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Garth Nix

Autore di Sabriel

126+ opere 64,466 membri 1,443 recensioni 278 preferito

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Garth Nix was born in Melbourne, Australia on July 19, 1963. He graduated from the University of Canberra in 1986 and worked various jobs within the publishing industry until 1994. After a stint in public relations, he returned to books and took up writing as a career. He is the author of Blood mostra altro Ties, Clariel, Newt's Emerald, the Old Kingdom series, The Seventh Tower series, and The Keys to the Kingdom series. In 1999, he received a Golden Duck Award for Australian Contribution to Children's Science Fiction. To Hold the Bridge was named Best Collection by the 2015 Aurealis Awards. His novella, By Frogsled and Lizardback to Outcast Venusian Lepers, was named Best Science Fiction Novella by the 2015 Aurealis Awards. In 2018, he won the 2017 Aurealis Award for the Best science-fiction short story. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno

Serie

Opere di Garth Nix

Sabriel (1995) 10,881 copie, 323 recensioni
Lirael (2001) 7,376 copie, 140 recensioni
Abhorsen (2003) 6,735 copie, 128 recensioni
Mister Monday (2003) 4,173 copie, 85 recensioni
Grim Tuesday (2004) 2,884 copie, 46 recensioni
Drowned Wednesday (2005) 2,627 copie, 44 recensioni
Sir Thursday (2006) 2,285 copie, 39 recensioni
Across the Wall (2005) 2,261 copie, 44 recensioni
Lady Friday (2007) 2,052 copie, 35 recensioni
Shade's Children (1995) 1,745 copie, 31 recensioni
Clariel (2014) 1,694 copie, 59 recensioni
Superior Saturday (2008) 1,619 copie, 36 recensioni
The Fall (2000) 1,404 copie, 24 recensioni
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London (2020) 1,314 copie, 60 recensioni
The Abhorsen Trilogy Box Set (2003) 1,272 copie, 17 recensioni
Lord Sunday (2010) 1,260 copie, 36 recensioni
Goldenhand (2016) — Autore — 1,026 copie, 23 recensioni
The Ragwitch (1990) 837 copie, 16 recensioni
Castle (2000) 809 copie, 12 recensioni
Aenir (2000) 758 copie, 8 recensioni
Frogkisser! (2017) 755 copie, 18 recensioni
A Confusion of Princes (2012) 680 copie, 39 recensioni
Above the Veil (2000) 637 copie, 6 recensioni
Into Battle (2001) 626 copie, 5 recensioni
The Violet Keystone (2001) 606 copie, 6 recensioni
Blood Ties (2014) 594 copie, 6 recensioni
Troubletwisters (2011) 570 copie, 10 recensioni
Newt's Emerald (2013) 516 copie, 32 recensioni
Angel Mage (2019) 512 copie, 15 recensioni
The Seventh Tower: Volumes 1-3 (2000) 486 copie, 8 recensioni
The Creature in the Case (2005) 453 copie, 4 recensioni
Terciel and Elinor (2021) 386 copie, 11 recensioni
The Sinister Booksellers of Bath (2022) 370 copie, 19 recensioni
The Seventh Tower: Volumes 4-6 (2001) 263 copie, 4 recensioni
Have Sword, Will Travel (2017) 199 copie, 9 recensioni
The Monster (2012) 128 copie, 1 recensione
To Hold the Bridge [short fiction] (2016) 109 copie, 1 recensione
Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: Three Adventures (2011) 89 copie, 5 recensioni
The Calusari (1997) 89 copie
The Mystery of the Golden Card (2013) 88 copie, 2 recensioni
Missing, Presumed Evil (2014) 48 copie, 1 recensione
Fire Above, Fire Below (2013) 41 copie, 2 recensioni
The Seventh Tower (1-6) (2001) 39 copie, 1 recensione
Let Sleeping Dragons Lie (2018) 37 copie
Out of the Mirror, Darkness [short story] (2022) 30 copie, 3 recensioni
The Case of the Somewhat Mythic Sword (2020) 26 copie, 1 recensione
Second Round: A Return to the Ur-Bar (2018) — Collaboratore — 21 copie
Dislocation Space (2019) 16 copie
The Necessary Arthur: A Tor.com Original (2020) 15 copie, 1 recensione
Spirit Animals, Books 1-5 (2014) 10 copie
Old Friends 6 copie
2009 6 copie
Infestation 5 copie, 1 recensione
Endings 3 copie
Hope Chest 3 copie
Punctuality 2 copie
Das Böse erhebt sich (2016) 2 copie
Three Roses (1997) 2 copie, 1 recensione
Bill the Inventor (1998) 2 copie
Dog Soldier 2 copie
LORDE DOMINGO 1 copia
Hansel's Eyes 1 copia
The Hill 1 copia
Blackbread the Pirate (1999) 1 copia
Stop! 1 copia
A Handful of Ashes (2015) 1 copia

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection (2009) — Collaboratore — 394 copie, 2 recensioni
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By Blood We Live (2009) — Collaboratore — 304 copie, 7 recensioni
Happily Ever After (2011) — Collaboratore — 303 copie, 3 recensioni
Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery (2010) — Collaboratore — 299 copie, 6 recensioni
The Starry Rift (2008) — Collaboratore — 284 copie, 10 recensioni
The Book of Swords (2017) — Collaboratore — 274 copie, 8 recensioni
The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy (2006) — Collaboratore — 238 copie, 9 recensioni
The Book of Dragons: An Anthology (2020) — Collaboratore — 233 copie, 8 recensioni
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Haunted Nights (2017) — Collaboratore — 194 copie, 15 recensioni
Old Venus (2015) — Collaboratore — 173 copie, 7 recensioni
The Book of Magic: A Collection of Stories (2018) — Collaboratore — 169 copie, 2 recensioni
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2008: 21st Annual Collection (2008) — Collaboratore — 168 copie, 5 recensioni
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Eclipse 1: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2007) — Collaboratore — 151 copie, 7 recensioni
Fearful Symmetries (2014) — Collaboratore — 143 copie, 5 recensioni
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Three (2009) — Collaboratore — 143 copie, 2 recensioni
Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories (2014) — Collaboratore — 118 copie, 6 recensioni
Fearie Tales (2013) — Collaboratore — 111 copie, 3 recensioni
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The Dark of the Woods (2006) — Collaboratore — 90 copie, 1 recensione
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The Best of Jim Baen's Universe (2007) — Collaboratore — 75 copie, 2 recensioni
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Year's Best Fantasy 6 (2006) — Collaboratore — 72 copie, 2 recensioni
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009 Edition (2010) — Collaboratore — 69 copie
Love & Sex (2001) — Collaboratore — 69 copie, 3 recensioni
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2008 Edition (2008) — Collaboratore — 64 copie, 2 recensioni
Legends of Australian Fantasy (2010) — Collaboratore — 63 copie, 1 recensione
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Nine (2015) — Collaboratore — 62 copie, 3 recensioni
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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Thirteen (2019) — Collaboratore — 54 copie, 3 recensioni
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The Best of Jim Baen's Universe II (2008) — Collaboratore — 18 copie, 1 recensione
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Informazioni generali

Data di nascita
1963-07-19
Sesso
male
Nazionalità
Australia
Luogo di nascita
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Luogo di residenza
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Istruzione
University of Canberra (BA - Professional Writing)
Attività lavorative
Writer
Army Reservist
Premi e riconoscimenti
Golden Duck Award (Australian Contribution to Children's Science Fiction, 1999)
Agente
Jill Grinberg
Breve biografia
Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia, to the sound of the Salvation Army band outside playing 'Hail the Conquering Hero Comes' or possibly 'Roll Out the Barrel'. Garth left Melbourne at an early age for Canberra (the federal capital) and stayed there till he was nineteen, when he left to drive around the UK in a beat-up Austin with a trunk full of books and a Silver-Reed typewriter.

Despite a wheel literally falling off the Austin, Garth survived to return to Australia and study at the University of Canberra. After finishing his degree in 1986 he worked in a bookshop, then as a book publicist, a publisher's sales representative, and editor. Along the way he was also a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve, serving in an Assault Pioneer platoon for four years. Garth left publishing to work as a public relations and marketing consultant from 1994-1997, till he became a full-time writer in 1998. He did that for a year before becoming a part-time literary agent in 1999. In January 2002 Garth went back to writing full time again, despite his belief that full-time writing explains the strange behaviour of many authors.

Garth currently lives in a beach suburb of Sydney, with his wife Anna, a publisher.

Utenti

Discussioni

Found: Young Adult Fantasy trilogy from 2000's in Name that Book (Luglio 2021)
Fantasy/Fiction in Name that Book (Aprile 2016)

Recensioni

My wife is a big fan of Nix's Sabriel books, but I had not read anything by him before. This is a sequel to another of his books (The Left-Handed Booksellers of London), but I found that it largely stood on its own, except that it never clearly delineated the difference between left- and right-handed booksellers. Anyway, it's about a secret order of "booksellers" that combat dangerous magical entities; here they have to prevent one particular one from rising up and obtaining great power through sacrificing innocent victims on the solstice. I found it cute and charming without being precious or twee—quite an accomplishment these days. A lot of fun ideas, and I would loop back and read the first book, but it didn't set my world on fire.… (altro)
 
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Stevil2001 | 18 altre recensioni | Jul 20, 2024 |
{2nd of 4 (+2 prequels) in Old Kingdom series; fantasy, necromancy, young adult, children's}(2001/ 2014)

The story is narrated (in the third person) from Lirael's point of view and then, from part two (chapter 14) onwards also from Sameth's point of view. It opens with Lirael on her fourteenth birthday in the Clayr's Glacier, desperately hoping she develops the Sight for which the Clayr are renowned and which they all usually acquire as young girls. Her mother died just before her tenth birthday and, also unusually for the Clayr, Lirael doesn't know who her father was. She does get to work in the Clayr library
As could be expected of a Second Assistant Librarian, she reached for the book first
This quote appealed to me - for some reason ;0)

In exploring the library she manages to discover a lot about magic, both Charter and Free. I do love the Disreputable Dog who is one of Lirael's magical creations - but who very much has a mind of her own.

Part two opens four years later as Sameth - prince of the Old Kingdom, Abhorsen-in-waiting and about to turn seventeen - is playing the last stroke of his last school cricket match. Though he is across the Wall in Ancelstierre, where they don't believe that superstitious nonsense like magic exists, the cricket team is ambushed by an army of the dead. To save them, Sam goes into Death unarmed and unprepared where he meets a necromancer from whom he only just escapes but is injured in mind and body. On his return home, he finds that his parents are working hard to contain various incursions which have been springing up all around the kingdom and his one-year-older sister, Ellimere, has been appointed co-regent in their absence - and, of course, she starts practising on her younger brother. One of his duties is to study the Book of the Dead and master the mahogany-handled bells of a necromancer so he can help the Abhorsen maintain order in the country; but now he is scared of Death.

Meanwhile, Lirael has continued to expand her magical portfolio and finally she leaves the Clayr's Glacier, along with her faithful Dog, on a mission to save the world.

I should warn you that, though I wouldn't say that the book ends on a cliff-hanger, the mission and thus the story is by no means ended. This is Lirael's story, though Sameth also has a part, so a large chunk of the book takes place in the Clayr's Glacier where Lirael feels out of place unlike Sabriel's story where she came from Ancelstierre to the Old Kingdom and travelled all over the country on her adventure.
Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?
It occured to me that in Sabriel, the first book, we never learned the (old) Abhorsen's real name (we discover it in Lirael), nor Touchstone's either. I enjoyed the parts of the story set south of the Wall. Ancelstierre seems very much like the English countryside of PG Wodehouse's school stories (which I love) - despite Nix being Australian. But cricket is played in all three countries.

This is an intriguing series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book.

(April 2024) - but I'm reviewing it now, based on my notes and flicking through the book again
4 stars
… (altro)
 
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humouress | 139 altre recensioni | Jul 17, 2024 |
Hellblazer & Ray Donovan Mashup
Review of the Amazon Original Kindle eBook (November 15, 2022) released simultaneously with the Audible Original audiobook (November 15, 2022)

I enjoyed the place-setting and various characters in this paranormal historical fiction short Out of the Mirror, Darkness. It takes place in 1934 studio era Hollywood (a current premiere of De Mille's Cleopatra is referenced) with a studio fixer (a Ray Donovan type circa 1930s, WW1 veteran, etc.) having to deal with an enchantment that is bewitching the leads of a current production. But the fixer themself is rather ineffectual when something beyond strongarm work is required and they need the assistance of a Hellblazer proxy to solve the case. The dea ex machina, even arrives by airplane! It is all wrapped up rather too easily and quickly.

Out of the Mirror, Darkness is the seventh of seven Amazon Original Kindle eBooks/Audible Audio audiobooks released on November 15, 2022 as part of the Into Shadow Collection of short stories where "Some truths are carefully concealed; others merely forgotten. In this spellbinding collection, seven acclaimed fantasy authors create characters who venture into the depths where others fear to tread. But when forbidden knowledge is the ultimate power, how far can they go before the darkness consumes them?"

Trivia and Link
You can watch for current and past Amazon Original Kindle short stories which are usually paired with their Audible Original narrations at an Amazon page here (link goes to Amazon US, adjust for your own country or region).
… (altro)
 
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alanteder | 2 altre recensioni | Jul 14, 2024 |
 
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Salsabrarian | 59 altre recensioni | Jul 12, 2024 |

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Statistiche

Opere
126
Opere correlate
85
Utenti
64,466
Popolarità
#219
Voto
3.9
Recensioni
1,443
ISBN
1,151
Lingue
20
Preferito da
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