Search Results: "Ellen Kushner"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: May 24, 2011

"Here's to another generation finding comfort and inspiration on the border. (introductions, author notes) (Fantasy/anthology. 13 & up)"
Bordertown: where the human and faerie worlds intersect, a place populated by runaways and the lost, powered by an unreliable mix of magic and technology. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF THE KINGS by Ellen Kushner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 5, 2002

"Immensely appealing, intelligent, and great fun."
Sequel to 1987's Swordspoint: A Melodrama of Manners, a tale set in an imaginary city that Kushner herself described as "not-quite-equal parts of Elizabethan London, 18th-century Paris, a dash of Regency of both, and even a little New York . . . . Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN DREYDL by Ellen Kushner
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"The illustrations are beautiful, though—richly-detailed, cheeky and charming—and they help compensate for the missing magic in the text. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's the winter holiday season and Sara, who longs for strings of twinkling lights and a glittery Christmas tree, is jealous of her Christian friends' traditions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2003

"Laudable coverage of an undeniably important, unsettling cultural transition."
Were John Carmack and John Romero the Lennon and McCartney of PC gaming? Spin magazine contributing editor Kushner answers yes in his detailed re-creation of the genre's transition from basement to big time. Read full book review >

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ELLEN ULLMAN
by Gregory McNamee

A thinking machine, grumbled the tradition-minded British writer G. K. Chesterton, “is a brainless phrase of modern fatalism and materialism.” He added, “A machine only is a machine because it cannot think.”

But that was at the turn of the last century. A dozen decades later, thinking machines are among us, machines that learn from our behavior and ...


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TELEX FROM CUBA by Rachel Kushner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"An imaginative work that brings Cuban-American history to life."
Los Angeles resident Kushner's first novel follows the lives of American ex-pats and others in pre-revolutionary Cuba. Read full book review >

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ALLIGATOR CANDY by David Kushner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2016

"A probing, poignant memoir about tragedy, grief, and trying to cope."
The story of how the author and his family dealt with the senseless murder of his older brother. Read full book review >

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ELLEN OH
by Alex Heimbach

Like most writers, Ellen Oh was an avid reader growing up. “Books were always my friends,” she says. At least until second grade, when her teacher read The Five Chinese Brothers to the class. Afterwards, her classmates taunted her with racial slurs, and one boy tried to paint her skin yellow because she was "the wrong color for a ...


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THE STRANGE CASE OF RACHEL K by Rachel Kushner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A short, quirky and sometimes-compelling book from the author of The Flamethrowers (2013)."
Three offbeat tales that border on the surreal yet are curiously (and paradoxically) anchored in a version of historical reality. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A remarkable story fashioned into a dramatic narrative."
Rolling Stone and Wired contributing editor Kushner (Journalism/New York Univ.; Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids, 2005, etc.) skillfully pieces together a shameful chronicle of racial discrimination during the American postwar economic boom. Read full book review >

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KABBALAH by Lawrence Kushner
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"A mysterious medieval epistle, bumbling romantic efforts and plenty of feel-good spirituality combine to offer good prospects for decent commercial, if not literary, success."
Rabbi Kushner's first novel for adults echoes The Gift of Asher Lev and The Da Vinci Code, but offers neither the former's gravitas nor the latter's intrigue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Full of interesting factoids—but the blatant advertising for Kushner's products is pervasive to the point the book becomes soporific."
A wake-up call about caffeine from a committed and self-interested author. Read full book review >