Search Results: "Jack Williamson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BLACK SUN by Jack Williamson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

In 1928, at the young age of 20, science fiction grandmaster Williamson (The Humanoids, 1995, etc.) published his first story. Read full book review >

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BEACHHEAD by Jack Williamson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Solid plotting, restrained melodrama, persuasive Martian ambience: another winning performance from the grandmasterly author of, most recently, Mazeway (1990)."
Latest in a sudden flurry of novels about Mars: a near-future nuts-and-bolts account of humanity's first exploration of the red planet, comparable with Ben Bova's recent Mars. Read full book review >

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THE STONEHENGE GATE by Jack Williamson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Low-key but inventive adventure."
A new adventure by one of the surviving giants of the pulp era (Terraforming Earth, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE HUMANOIDS by Jack Williamson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"A pair of science fiction classics, as fresh and apposite today as they were nearly half a century ago."
Humanity gets that awful sinking feeling when Dr. Warren Mansfield invents perfect robot servants—the Humanoids—whose prime directive is ``to serve and obey, and keep men from harm.'' So the Humanoids gently, impartially, and implacably enforce their directive, the result being that anything dangerous, exciting, or new in human existence is utterly forbidden. 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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TERRAFORMING EARTH by Jack Williamson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2001

"Sweeping, imaginative, and captivating: As good as, perhaps better than, anything Williamson has written in his long and astonishing career."
Why would Earth need terraforming? Read full book review >

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THE SILICON DAGGER by Jack Williamson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 16, 1999

"Energetic, but confused and contradictory."
From a veteran author (The Black Sun, 1997, etc.), a near-future rant involving the Internet, drug laws, privacy, independence, governmental secrecy, corrupt politicos, and whatnot. 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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JACK by F. Paul Wilson
Released: May 27, 2008

"Cracking good fun for teens. (Fiction. YA)"
The bestselling author of the Repairman Jack thriller series moves into the young-adult market with a prequel about the teenage Jack, who is just discovering his talents. 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 >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Clear prose, numerous photographs, thorough source notes, and a solid bibliography make this a fine biography for young readers and a worthwhile addition to biography collections. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
"Jack Kennedy's life was a gift, but one that was wrapped with many strings." Read full book review >