Search Results: "George Martin"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Its primary appeal, though, is to students of operatic history and those who have permanently left their hearts in you-know-where. (Illustrations)"
A meticulously researched history of operatic music as performed in San Francisco from the Gold Rush to the Civil War. Read full book review >

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Released: May 30, 2012

"An insider's view of the growth of the defense industry, with a fascinating roundup at book's end of how the world has changed, for good and bad, throughout the author's life, interspersed with appointment-book style memoirs and annotated with names, family lineages, residential addresses and decor, vacation spots and eulogies."
Coburn chronicles a profession, society and life in evolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 1995

"Not for every reader, but true Beatles fanatics should find it enormously winning. (16 pages color and b&w photos, not seen)"
The Beatles' producer fondly recalls the recording sessions that resulted in one of the 1960s' cultural landmarks. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2005

"A meticulously researched, substantial contribution to New York history."
Earnest study of the famed New York "meddler" who spent a long life power-brokering, serving the public good in the bargain: an anti-Robert Moses, one might say. Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DYING OF THE LIGHT by George R.R. Martin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1977

"Labored, inflated, intermittently arresting."
On the edge of the galaxy, the "rogue" planet Worlorn has drifted within warming distance of a star system for just long enough to attract a decade-long "Festival" created by terraformers, biologists, and architects from every neighboring world. Read full book review >

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A DANCE WITH DRAGONS by George R.R. Martin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 12, 2011

"Is Ice and Fire drawing to a close? There's plenty of wiggle room for more volumes in the series, but on the evidence, one wonders if Martin isn't getting a little tired of it."
The fifth installment in Martin's (A Game of Thrones, 1996, etc.) Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series. Read full book review >

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A STORM OF SWORDS by George R.R. Martin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 7, 2000

"Yep, Doorstopper Syndrome for sure."
Third in Martin's massive fantasy series following A Game of Thrones (1996) and A Clash of Kings (1999). Read full book review >

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A GAME OF THRONES by George R.R. Martin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 12, 1996

"You won't get it: Be prepared for a lengthy series with an indefinitely deferred conclusion."
After a long silence (Portraits of his Children, stories, 1987), the author of the cult The Armageddon Rag (1983) returns with the first of a fantasy series entitled, insipidly enough, A Song of Ice and Fire. Read full book review >

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THE ICE DRAGON by George R.R. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Adult fans will find neither gore nor sex, but kids will find an evocative original fairy tale with an unexpectedly complex protagonist. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In a clear attempt to capitalize on the wild popularity of the HBO series Game of Thrones,Martin's 1980 novella sees a second repackaging with new illustrations by Royo, replacing the 2006 edition illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert. Read full book review >