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Ellen Kushner

Author of Swordspoint

55+ Works 8,151 Members 265 Reviews 50 Favorited

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Series

Works by Ellen Kushner

Swordspoint (1987) 2,575 copies
The Privilege of the Sword (2006) 1,485 copies
Thomas the Rhymer (1990) 1,448 copies
The Fall of The Kings (2002) 1,028 copies
Welcome to Bordertown (2011) — Editor; Contributor — 503 copies
Tremontaine: Season 1 (2017) 189 copies
Basilisk (1980) — Editor; Introduction — 138 copies
The Horns of Elfland (1997) — Editor — 122 copies
Statue of Liberty Adventure (1986) 95 copies
The Golden Dreydl (2007) 91 copies
Outlaws of Sherwood Forest (1985) 84 copies
Mystery of the Secret Room (1986) 53 copies
The Enchanted Kingdom (1986) 43 copies
The Man with the Knives (2010) 39 copies
Knights of the Round Table (1988) 36 copies
Tremontaine: Season 2 (2017) 24 copies
Tremontaine: Season 4 (2018) 13 copies
Tremontaine: The Complete Season 3 (2018) — Author — 13 copies
Ambition: Tremontaine Season 3, Episode 1 (2017) — Author — 7 copies
The Death Of The Duke (1998) 5 copies
Dolce Domum 2 copies
Red cloak (1982) 2 copies
History 1 copy
Lazarus 1 copy

Associated Works

Naked City (2011) — Contributor — 654 copies
The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales (2007) — Contributor — 503 copies
The Essential Bordertown (1998) — Contributor — 404 copies
Bordertown: Where Magic Meets Rock & Roll (1986) — Contributor — 390 copies
Troll's Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales (2009) — Contributor — 350 copies
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron (2012) — Contributor — 314 copies
Teeth: Vampire Tales (2011) — Contributor — 305 copies
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women (2001) — Contributor — 291 copies
The Book of Swords (2017) — Contributor — 272 copies
Life on the Border (1991) — Contributor — 257 copies
Through a Brazen Mirror : The Famous Flower of Servingmen (1989) — Introduction, some editions — 222 copies
Bending the Landscape: Fantasy (1997) — Contributor — 210 copies
Games Creatures Play (2014) — Contributor — 207 copies
The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People (2010) — Contributor — 195 copies
Eclipse 3: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2009) — Contributor — 160 copies
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (1995) — Contributor — 146 copies
Elsewhere: Tales of Fantasy (1982) — Contributor — 145 copies
Starlight 2 (1998) — Contributor — 138 copies
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn: Volume 2 (1999) — Contributor — 122 copies
Fearsome Journeys (2013) — Contributor — 113 copies
Elsewhere, Vol. II (1982) — Contributor — 105 copies
Magical Beginnings (2003) — Contributor — 101 copies
New Magics (2004) — Contributor — 91 copies
Nebula Awards Showcase 2005 (2005) — Contributor — 83 copies
Silk and Steel: A Queer Speculative Adventure Anthology (2020) — Contributor — 75 copies
A Century of Fantasy, 1980-1989 (1996) — Author — 66 copies
Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany (2015) — Contributor — 60 copies
Girls Night Out: Twenty-nine Female Vampire Stories (1997) — Contributor — 49 copies
Heroic Visions II (1986) — Contributor — 47 copies
Far Out: Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy (2021) — Contributor — 44 copies
Season of Wonder (2012) — Contributor — 40 copies
80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin (2010) — Contributor — 37 copies
After Midnight (1986) — Contributor — 29 copies
New Myth and Magic (1993) — Contributor — 15 copies
Streets of Blood: Vampire Stories from New York City (1998) — Contributor — 12 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 110 (November 2015) (2015) — Contributor, some editions — 11 copies
Uncanny Magazine Issue 26: January/February 2019 (2019) — Contributor — 9 copies
A Distant Soil (1991) Issue #28 (1999) — Contributor — 6 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 109 (June 2019) (2019) — Contributor — 5 copies

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non è un fantasy
potrebbe essere un Harmony cappa e spada (se gli Harmony avessero personaggi sociopatici)

TRAMA E SPOILER
in una società dove i nobili si sfidano per procura tramite spadaccini su commissione il giovane St. Vier, il miglior maestro di spada della città, verrà invischiato in un intrigo politico (e passionale), tradito, processato e infine salvato dal suo altrettanto giovane (e tormentato) amante

questa è la trama ed è il più possibile fedele ma... il romanzo non parla di questo :)

l'ambientazione è orrida, i personaggi sono tutti odiosi, le loro relazioni sono aberranti, non c'è un solo raggio di luce in questa storia
e l'ho adorato!!
… (more)
 
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LLonaVahine | 89 other reviews | May 22, 2024 |
si fa leggere ma.. è tutto una forzatura e quello che non lo è.. è annacquatura
in soldoni: la trama è una serie ininterrotta di cazzate e il libro in generale è una serie ininterrotta di ripetizioni

TRAMA E SPOILER:
la nipotina del Duca è ora una duchessa 60enne contrariata dal nuovo rampollo di famiglia che invece di andare alle feste, frequentare balli e partite a carte della buona società come dovrebbe, ha il cattivo gusto di frequentare l'università; a peggiorare queste sue pessime maniere si aggiunge il fatto che dopo più di 200 anni di assenza ingiustificata la magia si ripresenta e lo sceglie come suo rappresentante… (more)
 
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LLonaVahine | 29 other reviews | May 22, 2024 |
nemmeno questo è un fantasy
anche questo potrebbe essere un Harmony
credo invece che sia un precursore degli YA

TRAMA E SPOILER:
St. Vier si è ritirato e gli viene dedicato giusto un piccolo cameo
Alec, il suo compagno, da giovane tormentato è diventato un Duca tormentato che (con grande acume politico) spaccherà la testa del suo nemico con un soprammobile e scapperà, non prima però di aver fatto della nipote adolescente la nuova spadaccina e nuova Duchessa
 
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LLonaVahine | 62 other reviews | May 22, 2024 |

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Statistics

Works
55
Also by
57
Members
8,151
Popularity
#2,968
Rating
3.8
Reviews
265
ISBNs
104
Languages
8
Favorited
50

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