Search Results: "Eric Flint"


BOOK REVIEW

FLINT by Paul Eddy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"Readers who don't mind the hiccup of the flashbacks that interrupt every third scene to backtrack anywhere from ten minutes ago to the heroine's childhood will find lots more surprises up Eddy's sleeve. A welcome debut, with a heroine volcanic enough for a series. (Film rights to Columbia)"
Years after she was scarred and nearly killed by a double-dealing international criminal, a British undercover cop throws over the traces to go after him on her own—a busy first novel from journalist Eddy (Hunting Marco Polo, 1991, etc.) Read full book review >

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THE RIVERS OF WAR by Eric Flint
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2005

"A pleasant diversion for military history buffs, but other readers will likely desert."
First of a two-volume alternate history saga from the author of 1632 (2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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1632 by Eric Flint
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Sinewy shoot—-em-up, with pikes and muzzle-loaders squared off against modern automatics and 20th-century tactics: a rollicking, good-natured, fact-based flight of fancy that should appeal to alternate-history buffs as well as military-fantasy fans."
From the co-author (with David Drake) of Destiny's Shield (p. 760) and a solo yarn, Mother of Demons (1997, not reviewed), a neat what-if that Flint barely troubles to justify: What if a six-mile-diameter chunk of 1999 West Virginia, complete with people, structures, and technology, were suddenly and instantaneously ripped away and inserted into East Germany in 1632? Read full book review >

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Tinder & Flint by Matthew Hinsley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2016

"A delightful tale of magic and monsters that subverts genre expectations with characters both familiar and equivocal."
A group on a self-imposed mission to track down abducted villagers winds up battling deadly creatures and an evil of unspeakable power in this series-opening debut fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE PHILOSOPHICAL STRANGLER by Eric Flint
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Episodic (a series of short stories really, rather than a novel), lively, and amusing if somewhat same-ish: should go down well with fans who like their fantasy spiced with a little humor."
New tongue-in-cheek fantasy from the author of 1632 (2000) and various collaborations. Read full book review >

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FORTUNE’S STROKE by Eric Flint
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2000

"Impressive, historically, less persuasive in the execution; still, the premise is certainly different and should appeal beyond the usual fan base."
Another entry in the authors' established military-historical fantasy series (Destiny's Shield, 1999) set in the Roman Empire of the sixth century. Read full book review >

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THE TYRANT by Eric Flint
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Fans will be pleased."
A sequel to The Reformer (not reviewed) by polycollaborative Drake and Steve Stirling. Read full book review >

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THE FLINT HEART by Katherine Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A grand tale skillfully updated and tightened up, this should win the hearts of a new generation. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A heart-shaped talisman created in the Stone Age brings terribly corrupting power to those who possess it, until 12-year-old Charles Jago manages to destroy it permanently. Read full book review >

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THE TIDE OF VICTORY by Eric Flint
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2001

"Turbid dialogue, flavorless descriptive passages, and characters so obvious and numerous that it's almost a relief when the bombs and bullets blow them away."
By far the weakest and gassiest installment of this sixth-century alternate history series in which two entities from the far future attempt to rewrite the past by introducing new technology, glimpses of possible futures, and a quote or two from Dr. Johnson. Read full book review >

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RATS, BATS & VATS by Dave Freer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Inventive and often smile-worthy, though it's far from certain that the authors' unlikely setup hangs logically together."
Noirish comedy alien shoot-'em-up, from paperback author Freer and collaborator Flint (1632, Feb. 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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DESTINY'S SHIELD by Eric Flint
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1999

"8216;Tis a pity the dialogue's often conspicuously awful."
Third entry in an established military/historical SF series (An Oblique Approach and In the Heart of Darkness, not seen). Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2009

"No children's story this, but appealing to adult readers with fond memories of the original."
Prequel imaginatively addresses questions Treasure Island left unanswered. Read full book review >