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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Abundant Life and Loving God by Greg Wander
Released: May 17, 2015

"Packs a large amount of spiritual understanding into a small number of pages."
A brief autobiographical self-help book about Christianity and seeking a relationship with God. Read full book review >

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DEADLY AMBITIONS by Alvin Wander
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A circuitous but diverting thriller."
In Wander's (The Silent Lion, 2009) latest novel, a terrorist group plans an attack using leaked secrets from a high-tech company, and only a retired Israeli army officer can stop them. Read full book review >

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THE SEVENTH WELL by Fred Wander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A story we cannot hear too many times is grippingly retold in this blistering report from hell on earth. Wander's legacy thus becomes a gift bequeathed to all of us."
The experiences of Galician Holocaust survivor Wander, who died in 2006, are starkly fictionalized in this lyrical novel originally published in East Germany in 1970. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 1995

"Not so hot. (Author tour)"
Bonanno, a second-generation firefighter with New York City's Ladder Company 129, has worked hard to transform his meat-favoring colleagues into healthier eaters, and here he shares many of his recipes, along with those of other firefighters, collected through an ad in Firehouse magazine. Read full book review >

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INKBLOT by Margaret Peot
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Equally cool for kids and parents, art classes or casual groups. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
This exciting road map through an underappreciated art form shows that "[a]nything is possible with inkblots." Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 11, 1942

"She writes extremely well, making something which sounds abstract, theoretical, limited, of immediacy and interest to all."
A sharp, discerning and quite fascinating study of the character structure of America, what we are ourselves, what made us this way and what we have which will enable us to win the war and form the postwar world. Read full book review >