Search Results: "Jack Dann"


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THE SILENT by Jack Dann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 1998

"Still, Dann's anger, and his portrait of combat's sheer horrors, make for a vivid—and disturbing—read."
A ferocious portrait of the Civil War's human toll. Read full book review >

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COUNTING COUP by Jack Dann
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Though heavy with New Age pop psychology, Dann makes a story soar as he finds common ground between the complicated animism of Indian spirituality and the gritty, manic desperation of angry old men out to avenge themselves on their youth."
A failed medicine man and an ex-Marine abandoning his family try to break every rule on a cross-country road trip during which heyoka—the Indian word for being contrary, irresponsibly antisocial, or going plain crazy—leads to mystical revelations, forgiveness and redemption. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"Dann's introduction and story notes are knowledgable, graceful and to the point: here's another for the fan's bookshelf."
Title notwithstanding, a collection of the 2004 Nebula winners, chosen by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"An impressive accomplishment."
After more than a decade's absence, Dann (The Man Who Melted, 1984, etc.) returns with a big, ambitious historical fantasy based on the career of Leonardo da Vinci. Read full book review >

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THE REBEL by Jack Dann
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Relentlessly trashy and profane, name-dropping and scandal-mongering."
Veteran novelist Dann (Counting Coup, 2001, etc.) wonders how different things might have been if James Dean had survived his 1955 automobile accident. Read full book review >

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NEBULA AWARDS 32 by Jack Dann
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 17, 1998

"Just don't mention 'franchising' if Norman Spinrad's within earshot."
paper 0-15-600552-2 The 1996 awards, as voted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Read full book review >

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JACK by Liesl Shurtliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Fans of retold fairy tales will be well-satisfied. (author's note) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Boom! Boom! Boom! Giants are real! Jack sees them slide down from Above to raid his farm. Worse, they take his Papa. Read full book review >

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JACK by Geoffrey Perret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2001

"For a cradle-to-grave biography free of piety and pathography, start here. For fresh disclosures on this most intensely examined president, turn elsewhere."
An intriguing take on JFK? Yes. "A Life Like No Other"? Hype. Read full book review >

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DREAMING DOWN-UNDER by Jack Dann
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"So if you want to know why you didn't read it here first—inquire of the publisher."
A beefy anthology of 31 original tales from Australia. Read full book review >

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MARA AND DANN by Doris Lessing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 1999

"She isn't a stylist, and she takes no prisoners, but this writer remains one of contemporary fiction's genuine thinkers and visionaries, and it would be folly to ignore her."
Lessing's 22nd novel, a dystopian allegory set in "Ifrik" (formerly Africa) thousands of years hence, is a ponderous, hectoring, fascinating second cousin to her Memoirs of a Survivor (1975) and The Four-Gated City (1969) (and quite reminiscent, incidentally, of Norman Mailer's similarly forbidding Ancient Evenings). Read full book review >

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GHOSTS BY GASLIGHT by Jack Dann
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Clever and often impressive work that succeeds, mostly, in being more than a mere exercise in nostalgia."
Seventeen all-new tales emulating, or re-creating, the ambience of classic Victorian supernatural suspense. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"Detailed, mildly salacious, not especially moving or surprising."
Everything-but-the-kitchen-sink style portrait of the noted actor and unstoppable womanizer. Read full book review >