Search Results: "Brian J. Anderson"


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The Ascent of PJ Marshall by Brian J. Anderson
Released: Dec. 7, 2012

"A sometimes clunky, often confusing and slow-paced thriller that fails to deliver the chills."
In this debut novel, a devoted son sets out to discover his father's whereabouts after he suddenly, inexplicably disappears. Read full book review >

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SANDWORMS OF DUNE by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Dune lite—but for all that, a rare, rattling page-turner that no Dune adherent will pass up."
Final installment—chronologically, anyway—in the Dune series (Hunters of Dune, 2006, etc.) begun by the late Frank Herbert in 1965 and continued by his son, Brian, and collaborator Anderson. Read full book review >

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HELLHOLE by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2011

"Ho-hum—it's on to volume two."
A new far-future trilogy from the latter-day Dune wizards (The Winds of Dune, 2009, etc.), bristling with revolution and alien contact. Read full book review >

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DUNE: THE BUTLERIAN JIHAD by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Ideas aplenty, but shallow, unsubtle, and tepid: the pitch here is precisely Star Wars: Dune."
With three Dune books under their collaborative belt (Dune: House Corrino, 2001, etc.), the boys go back 10,000 years to tackle the epic conflict that shaped the entire Dune universe: humanity's struggle with the thinking machines. Read full book review >

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MENTATS OF DUNE by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 11, 2014

"The magic lingers, even when the final chapters have already been written."
Another prequel (Sisterhood of Dune, 2012, etc.) piecing together the developments by which the Bene Gesserit Reverend Mothers, human-computer Mentats, legendary-warrior Swordmasters and interstellar navigators of the Spacing Guild created the universe of the original Dune. Read full book review >

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DUNE by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 10, 2000

"Still, the scenario's extraordinarily well developed and continually fascinating, and most fans will conclude that ersatz Dune is better than no Dune."
Second installment of the authors' prequel (Dune: House Atreides, 1999) to Frank Herbert's mighty Dune series. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE'S NEW PET by Brian Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Creepy, kooky and deftly delivered, this dark story offers a bright ending for readers who might think they've just outgrown fairy tales. (Picture book. 5-10)"
When the Queen died and her bereft king banished color from the kingdom, Prince Viridian's world turned the gloomiest gray. A mysterious present (a cute, colorful creature called a wooglefoof) crashes his birthday party and changes all that, spiriting its garish stripes across the castle and sending the king's Color Snatcher in fiendish, feverish pursuit. Read full book review >

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NIGHTY NIGHT, SLEEPY SLEEPS by Brian Anderson
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"While it may not be conducive for somnolent evenings, this is pure good fun for little ones. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The popular characters of Anderson's comic-strip series Dog Eat Doug successfully transition to the picture book in a joyous celebration of the universal glee felt by toddlers trying to outwit and outrace their grown-ups. Read full book review >

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MONSTER CHEFS by Brian Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Delicious! Especially when decorated with eyeballs. (recipe) (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's hard to tell which came first, the story or the cupcake, but either way, this picture book is a treat. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN EMPIRE by Kevin J. Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2002

"Loyalists will leap aboard and groan with delight at a cliffhanger ending that arrives all too soon."
Anderson has keyboarded installments beyond number of the Star Wars, X-Files, and, with Brian Herbert, Dune series, hitting the bestseller lists, which he's also hit in novels with L. Ron Hubbard, Doug Beason, the SF anthology Dogged Persistence (2001), and, most recently, a solo novel, Hopscotch (2002). Read full book review >

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THE LAST DAYS OF KRYPTON by Kevin J. Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Sci-fi of Miltonic ambition."
Apocalypse Then. Its prose aptly—on occasion annoyingly—portentous, this Superman prequel is action-packed, depicting a lost world in fanatic detail. Read full book review >