Search Results: "Ann Vandermeer"


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STEAMPUNK by Ann VanderMeer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Both fans of steampunk and readers for whom it's a foreign concept should find this collection rewarding."
The diversity of the sci-fi subgenre is amply demonstrated in this anthology of previously published stories, which are supported by a handful of new essays. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION by Ann VanderMeer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"A necessity for those wishing to broaden their understanding of science fiction as a genre...or just those looking for some darn good stories."
A comprehensive, chronological journey through a century of seminal science fiction, compiled by the editorial team of the VanderMeers (Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A necessary, well-curated anthology that shows the singular political power of speculative fiction."
The feminist superstars of science fiction, fantasy, and horror dismantle and reassemble gender's many implications and iterations in the newest anthology edited by the VanderMeers (The Time Traveler's Almanac, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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AUTHORITY by Jeff VanderMeer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Will VanderMeer rally for a grand slam finale? Stay tuned: The last volume is scheduled for September."
After the chills and thrills of Annihilation, published in February 2014, this second volume in VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy—a science fiction/horror hybrid—is an altogether quieter affair. Read full book review >

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ACCEPTANCE by Jeff VanderMeer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"We leave knowing more about Area X than we started; we may not understand it any better, but we leave transformed, as do all travelers to that uncanny place."
The concluding installment of the Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, 2014; Authority, 2014) ends where the story began: in a cloud of hallucinatory mystery. Read full book review >

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ANNIHILATION by Jeff VanderMeer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Speculative fiction at its most transfixing."
After their high-risk expedition disintegrates, it's every scientist for herself in this wonderfully creepy blend of horror and science fiction. This is the first volume of the Southern Reach trilogy from VanderMeer (Finch, 2009, etc.); subsequent volumes are scheduled for publication in June and September 2014. Read full book review >

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BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Superb: a protagonist and a tale sure to please fans of smart, literate fantasy and science fiction."
"Once upon a time there was a piece of biotech that grew and grew until it had its own apartment": an odd, atmospheric, and decidedly dark fable for our time. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTUROUS CHEF: ALEXIS SOYER by Ann Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2002

"The excitement of food and food preparation set in a historical context radiates from every page; middle-grade readers and those ready for a biography of a totally unique individual, irreplaceable by all accounts, will be fascinated. (Biography. 8-12)"
The illustrator of the splendid Fanny at Chez Panisse (1997) offers a fascinating pictorial biography of an engaging personality, the French chef Alexis Soyer. Read full book review >

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A RAINBOW BALLOON by Ann Lenssen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Similar in appeal to Johnson's Fire and Silk (1991), but for a slightly younger audience. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
Thirty lovely color photos of a hot-air balloon, on the ground and aloft, accompanied by a simple but informative text. Read full book review >

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THINGS I'LL NEVER SAY by Ann Angel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 24, 2015

"Though uneven, the collection offers many worthy entries. (Anthology. 14-18)"
A collection of 15 short stories by different authors focuses on learning, keeping and telling secrets. Read full book review >

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STONEWALL by Ann Bausum
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 5, 2015

"Enlightening, inspiring, and moving. (Nonfiction. 13-16)"
Pennies, glass bottles, a parking meter, and a kick line: how a police raid became a community's symbol of freedom. Read full book review >

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PUBLIC ENEMIES by Ann Aguirre
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Nifty monsters, standard plot. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
This second book in the Immortal Game trilogy picks up right where Mortal Danger (2014) left off.Read full book review >