Search Results: "Gloria Skurzynski"


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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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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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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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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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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

The real thing is too expensive, dangerous, or speculative? 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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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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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 >

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ROCKBUSTER by Gloria Skurzynski
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"The ongoing courtship of his mother by a miner and the difficulties of his own romance often slow down the pace of the narration and the storytelling lacks the strength and power of its subject. (Fiction. YA)"
Eighteen-year-old Tommy Quinlan is riding the train from Salt Lake City to Chicago for the funeral of Joe Hill. Read full book review >

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GOOD-BYE, BILLY RADISH by Gloria Skurzynski
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"B&w period photos. (Fiction. 10+)"
In a sequel to The Tempering (1983) that can stand alone, friends Hank Kerner and Bazyli Radichevych (alias ``Billy Radish'') are growing up in the steel town of Duquesne, Pennsylvania (here called ``Canaan''), during WW I. Each chapter explores a theme—the rigors of work in the mills (beginning as early as 14); the mix of immigrant cultures; Hank's bewilderment and jealousy as Billy (two years older) begins to move into adulthood; the intense emotions engendered by the war; Billy's death in the 1918 influenza epidemic; Hank's discovery of his life's ambition. Read full book review >

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CYBERSTORM by Gloria Skurzynski
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"Readers who already cruise cyberspace may find that Darcy's unscientific leap into the virtual dimension is simply too far to go. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Skurzynski (Almost The Real Thing, 1991) creates a breathless chase through virtual reality that seems more like an adolescent soap opera than hardcore science fiction. Read full book review >