Search Results: "Elizabeth Ann Scarborough"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GODMOTHER by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Scarborough (Last Refuge, 1992, etc.) attempts charm in this slight story, but alas, what comes out instead is saccharine and hokey."
Rose Samson is a Seattle social worker struggling with an increased caseload, vanishing resources, and the despair that accompanies daily contact with murder, child molestation, drug traffic, homelessness, and an unrelenting bureaucracy. Read full book review >

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LAST REFUGE by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"The novelties that made the first book interesting cannot rescue this one."
Sequel to Nothing Sacred (1991), continuing the tale of Shambala, a Shangri-La-like magical paradise hidden in the Himalayas. Read full book review >

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THE LADY IN THE LOCH by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Sadly, the homicidally forlorn lover is so industrious in his scarifying work that fantasist Scarborough (The Godmother's Apprentice, 1995, etc.) has little time to spare for the puir wee lady in the loch."
Hardly has aspiring author Walter Scott (yes, that Walter Scott) assumed the post of Edinburgh's sheriff than the city is rocked by a crime spree out of The Silence of the Lambs. Read full book review >

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PAST LIVES, PRESENT TENSE by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Amusing idea, engaging outcome."
Editor Scarborough sets the ground rules and provides the scenario for these 15 new stories, namely, what if you recover the personality of anyone who had ever lived? Read full book review >

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THE GODMOTHER'S APPRENTICE by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

The Godmother (1994) wasn't, alas, about female mafiosi, but introduced a suburban fantasy of good and bad fairies, frog princes, wicked stepmothers, talking cats, and characters from the brothers Grimm. Read full book review >

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CATACOMBS by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Too many half-digested ideas make for an unreadable garble."
When the Barque Cats seek refuge on an inhospitable planet, their problems—and the readers'—are only just starting. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"The characters are somewhat over-earnest and preachy, but the conversations between natural predators and prey make this an enjoyable."
The young heroes of Changelings (2005) depart the planet Petaybee, then return for more adventure. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

"Dialogue-soggy, overcute, featherweight YA space-opera, a mix of light fantasy with coming-of-age themes about social responsibility and solemn respect for elders."
The YA adventures of the girl with the unicorn horn sticking out of her head continue (Acorna's World, 2000, etc.), as the telepathic Acorna, her traumatized "life-mate" Aari, and others on two and four legs to heal their shattered homeworld. Read full book review >

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POWER LINES by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1994

"Another charming, fully realized, well-rounded effort, the sole drawback being the ending with its disappointing similarity to the original Powers."
Sequel to the fine sentient-planet yarn Powers That Be (1993). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"A waste of time for any audience other than young adults."
First in a trilogy spun off from previous books about the sentient planet Petaybee (Power Lines, 1994, etc.), following the adventures of a pair of adorably inquisitive twins. Read full book review >

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ACORNA’S WORLD by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Cute and fluffy, not even remotely tense or gripping: a by-the-numbers, bash-the-nasty-aliens romp, breezy enough for uncritical fans of this popular duo (Power Play, 1995, etc.)."
McCaffrey continues the series (note the new collaborator: Acorna, 1997, was with Margaret Ball) about the telepathic human-alien unicorn, Acorna, a Linyaari whose horn can purify water and air and heal injuries. Read full book review >