Search Results: "John Joseph Adams"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Plenty of sword work and old-style action-adventure, with the occasional clever spin. (foreword by Tamora Pierce, story introductions, author bios, Barsoomian Gazetteer) (Science fiction short stories. 11-13)"
Fourteen swashbuckling new adventures extend the exploits of John Carter and his descendants on Edgar Rice Burroughs' version of the Red Planet. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY 2016 by Karen Joy Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A set of primal, classic-seeming tales from our past, present, and future."
The second in an annual series of intellectually demanding genre anthologies. Read full book review >

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PRESS START TO PLAY by Daniel H. Wilson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A mixed bag, like many anthologies, but sci-fi fans will find it well worth their while."
An anthology that examines the relationship between video games and storytelling. Read full book review >

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ROBOT UPRISINGS by Daniel H. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"Philip K. Dick would be proud, in any event. You'll never look at your Roomba the same way again."
Fun fact: According to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, as of 2010 there were 8.6 million robots in the world. Fun scenario: They're all out to kill us. Read full book review >

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HALLELUJAH JUNCTION by John Adams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Like the author's music: carefully considered, deliberate and often exciting, gathering together many disparate elements of American life."
Colorful memoir of both success and failure by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Adams. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A relentlessly upbeat but necessary story of an important environmental organization."
The 40-year history of the National Resources Defense Council. Read full book review >

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BLUE DHARMA by Joseph and Alan Adams Hunt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2008

"A winning and complex fantasy tale."
In this epic spiritual fantasy, the forces of good and evil battle for control of a distant planet much like our own. Read full book review >

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THE MILLIONAIRE AND THE MUMMIES by John M. Adams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2013

"Adams presents Davis warts and all, as a callous, scheming tycoon who amassed a fortune and then did an about-face and behaved with honesty, responsibility and generosity as he transformed archaeology from glorified grave robbing to a science."
Long before Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter discovered King Tut's tomb, Theodore Davis (1837-1915) was the driving force in the exploration of the Valley of the Kings. Adams vividly portrays the unlikely robber baron who set the standards for archaeology. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 2, 2002

"We repeat our earlier prayer to Arkham House, that they reprint the original Outsider and Others (1939), the basic text for all Lovecraft fans."
The spirit of the Rhode Island Master descends upon 23 disciples willing to summon up the squids and squirms of the 20th-century's weirdest and most influential horror writer. Read full book review >

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Rafe Rebellius and the Clash of the Genres by Joseph Lowery

"A well-written and entertaining fantasy tale about a heroic bookworm."
In this debut novel, a boy moves with his family from Chicago to the quaint little town of Greenfort, where he begins a journey into a larger and stranger world. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH KANON
by Clayton Moore

In an age when America’s intelligence services aren’t always portrayed in the best light, Joseph Kanon’s new novel about the Cold War seems starkly elegant by comparison. In our starred review, Kirkus says of Defectors, “...not since Le Carré’s A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one.”

The novel is an intimate ...


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