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  • Alchemy and AcademeA Collection of Original Stories Concerning Themselves with Transmutations Mental and Elemental Alchemical and Academic
  • Anne McCaffrey
  • English
  • 03 July 2019
  • 9780345344199

10 thoughts on “Alchemy and AcademeA Collection of Original Stories Concerning Themselves with Transmutations Mental and Elemental Alchemical and Academic

  1. says:

    I found this anthology languishing on the bookshelf brought to light by an organizational effort to group myriad collections by author at the least Since McCaffrey was the editor and instigator of this slapdash collection of “related theme” publications it was on the McCaffrey shelf next to the highly acclaimed “Pern” novel

  2. says:

    Anne McCaffrey has put together an interesting if fairly random collection of stories Despite the wide ranging subtitle there really isn't a common thread to these stories other than they are generally well written The collection surprised me by starting out with a poem by John Updike which was previously publ

  3. says:

    I've set myself a goal of reading a collection of short stories each month this year picking one to analyse and writing a short story using what I've learned This is the first anthology I choseI did so because I vaguely remembered that it had an excellent story in it from when I read it many many years ago However I think I must h

  4. says:

    This anthology didn't contain nearly as much fun stuff involving actual alchemy as I'd hoped for which was disapp

  5. says:

    read about half of the stories found them mostly hard to follow i felt like the story started in the middle wo really introducing the characters or the setting and just as I was starting to get a handle on what was going on the story would end

  6. says:

    As with most story collections there are good and not so good here But most of the stories were written for this collection which means we do not get the best of a large sample Some of the stories are surreal impressionism where interesting pictures are presented but nothing happens Those are not to my taste I don't think all of t

  7. says:

    Interesting collection somewhat dated but definitely worth a bargain bin purchase Best line that stuck with me was the description of the Bishop's wife in the story In a uart of Water She reminded me of an untidy and harassesed chipmunk without a chipmunk's charm

  8. says:

    A mixed bag but some gems within

  9. says:

    Excellent collection that I would love to keep on my shelves

  10. says:

    This collection contains a handful of fun stories but most of them are written in an impenetrable gobbledygook style to the point of incomprehen

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Alchemy and AcademeA Collection of Original Stories Concerning Themselves with Transmutations Mental and Elemental Alchemical and Academic

Dorman and othersContents Foreword Anne McCaffrey The dance of the solids John Updike A mess of porridge Sonya Dorman The Institute Carol Emshwiller Condillac’s statue R A Lafferty The sorcerers L Sprague de Camp The weed of time Norman Spinrad Night and the loves of Joe Dicostanzo Samuel R Delany Come up and see me Daphne Castell Shut the last door Joe H. This anthology didn t contain nearly as much fun stuff involving actual alchemy as I d hoped for which was disappointing Also most of the stories were just really bad Pretty much the only redeeming feature was Joanna Russ s story The Man Who Could Not See Devils I will admit I skimmedskipped some of the stories because they were just so badSFF has got SO MUCH BETTER in the decades since the 1970s

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An enchanting collection of tales enchantments things magical and strange devils and demons professors of potent powers witchcraft and wizardry and Master fantasy writer Anne McCaffrey has chosen 20 short tales and poems of wonder and awe written by the finest writers of fantasy today including Robert Silverberg L Sprague de Camp R A Lafferty Gene Wolfe Carol Emshwiller Sonya. Anne McCaffrey has put together an interesting if fairly random collection of stories Despite the wide ranging subtitle there really isn t a common thread to these stories other than they are generally well written The collection surprised me by starting out with a poem by John Updike which was previously published in Scientific American Entitled The Dance of the Solids it holds closer to the theme of the collection than the rest of the stories I was drawn to the collection by the inclusion of James Blish s More Light a critical work in the evolution of King in Yellow mythology of Bierce Chambers and of course H P Lovecraft Blish handles the material with both respect and humor and delivers a successful Hastur tale and adds to the legendary horror Other stories of note for me included Norman Spinrad s The Weed of Time a tale of a mind altering herb Avram Davidson s Big Sam a rural love story David Telfair s In a uart of Water an alchemic tale set in a lightly disguised Swanee University and Peter Tate s Mainchance an AI human science fiction story All told there are twenty stories and poems in the book and they are all good in their various ways There are many heavy hitters in the group including Samuel R Delany Robert Silverberg L Sprague De Camp and Keith Laumer whose pieces might strike your fancy

Characters Alchemy and AcademeA Collection of Original Stories Concerning Themselves with Transmutations Mental and Elemental Alchemical and Academic

Ensley Big Sam Avram Davidson More light James Blish The man who could not see devils Joanna Russ The Key to Out Betsy Curtis Ringing the changes Robert Silverberg In a uart of water David Telfair Morning glory Gene Wolfe Ascension a workday arabesue Virginia Kidd The Devil you don’t Keith Laumer The triumphant head Josephine Saxton Mainchance Peter Ta. Interesting collection somewhat dated but definitely worth a bargain bin purchase Best line that stuck with me was the description of the Bishop s wife in the story In a uart of Water She reminded me of an untidy and harassesed chipmunk without a chipmunk s charm