Search Results: "M. John Harrison"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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BOOK REVIEW

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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KATA'S FATHER by John M. Zurak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"A sprawling fable that illuminates Bosnian culture and history through unique, multidimensional characters."
This magical realist debut novel explores a family's connection to the mountains of post-World War II Bosnia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Another fusillade in the Culture Wars from an entrenched position, but one of higher than usual caliber."
Having deconstructed one of his bugaboos in Against Deconstruction (not reviewed), Ellis (German Literature./Univ. of Calif., Santa Cruz) now goes after the race-gender-class triad of academic political correctness. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2005

"Nonetheless, a pleasant account of an interesting life."
Environmental engineer Tettemer chronicles his work, family life and spiritual questing. Read full book review >