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Robert Asprin (1946–2008)

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About the Author

Robert Lynn Asprin was born June 28, 1946 in St. Johns, Michigan to Daniel and Lorraine Asprin. Asprin attended the University of Michigan from 1964-65. In 1965, Robert served in the U.S. Army until mid-1966. Asprin then began a career as an accountant, moving up to cost accountant in a small näytä lisää subsidiary of the Xerox Corporation in Ann Arbor in 1976. In 1975, Asprin began working upon a science-fiction novel called Cold Cash War. Asprin sold this idea to St. Martin's Press and soon found himself a published writer. When other publishers approached him for a second novel, Asprin revealed that he had written up a draft of a comedy-fantasy work originally entitled The Demon and I, but they felt that he shouldn't stray far from the science-fiction of his first work. So Asprin began work on The Bug Wars. While working on The Bug Wars, Asprin was approached by Donning Publishing, and asked if he had a submission for their new publishing house, Starblaze. Asprin showed them The Demon and I, which Donning quickly accepted. At the last minute the title was changed to the familiar Another Fine Myth, which became quite popular. With that, Asprin quit his job and started his career as a fulltime freelance writer. Asprin wrote and edited over 50 books. He died of a myocardial infarction at home in his bed on May 22, 2008. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

Another Fine Myth (1978) — Tekijä — 2,362 kappaletta
Myth Conceptions (1980) 1,887 kappaletta
Myth Directions (1982) 1,770 kappaletta
Myth-ing Persons (1984) 1,670 kappaletta
Hit or Myth (1983) 1,662 kappaletta
Phule's Company (1990) 1,650 kappaletta
Little Myth Marker (1985) 1,608 kappaletta
Myth-Nomers and Im-Pervections (1987) 1,606 kappaletta
M.Y.T.H. Inc. Link (1986) 1,541 kappaletta
Varkaiden maailma (1987) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 1,517 kappaletta
Phule's Paradise (1992) 1,385 kappaletta
M.Y.T.H. Inc. in Action (1990) 1,334 kappaletta
Sweet Myth-tery of Life (1994) 1,163 kappaletta
Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn (1980) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 1,126 kappaletta
A Phule and His Money (1999) 1,013 kappaletta
Myth-ion Improbable (2001) 977 kappaletta
Shadows of Sanctuary (1981) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 928 kappaletta
Storm Season (1982) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 872 kappaletta
Phule Me Twice (2000) 869 kappaletta
Something M.Y.T.H. Inc. (2002) 838 kappaletta
The Face of Chaos (1983) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 795 kappaletta
Myth Alliances (2003) 743 kappaletta
Wings of Omen (1984) 657 kappaletta
No Phule Like an Old Phule (2004) 634 kappaletta
The Dead of Winter (1985) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 599 kappaletta
Myth-taken Identity (2004) 590 kappaletta
Soul of the City (1986) — Toimittaja — 554 kappaletta
Blood Ties (1986) — Toimittaja — 493 kappaletta
Phule's Errand (2006) 482 kappaletta
Class Dis-mythed (2005) 465 kappaletta
Aftermath (1987) 451 kappaletta
Myth-Told Tales (2007) 424 kappaletta
Time Scout (1995) — Tekijä — 422 kappaletta
The Bug Wars (1979) 419 kappaletta
Myth-Gotten Gains (2006) 406 kappaletta
Uneasy Alliances (1988) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 373 kappaletta
The Cold Cash War (1977) 368 kappaletta
Stealers' Sky (1989) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 338 kappaletta
Myth-Chief (2008) 337 kappaletta
Dragons Wild (2008) 319 kappaletta
Sanctuary (1979) 273 kappaletta
Wagers of Sin (1996) 253 kappaletta
License Invoked (2001) 243 kappaletta
Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe (1979) — Tekijä — 241 kappaletta
Sudenlaulu (1988) 237 kappaletta
Ripping Time (2000) 224 kappaletta
Myth-Fortunes (2008) 203 kappaletta
The House That Jack Built (2001) 201 kappaletta
E. Godz (2005) 181 kappaletta
Tambu (1979) 177 kappaletta
Cross-Currents (3-in-1) (1974) 170 kappaletta
Dragons Luck (2009) 162 kappaletta
For King & Country (2003) 152 kappaletta
Catwoman (1992) 145 kappaletta
Myth Alliances (Omnibus) (1984) 125 kappaletta
The Shattered Sphere (1968) — Toimittaja — 122 kappaletta
Dragons Deal (2010) 108 kappaletta
Myth Adventures One (1985) 93 kappaletta
Wartorn: Resurrection (2004) 92 kappaletta
Myth Adventures (1983) 77 kappaletta
The Price of Victory (1987) 70 kappaletta
The Myth-ing Omnibus (1992) 69 kappaletta
Thieves' World: First Blood (2003) 65 kappaletta
Thieves' World Graphics: 1 (1985) 46 kappaletta
Wartorn #2: Obliteration (2006) 42 kappaletta
The Second Myth-ing Omnibus (1992) 40 kappaletta
Duncan & Mallory (1986) 37 kappaletta
Thieves' World Graphics: 3 (1986) 33 kappaletta
Duncan & Mallory: The Raiders (1987) 33 kappaletta
Thieves' World Graphics: 2 (1986) 32 kappaletta
Tales of the Time Scouts (2015) 26 kappaletta
Thieves' World Graphics: 4 (1986) 26 kappaletta
Thieves' World Graphics: 5 (1775) 26 kappaletta
Thieves' World Graphics: 6 (1987) 24 kappaletta
NO Quarter (2009) 15 kappaletta
Three Faces of Asprin (2016) 13 kappaletta
Der Bann der Magie (1992) 12 kappaletta
Cold Cash Warrior (1989) 11 kappaletta
Tales of the Time Scouts 2 (BAEN) (2016) 10 kappaletta
Historias del vulgar unicornio (1989) 6 kappaletta
Robert Asprin's Myth Series (1988) 3 kappaletta
Phulova rota (1996) 3 kappaletta
Thieves World 15mxpk (1984) 2 kappaletta
A Gift in Parting 2 kappaletta
Wanted: Guardian (1995) 2 kappaletta
A companhia de Phule - 1 (1999) 2 kappaletta
The Asprin Wars SC (2007) 2 kappaletta
Myth-Fortunes SC 2 kappaletta
Con Job 1 kappale
E. Godz 1 kappale
Storm Season 1 kappale
Wings of Omen 1 kappale
Wagers of Sin 1 kappale
Ripping Time 1 kappale
Myth Series-4v-Boxed (1986) 1 kappale
Myth-trained 1 kappale
T04: Storm Season — Toimittaja — 1 kappale
Nove mitkoncepcije (1994) 1 kappale
MIFal'yansy (2006) 1 kappale
Dragon's Run 1 kappale
MYTH Adventures, Books 1-12 (2000) 1 kappale
The Capture 1 kappale
Exercise In Pain 1 kappale
Slave Trade 1 kappale
To Begin Again 1 kappale
Gleep's Tale 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Blood of Ten Chiefs Vol. 1 (1986) — Toimittaja, eräät painokset345 kappaletta
Festival Moon (1987) — Avustaja — 307 kappaletta
Usagi Yojimbo, Book 03: The Wanderer's Road (1989) — Johdanto — 256 kappaletta
Don't Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear (1996) — Avustaja — 211 kappaletta
Forever After (1995) — Avustaja — 207 kappaletta
Smuggler's Gold (1988) — Avustaja — 188 kappaletta
Angels in Hell (1987) — Avustaja — 117 kappaletta
Dark Folk (1982) 25 kappaletta

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Military SF told from a reptilian point of view, Name that Book (toukokuu 2014)


Barely 3 stars. Not nearly as funny as the earlier books. The plot went nowhere and the characters vacillated between smart and ridiculously inept.
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cdaley | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 2, 2023 |
Kinda cute quick read, but only for die-hard fans of the series. After the first book, the rest are pretty shoddily written.
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dtscheme | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 24, 2023 |
A scattering of short stories- a couple good most just passable- not really gripping, surprising or challenging
That being said I’m not current on the series
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TonyBethan | 1 muu arvostelu | Aug 30, 2023 |
And so we come to an ending.
The twelfth and final anthology in the Thieves’ World series includes welcome stories from the regulars:
• Andrew J Offutt about Hanse, also known as Shadowspan, obtaining satisfying revenge for being sold into slavery at the end of Aftermath (the tenth anthology).
• Diana L Paxson featuring Lalo the limner and his apprentice, the trainee mage Darios, continuing to learn the power of his gift.
• C J Cherryh with another story of leave taking, of the remaining Stepsons, Straton, Critias and Randal, and Ischade, with cameos from Haught and Zip. And Shepherd, who says: “Our service is done. Time we were moving on.” An ending, and a beginning, emotional.
After that was just the dust, just the ghosts of buildings in what should have been bright day, the hill lost in haze and dust, yellow sand skirling along the streets.

• Robin Wayne Bailey, who furthers his tale of Chenaya, a Rankean god-ridden (Savankala) fighter, and although there are demons and bloodshed, there is a celebratory conclusion. There is also a lovely reference to the colt produced by a mischievous union of Chenaya’s father’s mare with Tempus’s full-blooded Trôs horse.
• Lynn Abbey, with a story of Walegrin (Illyra’s half-brother) and the changing nature of Sanctuary, as it becomes a trading port. Wedemir (Lalo the Limner’s son) becomes Walegrin’ lieutenant, and Walegrin “accommodates” good fortune after a Seeing by Illyra (half S’danzo seeress).
• Robert Lynn Asprin provides a short introductory story and completes the anthology with a story of Hakiem (the storyteller who introduced us to Thieves’ World and appears as a connecting character in many of the other anthologies), with cameos from Shupansea, Kadakithis and, significantly, Jubal.
There are also stories from other authors, including Jon DeCles who provides another story about the thespians introduced in the previous volume, and a somewhat thin standalone story by Duane McGowen.
Overall, as a conclusion to a wonderful series of “Swords & Sorcery” anthologies, this volume rounds out the ongoing stories in an uplifting and forward looking style.
Let me leave the last words to Hakiem/Asprin:
As, Jubal spoke, the storyteller was looking around the Vulgar Unicorn, trying to permanently brand every detail in his mind. It had suddenly occurred to him that this might be the last time he ever saw the place, the scene of the start and/or ending to so many stories over the past years. Even if he returned to Sanctuary, this tavern, as well as the town itself, would be different. As he knew all too well, each new beginning is also an ending, and on the road of life, there is no turning back.
… (lisätietoja)
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CarltonC | Jun 14, 2023 |



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Associated Authors

Lynn Abbey Editor, Contributor
Jody Lynn Nye Author, Contributor
Walter Velez Cover artist, Illustrator
Andrew J. Offutt Contributor
Janet E. Morris Contributor
C J Cherryh Contributor
Diana L Paxson Contributor
David Drake Contributor
Diane Duane Contributor
Robin W. Bailey Contributor
Chris Morris Contributor
John Brunner Contributor
Poul Anderson Contributor
Gary Ruddell Cover artist
A. E. van Vogt Contributor
Joe W. Haldeman Contributor
Christine DeWees Contributor
Robin Wayne Bailey Contributor
Jon DeCles Contributor
Jodie Offutt Contributor
Vonda N. McIntyre Contributor
Andrew J. Offut Contributor
Mark C. Perry Contributor
C. S. Williams Contributor
Duane McGowen Contributor
Jean Pierre Targete Cover artist
Philip Jose Farmer Contributor
Joe Haldeman Contributor
Fangorn Cover artist
Phil Foglio Cover artist
Jim Odbert Maps, Cartographer
Kelly Freas Cover artist
Polly Freas Cover artist
Judith Murello Cover designer
James Fox Cover artist
James Warhola Cover artist
Gabriel Stein Translator
Fan Cover artist
Robert Grace Cover artist
Sverker Svensjö Translator
Ruggero Leò Translator
Hoaug Cover artist
Judy Murello Cover designer
Neil Seltzer Cover designer
Hoang Cover artist
Tim Sale Artist
Bruce Pennington Cover artist
Judith Lagerman Cover designer
Annette Fiore Cover designer
Rodney Matthews Cover artist
Brandon Dorman Cover artist
Ken Barr Cover artist
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