Search Results: "Alastair Reynolds"


BOOK REVIEW

REYNOLDS by Donley Watt
Released: April 1, 2001

"Wry details and witty, dead-on dialogue charged with biblical echoes give Watt (Haley, Texas 1959, 1999, etc.) real class."
East Texas novel built on the Cain-and-Abel story. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF SUNS by Alastair Reynolds
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 2, 2009

"Absorbing, but lacking the edgy brilliance and almost desperate urgency of the Revelation novels."
Far-future, galaxy-spanning space opera involving clones, robots, mass murder and hundreds of post-human cultures, some alive, most extinct, set in a universe different than Reynolds' Revelation Space yarns (Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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DIAMOND DOGS, TURQUOISE DAYS by Alastair Reynolds
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"'Dogs' is certainly the stronger, though both tales are noteworthy; readers familiar with Reynolds will find intriguing sidebars, while those unacquainted should try the novels first."
Reynolds's ambitious, stunningly detailed Revelation Space trilogy (Revelation Space, paperback, etc.) seethes with post-human Demarchists, Ultras and Conjoiners, and alien Shrouders, Pattern Jugglers and Inhibitors. Here, two novellas share the grand setting but not characters or plot. Read full book review >

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BLUE REMEMBERED EARTH by Alastair Reynolds
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 5, 2012

"Readers hoping for adventures in the mind-boggling fashion of Revelation Space may emerge dissatisfied but certainly not deterred."
First volume of a new planet-hopping series from the author of Terminal World (2010). Read full book review >

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MRS. REYNOLDS by Gertrude Stein
Released: June 15, 1952

"Intellectual snob appeal."
Perhaps the simplest way to describe this book is to let Miss Stein explain it herself, as she does in her epilogue. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT REYNOLDS AND THE SPECTRAL TRANSFORMER by Catherine  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Old-fashioned spooky fun. (Supernatural mystery. 9-13)"
Midnight Reynolds has always felt like an outsider: from her unusual name and her family's poverty to her obsessive reliance on spreadsheets to keep her life organized. Read full book review >

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MR. BLEWITT’S NOSE by Alastair Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: May 30, 2005

"EWSLUGp2003 or William Kotzwinkle's and Glenn Murray's Walter the Farting Dog (2001). (Picture book. 6-8)"
When helpful young Primrose Pumpkin finds a human nose on a park bench—"something you rarely see on an average street in a normal town on a humdrum sort of day. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Anyway, an imaginative riot that should provide hours of entertainment. (Picture book. 5+)"
For Waldo fans, another oversize wordless book to pore over. Read full book review >

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SWOLLOBOG by Alastair Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"For those children, especially ones who may have one of Swollobog's cousins at home, this British import will hit the spot. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A wry tall tale about a dog that eats everything—and that really means everything. Read full book review >

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THE BATTLE WITHIN by Alastair Luft
Released: June 17, 2017

"Crushingly intimate, a remarkably accurate and poignant dissection of PTSD."
A major in the Canadian military battles PTSD, torn between the influences of a psychologist he feels fails to understand him and an angry friend and ex-soldier. Read full book review >

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THE UNBELIEVERS by Alastair Sim
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Victorian yet gritty, a debut that will intrigue fans of police procedurals and historical fiction alike."
A police inspector tracks a Duke's killer in 1865 Scotland. Read full book review >