Search Results: "James A. Corey"


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LEVIATHAN WAKES by James A. Corey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 2011

"A huge, churning, relentlessly entertaining melodrama buoyed by confidence that human values will prevail."
A rare, rattling space opera—first of a trilogy, or series, from Corey (aka Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck). Read full book review >

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CALIBAN'S WAR by James S.A. Corey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2012

"Independently intelligible but best appreciated after volume one—and with a huge surprise twist in the last sentence."
Part two of the topnotch space opera begun with Leviathan Wakes (2011), from Corey (aka Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck). Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Full of unmet potential. (Fantasy. YA)"
Narrative tension can't save this sequel from glaring flaws. Read full book review >

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THE INDIGO KING by James A. Owen
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Except for those who get a kick out of playing Spot-the-Literary-Allusion, this is missable. (Fantasy. YA)"
This third entry in the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica brings 1930s caretakers John and Jack (aka J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis) into an alternate universe where history has been rewritten and the Winter King reigns supreme. Read full book review >

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SUBJECT SEVEN by James A. Moore
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"The author does well to play Seven's hard-edged fearlessness against Hunter's timorousness—the dramatic tension between their characters along with their mission will have readers racing for the next installment. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
When Subject Seven, a 10-year-old boy forced to undergo horrific laboratory tests as a human guinea pig, first breaks out of the Janus Project, a military operation building government assassins, it's hard to tell if he's the good guy or the bad guy. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 21, 1990

Trendy treacle, plus a liberal smattering of prosaic poesy, which makes a largely intuitive and anecdotal case for corporate management as a sharing, caring calling. Read full book review >

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A MICHENER MISCELLANY, 1950-1970 by James A. Michener
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 1973

"Actually these are 'compositions' — 'Why I Collect Art'; 'My First Article' — and although they have received good marks at Pleasantville, we say D-."
To stomach James Michener you've got to have a brain made of cast-iron kitsch. Read full book review >

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THE VOICE OF ASIA by James A. Michener
Released: Oct. 29, 1951

"Creative journalism, which goes to the heart of the matter."
While some of this material appeared in the Herald Tribune and in Life, the presentation here is so integrated, so focussed to the central theme, that one feels only a sense of use of the same sources, methods of interviewing, and coverage. Read full book review >

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IN DEFENSE OF HUNTING by James A. Swan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 24, 1994

"Swan ultimately tells too much and shows too little in his prosaic defense of the elemental necessity of hunting."
An uninspired argument for the natural place of hunting in human society and the human psyche. Read full book review >

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RECESSIONAL by James A. Michener
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Wooden and schematic."
In his 41st book, Michener (Creatures of the Kingdom, 1993, etc.) offers a feel-good vision of life in a complex for the elderly, oddly skewed by its young protagonist. Read full book review >

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IBERIA by James A. Michener
NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 1968

"In any case, it will travel—and the Book-of-the-Month Club selection is just another assurance of its predictable popularity."
Michener contributes a gigantic guidebook and, via some 500 pages in relatively small print, has seen and reviewed Spain. Read full book review >