973) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
CYBERSEX (1996) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
New Worlds Quarterly 2 (1971) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Live! From Planet Earth (2005) — Posfácio — 74 exemplares
Return to the Twilight Zone (1994) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
The Space Beyond (1976) — Posfácio — 63 exemplares
Omega (1973) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
New Worlds Quarterly 3 (1972) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
New Worlds 6 (1973) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
The Wounded Planet (1973) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Science Fiction Contemporary Mythology (1978) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Amazing Stories: The Anthology (1995) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
The Silver Gryphon (2003) — Autor — 41 exemplares
Strange Gods (1974) — Introdução — 41 exemplares
Solaris Rising 3: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2014) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Beyond Time (1976) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Strange Bedfellows (1973) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Conqueror Fantastic (2004) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Future Americas (2008) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Phantoms of the Night (1996) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Two views of wonder (1979) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Millennium 3001 (2006) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Paradox: Stories Inspired by the Fermi Paradox (2014) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Simulations: 15 Tales of Virtual Reality (Citadel Twilight) (1993) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
We, Robots (2010) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium (2003) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Dystopian Visions (1975) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Shared tomorrows: Science fiction in collaboration (1979) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Reading Science Fiction (2008) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The Fiction Factory (2005) — Co-author — 15 exemplares
Things to Come: A Film Story (1935) — Introdução — 14 exemplares
Universe 16 (1986) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Like Water for Quarks (2011) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Long Night of Waiting and Other Stories (1974) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
New constellations: An anthology of tomorrow's mythologies (1976) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



I love the "Big Dumb Object" trope, or perhaps even subgenre, of science fiction, so the premise of this novel intrigued me. Unfortunately, the execution was something of a letdown. The protagonists were given little to do but passively marvel at the immensity of the eponymous structure, lament its seemingly inevitable destruction, and rejoice in the literal Deus Ex Machina ending. The extremely optimistic afterward detailing the scientific aspirations of the authors seemed out of keeping with the fatalistic tone of the novel.… (mais)
soulforged | Jan 7, 2024 |
Every fan of Star Trek knows that the books set in each universe of the franchise are often problematic. Sometimes the story is ho-hum, other times the writing isn’t that good, occasionally, especially with books written early in the show’s run, the writer seems to have no grasp of the characters, and they don’t conform to the crew as we came to know them through television. For these reasons, perhaps 2/3 of the books aren’t as good as we’d like them to be. I’d been lucky with a few in the past, but also obtained some that sounded good, and ended up not being so — which I didn’t review. When I had a chance to pick up several at one go recently, I spent a great deal of time researching them, and haven’t come across a dud yet among the several I acquired in both the Voyager and Next Generation universes.

A Fury Scorned in the Next Generation universe had some mixed reviews, but I read enough about it to take a chance on it, and threw this one in at the last second. I’m very glad I did! Pamela Sargent and George Zebrowski have written an excellent book for Next Generation fans, that is no ordinary entry. There’s a real story here, and it’s big. A world is created, and it’s done slowly through the inhabitants so that by the end, we feel for what happens to them. Red Shirts — Star Trek fans will know the term well — are not just there to be extinguished. Some in fact, survive, and when one does go down, we’ve been made through the dense and involving narrative to like the individual Star Fleet officer so much that we’re uttering unpleasant things under our breath when it happens.

The characters we grew so fond of in the show seem very much themselves for the vast majority of A Fury Scorned. There is much less light-hearted banter here than in some books, because this is a more serious “episode” in the Next Generation universe. This doesn’t detract from enjoying the story, however, as the writers deftly draw us into the mood and ambiance of this particular story. With characters so familiar, and perimeters so pre-outlined, it’s difficult to do what Sargent and Zebrowski have done here, which is to write a human-driven science fiction story about a world in need of a miracle, then drop the Next Generation characters and Federation into the mix as the element responsible for the miracle — which comes at a great price.

There is in fact, probably more story here than a lot of fans are used to in the books. It’s layered, it’s involving, and it adds to what happens rather than detract from it. The characters on the world of Epictetus III are shaded in gray, becoming distinct; ranging from selfish to noble, brave to misguided, as their world is bathed in hopelessness. And even once Data comes up with a plan, it’s so out there, and dangerous for both the planet and the Enterprise itself, even Data isn’t positive it will work. With 20 million lives at stake, Picard must weight the danger for not only his own crew, but the lives that might be saved if Data’s extremely risky plan works. And the latter he must way against the handful that they can definitely save and keep the Enterprise safe, against the millions who will die on the planet when the sun goes Nova if he does.

Where many have a problem is Star Fleet ordering Picard to keep from the inhabitants Data’s plan, leaving them so hopeless that some on the planet are committing suicide, preferring to die in a less horrific manner than they are certain to within days. It’s a moral dilemma Picard has on his hands, one he shares with his crew, who all feel the weight of their actions, whatever they decide. It truly is a no-win situation, and there’s no way to cheat it as Kirk did. While on the surface the reasoning of Star Fleet to forbid Picard from giving what may turn out to be false hope to the inhabitants of Epictetus III seems lame, even flimsy, it is exactly like all organizations and entities in any government react — protecting their own backs and own reputation when push comes to shove. Once you realize that, you just get on with the story.

The story gradually morphs from a cerebral study of the morality of choices, to an exciting action story as Data’s plan is put into motion, and not everything goes to plan. There are consequences in this one, lives lost, but a world — for the most part — saved, if still devastated. The ending is exciting, the enterprise crew themselves touched by a deep loss, but there is also hope. It’s pretty terrific in a quiet, almost subdued way, but is somewhat different from most entries in the book arm of the universe. It is only in the last conversation between Picard and Data that I felt the intrusion of the writers’ thoughts and feelings, as it seemed a tick off for the characters, but it’s a minor quibble. Mostly Sargent and Zebrowski stay out of the way of this involving story. They give us real and clearly defined characters, a terrific story, and the crew seem to be the crew we know for the vast majority of this one. This one doesn’t have much light-heartedness, none of the feel-good or humorous moments that might mark it as a favorite, but in this universe I think it ranks among the best as per writing and story and execution. Great stuff, just maybe a bit more story than a lot of readers expect when they pick up a Star Trek book. Recommended.
… (mais)
Matt_Ransom | Oct 6, 2023 |
This is an excellent novel. I can easily understand why it was included in the Masterpieces of Science Fiction series from Easton Press. As others have noted in their reviews, Zebrowski considers both the philosophy and consequences of long term incarceration from an extrapolation of the prison industry in 20th (now 21st) century America using an ingenious thought experiment of placing the unwanted, the unrepentant, and those unable to be rehabilitated in hollowed out long term (decades long) orbits. There are a couple of descriptions of sexual violence which are difficult to read and in today’s age makes me question why those details were necessary. On the one hand they allow the reader to enter the mind of the incarcerated. On the other, I am not sure I need those images to be with me. So as good as this book is, it does haunt the reader. So why did I like it? The descriptions of the prison, the reasons for building the brute orbits, the consideration of the consequences of life imprisonment on both the guilty (mostly) and innocent (sometimes) are thought-provoking. Is it possible to punish without creating a new crime in doing so? Is rehabilitation of the violent always possible? Is life imprisonment without possible parole... ever... better than death? These are the questions that Zebrowski asks the reader of Brute Orbits.… (mais)
Neil_Luvs_Books | 3 outras críticas | Apr 11, 2021 |

I picked this up as one of the few sf novels set in 2021; the other two (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and The Children of Men) are better, and also only half of this is set in 2021, the rest being in the year 3000. At the end of the first half of the book, the planet earth disintegrates due to some carelessly wielded new technology. I can say with confidence that this is the most pessimistic of all of the future 2021s I looked at. The rest of the book sees the remnants of humanity zipping between star systems on a converted asteroid, occasionally descending to settled planets to bonk some of the primitives and fight some of the others, and eventually achieve transcendence. The book seems to have a lot of fans who feel it had an important Message. Frankly it seemed to me much the same plot as the Cities in Flight series, with perhaps a little jazzed-up tech (but really only a little).… (mais)
nwhyte | 3 outras críticas | Jan 30, 2021 |



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