Search Results: "Mark Alpert"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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Disappointing debut thriller sends scientists, the FBI and a hired killer scrambling for Einstein's last, unpublished theory.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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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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ROCKET CITY by Cathryn Alpert
Released: May 31, 1995

"Still, boy-meets-girl never grows old, and, particularly with the ridiculous Figman, newcomer Alpert strikes a pleasing tone."
Chatty, amiable first novel set in Alamogordo (``Rocket City'') Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Completely over-the-top, scattered, only occasionally funny parenting humor. Pick up Robin O'Bryant or Jill Smokler instead."
Rants on the messier side of raising children. Read full book review >

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I WANT MY EPIDURAL BACK by Karen Alpert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2016

"Crass, rarely entertaining comedy that pokes fun at motherhood."
More parenting humor from the author of I Heart My Little A-Holes (2013).Read full book review >

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THE BIRTHDAY PARTY by Stanley N. Alpert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2007

"Stark and honest."
A federal attorney gets kidnapped off a Manhattan street. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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