Search Results: "Jack Dann"


BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Rapturous fantasy, few chills."
Thirty-three original horrifics from America, Great Britain, and Australia, some from established stars, others from hot new supernovas, as chosen by an editor from each land mass. 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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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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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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

HIGH STEEL by II Haldeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1993

"Many impressive and tantalizing parts, but no satisfying whole."
Grab-bag of a yarn involving Native Americans, aliens, artificial intelligence, and covert corporate warfare, from Haldeman (Vector Analysis, 1978) and Dann (The Man Who Melted, 1984; More Wandering Stars, 1981, etc.). Read full book review >

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SNOOPING OUT STORIES WITH JACK
by Julie Danielson

I’ve probably said this before right here at my Kirkus blog, so I apologize for any redundancy, but it is a spectacular thing to hear award-winning author Jack Gantos give a presentation. Anywhere. I always want to stand up when he’s done, and (complete with lots of fist pumps) yell, “Now, that is why I chose to work in the ...


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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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