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Alex Irvine

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Alex Irvine is a fantasy and comic book writer. (Bowker Author Biography)

(eng) The Alex Irvine page is combined here, since the name appears to be used only by Alexander C. Irvine. Since there are other authors called Alexander Irvine, the works from that page are aliased here rather than combining the two author pages.

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Tekijän teokset

A Scattering of Jades (2002) 226 kappaletta
Pacific Rim (2013) — Tekijä — 166 kappaletta
The Adventures of Tintin: A Novel (2011) 162 kappaletta
Iron Man 2 (2010) 103 kappaletta
Exodus (Transformers) (2010) 96 kappaletta
Batman: Inferno (2006) 87 kappaletta
The Vertigo Encyclopedia (2008) — Tekijä — 86 kappaletta
Marvel's The Avengers (2015) 77 kappaletta
Anthropocene Rag (2020) 71 kappaletta
The Incredible Hulk (2015) 70 kappaletta
One King, One Soldier (2004) 68 kappaletta
Daredevil Noir (2009) 66 kappaletta
The Narrows (2005) 65 kappaletta
Iron Man (2014) 65 kappaletta
Thor (2015) 63 kappaletta
Have Robot, Will Travel (1999) 60 kappaletta
X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014) 51 kappaletta
Buyout: A Novel (2009) 48 kappaletta
Exiles (Transformers) (2011) 45 kappaletta
Mystery Hill (2009) 43 kappaletta
The Riddler's Gambit (2015) 36 kappaletta
Iron Man 2: The Junior Novel (2010) 33 kappaletta
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) 33 kappaletta
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2015) 33 kappaletta
Pictures From An Expedition (2006) 29 kappaletta
Ant-Man (2016) 27 kappaletta
Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2016) 27 kappaletta
Virus (1905) 26 kappaletta
Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars (2015) 26 kappaletta
The Life of Riley (2005) 18 kappaletta
Hellstorm, Son of Satan: Equinox (2007) 17 kappaletta
Unintended Consequences (2003) 16 kappaletta
Power Rangers (2017) 12 kappaletta
Iron Man: Rapture (2011) 11 kappaletta
Rossetti Song Four Stories (2002) 10 kappaletta
Mare Ultima (2012) 10 kappaletta
Marvel: Captain America Civil War Movie Novel (2018) — Tekijä — 9 kappaletta
Seventh Fall 7 kappaletta
Halo: Collateral Damage (2018) 7 kappaletta
Dragon's Teeth (2009) 5 kappaletta
Peter Skilling 3 kappaletta
Shambhala 3 kappaletta
The Lorelei 3 kappaletta
The Golems of Detroit 3 kappaletta
Chichen Itza 3 kappaletta
Down in the Fog-Shrouded City (2002) 2 kappaletta
Wizard's Six 2 kappaletta
The Murder of King Tut [Comic Book 2] (2010) — Writer — 2 kappaletta
Green River Chantey (2012) 2 kappaletta
Eagleburger's Lawn 2 kappaletta
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun #1 (2011) 2 kappaletta
Shad's Mess (2012) 2 kappaletta
Daredevil Noir: Liar's Poker #2 (2009) 2 kappaletta
The Murder of King Tut [Comic Book 1] — Writer — 2 kappaletta
The Murder of King Tut [Comic Book 3] (2010) — Writer — 1 kappale
Reformation 1 kappale
Volunteers 1 kappale
Glitch 1 kappale
A Peaceable Man 1 kappale
Akhenaten 1 kappale
Isla Tiburón 1 kappale
Two Tales 1 kappale
Deus Ex #2 1 kappale

Associated Works

Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories (2011) — Avustaja — 506 kappaletta
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection (2003) — Avustaja — 490 kappaletta
Trampoline: An Anthology (2003) — Avustaja — 168 kappaletta
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Two (2008) — Avustaja — 167 kappaletta
Live Without a Net (2003) — Avustaja — 143 kappaletta
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four (2010) — Avustaja — 127 kappaletta
Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories (2007) — Avustaja — 120 kappaletta
The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature (2012) — Avustaja — 112 kappaletta
Starlight 3 (2001) — Avustaja — 103 kappaletta
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 2 (2017) — Avustaja — 102 kappaletta
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2010 Edition (2010) — Avustaja — 93 kappaletta
Futureshocks (2006) — Avustaja — 80 kappaletta
Forbidden Planets (2006) — Avustaja — 60 kappaletta
Is Anybody Out There? (2010) — Avustaja — 53 kappaletta
Retro Pulp Tales (2006) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta
Robots, A Science Fiction Anthology (2005) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta
Polyphony 4 (2004) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta
Polyphony 2 (2003) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta
Burn the Ashes (2020) — Avustaja — 24 kappaletta
Ignorance Is Strength (2020) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
Or Else the Light (2020) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 15: Worldcon 2008 Special (2008) — Avustaja, eräät painokset13 kappaletta
The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories (2017) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 22/23: The Company He Keeps (2010) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Halo: Rise of Atriox (2018) — Tekijä — 9 kappaletta
Nightmares on Congress Street, Part 5 (2006) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
The Best of Strange Horizons: Year Two (2004) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Crimewave 10: Now You See Me (2008) 4 kappaletta
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 101 • October 2018 (2018) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 20/21: Edison's Frankenstein (2009) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Tor.com Short Fiction: Sept/Oct 2023 — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 8 — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Virallinen nimi
Irvine, Alexander Christian
Muut nimet
Irvine, Alex
Irvine, Alexander C.
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Maine, USA
University of Maine (MA ∙ English)
University of Denver (Ph.D)
teacher (American literature | University of Maine in Orono)
University of Maine in Orono
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
The Alex Irvine page is combined here, since the name appears to be used only by Alexander C. Irvine. Since there are other authors called Alexander Irvine, the works from that page are aliased here rather than combining the two author pages.



For general readership I am not sure that story will be that engaging because to enjoy it one requires knowledge of Deus Ex Human Revolution story line. Due to this, book will seem like loaded with discussions and arguments that just do not click - for a simple reason because events from the HR are not explained.

This is unfortunate.

For the fans I can see them as divided because comic tries too hard to bring that look and feel of the game itself (especially with Vega interrupting so often). For comic media this can look rather weird - I would appreciate if they took this the other way around and used approach more suited to comic, with less intricacies when it comes to showing various internal cybernetic workings and more when it comes to the atmosphere and environment. I mean game itself is visually breathtaking even today. Pure joy for the eyes.

At last we come to art. I have to say it is mixed bag for me. Art style is what you might call European/West Manga. As a mix of standard European/West comic and Manga it ends up on [again that word] weird side, characters too lanky and pointy to a point [aha!] that in some parts chin and rest of face seem to have decided to part their ways. That being said other elements are truly well done - shading, color, panels and details. I just wish it was more in line with games art and beautiful covers.

In summary interesting read that puts Jensen relation with his team in context. Unfortunately story seems to be rushed and it affects the overall experience. If you played the games you will not learn anything new and if you did not you will be left scratching your head and saying what was this?

Theme is interesting (especially in light of events of last two years) but it might not be everyone's cup of tea. If you are into dystopian future it is recommended, but keep in mind story might require additional lore to be fully appreciated.
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Zare | Jan 23, 2024 |
At some point in the future the AIs not only got the upper hand against humanity but exploited it - everyone alive lives because they are let to and when the AI gets bored, it just dissolves them and makes them a part of whatever the AI is doing next - the ultimate wrong place, wrong time case. As everything is mixed up, folklore, literature and reality had collapsed into each other, reshuffled and spit out as history - with the AI's ability to create any person anytime anywhere.

In the middle of this madness, 6 young people receive a golden ticket (and if you miss that reference, Irvine will spell it out at one point). And while we follow the 6 of them first getting the tickets and then embarking on a journey to get to where the tickets lead, we see the America of the times - from the 6 places they each started from to the rest of the country (mostly in passing but not only).

The text is full of literary and historical references - some are spelled out, some are just hinted at. You can spend the novel just trying to recognize all of them (Irvine seems to have dropped most of the current cultural references he wanted to use into a mixer and started the thing on high). Even some real people show up (Mark Twain shows up twice even).

At the end the novel ends up being more about the world than the people or the quest - if one expects a resolution for our 6 lucky winners, they may be disappointed. It is not that kind of novel. It is really a novel about taking a risk by doing something new, about the path taken when you don't think any choices and about consciousness - because after all it is a tale about an AI trying to grasp with humanity - and not by just killing us all.
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AnnieMod | 1 muu arvostelu | Apr 10, 2023 |
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freixas | Mar 31, 2023 |
Meh. Noir-style things are often a hard sell for me despite my wanting to like them because there's frequently a lot of misogyny and other such things in the genre. For example, I liked the character of Eliza and I liked Matt falling hard for her--it felt fast, but I was sold on it--until the revelation that she was a "psychopath." I didn't mind the twist of her being the Bull's-Eye Killer, but making the reason why she does what she does be "because she's crazy!" doesn't sit well with me. It's a harmful stereotype against people with mental illness and poor writing.

Also I feel like there should be a way to do noir-style art that doesn't leave me guessing which character I'm looking at in each panel based on context clues. Between two-thirds of every character being in shadows and the other third being stylized noir-grit, good luck recognizing anyone except Daredevil. Even Matt himself was difficult to recognize outside of his red Daredevil costume.

Also, and I realize this is a somewhat minor nitpick, but I feel like Matt being Foggy's employee is a characterization misstep. Nelson and Murdock are partners, and them having an inherently unequal relationship sat wrong with me.

So, like with most noir-type things, I wanted to like this more than I did.


Re-read this a second time, and I'm upping the rating from 2 stars to 4 stars. Know what to expect, I think, helped make this a more coherent read for me and thus a more effective one. I very much enjoyed this the second time around.
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coprime | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 30, 2022 |



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