Search Results: "Gloria Skurzynski"


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FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Purchase as interest in the series demands. (Science fiction. YA)"
Jumping directly from the cliffhanger ending of The Clones (2002), the latest entry in Skurzynski's post-apocalyptic series finds the genetically enhanced Corgan piloting a scavenged aircraft across a ravaged continent, fleeing from the uprising fomented by the psychopathic genius Brigand. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Skurzynski continues her tour along the frontiers of commercial technology with a look at electronic games—video, computer, hand-held, and arcade. Read full book review >

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GLORIA by Keith Maillard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A meticulously observed, immensely satisfying finale."
The West Virginia-born Maillard (now a resident of Vancouver) wraps up a trilogy (Light in the Company of Women, 1994; Hazard Zones, 1996) with the kind of big, stubbornly old-fashioned narrative that was a publisher's bread-and-butter in the 1940s and '50s. Read full book review >

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SPIDER'S VOICE by Gloria Skurzynski
Released: March 1, 1999

"A great deal of information about medieval France, gore that won't disturb the more hardened in the audience, and a famed love story will hold readers and send them to the sources cited at the end. (map) (Fiction. 12-15)"
Grand passion, terror, desire, comfort—it's all here, and much of it is actual history, in Skurzynski's spirited retelling of the story of Abelard and Eloise. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2002

"Despite too many awkward recaps of the first in the series, the taut psychosexual tension and breakneck pace of events carry the story hurtling towards a cliffhanger ending that will leave fans on edge for the next installment. (Science fiction. 12+)"
Skurzynski revisits the near-future dystopia of her Virtual War (1997) in a Crichtonesque thriller with creepy Oedipal overtones. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

The real thing is too expensive, dangerous, or speculative? Read full book review >

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VIRTUAL WAR by Gloria Skurzynski
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"It's an engaging, frightening realm that readers won't soon forget. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Members of the Nintendo generation gain a new perspective on electronic aggression in this taut, chilling, and finely crafted novel from Skurzynski (Cyberstorm, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: April 30, 1993

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the author's ``High-Tech World'' series, an introduction to the technology used for wired and wireless networks. Read full book review >

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GLORIA by Kerry Young
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2013

"Not quite a love story and not quite a feminist bouquet, but a well-seasoned hybrid."
The hoodlum and the whore: Those labels are accurate but inadequate for the title characters of Young's debut Pao (2011) and this lively companion piece; both are set in mid-20th-century Jamaica. Read full book review >

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GLORIA by Mark Coovelis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Spare and febrile, this canny debut can't resist the lure of the middlebrow clichÇs it eventually skewers."
Egged on by an ambitious journalist, a grieving brother searches for the truth about his late sister—a murder victim and perhaps a murderer too. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2010

"Glossary, index and resources not seen. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
This brief but engaging chronicle of how rocketry made space travel possible begins 1,000 years ago in China with the invention of "fire arrows." Read full book review >