Search Results: "Andrew McAfee"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 19, 2017

"Provocative reading for futurists, investors, and inventors."
Science fiction? Your wallet is soaking in it, as this textbook-ish look at the "second machine age" tells us. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2014

"Valuable reading for policymakers."
A hopeful view of the future as we enter a second machine age. Read full book review >

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THE CLIMBING TREE by Carol McAfee
Released: May 9, 1989

A below-par first novel † la Mary Higgins Clark, in which Kate, an attractive Baltimore assistant district attorney, sends Slick, a vicious thug, to jail—only to have him escape and stalk her. Read full book review >

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THE SPOILER by Annalena McAfee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2012

"McAfee writes with sparkling intelligence and raises serious issues about the relationship between reporting and truth."
A sharp, intelligent novel about "old" journalism, "new" journalism and the moral gap between the two. Read full book review >

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HAME by Annalena McAfee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2017

"Impressive worldbuilding, but to what end?"
An idiosyncratic and ambitious novel from the author of The Spoiler (2012). Read full book review >

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WALK AMONG BIRCHES by Carol McAfee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Predictable healing epiphanies (complete with frequent quotes from Robert Frost) come too easily in a story that strains to be profound and moving."
McAfee (The Climbing Tree, 1989, etc.) saves her self-absorbed, suicidal protagonist by the miraculous power of the obvious insight. Read full book review >

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SLOW WALK IN A SAD RAIN by John P. McAfee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 1993

"As fiction, it's well- meaning, occasionally original, but mostly derivative."
A first novel, set at a Special Forces camp in the Laotian jungle, that tries to do for Vietnam what Vonnegut did for WW II, though McAfee's style—one-sentence paragraphs displayed ad nauseam—is merely choppy instead of stoic or absurdist. Read full book review >

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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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LETTERS ARE FOR LEARNING by Andrew Neyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This whimsical presentation of the alphabet is good fun for both toddlers and their adults. (Board book. 2-5)"
This small, square board book offers a scene incorporating animal characters, actions, and miscellaneous items to introduce each letter of the alphabet. Read full book review >

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HOSTAGE RUN by Andrew Klavan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Another empty-caloried thriller, thinly sauced with superficial psychology and earnest professions of generic faith. (Science fantasy. 11-13)"
The desperate MindWar enters a new phase when evil mastermind Kurodar breaks through the boundary between his digital Realm and Real Life in this cranked-up middle volume. Read full book review >

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MOBIUS DICK by Andrew Crumey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2015

"An intellectually nimble doomsday scenario that makes all those worries of creating an accidental black hole at the Large Hadron Collider sound benign by comparison."
Worlds collide when a university professor stumbles across a machine that threatens the fabric of the universe. Read full book review >