Search Results: "Allen Steele"


BOOK REVIEW

APOLLO'S OUTCASTS by Allen Steele
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Awkward prose notwithstanding, this is for anyone who's gazed longingly upward. (Science fiction. 11-16)"
Despite prose weaknesses, this space adventure with spectacular settings demonstrates that sometimes you can't keep a good plot down. Read full book review >

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JANE STEELE by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"A novel that explores great torment and small mercies."
Jane Steele seeks retribution and redemption in Faye's latest novel, an homage to Jane Eyre. Read full book review >

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GALAXY BLUES by Allen Steele
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2008

"Fluffy, predictable, almost annoyingly pleasant—but Steele, twice a Hugo Award winner, has a large following."
Steele continues his space-colony Coyote series (Spindrift, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TRANQUILLITY ALTERNATIVE by Allen Steele
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"Steele's real purpose is more propaganda than entertainment."
Extending his sequence of Robert Ludlumlike titles, Steele's latest jaunt (The Jericho Iteration, 1994) is set in an alternate world where America's space program, despite the establishment of a Moon base, a visit to Mars, and other successes, has run out of credibility and money and is being sold off to a German concern. Read full book review >

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THE JERICHO ITERATION by Allen Steele
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Not much to satisfy the reader here, just a puppy-dog characterization of artificial intelligence, detective novel repartee, and hopscotch leaps of plot."
Steele picks the unlikely setting of an earthquake-devastated St. Read full book review >

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WOODY ALLEN by John Baxter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Allen's fans, who are presumably Baxter's target audience, will prefer to let his films do the talking."
The biographer of Steven Spielberg (1997) and Stanley Kubrick sets his sights on one of the cinema's great comic minds. Read full book review >

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WOODY ALLEN ON WOODY ALLEN by Stig Björkman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Strictly for those who devour the Woodman's every word."
Get two filmmakers together to talk about work and the result should be interesting, especially if one of them—Woody Allen- -seldom sits for long interviews. Read full book review >

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AVENGERS OF THE MOON by Allen Steele
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"Had Steele spent as much effort deepening the characters as he does explaining a plasma gun, Captain Future might have a future; as is, this effort flounders in the past."
Captain Future and friends struggle to save the solar system from a separatist plot in a rebooted 1940s pulp science-fiction franchise. Read full book review >

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ARKWRIGHT by Allen Steele
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"A predictable tale that boldly goes where no one should have gone."
In Hugo Award-winning author Steele's (V-S Day, 2014, etc.) latest novel, a popular science-fiction writer aims to colonize space.Read full book review >

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HEX by Allen Steele
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 7, 2011

"Dull and annoying."
Addition to Steele's interstellar colonization saga (Coyote Destiny, 2010, etc.) wherein Earth is kaput, and human civilization thrives on the remote planet Coyote. Read full book review >