Search Results: "Christopher Stasheff"


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CHRISTOPHER by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 15, 1994

"The carefully composed scenes are spare and powerful; though the telling is unremarkable, the art speaks for itself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The story of Reprobus, the huge man who came to be known as Christopher, patron saint of travelers. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER by Allison Burnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"At times both acid-tinged and unbelievably sweet, a hopeless love's lament."
A lethargic Lothario does what he can to bring his cute, depressed neighbor around to a love affair. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Energetic but numbingly familiar and instantly forgettable."
First of a new fantasy series from the author of A Wizard in Mind (1994), etc. Of the Ulin, a godlike Elder Race, only Lomallin the Green and Ulahane the Red often concern themselves with human affairs. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH DOCTOR by Christopher Stasheff
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Otherwise, it lacks originality; furthermore, strangely, it reminds you of other writers whose names you somehow can't quite recall."
Sequel to The Oathbound Wizard (1992), about a medieval fantasy world of jousting and pageantry, where poetry holds the power of magic. Read full book review >

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THE OATHBOUND WIZARD by Christopher Stasheff
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Palatable (if unambitious) light fare, likely to be popular with the Piers Anthony crowd."
A sequel to the paperback Her Majesty's Wizard (1986) finds Stasheff in the same vein as his popular ``Warlock'' series—with a youngish hero learning the ropes of magic in a medieval fantasy kingdom. Read full book review >

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A WIZARD IN PEACE by Christopher Stasheff
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Stasheff more and more resembles Piers Anthony, both in style and prolificness."
Fourth in a series (A Wizard in Mind, 1995, etc.) about the ``wizard''—actually esp-powered—Magnus d'Armand, who now calls himself Gar Pike. Read full book review >

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A WIZARD IN THE WAY by Christopher Stasheff
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The usual brisk, lively, succinct blend of puns, one-liners, and social commentary."
Another appearance for wizard Gar Pike (a.k.a. the psi-powered Magnus l'Armand: the alias is designed to throw the wrong-headed do-gooders of SCENT off the scent), his sidekick Alea, and their chatty spaceship, Herkimer (A Wizard and a Warlord, p. 28; etc.). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Agreeable fare for series regulars."
Another adventure for do-gooder Wizard Gar Pike (A Wizard in Peace, 1996, etc.), his sidekick Dirk DuLaine, and their intelligent spaceship Herkimer, as they zoom around the galaxy looking for misgoverned planets to emancipate. Read full book review >

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A WIZARD AND A WARLORD by Christopher Stasheff
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"An agreeably terse addition to this light, gently satirical series."
Another outing (A Wizard in Midgard, 1998, etc.) for wizard Gar Pike (otherwise known as the psi-powered Magnus d'Armand), his new sidekick Alea, and their intelligent spaceship Herkimer. Read full book review >

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A WIZARD IN MIDGARD by Christopher Stasheff
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1998

"Standard fare for series regulars."
Another outing for the psi-powered wizard Magnus d‘Armand (A Wizard in Chaos, 1997, etc.) and his intelligent spaceship, Herkimer. Read full book review >

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THE SAGE by Christopher Stasheff
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1996

"Stasheff fans will doubtless take pleasure in the details, but readers seeking more realistic, less formulaic fantasy will do much better elsewhere."
In The Shaman (1995), the first in the author's new series, a big, kindly clansman by the name of Ohaern defeated the bad god Ulahane; his reward was 500 years of sensual bliss in the arms of the beautiful goddess Rahani. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1995

"Ingenuous head-bashing for the most part: a natural mass market title clearly out of its league in hardcover format."
The first of a new series spun off from Stasheff's paperback Warlock yarns (A Wizard in Absentia, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >