Search Results: "Lois McMaster Bujold"


BOOK REVIEW

MIRROR DANCE by Lois McMaster Bujold
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1994

"A well-conceived series, solidly plotted and organized, though heavy going in places and, finally, lacking that spark of genuine originality that would blazon it as truly special."
The first hardcover appearance of Bujold's well-known series about the Vorkosigan clan, hereditary rulers of planet Barrayar (Borders of Infinity, Brothers in Arms, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SHARING KNIFE by Lois McMaster Bujold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Flurries of action early on, devolving into stock fantasy-romance; overall, just about noteworthy enough to bring readers back for the promised conclusion."
First of a planned fantasy duology from Bujold (The Curse of Chalion, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF CHALION by Lois McMaster Bujold
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 9, 2001

"Overall, no better than average, but probably adequate for Bujold fans."
A fantasy venture from the author of the Miles Vorkosigan military-family science fiction series (A Civil Campaign, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY by Lois McMaster Bujold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Though Miles remains clever and debonair throughout, too many early series references needlessly obfuscate a breezy, conventional, albeit deep-space, whodunit."
The umpteenth volume in Bujold's far-future adventure series (A Civil Campaign, 1999, etc.) interrupts dapper, diminutive gentleman adventurer Miles Vorkosigan's honeymoon (he married the widowed Ekaterin Vorsoisson) to handle a complicated emergency at a space station inhabited by Quaddies, genetically engineered humans who thrive in zero gravity because they have another pair of arms and hands rather than legs and feet. Read full book review >

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A CIVIL CAMPAIGN by Lois McMaster Bujold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Inviting if sometimes overembellished folderol, with an agreeable sense of humor."
Another yarn in Bujold's military-family series (Mirror Dance, 1994, etc.) set on planet Barrayar, home of the dwarfish, multitalented Miles Vorkosigan—his secret identity is that of the fearless mercenary leader Admiral Naismith—and his obese clone-brother Mark. Read full book review >

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WOMEN AT WAR by Lois McMaster Bujold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Worth a browse for enlightened readers; mandatory for unreconstructed mcps."
A quarter of a century ago, as the editors ruefully admit, this would have been a groundbreaking anthology, composed as it is of 17 ``original military science fiction stories by women writers.'' Still, groundbreaking or not, the proposition is more elastic than it sounds, including several fantasies and one yarn without military significance. Read full book review >

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LOIS LOWRY by Lois Markham
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"She stuck with it, and the rest is historyand two Newbery medals. (b&w photographs, notes, chronology) (Biography. 10-14)"
Any institution needing works for those writing about authors will find this first installment of the Meet the Author series a serviceable title. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"A long ride on a dirt bike, on the mild side as often as the wild."
Another spunky gal takes things in hand and becomes empowered, this time astride a small Yamaha motorcycle with cell phone and e-mail ever at the ready. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF LOIS JANEWAY by Vanderzee Robert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2017

"A reluctant but absorbing detective headlining an equally entertaining story."
In this thriller, a man tries beating a murder rap by helping cops take down a mobster laundering money. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 1997

"A relentless, stinging indictment of the usual Johnson administration Vietnam War suspects. (illustrations, not seen)"
An intriguing analysis that challenges the view that Cold War anticommunism was primarily responsible for American military intervention in Vietnam. Read full book review >

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OF SILK AND STEAM by Bec McMaster
ROMANCE
Released: March 3, 2015

"The steampunk technology is fun and the characters nice and spicy, but the book requires too much suspension of disbelief to be a really good read."
A coldly powerful duchess finds herself distracted from political machinations by the mischievously handsome heir to a dukedom. Read full book review >

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Holistic Therapies for Adults with Neck Pain by Elizabeth Meuser
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"A useful guide for open-minded readers looking for new ways to treat pain."
An overview of alternative and complementary treatments for neck pain. Read full book review >