Search Results: "Elizabeth Bear"


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The Secret History of Another Rome by Bear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2015

"Despite its uneven pace, this idea-filled book succeeds in exploring various concepts à la Asimov's Foundation series."
From debut author Bear comes a heady sci-fi novel about a futuristic Roman Empire and the man in charge of it. Read full book review >

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THE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS EVERYONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT IN APRIL
by John DeNardo

April is bringing a whole new enticing batch of science fiction and fantasy books that will stretch your imagination. Here's a selection of the ones that will be generating the most buzz. You'll find fallen angels, Death's assistant, human refugees in space, a revolution against the One Percent, matriarchal lunar colonies, giant robots, genetic thrills, biotech-weird, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD MUSIC by Greg Bear
Released: April 30, 1985

"Very disappointing work from a strong talent."
Expanding one of his splendid short stories (a standout in The Year's Best Science Fiction, 1984), Bear has fashioned a woefully ragged and aimless novel—despite some arresting ideas and images. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR SUMMER by Greg Bear
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 17, 1998

"Amiable, sometimes stirring incident-packed baloney: a yarn that screams I wanna be a movie!"
Fantasy built on a fantasy—in Bear's alternative 1947, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World wasn't fiction, but fact!—mingling real and imaginary characters with a quite unbelievable hodgepodge of defiantly unextinct beasties from the Carboniferous on up. Read full book review >

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MUD, SWEAT, AND TEARS by Bear Grylls
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"An inside look at the makings of an intrepid, insatiable explorer."
The fearless host of Man vs. Wild illustrates a highly spirited life. Read full book review >

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SLANT by Greg Bear
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 28, 1997

"Complexity without clarity; Bear's yarn eventually packs quite a wallop, but what with the numbing present-tense narrative it seems to take forever to get there."
This sequel to Queen of Angels (1990) continues Bear's exploration of artificial intelligence and nanotechnology in the mid-21st century. Read full book review >

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HEADS by Greg Bear
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"The irritatingly stupid narrator doesn't help."
Slender illustrated science-fiction novella (it first appeared last year in Britain) from the author of Eon, Blood Music, Queen of Angels, etc. In the 22nd century, the Moon is inhabited by extended industrial-economic families. Read full book review >

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WAR DOGS by Greg Bear
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"An intriguing story, but fiction at this high a level deserves just a little more."
First of a new science-fiction trilogy from the author of Halo: Silentium (2013, etc.).Read full book review >

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LEGACY by Greg Bear
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1995

"A remarkable and utterly convincing feat of creation, from which the lack of really memorable characters and their often turbid motivations detracts hardly at all."
A prequel to Eon (1985) and Bear's subsequent hard-sf yarns describing the Way, a multidimensional passage to other worlds and times. Read full book review >

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THE FORCE OF GOD by Greg Bear
Released: Oct. 2, 1987

"Very disappointing work from a talented but overproductive and erratic writer."
Bear's problem is that his so-so novels (Eon and Blood Music, both 1985) have not lived up to the promise of his dazzling story collection The Wind from a Burning Woman (1983). Read full book review >

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DARWIN’S CHILDREN by Greg Bear
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2003

"Scary and technically plausible though demanding work, even if the good guys' resurgence depends more on coincidence than logic."
Not so much a sequel as a continuation of Bear's near-future biological thriller, Darwin's Radio (1999). Read full book review >