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Home James H. Schmitz The Witches of Karres. This is a work of fiction.

Home James H. The witches of karres, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29. The Witches of Karres. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form. Baen Publishing Enterprises.

James Henry Schmitz (October 15, 1911 – April 18, 1981) was an American science fiction writer born in Hamburg, Germany of American parents. Schmitz was educated at a Realgymnasium in Hamburg, and grew up speaking both English and German. The family spent World War I in the United States, then returned to Germany. Schmitz traveled to Chicago in 1930 to go to business school, then switched to a correspondence course in journalism

Like Science Fiction and Fantasy? This book carries it all, and James H. Schmitz has a habit of making pitfalls seem funny (as long as they don't happen to you).

Only 15 left in stock (more on the way). Like Science Fiction and Fantasy? This book carries it all, and James H. Okay, I'm letting my age show a little, but I first read the book back in the 1960's while stationed in Spain. Unfortunately I thought it was so funny and interesting that I told a friend.

The Witches of Karres book. James H. Schmitz gave us a fun tale without pretension. The Witches of Karres warded off hard science fiction strictures and instead effortlessly embraced the weird. This playful jumble started to cohere at about two-thirds of the way through the book, to the detriment of the tale.

The Witches of Karres by James H. Schmitz is a science fiction novel about a young space ship captain who rescues three sisters who were being held as slaves Читать весь отзыв. Пользовательский отзыв - featherbear - LibraryThing. A book for older children I enjoyed back in the day (. the 60’s), first discovered in the library and later with my own Ace paperback

There’d been no opportunity to speak privately with Goth. Perhaps she had an idea of what this affair of a Karres witch who had disminded himself was about, but her expression told nothing.

There’d been no opportunity to speak privately with Goth. Any question he asked the Daal might happen to be the wrong one, so he hadn’t asked any. The car settled down some fifty yards from the edge of the screening about Olimy’s ship, and was promptly enveloped itself by a spy-screen somebody cut in.

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Place of Publication. Schmitz was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1911 of American parents. He spent the years of the First World War in the United States, then went back to Germany to complete his schooling

Place of Publication. He spent the years of the First World War in the United States, then went back to Germany to complete his schooling. Aside from several trips to the United States, he lived in Germany until 1938, returning to America with the outbreak of World War II. He sold his first story, Greenface, to the now-legendary fantasy magazine Unknown Worlds, shortly before Pearl Harbor, but by the time it was published, he was flying with an Army Air Corps group as an aerial photographer in the Southern Pacific Theater.

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I read this many years ago and it is one of my favorite science fiction books. It is somewhat more of a young adult book than I had remembered. I enjoyed the idea of young witches being allowed so much freedom to roam and how they slowly introduced the male into the world of Karres, a world where magic exists. The opening sequence where the hapless Captain Pausert stumbles upon the young witches is a delight. The ever escalating 'disasters' the captain endures leads him to finding his own 'inner' wizard and the freedom to be himself. The interactions with the various 'vactchs' and their interactions with the world of Karres add a level of uncertainty and danger but the novel is essentially light-hearted. I recommend it as an entertaining read. Sadly, James H. Schmitz did not live long enough to write a sequel. The 'Wizard of Karres' is a nice sequel but it lacks the delight of this book.
Ok, this book was one of my late grandfather's favorites it was one my late mother's favorites, I've read this book several times growing up. It is one of my favorites. I will be checking out the newer books in this series written by other authors. Hopefully they will be as good. The violence isn't like what you see in movies and tv today, very subdued. This is a good book for young kids 10 or so. You don't have to worry about that or anything pornographic if you're monitoring what your kids read. This is a good romp to take your mind off the real world.
Like Science Fiction and Fantasy? This book carries it all, and James H. Schmitz has a habit of making pitfalls seem funny (as long as they don't happen to you). Okay, I'm letting my age show a little, but I first read the book back in the 1960's while stationed in Spain. Unfortunately I thought it was so funny and interesting that I told a friend. He begged to read it also, so I relented and loaned it to him. Instead, he kept it as if it were a gift! So now, after so many years, and reading the sequels, I have to refresh my memory and read it again. And, after all, there is no way I'm adverse to a good laugh periodically as I go through the pages. James H. Schmitz has always kept me spellbound (and with a few chuckles popping out occasionally). Try it, you'll like it, and the majority of the other books he has written.
I remember first reading this story in short form in "Analog" magazine. It caught my attention, and I hoped it would come out in book form some year. Well, it did, but when it did I couldn't afford to get it. I won't go into why, but any married man knows the reason all too well! I finally had the wherewithal to buy it, so I did. It's still a riveting tail and now it's even longer. Love it, love it, love it! In spite of some of the reviews I've read, I kind of look forward to the two sequels. I've seen where a few folks were not overly thrilled by them, but as they used to say in the Old Country, "Wir werden sehen was wir sehen!" I really enjoyed this book, and I really do recommend it.
The Witches of Karres (1966) is the first SF novel in the Karres series. It is set in a different universe than most of the author's works. The principal power in this milieu is the Empire. The Republic of Nikkeldepain is an independent polity within Imperial space.

In this novel, Captain Pausert is a commercial traveler from Nikkeldepain and the owner of the Venture. He has left his home planet to earn his fortune before marriage to Illyla. They were secretly engaged prior to his departure.

Pausert has had a profitable period on Porlumma, but then he meets a witch of Karres. He defends the slave from her owner, who is trying to punish her for poisoning the cakes. Pausert wins the fight, but is arrested along with the baker. The judge dismisses the case after Pausert buys the witch.

Maleen looks to be about fourteen and has the talent of premoting; i.e., reading the future. She was a slave of Bruth the Baker and now belongs to Pausert. She mentions that she has two sisters on Porlumma.

The Leewit seems to be about six years old and is a slave in a pottery shop. She sits on a high shelf and breaks crockery with a whistle. Pausert offers to buy her and the owner -- urged by his wife -- is very willing to sell her. Then he tells the young witch that he will sue Pausert for everything he has if she breaks anything else.

Goth appears to be about ten and is a slave in an apparel shop. She teleports things around. The owner is slowly going mad after seven contradictory inventories. He is very eager to sell the witch.

In this story, Pausert starts to take the witches to Karres -- their home planet -- about two weeks travel from Porlumma. But various difficulties occur that delay their arrival. First, Goth produces a package of stolen gems and attack ships are moving up rapidly.

The Venture gets away from the pursuers via the Sheewash drive. Of course, Pausert has never heard of this drive, but it is much faster than any other drive known within the Empire. Unluckily, others are after the drive. Of course, it wouldn't do anyone else any good since it is powered by witchery.

Pausert has a talk with Goth about the perils of dishonesty and tells her not to do it again. Later he arranges to ship the gems back to the owner. But Goth does steal again and Pausert spanks her. The battle leaves both contestants wounded, but Goth begins to respect the Captain.

Then they reach Karres in the Iverdahl system. It is easy to spot the witch world since it revolves counter to every other planet in the system. The planet appears deserted, but Maleen explains that the population is rather small.

They land on the field near the only town. Then Pausert meets Toll -- the mother of the young witches -- who looks like an older version of Goth. Much later he meets their father.

This tale really starts becoming interesting when Pausert returns to Nikkeldepain II. Upon landing, he is arrested on various and sundry charges. Then he finds that his fiancee Illyla has married Councilman Onswud. She had changed her mind shortly after his departure.

After leaving Nikkeldepain once more, Pausert gains a crew for the Venture. Goth and The Leewit rejoin him and he hires a navigator and a spacehand. Then they acquire a passenger.

The Witches are not really magic users, but possessors of psionic talents. Yet they work on a higher level than most such talents, usually by merging their powers. Naturally, efforts such as the Sheewash drive take a lot of energy and leave them weak and in need of rest afterward.

This work is a classic of science fiction. The author is also well known for his Telzey and Trigger novels as well as others in the Federation of the Hub universe. Read and enjoy!

Highly recommended for Schmitz fans and for anyone else who enjoys tales of interstellar adventure, miscellaneous magics, and personal relationships. Anyone who has not previously read this author's works should start with Agent of Vega.

-Arthur W. Jordin