Search Results: "Frank M. Victoria"


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THE FOUNDERS' PLOT by Frank M. Victoria
Released: June 15, 2012

"For readers on the hunt for a fictional account of a contemporary political dispute, this is a competent if not inspiring option."
Debut author Victoria's topical thriller follows the political and personal reverberations of a tough and controversial immigration law in California. Read full book review >

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THE DARK BEYOND THE STARS by Frank M. Robinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 22, 1991

"Amid all the trappings of large- scale sf, Sparrow's inner turmoil, along with the characters of the other crew members, is consistently presented with insight and compassion."
Robinson's latest (The Great Divide, 1982, etc.) is a work of wholehearted sf that, while never expanding on the traditional elements of the genre, does a commendable job of using its strengths in an engaging story laced with genuine scientific and philosophical speculations. Read full book review >

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NOT SO GOOD A GAY MAN by Frank M. Robinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2017

"Fascinating reading, especially for fans of 20th-century science fiction."
A science-fiction novelist and late-blooming gay activist remembers his long and colorful life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 1994

"A valuable guide, by an insider, into our nation's most important legal institutions."
Federal appellate judge Coffin (The Ways of a Judge, 1980, etc.) takes the reader on an erudite, informative and witty tour of American appellate courts, those courts that review the legal decisions of trial courts and give litigants a second chance at justice. Read full book review >

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WAITING by Frank M. Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1999

"Robinson's gloomy prognosis for the destruction of every ecosystem sustaining Homo sapiens seems all too plausible."
A thriller about the distant past and terrifying future, set in a vividly drawn San Francisco, from the author of The Dark Beyond the Stars (1991), etc. When a physician, Larry Shea, is killed by feral dogs, his friend Arthur Banks suspects foul play: Shea had been on route to give a speech to Banks's club, a group of intellectuals who have met periodically since the 1960s. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A MARIONETTE by Frank M. Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"An updated version of The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, though not quite as dark."
A moody and intricate postCold War thriller from Robinson (The Dark Beyond the Stars, 1991, etc.) and the pseudonymous Hull, this one centered on an aging spy who wrestles with years of guilt and self-doubt. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 10, 1997

"That the book provokes such thoughts is its best quality."
Believing ``the history of women in cinema has yet to truly be written,'' filmmaker Redding and Brownworth (Too Queer: Essays from a Radical Life, 1996) begin the task with 33 profiles of female filmmakers and moguls. Read full book review >

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A RECOVERING SKINHEAD by Frank Meeink
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2010

"Fearless, enduring story of human fragility and strength."
Intensely raw memoir of a reformed Neo-Nazi. Read full book review >

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WISHING SEASON by Esther M. Friesner
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Either way, it's a smoothly written tale, and SF great Kelly Freas's drawings are as apt and appealing as they were 30 years ago. (Fiction. 12+)"
There are—count them—nine genies in this slapstick tale of pride going before a fall, love requited (and unrequited), and don't-count-your-chickens. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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