Search Results: "Eric S. Nylund"


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A SIGNAL SHATTERED by Eric S. Nylund
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"But, nonetheless, mind-bogglingly inventive, with astounding special effects and a headlong, pulse-pounding, do-or-die narrative."
Sequel to Nylund's VR/alien-contact yarn, Signal to Noise (1998). Read full book review >

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SIGNAL TO NOISE by Eric S. Nylund
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1998

"Ferociously inventive and often fascinating, but overcomplicated by several orders of magnitude, with an unsatisfying apocalyptic wrap-up that seems to promise sequels."
Alien contact yarn from the author of Dry Water (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE RESISTERS by Eric Nylund
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2011

"This is clearly the first installment and is engaging enough to leave readers wanting more. (Science fiction. 10 & 14)"
For Ethan Blackwood, life is perfect. Read full book review >

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STERLING SQUADRON by Eric Nylund
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"Tailor-made for gamers, this adventure fills a niche. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
A young pilot trainee needs to recruit more to defend Earth against an alien menace in this made-for-video-game sci-fi adventure. Read full book review >

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S. by Slavenka Drakulic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"This one is more painful than most."
Justly acclaimed as a journalist and an essayist, Drakuli—chose the novel for her latest tale of the terrors of the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

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S by John Updike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1988

"Possible moral here: a rage for symmetry isn't always an artist's best friend."
A companion piece to Roger's Version, this is Updike updating Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter by having Hester Prynne—here, Sarah Worth—get her two cents in as well. Read full book review >

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S. by J.J. Abrams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Beguiling. For fans of mysteries, postmodern fiction and fine bookmaking: a book that makes demands of its reader, but that amply entertains in return."
A delightful, endlessly unfolding fiction that is meta beyond meta, a sort of Da Vinci Code for smart people. Read full book review >

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HISS-S-S-S! by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"With a disappointing lack of emotion and humor, the story feels less like a boy's adventure with his first pet and more like a manual on how to (and how not to) care for a pet snake. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Ophidiophobes beware! Readers who aren't genuine snake lovers will likely find it difficult to sink their fangs into this tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ERIC CARLE'S ANIMALS ANIMALS by Laura Whipple
POETRY
Released: Aug. 17, 1989

"A treat!"
First, a word for the anthologist: the 62 poems Whipple has assembled as companions to Carle's flamboyant art are so splendid that they could easily stand alone; such greats as Dickinson, Sandburg, and Kipling appear along with numerous children's favorites—e.g., Worth, Behn, Coatsworth. Read full book review >

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MR. S by George Jacobs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2003

"Deliciously gossipy, yet Sinatra is recalled with affection rather than spite."
As-told-to memoir of life with the famous crooner by his African-American Man Friday, lubricated with racy tales about the stars, the Kennedys, and the Mob. Read full book review >

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S/Z by Roland Barthes
Released: Sept. 9, 1974

"Barthes has brought new life to a foundering literary aesthetics with this synthesis of science and imaginative humanism, for those familiar with the terminology."
In this essential application of structural linguistics to the problems of literary criticism, Roland Barthes—a disciple of Saussure and one of the cardinal spokesmen of semiology—opposes both the goals and methods of classic rhetoric. Read full book review >