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THE RUN TO CHAOS KEEP by Jack L. Chalker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 10, 1991

"Passing nods to Dante's Inferno do little to raise the literary stakes."
The second in yet another multivolume work of action-based sf from Chalker. Read full book review >

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MELCHIOR’S FIRE by Jack L. Chalker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2001

"Colorful twiddling: Chalker fans might while away an hour or two in anticipation of a payoff at some future point."
Another tale of the Three Kings (Balshazzar's Serpent, 2000), habitable moons of a giant planet far off in space in a location known to few and, apparently, inhabited by several alien species. Read full book review >

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THE NINETY TRILLION FAUSTS by Jack L. Chalker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Superpulp."
Concluding volume of The Quintara Marathon trilogy (The Demons at Rainbow Bridge, The Run to Chaos Keep), this one galloping all over the alternate dimensions and told in three modes of internalized or telepathic nonverbal communication. Read full book review >

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SHADOW OF THE WELL OF SOULS by Jack L. Chalker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"While the present volume is independently intelligible (just about), it isn't complete in itself, and newcomers will do better to read Echoes first, or even return to the original saga."
Sequel to Echoes of the Well of Souls (not seen), itself a sequel to Chalker's original five-book Well World saga. Read full book review >

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BALSHAZZAR’S SERPENT by Jack L. Chalker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Elaborate scripting and stage-setting for the series to come: your move."
First volume of a new neo-pulp science fiction series, from the author of The Cybernetic Walrus (1995), etc. In the far future, planets are connected via wormholes, until suddenly—the Great Silence—half the network stops functioning, leaving hundreds of planets isolated, their economies collapsing, social systems regressing toward barbarism. Read full book review >

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THE CYBERNETIC WALRUS by Jack L. Chalker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Slick, brisk entertainment engendered by blarney, Alice, and demented solipsism."
First of a trilogy inspired by the what-is-reality terrors of Philip K. Dick, from the author of the interminable Well World series (Shadow of the Well of Souls, 1994), etc. When computer-whiz Cory Maddox discovers that the company he thought he part-owned has been sold out from underneath him, he has little choice but to listen to Al Stark of the NSA and his offer of a hush-hush job. Read full book review >

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THE RED TAPE WAR by Jack L. Chalker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 24, 1991

"Silly idea, predictable outcome."
Just what the sf literary establishment has been waiting for: a round-robin novel wherein the author of one particular chapter endeavors to confound the author due up next with an insoluble cliffhanger. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"Solid, like a junior encyclopedia entry, but not special. (Bibliography; index; chronology) (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
After being one of the first women to attend Harvard Law and graduating first in her Columbia Law School class (after following her husband to New York City in 1958), Ruth Bader Ginsburg went looking for a job. ``I don't hire women,'' said a man whose position would someday be her own, Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. Read full book review >

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF VETERINARIAN by Jack L. Stephens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 27, 2014

A readable look at life as seen through the eyes of a busy veterinarian. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2002

"Despite the absence of insights, an entertaining life of a member in good standing of a highly elite band of brothers."
As-told-to autobiography of a member of the Navy's elite SEAL special-force unit. Read full book review >

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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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