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BOOK REVIEW

VIRICONIUM by M. John Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"This omnibus collection from the author of Light (2004) is canon-reading for those who wish to know the genre's roots, as well as the heights, to which it can aspire."
Out of print for years and appearing in a single volume for the first time, these three novellas and seven stories straddle the line between fantasy and science fiction. Read full book review >

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NOVA SWING by M. John Harrison
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"A cross between J. G. Ballard's intense, static The Drowned World and Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's terrifying Roadside Picnic. The upshot: This science-fiction noir cum literary and social criticism is memorable, perplexing and challenging in equal measure."
Not a sequel to, rather a consequence of, Harrison's eerie space opera, Light (2004). Read full book review >

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LIGHT by M. John Harrison
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"A profoundly thoughtful, complex, fascinating, and sometimes bewildering mosaic. Does it all add up? Well, objectively speaking, not altogether—and perhaps that's the point. It was worth the wait since Harrison's last (Signs of Life, 1997)."
Harrison's new SF yarn—quantum space opera? science fiction serial-murder mystery? pyrotechnically paranoid projected physics?—arrives two years after its original British publication. Read full book review >

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POP-UP AESOP by John Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2005

Five fables, four of them not the usual chestnuts, get modern-sounding retellings—"A wolf had worked up a big appetite and was looking for a snack. . . . Read full book review >

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STRONG STUFF by John Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

Another campy take on ancient mythology from the author of Greece! Read full book review >

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SALEM BROWNSTONE by John Harris Dunning
FANTASY
Released: July 13, 2010

"Readers who, like Salem, 'love the rum and unusual, the uncanny, the macabre' will find much to appreciate in the artwork; those looking for a plot of similar depth will be disappointed. (Graphic novel. 14 & up)"
Part mystery, part horror, this sly, psuedo-Victorian graphic novel is heavy on style but light on plot. Read full book review >

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SIGNS OF LIFE by M. John Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"A fascinating and terrible little tale, illuminated from unfamiliar perspectives in a spare and glowing prose."
Mainstream contemporary about the sometimes destructive nature of dreams, from the British author of various science-fiction novels (A Storm of Wings, 1980, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE ELEPHANT FROM BAGHDAD by Mary Tavener Holmes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Captivating and charming both as animal story and as a glimpse of historical East/West relations. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Holmes, Harris and Cannel (A Giraffe Goes to Paris, 2010) again team up to tell a tale about a large exotic animal who historically ventured into European/Western territory. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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