Search Results: "Kathleen Ann Goonan"


BOOK REVIEW

IN WAR TIMES by Kathleen Ann Goonan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2007

"A complex, low-key, thoughtful and often dazzling journey through worlds that might, and perhaps should, have been."
Multi-threaded alternate-worlds tale from Goonan (Light Music, 2002, etc). Read full book review >

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CRESCENT CITY RHAPSODY by Kathleen Ann Goonan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2000

"Packed with dazzling ideas, this self-described —hallucinatory phantasmagoria— would impress all the more if it weren—t the same scenario's third time around."
Third of Goonan's yarns (Queen City Jazz, 1994; Mississippi Blues, 1997) about the uncontrolled spread of biological nanotechnology and the complications caused by a destructive/instructive message from space. Read full book review >

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THE BONES OF TIME by Kathleen Ann Goonan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Schizophrenic, uncertainly motivated, poorly dramatized, with breathtaking speculations obscured by noise and flab."
A new science fiction venture from the author of Queen City Jazz (1994). Read full book review >

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LIGHT MUSIC by Kathleen Ann Goonan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 7, 2002

"Ecstatic ruminations encompassing superstrings, light, information, and music, packed with incident but lacking plot drivers: impressive yet shapeless and just a tad, well, flowery."
Last, we're told, of Goonan's Nanotech Quartet (Crescent City Rhapsody, 2000, etc.) about the spread of nanotechnology and the complications pursuant to a transcendental message from space. Read full book review >

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MISSISSIPI BLUES by Kathleen Ann Goonan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Heavy-handed technovariations without plot or control; pointless curlicues and flourishes in which all but the most committed readers will swiftly lose interest."
Pudgy sequel to Queen City Jazz (1994), a medium-force vision of nanotechnology run riot. Read full book review >

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QUEEN CITY JAZZ by Kathleen Ann Goonan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"An exceptionally promising debut novel."
In Goonan's medium-future world, space radiation prevents all broadcast communications, so communities are isolated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Krazy Kathleen by William Tellem
Released: Feb. 10, 2016

"A lighthearted ode to books featuring eye-catching, funny pictures of an eccentric character."
A children's librarian who keeps everything in seemingly random piles teaches local residents a lesson in this tale by Tellem (Zen the Zebra, 2015, etc.), featuring illustrations by Coules. Read full book review >

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MARY ANN by Betsy James
by Betsy James, illustrated by Betsy James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A note offers sensible advice on keeping a mantis. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her best friend moves away, Amy feels bereft: ``I wish there were hundreds and hundreds of Mary Anns,'' she tells Daddy, imagining that it wouldn't matter, then, if one moved away. Read full book review >

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ANN TENNA by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Zany with a touch of uplifting. You will be measurably hipper after reading it."
A high-spirited graphic novel skewers the Twitterati. Read full book review >

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SALLY ANN THUNDER ANN WHIRLWIND CROCKETT by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The straight-faced recounting of these far-fetched adventures is paced perfectly for a read-aloud; readers will yearn for Kellogg (who includes a careful source note) to hatch still more eggs from his storytelling basket. (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
A perennial favorite follows Kellogg's other tall tales (Mike Fink, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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KEISHA ANN CAN! by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"One caveat: Readers of a certain generation may find themselves reading aloud to the rhythm of the 'Candy Man' song. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With jaunty rhymes and a spunky heroine brimming with a go-to attitude, Kirk's sprightly tale encourages readers to let their inner star shine. Read full book review >

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MARY ANN IN AUTUMN by Armistead Maupin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Agreeable entertainment until the ridiculous denouement."
Maupin continues his popular Tales of the City saga (Michael Tolliver Lives, 2007, etc.) with the return to San Francisco of Mary Ann Singleton after 20 years in the cushy Connecticut suburbs. Read full book review >