Search Results: "Daniel H. Wilson"


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THE CLOCKWORK DYNASTY by Daniel H. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A thrilling mix of influences, much like Sylvain Neuvel's Sleeping Giants (2016) and HBO's Westworld, that creates a captivating scenario begging for many sequels."
A feisty young anthropologist discovers a secret civilization of mechanical souls. Read full book review >

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ROBOGENESIS by Daniel H. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A satisfying but perfunctory installment that suffers from a bit of second-act similarity."
Man meets machine in the second act of the war to end all wars: Robopocalypse 2.0. Read full book review >

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AMPED by Daniel H. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"Provocative, with strong action sequences, but weak in character development and plotting."
In the near future, a schoolteacher with a cranially implanted "amp" must master an array of hidden talents when a wave of bigotry against those like him threatens to tear the country apart. Read full book review >

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ROBOT UPRISINGS by Daniel H. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"Philip K. Dick would be proud, in any event. You'll never look at your Roomba the same way again."
Fun fact: According to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, as of 2010 there were 8.6 million robots in the world. Fun scenario: They're all out to kill us. Read full book review >

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PRESS START TO PLAY by Daniel H. Wilson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A mixed bag, like many anthologies, but sci-fi fans will find it well worth their while."
An anthology that examines the relationship between video games and storytelling. Read full book review >

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A BOY AND HIS BOT by Daniel H. Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Diaphanous the plot may be, but the climax brings on plenty of large-scale destruction, and fans of Dale Basye's Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go (2008) and other underworld odysseys will relish the wink-wink satire. (Fantasy/SF. 11-13)"
A dreamy lad traverses a world inhabited by robots in this loose-jointed picaresque. Read full book review >

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ROBOPOCALYPSE by Daniel H. Wilson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 7, 2011

"Vigorous, smart and gripping, this debut novel is currently being turned into a feature film directed by Steven Spielberg."
In the not-too-distant future, a sentient computer program escapes from a research facility and initiates a bloody robot revolt against humankind. Read full book review >

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HEART OF EUROPE by Peter H. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"An encyclopedic reference work to be consulted but likely not completely read by anyone other than fellow academics."
Wilson (History/Univ. of Hull; The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy, 2009, etc.) delves into the makeup, structure, and lands of the Holy Roman Empire, which lasted "more than a millennium, well over twice as long as imperial Rome itself."Read full book review >

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THE GALILEO SYNDROME by Daniel H. Gottlieb
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2004

"Like the future it depicts, gales of hot air make this dreary saga an oppressive experience."
Global warming brings environmental catastrophe-and relationship problems-in this sluggish sci-fi epic. Read full book review >

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MISWIRED by Daniel H. Angres
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"An expertly told psychological sci-fi tale, with an emphasis on cutting-edge medical tech."
After a life of depression and addiction, Dr. David Sternn undergoes an innovative brain procedure that seems to be an almost miraculous cure in Angres' (Positive Sobriety, 2012) sci-fi novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2010

"Important reading for frustrated but open-minded business leaders struggling to connect with stressed-out workers."
Pop-psychology/business guide debunks the increasingly antiquated concept of financial remuneration as a motivational tool—and offers a better idea. Read full book review >

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BRIAR'S TALE by Daniel H. Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"Recommended for anyone interested in the life of a hunter or hunting dog."
A grouse-hunting dog tells his and his master's stories in this novel for all ages. Read full book review >