Search Results: "Nichelle Nichols"


BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND UHURA by Nichelle Nichols
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 1994

"But Trekkers will love the gossip. (40 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
One of the first black women to star in a television series (``Star Trek'') provides a valuable commentary on racism in the business, along with numerous sugarcoated stories about friends, fans, and family. Read full book review >

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SATURN'S CHILD by Nichelle Nichols
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 17, 1995

"Pleasant, despite some annoying bits of Trekkish twaddle (hard sf this isn't), but too cute, fluffy, and inoffensive to satisfy many readers outside Trekker circles."
Star Trek's Lieutenant Uhura, recipient of television's first interracial kiss and author of the memoir Beyond Uhura (1994), teams up with Bonanno (Otherwise, 1993, etc.) for this medium- future alien-contact yarn. Read full book review >

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SANDRA NICHOLS FOUND DEAD by George V. Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Fans will know exactly what to expect, and treasure it accordingly."
What would be an ordinary case for any other lawyer—the murder of thrice- (or maybe only twice-) married Sandra Nichols- -emerges at the far side of Higgins's looking glass in dazzlingly kaleidoscopic slabs of dialogue. Read full book review >

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THE DYING GROUND by Nichelle D. Tramble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2001

"As he plums the underground drug world in search of answers (and Billy's missing girlfriend—Maceo's true love), Maceo will near the brink during that last, dyspeptic summer of the '80s, when crack cocaine, AIDS, and George Bush seemed to point to so much gone so wrong."
Another from Villard's new Strivers Row imprint for African-American fiction (see Brown, above), this "hip-hop noir" in the Walter Mosley/Easy Rawlins tradition follows failed basketball powerhouse Maceo Redfield as he investigates the murder of Billy Crane, his childhood best friend turned drug dealer in 1989 Oakland, California. Read full book review >

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MAPLE & WILLOW'S CHRISTMAS TREE by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A charming addition to a winning series. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The fourth entry in the Maple & Willow series finds the sisters excited about Christmas preparations, especially getting their first real Christmas tree. Read full book review >

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THE LAST KING by Nichelle D. Tramble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Then the story dips into deep-snoop dialogue and takes off for Hammett heaven. Slow start turns into a great grabber."
Sequel to Tramble's debut, The Dying Ground (2001), continuing the story of Maceo Redfield. Read full book review >

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MAPLE & WILLOW TOGETHER by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Strong sibling bonds are perfectly described through spare language and artwork as lush as a forest of maple and willow trees. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Maple and Willow do just about everything in sweet, sisterly symbiosis. Read full book review >

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MAPLE by Lori Nichols
Kirkus Star
by Lori Nichols, illustrated by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"An arboreal homage perfect for children reveling in alone time or reeling with a new sibling's arrival. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little girl and a tree grow up together in this sweet debut. Read full book review >

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FOWL PLAY by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Amusing to the point of provoking an inquiry. Really, it's the bee's knees. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Idioms get a run for their money in this good-humored and stimulating piece of wordplay from Nichols. Read full book review >

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MATTHEW MEETS THE MAN by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A light-hearted tale of a likable kid trying to be cool and survive high school at the same time. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Matthew Swanbeck takes on "The Man" in this humorous slice of high-school life. Read full book review >