Search Results: "Laura Resnick"


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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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A MIRACLE OF RARE DESIGN by Mike Resnick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Another low-key, thoughtful, absorbing entry from Resnick (Inferno, 1993, etc.)."
Xavier William Lennox, daredevil writer and scholar, is fascinated by alien peoples and cultures. 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 >

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PURGATORY by Mike Resnick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Another splendidly woven tapestry, the one drawback being its perhaps inevitable similarity to Paradise."
Not so distant: a second science-fictionalized account of Europeans in Africa—Paradise (1989) mirrored the colonial history of Kenya—this time focusing on Zimbabwe. Read full book review >

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WILL NOT ATTEND by Adam Resnick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2014

"A neurotic, unapologetic, hilarious collection."
Emmy-winning screenwriter Resnick holds nothing back in this debut of shamelessly personal tales. Read full book review >