Search Results: "John Ringo"


BOOK REVIEW

GUST FRONT by John Ringo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2001

"If you're merely curious—don't start here."
The predicted sequel to A Hymn Before Battle (2000). Read full book review >

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GHOST by John Ringo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Disturbing and disgusting. An incentive to never read books again."
Mindless, misogynistic military slaughterfest, a change of scene from the author's usual military SF beat (When the Devil Dances, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHEN THE DEVIL DANCES by John Ringo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2001

"Your move."
Third in Ringo's series of military science fiction yarns about an invasion of Earth by the predatory, centaurlike Posleen (the multispecies, pacifist galactic confederation can't fight the Posleen; the dominant Darhel intend to use humans to do the job, but fear the aftermath). Read full book review >

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A HYMN BEFORE BATTLE by John Ringo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A spirited, gripping debut: stay tuned for sequels."
The centaur-like, predatory Posleen threaten a peaceful galactic confederation, to whose member races violence is nigh unthinkable. Read full book review >

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MARCH TO THE SEA by David Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Another doorstopper with abundant action, lively if predictable complications, and no end in sight: thinly stretched and increasingly tedious."
Sequel—or, better, the second installment of what has metamorphosed into a series—to March Upcountry (p. 372). Read full book review >

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MARCH UPCOUNTRY by David Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Your move."
Military SF, of course. 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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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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SUMMER POTPOURRI
by Bobbi Dumas

Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a bunch of books that came my way, and a couple of them were just terrific, so I thought I’d share.

Adriana Anders’ Under Her Skin (February ’17) launched an intense contemporary romance series Blank Canvas which has a very interesting spin on the tattoo theme. (It got a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GOLDILOCKS by John O'Leary
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A long way from 'just right.' (Pop-up folk tale. 2-4)"
The familiar tale is pressed into service as a vehicle for introducing colors. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING AT THE STARS by John Hendrix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Timed with the centenary of World War I but a lesson for always, Hendrix's tale pulls young readers close and shows the human side of war. (introduction, glossary, bibliography, index) (Picture book. 7-12)"
A fictionalized account—based on letters from and interviews with actual soldiers—of the holiday cease-fire during World War I. Read full book review >