Search Results: "Neal Asher"


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BRASS MAN by Neal Asher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"Confusing, at first, for those unacquainted with the previous history of Asher's universe, but fizzing with intelligent ideas and occasionally streaked with black humor. Appalling, mind-boggling, fascinating—and irresistible."
A sequel to Gridlinked, set in the same pounding, hyper-violent far future as The Skinner (2004). Read full book review >

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JUPITER WAR by Neal Asher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 6, 2014

"A must for fans of the trilogy; newcomers will want to start with Book 1."
Final installment in the medium-future trilogy (Zero Point, 2013, etc.) featuring an armed struggle between a brutal Earth regime and a single post-human intelligence. Read full book review >

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COWL by Neal Asher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2005

Time-travel yarn, in the ultra-violent tradition of The Skinner (2003). Read full book review >

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THE SKINNER by Neal Asher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"The whole impressive, ingenious enterprise hurtles along at a high-octane clip while swinging with nonchalant abandon between horror and comedy: call it black slapstick. In sum: a blast."
Riotous far-future SF yarn, a second from the British author of Gridlinked (not seen). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Asher's well-written account of this evolution of understanding makes for a useful contribution to the small but growing body of work on Anglo-Native American legal interaction. (2 maps)"
A solid, specialized contribution to American Indian legal history. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2008

"Not for the faint of heart, the faint of stomach or those put off by relentless descriptions of battle scenes."
French colonialism goes awry in a saga of hope, betrayal, slaughter and cannibalism in 19th-century North Africa. Read full book review >

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WHAT LIGHT by Jay Asher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Though apparently titled for the line from Romeo and Juliet, this second solo outing for the author of Thirteen Reasons Why is not a love story for the ages. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Love, hope, and forgiveness are under the tree this Christmas. Read full book review >

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ALL OF US AND EVERYTHING by Bridget Asher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"An entertaining yet astute look at family, self, story, and connections."
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, three generations of Rockwell women sift through their histories—real, imagined, rumored, and written—and discover that, like storms, life is impossible to control. Read full book review >

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THE PROVENCE CURE FOR THE BROKENHEARTED by Bridget Asher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2011

"Unabashedly romantic and unafraid of melancholy, Asher's book is a real charmer about a Provencal house that casts spells over the lovelorn."
In an affecting story about loss, a young widow goes to Provence to renovate her family's home—and hopefully fix her heart. Read full book review >

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THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A brilliant and mesmerizing debut from a gifted new author. (Fiction. YA)"
"Everything affects everything," declares Hannah Baker, who killed herself two weeks ago. Read full book review >

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THE PRETEND WIFE by Bridget Asher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2009

"Although the book could have used a stronger foundation, it largely succeeds with the aid of humor, insight and an appealing heroine. If this one has not yet been optioned for film, it soon will be."
Flippancy gives way to more affecting emotions in a second novel from Asher (My Husband's Sweethearts, 2008) about a married woman who, as a favor, pretends to be the wife of her ex-boyfriend. Read full book review >

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MY HUSBAND’S SWEETHEARTS by Bridget Asher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"Although short on plot, this is a witty, oddly sweet curiosity with a thread of insight and a degree of promise."
In a darker-than-usual version of chick lit, an angry wife prepares for the death of her cheating husband, whom she still loves. Read full book review >