Search Results: "Jack Williamson"


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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 >

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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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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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RES PUBLICA by Alan Williamson
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"It's hard to decide what's more annoying: Williamson's strange sense of the 'us' in history, or his fanlike idolatries."
Williamson, a professor at Univ. of Calif. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE A DOG by Jo Williamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Deceptively simple but delightfully entertaining—if ethnically one-note. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A charming gray-and-white dog of indeterminate breed narrates a guide to finding a home and getting along with a new owner. Read full book review >