Search Results: "Allen Steele"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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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THE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS EVERYONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT IN APRIL
by John DeNardo

April is bringing a whole new enticing batch of science fiction and fantasy books that will stretch your imagination. Here's a selection of the ones that will be generating the most buzz. You'll find fallen angels, Death's assistant, human refugees in space, a revolution against the One Percent, matriarchal lunar colonies, giant robots, genetic thrills, biotech-weird, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2006

"Aims to provoke, but will appeal mainly to those already in the choir."
African-American conservative Steele (A Dream Deferred, 1998, etc.) charges guilty white liberals and their black enablers with unleashing a moral relativism that is corrupting America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 1998

"A contribution to that genre of political writing that appeals to those seeking arguments to buttress previously held policy preferences without promoting serious thought or improved public policy. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; author tour)"
A black conservative confidently explains the motivations of white liberals. Read full book review >