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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KATHLEEN, PLEASE COME HOME by Scott O'Dell
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1978

"Of course this sort of material has an enduring fascination for daydreaming stay-at-homes."
The diary of a runaway girl, whose dismal experiences are attributed largely to "going along" with a bad companion. Read full book review >