- Taschenbuch: 280 Seiten
- Verlag: Norilana Books (1. Oktober 2007)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1934648140
- ISBN-13: 978-1934648148
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 1,5 x 22,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: Schreiben Sie die erste Bewertung
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 4.045.358 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
J (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 28. September 2007
Es wird kein Kindle Gerät benötigt. Laden Sie eine der kostenlosen Kindle Apps herunter und beginnen Sie, Kindle-Bücher auf Ihrem Smartphone, Tablet und Computer zu lesen.
Geben Sie Ihre Mobiltelefonnummer ein, um die kostenfreie App zu beziehen.
Wenn Sie dieses Produkt verkaufen, möchten Sie über Seller Support Updates vorschlagen?
Three women in three worlds: Dr. Ann Lucas, former NASA scientist and now a drugged and helpless mental patient, in a reality almost but not quite our own. Mad Jack, one eyed gunwoman and lover of women, in a ruined and lawless wasteland world. Jay Younger, living in the here and now, known to her readers simply as Jay -- a science fiction writer whose literary career is on the brink of disaster, an alcoholic and emotional wreck. When the impossible becomes real and boundaries between worlds start to dissolve, the fates of these three tormented, brave and intense women come together in a remarkable and daring story that examines the basic nature of reality and of human identity. William Sanders was born in Arkansas in 1942 and served with the US Army Security Agency during the Vietnam War. He is the author of more than 20 published books and many stories and articles; his short fiction has been nominated for major awards, including the Hugo and Nebula, and has twice won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History. He lives in Oklahoma with his motorcycle and his dog. "Girl meets girl meets girl, and she is them. J. is a high-energy sprint across parallel realities.Did I mention that I'm in love with Mad Jack?" -- Susan R. Matthews, author of PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE and COLONY FLEET
|5 Sterne (0%)|
|4 Sterne (0%)|
|3 Sterne (0%)|
|2 Sterne (0%)|
|1 Stern (0%)|
Dieses Produkt bewerten
Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen auf Amazon.com
J. is the work of a master storyteller at the top of his form; just like life it's serious in some places and funny in others, but there's never a dull moment. What more can you ask for?
That's the setup for William Sanders' new novel, J. Sanders has published a number of first rate novels in several genres: SF, fantasy, mystery, men's adventure. He's never less than a wicked good adventure writer, and at his best he combines whipcrack action writing with a deadpan ironic sense of humour, fully rounded, "lived-in" characters, and real passion. J. is Sanders at close to the top of his form -- it's fast moving, intense, and fun to read. It's also as close to pure SF as he's ever come at novel length.
The story follows the three women who share the same name in different forms (Jay, Mad Jack, and Ann, all short for Jacqueline Ann Younger) as they cope with the realization that in some strange way they are the same woman, in three divergent timelines. Mad Jack's is the most distant from ours, and Sanders portrays the post-Apocalyptic anarchic New Mexico with brutal realism. We see only a little bit of Ann's world -- similar to ours with slight divergences that have led, for example, to a more advanced space program. And Jay's world, as far as we can tell, is our world. The main action opens with Ann threatened (...) by a brutal worker at the mental institution she's committed herself to -- but suddenly she is rescued by the strange appearance of the heavily armed Mad Jack, who takes the rapid action which is second nature to her harsh way of life. But of course in Ann's world that's murder -- and while Ann and Jack clumsily try to escape, there really isn't any hope for them -- until somehow they find themselves again in Mad Jack's version of Santa Fe. That provides only the briefest respite, however, especially when the mysterious grey clad men show up, apparently ready to kill the women out of hand. But soon they find their way, how they don't know, in yet another world, with Jay -- but by now they know that that won't represent a long term solution, to say nothing of their short term problems dealing with Jay's drinking, and with the unavoidable problem of explaining their sudden appearance in a world with no place for them.
J. careens back and forth, the action never stopping, as the three women struggle to escape their grey pursuers. Fortunately, they find a man who mysteriously has some idea of what might be happening -- and eventually they learn, to some extent, what's been going on -- and they even have a chance at finding a place where all three women can stay together. This novel features three involving and believable main characters, some fine SFnal speculation that is reminiscent of some of Poul Anderson's work, and some of H. Beam Piper's, and an always compelling plot.
This is a seemingly simple story: girl meets girl meets girl, and she is them. There's action and adventure, violence, nudity,... experimentation, chase scenes, post-nuclear dystopia, and quantum mechanics, not to mention a woman so butch she defines her type -- the boots, the eyepatch, the heavy artillery . . . is it just me, or is it getting warm in here? But nothing is as simple as it looks, and the structural and psychological resonances of this book only start with Sanders' provocative choice of a title that invokes some of the most famous linear narrative issues of our time.
Will Sanders' ferocious technical discipline is all but invisible beneath the ease and mastery of his story-telling. This novel moves like a late model German import luxury car on a freeway in Montana -- smooth, persuasive, and when it pulls up in front of your doorstep to let you back out into your life again you'll be surprised that you're there already . . . sorry that the ride's over . . . and ready to do it all over again.
I know you'll enjoy the ride. I did!
What an amazing book, and an amazing premise! Not only does William Sanders show a deep understanding of humanity and of femaleness, but he shows that one person holds the complexity of a whole universe, and we all can be fragmented into familiar yet oh-so-alien aspects of our own selves. We all have dark sides, clear sides, innocent and bitter sides, fathomless and murk-filled aspects.
The three "J" are all yearning for the other aspect of themselves, and when they do meet, the world can never again be the same. Or should I say, the three alternate aspects of the world are all suddenly changed; the range of experience is preternaturally widened.
This is a book that makes you think, and think again. And for that alone, I'd give it 6 stars, if I could. And I'd give it a seventh star because William Sanders is a master of subtle precision and biting wit.
Now, go get your own copy and see what it's like to meet yourself in three different ways all at the same time. It'll blow your mind.