Search Results: "Patrick Nielsen Hayden"


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STARLIGHT 3 by Patrick Nielsen Hayden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Editor Hayden (Starlight 2, 1999, etc.) deserves a medal: there hasn't been an original anthology series so consistently satisfying since Damon Knight's Orbit."
Superior collection of 16 quirky, highly imaginative speculative short fictions, ranging from comic fantasy to hard science. Read full book review >

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STARLIGHT 2 by Patrick Nielsen Hayden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 1998

"Dynamic, often exceptional work, highly recommended for readers who can't bear to wait on the various annual 'best-ofs.'"
Another eclectic gathering of 13 all-new tales representing various styles, themes, approaches, and ideas (following Starlight 1, 1996). Read full book review >

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STARLIGHT 1 by Patrick Nielsen Hayden
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

First of a new series of original anthologies, with the next volume to appear in 1998. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Strictly additional. (Short stories. 11-15)"
Opening with the opinion that a separate literature for teens is superfluous, but heigh-ho, here's an addition to it, Yolen proceeds to offer, with Hayden, 11 tales written by a mix of veterans and rising stars. Read full book review >

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TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY SCIENCE FICTION by David G. Hartwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Grab this book. Whether newcomer or old hand, the reader will not be disappointed."
A bumper crop of 34 stories from authors who first came to prominence in the 21st century, compiled by two of the most highly respected editors in the business. Read full book review >

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THE RELUCTANT JOURNAL OF HENRY K. LARSEN by Susin Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A realistic, poignant portrait of one teen who overcomes nearly unbearable feelings of grief and guilt. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A young teen reveals through journal entries how he and his family piece their lives back together after a tragedy in this dark but humorous story. Read full book review >

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PATRICK HEMSTREET
by Rhett Morgan

Professionally, Patrick Hemstreet boasts experience as a neuroengineer, entrepreneur, patent-pending inventor, and Navy medic. Artistically, he has credits in acting, stand-up comedy, and, most importantly, writing. That long list of achievements feels impressive, but Hemstreet managed to distill his varied expertise into 2016’s surprise sci-fi bestseller, The God Wave. Originally self-published, Hemstreet’s novel explores advancements in human brain power—and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BATTY HATTIE by Virginia Nielsen
Released: April 1, 1999

"The wealth of information offered about bats is engagingly presented. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Harriet is a sixth-grader who feels abandoned by her mother, a musician who has parked her with a biologist uncle so she can tour Europe. Read full book review >

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OPTIMISTS DIE FIRST by Susin Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Another lovely outing from Nielsen. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Consumed with guilt over the death of her baby sister, a girl struggles simply to get through each day. Read full book review >

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BLACK ELEPHANTS by Karol Nielsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A memorable read that captures the hopefulness of falling in love and traces its sad trajectory into quiet terror amid the chaos of war and its aftermath."
A poetic and painful debut memoir about a young marriage filled with idealism and adventure that unravels under the pressure of daily life in Israel during the first Gulf War. Read full book review >

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DEAR GEORGE CLOONEY PLEASE MARRY MY MOM by Susin Nielsen
CLASSICS
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"This comic novel scores. (Fiction. YA)"
Laugh-out-loud humor deftly mixes with insight into a troubled girl's pain over her parents' divorce, keeping readers involved on every page. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2006

"Well told story with an ambivalent ending reminding us that few of the factors leading to the condor's near-extinction have changed."
Barely 15 years ago, the California condor was nearly extinct. NPR environmental correspondent Nielsen tells the story of its recovery—such as it is. Read full book review >