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Ardath Mayhar (1930–2012)

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Ardath Mayhar was born in Timpson, Texas on February 20, 1930. She began her writing career as a poet when she was 19 and began publishing science fiction in 1979. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 60 books in almost every fiction genre. She also wrote under the pseudonyms Frank Cannon, visa mer Frances Hurst and John Killdeer. She won the Balrog Award for a horror narrative poem in Masques I and was honored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America as an Author Emeritus in 2008. She died on February 1, 2012 at the age of 81. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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Verk av Ardath Mayhar

Golden Dream (1982) 328 exemplar
The Sword and the Dagger (1987) 140 exemplar
Soul-Singer of Tyrnos (1981) 76 exemplar
Khi to Freedom (1983) 70 exemplar
Lords of the Triple Moons (1983) 59 exemplar
Runes of the Lyre (1982) 55 exemplar
How The Gods Wove In Kyrannon (1979) 54 exemplar
The Seekers of Shar-Nuhn (1980) — Författare — 40 exemplar
Medicine Walk (1985) 33 exemplar
Monkey Station (1989) 21 exemplar
The Absolutely Perfect Horse (1983) 20 exemplar
People of the Mesa (1992) 19 exemplar
Island in the Lake (1993) 15 exemplar
A Place of Silver Silence (1988) 12 exemplar
Warlock's gift (1982) 11 exemplar
Exile on Vlahil (1984) 11 exemplar
The Saga of Grittel Sundotha (1985) 9 exemplar
High Mountain Winter (1996) 9 exemplar
Makra Choria (1987) 9 exemplar
Hunters if the Plains (1995) 8 exemplar
Carrots and Miggle (1986) 7 exemplar
The Crystal Skull 4 exemplar
Science Fiction Special 39 (1981) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
The Tulpa (2005) 2 exemplar
The Gift 2 exemplar
Hermione The Spy 2 exemplar
Kyrannon 1 exemplar
Witchfire (2007) 1 exemplar
The Weapon 1 exemplar
The Exiles of Damaria (2017) 1 exemplar
Snow White Pony 1 exemplar
Vendetta (2009) 1 exemplar
Der Windtänzer. (1998) 1 exemplar
Death In The Square (2014) 1 exemplar
Down In The Dark 1 exemplar
Early Encounter 1 exemplar
Bare Bones 1 exemplar
Yhitagh 1 exemplar
The Orphan 1 exemplar
Grimm's Way 1 exemplar
Footprints 1 exemplar
In The Green Sand 1 exemplar
The wall (1987) 1 exemplar
Thurigon Agonistes 1 exemplar
The Reaping 1 exemplar
Fungi 1 exemplar
A Road of Stars (1998) 1 exemplar
Concerto 1 exemplar
Hallimore's Dog 1 exemplar
The Pass To Death 1 exemplar
Only To A Death 1 exemplar
Knyghte Kellin 1 exemplar
First-in 1 exemplar
Echo Of Thunder 1 exemplar
Cage Of The Heart 1 exemplar
The Nicholas Caper 1 exemplar
Trapline 1 exemplar
The Anthologist 1 exemplar
The Immortal Part 1 exemplar
Needles And Pins 1 exemplar
The Dig 1 exemplar
Ash-nialle 1 exemplar
Digging Up Arthur 1 exemplar
Crawfish 1 exemplar

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In Celebration of Lammas Night (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 443 exemplar
Catfantastic II (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 377 exemplar
Catfantastic III (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 291 exemplar
The Unicorn Treasury: Stories, Poems, and Unicorn Lore (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 259 exemplar
Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 252 exemplar
Tales of the Witch World (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 225 exemplar
Stories to Be Read with the Lights On (1973) — Bidragsgivare — 222 exemplar
Catfantastic V (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 215 exemplar
Magic in Ithkar (1985) — Bidragsgivare — 166 exemplar
Amazons II (1982) — Bidragsgivare — 164 exemplar
Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 142 exemplar
Dark Masques (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 137 exemplar
Excalibur (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 124 exemplar
A Treasury of American Horror Stories (1985) — Bidragsgivare — 95 exemplar
Swords Against Darkness IV (1979) — Bidragsgivare — 89 exemplar
The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 89 exemplar
Razored Saddles (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 87 exemplar
Dark Delicacies III: Haunted (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 81 exemplar
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 64 exemplar
Tales of the Dead (1981) — Bidragsgivare — 63 exemplar
Masques: All New Works of Horror and the Supernatural (1984) — Bidragsgivare — 50 exemplar
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 46 exemplar
Cross Plains Universe: Texans Celebrate Robert E. Howard (2006) — Författare — 37 exemplar
Shadows 9 (1986) — Bidragsgivare — 37 exemplar
Dark at Heart (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 31 exemplar
After Midnight (1986) — Bidragsgivare — 29 exemplar
Masques II: All-New Stories of Horror and the Supernatural (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 24 exemplar
Lords of the Razor (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 14 exemplar
Mummy: A Chrestomathy of Cryptology (1980) — Bidragsgivare — 13 exemplar
Warrior Wisewoman 2 (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 12 exemplar
The New Frontier (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar
Within Reach: Ten Stories (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar
Thrillers (Anthology) (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar
Rod Serling's the Twilight Zone Magazine 1983 05 May-June (1983) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Mayhar, Ardath Frances Hurst
Andra namn
Cannon, Frank
Hurst, Frances
Killdeer, John
Födelsedag
1930
Avled
2012-02-01
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Timpson, Texas, USA
Bostadsorter
Chireno, Texas, USA
Organisationer
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Priser och utmärkelser
Mark Twain Award (nomination)
Balrog Award for Professional Achievement 1985
SFWA Author Emeritus (2008)
Kort biografi
Ardath Mayhar began writing poetry when she was nineteen, and was first published in 1943. She has written over 60 books in genres including science fiction, horror, fantasy, young adult, historical, and western. She has many award nominations for fiction and poetry, including the Mark Twain Award. In 2008 she was chosen by Science Fiction Writers of America as their Author Emeritus.

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Classic pulp fantasy, if there is such a thing. I love Mayhar's terse style of writing that assumes that the reader can catch up. Very different from what the fantasy genre has become, yet lovely and recognizable for those who enjoy it.
 
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jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
Introduces us to a galaxy where humanity has spread, then splintered into factions, with each trying to rule the whole. Follows one plot to remove a king of one clan" for the furthering of another clan. Nothing special, but enjoyable with promise for a huge amount of stories.

Having never played Battletech/Mechwarrior, I am just getting into this universe. I thought the introduction did a good job of summarizing the galaxy to date."
 
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BookstoogeLT | 1 annan recension | Dec 10, 2016 |
2.5 stars
ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.

Araminta Palomer is the daughter of an elderly wealthy businessman and his second wife. Minta has been sheltered for all her life, living in the family mansion which is surrounded by high walls and patrolling Doberman Pinschers. She has a governess and is driven to town only rarely for shopping. Because she??s lonely, Minta creates an imaginary friend ƒ?? an egg-shaped furry creature who loves her. Prophetically, she names him Willbe and she imagines him with sharp needle-like teeth because sheƒ??s got a really nasty older stepbrother.

At first, Willbe is the perfect companion; heƒ??s warm and furry and sleeps next to Minta at night. The problems start when Willbe begins to manifest as a real creature whenever Minta feels threatened ƒ?? and heƒ??s not afraid to use those teeth. When Minta is kidnapped and Willbe steps in to protect her, the police start asking questions. Most people canƒ??t see Willbe, but the governess, who has spent some time in Tibet, recognizes the creature as a Tulpa. She understands that Minta has summoned the tulpa, but she doesnƒ??t know how to get rid of him, and heƒ??s gradually getting more dangerous as he resists Mintaƒ??s control. He racks up several murders by the end of the story.

The Tulpa by Ardath Mayhar, who died this year, is a relatively short novel (168 pages in paperback, 5 hours in audio) that was originally published as The Tulpa: A Novel of Supernatural Horror in 2005 in ebook format. The plot is straightforward and linear ƒ?? there is no divergence from the chronological storyline about Willbe. Since itƒ??s a horror story, some departure or tension relief would have been welcome. The story isnƒ??t particularly scary or gory, itƒ??s just single-minded to a fault.

At first I was confused about Ardath Mayharƒ??s setting because Aramintaƒ??s family is so worried about her being kidnapped, she lives behind high walls, she has a governess instead of going to school, and her mother has been told that reading fiction causes children to become unhealthily fanciful. Then the governess mentions surfing the Internet and itƒ??s clear that the setting is modern U.S.A. This all seemed incongruent to me.

Probably what saved The Tulpa for me was Kate Ruddƒ??s narration of the audiobook version (published by Wildside Press). I have always enjoyed her performances and, though I accused her of being too angsty in the last audiobook I listened to her narrate, I didnƒ??t find that to be a problem here (when she had even more cause to be angsty). She made Minta feel more real than Ardath Mayhar did.

If youƒ??re looking for a short fast-paced supernatural horror story thatƒ??s not too gross or scary, The Tulpa will fit the bill. Donƒ??t expect more than an uncomplicated unswerving monster story, though.

Ardath Mayharƒ??s writing style is pleasant, and I look forward to reading more of her work. I have one of her novels on my shelf and I fully intend to crack it open sometime soon.


Originally posted at Fantasy Literature.
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Kat_Hooper | Apr 6, 2014 |
It takes a little bit to catch on to what's happening - but this is that story that explains how a species native to a planet can be in an economic crises because there is only ONE creature that gives them an essential nutrient - and the entire race is dying out.

In Golden Dream we learn WHY the Fuzzies were facing these problems, what they thought of the Big Ones who came to them in their time of need - and just generally fun reading.
 
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dragonasbreath | 1 annan recension | Nov 3, 2011 |

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