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Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

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About the Author

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough was born March 23, 1947. She won a Nebula Award in 1989 for her novel The Healer's War. She has written numerous books with Anne McCaffrey including The Twins of Petaybee series and the Acorna series. (Bowker Author Biography)
Image credit: Uncredited image found at Gypsy Shadow Publishing website.


Tekijän teokset

Powers That Be (1993) — Co-author — 1,730 kappaletta
Power Lines (1994) 1,435 kappaletta
Power Play (1995) 1,245 kappaletta
Acorna's People (1999) 1,169 kappaletta
Acorna's World (2000) 957 kappaletta
Acorna's Search (2001) 840 kappaletta
Changelings (2006) 834 kappaletta
Acorna's Rebels (2003) 760 kappaletta
Acorna's Triumph (2004) 682 kappaletta
Maelstrom (2006) 550 kappaletta
Catalyst (2010) 526 kappaletta
The Healer's War (1988) 506 kappaletta
Acorna's Children: First Warning (2005) 500 kappaletta
The Godmother (1994) 458 kappaletta
Acorna's Children: Second Wave (2007) 442 kappaletta
Bronwyn's Bane (1983) 415 kappaletta
Song of Sorcery (1982) 403 kappaletta
Deluge (2008) 386 kappaletta
Acorna's Children: Third Watch (2007) 368 kappaletta
The Unicorn Creed (1983) 355 kappaletta
The Godmother's Apprentice (1995) 295 kappaletta
Catacombs (2010) 280 kappaletta
The Harem of Aman Akbar (1984) 267 kappaletta
The Christening Quest (1985) 253 kappaletta
Space Opera (1996) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 230 kappaletta
Nothing Sacred (1991) 204 kappaletta
Godmother's Web (1998) 200 kappaletta
The Lady in the Loch (1998) 173 kappaletta
The Drastic Dragon of Draco, Texas (1986) 165 kappaletta
Goldcamp Vampire (1987) 157 kappaletta
Warrior Princesses (1998) — Toimittaja — 142 kappaletta
Channeling Cleopatra (2002) 130 kappaletta
Phantom Banjo (1991) 123 kappaletta
Cleopatra 7.2 (2004) 110 kappaletta
Last Refuge (1992) 106 kappaletta
Picking the Ballad's Bones (1991) 82 kappaletta
Past Lives, Present Tense (1999) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 72 kappaletta
Strum Again? (1992) 64 kappaletta
Vampire Slayers (1999) — Toimittaja — 50 kappaletta
Carol for Another Christmas (1996) 48 kappaletta
The Redundant Dragons (2018) 4 kappaletta
9 Tales O' Cats (2011) 4 kappaletta
Spam Vs. the Vampire (2011) 4 kappaletta
Beadtime Stories (1998) 4 kappaletta
Shifty (2013) 2 kappaletta
Karaoke Christmas 2 kappaletta
The Healers War 1 kappale
The Unicorn Greed (1983) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Acorna, the Unicorn Girl (1997)eräät painokset1,884 kappaletta
After the King (1991) — Avustaja — 753 kappaletta
Chicks in Chainmail (1995) — Avustaja — 723 kappaletta
Catfantastic (1989) — Avustaja — 547 kappaletta
Did You Say Chicks?! (1998) — Avustaja — 476 kappaletta
Catfantastic II (1991) — Avustaja — 373 kappaletta
Catfantastic III (1994) — Avustaja — 289 kappaletta
Catfantastic IV (1996) — Avustaja — 271 kappaletta
Tales of the Witch World (1987) — Avustaja — 218 kappaletta
Don't Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear (1996) — Avustaja — 211 kappaletta
Twice upon a Time (1999) — Avustaja — 205 kappaletta
Women at War (1995) — Avustaja — 152 kappaletta
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (1995) — Avustaja — 144 kappaletta
Renaissance Faire (2005) — Avustaja — 135 kappaletta
Arabesques: More Tales of the Arabian Nights (1988) — Avustaja — 127 kappaletta
Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern (2013) — Avustaja — 125 kappaletta
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn: Volume 2 (1999) — Avustaja — 122 kappaletta
Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives (1998) — Avustaja — 107 kappaletta
A Constellation of Cats (2001) — Avustaja — 99 kappaletta
Faerie Tales (2004) — Avustaja — 97 kappaletta
Invitation to Camelot (1988) — Avustaja — 96 kappaletta
The Fantastic Adventures of Robin Hood (1991) — Avustaja — 93 kappaletta
Elf Magic (1997) — Avustaja — 90 kappaletta
Magic Tails (2005) — Avustaja — 85 kappaletta
Journeys to the Twilight Zone (1993) — Avustaja — 72 kappaletta
Chicks and Balances (2015) — Avustaja — 67 kappaletta
Such A Pretty Face (2000) — Avustaja — 64 kappaletta
Battle Magic (1998) — Avustaja — 61 kappaletta
Nebula Awards 25 (1991) — Avustaja — 61 kappaletta
Vengeance Fantastic (2002) — Avustaja — 55 kappaletta
The Further Adventures of Wonder Woman (1993) — Avustaja — 53 kappaletta
Chicks Ahoy! (2010) — Avustaja — 51 kappaletta
Christmas Bestiary (1992) — Avustaja — 50 kappaletta
Ages of Wonder (2009) — Avustaja — 37 kappaletta
Cat Crimes Through Time (1999) — Avustaja — 35 kappaletta
Zodiac Fantastic (1997) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
Werewolves: A Collection of Original Stories (1988) — Avustaja — 31 kappaletta
You Bet Your Planet (2005) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
Future Games (2012) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
Historical Hauntings (2001) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
South From Midnight (1994) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
More Alternative Truths: Stories from the Resistance (2017) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Marilyn: Shades of Blonde (1997) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
The Bantam Spectra Sampler (1985) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Unlocking the Magic (2019) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
After the Orange: Ruin and Recovery (2018) — Johdanto — 4 kappaletta

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An orientalist fantasy, drawing heavily on the Arabian Nights, but subverting it in that the women characters take charge and have to rescue their husband, Aman Akbar, who has been transformed into a donkey. I don’t think the racial stereotypes would really fly today, but I can see what Scarborough was trying to do and it’s (intentionally) quite funny in places.… (lisätietoja)
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nwhyte | 1 muu arvostelu | Dec 26, 2022 |
Minor McCaffrey.

Some good points, the telepathic cats are fun, their young owners pleasant. The plot is convoluted but not terribly satisfying.
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Bookjoy144 | 23 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 2, 2022 |
[Past Lives, Present Tense] is an interesting conceit. It's a what if scenario--what if historical figures could be brought into the present day, uploaded into a modern person's mind through some mystical DNA extraction process mated with the staring eyeballs technique in [A Clockwork Orange] to bring the personality, memories, and maybe even talents of someone famous to someone excessively rich. Editor Elizabeth Ann Scarborough wrote the origin story that kicks off the collection and introduces the two characters who show up throughout the rest of the stories because they're the access point to this highly secret and expensive procedure that they presented to the 0.01% who could afford it without any pesky government regulations or ethical considerations getting in the way. In fact, they make a big point of emphasizing grave robbing, museum looting, government corruption, etc. to get the necessary DNA samples to process.

Each author picks someone from history then writes a story explaining who and why they get uploaded into the present (well, 1999, when this collection was published) and the consequences that ensue. I recognized only four of the authors as being relatively big names back in the day, though another couple sound vaguely familiar. Their author creds at the end are arranged in the order of their stories; several of them have published franchise novels of one sort or another, or coauthored within established series by bigger name authors, and covering a range of genres: speculative, mystery, romance, historical.

Here's the list of authors, stories, and historical personages bought by:

1. Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, "Soul Mates" - Sir Walter Scott
2. Lillian Stewart Carl, "A Rose with All Its Thorns" - Anne Boleyn
3. Elizabeth Moon, "Silver Lining" - George Silver
4. Margaret Ball, "Shell Game" - Jesus Christ
5. Jerry Oltian, "Renaissance Man" - Leonardo da Vinci
6. Thomas W. Knowles, "Luck of the Draw" - Doc Holliday
7. Sharon Newman, "Divine Guidance" _ Saint Elspeth (actually, I suspect this one is fictional)
8. Janet Berliner, "Eye of the Day" - Mata Hari
9. Nina Kiriki Hoffman, "Voyage of Discover" - Meriwether Lewis
10. Kristine Kathryn Rusch, "Relics" - Jesus Christ again
11. Carole Nelson Douglas, "Night Owl" - Florence Nightengale
12. Gary A. Braunbeck, "Who Am a Passer By" - Edgar Allen Poe
13. Rod Garcia y Robertson, "Forever Free" - JEB Stuart
14. Sandy Schofield, "Stepping Up to the Plate" - Babe Ruth
15. David Bischoff, "Sittin' on the Dock" Otis Redding

I was prepared to like the book. Certainly the cover description intrigued me enough to pick it up. But no. It was all stereotypes. All the stereotypes. Inscrutable, zenlike oriental, momma's boy wanting to please her during her last days, man-hating humorless feminazi who discovers her sensual feminine side, misogynistic racist asshole who resents his "inferiors" beating him in his chosen hobbies, backwater imaginary African nation whose leader has large Swiss bank accounts and is at risk of backsliding into tribal warfare, nerdy brilliant virgin inventor who doesn't know how to people especially with girls, Texas man forever trying to live up to the toxic masculinity expectations of his deceased father in all the testosterone-fueled activities, corrupt manager trying to refurbish his golden goose star, Caribbean voodoo curse, overbearing controlling mother who wants a living doll, rich and powerful man looking for a convenient puppet and working class orphan wanting only to be accepted, the horrors of autism!!!, more men with mommy issues and rich people wanting the personality equivalent of a food taster, star-crossed lovers reunited plus Lost Cause nostalgia and a terrible misuse of the Emancipation Proclamation, another nerdy man who doesn't know how to live, and the white man taking cultural appropriation to a whole new level and then essentially experiencing spiritual conversion. Yikes.

Admittedly, this book was published during the Clinton years, the period of neoliberal capitalism run amok, and it shows. The 0.01% characters who buy this unique personality transplant are self-made millionaires or have inherited wealth and lead empty lives. The ambience really reflects the conspicuous consumption reflective of the 1990s economic boom. But reading this in 2021, when income and wealth inequalities meet or exceed those the 1920s Gilded Age and we are seeing the consequences of this as the pandemic plays out around the world and labor strikes are on the rise, it feels inappropriate at best and seriously out of sync. Who cares about the psychological woes of the uber-privileged? Wah wah. And worse is the contrast with the lower class marginalized characters acting as guinea pigs or objects of redemption. Admittedly, we know a lot more about the autism spectrum than we did back in 1999, but still, that particular story rankled--Autism Speaks could certainly use it in its marketing of how autism destroys lives and needs to be cured. It's got tiny science fiction touches, such as cold fusion, the prevalence of androids in entertainment spectacles, and other little details that don't really add much or change the feel of the era. It's also got very dated details like tape recordings and some pop culture references. Definitely not a keeper.
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justchris | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 3, 2022 |
Anne McCaffrey is an author I always enjoy reading. I really loved the way this series started although I felt it lost a bit of its appeal as the books went on.I do find it to be a very fascinating world with great characters but I am not sure I love the formula of the story telling. But I still quite like it.
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KateKat11 | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 24, 2021 |



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