Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Keeper of Dreams Pastwatch. Keeper of Dreams 3. This huge new collection of the short stories of one of Science Fiction's most beloved and popular writers is sure to please his millions of fans. The volume contains 24 stories, Card's new introductions for each story, and commentary on his life and work.
Like the earlier Maps in A Mirror , this collection is a definitive retrospective of the short fiction career of the wri This huge new collection of the short stories of one of Science Fiction's most beloved and popular writers is sure to please his millions of fans. Like the earlier Maps in A Mirror , this collection is a definitive retrospective of the short fiction career of the writer that The Houston Post called "the best writer science fiction has to offer. Hardcover , pages.
Shippey addresses this pattern, discussing how Tolkien tries to give his stories a depth that goes beyond magnitude or complexity Shippey Under his rule, Wakanda begins practicing the black capitalism that came to displace black power as the revolutionary movements of the s and s were crushed by the state and ran up against their own strategic and organizational deadlocks. This is a very heavy book, so it was hard to read simply because the hardbound book was difficult to hol This is a great book of short stories by OSC. Like the earlier Maps in A Mirror , this collection is a definitive retrospective of the short fiction career of the writer that The Houston Post called "the best writer science fiction has to offer. There are also two stories about Alvin Maker, plus a number of fantasy and science fiction stories.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Keeper of Dreams , please sign up. Lists with This Book. May 16, Miriam rated it really liked it Shelves: I always have mixed feelings about Card's short fiction, and that continued with this book. Several of the stories were great; I especially liked the Hatrack River ones. There were some others, such as "Angles," that I would like to see developed into novels.
Some of them felt a little unfinished. All in all, though, it was an enjoyable read, and the great thing about it being a book of short fiction was that I didn't stay up all night reading it, the way I usually do when I get one of his books I always have mixed feelings about Card's short fiction, and that continued with this book.
All in all, though, it was an enjoyable read, and the great thing about it being a book of short fiction was that I didn't stay up all night reading it, the way I usually do when I get one of his books. The stories were still page-turners I was never bored , but I was able to force myself to stop when I finished a story or two, instead of having to read the whole thing from beginning to end.
There were definitely several 5-star stories, a couple that were 3-star, and maybe even one or two that I personally found 2-star stories, but overall I would put most of the stories in the 4-star range; hence the rating. Aug 24, Natalia Paez rated it really liked it. My rating for this book is 4. Feb 24, Josiah rated it did not like it.
This is one of those reviews that I'm writing long after the fact as catch-up. I read the book back in October and I'm reviewing it in July I looked at the table of contents to remind myself of the stories that I'd read, but the stories stuck with me enough that several of them were still pretty vibrant almost a year later even though I'd made no particular effort to keep them in mind. Atlantis, in particular, is a great one. No one can tell a good shaggy god story like Card.
Mostly, This is one of those reviews that I'm writing long after the fact as catch-up. Mostly, I was just really impressed by Card's versatility. I feel like a lot of the really great writers are like that. Stephen King comes to mind, for example.
Sure, he did a lot of horror, but he's also written sci-fi, historical fiction, dramas, etc. Sadly, something else I realized was that I only had volume 1 of this collection on Audible. That's a bummer, but I'm also sure I'll get back to them.
I really enjoyed reading the entire collected words of Arthur C. Clarke, and I'd like to go through the entire collected works of a few more authors, as well. Sci-fi fiction is in my blood so deep that I really can't imagine the world without it. I don't actually talk about sci-fi that much from day-to-day, nor do I really have that much sci-fi stuff visible in my life.
But it's still home. And, among the genre, Orson Scott Card is probably the author who has meant the most to me. I hope he reads a story of mine one day. Aug 09, Falbs rated it liked it. There are a few real gems in this collection, but I was hoping for a little more science fiction and a little less of everything else fantasy, serious lit, religious, Hatrack, etc. It did give me some interesting insights into what it means to him to be a Mormon, and a couple of the fantasy stories had some interesting ideas behind them, but not much 'hard' science fiction.
It's also a bit of a slog, I don't think it really needed to be over pages long. I wish I'd just read the science fi There are a few real gems in this collection, but I was hoping for a little more science fiction and a little less of everything else fantasy, serious lit, religious, Hatrack, etc. I wish I'd just read the science fiction bit and stopped after that, but that's not really the way I read books. Once I get started, it has to be truly awful for me to put it down, and it surely wasn't that, it just wasn't really up my alley.
There was one story in the lit section entitled "Feed the Baby of Love" that was truly amazing though, so I'm glad I did manage to get to that one. Apr 07, Liz rated it liked it Shelves: In general, if I don't finish a book, I don't give it better than 3 stars. Aug 30, Jamie rated it really liked it.
I'm admitted fan of Card and I was still surprised by how much I liked all of these stories. In fact, the Pastwatch short story was my whole reason for grabbing this collection was probably my least favorite, I liked the other stories that much. I can't make any judgement on the Hatrack section, however.
I haven't ready Card's Alvin Maker books, so I didn't want to read those short stories. I'll have to circle back to those someday when I finally read the novels. Dec 10, Shobha Prabhakar rated it it was amazing.
Picked it up randomly at the library and it was a pleasant surprise. Jan 15, Don Gubler rated it it was ok. Only for the insatiable Card fan. Dec 22, Nicholas Bobbitt rated it liked it. Again, Card is okay but not anything really to call home about. Maybe my tolerance for him is shot, but I remember liking this a lot more than I do. Apr 05, Joy rated it really liked it. I had wanted to read this collection for a while, and I noticed that the Kindle priced had dropped to something reasonable, so I picked it up a few weeks ago.
Pages Home Syllabus Syllabus Syllabus Friday, April 11, Atlantis and Atalantie. Beyond imbedding it in his stories, Tolkien explicitly describes in letters how it is important in his writing process. I found this dream to be an interesting way to look at the significance of dreams for Tolkien, and how that affects his mythology and the stories he writes.
Tolkien, like Alboin, thinks language is a base for creating stories. In one letter Tolkien describes the coincidence between the word Atlantis, and the Quenya word for downfall, or atalantie Letters Though Tolkien suggests it is pure chance, Flieger is not fully convinced, and argues that the similarity between atalantie and Atlantis cannot be fully dismissed Flieger Either way however, Tolkien names his dream and creates a story to further dispel the fear and mystery of his reoccurring dream.
This is the story of the destruction and creation of his mythology of England. Tolkien names his dream, then sets it as the foundation in his mythology. In class, we discussed in depth the importance of dreams for Tolkien, but I want to look at the Atlantis dream and how it affects the stories that he writes. Shippey addresses this pattern, discussing how Tolkien tries to give his stories a depth that goes beyond magnitude or complexity Shippey Therefore instead of just using this as the creation story, the multiple retellings and different variations give the dream and story behind it the authenticity of a myth that is told and retold over time.
Faramir describes that he often has a dream of a great wave coming over the planes and enveloping the land LOTR While the Atlantis dream itself is one of destruction, in The Lord of the Rings , the tale emphasizes a turning point and a resurgence of hope. Out of the sadness and despair, there begins to be hope that the journey will be successful.
The Atlantis dream is significant to Tolkien, and I think the use in this context can create another layer of myth. Tolkien uses dreams to emphasize his mythology that is ever changing and developing. The use of dreams gives it a mystical quality, giving depth and complexity to the story that Tolkien weaves. Why do white people love Black Panther , just as they love Star Wars? If we take a cynical look, we might conclude that it is because two classic modes of white racism are reproduced in Black Panther.
First, the notion that the value of a culture and people lies in the extent of its technological development, a condition rendered as a natural property rather than one which results from an unequal global division of labor and distribution of wealth. Second, that the opposition of the oppressed to their oppressors amounts to nihilistic violence, practiced by criminals with unworthy intentions. In the recent sequels, the semi-feudal futurism of Star Wars has been updated for an audience perhaps even less credulous of monarchies than it was in , with Princess Leia converted into a general of a more or less republican anti-imperialist resistance.
Black Panther is monarchist without apology.
In Black Panther, we are presented with a mythology that makes anti-imperialist resistance unnecessary. In the Marvel myth of the African nation of Wakanda, initially created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and brought to the big screen by Disney, Third World poverty is not a result of the ravages of colonialism and the uneven exploitation of global capitalism.
Development exceeding that of advanced capitalism has already been achieved within a semi-feudal mode of production protected in the boundaries of a nation-state. In this mission he relies equally on a dizzying array of advanced technological gadgetry, reminiscent of imperialist agent James Bond. But the Wakandan monarchy has a dirty secret.
The abundant evidence of his efficacy does not establish Killmonger as a hero or villain so much as a receptacle for tropes of inner-city gangsterism. The ones that helped destroy the dream of African liberation, that had a hand in the assassination of Lumumba, staged a coup against Nkrumah, tipped off the arrest that imprisoned Mandela, installed the vicious, nation-destroying Mobutu?