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ISBN:
0441873057
Author:
Christopher Stasheff
Category:
Fantasy
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ace (January 15, 1985)
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Steadying himself with one hand, he stumbled to a panel on the other side of the circular cabin. He fumbled the catches loose, cursing in the fine old style of galactic deckhands, opened the panel, pressed a button. Turning, he all but fell back to the chair. The soft hum awoke in the cabin again.

Steadying himself with one hand, he stumbled to a panel on the other side of the circular cabin. A slurred voice asked, with varying speed and pitch, "Izzz awwl (Hic!) sadizfagtoree. 'lorrrr" Rodney?" "All the smooth, glossy robots in the galaxy," muttered Milord, "and I get stuck with an epileptic!"

Christopher Stasheff (15 January 1944 – 10 June 2018) was an American science fiction author and fantasy author whose novels include The Warlock in Spite of Himself (1969) and Her Majesty's Wizard (1986).

Christopher Stasheff (15 January 1944 – 10 June 2018) was an American science fiction author and fantasy author whose novels include The Warlock in Spite of Himself (1969) and Her Majesty's Wizard (1986). He had a doctorate in Theatre and taught radio and television at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico; he retired in 2009 and moved to Champaign, Illinois.

The Warlock in Spite of Himself is a science fantasy novel by American author Christopher Stasheff, published in 1969. It is the first book in Warlock of Gramarye series

The Warlock in Spite of Himself is a science fantasy novel by American author Christopher Stasheff, published in 1969. It is the first book in Warlock of Gramarye series. The title is a play on the title of Molière's Le Médecin malgré lui (The Doctor, in Spite of Himself).

Christopher Stasheff seems to be on a quest to educate through entertainment I had first come across Christopher Stasheff years ago with his Rogue Wizard books.

Christopher Stasheff seems to be on a quest to educate through entertainment. In fact, in a number of his other books he has characters that do exactly that. It's a fun read, with an epileptic robot, a psionic population, and a protagonist who is determined to help a recently rediscovered monarchistic world become a democracy. I had first come across Christopher Stasheff years ago with his Rogue Wizard books. The combination of sci-fi, fantasy and politics intrigued me and though the books weren't masterpieces by any stretch of the imagination they were good reads which were slightly educational.

The Warlock Unlocked (Warlock of Gramarye Book 3). Christopher Stasheff. At first, I thought the reader was performing the other roles himself, or with a voice changer. The Warlock Enraged (Warlock of Gramarye Book 4). Without doubt, SOME of the voices are run through one, especially the elves, but not all are voices the reader could produce, especially the female voices.

Book in the Warlock Series). by Christopher Stasheff. com User, April 16, 1997. The Warlock In Spite of Himself" is one of the best books I've ever read. Combining elements of fantasy, science fiction, and historical fiction has never seemed so easy, or been so entertaining. The book follows the adventures of Rod Gallowglass (nee D'Armand) and his struggle to free the planet of Gramarye (a lost world of colonists from Terra) from the clutches of a dictator.

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Stasheff Christopher. Читать онлайн The Warlock Unlocked. Stasheff Christopher. Cristopher Stasheff The Warlock Unlocked Warlock in Spite of Himself - 4 PROLOGUE Pope John the XXIV said his first Mass with the whole world watching through its 3DT cameras. He said his second at sunrise the next morning, with a handful of devoted clerics watching, in a little chapel adjoining his chambers. Not too many were willing to get up at 5:00 AM, even for a Mass said by the Holy Father. After a frugal breakfa. The Warlock Unlocked. Warlock in Spite of Himself - 4. PROLOGUE. Warlock in Spite of Himself - 5. 1. For some time now, I’ve been getting worried about the steadily increasing number of hopeful historians on this Isle of Gramarye. There weren’t any when I came here-none that I was aware of, anyway. Then Brother Chillde started keeping his chronicles, and, first thing I knew, there were five more just like him. Not that this is all bad, of course-Gramarye’ll be much better off if it has an accurate record of its history.

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  • Dream
What good is having a Kindle edition of a book if it isn't the whole book? The Kindle version is abridged, and therefore a waste of money. Please remedy this.
  • Boyn
I read the original many years ago, and I loved it. Unfortunately, the Kindle version is definitely missing some major sections. For instance, the relationship between Queen Catherine and Tuan is missing at least the section where Tuan gets into a fight with Catherine just before the final battle.
There are references to that scene that are still in the Kindle version that suddenly make no sense, without that context.

And this is just what I remember from when I read it years ago, so there is probably more that is missing.
  • Doomwarden
When I was 16 years old my Father took me from Chicago to Brussels on a business trip and I finished this book on the flight. I found an English language bookstore in Brussels the next day and bought the next two books. I read of Psionic Wizards and Witchmoss Elves while prowling a country that wears it history openly. The books and the place were perfect compliments to each other. A few years later at Illinois State University I attended a medieval fantasy fighting club and was sorely beaten by a quick whip of a boy who introduced himself as Ed Stasheff. I commented "ah like Christopher Stasheff, one of my favorite authors" He replied, 'Yeah, that would be Dad." Now, I am right proud of my Father, but in that moment I was right jealous of Edward. I own every book Mr Stasheff has written and am now purchasing them in ebook form as they become available. I hope you pick this one up and enjoy the ride half as much as I have.
  • Nuadabandis
I apparently have a highly elevated ability to suspend disbelief since I have loved so many books that others have dismissed for the same reasons I find them so interesting and imagination-consuming. If I rate a Sci-Fi/Fantasy book a 5-Star it means the characters have translated me into their world or place of existence. THE WARLOCK IN SPITE OF HIMSELF took me into Gramarye effortlessly. I don't mean this book is perfect and will make sense to everyone else who reads it. What I mean is that the story has a background world that is given enough form to allow for extrapolation, elements that work within the plot for both a Fantasy and Science Fiction genre, and several characters that I adore because they are realistic to the time period it was written within and the world it is about while still making sense here on Earth if a person will consider the differences and not try to cram it into OUR world's view alone.

This world is with a medieval Fantasy belief system nestled with a Science Fiction technology that is seen as "Magic". It is another planet with beings known in Fantasy and human abilities that have been possibilities to the human development in the past few decades in Science Fiction. Japanese Anime has been using some of these basic ploys for years. Rod from a futuristic democratic conflagration of other planets is sent to this other world and finds the medieval world of Gramarye with a young queen, a noble's son, a discontented group of nobles, and a freedom-seeking group of peasants – all the right elements to begin setting up a democratic monarchy! Too bad a shadow group of influencers are trying for a totalitarian or anarchist government by trying to get rid of the current medieval kingdom that could be on its way to a democratic republic.

I wish this book could be used in EVERY SINGLE POLITICAL SCIENCE CLASS in the USA! I already got Book 2 and will try to see where this political intrigue will turn, change, and land in this series. This first book is a lively read, an interesting twist of Sci-Fi and Fantasy, and a group of characters I could not wait to see in the next book. I may be considered an EASY READER but I differ with that assumption. Read this novel and you might just come to realize that you have the same "highly elevated ability" that I have!
  • Atineda
The book is just as much of a romp as it was when I read it in Jr. High. The full cast audiobook is especially delightful, and I frankly do not understand complaints of bad sound levels -- it sounds perfectly fine to me. I have other audiobooks where the background Foley is so loud you can't hear the dialogue, but this is quite enjoyable to me. At first, I thought the reader was performing the other roles himself, or with a voice changer. Without doubt, SOME of the voices are run through one, especially the elves, but not all are voices the reader could produce, especially the female voices. So it clearly is a full-cast recording, and the description, which I didn't read completely in my haste to purchase my old favorite "feel good" book of my youth bears out.

But what is NOT available as far as I can find is who the cast IS. It's by "Wild Voices". Great. Now who did Wild Voices contract to do this audiobook? I can't find it anywhere. I'd SWEAR (Art there, old mole?) that Fess the Robot Horse is performed by J. K. Simmons, and I recognize a couple of other voices I can't put a name to, such as old Duke Loguire. If these are unknowns doing the voice parts, they're damned good unknowns and should become knowns so we can support them in their endeavors -- they're wonderful!

Now, as for the book, I have to really stress my headline here. This book was written 40 or so years ago. It might as well have been written in the time of Mark Twain, given the differences in cultural norms compared with today. Also, it's a 40-year-old book about a Medieval/Renaissance pastiche fantasy setting. So there's a double-whammy of elderly cultural references and norms that will challenge the more "sensitive" audience, especially those who would judge Thucydides with the same yardstick as one might judge J. K. Rowling. You can't do that. It's just not appropriate!

When this book was written, the cultural norms were very different, and it was written ABOUT an even OLDER set of cultural norms, almost as a "Connecticut Yankee"-style story, hence my reference to Mark Twain. If you don't stop every few moments to screech about the language, or the "sexism" or any "microaggressions", you might actually enjoy it.

Personally, I adore this book. It's not Shakespeare, though there IS a Horatio, and a ghost, and swearing upon a sword. It's raw and bawdy and entertaining as heck if you DON'T treat it like a current-day copy of "Twilight" or something and find fault in everything as if you can change what was written, for many potential readers, before they were BORN.

Unless you can find a time machine, and can go back and throttle Stasheff into writing it differently, that is. But if you do, it'll change the time stream and I wouldn't even have noticed, so if you can, be my guest to try. But I'd by lying if I didn't hope that this story is a fixed point in time that can't be altered by the wishful thinking of the easily offended.

Give the book a try. Let it be what it is, an adventure story with heroes and villains and derring-do. It'll be GOOD for you. Make you strong, like bull!