Search Results: "J.N. Williamson"


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MASQUES IV by J.N. Williamson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 29, 1991

"Some misfires, but largely a sheaf of bright storytelling."
Fourth volume, the best yet, in this sometimes waver-y series. Read full book review >

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THE WILLIAMSON EFFECT by Roger Zelazny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"And Fred Saberhagen's own dread Berserkers clash with Williamson's Humanoids in a showdown that will have topped many a fan's wish list."
Fourteen original tales and several poems, with an Introduction by David Brin, in tribute to the influential, much- loved, well-respected and (fortunately) long-lived Jack Williamson (b. 1908), though it's ironic that both editor Zelazny and contributor John Brunner died during the book's gestation. Read full book review >

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A LION NAMED SHIRLEY WILLIAMSON by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Humor with bite, as it were, given substance by the playful artwork. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lionness bound for a zoo is dubbed Shirley Williamson due to a bad phone connection. Read full book review >

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THE LAST RITE OF HUGO T. by J.N. Catanach
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 1992

"As with White Is the Color of Death (1988), a bleak view of warring men, switched allegiances, and terror, told ever so seriously."
Hugo T., an aging Polish ÇmigrÇ contemplating suicide in New York, is thwarted from diving off the George Washington Bridge by his new neighbor Elie and her friend, the Baron, who whisk him off to Paris, where they want him to impersonate his long-estranged brother—a former communist but now a parish priest deeply involved in the Solidarity movement, and in France to attend a religious conference. Read full book review >

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Cloudscape by J.N. Courtney
Released: Feb. 22, 2016

"A light read for preteens that brims with possibility but leaves too many things vague."
In Courtney's debut middle-grade book, an ordinary boy visits a wonderful world where international refugees live among the clouds. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN’S WAR by J.N. Stroyar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 2001

"Toweringly intelligent, with icy touches showing how all sides dehumanize to achieve their aims. Stylish, no, but a fierce picture of massive dystopian evil."
What if . . . the Third Reich had won WWII and, 50 years later, were still around, embracing Europe, allied with the USSR, and in a truce with the North American Union? It's still the same oppressive Third Reich, all its old horrors intact, but with endless underground movements bent on destroying it. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT OF THE GOLDEN BIRD by Duncan Williamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Sit back and listen to the words of the old folks and their bygone ways. (glossary of Scottish words) (Folk tales. 8-12)"
More traditional tales from Scotland. Read full book review >

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DUNNARD'S PEARL by Mike Williamson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2013

"An often very funny satire, but one that has little new to say."
In Williamson's debut sci-fi satire, aliens abduct three British high school students who later find themselves setting off a revolution. Read full book review >

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SINGING WITH THE TOP DOWN by Debrah Williamson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Pauly's voice has some charm, but even 13-year-olds might find the story cloyingly innocent and optimistic."
A young girl deals with her parents' death while driving with her aunt from Oklahoma to California in this work of spiritual uplift from romance novelist Williamson. Read full book review >

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MORTAL SINS by Penn Williamson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"Except for a superfluity of sentences like `He took her there on the floor, with swift, rough lust,` this is quality hokum, aided immeasurably by outrageously melodramatic characters and amusingly hard-bitten dialogue. Don't miss the miniseries."
Hot-blooded sex, hoodoo, and homicide in the Queen City (during the Roaring Twenties) are the savory ingredients of this turbulent potboiler concocted by The Romance Writer Otherwise Known as Penelope Williamson. Read full book review >