Search Results: "Andrew Nance"


BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TO DAEMON HALL by Andrew Nance
FICTION
Released: July 19, 2011

"For a small summer-reading spine tingle, this is an excellent option. (Horror. 12-14)"
Despite the terrible events at Daemon Hall last year, horror writer Ian Tremblin is repeating his contest to discover and publish a talented young writer (Daemon Hall, 2007). Read full book review >

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DAEMON HALL by Andrew Nance
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"An unexpectedly optimistic ending concludes this gentle horror tale. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Famous author Ian Tremblin has chosen five teenagers to spend the night in his haunted mansion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"An often cogent argument weakened by unnecessary repetition and vitriol—reads like a hybrid of a counterinsurgency manual and a consultant's business plan."
This critique of the War on Terror calls on the United States to switch from primarily military to almost exclusively ideological operations against al-Qaeda. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 17, 1991

"Still: lucid, punchy popular science, and the personality- focused narrative does keep it moving. (Photographs—not seen.)"
There is no shortage of popular books dealing with the state of the world's ozone layer and with global warming. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACKOUT by John J. Nance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 7, 2000

"If this saga is ever filmed, the screenwriter should toss its second half."
The talented Nance, an air safety analyst, retired Air Force pilot, and civilian 737 pilot for a major airline, here keeps the tension as high and nasty as in his last two airborne thrillers, The Last Hostage (1998) and Medusa's Child (1997). Read full book review >

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SCORPION STRIKE by John J. Nance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1992

"White-knuckle flight scenes more than make up for some silly business about the woman both pilots loved."
Unspeakably nasty Iraqi microbes threaten to overturn the victory of Desert Storm. Read full book review >

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MEDUSA'S CHILD by John J. Nance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Nothing new, maybe, but a thriller that grips and absolutely doesn't let go. (First printing of 100,000)"
Retired airline and Air Force pilot Nance improves steadily, this time borrowing from his own plot for Pandora's Clock (1995) but leaving out the romance. Read full book review >

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CURTAIN CREEK FARM by Nance Van Winckel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2000

"Crafted writing mixed with good intentions, in a result not especially memorable."
Van Winckel's third story volume (Limited Lifetime Warranty, 1994; Quake, 1997) shows her flying between the capable and the familiar. Read full book review >

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ORBIT by John J. Nance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2006

"Not quite the right stuff, but passable as a guilty pleasure."
Another novel from Nance (Fire Flight, 2003, etc.) about manly men doing manly things in their marvelous flying machines. Read full book review >

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LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY by Nance Van Winckel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"While some of her stories are uneven and others do not follow one another smoothly, Van Winckel's thoughtful writing and evocative details redeem the flaws in this impressive debut."
A resonant collection of short stories set in rural North Dakota, many of which have previously appeared in literary magazines, that establishes Van Winckel as a talent to be watched. Read full book review >

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HEADWIND by John J. Nance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Hugely entertaining: a gripper that not only battles heavy headwinds while fuel runs low but plunges you headfirst into a meat-grinder of international legal complexities."
Retired Air Force pilot Nance shows the same skill at guiding a thriller through white-knuckle weather as he did as a civilian landing a 737. Read full book review >

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QUAKE by Nance Van Winckel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Van Winckel demands and deserves a careful reading."
The five inventive tales in this unusual collection speak to each other across time and space, but it takes a while for the reader to realize the subtle connections here. Read full book review >