Search Results: "Alfred Bester"


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VIRTUAL UNREALITIES by Alfred Bester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 1997

"But when reality finally caught up, he fizzled out."
A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been omitted from the subtitle. Read full book review >

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FINDING BUCK McHENRY by Alfred Slote
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1991

"A solid, accessible, rewarding story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Contriving, remarkably, to fashion a second thoughtful yet entertaining sports story around baseball cards (cf. Read full book review >

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THE MELANCHOLY OF DEPARTURE by Alfred DePew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"A voice somewhat too slick for its own brave sympathies."
Winner of this year's Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, DePew has impressive skills at hair-down narration and offhand wisdoms. Read full book review >

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GLORY by Alfred Coppel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"A bland and ponderous opener."
Thriller-writer Coppel's only previous sf appearance was Dark December (1960); this one kicks off a far-future story-cycle about ancient, starships that, impelled to relativistic velocities by faster-than-light tachyon particles striking their solar sails, spend hundreds of years wafting cargo between far-flung colonies. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE MUSEUM OF MAN by Alfred Alcorn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1997

"Despite the body count, de Ratour's narrative isn't much more (or less) deadly than the average interdepartmental memo."

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GOLD OF BRE-X by Alfred Lenarciak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2017

"A slow-moving, sometimes-clumsy thriller that gathers momentum to deliver a rewarding conspiracy theory."
A legendary "suicide" after the Bre-X gold mine scandal gets a remarkable twist in this suspense tale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"In the end, in an irony she would have appreciated, another biographer has mapped Dickinson's outer world without leaving adequate markers for her interior landscape."
A biography of the elusive Belle of Amherst (1830-86) that celebrates her imaginative witchery and triumph over adversity without penetrating her enigma. Read full book review >