Search Results: "Mark Alpert"


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THE SIX by Mark Alpert
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 7, 2015

"A thought-provoking clash between humanity and machinery, not without a few bugs. (author's note) (Science fiction. 12-16)"
"That's what I love about VR programs—how you can use them to build a virtual world that's way better than ordinary reality," says Adam, whose muscular dystrophy gives him a good reason to escape his body. Read full book review >

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EXTINCTION by Mark Alpert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A scary, sophisticated thriller that will give survivalists plenty to think about."
"Walking dead" takes on new meaning in veteran science writer Alpert's chilling techno thriller about a lobotomized army of ex-humans controlled through AI implants by Supreme Harmony, a China-based network geared to destroying mankind. Read full book review >

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THE OMEGA THEORY by Mark Alpert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Students of quantum physics may be diverted; others will find it slow going."
The universe, which may have been programmed like a computer, heads toward a big crash and a reboot in this thriller. Read full book review >

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THE SIEGE by Mark Alpert
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2016

"Worth reading for its unanswered questions if not for its heart. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Adam and the other sentient, robot Pioneers return to battle evil Sigma, who targets Adam's hometown and everyone he loves by pitting the Pioneers against one another. Read full book review >

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THE ORION PLAN by Mark Alpert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Alpert, one of the best writers after Michael Crichton at transforming futuristic science into believable fiction, devises such a scary scenario here, it's a shame he doesn't develop it further."
In Alpert's latest nanotech thriller, a space probe from a solar system 200 light-years away lands with an explosive bang in a marginal area of Manhattan, infecting several park regulars with malevolent alien technology. Read full book review >

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FINAL THEORY by Mark Alpert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2008

"Hard-action fans may turn the pages, but others will sense a missed opportunity, especially after the sharp first half."
Disappointing debut thriller sends scientists, the FBI and a hired killer scrambling for Einstein's last, unpublished theory. Read full book review >

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MISSING MARK by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2009

"Nicely done, if not groundbreaking, with a likable heroine in an intriguing profession."
TV investigative reporter Riley Spartz has an instinct about stories, and the unexplained disappearance of a groom-to-be gets her juices flowing. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 20, 2001

"A coffee-table volume that someone might actually read—and enjoy. The wonders of Burns and Company never cease. (110 b&w and 40 color illustrations)"
What comes after baseball, the Civil War, and jazz? Mark Twain, of course. Read full book review >

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EXCLAMATION MARK by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Funny and spirited (and secretly educational, but nobody will notice). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Punctuation with pizzazz. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 19, 2012

"This smart, stylish series opener raises the bar for paranormal fiction, leaving readers impatient for the next installment. (author's note) (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
Crime noir meets paranormal romance in this addictive thriller about two London teens in whom the fae awakens, conferring abilities at once exhilarating and harshly stigmatized. Read full book review >

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PAPA’S MARK by Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2004

"Heartfelt. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Talk of the upcoming election permeates the African-American community because, for the first time, they will be permitted to vote alongside their white neighbors. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Providing an expansive view of Rothko and his milieu, and rich in information about the New York art scene—but a breathless enthusiasm for his subject leads Breslin to descriptive excess, especially with regard to individual paintings. (Color & b&w illustrations)"
The full-bodied fruit of seven years' labor—a zealous, uncommonly kind portrait of one of Abstract Expressionism's irascible masters—from Breslin (William Carlos Williams, 1970). Read full book review >