Search Results: "M. John Harrison"


BOOK REVIEW

SIGNS OF LIFE by M. John Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"A fascinating and terrible little tale, illuminated from unfamiliar perspectives in a spare and glowing prose."
Mainstream contemporary about the sometimes destructive nature of dreams, from the British author of various science-fiction novels (A Storm of Wings, 1980, etc.). Read full book review >

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NOVA SWING by M. John Harrison
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"A cross between J. G. Ballard's intense, static The Drowned World and Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's terrifying Roadside Picnic. The upshot: This science-fiction noir cum literary and social criticism is memorable, perplexing and challenging in equal measure."
Not a sequel to, rather a consequence of, Harrison's eerie space opera, Light (2004). Read full book review >

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LIGHT by M. John Harrison
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"A profoundly thoughtful, complex, fascinating, and sometimes bewildering mosaic. Does it all add up? Well, objectively speaking, not altogether—and perhaps that's the point. It was worth the wait since Harrison's last (Signs of Life, 1997)."
Harrison's new SF yarn—quantum space opera? science fiction serial-murder mystery? pyrotechnically paranoid projected physics?—arrives two years after its original British publication. Read full book review >

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VIRICONIUM by M. John Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"This omnibus collection from the author of Light (2004) is canon-reading for those who wish to know the genre's roots, as well as the heights, to which it can aspire."
Out of print for years and appearing in a single volume for the first time, these three novellas and seven stories straddle the line between fantasy and science fiction. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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BUTTERFLIES by Daniel M. Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2015

"Butterflies are pretty, light, and charming; this book, not so much."
Harrison mixes vignettes of the sex lives of rich people, mainly young and Eurasian, with journalistic pieces on economics, physics, and politics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Perhaps not for the general public, but a must-have for those in the business of business."
A lively and informative narrative of product-based entrepreneurship in the virtual-product age, by business-school roommates who built and sold a better mouse. Read full book review >

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RORY HARRISON
by Alex Heimbach

A boy and girl go on a road trip to California. They visit the World’s Largest Ball of Twine. They fall in love. The plot of Rory Harrison’s debut novel, Looking for Group, sounds typical enough; the book itself is anything but.

Dylan is 17 and just found out that he is not, in fact, going to die. After years ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 1992

"Not quite a world-beater—and a bit of a downer for an Olympic year—but worth the attention of anyone serious about the future of humanity in the sporting arena and beyond."
An ambitious and jolting, if occasionally turgid, investigation into the origins and wider implications of the contemporary union of science and sport. Read full book review >

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BLIND TRUST by John M. Nuckel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"A good choice for readers interested in an action-packed plot without literary pretensions."
A New York-based thriller that connects the worlds of counterterrorism and high finance. Read full book review >