PortadaGruposSe habla deMásVisión actual
Buscar En Este Sitio
Este sitio utiliza cookies para ofrecer nuestros servicios, mejorar el rendimiento, para análisis y (si no está registrado) para publicidad. Al usar LibraryThing reconoces que has leído y comprendido nuestros Términos de Servicio y Política de Privacidad. Su uso del sitio y de los servicios está sujeto a estas políticas y términos.
Hide this

Resultados de Google Books

Pulse en una miniatura para ir a Google Books.

Cargando...

Merlin's Mirror

por Andre Norton

Otros autores: Ver la sección otros autores.

MiembrosReseñasPopularidadValoración promediaMenciones
465640,094 (2.86)10
Few authors have achieved such renown as World Fantasy Life Achievement honoree and Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Andre Norton. With the love of readers and the praise of critics, Norton's books have sold millions of copies worldwide. In this great science fiction novel, Andre Norton brings to new life the legendary King Arthur and the wizard Merlin in the light of modern knowledge of a lost period of history and today's understanding of science and interplanetary communication. Yet, as in all Norton's wonder novels, this is a fabulous adventure in fantasy. Here is Merlin, half star-born, gifted with the advice of an alien intelligence, given the task of renewing civilization and starting humanity again up the ladder to the stars. Here is Arthur, unaware of his stellar heritage. And here, too, is the Lady of the Lake, akin to Merlin in that she is also a listener to the music of the spheres and obedient to a celestial command post.… (más)
Cargando...

Inscríbete en LibraryThing para averiguar si este libro te gustará.

No hay Conversaciones actualmente sobre este libro.

» Ver también 10 menciones

Mostrando 1-5 de 6 (siguiente | mostrar todos)
An interesting attempt to mix some SF into the traditional Arthurian legend. Unfortunately it doesn’t quite work. The SF elements feel tacked on and don’t really progress the plot. The central idea of telling the story from Merlin’s perspective feels distant and impersonal. Disappointing. ( )
  gothamajp | Apr 5, 2021 |
I love the Arthurian mythos and I love Andre Norton, so you would think I would love this book. I remembered reading it back in the mid-1970s and thinking it was bold and exciting. And the science fiction twist on what is usually fantasy should be fascinating.

Alas, on this rereading, I found it to be different, but not exciting. Its depictions of female characters felt dated. I liked the premise, but just didn't enjoy the story as much as I thought I would. I actually felt relieved when I finished it.

Recommended for those who want every book on Arthur or Merlin or for those who wish a complete collection of Andre Norton. ( )
  Jean_Sexton | Jun 20, 2020 |
First edition paperback, no isbn
  catlin | Jun 24, 2017 |
An interesting scifi take on the myth of Arthur and Merlin. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
Merlin's Mirror by Andre Norton is her science fiction spin on the Arthurian legend. Published in 1975, it's a quick read at 205 pages. I have never gotten into this particular myth. I have so far not read The Mists of Avalon or The Crystal Cave or other modern renditions of the saga, though people keep telling me I should do so. I did read the comic Camelot 3000, back in the 1980s. And someone gave me Deepak Chopra's The Sword of Merlin.

Norton's story is told entirely from Merlin's perspective, barring the initial scene that describes his conception. In effect, Merlin and Nimue are not completely human, instead having extraterrestrial blood and representing two conflicting interstellar cultures that long ago battled for men's souls on earth (another postapocalyptic story!). Merlin's apocryphal cave is in fact a secret computer installation.

It is an interesting idea, and in the end she portrays Nimue not so much as evil as just with a fundamentally different philosophy. But first she's evil. In fact, women in the story generally seem to be bad and bent on destroying men or otherwise causing their downfalls. Well, Merlin's mother wasn't evil, just shallow--as were all of the characters, really. No Lancelot in this story.

So if you like Arthurian legends, definitely give this one a try. And if you're an Andre Norton fan, this is definitely from her earlier period, which I generally like. But if I didn't already have an extensive Norton collection, I probably wouldn't keep this one. ( )
  justchris | Jan 14, 2010 |
Mostrando 1-5 de 6 (siguiente | mostrar todos)
sin reseñas | añadir una reseña

» Añade otros autores (3 posible)

Nombre del autorRolTipo de autor¿Trabajo?Estado
Andre Nortonautor principaltodas las edicionescalculado
Gaughan,JackArtista de la Cubiertaautor secundarioalgunas edicionesconfirmado

Belongs to Publisher Series

Debes iniciar sesión para editar los datos de Conocimiento Común.
Para más ayuda, consulta la página de ayuda de Conocimiento Común.
Título canónico
Información del conocimiento común inglés. Edita para encontrar en tu idioma.
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Fecha de publicación original
Personas/Personajes
Información del conocimiento común inglés. Edita para encontrar en tu idioma.
Lugares importantes
Información del conocimiento común inglés. Edita para encontrar en tu idioma.
Eventos importantes
Películas relacionadas
Premios y honores
Epígrafe
Dedicatoria
Primeras palabras
Información del conocimiento común inglés. Edita para encontrar en tu idioma.
The beacon still called from deep within the rough-walled fastness of the cave.
Citas
Últimas palabras
Información del conocimiento común inglés. Edita para encontrar en tu idioma.
(Click para mostrar. Atención: puede contener spoilers.)
Aviso de desambigüedad
Editores
Blurbistas
Idioma original
DDC/MDS Canónico

Referencias a esta obra en fuentes externas.

Wikipedia en inglés

Ninguno

Few authors have achieved such renown as World Fantasy Life Achievement honoree and Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Andre Norton. With the love of readers and the praise of critics, Norton's books have sold millions of copies worldwide. In this great science fiction novel, Andre Norton brings to new life the legendary King Arthur and the wizard Merlin in the light of modern knowledge of a lost period of history and today's understanding of science and interplanetary communication. Yet, as in all Norton's wonder novels, this is a fabulous adventure in fantasy. Here is Merlin, half star-born, gifted with the advice of an alien intelligence, given the task of renewing civilization and starting humanity again up the ladder to the stars. Here is Arthur, unaware of his stellar heritage. And here, too, is the Lady of the Lake, akin to Merlin in that she is also a listener to the music of the spheres and obedient to a celestial command post.

No se han encontrado descripciones de biblioteca.

Descripción del libro
Resumen Haiku

Enlaces rápidos

Cubiertas populares

Valoración

Promedio: (2.86)
0.5 1
1 1
1.5
2 9
2.5 4
3 9
3.5 3
4 7
4.5
5 1

¿Este eres tú?

Conviértete en un Autor de LibraryThing.

 

Acerca de | Contactar | LibraryThing.com | Privacidad/Condiciones | Ayuda/Preguntas frecuentes | Blog | Tienda | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas de Figuras Notables | Primeros Reseñadores | Conocimiento Común | 159,215,230 libros! | Barra superior: Siempre visible