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John M. Ford (1957–2006)

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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

Foto taget av: John M. Ford, 2003. Photo by David Dyer-Bennet / Wikimedia Commons.


Verk av John M. Ford

The Dragon Waiting (1983) 1,019 exemplar
How Much for Just the Planet? (1987) 990 exemplar
The Final Reflection (1984) 850 exemplar
Growing Up Weightless (1993) 348 exemplar
The Last Hot Time (2001) 323 exemplar
The Scholars of Night (1988) 193 exemplar
Web of Angels (1980) 187 exemplar
The Princes of the Air (1982) 180 exemplar
Casting Fortune (1989) 167 exemplar
GURPS Time Travel: Adventures Across Time and Dimension (1991) — Författare — 133 exemplar
Aspects (2022) 133 exemplar
Star Trek: Voyage to Adventure (1962) 75 exemplar
GURPS Traveller - Starports: Gateways to Adventure (2000) — Författare — 62 exemplar
Fugue State/The Death of Doctor Island (1990) — Författare — 62 exemplar
The Hand of Kahless (2004) 41 exemplar
Hers to Decieve (1964) 11 exemplar
The Yellow Clearance Black Box Blues Remastered (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar
Botschaft für Raumschiff Enterprise (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar
Erase/record/play 4 exemplar
Mandalay 3 exemplar
Intersections 3 exemplar
Fugue State 3 exemplar
Flashbacks Redux (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
Green Is The Color 3 exemplar
Czekanie na smoka 2 exemplar
Chain Home Low 2 exemplar
As Above, So Below 2 exemplar
Driving North 1 exemplar
Boundary Echoes 1 exemplar

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The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 389 exemplar
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Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 321 exemplar
Year's Best SF 6 (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 273 exemplar
The Players of Luck (1986) — Bidragsgivare — 222 exemplar
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The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Second Annual Collection (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 198 exemplar
Wizard's Row (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 193 exemplar
Strange Dreams (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 184 exemplar
Tales from the Spaceport Bar (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 176 exemplar
Festival Week (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 153 exemplar
Another Round at the Spaceport Bar (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 146 exemplar
Spells of Binding (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 145 exemplar
Starlight 1 (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 132 exemplar
Futures from Nature (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 113 exemplar
Silver Scream (1969) — Bidragsgivare — 107 exemplar
Isaac Asimov: Science Fiction Masterpieces (1986) — Bidragsgivare — 100 exemplar
Invitation to Camelot (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 96 exemplar
Christmas Stars (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 94 exemplar
Nebula Awards 25 (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 61 exemplar
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humour (1982) — Bidragsgivare — 55 exemplar
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 51 exemplar
Ripper (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 49 exemplar
The Architecture of Fear (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 49 exemplar
The Fourth Omni Book of Science Fiction (1985) — Bidragsgivare — 49 exemplar
The Alchemy of Stars: Rhysling Award Winners Showcase (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 28 exemplar
Isaac Asimov's Marvels of Science Fiction (1979) — Bidragsgivare — 28 exemplar
Under the Wheel (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 27 exemplar
Isaac Asimov's Worlds of Science Fiction (1980) — Bidragsgivare — 22 exemplar
Temporary Walls (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 16 exemplar
Isaac Asimov's Near Futures and Far (1981) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 25, No. 12 [December 2001] (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
Boskone 34 Program Book — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar


Allmänna fakta

Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Ford, John Milo
Andra namn
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




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.
… (mer)
SouthernComfort | 1 annan recension | Jul 28, 2023 |
A teen living on the Moon plays role-playing games with his friends, feels mildly resentful toward his father, and goes interrailing.

This is a cult sci-fi classic, and after reading it, I don't...entirely understand the hype. I think the subtlety of the plot is the thing that appeals to its die-hard fans, and I'll concede that I probably missed some of the clues that illuminate the water-sacrifice dilemma that consumes the adult characters in the background. There's rel="nofollow" target="_top">another review on Goodreads that praises the book as an example of "anthropology of the future," which strikes me as a good descriptor: Growing Up Weightless is absolutely low-stakes slice-of-life sci-fi.

But it left me cold.… (mer)
proustbot | 8 andra recensioner | Jun 19, 2023 |
Boris wore a sweatshirt, jeans, and sneakers, not new but clean, and carried a backpack. Boris also had a bicycle clip on his trouser leg, although he did not have a bicycle. In Manhattan no one is surprised if your bicycle is no longer where you said it was ten minutes ago.
Jon_Hansen | 7 andra recensioner | Feb 19, 2023 |
Sure to become nearly as much a favorite as Diane Duane's RIHANNSU series. If only this were really the way the Klingons were represented in the main series! Well, maybe I will think differently after watching more DS9 and Worf; still.
everystartrek | 9 andra recensioner | Jan 5, 2023 |



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