Search Results: "Michael Kandel"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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PANDA RAY by Michael Kandel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1996

"Stanislaw Lem."
Formidably weird fantasy about the process of growing up, from an author perhaps best known for his resplendent translations of Stanislaw Lem. Read full book review >

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THE FUTUROLOGICAL CONGRESS by Michael Kandel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1974

"A pessimistic, mordantly funny book, well translated from the Polish by Michael Kandel."
The futurologists of the world have gathered at their Eighth World Congress at the Costa Rica Hilton to discuss the problem of overpopulation. Read full book review >

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FIASCO by Michael Kandel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 1987

"Powerful, brooding, fascinating work, with a frightening and urgent message for Star Wars-mongers."
Pure "hard" sf of the finest: developing and embellishing some of the ideas put forth in One Human Minute (1986), Leto presents a disturbing, highly intelligent, and scathing account of medium-future humanity's attempt to contact an extraterrestrial civilization. Read full book review >

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STAR DIARIES by Michael Kandel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1976

"Funny, unexpected, tantalizing."
The Polish sf writer's Star Diaries is a crazy-quilt collection of pieces written, according to Kandel, "over a period of twenty years" and published in 1971. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >

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Released: June 16, 2011

"A mesmerizing, not-to-be-missed trek through a little-visited region of the world."
A Nike Award-winning author travels through Eastern Europe, a place littered with the crumbling relics of communism, with inhabitants abandoned and seemingly frozen in time waiting for their future to begin. Read full book review >

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HIS MASTER'S VOICE by Michael Kandel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 15, 1982

"Complex, extremely demanding work altogether (originally published in Polish in 1968), only for alert and determined readers."
In the messages-from-the-stars tradition of such as Hoyle's A for Andromeda and Varley's The Ophiuchi Hotline: a fictional memoir, less a novel than an extended lecture, with Leto simultaneously at his thoughtfully provocative best and irritably didactic worst. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT VACUUM by Michael Kandel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 22, 1978

"He may be one of the most annoying writers alive, but had he not existed it would probably have been necessary to invent him."
I suspect," intones one of Lem's supposed reviewers, "that there was an idea that burst upon the author—and from which he shrank." Read full book review >