Search Results: "Gregory Hickok"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2014

"A bold look at one of the most exciting theories in neuroscience."
The discovery of a class of brain cells called mirror neurons was embraced by an entire generation of scientists as the key to the neurological understanding of human social behaviors. But what if the fundamental assumption about these cells' activity was wrong from the start? Read full book review >

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THE HERO OF LITTLE STREET by Gregory Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"All's well that ends well, as this frolic does, with a sublime comeuppance for all the bullies, then and now. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rogers' Boy (from The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard, 2004, and A Midsummer Knight, 2007) returns for another wordless metafictive adventure, this one centering on Dutch painting. Read full book review >

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MIDSUMMER KNIGHT by Gregory Rogers
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Told as before in crowded but large and easy-to-follow sequential panels, the tale will delight even readers who don't catch all of the Elizabethan references. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Another wordless, briskly paced escapade with a Shakespearean flavor (and cast) from the author of The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard (2004). Read full book review >

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THE 39 DEATHS OF ADAM STRAND by Gregory Galloway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"A moody, compelling read that never cuts to the quick. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Suicide from the eyes of a survivor. Read full book review >

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FISH by Gregory Mone
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"His pacifism adds an unusual element for stories of this ilk, too. (Adventure. 11-13)"
Tongue embedded in cheek, Mone proffers a nautical tale well stocked with typecast pirates and starring an Irish farmboy whose aversion to fighting is surpassed only by his abilities in the water. Read full book review >

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A DEATH IN VICTORY by Gregory Bean
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 13, 1997

"Flawed but gripping."
A third trip into the wilds of Wyoming with Harry Starbranch, the tough-as-old-boots sheriff of tiny Victory (Long Shadows in Victory, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DARK BACKWARD by Gregory Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Too many digressions, diversions, and a welter of repartee stall an otherwise swift yarn, but, still: a solid read for a stormy night."
A reasonably well-plotted but sluggish debut thriller from former attorney Hall, a British writer who manages to tell his story convincingly from a female's perspectivea genre-rarity that deserves kudos. Read full book review >

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NEBULA AWARDS: SHOWCASE 2000 by Gregory Benford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Invaluable, not just for the splendid fiction and lively nonfiction, but as another annual snapshot, complete with grins and scowls."
The 1998 Nebula Award winners faithfully appear here—Bruce Holland Rogers's Best Short Story, "Thirteen Ways to Water"; Jane Yolen's Best Novelette, "Lost Girls"; Sheila Finch's Best Novella, "Reading the Bones"; and an excerpt from Joe Haldeman's Best Novel, Forever Peace—together with Rhysling Award (poetry) winners John Grey and Laurel Winter, and runner-up yarns from Geoffrey A. Landis, Walter Jon Williams, and Mark J. McGarry. Read full book review >

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THE SUNBORN by Gregory Benford
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 2, 2005

"Benford—here, as always, at his best when portraying scientists discussing ideas and hammering out hypotheses—offers up some absorbing scientific speculations, but stretches them to utterly far-fetched extremes."
Sequel to The Martian Race (1999), in which scientists Julia Barth and her Russian-accented husband, Viktor, pioneered Mars and discovered life, the vast, anaerobic, enigmatic Marsmat. Read full book review >

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THE DAGUERREOTYPE by Patrick Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"An honorable failure: a first novel written with great precision, understatement, and a measure of grace, but oddly truncated."
The adventures and travails of a young Victorian lady who moves to America with her father. Read full book review >