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James H. Schmitz (1911–1981)

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Verk av James H. Schmitz

The Witches of Karres (1966) — Författare — 1,137 exemplar
Telzey Amberdon (2000) — Författare — 483 exemplar
TNT: Telzey & Trigger (2000) — Författare — 430 exemplar
The Universe Against Her (1964) — Författare — 364 exemplar
The Demon Breed (1968) 362 exemplar
The Hub : Dangerous Territory (2001) — Författare — 355 exemplar
The Lion Game (1973) 326 exemplar
Trigger & Friends (2001) 317 exemplar
Legacy (1962) 298 exemplar
Agent of Vega & Other Stories [11-story collection] (2001) — Författare — 277 exemplar
Agent of Vega [4-story collection] (1960) — Författare — 276 exemplar
Eternal Frontier (2002) 156 exemplar
A Pride of Monsters (1970) 80 exemplar
The Eternal Frontiers (1848) 79 exemplar
The Best of James H. Schmitz (1991) 69 exemplar
The Winds of Time (2009) 23 exemplar
The Star Hyacinths (2009) 18 exemplar
Lion Loose [short story] (2011) 17 exemplar
Watch the Sky (2010) 15 exemplar
Ham Sandwich (2010) 14 exemplar
Novice [short story] (1962) 14 exemplar
Gone Fishing (2010) 11 exemplar
Oneness [short story] (1963) 11 exemplar
The Other Likeness (2010) 11 exemplar
Alpha et Oméga (collection) (1977) — Författare — 9 exemplar
Captives Of The Thieve-star (2016) 6 exemplar
Undercurrents 5 exemplar
Planet Of Forgetting (1965) 5 exemplar
Goblin Night 5 exemplar
The Searcher (1966) 4 exemplar
Company Planet 4 exemplar
Greenface 4 exemplar
The Custodians 4 exemplar
Spacemaster (1964) 4 exemplar
The Pork Chop Tree (1965) 3 exemplar
Rogue Psi 3 exemplar
Caretaker 3 exemplar
Sleep No More 3 exemplar
Trouble Tide 3 exemplar
Compulsion 3 exemplar
Resident Witch 3 exemplar
The Machmen (1964) 3 exemplar
Summer Guests 3 exemplar
The Symbiotes (1972) 3 exemplar
Tuvela 1 2 exemplar
Just Curious 2 exemplar
One Step Ahead 2 exemplar
Crime Buff 2 exemplar
Research Alpha 2 exemplar
Poltergeist 2 exemplar
The Illusionists 2 exemplar
The Ties of Earth 2 exemplar
These Are the Arts (1962) 2 exemplar
Prądy czasu 1 exemplar
Amazing Stories, November 1962 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
Race démoniaque (1968) 1 exemplar
Plazmoidy 1 exemplar
Science Fiction Special 27 (1978) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
Demonska vrsta (1999) 1 exemplar
The Lion Game 1 1 exemplar
Attitudes 1 exemplar
The Lion Game 2 1 exemplar
Ties Of Earth 2 1 exemplar
Would You? 1 exemplar
Swift Completion 1 exemplar
Ties Of Earth 1 1 exemplar
Faddist 1 exemplar
Tuvela 2 1 exemplar
Undercurrents 1 1 exemplar
Undercurrents 2 1 exemplar
Clean Slate 1 exemplar
The Big Terrarium 1 exemplar
The Altruist 1 exemplar

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June Group Read: Exploring the worlds of James H. Schmitz i 75 Books Challenge for 2019 (juli 2019)
Les sorcières de Karres i SF & Fantasy (oktober 2012)
Sci fi -read in 1990 i Name that Book (augusti 2010)

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This should have been a fun read, another of Schmitz's stories about teenage girls with psychic powers, as per The Witches of Karres. Unfortunately, there's a lot of telling/info dumping and the Telzey character is what I would classify as a Mary Sue, from classic Trek fanfic days, that is, a female character who is perfect and whom everyone loves. The only difference is that the book lacks the romantic element - but basically the character is so perfect - genius, good looking, develops increasingly fantastic telepathic and other psionic powers - that there's no real drama. The only interesting thing was her relationship with the large intelligent cat of the first story, and how she has to save him, but he is subsequently dropped.… (mer)
 
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kitsune_reader | 4 andra recensioner | Nov 23, 2023 |
The third Schmitz book I've read and the second one about Telzey. These books follow a pattern. The Telzey character is like a cardboard cut out, in that she has no empathy or emotions of any kind. And her mental powers keep becoming more superhuman each story. With the lack of morals as well, in terms of prying into other people's minds and restructuring their personality to make them nicer people, she comes across as monstrous but it is clear that isn't how the author wants the reader to see her.

It is so far away from how a real teenage girl would act/react it suggests that the author lacked empathy with other people. The stories set up ingenious situations but lack real drama - even in the Witches of Karres which isn't quite so bad - there is a wimp out every time some excitement needs to be racked up. Things are resolved far too simply, by coincidence or in the case of the Telzey books by her general ability to do just about anything.
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kitsune_reader | 4 andra recensioner | Nov 23, 2023 |
Some were really good; others not.
 
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Jeffrey_G | 3 andra recensioner | Nov 22, 2022 |
What an interesting little book. The stories seem like straight up adventure, but they have odd misdirections, often where some personal goal is the real story instead of the obvious political spy adventure.

These stories were first published in 1949-51, so I expect that readers would have immediately recognized the planet-wide dictator as Hitler. He uses mind control and is slowly going insane. He's started mass murders, but they populace doesn't know it yet. That makes me think that these (and maybe other spy stories) are a reaction to the experience of WWII -- is there some way to defeat a powerful dictator without millions of casualties?

But you don't have to think that hard. You can just enjoy these.
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wunder | 3 andra recensioner | Feb 3, 2022 |

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Verk
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Medlemmar
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Betyg
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ISBN
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