Search Results: "Doug Beason"


BOOK REVIEW

ILL WIND by Kevin J. Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1995

"Style and characterization are often clunky, but the fast- moving story pushes all the right emotional buttons for mass success: It's almost un-put-downable."
A big, near-future disaster novel straddling the border between science fiction and technothriller, likely to appeal to fans of both. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Beason attains a kind of high-geekish exaltation that will appeal to readers schooled in Tom Clancy."
Directed energy is the wave (and not just the microwave) of the future, the source of weapons that will prove to be revolutionary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IGNITION by Kevin J. Anderson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 26, 1997

"Even Steven Seagal's standards are higher than this, but blowing up the Vehicular Assembly Building ought to look good on the screen. (Film rights to Universal)"
Terrorists seize Cape Canaveral at the time of a shuttle launch in a new technothriller from Anderson and Beason (the eco-disaster novel Ill Wind, 1995; etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AESOP IN CALIFORNIA by Doug Hansen
adapted by Doug Hansen, illustrated by Doug Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2013

"This affectionate, glowing collection will be hard to resist. (Fables. 4-8)"
North to south, east to west, across mountain, valley, ocean and desert, California's flora and fauna illustrate adapted Aesopian fables. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUSE & MOLE AND THE CHRISTMAS WALK by Doug Cushman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"301, etc.) tale is cheerful and enlightening. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Mouse and Mole's walk is an environmentally safe hunt for a Christmas tree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPACE CAT by Doug Cushman
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Fans of Commander Toad will sign on happily to this promising start, which features lots of aliens in oogy shapes and colors, a Fritz Lang-ish robot who really needs to be kept out of the kitchen, and an intrepid tiger-striped Lead clad in a nifty spacesuit. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Working up an idea he claims he had when he was ten, Cushman introduces a resourceful feline space explorer, with a feckless sidekick robot named Earl. Read full book review >

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INSPECTOR HOPPER by Doug Cushman
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2000

"What does charm in these pages is the artwork, with its warm colors, landscapes as seen from insect level, and its atmosphere of adventure, even if it materializes only in the slightest of measures. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
The accent in Cushman's beginning reader is decidedly on the act of reading, as the story itself, broken into three fleeting chapters, has little momentum or interest of its own, let alone the brio or dash any detective story should. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROG HEAVEN by Doug Wechsler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Attractive and informative, this will be welcomed by young naturalists and their teachers. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In an apparently empty weedy area in the autumn woods, late rains begin a cycle of life in a Delaware vernal pool, providing a breeding place for 14 species of amphibians, as well as snakes, invertebrates and plants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HIDDEN LIFE OF A TOAD by Doug Wechsler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A book that encourages observation and conservation and may start some young biologists off on their own lifelong quests to understand animals. (glossary, amphibian & toad facts, resources) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
How do toads develop from fertilized eggs? Do toads need saving? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEARLESS GENIUS by Doug Menuez
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 27, 2014

"A vital piece of photographic history."
A pictorial and textual time machine documenting the driven personalities who pioneered the technological world from 1985 to 2000. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALLING by Doug Wilhelm
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 2, 2007

"The too-neat-and-tidy wrap-up flaws an otherwise solid effort. (Fiction. YA)"
Ninth-grader Matt Shaw spends his after-school hours walking the streets of Rutland, a small city in Vermont that conceals serious secrets. Read full book review >