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John M. Ford (1957–2006)

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Tietoja tekijästä

John M. Ford is the author of eight novels and dozens of short stories. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota

(eng) Ford wrote Voyage to Adventure under the pseudonym Michael J. Dodge

Image credit: John M. Ford, 2003. Photo by David Dyer-Bennet / Wikimedia Commons.


Tekijän teokset

The Dragon Waiting (1983) 1,042 kappaletta
How Much for Just the Planet? (1987) 1,005 kappaletta
The Final Reflection (1984) 863 kappaletta
Growing Up Weightless (1993) 357 kappaletta
The Last Hot Time (2001) 325 kappaletta
The Scholars of Night (1988) 194 kappaletta
Web of Angels (1980) 190 kappaletta
The Princes of the Air (1982) 182 kappaletta
Casting Fortune (1989) 169 kappaletta
Aspects (2022) 145 kappaletta
GURPS Time Travel: Adventures Across Time and Dimension (1991) — Tekijä — 136 kappaletta
Heat of Fusion and Other Stories (2004) 122 kappaletta
Star Trek: Voyage to Adventure (1962) 75 kappaletta
Fugue State/The Death of Doctor Island (1990) — Tekijä — 62 kappaletta
GURPS Traveller - Starports: Gateways to Adventure (2000) — Tekijä — 62 kappaletta
The Hand of Kahless (2004) 42 kappaletta
The Yellow Clearance Black Box Blues Remastered (2018) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Botschaft für Raumschiff Enterprise (1996) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Hers to Decieve (1964) 11 kappaletta
Timesteps: a selection of poems (1993) 10 kappaletta
Chromatic Aberration 4 kappaletta
Czekanie na smoka (2022) 4 kappaletta
Erase/record/play 4 kappaletta
The Persecutor's Tale 3 kappaletta
Mandalay 3 kappaletta
Green Is The Color 3 kappaletta
Intersections 3 kappaletta
Fugue State 3 kappaletta
Chain Home Low 2 kappaletta
As Above, So Below 2 kappaletta
Driving North 1 kappale
Boundary Echoes 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Sandman: Book of Dreams (1996) — Avustaja — 2,036 kappaletta
Sethra Lavode (2004) — Jälkisanat, eräät painokset900 kappaletta
True Names and the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier (2001) — Avustaja — 558 kappaletta
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (1994) — Avustaja — 392 kappaletta
Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse (1991) — Avustaja — 347 kappaletta
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (1989) — Avustaja — 329 kappaletta
Year's Best SF 6 (2001) — Avustaja — 282 kappaletta
The Players of Luck (1986) — Avustaja — 227 kappaletta
Dragons of Light (1980) — Avustaja — 224 kappaletta
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Second Annual Collection (1987) — Avustaja — 200 kappaletta
Wizard's Row (1987) — Avustaja — 199 kappaletta
Strange Dreams (1993) — Avustaja — 186 kappaletta
Tales from the Spaceport Bar (1987) — Avustaja — 178 kappaletta
Festival Week (1990) — Avustaja — 155 kappaletta
Another Round at the Spaceport Bar (1989) — Avustaja — 148 kappaletta
Spells of Binding (1988) — Avustaja — 147 kappaletta
Starlight 1 (1996) — Avustaja — 132 kappaletta
Futures from Nature (2007) — Avustaja — 113 kappaletta
Silver Scream (1969) — Avustaja — 111 kappaletta
Isaac Asimov: Science Fiction Masterpieces (1986) — Avustaja — 101 kappaletta
Invitation to Camelot (1988) — Avustaja — 97 kappaletta
Christmas Stars (1992) — Avustaja — 96 kappaletta
Nebula Awards 25 (1991) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humour (1982) — Avustaja — 55 kappaletta
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite (1993) — Avustaja — 52 kappaletta
The Fourth Omni Book of Science Fiction (1985) — Avustaja — 51 kappaletta
The Architecture of Fear (1987) — Avustaja — 50 kappaletta
Ripper (1988) — Avustaja — 49 kappaletta
Isaac Asimov's Marvels of Science Fiction (1979) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
The Alchemy of Stars: Rhysling Award Winners Showcase (2005) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
Under the Wheel (1987) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
Paranoia Flashbacks (Paranoia Xp) (2005) — Tekijä — 24 kappaletta
Isaac Asimov's Worlds of Science Fiction (1980) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
Temporary Walls (1993) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
Isaac Asimov's Near Futures and Far (1981) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Flashbacks Redux (2011) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 25, No. 12 [December 2001] (2001) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Boskone 34 Program Book — Avustaja — 1 kappale

Merkitty avainsanalla


Virallinen nimi
Ford, John Milo
Muut nimet
Dodge, Michael J.
Dennison, Milo
Ford, John M. "Mike"
East Chicago, Indiana, USA
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Whiting, Indiana, USA
New York, New York, USA
Indiana University, Bloomington
science fiction writer
game designer
Matthesen, Elise (partner)
Ford wrote Voyage to Adventure under the pseudonym Michael J. Dodge




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beskamiltar | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 10, 2024 |
The concept is intriguing: to follow the lives of three fictional people caught up in important historical situations, culminating in the death of Richard III and the ascent of "Henry Tydder" to the throne of England (see note below).

The geographical scope ranges from Wales not long after the end of the reign of Owain Glyn Dŵr (Owen Glendower, d. 1415) to the last days of Byzantium in 1453; and from Renaissance Milan (Sforza and Medici families), to England during The War of the Roses.

Yes, it's a fantasy, with vampires, wizards and magic, but also real-life physicians, courtiers, kings, and soldiers, all of whom are convincingly portrayed as main characters as well as the "extras".

The individual stories were interesting, and the threads that were pulled together to weave the fate of Britain were intricate and sometimes elusive, but the author maintained a good sense of drama and believable detail.

Nonetheless, the conclusion was ultimately unsatisfying to me because the characters who were most invested in the fate of Wales had a trajectory from the beginning that was not compatible with its final, historical, end-point in the book.

*Henry Tydder is a kind of mangled version of the name of the victor of the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 who became Henry VII.
The English is Henry Tudor; the Welsh, Harri Tudur.

PG-13: some mild sexual innuendo and situations; violence, although not too graphic.
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librisissimo | 28 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 17, 2024 |
Wow. This is one of the most intricate, complex, multilayered, meticulously researched alternative history/fantasy books I've ever read. (If not THE most?)
- It helps if you know your English history, your Shakespeare, something about early Renaissance and Florence, something about ancient Rome and Byzantium :)))) It heightens your enjoyment of the book, as you go through the literary/historical allusions and Easter eggs scattered throughout.
- It was interesting to see John M. Ford imagine a world without Christianity as one of the dominant religions - a world which is more humanistic, more advanced, and is a (somewhat) better place for women than 15th century Europe of "our" world.
- Nothing is spelled out and the plot unfolds slowly. As a reader, you need to PAY ATTENTION and fill in the blanks.
- The magic system is very dark. I don't think I've ever seen its like in any other fantasy book.
- The characters are wonderfully - and subtly - drawn. (I loved Cynthia!)
- This is a book you need to re-read and see what you had missed last time.
- Like many others, I highly recommend Draco Concordans as a reading companion. It is geeky and wonderful, and it's interesting to see what you have missed in chapter x.
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Alexandra_book_life | 28 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 15, 2023 |
I don’t normally write reviews, but after some of the reviews I read here I was compelled to add my voice. This is two books, The Final Reflection and The Hand of Kahless. I was taken aback by this being two books being included under one title, I am not sure why the publisher made that choice, these two stories are only linked by their focus on the Klingons and the writer John M. Ford.
When reading The Final Reflection one has to remember this was written in 1984, the same year the movie The Search for Spock was released. Much of the backstory of the Klingon culture was still “An Undiscovered Country”. And you just have to view that story as a portrayal of the Klingon culture from a different creative viewpoint. Taken in that context this is actually one of the better Star Trek books I’ve read. You just have to get around these aren’t the Klingons we get to know in The Next Generation. There are some brilliant ideas in this portrayal of a warrior race, and some do make an appearance in later stories of Klingons, but not many. But the story is interesting and in the same spirit of most Star Trek stories.
The second book in this saga is the namesake of this review. This also was a good story, written in 2004 and set in the TNG timeline. These are the Klingons we know from the later series and movies. The author did a good job of staying true to the feel of the later television series. I enjoyed this story as well, I could clearly picture Picard and Worf and others speaking these words, and the plot was logical within the setting.
I can recommend both these stories, even though they’re different stories written at different times of both the author and the stories themselves.
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SouthernComfort | 1 muu arvostelu | Jul 28, 2023 |



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