Search Results: "Bill Clegg"


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DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY by Bill Clegg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"An attempt to map how the unbearable is borne, elegantly written and bravely imagined."
Hours before a wedding, a fire kills the bride, the groom, her father, and her mother's boyfriend. Read full book review >

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NINETY DAYS by Bill Clegg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"A gritty, lyrical and potent portrait of what it really means to be addicted."
A recovering crack addict traverses the slippery slopes of sobriety, only to find the possibility of relapse around every corner. Read full book review >

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THE PRIEST OF BLOOD by Douglas Clegg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"Well-paced fantasy adventure, and not just for hardcore vampire fans."
The opening of a historical fantasy series with a vampire as protagonist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"A solid overview of some of the quirkier corners of physics, with an entertaining connection to pop culture."
Not quite a how-to, but a survey of the science behind time travel—if anyone ever invents it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A readable, idea-packed look at the outer limits of human potential."
Human enhancement is nothing new, declares this British science writer; it began almost as soon as our ancestors came out of the trees. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 2012

"The downside (for readers) is that Einstein's version of gravity is more complicated than Newton's, but Clegg's skills never flag, and his account remains lucid and free of jargon, bad jokes and math phobia."
Although by far the feeblest of the four universal forces, gravity is the only one we experience continuously. Every inquisitive person should read a book about it, preferably this one by prolific British science writer Clegg (How to Build a Time Machine: The Real Science of Time Travel, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: May 21, 2013

"Clegg accomplishes the impressive feat of persuading readers that ESP might exist, while delivering a delightfully astute examination of the current evidence, which remains frustratingly feeble."
Prolific British science writer Clegg (Gravity: How the Weakest Force in the Universe Shaped Our Lives, 2012) takes ESP seriously but resists the temptation to add to the prolific genre that appeals to enthusiasts ("Of course, there are charlatans, BUT…"). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"For those curious about how civilization might end, Clegg provides an ingenious, well-executed narrative of the many possibilities."
The nuts-and-bolts details behind a score of catastrophic scenarios, from nuclear disaster to global warming to worldwide epidemics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Solid as a straightforward chronology of how mathematics has developed over time, and the author adds a provocative note urging scientists to keep it in its place."
The emphasis is on "real" in the latest by the prolific British science writer, who questions the extent to which mathematics truly reflects the workings of nature. Read full book review >

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MISCHIEF by Douglas Clegg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Clegg, winner of the Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild awards, is no stylist like Poppy Z. Brite and never will be, but his horror opera charges ahead explosively."
Far simpler in design than the recent You Come When I Call You (not reviewed), this latest from Clegg (a sequel of sorts to Nightmare House, also not reviewed) is a horror trilogy about Harrow Academy, a prep school for boys that at heart is a haunted house. Read full book review >