Search Results: "Cory Wheeler Mimms"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DOBIE PARADOX by Desmond Cory
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Columbo with a chair in mathematics."
Many fictional sleuths toil for years without seeing their names emblazoned on their books' titles, but it's oddly appropriate that Professor John Dobie, in only his third adventure, should lend his name to this new case. Read full book review >

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THE MASK OF ZEUS by Desmond Cory
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 1993

"Lady Macdougal'') lies an originality that goes deeper than the surface details of this elegantly loopy tale."
Offbeat isn't the word for this new adventure of Cardiff math professor John Dobie (The Catalyst, 1991), exiled to Cyprus to take the place of his former student Derya TÅner. Read full book review >

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WALKAWAY by Cory Doctorow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"A truly visionary techno-thriller that not only depicts how we might live tomorrow, but asks why we don't already."
Doctorow (Information Doesn't Want to Be Free, 2014, etc.) offers a counterintuitive alternate (possible?) future in this gritty yet hopeful sci-fi epic. 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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HOMELAND by Cory Doctorow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Outstanding for its target audience, and even those outside Doctorow's traditional reach may find themselves moved by its call to action. (afterwords, bibliography) (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Doctorow strikes a successful balance between agenda and story in his newest near-future, pre-dystopian thriller. Read full book review >

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CONUNDRUM by Susan Cory
Released: Jan. 7, 2012

"While not perfect, Cory's murder mystery is worth the read."
The death of a Harvard student under questionable circumstances sets the theme for Cory's first foray into the murder mystery genre. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD OF COMICS by Cory Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE

"While this coming-of-age tale skillfully taps into nerd culture, the hero remains problematic."
In this debut YA novel, a tween boy in the 1970s becomes obsessed with collecting comic books. Read full book review >

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DYING by Cory Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"There is an ever expanding body of literature on coming to terms with mortality, and this entry ranks with the best."
An eloquent plea for a more humane approach to death and a moving meditation on the life that leads to that end. Read full book review >

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EASTERN STANDARD TRIBE by Cory Doctorow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A near-future yarn that would have worked better as a piece of speculative nonfiction."
Art is a secret agent, but not in the typical meaning of that phrase. He doesn't represent a government, a military, or even a shadowy corporation. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BROTHER by Cory Doctorow
Released: May 1, 2008

"Terrifying glimpse of the future—or the present. (Fiction. 13+)"
In this unapologetically didactic tribute to 1984, Marcus—known online as w1n5t0n (pronounced "Winston")—takes on the Department of Homeland Security. Read full book review >

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DOWN AND OUT IN THE MAGIC KINGDOM by Cory Doctorow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"The language has pop and the ideas are launched from the page with plenty of fizz, but Doctorow ultimately hamstrings himself with a monumentally trivial storyline."
Walt Disney's vice-like grip on the American imagination continues unabated, even many long years into the future when one might hope that people would know better. Read full book review >