Search Results: "Margaret Wander Bonanno"


BOOK REVIEW

OTHERWISE by Margaret Wander Bonanno
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 18, 1993

"Fans of Bonanno's Star Trek novels are likely to be bored by this unhurried, nonlinear narrative, but more adventurous readers may find the warmth and occasional flashes of wit here much to their taste."
The third in Bonanno's Others series (The Others, 1990; OtherWhere, 1991) continues the story of the conflict between a belligerent race calling itself the People and the pacifistic, scientifically advanced Others, with whom they share their planet. Read full book review >

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OVERWHERE by Margaret Wander Bonanno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"And the real question is how much longer Bonanno can keep twiddling before some sort of plot rears its ugly head."
Sequel to The Others (1990), Bonanno's chronicle of race warfare between the pacifistic, scientifically advanced, sharing- caring ``Others'' and the ignorant, brutish, violent, egotistical- creative ``People.'' Now, the People believe that they have wiped out the Others; actually, a shaken, ten thousand strong Other remnant sails secretly toward the polar regions in search of new lodgings. Read full book review >

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PRETERNATURAL³ by Margaret Wander Bonanno
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"An existential tour-de-force by any standard."
Third in the—trilogy? maybe—featuring SF writer Karen Rohmer Guerreri, who, at first, imagined she was being contacted by telepathic jellyfish called S.oteri, only to find that it was true (Preternatural, 1996) and then dreamed up another alien race who could travel through tunnels in space and time (Preternatural Too: Gyre, 2000). Read full book review >

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PRETERNATURAL TOO: GYRE by Margaret Wander Bonanno
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2000

"Impressively wrought and wonderfully entertaining, yet not as fraught with significance as some commentators seem to think."
Sequel to Preternatural (1996), Bonanno's playful alien-contact saga wherein midlist science fiction writer Karen Guerrerri imagines she's being contacted by telepathic group-minded jellyfish called the S.oteri—only to find that it's all true . . . maybe. Read full book review >

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PRETERNATURAL by Margaret Wander Bonanno
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"The real obstacle is the seemingly interminable twiddling between setup and payoff."
Mid-list science fiction writer Karen Guerreri imagines that her characters talk to her as she writes; her latest opus, Preternatural, is being dictated by the S.oteri, group-minded omniscient, omnitemporal, telepathic jellyfish. Read full book review >

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SATURN'S CHILD by Nichelle Nichols
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 17, 1995

"Pleasant, despite some annoying bits of Trekkish twaddle (hard sf this isn't), but too cute, fluffy, and inoffensive to satisfy many readers outside Trekker circles."
Star Trek's Lieutenant Uhura, recipient of television's first interracial kiss and author of the memoir Beyond Uhura (1994), teams up with Bonanno (Otherwise, 1993, etc.) for this medium- future alien-contact yarn. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 19, 2010

"A remarkable and moving story, despite its meandering structure, of one family's survival against myriad forces of nature."
A woman's reminiscences of her World War II-era childhood in the wilds of French Canada, which was marked by hunger, brutal winters and simple pleasures. Read full book review >

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WHEN YOU WANDER by Margarita Engle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2013

"A sensible safety lesson and a satisfying story. (afterword) (Picture book. 3-8)"
A charismatic golden retriever narrates this earnest story about finding a toddler who wanders away into the woods. Read full book review >

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THE BIG WANDER by Will Hobbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Still, there are real-life garnishes of the period (bomb shelters; teenagers reading Profiles in Courage); readers who loved Brighty of the Grand Canyon may grow up to appreciate this regional homage as well. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Spurred on by the legendary status of his cowboy/prospector uncle Clay, and further inspired by James Stewart/John Wayne westerns, Clay Lancaster sets out to explore the Southwest's canyon country. Read full book review >

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THE WANDER SOCIETY by Keri Smith
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 29, 2016

"The amusing and informative philosophy of a hidden culture that proposes that wandering is the key to a soulful life."
A guidebook to aimless wandering. Read full book review >

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MARGARET THATCHER by Jonathan Aitken
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"More than serviceable, but best for readers of conservative views themselves. Others will want to turn to more critical commentators."
An admiring biography of the Iron Lady by a former "Tory back-bencher" who played a role in her government. Read full book review >