Search Results: "Cory Silverberg"


BOOK REVIEW

SEX IS A FUNNY WORD by Cory Silverberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"This carefully thought-out explanation may surprise but should be widely appreciated. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Moving up in target audience from their explanation of reproduction, What Makes a Baby (2013), Silverberg and Smyth explore various meanings for the word "sex." Read full book review >

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WHAT MAKES A BABY by Cory Silverberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Designed for all kinds of children in all kinds of families, this will be particularly welcome in adoptive and nontraditional families but is, uniquely, an appealing and informative complement to early sex-education discussions with any child. (Informational picture book. 2-7)"
A sex educator and an artist with a graphics background craft an unusually flexible explanation of baby-making for sharing with young children. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

Inaugural volume of a major Silverberg retrospective, featuring 24 substantial stories, 1981-88, with autobiographical introductions. Read full book review >

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EARLY DAYS by Robert Silverberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2016

"Reading this collection is akin to watching the B-movies Quentin Tarantino has spent his career riffing off—fun for superfans and students of the genre but skippable for everyone else."
A collection of pulp-style science-fiction stories from the days when men were men and aliens were green, scaly, and up to no good. Read full book review >

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FOR THE WIN by Cory Doctorow
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"Fans, future bankers and future gametechs will be in heaven; those without interest will skim or give up by the halfway mark. (Science fiction. YA)"
In a future so close it will be easily mistaken for today, teens all over the world play massively multiplayer online role-playing games, but not all are in the game for fun. Read full book review >

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INFORMATION DOESN'T WANT TO BE FREE by Cory Doctorow
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Doctorow has spoken and written on these issues many times before but never quite so persuasively. Required reading for creators making their ways through the new world."
In his best-selling novel Ready Player One, Ernest Cline predicted that decades from now, Doctorow (Homeland, 2013, etc.) should share the presidency of the Internet with actor Wil Wheaton. Consider this manifesto to be Doctorow's qualifications for the job. Read full book review >

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THE FACE OF THE WATERS by Robert Silverberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

After the sun goes nova and destroys the Earth, humans survive only in small groups on far-flung planets like Hydros, a world with no land masses at all; here, humans are permitted to share the floating islands built by the Gillies, one of several intelligent native species. Read full book review >

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STARBORNE by Robert Silverberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1996

"Another polished and agreeable presentation, constrained by its overly familiar scenario; the present-tense narrative doesn't help—though some sparks of originality would've worked wonders."
In veteran writer-editor Silverberg's (The Mountains of Majipoor, 1995, etc.) 23rd century, Earth faces terminal decline, so it makes a last effort to send forth a starship to locate and colonize new worlds. Read full book review >

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LETTERS FROM ATLANTIS by Robert Silverberg
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

The real story of Atlantis: In the 21 st century, scientists can send thought patterns of researchers back in time. Read full book review >

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SORCERERS OF MAJIPOOR by Robert Silverberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Nearly 500 pages of elegant, soporific twiddling; even Majipoor addicts are likely to find their attention wandering."
Another of veteran Silverberg's yarns set on Majipoor, the giant planet inhabited—for the most part amicably—by humans along with a bewildering array of aliens (The Mountains of Majipoor, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Sophisticated, well-expressed, and often controversial, these essays are more for Silverberg's longtime fans than for new readers."
A collection of magazine columns by a leading science fiction writer. Read full book review >