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Susan Shwartz (1) (1949–)

Author of Vulcan's Forge

For other authors named Susan Shwartz, see the disambiguation page.

Susan Shwartz (1) has been aliased into Susan M. Shwartz.

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About the Author

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Series

Works by Susan Shwartz

Works have been aliased into Susan M. Shwartz.

Vulcan's Forge (1997) — Author — 569 copies
Vulcan's Heart (1999) 451 copies
Vulcan's Soul: Exodus (2004) — Author — 272 copies
Imperial Lady (1989) — Author — 218 copies
Vulcan's Soul: Exiles (2006) — Author — 174 copies
Empire of the Eagle (1993) 170 copies
Vulcan's Soul: Epiphany (2007) — Author — 167 copies
Sisters in Fantasy (1995) — Editor — 161 copies
Blood Feuds (1993) 138 copies
Arabesques: More Tales of the Arabian Nights (1988) — Editor — 130 copies
Shards of Empire (1996) 127 copies
Silk Roads and Shadows (1988) 108 copies
The Grail of Hearts (1992) 104 copies
Byzantium's Crown (1987) 102 copies
Heritage of Flight (1989) 74 copies

Associated Works

Works have been aliased into Susan M. Shwartz.

The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century (2001) — Contributor — 566 copies
Sword of Chaos and other stories (1982) — Contributor — 543 copies
Chicks 'N Chained Males (1999) — Contributor — 466 copies
Catfantastic II (1991) — Contributor — 377 copies
Catfantastic III (1994) — Contributor — 291 copies
Return to Avalon (1996) — Contributor — 246 copies
Alternate Presidents (1992) — Contributor — 241 copies
Greyhaven (1983) — Contributor — 228 copies
Tales of the Dominion War (2004) — Contributor — 215 copies
Catfantastic V (1999) — Contributor — 214 copies
New Frontier: No Limits (2003) — Contributor — 199 copies
Alternate Heroes (What Might Have Been, Vol. 2) (1989) — Contributor — 189 copies
Death's Head Rebellion (1990) — Contributor — 172 copies
Carmen Miranda's Ghost Is Haunting Space Station 3 (1990) — Contributor — 167 copies
Magic in Ithkar (1985) — Contributor — 165 copies
The Sky's the Limit (2007) — Contributor — 158 copies
Tales of the Witch World 2 (1988) — Contributor — 150 copies
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (1995) — Contributor — 148 copies
Southern Blood: Vampire Stories from the American South (1997) — Contributor — 145 copies
Codominium: Revolt on War World (1992) — Contributor — 145 copies
Alternate Kennedys (1992) — Contributor — 140 copies
Alternate Generals II (2002) — Contributor — 133 copies
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn: Volume 1 (1995) — Contributor — 130 copies
Excalibur (1995) — Contributor — 124 copies
The Shimmering Door (1997) — Contributor — 117 copies
Magic in Ithkar 3 (1986) — Contributor — 115 copies
Highwaymen: Robbers and Rogues (1997) — Contributor — 112 copies
Enchanted Forests (1995) — Contributor — 112 copies
Magical Beginnings (2003) — Contributor — 101 copies
Invitation to Camelot (1988) — Contributor — 97 copies
Women of the Night (2007) — Contributor — 94 copies
Visions of Wonder (1996) — Contributor — 91 copies
Crusade of Fire: Mystical Tales of the Knights Templar (2002) — Contributor — 89 copies
Ancient Enchantresses (1995) — Contributor — 82 copies
The Enchanter Completed (2005) — Contributor — 75 copies
The Amazing Stories (Star Trek) (2002) — Contributor — 71 copies
Newer York (1991) — Contributor — 63 copies
More Whatdunits (1993) — Contributor — 63 copies
Psycho-Paths (1840) — Contributor — 44 copies
Return of the Dinosaurs (1997) — Contributor — 41 copies
Isaac Asimov's Mother's Day (2000) — Contributor — 37 copies
Werewolves: A Collection of Original Stories (1988) — Contributor — 32 copies
You Bet Your Planet (2005) — Contributor — 29 copies
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Cat Stories (1997) — Contributor — 24 copies
Blood Muse: Timeless Tales of Vampires in the Arts (1995) — Contributor — 19 copies
Orphans of the Night (1995) — Contributor — 16 copies
I signori di Darkover (1993) — Contributor — 12 copies

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Shwartz, Susan Martha
Birthdate
1949-12-31
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Youngstown, Ohio, USA

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Reviews

 
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beskamiltar | 1 other review | Apr 10, 2024 |

This novel is supposed to be a reinterpretation of [a:Joseph Conrad|3345|Joseph Conrad|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1198538984p2/3345.jpg] novel [b:Lord Jim|12194|Lord Jim|Joseph Conrad|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327936119s/12194.jpg|2578988]. It's at least made me want to dig up a copy and read that too. The premise is right up my alley - I love Horatio Hornblower and David Feintuch's Seafort Saga which is just Horatio Hornblower in space. This sounded great.

There are scenes in this novel that are really wonderful. A slow build up, beautifully detailed surroundings, believable emotion and intriguing backdrops suck you right in to the story.

Then you get an abrupt shift into the next one.

Over and over again the scene changed long before I was done with it. I was always wondering if I really understood what was going on.
I wanted to love this, but never got there. I'm not sure if the problem was the authour, the editor or just me, but the end result was was only so so. Perhaps you'll fare better
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furicle | Aug 5, 2023 |
Susan Shwartz (b. 1949) co-authored five Star Trek novels and has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards. Hostile Takeover, her most recent stand-alone novel, is structurally flawed but still worth reading. In the near future, corporations have replaced traditional governments. Execs travel in luxury to colonies in the asteroid belt, while steerage-class passengers travel to the belt as “shipcicles” to be thawed out only when their indentured labor is needed. Protagonist C. C. Williams is sent to the Vesta colony to quietly audit its books but soon finds herself the target of an assassination. Most of the action is packed into the last quarter of the plot, and I wish that C.C. had more scenes in which she exercised her forensic talents.… (more)
½
 
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Tom-e | Jul 13, 2023 |

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40
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Members
3,389
Popularity
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Rating
½ 3.6
Reviews
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ISBNs
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Favorited
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