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Home John Brunner The Compleat Traveller in Black. As you wish, so be it, said the traveller in a heavy tone, and motioned with his staff. A great lump of the bank detached itself and slumped into the water.

Home John Brunner The Compleat Traveller in Black. The compleat traveller . .The Compleat Traveller in Black, . Its monstrous splashing doused Lorega, head to foot, and she underwent, as did the earth of the bank the moment it broke the surface, changes.

The Traveller in Black is a collection of short stories, written in a fantasy vein, by John Brunner. Some stories were rewritten for this book

That book lists The Compleat Traveller in Black as an inspiration, and so, even though it is out of print, I was inspired to.

That book lists The Compleat Traveller in Black as an inspiration, and so, even though it is out of print, I was inspired to eventually find a copy of this book and read it. It feels very much like some of Moorcock's Melnibonean work. The world is young, and still in many ways in the grip of the elder era of Chaos. I have a paper bag full of John Brunner bks on the floor of my bedroom, where I do most of my reading.

The Traveler in Black By John Brunner. JOHN BRUNNER was born in England in 1934. Scanned by BW-SciFi Scan Date: July, 7th, 2002 In those days, the forces were none of them chained. They raged unchecked through every corner and quarter of the cosmos. His interest in science fiction began at the age of six when "someone misguidedly left a copy of The War of the Worlds in the nursery. He sold his first sf paperback at the age of 17, and since then has sold over 40 books (novels, short novels and collections of stories) and contributed to all the leading sf magazines in Britain and the .

Collection of stories about the Traveller in Black. Brunner explores Chaos's control and degradation of humankind in several of its ways. The first story tweaks mindless religion. STORIES: Imprint of Chaos (1960); Break the Door of Hell (1966); The Wager Lost by Winning (1970); Dread Empire (1971). It might even show how one can choose atheism, after encountering a god face to face and finding him unworthy of belief.

John Brunner at the Internet Book List.

The Traveler in Black, Ace Special (1971); revised and expanded by one story as The Compleat Traveller in Black, Bluejay (1986). John Brunner at the Internet Book List.

Hugo Award winner (Best Novel, Stand on Zanzibar) and British science fiction master John Brunner remains one of the most influential and respected authors of all time, and now many of his classic works are being reintroduced.

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Brunner, John; And I say one at the leste wis granted em. Was’t not a marveil and a wonder, passand credence, that they helden dull ston for more puissaunt than your quicke ma. Was’t not a marveil and a wonder, passand credence, that they helden dull ston for more puissaunt than your quicke man, the which mought brethe and dreme a.d soffre and fede wormes? –A Lytel Boke Againste Folie I Tipping back the hood of his black cloak, leaning on his staff of curdled light, the traveller paused beneath the midnight sky, wherein the conjunction of four significant planets was manifest to those learned in such study, and contemplated the land where he had incarcerated the elemental called Litorgos.

The John Brunner Collection Volume Two: The Wrong End of Time, The Ladder in the Sky, and The Productions of.What is the quarrel between you? asked the traveller then. Little man in black, it concerns not you, grunted the nearer of the pair.

The John Brunner Collection Volume Two: The Wrong End of Time, The Ladder in the Sky, and The Productions of Time. The John Brunner Collection Volume One: The Sheep Look Up, The Crucible of Time, and The Jagged Orbit. From This Day Forward. Go your way and leave us be. Wait! said the other.

Ace Books, 1971. Collection of stories about the Traveller in Black. In a world where chaos rules, one man is charged with creating order out of the warring forces of nature. STORIES: Imprint of Chaos (1960); Break the Door of Hell (1966); The Wager Lost by Winning (1970); Dread Empire (1971).
Whitebinder
This well-liked book was written in a style that turned me off. I found it irritating and difficult to tolerate for long. I didn't finish the book. It is, as I have stated, very popular -- many of my friends like it a lot -- but it just wasn't something I could appreciate. I put the book down after about 20 pages and didn't pick it up again.
Snowskin
This book is compelling, in its own, weird sort of way. Some of the wording and style can be a bit tedious to read. I found it OK, but certainly not a "page turner".
Querlaca
These stories are a triumph of style. They are--often simultaneously--witty, insightful, wistful, funny, sad, and clever. The little man in the black robes engages our sympathies, and the tone throughout is bittersweet.

Side note: get this book. Do not be distracted by the so-called "Compleat" Traveler collection, which slightly rewrites these stories, not to their benefit, and adds one more that is, sad to say, not up to the quality of the original four.
Sirara
That's the job of the magical Traveler, to use his magic to end magic. That underlying paradox provides the premise of this connected set of short stories. He travels the world at intervals, surveying the realm of unreason on each trip, and taking satisfaction in watching it shrink. Where he can, he applies his subtle magic in support of Reason's expanding domain.

Brunner explores Chaos's control and degradation of humankind in several of its ways. The first story tweaks mindless religion. It might even show how one can choose atheism, after encountering a god face to face and finding him unworthy of belief. Another of these gentle stories undermines magical thinking - again, not because it fails, but because its success is not worth having. And so with the faith in luck that makes Las Vegas the holy city of Chance, and so the unwarranted sense of entitlement that demands ever-richer result for ever-poorer effort at earning it, and so for blind pursuit of power irrespective of the cost or of who pays it. Since these stories are built around layers of paradox, Brunner's mechanism is itself a paradox, the smallest of magics to achieve the largest of consequences.

Brunner was one of the best SF writers of the 70s and 80s, author of "Shockwave Rider" and other stories of chilling prescience. Among all of his writings, though, "Traveler in Black" may be his finest and most under-stated, under-rated achievements. These stories have held up well over the thirty years since they were written; since they pass in a distant place and age, there is little in them that can look dated. I recommend these stories to any thinking reader.

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Balhala
My copy is almost falling apart; I think I bought it in 1970, in high school - This is one I've loved to share, and have re-read over and over. The traveler is an avatar of reason in a universe of Chaos, and one with a mandate to grant wishes and an ultimate goal of bringing order out of chaos, but not by direct action. The stories illustrate how love and innocence often trump greed, stupidity, and unenlightened self-interest. I love this book!
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