Search Results: "Hal Clement"


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NOISE by Hal Clement
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Although Clement's strained attempts to generate a plot are not a success, the real attraction here is the bizarre environment, meticulously set forth in glowing scientific detail."
New hard SF novel from the veteran pro (Half Life, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE ESSENTIAL HAL CLEMENT by Hal Clement
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2000

"At opening up new perspectives, Clement is masterful."
Follow-up to the first installment (1999), this one consisting of 17 stories, 1942-87, though on what basis they were selected isn't clear. Read full book review >

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HALF LIFE by Hal Clement
Released: Sept. 8, 1999

"Challenging problem, fascinating investigation, persuasive resolution: gripping hard SF from a veteran pro."
New science fiction from the veteran author of Still River (1987), etc. Near the end of the next century, diseases are evolving so rapidly that human survival itself is threatened. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 25, 1999

"Persuasive aliens, remarkable world-building, and splendid puzzles: fans partial to any of these will find Clement well worth investigating."
Three full-length novels from Clement (Still River, 1987) dating from an era when novels ran to 150—200 pages and didn't wear out their welcome. Read full book review >

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WHAT JENNIFER SAW by Hal Schweig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 2013

"A gripping tale of suspense, family dynamics and trauma's fallout."
Schweig's debut novel is a psychological murder mystery that traces the undoing of a family after tragedy strikes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Insightful, compassionate and humorous."
While humans have turned pets into quasi family members, writes human-animal relations expert Herzog (Psychology/Western Carolina Univ.) in his debut, our love for animals clashes with our dietary habits and more. Read full book review >

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A FUGUE IN HELL’S KITCHEN by Hal Glatzer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2004

"Lively, likable Katy and a colorful array of suspects add up to some breezy, nostalgic fun."
Sleuthing swing violinist Katy Green crashes the longhair scene to help a pal. Read full book review >

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HAROLD by Hal Holbrook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"The events in this book end in 1958—meaning, one hopes, that a sequel will appear in short order."
Noted actor Holbrook serves up a charming but unsentimental memoir of his early life. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING, SWIMMING by Gary Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Friendship and a pool: the perfect summer combination, here captured to a T. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A quartet of friends—three boys and one girl—revel in the watery joys afforded by the local public pool. Read full book review >