Search Results: "James Patrick Kelly"


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LOOK INTO THE SUN by James Patrick Kelly
Released: April 18, 1989

Expansion of a story, "The Glass Cloud," and sequel to Planet of Whispers (1984)—another in Kelly's far-future series about the "messengers," star-traveling aliens bringing immortality and galactic secrets to various civilizations (including Earth). Read full book review >

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NEBULA AWARDS SHOWCASE 2012 by James Patrick Kelly
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2012

"Not a banner year, all things considered, with greatest likely appeal to the younger section of the audience (but is it the audience that's getting younger, or the writers, or the voters?), and too often pallid, especially—perhaps unfairly—contrasted with a true heavyweight champion like Tiptree."
The 2010 Nebula Award winners, as voted in 2011 by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (after a preliminary sieving), finally served up in 2012. Read full book review >

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THINK LIKE A DINOSAUR by James Patrick Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 1997

"An admirably diverse set of themes: readers attuned to Kelly's singular attitude and approach should find much to appreciate."
From the author of Look into the Sun (1989), etc., a first story collection of 14 tales, 198497, including the Hugo Awardwinning title piece about the moral and ethical complications that ensue when intelligent space-traveling dinosaurs introduce a teleportation device to Earth. Read full book review >

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REWIRED by James Patrick Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"Much ado, little going on."
Cyberpunk is dead. Long live post-cyberpunk! The editors attempt to foment, or at least describe, a new revolution, in contrast with classic 1980s cyberpunk as exemplified by Bruce Sterling's innovative anthology Mirrorshades. Read full book review >

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HILL COUNTRY RAGE by Patrick Kelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"Joe may be a good CFO, but he's an even better detective and carries the mystery like a seasoned professional."
In Kelly's (Hill Country Greed, 2013) second thriller featuring Joe Robbins, the chief financial officer is determined to connect a shady businessman to a drug cartel after Joe's friend is murdered. Read full book review >

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Hill Country Siren by Patrick Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2016

"A laudable showing featuring an unconventional detective who's impossible to dislike."
Freelance chief financial officerJoe Robbins gets hired by a famed musician to look into a potential scam and becomes embroiled in a murder case in Kelly's (Hill Country Rage, 2014, etc.) latest series thriller.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2001

"Nevertheless, it's a remarkably unusual career, adequately presented."
A San Francisco-based international private eye pokes around the exotic dangers of contemporary Africa. Read full book review >

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MAITLAND’S REPLY by James Patrick Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 2009

"Lots of killing, lots of tough guys leading double lives, lots of information about the triads. But its plot, derivative and even more predictable than usual, makes this the weakest of Maitland's four adventures to date."
Chicago bounty hunter Evan Maitland finds himself in the middle of a turf war between rival Chinese-American triads. Read full book review >

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GET MAITLAND by James Patrick Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2011

"The usual beautifully judged action sequences are spiced by some piquant fish-out-of-water situations. Even though it's perfectly obvious where this high-speed, high-casualty adventure is going, readers who come along for the ride are promised a whale of a time."
Evan Maitland, the world's most violence-prone antiques dealer, finds more of the usual even in merry old England. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE’S STORYBOOK by Patrick Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A lovely supplement to the Shakespeare oeuvre. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Seven folktales are presented to the reader as having influenced Shakespeare in the writing of The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Hamlet, King Lear, and The Winter's Tale. Read full book review >

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THE DETECTIVE by James Patrick Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 19, 2014

"Distinctly less original and exciting than the best of Hunt's actioners. But fans intrigued to see him bring his gruff, clipped style to bear on a hero who's actually got an interior life worth exploring will root for Beckman's return."
Hunt, whose avenging heroes are usually drawn from the criminal classes (Police and Thieves, 2011, etc.), branches out to explore a formula that would be routine for anyone but him: the big-city police procedural. Read full book review >

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MAITLAND by James Patrick Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2005

"A world-weary but hopeful hero, a nice eye for the difference between professional and emotional involvement, and almost too much action for Maitland to handle. Hunt could be Elmore Leonard's less humorous son."
An antiques dealer who moonlights as a bounty hunter runs into enough trouble to make him wonder whether he should have stuck to his day job. Read full book review >