Search Results: "Kevin Kelly"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"Kelly's arguments ring true, and his enthusiasm is contagious. Readers will enjoy the ride provided they forget that he has disobeyed his warning against assuming that today's trends will continue."
That futurists have a terrible record hasn't discouraged them, and this delightful addition to the genre does not deny that predictions have been wildly off-base. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"But the book as a whole is rewarding, full of food for thought, and a convincing preview of the probable future of technology."
In this densely packed deliberation on the shape of things to come, Kelly, the executive editor of Wired, offers a biological paradigm for a whole set of scientific and cultural phenomena: virtual reality, self-controlling robots, animation, nanotechnology, games, even the much ballyhooed ``information superhighway.'' Kelly's main thesis is that biological organization offers a degree of adaptability impossible with the more familiar hierarchic mechanical organization. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 1998

"Let's hope it does so in a manner that discourages further soothsaying. (Author tour)"
A look at the future through a rose-tinted crystal computer monitor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT TECHNOLOGY WANTS by Kevin Kelly
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2010

"Techno-mysticism aside, a timely and urgent book about the possibly dangerous fruits of human inventiveness."
Wired founding editor Kelly (Asia Grace, 2002, etc.) attempts to balance a clear-eyed overview of the rise of technology and its place with a grand statement about what it all means. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2016

"Well-intended but best read by 60-something fans of Boston ball."
Hit the quarterback. Hit the mook. This tale of crime and penalty focuses on a local antihero who did plenty of both. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S A BUTTERFLY’S LIFE by Irene Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A book that proves science nonfiction can be accurate, factual and completely engrossing, this is a must for libraries and any curious nature lovers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)"
Almost any five-year-old can tell you the basics of a butterfly's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 2005

"The unorthodox format is well suited to spark interest in other imaginative journeys and to reading and writing about other parts of the world both in and out of the classroom. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Owney, a scruffy little stray mutt, wanders into the Albany post office in 1889, wins the hearts of the postal workers and becomes their mascot, riding the mail wagon to and from the train station. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RAVEN’S GIFT by Kelly Dupre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"While the full mystic import of the narrator's epiphany will likely escape most young readers, the appealingly primitive illustrations and the fundamental lure of the unknown will draw children in to this most unusual and pleasing offering. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
A tale of endurance and mystery in the Arctic. Read full book review >

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LOUISE LOVES ART by Kelly Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Cheerfully art-ful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A fresh and bright sibling tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOLL WEEVIL BALL by Kelly Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A pleasant take on the idea, which children are always receptive to, that size and success are not necessarily related. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A tiny beetle finds the perfect dancing partner in this endearing, if awkwardly written, debut. Read full book review >

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LOOK AT THE BABY by Kelly Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"As the rhyme concludes: 'sweet, sweet, sweet!' (Picture book. 1-4)"
A photographic investigation of a baby from head to toe lends itself to repeat visits to its adorable subjects. Read full book review >