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J. Michael Reaves (1950–2023)

Teoksen InterWorld tekijä

53+ teosta 10,405 jäsentä 239 arvostelua

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Sisältää nimen: Michael J. Reaves

Sisältää myös: Michael Reaves (1)


Tekijän teokset

InterWorld (2007) 2,639 kappaletta
Darth Maul, varjojen metsästäjä (2001) 1,140 kappaletta
Star Wars: Death Star (2007) 727 kappaletta
Shadows Over Baker Street: New Tales of Terror! (2003) — Toimittaja — 722 kappaletta
Dragonworld (1979) 658 kappaletta
Battle Surgeons (2004) — Tekijä — 581 kappaletta
Jedi Healer (MedStar II) (2004) 538 kappaletta
Jedi Twilight (2008) 459 kappaletta
The Silver Dream (2013) 444 kappaletta
Street of Shadows (2008) 370 kappaletta
Patterns of Force (2009) 334 kappaletta
The Last Jedi (2013) 220 kappaletta
The Shattered World (1984) 219 kappaletta
Eternity's Wheel (2015) 218 kappaletta
Shadow Games (2011) 207 kappaletta
The Burning Realm (1988) 130 kappaletta
Dome (1987) 122 kappaletta
Street Magic (Tor Fantasy) (1991) 103 kappaletta
Hellstar (1984) 99 kappaletta
Darkworld Detective (1982) 85 kappaletta
Batman: Fear Itself (2007) 66 kappaletta
Mr. Twilight (2006) 49 kappaletta
I, alien : a novel (1978) 35 kappaletta
Hell on Earth (2001) 34 kappaletta
Night Hunter (1995) 32 kappaletta
Voodoo Child (1998) 22 kappaletta
Coruscant Nights Omnibus (2011) 9 kappaletta
The Night People (2002) 3 kappaletta
Cemetery Dance Issue 44 (2003) 2 kappaletta
Fusion 10 1 kappale
Undeadsville 1 kappale
Passion Play 1 kappale
Make-believe 1 kappale

Associated Works

Tales of the Slayer, Volume 2 (2003) — Avustaja — 320 kappaletta
The Children of Cthulhu (2002) — Avustaja — 258 kappaletta
Tales of the Slayer, Volume 4 (2004) — Avustaja — 236 kappaletta
Universe 5 (1974) — Avustaja — 117 kappaletta
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series XIV (1986) — Avustaja — 47 kappaletta
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (2011) — Avustaja — 46 kappaletta
Fantasy Annual V (1982) — Avustaja — 44 kappaletta
Lost on the Darkside: Voices From The Edge of Horror (2005) — Avustaja — 43 kappaletta
Horrors (1866) — Avustaja — 43 kappaletta
Clarion III (1973) — Avustaja — 40 kappaletta
Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny (2013) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta
Ascents of Wonder (1977) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
Thrilling Wonder Stories, Volume 2 (2009) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta

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This collection of Holmes or Holmesian characters meeting the Lovecraftian-themed horror was interesting. The stories were uneven though, with some lacking the feel of Lovecraftian horror and others barely linked to Sherlock Holmes or Watson. Still, I enjoyed the book overall.

Try this book if you enjoy both Sherlock Holmes and H. P. Lovecraft.
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Jean_Sexton | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 17, 2024 |
If this had just been written by an author I'd never heard of, I might've given it two stars, but since it has Gaiman's name on it I hold it to a higher standard. After reading this, I can only think of sketchy reasons for why Gaiman's name is on this piece of garbage.

It doesn't read like his collaboration with Terry Pratchett: "Good Omens". There is no mark of his hand at all. The writing is clunky and the similes are just so bad that they are like leftover school pizza (almost exactly like that). The protagonist is an idiot, and unfortunately it is only by his idiocy that the plot moves at all. Any good possible uses of the many-worlds setting are wasted in favor of paper villains and a war that fails to feel like it matters in any way.

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Ivia | 115 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 1, 2024 |
I quick and captivating read, as it's actually a young adult book. The story is very Gaimanesque, the writing style not so much - it's obvious that Gaiman's partner in crime did most of the writing. I found the writing style a bit naive, it reads like someone's first book ever. Having read the bit about the authors in the back cover, it's obvious why; Michael Reaves is actually a television writer who wrote Emmy winning Star Trek episodes. Interworld was originally supposed to be a TV show, and it does seem a bit like a pilot - the big plot is solved in the end, but there are some lose ends left.

I like the concept of the book, it made me think that Buffy the Vampire Slayer would be a HEX show and Doctor Who would be a binary show, sort of...
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adastra | 115 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 15, 2024 |
The novel is not bad, but it's not great, either. The new characters are -- with a decent exception or two -- largely forgettable tropes (the ace fighter pilot, the attractive bartender, the conscripted surgeon, etc.), and the established ones ring slightly off to me. Particularly Tarkin is not quite as I know him from the films and cartoons -- though in fairness, this might be due to established EU personality traits I'm not aware of. Vader is better, though his sections suffer from the bending over backwards to make sense of his actions and dialogue in light of both the prequel films and the vast EU continuity largely grown before those films were made.

I was hoping for a political thriller about the creation of the galaxy's most horrific invention, and instead I got a street-level-view of said invention's launch and demise. But it's decent, and once the novel hit the halfway point, it picked up a lot of steam carrying through to the end, which I enjoy as a reader.
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Lucky-Loki | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 4, 2024 |



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