Search Results: "Adrienne Kress"


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THE FRIDAY SOCIETY by Adrienne Kress
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"Frothy, sparkly fun with no substance, but sometimes that's exactly what you need. (Steampunk. 12-16)"
Steampunk meets Charlie's Angels in Kress' first full-length outing for teens. Read full book review >

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ALEX AND THE IRONIC GENTLEMAN by Adrienne Kress
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Others will likely lose interest long before she reaches her goal. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Alex, a short, slight ten-and-half-year-old orphan, is often mistaken for a boy. Read full book review >

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TIMOTHY AND THE DRAGON’S GATE by Adrienne Kress
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Though at least as wordy as its predecessor, the tale's snarky dialogue, sudden twists, authorial asides and daffy characters will keep readers turning the pages. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
The eponymous young heroine of Alex and The Ironic Gentleman (2007) sails in about halfway through to play a supporting role in this equally tongue-in-cheek sequel. Read full book review >

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THE EXPLORERS by Adrienne Kress
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Readers will look forward to the sequel to this dizzying loop-the-loop. (Adventure. 8-13)"
A boy used to predictability joins forces with a girl who wants to belong in this wildly funny adventure. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ELEPHANT'S WALK by Adrienne Kennaway
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1992

"Classified as fiction, but less a story than an excellent introduction to African wildlife. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The 1988 Greenaway winner (Crafty Chameleon), who is noted for striking watercolors illustrating animal fables, surveys African animals as seen by Little Elephant while he roams the plains and forests with his mother. Read full book review >

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MAXIMUM LIGHT by Nancy Kress
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Dubious characters, plotting that relies on coincidence, and a threadbare backdrop: disappointing work from this talented yet erratic writer."
More near/medium-future biological manipulations from the author of Beggars Ride (1996), etc. By 2034, endocrine-disrupting chemical pollutants have caused a collapse in world fertility. Read full book review >

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STINGER by Nancy Kress
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 1998

"Agreeably understated, impeccably crafted, engagingly peopled, and, this time, the offstage villains are perfectly suited to the swirling, murky atmosphere of paranoia."
Another biotech thriller featuring the long-suffering, messed-up FBI agent Robert Cavanaugh (Oaths and Miracles, 1996). Read full book review >

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STEAL ACROSS THE SKY by Nancy Kress
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Arrestingly ambiguous and persuasively set forth—in the best science-fiction tradition, guaranteed provocative no matter what your personal opinions."
Kress (Dogs, 2008, etc.) returns to science fiction with this yarn about alien contact, genetic engineering and life after death. Read full book review >

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OATHS AND MIRACLES by Nancy Kress
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"The author's real strengths lie in her ability to create characters who have recognizable frailties and sorrows, and pages that are simply brimming over with ideas."
A widely admired science-fiction writer returns to a favorite theme—biotechnology run amok—but this time entering the mainstream to offer up a thriller. Read full book review >

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BEGGARS RIDE by Nancy Kress
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Dreary and annoyingly, sophomorically didactic, though fans of the previous two volumes will probably want to investigate."
In the splendid Beggars in Spain (1993), Kress invented a breed of humans who no longer needed to sleep—a compelling idea that the disappointing Beggars and Choosers (1994) dissipated in ho-hum nanotechnology and political manipulation. Read full book review >

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CROSSFIRE by Nancy Kress
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Life-sized characters with personal and cosmic preoccupations, tense and knotty if sometimes uneven plotting, and Kress's usual abundance of ideas: gripping, challenging work, a reassuring return to top form."
Alien-contact yarn from the author of, most recently, the Probability Trilogy (Probability Space, p. 1000, etc.). Read full book review >

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BEAKER'S DOZEN by Nancy Kress
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 1998

"And if you don't like the stories, you can always ponder the collection's baffling title."
Kress's first story collection since The Aliens of Earth (1993) comprises 13 tales, 1991—97, and includes the original novella-length version of her splendid Beggars in Spain. Read full book review >