Search Results: "Michael Swanwick"


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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CHASING THE PHOENIX by Michael Swanwick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Swanwick's approaching top form, and this one's just too good to miss."
A new entry in Swanwick's picaresque post-apocalyptic series, following Dancing with Bears (2011) and various short stories.Read full book review >

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THE IRON DRAGON'S DAUGHTER by Michael Swanwick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Withal: enormously impressive, rich, dense, demanding."
Seething, brain-bursting, all but indescribable upper-world coming-of-age yarn, from the author of a string of splendid novels (Stations of the Tide; Griffin's Egg, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DRAGONS OF BABEL by Michael Swanwick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Offering the message that humans, elves, dwarves, ghosts, demons, dinosaurs, basilisks, etc. are merely trying to get along and make a living, the book is impressive and often spectacular, but less than fully engaging."
Another fantasy set in the seething, eye-popping elfpunk world of The Iron Dragon's Daughter (1994). Read full book review >

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JACK FAUST by Michael Swanwick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"And yet the reader is constrained to ask, so what?"
What if Faust in the 16th century had been offered the knowledge available in the 20th? Read full book review >

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NOT SO MUCH, SAID THE CAT by Michael Swanwick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2016

"Tales that, through their extraordinary clarity of thought and expression, showcase precisely why this multiaward-winning author is held in such high regard."
Another collection of speculative fiction from Swanwick (Chasing the Phoenix, 2015, etc.), one of a handful of writers whose short pieces are as impressive as their novels. Read full book review >

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GRIFFIN'S EGG by Michael Swanwick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 1992

"Absorbing and realistic, packed with provocative ideas that deserve a more thoroughgoing workout than they get here."
All-too-brief medium-future yarn centering on war and brain chemistry, from the author of the fine Stations of the Tide (1990), etc. Gunther Weil is just an ordinary lunar engineer, until a nuclear exchange on Earth spreads conflict to the Moon. Read full book review >

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STATIONS OF THE TIDE by Michael Swanwick
Released: Feb. 21, 1990

From the author of the splendid Vacuum Flowers (1987), a dazzling far-future science-vs.-magic puzzler set on the strange planet Miranda, whose icecaps periodically melt to form oceans and whose lifeforms also change accordingly. Read full book review >

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BONES OF THE EARTH by Michael Swanwick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2002

"Still, Swanwick's redevelopment of his Hugo Award winner, 'Scherzo with Tyrannosaur,' bulges with intelligent speculation and intriguing plot twists: fans of the author, the original short story, dinosaur buffs, and time-travel aficionados will pounce."
Into paleontologist Richard Leyster's Smithsonian office walks Harry Griffin with a cooler and a job offer. Read full book review >

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GRAVITY'S ANGELS by Michael Swanwick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 1991

"And though nothing here approaches the splendor of his recent novel Stations of the Tide (1990), it's an impressive collection nonetheless."
Thirteen tangy tales, comprising the talented Swanwick's entire short-story output, ranging from logical fantasy to hard science fiction. 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 >