Search Results: "EPIC Agency"


BOOK REVIEW

EPIC by Conor Kostick
FICTION
Released: April 5, 2007

"The thought-provoking ending is oddly beautiful. (Science fiction. YA)"
Kostick offers an engaging examination of an agrarian society whose economy and legal system operate inside a planet-wide computer game. Read full book review >

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BABEL, THE KING by Karim  Maaloul
by Karim Maaloul, developed by EPIC Agency, illustrated by Karim Maaloul
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2012

"Charming and technologically interesting, but otherwise uninspiring. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A feline megalomaniac appoints himself king, gathers subjects and subsequently has a showdown with his mortal enemies—the clouds. Read full book review >

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TEMPORARY AGENCY by Rachel Pollack
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Pollack (Unquenchable Fire, 1992, etc.) turns the world on its spiritual head, offering an alternative view of the matters in which the government, however spiritualized, is still not to be trusted."
Ellen Pierson's worst fears are realized when her cousin Paul's true love, the operator of a temp agency down the hall, turns out to be one of the Malignant Ones, a host of supernatural beings who torment humans in this post-revolutionary world (the Benign Ones aid humans). Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE LADY AGENCY by Hester Browne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"Escapism for anglophiles but not much more."
An updated Cinderella story set in London, with a heroine whose life is changed when she dons a wig. Read full book review >

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EPIC GAME by William Kowalski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"Although Kowalski (The Innocence Device, 2014, etc.) drives this brief tale toward an inevitable conclusion, it's still an agreeable journey with a smart, sassy heroine who's not nearly as tough as she likes to think she is."
A professional poker player gets a surprising legacy from her only friend. Read full book review >

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SAPPHO'S AGENCY by Lizzie Newell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"An enjoyable foray into erotic, female-centric literature, with enough nuance and structure to serve as decent sci-fi."
In a largely oceanic world where men are scarce and paternity is often kept secret, Daisy and her partner, Sappho, run an agency that helps men and women conceive. Read full book review >

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THE AGENCY  by Ally O’Brien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A naughty, catty good time."
A witty debut novel from a pseudonymous writing pair (one is a suspense author, the other a London-based media agent) about a saucy London literary agent eager to go into business for herself. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE AGENCY by Conor Daly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1997

"Golfing wannabes will be happy to see that Daly paints the PGA Tour as an endless round of backbiting, name-calling, and endorsement-chasing, with hardly a moment for a quiet 18 holes."
After seven years' exile, Kieran Lenahan is back on the PGA Tour—or he would be if somebody hadn't bashed his head at a Gainesville apartment complex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Almost always a lot of fun, although the lack of a coherent narrative thread means that the welter of names and anecdotes sometimes gets bewildering. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) ($40,000 ad/promo)"
Savvy, though uneven, profile of America's oldest talent agency. Read full book review >

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EPIC MEASURES by Jeremy N. Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"A fascinating account of a charismatic visionary who successfully battles the convoluted politics of international health bureaucracies."
Smith (Growing a Garden City, 2010) a freelance journalist who covers health and environmental issues for Discover, the Chicago Tribune and other leading publications, chronicles an ambitious project to collect comparative data on global health issues.Read full book review >

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EPIC VOYAGES by Robyn Mundy
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"Just the ticket for armchair explorers. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Here is an instance of book design being as exciting as the subject matter, and this subject matter is pretty wild stuff: the legendary and legendarily hellacious voyages of Ferdinand Magellan, James Cook, Ernest Shackleton, Thor Heyerdahl and Francis Chichester. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"A balanced, reader-friendly re-creation of the origins, progress, thrills and perils attending a prestigious race, desperately important at the time, only dimly remembered today."
From the Soviet Union's Sputnik to the United States' Apollo 11, the exciting competition between Cold War superpowers to dominate space. Read full book review >