Search Results: "Brian Stableford"


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DARK ARARAT by Brian Stableford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Remarkable and persuasive biological speculations framed by an intriguing human setup: despite the heavy-ish exposition and deliberate pace, this is topnotch intellectual science fiction."
Addition to Stableford's expanding future history (The Cassandra Complex, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WEREWOLVES OF LONDON by Brian Stableford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 15, 1992

"Exposition-ridden but way off in a class of its own."
First work in an overarching eschatalogical trilogy about fallen angels that, when done, may well become a classic science fantasy. Read full book review >

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YEAR ZERO by Brian Stableford
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2003

"Despite the occasional cultural reference that even avid anglophiles may find impenetrable, a wonderfully entertaining romp, and one of Stableford's best yet."
Three years after its original British publication, this weird, wacky fantasy grab-bag comes from the author of The Omega Expedition (2002), etc. It's the year 2000, and ex-hooker, ex-junkie Molly's attempting to get her life back and reclaim her daughters from foster care. Read full book review >

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THE HUNGER AND ECSTASY OF VAMPIRES by Brian Stableford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"As period British vampire fiction, it cries for at least a dollop of the saving humor displayed in Kim Newman's The Bloody Red Baron."
Stableford stumbles in a dull, talk-ridden minor novel that's simply not up to his terrific alternative-history vampire science/fantasy trilogy (Angel of Pain, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE FOUNTAINS OF YOUTH by Brian Stableford
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2000

"Stuffed with ideas, but too nonfictionally pedantic to fully satisfy as a novel."
Third entry in Stableford's future history series (Architects of Emortality, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE EMPIRE OF FEAR by Brian Stableford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

"Terrific vampire fiction, with well-humanized puppet characters."
Alternative-history vampire science/fantasy by Stableford (The Third Millennium, 1985), a novelist with degrees in biology and sociology. Read full book review >

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THE OMEGA EXPEDITION by Brian Stableford
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"80), but a worthwhile wrap nonetheless."
Fifth and last in the series about the quest for human immortality—or, as Stableford pedantically insists, "emortality." Read full book review >

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INHERIT THE EARTH by Brian Stableford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

A rare foray into science fiction for the British horrormeister (the Necroscope series, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CASSANDRA COMPLEX by Brian Stableford
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"The upshot, still strong on ideas and puzzles, should please and satisfy nearly everyone."
Another entry in Stableford's developing future history (The Fountains of Youth, 2000, etc.) exploring the possibilities of "emortality": what if humans, barring accident, could live for as long as they wanted? Read full book review >

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ARCHITECTS OF EMORTALITY by Brian Stableford
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 8, 1999

"Impressive biological speculations and an intriguing setup, but the stodgy investigation isn—t helped either by the obscure motive or the tale's overstuffing with pointless Victoriana."
Science fiction whodunit set in the same future as Inherit the Earth (1998) from Stableford (to whom, last time out, Kirkus ascribed the output of fellow-Britisher Brian Lumley—apologies to both authors). Read full book review >

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ANGEL OF PAIN by Brian Stableford
Released: Aug. 16, 1993

"As ever, Stableford is talky, with eruptions of action that subside into more talk and heavy decor."
More about the biology of angels, subgenus werewolf, by biologist-sociologist-novelist Stableford—in volume two of a trilogy begun with the well-received The Werewolves of London (1992) and to be rounded out by The Carnival of Destruction. Read full book review >

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BRIAN NINE by Craig L. DeLue
Released: Dec. 12, 2011

"DeLue proves to be a wizard of his craft as he builds Carpella into a world imbued with natural human emotion, savory plotlines, memorable characters, history-changing situations, a fight for freedom and everlasting glory in this epic page-turner."
In DeLue's debut, teenagers Brian Nine and Will Star are onboard a spaceship when a bolt of lightning causes an accidental launch and the subsequent discovery of a new, inhabited planet. Read full book review >