Search Results: "Barry Wolverton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VANISHING ISLAND by Barry Wolverton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Fast-paced and entertaining, this fine trilogy opener will keep both fantasy and historical-fiction buffs turning the pages. (maps)­ (Historical fantasy. 9-14)"
In the first book of Wolverton's fantasy trilogy, the hero embarks on a gripping high-seas adventure packed with action, magic, and folklore spanning East and West. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON'S GATE by Barry Wolverton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Fans will wait with bated breath for the third book in the trilogy. (maps) (Historical fantasy. 9-14)"
In the sequel to The Vanishing Island (2015), 12-year-old Bren and his young companion, Mouse, struggle to reconcile their conflicting goals while staying true to their friendship. Read full book review >

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NEVERSINK by Barry Wolverton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"An unexpected hero and his amusing, devoted helpers entertain and inspire. (map) (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
When his family and colony are threatened by usurping owls and an unpredictable sea goddess, a plucky puffin learns about injustice and leadership by embarking on a perilous "spirit journey." Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN QUEEN by Dave Wolverton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Well, despite Wolverton's contorted superscience, feeble plotting, and jerry-built prose, fans of his Star Wars outing will probably wish to investigate."
From the author of the recent Star Wars yarn The Courtship of Princess Leia (p.254), a hybrid sword/science-fiction space opera set in a far future where humans, having spread through the galaxy, are now threatened by invading insectoid dronons who have killed Semaritte, the human ruler, and taken over her planet-size computer. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE GATE by Dave Wolverton
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Only fans need apply."
Sequel to The Golden Queen (1994), Wolverton's problematic hybrid sword/science-fiction space opera involving far-future Irish warriors, talking bears, and invading insectoid ``dronons.'' This time, as warrior Gallen O'Day and innkeeper Maggie Flynn prepare to wed, Gallen receives a message through his magic mantle from Everynne, the human ruler of the galaxy, summoning him to planet Tremonthin, where human genetic engineering has reached a pinnacle of creativity. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Business as usual for this harmless Star Wars variant."
More galactic hijinks as humanity and bear-kind battle the insectoid Dronon invaders in this addition to the curdled science fiction/fantasy hybrid series (Beyond the Gate, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: April 15, 1994

"With firmer prose, more realistic dialogue, and more action than the previous Star Wars outing (Kathy Tyers's bestselling The Truce at Bakura—not reviewed), this should sell at least as well. (First printing of 375,000)"
If you thought Han Solo and Princess Leia were an item—not so fast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAILEY'S BEADS by Terry Wolverton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"One could argue that Wolverton aims too high here, but the flaws are generally overpowered by confident style and affecting characters."
Poet Wolverton (ed., Hers: Brilliant New Fiction by Lesbian Writers, 1995) wears many hats—her ambitious debut as a novelist features several poems that could stand alone, a story-within-the- story that gives some needed distance from her characters (to tell what would otherwise be a now-trite incest tale), and a stark but melodious prose style. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A sympathetic account of a brilliant but enigmatic giant of 20th-century science."
The nuclear physicist's busy and not terribly melancholy life after his humiliating security-clearance hearing in 1954. Read full book review >

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BARRY LYGA
by Megan Labrise

What’s Barry Lyga’s secret to writing books teen readers love?

“I don’t write for teens,” says the New York Times bestselling author of I Hunt Killers. “That’s my secret—I write about teens.

“I’m aware that my books are published as YA,” he continues, “and I love that, and there’s a magic to having teenagers tell you a book ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HIS by Robert Drake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Not uniformly brilliant, but in places luminous."
Installment number two in a proposed annual series of paired collections featuring gay and lesbian writers (see Hers, p. 811). Read full book review >

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HIS2 by Robert Drake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 1997

"Overall, a useful survey, stressing the diversity of tone and intention in gay fiction."
The second volume in an ongoing series (His, 1995) offering 19 previously unpublished stories on gay themes by both new and established writers. Read full book review >