The Warrior Who Carried Life

The Warrior Who Carried Life

The Warrior Who Carried Life is, like all of Geoff's work, difficult to contain within the boundaries of a given genre. Superficially, I suppose, one might label it Fantasy—there are swords, and magic, and shapeshifting, and .

Author: Geoff Ryman

Publisher: ChiZine

ISBN: 9781927469408

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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To defeat her enemies . . . she must make them immortal. Only men are allowed into the wells of vision. But Cara’s mother defies this edict and is killed, but not before returning with a vision of terrible and wonderful things that are to come . . . and all because of five-year-old Cara. Years later, evil destroys the rest of Cara’s family. In a rage, Cara uses magic to transform herself into a male warrior. But she finds that to defeat her enemies, she must break the cycle of violence, not continue it. As Cara’s mother’s vision of destiny is fulfilled, the wonderful follows the terrible, and a quest for revenge becomes a quest for eternal life.
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The Warrior Who Carried Life

The Warrior Who Carried Life

A young woman from a land of magic transforms herself into a mighty warrior to redeem her world from the grip of an ancient Evil

Author: Geoff Ryman

Publisher: Spectra Books

ISBN: 0553263447

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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A young woman from a land of magic transforms herself into a mighty warrior to redeem her world from the grip of an ancient Evil
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100 Must read Fantasy Novels

100 Must read Fantasy Novels

WARRIOR. WHO. CARRIED. LIFE. (1985) When Cara's family is slaughtered and maimed by a family of usurpers who have claimed the power in her land, she vows revenge. Using forbidden magic, she transforms into a statuesque male warrior and ...

Author: Nick Rennison

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408114889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Fantasy is one of the most visible genres in popular culture - we see the creation of magical and imagined worlds and characters in every type of media, with very strong fan bases in tow. This latest guide in the successful Bloomsbury Must-Read series covers work from a wide range of authors: Tolkien, Philip Pullman, Terry Pratchett, Michael Moorcock, Rudyard Kipling and C.S Lewis to very contemporary writers such as Garth Nix and Steven Erikson. If you want to expand your range of reading or deepen your understanding of this genre, this is the best place to start.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Virtue and the Moral Life

Virtue and the Moral Life

After providing an exhaustive inventory of the soldiers' war goods and their weights, he writes, “They carried all they ... to “hump” freight into a metaphor for the psychological burdens that the warrior carries into and out of combat.

Author: William Werpehowski

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739182321

Category: Religion

Page: 221

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The scope of interest and reflection on virtue and the virtues is as wide and deep as the questions we can ask about what makes a moral agent’s life decent, or noble, or holy rather than cruel, or base, or sinful; or about the conditions of human character and circumstance that make for good relations between family members, friends, workers, fellow citizens, and strangers, and the sorts of conditions that do not. Clearly these questions will inevitably be directed to more finely grained features of everyday life in particular contexts. Virtue and the Moral Life: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives takes up these questions. In its ten timely and original chapters, it considers the specific importance of virtue ethics, its public significance for shaping a society’s common good, the value of civic integrity, warfare and returning soldiers’ sense of enlarged moral responsibility, the care for and agency of children in contemporary secular consumer society, and other questions involving moral failure, humility, and forgiveness.
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The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Born in Canada, but for a long time resident in London, Ryman began publishing short fiction during the 1970s in various genre magazines and his first novel, a fantasy entitled The Warrior Who Carried Life, appeared in 1985.

Author: George Mann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780337043

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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This encyclopedia is the most up-to-date, concise, clear and affordable guide to all aspects of science fiction, from its background to generic themes and devices, from authors (established and new) to films. Science fiction has evolved into one of the most popular, cutting-edge and exciting fiction geners, with a proliferation of modern and classic authors, themes and ideas, movies, TV series and awards. Arranged in an A-Z format, and featuring a comprehensive index and cross-referencing system, The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is also the most accessible and easy to use encyclopedia of its kind currently available.
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The Science Fiction Handbook

The Science Fiction Handbook

His first novel, The Warrior Who Carried Life (1985), is a fantasy quest adventure and Ryman is better known for the two that followed it, The Child Garden (1989) and Was (1992). The former is set in a transfigured future England and ...

Author: Nick Hubble

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472538963

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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As we move through the 21st century, the importance of science fiction to the study of English Literature is becoming increasingly apparent. The Science Fiction Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to the genre and how to study it for students new to the field. In particular, it provides detailed entries on major writers in the SF field who might be encountered on university-level English Literature courses, ranging from H.G. Wells and Philip K. Dick, to Doris Lessing and Geoff Ryman. Other features include an historical timeline, sections on key writers, critics and critical terms, and case studies of both literary and critical works. In the later sections of the book, the changing nature of the science fiction canon and its growing role in relation to the wider categories of English Literature are discussed in depth introducing the reader to the latest critical thinking on the field.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Complete Critical Assembly

Complete Critical Assembly

Geoff Ryman's first novel The Warrior Who Carried Life (Unwin 173pp £7.95, horrible binding) crackles like an unshielded power line with dangerous energy and originality. The disfigured heroine Cara learns witchery, becoming a man to ...

Author: David Langford

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781587153303

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

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This new collection of essays, commissioned from a range of scholars across the world, takes as its theme the reception of Rome's greatest poet in a time of profound cultural change. Amid the rise of Christianity, the changing status of the city of Rome, and the emergence of new governing classes, Vergil remained a bedrock of Roman education and identity. This volume considers the different ways in which Vergil was read, understood and appropriated; by poets, commentators, Church fathers, orators and historians. The introduction outlines the cultural and historical contexts. Twelve chapters dedicated to individual writers or genres, and the contributors make use of a wide range of approaches from contemporary reception theory. An epilogue concludes the volume.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Year s Best Science Fiction Twenty Ninth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Twenty Ninth Annual Collection

Born in Canada, GeoffRyman now lives in England. ... Fiction Award and the World Fantasy Award; it was later published in a book version, The Unconquered Country: A Life History. ... His other novels include The Warrior Who Carried Life ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250009784

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection brings together short stories from award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.
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The Year s Best Science Fiction Thirty Fourth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Thirty Fourth Annual Collection

Born in Canada, Geoff Ryman now lives in England. ... His other novels include The Warrior Who Carried Life, the critically acclaimed mainstream novel Was, Coming of Enkidu, The King's Last Song, Lust, and the underground cult classic ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250119254

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

View: 415

In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self-evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection, the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection brings together award-winning authors and masters of the field. With an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.
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The Year s Best Science Fiction Eighth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Eighth Annual Collection

Born in Canada, Geoff Ryman now lives in England. ... His other novels include The Warrior Who Carried Life, the critically acclaimed mainstream novel Was, Coming of Enkidu, The King's Last Song, Lust, and the underground cult classic ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466829473

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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This edition of The Year's Best Science Fiction collects twenty-five of the finest works of speculative fiction to see print in 1990, stories from the genre's every edge, and from its heart. Among the many marvels are tales from the field's most accomplished artists: Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Shobies' Story" returns to the Hainish worlds with a reality-defining story, while Joe Haldeman's "The Hemmingway Hoax" embarks from our world on a time-defying trip through other possibilities. Kate Wilhelm, Michael Moorcock, Robert Silverberg, and John Brunner demonstrate too with their stories why they remain among the most popular science fiction writers of all time. With the closing of a decade and cyberpunk virtually becoming reality, many of the leading writers of the eighties have begun to bring new insight and vision to their fiction: Bruce Sterling examines a classic clash of cultures in "We See Things Differently," and James Patrick Kelly's "Mr. Boy" presents a hard-edged story about the guts of growing up. Lewis Shiner's "White City" and Connie Willis's "Cibola" both seek peace--of sorts--amid spectacle, and works by Nancy Kress, Lucius Shepard and Robert Frazier, Pat Murphy, and John Kessel also dazzle and amaze. Among the many other stories in this volume are powerhouse piece by Terry Bisson, Molly Gloss, Ian McDonald, Charles Sheffield, Alexander Jablokov, and Dafydd ab Hugh, as well as towering new mindscapes from young talents such as Jonathan Lethem, Ian R. MacLeod, Greg Egan and Ted Chiang. A wonderful tour through possible, probable, and virtual realities, The Year's Best Science Fiction is an ideal assemblage of the year's short fiction. This volume is essential to anyone who reads sf. "A virtually indispensable series."--Kirkus Reviews
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