Search Results: "Laura Resnick"


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IN LEGEND BORN by Laura Resnick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 17, 1998

"Well handled and modestly engaging, but soapy and predictable—and too long-winded for real surprises."
First fantasy novel and evidently the first of a series, from the author of various romances (as Laura Leone). Read full book review >

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THE WHITE DRAGON by Laura Resnick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Tune in later this year for The Destroyer Goddess: In Fire Forged, Part Two."
The White Dragon was meant to be a sequel to In Legend Born (1998), but the manuscript grew so long that Tor had to divide and release it as one novel in two volumes. Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR AND THE DINOSAURS by Mike Resnick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"Delightful—a potential blockbuster lacking only a hearty plot to match the highly impressive personalities and setting."
Another of Resnick's Weird West fantasy yarns (The Buntline Special, 2010, etc.) starring consumptive dentist/sharpshooter Doc Holliday and an eye-popping selection of other historical characters. Read full book review >

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THE BUNTLINE SPECIAL by Mike Resnick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"At times overly talky, but a clever and refreshing do-over that leaves the door ajar for sequels."
Alternate history cum steampunk Western, with Resnick (Starship: Flagship, 2009, etc.) developing the most famous of all the legends of the Old Wild West. Read full book review >

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KIRINYAGA by Mike Resnick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1998

"But problems remain, such as the traditional status of Kikuyu women, whose lot is unremitting toil, enforced ignorance, and genital mutilation."
Another African saga from Resnick (A Miracle of Rare Design, 1994, etc.) comprising nine linked stores (all have appeared before; several have won major awards) about Kirinyaga, the spiritual homeland of Kenya's Kikuyu people. Read full book review >

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THE OUTPOST by Mike Resnick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Amusing and witty, with an agreeably ironic edge: best taken in small doses."
A conglomeration of tall tales, set in Resnick's distinctive, satirical far-future universe (A Hunger in the Soul, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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A HUNGER IN THE SOUL by Mike Resnick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1998

"With finesse, discernment, and splashes of vitriol, Resnick continues to expose colonialism and its vicious attitudes."
More African commentary from Resnick (Kirinyaga, p. 88, etc.), this one inspired by New York Herald journalist H. M. Stanley's expedition to locate the Scottish explorer/missionary Dr. David Livingstone. Read full book review >

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INFERNO by Mike Resnick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"A pity."
Third of Resnick's science-fictionalized African commentaries, following Paradise (about Zimbabwe) and Purgatory (Kenya). Read full book review >

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GO WEST YOUNG F*CKED-UP CHICK by Rachel Resnick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 1999

"An apocalyptic Wiley Coyote cartoon, or a lipstick kiss on a napkin kept in a bureau as a souvenir of hapless days when you were underpaid, little-known, and shivering."
Hollywood first novel, bravely bizarre and splintered as a mosaic, like pieces of Bruce Wagner and Nathanael West glued into a window sunlit with despair. Read full book review >

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CAT ON A COLD TIN ROOF by Mike Resnick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Veteran Resnick provides smiles instead of laughs, vague bewilderment instead of mystery, and very limited doses of mostly offstage action. The results are guaranteed to keep your blood pressure well under control."
Cincinnati private eye Eli Paxton (The Trojan Colt, 2013, etc.) and his West Highland white terrier, Marlowe, get hired to find a cat worth a lot more than your cat. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Lightweight entertainment, rather disappointing after Resnick's superior novels."
Twenty-eight variations, 1977-92, mostly shorter rather than longer, from the author of the splendid Paradise (1989). Read full book review >

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LOVE JUNKIE by Rachel Resnick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"An important memoir about romantic/sexual addiction and the potential cures…if it's accurate."
X-rated memoir by novelist Resnick (Go West Young F*cked-Up Chick, 1999). Read full book review >