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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THE DRAGONS OF WINTER by James A. Owen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Fans of the series who managed to enjoy volumes four and five will be pleased to find more of the same. (Fantasy. 14-16)"
The Caretakers fight the mind-controlling Echthroi through a tangle of timelines. Read full book review >

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HERE, THERE BE DRAGONS by James A. Owen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Clumsy racial stereotyping was forgivable in 1917, but much less so nearly a century later. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
This ambitious fantasy falls short of the mark. Read full book review >

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SAYONARA by James A. Michener
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 1953

"The Bridges of Toko-Ri, which might be more practical in its understanding and tolerance."
Along the "Butterfly" theme is this story of the incorruptible young officer, Major Lloyd Gruver, West Point '44 and Korean war ace, whose smug belief that he will follow the career laid out by his Father is taken to pieces and put together again by , number one girl of a Takarazuka troup, who gives him the love and tenderness that makes him a whole man. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI by James A. Michener
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 1953

"Full Life production and big guns from the publisher may make this happy-talk for the bookseller."
The complex operations of a task force in February Korean waters range from sea to land and air as the vulnerable but elusive bridges of Toko-Ri, over which pass Communist supplies for the central and eastern fronts and which are guarded by concentrated mountains, narrow passes and gun emplacements, are the targets for destruction. Read full book review >

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LEGACY by James A. Michener
Released: Sept. 14, 1987

"Michener's flag-waving a tough pill to swallow ('the free world must not sit back and let the Reds run rampant'), many (500,000 first printing) will enjoy Michener's birthday present to the Constitution on its bicentennial."
Michener's shortest novel is his timeliest as well, a slick, wide-eyed paean to the Constitution that uses the Iran-contra scandal as a springboard to chronicle one family's historic passion for the American heritage. Read full book review >

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From Family to Crew by James A. Ellingford
NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2013

"An honest, detailed account of a man taming a ship."
A thorough guide to acquiring, maintaining and enjoying a yacht. Read full book review >

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GRAY GHOST by James A. Ramage
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A volume that will become the standard reference on Mosby—intelligent and thorough, but at times flattering rather than analytical. (32 b&w illustrations, 7 maps, not seen)"
A comprehensive biography of the Confederate guerrilla leader (1833—1916), with an emphasis on his Civil War exploits. Read full book review >