Search Results: "Catherine Asaro"


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CATHERINE by April Lindner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Not as emotionally engaging as readers might desire, but solid and well-told. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
After discovering that her mother, Catherine Eversole Price, had not died, as her father told her, but instead deserted the family and then disappeared, 17-year-old Chelsea Price goes on a quest to find out what happened to her. Read full book review >

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THE QUANTUM ROSE by Catherine Asaro
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"A sturdy and absorbing addition to the series."
Another installment in Asaro's space romance/family saga (Ascendant Sun, p. 27, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE RADIANT SEAS by Catherine Asaro
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 7, 1998

"Despite the spectacular science, the milieu is Star Wars space fantasy, and should find its natural audience thereabouts."
More romancing and high-tech saber-rattling in the far future: a sequel to Primary Inversion (1995), as the Skolian Empire again squares off against the feudal Traders and their sadistic Aristo leaders. Read full book review >

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THE LAST HAWK by Catherine Asaro
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Independently intelligible but likely to appeal most to existing fans."
Another yarn set in Asaro's far-future Skolian Empire (Catch the Lightning, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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NEBULA AWARDS SHOWCASE 2013 by Catherine Asaro
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 14, 2013

"Essential fare for short story aficionados, even though some of the contents have appeared in other collections."
Despite being dated 2013, this edition of the Nebula Awards Showcase presents the winning and nominated stories as voted by the members of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America for the year 2011. Better late than never. Read full book review >

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THE MOON’S SHADOW by Catherine Asaro
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2003

"Fans only."
Despite generous appendices containing family trees, dramatis personae, a time line, and other series data, newcomers will be lost in this space opera as Asaro brings the not-always-nice Skolians closer to a reconciliation with the not-completely-naughty Aristo traders. Read full book review >

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ASCENDANT SUN by Catherine Asaro
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Sexy tortures, strictly for series devotees."
Another in Asaro's series of space-family-soap/romance/sagas involving the Skolian Empire (The Radiant Seas, 1998, etc.) and their rivals, the feudal Traders with their sadistic Aristo bosses. Read full book review >

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CATCH THE LIGHTNING by Catherine Asaro
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"An unexciting but solidly crafted, and at times absorbing narrative, marred by overdetail, long, dull technical explanations, and a plot that runs out of steam halfway through."
Far-future clash-of-empires yarn, set in the same universe as Primary Inversion (1995), where Skolia's psi-powered Jagernaut space pilot/warriors try to keep the peace against the feudally organized Traders and their horribly sadistic, totalitarian rulers, the Aristos. Read full book review >

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SPHERICAL HARMONIC by Catherine Asaro
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"For fans only."
The seventh volume in Asaro's Skolian space opera has less sex and sadism than previous outings (The Quantum Rose, 2000, etc.) as Dyhianna Selei, a telepathic psychic-webmaster and Pharaoh of the Ruby Dynasty, brokers an uncertain peace with the vile, slave-keeping Aristo Traders. Read full book review >

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PRIMARY INVERSION by Catherine Asaro
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1995

"Plenty of energy and invention, wobbly backdrop and plot."
In Asaro's far-future interstellar war, the Traders—they have a feudal social system ruled by the viciously sadistic Aristos- -square off against Skolia's Jagernauts, psi-powered space pilot/warriors, and their psi-linked cyberspace Web. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE CERTITUDE by Patrick Modiano
Released: July 1, 2001

"Not for every child, and, indeed, not for every adult. It's not exactly as if Dostoyevsky had turned to writing Mother Goose rhymes, but the darkness is there—and so is the brilliance."
A beguiling children's story—well, after a fashion, anyway—by the latest winner of the Nobel Prize in literature (Suspended Sentences, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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CATHERINE DE MEDICI by Leonie Frieda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2005

"Persuasive rehabilitation of Catherine, not as a nice woman, but as a shrewd leader who did what she had to."
Scholarly but lively biography of the Italian-born queen who ruled France as regent during 30 years of bitter religious warfare. Read full book review >