Search Results: "Eric S. Nylund"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE WATER by Michael S. Bandy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Michael's examination of the myths that rule his world should inspire modern readers to do the same. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Young Michael's desire for refreshment at the whites-only water fountain teaches him about truth and the power of imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEALS by Eric S. Grace
by Eric S. Grace, photographed by Fred Bruemmer
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"While the text is overlong for younger readers, the many inviting photos and extensive index make this accessible to both browsers and students doing assignments. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
A glossy, attractive title in the ``Sierra Club Wildlife Series,'' focusing on sea lions; true, eared, and fur seals; and walruses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDDADDY'S TURN by Michael S. Bandy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"This seemingly simple read-aloud to introduce young readers to the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act achieves complexity in its images. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this touching picture book by the authors of White Water (2011), an African-American boy learns the importance of voting by accompanying his grandfather to a polling station. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Given the source material, it should be better. (bibliography, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
This useful but uneven volume summarizes the legend of the Trojan War, then describes the archaeological excavations at Hisarlik, the Turkish site believed to have been Troy. Read full book review >

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COLOR COMMENTARY
by Julie Danielson

I’ve always found it difficult to answer the what’s-your-favorite-color question, as the answer depends entirely on my mood. (I like deep blues for more contemplative times, but I need sunny yellow to help wake me in the mornings.)

Perhaps it’s even harder for artists to pick a favorite color. Is it like asking them to pick a favorite child? I ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SEE A HEART SHARE A HEART by Eric  Telchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"Stick with Tana Hoban's books on shapes found in everyday locations. While obviously a passion for the photographer, few others are likely to be charmed by this offering. (author's note, picture notes) (Picture book. 3-6)"
After noticing a heart-shaped puddle of melted ice cream at a friend's party, Telchin began to see heart shapes everywhere and to take pictures of them with his phone. Here, he shares some of his diverse collection of photographic images of hearts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANKIE PICKLE AND THE MATHEMATICAL MENACE by Eric Wight
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2011

"Ultimately, math teachers and parents might like this mildly amusing offering, but it just won't add up to much for many real-life Frankies. (Graphic hybrid. 7-10)"
Frankie Pickle, star of previous graphic-hybrid novels, is once again in, well, a pickle. Read full book review >